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Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN)

Stock Price: $104.38 USD 0.26 (0.25%)
Updated November 27, 1:00 PM EST - Market closed

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Key Info

Market Cap 27.44B
Revenue (ttm) 5.41B
Net Income (ttm) 207.27M
Shares Out 262.90M
EPS (ttm) 0.78
PE Ratio 133.82
Forward PE 25.91
Dividend $0.82
Dividend Yield 0.79%

Stock Quote

Trading Day November 27
Last Price $104.38
Previous Close $104.12
Change ($) 0.26
Change (%) 0.25%
Day's Open 104.31
Day's Range 103.94 - 105.41
Day's Volume 385,677
52-Week Range 70.87 - 111.04

More Stats

Market Cap 27.44B
Enterprise Value 31.36B
Earnings Date (est) n/a
Ex-Dividend Date Nov 9, 2020
Shares Outstanding 262.90M
Float 262.24M
EPS (basic) 0.79
EPS (diluted) 0.78
FCF / Share 3.29
Dividend $0.82
Dividend Yield 0.79%
Earnings Yield 0.75%
FCF Yield 3.15%
Payout Ratio 93.70%
Shares Short 1.20M
Short Ratio 1.61
Short % of Float 0.46%
Beta 0.71
PE Ratio 133.82
Forward PE 25.91
P/FCF Ratio 31.73
PS Ratio 5.07
PB Ratio 4.11
Revenue 5.41B
Operating Income 407.56M
Net Income 207.27M
Free Cash Flow 864.81M
Net Cash -3.92B
Net Cash / Share -14.92
Gross Margin 40.39%
Operating Margin 7.53%
Profit Margin 3.80%
FCF Margin 15.99%
ROA 4.11%
ROE 3.07%
ROIC 4.10%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Forecasts

Analyst Ratings (16)

Buy 14
Overweight 0
Hold 0
Underweight 0
Sell 2

Analyst Consensus: Buy

Price Target

(10.56% upside)
Current: $104.38
Target: 115.40
*Average 12-month price target from 15 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth9.46%6.32%37.16%59.44%1.83%7.8%16.08%10.38%14.06%-
Gross Profit2,1902,0571,9261,418940941864705648570
Operating Income843832629452-62.54450395318318275
Net Income567547577247-95.76233196159165135
Shares Outstanding264264264230185186185182169173
Earnings Per Share2.
EPS Growth3.38%-5.05%103.74%--17.76%20.62%-9.72%25.1%-
Dividend Per Share0.670.580.500.360.340.370.650.620.550.24
Dividend Growth14.66%16%39.28%6.21%-8.89%-43.01%4.83%12.09%131.8%-
Operating Cash Flow1,5411,4111,187795577545484416388332
Capital Expenditures-663-541-451-340-236-232-199-151-137-128
Free Cash Flow878870736455341313285266251204
Cash & Equivalents42340455321810.9714.3513.5923.2112.649.87
Total Debt4,5604,1743,9303,6292,1621,9872,0852,2521,191925
Net Cash / Debt-4,137-3,770-3,377-3,412-2,151-1,973-2,072-2,228-1,178-915
Book Value6,9346,4556,2695,6481,9852,2282,0431,8781,3951,366
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Waste Connections, Inc.
Country Canada
Employees 18,204
CEO Worthing F. Jackman

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol WCN
Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Sector Industrials
Industry Waste Management
Unique Identifier NYSE: WCN
IPO Date May 20, 1998


Waste Connections provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and 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 container and chassis sales and leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2019, it owned or operated a network of 300 solid waste collection operations; 124 transfer stations; 60 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 12 E&P waste landfills; 14 non-MSW landfills; 66 recycling operations; 4 intermodal operations; 23 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. It also operated an additional 51 transfer stations, 10 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Vaughan, Canada.