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GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co $RRD.
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R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
-4.90 (As of Mar. 2017)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

RRD' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.8   Max: 6
Current: -4.9

-24.8
6

During the past 13 years, R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 6.00. The lowest was -24.80. And the median was 1.50.

RRD's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. RRD: -4.90 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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