Quad/Graphics Expects Q4, Full-year 2012 Results to Meet Expectations

SUSSEX, WI—February 26, 2013—Quad/Graphics Inc. reported preliminary unaudited fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results in advance of management’s attendance at the 2013 Baird Business Solutions Conference in New York City today.

Highlights of expected results for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012:

  • Net sales expected to be $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter and $4.1 billion for the full-year 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA expected to be $174 million in the fourth quarter and $566 million for the full-year 2012.
  • The company expects to generate $375 million in full-year Recurring Free Cash Flow, surpassing increased revised guidance of $340 million, partially benefitted by $15 million in lower capital expenditures that moved from 2012 into 2013.
  • In 2012, the company repaid $120 million in debt, maintaining its year-end leverage of 2.39x within the targeted range of 2.0x to 2.5x.

“Despite ongoing economic and industry challenges in 2012, we expect our fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results to be in line with our previously discussed expectations,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO. “During the fourth quarter, we paid a $2 special dividend and announced an increase in our regular 2013 quarterly cash dividend by 20 percent to $0.30 per share. In early 2013, we completed the Vertis Holdings acquisition, which is a natural and strategic fit. We believe all of these activities added value for our shareholders, and were made possible by our strong focus on generating Recurring Free Cash Flow and maintaining a strong balance sheet, while simultaneously paying down debt.”

The company’s management team made a presentation at the 2013 Baird Business Solutions Conference at The Pierre in New York City.

About Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail ad inserts, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store solutions. Headquartered in Sussex, WI (just west of Milwaukee), the company has print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues while reducing their total cost of print production through workflow solutions, and pioneering distribution and mailing programs, among other offerings.

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