Westlake Chemical Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  66.17
 Dividend  1.00
 Earnings  6.30
 Cash-flow  11.82
 Book value  36.76
 Equity  32.47

Westlake Chemical is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Westlake Chemical is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Westlake Chemical paid a total dividend of 130 million USD last year, for a market value of 8,602 millions (Market Cap 2,400 millions). Dividend per share of Westlake Chemical is 1.00 USD, and his stock market price 66.17 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Westlake Chemical has a dividend yield of 1.51%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Westlake Chemical dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical Dividend Payout

About the ability of Westlake Chemical to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.51%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Westlake Chemical payout on ernings is currently 15.87%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 40.41% and 46.31% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Westlake Chemicalcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Westlake Chemical is USD 11.82 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Westlake Chemical, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Westlake Chemical payout

Westlake Chemical Stock performance

Finally, last moth Westlake Chemical showed a return of -8.70% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -3.44% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -37.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Chemicals firms.

Westlake Chemical stock and market return

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