The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan and Austin talk about a huge dividend that Brendan rates as a sell. R.R. Donnelley sports a massive dividend yield of nearly 10%, but unfortunately also sports a massive debt load that has grown each year for the past four fiscal years. The company has pursued an acquisition-heavy strategy that is partially responsible for increasing total debt to the $3.75 billion level it's at now. Brendan also worries that the dividend level is unsustainable, considering the company's 124% payout ratio and negative first-quarter cash flow position. Finally, R.R. Donnelley is operating in a declining printing industry that's increasingly moving digital. Check out the video below for more on R.R. Donnelley's future prospects.
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