UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and Koppers Holdings (NYSE:KOP) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for UFP Technologies and Koppers Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Koppers Holdings has a consensus price target of $45.75, indicating a potential downside of 6.54%. Given Koppers Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Koppers Holdings is more favorable than UFP Technologies.
Volatility and Risk
UFP Technologies has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Koppers Holdings has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares UFP Technologies and Koppers Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares UFP Technologies and Koppers Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Koppers Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than UFP Technologies. UFP Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Koppers Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
68.2% of UFP Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of Koppers Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of UFP Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Koppers Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Koppers Holdings beats UFP Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About UFP Technologies
UFP Technologies, Inc. is a designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, composites and natural fiber materials. The Company is engaged in providing solutions to customers primarily within the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. It converts these materials using laminating, molding, and fabricating manufacturing technologies. The Company’s raw materials consist of polyethylene and polyurethane foams, sheet plastics, pulp fiber, cross-linked polyethylene and reticulated polyurethane foams, fabric and foam laminates, and natural fiber materials. The Company converts these materials to provide customers various solutions, including automotive interior trim, medical device components, disposable wound care components, military uniform and gear components, athletic padding, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, and cushion packaging for their products.
About Koppers Holdings
Koppers Holdings Inc. is a global integrated provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. The Company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC) and Performance Chemicals (PC). The RUPS business sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars and services primarily to the railroad markets. The primary products supplied by PC business are copper-based wood preservatives, including micronized copper quaternary and micronized copper azole (MicroPro), micronized pigments (MicroShades) and chromated copper arsenate. Through CMC business, the Company processes coal tar into a range of products, including carbon pitch, creosote and carbon black feedstock. Its products and services are used in a range of markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber and construction industries.
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