Critical Survey: Benz Mining Corp (BZ) & Domtar Corporation (UFS)

Benz Mining Corp (NYSE: BZ) and Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) are both paper products – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Benz Mining Corp and Domtar Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Benz Mining Corp N/A N/A N/A C$0.14 N/A
Domtar Corporation $5.10 billion 0.56 $128.00 million $2.79 16.34

Domtar Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Benz Mining Corp. Benz Mining Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Domtar Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Benz Mining Corp and Domtar Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benz Mining Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Domtar Corporation 3 5 3 0 2.00

Domtar Corporation has a consensus price target of $42.44, indicating a potential downside of 6.90%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.7% of Domtar Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Domtar Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Domtar Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Benz Mining Corp does not pay a dividend. Domtar Corporation pays out 59.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Domtar Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Benz Mining Corp and Domtar Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Benz Mining Corp N/A N/A N/A
Domtar Corporation 3.44% 6.17% 2.99%

Summary

Domtar Corporation beats Benz Mining Corp on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Domtar Corporation

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a range of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The Company segments include Pulp and Paper and Personal Care. The Pulp and Paper segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of communication, specialty and packaging papers, as well as softwood, fluff and hardwood market pulp. The Personal Care segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of absorbent hygiene products. The Company is a marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America serving a range of customers, including merchants, retail outlets, stationers, printers, publishers, converters and end users. It is also a marketer and producer of a line of incontinence care products, as well as infant diapers. It has a network of wood fiber converting assets that produce paper grade, fluff and specialty pulp.

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