VistaPrint Limited Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, April 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 estimate of analysts is for net loss of 9 cents per share, a swing from profit of 51 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 18 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 9 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 50.3% compared to last year’s 91 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last two quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped the forecasts by 21 cents, reporting net income of 82 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 61 cents. In the first quarter, the company exceeded forecasts by 5 cents with net income of 19 cents versus a mean estimate of profit of 14 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 24.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $254.2 million.

Analyst Ratings: Optimism surrounds VistaPrint, as four analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell, and five rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit fell 6.8% to $31.7 million (82 cents a share) from $34 million (75 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 28.1% to $299.9 million from $234.1 million.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company has seen revenue grow on a percentage basis year-over-year by double-digits for the last four quarters with an average clib of 25.6% each quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between January 25, 2012 and April 20, 2012, the stock price rose $6.58 (21.1%), from $31.25 to $37.83. 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 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 9% (-$4.45) over that span.

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

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