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What is WM's Dividend Payout Ratio?

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

Dividend Payout Ratio is 
0.91 (1Y +20.6% )

WM Stock Price & Dividend Payout Ratio

Dividend Payout Ratio for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Dividend Payout Ratio

chevron_right 2021 1.16 -
( - / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 nan
vertical_align_top Peak 1.16 +57.3x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom 0.02
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 15 15 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 9
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 - the rate relative to it's dividend payout ratio over the same period.
  • If WM it's stock at the same rate as it's dividend payout ratio (-/year) , it's stock price will - and hit $nan over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 9 of the 15 years (+60%) it's dividend payout ratio were also up.
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 Dividend Payout Ratio Table

    Year Dividend Payout Ratio YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 1.16 86.5% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 0.62 22.6% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 0.51 32.8% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 0.38 -30.2% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 0.55 -15.1% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 0.64 3144.1% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 0.02 -95.9% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.49 -35.8% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 0.76 -5.9% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 0.81 13.6% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 0.71 5.3% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 0.67 0.3% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 0.67 50.1% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 0.45 -3.7% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 0.46 8.8% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 0.43 -9.1% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 0.47 -17.2% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 0.57 -8.7% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 0.62 21.3% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 0.51 22.9% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.42 29.7% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 0.32 51.3% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 0.21 47.2% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 0.14 - 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 0.0 - 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.0 - 16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 0.0 - 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.
  • Dividend Pay Out Ratio = Dividend Per Equity Share/Earning Per Equity Share X 100


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    Year Dividend Payout Ratio YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) net income dividends paid
    4/1/2021 1.16 86.5% 117.07 3.2% 1718.00 2006.00
    4/1/2020 0.62 22.6% 113.46 -2.7% 1505.00 914.00
    4/1/2019 0.51 32.8% 116.62 33.9% 1754.00 855.00
    4/1/2018 0.38 -30.2% 87.08 20.5% 2297.00 789.00
    4/1/2017 0.55 -15.1% 72.28 23.5% 1381.00 746.00
    4/1/2016 0.64 3144.1% 58.52 31.5% 1120.00 718.00
    4/1/2015 0.02 -95.9% 44.52 9.9% 1070.00 695.00
    4/1/2014 0.49 -35.8% 40.51 20.2% 103.00 692.00
    4/1/2013 0.76 -5.9% 33.69 21.7% 927.00 677.00
    4/1/2012 0.81 13.6% 27.68 9.3% 859.00 678.00
    4/1/2011 0.71 5.3% 25.34 3.5% 976.00 676.00
    4/1/2010 0.67 0.3% 24.47 14.9% 987.00 640.00
    4/1/2009 0.67 50.1% 21.31 -12.2% 912.00 595.00
    4/1/2008 0.45 -3.7% 24.27 -3.8% 1178.00 520.00
    4/1/2007 0.46 8.8% 25.22 12.7% 1084.00 492.00
    4/1/2006 0.43 -9.1% 22.37 28.2% 1193.00 468.00
    4/1/2005 0.47 -17.2% 17.45 1.4% 1161.00 445.00
    4/1/2004 0.57 -8.7% 17.2 6.5% 853.00 430.37
    4/1/2003 0.62 21.3% 16.14 12.5% 683.00 371.13
    4/1/2002 0.51 22.9% 14.35 -23.4% 744.00 297.00
    4/1/2001 0.42 29.7% 18.75 63.3% 460.00 232.13
    4/1/2000 0.32 51.3% 11.48 -25.6% -165.23 167.27
    4/1/1999 0.21 47.2% 15.44 -53.7% -380.00 93.13
    4/1/1998 0.14 33.36 31.2% -942.30 46.80
    4/1/1997 25.42 52.7% 311.75
    4/1/1996 16.64 41.0% 61.44
    4/1/1995 11.8 -17.80