Head-To-Head Survey: Boise Cascade (BCC) versus Deltic Timber Corporation (DEL)
Boise Cascade (NYSE: BCC) and Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitabiliy.
This table compares Boise Cascade and Deltic Timber Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Deltic Timber Corporation||4.47%||4.02%||1.79%|
Volatility & Risk
Boise Cascade has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deltic Timber Corporation has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.7% of Boise Cascade shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.0% of Deltic Timber Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Boise Cascade shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of Deltic Timber Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Boise Cascade and Deltic Timber Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Boise Cascade||$4.00 billion||0.27||$164.35 million||$1.12||25.36|
|Deltic Timber Corporation||$221.95 million||4.07||$46.71 million||$0.82||90.32|
Boise Cascade has higher revenue and earnings than Deltic Timber Corporation. Boise Cascade is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Deltic Timber Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Deltic Timber Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Boise Cascade does not pay a dividend. Deltic Timber Corporation pays out 48.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Boise Cascade and Deltic Timber Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Deltic Timber Corporation||1||5||4||0||2.30|
Boise Cascade currently has a consensus target price of $30.67, suggesting a potential upside of 7.98%. Deltic Timber Corporation has a consensus target price of $46.10, suggesting a potential downside of 37.75%. Given Boise Cascade’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Boise Cascade is more favorable than Deltic Timber Corporation.
Boise Cascade beats Deltic Timber Corporation on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Boise Cascade
Boise Cascade Company is an integrated wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor with operations throughout the United States and one manufacturing facility in Canada. The Company is also a producer of engineered wood products (EWP) and plywood in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Wood Products, Building Materials Distribution, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s products are used primarily in new residential construction, residential repair-and-remodeling projects, light commercial construction and industrial applications. The Company manufactures laminated veneer lumber (LVL), I-joists, and laminated beams, which are referred to as EWP. The Company’s Building Materials Distribution segment sells a range of building materials, including OSB, plywood and lumber (collectively commodities). The Company’s subsidiaries include Boise Cascade Wood Products, L.L.C. and Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution, L.L.C.
About Deltic Timber Corporation
Deltic Timber Corporation is a vertically integrated natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber and the manufacturing and marketing of lumber and medium density fiberboard (MDF). It operates through four segments: Woodlands, which manages all aspects of the Company’s timberlands; Manufacturing, which consists of its approximately two sawmills that manufacture a range of softwood lumber products and the Del-Tin Fiber plant that produces MDF; Real Estate, which includes the Company’s four real estate developments and a related country club operation, and Corporate. It is also engaged in real estate development in central Arkansas. As of December 31, 2016, it developed and operated its own seed orchard. Its sawmills are located at Ola in central Arkansas and at Waldo in south Arkansas. It is engaged in developing the Chenal Valley, which is an upscale planned community, with approximately 4,300 acres of residential and commercial properties.
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