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What is WM's Cash Flow-To-Debt?

  Waste Management Inc ( WM ) |
1995 - 2021 (27 years)

Cash Flow-To-Debt is 
0.25 (1Y +53.4% )

WM Stock Price & Cash Flow-To-Debt

Cash Flow-To-Debt for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Cash Flow-To-Debt

chevron_right 2021 0.38 +4.2x *
( +6.3% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -0.07
vertical_align_top Peak 0.38 +6.18x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -0.07
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 14 14 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 13
Up Years = Positive (0%+) YoY change
Down Years = Zero or Negative (0% or less) YoY change

Key Points (Stonk Price Comparison)

  • WM's stock price has rallied +4,321% from $2.65 in 1995 , or -6.81x faster than it's cash flow-to-debt over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's cash flow-to-debt (+6.3%/year) , it's stock price will grow +184% and hit $215.66 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 11 of the 14 years (+78%) it's cash flow-to-debt were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
5-Year Change 🚀
+29.5%$16.4BNet Revenue (Sales)
+26.1%$10.1BCost of Revenue (Sales)
+35.1%$6.4BGross Profit Margin
+4.33%1.55Gross Profit Margin Ratio
+27.6%$1.8BSelling, General, and Administrative (SG&A)
-111.1%$4.0MOther Income/Expenses, Net
+38.0%$3.7BTotal Operating Expenses
+29.1%$13.8BCost & Expenses
+2.11%$388.0MInterest Expense/Income, Net
+50.9%$1.7BDepreciation & Amortization (D&A)
+38.3%$4.4BEBITDA
+6.85%1.07EBITDA Margin
+31.2%$2.7BOperating Income
-17.3%0.53Operating Margin
+44.4%-$104.0MTotal Other Income/Expenses
+37.6%$2.2BPretax Income (Earnings)
+6.3%0.53Pretax Income (Earnings) Margin
-11.4%$496.0MProvision For Income Taxes
+63.2%$1.7BNet Income (Earnings)
+26.0%0.41Net Profit Margin
+72.9%4.0Earnings Per Share (EPS)
+72.1%3.96Earnings Per Share (EPS) Diluted
-5.2%$1.7BShares Outstanding
-5.42%$1.7BShares Outstanding (Diluted)
+357%$1.9BCash and Cash Equivalents
+357%$1.9BCash And Short-Term Investments
+34.8%$496.0MInventory
+154%$1.2BOther Current Assets
+44.5%$13.3BTotal Current Assets
+30.0%$56.2BPP&E
+44.5%$35.9BGoodwill
+53.5%$4.0BIntangible Assets
+45.3%$39.9BGoodwill and Intangible Assets
+14.8%$1.7BLong-term Investments
+39.9%$116.3BTotal Assets
+105%$4.8BAccounts Payables
-53.4%$976.0MShort-term Debt
+17.8%$2.2BDeferred Revenue
+28.3%$13.1BTotal Current Liabilities
+46.0%$53.0BLong-term Debt
+25.5%$7.2BDeferred Tax Liabilities Non-Current
+31.4%$4.2BOther Non-Current Liabilities
+42.2%$73.4BTotal Non-Current Liabilities
+39.9%$86.6BTotal Liabilities
0%$24.0MCommon Stock
+61.7%$45.3BRetained Earnings
-182.8%$192.0MAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income Loss
+40.4%$29.7BTotal Shareholders Equity
+40.0%$116.3BTotal Liabilities & Stockholders Equity
+40.6%$54.0BTotal Debt
+37.1%$52.0BNet Debt
-143.8%-$56.0MDeferred Income Tax
-23.3%$92.0MStock-Based Compensation (SBC)
-276.3%$656.0MChange in Working Capital
-84.9%-$156.0MOther Working Capital
+13.0%$104.0MOther Non-Cash Items
+58.6%$4.5BNet Cash Provided by Operating Activities
+1,100%-$288.0MOther Investing Activities
-60.6%-$1.3BNet Cash used for Investing Activities
-49.1%-$1.3BDebt Repayment
0%-$1000.0MCommon Stock Repurchased
+35.0%-$988.0MDividends Paid
-36.4%-$84.0MOther Financing Activities
-502.9%-$3.3BNet Cash Used Provided by Financing Activities
-164.6%-$168.0MNet Change in Cash
+482%$2.4BCash at End of Period
+1,561%$2.6BCash at Beginning of Period
+58.6%$4.5BOperating Cash Flow
-14.8%-$1.1BCapital Expenditure (capex)
+118%$3.4BFree Cash Flow
  • WM Historical Cash Flow-To-Debt Table

