LONDON, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Paper & Paper Products industry is going through a paradigm shift. The growing trend towards digital aids reduced the demand for paper, putting pressure on companies. The industry is also dealing with issues like carbon emissions and green solutions. Fiberia Celulose SA (NYSE : FBR ) is seeking to come up with new processes and products to provide eco-friendly solutions to its customers. However, the industry also shows demand stabilization. International Paper Co. (NYSE : IP ) announced good results, beating consensus estimates. With growing awareness about global environment, the industry is expected to bring new innovations to the table, in order to survive. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on Fiberia Celulose and International Paper and these can be accessed by signing up at
Fibria Celulose Expands in International Markets
Fibria Celulose reported significant increase in its revenue for the fourth quarter of the year. At $904.8 million its revenue grew 21 percent from the previous year's quarterly figure of $750.6 million. The company also underscored its progress by reporting 6 cents per share in net income, beating consensus estimates for EPS at 5 cents. Fibria Celulose also improved its efficiency as its gross margin, operating margin and net margin improved from the corresponding quarter of last year. Fiberia Celulose SA technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at
The impact of good results is clearly visible on the stock price. Fibria Celulose is also taking steps to turn itself into a leaner organization. It is getting rid of non-core assets and recently sold parcels of land. Fibria Celulose is seeing a revival in pulp demand and is experiencing secular growth spanning from North American, European and Asian markets. While the company derives most of its revenue from European markets, it is also looking to enhance its foothold in emerging Asian markets.
Fibria Celulose is diversifying its product portfolio to provide environment-friendly solutions for packaging. The company recently inked a deal with a biomass fuel maker in the U.S. The deal will help FBR to reduce its carbon emission. The company is one of the best performing outfits in this industrial sector. The stock grew 33 percent in the last 12 months and thanks to its bright prospects, still has decent upside left.
International Paper Reports Good Q4 Numbers
International Paper stock is in positive momentum as it hit its new 52-week high. The company reported its fourth quarter results in January and posted higher revenue. Its net income for the quarter stood at $235 million, down 16 percent. However, its revenue for the quarter was at $7.1 billion. For the full financial year, the net income and revenue was reported at $794 million and $27.8 billion respectively. For its fourth quarter results, the company beat consensus estimates. Download the free report on International Paper Co. upon registration at
International Paper attributed its good figures to its efficient operations and synergies obtained from Temple Inland acquisition. The company is taking various steps to improve its margins and profitability. International Paper is embarking upon the expansion of its business at its Memphis headquarters.
International Paper's stock currently offers 2.87 percent in dividend yield. However, the company would seek board's approval this year to raise its dividend further. The stock showed capital appreciation of over 30 percent in last one year. Coupled with good dividend yield, the stock is an interesting option for long-term investors.
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