Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE: BCC) and Enviva Partners, (NYSE:EVA) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.
Enviva Partners, pays an annual dividend of $2.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Boise Cascade, L.L.C. does not pay a dividend. Enviva Partners, pays out 312.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Volatility & Risk
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enviva Partners, has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.2% of Boise Cascade, L.L.C. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Boise Cascade, L.L.C. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Boise Cascade, L.L.C. and Enviva Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Boise Cascade, L.L.C.||1.08%||8.01%||3.03%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Boise Cascade, L.L.C. and Enviva Partners,, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Boise Cascade, L.L.C.||0||2||1||0||2.33|
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. presently has a consensus target price of $30.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.11%. Enviva Partners, has a consensus target price of $27.80, indicating a potential upside of 2.02%. Given Enviva Partners,’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enviva Partners, is more favorable than Boise Cascade, L.L.C..
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Boise Cascade, L.L.C. and Enviva Partners,’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Boise Cascade, L.L.C.||$4.00 billion||0.30||$164.35 million||$1.12||27.41|
|Enviva Partners,||$479.15 million||1.50||$82.76 million||$0.71||38.38|
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. has higher revenue and earnings than Enviva Partners,. Boise Cascade, L.L.C. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Enviva Partners,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. Company Profile
Boise Cascade Company is an integrated wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor with operations throughout the United States and one manufacturing facility in Canada. The Company is also a producer of engineered wood products (EWP) and plywood in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Wood Products, Building Materials Distribution, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s products are used primarily in new residential construction, residential repair-and-remodeling projects, light commercial construction and industrial applications. The Company manufactures laminated veneer lumber (LVL), I-joists, and laminated beams, which are referred to as EWP. The Company’s Building Materials Distribution segment sells a range of building materials, including OSB, plywood and lumber (collectively commodities). The Company’s subsidiaries include Boise Cascade Wood Products, L.L.C. and Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution, L.L.C.
Enviva Partners, Company Profile
Enviva Partners, LP is a supplier of utility-grade wood pellets to power generators. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets and loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to the Company’s principally Northern European customers. The Company’s principal product, utility-grade wood pellets, is a traded energy commodity that is used as a substitute for coal in both dedicated and co-fired power generation and combined heat and power plants. It enables power generators to generate electricity. The Company’s customers use its wood pellets as a substitute fuel for coal in dedicated biomass or co-fired coal power plants. Wood pellets are exported from the Company’s deep-water marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia, from a deep-water marine terminal in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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