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WLK - Westlake Chemical Share Price

$57.57 0.3  0.5%

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Basic Materials
Large Cap
Market Cap £5.58bn
Enterprise Value £8.20bn
Revenue £6.12bn
Position in Universe 906th / 6368
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
4,415 4,463 5,075 8,041 8,635 8,118 7,191 7,619 +13.0%
+12.0 -5.6 -21.9 +48.4 +38.9 -55.2 -61.0 +75.8
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the three months ended 31 March 2020, Westlake Chemical Corporation revenues decreased 5% to $1.93B. Net income applicable to common stockholders increased from $71M to $145M. Revenues reflect a decrease in demand for the Company's products and services due to unfavorable market conditions. Net income reflects Olefins segment income increase of 68% to $62M, Corporate and Other segment income totaling $1M vs. loss of $4M.
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Profile Summary

Westlake Chemical Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and building products. The Company's products include a range of chemicals, which are fundamental to various consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, water treatment, refrigerants, residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. Its segments include Olefins and Vinyls. It manufactures ethylene (through Westlake Chemical OpCo LP (OpCo)), polyethylene, styrene and associated co-products at its manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at its Longview facility. The Company's products in its Vinyls segment include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), ethylene dichloride (EDC), chlor-alkali (chlorine and caustic soda) and chlorinated derivative products and, through OpCo, ethylene. It also manufactures and sells building products fabricated from PVC.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim March 31st, 2020
Incorporated September 3, 1991
Public Since August 11, 2004
No. of Shareholders: 36
No. of Employees: 9,430
Sector Basic Materials
Industry Chemicals
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 127,672,480
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Thursday 6th August, 2020
Q2 2020 Westlake Chemical Corp Earnings Call
Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 Estimate
Q3 2020 Westlake Chemical Corp Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Westlake Chemical
What is the Westlake Chemical share price?

As of 8:05pm, shares in Westlake Chemical are trading at $57.57, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.58bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Westlake Chemical share price performed this year?

Shares in Westlake Chemical are currently trading at $57.57 and the price has moved by -9.17% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Westlake Chemical price has moved by -20.77% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Westlake Chemical?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Westlake Chemical, there are there are currently 1 "buy" , 12 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Westlake Chemical is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Westlake Chemical next release its financial results?

Westlake Chemical is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-03-31
What is the Westlake Chemical dividend yield?

The Westlake Chemical dividend yield is 1.81% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Westlake Chemical pay a dividend?

Last year, Westlake Chemical paid a total dividend of 1.04, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.81%. Looking ahead, Westlake Chemical has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Westlake Chemical next pay dividends?

Westlake Chemical has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Westlake Chemical shares is currently 1.81%.

How do I buy Westlake Chemical shares?

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What is the market cap of Westlake Chemical?

Shares in Westlake Chemical are currently trading at $57.57, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.58bn.

Where are Westlake Chemical shares listed? Where are Westlake Chemical shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Westlake Chemical:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: WLK
What kind of share is Westlake Chemical?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Westlake Chemical is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Westlake Chemical share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Westlake Chemical are currently priced at $57.57. At that level they are trading at 8.1% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Westlake Chemical currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 1.361 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Westlake Chemical share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Westlake Chemical. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -8.38%. At the current price of $57.57, shares in Westlake Chemical are trading at 2.29% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Westlake Chemical PE Ratio?

The Westlake Chemical PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 14.64. The shares are currently trading at $57.57.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Westlake Chemical?

Westlake Chemical's management team is headed by:

James Chao - CHM
Albert Chao - CEO
Dorothy Jenkins - DRC
M. Steven Bender - CFO
Andrew Kenner - SVP
Robert Buesinger - EVP
Lawrence Teel - EVP
L. Benjamin Ederington - SVP
Michael Graff - IND
Marius Haas - IND
David Chao - DRC
Roger Kearns - EVP
John Chao - DRC
Johnathan Zoeller - CAO
Who are the major shareholders of Westlake Chemical?

Here are the top five shareholders of Westlake Chemical based on the size of their shareholding:

TTWF, L.P. Corporation
Percentage owned: 72.07% (92.0m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 3.82% (4.87m shares)
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 3.34% (4.26m shares)
Victory Capital Management Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 2.93% (3.74m shares)
American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund, Inc. Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 2.4% (3.07m shares)
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