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|For Immediate Release||EXHIBIT 99.1|
|Waste Management Announces
First Quarter Earnings
2020 Guidance Suspended Due to COVID-19 Uncertainty
Resilient Business Model and Strong Balance Sheet Position the Company Well in Challenging Environment
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Houston — May 6, 2020 — Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $3.73 billion compared with $3.70 billion for the same 2019 period. Net income for the quarter was $361 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared with $347 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019.(a) On an adjusted basis, net income was $395 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2020, compared with $402 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019.(b)
The Company’s adjusted first quarter 2020 results exclude a $0.05 per diluted share negative impact from advisory costs incurred in connection with the pending acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., $0.02 per diluted share primarily from the non-cash impairment of an unconsolidated investment, and $0.01 per diluted share from costs incurred to support its plan to implement a new enterprise resource planning system.
As COVID-19 disruptions escalated in the United States and Canada during March, Waste Management took steps to protect its workforce and continue to provide reliable service to its customers.
“I am extremely proud of how our team has worked together to proactively address the challenges we’ve faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Jim Fish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management. “Our top priority as a leadership team has been the health, safety and financial wellbeing of our 45,000 team members. In turn, our team members have continued to provide essential services to customers and communities across North America.
“As a leader in the industry, we also have a responsibility to work with our customers as they defend the health of their businesses,” Fish continued. “This is particularly true for small businesses, the lifeblood of our economy.”
COVID-19 Response and Impacts
Waste Management has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by:
· Protecting frontline employees by supplementing customary practices and daily operational routines with social distancing and personal protective equipment enhancements.
The following information was filed by Waste Management Inc (WM) on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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