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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals  
Traded in other countries:HGQN.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Axiall Corp is a North American manufacturer and international marketer of chemicals and building products.

Axiall Corp is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1984. It is a manufacturer and marketer of chemicals and building products. It operates through three reportable segments: chlorovinyls; building products; and aromatics. Its Chlor-alkali and derivative products include Chlorine, Caustic soda, Vinyl chloride monomer, Vinyl resins, Other chlor-alkali and derivative products such as Chlorinated ethylene, Calcium hypochlorite, Hydrochloric acid, Phosgene derivatives, and also Compound products such as Vinyl compounds and Compound additives and plasticizers. Its Building products include Window and door profiles and mouldings products such as Window and door profiles, Trim, mouldings and deck, Outdoor building products such as Siding and exterior accessories, Pipe and pipe fittings. Its Aromatics products include Cumene such as Phenol and acetone. In its chlorovinyls segment, it produces chlorine and its co-product caustic soda by subjecting salt brine (sodium chloride) to an electric current creating a chemical reaction that results in chlorine gas, hydrogen gas and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). It produces VCM by reacting purchased ethylene with chlorine. It produces vinyl resins by polymerization of VCM in a batch reactor process. It formulates its vinyl compounds to specific customer needs by blending its vinyl resins with various additives such as plasticizers, impact modifiers, stabilizers and pigments, most of which are purchased. It also has the capacity to produce EDC, an intermediate in the manufacture of VCM, for external sales. The significant raw materials it purchases from third parties include salt brine, ethylene, compound additives and natural gas. Its chlorovinyls segment faces competition from numerous manufacturers, including The Dow Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Olin Corporation, Shintech, Inc. and Westlake Chemical Corporation. In its Building Products Segment, the Company produces the majority of its building products through the extrusion of vinyl products. It also produces some pipe fittings through injection molding. These products are produced by heating vinyl compounds until they melt and then injecting them under pressure into a hollow mold to create three dimensional parts. The principal raw material it uses in the production of its building products is vinyl resin, which is blended with other compound additives to form vinyl compounds, which are then extruded or injection molded. The building products segment faces competition for each of its products from numerous manufacturers of vinyl products and traditional building materials. This segment's chief competitors include Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., VEKA Inc., CertainTeed Corporation, Vision Group, IPEX Inc., Associated Materials, Quanex, Deceuninck North America, CPG Azek and Bow Plastics. In its aromatics segment, it produces cumene through an alkylation reaction of benzene and refinery grade p



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Dividend Yield % 1.94
AXLL's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. AXLL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AXLL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.94
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.94
AXLL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
51% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. AXLL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.94
AXLL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
55% of the 1317 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. AXLL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AXLL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.94

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,105.10
EPS (TTM) $ -12.85
Short Percentage of Float3.47%
52-Week Range $9.04 - 33.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)70.73

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,130 3,327 3,399
EPS ($) 0.09 1.49 1.90
EPS without NRI ($) 0.09 1.49 1.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($) 0.64 0.64 0.64
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