Consolidated Graphics Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Consolidated Graphics Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended December                                    31, 2012  Quarterly Highlights:  - Sales grew 4.0% year-over-year to $295.3 million  - Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share was $1.75, the all-time high in the history of the Company  - Adjusted EBITDA improved 9.2% to $42.7 million  PR Newswire  HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2013  HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended December 31, 2012.  Revenue for the December 2012 quarter increased 4.0% to $295.3 million, compared to the prior year. Adjusted Operating Income increased 17.3% for the quarter to $24.3 million or 8.2% of revenue, compared to $20.7 million or 7.3% of revenue last year. Adjusted Net Income increased 32.4% to $16.9 million for the quarter, compared to $12.7 million for the prior year. Adjusted Diluted Earnings per share increased 43.4% to $1.75, compared to $1.22 last year. Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.2% to $42.7 million for the quarter and Free Cash Flow was $16.8 million for the quarter.  Operating income during the December 2012 quarter was $23.3 million, compared to $17.6 million for the prior year. Net income for the quarter was $16.3 million or $1.68 diluted earnings per share, compared to $10.8 million or $1.04 diluted earnings per share last year.  Joe R. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Graphics, commented, "Revenue growth this quarter was driven by growth in digital print revenue, which increased 3.6%, as well as strong election-related revenue. The sales growth we experienced was made possible by investment in our best of class digital print platform, along with our technology infrastructure and solutions. Looking forward, we are optimistic that with an improving U.S. economy in 2013, we will experience greater demand for our products and services."  During the December 2012 quarter, the Company purchased 46,336 shares of its common stock for $1.2 million (average cost of $26.06 per share) pursuant to a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of $170.0 million of the Company's common shares. Since beginning the share repurchase program in November 2010, the Company has purchased 2,269,152 shares of its common stock (19% of shares outstanding) for $90.5 million. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had 9,618,475 common shares outstanding.  A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the attached tables and in the related Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 8-K also includes the basis for management's use of these non-GAAP financial measures.  Consolidated Graphics, Inc. will host a conference call today, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2013 results. The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on our website (www.cgx.com) and a subsequent archive of such call will also be available on our website.  Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero, Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides the service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.  Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in which the Company discusses factors it believes may affect its performance or results in the future. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than historical facts, such as statements regarding assumptions, expectations, beliefs and projections about future events or conditions. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the appearance in such a statement of words like "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "forecast," "project," "should" or "will" or other comparable words or the negative of such words. The accuracy of the Company's assumptions, expectations, beliefs and projections depends on events or conditions that change over time and are thus susceptible to change based on actual experience, new developments and known and unknown risks, including those created by general market conditions, competition and the possibility that events may occur beyond the Company's control, which may limit its ability to maintain or improve its operating results or financial condition or acquire additional printing businesses. The Company gives no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and does not undertake any duty to update them. The Company's actual future results might differ from the forward-looking statements made in this press release for a variety of reasons, which include weakness in the economy, financial stability of its customers, the sustained growth of its digital printing business, seasonality of election-related business, its ability to adequately manage business expenses, including labor costs, the unfavorable outcome of legal proceedings, the lack of or adequacy of insurance coverage for its operations, the continued availability of raw materials at affordable prices, retention of its key management and operating personnel, satisfactory labor relations, the potential for additional goodwill impairment charges, or charges related to our withdrawal from multi-employer pension plans, its ability to identify new acquisition opportunities, negotiate and finance such acquisitions on acceptable terms and successfully absorb and manage such acquisitions in a timely and efficient manner, as well as other risks described under the heading "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and the risk factors and cautionary statements described in the other documents the Company files or furnishes from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Should one or more of the foregoing risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the Company's underlying assumptions, expectations, beliefs or projections prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in its forward-looking statements, and its business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.  Regulation G Reconciliation  This press release also contains references to the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as earnings, or net income, before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, goodwill impairment charges, other charges and accretion of pension liability, share-based compensation expense, non-cash foreign currency transaction gains and losses and net losses/gains from asset dispositions, Free Cash Flow, which we define as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures plus proceeds from assets dispositions, Adjusted Operating Income, which we define as operating income before goodwill impairment charges, other charges and accretion of pension liability, share-based compensation expense, and non-cash foreign currency transaction net gains and losses, Adjusted Operating Margin, which we define as Adjusted Operating Income divided by sales, Adjusted Net Income, which we define as net income before goodwill impairment charges, other charges and accretion of pension liability, share-based compensation expense, non-cash foreign currency transaction net gain and losses, all net of tax, and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, which we define as Adjusted Net Income divided by diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables below. Management's opinion regarding the usefulness of these non-GAAP financial measures to investors and a description of the ways in which management used such measures can be found in the related Current Report on Form 8-K we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  (Tables to follow)    CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.  