Brazil's Fibria profit drops 21 pct from year earlier

jueves 24 de abril de 2014 08:12 GYT

SAO PAULO, April 24 (Reuters) - Brazil's Fibria Celulose SA , the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, reported on Thursday a first-quarter profit of 19 million reais ($8.5 million), down 21 percent from a year earlier.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, a gauge of operating profit known as EBITDA, rose 21 percent to 665 million reais, below an average estimate of 688 million reais in a Reuters poll.

($1 = 2.24 reais) (Reporting by Brad Haynes)