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Waste Management Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Company Sees Improving Trends Heading into 2013

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2012-- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced financial results for its quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $3.46 billion compared with $3.52 billion for the same 2011 period. The Company was negatively impacted by a decline in recycling commodity prices, which decreased revenues by $176 million. Net income (a) for the quarter was $214 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, compared with $272 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011.

Net income would have been $285 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012 compared with $295 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011(b), if not for the following after-tax charges:

  • $32 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, related to the previously announced organizational restructuring and a labor union dispute; and
  • $39 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, from impairments of investments in unconsolidated entities and related assets.

David P. Steiner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management, commented, “The third quarter saw some good and improving trends. We saw improvement in both our internal revenue growth from collection and disposal yield and work-day adjusted volumes. Collection and disposal yield improved sequentially for the first time in six quarters, and we saw positive internal revenue growth from both yield and volume in our MSW, C&D and special waste landfill operations. Our overall income from operations margin, as adjusted, improved by 30 basis points despite a significant decline in commodity prices.(b)

“Commodity price declines in our recycling and waste-to-energy operations led to a $0.10 year-over-year earnings per share negative impact in the third quarter. We anticipate another $0.04 per share of headwinds in the fourth quarter. So, the total headwinds for the second half of the year related to commodities are estimated to be $0.14 per diluted share, or $0.07 higher than we previously anticipated at the end of the second quarter. I am pleased that we were able to produce strong quarterly results in the face of these headwinds.”

KEY HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER 2012

  • Revenue from solid waste collection and disposal operations increased $115 million or 3.3%, excluding the impact of commodity prices. That revenue increase, however, was more than offset by a $176 million revenue decline from commodities prices, resulting in total revenue being down by 1.7%, or $61 million.
  • Internal revenue growth from yield for collection and disposal operations was 0.8%. Adjusting for contract changes related to the Company’s South Florida waste-to-energy plants, internal revenue growth from yield for collection and disposal operations was 1.0%.
  • Core price increases, which consist of price increases and fees (other than the Company’s fuel surcharge), net of rollbacks, were 2.6%, consistent with the first half of 2012.
  • Work-day adjusted volumes were positive 0.5% for the quarter. Non-work-day adjusted volumes were negative 0.1%. There was one less work day in the quarter.
  • Average recycling commodity prices were approximately 40% lower in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the prior year period. Recycling operations had a negative $0.08 effect on the current year quarter diluted earnings per share compared with the same quarter last year.
  • Electricity prices, which affect the Company’s waste-to-energy plants, averaged 12% lower in the quarter compared with the prior year period. Waste-to-energy operations had a negative $0.02 effect on the current year quarter diluted earnings per share compared with the same quarter last year.
  • Operating expenses improved by $32 million. Higher expenses for third party haulers and maintenance were more than offset by reductions in commodity rebates and landfill operating costs.
  • SG&A expenses decreased by $45 million compared with the third quarter of 2011 primarily from incentive compensation accrual reversals and reorganization savings. As a percent of revenue, SG&A expenses improved 110 basis points to 9.7%.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $574 million; capital expenditures were $402 million; and free cash flow was $180 million.(c)
  • The Company returned $164 million to shareholders in the form of dividends.
  • The effective tax rate was 36.1%, compared to 32.3% in the same quarter last year, which had a negative $0.01 effect on diluted earnings per share.

Steiner added, “Our 2012 full-year earnings guidance of $2.15 to $2.20 per share was based upon commodity prices causing a second half reduction in earnings of $0.07 per share. We now expect a second half reduction in earnings of $0.14 per share, which is $0.07 more than our previous prediction. The additional $0.07 impact from lower commodity prices would adjust our guidance to a range of $2.08 to $2.13 per diluted share. (b) Our solid waste collection and disposal business continues to operate as expected, and we are seeing some favorable trends moving into 2013 on both pricing and SG&A costs.

