RR Donnelley Analysis


The overall objective is to obtain a full overview of the service offerings of the company RR Donnelly.

In order to accomplish this, a competitive landscape, market position, key customers, and major news/announcements needs to be researched.

Early Findings


  • Nasdaq lists the following companies as direct competitors to RRD
    • Accoo Brands Corportation
    • Cimpress NV
    • Deluxe Corporation
    • Issuer Direct Corporation
    • LSC Communications, Inc
    • Quad Graphics Inc
    • RELX PLC
    • Thompson Reuters Corp
  • A few other competitors include Publisher's Press and Trend Offset.
  • Comparably cites Cox Enterprises, Nielsen, issuu, and Interpublic Group as the main competition to RR Donnelley.


  • Under the Global Services segment, RR Donnelley has 38.27% of the market share.
  • For the Publishing Services segment, the company has 75.24% of the market share.
  • In the Global Print Solutions segement, RR Donnelley has 26.32% of the market share.



  • On August 14, 2019, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company was recognized by Hormel Foods with the Spirit of Excellence Award. RR Donnelley has been partnered with Hormel Foods for 20 years and works to ensure that Hormel Foods is providing high quality label products and solutions.
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company "was named a North American Supplier of the Year in the Foundational Principles category by FCA. The Supplier of the Year awards recognize companies that have shown exceptional commitment to FCA, providing innovative and quality products and services." R.R. Donnelley is one of 19 recipients of the award this year.


  • RR Donnelley is rated third in their category against their competitors for both gender and diversity. Cox Enterprises and Nielsen are ranked first and second ahead of RR Donnelley.
  • "RR Donnelley & Sons Co reported Total Revenue decrease in the 2 quarter 2019 year on year by -10.17 %, despite revenue increase by most of its competitors of 4.13 %, recorded in the same quarter."
  • CSI Market provides a breakdown of RR Donnelley's competitors by growth rate, market share, performance, and other key metrics.
  • "RR Donnelley & Sons Co recorded net loss , despite income increase by most of its competitors of 3.1 %".
  • The company has acquired Consolidated Graphics and has proposed the acquisition of Esselte’s North American operations.
  • MacroTrends reports on RR Donnelley's financials from 2016-2019.

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