What is WM's Cash Return On Assets?

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

Cash Return On Assets is 
0.04 (1Y +2.46% )

WM Stock Price & Cash Return On Assets

Cash Return On Assets for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Cash Return On Assets

chevron_right 2021 0.03 -0.3x *
( -1.3% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -0.05
vertical_align_top Peak 0.04 +1.89x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -0.05
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 -24.8x faster than it's cash return on assets over the same period.
  • If WM shrinks it's stock at the same rate as it's cash return on assets (-1.3%/year) , it's stock price will shrink +87.7% and hit $102.71 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 11 of the 14 years (+78%) it's cash return on assets 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 Return On Assets Table

    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Cash Return On Assets YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 0.03 -7.4% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 0.03 -9.0% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 0.04 -2.2% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 0.04 3.2% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 0.04 14.3% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 0.03 9.8% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 0.03 11.6% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.03 2.8% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 0.03 -2.9% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 0.03 -0.8% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 0.03 -2.5% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 0.03 -2.3% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 0.03 -7.6% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 0.03 -0.6% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 0.03 2.9% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 0.03 7.4% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 0.03 5.0% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 0.03 12.1% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 0.02 -21.4% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 0.03 13.8% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.03 1.4% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 0.03 39.1% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 0.02 -54.2% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 0.04 67.7% 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 0.02 -29.6% 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.03 -175.8% 16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 -0.05 - 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.
  • Cash return on assets = (CFO)/(Average total assets)
    Operating cash generated per dollar of asset investment

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.
    Year Cash Return On Assets YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) total assets operating cash flow
    4/1/2021 0.03 -7.4% 117.07 3.2% 116830.00 3746.00
    4/1/2020 0.03 -9.0% 113.46 -2.7% 106312.00 3672.00
    4/1/2019 0.04 -2.2% 116.62 33.9% 99118.00 3764.00
    4/1/2018 0.04 3.2% 87.08 20.5% 88540.00 3448.00
    4/1/2017 0.04 14.3% 72.28 23.5% 83297.00 3143.00
    4/1/2016 0.03 9.8% 58.52 31.5% 82708.00 2733.00
    4/1/2015 0.03 11.6% 44.52 9.9% 83083.00 2492.00
    4/1/2014 0.03 2.8% 40.51 20.2% 89435.00 2408.00
    4/1/2013 0.03 -2.9% 33.69 21.7% 92877.00 2435.00
    4/1/2012 0.03 -0.8% 27.68 9.3% 90868.00 2450.00
    4/1/2011 0.03 -2.5% 25.34 3.5% 86759.00 2359.00
    4/1/2010 0.03 -2.3% 24.47 14.9% 85247.00 2373.00
    4/1/2009 0.03 -7.6% 21.31 -12.2% 81167.00 2315.00
    4/1/2008 0.03 -0.6% 24.27 -3.8% 80752.00 2495.00
    4/1/2007 0.03 2.9% 25.22 12.7% 81102.00 2521.00
    4/1/2006 0.03 7.4% 22.37 28.2% 83835.00 2530.00
    4/1/2005 0.03 5.0% 17.45 1.4% 82826.00 2326.00
    4/1/2004 0.03 12.1% 17.2 6.5% 84515.00 2258.00
    4/1/2003 0.02 -21.4% 16.14 12.5% 80189.00 1912.00
    4/1/2002 0.03 13.8% 14.35 -23.4% 78114.00 2374.00
    4/1/2001 0.03 1.4% 18.75 63.3% 75396.00 2010.67
    4/1/2000 0.03 39.1% 11.48 -25.6% 80621.44 2125.00
    4/1/1999 0.02 -54.2% 15.44 -53.7% 89706.00 1689.60
    4/1/1998 0.04 67.7% 33.36 31.2% 60054.20 2961.90
    4/1/1997 0.02 -29.6% 25.42 52.7% 20972.00 533.17
    4/1/1996 0.03 -175.8% 16.64 41.0% 5420.88 264.67
    4/1/1995 -0.05 11.8 3301.20 -154.40