“Our full year cash flow guidance of $1.1 to $1.2 billion has three parts: cash from operations, capital expenditures, and sales of assets. We are on track to meet or exceed the cash from operations and capital expenditure components of our 2012 free cash flow, which would generate between $800 million and $850 million of cash for the full year. As discussed after the second quarter, our full-year free cash flow range assumed the sale of selected assets. We are in the process of evaluating opportunities to sell these assets. If we decide not to sell these assets at this time, or we do not complete the sales before year end, it will reduce the proceeds from divestitures component of our free cash flow, but will not affect cash flow from operations.”(c)

Steiner concluded, “Recycling commodity prices and natural gas prices have stabilized recently, with recycling commodity prices actually up modestly in the last few weeks. Given our current outlook for relatively stable commodity prices for full-year 2013, we do not expect significant headwinds from commodity prices for the full year 2013. With our recent restructuring anticipated to reduce costs by $130 million in 2013, our other cost programs picking up steam, and our focus on pricing to improve yield over our 2012 results, we expect to see earnings and cash flows strengthen in 2013. We will give further guidance with respect to 2013 when we release our fourth quarter 2012 results.”

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(a) 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.”

(b) This earnings release contains a discussion of non-GAAP 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) 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 our results of operations and (ii) financial measures the Company uses in the management of its business. Accordingly, net income, earnings per diluted share and income from operations margin have been presented in certain instances excluding special items noted in this press release. The quantitative reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures is included in the accompanying schedules.

The Company’s projected full year 2012 earnings per diluted share are not GAAP net earnings per diluted share and are anticipated to be adjusted to exclude the effects of events or circumstances in 2012 that are not representative or indicative of the Company’s results of operations. Projected GAAP earnings per diluted share for the full year would require inclusion of the projected impact of future excluded items, including items that are not currently determinable, but may be significant, such as asset impairments and one-time items, charges, gains or losses from divestitures or litigation, or 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 adjusted projected full year earnings per diluted share to a GAAP earnings per diluted share projection.

(c) The Company also discusses free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP measure, because it believes that it is indicative of our ability to pay our quarterly dividends, repurchase common stock, fund acquisitions and other investments and, in the absence of refinancings, to repay our debt obligations. Free cash flow is not intended to replace “Net cash provided by operating activities,” which is the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure. However, the Company believes free cash flow gives investors useful insight into how the Company views its liquidity. Nonetheless, 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 (net of cash divested), and other sales of assets.

The Company's definition of free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies, and therefore is not subject to comparison. The quantitative reconciliation of free cash flow for the quarter to the most comparable GAAP measure is included in the accompanying schedules. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, and investors are urged to take into account GAAP measures as well as non-GAAP measures in evaluating the Company.

After the second quarter, the Company provided the following reconciliation that presents two scenarios that illustrate projected free cash flow for 2012. The amounts used in this reconciliation are subject to many variables, some of which are not under our control and, therefore, are not necessarily indicative of results.

(Dollars in millions)

                   

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

2,300

$

2,400

Capital expenditures

 

(1,450

)

 

(1,600

)

850

800

Proceeds from divestitures of businesses (net of

cash divested) and other sales of assets (*)

 

250

   

400

 

$

1,100

 

$

1,200

 

(*) As discussed in this press release, these projected free cash flow scenarios assume the sale of selected assets. If we decide not to sell these assets at this time, or we do not complete the sales before year end, it will reduce the proceeds from divestitures component of our free cash flow.

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 AM (Eastern) today to discuss the third quarter 2012 results. Information contained within this press release will be referenced and should be considered in conjunction with the call.

The conference call will be webcast live from the Investor Relations section of Waste Management’s website www.wm.com. To access the conference call by telephone, please dial (877) 710-6139 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. If you are calling from outside of the United States or Canada, please dial (706) 643-7398. Please utilize conference ID number 30012751 when prompted by the conference call operator.

A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website www.wm.com and by telephone from approximately 1:00 PM (Eastern) Wednesday, October 31, 2012 through 5:00 PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. To access the replay telephonically, please dial (855) 859-2056, or from outside of the United States or Canada dial (404) 537-3406, and use the replay conference ID number 30012751.

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 2012 earnings per diluted share; 2012 free cash flow and its individual components; 2013 earnings and free cash flow; 2013 restructuring cost savings, and statements regarding the results from recycling and waste-to-energy operations and related commodity prices; results for core solid waste operations; sales of non-core assets; results from pricing initiatives; overall results of operations and business prospects; and general market and industry conditions. 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, commodity price fluctuations; increased competition; pricing actions; failure to implement our optimization and growth initiatives and overall business strategy; failure to successfully implement our restructuring actions and/or failure of those actions to achieve the goals and cost savings intended; business disruption and employee distraction resulting from our restructuring; changes in our organizational structure and workforce and resulting restructuring or impairment charges; environmental and other regulations; disposal alternatives and waste diversion; declining waste volumes; failure to develop and protect new technology; significant environmental or other incidents resulting in liabilities and brand damage; weakness in economic conditions; failure to obtain and maintain necessary permits; labor disruptions; impairment charges; and negative outcomes of litigation or governmental proceedings. 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 our 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.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

