The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Fibria Celulose missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Fibria Celulose reported revenue of $715.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $749.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.02. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.10 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q1 compared to -$0.01 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 17.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $829.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.00.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.25.
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 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 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 $11.28.
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