Global Forest and Paper Industry: Net Earnings Summary — Three months ended December 31, 2016


This Net Earnings Summary has been prepared by PwC based on financial statements and other sources issued by the selected companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies, as noted.

Canada

The largest Western Canadian based forest products companies reported overall higher net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  There was a significant increase in US housing starts at the end of the fourth quarter, however average commodity prices for building materials were lower compared to the third quarter of 2016. 

Western Canada

Western Canadian based companies posted net earnings of $203.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to net earnings of $242.4 million in the third quarter of 2016 and net earnings of $30.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  

Eastern Canada

Eastern Canadian based companies posted net earnings of $16.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to net earnings of $122.0 million in the third quarter of 2016 and losses of $372.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

United States

Nine of the largest US-based forest and paper companies reported net earnings of US $1.67 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to earnings of US $1.32 billion in the third quarter of 2016 and earnings of $417.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Europe

Nine of the largest European based forest and paper companies reported net earnings of € 732.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to earnings of € 981.0 million in the third quarter of 2016 and €1.082 billion million reported in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Japan

Six of the largest forest and paper companies in Japan posted net earnings of US $416.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to earnings of US $277.7 million in the third quarter of 2016 and earnings of US $356.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  

Emerging Markets

In the Emerging Markets regions, five of the largest forest and paper companies reported net losses of US $157.9 million, compared to net earnings of $206.1 million in the third quarter of 2016 and US $571.2 million in the third quarter of 2015.  

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