What is WM's Operating Margin?

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

Operating Margin is 
1.1B (1Y +2.86% )

WM Stock Price & Operating Margin

Operating Margin for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Operating Margin

chevron_right 2021 1.1B +41.3x
( +14.9% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 25.0M
vertical_align_top Peak 1.1B +41.3x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom 25.0M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 19 19 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 8
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 +1.02x faster than it's operating margin over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's operating margin (+14.9%/year) , it's stock price will grow +401% and hit $469.51 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 15 of the 19 years (+78%) it's operating margin 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 Operating Margin Table
    in million
    Year Operating Margin YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 1,058 3.7% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 1,020 -3.5% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 1,056 4.6% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 1,009 5.2% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 959 7.9% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 889 7.0% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 831 -2.1% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 849 1.7% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 835 2.4% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 816 -0.5% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 820 4.3% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 786 -0.0% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 786 -10.8% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 881 0.5% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 877 3.3% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 849 11.8% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 759 0.6% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 755 8.7% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 695 -5.5% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 735 14.5% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 642 -20.1% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 803 -14.7% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 942 8.9% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 866 272.2% 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 232 147.2% 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 94 275.8% 16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 25 - 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.
  • Operating Margin = (EBIT)/(Net sales)
    Measures profitability independently of an enterprise's financing and tax positions

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.
    Year Operating Margin YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) net revenue ebitda non d n a
    4/1/2021 1058499999.89 3.7% 117.07 3.2% 16358.00 4234.00 1744.00
    4/1/2020 1020249999.90 -3.5% 113.46 -2.7% 14997.00 4081.00 1532.00
    4/1/2019 1056749999.91 4.6% 116.62 33.9% 15451.00 4227.00 1442.00
    4/1/2018 1009999999.91 5.2% 87.08 20.5% 14724.00 4040.00 1350.00
    4/1/2017 959999999.91 7.9% 72.28 23.5% 14293.00 3840.00 1276.00
    4/1/2016 889999999.91 7.0% 58.52 31.5% 13395.00 3560.00 1195.00
    4/1/2015 831749999.91 -2.1% 44.52 9.9% 13152.00 3327.00 1176.00
    4/1/2014 849499999.91 1.7% 40.51 20.2% 14059.00 3398.00 1231.00
    4/1/2013 835499999.91 2.4% 33.69 21.7% 13917.00 3342.00 1274.00
    4/1/2012 816249999.91 -0.5% 27.68 9.3% 13621.00 3265.00 1265.00
    4/1/2011 820499999.91 4.3% 25.34 3.5% 13159.00 3282.00 1212.00
    4/1/2010 786749999.90 -0.0% 24.47 14.9% 12334.00 3147.00 1191.00
    4/1/2009 786999999.90 -10.8% 21.31 -12.2% 11893.00 3148.00 1189.00
    4/1/2008 881999999.91 0.5% 24.27 -3.8% 13641.00 3528.00 1237.00
    4/1/2007 877249999.90 3.3% 25.22 12.7% 13232.00 3509.00 1284.00
    4/1/2006 849499999.90 11.8% 22.37 28.2% 13452.00 3398.00 1338.00
    4/1/2005 759999999.90 0.6% 17.45 1.4% 12910.00 3040.00 1354.00
    4/1/2004 755749999.89 8.7% 17.2 6.5% 12276.00 3023.00 1331.00
    4/1/2003 695249999.89 -5.5% 16.14 12.5% 11418.00 2781.00 1256.00
    4/1/2002 735749999.89 14.5% 14.35 -23.4% 11121.00 2943.00 1261.00
    4/1/2001 642666666.55 -20.1% 18.75 63.3% 11374.67 2570.67 1370.67
    4/1/2000 803999999.89 -14.7% 11.48 -25.6% 12492.00 3216.00 1429.00
    4/1/1999 942812499.88 8.9% 15.44 -53.7% 13136.70 3771.25 1614.20
    4/1/1998 866149999.84 272.2% 33.36 31.2% 8278.70 3464.60 1498.70
    4/1/1997 232724999.87 147.2% 25.42 52.7% 2397.20 930.90 303.20
    4/1/1996 94139999.86 275.8% 16.64 41.0% 943.84 376.56 134.24
    4/1/1995 25049999.84 11.8 462.40 100.20 72.80