RR Donnelley Posts Earnings Increase, Net Sales Decline
The segment’s non-GAAP operating margin of 10.4 percent in the second quarter of 2012 improved 10 basis points from the second quarter of 2011, as productivity improvements and lower depreciation and amortization offset volume declines, an unfavorable product mix, unfavorable pricing on by-products and pricing pressure.
Net sales for the International segment of $682.6 million decreased $19.9 million, or 2.8 percent, from the second quarter of 2011, inclusive of a $43.3 million (616 basis points) unfavorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates. The balance of the change in net sales was driven by volume growth in business process outsourcing, global turnkey and Asia and higher pass-through paper sales in Asia ($7.5 million or 107 basis points), which were only partially offset by volume declines in Europe, Canada and Latin America and the impact of continued pricing pressure across certain offerings within the segment.
The segment’s operating income of $42.0 million in the second quarter of 2012, which was negatively impacted by charges for restructuring of $3.5 million, decreased by $1.6 million from operating income of $43.6 million in the second quarter of 2011, which included charges for restructuring and impairment of $9.8 million.
The segment’s non-GAAP operating margin declined to 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2012 from 7.6 percent in the second quarter of 2011 as an unfavorable product mix, pricing pressure and wage and other inflationary increases in certain countries were only partially offset by lower depreciation and amortization, productivity improvements and a favorable impact from changes in foreign exchange rates.
Outlook - 2012 Full-Year Guidance
For the full year of 2012, the RRD expects revenue of approximately $10.4 - $10.5 billion, which includes an unfavorable impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and pass-through paper sales of approximately $160 million.
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The Company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the Company employs a suite of leading Internet-based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.