Standard Register Announces Q3 Growth of 10 Percent in Revenue Compared to Previous Year
Standard Register contributed $29.6 million to its qualified pension plan in the first three quarters of 2014 compared to $18.8 million in the first three quarters of 2013. Total pension contributions are expected to be $36.0 million in 2014, $19.2 million in 2015 and $8.7 million in 2016, as announced earlier in this quarter after the passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.
The Company reports its results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP). However, we believe that certain non-GAAP measures found in this press release, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful for investors. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flows where amounts are either excluded or included, not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We discuss several measures of operating performance, including Adjusted EBITDA and cash flow on a net debt basis, which are not calculated in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as substitutes for, or superior to, results determined in accordance with GAAP.
Management uses Adjusted EBITDA, defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excludes pension benefit cost, restructuring and impairment charges, acquisition and integration expense and certain acquisition fair value and other miscellaneous adjustments, to evaluate the Company's results. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors because it provides a more complete understanding of our current underlying operating performance, a clearer comparison of current period results with past reports of financial performance, and greater transparency regarding information used by management in its decision-making. Internally, management and our Board of Directors use this non-GAAP measure to evaluate our business performance. The Company's debt covenants are also based on the Adjusted EBITDA calculation.