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Dumtar (UFS, $ 44.74) reported a loss of $ 59 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $ 34 million for the same period the previous year. Pulp & Paper said it had lost $ 1.07 per share for the quarter ended December 31, compared to a loss of 59 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2019. Total sales for the last three months of the year were $ 920. $ 1 million, up from $ 1.03 billion a year ago. Excluding discontinued operations and other items, the company reported a profit of $ 19 million, or 34 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a loss of $ 9 million, or 16 cents. a year ago. In his forecasts, Domtar indicated that demand for the paper remains uncertain and will depend on recovering from the epidemic. The company expects pulp markets to gradually improve in the near term, driven by improving demand and interruptions to maintenance and replenishment in China. Raw material prices are expected to rise moderately while freight charges costs are expected to be higher.
Disney (DIS, $ 190.91) continues to narrow the gap between the leading streaming media, Netflix, and its own platforms launched in late 2019, including Disney +, which had 146 million subscribers at the end of the year, following the results statement released Thursday . This achievement partly compensates for the difficult year the entertainment giant has just been through due to the pandemic that has led to the closure of theme parks and cinemas: from October to December, its total sales fell 22% to $ 16.25 billion, as a result of which it nevertheless exceeded market expectations. Netflix recently exceeded 200 million users worldwide.
Brewer Molson Coors (TAP, $ 44.50) Thursday reported a net loss of $ 1.37 billion in the fourth quarter, as sports arenas and performance venues where they sell their drinks were closed due to the pandemic. The company said its fourth-quarter loss compared to net income of $ 163.7 million for the same quarter of the previous year. The loss per share was $ 6.32 for the quarter ended December 31, compared to earnings per share of 75 cents a year earlier. Analysts expected, on average, a profit of 83 US cents per share, according to forecasts compiled by financial data firm Refinitiv. Sales for the quarter decreased to $ 2.2 billion from $ 2.4 billion in the same period the previous year. For the full year, Molson Coors reported a loss of $ 949 million, compared to a profit of $ 241 million a year ago.
L’Oreal (Or, 309 euros) On Thursday, it announced its net profit a 5% drop in 2020, to 3.56 billion euros, and the pandemic affected the sales volume of the French cosmetics giant. After achieving strong growth in 2019, the company recorded sales of 27.99 billion euros last year. At fixed exchange rates and perimeters, that trade was down 4.1%. Nonetheless, these numbers remain above consensus analysts’ expectations compiled by Factt. For its part, operating margin remains at 18.6%. “The Covid-19 epidemic that has spread around the world, through the general closure of points of sale, has caused a supply crisis that has led to an unprecedented, even if temporary, decline in the beauty market.” Jean-Paul confirmed. Agon, CEO of L’Oréal, citing the press release.
Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A $ 53.67) on Thursday raised its dividend, posting a profit of $ 1.8 billion for the fourth quarter, up from $ 1.6 billion the previous year. The asset manager will now pay a quarterly dividend of 13 US cents per share, up from 12 US cents prior. Brookfield posted a earnings per share of 40 cents per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to earnings of 50 cents per share for the same quarter a year ago – the period leading up to the three-to-two stock split in April 2020, which increased the number of shares outstanding. Total revenue was $ 17.1 billion for the quarter, down from $ 17.8 billion in the same period in 2019. Funds from operations came to $ 2.1 billion, or $ 1.44 per share, up from $ 1.2 billion, or 75. US cents per share, in the previous fourth quarter. “We finished the year with the best quarter in our history, which is a testament to the continued growth of our asset management excellence and the resilience of our core business,” Chief Executive Bruce Flat said in a statement.
Cineplex (CGX, $ 11.15) Thursday recorded a loss of $ 230.4 million for the fourth quarter, as time restrictions were tightened to slow the pandemic and cinemas closed. The country’s largest movie theater chain recorded a loss of $ 3.64 per share for the quarter ended December 31, compared to earnings of $ 3.5 million, or 6 cents per share, for the same period in 2019, totaling $ 52.5 million in revenue, up from $ 443.2 million in last year. Cineplex announced earlier this week that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend its credit agreement further, as the company grapples with the financial impact of COVID-19 on its business. The amendments allow it to suspend any review of financial obligations until the fourth quarter of 2021 under certain conditions. These include closing financing of at least $ 200 million in second secured bonds by March 31. The net proceeds will have to be used to pay off part of the debt, including $ 100 million in permanent repayment.
