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WestRock (WRK) Competitors

$43.94
+0.19 (+0.43%)
(As of 02/22/2024 ET)

WRK vs. SQM, X, GFI, IP, EMN, MOS, CLF, BG, ALB, and SUZ

Should you be buying WestRock stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of WestRock include Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), United States Steel (X), Gold Fields (GFI), International Paper (IP), Eastman Chemical (EMN), Mosaic (MOS), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Bunge Global (BG), Albemarle (ALB), and Suzano (SUZ). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

WestRock vs.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, media sentiment, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has lower revenue, but higher earnings than WestRock. WestRock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WestRock$20.31B0.55-$1.65B-$6.72-6.54
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile$10.71B1.15$3.91B$10.374.16

WestRock currently has a consensus price target of $39.43, suggesting a potential downside of 10.27%. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has a consensus price target of $69.11, suggesting a potential upside of 60.20%. Given Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile is more favorable than WestRock.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WestRock
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.43
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has a net margin of 31.87% compared to WestRock's net margin of -8.58%. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's return on equity of 57.40% beat WestRock's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WestRock-8.58% 6.87% 2.48%
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile 31.87%57.40%27.21%

85.5% of WestRock shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.9% of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of WestRock shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile had 3 more articles in the media than WestRock. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile and 12 mentions for WestRock. WestRock's average media sentiment score of 0.93 beat Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's score of 0.76 indicating that WestRock is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
WestRock
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

WestRock received 131 more outperform votes than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.62% of users gave WestRock an outperform vote while only 56.61% of users gave Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WestRockOutperform Votes
495
64.62%
Underperform Votes
271
35.38%
Sociedad Química y Minera de ChileOutperform Votes
364
56.61%
Underperform Votes
279
43.39%

WestRock has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

WestRock pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile pays an annual dividend of $1.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. WestRock pays out -18.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile pays out 12.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile beats WestRock on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WRK vs. The Competition

MetricWestRockPaperboard containers & boxes IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$11.27B$8.12B$2.68B$17.41B
Dividend Yield2.76%2.75%5.55%3.57%
P/E Ratio-6.5410.8990.6222.98
Price / Sales0.550.901,247,583.015.30
Price / Cash4.856.9123.2717.89
Price / Book1.112.343.336.35
Net Income-$1.65B$10.66M$244.39M$869.26M
7 Day Performance1.45%3.28%-0.61%-1.02%
1 Month Performance9.96%4.70%-0.77%1.78%
1 Year Performance39.27%20.87%118.99%76.61%

WestRock Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SQM
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
3.5887 of 5 stars
$39.60
-5.1%
$69.11
+74.5%
-48.1%$11.31B$10.71B3.826,479Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
X
United States Steel
3.6898 of 5 stars
$45.61
-0.2%
$31.56
-30.8%
+63.9%$10.20B$18.05B12.9921,803
GFI
Gold Fields
2.2116 of 5 stars
$13.05
-4.7%
$14.00
+7.3%
+31.9%$11.66B$4.29B0.006,372Earnings Report
Gap Up
IP
International Paper
4.2133 of 5 stars
$34.61
-2.5%
$35.00
+1.1%
-4.9%$11.98B$18.92B42.2139,000Positive News
EMN
Eastman Chemical
4.897 of 5 stars
$82.12
-2.0%
$92.67
+12.8%
+3.6%$9.74B$9.21B10.9614,500
MOS
Mosaic
4.1875 of 5 stars
$29.51
-3.5%
$43.06
+45.9%
-35.8%$9.64B$19.13B7.5713,570Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
CLF
Cleveland-Cliffs
3.6115 of 5 stars
$19.18
-2.0%
$21.63
+12.8%
+0.5%$9.55B$22.00B24.9026,000Analyst Downgrade
BG
Bunge Global
4.9715 of 5 stars
$88.63
-2.3%
$121.11
+36.6%
-3.7%$12.88B$59.54B5.9523,000Positive News
ALB
Albemarle
4.916 of 5 stars
$112.21
-6.6%
$200.16
+78.4%
-52.0%$13.17B$7.32B3.987,400Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
SUZ
Suzano
2.135 of 5 stars
$10.63
-2.6%
N/A+26.5%$14.08B$9.65B4.2419,319Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:WRK) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff