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How to buy International Paper Company (IP) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in International Paper Company stocks.

International Paper Company is a packaging & containers business based in the US. International Paper Company stocks (IP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $46.68 – a decrease of 4.46% over the previous week. International Paper Company employs 38,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $21.9 billion.

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International Paper Company stock price (NYSE:IP)

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International Paper Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$47.29
52-week range$42.44 - $60.71
50-day moving average $47.47
200-day moving average $53.75
Wall St. target price$54.31
PE ratio 10.9007
Dividend yield $2.05 (3.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.54

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Is it a good time to buy International Paper Company stock?

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International Paper Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.29 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -4.46%
1 month (2021-12-22) 4.46%
3 months (2021-10-22) -10.82%
6 months (2021-07-22) -18.27%
1 year (2021-01-22) -8.41%
2 years (2020-01-22) 6.25%
3 years (2019-01-22) 3.39%
5 years (2017-01-20) 53.69

Is International Paper Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing International Paper Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of International Paper Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

International Paper Company's P/E ratio

International Paper Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, International Paper Company shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

International Paper Company's PEG ratio

International Paper Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3381. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into International Paper Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

International Paper Company's EBITDA

International Paper Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a International Paper Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

International Paper Company financials

Revenue TTM $21.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.02%
Gross profit TTM $6.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.03%
Return on equity TTM 21.53%
Profit margin 8.2%
Book value $24.85
Market capitalisation $19.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

International Paper Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like International Paper Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

International Paper Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Paper Company's overall score of 21.48 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Paper Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

International Paper Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.24/100

International Paper Company's social score

Social score: 0.67/100

International Paper Company's governance score

Governance score: 1.57/100

International Paper Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Paper Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that International Paper Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

International Paper Company share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.94% of net profits

Recently International Paper Company has paid out, on average, around 48.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Paper Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Paper Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.05 per share.

While International Paper Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that International Paper Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

International Paper Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have International Paper Company's shares ever split?

International Paper Company's shares were split on a 1056:1000 basis on 1 October 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1056 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Paper Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Paper Company shares which in turn could have impacted International Paper Company's share price.

International Paper Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Paper Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.4373 up to $60.7098. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IP.US volatility(beta: 0.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Paper Company's is 0.9564. This would suggest that International Paper Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

International Paper Company overview

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company primarily in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Pacific Rim, Asia, and rest of the Americas. It operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, and Printing Papers. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Global Cellulose Fibers segment provides fluff, market, and specialty pulps that are used in absorbent hygiene products, such as baby diapers, feminine care, adult incontinence, and other non-woven products; tissue and paper products; and non-absorbent end applications, including textiles, filtration, construction material, paints and coatings, reinforced plastics, and other applications. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end-use applications comprising brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. It sells its uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brands. The company sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors.

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