Louisiana-Pacific Corp Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 7, 2011. Louisiana-Pacific is engaged in the manufacture of building products. It operates in three segments: Oriented Strand Board, Siding, and Engineered Wood Products.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 18 cents per share, a wider loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 9 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 17 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 18 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 8 cents, coming in at a loss of 24 cents per share against an estimate of net loss of. In the first quarter, the company also missed expectations.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $344.7 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.37 billion for the year, a decline of 0.7% from last year’s revenue of $1.38 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Louisiana-Pacific with eight of 12 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company swung to a loss of $35.5 million (27 cents a share) from a profit of $22.3 million (16 cents) a year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 18.9% to $362.4 million from $447.1 million.

Key Stats:

A year-over-year revenue decrease in the second quarter snapped a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue increases. Revenue rose 11.8%in the first quarter, 15.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 4.4% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI), Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) and Masonite (Africa) Limited (NYSE:MAS).

Stock Price Performance: During October 4, 2011 to November 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.31 (26.2%) from $5 to $6.31. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 15, 2011 and June 24, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 10.4% (+77 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 12.2% (-$1.02) over that span. Shares are down $3.15 (-33.3%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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