quad graphics inc (QUAD) Key Developments
Quad/Graphics Inc. Seeks Approval for Packaging Expansion in Franklin
May 18 15
Quad/Graphics Inc. plans to add roughly 60,000 square feet for printing, packaging and warehousing at a building that previously housed Proteus Packaging, according to a site plan filed with the Franklin Community Development Authority. Quad, based in Sussex, prints magazines, books and promotional materials around the world and generated $4.68 billion in sales in 2014. It projects the cost of the addition to the packaging operation in the Franklin Business Park will be $3.2 million, according to the filing with the city. The request for building and site plan approvals will be considered by the authority. The expansion will include two additions - 48,640 square feet on the north side of the current building and 15,360 square feet on the west side. The building now contains 241,908 square feet.
Quad/Graphics Announces Dividend for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015, Payable on June 19, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Reports Goodwill Impairment for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015
May 5 15
Quad/Graphics announced quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share will be payable on June 19, 2015, to shareholders of record as of June 8, 2015.
The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company’s net sales were $1,108.0 million against $1,102.8 million for the same period a year ago. Operating loss was $11.8 million against operating income of $11.0 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities was $34.3 million compared to $9.9 million a year ago. Net loss attributable to the common shareholders was $35.2 million or $0.74 basic and diluted loss per share against $8.8 million or $0.19 basic and diluted loss per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $64.2 million against $33.0 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was $42.3 million against $45.8 million a year ago. Non-GAAP EBITDA was $67.6 million against $94.7 million a year ago. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $101.0 million against $106.6 million a year ago. Adjusted net loss was $2.4 million or $0.05 basic and diluted per share against adjusted net earnings of $1.1 million or $0.02 basic and diluted per share a year ago. The adjusted EBITDA variance primarily reflects ongoing industry volume and pricing pressures, partially offset by additional earnings on sales from recent acquisitions. Also impacting first quarter adjusted EBITDA were losses in Argentina of approximately $2 million. Free cash flow was $22 million in the quarter, an increase of $35 million over 2014, primarily due to working capital improvements and the receipt of a $10 million acquisition termination fee from Courier Corporation, which was excluded from adjusted EBITDA as a nonrecurring gain.
For the quarter, the company reported goodwill impairment of $23.3 million.
For 2015, the company remains on track to achieve financial objectives.
Quad/Graphics, Inc. Presents at The Benchmark Company, LLC OneonOne Investor Conference, May-28-2015
Apr 29 15
Quad/Graphics, Inc. Presents at The Benchmark Company, LLC OneonOne Investor Conference, May-28-2015 . Venue: The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
Quad/Graphics, Inc. Wins 20-Title Contract from Hearst Magazines Valued at More Than $500 Million
Apr 20 15
Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it will continue to be the primary printer for Hearst Magazines’ through 2020 under a new agreement valued at more than $500 million. Quad produces 20 of Hearst’s 21 U.S. magazine titles, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics and Car and Driver, as well as inserts and custom print products. Hearst takes advantage of Quad/Graphics’ full-service continuum of media, mailing and related distribution solutions to deliver high-quality content in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Hearst also uses Quad/Graphics’ comprehensive publication workflow solutions, including the new Publisher’s Studio Editorial™, to plan and develop content for print and digital editions. Through its robust co-mail and distribution programs, Quad/Graphics creates significant postage savings each year for Hearst while also improving delivery times and preserving product condition.
Quad/Graphics, Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 18, 2015
Apr 17 15
Quad/Graphics, Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 18, 2015., at 10:00 Central Standard Time. Location: The company's corporate offices. Agenda: To elect all eight directors to board of directors, to hold office until the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; and to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.