Robust Organic Revenue Growth Drives Strong Income from Operations Performance

The Company Raises 2022 Financial Guidance

WM (NYSE: WM) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

June 30, 2022 (in millions, except per share amounts)

 

June 30, 2021 (in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Reported

As Adjusted(a)

 

As Reported

As Adjusted(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$5,027

$5,027

 

$4,476

$4,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Operations

$890

$907

 

$791

$813

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating EBITDA(b)

$1,398

$1,415

 

$1,291

$1,313

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating EBITDA Margin

27.8%

28.1%

 

28.8%

29.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income(c)

$587

$599

 

$351

$538

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS

$1.41

$1.44

 

$0.83

$1.27

“In the second quarter, we exceeded expectations as our team delivered outstanding results, building on our first quarter momentum and positioning us to increase our full-year financial outlook,” said Jim Fish, WM’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Exceptionally strong organic revenue growth, combined with diligent management of our costs, translated into an almost 8% increase in adjusted operating EBITDA in the second quarter.(a) I am proud of how our team continues to diligently manage costs in this inflationary environment while remaining focused on advancing our long-term strategic priorities of providing the best workplace for our employees, investing in technology and automation that differentiates WM and permanently reduces our cost structure, and leveraging our sustainability platform for growth.”

Fish continued, “During the quarter, we achieved two exciting milestones in our sustainability growth journey. We brought our fifth WM-owned and operated renewable natural gas plant into service in Oklahoma, which is expected to generate about 570,000 MMBtu of RNG and progresses us towards the 21 million MMBtu planned increase in RNG generation by 2026. We also completed technology and automation upgrades at our materials recovery facility in Houston, which keeps us on track to deliver on our planned recycling investments.”

KEY HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

Revenue

  • Core price for the second quarter of 2022 was 7.5% compared to 6.2% in the second quarter of 2021.(d)
  • Collection and disposal yield was 6.2% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 3.7% in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Total Company volumes increased 1.6% in the second quarter of 2022 and collection and disposal volumes increased 2.3%. Total Company and collection and disposal volumes increased 9.2% in the second quarter of 2021 driven largely by strong recovery from the pandemic.(f)

Cost Management

  • Operating expenses as a percentage of revenue increased 140 basis points to 62.5% when compared to the second quarter of 2021. On an adjusted basis, operating expenses as a percentage of revenue increased 130 basis points to 62.4% in the second quarter of 2022.(a) Operating expense margin in the second quarter, when compared to the prior year, was 100 basis points higher due to the impacts of higher commodity prices for fuel and recyclables and 30 basis points higher related to alternative fuel tax credits received in the prior year that have not yet been renewed for 2022.
  • SG&A expenses were 9.7% of revenue in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 9.9% in the second quarter of 2021. On an adjusted basis, SG&A expenses were 9.4% of revenue in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 9.6% in the second quarter of 2021.(a)

Profitability

  • Operating EBITDA in the Company’s collection and disposal business, adjusted on the same basis as total Company operating EBITDA, increased by approximately $107 million to $1.53 billion for the second quarter of 2022. Operating EBITDA as a percentage of revenue in the Company’s collection and disposal business was 31.2% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 32.0% for the second quarter of 2021.(e)
  • Operating EBITDA in the Company’s recycling line of business increased by $5 million compared to the second quarter of 2021.
  • Operating EBITDA in the Company’s renewable energy business increased by $14 million compared to the second quarter of 2021, primarily driven by increases in the value for electricity, renewable natural gas and environmental credits.

Free Cash Flow & Capital Allocation

  • In the second quarter of 2022, net cash provided by operating activities was $1.05 billion compared to $1.04 billion in the second quarter of 2021.
  • In the second quarter of 2022, capital expenditures to support the business were $485 million compared to $387 million in the second quarter of 2021. In addition, capital expenditures for sustainability growth investments were $65 million compared to $9 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • In the second quarter of 2022, free cash flow was $503 million compared to $649 million in the second quarter of 2021.(a) Free cash flow without sustainability growth investments was $568 million compared to $658 million in the second quarter of 2021.(a) The year-over-year decline in free cash flow was primarily driven by the timing of capital spending.
  • During the second quarter of 2022, $539 million was returned to shareholders, including $269 million of cash dividends and $270 million allocated to share repurchases.

