Analyzing Cimpress N.V (CMPR) & R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD)

Cimpress N.V (NASDAQ: CMPR) and R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.6% of Cimpress N.V shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.5% of R.R. Donnelley & Sons shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of Cimpress N.V shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of R.R. Donnelley & Sons shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cimpress N.V and R.R. Donnelley & Sons, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cimpress N.V 0 4 1 0 2.20
R.R. Donnelley & Sons 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cimpress N.V presently has a consensus target price of $99.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.47%. Given Cimpress N.V’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cimpress N.V is more favorable than R.R. Donnelley & Sons.


R.R. Donnelley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Cimpress N.V does not pay a dividend. R.R. Donnelley & Sons pays out -8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Cimpress N.V and R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cimpress N.V -0.85% -10.71% -0.55%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons -7.15% -42.52% 1.57%

Risk and Volatility

Cimpress N.V has a beta of 0.09, indicating that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, R.R. Donnelley & Sons has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cimpress N.V and R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cimpress N.V $2.14 billion 1.79 -$71.71 million ($0.70) -175.61
R.R. Donnelley & Sons $6.90 billion 0.08 -$495.90 million ($6.72) -1.24

Cimpress N.V has higher revenue, but lower earnings than R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Cimpress N.V is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than R.R. Donnelley & Sons, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Cimpress N.V beats R.R. Donnelley & Sons on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cimpress N.V

Cimpress N.V., formerly Vistaprint N.V., is a technology driven company, which aggregates through the Internet, large volumes of small, individually customized orders for a spectrum of print, signage, apparel and similar products. The Company operates through segments, which include Vistaprint business unit, Upload and Print business units and All Other business units. The Vistaprint business unit segment represents its Vistaprint-branded Websites and its Webs-branded business. The Vistaprint business unit also sells standard business cards, and focuses on product categories, which include signage, marketing materials, and promotional products and apparel. The Upload and Print business units segment includes the, Exagroup, Easyflyer, Printdeal, Pixartprinting, Tradeprint, and WIRmachenDRUCK branded businesses. The All Other business units segment includes operations of its Albumprinter and Most of World business units and Corporate Solutions business unit.

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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