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RR Donnelley Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results

11/05/2014
 

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014:

Highlights:

  • Third-quarter net sales of $3.0 billion grew 13.1% from the third quarter of 2013; organic net sales grew 0.8% from the third quarter of 2013
  • Third-quarter GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $62.2 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders in the third quarter of 2013 of $14.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share
  • Third-quarter non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $78.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders in the third quarter of 2013 of $69.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA in the quarter of $313.2 million increased by $33.1 million, or 11.8%, from the third quarter of 2013
  • Company refines full-year 2014 guidance within previously issued ranges

"Our third-quarter results reflect the continuing success we are having in the marketplace, highlighted by the positive trend in revenue. Despite a challenging comparable related to the timing shift of a significant customer project into the fourth quarter this year, we achieved organic revenue growth of 0.8% in the third quarter. In addition, we continue to reduce our gross leverage, reflecting the combination of our year-over-year EBITDA growth and third-quarter debt reduction of approximately $75 million," said Thomas J. Quinlan III , RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain committed to migrating toward our targeted gross leverage range of 2.25x to 2.75x on a long-term sustainable basis."

Net Sales

Net sales in the quarter were $3.0 billion, up $342.9 million, or 13.1%, from the third quarter of 2013, largely due to the acquisitions of Consolidated Graphics and the North American operations of Esselte. After adjusting for the impact of acquisitions and dispositions, organic sales increased 0.8% from the third quarter of 2013, as increases in the Strategic Services and Variable Print segments were partially offset by declines in the Publishing and Retail Services and International segments.

GAAP Earnings

Third-quarter 2014 net earnings attributable to common shareholders was $62.2 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $14.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013. The third-quarter 2014 diluted share count increased by 17.7 million shares from the third quarter of 2013, primarily related to shares issued in connection with the acquisitions of Consolidated Graphics and the North American operations of Esselte. The third-quarter net earnings attributable to common shareholders included pre-tax charges of $22.6 million and $85.5 million in 2014 and 2013, respectively, all of which were excluded from the presentation of non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders. Additional details regarding the amount and nature of these and other items are included in the attached schedules.

Non-GAAP Earnings

Third-quarter 2014 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $313.2 million, or 10.6% of net sales, compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $280.1 million, or 10.7% of net sales, in the third quarter of 2013. The increase in non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to the acquisitions of Consolidated Graphics and the North American operations of Esselte, as well as higher volume, primarily in the Strategic Services segment. These increases were partially offset by price pressure in each segment which also negatively impacted margin.

Non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders totaled $78.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014 compared to $69.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013. The third-quarter 2014 diluted share count increased by 17.7 million shares from the third quarter of 2013, primarily related to shares issued in connection with the acquisitions of Consolidated Graphics and the North American operations of Esselte. Third-quarter non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders excluded pre-tax charges of $22.6 million and $85.5 million in 2014 and 2013, respectively. Reconciliations of net earnings attributable to common shareholders to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP net earnings attributable to common shareholders are presented in the attached schedules.

2014 Guidance

The Company provides the following updated full-year guidance for 2014:

  Current Guidance Previous Guidance
Net sales $11.6 to $11.7 billion $11.5 to $11.8 billion
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin 10.6% to 10.7% 10.5% to 11.0%
Depreciation and amortization Approximately $480 million $480 to $490 million
Interest expense Approximately $285 million $275 to $285 million
Non-GAAP effective tax rate 34% to 35% 34% to 36%
Diluted share count Approximately 200 million Approximately 200 million
Capital expenditures $225 to $250 million $225 to $250 million
Free cash flow(1) $400 to $500 million $400 to $500 million
(1)  Defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures

Conference Call

RR Donnelley will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its third-quarter results today, Wednesday, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). The live webcast will be accessible on RR Donnelley's web site: www.rrdonnelley.com. Individuals wishing to participate must register in advance at http://www.meetme.net/rrd. After registering, participants will receive dial-in numbers, a passcode, and a personal identification number (PIN) that is used to uniquely identify their presence and automatically join them into the audio conference. A webcast replay will be archived on the Company's web site for 30 days after the call. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available for seven days at 630.652.3042, passcode 8850237#.

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.

For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Global Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at http://www.rrdonnelley.com.

