Head to Head Contrast: Fibria (FBR) versus Its Peers

Fibria (NYSE: FBR) is one of 22 public companies in the “PAPER” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Fibria to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Fibria has a beta of -0.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fibria’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Fibria and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fibria 1 5 1 0 2.00
Fibria Competitors 127 469 529 31 2.40

Fibria currently has a consensus price target of $16.25, indicating a potential downside of 16.24%. As a group, “PAPER” companies have a potential upside of 8.25%. Given Fibria’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fibria has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fibria and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Fibria $3.68 billion $339.90 million 31.29
Fibria Competitors $5.69 billion $1.15 billion 15.05

Fibria’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Fibria. Fibria 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fibria 9.38% 7.65% 2.91%
Fibria Competitors 18.25% 10.77% 3.69%


Fibria pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Fibria pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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. Fibria lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.3% of Fibria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.8% of shares of all “PAPER” companies are held by institutional investors. 40.2% of Fibria shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “PAPER” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Fibria rivals beat Fibria on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

Fibria Company Profile

Fibria Celulose S.A. produces, sells, and exports short fiber pulp in Brazil and internationally. It manufactures and sells bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company has approximately 1,056,000 hectares of forest base in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia. It also exports its products to approximately 35 countries for educational, health, hygiene, and cleaning products. The company was formerly known as Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. and changed its name to Fibria Celulose S.A. in November 2009. Fibria Celulose S.A. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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