VistaPrint First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 25, 2012. VistaPrint is a printing firm that targets its service to small businesses. It provides high-impact personalized products and services for small businesses and the home.

VistaPrint Limited Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for a loss of 2 cents per share, a spike from net income of 19 cents in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from breaking even. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 2 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 78 cents per share, a decline of 40% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 22 cents, reporting net income of 17 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 5 cents per share.

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A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit fell 73.3% to $3.9 million (12 cents a share) from $14.4 million (33 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 19.9% to $250.4 million from $208.8 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 20.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $255.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between August 23, 2012 and October 19, 2012, the stock price had fallen $4.16 (-10.8%), from $38.35 to $34.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 26, 2012 and August 7, 2012, when shares rose for nine straight days, increasing 20% (+$6.45) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 17, 2012 and August 27, 2012 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 12.9% (-$5.49) over that span.

Key Stats:

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 24.8% over the last four quarters.

The company is trying to stem some negative momentum heading into this earnings announcement. Profit has dropped by a year-over-year average of 50.8% over the past four quarters.

Analyst Ratings:

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 0.81 last quarter. The current ratio is an indication of a firm’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands and generally, a ratio less than one could indicate a company may have difficulty meeting current obligations.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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