Use of non-GAAP Information

This news release contains certain non-GAAP measures. The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful because that information is an appropriate measure for evaluating the Company's operating performance. Internally, the Company uses this non-GAAP information as an indicator of business performance, and evaluates management's effectiveness with specific reference to these indicators. These measures should be considered in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of, and subject to the safe harbor created by, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the business, strategy and plans of RR Donnelley and its expectations relating to future financial condition and performance. These statements include all of the items under the column labeled "Current Guidance" in the table included under the "2014 Guidance" section. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about RR Donnelley management's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "aims," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "considered," "likely," "estimate" and variations of these words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. While RR Donnelley believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond RR Donnelley's control. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon future circumstances that may or may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from RR Donnelley's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting the business and risks associated with the performance of the business. These factors include such risks and uncertainties detailed in RRD's periodic public filings with the SEC, including but not limited to those discussed under "Risk Factors" in RRD's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, those discussed under "Cautionary Statement" in RRD's quarterly Form 10-Q filings, and other filings with the SEC and in other investor communications of RRD from time to time. RR Donnelley does not undertake to and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statement or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except per share data)
   September 30, 2014   December 31, 2013 
 Assets     
 Cash and cash equivalents   $ 269.2  $ 1,028.4
 Receivables, less allowances for doubtful accounts  2,169.6 1,832.3
 Inventories  652.8 501.2
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  231.8 199.7
 Total Current Assets   3,323.4  3,561.6
 Property, plant and equipment - net  1,579.9 1,430.1
 Goodwill  1,729.1 1,436.3
 Other intangible assets - net  458.6 315.9
 Deferred income taxes  83.3 118.8
 Other noncurrent assets  392.6 375.5
 Total Assets   $ 7,566.9  $ 7,238.2
 Liabilities     
 Accounts payable   $ 1,219.8  $ 1,143.0
 Accrued liabilities  862.4 814.8
 Short-term and current portion of long-term debt  333.5 270.9
 Total Current Liabilities   2,415.7  2,228.7
 Long-term debt  3,427.3 3,587.0
 Pension liabilities  178.8 245.2
 Other postretirement benefits plan liabilities  176.8 174.1
 Other noncurrent liabilities  449.9 349.5
 Total Liabilities   6,648.5  6,584.5
 Equity     
 Common stock, $1.25 par value   323.7  303.7
 Authorized shares: 500.0     
 Issued shares: 259.0 in 2014 (2013 - 243.0 shares)     
 Additional paid-in capital  3,036.9 2,802.4
 Accumulated deficit  (526.6) (473.4)
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (499.8) (488.1)
 Treasury stock, at cost, 59.2 shares in 2014 (2013 - 61.2 shares)  (1,438.8) (1,512.8)
 Total RR Donnelley shareholders' equity  895.4 631.8
 Noncontrolling interests  23.0 21.9
 Total Equity   918.4  653.7
 Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 7,566.9  $ 7,238.2
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
(UNAUDITED) 
(in millions, except per share data) 
   For the Three Months Ended September 30  For the Nine Months Ended September 30
 
2014
GAAP 
 ADJUSTMENTS
TO
NON-GAAP 
2014
NON-GAAP 

2013
GAAP 
 ADJUSTMENTS
TO
NON-GAAP 
2013
NON-GAAP 

2014
GAAP 
 ADJUSTMENTS
TO
NON-GAAP 
2014
NON-GAAP 

2013
GAAP 
 ADJUSTMENTS
TO
NON-GAAP 
2013
NON-GAAP 
Net sales   $ 2,957.8  $ --   $ 2,957.8  $ 2,614.9  $ --   $ 2,614.9  $ 8,534.1  $ --   $ 8,534.1  $ 7,725.0  $ --   $ 7,725.0
Cost of sales (1)   2,310.2  --   2,310.2  2,044.5  --   2,044.5  6,651.1  (14.3)  6,636.8  5,998.1  --   5,998.1
Gross profit (1)   647.6  --   647.6  570.4  --   570.4  1,883.0  14.3  1,897.3  1,726.9  --   1,726.9
Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) (1)   334.4  --   334.4  291.4  (1.1)  290.3  990.2  (8.2)  982.0  867.8  (2.2)  865.6
Restructuring, impairment and other charges - net   19.9  (19.9)  --   38.1  (38.1)  --   87.9  (87.9)  --   80.6  (80.6)  -- 
Depreciation and amortization   119.6  --   119.6  106.3  --   106.3  357.0  --   357.0  330.9  --   330.9
Income from operations   173.7  19.9  193.6  134.6  39.2  173.8  447.9  110.4  558.3  447.6  82.8  530.4
Interest expense - net   71.2  --   71.2  65.6  --   65.6  213.0  --   213.0  193.9  --   193.9
Investment and other expense (income) - net   2.0  (2.7)  (0.7)  (0.3)  --   (0.3)  8.9  (11.5)  (2.6)  9.2  (8.7)  0.5
Loss on debt extinguishment   --   --   --   46.3  (46.3)  --   77.1  (77.1)  --   81.9  (81.9)  -- 
Earnings before income taxes   100.5  22.6  123.1  23.0  85.5  108.5  148.9  199.0  347.9  162.6  173.4  336.0
Income tax expense   35.7  6.3  42.0  5.0  30.9  35.9  51.7  67.9  119.6  52.8  59.7  112.5
Net earnings   64.8  16.3  81.1  18.0  54.6  72.6  97.2  131.1  228.3  109.8  113.7  223.5
Less: Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   2.6  (0.4)  2.2  3.3  --   3.3  (0.7)  6.0  5.3  2.6  1.0  3.6
Net earnings attributable to RR Donnelley common shareholders   $ 62.2  $ 16.7  $ 78.9  $ 14.7  $ 54.6  $ 69.3  $ 97.9  $ 125.1  $ 223.0  $ 107.2  $ 112.7  $ 219.9
Net earnings per share attributable to RR Donnelley common shareholders:                         
Basic net earnings per share   $ 0.31    $ 0.39  $ 0.08    $ 0.38  $ 0.49    $ 1.13  $ 0.59    $ 1.21
Diluted net earnings per share   $ 0.31    $ 0.39  $ 0.08    $ 0.38  $ 0.49    $ 1.12  $ 0.58    $ 1.20
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                         
Basic  200.3   200.3 182.3   182.3 197.9   197.9 181.8   181.8
Diluted  201.6   201.6 183.9   183.9 199.4   199.4 183.3   183.3
Additional information:                         
Gross margin (1)  21.9%   21.9% 21.8%   21.8% 22.1%   22.2% 22.4%   22.4%
SG&A as a % of net sales (1)  11.3%   11.3% 11.1%   11.1% 11.6%   11.5% 11.2%   11.2%
Operating margin  5.9%   6.5% 5.1%   6.6% 5.2%   6.5% 5.8%   6.9%
Effective tax rate  35.5%   34.1% 21.7%   33.1% 34.7%   34.4% 32.5%   33.5%
(1) Exclusive of depreciation and amortization
The Company believes that certain non-GAAP measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful because that information is an appropriate measure for evaluating the Company's operating performance. Internally, the Company uses this non-GAAP information as an indicator of business performance, and evaluates management's effectiveness with specific reference to this indicator. These measures should be considered in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except per share data)
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2013
 

