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Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


Westlake Chemical Corporation (WCC) is a chemical company that manufactures and supplies petrochemicals and building products. The company’s products include polyethylene, epolene polymers, vinyls, and material safety data sheets. It also manufactures PVC deck, rail and fencing, window profiles and patio doors, and specialty PVC offerings. WCC’s vinyl resin products find ….

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Westlake Chemical Corporation (WCC) is a chemical company that manufactures and supplies petrochemicals and building products. The company’s products include polyethylene, epolene polymers, vinyls, and material safety data sheets. It also manufactures PVC deck, rail and fencing, window profiles and patio doors, and specialty PVC offerings. WCC’s vinyl resin products find application in residential siding, pipe and fittings for various water, sewer and industrial applications, and PVC profiles for windows, doors, fence, deck and rail applications. The company has presence in the US, China and Europe. WCC is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

Westlake Chemical Corporation Key Recent Developments

Nov 03, 2015: Westlake Chemical Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings
Aug 04, 2015: Westlake Chemical Announces Record Second Quarter 2015 Net Income
Jul 15, 2015: Westlake Chemical Appoints Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer As Vice President & General Manager-Vinnolit
May 04, 2015: Westlake Chemical Reports First Quarter Earnings
Apr 13, 2015: Westlake Chemical Announces Executive Management Changes

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Westlake Chemical Corporation provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
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- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

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 Table of Contents
Section 1 - About the Company
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Key Information
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Overview
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Key Employees
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Key Employee Biographies
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Key Operational Heads
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Major Products and Services
Westlake Chemical Corporation - History
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Company Statement
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Section 2 - Company Analysis
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Business Description
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Corporate Strategy
Westlake Chemical Corporation - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Strengths
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Weaknesses
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Opportunities
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Threats
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Key Competitors

Section 3 - Company Financial Performance Charts
Westlake Chemical Corporation - Financial Ratios
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

Section 4 - Appendix
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us

Note*: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company


List of Tables

Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Information
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Ratios
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Share Data
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Major Products and Services
Westlake Chemical Corporation, History
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Employees
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Employee Biographies
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Operational Heads
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Other Locations
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Subsidiaries
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Key Competitors
Westlake Chemical Corporation, SWOT Analysis
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Ratios based on current share price
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Annual Ratios
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Interim Ratios
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios


 List of Figures
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Performance Chart
Westlake Chemical Corporation, Ratio Charts