LSC Communications Files for Chapter 11 and Raises $100M in Liquid Capital

After weeks of credible speculation and reporting, LSC Communications announced clarity around its reorganization plans, which includes filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the Southern District of New York. The company was left with few option after accumulating at least $893 million in debt, and a balance sheet that saw continued declines, capped off by a 17% year-over-year drop in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019. According to a company statement, it has “sufficient liquidity to continue operating its business,” which should have several publishers across the U.S. breathing a sigh of relief, at least for now. LSC is the largest book printer in the country, and also boasts a sizable clientele of magazines. In addition to filing for bankruptcy, the company secured $100 million in additional cash in debtor-to-possession financing from undisclosed lenders. It has also filed a number of “customary motions” to ensure it maintains business as usual and doesn’t fall behind in vendor payments. We previously reported that the failed merger with Quad/Graphics last year left LSC in a vulnerable position and that the company was closing as eight of its manufacturing plants across the country as one step forward in its plans to stabilize the organization. This was again addressed again by CEO Thomas Quinlan in today’s statement. “Since the termination of our merger…  [we] have taken proactive and aggressive steps to improve our overall cost structure and streamline our... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-13 15:00:01 UTC ]
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