REVISED 2022 OUTLOOK

  • Total Company revenue growth in 2022 is expected to be approximately 10%, an increase of 400 basis points from the midpoint of prior guidance. Combined internal revenue growth from yield and volume in the collection and disposal business is now expected to approach 8.5%.
  • Adjusted operating EBITDA is now expected to be between $5.5 and $5.6 billion in 2022, an increase of $175 million from prior guidance.(a)
  • The Company’s projected adjusted operating EBITDA margin at the midpoint of its guidance range is 28.1%, which includes an estimated 60-basis-point headwind related to increased fuel costs.(a)
  • Free cash flow is projected to exceed the upper end of the Company’s previous guidance range of $2.6 to $2.7 billion excluding the targeted sustainability growth investments, or $2.05 to $2.15 billion including sustainability growth investments.(a)
  • The Company expects to complete between $300 and $400 million of acquisitions in 2022. The Company’s revenue and operating EBITDA guidance provided above exclude incremental contributions from acquisitions.
  • The Company expects to repurchase an additional $980 million of its common stock in 2022, exhausting the full $1.5 billion of share repurchase authorization previously announced.

Fish concluded, “WM is well positioned in any economic environment given the essential nature of the services we provide, the annuity-like characteristics of our revenue, and our reliable business model. Our solid results in the first half of 2022, driven by our focus on disciplined pricing and cost management, give us confidence in our ability to deliver on our new, higher outlook.”

(a)

The information labeled as adjusted in this press release, as well as free cash flow, are non-GAAP measures. Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and the reconciliations in the accompanying schedules for more information.

 

(b)

Management defines operating EBITDA as GAAP income from operations before depreciation and amortization; this measure may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies.

 

(c)

For purposes of this press release, all references to "Net income" refer to the financial statement line item "Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc."

 

(d)

Core price is a performance metric used by management to evaluate the effectiveness of our pricing strategies; it is not derived from our financial statements and may not be comparable to measures presented by other companies. Core price is based on certain historical assumptions, which may differ from actual results, to allow for comparability between reporting periods and to reveal trends in results over time.

 

(e)

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company updated its collection and disposal operating EBITDA calculation with a more accurate allocation of costs to this line of business. The Company has restated the prior periods to be consistent with the current year presentation.

 

(f)

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021, changes in the Company’s renewable energy revenue are reflected as components of the changes in revenue attributable to yield (included in “Fuel & Other”) and volume. The Company has restated the prior periods to be consistent with the current year presentation.

The Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. ET today to discuss the second quarter results. Information contained within this press release will be referenced and should be considered in conjunction with the call.

Listeners can access a live audio webcast of the conference call by visiting investors.wm.com and selecting “Events & Presentations” from the website menu. A replay of the audio webcast will be available at the same location following the conclusion of the call.

Beginning this quarter, conference call participants must register to obtain their dial in and passcode details. The new, streamlined process improves security and eliminates wait times when joining the call.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

