Resolute Forest Products (RFP) and (ABH) Critical Contrast

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

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) -5.79
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

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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Resolute Forest Products and , as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Resolute Forest Products 1 2 1 0 2.00
0 0 0 0 N/A

Resolute Forest Products currently has a consensus target price of $7.58, indicating a potential downside of 17.12%.

Summary

Resolute Forest Products beats on 4 of the 7 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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