Standard Register Reports Increased Profits, Stabilized Revenue

Within our Commercial business unit, Financial Services continued to reduce their revenue declines by bringing on new customers, although not overcoming continued challenges in technology automation and other printed product unit declines. Only the Emerging market segment showed signs of weakening revenue trends as the company intentionally began balancing the pursuit of unit growth in a highly commoditized and aggressively priced product categories against improving overall profitability within the segment. Across all business units, we experienced double-digit growth within our marketing solutions.

Gross margin as a percent of revenue was 31.7 for the quarter versus 32.5 in the prior year. LIFO inventory adjustments continue to be the major difference between the two periods as a favorable $0.7 million was recorded for the current period versus a favorable $2.3 million for the same period last year. Through nine months, gross margin was identical between the two years at 31.7 percent of revenue with LIFO at $2.6 million favorable for the current year, versus $3.0 million favorable for the prior year. The cost containment portions of the MyC3 initiative, announced last year, allowed the Company to maintain the gross margin from operations despite lower revenue units.

Net income for the quarter was $1.4 million, compared with a loss of $5.5 million for the prior year quarter. Adjusting for pension loss amortization, pension settlement losses and restructuring and impairment charges, non-GAAP adjusted net income was $4.2 million, or $0.15 per share for the third quarter of 2010, compared with non-GAAP adjusted net income of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per share for the prior year quarter.

On a year-to-date basis, net income of $0.5 million compared with a net loss of $13.3 million for the prior year. Adjusting for pension loss amortization, pension settlement losses and restructuring and impairment charges, non-GAAP adjusted net income was $9.8 million compared with non-GAAP adjusted net income of $13.1 million for the prior year.

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