Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics


Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Today's Latest Price: $54.30 USD

0.52 (-0.95%)

Updated Jul 7 12:37pm

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Overall POWR Rating


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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 68 in Chemicals

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WLK Stock Summary

  • Westlake Chemical Corp's market capitalization of $6,999,005,354 is ahead of 82.29% of US-listed equities.
  • For WLK, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 88.61% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 60.34%, Westlake Chemical Corp's debt growth rate surpasses 82.42% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Westlake Chemical Corp are R, LAMR, SLGN, VRTS, and OUT.
  • WLK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Westlake Chemical Corp's official web site, go to www.westlake.com.
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WLK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $54.30 52-week high $75.65
Prev. close $54.82 52-week low $28.99
Day low $54.15 Volume 93,936
Day high $54.90 Avg. volume 783,089
50-day MA $48.85 Dividend yield 1.92%
200-day MA $56.77 Market Cap 6.93B

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Company Bio


Westlake Chemical is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products used in a range of products including: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC suspension and specialty resins and PVC building products including pipe and specialty components, windows, fence, deck and film. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Houston, Texas.

WLK Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:
$54.30$38.58-29%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Westlake Chemical Corp. To summarize, we found that Westlake Chemical Corp ranked in the 40th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 28.5%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WLK, they are:

  • Westlake Chemical Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than only 6.74% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, Westlake Chemical Corp experienced a tax rate of about 5% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Basic Materials), this tax rate is higher than merely 24.3% of stocks generating free cash flow.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-30%
1%-30%
2%-29%
3%-28%
4%-27%
5%-27%

SHW, RPM, RGLD, TREC, and UFS can be thought of as valuation peers to WLK, in the sense that they are in the Basic Materials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.


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Latest WLK News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Westlake Chemical Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WLK as an investment opportunity.

Edited Transcript of WLK.N earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-20 3:00pm GMT

Q1 2020 Westlake Chemical Corp Earnings Call

Yahoo | July 3, 2020

Westlake Chemical's Unit Expands Virtual-Selling Capabilities

Westlake Chemical's (WLK) unit Royal Building Products expects the collaboration with One Click Contractor to support virtual sales.

Yahoo | July 1, 2020

Westlake Directs Redemption of $100 Million of Series 2009A GO Zone Revenue Bonds

Westlake Directs Redemption of $100 Million of Series 2009A GO Zone Revenue Bonds

Yahoo | June 25, 2020

Royal® Building Products Partners with One Click Contractor for Expanded Virtual Selling Capabilities in Canada

Royal® Building Products, a Westlake company, today announced an expansion of its virtual selling capabilities through a partnership with One Click Contractor throughout Canada. The partnership will support the virtual sales process as the company shifts into the peak sales season for exterior building products.

Yahoo | June 25, 2020

Westlake Chemical Could Work Its Way Higher in the Months Ahead

WLKP is a manufacturer of petrochemicals, plastics and building products….WLKP

The Street RealMoney | June 22, 2020

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo -6.78%
3-mo 30.47%
6-mo -19.03%
1-year -19.07%
3-year -15.21%
5-year -9.64%
YTD -21.80%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%
2017 92.39%
2016 4.71%
2015 -10.07%

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