Income
from operations



Operating 
margin

Net earnings attributable to common shareholders
Net earnings attributable to common shareholders per diluted share



SG&A


Income
from operations



Operating margin

Net earnings attributable to common shareholders
Net earnings attributable to common shareholders per diluted share
GAAP basis measures  $ 173.7 5.9%  $ 62.2  $ 0.31  $ 291.4  $ 134.6 5.1%  $ 14.7  $ 0.08
Non-GAAP adjustments:                  
Restructuring charges - net (1)  9.9 0.3%  4.9  0.02  --   25.5 1.0%  15.6  0.08
Impairment charges - net (2)  0.3 0.0%  0.1  0.01  --   7.9 0.3%  4.9  0.03
Other charges (3)  9.7 0.3%  4.8  0.02  --   4.7 0.2%  2.9  0.02
Acquisition-related expenses (4)  --   --   --   --   (1.1)  1.1 0.0%  1.1 0.01
Loss on bankruptcy of subsidiary (5)  --   --   14.2  0.07  --   --   --   --   -- 
Gain - net on disposal of businesses (6)  --   --   (6.8)  (0.03)  --   --   --   --   -- 
Gain on investment (7)  --   --   (1.9)  (0.01)  --   --   --   --   -- 
Gain - net on bargain purchase (8)  --   --   1.0 0.00  --   --   --   --   -- 
Venezuela currency remeasurement (9)  --   --   0.4 0.00  --   --   --   --   -- 
Loss on debt extinguishment (10)  --   --   --   --   --   --   --   30.1  0.16
    Total Non-
    GAAP
    adjustments
 19.9 0.6%  16.7  0.08  (1.1)  39.2 1.5%  54.6 0.30
Non-GAAP measures  $ 193.6 6.5%  $ 78.9  $ 0.39  $ 290.3  $ 173.8 6.6%  $ 69.3  $ 0.38
(1)  Restructuring charges - net: Operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were affected by the following pre-tax restructuring charges:
  2014 2013              
Employee termination costs (a)  $ 4.8  $ 17.9              
Other restructuring charges (b)  5.1  7.6              
Total restructuring charges - net  $ 9.9  $ 25.5              
(a) For the three months ended September 30, 2014, employee termination costs resulted from the integration of Consolidated Graphics, including the closure of one Consolidated Graphics facility and the reorganization of certain operations. For the three months ended September 30, 2013, employee termination costs resulted from the closure of one manufacturing facility within the Publishing and Retail Services segment and the reorganization of certain operations.
(b) Includes lease termination and other facility costs.
(2)  Impairment charges - net: Operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were affected by other long-lived asset impairment charges.
(3)  Other charges: Recognition of estimated charges related to the Company's decision to withdraw from certain multi-employer pension plans.
(4)  Acquisition-related expenses: Legal, accounting and other expenses associated with completed or contemplated acquisitions.
(5)  Loss on bankruptcy of subsidiary: Pre-tax loss of $16.4 million ($14.2 million after-tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as a result of the bankruptcy liquidation of RR Donnelley Argentina S.A. ("RRDA"), a subsidiary of RR Donnelley.
(6)  Net gain on disposal of businesses: Net pre-tax gain of $11.1 million ($6.8 million after-tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2014 on the sale of Journalism Online, LLC ("Journalism Online") and Office Tiger Global Real Estate Services Inc. ("GRES").
(7)  Gain on investment: Pre-tax gain of $3.0 million ($1.9 million after-tax) resulting from the sale of the Company's shares of a previously impaired equity investment for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
(8)  Gain on bargain purchase: Reduction of $1.0 million ($1.0 million after-tax) to the previously recorded pre-tax gain on the acquisition of substantially all of the North American operations of Esselte Corporation ("Esselte"), as a result of finalizing the working capital settlement.
(9)  Venezuela currency remeasurement: Currency remeasurement in Venezuela resulted in a net pre-tax gain of $0.6 million ($0.0 million after-tax) of which $0.4 million was included in income attributable to noncontrolling interests for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
(10) Loss on debt extinguishment: Pre-tax loss of $46.3 million ($30.1 million after-tax) was recognized for the three months ended September 30, 2013 related to the repurchase of $200.0 million of 7.25% senior notes due May 15, 2018, $100.0 million of 5.50% senior notes due May 15, 2015 and $100.0 million of 6.125% senior notes due January 15, 2017.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except per share data)
  For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013
 


