LSC Communications (LKSD) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.12 EPS

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LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) posted its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.12), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $1.02 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $971.00 million. LSC Communications had a positive return on equity of 21.96% and a negative net margin of 1.68%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. LSC Communications updated its FY 2018 guidance to EPS.

NYSE LKSD traded up $1.05 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $10.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,334,942 shares, compared to its average volume of 371,259. The firm has a market cap of $283.32 million, a PE ratio of 5.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -2.06 and a beta of -0.66. LSC Communications has a 52 week low of $7.78 and a 52 week high of $18.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.08, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.92%. LSC Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.79%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on LKSD. Buckingham Research set a $19.00 price objective on shares of LSC Communications and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LSC Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of LSC Communications from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, July 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. LSC Communications currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.00.

LSC Communications Company Profile

LSC Communications, Inc provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products. It operates through Print and Office Products segments. The Print segment produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, and directories. It also provides supply-chain management and various print-related services, including mail-list management and sortation, e-book formatting, and distribution services.

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