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Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.13 (As of Sep. 2014)

Westlake Chemical Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.13.

WLK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.11

0.02
0.63

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Westlake Chemical Corp was 0.63. The lowest was 0.02. And the median was 0.09.

WLK's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
95% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WLK: 0.11 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Westlake Chemical Corp is 0.90%.

Good Sign:

Westlake Chemical Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Westlake Chemical Corp was 1.92%. The lowest was 0.06%. And the median was 0.63%.

Westlake Chemical Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.17.

During the past 12 months, Westlake Chemical Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 34.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 50.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 40.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 34.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Westlake Chemical Corp was 101.50% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 10.20% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Westlake Chemical Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Dec. 2013 )
=0.413/4.545
=0.09

Westlake Chemical Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )
=0.165/1.25
=0.13

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


Related Terms

Net Income, Dividends Per Share, Earnings per Share, Dividend Yield, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Westlake Chemical Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.010.030.050.100.000.280.070.070.090.09

Westlake Chemical Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
payout 0.040.150.130.100.090.090.090.110.100.13
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