Analytical Lens: Exploring WestRock Co (WRK)’s Financial Story Through Ratios

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The closing price of WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK) was $53.60 for the day, down -0.76% from the previous closing price of $54.01. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.76 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.29 million shares were traded. WRK stock price reached its highest trading level at $53.685 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $52.98.


Our analysis of WRK’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 27.97 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 29.89. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.85 and its Current Ratio is at 1.34. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.96 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.81.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 03 ’24 when Singleton Denise R sold 9,700 shares for $51.46 per share. The transaction valued at 499,162 led to the insider holds 74,946 shares of the business.

O’Neal John L sold 6,965 shares of WRK for $358,489 on May 03 ’24. The President, Global Paper now owns 60,491 shares after completing the transaction at $51.47 per share. On May 03 ’24, another insider, Kivits Patrick M., who serves as the President, Corrugated Pkg of the company, sold 6,000 shares for $51.44 each. As a result, the insider received 308,640 and left with 51,502 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WRK now has a Market Capitalization of 13843432448 and an Enterprise Value of 23041736704. As of this moment, WestRock’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 45.25, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 14.92. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.71 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.37. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.184 whereas that against EBITDA is 8.988.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, WRK has reached a high of $54.83, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $27.12. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 6.55%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 27.17%.

Shares Statistics:

WRK traded an average of 2.21M shares per day over the past three months and 1918050 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 256.40M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 256.34M. Insiders hold about 0.70% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 84.54% stake in the company. Shares short for WRK as of 1715731200 were 10182386 with a Short Ratio of 4.60, compared to 1713139200 on 14590263. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 10182386 and a Short% of Float of 4.5100003.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.155, WRK has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.18. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.021384928The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.2.

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