Brokerages Expect LSC Communications Inc (LKSD) Will Announce Earnings of $0.17 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that LSC Communications Inc (NYSE:LKSD) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for LSC Communications’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.14 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.20. LSC Communications posted earnings per share of $0.14 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 21.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that LSC Communications will report full year earnings of $2.51 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.30 to $2.83. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.68 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.45 to $2.99. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for LSC Communications.

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LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.16). The firm had revenue of $999.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $947.67 million. LSC Communications had a negative net margin of 1.58% and a positive return on equity of 25.28%. The company’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.48 EPS.

Several research firms have commented on LKSD. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine upgraded LSC Communications from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.50.

NYSE LKSD opened at $17.45 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $608.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.90, a PEG ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82. LSC Communications has a 52 week low of $11.79 and a 52 week high of $26.73.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were paid a $0.26 dividend. This is a boost from LSC Communications’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.96%. LSC Communications’s payout ratio is presently 52.79%.

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LSC Communications Company Profile

LSC Communications, Inc focuses on traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products. The Company’s segments are Print and Office Products. The Company, through its Print segment, provides a range of print product offerings, which include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books and directories.

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