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Westlake Chemical Corp

$ 66.03 -0.43 (-0.65%)
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Volume: 682,657 Avg Vol (1m): 987,039
Market Cap $: 8.49 Bil Enterprise Value $: 11.60 Bil
P/E (TTM): 11.07 P/B: 1.52
Earnings Power Value 27.05
Net Current Asset Value -29.83
Tangible Book 29.74
Projected FCF 95.23
Median P/S Value 87.27
Graham Number 63.21
Peter Lynch Value 76.95
DCF (FCF Based) 126.85
DCF (Earnings Based) 63.89
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 6/10

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is . It is based on these factors
1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.
A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.15
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
79.59% of 1122 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 33470, Med: 0.72, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.15
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.01, Med: 0.48, Max: 10000
Current: 0.15
0.01
10000
Equity-to-Asset 0.47
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
64.74% of 1092 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 0.98, Med: 0.57, Min: -3.61
WLK: 0.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.32, Med: 0.54, Max: 0.62
Current: 0.47
0.32
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 0.53
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
56.93% of 931 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 119, Med: 0.39, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.53
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.21, Med: 0.4, Max: 1.25
Current: 0.53
0.21
1.25
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.64
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
68.02% of 913 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 405.11, Med: 2.12, Min: 0.01
WLK: 1.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.58, Med: 1.29, Max: 3.77
Current: 1.64
0.58
3.77
Interest Coverage 9.99
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
66.60% of 1021 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 6110101.5, Med: 29.84, Min: 0.06
WLK: 9.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.07, Med: 10.46, Max: 52.73
Current: 9.99
3.07
52.73
Piotroski F-Score 5
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 2.67
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.64
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 11.29%
WACC 8.4%

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 13.97
Operating Margin ranked higher than
84.19% of 1107 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 469.95, Med: 8.34, Min: -685674.44
WLK: 13.97
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.61, Med: 16.15, Max: 25.67
Current: 13.97
4.61
25.67
Net Margin % 9.18
Net Margin ranked higher than
91.41% of 1106 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 8294.93, Med: 5.82, Min: -760520.33
WLK: 9.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.28, Med: 11.17, Max: 16.24
Current: 9.18
2.28
16.24
ROE % 14.20
ROE ranked higher than
92.95% of 1107 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 834.58, Med: 9.43, Min: -632.7
WLK: 14.2
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.2, Med: 19.88, Max: 30.89
Current: 14.2
4.2
30.89
ROA % 6.69
ROA ranked higher than
88.62% of 1134 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 253.45, Med: 4.78, Min: -2284.37
WLK: 6.69
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.24, Med: 9.89, Max: 16.34
Current: 6.69
2.24
16.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 15.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked higher than
68.23% of 1130 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 1816.36, Med: 14.65, Min: -69927.08
WLK: 15.72
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.8, Med: 24.52, Max: 42.42
Current: 15.72
6.8
42.42
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 24.60
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
92.49% of 1052 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 343.1, Med: 1.7, Min: -100
WLK: 25.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.6, Med: 9.8, Max: 25.3
Current: 25.3
-2.6
25.3
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 19.10
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked higher than
61.53% of 980 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 674.5, Med: 7.6, Min: -545
WLK: 19.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 17.5, Max: 87.4
Current: 19.8
0
87.4
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 16.20
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked higher than
70.46% of 904 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 912.7, Med: 11.1, Min: -498.8
WLK: 16.2
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: -6.9, Max: 115
Current: 16.2
0
115

