Louisiana-Pacific Earnings Preview
Louisiana-Pacific (NYS: LPX) will look to avoid missing estimates for the third consecutive quarter when its earnings are released. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. Louisiana-Pacific manufactures building products. It operates in three segments: oriented strand board, siding, and engineered wood products.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on Louisiana-Pacific. Analysts don't like Louisiana-Pacific as much as competitor Universal Forest Products overall. One out of four analysts rate Universal Forest Products a buy compared to two of 12 for Louisiana-Pacific.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $319.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 1.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is a loss of $0.21 per share. Estimates range from a loss of $0.27 to a loss of $0.16.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 93.2% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 85.3% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools feel positively about Louisiana-Pacific, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 90 posts in the past 30 days. Louisiana-Pacific's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Over the last four quarters, revenue has increased 4.2% on average year over year.
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