Westlake Chemical Corporation  

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Range 55.48 - 57.16
52 week 53.43 - 98.44
Open 55.59
Vol / Avg. 213,071.00/814,972.00
Mkt cap 7.57B
P/E 11.46
Div/yield 0.17/1.16
EPS 4.97
Shares 133.08M
Beta 2.35
Inst. own 31%
Mar 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical Corp at Susquehanna International Group Chemical Conference Add to calendar
Mar 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical Corp at JPMorgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference Add to calendar
Feb 25, 2015
Westlake Chemical Corp at Alembic Global Advisors Chemical Conference Add to calendar
Feb 24, 2015
Q4 2014 Westlake Chemical Corp Earnings Release - Tentative - 9:30AM EST - Add to calendar
Feb 12, 2015
Westlake Chemical Corp at Morgan Stanley Basic Materials Conference Add to calendar
Dec 10, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp at Bank of America Merrill Lynch US Basic Materials Conference - Webcast
Dec 9, 2014
Westlake Chemical Partners at 2014 Wells Fargo Energy Symposium
Dec 2, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp at Citi Basic Materials Conference
Nov 12, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals & Agriculture Conference - Webcast
Nov 11, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp at Cowen Global Metals, Mining and Materials Conference - Webcast
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Key stats and ratios

Q3 (Sep '14) 2013
Net profit margin 13.58% 16.24%
Operating margin 24.48% 25.36%
EBITD margin - 29.69%
Return on average assets 14.37% 16.34%
Return on average equity 24.14% 28.33%
Employees 2,200 -
CDP Score - -


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Analyst Estimates - MarketWatch
SEC Filings - EDGAR Online
Major Holders - MSN Money


Westlake Chemical Corporation is a vertically integrated manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and fabricated building products. The Company�s products include some of the most widely used chemicals in the world, which are 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 operating segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Company is an integrated producer of vinyls with substantial downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride (PVC) building products. In Olefins Business, the Company manufactures ethylene, polyethylene, styrene and associated co-products at its manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at its Longview, Texas facility. In Company�s Vinyls Business segment, the products include PVC, VCM, EDC, chlorine, caustic soda and ethylene.

Officers and directors

James Y. Chao Chairman of the Board
Age: 67
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Albert Y. Chao President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Age: 65
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Trading Activity - Yahoo Finance
M. Steven Bender Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
Age: 57
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Trading Activity - Yahoo Finance
Robert F. Buesinger Senior Vice President - Vinyls
Age: 57
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
David R. Hansen Senior Vice President - Administration
Age: 63
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Trading Activity - Yahoo Finance
Jeffrey L. Taylor Senior Vice President - Polyethylene
Age: 60
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Trading Activity - Yahoo Finance
George J. Mangieri Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Age: 63
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Trading Activity - Yahoo Finance
L. Benjamin Ederington Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Age: 44
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Andrew F. Kenner Vice President - Manufacturing
Age: 49
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters
Lawrence E. Teel Vice President - Olefins
Age: 55
Bio & Compensation  - Reuters