Contrast Suzano (NYSE:SUZ) and Mativ (NYSE:MATV)

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Susan (NYSE: SUZGet a rating) and Mativ (NYSE: MATVGet a rating) are both commodity companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Suzano pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Mativ pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Suzano pays 7.9% of its profits as a dividend. Mativ pays 81.1% of its earnings as a dividend, suggesting it may not have enough earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Suzano and Mativ.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Suzano 52.26% 125.73% 19.31%
Mativ 4.42% 14.25% 3.92%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of Suzano and Mativ’s current ratings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Suzano 1 1 1 0 2.00
Mativ 0 0 0 0 N / A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.5% of Mativ shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Mativ shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Suzano and Mativ.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Suzano $7.59 billion 1.68 $1.60 billion $3.03 3.09
Mativ $1.44 billion 0.47 $88.90 million $2.17 10.07

Suzano has higher revenue and profit than Mativ. Suzano trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mativ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and risk

Suzano has a beta of 1.31, indicating its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Mativ has a beta of 1.01, indicating its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Suzano beats Mativ on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Susan

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Suzano SA produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper in Brazil and abroad. It operates through the pulp and paper segments. The company offers coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, boards, tissue papers, market pulps and fluff pulps; and lignin and its by-products. It is also involved in the research, development and production of biofuels; operation of port terminals; electricity production and distribution activities; marketing of equipment and parts; research and development in biotechnology; and the marketing of paper and computer equipment. In addition, the company is involved in business office, production packaging and financial fundraising activities; research, development, production, marketing and distribution of wood-based textile fibres, yarns and filaments produced from cellulose and microfibrillated cellulose; and the research and development of wood raw materials for the textile industry. Suzano SA was previously known as Suzano Papel e Celulose SA and changed its name to Suzano SA in April 2019. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.

About Mativ

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Mativ Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Advanced Materials & Structures and Engineered Papers. The Advanced Materials & Structures segment manufactures and sells resin-based laminates, such as nets, films and meltblown materials, bonding products and adhesive components, as well as other coating solutions and processing services for healthcare, construction, industrial, transportation and filtration end markets. The Technical Papers segment provides low-ignition propensity cigarette papers that are designed to self-extinguish when not actively smoked; reconstituted tobacco leaves and wrapper and binder products used in machine-made cigars; separator papers for alkaline batteries; and basic paper grades for printing and writing, flooring laminates and foodservice packaging. It also offers Botani, a hemp and botanical solution, which includes hemp wraps, fillers and rolling/pre-rolled papers for the natural fiber industry. The company was formerly known as Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. and changed its name to Mativ Holdings, Inc. in July 2022. Mativ Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.



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