Waste Management Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:WM)

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$85.49 $0.99 (1.17%) WM stock closing price Feb 23, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Waste Management from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Waste Management profits, the balance sheet shows Waste Management debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Waste Management stock analysis. Waste Management had a positive net income cash flow of $1.05B till this quarter of 2017 Q3. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. Waste Management saw a outflow of $-984M from investing activities till 2017 Q3.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.1B730M351M1.39B1.06B704M335M1.34B1.01B
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities125M33M-36M77M87M111M47M-378M-226M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net115M113M109M311M211M97M68M789M707M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-981M-631M-332M-1.34B-962M-629M-317M-1.23B-864M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-61M-38M-3M-568M-568M-548M-524M-409M-359M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----21M----20M-15M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities58M-8M-5M-4M-20M-9M-6M54M57M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-658M-164M77M-662M-443M-456M-232M-523M-547M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-627M-541M-487M375M326M577M654M-427M-361M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings501M253M210M------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-566M-381M-194M-726M-546M-364M-183M-695M-523M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-54M-24M11M-22M-3M-26M-33M-510M-552M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash1M----1M--3M-2M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year39M1.31B58M194M258M539M1.14B480M348M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End35M32M30M32M30M39M104M39M113M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Waste Management stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Waste Management stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Waste Management saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $3M till 2017 Q3. Apart from the Waste Management stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Waste Management reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.39B till 2017 Q3 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-984M for WM stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-1.4B for Waste Management.

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