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Does The Street Have Fibria Celulose Figured Out?

Monday - 1/28/2013, 10:00am  ET

Fibria Celulose is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 16.0% and EPS will compress -118.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $870.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Fibria Celulose reported revenue of $766.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $781.5 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, EPS came in at -$0.20. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q3 against -$1.29 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 17.8%, 800 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -13.8%, 6,310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.46.

Investor sentiment
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 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 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 $8.59.

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