Telus (T, $ 26.90) On Thursday it posted lower fourth-quarter earnings than the same period a year earlier, despite its revenue growth. The telecom giant reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $ 260 million, or 20 cents per share, for the December 31 quarter. By comparison, it made a profit of $ 368 million, or 30 cents a share, a year ago. Total operating income and other revenue was $ 4.06 billion, up from $ 3.86 billion in the same period in 2019. In the most recent quarter, Telus hosted 253,000 new customers, including 87,000 mobile phone customers and 88,000 connected mobile devices, in addition to 44,000. A customer for internet services, 20,000 for its TV services and 23,000 for its security services. These gains were partially offset by the loss of 9,000 residential voice customers. On a revised basis, Telus posted a profit of 22 cents a share in the fourth quarter, down from 32 cents a share in the same quarter of 2019. Analysts had expected, on average, a revised earnings of 25 cents a share, according to expectations compiled by financial data company Refinitiv.
International brands restaurant (QSR, $ 57.56) Thursday reported lower fourth-quarter earnings and revenues, compared to the same period the previous year. The company that runs fast food chains Tim HortonsAnd the Burger King And the Popeyes, Its quarterly earnings increased by 1 US cent to 53 cents per share. Restaurant Brands reported a net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of $ 138 million, or 30 cents per share, for the quarter ended December 31. By comparison, the company reported earnings of $ 255 million, or 54 cents per share, for the same period in 2019. Total revenue was $ 1.36 billion, down from $ 1.48 billion in the same period the previous year.
In announcing the fourth quarter results on Thursday, Bombardier (BBD, $ 0.94) for a series of actions, including continuing to examine its options to “address underutilization” for its quarters and factories in Quebec and the end of Learjet production, not to mention Abolished 1,600 jobs. In the fourth quarter ending December 31, the Quebec-based company reported a net loss of $ 337 million, or 18 cents per share, a result that takes into account its equity activity, now owned by Alstom. In the same period last year, the company had a net loss of $ 1.7 billion, or 74 cents per share. Its revenue decreased 3% to about $ 2.4 billion. In 2020, Bombardier delivered 114 business jets, down 19.7% from 2019, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its operations. The company delivered more than 44 aircraft to customers in the fourth quarter, including the “record” of 16 global aircraft of 7500, the business jet it relies heavily on.
WildBrain (WILD, $ 2.98) It posted a profit of $ 11.3 million for the second quarter on Wednesday, compared to a loss for the same period the previous year, and its revenue improved. Children’s audiovisual entertainment company, formerly known as DHX, said its earnings per share were 7 cents for the quarter ended December 31. By comparison, it posted a loss of $ 2.3 million, or two years per share, for the same period the previous year. Total revenue was $ 142.3 million, compared to $ 122.1 million the previous year. Wildbrain explained that the increase in revenue was attributable to the growth in revenue from content production and distribution, which more than doubled to $ 68.5 million from $ 34.1 million the previous year. This revenue was boosted by expanding peanut content as well as licensing Apple’s library of Peanuts Classic Specials.
A new contributor slams Emmanuel Fabre’s position at the head of the French agri-food group on Thursday Danone ($ 1 billion, € 54.60), a week before the group’s results were presented, at the end of the year that saw sales of bottled water, the stock market and the CEO ranking. “Urgent change is needed to avoid permanent damage to the group’s popular brands and their position in the market,” US-based asset management firm Artisan Partners wrote in a letter to the board. It is determined to have invested “approximately 1.6 billion euros” in Danone in 2020, “making us one of the three largest shareholders in the company.” A shareholder claims to hold a long-term position in companies. Danone took 2.4% on the Paris Stock Exchange mid-session.
Rexel electrical equipment group fell into the red in 2020, recording a net loss of 261.3 million euros, reflecting a drop in sales volumes under the impact of the health crisis. Group sales, also affected by the devaluation of the Canadian and US dollars, fell 8.4% to 12.6 billion euros in 2020, Rexel’s details said in a press release Thursday. The group also recorded an accounting decrease of 486 million euros in the first half, in order to take into account the effects of the health crisis on its sales. After posting a strong net loss in the first half (- € 439.8 million), Rexel highlighted its “ability to catch the first signs of recovery”, as its activity picked up at the end of the year. The value of Rexel’s stake increased by more than 6% in Paris by midday (European time).
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