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Westlake Chemical Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

: 8.24 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-01-22), Westlake Chemical's share price is $98.10. Westlake Chemical's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $11.91. Hence, Westlake Chemical's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 8.24.

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

NYSE:WLK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.19   Med: 15.15   Max: 1442.22
Current: 8.24

7.19
1442.22

During the past 13 years, Westlake Chemical's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1442.22. The lowest was 7.19. And the median was 15.15.

NYSE:WLK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 822 Companies
in the Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. NYSE:WLK: 8.24 )

Westlake Chemical's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.75. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $11.91.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Westlake Chemical was 148.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -6.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 10.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 18.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Westlake Chemical'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 17.45% per year.


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

The historical data trend for Westlake Chemical'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.

* Premium members only.

Westlake Chemical Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 30.58 14.51 12.17 17.57 13.54

Westlake Chemical Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 13.20 13.54 11.38 9.92 7.65

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Westlake Chemical'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 Chemical Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake Chemical's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls into.



Westlake Chemical Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

Westlake Chemical'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)
=98.10/11.908
=8.24

Westlake Chemical's Share Price of today is $98.10.
Westlake Chemical's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $11.91.

* 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 Chemical  (NYSE:WLK) 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 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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