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Westlake Sloan Ratio %

: 21.71% (As of Mar. 2022)
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Richard Sloan from the University of Michigan was first to document what is referred to as the "accrual anomaly". His 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones.

Westlake's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 21.71%.

As of Mar. 2022, Westlake has a Sloan Ratio of 21.71%, indicating there is a warning stage of accrual build up.


Westlake Sloan Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Westlake's Sloan Ratio % 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 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Sloan Ratio %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.54 2.94 8.10 -3.31 15.35

Westlake Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Sloan Ratio % 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 -4.00 -1.52 2.34 15.35 21.71

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Westlake's Sloan Ratio %, along with its competitors' market caps and Sloan Ratio % 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 Sloan Ratio % Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake's Sloan Ratio % falls into.



Westlake Sloan Ratio % Calculation

Earnings contain a lot of non cash earnings which is called accruals. The Sloan ratio is a way to identify firms with low non-cash or accrual-derived earnings relative to their cash flow.

Westlake's Sloan Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )-Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2021 )
-Cash Flow from Investing (A: Dec. 2021 ))/Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 )
=(2015-2394
--3213)/18459
=15.35%

Westlake's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (TTM)-Cash Flow from Operations (TTM})
-Cash Flow from Investing (TTM))/Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )
=(2529-2829
--4585)/19741
=21.71%

Westlake's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was 522 (Jun. 2021 ) + 607 (Sep. 2021 ) + 644 (Dec. 2021 ) + 756 (Mar. 2022 ) = $2,529 Mil.
Westlake's Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was 617 (Jun. 2021 ) + 755 (Sep. 2021 ) + 757 (Dec. 2021 ) + 700 (Mar. 2022 ) = $2,829 Mil.
Westlake's Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was -129 (Jun. 2021 ) + -578 (Sep. 2021 ) + -2371 (Dec. 2021 ) + -1507 (Mar. 2022 ) = $-4,585 Mil.

* 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.


Westlake  (NYSE:WLK) Sloan Ratio % Explanation

A former University of Michigan researcher, Richard Sloan's 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones. In fact, for the 40-year period between 1962 and 2001, buying the lowest accrual companies and shorting the highest accrual companies resulted in an average annual compounded return of 18%, more than double the S&P 500's 7.4% annual return over the same period.

According to How to Beat the Market with the Sloan Ratio:

If the Sloan Ratio is between -10% and 10%, the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than between -25% and -10% on the negative side, and between 10% and 25% on the positive side, this is a warning stage of accrual build up.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than -25% or greater than 25%, and this ratio is consistent over several quarters or even years, be careful. Earnings are highly likely to be made up of accruals.

As of Mar. 2022, Westlake has a Sloan Ratio of 21.71%, indicating there is a warning stage of accrual build up.


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Westlake Business Description

Westlake 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 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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