VistaPrint Limited Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 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 estimate of analysts is for profit of 60 cents per share, a decline of 20% 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 52 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 60 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 47% versus last year to 97 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company topped estimates by 0 cents, coming in at net income of 19 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 14 cents. The company fell in line with estimates in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $297.1 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 26.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.02 billion for the year, a rise of 24.8% 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 first quarter, profit fell 24.2% to $8.2 million (19 cents a share) from $10.8 million (24 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 24.6% to $212.4 million from $170.5 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 23.6%, with the biggest boost coming in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 27.1% from the year earlier quarter.

The decrease in profit in the first quarter broke a streak of three consecutive quarters of year-over-year profit increases. Net income rose 23.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 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).

Stock Price Performance: During November 21, 2011 to January 20, 2012, the stock price had fallen $2.42 (-7.5%) from $32.43 to $30.01. 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.

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

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