Canfor Pulp Products (OTCMKTS:CFPUF) and Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Canfor Pulp Products and Veritiv’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Canfor Pulp Products||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Veritiv||$8.36 billion||0.06||-$13.30 million||($0.85)||-35.94|
Canfor Pulp Products has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Veritiv.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.5% of Veritiv shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Veritiv shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Canfor Pulp Products and Veritiv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Canfor Pulp Products||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Canfor Pulp Products and Veritiv, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Canfor Pulp Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Veritiv has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential upside of 29.30%. Given Veritiv’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Veritiv is more favorable than Canfor Pulp Products.
Veritiv beats Canfor Pulp Products on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Canfor Pulp Products Company Profile
Canfor Pulp Products Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies pulp and paper products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Pulp and Paper. It offers solid wood; bleached and unbleached softwood pulp; and bleached and unbleached kraft, and coloured kraft papers. The company also supplies fiber products; and produces green energy. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is a subsidiary of Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Veritiv Company Profile
Veritiv Corporation operates as a business-to-business distributor of packaging, facility solutions, print, and publishing products and services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Packaging, Facility Solutions, Print, and Publishing. The Packaging segment offers standard and custom packaging solutions. The Facility Solutions segment sources and sells cleaning, break-room, and other supplies, such as towels, tissues, wipers and dispensers, can liners, commercial cleaning chemicals, soaps and sanitizers, sanitary maintenance supplies and equipment, safety and hazard supplies, and shampoos and amenities. The Print segment sells and distributes commercial printing, writing, copying, digital, wide format, and specialty paper products; and graphics consumables and equipment. It also provides customized paper conversion services of commercial printing paper for distribution to document centers and form printers. The Publishing segment sells and distributes coated and uncoated commercial printing papers to publishers, retailers, converters, printers, and specialty businesses for use in magazines, catalogs, books, directories, gaming, couponing, retail inserts, and direct mail. This segment also provides print management, procurement, and supply chain management solutions. The company also offers logistics and supply chain management solutions. It offers its products under the Endurance, nordic+, Econosource, Comet, Starbrite Opaque Select, TUFflex, Reliable, and Spring Grove brands, as well as other brands to printers, publishers, data centers, manufacturers, higher education institutions, healthcare facilities, sporting and performance arenas, retail stores, government agencies, property managers, and building service contractors. As of March 1, 2018, the company operated 170 distribution centers. Veritiv Corporation was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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