Suzano (SUZ) vs. Its Rivals Critical Survey

Suzano (NYSE:SUZGet Free Report) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Paper mills” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Suzano to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Suzano and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Suzano 0 0 1 0 3.00
Suzano Competitors 112 705 471 47 2.34

As a group, “Paper mills” companies have a potential upside of 26.59%. Given Suzano’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Suzano has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Suzano and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Suzano 47.44% 64.65% 17.21%
Suzano Competitors 7.59% 18.89% 6.66%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.6% of Suzano shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Suzano pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Suzano pays out 9.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Paper mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.7% and pay out 57.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Suzano has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Suzano and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Suzano $9.65 billion $4.53 billion 3.12
Suzano Competitors $5.61 billion $686.61 million 28.93

Suzano has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Suzano is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Suzano has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suzano’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, meaning that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Suzano beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Suzano

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Suzano S.A. produces and sells eucalyptus pulp and paper products in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Pulp and Paper segments. The company offers coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, paperboards, tissue papers, and market and fluff pulps; and lignin. It also engages in the research, development, and production of biofuel; operation of port terminals; power generation and distribution business; commercialization of equipment and parts; industrialization, commercialization, and exporting of pulp and standing wood; road freight transport; biotechnology research and development; and commercialization of paper and computer materials. In addition, the company is involved in the business office, production packaging, and financial fundraising activities; research, development, production, commercialization, and distribution of wood-based textile fibers, yarns, and filaments produced from cellulose and microfibrillated cellulose; and research and development of wood raw materials for the textile industry. Suzano S.A. was formerly known as Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. and changed its name to Suzano S.A. in April 2019. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.

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