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.

Company Growth (employees)
Houston, US
Size (employees)
41,200 (est)
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 Data and Metrics

Waste Management Financial Metrics

Waste Management's revenue was reported to be $13.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

13.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.3 b

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

33.4 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

32 m


33.8 b
Waste Management's current market capitalization is $33.4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


14 b14 b13 b13.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

12.9 b11.7 b10.9 b11.3 b


1.1 b2.3 b2 b2.3 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

481 m466 m385 m376 m

Pre tax profit

494 m1.8 b1.1 b1.8 b

Income tax expense

364 m413 m308 m642 m

Net Income

130 m1.3 b752 m1.2 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


58 m1.3 b39 m32 m

Accounts Receivable

111 m350 m545 m432 m

Current Assets

2.5 b3.6 b2.3 b2.4 b


6.1 b5.7 b6 b6.2 b

Total Assets

22.6 b21.4 b20.4 b20.9 b

Accounts Payable

744 m740 m721 m799 m

Total Debt

726 m1.1 b253 m417 m

Current Liabilities

3 b3.5 b2.5 b2.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

4.6 b4.6 b4.8 b4.9 b

Retained Earnings

6.3 b6.9 b6.9 b7.4 b

Total Equity

6 b5.9 b5.4 b5.3 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
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

130 m1.3 b752 m1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

111 m350 m

Accounts Payable

744 m740 m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5 b3 b

Capital Expenditures

(1.2 b)(1.3 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.6 b)(1.9 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(2.2 b)(1 b)

Free Cash Flow

3.7 b4.3 b
USDY, 2016


14.7 x


11.4 x


7.9 x


332.7 k


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x

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