Clearwater Paper Corporation produces and sells private label tissue and bleached paperboard products in the United States and internationally.
Moderate growth potential with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Clearwater Paper's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CLW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CLW exceeded the US Forestry industry which returned -18.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CLW exceeded the US Market which returned 5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Clearwater Paper's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Clearwater Paper undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CLW ($35.9) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($23)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CLW is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CLW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (659.9x) compared to the Forestry industry average (15.8x).
PE vs Market: CLW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (659.9x) compared to the US market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CLW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (24.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CLW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Forestry industry average (1.2x).
How is Clearwater Paper forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CLW's forecast earnings growth (26.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CLW's earnings (26.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CLW's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CLW's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CLW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Clearwater Paper performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CLW has a large one-off loss of $7.0M impacting its March 31 2005 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CLW became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CLW has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -36.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: CLW has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CLW has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Forestry industry (-27.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CLW's Return on Equity (0.2%) is considered low.
How is Clearwater Paper's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CLW's short term assets ($520.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($290.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: CLW's short term assets ($520.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CLW's debt to equity ratio (206.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CLW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 123.1% to 206.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CLW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.6%).
Interest Coverage: CLW's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1x coverage).
What is Clearwater Paper current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CLW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CLW's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CLW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CLW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CLW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Arsen Kitch (38yo)
Mr. Arsen S. Kitch has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Clearwater Paper Corporation since April 1, 2020. He was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Products at Cle ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Arsen's total compensation ($USD923.19K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Arsen's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||0.25yr||US$923.19k||0.032% $192.0k|
|Senior VP||11.58yrs||US$1.22m||0.32% $1.9m|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||5.42yrs||US$931.13k||0.035% $210.8k|
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||0.50yr||no data||0.0060% $35.9k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Director of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP and GM of Pulp & Paperboard Division||1.75yrs||no data||0.0070% $41.8k|
|Senior VP & GM of Consumer Products||0.083yr||no data||0.032% $192.7k|
Experienced Management: CLW's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO, President & Director||0.25yr||US$923.19k||0.032% $192.0k|
|Independent Director||11.58yrs||US$213.18k||0.0060% $35.9k|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$214.68k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$177.18k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$148.94k||no data|
|Chairman of the Board & Lead independent director||1.83yrs||US$290.68k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$154.89k||no data|
|Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: CLW's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Clearwater Paper Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Clearwater Paper Corporation
- Ticker: CLW
- Exchange: NYSE
- Industry: Paper Products
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$594.894m
- Shares outstanding: 16.57m
- Website: https://www.clearwaterpaper.com
Number of Employees
- Clearwater Paper Corporation
- 601 West Riverside Avenue
- Suite 1100
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CLW||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2008|
|5WC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2008|
Clearwater Paper Corporation produces and sells private label tissue and bleached paperboard products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Consumer Products; and Pulp and Paperboard. The Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells a line of at-home tissue products, including bathroom tissues, paper towels, facial tissues, and napkins; recycled fiber value grade products; and away-from-home products, such as conventional one- and two-ply bath tissues, two-ply paper towels, hard wound towels, and dispenser napkins. This segment sells its products to retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants, and discount stores. The Pulp and Paperboard segment provides bleached paperboard, folding cartons, liquid packaging paperboards, cups, plates, commercial printing grades, and hardwood and softwood pulp products. It sells its products to packaging converters through sales offices; and to commercial printers through distribution. The company also provides custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting services. Clearwater Paper Corporation is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/04 23:55|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/02 00:00|
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