WCN:TSX-Waste Connections Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Waste Management | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 160.23

Change

-1.81 (-1.12)%

Market Cap

CAD 42.06B

Volume

0.32M

Avg Analyst Target

CAD 164.75 (+2.82%)

Avg User Target

CAD
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Waste Connections Inc (WCN) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Waste Connections Inc stock forecasts from 8 analysts, the average analyst target price for Waste Connections Inc is CAD 164.75 over the next 12 months. Waste Connections Inc’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Waste Connections Inc is Bullish , which is based on 11 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Waste Connections Inc’s stock price was CAD 160.23. Waste Connections Inc’s stock price has changed by +0.82% over the past week, -7.58% over the past month and +9.93% over the last year.

About

Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; la ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Waste Management

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
GFL:CA GFL Environmental Inc

-0.51 (-1.35%)

CAD12.84B 1.67 13.67
SES:CA Secure Energy Services Inc

+0.11 (+1.59%)

CAD2.09B 142.60 78.17
ANRG:CA Anaergia Inc

N/A

CAD1.46B N/A N/A
CLQ:CA Clean TeQ Holdings Limited

N/A

CAD0.19B -99,999.99 N/A

ETFs Containing WCN:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
HEW:CA Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Equal.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD6.58M
XCG:CA iShares Canadian Growth I.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

+0.03 (+0.07%)

CAD0.08B
ZIN:CA BMO Equal Weight Industri.. 0.00 % 0.61 %

+0.09 (+0.29%)

CAD0.04B
ZLB:CA BMO Low Volatility Canadi.. 0.00 % 0.35 %

+0.17 (+0.43%)

CAD2.72B
QCD:CA AGFiQ Canadian Equity ETF 0.00 % 0.45 %

+0.16 (+0.49%)

CAD0.06B
WOMN:CA BMO Women in Leadership F.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

N/A

CAD2.96M
NUSA:CA NBI Active U.S. Equity ET.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

N/A

N/A

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Waste Management)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -7.06% 67% D+ 58% F
Dividend Return 0.34% 100% A+ 15% F
Total Return -6.72% 67% D+ 57% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 9.63% 67% D+ 86% B
Dividend Return 0.77% 100% A+ 10% F
Total Return 10.40% 67% D+ 85% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 89.04% 100% A+ 86% B
Dividend Return 4.44% 50% F 11% F
Total Return 93.48% 100% A+ 86% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 16.91% 33% F 81% B-
Dividend Return 0.60% 67% D+ 18% F
Total Return 17.51% 33% F 79% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 9.39% 100% A+ 67% D+
Risk Adjusted Return 186.51% 100% A+ 100% A+
Market Capitalization 42.06B 100% A+ 95% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Waste Management)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 51.82 67% D+ 10% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.71 33% F 12% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 24.77 67% D+ 7% F
EV/EBITDA 26.55 67% D+ 15% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 9.32% 100% A+ 52% F
Return on Invested Capital 7.79% 100% A+ 66% D
Return on Assets 4.80% 100% A+ 71% C-
Debt to Equity Ratio 72.12% 100% A+ 40% F
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 0.74% 100% A+ 6% F
Short Ratio 5.02 67% D+ 25% F
Short Percent 0.93% 67% D+ 62% D-
Beta 0.72 100% A+ 80% B-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector