Why Veolia Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, French waste management and water supply company Veolia Environnement has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Veolia and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Veolia facts

Headquarters (founded)

Paris (1853)

Market Cap

$6.0 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$39.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Antoine Frerot

CFO Pierre-Francois Riolacci

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$6.4 billion / $25.7 billion

Dividend Yield



Anglian Water Group

SUEZ Environnement

Waste Management

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,081 members who have rated Veolia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, Regina48, succinctly summed up the Veolia bull case for our community:

Waste management is initially a high-cost business for trucks, containers, etc. Once the waste can be sold to be reused for fuel, manufacturing, or other purposes, then revenue can be generated. This takes time. All in all, it's a good business for the planet. More and more companies and individuals are become sustainable, recycling rather than throwing away.

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