Comparing BPM (OTCMKTS:BPMI) & Domtar (OTCMKTS:UFS)

BPM (OTCMKTS:BPMI) and Domtar (NYSE:UFS) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for BPM and Domtar, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BPM 0 0 0 0 N/A
Domtar 3 5 3 0 2.00

Domtar has a consensus target price of $29.70, suggesting a potential upside of 13.06%. Given Domtar’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Domtar is more favorable than BPM.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.5% of Domtar shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of BPM shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Domtar shares are owned by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

BPM has a beta of 6.15, indicating that its share price is 515% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Domtar has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BPM and Domtar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BPM N/A N/A N/A
Domtar 0.21% 3.54% 1.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BPM and Domtar’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domtar $5.22 billion 0.28 $84.00 million $3.00 8.76

Domtar has higher revenue and earnings than BPM.

Summary

Domtar beats BPM on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

BPM Company Profile

BPM Inc. manufactures machine glazed papers for confectionery and candy wrap, dairy, meat, poultry, bakery, and food wraps markets. The company offers converted materials; custom web, toll printing, converting, and rewinding services; and post-consumer recycled fine papers for commercial printing, offices, schools, and business applications. It also provides uncoated fine papers; flexible packaging papers; wet waxed papers; and interleaver papers, taffy wraps, overwraps, and confectionery wraps. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

Domtar Company Profile

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes various communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Pulp and Paper, and Personal Care. The company offers business papers, including copy and electronic imaging papers for use with inkjet and laser printers, photocopiers, and plain-paper fax machines, as well as computer papers, preprinted forms, and digital papers for office and home use. It also provides commercial printing and publishing papers, such as offset papers and opaques for sheet and roll fed offset presses; publishing papers comprising tradebook and lightweight uncoated papers for publishing textbooks, dictionaries, catalogs, magazines, hard cover novels, and financial documents; and base papers that are converted into envelopes, tablets, business forms, and data processing/computer forms. In addition, the company offers papers for thermal and flexible packaging, food and medical packaging, medical gowns and drapes, sandpaper backing, carbonless printing, label, and other coating and laminating applications; and papers for industrial and specialty applications that include carrier and treated papers, security papers, and specialized printing and converting applications. Further, it provides softwood, fluff, and hardwood Kraft products for various end products. Additionally, the company offers absorbent hygiene products, which comprise adult incontinence products under the Attends, IncoPack, Indasec, and Reassure brand; and branded and private label briefs, protective underwear, underpads, pads, and washcloths, as well as baby diapers, youth pants, and infant training pants for healthcare, retail, and direct-to-consumer channels. It serves merchants, retail outlets, stationers, printers, publishers, converters, and end-users. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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