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Waste Connections Inc (WCN) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Waste Connections Inc (WCN) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Waste Connections Inc is a solid waste services company in North America. The company provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States, and Canada. Waste Connections Inc has a market cap of $21.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $81.00 with a P/E ratio of 29.84 and P/S ratio of 4.47. The dividend yield of Waste Connections Inc stocks is 0.72%. Waste Connections Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 6.40% over the past ten years.


For the last quarter Waste Connections Inc reported a revenue of $1.3 billion, compared with the revenue of $1.2 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $4.9 billion, an increase of 6.3% from last year. For the last five years Waste Connections Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 24.1% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $2.07 for the year, a decline of 5% from the previous year. The Waste Connections Inc had a decent operating margin of 17.31%, compared with the operating margin of 16.92% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Waste Connections Inc is 20.34%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Waste Connections Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $319.3 million, compared with $433.8 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $4.2 billion, compared with $3.9 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 6.5. Waste Connections Inc has a financial strength rank of 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $81.00, Waste Connections Inc is traded at 12.9% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $71.77. The P/S ratio of the stock is 4.47, while the historical median P/S ratio is 3.97. The stock gained 17.58% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of WCN, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.