Contrasting Intertape Polymer Group (ITPOF) and Sappi (SPPJY)

Intertape Polymer Group (OTCMKTS:ITPOF) and Sappi (OTCMKTS:SPPJY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Intertape Polymer Group and Sappi’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intertape Polymer Group $898.13 million 0.92 $64.22 million N/A N/A
Sappi $5.30 billion 0.60 $338.00 million $0.64 9.22

Sappi has higher revenue and earnings than Intertape Polymer Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Sappi shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Sappi shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Intertape Polymer Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Sappi pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Sappi pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Intertape Polymer Group has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sappi has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Intertape Polymer Group and Sappi, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intertape Polymer Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sappi 0 0 1 0 3.00


This table compares Intertape Polymer Group and Sappi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intertape Polymer Group 6.93% 22.16% 7.78%
Sappi 5.60% 17.70% 5.92%


Intertape Polymer Group beats Sappi on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the packaging industry in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It develops, manufactures, and sells various paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. The company offers taping solutions comprise hot melt carton sealing, double-coated, filament and mop, foil, flat back, duct, electronic/electrical, natural rubber carton sealing, masking, polyethylene, water-activated, and acrylic carton sealing tapes, as well as reinforced filament and reinforced filament tapes. It also provides flexible intermediate bulk containers; membrane structure and geomembrane fabrics; stretch and shrink films; tape dispensers; fabrics; stencils; air pillows; house wraps/flashings; retail and specialty products; lumber wraps; carton sealing machines; and roof underlayment. It provides market solutions to the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and building and construction applications. In addition, the company engages in financing business. It sells its products to a range of industry/specialty distributors, retail stores, and end-users in various industries. Intertape Polymer Group Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Montreal, Canada.

About Sappi

Sappi Limited, a woodfibre company, manufactures and sells dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, and paper-based solutions to direct and indirect customers in North America, Europe, and Southern Africa. It offers graphic paper products that are used by printers in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail, newspapers, and other print applications; and packaging and specialty papers, which are used in the manufacture of soup sachets, luxury carry bags, cosmetic and confectionery packaging, boxes for agricultural products for export, and tissue wadding for household tissue products, as well as casting and release papers for fashion, textiles, automobile, and household industries. The company also provides dissolving wood pulp products that are used by converters to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, and pharmaceutical products, as well as a range of consumer and household products. In addition, it develops and processes biomaterials and biochemicals; and offers sawn timber for construction and furniture manufacturing purposes. Further, Sappi Limited produces and sells green electricity through a network of 5 hydro, 2 gas, and 31 steam turbines that generate approximately 800MW renewable power on 14 sites across 7 countries, as well as produces biogas. The company was formerly known as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited and changed its name to Sappi Limited in 1973. Sappi Limited was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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