Gross profit




SG&A


Income from operations



Operating 
margin

Net earnings attributable to common shareholders
Net earnings attributable to common shareholders per diluted share



SG&A


Income from operations



Operating 
margin

Net earnings attributable to common shareholders
Net earnings attributable to common shareholders per diluted share
GAAP basis measures  $ 1,883.0  $ 990.2  $ 447.9 5.2%  $ 97.9  $ 0.49  $ 867.8  $ 447.6 5.8%  $ 107.2  $ 0.58
Non-GAAP adjustments:                      
Restructuring charges - net (1)  --   --   43.8 0.5%  27.5  0.14  --   60.2 0.7%  38.5  0.20
Impairment charges - net (2)  --   --   10.1 0.1%  6.6  0.03  --   15.7 0.2%  10.1  0.06
Other charges (3)  --   --   34.0 0.4%  21.0  0.11  --   4.7 0.1%  2.9  0.02
Acquisition-related expenses (4)  --   (8.2)  8.2 0.1%  6.7 0.03  (2.2)  2.2 0.1%  2.2 0.01
Purchase accounting inventory adjustments (5)  14.3  --   14.3 0.2%  9.1  0.05  --   --   --   --   -- 
Loss on debt extinguishment (6)  --   --   --   --   49.8  0.25  --   --   --   53.2  0.29
Loss on bankruptcy of subsidiary (7)  --   --   --   --   14.2  0.07  --   --   --   --   -- 
Gain on bargain purchase (8)  --   --   --   --   (9.5)  (0.05)  --   --   --   --   -- 
Venezuela currency remeasurement (9)  --   --   --   --   8.0  0.04  --   --   --   2.2  0.01
Net gain on disposal of businesses (10)  --   --   --   --   (6.4)  (0.03)  --   --   --   --   -- 
Net (gain) loss on investments (11)  --   --   --   --   (1.9)  (0.01)  --   --   --   3.6  0.03
    Total
    Non-GAAP 
    adjustments
 14.3  (8.2)  110.4 1.3%  125.1  0.63  (2.2)  82.8 1.1%  112.7  0.62
Non-GAAP measures  $ 1,897.3  $ 982.0  $ 558.3 6.5%  223.0  $ 1.12  $ 865.6  $ 530.4 6.9%  $ 219.9  $ 1.20
(1)  Restructuring charges - net: Operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were affected by the following pre-tax restructuring charges:
      2014 2013              
Employee termination costs (a)      $ 27.8  $ 34.0              
Other restructuring charges (b)      16.0  26.2              
Total restructuring charges - net      $ 43.8  $ 60.2              
(a) For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, employee termination costs resulted from the integration of Consolidated Graphics, including the closure of seven facilities and one additional facility closure within the Variable Print segment, one facility closure in Publishing and Retail Services segment and the reorganization of certain operations. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, employee termination costs resulted from the closure of two manufacturing facilities within the Publishing and Retail Services segment and one manufacturing facility within the Variable Print segment and the reorganization of certain operations. 
(b) Includes lease termination and other facility costs, including charges related to multi-employer pension plan withdrawal obligations related to facility closures.
(2)  Impairment charges - net: Operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were affected by other long-lived asset impairment charges.
(3)  Other charges: Recognition of estimated charges related to the Company's decision to partially withdraw from all multi-employer pension plans.
(4)  Acquisition-related expenses: Legal, accounting and other expenses associated with completed or contemplated acquisitions.
(5)  Purchase accounting inventory adjustments: Recognition of pre-tax charges of $14.3 million ($9.1 million after-tax) as a result of inventory purchase accounting adjustments for Consolidated Graphics and Esselte for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
(6)  Loss on debt extinguishment: Pre-tax loss of $77.1 million ($49.8 million after-tax) was recognized for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 related to the repurchase of $211.1 million of the 8.25% senior notes due March 15, 2019, $100.0 million of the 7.25% senior notes due May 15, 2018 and $50.0 million of the 7.625% senior notes due June 15, 2020. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, a pre-tax loss of $81.9 million ($53.2 million after-tax) was recognized related to the repurchase of $273.5 million of 6.125% senior notes due January 15, 2017, $250.0 million of the 7.25% senior notes due May 15, 2018, $130.2 million of the 8.60% senior notes due August 15, 2016 and $100.0 million of 5.50% senior notes due May 15, 2015.
(7)  Loss on bankruptcy of subsidiary: Pre-tax loss of $16.4 million ($14.2 million after-tax) for the nine months September 30, 2014 as a result of the bankruptcy liquidation of RRDA.
(8)  Gain on bargain purchase: Acquisition of Esselte resulted in a pre-tax bargain purchase gain of $9.5 million ($9.5 million after-tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
(9)  Venezuela currency remeasurement: Currency remeasurement in Venezuela resulted in a pre-tax loss, net of foreign exchange gains, of $18.0 million ($14.0 million after-tax), of which $6.0 million was included in loss attributable to noncontrolling interests for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the currency devaluation in Venezuela resulted in a pre-tax loss of $3.2 million ($3.2 million after-tax), of which $1.0 million was included in loss attributable to noncontrolling interests.
(10) Net gain on disposal of businesses: Pre-tax gain on the sale of Journalism Online of $11.2 million ($6.9 million after-tax) offset by a pre-tax loss on the sale of GRES of $0.8 million ($0.5 million after-tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
(11) Net (gain) loss on investments: Pre-tax gain of $3.0 million ($1.9 million after-tax) resulting from the sale of the Company's shares of a previously impaired equity investment for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and impairment losses on equity investments of $5.5 million ($3.6 million after-tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013
 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
 Segment GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Income and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Margin Reconciliation 
 For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions)
  Publishing and
Retail Services 
Variable
Print 
Strategic
Services 

