Financial Contrast: Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) versus Orchids Paper Products (OTCMKTS:TISUQ)

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Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) and Orchids Paper Products (OTCMKTS:TISUQ) are both construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Glatfelter and Orchids Paper Products’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glatfelter $927.67 million 0.74 -$21.54 million $0.75 20.55
Orchids Paper Products $186.68 million 0.00 -$37.67 million N/A N/A

Glatfelter has higher revenue and earnings than Orchids Paper Products.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Glatfelter and Orchids Paper Products, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glatfelter 0 0 1 0 3.00
Orchids Paper Products 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Glatfelter and Orchids Paper Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glatfelter -3.04% 7.00% 3.05%
Orchids Paper Products N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.8% of Glatfelter shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Glatfelter shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of Orchids Paper Products shares are owned by company 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.

Volatility and Risk

Glatfelter has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orchids Paper Products has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Glatfelter beats Orchids Paper Products on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Glatfelter Company Profile

Glatfelter Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells engineered materials worldwide. It operated through two segments, Composite Fibers and Airlaid Materials. The company's Composite Fibers segment offers food and beverage filtration paper for single-serve coffee and tea products; wall covering base materials for wallpaper manufacturers; metallized products that are used in labels, packaging liners, gift wrap, and other consumer product applications; composite laminate papers for use in production of decorative laminates, furniture, and flooring applications; and special paper products, which are used in electrical energy storage, homecare, hygiene, and other engineered fiber-based applications. Its Advanced Airlaid Materials segment supplies absorbent cellulose-based airlaid nonwoven materials that are used to manufacture consumer products, such as feminine hygiene, specialty wipe, table top, adult incontinence, home care, and other consumer products. The company markets its products directly, as well as through brokers and agents. The company was formerly known as P. H. Glatfelter Company. Glatfelter Corporation was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Orchids Paper Products Company Profile

Orchids Paper Products Company is a tissue paper company that manufacturers and converts tissue product for the private label consumer market.

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