Consolidated Graphics Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 2011 and Additional $70 Million Stock Repurchase Authorization

HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) today announced financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Revenue for the December quarter was $283.9 million, a $15.2 million or 5.1% decrease compared to the prior year quarter.  The decline in revenue compared to the prior year quarter was due to an expected $11.3 million decline in election-related business, a 3.5% decline in same-store sales, partially offset by sales growth related to acquisitions.  Adjusted Operating Income for the December 2011 quarter was $20.6 million or 7.2% of revenue, compared to $30.2 million or 10.1% of revenue last year.  Adjusted Net Income was $12.6 million, or $1.21 per diluted share for the quarter, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $18.7 million or $1.60 per diluted share for the prior year quarter.  

Operating income, which included a $2.0 million goodwill impairment charge, was $17.6 million for the December 2011 quarter. Operating income for the prior year quarter was $28.2 million and included impairment charges of $1.0 million. Net income for the December 2011 quarter was $10.8 million or $1.04 diluted earnings per share, compared to $17.6 million or $1.50 diluted earnings per share last year.

Joe R. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Graphics, commented, "Our financial performance in the current quarter was impacted by expected lower election-related business and lower than anticipated seasonal sales of both custom photo products and sales into the  insurance industry. The lower sales into the insurance industry primarily related to one customer. We anticipate that the decline in business from this customer will be temporary. During the quarter, we also had non-recurring start-up expenses related to launching new hardware and platform software for certain customers, that adversely impacted the bottom line."  

Mr. Davis, continued, "Our recent investments in technology, such as our WorkSmart Suite™ products are being well received by our customers and will continue to provide long-term profitable growth. We continue to differentiate our customer offerings through investments in state-of-the-art technology, printing, and fulfillment solutions. Supported by our strong balance sheet, we believe these actions will continue to drive growth over the long-term and further enhance our competitive position."

Mr. Davis concluded, "Due to the seasonal nature of sales into the custom photo product and the insurance markets, we are optimistic that we will achieve year-over-year same-store sales growth in the March 2012 quarter. Based on current market conditions, we expect the March quarter's revenue to be in the range of $265 - $275 million which assumes year-over-year same-store sales growth of up to 5%."  

Share Repurchase Program Update

During the quarter, the Company purchased 239,456 shares of its common stock for $11.0 million pursuant to a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of $100 million of the Company's common shares.  Since beginning the share repurchase program in November 2010, the Company has purchased 1,531,549 shares of its common stock (13.0% of shares outstanding) for $69.1 million. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had 10,242,578 common shares outstanding.

Additional Share Repurchase Authorization

On February 6, 2012, the Board of Directors amended the share repurchase program by increasing the authorization to purchase the Company's common shares from $100 million to $170 million.  Additionally, the expiration of the program was extended to September 30, 2013. The amended share repurchase program enables the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock in open-market purchases as well as privately negotiated transactions, pursuant to applicable securities regulations, and subject to the terms of our bank facilities, market conditions and other factors. The Board of Directors may modify, suspend, extend or terminate the program at any time. Remaining authorization under the amended share repurchase program at February 6, 2012 was $100.5 million.

