R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Quarterly Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides communications and consultative business services to private and public sectors worldwide. Vistaprint Limited Earnings Cheat Sheet: Net income Rises from the Year Earlier>>

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 51 cents per share, a rise of 8.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 49 cents. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.98 per share, a rise of 12.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported profit of 33 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 36 cents per share. In fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 5 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $2.66 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 10.4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $10.81 billion for the year, a rise of 7.9% from last year’s revenue of $10.02 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with three analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 7% to $2.58 billion in first quarter. The figure rose 4.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 1% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 2.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During June 1, 2011 to July 28, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.60 (-7.7%) from $20.75 to $19.15. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for 12-straight days, rising 9.1% (+$1.64) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 12.5% (-$2.24) over that span. Shares are up $1.93 (+11.2%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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