Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trash hauler Waste Management (NYSE: WM ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Waste Management's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Waste Management facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1987)|
|Market Cap||$16.3 billion|
|Industry||Environmental and facilities services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$13.7 billion|
|Management||CEO David Steiner (since 2004)
CFO Steven Preston (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||15.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$237.0 million / $9.9 billion|
|Competitors||Casella Waste Systems
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 2,667 members who have rated Waste Management believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Leading company in industry that needed in any economic climate. I believe their recycling and resource recovery will become increasingly profitable in the long run. Price is reasonable. Sustainable [dividend yield] currently at 4.3%.
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