WestRock

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WestRock is a provider of paper and packaging solutions. It operates through two segments: Corrugated Packaging and Consumer Packaging. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of containerboard mills, corrugated packaging and distribution operations, merchandising displays, and recycling procurement operations. The Consumer Packaging segment operates integrated virgin and recycled fiber paperboard mills and consumer packaging converting operations, which convert items such as folding cartons, interior partitions, inserts, and labels. The company serves beauty and personal care, beverage, commercial printing, e-commerce, food and foodservice, healthcare, home and garden, luxury packaging, media and electronics, retail, and tobacco markets.
TypePublic
Founded2015
HQSandy Springs, GA, US
Websitewestrock.com
Employee Ratings3.4
Overall CultureC+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)49,900(+2%)
Job Openings1,737
Revenue (FY, 2021)$18.7 B(+7%)
Share Price (Aug 2022)$40.4(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at WestRock

David B. Sewell

David B. Sewell

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Alex Pease

Alex Pease

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Denise Singleton

Denise Singleton

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Rajiv Banavali

Rajiv Banavali

Senior Vice President, Science & Innovation
Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Patrick Kivits

Patrick Kivits

President, Consumer Packaging
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WestRock Office Locations

WestRock has offices in Sandy Springs, Adams, Allegan, Anchorage and in 262 other locations
Sandy Springs, GA, US (HQ)
1000 Abernathy Rd NE
Adams, WI, US
201 W Grove St
Allegan, MI, US
504 Eastern Ave
Anchorage, AK, US
6161 Rosewood St
Aston, PA, US
100 McDonald Blvd
Athens, AL, US
1720 Wilkinson St
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WestRock Financials and Metrics

WestRock Revenue

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WestRock's revenue was reported to be $18.75 b in FY, 2021 which is a 6.6% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2022)

5.4b

Gross profit (Q2, 2022)

1.0b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2022), %

18.6%

Net income (Q2, 2022)

40.7m

EBIT (Q2, 2022)

56.6m

Market capitalization (4-Aug-2022)

10.7b

Closing stock price (4-Aug-2022)

40.4

Cash (31-Mar-2022)

360.2m

EV

18.7b
WestRock's current market capitalization is $10.7 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

18.3b17.6b18.7b

Revenue growth, %

12%(4%)7%

Cost of goods sold

14.5b14.4b15.3b

Gross profit

3.7b3.2b3.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Revenue

4.4b4.4b4.2b4.4b4.4b4.8b5.0b5.4b

Cost of goods sold

3.6b3.6b3.5b3.6b3.7b3.9b4.2b4.4b

Gross profit

809.0m804.8m770.0m752.9m749.6m929.9m796.6m1.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

18%18%18%17%17%19%16%19%
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

151.6m251.1m290.9m

Accounts Receivable

2.2b2.1b2.6b

Inventories

2.1b2.0b2.2b

Current Assets

5.0b4.9b5.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Cash

156.4m640.2m291.5m253.8m334.0m549.8m291.3m360.2m

Accounts Receivable

2.1b2.2b2.1b2.0b2.4b2.5b2.5b2.8b

Inventories

2.2b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.2b2.2b

Current Assets

5.0b5.5b5.0b4.9b5.4b5.7b5.6b6.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

867.9m(686.1m)842.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.5b1.5b1.5b

Inventories

(110.5m)21.8m(200.0m)

Accounts Payable

(39.1m)(86.4m)430.3m
Quarterly
USDFY, 2019

EV/EBIT

12.9 x

EV/CFO

8.4 x

Revenue/Employee

375.5k

Debt/Equity

0.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.6 x

P/E Ratio

10.9
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WestRock Operating Metrics

FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Corrugated Packaging Mills Production Capacity (Linerboard), tons

6.07 m6.11 m6.24 m

Corrugated Packaging Mills Production Capacity, tons

11.85 m11.89 m12.05 m

Manufacturing Facilities Leased

126121120

Manufacturing Facilities Owned

196192192

WestRock Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
UBS Printing Group Inc.May 06, 2019
KapStoneNovember 02, 2018$4.9 b
Multi Packaging SolutionsJanuary 24, 2017$2.3 b
Grupo Gondi InvestmentApril 01, 2016$175 m
SP Fiber HoldingsOctober 01, 2015
MeadWestvacoJuly 01, 2015
A.G. IndustriesAugust 21, 2014$69.9 m
Simpson Tacoma Paper MillMarch 03, 2014$343 m
National Print GroupJanuary 06, 2014$59.6 m
Smurfit-Stone ContainerJanuary 23, 2011
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WestRock Revenue Breakdown

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WestRock revenue breakdown by business segment: 64.8% from Corrugated Packaging and 35.2% from Consumer Packaging

WestRock revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 5.9% from Europe, 89.3% from North America and 4.8% from Other

WestRock Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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WestRock Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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WestRock Online and Social Media Presence

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WestRock Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    67/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    71/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    68/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    67/100

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WestRock News and Updates

Westrock Coffee set to go public after merger deal with SPAC Riverview Acquisition valued at about $1.1 billion

Westrock Coffee Holdings LLC is on a path to go public after announcing Monday a deal to be acquired by special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Riverview Acquisition Corp. in a deal valued at $1.09 billion. After the deal to buy the Arkansas-based sustainable sourcing coffee seller closes, which…

Grupo Modelo Partners With WestRock and Grupo Gondi in Transition to CanCollar® Eco Packaging, Eliminating Over 100 Tons¹ of Plastic Waste

In a partnership with WestRock and Grupo Gondi, Grupo Modelo is investing roughly 4 million dollars in the sustainable, fiber-based CanCollar® Eco solution in Quintana Roo, a Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula. The partnership aims to help advance the beer company’s sustainability goals by elimi…

Worldwide Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Industry to 2031 - Featuring WestRock, Constantia Flexibles and Carcano Antonio Among Others

Dublin, Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Blister Packaging Market for Pharmaceutical Industry - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2021-2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This latest study collated by the publisher analyzes the…

WestRock Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter fiscal 2021 results, as well as other topics, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 8:30 am ET. A press release detailing the Company’s fourth quarter fiscal 2021 results will be issued before the m…

Heinz to remove plastic from multipacks in UK supermarkets

Heinz announces its partnership with WestRock, which will see its plastic packaging removed from UK supermarkets and replaced with its paperboard Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve Multipack.

WestRock to Display Automation Solutions at PACK EXPO 2021

An innovative solution for food manufacturers, the Cluster-Pak® (CP) eMerge™ Combo is WestRock’s newest fully integrated system that enables a wide range of bowl and tray formats. Using WestRock’s optimized fiber-based primary, secondary and tertiary packaging through integrated end-of-line automati…
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WestRock Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WestRock founded?

    WestRock was founded in 2015.

  • Who are WestRock key executives?

    WestRock's key executives are David B. Sewell, Alex Pease and Denise Singleton.

  • How many employees does WestRock have?

    WestRock has 49,900 employees.

  • What is WestRock revenue?

    Latest WestRock annual revenue is $18.7 b.

  • What is WestRock revenue per employee?

    Latest WestRock revenue per employee is $375.7 k.

  • Who are WestRock competitors?

    Competitors of WestRock include Crown Holdings, Smurfit Kappa and Packaging Corporation of America.

  • Where is WestRock headquarters?

    WestRock headquarters is located at 1000 Abernathy Rd NE, Sandy Springs.

  • Where are WestRock offices?

    WestRock has offices in Sandy Springs, Adams, Allegan, Anchorage and in 262 other locations.

  • How many offices does WestRock have?

    WestRock has 303 offices.