Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) Q1 ’23
8 December 2022 I Houston, TX
The board of directors of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.70 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.65.
For calendar year 2023, this marks the second dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. Both changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.75% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels.
For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor.
From the press release: “WM (NYSE: WM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 7.7% increase in the planned quarterly dividend rate for 2023, from $0.65 to $0.70 per share. The annual dividend rate increase from $2.60 to $2.80 per share marks the twentieth consecutive year of dividend rate increases. The Company also received authorization from its Board of Directors to repurchase up to $1.5 billion of the Company’s common stock. This new authorization replaces our prior $1.5 billion authorization that was fully utilized in 2022.” 1
About the company: “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.” 1
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