Westlake Chemical (WLK) dividend stock





  • Yield

     1.04%
  • Dividend

     0.84
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     39.7%
  • Dividend increased

     12 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     24%
  • Dividend pay date

     9/18/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     8/30/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     N/A yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     + 15.6%
  • Dividend payback
    period
     12 yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     40.7
  • Tweed factor

     17.7
Rating
Overall rating
The overall rating measures the general health and sustainabilty of the company's dividend. It is an average of the five ratings below.





Dividend increased years
This rating looks at the number of years the company has increased their dividend consecutively. 1 star is given for 7 years or below and 5 stars are given for 23 years or more.





Dividend yield
This rating evaluates the size of the yield. 1 star is given for a yield below 0.75% and 5 stars for yields above 6.75%.





Payout ratio
The payout ratio shows how much of the earnings are being paid out as dividends. We award 0 stars for payout ratios above 100% and 5 stars for ratios below 10%.





Dividend growth rate
This rating takes into account the growth of the dividend. Companies that have a dividend growth rate below 1.5% get 1 star while 5 stars are given for rates above 13.5%.





Yield compared to 5 year average
If the current yield is below the 5 year average, it tends to indicate that the stock is cheap. A rating of 0 is given if the current yield is below 0 percent compared to the average and a rating of 5 is given if it's more than 22.5% above.
Relative valuations
Yield compared to 5 year average   
15.6%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
44.0%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
66.1%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
-3.2%
Price change from 52 week high   
-1.0%
Price change from 50 days average   
9.3%
Price change from 200 days average   
20.1%
Price info
Change
0.05 (0.06%)


Last price
80.79 USD


Day range
80.52 - 81.63


Year range
48.92 - 81.63

Financial health
Current ratio
4.16


Debt/equity ratio
21.62


Cash
1.18B


Debt
770.22M


Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
23.09


Price/book (P/B)
2.71


Forward price/earning (P/E)
15.21


Price/sales (P/S)
1.50


PEG
1.71


Market cap
10.43B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
0.0900,0.1030,0.1100
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
10.6%
0.8800,-0.2300,0.4000
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
-32.6%
10 year history
0.0900,0.1030,0.1100,0.1210,0.1370,0.2610,0.4130,0.5820,0.6930,0.7300
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
26.2%
0.8800,-0.2300,0.4000,1.6700,1.9400,2.8800,4.5500,5.0700,4.8600,4.8600
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
20.9%
9.8200,9.4400,9.7400,11.3600,12.9900,13.9900,16.9900,21.3200,24.7700,25.0800
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
11.0%
10.3000,0.0000,27.4000,7.2000,5.6000,9.0000,9.9000,10.6000,12.5000,14.2000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
3.6%
131.0000,131.0000,132.0000,133.0000,133.0000,133.0000,134.0000,134.0000,132.0000,132.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
0.1%
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Div. growth
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USA   Sherwin-Williams 39 yrs0.97%18.1%
USA   Valspar 39 yrs0.00%12.9%
United Kingdom   Croda International 24 yrs1.84%6.7%
USA   Albemarle 23 yrs0.95%14.0%
USA   International Flavors & Fragra 15 yrs1.91%14.9%
Company profile
Empoloyees
3,550


Sector


Website


Founded


Industry


SEC filings




Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers ethylene, polyethylene, styrene monomer, and various ethylene co-products, such as chemical gra...
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Address:
2801 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, TX, 77056

Phone:
+1 713 960-9111
The dividend of Westlake Chemical is 0.84 USD and their yield is 1.04%. The dividend has been raised for 12 years in a row (since 2005). The payout ratio of WLK is 24%, based on an EPS of 3.5 and a dividend of 0.84. The dividend payback period is 12 years, assuming the dividend growth stays the same. The 5 year dividend compund annual growth (CAGR) rate is 39.7%. The ex-dividend date for WLK is 8/30/2017, and 9/18/2017 is their dividend pay date. It was founded in and is a US company with 3,550 employees. The stock belongs to the specialty chemicals industry in the basic materials sector. Our dividend rating for this stock is 3.1 / 5 stars.






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