Waste Management (WM)

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54.85 +0.37  +0.68% NYSE Mar 2, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

4.293 for March 2, 2015

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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
Jan. 16, 2015 4.084
Jan. 15, 2015 4.051
Jan. 14, 2015 4.050
Jan. 13, 2015 4.026
Jan. 12, 2015 4.023
Jan. 9, 2015 4.028
Jan. 8, 2015 4.057
Jan. 7, 2015 4.011
Jan. 6, 2015 4.008
Jan. 5, 2015 4.005
Jan. 2, 2015 4.045
Dec. 31, 2014 4.012
Dec. 30, 2014 4.403
Dec. 29, 2014 4.400
Dec. 26, 2014 4.385
Dec. 24, 2014 4.368
Dec. 23, 2014 4.372
Dec. 22, 2014 4.364
Dec. 19, 2014 4.335
Dec. 18, 2014 4.342
Dec. 17, 2014 4.23
Dec. 16, 2014 4.216

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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 1.865
Waste Connections 2.614
Clean Harbors 2.644

WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.114 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 4.403 Dec 30 2014
Average 2.948

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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