Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, paper products specialist Buckeye Technologies (NYSE: BKI) earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buckeye facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Memphis, Tenn. (1992)

Market Cap

$554.1 million


Paper products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$756.43 million


CEO John Crowe (since 2006)

CFO Steven Dean (since 2006)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$22.1 million / $237.5 million

Dividend Yield



Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY)

International Paper (NYSE: IP)

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM)

Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 102 members who have rated Buckeye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include twoshadows and All-Star Har1en, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last month, twoshadows advised Fools to keep their eye on Buckeye: "Has good financial. Debt load has decreased in the current economy. They seem to have a handle within their area of expertise. Certainly worth watching."

In fact, Buckeye is the world's leading supplier of airlaid nonwoven materials, sporting a higher share of the market than formidable foes like Fiberweb and Kimberly Clark. And in the steadily growing fluff pulp market -- where companies like International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, and Archer Daniels have a significant presence -- Buckeye has managed to claim a decent-sized 6% share. With Buckeye currently trading at a forward P/E discount to each of the previously mentioned rivals, the shares could be offering a timely opportunity, to boot.

CAPS All-Star Har1en elaborates:

Their simple focus on high-end, specialty fiber products has the hallmarks of a great long term investment. ...

Their products are manufactured from basic materials, so they are dependent on energy, timber, and cotton prices, however their finished products are extremely useful and many are things people need in good times or bad. They make the materials for diapers, feminine [hygiene] products, cigarette filters, LCD screen materials, concrete additives, hot dog casings, and many other strange and wonderful products that you probably never realized were made from trees. ...

The company is small and specialised. Their sales force is very technical, and they have few competitors in their markets. They believe they can be best at their simple business plan, and I think that's a reasonable goal. Profits should flow from there.

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