Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Highlights:
- Generated $1.1 billion in net sales during the fourth quarter and $4.1 billion in net sales for full-year 2012.
- Achieved $174 million in fourth-quarter Adjusted EBITDA and $566 million in full-year Adjusted EBITDA.
- Reported fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.3% and full-year Adjusted EBITDA margin of 13.8%.
- Generated $375 million in full-year Recurring Free Cash Flow, surpassing upwardly revised guidance of $340 million, partially benefitted by $15 million in lower capital expenditures that moved from 2012 into 2013.
- Repaid $120 million in debt in 2012, maintaining the Company's yearend leverage of 2.39x within the targeted range of 2.0x to 2.5x.
- Increased 2013 quarterly cash dividend by 20% to $0.30 per share.
- On January 16, 2013, completed its acquisition of Vertis Holdings, Inc. (“Vertis”) and began implementing integration plans to achieve efficiencies and cost-savings.
Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad/Graphics” or the “Company”) today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results that were in line with management's originally announced annual guidance with the exception of Recurring Free Cash Flow, which surpassed the Company's upwardly revised guidance. For full financial results, please see the accompanying information.
“Our fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results were as we expected, and we were especially pleased with our continued strong Recurring Free Cash Flow generation,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO. “Our ability to generate significant Recurring Free Cash Flow and maintain a strong balance sheet while simultaneously paying down debt has allowed us to remain flexible with how we deploy capital. We were able to return cash to our shareholders through a special $2 yearend dividend and also increase the 2013 quarterly cash dividend by 20% to $0.30 per share. Additionally, we were able to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire Vertis, which strengthens and expands our offering, allows us to better serve our clients while achieving additional efficiencies, and creates value for our shareholders.”