International Paper (NYSE: IP ) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), International Paper missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
International Paper reported revenue of $7.08 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $7.34 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.65 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.46. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 25.5%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $7.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $28.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.57.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 431 members out of 500 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 119 give International Paper a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on International Paper is outperform, with an average price target of $38.60.
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