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Westlake Chemical ROE %

: 34.35% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Net Income minus dividends to participating security holders) divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Westlake Chemical's annualized net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $2,416 Mil. Westlake Chemical's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $7,035 Mil. Therefore, Westlake Chemical's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 34.35%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Westlake Chemical's ROE % or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:WLK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53   Med: 19.88   Max: 31.06
Current: 22.86

5.53
31.06

During the past 13 years, Westlake Chemical's highest ROE % was 31.06%. The lowest was 5.53%. And the median was 19.88%.

NYSE:WLK's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1397 Companies
in the Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.36 vs. NYSE:WLK: 22.86 )

Westlake Chemical ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Westlake Chemical's ROE % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Westlake Chemical Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.69 31.06 18.94 7.32 5.53

Westlake Chemical Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROE % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.85 7.54 15.67 31.92 34.35

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Westlake Chemical's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Westlake Chemical ROE % Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Westlake Chemical's ROE % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake Chemical's ROE % falls into.



Westlake Chemical ROE % Calculation

Westlake Chemical's annualized ROE % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=329/( (5860+6043)/ 2 )
=329/5951.5
=5.53 %

Westlake Chemical's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=2416/( (6771+7298)/ 2 )
=2416/7034.5
=34.35 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROE %, the net income attributable to common stockholders of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Westlake Chemical  (NYSE:WLK) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=2428/7034.5
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(2428 / 12220)*(12220 / 15913.5)*(15913.5 / 7034.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=19.87 %*0.7679*2.2622
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=15.26 %*2.2622
=34.52 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=2428/7034.5
=(Net Income /Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income/Operating Income) * (Operating Income/Revenue) * (Revenue/Total Assets) * (Total Assets/Total Stockholders Equity)
= (2428 / 3252) * (3252 / 3468) * (3468 / 12220) * (12220 / 15913.5) * (15913.5 / 7034.5)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.7466 * 0.9377 * 28.38 % * 0.7679 * 2.2622
=34.52 %

Note: The net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

** The ROE % used above is for Du Pont Analysis only. It is different from the defined ROE % page on our website, as here it uses Net Income instead of Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders in the calculation.


Be Aware

Net income attributable to common stockholders is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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Westlake Chemical Business Description

Westlake Chemical logo
Industry
Basic Materials » Chemicals NAICS : 325110 SIC : 2869
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2801 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, TX, USA, 77056
Westlake Chemical Corp is a vertically integrated manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and building products. Its products are used for flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, water treatment, refrigerants, residential and commercial construction and others. The company operates in the business segments of Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment manufactures and markets polyethylene, styrene monomer and various ethylene co-products. The Vinyl segment manufactures and markets polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride monomer, ethylene dichloride, chlor-alkali, chlorinated derivative products, and ethylene. It sells products across the United States and around the world, of which a majority of the revenue is derived from the United States.
Executives
Sheets Jeffrey Wayne director 600 N. DAIRY ASHFORD HOUSTON TX 77079
Chao John Tsung-chen director, 10 percent owner 26 GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH, 7EF NEW YORK NY 10003
Chao David Tsung-hung director, 10 percent owner 1000 UPTOWN PARK BLVD. #34 HOUSTON TX 77056
Haas Marius director ONE DELL WAY ROUND ROCK TX 78682
Graff Michael J director 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Northcutt R Bruce director 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Jenkins Dorothy C director, 10 percent owner 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Lubel Kimberly S director P.O. BOX 696000 SAN ANTONIO TX 78269-6000
Mccollum Mark A director 3000 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PARKWAY E. HOUSTON TX 77002
Kearns Roger L. officer: EVP, Vinyls Chemicals 2801 POST OAK BLVD. HOUSTON TX 77056
Zoeller Johnathan Stevan officer: VP and CAO 2801 POST OAK BLVD. SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Ttwfgp Llc 10 percent owner 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Chao Albert director, 10 percent owner, officer: President & CEO 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Kenner Andrew officer: SVP - Chemical Manufacturing 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056
Bender Mark Steven officer: EVP and CFO 2801 POST OAK BLVD, SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77056

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