Comparing ARC Document Solutions (ARC) & R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD)
ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC) and R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares ARC Document Solutions and R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ARC Document Solutions||$406.32 million||0.30||-$47.86 million||($0.14)||-18.43|
|R.R. Donnelley & Sons||$6.90 billion||0.10||-$495.90 million||($6.72)||-1.40|
R.R. Donnelley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. ARC Document Solutions does not pay a dividend. R.R. Donnelley & Sons pays out -8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
70.5% of ARC Document Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.6% of R.R. Donnelley & Sons shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of ARC Document Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of R.R. Donnelley & Sons shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares ARC Document Solutions and R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ARC Document Solutions||-1.70%||5.35%||2.27%|
|R.R. Donnelley & Sons||-7.15%||-42.52%||1.57%|
Risk & Volatility
ARC Document Solutions has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, R.R. Donnelley & Sons has a beta of 2.13, suggesting that its share price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for ARC Document Solutions and R.R. Donnelley & Sons, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ARC Document Solutions||0||2||0||1||2.67|
|R.R. Donnelley & Sons||0||0||0||0||N/A|
ARC Document Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $4.63, suggesting a potential upside of 79.26%. Given ARC Document Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ARC Document Solutions is more favorable than R.R. Donnelley & Sons.
ARC Document Solutions beats R.R. Donnelley & Sons on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About ARC Document Solutions
ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (ARC) is a document solutions provider for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The Company also provides document solutions to businesses of various types. ARC’s offerings include managed print services (MPS), offsite services, archive and information management (AIM), specialized color printing, Web-based document management applications, digital shipping/managed file transfer, and equipment and supplies sales. MPS is an onsite service where it installs a complete document solution platform in its customers’ offices and project sites. Its Offsite Services offering operates over 180 offsite service centers. AIM enables its customers to store information and intellectual property in a cloud-based and searchable digital archive. The Specialized Color Printing offering is focused on color printing, finishing and assembly of graphic materials. Its Web-Based Document Management Applications develop and offer tools to its customers.
About R.R. Donnelley & Sons
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company helps organizations communicate by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of its customers. The Company’s segments include Variable Print, Strategic Services, International and Corporate. The Variable Print segment includes the Company’s United States short-run and transactional printing operations. The Variable Print segment’s primary product offerings include commercial and digital print, direct mail, labels, statement printing, forms and packaging. The Strategic Services segment includes the Company’s logistics services, print management offerings and digital and creative solutions. The International segment includes the Company’s non-United States printing operations in Asia, Latin America and Canada. The International segment’s primary product and service offerings include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, directories, direct mail, logistics services and digital and creative solutions.
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