WCN.TO - Waste Connections, Inc.

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-3.23 (-2.65%)
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Previous Close121.67
Bid118.17 x 0
Ask118.23 x 0
Day's Range118.16 - 121.82
52 Week Range93.51 - 128.98
Avg. Volume280,786
Market Cap31.192B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.59
PE Ratio (TTM)56.13
EPS (TTM)2.11
Earnings DateOct 28, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.84 (0.70%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-09
1y Target Est89.21
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  • Waste Connections Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid For Share Repurchases
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    Waste Connections Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid For Share Repurchases

    TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") for the annual renewal of its normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB").  The renewal will follow on the conclusion of the Company's current NCIB expiring August 7, 2019. Pursuant to the renewed NCIB, Waste Connections proposes to purchase through the facilities of the TSX, the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") and/or alternative Canadian trading systems, from time to time over the next 12 months, if considered advisable, up to 13,184,474 common shares, being 5% of its 263,689,490 issued and outstanding shares as of August 1, 2019.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of WCN.TO earnings conference call or presentation 30-Jul-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Waste Connections Inc Earnings Call

  • Waste Connections Appoints Elise L. Jordan To Its Board Of Directors
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    Waste Connections Appoints Elise L. Jordan To Its Board Of Directors

    TORONTO , Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that Elise L. Jordan has been appointed to its ...

  • Waste Connections (WCN) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    Waste Connections (WCN) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    WCN earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • PR Newswire

    Waste Connections Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results And Updates Full Year Outlook

    - Revenue of $1.370 billion , up 10.5% - Reports 6.0% solid waste price + volume growth, exceeding high end of outlook - Net income attributable to Waste Connections of $148.8 million , or $0.56 per share ...

  • PR Newswire

    Waste Connections Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

    TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 U.S. per common share of the Company. The regular quarterly cash dividend will be paid on August 26, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 12, 2019.  The Board intends to review the quarterly dividend each October, with a long-term objective of increasing the amount of the dividend. Shareholders of Waste Connections whose common shares are held by a bank or broker that participates in U.S. depositary DTC will receive payment of their dividends in U.S. dollars.  Shareholders of Waste Connections whose common shares are held by a bank or broker that participates in Canadian depositary CDS will receive payment of their dividends in Canadian dollars, calculated based on the Bank of Canada's daily average exchange rate on August 12, 2019.

  • Benzinga

    Waste Connections Q2 Earnings Preview

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  • PR Newswire

    Waste Connections Names Worthing Jackman As President And CEO; Ron Mittelstaedt Transitions To Executive Chairman

    TORONTO, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") announced the appointment of Worthing F. Jackman, the Company's President, to President and Chief Executive Officer.  He has also joined Waste Connections' Board of Directors.  The Company also announced that Ronald J. Mittelstaedt has returned from his temporary leave of absence and assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.  As Executive Chairman and as a continuing employee, Mr. Mittelstaedt will assist in several areas, including culture, strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Waste Connections Announces Dates For Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release And Upcoming Management Presentations
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    Waste Connections Announces Dates For Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release And Upcoming Management Presentations

    TORONTO , June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that it will report financial results for the ...

  • Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN)
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    Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN)

    "The global economic environment is very favorable for investors. Economies are generally strong, but not too strong. Employment levels are among the strongest for many decades. Interest rates are paused at very low levels, and the risk of significant increases in the medium term seems low. Financing for transactions is freely available to good borrowers, […]

  • Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Waste Connections Inc.

    Waste Connections Inc NYSE:WCNView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for WCN with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting WCN. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding WCN are favorable, with net inflows of $3.91 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrialsis falling. The rate of decline is very significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. The rate of contraction may ease in the coming months, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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  • Benzinga

    Waste Connections' Guidance Looks Increasingly 'Realistic,' Analyst Says In Downgrade

    KeyBanc Capital Markets said it "sensed a cautious tone" from  Waste Connections Inc (NYSE: WCN ) on whether the company could outperform 2019 estimates.  The Analyst Sean Eastman downgraded ...

