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Why International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of IP, it is a highly-regarded dividend payer with a a strong history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on International Paper here.

6 star dividend payer with solid track record

In the past couple of years, IP has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 40%, which is an notable feat for the company.

NYSE:IP Income Statement Export November 29th 18

Income investors would also be happy to know that IP is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 4.4%. IP has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:IP Historical Dividend Yield November 29th 18

Next Steps:

For International Paper, I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for IP’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for IP’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are IP’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of IP? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.