VistaPrint Limited First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 27, 2011. 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 estimate of analysts is for net income of 12 cents per share, a decline of 50% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 36 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 12 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.14 per share, a decline of 37.7% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company reported net income of 32 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 32 cents per share. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 13 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $210 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 23.2% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $996.3 million for the year, a rise of 21.9% from last year’s revenue of $817 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about VistaPrint with six of 10 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 23.6% to $14.4 million (33 cents a share) from $11.7 million (25 cents a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 27.1% to $208.8 million from $164.3 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 21.9%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 27.1% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 41.8% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 26.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD), Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL), InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK), Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:CGX), Champion Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHMP), Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE:CVO), Centro Grafico Cegrafico SA (AMEX:CGR), Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) and FedEx Kinko’s (NYSE:FDX).

Stock Price Performance: During July 28, 2011 to October 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.33 (-29.1%) from $42.40 to $30.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 2, 2011 and March 14, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 3.8% (+$1.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9% (-$4.45) over that span. Shares are down $15.93 (-34.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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