The share price of Waste Management, Inc. [NYSE: WM] inclined by $117.62, presently trading at $113.68. The company’s shares saw 36.60% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $83.22 recorded on 09/10/19. The last few days have been tough to the share price as WM fall by -4.89% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -6.64% compared to -5.85 of all time high it touched on 09/05/19. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly losing -4.52%, while additionally gaining 23.82% during the last 12 months. Waste Management, Inc. is said to have a 12-month price target set at $126.45. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 12.77% increase from the current trading price.

Waste Management, Inc. [NYSE:WM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 83.22 to 121.77. This is compared to its latest closing price of $117.62.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Thu 24 Oct (In 44 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Waste Management, Inc. [WM]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Waste Management, Inc. [WM] sitting at +18.34 and its Gross Margin at +28.08, this company’s Net Margin is now 11.50%. These measurements indicate that Waste Management, Inc. [WM] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 17.18, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 14.30%. Its Return on Equity is 31.32, and its Return on Assets is 8.55. These metrics all suggest that Waste Management, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Waste Management, Inc. [WM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 159.78. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 61.51, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 43.66. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 7.22, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 152.89.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 14.04 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.33. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.95, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.21. Waste Management, Inc. [WM] has a Price to Book Ratio of 6.01, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 10.77 and P/E Ratio of 27.73. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Waste Management, Inc. [WM] earns $341,281 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.42 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.66. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.82 and its Current Ratio is 0.85. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Waste Management, Inc. [WM] has 423.38M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $48.13B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 83.22 to 121.77. At its current price, it has moved down by -6.64% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 36.60% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.62, which indicates that it is 2.04% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 36.38. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Waste Management, Inc. [WM] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Waste Management, Inc. [WM], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.