International 

Corporate 

Consolidated 
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014           
Net sales   $ 681.0  $ 988.1  $ 630.7  $ 658.0  $ --   $ 2,957.8
Income (loss) from operations   34.1  68.8  56.5  24.7  (10.4)  173.7
Operating margin %  5.0% 7.0% 9.0% 3.8% nm 5.9%
Non-GAAP Adjustments             
Restructuring charges - net   1.6  4.4  1.1  2.1  0.7  9.9
Impairment charges - net   (1.2)  1.7  --   (0.2)  --   0.3
Other charges   7.4  2.2  0.1  --   --   9.7
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  7.8 8.3 1.2 1.9 0.7 19.9
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations   $ 41.9  $ 77.1  $ 57.7  $ 26.6  $ (9.7)  $ 193.6
Non-GAAP operating margin %   6.2%  7.8%  9.1%  4.0%  nm   6.5%
Depreciation and amortization   35.8  40.8  16.1  25.2  1.7  119.6
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA   $ 77.7  $ 117.9  $ 73.8  $ 51.8  $ (8.0)  $ 313.2
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin %  11.4% 11.9% 11.7% 7.9%  nm  10.6%
Capital expenditures   $ 9.8  $ 15.2  $ 10.5  $ 19.9  $ 2.8  $ 58.2
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2013           
Net sales   $ 715.0  $ 643.8  $ 581.7  $ 674.4  $ --   $ 2,614.9
Income (loss) from operations   34.3  46.8  43.0  42.3  (31.8) 134.6
Operating margin %  4.8% 7.3% 7.4% 6.3% nm 5.1%
Non-GAAP Adjustments             
Restructuring charges - net   16.6  2.8  1.3  4.6  0.2  25.5
Impairment charges - net  6.2 0.6 0.9 0.2  --  7.9
Other charges   --   --   4.7  --   --  4.7
Acquisition-related expenses   --   --   --   --  1.1 1.1
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  22.8 3.4 6.9 4.8 1.3 39.2
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations   $ 57.1  $ 50.2  $ 49.9  $ 47.1  $ (30.5)  $ 173.8
Non-GAAP operating margin %  8.0% 7.8% 8.6% 7.0%  nm  6.6%
Depreciation and amortization   40.9  24.9  14.5  24.8  1.2  106.3
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA   $ 98.0  $ 75.1  $ 64.4  $ 71.9  $ (29.3)  $ 280.1
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin %  13.7% 11.7% 11.1% 10.7%  nm  10.7%
Capital expenditures   $ 14.8  $ 16.0  $ 10.3  $ 11.8  $ 2.4  $ 55.3
nm   Not meaningful             
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
Segment GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Income and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Margin Reconciliation 
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
(UNAUDITED) 
(in millions)
  Publishing and
Retail Services 
Variable
Print 
Strategic
Services 

