Quad/Graphics Reports $12M Loss Amid Declining Sales in Q1

Quad/Graphics posted a net loss of $12.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, the Wisconsin-based commercial printer reported on Wednesday, a significant improvement over its $22.8 million net loss in Q1 of 2019. Net sales dropped 14.4% year-over-year to $823 million, the company said, a decline that was partially mitigated by a 13.5% reduction in operating expenses, which it executed by furloughing staffers (while preserving their medical benefits), reducing capital expenditures by 45%, suspending quarterly dividends and reducing the salaries of over 750 of its highest-paid employees. "Our first quarter performance exceeded our expectations until mid-March when we started to feel the initial disruption from COVID-19," said chairman, president and CEO Joel Quadracci, who added that he's taken a temporary 50% pay cut. "We were able to deliver strong first quarter results, in part, by taking early and swift action to align our cost structure to lower volumes in certain product categories, thereby protecting our balance sheet and preserving cash flow and liquidity. We have historically treated almost all costs as variable, and demonstrated our agility to react in real-time during the pandemic to reduce costs." Quad/Graphics withdrew its full-year 2020 financial guidance in early April, citing uncertainty in customer demand as a result of the pandemic. Magazines, catalogs and special interest publications combined to form about 30% of the company's overall net sales in... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-06 18:09:12 UTC ]
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