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Does The Street Have Boise Figured Out?

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 2:00am  ET

Boise is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 Boise's revenues will wane -1.7% and EPS will shrink -57.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $633.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Boise booked revenue of $627.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $600.4 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q4 were 6.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 per share.

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 20.9%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 209 members out of 231 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 give Boise a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boise is outperform, with an average price target of $10.38.

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