Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (OTC:SCABY) vs. Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) Head-To-Head Survey

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (OTC:SCABYGet Rating) and Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPXGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.0% of Louisiana-Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Louisiana-Pacific shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) and Louisiana-Pacific’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Louisiana-Pacific $4.55 billion 1.17 $1.38 billion $16.57 3.90

Louisiana-Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Profitability

This table compares Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) and Louisiana-Pacific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) N/A N/A N/A
Louisiana-Pacific 31.62% 105.01% 61.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) and Louisiana-Pacific, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Louisiana-Pacific 0 1 3 0 2.75

Louisiana-Pacific has a consensus price target of $83.67, suggesting a potential upside of 29.33%. Given Louisiana-Pacific’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Louisiana-Pacific is more favorable than Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Summary

Louisiana-Pacific beats Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (Get Rating)

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ), a forest products company, develops, produces, and sells forest, wood, pulp, and containerboard products. The company offers various wood products, industrial components, standard wood products, and raw materials, as well as logistic, warehouse, and IT solutions for the wood industry. It also provides pulp products under the Pure, Star, and Cirrus names; and Kraftliner products for consumer durables, electronics, hazardous goods, industrial products, fruit and vegetables, frozen foods, etc. In addition, the company offers forwarding services for various transport modes, such as truck, rail, and barge, as well as marine and road and rail transport; terminal services; and liquid and solid biofuels, pellets, stall pellets, and wind energy. Further, it engages in the processing and distribution of wood products; production of Kraft and chemical thermomechanical pulps, and containerboards; and generation of energy from wind power projects, biomass, and by-products. The company has operation in Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, rest of Europe, Asia, and internationally. Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Sundsvall, Sweden.

About Louisiana-Pacific (Get Rating)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. It operates through four segments: Siding; Oriented Strand Board (OSB); Engineered Wood Products (EWP); and South America. The Siding segment offers LP SmartSide trim and siding products, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim and siding products, LP BuilderSeries lap siding products, and LP Outdoor Building Solutions; and engineered wood siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products. The OSB segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel products comprising LP TechShield radiant barriers, LP WeatherLogic air and water barriers, LP Legacy premium sub-flooring products, LP FlameBlock fire-rated sheathing products, and LP TopNotch sub-flooring products. The EWP segment provides laminated veneer lumber and other related products; and LP SolidStart I-joists, which are primarily used in residential and commercial floorings, roofing systems, and other structural applications. The South America segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel and siding products. This segment also distributes and sells related products for the region's transition to wood frame construction. It also offers timber and timberlands and other products and services. The company sells its products primarily to retailers, wholesalers, and homebuilding and industrial businesses in North America and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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