R.R. Donnelley & Sons Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides commercial printing and information services. The Company provides solutions that include commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to R.r. Donnelley & Sons Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.33 per share on revenues of $2.46 billion.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.46 to a profit $0.4. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.57, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how R.r. Donnelley & Sons has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 11,580 9,857 10,020 10,610 10,220
Diluted EPS ($)

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,721 2,525 2,529 2,509 2,660
Diluted EPS ($)

Past Performance:
R.r. Donnelley & Sons has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)