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Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) Competitors

$22.37
-0.24 (-1.06%)
(As of 02/23/2024 08:54 PM ET)

WLKP vs. GPRE, SXT, MEOH, UAN, HAYN, ALTM, PRM, SLCA, EU, and SA

Should you be buying Westlake Chemical Partners stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Westlake Chemical Partners include Green Plains (GPRE), Sensient Technologies (SXT), Methanex (MEOH), CVR Partners (UAN), Haynes International (HAYN), Arcadium Lithium (ALTM), Perimeter Solutions (PRM), U.S. Silica (SLCA), enCore Energy (EU), and Seabridge Gold (SA). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Westlake Chemical Partners vs.

Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) and Westlake Chemical Partners (NYSE:WLKP) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, media sentiment, profitability, earnings, community ranking, institutional ownership and dividends.

Westlake Chemical Partners has a net margin of 4.56% compared to Westlake Chemical Partners' net margin of -2.83%. Green Plains' return on equity of 6.22% beat Westlake Chemical Partners' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Plains-2.83% -9.67% -4.70%
Westlake Chemical Partners 4.56%6.22%4.05%

Green Plains received 112 more outperform votes than Westlake Chemical Partners when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 66.83% of users gave Westlake Chemical Partners an outperform vote while only 64.12% of users gave Green Plains an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Green PlainsOutperform Votes
386
64.12%
Underperform Votes
216
35.88%
Westlake Chemical PartnersOutperform Votes
274
66.83%
Underperform Votes
136
33.17%

Westlake Chemical Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Green Plains. Green Plains is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Westlake Chemical Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Green Plains$3.30B0.43-$93.38M-$1.62-13.62
Westlake Chemical Partners$1.19B0.66$64.17M$1.5414.53

30.0% of Westlake Chemical Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Green Plains shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Green Plains pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Westlake Chemical Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. Green Plains pays out -29.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westlake Chemical Partners pays out 122.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Green Plains currently has a consensus target price of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 51.86%. Westlake Chemical Partners has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.46%. Given Westlake Chemical Partners' higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Green Plains is more favorable than Westlake Chemical Partners.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Plains
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
Westlake Chemical Partners
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

In the previous week, Westlake Chemical Partners had 8 more articles in the media than Green Plains. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Westlake Chemical Partners and 9 mentions for Green Plains. Westlake Chemical Partners' average media sentiment score of 0.75 beat Green Plains' score of 0.16 indicating that Green Plains is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Green Plains
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Westlake Chemical Partners
3 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Green Plains has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westlake Chemical Partners has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Westlake Chemical Partners beats Green Plains on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WLKP vs. The Competition

MetricWestlake Chemical PartnersIndustrial organic chemicals IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$788.05M$4.17B$2.76B$17.60B
Dividend Yield8.43%4.58%5.42%3.57%
P/E Ratio14.536.8690.5422.75
Price / Sales0.6632,071.291,137,115.038.29
Price / Cash4.2535.2223.8917.54
Price / Book0.8721.023.376.10
Net Income$64.17M$131.27M$247.23M$870.05M
7 Day Performance0.27%-3.46%-0.94%-0.34%
1 Month Performance-3.74%2.16%-1.63%1.85%
1 Year Performance-4.77%-21.30%145.77%89.27%

Westlake Chemical Partners Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GPRE
Green Plains
4.1235 of 5 stars
$23.23
-5.6%
$33.50
+44.2%
-36.5%$1.38B$3.30B-14.34902Gap Down
SXT
Sensient Technologies
3.3408 of 5 stars
$61.16
-1.6%
$70.00
+14.5%
-9.5%$2.58B$1.46B27.554,094Positive News
High Trading Volume
MEOH
Methanex
4.0532 of 5 stars
$44.65
-4.2%
$54.78
+22.7%
-9.6%$3.01B$3.72B18.151,410Analyst Revision
UAN
CVR Partners
1.3922 of 5 stars
$74.09
+0.8%
N/A-37.0%$783.13M$835.58M3.04300Dividend Increase
HAYN
Haynes International
4.0296 of 5 stars
$59.49
+0.0%
$63.33
+6.5%
+12.4%$760.28M$589.96M18.251,284Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
ALTM
Arcadium Lithium
0.3947 of 5 stars
4.42
-4.7%
N/AN/A$794.40M$1.21B2.471,350Gap Down
PRM
Perimeter Solutions
4.1591 of 5 stars
$5.06
-6.8%
$7.25
+43.4%
-33.1%$794.95M$360.51M45.95226Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
SLCA
U.S. Silica
1.7897 of 5 stars
$10.31
-2.4%
$15.00
+45.5%
-13.0%$795.42M$1.53B5.432,013Upcoming Earnings
EU
enCore Energy
1.851 of 5 stars
$4.46
-6.7%
$6.00
+34.5%
N/A$744.64MN/A-37.17N/APositive News
SA
Seabridge Gold
0.1241 of 5 stars
$9.43
-6.4%
N/A+10.0%$812.02MN/A-31.43N/AGap Up

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This page (NYSE:WLKP) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff