Second quarter 2020 net sales were $4.866 billion, down from $5.667 billion in 2Q 2019 and $5.352 billion in 1Q 2020.
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.
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
"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 CEO. "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.”