NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of RR Donnelley & Sons  (RRD - Get Report)  are falling mid-morning despite posting a 2016 second quarter earnings and revenue beat before Wednesday's market open.

Adjusted earnings for the period were 34 cents per share. Analysts were looking for the Chicago-based printing company to report earnings of 28 cents per share.

RR Donnelley generated revenue of $2.73 billion in the period, higher than consensus of $2.67 billion.

In the 2015 second quarter the company posted earnings of 41 cents on revenue of $2.75 billion.

The company expects full year 2016 revenue in the range of $11.3 to $11.5 billion, meeting analysts' estimates of $11.35 in revenue for the year.

RR Donnelley was recently in the spotlight after Xerox (XRX) rejected the company's bid to merge with its document business for an undisclosed amount. However, RR Donnelley is moving forward with previously announced plans to split into three publicly-traded entities in a move that should be completed by year's end.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. TheStreet Ratings feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: RRD