Many stocks have been testing new highs in 2020, and one of the most notable is Domtar Corporation (UFS). Currently, UFS is trading at $25.62 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $27.64.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $44.76 and the low is $18.40. Over the last 52 weeks, UFS is down -42.76% while the S&P 500 is up 1.21%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, UFS reported a profit of $195.0 million. Domtar Corporation also saw revenues increase to $1.28 billion. In addition, UFS has free cash flow of $26.0 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $91.0 million which compares well with its peers.
UFS booked profit margins of 0.20%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 0.40%, and its Return on Assets is 0.20%. All told, it is clear that, UFS needs to be on your watchlist.
About Domtar Corporation
If readers are unfamiliar, Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Pulp and Paper, and Personal Care. The company provides business papers, including copy and electronic imaging papers used in inkjet and laser printers, photocopiers, and plain-paper fax machines, as well as computer papers, preprinted forms, and digital papers for office and home use. It also offers commercial printing and publishing papers, such as offset papers and opaques used in sheet and roll fed offset presses; publishing papers, which include tradebook and lightweight uncoated papers for publishing textbooks, dictionaries, catalogs, magazines, hard cover novels, and financial documents; and base papers for envelopes, tablets, business forms, and data processing/computer forms. In addition, the company provides papers for thermal printing, flexible packaging, food packaging, medical packaging, medical gowns and drapes, sandpaper backing, carbonless printing, labels and other coating, and laminating applications; and papers for industrial and specialty applications, such as carrier papers, treated papers, security papers, and specialized printing and converting applications. Further, it designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes absorbent hygiene products, including adult incontinence and infant diaper products under the Attends, IncoPack, Indasec, Reassure, Chelino, and Comfees brand names. Additionally, the company offers branded and private label briefs, bladder control pads, protective underwear, underpads, and washcloths, as well as baby diapers, change mats, youth pants, and training pants for healthcare, retail, and direct-to-consumer channels. It serves merchants, retail outlets, stationers, printers, publishers, converters, and end-users. Domtar Corporation was founded in 1848 and is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. UFS has a short ratio of 3.01 and outstanding shares of 56.10M.
UFS has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.98 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.11. Domtar Corporation UFS also noted assets of $4.83 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as UFS has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Domtar Corporation UFS has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, UFS represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Domtar Corporation UFS is now commanding a market cap of 1.44B and a float of 55.01M. UFS is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of UFS stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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