Quad/Graphics, Inc. and its subsidiaries, provides print and media solutions worldwide. The company's range of print and related products, services and solutions in North America, South America, and Europe primarily comprise: Print Solutions: Including retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing, packaging, newspapers, custom products, other commercial and specialty printed products and paper services. Logistics Services: Including mailing solutions, postal consultation, delivery optimization and hygiene services, delivery monitoring and tracking, and distribution, logistics and transportation services. Digital Solutions: Including email, image recognition, near-field communication technology, mobile apps, mobile Websites, and digital publishing. Strategy: Including brand, campaign and media planning and placement. Data: Including data insights, segmentation and response analysis. Creative: Including concept and design, page layout and production, copywriting, interactive solutions, photography, retouching, and video production and optimization. Workflow: Including content management, process management, facilities management services, color management, and digital file processing and proofing. The company has contractual relationships with primary magazine publishers, including Condé Nast; Hearst Magazines; Meredith Corporation; The National Geographic Society; Rodale Inc.; Source Interlink Media, LLC; Time Inc.; and Wenner Media LLC. The company prints retail inserts for major retailers (such as Bass Pro Shops; The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.; CVS Health Corporation; The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company; J.C. Penney Company, Inc.; Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC; Target Corporation; Tractor Supply Company; and Walgreens Corporation), catalogs for marketers (such as American Girl, Bluestem Brands, Colony Brands, and OSP Group), and direct mail products for companies (such as American Eagle Outfitters, Charter Communications; Publishers Clearing House, Inc.; and Weight Watchers International, Inc.). The company prints books for publishers, such as Harlequin Enterprises Limited, McGraw-Hill Education, and Simon & Schuster, Inc.; and directories for publishers, such as hibu plc and Yellow Media Limited. Segments United States Print and Related Services This segment primarily includes the company's United States printing operations and is managed as one integrated platform. This includes consumer magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing, packaging, and other commercial and specialty printed products, together with the related service offerings, including marketing strategy, media planning and placement, data insights, response analytics services, creative services, videography, photography, workflow solutions, digital imaging, facilities management services, digital publishing, interactive print solutions (including image recognition and near field communication technology), mailing, distribution, logistics, and data optimization and hygiene services. This segment also includes the design, development, manufacture, and service of printing-related auxiliary equipment, as well as the manufacture of ink. International This segment consists of the company's printing operations in Europe and Latin America, including operations in Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. This segment provides printed products and related services consistent with the United States Print and Related Services segment, with the exception of printing-related auxiliary equipment, which is included in the United States Print and Related Services segment. Clients As of December 31, 2014, the company served a base of approximately 9,700 clients from 143 facilities located in 12 countries, as well as strategic investments in printing operations in Brazil, Chile, and India. The company has relationships with a base of clients, which includes both national and regional corporations in North America, South America, and Europe. The company's clients include blue chip companies that operate in a range of industries and serve both businesses and consumers, including retailers, publishers, and direct marketers. Acquisitions In May 2014, the company completed the acquisition of Minnesota based Brown Printing Company, which provides magazine and catalog printing, distribution services and integrated media solutions to magazine publishers and catalog marketers in the United States. In February 2014, the company completed the acquisition of UniGraphic, Inc. (UniGraphic), a commercial and specialty printing company based in the Boston metro area. UniGraphic offers commercial and specialty printing, in-store marketing, digital and fulfillment solutions for various industries, including arts and entertainment, education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media, pharmaceutical, and retail. Strategy The company remains focused on various primary strategic goals that support its objective to transform the company and drive performance through innovation. These strategic goals include strengthening the core; improving the business profitably; walking in the shoes of its clients; and creating shareholder value. Seasonality The company is subject to seasonality in its quarterly results as net sales and operating income are higher in the third and fourth quarters (year ending December 2014) of the calendar year as compared to the first and second quarters. The fourth quarter is the highest seasonal quarter for cash flows from operating activities and free cash flow due to the reduction of working capital requirements that reach peak levels during the third quarter. History Quad/Graphics, Inc. was founded as a Wisconsin corporation in 1971 by the late Harry V. Quadracci.
quad graphics inc (QUAD:New York)
N61 W23044 Harry's Way
Sussex, WI 53089
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