International 

Corporate 

Consolidated 
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014           
Net sales   $ 1,949.6  $ 2,737.6  $ 1,937.9  $ 1,909.0  $ --   $ 8,534.1
Income (loss) from operations   71.8  158.2  193.0  79.6  (54.7)  447.9
Operating margin %  3.7% 5.8% 10.0% 4.2% nm 5.2%
Non-GAAP Adjustments             
Restructuring charges - net   5.8  21.9  5.0  6.7  4.4  43.8
Impairment charges - net   2.4  6.9  --  0.8  --  10.1
Other charges   23.7 6.3  4.0  --   --  34.0
Acquisition-related expenses   --  0.1  --  0.4 7.7 8.2
Purchase accounting inventory adjustments   --  14.3  --   --   --  14.3
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  31.9 49.5 9.0 7.9 12.1 110.4
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations   $ 103.7  $ 207.7  $ 202.0  $ 87.5  $ (42.6)  $ 558.3
Non-GAAP operating margin %   5.3%  7.6%  10.4%  4.6%  nm   6.5%
Depreciation and amortization   110.7  117.4  48.5  75.0  5.4  357.0
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA   $ 214.4  $ 325.1  $ 250.5  $ 162.5  $ (37.2)  $ 915.3
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin %  11.0% 11.9% 12.9% 8.5%  nm  10.7%
Capital expenditures   $ 32.0  $ 44.3  $ 28.4  $ 50.3  $ 9.5  $ 164.5
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013           
Net sales   $ 2,028.7  $ 1,918.4  $ 1,834.4  $ 1,943.5  $ --   $ 7,725.0
Income (loss) from operations   93.8  142.7  182.1  99.5  (70.5) 447.6
Operating margin %  4.6% 7.4% 9.9% 5.1% nm 5.8%
Non-GAAP Adjustments             
Restructuring charges - net   27.9  11.8  4.2  11.5  4.8  60.2
Impairment charges - net  10.7 1.0 2.7 0.9 0.4 15.7
Other charges   --   --   4.7  --   --  4.7
Acquisition-related expenses   --   --   --   --  2.2 2.2
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  38.6 12.8 11.6 12.4 7.4 82.8
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations   $ 132.4  $ 155.5  $ 193.7  $ 111.9  $ (63.1)  $ 530.4
Non-GAAP operating margin %  6.5% 8.1% 10.6% 5.8%  nm  6.9%
Depreciation and amortization   126.6  79.2  44.2  76.7  4.2  330.9
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA   $ 259.0  $ 234.7  $ 237.9  $ 188.6  $ (58.9)  $ 861.3
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margin %  12.8% 12.2% 13.0% 9.7%  nm  11.1%
Capital expenditures   $ 39.0  $ 40.8  $ 23.5  $ 30.0  $ 6.3  $ 139.6
nm   Not meaningful             
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions)
  2014 2013
 Net earnings   $ 97.2  $ 109.8
 Adjustment to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities  457.8 438.4
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities  (267.3) (220.6)
 Pension and other postretirement benefits plan contributions  (33.8) (20.5)
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 253.9  $ 307.1
 Capital expenditures  (164.5) (139.6)
 All other cash provided by (used in) investing activities  (376.3) 13.5
 Net cash used in investing activities   $ (540.8)  $ (126.1)
 Net cash used in financing activities   $ (446.7)  $ (140.9)
 Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents   (25.6)  (8.0)
 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   $ (759.2)  $ 32.1
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  1,028.4 430.7
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 269.2  $ 462.8
 Additional Information:     
  2014 2013
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30    
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 253.9  $ 307.1
 Less: capital expenditures  164.5 139.6
 Free cash flow   $ 89.4  $ 167.5
 For the Six Months Ended June 30    
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 69.7  $ 57.9
 Less: capital expenditures  106.3 84.3
 Free cash flow   $ (36.6)  $ (26.4)
 For the Three Months Ended September 30    
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 184.2  $ 249.2
 Less: capital expenditures  58.2 55.3
 Free cash flow   $ 126.0  $ 193.9
 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
 Reconciliation of Reported to Pro Forma Net Sales 
 For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
 (UNAUDITED) 
(in millions)
   Reported net sales   Adjustments (1)   Pro forma net sales 
 For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014       
 Publishing and Retail Services   $ 681.0  $ --   $ 681.0
 Variable Print   988.1  --   988.1
 Strategic Services   630.7  --   630.7
 International   658.0  --   658.0
 Consolidated   $ 2,957.8  $ --   $ 2,957.8
 For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2013       
 Publishing and Retail Services   $ 715.0  $ --   $ 715.0
 Variable Print   643.8  332.7  976.5
 Strategic Services   581.7  1.2  582.9
 International   674.4  4.0  678.4
 Consolidated   $ 2,614.9  $ 337.9  $ 2,952.8
 Net sales change       
 Publishing and Retail Services  (4.8%)   (4.8%)
 Variable Print  53.5%   1.2%
 Strategic Services  8.4%   8.2%
 International  (2.4%)   (3.0%)
 Consolidated  13.1%   0.2%
 Supplementary non-GAAP information:       
 Year-over-year impact of changes in foreign exchange (FX) rates       
 Publishing and Retail Services       --% 
 Variable Print      (0.1%)
 Strategic Services      0.0%
 International      0.1%
 Consolidated      0.0%
 Approximate year-over-year impact of changes in pass-through paper sales       
 Publishing and Retail Services      (0.5%)
 Variable Print       --% 
 Strategic Services       --% 
 International      0.4%
 Consolidated      0.0%
 Year-over-year impact of dispositions (2)       
 Publishing and Retail Services       --% 
 Variable Print       --% 
 Strategic Services      (0.1%)
 International      (2.4%)
 Consolidated      (0.6%)
 Net organic sales change (3)       
 Publishing and Retail Services      (4.3%)
 Variable Print      1.3%
 Strategic Services      8.3%
 International      (1.1%)
 Consolidated      0.8%
The reported results of the Company include the results of Consolidated Graphics, MultiCorpora and Esselte from the acquisition date forward. 
The Company has provided this schedule to reconcile reported net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 to pro forma net sales as if the 2014 acquisitions took place as of January 1, 2013 for the purposes of this schedule. 
There were no acquisitions during the three months ended September 30, 2014
For the three months ended September 30, 2013, the adjustment for net sales of acquired businesses reflects the net sales of Consolidated Graphics (acquired January 31, 2014), MultiCorpora (acquired March 10, 2014), and Esselte (acquired March 25, 2014).
(1) Adjusted for net sales of acquired businesses: Variable Print included a portion of the net sales of Consolidated Graphics and Esselte, Strategic Services included the net sales of MultiCorpora and International included a portion of the net sales of Consolidated Graphics
(2) Adjusted for net sales of disposed businesses: Journalism Online, RRDA, GRES and R.R. Donnelley SAS
(3) Adjusted for net sales of acquired and disposed businesses, the impact of changes in FX rates and pass-through paper sales
 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
 Reconciliation of Reported to Pro Forma Net Sales 
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
 (UNAUDITED) 
(in millions)
   Reported net sales   Adjustments (1)   Pro forma net sales 
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014       
 Publishing and Retail Services   $ 1,949.6  $ --   $ 1,949.6
 Variable Print   2,737.6  149.4  2,887.0
 Strategic Services   1,937.9  1.1  1,939.0
 International   1,909.0  2.3  1,911.3
 Consolidated   $ 8,534.1  $ 152.8  $ 8,686.9
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013       
 Publishing and Retail Services   $ 2,028.7  $ --   $ 2,028.7
 Variable Print   1,918.4  954.6  2,873.0
 Strategic Services   1,834.4  3.7  1,838.1
 International   1,943.5  15.9  1,959.4
 Consolidated   $ 7,725.0  $ 974.2  $ 8,699.2
 Net sales change       
 Publishing and Retail Services  (3.9%)   (3.9%)
 Variable Print  42.7%   0.5%
 Strategic Services  5.6%   5.5%
 International  (1.8%)   (2.5%)
 Consolidated  10.5%   (0.1%)
 Supplementary non-GAAP information:       
 Year-over-year impact of changes in foreign exchange (FX) rates       
 Publishing and Retail Services       --% 
 Variable Print      (0.1%)
 Strategic Services      0.0%
 International      (0.4%)
 Consolidated      (0.1%)
 Approximate year-over-year impact of changes in pass-through paper sales       
 Publishing and Retail Services      (0.8%)
 Variable Print       --% 
 Strategic Services       --% 
 International      0.4%
 Consolidated      (0.1%)
 Year-over-year impact of dispositions (2)       
 Publishing and Retail Services       --% 
 Variable Print       --% 
 Strategic Services      0.0%
 International      (1.8%)
 Consolidated      (0.4%)
 Net organic sales change (3)       
 Publishing and Retail Services      (3.1%)
 Variable Print      0.6%
 Strategic Services      5.5%
 International      (0.7%)
 Consolidated      0.5%
The reported results of the Company include the results of Consolidated Graphics, MultiCorpora and Esselte from the acquisition date forward.
The Company has provided this schedule to reconcile reported net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 to pro forma net sales as if the 2014 acquisitions took place as of January 1, 2013 for the purposes of this schedule.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, the adjustment for net sales of acquired businesses reflects the net sales of Consolidated Graphics (acquired January 31, 2014), MultiCorpora (acquired March 10, 2014), and Esselte (acquired March 25, 2014).
(1) Adjusted for net sales of acquired businesses: Variable Print included a portion of the net sales of Consolidated Graphics and Esselte, Strategic Services included the net sales of MultiCorpora and International included a portion of the net sales of Consolidated Graphics
(2) Adjusted for net sales of disposed businesses: Journalism Online, RRDA, GRES and R.R. Donnelley SAS 
(3) Adjusted for net sales of acquired and disposed businesses, the impact of changes in FX rates and pass-through paper sales
 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
 Reconciliation of GAAP Net Earnings (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA 
 For the Three and Twelve Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 
 (UNAUDITED) 
(in millions)
  For the Twelve
Months Ended

