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 the following segments: Publishing and Retail Services, Variable Print, Strategic Services, and International. 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 and digital and creative solutions. 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. 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 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. As a result of the acquisition of Consolidated Graphics, which provides significant campaign-related printed products, quarterly and annual results may also be impacted by U.S. election cycles. 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. Significant Events Acquisitions In March 2014, the company acquired substantially all of the North American operations of Esselte Corporation (Esselte), a developer and manufacturer of nationally branded and private label office and stationery products. Esselte’s operations are included in the Variable Print segment. In March 2014, the company acquired the assets of MultiCorpora R&D Inc. and MultiCorpora International Inc. (together MultiCorpora). MultiCorpora is an international provider of translation technology solutions. MultiCorpora’s operations are included in the Strategic Services segment. In January 2014, the company acquired Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (Consolidated Graphics), a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Consolidated Graphics’ operations are included in the Variable Print segment, with the exception of operations in the Czech Republic and Japan which are included in the International segment. History R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company was founded in 1864.
rr donnelley & sons co (RRD:NASDAQ GS)
111 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-4301
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