Contrasting Mativ (MATV) and The Competition

Mativ (NYSE:MATVGet Free Report) is one of 17 public companies in the “Paper mills” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Mativ to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Mativ and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mativ 0 0 1 0 3.00
Mativ Competitors 112 705 471 46 2.34

Mativ presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 107.25%. As a group, “Paper mills” companies have a potential upside of 12.91%. Given Mativ’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Mativ is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Mativ has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mativ’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, suggesting that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mativ and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mativ $2.68 billion -$6.60 million -25.31
Mativ Competitors $5.61 billion $686.61 million 28.93

Mativ’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Mativ. Mativ is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.3% of Mativ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Mativ shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Mativ pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Mativ pays out -65.6% 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.


This table compares Mativ and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mativ -1.21% 9.73% 3.06%
Mativ Competitors 7.59% 18.89% 6.66%


Mativ rivals beat Mativ on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Mativ Company Profile

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Mativ Holdings, Inc. operates as a performance materials company. The company operates through two segments, Advanced Technical Materials and Fiber-Based Solutions. The Advanced Technical Materials segment manufactures and sells polymer, resin and fiber-based substrates, nets, films, adhesive tapes, and other nonwovens. This segment serves filtration, protective solutions, release liners, healthcare, and industrials end-markets. The Fiber-Based Solutions segment provides packaging, printing, and specialty papers; and various paper-based products for the consumer channel, such as bright papers, cardstock, stationery paper, envelopes, journals, and planners. It also offers combustibles products comprising conventional papers and filter wraps, low-ignition propensity papers wrappers for small cigars, and hemp-based alternatives; noncombustibles; and lightweight papers. This segment serves cigarette and cigar manufacturers, and commercial print and combustibles end-markets. The company sells its products in the United States, Europe and the former Commonwealth of Independent States, the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. and changed its name to Mativ Holdings, Inc. in July 2022. Mativ Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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