Waste Connections Inc
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- Market Cap.:
- $35.44 billion
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- Revenue TTM:
- $7.47 billion
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- $2.88 billion
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Waste Connections Inc had its IPO on 1998-05-20 under the ticker symbol WCN.
The company operates in the Industrials sector and Waste Management industry. Waste Connections Inc has a staff strength of 22,109 employees.
Shares of Waste Connections Inc opened at $137.73 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-06-02.
The stocks traded within a range of $137.21 - $140.18, and closed at $139.49.
This is a +1.38% increase from the previous day's closing price.
A total volume of 561,922 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.
In the last one week, shares of Waste Connections Inc have increased by +1.69%.
Waste Connections Inc's Key Ratios
Waste Connections Inc has a market cap of $35.44 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 5.2075 and a price to sales ratio of 5.0699.
In the last 12-months Waste Connections Inc’s revenue was $7.47 billion with a gross profit of $2.88 billion and an EBITDA of $2.27 billion. The EBITDA ratio measures Waste Connections Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.
In the trailing 12-month period, Waste Connections Inc’s operating margin was 17.74% while its return on assets stood at 5.07% with a return of equity of 12.19%.
In Q1, Waste Connections Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 11.4% while revenue growth was a positive 15.4%.
Waste Connections Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio
- Forward PE
- Trailing PE
Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $3.31 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 24.0385 and a PEG multiple of 2.5132. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.
The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Waste Connections Inc’s profitability.
Waste Connections Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 6.0786 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 20.3971. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 5.0699.
Waste Connections Inc stock pays annual dividends of $0.97 per share, indicating a yield of 0.74% and a payout ratio of 25.64%.
Balance sheet and cash flow metrics
- Total Assets
- $17.23 billion
- Total Liabilities
- $1.38 billion
- Operating Cash Flow
- Capital Expenditure
- $175.79 million
- Dividend Payout Ratio
Waste Connections Inc ended 2023 with $17.23 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $17.23 billion while shareholder equity stood at $7.23 billion.
Waste Connections Inc ended 2023 with $1.04 billion in deferred long-term liabilities, $1.38 billion in other current liabilities, 3274564000.00 in common stock, $3.78 billion in retained earnings and $6.94 billion in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $133.86 million and cash and short-term investments were $133.86 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $65,658,000 while long-term debt stood at $6.92 billion.
Waste Connections Inc’s total current assets stands at $1.13 billion while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $814.68 million compared to accounts payable of $526.23 million and inventory worth $0.
In 2023, Waste Connections Inc's operating cash flow was $-317759000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $175.79 million.
Comparatively, Waste Connections Inc paid $0.26 in dividends in 2023.
Other key metrics
- Current Trading Price
- 52-Week High
- 52-Week Low
- Analyst Target Price
Waste Connections Inc stock is currently trading at $139.49 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $147.3776 and a 52-week low of $147.3776. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $154.82.
Its 50-day moving average was $139.57 and 200-day moving average was $136.55 The short ratio stood at 2.43 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.
Around 26.8% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9082.6% are held by institutions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Waste Connections Inc
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Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well’s operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Woodbridge, Canada.