A Closer Look at This Successful Paper-Industry Giant

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, paper and packaging company International Paper has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at International Paper and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

International Paperfacts

Headquarters (Founded)

Memphis, Tenn. (1898)

Market Cap

$19.7 billion


Paper products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$27.8 billion


Chairman/CEO John Faraci
CFO Carol Roberts

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.3 billion / $10.1 billion

Dividend Yield




Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87% of the 500 members who have rated International Paper believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this past week, one of those Fools, Matthew2131, succinctly summed up the International Paper bull case for our community:

By swallowing Temple-Inland, [International Paper] has become the 800 lb. gorilla in industrial packaging in the US. Only Rock-Tenn is close, and is a distant second. [A]dd IP's international growth, and it's positioned to continue growth and earnings for years.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, International Paper may not be your top choice.

We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2013." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

The article A Closer Look at This Successful Paper-Industry Giant originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara and The Motley Fool have no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story