$0.10 Earnings Per Share Expected for Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc (DFIN) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE:DFIN) to report earnings of $0.10 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for Donnelley Financial Solutions’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.07 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.13. Donnelley Financial Solutions posted earnings per share of $0.45 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 77.8%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Donnelley Financial Solutions will report full-year earnings of $1.35 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.29 to $1.40. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $1.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.35 to $1.85. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Donnelley Financial Solutions.

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE:DFIN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $200.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $212.17 million. Donnelley Financial Solutions had a net margin of 7.64% and a return on equity of 36.79%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Bank of America cut shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $19.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.25.

NYSE DFIN opened at $15.45 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $516.19 million, a P/E ratio of 7.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.66. Donnelley Financial Solutions has a twelve month low of $13.15 and a twelve month high of $21.44. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Texas Permanent School Fund grew its stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 4.3% during the fourth quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 22,315 shares of the company’s stock worth $313,000 after buying an additional 922 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 5.1% during the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 46,993 shares of the company’s stock worth $659,000 after buying an additional 2,279 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 276,844 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,884,000 after buying an additional 2,315 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System grew its stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 6.4% during the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 52,514 shares of the company’s stock worth $737,000 after buying an additional 3,144 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Donnelley Financial Solutions during the fourth quarter worth about $58,000. 94.67% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Donnelley Financial Solutions Company Profile

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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