R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

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RRD : NYSE : Commercial Services
$8.89 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 980900.0
03/22/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DONNELLEY (R R) & SONS CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. DONNELLEY (R R) & SONS CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.09 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 105.86% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1925.81876.3
EBITDA ($mil)160.8152.5
EBIT ($mil)112.5101.8
Net Income ($mil)-52.8-514.1

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)273.4646.2
Total Assets ($mil)3904.54284.7
Total Debt ($mil)2109.72387.4
Equity ($mil)-217.6-105.7

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin18.9519.39
EBITDA Margin8.348.12
Operating Margin5.845.43
Sales Turnover1.781.6
Return on Assets-0.88-11.57
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.431.62
Interest Expense0.099.6
Interest Coverage0.01.02

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)70.169.9
Div / share0.140.14
Book value / share-3.1-1.51
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume938619.0806874.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RRD NM Peers 40.43   RRD 2.79 Peers 23.00

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

RRD's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

RRD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RRD 8.66 Peers 28.09   RRD NA Peers 1.57

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

RRD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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RRD NM Peers 6.30   RRD 93.10 Peers 84.27

Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

RRD's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

RRD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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RRD 0.09 Peers 2.87   RRD 1.30 Peers 12.00

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

RRD is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

RRD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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