KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 20% to $0.42 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.35 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 6.66% to $319.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.42 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.42. It beat the average revenue estimate of $311.54 million.
Quoting Management: Roger W. Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our operations performed well during the quarter, propelling the Company to record first quarter results. Average mill selling prices of $653 per ton increased by $45 per ton compared to the first quarter of 2012. In the first quarter of 2013, we realized 2012′s domestic containerboard and corrugated price increases, and we benefitted from increasing prices of over $100 per ton on export containerboard sales compared to 2012′s first quarter.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 6.25% from $300.99 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 55.56% from $0.27 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 $0.57 to a profit $0.52. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.13 to a profit of $2.22 over the last ninety days.
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