VistaPrint Limited Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012. VistaPrint is a printing firm that targets its service to small businesses. It provides high-impact personalized products and services for small businesses and the home.

VistaPrint Limited Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for a loss of 5 cents per share, a spike from profit of 19 cents in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of one cent. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 5 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 46.4% compared to last year’s 98 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked net income of 9 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net loss of 9 cents per share.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 98.8% to $274,000 (one cent a share) from $22.9 million (51 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 26.5% to $257.6 million from $203.7 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 23.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $258.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price fell $8.24 (-20%), from $41.23 to $32.99. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 20, 2012 and January 30, 2012, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 20.9% (+$6.27) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 41.7% (-$19.10) over that span.

Key Stats:

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 26.6% over the last four quarters.

An income boost this time around would be welcome news after profit drops in the past three quarters. Net income fell 24.2% in the first quarter, by 6.8% in the second quarter and again in the third quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 0.7 last quarter. The current ratio is an indication of a firm’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands and generally, a ratio less than one could indicate a company may have difficulty meeting current obligations.

Analyst Ratings: With four analysts rating the stock as a buy, three rating it as a sell and four rating it as a hold, there are indications of a bullish outlook.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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