A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the attached tables and in the related Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 8-K also includes the basis for management's use of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. will host a conference call tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2012 results. The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on our website (www.cgx.com) and a subsequent archive of such call will also be available on our website.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, and a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides the service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in which the Company discusses factors it believes may affect its performance or results in the future. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than historical facts, such as statements regarding assumptions, expectations, beliefs and projections about future events or conditions. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the appearance in such a statement of words like "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "forecast," "project," "should" or "will" or other comparable words or the negative of such words. The accuracy of the Company's assumptions, expectations, beliefs and projections depends on events or conditions that change over time and are thus susceptible to change based on actual experience, new developments and known and unknown risks, including those created by general market conditions, competition and the possibility that events may occur beyond the Company's control, which may limit its ability to maintain or improve its operating results or financial condition or acquire additional printing businesses. The Company gives no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and does not undertake any duty to update them. The Company's actual future results might differ from the forward-looking statements made in this press release for a variety of reasons, which include weakness in the economy, financial stability of its customers, the sustained growth of its digital printing business, seasonality of election-related business, its ability to adequately manage business expenses, including labor costs, the unfavorable outcome of legal proceedings, the lack of or adequacy of insurance coverage for its operations, the continued availability of raw materials at affordable prices, retention of its key management and operating personnel, satisfactory labor relations, the potential for additional goodwill impairment charges, its ability to identify new acquisition opportunities, negotiate and finance such acquisitions on acceptable terms and successfully absorb and manage such acquisitions in a timely and efficient manner, as well as other risks described under the heading "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and the risk factors and cautionary statements described in the other documents the Company files or furnishes from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Should one or more of the foregoing risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the Company's underlying assumptions, expectations, beliefs or projections  prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in its forward-looking statements, and its business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

Regulation G Reconciliation

This press release also contains references to the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as earnings, or net income, before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, goodwill impairment charges, litigation and other charges, share-based compensation expense, non-cash foreign currency transaction gains and losses and net losses/gains from asset dispositions, Free Cash Flow, which we define as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures plus proceeds from assets dispositions, Adjusted Operating Income, which we define as operating income before goodwill charges, litigation and other charges, share-based compensation expense, and non-cash foreign currency transaction net (gain)/loss, Adjusted Operating Margin, which we define as Adjusted Operating Income divided by sales, Adjusted Net Income, which we define as net income (loss) before goodwill charges, litigation and other charges, share-based compensation expense,  non-cash foreign currency transaction net (gain)/loss, all net of tax, and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, which we define as Adjusted Net Income divided by diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables below. Management's opinion regarding the usefulness of these non-GAAP financial measures to investors and a description of the ways in which management used such measures can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K we filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(Tables to follow)



CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.

Consolidated Income Statements

(In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended




December 31,


December 31,




2011


2010


Change


2011


2010


Change







$


%






$


%


Sales

$283,891


$299,111


(15,220)


(5)


$794,644


$795,934


(1,290)


-


Cost of Sales

213,969


222,297


(8,328)


(4)


605,618


602,515


3,103


1



Gross Profit

69,922


76,814


(6,892)


(9)


189,026


193,419


(4,393)


(2)


Selling Expenses

23,149


23,471


(322)


(1)


68,411


69,078


(667)


(1)


General and Administrative Expenses

26,922


23,973


2,949


12


77,855


70,071


7,784


11


Goodwill Impairment Charge

1,984


-


1,984


nm     


1,984


-


1,984


nm     


Impairment and Other Charges

-


991


(991)


nm     


5,281


(2,475)


7,756


nm     


Other Expense

238


138


100


72


429


195


234


120



Operating Income

17,629


28,241


(10,612)


(38)


35,066


56,550


(21,484)


(38)


Interest Expense

1,676


1,805


(129)


(7)


4,831


5,904


(1,073)


(18)



Income before Taxes

15,953


26,436


(10,483)


(40)


30,235


50,646


(20,411)


(40)


Income Taxes

5,119


8,867


(3,748)


(42)


10,281


18,182


(7,901)


(43)



Net Income

$10,834


$17,569


(6,735)


(38)


$19,954


$32,464


(12,510)


(39)




















Earnings Per Share


















Basic

$1.05


$1.53






$1.86


$2.83







Diluted

$1.04


$1.50






$1.83


$2.79
























Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


















Basic

10,332


11,482






10,712


11,452







Diluted

10,459


11,694






10,885


11,655























Effective Income Tax Rate

32.1%


33.5%






34.0%


35.9%
























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CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts, and unaudited)




