Waste Management (WM)

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46.37 -0.14  -0.30% NYSE Jul 2, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

3.822 for July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015 3.822
July 1, 2015 3.834
June 30, 2015 3.821
June 29, 2015 3.821
June 26, 2015 3.877
June 25, 2015 3.869
June 24, 2015 3.888
June 23, 2015 3.902
June 22, 2015 3.932
June 19, 2015 3.937
June 18, 2015 3.981
June 17, 2015 3.947
June 16, 2015 3.940
June 15, 2015 3.933
June 12, 2015 3.993
June 11, 2015 3.997
June 10, 2015 3.993
June 9, 2015 3.983
June 8, 2015 3.995
June 5, 2015 3.990
June 4, 2015 4.013
June 3, 2015 4.060
June 2, 2015 4.085
June 1, 2015 4.100
May 29, 2015 4.093
   
May 28, 2015 4.104
May 27, 2015 4.108
May 26, 2015 4.086
May 22, 2015 4.126
May 21, 2015 4.131
May 20, 2015 4.098
May 19, 2015 4.11
May 18, 2015 4.109
May 15, 2015 4.108
May 14, 2015 4.098
May 13, 2015 4.070
May 12, 2015 4.081
May 11, 2015 4.075
May 8, 2015 4.066
May 7, 2015 4.028
May 6, 2015 3.995
May 5, 2015 4.028
May 4, 2015 4.109
May 1, 2015 4.129
April 30, 2015 4.083
April 29, 2015 4.112
April 28, 2015 4.325
April 27, 2015 4.310
April 24, 2015 4.341
April 23, 2015 4.342

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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 1.785
Clean Harbors 2.662
Waste Connections 2.611

WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.114 Aug 08 2011
Maximum 4.545 Apr 10 2015
Average 3.047

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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