UPDATE: BMO Capital Upgrades Glatfelter (GLT) to Outperform

July 26, 2021 4:00 AM EDT
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(Updated - July 26, 2021 4:56 AM EDT)

BMO Capital analyst Mark Wilde upgraded Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) from Market Perform to Outperform with a price target of $17.00.

The analyst comments "We are becoming more optimistic on GLT's growth trajectory after the announcement of the Jacob Holm (JH) acquisition last Thursday. Swiss-based JH will expand the nonwovens franchise and continue GLT's transition into a leading producer of engineered materials.GLT is paying $308mm. This is ~6.8x LTM EBITDA of $45mm. However, GLT suggests EBITDA includes $10-15mm of COVID-19 related benefits. Removing this, and estimating $20mm in synergies, implies a 5.6-6.2x purchase multiple. We like the transaction and are upgrading GLT shares to Outperform from Market Perform."

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Shares of Glatfelter closed at $14.10 yesterday.

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