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WestRock is a provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. The company operates through three segments: Corrugated Packaging, which consists of its containerboard mills, corrugated packaging, and distribution operations, as well as its merchandising displays and recycling procurement operations; Consumer Packaging, which consists of its consumer mills, food and beverage, and partition operations; and Land and Development, which sells real estate.

TypePublic
Founded2015
HQSandy Springs, GA, US
Websitewestrock.com
Employee Ratings3.2
Overall CultureC-

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)49,300(-3%)
Job Openings2
Revenue (FY, 2020)$17.6 B(-3%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$49(-2%)

Key People/Management at WestRock

Ward Dickson

Ward Dickson

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
John Stakel

John Stakel

Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Jeff Chalovich

Jeff Chalovich

Chief Commercial Officer and President, Corrugated Packaging
James Armstrong

James Armstrong

Vice President, Investor Relations
Rajiv Banavali

Rajiv Banavali

Senior Vice President, Science & Innovation
Patrick Lindner

Patrick Lindner

President, Commercial, Innovation and Sustainability
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WestRock Office Locations

WestRock has offices in Sandy Springs, Adams, Albuquerque, Allegan and in 341 other locations
Sandy Springs, GA, US (HQ)
1000 Abernathy Rd NE
Adams, WI, US
201 W Grove St
Albuquerque, NM, US
3801 University Blvd SE
Allegan, MI, US
504 Eastern Ave
Anchorage, AK, US
6161 Rosewood St
Aston, PA, US
100 McDonald Blvd
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WestRock Financials and Metrics

WestRock Revenue

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WestRock's revenue was reported to be $17.58 b in FY, 2020 which is a 3.9% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2021)

4.4b

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

749.6m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

16.9%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

114.4m

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

197.1m

Market capitalization (16-Jul-2021)

12.9b

Closing stock price (16-Jul-2021)

49.0
WestRock's current market capitalization is $12.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

16.3b18.3b17.6b

Revenue growth, %

10%12%(4%)

Cost of goods sold

12.9b14.5b14.4b

Gross profit

3.4b3.7b3.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

4.3b4.6b4.7b4.4b4.4b4.2b4.4b4.4b

Cost of goods sold

3.5b3.7b3.7b3.6b3.6b3.5b3.6b3.7b

Gross profit

781.8m899.6m988.9m809.0m804.8m770.0m752.9m749.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

18%19%21%18%18%18%17%17%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

636.8m151.6m251.1m

Accounts Receivable

2.0b2.2b2.1b

Inventories

1.8b2.1b2.0b

Current Assets

4.8b5.0b4.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

260.7m154.2m179.1m156.4m640.2m291.5m253.8m

Accounts Receivable

2.3b2.4b2.4b2.1b2.2b2.1b2.0b2.4b

Inventories

2.1b2.1b2.1b2.2b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.1b

Current Assets

5.2b5.2b5.2b5.0b5.5b5.0b4.9b5.4b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.9b867.9m(686.1m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.3b1.5b1.5b

Inventories

(72.1m)(110.5m)21.8m

Accounts Payable

180.3m(39.1m)(86.4m)
Quarterly
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

15.1 x

EV/CFO

8 x

Revenue/Employee

362.3k

Debt/Equity

0.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x

P/E Ratio

7.3
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WestRock Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Corrugated Packaging Mills Production Capacity (Linerboard), tons

4.96 m4.97 m6.07 m6.11 m

Corrugated Packaging Mills Production Capacity, tons

9.26 m9.29 m11.85 m11.89 m

Manufacturing Facilities Leased

117117126121

Manufacturing Facilities Owned

185181196192
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WestRock Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
KapStoneJanuary 29, 2018$4.9 b
Multi Packaging SolutionsJanuary 24, 2017$2.3 b
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
Southern ContainerMarch 05, 2008
WestRock Coated Board, LLC
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WestRock Revenue Breakdown

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WestRock revenue breakdown by business segment: 35.6% from Consumer Packaging, 64.3% from Corrugated Packaging and 0.1% from Other

WestRock revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 5.8% from Europe, 89.8% from North America and 4.5% from Other

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WestRock Online and Social Media Presence

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WestRock Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    64/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    71/100

  • Compensation

    B

    69/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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WestRock News and Updates

WestRock Commits to Emissions Reductions

WestRock has confirmed its commitment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and will develop, validate, and publish a science-based target within 24 months.

Should You Buy Westrock Stock At $54?

Westrock’s stock (NYSE: WRK), the second-largest containerboard producer in the U. S – dealing in corrugated cardboard and consumer packing solutions for consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, and specialty papers markets, is more than 2x higher from the March 2020 lows of around $26 ...

WestRock Announces Chief Executive Officer Succession Steven C. Voorhees to Step Down as Chief Executive Officer; Board of Directors Elects David B. Sewell as Successor

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced today that Steven C. Voorhees has decided to step down from his position as president and chief executive officer and a director of the Company for health reasons, effective March 15, 2021. In …

WestRock sells South Carolina sawmill to Interfor for $59 million in cash

British Columbia-based Interfor, one of North America's largest lumber producers, has bought WestRock's South Carolina sawmill for $59 million in cash.

Interfor to Acquire South Carolina Sawmill from WestRock

INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) announced today that it has reached an agreement with WestRock Company (“WestRock”) (NYSE: WRK) to acquire its sawmill located in Summerville, South Carolina (the “Summerville Mill”) for cash consideration of US$59 million.

WestRock Provides Update on Ransomware Incident

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) today provided the following update on its previously announced ransomware incident.
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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 Ward Dickson, John Stakel and Jeff Chalovich.

  • How many employees does WestRock have?

    WestRock has 49,300 employees.

  • What is WestRock revenue?

    Latest WestRock annual revenue is $17.6 b.

  • What is WestRock revenue per employee?

    Latest WestRock revenue per employee is $356.6 k.

  • Who are WestRock competitors?

    Competitors of WestRock include Smurfit Kappa, Packaging Corporation of America and Sealed Air.

  • 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, Albuquerque, Allegan and in 341 other locations.

  • How many offices does WestRock have?

    WestRock has 399 offices.