Financial Contrast: Resolute Forest Products (RFP) & (ABH)

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) and (NYSE:ABH) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.5% of Resolute Forest Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Resolute Forest Products shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Resolute Forest Products and , as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Resolute Forest Products 1 2 1 0 2.00
0 1 3 0 2.75

Resolute Forest Products currently has a consensus price target of $7.58, indicating a potential downside of 15.74%. Given ‘s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe is more favorable than Resolute Forest Products.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Resolute Forest Products and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Resolute Forest Products $3.55 billion 0.23 -$81.00 million ($1.58) -5.70
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Resolute Forest Products.

Profitability

This table compares Resolute Forest Products and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Resolute Forest Products -4.05% -0.30% -0.12%
N/A N/A N/A

Summary

beats Resolute Forest Products on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Resolute Forest Products Company Profile

Resolute Forest Products Inc. operates in the forest products industry. It offers a range of forest products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned or operated over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States and Canada. Its segments include market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. As of December 31, 2016, it produced market pulp at seven facilities in North America, with total capacity of approximately 1.7 million metric tons. As of December 31, 2016, it produced tissue products at two facilities in North America, both located in Florida. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 16 sawmills in Canada that produces construction-grade lumber sold in North America, on the east coast. As of December 31, 2016, it produced newsprint at 10 facilities in North America. As of December 31, 2016, it produced specialty papers at five facilities in North America.

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