Reviewing Sylvamo (SLVM) and The Competition

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

Volatility and Risk

Sylvamo has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sylvamo’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, meaning that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sylvamo and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sylvamo $3.63 billion $118.00 million 6.19
Sylvamo Competitors $5.61 billion $686.61 million 28.93

Sylvamo’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sylvamo. Sylvamo 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.


Sylvamo pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Sylvamo pays out 14.7% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sylvamo and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sylvamo 0 1 1 0 2.50
Sylvamo Competitors 112 706 471 47 2.34

Sylvamo currently has a consensus price target of $52.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.82%. As a group, “Paper mills” companies have a potential upside of 27.62%. Given Sylvamo’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sylvamo has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sylvamo 7.87% 55.02% 12.80%
Sylvamo Competitors 7.59% 18.89% 6.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.1% of Sylvamo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Sylvamo shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are held 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.


Sylvamo rivals beat Sylvamo on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Sylvamo

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Sylvamo Corporation produces and markets uncoated freesheet, cutsize, offset paper, and pulp in Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company operates through Europe, Latin America, and North America segments. The Europe segment offers copy, tinted, and colored laser printing paper under REY Adagio and Pro-Design brands; and high-speed inkjet printing papers under the brand Jetstar; as well as produces uncoated freesheet papers. This segment also operates paper and pulp mill. The Latin America segment focuses on uncoated freesheet paper under Chamex, Chamequinho and Chambril brands, as well as produces HP papers. This segment also operates integrated mills and nonintegrated mills. The North America segment offers imaging, commercial printing, and converting papers, as well as uncoated papers under Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Accent, DRM and Postmark brand names. It distributes its products through a variety of channels, including merchants, e-commerce, agents, resellers, and paper distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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