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WM Waste Management PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As at Jun 12, 2024, the WM stock has a PE ratio of 32.66. This is based on the current EPS of $6.15 and the stock price of $200.87 per share. An increase of 5% has been recorded in the P/E ratio compared to the average of 31.0 of the last 4 quarters.

WM PE ratio history

How has WM's PE ratio performed in the past

The mean historical PE ratio of Waste Management over the last ten years is 34.98. The current 32.66 PE ratio is 7% below the historical average. In the past ten years, WM's PE ratio was at its highest in the Sep 2014 quarter at 198.04, with a price of $47.53 and an EPS of $0.24. The Jun 2018 quarter recorded the bottom point at 16.2, with a price of $81.34 and an EPS of $5.02.


Waste Management PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 75.4% in 2015

Maximum annual decrease: -91.42% in 2014

Year PE ratio Change
2023 31.48 8.78%
2022 28.94 -25.08%
2021 38.63 15.97%
2020 33.31 14.86%
2019 29 46.32%
2018 19.82 1.95%
2017 19.44 -27.08%
2016 26.66 -17.08%
2015 32.15 75.4%
2014 18.33 -91.42%

WM average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of WM for the past years

WM's current P/E ratio is above the 3 and 5-year historical averages, but it is lower than the 10-year average.

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WM PE vs peers

What is WM's PE ratio compared to its peers

Compared to its peers RSG and CWST, WM's PE ratio stands lower, however it is higher than CLH's.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
CLH Clean Harbors Inc 31.91 $11.94B
WM Waste Management Inc 32.72 $80.71B
RSG Republic Services Inc 32.88 $59.03B
CWST Casella Waste Systems Inc 323.07 $5.63B
SRCL Stericycle Inc N/A $5.38B
PESI Perma Fix Environmental Services Inc N/A $137.35M

Frequently asked questions

What is Waste Management's PE ratio?

WM's price to earnings ratio is 32.66 as of Jun 12, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Waste Management (WM)?

The 3-year average PE ratio for WM stock is 32.34.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Waste Management (WM)?

The 5-year average PE ratio for WM stock is 31.21.

What is the highest PE ratio for WM?

In the last ten years, the Sep 2014 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 198.04.

How does the current PE ratio for WM compare to its historical average?

WM's current price to earnings ratio is 7% below its 10-year historical average.

How is WM's PE ratio calculated (Waste Management PE ratio formula)?

The PE ratio is calculated by dividing the most recent price of a stock by its trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 12, 2024), Waste Management's stock price is $200.87. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $6.15. Therefore, Waste Management's P/E ratio for today is 32.66. PE RATIO(32.66) = STOCK PRICE($200.87) / TTM EPS($6.15)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.