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Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Rank the Lowest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Paper Products Industry (SWM, UFS, GLT, NP, CLW)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Paper Products industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 12.45. Following is Domtar with a a P/E ratio of 13.65. Glatfelter ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 15.83.

Neenah Paper follows with a a P/E ratio of 16.89, and Clearwater Paper rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 17.30.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Clearwater Paper on January 9th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $62.22. Since that call, shares of Clearwater Paper have fallen 10.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio schweitzer-mauduit international domtar glatfelter neenah paper clearwater paper

Ticker(s): SWM UFS GLT NP CLW