Contrast Browser (OTC:POELF) & Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV)


Navigator (OTC:POELF – Get Rating) and Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV – Get Rating) are both commodity companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares Navigator’s and Veritiv’s earnings, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Navigator N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
Veritiv $6.85 billion 0.23 $144.60 million $12.95 8.14

Veritiv has higher revenue and profit than Navigator.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.3% of Veritiv shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Veritiv shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Navigator and Veritiv.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Navigator N / A N / A N / A
Veritiv 2.82% 33.45% 8.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Navigator and Veritiv, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Navigator 0 0 0 0 N / A
Veritiv 0 0 1 0 3.00

Veritiv has a consensus price target of $86.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.46%. Given Veritiv’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly think Veritiv is more favorable than Navigator.


Veritiv beats Navigator on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the browser

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The Navigator Company, SA manufactures and markets pulp and paper products. The Company operates in the Market Pulp, UWF Paper, Tissue Paper and Energy businesses. It produces eucalyptus bleached kraft pulp, fine uncoated writing and printing paper and household paper under the brands Navigator, Multioffice, Discovery, explorer, Inacopia, Target, Pioneer, SOPORSET, INASET and target plus for professional and domestic use. The company also operates cogeneration units and two independent thermoelectric power plants. It operates in approximately 130 countries around the world. The company was previously known as Portucel, SA and changed its name to The Navigator Company, SA in February 2016. The Navigator Company, SA was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Setúbal, Portugal. The Navigator Company, SA is a subsidiary of Semapa – Sociedade de Investimento e Gestão, SGPS, SA

About Veritiv

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Veritiv Corporation operates as a business-to-business provider of value-added packaging products and services, as well as installation solutions, printing and publishing products and services in the United States and around the world. The Company operates through four segments: Packaging, Facility Solutions, Printing, Publishing and Print Management (Publishing). The Packaging segment provides materials of packaging products in the categories of flexible, corrugated and fiber packaging, auxiliary, rigid packaging and equipment. The Facility Solutions segment sources and sells cleaning, breakroom and other supplies in various product categories, including towels and tissues, food service, personal protective equipment, cleaning chemicals and skincare, as well as remarketing, budgeting and compliance reports. and inventory management services. The Printing segment sells and distributes commercial printing, writing, copying, digital, specialty and graphic products. The Publishing segment sells and distributes coated and uncoated commercial printing papers to publishers, retailers, converters, printers and specialty businesses for use in magazines, catalogs, books, directories, games, coupons, retail inserts and direct mail. This segment also provides print management, procurement and supply chain management solutions. The company also provides transportation and warehousing solutions. It serves the manufacturing, food and beverage, wholesale and retail, healthcare, transportation, property management, higher education, entertainment and hospitality industries. , commercial printing and publishing. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 115 distribution centers. Veritiv Corporation was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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