Head-to-head survey: Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE: LPX) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (OTC: SCABY)

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPXGet a rating) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (OTC:SCABEGet a rating) are both construction companies, but which company is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, and analyst recommendations.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Louisiana-Pacific and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Louisiana-Pacific 31.62% 105.01% 61.59%
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) N / A N / A N / A

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Louisiana-Pacific and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Louisiana-Pacific $4.55 billion 0.98 $1.38 billion $16.57 3.27
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

Louisiana-Pacific has higher revenues and profits than Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of the current ratings and price targets for Louisiana-Pacific and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Louisiana-Pacific 0 1 3 0 2.75
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) 0 0 0 0 N / A

Louisiana-Pacific currently has a consensus price target of $83.67, indicating a potential upside of 54.45%. Given Louisiana-Pacific’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe Louisiana-Pacific is more favorable than Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.0% of Louisiana-Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Louisiana-Pacific shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Louisiana-Pacific beats Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Louisiana-Pacific (Get a rating)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for the construction, repair and renovation of new homes and outdoor structures markets. It operates through four segments: Siding; Oriented strand board (OSB); Engineered Wood Products (EWP); and South America. The Siding segment offers LP SmartSide trim and siding products, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim and siding products, LP BuilderSeries lap siding products and LP Exterior Building Solutions; and engineered wood siding, trim, soffit and fascia products. The OSB segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel products including LP TechShield radiant barriers, LP WeatherLogic air and water barriers, LP Legacy premium subfloor products, LP FlameBlock fire retardant sheathing products and LP TopNotch subfloor products. The EWP segment provides laminated veneer wood and other related products; and LP SolidStart I-Joists, which are primarily used in residential and commercial flooring, roofing systems and other structural applications. The South America segment manufactures and distributes structural panels and OSB siding products. This segment also distributes and sells related products for the region’s transition to wood frame construction. It also offers timber and timber land and other products and services. The Company sells its products primarily to retailers, wholesalers and residential and industrial construction companies in North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) (Get a rating)

Logo Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ)Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ), a forest products company, develops, produces and sells forest products, wood, pulp and containerboard. The company offers various wood products, industrial components, standard wood products and raw materials, as well as logistics, warehousing and IT solutions for the wood industry. It also provides pulp products under the Pure, Star and Cirrus names; and Kraftliner products for consumer durables, electronics, dangerous goods, industrial products, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, and more. Additionally, the Company offers forwarding services for various modes of transportation, such as truck, rail and barge, as well as ocean transportation. and road and rail transport; terminal services; and liquid and solid biofuels, pellets, stall pellets and wind power. In addition, it deals with the processing and distribution of wood products; production of thermomechanical kraft and chemical pulp and cardboard for cases; and power generation from wind, biomass and by-product projects. The company is present in Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the rest of Europe, Asia and internationally. Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Sundsvall, Sweden.

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