WestRock Co Company Profile (NYSE:WRK)

About WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)

WestRock Co logoWestRock Company, incorporated on March 6, 2015, is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. The Company also develops real estate in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The Company's segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of its containerboard mill and corrugated packaging operations, as well as its recycling operations. The Consumer Packaging segment consists of consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays, and partition operations. The Land and Development segment is engaged in the development and sale of real estate primarily in Charleston, South Carolina.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:WRK
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.westrock.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $13.68 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 248,073,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $52.96
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $52.24
  • 52 Week Range: $35.77 - $56.32
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 76.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.89
  • P/E Growth: 2.07
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $14.31 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.96
  • Book Value: $39.04 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.41
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.60
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $2.15 billion
  • Net Margins: 0.96%
  • Return on Equity: 6.32%
  • Return on Assets: 2.71%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.57%
  • Current Ratio: 1.81%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.50 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Short Ratio: 1.95
 

Frequently Asked Questions for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)

What is WestRock Co's stock symbol?

WestRock Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WRK."

How often does WestRock Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WestRock Co?

WestRock Co announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, May 15th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 3rd. View WestRock Co's Dividend History.

How were WestRock Co's earnings last quarter?

WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.07. The business earned $3.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.59 billion. WestRock Co had a return on equity of 6.32% and a net margin of 0.96%. The firm's revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share. View WestRock Co's Earnings History.

When will WestRock Co make its next earnings announcement?

WestRock Co is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for WestRock Co.

Where is WestRock Co's stock going? Where will WestRock Co's stock price be in 2017?

11 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for WestRock Co's stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock Co's stock price to reach $61.11 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WestRock Co.

What are analysts saying about WestRock Co stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WestRock Co stock:

  • 1. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We hosted investors meetings with mgmt last week and walked away constructive on the value creation opportunity from MPSX, market conditions in its core markets, and WRK's disciplined approach on capital deployment. While the sharper-than-anticipated uptick in OCC prices in March may give investors pause, WRK is trading with a 11.7% 2018E FCF yield, and to normalize the noise the FCF/share CAGR in 2017E and 2018E is 23%. 11.7% 2018E FCF yield, highest in the group." (3/7/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WestRock’s first-quarter fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4% while revenues fell short by 1%. In the fiscal second-quarter 2017, WestRock expects sequential earnings to be higher, benefitting from seasonally higher volumes in both consumer and corrugated as well as four more box shipping days and less maintenance downtime. However, higher input costs including wage inflation will affect results in the second quarter. As recycled fiber prices and energy continue to rise, rising input costs is likely to weigh on margins in the rest of the quarters in fiscal 2017 as well. Further, merger-related expenses, weak primary demand for processed, frozen, and dry foods and carbonated soft drinks as well as a stronger dollar may weigh on WestRock’s near-term results. WestRock has underperformed the Zacks categorized Paper and Paper Products sub industry in the past one year." (1/31/2017)

Who are some of WestRock Co's key competitors?

Who owns WestRock Co stock?

WestRock Co's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.10%), BlackRock Inc. (8.81%), FMR LLC (7.70%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.62%), State Street Corp (4.65%) and Boston Partners (3.55%). Company insiders that own WestRock Co stock include Arnold Stephen Meadows, G Stephen Felker, J Powell Brown, James B Porter, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Ward H Dickson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WestRock Co.

Who sold WestRock Co stock? Who is selling WestRock Co stock?

WestRock Co's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Boston Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Victory Capital Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Lakewood Capital Management LP and GMT Capital Corp. Company insiders that have sold WestRock Co stock in the last year include Arnold Stephen Meadows, G Stephen Felker, James B Porter, John A Luke Jr and Robert A Feeser. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock Co.

Who bought WestRock Co stock? Who is buying WestRock Co stock?

WestRock Co's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., FMR LLC, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans and Capital Growth Management LP. Company insiders that have bought WestRock Co stock in the last two years include J Powell Brown and Ward H Dickson. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock Co.

How do I buy WestRock Co stock?

Shares of WestRock Co can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of WestRock Co stock cost?

