WestRock Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years revenues and revenue growth of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 27.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock Revenues From 2013 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of WestRock during the last four years:

  • WestRock generated a total of $9.5 billion revenues during 2013.
  • WestRock generated a total of $9.9 billion revenues during 2014. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 3.7% year-over-year during 2014.
  • WestRock generated a total of $11.1 billion revenues during 2015. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 12.4% year-over-year during 2015.
  • WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 27.4% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

WestRock Ranking

With $14.2 billion revenues, WestRock ranked number 199 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

For example, Healthcare sector group is comprised of Life Sciences sector and Healthcare Services sector. Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. Healthcare Services sector is comprised of following industries: Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors; Healthcare Payers; Healthcare Providers; Medical Software; Healthcare Research Services.

WestRock is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Industrial Goods & Services Sector, and Containers & Packaging Industry.

With $14.2 billion revenues, WestRock ranked number 33 of all the companies in the US Industrials sector group. There were a total of 542 public companies in the US Industrials sector group that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Industrials sector group by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  2. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  3. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  4. Boeing ($94.6 billion)
  5. UPS ($60.9 billion)
  6. United Technologies ($57.2 billion)
  7. Fedex ($50.4 billion)
  8. Lockheed Martin ($47.2 billion)
  9. Honeywell International ($39.3 billion)
  10. Caterpillar ($38.5 billion)

Industrials sector group is comprised of the following sectors: Aerospace and Defense; Automobiles and Parts; Construction and Building Products; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Support Services; Transportation & Logistics.

With $14.2 billion revenues, WestRock ranked number 10 of all the companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector. There were a total of 182 public companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  2. Honeywell International ($39.3 billion)
  3. 3M ($30.1 billion)
  4. International Paper ($21.1 billion)
  5. Eaton Corp ($19.7 billion)
  6. Cummins ($17.5 billion)
  7. Danaher ($16.9 billion)
  8. Icahn Enterprises ($16.3 billion)
  9. Emerson Electric ($14.5 billion)
  10. WestRock ($14.2 billion)

Industrial Goods & Services sector is comprised of the following industries: Industrial Conglomerates; Industrial Machinery; Electrical Components & Equipment; Electronic Equipment & Parts; Containers & Packaging. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Industrial Conglomerates industry includes Industrial companies engaged in three or more classes of business within the Industrial industry that differ substantially from each other.
  • Industrial Machinery industry includes designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of industrial machinery and factory equipment, such as machine tools, lathes, presses and assembly line equipment. It also includes makers of pollution control equipment, castings, pressings, welded shapes, structural steelwork, compressors, pumps, bearings, elevators and escalators.
  • Electrical Components & Equipment industry consists of manufacturers and distributors of electrical parts for finished products, such as printed circuit boards for radios, televisions and other consumer electronics. It also includes makers of cables, wires, ceramics, transistors, electric adapters, fuel cells and security cameras. Manufacturers of Electric motors and generators and mechanical motion control products are also part of this industry.
  • Electronic Equipment & Parts industry includes companies offering Manufacturing and Design services for Engineered Components and Products used in different industries. Companies providing Laser-based manufacturing products are part of this industry.
  • Containers & Packaging industry includes producers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars and glass used for packaging. Specialty Packaging Products and Pressure-Sensitive Materials producers are also part of this industry.

With $14.2 billion revenues, WestRock ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry. There were a total of 35 public companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. International Paper ($21.1 billion)
  2. WestRock ($14.2 billion)
  3. Ball ($9.1 billion)
  4. Veritiv ($8.3 billion)
  5. Crown Holdings ($8.3 billion)
  6. Sealed Air ($6.8 billion)
  7. Owens-Illinois ($6.7 billion)
  8. Berry Plastics Group ($6.5 billion)
  9. Avery Dennison ($6.1 billion)
  10. Packaging Corporation Of America ($5.8 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $14.2 billion revenues, WestRock was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 27.4% revenue growth year-over-year, WestRock was in the High positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 376 companies in the High positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of -2.8%, WestRock was in the Low negative net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 249 companies in the Low negative net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development segments. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers; and recycled fiber. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells aluminum and plastics; and offers waste 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 envelopes 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; dispensing systems, such as pumps; lithographic laminated packaging products; flip-top and applicator closures; plastic packaging products; trigger sprayers; aerosol actuators; hose-end sprayers; spouted and applicator closures; and sprayers for nasal and throat applications, as well as provides contract packing services. The company's Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities. WestRock Company is based in Richmond, Virginia.

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Revenues Analysis

WestRock (WRK) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years revenues and revenue growth of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 27.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years revenues and revenue growth of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 27.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2014 To...

This report provides a comparison of WestRock Co (WRK) revenue growth with Containers & Packaging industry growth during the last three years from 2014 to 2016. WestRock reported a revenue growth of 27.4% year-over-year during 2016. The Containers & Packaging industry growth was 2.9% year-over-year during 2016. WestRock growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

WestRock (WRK) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years net profit and net margin of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock reported a total net income of -$396.3 million during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock net profit margin was -2.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years net profit and net margin of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock reported a total net income of -$396.3 million during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. WestRock net profit margin was -2.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2013 To...

This report provides a comparison of WestRock Co (WRK) net profit margin with Containers & Packaging industry net profit margin during the last four years from 2013 to 2016. WestRock reported a net profit margin of -2.8% during 2016. The Containers & Packaging industry net profit margin was 3.4% during 2016. WestRock was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

WestRock (WRK) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2013 To 2016

This report provides the last four years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock spent a total of $11.4 billion on COGS during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock spent 80.5% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for WestRock is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

WestRock (WRK) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last four years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2013 to 2016. WestRock spent a total of $1.6 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock spent 11.2% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Working Capital Analysis

WestRock (WRK) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2014 To 2016

This report provides the last three years inventory spending analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2014 to 2016. WestRock invested a total of $1.6 billion on inventories during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock invested 11.6% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2014 To 2016

This report provides the last three years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2014 to 2016. WestRock invested a total of $1.6 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock invested 11.2% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2014 To 2016

This report provides the last three years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2014 to 2016. WestRock invested a total of $1.1 billion on accounts payable during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock invested 7.4% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

Asset Management Analysis

WestRock (WRK) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2014...

This report provides the last three years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2014 to 2016. WestRock invested a total of $9.3 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock invested 65.6% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

WestRock (WRK) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2014 To 2016

This report provides the last three years Intangible assets analysis of WestRock Co (WRK) from 2014 to 2016. WestRock invested a total of $7.4 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. WestRock generated a total of $14.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, WestRock invested 52.1% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in September.

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