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76.79
+3.21
+4.36%
After Hours :
77.38
+0.59
+0.77%

Open

74.36

Previous Close

73.58

Volume (Avg)

1.00M (702.61k)

Day's Range

74.16-77.93

52Wk Range

53.12-98.44

Market Cap.

9.82B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

0.66 (0.72%)

Beta

2.37

Shares Outstanding

133.49M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

14.71 (5.00)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
Industry Speciality Chemicals
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Outperform
    • Revenue

    • 3.76B

    • Net Income

    • 610.42M

    • Market Cap.

    • 9.82B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 16.79

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 1.87

    • Beta

    • 2.37

    • Forward P/E

    • 11.21

    • Price/Sales

    • 2.47

    • Price/Book Value

    • 3.60

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 10.58

      • EBITDA

      • 1.12B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 16.56

      • Return on Equity %

      • 27.63

      • Return on Assets %

      • 16.56

      • Book Value/Share

      • 20.44

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 133.49M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.17 (9/3/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 8/25/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/17/2014
      Outperform
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 87.75

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 4

        • EPS Estimate

        • 6.60

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 7.96

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 6.30

          • 5.87

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 58.30

          • 23.06

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 16.20

          • 20.00

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 0.36

          • 12.02

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -

          • 21.10

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 32.11

          • 31.83

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 29.96

            • 26.24

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 25.72

            • 12.63

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 16.79

            • 10.27

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 17.80

            • 41.62

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 13.30

            • 13.10

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 8.70

            • 72.44B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.28

              • 0.72

              • Current Ratio

              • 4.71

              • 1.89

              • Quick Ratio

              • 3.44

              • 1.12

              • Interest Coverage

              • 41.72

              • 12.64

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 1.60

              • 2.62

              • Book Value/Share

              • 20.44

              • 16.97

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 14.71

                • 20.41

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 19.68

                • 223.98

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 1.73

                • 73.46

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 2.47

                • 1.64

                • Price/Book Value

                • 3.60

                • 4.03

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 10.58

                • 14.33

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                • Industry

                  • Return on Equity %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 27.63

                    (17.10)

                  • 30.75

                    (24.67)

                  • Return on Assets %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 16.56

                    (9.30)

                  • 11.69

                    (8.21)

                  • Return on Capital %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 21.52

                    (13.20)

                  • 16.93

                    (12.45)

                  • Income/Employee

                  • 303.97k

                  • 64.81k

                  • Inventory Turnover

                  • 6.45

                  • 6.72

                  • Asset Turnover

                  • 0.99

                  • 1.14

                  Current Historical
                  Financials
                  • Income Statement
                  • Balance Sheet
                  • Cash Flow
                  Operating Income
                  953.46M
                  Operating Margin
                  25.36
                  Total Equity
                  -
                  Retained Earnings
                  -
                  Free Cashflow
                  -
                  Price/Cashflow
                  10.58
                  Ownership

                  Institutional Ownership

                  99.94%

                  Top 10 Institutions

                  80.61%

                  Mutual Fund Ownership

                  16.67%

                  Float

                  31.21%

                  5% / Insider Ownership

                  0.35%

                  Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                  Top Mutual Fund Owners

                  Top Institutional Owners

                  Mutual Fund Name

                  Institution Name

                  • Mutual Fund Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • Royce Premier Fund

