Critical Survey: NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR (NDGPY) and P H Glatfelter (GLT)

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NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDGPY) and P H Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, P H Glatfelter has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. P H Glatfelter pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. P H Glatfelter pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. P H Glatfelter has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. P H Glatfelter is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR and P H Glatfelter’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR $5.75 billion 0.78 $643.52 million N/A N/A
P H Glatfelter $1.59 billion 0.40 $7.91 million $1.16 12.41

NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than P H Glatfelter.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.6% of P H Glatfelter shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of P H Glatfelter shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR and P H Glatfelter’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR N/A N/A N/A
P H Glatfelter -7.53% 2.81% 1.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR and P H Glatfelter, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
P H Glatfelter 0 0 3 0 3.00

P H Glatfelter has a consensus price target of $23.33, suggesting a potential upside of 62.15%. Given P H Glatfelter’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe P H Glatfelter is more favorable than NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR.

Summary

P H Glatfelter beats NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NINE DRAGONS PA/ADR

Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells packaging paper, recycled printing and writing paper, pulp, and specialty paper products in the People's Republic of China. It offers linerboard products, including kraftlinerboard, testlinerboard, white top linerboard, and coated linerboard products, as well as high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board products. The company also provides recycled printing and writing paper, such as uncoated woodfree paper, office paper, etc.; capacitor tissue paper; and insulating paper. In addition, it manufactures wood and bamboo pulp, and unbleached kraft pulp. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited is a subsidiary of Best Result Holdings Limited.

About P H Glatfelter

P. H. Glatfelter Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells specialty papers and engineered materials worldwide. The company's Composite Fibers business unit offers food and beverage filtration paper for single-serve coffee and tea products; wall covering base materials for wallpaper manufacturers; metallized products that are used in labels, packaging liners, gift wrap, and other consumer product applications; composite laminate papers for use in production of decorative laminates, furniture, and flooring applications; and special paper products, which are used in electrical energy storage, transport and transmission, wipes, and other engineered fiber-based applications. Its Advanced Airlaid Materials business unit supplies absorbent cellulose-based airlaid nonwoven materials that are used to manufacture consumer products, such as feminine hygiene, specialty wipe, adult incontinence, home care, and other consumer products. The company's Specialty Papers business unit offers carbonless and non-carbonless forms papers for credit card receipts, multi-part forms, security papers, and other end-user applications; engineered products for high speed inkjet printing, office specialty products, greeting cards, and other niche specialty applications; envelope and converting papers for transactional and direct mail envelopes; and book publishing papers for the production of hardbound books and other book publishing needs. P. H. Glatfelter Company markets its products directly, as well as through wholesale paper merchants, brokers, and agents. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.

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