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International Paper Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

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International Paper reported second quarter 2020 financial results.

Second Quarter 2020 Highlights

– Second quarter net earnings (loss) attributable to International Paper of $266 million ($0.67 per diluted share), compared with $(141) million ($(0.36) per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2020 and $292 million ($0.73 per diluted share) in the second quarter of 2019. First quarter 2020 net earnings included an after-tax charge of $337 million ($0.85 per diluted share) for the impairment of the net assets and write-off of foreign currency translation adjustment following the announcement of the sale of our Brazil Packaging business.

– Second quarter adjusted operating earnings* (non-GAAP) of $305 million ($0.77 per diluted share) compared with $226 million ($0.57 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2020 and $460 million ($1.15 per diluted share) in the second quarter of 2019

– Second quarter cash provided by operations of $890 million and year-to-date of $1.5 billion compared with $1.8 billion year-to-date in the same period of 2019

– Liquidity position of $3.6 billion at the end of the second quarter compared with $3.5 billion at the end of the first quarter, which reflects cash and unused committed facilities

“International Paper delivered solid earnings and generated strong cash from operations while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant economic impact,” said Mark Sutton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our performance demonstrates the strength and resilience of our employees, our diverse customer base and our world-class manufacturing and supply chain capabilities. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on cash generation to reinforce the company’s financial strength as we manage through ongoing uncertainty.”

Sutton added, “The health and safety of our employees remain our most important responsibility. I am proud of their ongoing commitment to take care of each other and our customers.”

For the full second quarter results, click here.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

Source: International Paper Company