Resolute Forest Products Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates

Resolute Forest Products Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates
  • Resolute Forest Products RFP RFP reported first-quarter FY22 sales growth of 8.3% year-on-year to $945 million, missing the consensus of $1.27 billion.
  • Adjusted EPS of $2.26 missed the analyst consensus of $2.48.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses fell 21.7% Y/Y to $36 million.
  • The operating margin was 24.8%, and operating income for the quarter rose 32.7% to $235 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $270 million increased 22.2% Y/Y.
  • Cash provided by operating activities in the quarter totaled $147 million. Resolute held $162 million in cash and equivalents as of March 31, 2022.
  • "The underlying fundamentals for building materials remain positive, but we are mindful of inflationary pressure and rising interest rates, which could affect pricing and margins," said CEO Remi G. Lalonde.
  • Price Action: RFP shares closed lower by 0.37% at C$19.03 on TSX, and RFP lower by 0.20% at $14.79 on Thursday.

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