The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Fibria Celulose beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins increased across the board.
Fibria Celulose tallied revenue of $904.8 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $854.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $750.6 million.
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 $0.06. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.05 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.05 for Q4 versus -$0.43 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 20.2%, 1,600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.7%, 2,720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 2,820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $837.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.09.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 213 members out of 226 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Fibria Celulose a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fibria Celulose is underperform, with an average price target of $9.65.
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