December 31,

2011


March 31,
2011




ASSETS












CURRENT ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents


$

7,002


$

3,710


Accounts receivable, net


190,559


171,779


Inventories


55,677


50,888


Prepaid expenses


11,408


13,447


Deferred income taxes


12,137


10,787


Total current assets


276,783


250,611


PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net


385,191


388,681


GOODWILL


24,681


27,124


OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net


16,391


19,376


OTHER ASSETS


10,610


12,691




$

713,656


$

698,483


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY












CURRENT LIABILITIES






Current portion of long-term debt


$

21,509


$

15,911


Accounts payable


97,970


90,100


Accrued liabilities


67,012


81,501


Total current liabilities


186,491


187,512


LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion


175,822


154,161


OTHER LIABILITIES


21,597


13,820


DEFERRED INCOME TAXES, net


51,236


45,629


          Total liabilities


435,146


401,122


COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES






SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Common stock, $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized;

  10,242,578 and 11,072,053 issued and outstanding


102


110


Additional paid-in capital


161,024


170,547


Retained earnings


117,335


123,990


Accumulated other comprehensive income


49


2,714


Total shareholders' equity


278,510


297,361




$

713,656


$

698,483










Total debt


$

197,331


$

170,072


Debt-to-total capitalization



42%



36%





CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010











Net income  

$

10,834


$

17,569


$

19,954


$

32,464


Income taxes

5,119


8,867


10,281


18,182


Interest expense, net

1,676


1,805


4,831


5,904


Depreciation and amortization

18,663


17,087


53,774


51,373


Goodwill impairment charge

1,984


-


1,984


-


Impairment and other charges

-


991


5,281


(2,475)


Share-based compensation expense

710


798


1,853


2,573


Non-cash foreign currency transaction loss

238


138


429


195


Net (gain) loss from asset dispositions

(331)


(78)


(725)


(174)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

38,893


$

47,177


$

97,662


$

108,042











Net cash provided by operating activities

$

24,901


$

21,714


$

63,329


$

51,898


Capital expenditures

(19,710)


(25,577)


(48,813)


(51,166)


Proceeds from asset dispositions

1,795


211


2,694


2,862


Free Cash Flow

$

6,986


$

(3,652)


$

17,210


$

3,594











Operating income

$

17,629


$

28,241


$

35,066


$

56,550


Goodwill impairment charge

1,984


-


1,984


-


Impairment and other charges

-


991


5,281


(2,475)


Share-based compensation expense

710


798


1,853


2,573


Non-cash foreign currency transaction loss

238


138


429


195


Adjusted Operating Income

$

20,561


$

30,168


$

44,613


$

56,843


Adjusted Operating Margin

7.2

%

10.1

%

5.6

%

7.1

%










Net income

$

10,834


$

17,569


$

19,954


$

32,464


Goodwill impairment charge

1,984


-


1,984


-


Tax benefit of goodwill impairment charge

(774)


-


(774)


-


Impairment and other charges

-


991


5,281


(2,475)


Tax benefit of impairment and other charges

-


(386)


(1,987)


965


Share-based compensation expense, net of taxes

433


487


1,130


1,570


Non-cash foreign currency transaction loss, net of taxes

145


84


262


119


Adjusted Net Income

$

12,622


$

18,745


$

25,850


$

32,643





CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts, and unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



December 31,


December 31


2011


2010


2011


2010











Diluted earnings per share

$

1.04


$

1.50


$

1.83


$

2.79


Goodwill impairment charge

0.19


-


0.18


-


Tax benefit of Goodwill impairment charge

(.07)


-


(.07)


-


Impairment and other charges

-


.08


.49


(.21)


Tax benefit of Impairment and other charges

-


(.03)


(.18)


.08


Share-based compensation expense, net of taxes

.04


.04


.10


.13


Non-cash foreign currency  transaction loss, net of taxes

.01


.01


.02


.01


Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.21


$

1.60


$

2.37


$

2.80





SOURCE Consolidated Graphics, Inc.



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