“Looking at the full year, 2017 was exceptional for Waste Management as our continued focus on improving core price, adding profitable volume in a disciplined manner and controlling costs led to arguably the best year in the company’s history.” Jim Fish, President and CEO
Revenues grew 6.4 percent, our largest increase in revenue dollars since 1998
Adjusted Income from Operations1
Adjusted income from operations grew more than 9 percent
Adjusted Operating Margin1
Adjusted operating margin increased 50 basis points.2
Diluted earnings per share increased more than 10 percent.
Free Cash Flow1
Free cash flow increased $60 million year-over-year.
Adjusted Operating EBITDA1,3
Operating EBITDA exceeded $4 billion.
Adjusted Operating EBITDA Margin1,3
Adjusted operating EBITDA margin increased 50 basis points.2
Cash dividends paid to shareholders were up 3.3 percent.
In 2017, we returned approximately $1.5 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.