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Westlake Dividend Yield %

: 1.20% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-07-04), the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Westlake is 1.20%.

Good Sign:

Westlake Corp stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

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

WLK' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42   Med: 1.06   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.2

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Westlake was 3.07%. The lowest was 0.42%. And the median was 1.06%.

WLK's Dividend Yield % is ranked worse than
65.12% of 1035 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 1.87 vs WLK: 1.20

Westlake's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was 0.05.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Westlake was 0.42. The lowest was 0.06. And the median was 0.12.

As of today (2022-07-04), the Forward Dividend Yield % of Westlake is 1.20%.

Westlake's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $0.30.

During the past 12 months, Westlake's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Westlake was 103.70% per year. The lowest was 7.30% per year. And the median was 17.70% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Westlake Dividend Yield % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Westlake's Dividend Yield % 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
Dividend Yield %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.75 1.39 1.46 1.31 1.17

Westlake Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Dividend Yield % 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 1.21 1.20 1.22 1.17 0.94

Competitive Comparison

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Westlake's Dividend Yield % falls into.



Westlake Dividend Yield % Calculation

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Westlake Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.2982022-05-202022-05-232022-06-07Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.2982022-02-282022-03-012022-03-15Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.2982021-11-222021-11-232021-12-08Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 0.2982021-08-232021-08-242021-09-08Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Westlake's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.192/98.86
=1.21 %

Current Share Price is $98.86.
Westlake's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.192.

Westlake's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Forward Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.192/98.86
=1.21 %

Current Share Price is $98.86.
Westlake's Dividends per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.298 * 4 = $1.192.

* 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) Dividend Yield % Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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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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