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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of WCN.TO earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Waste Connections Inc Earnings Call

  • 5 Buy-Rated Stocks Beating Earnings Estimates

    5 Buy-Rated Stocks Beating Earnings Estimates

    Earnings season was supposed to be something of a flop this quarter, as Wall Street was forecasting a 3% to 4% revenue drop for Q1 2019. The Cassandra’s have been right on one point, reported revenues are slightly lower than Q4, but 75% of the S&P 500 companies that have reported so far have beaten their estimates. If that rate holds, this earnings season may itself beat the bearish prediction, and run just about flat with last quarter. It’s still early, but that’s a distinct possibility.We’ll take a close look at five stocks that have reported recently and done better than expected, dipping into the TipRanks database to see what Wall Street’s top analysts have to say about them. Boeing Company (BA – Research Report)Boeing is a solid buy, one of Wall Street’s most reliable stocks, that has hit a rough patch in the road of late. The difficulties came to a head with the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 just minutes after takeoff, the second such fatal crash of that model airliner in just five months. In the wake of the Ethiopian Air crash, investigations traced the cause to a flaw in the MAX 8’s autopilot system and all MAX 8 aircraft, worldwide, have been grounded in response. Boeing, for its part, suspended construction on new 737 planes until the autopilot flaw can be resolved. The company is currently developing a software fix to resolve the issue, and is engaged in simulator and flight testing of the MAX 8 with the new autopilot control system.That’s Boeing’s bad news. The company has had plenty of good news, too, ranging from continued orders and upgrades to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter to increased orders for the 777 and 787 wide-body airliners. While this has not fully made up for the financial hit caused by the 737 investigations, groundings, and construction suspension, it has ameliorated the damage.On April 24, Boeing reported Q1 2019 earnings in line with expectations. EPS was 1.5% higher than expected, at $3.16 compared to $3.11, while quarterly revenues of $22.92 billion just missed the forecast $22.98 billion. Management noted $1 billion in increased costs due to shutting down production of the 737, a hit reflected in the company’s cash flow, which was down 10% from last quarter. In positive news, Boeing reported 18 new orders for 777X airliners, along with 30 orders for 787 planes.The immediate reaction to the earnings report was a drop, but BA rebounded as investors digested the facts: Boeing maintains a steady production line and the fix for the MAX 8 is in the works and on track for implementation before the end of Q2. By the end of the day, BA shares were up 1% from their pre-report close. On April 26, BA was still up 1.3% since the Five-star Baird analyst Peter Arment (Track Record & Ratings) lays out a clear case for Boeing to recover from the 737 crash and grounding in a strong position. He says, “While the 2019 outlook was suspended stemming from the 737-MAX grounding, the software fix is tracking to be certified within a few weeks with regulatory approval following and then 737 deliveries can commence exiting 2Q19. Our model still reflects no 737-MAX deliveries in 2Q19 and as a result there are no material changes to our estimates post 1Q19 results. We continue to see the risks to the 737-MAX issue being priced in and remain comfortable recommending buying BA at current levels for the long term.” Arment gives Boeing a price target of $470, indicating confidence in a 23% upside to the stock.Overall, Boeing holds a ‘Moderate Buy’ rating from the analyst consensus, based on 18 ratings from the best-performing analyst over the last three months. 13 of those are buy ratings, while 5 are holds; 6 of the buys have come since the Q1 earnings report. Boeing’s average price target, $443, suggests room for a 16% upside when compared to the $380 current share price.View BA Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail BorgWarner, Inc. (BWA – Research Report)From Seattle, let’s head cross-country to Michigan, where BorgWarner, one of Detroit’s largest powertrain suppliers and a major manufacturer of automotive transmissions, shows us that old-style industrial muscle is alive and still turning a profit. While the automotive industry has had its swings over the years, Detroit has proven itself adaptable to changing situations.BorgWarner, for its part, has carved out a space in the industry providing essential components for the automotive assembly lines. The guaranteed industrial customer base provides Borg with