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It's Showtime for Fibria Celulose

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:49PM

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Checking expectations

Fibria Celulose (NYSE: FBR) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Fibria Celulose's revenues will grow 9.8% and EPS will grow from $0.00 per share the prior year.

The average estimate for revenue is $767.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Fibria Celulose chalked up revenue of $904.8 million. 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 details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.06. GAAP EPS were $0.05 for Q4 against -$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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 20.2%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.25.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 211 members out of 225 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 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 hold, with an average price target of $9.65.

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