Financial Analysis: Mativ (MATV) and Its Competitors

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Mativ and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mativ 0 0 1 0 3.00
Mativ Competitors 112 705 471 46 2.34

Mativ presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 106.19%. As a group, “Paper mills” companies have a potential upside of 13.43%. Given Mativ’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mativ is more favorable than its competitors.


Mativ pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Mativ pays out -65.6% 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Mativ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Mativ shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Paper mills” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mativ and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mativ $2.17 billion -$6.60 million -25.44
Mativ Competitors $5.57 billion $686.61 million 28.91

Mativ’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mativ. Mativ is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Mativ and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mativ -1.21% 9.73% 3.06%
Mativ Competitors 7.59% 18.89% 6.66%

Volatility and Risk

Mativ has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mativ’s competitors have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Mativ competitors beat Mativ on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Mativ

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Mativ Holdings, Inc. operates as a performance materials company. The company operates through two segments, Advanced Technical Materials and Fiber-Based Solutions. The Advanced Technical Materials segment manufactures and sells polymer, resin and fiber-based substrates, nets, films, adhesive tapes, and other nonwovens. This segment serves filtration, protective solutions, release liners, healthcare, and industrials end-markets. The Fiber-Based Solutions segment provides packaging, printing, and specialty papers; and various paper-based products for the consumer channel, such as bright papers, cardstock, stationery paper, envelopes, journals, and planners. It also offers combustibles products comprising conventional papers and filter wraps, low-ignition propensity papers wrappers for small cigars, and hemp-based alternatives; noncombustibles; and lightweight papers. This segment serves cigarette and cigar manufacturers, and commercial print and combustibles end-markets. The company sells its products in the United States, Europe and the former Commonwealth of Independent States, the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. and changed its name to Mativ Holdings, Inc. in July 2022. Mativ Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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