Financial Analysis: Suzano (SUZ) vs. Its Competitors

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Suzano and its peers gross 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 peers. Suzano is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


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 3.7% and pay out 57.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Suzano has raised 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Suzano and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Suzano 0 0 1 0 3.00
Suzano Competitors 112 705 471 47 2.34

As a group, “Paper mills” companies have a potential upside of 26.59%. Given Suzano’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Suzano has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and 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 peers have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Suzano and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Suzano 47.44% 64.65% 17.21%
Suzano Competitors 7.59% 18.89% 6.66%


Suzano beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Suzano

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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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