Domtar 4Q 2017 preliminary results: Personal Care non-cash impairment charge of $578 million drives operating loss




FORT MILL, SC, February 8, 2018-

Domtar Corporation today reported a net loss of $340 million ($5.42 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to net earnings of $70 million ($1.11 per share) for the third quarter of 2017 and net earnings of $47 million ($0.75 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2016. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $1.3 billion.

Excluding items listed below, the Company had earnings before items1 of $40 million ($0.64 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to earnings before items1of $65 million ($1.03 per share) for the third quarter of 2017 and earnings before items1 of $47 million ($0.75 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2016.


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