Suzano (NYSE:SUZ – Get Free Report) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Paper mills” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Suzano to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Suzano has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suzano’s competitors have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Suzano and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Suzano pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Suzano pays out 9.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Paper mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.9% and pay out 75.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Suzano has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.6% of Suzano shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by company 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Suzano and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Suzano||$9.65 billion||$4.53 billion||3.12|
|Suzano Competitors||$5.61 billion||$686.61 million||28.93|
Suzano has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Suzano is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Suzano and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Suzano beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Suzano S.A. produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper products in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Pulp and Paper segments. The company offers coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, paperboards, tissue papers, and market and fluff pulps; and lignin. It also engages in the research, development, and production of biofuel; operation of port terminals; power generation and distribution business; commercialization of equipment and parts; industrialization, commercialization, and exporting of pulp and standing wood; road freight transport; biotechnology research and development; and commercialization of paper and computer materials. In addition, the company is involved in the business office, production packaging, and financial fundraising activities; research, development, production, commercialization, and distribution of wood-based textile fibers, yarns, and filaments produced from cellulose and microfibrillated cellulose; and research and development of wood raw materials for the textile industry. Suzano S.A. was formerly known as Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. and changed its name to Suzano S.A. in April 2019. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.
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