                  •  

                    1,264,810

                  • -24.99

                  • 0.95

                  • Federated Kaufmann Fund

                  •  

                    985,700

                  • -3.57

                  • 0.74

                  • JOHCM Global Select

                  •  

                    940,372

                  • 0.00

                  • 0.70

                  • Fidelity® Contrafund® Fund

                  •  

                    822,760

                  • 45.61

                  • 0.62

                  • Fidelity® Select Chemicals Portfolio

                  •  

                    684,820

                  • -1.52

                  • 0.51

                  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund

                  •  

                    683,931

                  • 1.01

                  • 0.51

                  • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                  •  

                    654,528

                  • 0.65

                  • 0.49

                  • Fidelity® Independence Fund

                  •  

                    600,000

                  • 20.00

                  • 0.45

                  • Fidelity® Puritan® Fund

                  •  

                    545,100

                  • 44.55

                  • 0.41

                  • James Balanced: Golden Rainbow Fund

                  •  

                    480,800

                  • 6.65

                  • 0.36

                  • Institution Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • TTWF LP

                  •  

                    46,005,277

                  • 0.00%

                  • 69.01

                  • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                  •  

                    3,030,100

                  • +4.26%

                  • 2.27

                  • Royce & Associates, LLC

                  •  

                    2,599,035

                  • -18.51%

                  • 1.95

                  • Fidelity Management and Research Company

                  •  

                    2,346,465

                  • +3,406.90%

                  • 1.76

                  • Select Equity Group, L.P.

                  •  

                    1,454,725

                  • -14.18%

                  • 1.09

                  • BT Investment Management Ltd.

                  •  

                    1,395,821

                  • +0.08%

                  • 1.05

                  • D. E. Shaw & Co LP

                  •  

                    1,368,154

                  • -6.78%

                  • 1.02

                  • Quantitative Management Associates LLC

                  •  

                    1,122,504

                  • +0.85%

                  • 0.84

                  • Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc.

                  •  

                    1,109,301

                  • -0.79%

                  • 0.83

                  • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                  •  

                    1,057,944

                  • -2.18%

                  • 0.79

                  Company Profile

                  Sector

                  Basic Materials

                  Industry

                  Speciality Chemicals

                  Type

                  Cyclical

                  Style

                  Mid Growth

                  Westlake Chemical Corp was founded in 1986. It is a manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and fabricated products. The Company's products include some of the most widely used chemicals in the world, which are...more fundamental to many diverse consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, residential and commercial construction as well as other durable and non-durable goods. The Company operates in two principal business segments, Olefins and Vinyls, and it is one of the few North American integrated producers of vinyls with downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, fabricated products. Olefins are the basic building blocks used to create a wide variety of petrochemical products. The Company manufactures ethyle...morene, polyethylene, styrene, and associated co-products at its manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at its Longview, Texas facility. It has two ethylene plants, two polyethylene plants and one styrene monomer plant at its Lake Charles complex. It has three polyethylene plants and a specialty polyethylene wax plant at its Longview facility. The Company also produces ethylene in its Vinyls segment at its Calvert City facility, all of which is used internally in the production of VCM. In addition, it produces ethylene co-products including chemical grade propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline and hydrogen. It sells its entire output of these co-products to external customers. The Company has the capacity to produce 980 million pounds of LLDPE per year in various different formulations. Its Lake Charles facility has the capability to produce High-Density Polyethylene, or HDPE. It produces LDPE and LLDPE at Lake Charles and Longview. It sells polyethylene to external customers as a final product in pellet form. Styrene is used to produce derivatives such as polystyrene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, unsaturated polyester and synthetic rubber. It produces styrene at its Lake Charles plant, where it has the capacity to produce 570 million pounds of styrene per year, all of which is sold to external customers. The Company competes in the ethylene, polyethylene and styrene markets are some of the world’s largest chemical companies, including Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, The Dow Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, INEOS (successor to BP Chemicals Ltd.), LyondellBasell Industries and NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a subsidiary of The International Petroleum Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Company is subject to extensive, evolving and increasingly stringent federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.lessless

                  Key People

                  Albert Chao

                  CEO/President/Director

                  James Chao

                  Chairman of the Board/Director

                  M. Steven Bender

                  Treasurer/CFO/Senior VP

                  Stephen Wallace

                  Vice President/General Counsel

                  George J. Mangieri

                  Chief Accounting Officer/Vice President

                  • Westlake Chemical Corp

                  • 2801 Post Oak Boulevard

                  • Houston, TX 77056

                  • USA.Map

                  • Phone: +1 713 960-9111

                  • Fax: -

                  • westlake.com

                  Incorporated

                  1986

                  Employees

                  2,200

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