International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company primarily in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Pacific Rim, Asia, and the Americas.
6 star dividend payer and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has International Paper's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: IP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: IP underperformed the US Packaging industry which returned -17.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IP underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is International Paper's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is International Paper undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: IP ($30.62) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($81.74)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IP is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the Packaging industry average (14.8x).
PE vs Market: IP is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.9x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: IP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (15.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (2.4x).
How is International Paper forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IP's forecast earnings growth (0.6% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: IP's earnings (0.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: IP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: IP's revenue (0.09% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IP's revenue (0.09% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: IP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.4%)
How has International Paper performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: IP's current net profit margins (5.5%) are lower than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IP's earnings have grown by 19.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: IP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: IP had negative earnings growth (-26.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Packaging industry average (-5.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: IP's Return on Equity (15.8%) is considered low.
How is International Paper's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IP's short term assets ($6.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($8.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: IP's short term assets ($6.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($17.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IP's debt to equity ratio (125.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: IP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 178.1% to 125.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.4%).
Interest Coverage: IP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: IP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: IP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).
What is International Paper's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: IP's dividend (6.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).
High Dividend: IP's dividend (6.69%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.49%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: IP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: IP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.9%), IP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: IP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Sutton (57yo)
Mr. Mark Stephan Sutton has been the Chief Executive Officer of International Paper Company, International Paper do Brasil Ltda., and International Paper Italia S.r.l. since November 1, 2014 and Chairman s ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD21.91M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||5.25yrs||US$21.91m||0.13% $15.5m|
|Senior VP & CFO||1.67yrs||US$5.19m||0.023% $2.8m|
|Senior VP||8.25yrs||US$3.69m||0.023% $2.9m|
|Senior Vice President of Industrial Packaging the Americas||6.67yrs||US$3.33m||0.015% $1.9m|
|Senior Vice President of Global Cellulose Fibers & IP Asia||3.25yrs||US$4.08m||0.0076% $927.5k|
|Chief Information Officer & VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development||1.17yrs||no data||0.0096% $1.2m|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Global Citizenship||3yrs||no data||0.011% $1.4m|
|Senior Vice President & President of Europe||0.25yr||no data||0.0044% $541.8k|
Experienced Management: IP's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||5.25yrs||US$21.91m||0.13% $15.5m|
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||US$317.37k||0.00026% $31.9k|
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$307.40k||no data|
|Independent Presiding Director||2.17yrs||US$324.88k||0.013% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||3yrs||US$286.21k||0.0038% $465.6k|
|Independent Director||9yrs||US$286.26k||0.0059% $722.4k|
|Independent Director||5.42yrs||US$322.38k||0.0018% $219.9k|
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||US$296.22k||0.0031% $382.1k|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$297.38k||no data|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$297.38k||no data|
Experienced Board: IP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: IP insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
International Paper Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: International Paper Company
- Ticker: IP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1898
- Industry: Paper Packaging
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$12.285b
- Shares outstanding: 392.12m
- Website: https://www.internationalpaper.com
Number of Employees
- International Paper Company
- 6400 Poplar Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|IP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|INP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|IP *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|0JCB||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|INP||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|INP||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|I1PC34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company primarily in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Pacific Rim, Asia, and the Americas. It operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, and Printing Papers. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating Kraft. The Global Cellulose Fibers segment provides fluff, market, and specialty pulps that are used in absorbent hygiene products, such as baby diapers, feminine care, adult incontinence and other non-woven products; tissue and paper products; and non-absorbent end applications, including textiles, filtration, construction material, paints and coatings, reinforced plastics and more. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end-use applications comprising brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. It sells its uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brands. The company sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/31 01:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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