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Waste Management Q2 Profit Advances 17%; Adjusted EPS and Revenues Miss Views (WM)Jul 30, 2013Waste Management, Inc. (WM) reported early on Tuesday that its second quarter profit rose 17% year-over-year on a 2% increase in revenues. However, the company's adjusted earnings and revenues both came up short of analysts' estimates. The Houston, Texas-based company posted a second quarter net income of $244 million, or 52 cents per share, up from the $208 million, or 45 cents per share, earned in the same period a year ago. Excluding an $8 million after-tax charge primarily from asset impairment, the company's adjusted earnings came in at $252 million, or 54 cents per share, for the quarter. On average, analysts were expecting Waste Management to earn 55 cents per share in the quarter. The company's revenues for the quarter came in at $3.53 billion, up from $3.46 billion last year. Analysts were expecting the company to see $3.55 billion in revenues for the quarter. Waste Management shares were down a fraction during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 25.07% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Waste Management (WM) offer a dividend yield of 3.49% based on last night's closing price of $41.85 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.46 per share. Waste Management, Inc. (WM) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Goldman Sachs Downgrades Waste Management to "Neutral" (WM)Jun 13, 2013Goldman Sachs reported on Thursday that it has downgraded waste management services company, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) . The firm has lowered its rating of WM from a "Buy" to "Neutral," and has given the company a $42 price target. This price target suggests a 4% increase from the stock's current price of $40.14. An analyst from the firm noted, "while we continue to expect a MSW volume recovery through 2015 driven by improving RFI spend and US housing, we are downgrading Waste Management (WM) to Neutral from Buy given we believe shares are fairly valued." Waste Management shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Thursday. The stock is up 19% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Waste Management, Inc. (WM) have a 3.64% yield, based on Wednesday's closing price of $40.14. Waste Management, Inc. (WM) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Waste Management Reports Lower Earnings; Misses Estimates (WM)Apr 24, 2013Waste management services provider, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) reported a drop in first quarter earnings, which missed analysts estimates on Wednesday. The Houston, TX based company reported first quarter earnings of $168 million, or 36 cents per share, down -2% from $171 million, or 37 cents per share last year. Excluding special items, net income for the quarter was $186 million, or 40 cents per share, which fell below analysts estimate of 41 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $3.34 billion, up 1% from $3.3 billion last year. Analysts expected to see $3.36 billion in revenue. WM's CEO and president, David P. Steiner commented, "we saw strong momentum in both yield and costs in the first quarter, and have plans in place to accelerate that momentum through 2013. Our yield of 1.4% is at the highest level since 2011. We achieved SG&A cost savings of $17 million, which would have been $39 million if not for approximately $22 million of accruals related to a long-term incentive plan and an uncollected amount from a single municipal contract in Puerto Rico. We are on target to achieve the savings that we expected from our 2012 restructuring, and these improvements translated into increases in both earnings and free cash flow. During the first quarter, our net cash provided by operations improved $102 million, to $577 million, and our capital expenditures decreased $113 million, to $266 million, both as compared to the first quarter of 2012. This resulted in our highest first quarter free cash flow since 2008 at $348 million." Waste Management shares were up 23 cents, or 0.59% during Wednesday morning trading. The stock has increased 8% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Waste Management, Inc. (WM) have a 3.77% yield, based on Tuesday's closing price of $38.70. Waste Management, Inc. (WM) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Waste Management Q4 Profit Decreases, Misses Estimates; Plans Dividend Increase (WM)Feb 14, 2013Before the bell on Thursday, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) had a disappointing fourth quarter earnings report, with profit decreasing on higher revenue. Both results missed estimates. The Houston, Texas-based company reported a decrease to its fourth quarter net income, coming in at $224 million, or 48 cents per share, down from $266 million, or 58 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusting for one-time items, net income came in at $267 million, or 57 cents per share, versus $289 million, or 63 cents per share, last year. Analysts, on average, were expecting Waste Management to earn an adjusted 60 cents per share in the quarter. Fourth quarter revenue came in at $3.43 billion, up from $3.41 billion a year earlier. Analysts were expecting revenue to be $3.44 billion. Looking forward, the company expects 2013 adjusted EPS to be between $2.15 and $2.20. This is lower than the analyst projection of $2.29 per share in 2013. Also on Thursday, Waste Management's Board announced an increase to the company's dividend payout. The company will now have an annualized dividend payout of $1.46, up from the previous payout of $1.42. Waste Management shares were down 56 cents, or -1.53%, during morning trading on Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of Waste Management (WM) have a dividend yield of 3.98% based on last night's closing price of $36.64 and the company's updated annualized dividend payout of $1.46. Waste Management, Inc (WM) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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