Condensed Consolidated Income Statements  (In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)                                   Three Months Ended                 Nine Months Ended                                   December 31,                       December 31,                                   2012      2011      Change         2012      2011      Change                                                       $        %                         $        % Sales                             $295,277  $283,891  11,386   4     $797,220  $794,644  2,576    0 Cost of Sales                     222,716   216,052   6,664    3     613,390   611,207   2,183    0         Gross Profit              72,561    67,839    4,722    7     183,830   183,437   393      0 Selling Expenses                  23,939    23,149    790      3     70,030    68,411    1,619    2 General and Administrative        24,638    24,839    (201)    (1)   73,571    72,266    1,305    2 Expenses Goodwill Impairment Charge        —         1,984     (1,984)  nm  —         1,984     (1,984)  nm Other Charges                     349       —         349      nm  4,311     5,281     (970)    (18) Other Expense                     290       238       52       22    17        429       (412)    (96)         Operating Income          23,345    17,629    5,716    32    35,901    35,066    835      2 Interest Expense                  1,246     1,676     (430)    (26)  4,081     4,831     (750)    (16)         Income before Taxes      22,099    15,953    6,146    39    31,820    30,235    1,585    5 Income Tax Expense                5,840     5,119     721      14    9,300     10,281    (981)    (10)         Net Income                $16,259   $10,834   5,425    50    $22,520   $19,954   2,566    13 Earnings Per Share         Basic                     $1.69     $1.05                    $2.28     $1.86         Diluted                   $1.68     $1.04                    $2.27     $1.83 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding         Basic                     9,622     10,332                   9,886     10,712         Diluted                   9,659     10,459                   9,937     10,885 Effective Income Tax Rate         26.4%     32.1%                    29.2%     34.0% ^________________________________ nm- not meaningful    CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  (In thousands, except share and per share amounts, and unaudited)                                                        December 31,  March31,                                                                      2012                                                        2012 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents                              $  8,525      $ 6,065 Accounts receivable, net                               181,515       162,093 Inventories                                            60,941        54,129 Prepaid expenses                                       10,891        14,976 Deferred income taxes                                  9,848         16,552 Total current assets                                   271,720       253,815 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net                            357,018       377,055 GOODWILL                                               24,974        24,847 OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net                           12,933        15,623 OTHER ASSETS                                           7,551         10,569                                                        $  674,196    $ 681,909 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Current portion of long-term debt                      $  21,437     $ 23,596 Accounts payable                                       90,055        90,392 Accrued liabilities                                    71,511        68,496 Income taxes payable                                   2,790         — Total current liabilities                              185,793       182,484 LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion                 130,811       140,150 OTHER LIABILITIES                                      35,208        31,523 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES, net                             42,989        54,051  Total liabilities                           394,801       408,208 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Common stock, $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized;                                           96            102   9,618,475 and 10,239,819 issued and outstanding Additional paid-in capital                             153,833       161,914 Retained earnings                                      124,434       109,832 Accumulated other comprehensive income                 1,032         1,853 Total shareholders' equity                             279,395       273,701                                                        $  674,196    $ 681,909 Total debt                                             $  152,248    $ 163,746 Debt-to-total capitalization                              35%          37%    CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.  Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures  (In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)                                     Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended                                     December 31,          December 31,                                     2012        2011      2012       2011 Net income                         $ 16,259    $ 10,834  $ 22,520   $ 19,954 Income tax expense                  5,840       5,119     9,300      10,281 Interest expense, net               1,246       1,676     4,081      4,831 Depreciation and amortization       18,230      18,663    55,153     53,774 Goodwill impairment charge          —           1,984     —          1,984 Other charges and accretion of      349         182       4,311      5,543 pension liability Share-based compensation expense    666         710       1,849      1,853 Non-cash foreign currency           (27)        238       (240)      429 transaction (gain) loss Net (gain) loss from asset          97          (331)     165        (725) dispositions Adjusted EBITDA                     $  42,660   $ 39,075  $  97,139  $ 97,924 Net cash provided by operating      $  19,979   $ 24,901  $  61,779  $ 63,329 activities Capital expenditures                (4,176)     (19,710)  (31,373)   (48,813) Proceeds from asset dispositions    954         1,795     1,736      2,694 Free Cash Flow                      $  16,757   $ 6,986   $  32,142  $ 17,210 Operating income                    $  23,345   $ 17,629  $  35,901  $ 35,066 Goodwill impairment charge          —           1,984     —          1,984 Other charges and accretion of      349         182       4,311      5,543 pension liability Share-based compensation expense    666         710       1,849      1,853 Non-cash foreign currency           (27)        238       (240)      429 transaction (gain) loss Adjusted Operating Income           $  24,333   $ 20,743  $  41,821  $ 44,875 Adjusted Operating Margin           8.2%        7.3%      5.2%       5.6% Net income                          $   16,259  $ 10,834  $  22,520  $  19,954 Goodwill impairment charge          —           1,984     —          1,984 Tax benefit of goodwill impairment  —           (774)     —          (774) charge Other charges and accretion of      349         182       4,311      5,543 pension liability Tax benefit of other charges and accretion of pension               (136)       (71)      (1,681)    (2,089)   liability Share-based compensation expense,   406         433       1,127      1,130 net of taxes Non-cash foreign currency transaction (gain) loss, net of     (16)        145       (146)      262   taxes Adjusted Net Income                 $   16,862  $ 12,733  $  26,131  $  26,010    CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.  Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures  (In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)                                        Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended                                        December 31,        December 31,                                        2012        2011    2012      2011 Diluted earnings per share             $  1.68     $ 1.04  $  2.27   $ 1.83 Goodwill impairment charge             —           .19     —         .18 Tax benefit of goodwill impairment     —           (.07)   —         (.07) charge Other charges and accretion of pension .04         .02     .43       .51 liability Tax benefit of other charges and accretion of pension                   (.01)       (.01)   (.17)     (.18)   liability Share-based compensation expense, net  .04         .04     .11       .10 of taxes Non-cash foreign currency transaction (gain) loss, net of                —           .01     (.01)     .02   taxes Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share    $    1.75   $ 1.22  $   2.63  $  2.39      SOURCE Consolidated Graphics, Inc.  Website: http://www.cgx.com Contact: Jon C. Biro, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Consolidated Graphics, Inc., +1-713-787-0977; or Alexandra Tramont or Matt Steinberg, FTI Consulting, Inc., +1-212-850-5600