Net income for 2010 third quarter rose 133% quarter-over-quarter after the real appreciated 6% against the U.S. dollar on its dollar-denominated debt. EBITDA surged 75% over the same period of 2009. EBITDA margin stood at 40%, stable quarter-over-quarter and up from 30% compared to the year ago quarter. Fibria's pulp production increased 10% quarter-over-quarter to 1.3 million tonne during the quarter.
Fibria's CEO, Carlos Aguiar, stated in a press statement, "We are pleased with our third quarter results, as we maintained our margin at 40% while reducing our debt and improving its profile. Restructuring our debt has enabled us to resume our expansion plan with a second fiberline at Tres Lagoas." The stock is trading at 25 times its estimated 2011 earnings.
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