Earnings Preview: Louisiana-Pacific Reports Q3 Results Monday

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results before the opening bell on November 7, 2011.

LPX trades an average of 2.9 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

52-Week High: $11.63
52-Week Low: $4.41
Book Value: $8.85
Float Short: 14.15%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.06 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $-0.24. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $-0.18 per share. Analyst estimates range between $-0.27 and $-0.12 per share.

Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has moved higher in price 26.20%, and -20.23% from one year ago. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is -31.14%. This puts the stock down about 32% for the year. As fate would have it, the S&P 500 closed about the same as it closed out last year (slightly higher). The Dow is up a little more, though.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $1.38 billion for 2010 vs. $1.06 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-39.00 million for 2010 vs. $-120.90 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $-7.60 million for 2010 vs. $-133.30 million for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for LPX

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 356.19 M $ 362.40 M $ 6.21 M 1.74%
Mar-11 $ 332.08 M $ 331.70 M $ -0.38 M -0.11%
Dec-10 $ 298.87 M $ 316.20 M $ 17.33 M 5.8%
Sep-10 $ 337.76 M $ 322.50 M $ -15.26 M -4.52%
Jun-10 $ 399.02 M $ 447.10 M $ 48.08 M 12.05%

M = millions, B = billions.
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results LPX

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for LPX:

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for LPX

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for LPX.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for LPX

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