International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company primarily in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Pacific Rim, Asia, and rest of the Americas. More Details
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Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: IP's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: IP exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned 36.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IP exceeded the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
4 days ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That International Paper (NYSE:IP) Is Using Debt Extensively
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWilliam Amick Is The Senior Vice President of Paper The Americas & India of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) And They Just Sold 44% Of Their Shares
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDon't Buy International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) For Its Next Dividend Without Doing These Checks
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 ($54.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($84.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.2x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (27.2x).
PE vs Market: IP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.2x) compared to the US market (21.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: IP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IP is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3.2x).
How is International Paper forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IP's forecast earnings growth (38% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: IP's earnings (38% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (19.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: IP's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IP's revenue (2.2% 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 low in 3 years time (16.8%).
How has International Paper performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IP has a large one-off loss of $625.0M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: IP's current net profit margins (2.3%) are lower than last year (5.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IP's earnings have grown by 0.7% 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 (-60.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Packaging industry average (-4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: IP's Return on Equity (6.1%) is considered low.
How is International Paper's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IP's short term assets ($11.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: IP's short term assets ($11.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($15.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IP's debt to equity ratio (101.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: IP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 236.7% to 101.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.3%).
Interest Coverage: IP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.9x coverage).
What is International Paper current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: IP's dividend (3.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: IP's dividend (3.79%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.64%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: IP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: IP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (167.1%), IP's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: IP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (45.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Sutton (58 yo)
Mr. Mark Stephan Sutton serves as Chief Executive Officer at International Paper Company, International Paper do Brasil Ltda., and International Paper Italia S.r.l. since November 1, 2014 and Chairman sinc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD15.92M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||6.33yrs||US$15.92m||0.15% |
|Senior VP & CFO||2.75yrs||US$4.87m||0.031% |
|Senior VP||9.33yrs||US$4.11m||0.021% |
|Senior Vice President of Industrial Packaging the Americas||7.75yrs||US$4.66m||0.017% |
|VP of Finance||no data||no data||0.0045% |
|Chief Information Officer & VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||3.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development||1.25yrs||no data||0.011% |
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Global Citizenship||4yrs||no data||0.014% |
|Senior Vice President & President of IP Europe||1.25yrs||no data||0.0069% |
|Senior Vice President of Paper The Americas & India||6.33yrs||US$4.23m||0.0059% |
|Senior Vice President of North American Container||4.25yrs||US$3.26m||0.013% |
Experienced Management: IP's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||6.33yrs||US$15.92m||0.15% |
|Independent Director||13.25yrs||US$297.41k||0.00025% |
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$327.40k||no data|
|Independent Presiding Director||3.17yrs||US$344.89k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||4yrs||US$304.54k||0.0056% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$307.41k||0.0042% |
|Independent Director||10yrs||US$285.02k||0.0071% |
|Independent Director||6.42yrs||US$322.43k||0.0018% |
|Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.17yrs||US$296.23k||0.0055% |
|Independent Director||no data||no data||0.00017% |
|Independent Director||3.33yrs||US$297.41k||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 only sold shares 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$21.287b
- Shares outstanding: 393.12m
- 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|
|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 rest of the Americas. It operates through three seg...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/07 23:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/05 00:00|
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