About WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells other products; and offers recycling and waste disposal services. Its corrugated packaging products are used to provide protective packaging for the shipment and distribution of food, paper, health and beauty, other household, consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing, and interior partitions; paperboards; recycled paperboards; express mail packages for the overnight courier industry; and secondary packages and paperboard packaging for the healthcare market. This segment also manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions and die-cut paperboard components; temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays for the consumer products and retail markets; lithographic laminated packaging products; and plastic packaging products, as well as provides contract packing services. The Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities, primarily in Charleston, South Carolina. WestRock Company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
Trailing P/E Ratio22.74
Forward P/E Ratio14.76
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$14.86 billion
Price / Sales1.03
Cash Flow$7.1158 per share
Price / Cash8.38
Book Value$41.48 per share
Price / Book1.44
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.62
Net Income$708.20 million
Return on Equity7.84%
Return on Assets3.40%
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions
What is WestRock's stock symbol?
WestRock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WRK."
How often does WestRock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WestRock?
WestRock declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 20th. Investors of record on Friday, May 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 3rd. View WestRock's Dividend History.
How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?
WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 27th. The basic materials company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.83. The basic materials company had revenue of $4.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.10 billion. WestRock had a return on equity of 7.84% and a net margin of 12.01%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.54 earnings per share. View WestRock's Earnings History.
When is WestRock's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for WRK?
11 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for WestRock's stock. Their predictions range from $64.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock's share price to reach $76.1111 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for WestRock.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about WestRock stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WestRock stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WestRock’s second-quarter revenues and earnings both improved on a year-over-year basis. While earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues missed the same. Driven by favorable demand, price and mix trends across its paper and packaging businesses for fiscal 2018, the company expects revenues of more than $16.4 billion and adjusted segment EBITDA to come in above $2.9 billion in fiscal 2018. The announced acquisition of rival, KapStone, fits well with WestRock's existing operational footprint. The buyout should generate significant cost synergies and broaden WestRock's paper packaging product offering. Productivity and performance improvement programs, along with cost-saving actions remain tailwinds. WestRock underperformed the industry in the past year. Higher debt following the KapStone acquisition and higher transportation costs remain headwinds." (5/5/2018)
- 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are reducing our F4Q17 (quarter-end September) estimates to reflect the impact from the recent hurricanes, but raising our FY18 estimates (particularly 1Q18 and to a lesser extent 2Q18) to reflect the recent historic decline in OCC prices. We appreciate that the implied organic EBITDA growth in FY18 is now even greater, and that our FY18 estimate implies an unusually high amount of organic growth (implied margins are historically high for the Company). We do not consider FY18E EBITDA or margins normalized" for that very reason. Key Investment Points Our F4Q17 adj." (10/11/2017)
Who are some of WestRock's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to WestRock include Showa Denko (SHWDY), Monsanto (MON), Glencore (GLEN), AIR LIQUIDE/ADR (AIQUY), TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (TRP), BHP Billiton (BBL), Praxair (PX), LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), Air Liquide (AI), Ecolab (ECL), Nutrien (NTR), Linde AG/AKT o.N. (LNAGF), SHIN ETSU Chem/ADR (SHECY), The Linde Group (LNEGY) and Southern Copper (SCCO).
Who are WestRock's key executives?
WestRock's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 64)
- Mr. Ward H. Dickson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
- Mr. James B. Porter III, Pres of Bus. Devel. & Latin America (Age 67)
- Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Pres of Corrugated Packaging (Age 55)
- Mr. Robert A. Feeser, Pres of Consumer Packaging (Age 56)
Has WestRock been receiving favorable news coverage?
News coverage about WRK stock has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WestRock earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.55 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
Who are WestRock's major shareholders?
WestRock's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.47%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.63%), Boston Partners (3.16%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.74%), Northern Trust Corp (1.08%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.01%). Company insiders that own WestRock stock include Arnold Stephen Meadows, G Stephen Felker, James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WestRock.
Which major investors are selling WestRock stock?
WRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., Boston Partners, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Citigroup Inc. and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC. Company insiders that have sold WestRock company stock in the last year include James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock.
Which major investors are buying WestRock stock?
WRK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royal Bank of Canada, Millennium Management LLC, CI Investments Inc., Korea Investment CORP, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Conning Inc. and Rovida Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock.
How do I buy shares of WestRock?
Shares of WRK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is WestRock's stock price today?
One share of WRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.61.
How big of a company is WestRock?
WestRock has a market capitalization of $15.34 billion and generates $14.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $708.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.62 on an earnings per share basis. WestRock employs 44,800 workers across the globe.
How can I contact WestRock?
WestRock's mailing address is 1000 Abernathy Road NE, Atlanta GA, 30328. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 770-448-2193 or via email at [email protected]
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