WLK Historical PE Ratio image   This WLK PE ratio history page last updated 5/23/2022
WLK Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPAnnualizedPE
Q1 2022
5/3/2022
133.575.8323.325.7
Q4 2021
2/22/2022
108.614.9819.925.5
Q3 2021
11/2/2021
99.264.6918.765.3
Q2 2021
8/3/2021
83.714.0416.165.2
Q1 2021
5/4/2021
97.911.877.4813.1
Q4 2020
2/23/2021
87.200.873.4825.1
Q3 2020
11/3/2020
74.010.642.5628.9
Q2 2020
8/6/2020
57.370.110.44130.4
Q1 2020
5/4/2020
41.530.652.6016.0
Q4 2019
2/18/2020
60.250.371.4840.7
Q3 2019
11/5/2019
74.681.255.0014.9
Q2 2019
8/6/2019
63.050.923.6817.1
Q1 2019
5/2/2019
61.660.712.8421.7
Q4 2018
2/19/2019
77.031.024.0818.9
Q3 2018
11/6/2018
79.072.279.088.7
Q2 2018
8/2/2018
98.842.178.6811.4
Q1 2018
5/3/2018
105.172.208.8012.0
Q4 2017
2/20/2018
106.961.626.4816.5
Q3 2017
11/7/2017
91.621.616.4414.2
Q2 2017
8/3/2017
69.431.214.8414.3
Q1 2017
5/2/2017
64.331.265.0412.8
Q4 2016
2/21/2017
65.790.873.4818.9
Q3 2016
11/8/2016
51.010.863.4414.8
Q2 2016
7/28/2016
46.651.224.889.6
Q1 2016
5/3/2016
48.950.943.7613.0
Q4 2015
2/23/2016
41.010.843.3612.2
Q3 2015
11/3/2015
62.091.395.5611.2
Q2 2015
8/4/2015
65.551.415.6411.6
Q1 2015
5/4/2015
74.381.104.4016.9
Q4 2014
2/24/2015
70.711.405.6012.6
Q3 2014
11/4/2014
66.211.255.0013.2
Q2 2014
8/5/2014
85.531.265.0417.0
Q1 2014
5/6/2014
76.731.184.7216.3
Q4 2013
2/20/2014
65.751.275.0812.9
Q3 2013
11/7/2013
55.091.275.0810.8
Q2 2013
7/30/2013
52.771.114.4411.9
Q1 2013
5/6/2013
44.470.923.6812.1
Q4 2012
2/19/2013
46.290.712.8416.3
Q3 2012
11/8/2012
38.730.682.7214.2
Q2 2012
8/2/2012
32.080.863.449.3
WLK PE History Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPTTMPE
Q1 2022
5/3/2022
133.575.8319.546.8
Q4 2021
2/22/2022
108.614.9815.587.0
Q3 2021
11/2/2021
99.264.6911.478.7
Q2 2021
8/3/2021
83.714.047.4211.3
Q1 2021
5/4/2021
97.911.873.4928.1
Q4 2020
2/23/2021
87.200.872.2738.4
Q3 2020
11/3/2020
74.010.641.7741.8
Q2 2020
8/6/2020
57.370.112.3824.1
Q1 2020
5/4/2020
41.530.653.1913.0
Q4 2019
2/18/2020
60.250.373.2518.5
Q3 2019
11/5/2019
74.681.253.9019.1
Q2 2019
8/6/2019
63.050.924.9212.8
Q1 2019
5/2/2019
61.660.716.1710.0
Q4 2018
2/19/2019
77.031.027.6610.1
Q3 2018
11/6/2018
79.072.278.269.6
Q2 2018
8/2/2018
98.842.177.6013.0
Q1 2018
5/3/2018
105.172.206.6415.8
Q4 2017
2/20/2018
106.961.625.7018.8
Q3 2017
11/7/2017
91.621.614.9518.5
Q2 2017
8/3/2017
69.431.214.2016.5
Q1 2017
5/2/2017
64.331.264.2115.3
Q4 2016
2/21/2017
65.790.873.8916.9
Q3 2016
11/8/2016
51.010.863.8613.2
Q2 2016
7/28/2016
46.651.224.3910.6
Q1 2016
5/3/2016
48.950.944.5810.7
Q4 2015
2/23/2016
41.010.844.748.7
Q3 2015
11/3/2015
62.091.395.3011.7
Q2 2015
8/4/2015
65.551.415.1612.7
Q1 2015
5/4/2015
74.381.105.0114.8
Q4 2014
2/24/2015
70.711.405.0913.9
Q3 2014
11/4/2014
66.211.254.9613.3
Q2 2014
8/5/2014
85.531.264.9817.2
Q1 2014
5/6/2014
76.731.184.8315.9
Q4 2013
2/20/2014
65.751.274.5714.4
Q3 2013
11/7/2013
55.091.274.0113.7
Q2 2013
7/30/2013
52.771.113.4215.4
Q1 2013
5/6/2013
44.470.923.1714.0
Q4 2012
2/19/2013
46.290.71NANA
Q3 2012
11/8/2012
38.730.68NANA
Q2 2012
8/2/2012
32.080.86NANA
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How should the WLK historical PE ratio be determined?
Realizing that PE stands for Price to Earnings ratio, we need two values to compute it: stock price and earnings per share. The stock price at any given date is a known historical value, but what about the earnings number to use?