    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Cash Flow-To-Debt YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 0.38 413.9% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 0.07 -8.9% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 0.08 -6.8% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 0.09 2.7% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 0.09 17.1% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 0.07 7.5% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 0.07 13.9% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.06 -2.6% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 0.06 -1.6% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 0.06 -3.1% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 0.06 -2.4% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 0.07 -4.7% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 0.07 -6.4% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 0.07 -3.3% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 0.08 4.1% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 0.07 6.1% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 0.07 6.8% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 0.06 13.3% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 0.06 -20.3% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 0.07 18.4% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.06 10.0% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 0.05 48.6% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 0.04 -57.9% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 0.09 48.2% 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 0.06 -31.8% 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.09 -217.6% 16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 -0.07 - 11.8 -

  • About
    Industry: Waste Management
    Sector: Industrials
    Country: US
    IPO Date: 7/20/1993
    Stonk Exchange: NYSE
    • Waste Management, Inc
    • engages in the provision of waste management environmental services.
    • The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and currently employs 43,700 full-time employees.
    • The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services.
    • The firm's segments include Solid Waste and Other.
    • The firm's Solid Waste segment includes its solid waste business.
    • The Other segment includes its Strategic Business Solutions (WMSBS) organization; its landfill gas-to-energy operations and third-party subcontract and administration services managed by its Energy and Environmental Services and WM Renewable Energy organizations; its recycling brokerage services, and its service offerings and solutions, such as portable self-storage and long distance moving services, fluorescent lamp recycling and interests it holds in oil and gas producing properties.
    • As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated 243 solid waste landfills and five secure hazardous waste landfills.
    • Its recycling brokerage services involve managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties.
  • Discretionary cash flow-to-debt = (CFO - Capital expenditures - Dividend paid)/(Total debt)


    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.
    Year Cash Flow-To-Debt YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) total debt operating cash flow
    4/1/2021 0.38 413.9% 117.07 3.2% 29180.00 3746.00
    4/1/2020 0.07 -8.9% 113.46 -2.7% 50160.00 3672.00
    4/1/2019 0.08 -6.8% 116.62 33.9% 46489.00 3764.00
    4/1/2018 0.09 2.7% 87.08 20.5% 39260.00 3448.00
    4/1/2017 0.09 17.1% 72.28 23.5% 36754.00 3143.00
    4/1/2016 0.07 7.5% 58.52 31.5% 37368.00 2733.00
    4/1/2015 0.07 13.9% 44.52 9.9% 36798.00 2492.00
    4/1/2014 0.06 -2.6% 40.51 20.2% 40381.00 2408.00
    4/1/2013 0.06 -1.6% 33.69 21.7% 39754.00 2435.00
    4/1/2012 0.06 -3.1% 27.68 9.3% 39423.00 2450.00
    4/1/2011 0.06 -2.4% 25.34 3.5% 36724.00 2359.00
    4/1/2010 0.07 -4.7% 24.47 14.9% 36240.00 2373.00
    4/1/2009 0.07 -6.4% 21.31 -12.2% 33604.00 2315.00
    4/1/2008 0.07 -3.3% 24.27 -3.8% 33878.00 2495.00
    4/1/2007 0.08 4.1% 25.22 12.7% 33067.00 2521.00
    4/1/2006 0.07 6.1% 22.37 28.2% 34549.00 2530.00
    4/1/2005 0.07 6.8% 17.45 1.4% 33725.00 2326.00
    4/1/2004 0.06 13.3% 17.2 6.5% 35040.00 2258.00
    4/1/2003 0.06 -20.3% 16.14 12.5% 33641.00 1912.00
    4/1/2002 0.07 18.4% 14.35 -23.4% 33205.00 2374.00
    4/1/2001 0.06 10.0% 18.75 63.3% 33696.00 2010.67
    4/1/2000 0.05 48.6% 11.48 -25.6% 38723.20 2125.00
    4/1/1999 0.04 -57.9% 15.44 -53.7% 45741.10 1689.60
    4/1/1998 0.09 48.2% 33.36 31.2% 29867.30 2961.90
    4/1/1997 0.06 -31.8% 25.42 52.7% 8744.80 533.17
    4/1/1996 0.09 -217.6% 16.64 41.0% 2193.60 264.67
    4/1/1995 -0.07 11.8 1998.80 -154.40