International Paper Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

International Paper (NYSE:IP) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to International Paper Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.56 per share on revenues of $7.42 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.00.

Analyst Trends:

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 $1.23 to a profit $1.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.5, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how International Paper has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 24,829 23,366 25,179 26,034 27,833
Diluted EPS ($) 0.13 1.55 1.48 3.07 1.80

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 7,077.00 7,026.00 7,075.00 7,090.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.31 0.54 0.53 0.71

Past Performance:
International Paper has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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