Waste Management

A Waste Management Inc. Landfill Ahead Of Earnings Figures
A Waste Management Inc. garbage truck dumps trash at the Waste Management Inc. Skyline Landfill in Ferris, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Waste Management is expected to release third-quarter earnings figures on October 26. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesLuke Sharrett — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    221
  • Revenues ($M)
    13609
  • Revenue Percent Change
    5
  • Profits ($M)
    1182
  • Profits Percent Change
    57
  • Assets ($M)
    20859
  • Employees
    41200
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    32216

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

Company Info

CEOJames C. Fish Jr.
CEO TitlePresident, Chief Executive Officer & Director
SectorBusiness Services
IndustryWaste Management
HQ LocationHouston, TX
Websitewww.wm.com
Years on Fortune 500 List19
Employees41,200

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$13,609
Profits ($M)$1,182
Assets ($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 ($)3
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%