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Packaging Corp 1st-qtr beats on higher corrugated products volumes
April 17, 2012 / 9:26 PM / 6 years ago

Packaging Corp 1st-qtr beats on higher corrugated products volumes

April 17 (Reuters) - Packaging Corp of America’s quarterly results beat analysts’ expectations on higher volumes of its corrugated products.

First-quarter net income fell to $18 million, or 18 cents per share, from $37.4 million, or 37 cents per share, last year.

Excluding items, the company earned 42 cents.

Revenue rose 7 percent to $671 million.

Corrugated products shipments were up 8.3 percent for the quarter.

Analysts expected earnings of 40 cents on revenue of $659.65 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Shares of the Lake Forest, Illinois-based company closed at $29.21 on Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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