What is WM's Return On Assets (ROA)?

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

Return On Assets (ROA) is 
0.01 (1Y -1.08% )

WM Stock Price & Return On Assets (ROA)

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

chevron_right 2021 0.01 +1.5x *
( +3.5% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -0.01
vertical_align_top Peak 0.03 +5.15x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -0.01
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 -12.1x faster than it's return on assets (roa) over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's return on assets (roa) (+3.5%/year) , it's stock price will grow +141% and hit $165.14 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 10 of the 13 years (+76%) it's return on assets (roa) 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 Return On Assets (ROA) Table

    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Return On Assets (ROA) YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 0.01 3.8% 117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 0.01 -20.4% 113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 0.02 -31.6% 116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 0.03 56.9% 87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 0.02 22.4% 72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 0.01 6.1% 58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 0.01 917.5% 44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.0 -87.4% 40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 0.01 5.5% 33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 0.01 -15.9% 27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 0.01 -2.8% 25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 0.01 3.0% 24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 0.01 -23.0% 21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 0.01 9.1% 24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 0.01 -6.0% 25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 0.01 1.5% 22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 0.01 39.1% 17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 0.01 18.2% 17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 0.01 -10.2% 16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 0.01 55.2% 14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.01 -367.5% 18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 -0.0 -52.7% 11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 -0.0 -22.9% 15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 -0.01 -141.7% 33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 0.02 -30.5% 25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.02 -473.2% 16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 -0.01 - 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.
  • Return on Assets = Net Income ÷ Average Total Assets
    In financial analysis, it is the measure of the return on investment. ROA is used in evaluating management's efficiency in using assets to generate income.

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.
    Year Return On Assets (ROA) YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price) net income total assets
    4/1/2021 0.01 3.8% 117.07 3.2% 1718.00 116830.00
    4/1/2020 0.01 -20.4% 113.46 -2.7% 1505.00 106312.00
    4/1/2019 0.02 -31.6% 116.62 33.9% 1754.00 99118.00
    4/1/2018 0.03 56.9% 87.08 20.5% 2297.00 88540.00
    4/1/2017 0.02 22.4% 72.28 23.5% 1381.00 83297.00
    4/1/2016 0.01 6.1% 58.52 31.5% 1120.00 82708.00
    4/1/2015 0.01 917.5% 44.52 9.9% 1070.00 83083.00
    4/1/2014 0.00 -87.4% 40.51 20.2% 103.00 89435.00
    4/1/2013 0.01 5.5% 33.69 21.7% 927.00 92877.00
    4/1/2012 0.01 -15.9% 27.68 9.3% 859.00 90868.00
    4/1/2011 0.01 -2.8% 25.34 3.5% 976.00 86759.00
    4/1/2010 0.01 3.0% 24.47 14.9% 987.00 85247.00
    4/1/2009 0.01 -23.0% 21.31 -12.2% 912.00 81167.00
    4/1/2008 0.01 9.1% 24.27 -3.8% 1178.00 80752.00
    4/1/2007 0.01 -6.0% 25.22 12.7% 1084.00 81102.00
    4/1/2006 0.01 1.5% 22.37 28.2% 1193.00 83835.00
    4/1/2005 0.01 39.1% 17.45 1.4% 1161.00 82826.00
    4/1/2004 0.01 18.2% 17.2 6.5% 853.00 84515.00
    4/1/2003 0.01 -10.2% 16.14 12.5% 683.00 80189.00
    4/1/2002 0.01 55.2% 14.35 -23.4% 744.00 78114.00
    4/1/2001 0.01 -367.5% 18.75 63.3% 460.00 75396.00
    4/1/2000 -0.00 -52.7% 11.48 -25.6% -165.23 80621.44
    4/1/1999 -0.00 -22.9% 15.44 -53.7% -380.00 89706.00
    4/1/1998 -0.01 -141.7% 33.36 31.2% -942.30 60054.20
    4/1/1997 0.02 -30.5% 25.42 52.7% 311.75 20972.00
    4/1/1996 0.02 -473.2% 16.64 41.0% 61.44 5420.88
    4/1/1995 -0.01 11.8 -17.80 3301.20