 
Waste Management, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
Quarters Ended September 30,
2012 2011
 
Operating revenues $ 3,461 $ 3,522
 
Costs and expenses:
Operating 2,229 2,261
Selling, general and administrative 335 380
Depreciation and amortization 331 317
Restructuring 44 15
(Income) expense from divestitures, asset impairments and unusual items   22     6  
  2,961     2,979  
Income from operations   500     543  
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (123 ) (118 )
Interest income 2 1
Equity in net losses of unconsolidated entities (17 ) (7 )
Other, net   (14 )   2  
  (152 )   (122 )
 
Income before income taxes 348 421
Provision for income taxes   125     136  
Consolidated net income 223 285

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

  9     13  
Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc. $ 214   $ 272  
 
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.46   $ 0.58  
 
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.46   $ 0.58  
 
Basic common shares outstanding   464.2     468.3  
 
Diluted common shares outstanding   464.9     469.7  
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.355   $ 0.34  
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Earnings Per Share
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
Quarters Ended September 30,
2012 2011
 
EPS Calculation:
 
Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc. $ 214 $ 272
 
 
 
Number of common shares outstanding at end of period 463.9 461.2
Effect of using weighted average common shares outstanding   0.3   7.1
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 464.2 468.3
Dilutive effect of equity-based compensation awards and
other contingently issuable shares   0.7   1.4
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding   464.9   469.7
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.46 $ 0.58
 
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.46 $ 0.58
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2012 2011
 
Operating revenues $ 10,215 $ 9,972
 
Costs and expenses:
Operating 6,655 6,396
Selling, general and administrative 1,116 1,144
Depreciation and amortization 971 935
Restructuring 51 15
(Income) expense from divestitures, asset impairments and unusual items   55     6  
  8,848     8,496  
Income from operations   1,367     1,476  
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (366 ) (358 )
Interest income 4 6
Equity in net losses of unconsolidated entities (35 ) (20 )
Other, net   (16 )   4  
  (413 )   (368 )
 
Income before income taxes 954 1,108
Provision for income taxes   329     377  
Consolidated net income 625 731

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

  32     36  
Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc. $ 593   $ 695  
 
Basic earnings per common share $ 1.28   $ 1.47  
 
Diluted earnings per common share $ 1.28   $ 1.46  
 
Basic common shares outstanding   463.4     472.7  
 
Diluted common shares outstanding   464.2     474.5  
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 1.065   $ 1.02  
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Earnings Per Share
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2012 2011
 
EPS Calculation:
 
Net income attributable to Waste Management, Inc. $ 593   $ 695
 
 
 
Number of common shares outstanding at end of period 463.9 461.2
Effect of using weighted average common shares outstanding   (0.5 )   11.5
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 463.4 472.7
Dilutive effect of equity-based compensation awards and
other contingently issuable shares   0.8     1.8
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding   464.2     474.5
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share $ 1.28   $ 1.47
 
Diluted earnings per common share $ 1.28   $ 1.46
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Millions)
                 
 
September 30, December 31,
2012 2011
(Unaudited)
Assets
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 398 $ 258
Receivables, net 1,868 1,775
Other   393   346
Total current assets 2,659 2,379
 
Property and equipment, net 12,518 12,242
Goodwill 6,259 6,215
Other intangible assets, net 405 457
Other assets   1,232   1,276
Total assets $ 23,073 $ 22,569
 
 
Liabilities and Equity
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and
deferred revenues $ 2,361 $ 2,437
Current portion of long-term debt   826   631
Total current liabilities 3,187 3,068
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 9,166 9,125
Other liabilities   4,108   3,986
Total liabilities   16,461   16,179
 