a solid foundation – the company has consistently beaten earnings expectations going all the way back to 2016.Q1 2019 showed both good and bad news for BWA. On the down side, earnings and revenues were lower than the year-ago quarter. On the plus side, the $1 EPS was a 6% beat of the estimate, and reflected a solid performance. Revenues came in at $2.57 billion, well above the $2.47 billion forecast. BWA’s average beat in quarterly estimates over the past year has been 7%, so these results are in line with past reports.BorgWarner is taking a steady note in regard to the full year guidance, building on this good quarter without hyping expectations. Company CEO Frederic Lissalde said in the conference call, “…we are encouraged by the stronger Q1 performance, we're maintaining our full year guidance. We continue to expect revenue to be down 2.5% to up 2% organically, and this represents an outgrowth of 250 basis points to 400 basis points… We continue to expect our adjusted earnings per share to be at $4 to $4.35.”The Q1 results were good enough for BWA to keep its ‘buy’ rating from Oppenheimer. Analyst Noah Kaye (Track Record & Ratings) wrote of the company’s current state and future outlook, “.We saw several positives in 1Q results and guide. First, the company is maintaining a conservative market outlook despite a better than expected start to the year on both light vehicle production and outgrowth metrics. Second, we believe management’s explanation of key tailwinds for back-half margin improvement was cogent. Third, from a strategic perspective, we are encouraged that BWA’s restructuring decision links explicitly to higher win rates and customer demand it sees for hybrid and electric propulsion solutions. While demand uptake for these architectures remains in early innings, the company’s willingness to recalibrate for growth opportunities while attending to margin trajectory is a positive in our view.”Kay gives BWA a $51 price target to go along with his ‘buy’ rating, indicating his confidence in the company and a 20% upside potential to the stock.BWA maintains a ‘Moderate Buy’ rating from the analyst consensus, based on 3 buys and 2 holds given in the past three months. The company’s shares trade at $42, so the average price target of $45 suggests a 5.8% upside to the stock.View BWA Price Target & Analyst Rating Detail Discover Financial Services (DFS – Research Report)You may remember Discover’s ad slogan from back in the day: “It pays to discover.” DFS offered customers one of the first reward programs on a credit card. The Discover Card paid users back a small percentage of their total charges; the program helped the company develop and expand market share in an industry dominated by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.Today, Discover also operates Discover Bank, offering checking and savings accounts, student loans, and home equity loans in addition to credit cards. Unlike most major card brands, Discover directly issues its credit cards, and is the sixth largest card issuer in the US.DFS showed a strong 7% earnings beat in Q1, posting EPS of $2.15 against the expected $2. This was also well ahead of the $1.82 posted in Q1 2018. Revenues were in line with expectations, with the $2.76 billion reported only a half-percent higher than forecast. Reported revenues were, however, 7% higher than a year ago. In the earnings call, company CEO Roger Hochschild pointed out strong growth of 9% in the payment services and private student loan segments. DFS shares have gained 5% since the earnings report went public.Market analysts were generally pleased with DFS’ performance for the quarter. Writing from Oppenheimer, Dominick Gabriele (Track Record & Ratings) said, “DFS reported 1Q19 EPS of $2.15 vs. our consensus [of] $2.01/$2.02. It was a clean beat… DFS continues to provide high capital return to shareholders and improving ROE.” Gabriele may not have been optimistic enough, however, as DFS shares have already matched his price target of $81.Four-star analysts Mark Devries (Track Record & Ratings) of Barclays and Betsy Graseck (Track Record & Ratings) of Morgan Stanley, also took an upbeat view of Discover, and raised their price targets to $87 and $93 respectively. The average price target for this stock is $90, suggesting an upside of 10%. The analyst consensus is a unanimous ‘Strong Buy,’ based on the ratings given after the quarterly report.View DFS Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Waste Connections (WCN – Research Report)Waste Connections, as its name implies, is a garbage disposal company, the third-largest such company operating in North America. It also represents a straightforward case of a stock performance reflecting a modest earnings beat, which in turn was based on solid company performance. The report came out on April 24.By the numbers, WCN