Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): $82.73

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  • Growth is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.9% of US stocks.
  • WLK's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • WLK ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 63rd percentile.

WLK Stock Summary

  • WLK has a market capitalization of $10,581,191,182 -- more than approximately 81.78% of US stocks.
  • For WLK, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 85.36% of US equities we're observing.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for WLK comes in at 10.2% -- higher than that of 79.9% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Westlake Chemical Corp are UHT, EGP, FUL, NI, and GTES.
  • WLK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Westlake Chemical 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 23.53% lower, now standing at 1.3.
  • Over the past 206 months, WLK's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.7.
  • WLK's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.7 over the prior 206 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2021-03-30 1.5 1.9 35.0 33.0
WLK 2020-01-02 1.1 1.5 18.8 14.8
WLK 2019-05-10 0.9 1.4 10.0 9.1
WLK 2017-09-27 1.5 2.8 23.6 19.0
WLK 2013-09-16 2.0 3.3 15.5 9.8
WLK 2011-11-08 0.8 1.5 8.4 4.7

WLK Growth Metrics

  • The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 59.78%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -13.56%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 96.31%.
Over the past 30 months, WLK's revenue has gone down $721,334,000.

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
2021-03-31 7,929 1,501 427
2020-12-31 7,504 1,297 330
2020-09-30 7,422 1,199 289
2020-06-30 7,590 1,343 390
2020-03-31 8,025 1,215 494
2019-12-31 8,118 1,301 421

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 $105.88 Average Broker Recommendation 1.81 (Hold)

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WLK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $82.73 52-week high $106.47
Prev. close $82.58 52-week low $53.25
Day low $81.65 Volume 362,400
Day high $83.35 Avg. volume 573,929
50-day MA $94.78 Dividend yield 1.31%
200-day MA $86.58 Market Cap 10.60B

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:
$82.73$86.13 -14%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Westlake Chemical Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Westlake Chemical Corp ranked in the 51th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Westlake Chemical Corp ended up being:

  • Westlake Chemical Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 15.56% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Basic Materials), Westlake Chemical Corp has a reliance on debt greater than 56.53% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Westlake Chemical (WLK) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?

Westlake Chemical (WLK) has been struggling lately, but the selling pressure may be coming to an end soon.

Yahoo | July 23, 2021

Westlake Chemical upgraded at RBC on chlor-alkali optimism

NoLiMiT_Bkk/iStock via Getty Images Westlake Chemical ([[WLK]] +2.8%) rebounds from a near six-month low after RBC Capital upgrades shares to Outperform from Sector Perform with a $105 price target, citing improving chlor-alkali fundamentals and an attractive valuation. RBC analyst Arun Viswanathan expects Westlake "will continue to benefit from strong demand pull...

Seeking Alpha | July 21, 2021

Westlake Chemical Announces Second Quarter Earnings for 2021 Conference Call

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its second quarter earnings for 2021 prior to the market opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on the same day to discuss the earnings release. To access the conference call, dial (855) 760-8160, or (704) 288-0624 for international callers, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and reference passcode 4594

Business Wire | July 20, 2021

Dow’s stock drops after BofA analyst downgrades ahead of earnings

Shares of Dow Inc. took a dive Friday toward a five-month low, after BofA Securities analyst Steve Byrne turned bearish, relative to other chemical companies, citing the belief that "the top is near" in polyethylene markets.

Yahoo | July 16, 2021

Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for July 15th

QFIN, PAM, DOW, and WLK made it to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) value stocks list on July 15, 2021.

Yahoo | July 15, 2021

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo -9.22%
3-mo -11.30%
6-mo 2.66%
1-year 49.99%
3-year -17.86%
5-year 95.03%
YTD 1.98%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%
2017 92.39%
2016 4.71%

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