WM (WM.com) is North America's largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM's fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks – the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America – where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas. To learn more about WM and the company's sustainability progress and solutions, visit Sustainability.WM.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The Company, from time to time, provides estimates of financial and other data, comments on expectations relating to future periods and makes statements of opinion, view or belief about current and future events. This press release contains a number of such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to all statements under the heading “Revised 2022 Outlook” and all statements regarding future performance or financial results of our business; achievement of financial guidance; future share repurchases; future demand for services, volumes and economic activity; and future execution of strategic priorities, including pricing, cost management, investments and sustainability projects, results and growth. You should view these statements with caution. They are based on the facts and circumstances known to the Company as of the date the statements are made. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from those set forth in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to failure to implement our optimization, growth, and cost savings initiatives and overall business strategy; failure to identify acquisition targets, consummate and integrate acquisitions; failure to obtain the results anticipated from acquisitions; environmental and other regulations, including developments related to emerging contaminants, gas emissions and renewable fuel; significant environmental, safety or other incidents resulting in liabilities or brand damage; failure to obtain and maintain necessary permits; failure to attract, hire and retain key team members and a high quality workforce; changes in wage and labor related regulations; significant storms and destructive climate events; public health risk and other impacts of COVID-19 or similar pandemic conditions, including related regulations, resulting in increased costs and social, labor and commercial disruption; macroeconomic pressures and market disruption resulting in labor, supply chain and transportation constraints and inflationary cost pressure; increased competition; pricing actions; commodity price fluctuations; impacts from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting geopolitical conflict and international response, including increased risk of cyber incidents and exacerbation of market disruption, inflationary cost pressure and changes in commodity prices, fuel and other energy costs; international trade restrictions; disposal alternatives and waste diversion; declining waste volumes; weakness in general economic conditions and capital markets; adoption of new tax legislation; fuel shortages; failure to develop and protect new technology; failure of technology to perform as expected, including implementation of a new enterprise resource planning and human capital management system; failure to prevent, detect and address cybersecurity incidents or comply with privacy regulations; negative outcomes of litigation or governmental proceedings; and decisions or developments that result in impairment charges. Please also see the Company’s filings with the SEC, including Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, for additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to its business. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, including financial estimates and forecasts, whether as a result of future events, circumstances or developments or otherwise.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement its financial information, the Company has presented, and/or may discuss on the conference call, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted net income, adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating EBITDA, adjusted operating EBITDA margin, adjusted operating expenses, adjusted SG&A expenses and free cash flow, as well as projections of adjusted operating EBITDA and free cash flow for 2022. All of these items are non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company reports its financial results in compliance with GAAP but believes that also discussing non-GAAP measures provides investors with (i) financial measures the Company uses in the management of its business and (ii) additional, meaningful comparisons of current results to prior periods’ results by excluding items that the Company does not believe reflect its fundamental business performance and are not representative or indicative of its results of operations.

In addition, the Company’s projected future adjusted operating EBITDA is anticipated to exclude the effects of events or circumstances that are not representative or indicative of the Company’s results of operations. Such excluded items are not currently determinable, but may be significant, such as asset impairments and one-time items, charges, gains or losses from divestitures or litigation, and other items. Due to the uncertainty of the likelihood, amount and timing of any such items, the Company does not have information available to provide a quantitative reconciliation of such projection to the comparable GAAP measure.

The Company discusses free cash flow and provides a projection of free cash flow because the Company believes that it is indicative of its ability to pay its quarterly dividends, repurchase common stock, fund acquisitions and other investments and, in the absence of refinancings, to repay its debt obligations. Free cash flow is not intended to replace “Net cash provided by operating activities,” which is the most comparable GAAP measure. The Company believes free cash flow gives investors useful insight into how the Company views its liquidity, but the use of free cash flow as a liquidity measure has material limitations because it excludes certain expenditures that are required or that the Company has committed to, such as declared dividend payments and debt service requirements. The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures, plus proceeds from divestitures of businesses and other assets (net of cash divested); this definition may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies.

The quantitative reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the accompanying schedules, with the exception of projected adjusted operating EBITDA. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In Millions, Except per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Operating revenues

 

$

5,027

 

$

4,476

 

$

9,688

 

$

8,588

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

3,142

 

 

2,736

 

 

6,045

 

 

5,250

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

487

 

 

445

 

 

978

 

 

903

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

508

 

 

500

 

 

990

 

 

972

Restructuring

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

Loss from divestitures, asset impairments and unusual items, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

 

4,137

 

 

3,685

 

 

8,030

 

 

7,147

Income from operations

 

 

890

 

 

791

 

 

1,658

 

 

1,441

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(93)

 

 

(98)

 

 

(178)

 

 

(195)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

(220)

 

 

 

 

(220)

Equity in net losses of unconsolidated entities

 

 

(17)

 

 

(11)

 

 

(32)

 

 

(20)

Other, net

 

 

(4)

 

 

(6)

 

 

(1)

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

(114)

 

 

(335)

 

 

(211)

 

 

(440)

Income before income taxes

 

 

776

 

 

456

 

 

1,447

 

 

1,001

Income tax expense

 

 

189

 

 

105

 

 

346

 

 

229

Consolidated net income

 

 

587

 

 

351

 

 

1,101

 

 

772

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc.