posted $1.245 billion in quarterly revenues, against an expectation of $1.24 billion. EPS was 2 cents better than forecast, at 62 cents. In the words of company president Worthing Jackman, “We are extremely pleased with the strong start to the year which, along with expected sequential improvement in volume growth and recently completed acquisitions, positions us well for the remainder of 2019… Our strong financial profile and free cash flow generation provide us the flexibility to fund continuing outsized acquisition activity while increasing the return of capital to shareholders.” Mr. Jackman also notes that his company is “solidly on track to achieve our full year outlook of $950 million [free cash flow].”It’s a rosy picture, and the market analysts agree. Stifel’s four-star analyst Michael Hoffman (Track Record & Ratings), in a research note on WCN, anticipates “annualized free cash flow growth of 7%-8% for the foreseeable future. The latest quarter highlighted the power of Waste Connections' operating model, namely its market selection, asset position and contract structure.” Hoffman’s sets a $105 price target on WCN, implying an upside of 14%.Of the three stocks in this article, WCN gets a unanimous consensus rating – it is a ‘Strong Buy,’ based on 6 buy ratings. The stock trades for $91, with an average price target of $101. This suggests room for an 11% upside to the shares.View WCN Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Waste Management, Inc. (WM – Research Report)Waste Management offers a wide network of landfill sites and recycling plants for disposal of all forms of waste collected from more than 21 customers. The company serves residential areas, as well as commercial, industrial, and municipal customers, with the waste collections industry’s largest fleet of truck, totally over 26,000 vehicles. WM is the largest trach collector in North America, and the chief competitor to Waste Connections (shown above).Like WCN, Waste Management also topped earnings estimates in the first quarter. At 94 cents, EPS was 3% higher than the 91 cents predicted. This was the third of the last four quarters to see an earnings beat. Revenues also came in slightly above expectations, at $3.696 billion compared to the $3.670 billion predicted. The Q1 2019 figure was significantly higher than the year ago quarter’s $3.511 billion.Company CEO Jim Fish summed up the strong quarter in his introduction to the conference call, saying, “Our excellent first quarter results that demonstrate continued strength in our business as well as the agreement we announced last week to acquire Advanced Disposal Services.” That deal, which includes WM paying $3 billion in cash to take over its competitor, represents an important expansion of WM’s market share and operational footprint, and will solidify WM’s position at the top of the waste collection and disposal ecosystem.Oppenheimer analyst Noah Kaye (quoted above in re: BWA) pointed out both the quarterly earnings and the Advanced Disposal (ADSW) agreement. He raised his price target on WM to $115, and in his noted specified the “better organic growth trends and Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) acquisition benefits. The combined Waste Management-Advanced Disposal Services entity can generate $40M-$50M in year one incremental free cash flow.” Kaye’s price target indicates a possible upside of 8.7% to WM.Waste Management’s analyst consensus rating is a ‘Strong Buy,’ with 4 buy reviews and 1 hold given over the past three months. At $112, the average price target implies an upside of 6% from the current share price of $105.View WM Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Enjoy Research Reports on the Stocks in this Article:Boeing Company (BA) Research ReportBorgWarner, Inc. (BWA) Research ReportDiscover Financial Services (DFS) Research ReportWaste Connections (WCN) Research ReportWaste Management (WM) Research Report

  • Waste Connections (WCN) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    Waste Connections (WCN) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    WCN earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.

  • Associated Press

    Waste Connections: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Vaughan, Ontario-based company said it had profit of 48 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 62 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The ...

  • Waste Connections Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
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    Waste Connections Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

    - Revenue of $1.245 billion , exceeding outlook - Reports over 5.0% solid waste price growth, exceeding high end of outlook - Net income attributable to Waste Connections of $125.6 million , or $0.48 per ...