✔️Accepted answer: There are a number of different approaches when it comes to calculating a historical PE ratio for a company like Westlake Chemical. We like to take our measurements on each of the past quarterly earnings reports. That only leaves the question of whether the earnings number at that quarterly report should be used on an annualized basis, or some other method. We approach this question using three different methods, on this WLK Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for WLK based on annualized quarterly earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use that quarter's earnings result annualized?

✔️Accepted answer: The WLK historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 17.3.

What is the average historical PE for WLK based on trailing twelve month earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the trailing twelve months combined earnings result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The WLK historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 15.5.

What is the average historical PE for WLK based on median TTM earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the median earnings over the trailing twelve months and annualize that median result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The WLK historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 19.32.

On this page we presented the WLK Historical PE Ratio information for Westlake Chemical' stock. The average WLK historical PE based on using the annualized quarterly earnings result at each measurement period (for the "E" in the PE calculation; and the closing price on earnings date as the "P") is 17.3. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average WLK historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 15.5.

Let's now compare this WLK historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 5/20/2022, the most recent closing price for WLK had been 126.21, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 23.32. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 19.54. From these numbers, we calculate the recent WLK PE on 5/20/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 5.4. Based on WLK's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 68.8% lower than the historical average PE across our data set for Westlake Chemical. Looking at the recent WLK PE on 5/20/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 6.5. Based on WLK's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 58.1% lower than the average PE across our Westlake Chemical data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting WLK historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for WLK, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for WLK, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 4.04, 4.69, 4.98, and 5.83. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 4.69 and 4.98 — which gives us the median of 4.83. Basically the way to think about this 4.83 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 4.83 marks the "middle ground" number where WLK has reported a value higher than 4.83 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 4.83 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 19.32/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 126.21 as the numerator (as of 5/20/2022), the calculation is then 126.21 / 19.32 = 6.5 as the WLK PE ratio as of 5/20/2022, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

For self directed investors doing their due diligence on WLK or any other given stock, valuation analysis for WLK can greatly benefit from studying the past earnings and resulting PE calculations. This exercise can help inform an analysis as to whether the past earnings trajectory and current versus historical PE ratios justify the current stock value.

That's why we bring you HistoricalPERatio.com to make it easy for investors to investigate Westlake Chemical PE history or the past PE information for any stock in our coverage universe. And in your continued research we hope you will be sure to check out the further links included for earnings surprises history (beat/miss data) as well as next earnings dates for WLK. Thanks for visiting, and the next time you need to research WLK Historical PE Ratio or the ratio for another stock, we hope you'll think of our site, as your go-to historical PE ratio research resource of choice.

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