Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): $92.83

2.52 (+2.79%)

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  • Value is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 89.9% 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 29.92% of US stocks).

WLK Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 3.88, WESTLAKE CORP P/E ratio is greater than that of about merely 8.77% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Over the past twelve months, WLK has reported earnings growth of 198.56%, putting it ahead of 91.66% of US stocks in our set.
  • As for revenue growth, note that WLK's revenue has grown 66.33% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 85.8% 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 DAR, TGNA, SSP, FOXA, and TRU.
  • Visit WLK's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.westlake.com.

WLK Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, WLK's EV/EBIT ratio is 58.24% lower, now standing at 3.8.
  • Over the past 221 months, WLK's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2022-09-30 0.7 1.2 3.9 3.8
WLK 2022-09-29 0.7 1.2 3.8 3.8
WLK 2022-09-28 0.7 1.2 3.8 3.8
WLK 2022-09-27 0.7 1.1 3.7 3.7
WLK 2022-09-26 0.7 1.1 3.7 3.7
WLK 2022-09-23 0.7 1.1 3.7 3.7

WLK Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 58.11%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 411.94%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 492.27%.
WLK's revenue has moved up $10,025,544,000 over the prior 67 months.

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
2022-06-30 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
2021-03-31 7,929 1,501 427

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 $92.83 52-week high $141.19
Prev. close $90.31 52-week low $81.29
Day low $89.95 Volume 669,200
Day high $93.10 Avg. volume 765,722
50-day MA $96.22 Dividend yield 1.54%
200-day MA $108.08 Market Cap 11.91B

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.

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

Westlake Releases 2021 ESG Report with GRI/SASB Data Appendix

HOUSTON, September 26, 2022--Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and, concurrently, its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Appendix, as the company enhances its data reporting systems and reinforces its commitment to transparency.

Yahoo | September 26, 2022

Earnings grew faster than the notable 14% CAGR delivered to Westlake (NYSE:WLK) shareholders over the last three years

Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) shareholders have seen the share price descend 15% over the month. But over the last...

Yahoo | September 21, 2022

Alembic Global Sticks to Their Buy Rating for Westlake Chemical (WLK)

Alembic Global analyst Hassan Ahmed reiterated a Buy rating on Westlake Chemical (WLK - Research Report) today and set a price target of $145.00. The company's shares closed last Friday at $90.85.Ahmed covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Dow Inc, Celanese, and Huntsman. According to TipRanks, Ahmed has an average return of 5.6% and a 44.27% success rate on recommended stocks. Currently, the analyst consensus on Westlake Chemical is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $119.54, which is a 31.58% upside from current levels.

Howard Kim on TipRanks | September 19, 2022

7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

With the world’s most powerful central bank committed to a hawkish monetary policy, the narrative for high-yield dividend stocks to buy – which can present fundamental risks – just got much more interesting. Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. While companies that pay dividends generally attract attention from long-term investors, too much of a good thing does exist. In other words, if a firm provides an incredibly generous payout, there might be a reason for it. Usually (although not

Yahoo | September 13, 2022

Why Is Westlake (WLK) Up 4.4% Since Last Earnings Report?

Westlake (WLK) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | September 1, 2022

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -4.88%
6-mo -18.77%
1-year -4.45%
3-year 60.77%
5-year 17.50%
YTD -3.63%
2021 20.54%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%
2017 92.39%

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