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Westlake (FRA:UEO) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

: 9.05 (As of Today)
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As of today (2023-10-01), Westlake's share price is €117.00. Westlake's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2023 was €12.93. Hence, Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 9.05.

The historical rank and industry rank for Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow or its related term are showing as below:

FRA:UEO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.77   Med: 14.47   Max: 1461.39
Current: 9.28

During the past 13 years, Westlake's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1461.39. The lowest was 4.77. And the median was 14.47.

FRA:UEO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked better than
75.18% of 814 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 19.33 vs FRA:UEO: 9.28

Westlake's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2023 was €2.26. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was €12.93.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Westlake was -22.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 64.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 24.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 27.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, Westlake's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 137.10% per year. The lowest was -61.30% per year. And the median was 23.70% per year.


Westlake Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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.

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Westlake Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12.17 17.57 13.54 7.20 5.78

Westlake Quarterly Data
Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 5.63 4.95 5.78 7.13 8.89

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



Westlake Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

Westlake's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/ Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=117.00/12.934
=9.05

Westlake's Share Price of today is €117.00.
Westlake's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was €12.93.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Westlake  (FRA:UEO) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management's decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


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Westlake (FRA:UEO) Business Description

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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 and 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 and Infrastructure Products segment produces key finished goods for building products, pipe and fittings, and global compounds businesses.

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