$0.72 Earnings Per Share Expected for Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc (DFIN) This Quarter

Brokerages expect Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE:DFIN) to report $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Donnelley Financial Solutions’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.68 and the highest is $0.76. Donnelley Financial Solutions posted earnings of $0.90 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Donnelley Financial Solutions will report full-year earnings of $1.32 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.30 to $1.36. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.58 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.35 to $1.86. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Donnelley Financial Solutions.

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE:DFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by ($0.02). Donnelley Financial Solutions had a return on equity of 29.79% and a net margin of 6.88%. The business had revenue of $229.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $229.02 million.



Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America lowered shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $19.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.50.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions by 31.2% during the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,361 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $58,000. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC grew its stake in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions by 12.4% during the first quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC now owns 6,262 shares of the company’s stock valued at $93,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Convergence Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions during the first quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 110.3% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,707 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 4,043 shares during the last quarter. 94.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:DFIN traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 97,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 166,502. Donnelley Financial Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $13.15 and a fifty-two week high of $21.44. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $527.36 million, a PE ratio of 6.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 10.92 and a beta of 1.66.

About Donnelley Financial Solutions

Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc operates as a risk and compliance solutions company in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America. The Company provides regulatory filing and deal solutions through its software-as-a-service, technology-enabled services, and print and distribution solutions to public and private companies, mutual funds, and other regulated investment firms to serve their regulatory and compliance needs.

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