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Westlake Return-on-Tangible-Equity

: 65.39% (As of Mar. 2022)
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Return-on-Tangible-Equity is calculated as Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders divided by its average total shareholder tangible equity. Total shareholder tangible equity equals to Total Stockholders Equity minus Intangible Assets. Westlake's annualized net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $3,008 Mil. Westlake's average shareholder tangible equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $4,600 Mil. Therefore, Westlake's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 65.39%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Westlake's Return-on-Tangible-Equity or its related term are showing as below:

WLK' s Return-on-Tangible-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.81   Med: 24.86   Max: 53.5
Current: 51.77

During the past 13 years, Westlake's highest Return-on-Tangible-Equity was 53.50%. The lowest was 7.81%. And the median was 24.86%.

WLK's Return-on-Tangible-Equity is ranked better than
93.58% of 1418 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 11.48 vs WLK: 51.77

Westlake Return-on-Tangible-Equity Historical Data

The historical data trend for Westlake's Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Return-on-Tangible-Equity
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 53.50 28.26 10.47 7.81 46.10

Westlake Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 21.55 42.74 45.98 52.71 65.39

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Westlake's Return-on-Tangible-Equity, along with its competitors' market caps and Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 Return-on-Tangible-Equity Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Westlake's Return-on-Tangible-Equity distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake's Return-on-Tangible-Equity falls into.



Westlake Return-on-Tangible-Equity Calculation

Westlake's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Return-on-Tangible-Equity=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders/( (Total Tangible Equity+Total Tangible Equity)/ count )
(A: Dec. 2021 )  (A: Dec. 2020 )(A: Dec. 2021 )
=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders/( (Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets+Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets )/ count )
(A: Dec. 2021 )  (A: Dec. 2020 )(A: Dec. 2021 )
=2005/( (4348+4351 )/ 2 )
=2005/4349.5
=46.10 %

Westlake's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Return-on-Tangible-Equity=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders/( (Total Tangible Equity+Total Tangible Equity)/ count )
(Q: Mar. 2022 )  (Q: Dec. 2021 )(Q: Mar. 2022 )
=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders/( (Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets+Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Mar. 2022 )  (Q: Dec. 2021 )(Q: Mar. 2022 )
=3008/( (4351+4849)/ 2 )
=3008/4600
=65.39 %

* 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 Return-on-Tangible-Equity, the net income attributable to common stockholders of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder tangible 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 (Mar. 2022) net income attributable to common stockholders data. Return-on-Tangible-Equity is displayed in the 10-year financial page.


Westlake  (NYSE:WLK) Return-on-Tangible-Equity Explanation

Return-on-Tangible-Equity measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's tangible equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' tangible equity (shareholders equity minus intangibles). Return-on-Tangible-Equity shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. Return-on-Tangible-Equitys between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.


Be Aware

Net income attributable to common stockholders is used.

Because a company can increase its Return-on-Tangible-Equity by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high Return-on-Tangible-Equity companies. Like Return-on-Tangible-Asset, Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 Return-on-Tangible-Equitys can be extremely high.


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Westlake Business Description

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Industry
Basic Materials » Chemicals NAICS : 325110 SIC : 2869
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2801 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, TX, USA, 77056
Westlake Corp is a manufacturer and global supplier of chemicals, polymers and building products. Its Performance & Essential Materials segment offers a wide range of essential building blocks for making products utilized in everyday living, including olefins, vinyl chemicals, polyethylene, and epoxies. Its Housing & Infrastructure Products segment produces key finished goods for building products, pipe & fittings, and global compounds businesses.
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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