Westlake Corp. (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Corp. (WLK): $122.75

3.30 (+2.76%)

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  • Value is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.87% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WLK is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • WLK's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 12.18% of US stocks).

WLK Stock Summary

  • WLK has a market capitalization of $15,655,240,277 -- more than approximately 87.4% of US stocks.
  • WLK's current price/earnings ratio is 5.89, which is higher than just 13.05% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • As for revenue growth, note that WLK's revenue has grown 56.33% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 84.56% of US companies in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WESTLAKE CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be FOXA, WRK, TRU, DAR, and WSC.
  • WLK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit WESTLAKE CORP's official web site, go to www.westlake.com.

WLK Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, WLK's price/sales ratio is 23.08% lower, now standing at 1.
  • WLK's price/earnings ratio has moved down 14.5 over the prior 225 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2023-01-27 1.0 1.6 5.8 5.2
WLK 2023-01-26 0.9 1.6 5.6 5.1
WLK 2023-01-25 0.9 1.5 5.6 5.1
WLK 2023-01-24 0.9 1.5 5.5 5.0
WLK 2023-01-23 0.9 1.5 5.5 5.0
WLK 2023-01-20 0.9 1.5 5.5 5.0

WLK Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 19.35%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 67.94%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 302.44%.
Over the past 67 months, WLK's revenue has gone up $9,959,115,000.

The table below shows WLK's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 16,002 3,317 2,659
2022-06-30 15,101 3,125 2,865
2022-03-31 13,477 2,829 2,529
2021-12-31 11,778 2,394 2,015
2021-09-30 10,236 2,068 1,484
2021-06-30 9,079 1,670 934

WLK's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WLK has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 74.3% of graded US stocks.
  • WLK's asset turnover comes in at 0.686 -- ranking 41st of 89 Chemicals stocks.
  • CE, ASIX, and EMN are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WLK.

The table below shows WLK's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.686 0.266 0.150
2021-06-30 0.645 0.215 0.097
2021-03-31 0.575 0.158 0.047
2020-12-31 0.543 0.136 0.031
2020-09-30 0.543 0.128 0.025
2020-06-30 0.561 0.141 0.037

WLK Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WLK, see our WLK price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $105.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.64 (Moderate Buy)

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WLK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $122.75 52-week high $141.19
Prev. close $119.45 52-week low $81.29
Day low $119.46 Volume 1,311,700
Day high $122.75 Avg. volume 556,855
50-day MA $108.29 Dividend yield 1.16%
200-day MA $106.27 Market Cap 15.66B

Westlake Corp. (WLK) Company Bio

Westlake Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products, which are fundamental to various consumer and industrial markets. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986. it is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the US and ranks among the Forbes Global 2000. Westlake Chemical operates in two segments: Olefins and Vinyls, and is also an integrated producer of vinyls, with substantial downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride (PVC) building products. (Source:Wikipedia)

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 32.95%
6-mo 30.94%
1-year 22.13%
3-year 109.36%
5-year 23.56%
YTD 19.71%
2022 6.81%
2021 20.54%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%

WLK Dividends

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