International Paper (NYSE: IP ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict International Paper's revenues will increase 4.9% and EPS will grow 23.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.42 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, International Paper logged revenue of $7.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.66 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.71 for Q1 were 65% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 26.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $29.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.51.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 448 members out of 517 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 161 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 154 give International Paper a green thumbs-up, and seven 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 $51.20.
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