 

$

587

 

$

351

 

$

1,100

 

$

772

Basic earnings per common share

 

$

1.42

 

$

0.83

 

$

2.65

 

$

1.83

Diluted earnings per common share

 

$

1.41

 

$

0.83

 

$

2.64

 

$

1.82

Weighted average basic common shares outstanding

 

 

414.4

 

 

421.6

 

 

415.0

 

 

422.3

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

 

 

416.4

 

 

423.6

 

 

417.0

 

 

424.0

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

2022

 

2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

894

 

$

118

Receivables, net

 

 

2,665

 

 

2,546

Other

 

 

428

 

 

405

Total current assets

 

 

3,987

 

 

3,069

Property and equipment, net

 

 

14,382

 

 

14,419

Goodwill

 

 

9,022

 

 

9,028

Other intangible assets, net

 

 

834

 

 

898

Other

 

 

1,903

 

 

1,683

Total assets

 

$

30,128

 

$

29,097

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenues

 

$

3,491

 

$

3,374

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

231

 

 

708

Total current liabilities

 

 

3,722

 

 

4,082

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

 

14,046

 

 

12,697

Other

 

 

5,168

 

 

5,192

Total liabilities

 

 

22,936

 

 

21,971

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste Management, Inc. stockholders’ equity

 

 

7,190

 

 

7,124

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

2

 

 

2

Total equity

 

 

7,192

 

 

7,126

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

30,128

 

$

29,097

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated net income

 

$

1,101

 

$

772

Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

990

 

 

972

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

220

Other

 

 

105

 

 

75

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures

 

 

109

 

 

124

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

2,305

 

 

2,163

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

 

(10)

 

 

(10)

Capital expenditures

 

 

(968)

 

 

(666)

Proceeds from divestitures of businesses and other assets, net of cash divested

 

 

11

 

 

17

Other, net

 

 

(133)

 

 

(49)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(1,100)

 

 

(708)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

New borrowings

 

 

5,360

 

 

1,707

Debt repayments

 

 

(4,683)

 

 

(2,326)

Premiums and other paid on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

(211)

Common stock repurchase program

 

 

(520)

 

 

(500)

Cash dividends

 

 

(544)

 

 

(489)

Exercise of common stock options

 

 

21

 

 

41

Tax payments associated with equity-based compensation transactions

 

 

(35)

 

 

(28)

Other, net

 

 

(6)

 

 

(4)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(407)

 

 

(1,810)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

 

1

 

 

4

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

 

799

 

 

(351)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

194

 

 

648

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

993

 

$

297

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

SUMMARY DATA SHEET

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

Operating Revenues by Line of Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Commercial

 

$

1,355

 

$

1,178

 

$

2,642

 

$

2,309

Industrial

 

 

942

 

 

811

 

 

1,778

 

 

1,554

Residential

 

 

832

 

 

794

 

 

1,637

 

 

1,576

Other collection

 

 

181

 

 

135

 

 

334

 

 

251

Total collection

 

 

3,310

 

 

2,918

 

 

6,391

 

 

5,690

Landfill

 

 

1,194

 

 

1,075

 

 

2,245

 

 

1,990

Transfer

 

 

554

 

 

532

 

 

1,040

 

 

997

Recycling

 

 

468

 

 

397

 

 

921

 

 

739

Other

 

 

596

 

 

513

 

 

1,171

 

 

990

Intercompany (a)

 

 

(1,095)

 

 

(959)

 

 

(2,080)

 

 

(1,818)

Total

 

$

5,027

 

$

4,476

 

$

9,688

 

$

8,588

Internal Revenue Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Period-to-Period Change for the Three Months

 

 

Period-to-Period Change for the Six Months

 

 

 

Ended June 30, 2022 vs. 2021

 

 

Ended June 30, 2022 vs. 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Related

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Amount

 

Business(b)

 

 

Amount

 

Company(c)

 

 

Amount

 

Business(b)

 

 

Amount

 

Company(c)

 

Collection and disposal

 

$

241

 

6.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

442

 

5.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling (d)

 

 

96

 

25.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

212

 

30.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel surcharges and other (e)

 

 

153

 

70.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

243

 

58.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total average yield (f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

490

 

10.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

897

 

10.4

%

Volume (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

217

 

2.5

 

Internal revenue growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

563

 

12.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,114

 

12.9

 

Acquisitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

0.1

 

Divestitures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

 

(0.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11)

 

(0.1)

 

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8)

 

(0.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8)

 

(0.1)

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

551

 

12.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,100

 

12.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Period-to-Period Change for the Three Months

Ended June 30, 2022 vs. 2021

 

 

Period-to-Period Change for the Six Months

Ended June 30, 2022 vs. 2021

 

 

 

