R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Nasdaq: RRD ) reported earnings on Feb. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), R.R. Donnelley & Sons beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP loss per share increased.
Margins contracted across the board.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons chalked up revenue of $2.66 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $2.55 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.43. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.37 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q4 were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS were -$4.70 for Q4 versus -$1.78 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 22.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -31.9%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.44 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $9.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.70.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 155 members out of 187 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give R.R. Donnelley & Sons a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on R.R. Donnelley & Sons is outperform, with an average price target of $12.67.
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