What is WM's Operating Profit Margin?

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

Operating Profit Margin is 
0.16 (1Y -4.49% )

WM Stock Price & Operating Profit Margin

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

chevron_right 2021 0.15 +1.9x
( +4.0% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 0.05
vertical_align_top Peak 0.28 +4.21x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom 0.05
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 13 13 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 14
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 +22.2x faster than it's operating profit margin over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's operating profit margin (+4.0%/year) , it's stock price will grow +148% and hit $173.29 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 10 of the 13 years (+76%) it's operating profit 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 Profit Margin Table

    Year Operating Profit Margin YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 0.15 -10.4% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 0.17 -5.7% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 0.18 -1.3% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 0.18 1.9% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 0.18 1.7% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 0.18 8.0% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 0.16 6.0% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.15 3.9% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 0.15 1.1% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 0.15 -6.7% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 0.16 -0.7% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 0.16 -4.1% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 0.16 -1.6% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 0.17 -0.2% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 0.17 9.9% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 0.15 17.1% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 0.13 -5.1% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 0.14 3.3% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 0.13 -11.8% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 0.15 42.6% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.11 -25.9% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 0.14 35.2% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 0.11 -58.3% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 0.25 -2.3% 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 0.26 -5.9% 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.28 420.5% 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.
  • Operating Profit ratio = Operating Profit/Net Sales X 100


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    Year Operating Profit Margin YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) operating income net revenue
    4/1/2021 0.15 -10.4% 117.07 3.2% 2490.00 16358.00
    4/1/2020 0.17 -5.7% 113.46 -2.7% 2549.00 14997.00
    4/1/2019 0.18 -1.3% 116.62 33.9% 2785.00 15451.00
    4/1/2018 0.18 1.9% 87.08 20.5% 2690.00 14724.00
    4/1/2017 0.18 1.7% 72.28 23.5% 2564.00 14293.00
    4/1/2016 0.18 8.0% 58.52 31.5% 2365.00 13395.00
    4/1/2015 0.16 6.0% 44.52 9.9% 2151.00 13152.00
    4/1/2014 0.15 3.9% 40.51 20.2% 2167.00 14059.00
    4/1/2013 0.15 1.1% 33.69 21.7% 2068.00 13917.00
    4/1/2012 0.15 -6.7% 27.68 9.3% 2000.00 13621.00
    4/1/2011 0.16 -0.7% 25.34 3.5% 2070.00 13159.00
    4/1/2010 0.16 -4.1% 24.47 14.9% 1956.00 12334.00
    4/1/2009 0.16 -1.6% 21.31 -12.2% 1959.00 11893.00
    4/1/2008 0.17 -0.2% 24.27 -3.8% 2291.00 13641.00
    4/1/2007 0.17 9.9% 25.22 12.7% 2225.00 13232.00
    4/1/2006 0.15 17.1% 22.37 28.2% 2060.00 13452.00
    4/1/2005 0.13 -5.1% 17.45 1.4% 1686.00 12910.00
    4/1/2004 0.14 3.3% 17.2 6.5% 1692.00 12276.00
    4/1/2003 0.13 -11.8% 16.14 12.5% 1525.00 11418.00
    4/1/2002 0.15 42.6% 14.35 -23.4% 1682.00 11121.00
    4/1/2001 0.11 -25.9% 18.75 63.3% 1200.00 11374.67
    4/1/2000 0.14 35.2% 11.48 -25.6% 1787.00 12492.00
    4/1/1999 0.11 -58.3% 15.44 -53.7% 1333.90 13136.70
    4/1/1998 0.25 -2.3% 33.36 31.2% 1965.90 8278.70
    4/1/1997 0.26 -5.9% 25.42 52.7% 627.70 2397.20
    4/1/1996 0.28 420.5% 16.64 41.0% 242.32 943.84
    4/1/1995 0.05 11.8 27.40 462.40