Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): $126.39

2.20 (+1.77%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 86.18% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WLK is in Value, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • WLK's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 58.49% of US stocks).

WLK Stock Summary

  • WLK's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 1.43 -- higher than just 7.04% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • For WLK, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 88.33% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Westlake Corp is reporting a growth rate of 550.7%; that's higher than 96.08% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WLK, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SHC, IAA, POST, BERY, and TGNA.
  • 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

  • WLK's price/sales ratio is 1.2; this is 47.83% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 208 months, WLK's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.6.
  • WLK's price/earnings ratio has moved down 8.4 over the prior 208 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2021-09-03 1.2 1.6 11.9 10.0
WLK 2021-09-02 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.1
WLK 2021-09-01 1.2 1.7 12.1 10.1
WLK 2021-08-31 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.0
WLK 2021-08-30 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.1
WLK 2021-08-27 1.2 1.7 12.1 10.2

WLK Growth Metrics

    The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 19.44%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -66%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -62.34%.
Over the past 70 months, WLK's revenue has gone up $7,443,008,000.

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
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
2020-12-31 7,504 1,297 330
2020-09-30 7,422 1,199 289

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 $126.39 52-week high $141.19
Prev. close $124.19 52-week low $78.06
Day low $123.54 Volume 681,010
Day high $127.41 Avg. volume 722,040
50-day MA $126.40 Dividend yield 0.95%
200-day MA $104.69 Market Cap 16.22B

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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Latest WLK News From Around the Web

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 (NYSE:WLK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

Readers hoping to buy Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the...

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Westlake's (WLK) Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates in Q4

Westlake (WLK) benefits from the continued strength in the residential construction market and strong repair and remodeling markets in Q4.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Westlake Chemical (WLK) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Westlake (WLK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 7.79% and 15.84%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Westlake Corporation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results

HOUSTON, February 22, 2022--Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) (the "Company" or "Westlake") today announced record fourth quarter and record full year 2021 results.

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Westlake Establishes 2030 Target to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

HOUSTON, February 21, 2022--Westlake (NYSE: WLK) announced its target to reduce Scope 1 & Scope 2 CO2 equivalent emissions per ton of production by 20% by 2030 from 2016 baseline

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo -1.08%
3-mo 19.62%
6-mo 28.09%
1-year 28.90%
3-year 119.28%
5-year 116.12%
YTD 30.78%
2021 20.54%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%
2017 92.39%

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