R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company creates, manages, produces, distributes, and processes content on behalf of customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies. Segments The company operates in Publishing and Retail Services, Variable Print, Strategic Services, and International segments. Publishing and Retail Services The Publishing and Retail Services segment’s primary product offerings include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, directories and packaging. Variable Print The Variable Print segment includes the company’s U.S. short-run and transactional printing operations. This segment’s primary product offerings include commercial and digital print, direct mail, office products, labels, statement printing, forms and packaging. Strategic Services The Strategic Services segment includes the company’s logistics services, financial print products and related services, print management offerings, digital and creative solutions and book publishing. International The International segment includes the company’s non-U.S. printing operations in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Canada. This segment’s primary product and service offerings include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, directories, direct mail, packaging, forms, labels, manuals, statement printing, commercial and digital print, logistics services, and digital and creative solutions. Additionally, this segment includes the company’s business process outsourcing and Global Turnkey Solutions operations. Business process outsourcing provides transactional print and outsourcing services, statement printing, direct mail and print management offerings through its operations in Europe, Asia and North America. Global Turnkey Solutions provides outsourcing capabilities, including product configuration, customized kitting and order fulfillment for technology, medical device and other companies around the world through its operations in Europe, North America and Asia. Distribution The company’s products are distributed to end-users through the U.S. or foreign postal services, through retail channels, electronically or by direct shipment to customer facilities. Through its logistics operations, the company manages the distribution of most customer products printed by the company in the U.S. and Canada. Acquisitions In 2015, the company acquired Courier Corporation, which engages in digital printing and publishing primarily in the United States, specializing in educational, religious and trade books. Dispositions In 2015, the company sold its 50.1% interest in its Venezuelan operating entity. Seasonality Advertising and consumer spending trends affect demand in several of the end-markets served by the company. Historically, demand for printing of magazines, catalogs, retail inserts and books is higher in the second half of the year (year ended December 31, 2015) driven by increased advertising pages within magazines, and holiday volume in catalogs, retail inserts and books. Partially offsetting this pattern, demand for financial print and related services is stronger in the first half of the year due to annual compliance requirements. History R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company was founded in 1864.
rr donnelley & sons co (RRD:NASDAQ GS)
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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