Boise Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now

Boise Inc. (NYSE:BZ) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.53%.

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Boise Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.21 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 5.87% to $607 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Boise Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.01 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.09. It missed the average revenue estimate of $641.28 million.

Quoting Management: “We completed the DeRidder outage safely and on budget. Nevertheless, our first quarter results fell short of our expectations,” said Alexander Toeldte, president and chief executive officer. “We experienced unfavorable mix changes in our Packaging segment that partially offset the benefits of the fall 2012 linerboard price increase. In addition, decreasing prices for uncoated freesheet negatively affected our results in Paper.”

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Revenue decreased 3.27% from $627.49 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.14 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.18 to a profit $0.16. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.88 to a profit of $0.8 over the last ninety days.

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