R.R. Donnelley & Sons Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 6.52% to $0.43 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.46 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.25% to $2.66 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company reported adjusted EPS income of $0.43 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.37. It beat the average revenue estimate of $2.55 billion.

Quoting Management: “Following the challenging conditions we have faced for the last several quarters, we are pleased with the improvement in revenue and margin trends we achieved in the fourth quarter. Full-year results for revenue, non-GAAP operating margin and free cash flow were at or above the high end of our guidance,” said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Further, we reduced our total debt by more than $220 million during 2012, ending the year with gross leverage of 2.8x.”

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