VistaPrint Limited Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, 2013. 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 profit of 49 cents per share, a decline of 40.2% 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 55 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 49 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 40.8% versus last year to 77 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at net income of one cent a share versus the estimate of net loss of 2 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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A Look Back: In the first quarter, the company swung to a loss of $1.7 million (5 cents a share) from a profit of $8.2 million (19 cents) a year earlier, but beat analyst expectations. Revenue rose 18.4% to $251.4 million from $212.4 million.

Here’s how VistaPrint Limited traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $341.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 13.9% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.18 billion for the year, a rise of 15.7% from last year’s revenue of $1.02 billion.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 0.89 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.

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 23.2% over the last four quarters.

Analyst Ratings: There are mostly holds on the stock with eight of 12 analysts surveyed giving that rating.

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