Waste Management Earnings Estimate

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Many public companies, such as Waste Management, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing Waste Management's earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across Waste Management's analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
Waste Management is projected to generate 4.9189 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2021. Waste Management earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected Waste Management EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Check out Your Current Watchlist.

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Gross Profit is expected to hike to about 4.1 B this year, although the value of Profit Margin will most likely fall to 8.71.
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Waste Management Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of Waste Management is based on official Zacks consensus of 6 analysts regarding Waste Management future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 95.88%, the future earnings per share of Waste Management is estimated to be 4.9189 with the lowest and highest values of 4.78 and 5.15, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Waste Management is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
Current EPS
3.66
26th of September 2021
4.78
Lowest
Estimated EPS
4.9189
5.15
Highest

Waste Management Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of Waste Management's value are higher than the current market price of the Waste Management stock. In this case, investors may conclude that Waste Management is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and Waste Management's stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2021

6

95.88%

3.66

4.9189

Waste Management Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of Waste Management refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering Waste Management predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of Waste Management, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

Waste Management Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as Waste Management, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of Waste Management should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

Waste Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact Waste Management's stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2021-07-27
2021-06-301.1861.270.084
2021-04-27
2021-03-311.01121.060.0488
2021-02-18
2020-12-311.08981.130.0402
2020-11-02
2020-09-301.01891.090.0711
2020-07-30
2020-06-300.8050.880.075
2020-05-06
2020-03-310.92860.930.0014
2020-02-13
2019-12-311.15261.190.0374
2019-10-23
2019-09-301.14571.190.0443
2019-07-25
2019-06-301.09011.110.0199
2019-04-25
2019-03-310.92750.940.0125
2019-02-14
2018-12-311.06391.130.0661
2018-10-25
2018-09-301.10771.150.0423
2018-07-25
2018-06-300.99261.010.0174
2018-04-20
2018-03-310.8320.910.078
2018-02-15
2017-12-310.83250.850.0175
2017-10-26
2017-09-300.8770.90.023
2017-07-26
2017-06-300.81390.81-0.0039
2017-04-26
2017-03-310.65630.660.0037
2017-02-16
2016-12-310.76870.75-0.0187
2016-10-26
2016-09-300.80180.840.0382
2016-07-27
2016-06-300.71280.740.0272
2016-04-28
2016-03-310.54950.580.0305
2016-02-18
2015-12-310.67750.710.0325
2015-10-27
2015-09-300.710.750.04
2015-07-23
2015-06-300.630.670.04
2015-04-29
2015-03-310.480.490.01
2015-02-17
2014-12-310.60.670.0711 
2014-10-29
2014-09-300.680.720.04
2014-07-29
2014-06-300.590.60.01
2014-04-24
2014-03-310.440.490.0511 
2014-02-18
2013-12-310.610.56-0.05
2013-10-29
2013-09-300.620.650.03
2013-07-30
2013-06-300.550.54-0.01
2013-04-24
2013-03-310.410.4-0.01
2013-02-14
2012-12-310.60.57-0.03
2012-10-31
2012-09-300.60.610.01
2012-07-26
2012-06-300.520.520
2012-04-26
2012-03-310.40.38-0.02
2012-02-16
2011-12-310.60.60
2011-10-27
2011-09-300.610.630.02
2011-07-28
2011-06-300.550.5-0.05
2011-04-28
2011-03-310.410.39-0.02
2011-02-17
2010-12-310.540.60.0611 
2010-10-28
2010-09-300.580.55-0.03
2010-07-29
2010-06-300.540.540
2010-04-29
2010-03-310.430.41-0.02
2010-02-16
2009-12-310.480.520.04
2009-10-29
2009-09-300.530.540.01
2009-07-30
2009-06-300.540.52-0.02
2009-04-29
2009-03-310.410.420.01
2009-02-12
2008-12-310.480.490.01
2008-10-30
2008-09-300.620.630.01
2008-07-29
2008-06-300.590.630.04
2008-04-29
2008-03-310.460.470.01
2008-02-13
2007-12-310.510.540.03
2007-10-26
2007-09-300.590.54-0.05
2007-07-31
2007-06-300.520.560.04
2007-04-27
2007-03-310.360.430.0719 
2007-02-08
2006-12-310.460.470.01
2006-10-25
2006-09-300.480.550.0714 
2006-07-28
2006-06-300.430.450.02
2006-04-27
2006-03-310.30.350.0516 
2006-02-14
2005-12-310.40.460.0615 
2005-10-27
2005-09-300.430.450.02
2005-07-28
2005-06-300.40.38-0.02
2005-04-28
2005-03-310.280.26-0.02
2005-02-10
2004-12-310.380.390.01
2004-10-28
2004-09-300.410.4-0.01
2004-07-29
2004-06-300.370.370
2004-04-29
2004-03-310.260.25-0.01
2004-02-12
2003-12-310.330.390.0618 
2003-10-30
2003-09-300.370.35-0.02
2003-08-05
2003-06-300.340.32-0.02
2003-04-29
2003-03-310.230.2-0.0313 
2003-02-18
2002-12-310.340.390.0514 
2002-10-31
2002-09-300.380.380
2002-08-01
2002-06-300.350.350
2002-05-07
2002-03-310.260.25-0.01
2002-02-26
2001-12-310.260.25-0.01
2001-11-07
2001-09-300.370.36-0.01
2001-08-08
2001-06-300.340.33-0.01
2001-05-09
2001-03-310.250.24-0.01
2001-03-08
2000-12-310.310.29-0.02
2000-11-06
2000-09-300.330.330
2000-08-08
2000-06-300.310.320.01
2000-05-10
2000-03-310.240.260.02
2000-03-27
1999-12-310.350.32-0.03
1999-11-09
1999-09-300.460.44-0.02
1999-08-03
1999-06-300.610.58-0.03
1999-05-06
1999-03-310.620.640.02
1999-02-25
1998-12-310.570.580.01
1998-11-13
1998-09-300.510.49-0.02
1998-07-21
1998-06-300.540.53-0.01
1998-04-29
1998-03-310.450.520.0715 
1998-02-25
1997-12-310.450.450
1997-11-11
1997-09-300.460.470.01
1997-08-07
1997-06-300.410.430.02
1997-05-12
1997-03-310.320.320
1997-03-07
1996-12-310.320.320
1996-11-12
1996-09-300.330.32-0.01
1996-08-13
1996-06-300.310.29-0.02
1996-05-14
1996-03-310.230.310.0834 

About Waste Management Earnings Estimate

The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of Waste Management earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current Waste Management estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as Waste Management fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Last ReportedProjected for 2021
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit6.1 B5.4 B
Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT1.8 BB
Earnings per Basic Share 3.54  2.99 
Earnings per Diluted Share 3.52  2.98 
Price to Earnings Ratio 15.84  21.39 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDAB3.5 B
Earnings before Tax1.5 B1.6 B
Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Waste Management operates under Waste Management classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. It employs 48250 people.

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The market value of Waste Management is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Waste that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Waste Management's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Waste Management's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Waste Management's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Waste Management underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Waste Management's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Waste Management value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Waste Management's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.