Reviewing P H Glatfelter (GLT) and The Competition

P H Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “PAPER” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare P H Glatfelter to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares P H Glatfelter and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
P H Glatfelter $1.59 billion $7.91 million 127.59
P H Glatfelter Competitors $5.69 billion $1.15 billion 15.07

P H Glatfelter’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than P H Glatfelter. P H Glatfelter is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

P H Glatfelter has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, P H Glatfelter’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for P H Glatfelter and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P H Glatfelter 0 0 1 0 3.00
P H Glatfelter Competitors 127 468 528 30 2.40

P H Glatfelter currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.65%. As a group, “PAPER” companies have a potential upside of 7.66%. Given P H Glatfelter’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe P H Glatfelter is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.7% of P H Glatfelter shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.8% of shares of all “PAPER” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of P H Glatfelter shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “PAPER” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares P H Glatfelter and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P H Glatfelter 0.50% 7.42% 3.10%
P H Glatfelter Competitors 18.25% 10.77% 3.69%


P H Glatfelter pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. P H Glatfelter pays out 305.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “PAPER” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 24.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. P H Glatfelter has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. P H Glatfelter lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


P H Glatfelter rivals beat P H Glatfelter on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

P H Glatfelter Company Profile

P. H. Glatfelter Company is a manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. The Company operates through three business units: Composite Fibers, Advanced Airlaid Materials and Specialty Papers. Its Composite Fibers business unit is engaged in the sale of single-serve tea and coffee filtration papers, non-woven wallcovering materials, metallized papers, composite laminates papers, and various technically special papers, including substrates for electrical applications. Its Advanced Airlaid Materials is engaged in the sale of airlaid non-woven fabric-like materials used in feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, wipes and other airlaid applications. Its Specialty Papers business unit is engaged in the sale of papers for carbonless and other forms, envelopes, book publishing and engineered products, such as papers for high-speed ink jet printing, office specialty products, greeting cards, postal and other specialty applications.

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