6. Fibria Celulose (FBR), a Brazil-based market pulp producer, is engaged in the production of bleached eucalyptus Kraft pulp at three pulp mills -- the Aracruz, Tres Lagoas, and Jacarei units. The company's forest base is diversified and comprises of a land area of almost 1.043 million hectares located across six Brazilian states.
Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 50% recommend a buy, whereas 29% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 14% to $17.2 in the upcoming 12 months.
For first quarter of 2011, the company reported a 2% year-over-year increase in revenue to $0.96 billion, attributable to higher average pulp and paper prices. Net income for the quarter multiplied to $241 million from $5.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Net debt narrowed 27% year-over-year to $4,930 million. The company's first quarter results reflected a non-recurrent gain from the sale of assets.During the quarter, the company sold its stake in the assets of Consorcio Paulista de Papel e Celulose (Conpacel) and KSR to Suzano Papel e Celulose for $0.92 billion. The sale contributed towards the 140% increase in first-quarter net income. The company recently paid its obligatory dividends amounting to $75.5 million (16 cents per share) and $88.1 million (19 cents per share) for 2009 and 2010, respectively.
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