Comparison of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM) and Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE:RFP)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (NYSE:SWM) and Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE:RFP) have been rivals in the Paper & Paper Products for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. 1.04B 1.13 94.20M 3.63 10.55
Resolute Forest Products Inc. 3.76B 0.19 235.00M 2.51 3.24

In table 1 we can see Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. and Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Resolute Forest Products Inc. is observed to has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. The business that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. is presently more expensive than Resolute Forest Products Inc., because it’s trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 shows Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. and Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. 9.06% 8% 2.9%
Resolute Forest Products Inc. 6.25% 7.1% 2.9%

Risk and Volatility

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. has a 1.71 beta, while its volatility is 71.00% which is more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s 1.54 beta is the reason why it is 54.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. is 3.1 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2. The Current Ratio of rival Resolute Forest Products Inc. is 2.6 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.6. Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Dividends

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. pays out a $1.73 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 4.5% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. and Resolute Forest Products Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 93.6% and 92.5% respectively. 0.9% are Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.’s share held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.8% of Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. -3.6% 19.43% 30.37% -6.63% -0.98% 52.85%
Resolute Forest Products Inc. -4.68% 4.49% -15.38% -31.63% 20.2% 2.77%

For the past year Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. was more bullish than Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Summary

On 11 of the 13 factors Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. beats Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco commercial and industrial paper products. It also offers low ignition propensity cigarette paper; and lightweight papers for printing and writing, flooring laminates, and food service packaging. The Advanced Materials & Structures segment manufactures resin-based products, such as films, nets, foams, and other non-wovens for filtration, surface protection, medical, and industrial applications. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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