For the Three Months Ended
   September 30,
 2014 
 September 30,
 2014 
 June 30,
 2014 
 March 31,
 2014 
 December 31,
 2013 
GAAP net earnings (loss) attributable to RR Donnelley common shareholders  $ 201.9  $ 62.2  $ 64.7  $ (29.0)  $ 104.0
Adjustments          
Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests  3.7  2.6  0.9  (4.2)  4.4
Income tax expense (benefit)  (10.3)  35.7  39.5  (23.5)  (62.0)
Interest expense - net  280.5  71.2  70.8  71.0  67.5
Investment and other expense (income) - net  27.1  2.0  2.3  4.6  18.2
Loss on debt extinguishment (1)  77.1  --   --   77.1  -- 
Depreciation and amortization  461.9  119.6  121.9  115.5  104.9
Restructuring, impairment and other charges - net (2)  140.8  19.9  22.8  45.2  52.9
Acquisition-related expenses (3)  11.9  --   0.5  7.7  3.7
Purchase accounting inventory adjustments (4)  14.3  --   2.2  12.1  -- 
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  1,007.0  251.0  260.9  305.5  189.6
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA  $ 1,208.9  $ 313.2  $ 325.6  $ 276.5  $ 293.6
Net sales  $ 11,289.4  $ 2,957.8  $ 2,902.5  $ 2,673.8  $ 2,755.3
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin % 10.7% 10.6% 11.2% 10.3% 10.7%
  For the Twelve
Months Ended