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Business Description

Industry Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS : 325110    SIC : 2869
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Traded in other countries UEO.Germany 0LVK.UK
Address 2801 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, TX, USA, 77056
Westlake Chemical is a North American petrochemical producer. In North America, the company is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene, a plastic that goes into packaging, including plastic bags, plastic food wrap, and other forms of thin or flexible plastics. It is also a major producer of commodity polyvinyl chloride and construction products used in water and sewage pipes in the United States. The company has a European specialty PVC business with exposure to the automotive end market.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 11.07
PE Ratio ranked higher than
89.13% of 957 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 5947.5, Med: 18.54, Min: 0.02
WLK: 11.07
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.34, Med: 13.32, Max: 32.53
Current: 11.07
5.34
32.53
Forward PE Ratio 11.74
Forward P/E ranked higher than
80.70% of 114 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 69.44, Med: 16.29, Min: 3.87
WLK: 11.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 11.07
PE without NRI ranked higher than
89.25% of 958 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 5947.5, Med: 18.8, Min: 0.02
WLK: 11.07
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.34, Med: 13.32, Max: 32.53
Current: 11.07
5.34
32.53
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 11.66
Price-to-Owner-Earnings ranked higher than
78.19% of 541 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 3000, Med: 22.77, Min: 0.02
WLK: 11.66
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.42, Med: 13.51, Max: 69.75
Current: 11.66
3.42
69.75
PB Ratio 1.52
PB Ratio ranked lower than
62.78% of 1099 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 474.06, Med: 1.83, Min: 0.01
WLK: 1.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.57, Med: 2.13, Max: 4.75
Current: 1.52
0.57
4.75
PS Ratio 0.99
PS Ratio ranked lower than
55.85% of 1085 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 3971.43, Med: 1.27, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.22, Med: 1.33, Max: 3.26
Current: 0.99
0.22
3.26
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.82
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
72.89% of 439 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 18000, Med: 22.93, Min: 0.02
WLK: 14.82
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.1, Med: 15.24, Max: 1442.22
Current: 14.82
4.1
1442.22
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.44
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
75.75% of 602 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 3963.03, Med: 14.12, Min: 0.02
WLK: 6.44
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.11, Med: 8.78, Max: 66.88
Current: 6.44
2.11
66.88
EV-to-EBIT 9.84
EV-to-EBIT ranked higher than
70.28% of 986 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 8127.7, Med: 14.73, Min: 0.1
WLK: 9.84
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: -52.8, Med: 8.5, Max: 18.8
Current: 9.84
-52.8
18.8
EV-to-EBITDA 6.34
EV-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
77.54% of 1002 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 6596.67, Med: 11.5, Min: 0.1
WLK: 6.34
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.4, Med: 6.9, Max: 48
Current: 6.34
3.4
48
EV-to-Revenue 1.35
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
57.83% of 1098 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 38643.75, Med: 1.45, Min: 0.01
WLK: 1.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.3, Med: 1.4, Max: 3.2
Current: 1.35
0.3
3.2
PEG Ratio 0.87
PEG Ratio ranked higher than
79.55% of 577 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 470.57, Med: 1.67, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.87
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.16, Med: 0.49, Max: 3.81
Current: 0.87
0.16
3.81
Shiller PE Ratio 14.56
Shiller PE Ratio ranked higher than
53.59% of 362 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 1049.32, Med: 25.88, Min: 0.56
WLK: 14.56
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 12.62, Med: 26.86, Max: 49.06
Current: 14.56
12.62
49.06
Current Ratio 2.14
Current Ratio ranked higher than
62.81% of 1116 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 6206.34, Med: 1.9, Min: 0.01
WLK: 2.14
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.76, Med: 3.43, Max: 5.83
Current: 2.14
1.76
5.83
Quick Ratio 1.31
Quick Ratio ranked higher than
56.63% of 1116 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 6206.34, Med: 1.37, Min: 0.01
WLK: 1.31
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.93, Med: 2.17, Max: 4.63
Current: 1.31
0.93
4.63
Days Inventory 52.04
Days Inventory ranked higher than
64.19% of 1075 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 755.99, Med: 64.18, Min: 0.02
WLK: 52.04
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 49.43, Med: 55.85, Max: 59.81
Current: 52.04
49.43
59.81
Days Sales Outstanding 44.52
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
70.98% of 1082 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 840.31, Med: 68.33, Min: 0.01
WLK: 44.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 34.71, Med: 41, Max: 58.24
Current: 44.52
34.71
58.24
Days Payable 28.32
Days Payable ranked lower than
75.49% of 1061 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 850.06, Med: 56.72, Min: 1
WLK: 28.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 25.52, Med: 29.32, Max: 44.23
Current: 28.32
25.52
44.23

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 1.50
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
80.06% of 1294 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 364.71, Med: 1.88, Min: 0.04
WLK: 1.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.38, Med: 0.86, Max: 1.92
Current: 1.5
0.38
1.92
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.16
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked higher than
94.27% of 837 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 423.62, Med: 0.28, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.07, Med: 0.1, Max: 0.28
Current: 0.16
0.07
0.28
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 9.90
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked higher than
54.68% of 545 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 305.5, Med: 9.5, Min: -100
WLK: 9.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 11.2, Max: 101.5
Current: 9.9
0
101.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.50
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
82.99% of 1264 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 77.89, Med: 2.05, Min: 0.04
WLK: 1.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 3.08
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked higher than
52.58% of 1280 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 1283.59, Med: 2.42, Min: 0.03
WLK: 3.08
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.78, Med: 1.77, Max: 3.95
Current: 3.08
0.78
3.95
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 0.10
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
88.36% of 627 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 100, Med: -3.8, Min: -364.2
WLK: 0.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -9.7, Med: -0.3, Max: 1.1
Current: 0.1
-9.7
1.1

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.22
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
72.97% of 1058 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 474.06, Med: 1.97, Min: 0.01
WLK: 2.22
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.67, Med: 2.16, Max: 4.78
Current: 2.22
0.67
4.78
Price-to-Projected-FCF 0.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked higher than
61.25% of 622 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 266.39, Med: 1.43, Min: 0.03
WLK: 0.69
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.62, Med: 1.16, Max: 2.7
Current: 0.69
0.62
2.7
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.03
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) ranked higher than
70.27% of 148 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 36.02, Med: 1.11, Min: 0.1
WLK: 1.03
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.61, Med: 1.03, Max: 1.63
Current: 1.03
0.61
1.63
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.76
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked lower than
52.09% of 1029 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 266.29, Med: 1.08, Min: 0.01
WLK: 0.76
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.19, Med: 0.78, Max: 2.12
Current: 0.76
0.19
2.12
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.86
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked higher than
69.40% of 366 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 143.28, Med: 1.1, Min: 0.04
WLK: 0.86
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.38, Med: 0.61, Max: 1.81
Current: 0.86
0.38
1.81
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.04
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked higher than
58.84% of 877 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 62.89, Med: 1.33, Min: 0.02
WLK: 1.04
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.5, Med: 1.07, Max: 2.01
Current: 1.04
0.5
2.01
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked higher than
74.14% of 1133 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 1000, Med: 5.92, Min: -400
WLK: 10.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -4.8, Med: 11.1, Max: 23.7
Current: 10.16
-4.8
23.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.51
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
64.96% of 702 companies
in the Specialty Chemicals industry.
Industry Max: 208.19, Med: 9.68, Min: -6041.34
WLK: 19.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -26.6, Med: 19.3, Max: 25.7
Current: 19.51
-26.6
25.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 8,510
EPS (TTM) $ 5.97
Beta 1.35
Volatility % 28.91
52-Week Range $ 57.2 - 112.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 128.47

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 5
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy Y
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N