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Waste Management

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  • Previous Rank221
  • Revenues ($M)$13,609
  • Revenue Percent Change5%
  • Profits ($M)$1,182
  • Profits Percent Change57%
  • Assets ($M)$20,859
  • Employees41,200
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$32,216

The waste company collects, recycles and disposes of garbage throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.

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Company Info

James C. Fish Jr.
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Business Services
Waste Management
HQ Location
Houston, TX
Years on Fortune 500 List19

Waste Management Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$13,6095%
Profits ($M)$1,18257%
Assets ($M)$20,859-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$5,297-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$32,216-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.7%
Profits as % of Assets5.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity22.3%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.65
EPS % Change (from 2015)60.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)5.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)2.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)36.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)20.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.5%