For the Three Months Ended
   September 30,
 2013 
 September 30,
 2013 
 June 30,
 2013 
 March 31,
 2013 
 December 31,
 2012 
GAAP net earnings (loss) attributable to RR Donnelley common shareholders  $ (741.8)  $ 14.7  $ 65.4  $ 27.1  $ (849.0)
Adjustments          
Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests  (0.1)  3.3  1.1  (1.8)  (2.7)
Income tax expense (benefit)  (4.2)  5.0  35.2  12.6  (57.0)
Interest expense - net  257.7  65.6  65.5  62.8  63.8
Investment and other expense (income) - net  8.3  (0.3)  6.0  3.5  (0.9)
Loss on debt extinguishment (1)  85.9  46.3  --   35.6  4.0
Depreciation and amortization  447.6  106.3  111.0  113.6  116.7
Restructuring, impairment and other charges - net (2)  1,101.2  38.1  19.8  22.7  1,020.6
Acquisition-related expenses (3)  2.6  1.1  0.1  1.0  0.4
Gain on pension curtailment (5)  (3.7)  --   --   --   (3.7)
Total Non-GAAP adjustments  1,895.3  265.4  238.7  250.0  1,141.2
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA  $ 1,153.5  $ 280.1  $ 304.1  $ 277.1  $ 292.2
Net sales  $ 10,384.6  $ 2,614.9  $ 2,571.6  $ 2,538.5  $ 2,659.6
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin % 11.1% 10.7% 11.8% 10.9% 11.0%
(1)  Loss on debt extinguishment: Pre-tax losses were recognized related to the repurchases of senior notes prior to maturity, as well as the costs related to the early termination of the Company's previous $1.75 billion revolving credit facility which was terminated on October 15, 2012
(2)  Restructuring, impairment and other charges - net: Pre-tax charges for employee termination costs, lease termination and other costs, including charges related to multi-employer pension plan withdrawal obligations as a result of facility closures, and impairment of other long-lived assets. The three months ended September 30, 2014, June 30, 2014, March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2013 included pre-tax charges for the recognition of estimated charges related to the Company's decision to partially withdraw from certain multi-employer pension plans. The three months ended June 30, 2014, December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 included pre-tax charges for the impairment of other intangible assets. The three months ended December 31, 2012 included pre-tax charges for the impairment of goodwill. 
(3)  Acquisition-related expenses: Legal, accounting and other expenses associated with completed or contemplated acquisitions.
(4)  Purchase accounting inventory adjustments: Recognition of charges as a result of inventory purchase accounting adjustments.
(5)  Gain on pension curtailment: A pre-tax gain on pension curtailment was recognized related to the remeasurement of the U.K. pension plan's assets and obligations that was required with the announced freeze on further benefit accruals as of December 31, 2012
 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 
 Debt and Liquidity Summary 
 As of September 30, 2014 and 2013 and December 31, 2013 
 (UNAUDITED) 
 (in millions) 
Total Liquidity (1) September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013
Cash (2)  $ 269.2  $ 1,028.4  $ 462.8
Committed credit agreement (3)  1,321.8  387.5  819.4
   1,591.0  1,415.9  1,282.2
Usage      
Borrowings under credit agreement (3)  130.0  --   -- 
Impact on availability related to outstanding letters of credit  --   --   -- 
Net Available Liquidity  $ 1,461.0  $ 1,415.9  $ 1,282.2
Short-term and current portion of long-term debt   $ 333.5  $ 270.9  $ 275.9
Long-term debt   3,427.3  3,587.0  3,240.1
Total debt   $ 3,760.8  $ 3,857.9  $ 3,516.0
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2013   $ 1,208.9  $ 1,154.9  $ 1,153.5
Non-GAAP Gross Leverage (defined as total debt divided by non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA)  3.1x 3.3x 3.0x
(1)  Liquidity does not include uncommitted credit facilities, located primarily outside of the U.S. 
(2)  Approximately 85% of cash as of Sepember 30, 2014, 39% of cash as of December 31, 2013 and 68% of cash as of September 30, 2013 was located outside of the U.S. During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company's foreign subsidiaries are expected to make intercompany payments to the U.S. of approximately $40 million from foreign cash balances available at September 30, 2014. In aggregate, approximately $240 million in payments is expected to be made in 2014 and in future years in satisfaction of intercompany obligations. Cash held by foreign subsidiaries may be subject to U.S. or local country taxes if repatriated to the U.S. In addition, repatriation of some foreign cash balances is further restricted by local laws.
(3)  The Company has a senior secured revolving Credit Agreement ("Credit Agreement") which was amended effective September 9, 2014 to increase the aggregate revolving commitments of the Lenders from $1.15 billion to $1.5 billion and to extend the expiration date from October 15, 2017 to September 9, 2019. The Credit Agreement is subject to a number of covenants, including a minimum Interest Coverage Ratio and a maximum Leverage Ratio, both as defined and calculated in the Credit Agreement. There were $130 million in borrowings under the Credit Agreement as of September 30, 2014. Based on the Company's results of operations for the twelve months ended September 30, 2014 and existing debt, the Company would have had the ability to utilize an additional $1.2 billion of the $1.5 billion Credit Agreement and not have been in violation of the terms of the agreement. 
  September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013
Stated amount of the credit agreement  $ 1,500.0  $ 1,150.0  $ 1,150.0
Less: availability reduction from covenants  178.2  762.5  330.6
Total amount available  1,321.8  387.5  819.4
Less: borrowings under the credit agreement  130.0  --   -- 
Impact on availability related to outstanding letters of credit  --   --   -- 
Availability under the credit agreement  $ 1,191.8  $ 387.5  $ 819.4

CONTACT: Media:
Phyllis Burgee
Director, Communications
630.322.6093
phyllis.burgee@rrd.com
Investors:
Dave Gardella
SVP, Investor Relations
312.326.8155
david.a.gardella@rrd.com

Source: RR Donnelley

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