As a % of Related Business(b)

 

 

As a % of Related Business(b)

 

 

 

Yield

 

Volume

 

 

Yield

 

Volume(g)

 

Commercial

 

8.3

%

1.6

%

 

8.1

%

2.4

%

Industrial

 

10.6

 

0.7

 

 

9.2

 

0.8

 

Residential

 

5.3

 

(3.2)

 

 

5.1

 

(3.3)

 

Total collection

 

7.8

 

0.7

 

 

7.3

 

0.9

 

MSW

 

5.8

 

0.4

 

 

5.9

 

2.5

 

Transfer

 

3.7

 

0.2

 

 

3.5

 

0.3

 

Total collection and disposal

 

6.2

%

2.3

%

 

5.9

%

3.0

%

(a)

Intercompany revenues between lines of business are eliminated in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included herein.

(b)

Calculated by dividing the increase or decrease for the current year period by the prior year period’s related business revenue adjusted to exclude the impacts of divestitures for the current year period.

(c)

Calculated by dividing the increase or decrease for the current year period by the prior year period’s total Company revenue adjusted to exclude the impacts of divestitures for the current year period.

(d)

Includes combined impact of commodity price variability and changes in fees.

(e)

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021, includes changes in our revenue attributable to our WM Renewable Energy business. We have revised our prior year results to conform with the current year presentation.

(f)

The amounts reported herein represent the changes in our revenue attributable to average yield for the total Company.

(g)

Workday adjusted volume impact.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

SUMMARY DATA SHEET

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Cash Flow(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

1,047

 

$

1,043

 

$

2,305

 

$

2,163

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(485)

 

 

(387)

 

 

(856)

 

 

(646)

 

Proceeds from divestitures of businesses and other assets, net of cash divested

 

 

6

 

 

2

 

 

11

 

 

17

 

Free cash flow without sustainability growth investments

 

 

568

 

 

658

 

 

1,460

 

 

1,534

 

Capital expenditures - sustainability growth investments

 

 

(65)

 

 

(9)

 

 

(112)

 

 

(20)

 

Free cash flow

 

$

503

 

$

649

 

$

1,348

 

$

1,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Supplemental Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internalization of waste, based on disposal costs

 

 

68.7

%

 

68.7

%

 

68.6

%

 

68.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landfill amortizable tons (in millions)

 

 

32.7

 

 

32.1

 

 

61.8

 

 

59.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition Summary(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross annualized revenue acquired

 

$

 

$

2

 

$

3

 

$

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total consideration, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

6

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for acquisitions consummated during the period, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

5

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for acquisitions including contingent consideration and other items from prior periods, net of cash acquired

 

 

6

 

 

2

 

 

10

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landfill Amortization and Accretion Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Landfill amortization expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost basis of landfill assets

 

$

152

 

$

144

 

$

286

 

$

267

 

Asset retirement costs

 

 

36

 

 

40

 

 

69

 

 

74

 

Total landfill amortization expense(c)

 

 

188

 

 

184

 

 

355

 

 

341

 

Accretion expense

 

27

 

28

 

55

 

54

 

Landfill amortization and accretion expense

 

$

215

 

$

212

 

$

410

 

$

395

 

(a)

The summary of free cash flow has been prepared to highlight and facilitate understanding of the principal cash flow elements. Free cash flow is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles and is not intended to replace the consolidated statement of cash flows that was prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

(b)

Represents amounts associated with business acquisitions consummated during the applicable period except where noted.

(c)

The increase in landfill amortization was driven by landfill volume increases and changes in landfill estimates.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN NON-GAAP MEASURES

(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

 

Income from

 

Pre-tax

 

Tax

 

Net

 

Diluted Per

 

 

Operations

 

Income

 

Expense

 

Income(a)

 

Share Amount

As reported amounts

 

$

890

 

$

776

 

$

189

 

$

587

 

$

1.41

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enterprise resource planning system implementation-related costs

 

 

13

 

 

13

 

 

4

 

 

9

 

 

 

Advanced Disposal integration-related costs

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

5

 

 

12

 

 

0.03

As adjusted amounts

 

$

907

 

$

793

 

$

194

(b)

$

599

 

$

1.44

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating EBITDA

 

$

1,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

 

Income from

 

Pre-tax

 

Tax

 

Net

 

Diluted Per

 

 

