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International Paper (IP) Q1 Earnings Top, Sales Lag Estimates

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International Paper Company IP is a premier paper and packaging producer with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.11 per share in first-quarter, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 91 cents.

Revenue: International Paper posted revenues of $5,643 million and missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5,741 million.

Earnings Estimates Revision: Investors should note that the earnings estimate revisions for International Paper for the first quarter have been stable ahead of the earnings release.

As regards earnings surprise, International Paper has outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the past four quarters, with an average beat of 5.85%.

Outlook: The company expects improved seasonal demand in second quarter.

International Paper Company Price and EPS Surprise

International Paper Company Price and EPS Surprise | International Paper Company Quote

Zacks Rank: Currently, International Paper carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) which is subject to change following the earnings announcement. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Market Reaction: International Paper’s shares were inactive in the pre-market trading. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today.
 
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