Waste Management

Waste Management is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. We are on a quest for environmental performance, a mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing – and even eliminating – environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive.

Waste Management tailors its services to meet the needs of each customer group and to ensure consistent, superior service at the local level. Headquartered in Houston, the company serves nearly 20 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers through a network of 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 273 active landfill disposal sites, 16 waste-to-energy plants, 104 recycling plants, and 111 beneficial-use landfill gas projects.

Houston, US
Size (employees)
41,200 (est)+2%
Waste Management was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, US

Key People at Waste Management

James Fish

James Fish

President and Chief Executive Officer

Waste Management Office Locations

Waste Management has an office in Houston
Houston, US (HQ)
1001 Fannin St

Waste Management Metrics

Waste Management Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$13.6 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$1.2 b

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$32 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$32 m
Waste Management's current market capitalization is $32 b.
Waste Management's revenue was reported to be $13.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$14 b$14 b$13 b$13.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$12.9 b$11.7 b$10.9 b$11.3 b


$1.1 b$2.3 b$2 b$2.3 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$481 m$466 m$385 m$376 m

Pre tax profit

$494 m$1.8 b$1.1 b$1.8 b

Income tax expense

$364 m$413 m$308 m$642 m

Net Income

$130 m$1.3 b$752 m$1.2 b
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$58 m$1.3 b$39 m$32 m

Accounts Receivable

$111 m$350 m$545 m$432 m

Current Assets

$2.5 b$3.6 b$2.3 b$2.4 b


$6.1 b$5.7 b$6 b$6.2 b

Total Assets

$22.6 b$21.4 b$20.4 b$20.9 b

Accounts Payable

$744 m$740 m$721 m$799 m

Total Debt

$726 m$1.1 b$253 m$417 m

Current Liabilities

$3 b$3.5 b$2.5 b$2.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$4.6 b$4.6 b$4.8 b$4.9 b

Retained Earnings

$6.3 b$6.9 b$6.9 b$7.4 b

Total Equity

$6 b$5.9 b$5.4 b$5.3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.1 x0.2 x0 x0.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0 x0.1 x0 x0 x

Financial Leverage

3.8 x3.6 x3.8 x3.9 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$130 m$1.3 b$752 m$1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

$111 m$350 m

Accounts Payable

$744 m$740 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$2.5 b$3 b

Capital Expenditures

($1.2 b)($1.3 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

($1.6 b)($1.9 b)

Free Cash Flow

$3.7 b$4.3 b

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