Operations

 

Income

 

Expense

 

Income(a)

 

Share Amount

As reported amounts

 

$

791

 

$

456

 

$

105

 

$

351

 

$

0.83

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss and other costs associated with extinguishment of debt (c)

 

 

 

 

226

 

 

56

 

 

170

 

 

 

Advanced Disposal integration-related costs

 

 

13

 

 

13

 

 

3

 

 

10

 

 

 

Enterprise resource planning system implementation-related costs

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

2

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

248

 

 

61

 

 

187

 

 

0.44

As adjusted amounts

 

$

813

 

$

704

 

$

166

(b)

$

538

 

$

1.27

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating EBITDA

 

$

1,313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

For purposes of this press release table, all references to “Net income” refer to the financial statement line item “Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc.”

(b)

The Company calculates its effective tax rate based on actual dollars. When the effective tax rate is calculated by dividing the Tax Expense amount in the table above by the Pre-tax Income amount, differences occur due to rounding, as these items have been rounded in millions. The second quarter 2022 and 2021 adjusted effective tax rates were 24.3% and 23.5%, respectively.

(c)

Includes charges of $220 million reflected in the “Loss on early extinguishment of debt” financial caption and $6 million reflected in the “Interest expense, net” financial caption related to the retirement of $1.3 billion of certain high-coupon senior notes through a cash tender offer in May 2021.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN NON-GAAP MEASURES

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Operating Expenses and Adjusted Operating Expenses Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues, as reported

 

$

5,027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses, as reported

 

$

3,142

 

 

62.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Disposal integration-related costs

 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating expenses

 

$

3,139

 

 

62.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

 

As a % of

 

 

 

Amount

 

Revenues

 

Amount

 

Revenues

 

Adjusted SG&A Expenses and Adjusted SG&A Expenses Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues, as reported

 

$

5,027

 

 

 

 

$

4,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses, as reported

 

$

487

 

 

9.7

%

$

445

 

9.9

%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enterprise resource planning system implementation-related costs

 

 

(13)

 

 

 

 

 

(9)

 

 

 

Advanced Disposal integration-related costs

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

 

 

 

Adjusted SG&A expenses

 

$

473

 

 

9.4

%

$

430

 

9.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Projected Free Cash Flow Reconciliation(a)

 

Scenario 1

 

Scenario 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

4,675

 

$

4,725

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(2,000)

 

 

(2,050)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from divestitures of businesses and other assets, net of cash divested

 

 

25

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free cash flow without sustainability growth investments

 

$

2,700

 

$

2,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures - sustainability growth investments

 

 

(550)

 

 

(550)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free cash flow

 

$

2,150

 

$

2,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

The reconciliation includes two scenarios that illustrate our projected free cash flow range for 2022. The amounts used in the reconciliation are subject to many variables, some of which are not under our control and, therefore, are not necessarily indicative of actual results.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY

(In Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Diversity in the structure of recycling contracts results in different accounting treatment for commodity rebates. In accordance with revenue recognition guidance, our Company records gross recycling revenue and records rebates paid to customers as cost of goods sold. Other contract structures allow for netting of rebates against revenue.

 

Additionally, there are differences in whether companies adjust for accretion expense in their calculation of EBITDA. Our Company does not adjust for landfill accretion expenses when calculating operating EBITDA, while other companies do adjust it for the calculation of their EBITDA measure.

 

The table below illustrates the impact that differing contract structures and treatment of accretion expense has on the Company’s adjusted operating EBITDA margin results. This information has been provided to enhance comparability and is not intended to replace or adjust GAAP reported results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

Amount

 

Change in Adjusted Operating EBITDA Margin

 

Amount

 

Change in Adjusted Operating EBITDA Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling commodity rebates

 

$

229

 

1.4%

 

$

179

 

1.3%

Accretion expense

 

$

27

 

0.6%

 

$

28

 

0.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

Amount

 

Change in Adjusted Operating EBITDA Margin

 

Amount

 

Change in Adjusted Operating EBITDA Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling commodity rebates

 

$

452

 

1.3%

 

$

331

 

1.2%

Accretion expense

 

$

55

 

0.6%

 

$

54

 

0.6%

 

Waste Management

Website www.wm.com

Analysts Ed Egl 713.265.1656 eegl@wm.com

Media Toni Werner media@wm.com

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