One share of WestRock Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.15.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.82)
Consensus Price Target: $61.11 (10.81% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/1/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$50.00 -> $52.00LowView Rating Details
4/27/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$59.00 -> $62.00MediumView Rating Details
4/27/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$66.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$58.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
4/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$57.00 -> $61.00HighView Rating Details
4/14/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/7/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$62.00LowView Rating Details
3/7/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
2/15/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
2/2/2017Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
4/20/2016Dundee SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/30/2015Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$54.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$66.00N/AView Rating Details
9/3/2015Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$69.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2015Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$70.00 -> $67.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Earnings by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Earnings History by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2017        
4/26/2017Q2 2017$0.47$0.54$3.59 billion$3.66 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2017Q117$0.46$0.47$3.48 billion$3.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q416$0.63$0.71$2.54 billion$3.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q316$0.66$0.71$3.70 billion$3.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q2$0.52$0.61$3.74 million$3.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q1$0.58$0.59$3.71 million$3.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q4$0.95$0.93$4.02 billion$3.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q3$1.03$1.15$2.54 billion$2.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.48
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.47$0.48$0.47
Q2 20173$0.44$0.53$0.49
Q3 20173$0.60$0.65$0.62
Q4 20173$0.78$0.97$0.89
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Most Recent Dividend:5/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:2.90%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:301.89% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
64.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.11% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)

Dividend History by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/21/2017quarterly$0.403.02%5/3/20175/5/20175/15/2017
1/27/2017Quarterly$0.402.98%2/8/20172/10/20172/20/2017
11/7/2016quarterly$0.403.53%11/17/201611/21/201611/30/2016
8/1/2016quarterly$0.383.58%8/10/20168/12/20168/22/2016
4/25/2016quarterly$0.383.77%5/4/20165/6/20165/16/2016
2/3/2016quarterly$0.384.5%2/10/20162/12/20162/25/2016
11/2/2015quarterly$0.382.77%11/17/201511/19/201512/2/2015
7/24/2015$0.388/10/20158/12/20158/25/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.68%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.57%
Insider Trades by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/4/2017John A Luke JrDirectorSell75,000$53.83$4,037,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017John A Luke JrDirectorSell55,000$55.14$3,032,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Arnold Stephen MeadowsInsiderSell8,900$54.44$484,516.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Robert A FeeserInsiderSell23,670$51.28$1,213,797.60View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016G Stephen FelkerDirectorSell10,000$50.00$500,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016James B PorterInsiderSell110,000$48.19$5,300,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2016John A Luke JrDirectorSell188,103$46.62$8,769,361.86View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016J Powell BrownDirectorBuy6,000$32.19$193,140.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Ward H DicksonCFOBuy3,000$34.01$102,030.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016James B PorterInsiderSell26,000$38.57$1,002,820.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015James B PorterInsiderSell39,000$44.60$1,739,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Arnold Stephen MeadowsCAOSell5,000$59.70$298,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
Latest Headlines for WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock to Buy 5 Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 8:49 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 26 at 7:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWashington County box plant to be acquired
finance.yahoo.com - May 25 at 8:00 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoWestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
feeds.benzinga.com - May 24 at 12:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo2015 IPO With Triple-Digit EPS Growth Trying To Package New Run
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to WestRock Co. : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 6:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Co. :WRK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 1:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRK-US : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 9:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Upgraded at TheStreet
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 12:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhich Direction Does WestRock Go From Here?
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: WestRock Co (WRK) Director Sells 75,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 7:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $3.56 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect WestRock Co (WRK) to Post $0.65 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.15
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Announces Participation In Upcoming Investor Conferences
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 6:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Rating Reiterated by Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 3:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDA Davidson Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for WestRock Co (WRK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for WestRock Co (WRK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 11:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 10:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for WestRock Co (WRK) Reduced by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 8:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 7:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Price Target Raised to $62.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 11:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $3.55 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 10:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 8:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKeyCorp Comments on WestRock Co's Q4 2017 Earnings (WRK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 6:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDA Davidson Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for WestRock Co (WRK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.65 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect WestRock Co (WRK) to Post $0.66 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 10:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRK earnings conference call or presentation 26-Apr-17 12:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:37 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.23
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 11:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock (WRK) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenue Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.08 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 1:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Reports Solid Results in Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 8:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock tops Street 2Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 8:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock's (WRK) Q2 Earnings, Revenues Beat Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 8:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 9:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Sell WestRock (WRK) Before Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock's (WRK) Buy Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 2:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 9:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Co. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WRK) : April 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 9:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 (WRK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 6:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRK-US : April 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 1:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock (WRK) to Post Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards?
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 1:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 9:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Upgraded to Outperform at Royal Bank of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 7:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGoldman Sachs Group Inc Upgrades WestRock Co (WRK) to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 9:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Receiving Very Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock Co (WRK) Given "Buy" Rating at Citigroup Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 10:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWestRock (WRK) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.10
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 12:26 PM
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