Equity:
Waste Management, Inc. stockholders' equity 6,288 6,070
Noncontrolling interests   324   320
Total equity   6,612   6,390
Total liabilities and equity $ 23,073 $ 22,569
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Millions)
(Unaudited)
                 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2012 2011
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Consolidated net income $ 625 $ 731
Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 971 935
Other 219 204
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of
acquisitions and divestitures   (97 )   (133 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,718     1,737  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (178 ) (645 )
Capital expenditures (1,132 ) (909 )
Proceeds from divestitures of businesses (net of cash
divested) and other sales of assets 28 22
Investments in unconsolidated entities (61 ) (92 )
Net receipts from restricted trust and escrow
accounts, and other   (18 )   89  
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,361 )   (1,535 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
New borrowings 685 1,001
Debt repayments (473 ) (425 )
Common stock repurchases - (528 )
Cash dividends (493 ) (481 )
Exercise of common stock options 39 40
Other, net   23     (66 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (219 )   (459 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   2     -  
 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 140 (257 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   258     539  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 398   $ 282  
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Summary Data Sheet
(Dollar Amounts in Millions)
(Unaudited)
                                 
 
Quarters Ended
September 30, June 30, September 30,
2012 2012 2011

Operating Revenues by Lines of Business

 
Collection
Commercial $ 851 $ 855 $ 885
Residential 644 650 657
Industrial 553 536 540
Other   71     66     68  
Total Collection 2,119 2,107 2,150
Landfill 705 676 690
Transfer 332 331 337
Wheelabrator 218 206 228
Recycling 316 369 438
Other 393 363 210
Intercompany (a)   (622 )   (593 )   (531 )
Operating revenues $ 3,461   $ 3,459   $ 3,522  
 
Quarters Ended
September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
 

Analysis of Change in Year Over Year Revenues

 

As a % of

 

As a % of

Amount

Total Company

Amount

Total Company
Average yield (i) $ (148 ) -4.2 % $ 191 5.9 %
Volume   (5 )   -0.1 %   (64 )   -2.0 %
Internal revenue growth (153 ) -4.3 % 127 3.9 %
Acquisition 95 2.7 % 150 4.6 %
Divestitures (1 ) -

 

(1 ) -

Foreign currency translation

  (2 )   -0.1 %   11     0.4 %
$ (61 )   -1.7 % $ 287     8.9 %
 

 

As a % of

 

As a % of
Related Related

Amount

Business

Amount

Business

(i) Average yield

Collection, landfill and transfer $ 27 1.0 % $ 45 1.7 %
Waste-to-energy disposal   (5 ) -4.1 %   (2 ) -1.6 %
Collection and disposal 22 0.8 % 43 1.6 %
Recycling commodities (176 ) -38.6 % 104 34.9 %
Electricity (2 ) -2.8 % (3 ) -4.1 %
Fuel surcharges and mandated fees   8   5.0 %   47   41.2 %
Total $ (148 ) -4.2 % $ 191   5.9 %
 
Quarters Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011

Free Cash Flow Analysis (b)

 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 574 $ 659 $ 1,718 $ 1,737
Capital expenditures (402 ) (313 ) (1,132 ) (909 )
Proceeds from divestitures of businesses (net of
cash divested) and other sales of assets (c)   8     26     28     39  
Free cash flow $ 180   $ 372   $ 614   $ 867  
 
(a)         Intercompany revenues between lines of business are eliminated within the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
included herein.
 
(b) The summary of free cash flows 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.
 
(c) Proceeds for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 includes the repayment of a $17.0 million note receivable
from a prior year divestiture. This repayment is included as a component of "Net receipts from restricted trust and escrow
accounts, and other" in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Summary Data Sheet
(Dollar Amounts in Millions)
(Unaudited)
                         
 
Quarters Ended
September 30, June 30, September 30,
2012 2012 2011

Balance Sheet Data

 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 398   $ 237   $ 282  
 
Debt-to-total capital ratio:
Long-term indebtedness, including current
portion $ 9,992 $ 9,826 $ 9,613
Total equity   6,612     6,487     6,285  
Total capital $ 16,604   $ 16,313   $ 15,898  
 
Debt-to-total capital   60.2 %   60.2 %   60.5 %
 
Capitalized interest $ 5   $ 5   $ 5  
 

Acquisition Summary (a)

 
Gross annualized revenue acquired $ 20   $ 13   $ 651  
 
Total consideration $ 26   $ 18   $ 495  
 

Cash paid for acquisitions

$ 24   $ 25   $ 488  
 

Other Operational Data

 
Internalization of waste, based on disposal costs   66.9 %   67.3 %   67.8 %
 
Total landfill disposal volumes (tons in millions) 23.9 23.2 24.0
Total waste-to-energy disposal volumes (tons in millions)   2.0     2.0     2.1  
Total disposal volumes (tons in millions)   25.9     25.2     26.1  
 
Active landfills   270     270     271  
 
Landfills reporting volume   259     258     254  
 
 

Amortization, Accretion and Other Expenses for

Landfills Included in Operating Groups:

Landfill amortization expense -
Cost basis of landfill assets $ 86.7 $ 83.1 $ 87.0
Asset retirement costs   19.1     14.0     15.2  
Total landfill amortization expense (b)(c) 105.8 97.1 102.2
Accretion and other related expense   17.1     16.8     17.6  
Landfill amortization, accretion and other related expense $ 122.9   $ 113.9   $ 119.8  
 
(a)         Represents amounts associated with business acquisitions consummated during the indicated periods. Note that cash paid for acquisitions
may include cash payments for business acquisitions consummated in prior quarters.
 
(b)

The quarter ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2012 reflects an increase in amortization expense of

approximately $8.7 million. $5.1 million of this change is driven by an increase in landfill volumes due to seasonality, coupled with a
$3.6 million increase primarily due to changes in landfill estimates identified in both quarters.
 
(c) The quarter ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2011, reflects an increase in amortization expense
of approximately $3.6 million, primarily due to changes in landfill estimates identified in both quarters, as volumes remained
consistent year-over-year.
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Measures
(Dollars In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                     
 
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2012
Tax
After-tax (Expense)/ Per Share

Adjusted Net Income and Earnings Per Diluted Share

Amount Benefit Amount
Net income and Diluted EPS, as reported $ 214 $ 0.46
 
Adjustments to Net income and Diluted EPS:
Asset impairments (a) 39 6 (b) 0.08
Restructuring charges and Oakleaf related integration activities 29 18 0.06
Labor dispute   3 3   0.01
Net income and Diluted EPS, as adjusted $ 285 $ 0.61
 
 
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2011
Tax
After-tax (Expense)/ Per Share

Adjusted Net Income and Earnings Per Diluted Share

Amount Benefit Amount
Net income and Diluted EPS, as reported $ 272 $ 0.58
 
Adjustments to Net income and Diluted EPS:
Restructuring charges and asset impairments 14 6 0.03
Closed site adjustments and changes in risk-free interest rate 5 3 0.01
Oakleaf acquisition and related integration activities   4 3   0.01
Net income and Diluted EPS, as adjusted $ 295 $ 0.63
 
(a)         Includes impairment charges associated with certain of our investments in unconsolidated entities
that are included in the "Equity in Earnings/Losses of Unconsolidated Entities" and "Other, net"
financial captions, as well as impairment charges associated with assets in the "Asset
Impairments and Unusual Items" financial caption.
 
(b) Represents tax benefit resulting from the $22 million of pre-tax impairment charges included in
the "Asset Impairments and Unusual Items" financial caption. There is no tax impact
corresponding to the $23 million of pre-tax impairment charges associated with our investments
in unconsolidated entities.
 
 
Waste Management, Inc.
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Measures
(Dollars In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2012
As a % of

Adjusted Income from Operations as a percent of Revenues

Amount Revenues
 
Operating revenues, as reported $ 3,461
 
Income from operations, as reported $ 500 14.4 %
 
Adjustments to Income from operations:
Asset impairments 22
Restructuring charges and Oakleaf related integration activities 47
Labor dispute   6
75
 
Income from operations, as adjusted $ 575 16.6 % (c)
 
 
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2011
As a % of

Adjusted Income from Operations as a percent of Revenues

Amount Revenues
 
Operating revenues, as reported $ 3,522
 
Income from operations, as reported $ 543 15.4 %
 
Adjustments to Income from operations:
Restructuring charges and asset impairments 20
Closed site adjustments and changes in risk-free interest rate 8
Oakleaf related integration activities   4
32
 
Income from operations, as adjusted (d) $ 575 16.3 % (c)
 
(c)         Increase of 30 basis points in income from operations as a percent of revenues, as adjusted.
 
(d) Our financial results released at the conclusion of the third quarter of 2011 were adjusted to exclude
the impact of our then recently acquired Oakleaf operations. However, for purposes of this year-over-year
comparison, we have included the impact of the Oakleaf operations in the results of both quarters.
 

Source: Waste Management, Inc.

Waste Management
Analysts
Ed Egl, 713.265.1656
eegl@wm.com
or
Media
Lynn Brown, 713.394.5093
lynnbrown@wm.com
or
Website
www.wm.com




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