Waste Management (WM)

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53.94 -0.29  -0.53% NYSE Apr 1, 10:30AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

4.222 for April 1, 2015

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April 1, 2015 4.222
March 31, 2015 4.245
March 30, 2015 4.227
March 27, 2015 4.180
March 26, 2015 4.180
March 25, 2015 4.216
March 24, 2015 4.274
March 23, 2015 4.299
March 20, 2015 4.270
March 19, 2015 4.284
March 18, 2015 4.310
March 17, 2015 4.263
March 16, 2015 4.258
March 13, 2015 4.173
March 12, 2015 4.155
March 11, 2015 4.124
March 10, 2015 4.141
March 9, 2015 4.201
March 6, 2015 4.199
March 5, 2015 4.266
March 4, 2015 4.310
March 3, 2015 4.319
March 2, 2015 4.293
Feb. 27, 2015 4.264
Feb. 26, 2015 4.248
Feb. 25, 2015 4.268
   
Feb. 24, 2015 4.263
Feb. 23, 2015 4.271
Feb. 20, 2015 4.266
Feb. 19, 2015 4.257
Feb. 18, 2015 4.276
Feb. 17, 2015 4.222
Feb. 13, 2015 4.014
Feb. 12, 2015 4.125
Feb. 11, 2015 4.114
Feb. 10, 2015 4.125
Feb. 9, 2015 4.112
Feb. 6, 2015 4.104
Feb. 5, 2015 4.112
Feb. 4, 2015 4.082
Feb. 3, 2015 4.084
Feb. 2, 2015 4.030
Jan. 30, 2015 4.020
Jan. 29, 2015 4.108
Jan. 28, 2015 4.115
Jan. 27, 2015 4.154
Jan. 26, 2015 4.159
Jan. 23, 2015 4.143
Jan. 22, 2015 4.126
Jan. 21, 2015 4.122
Jan. 20, 2015 4.136

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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WM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Republic Services 1.849
Waste Connections 2.679
Clean Harbors 2.649

WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.114 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 4.403 Dec 30 2014
Average 2.978

WM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("WM", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("WM", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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