EX-99.1 2 c11636exv99w1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1
Exhibit 99.1
     
News Release   (GANNETT LOGO)
     
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, January 31, 2011
Gannett Co., Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Reported Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.72
Non-GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.83
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income Increases 19% to $200 million
McLEAN, VA — Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) reported today that earnings per diluted share from continuing operations, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $0.72 compared to $0.54 for the fourth quarter of 2009. Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations for the 2010 fiscal year were $2.35 compared to $1.49 for the 2009 fiscal year. Results for both quarters and fiscal years included special items as noted below. Earnings per share excluding special items for the fourth quarter were $0.83 versus $0.70 last year on the same basis. Earnings per share excluding special items in 2010 were $2.44 compared to $1.85 in 2009 on the same basis.
Results for the fourth quarter of 2010 include $36.7 million of non-cash charges associated with facility consolidations and asset impairments ($24.4 million after-tax or $0.10 per share) and $3.6 million in costs due to workforce restructuring ($1.9 million after-tax or $0.01 per share). Results for the 2010 fiscal year include $59.7 million of non-cash charges associated with facility consolidations and asset impairments ($42.7 million after-tax or $0.18 per share), $11.7 million in costs due to workforce restructuring ($7.0 million after-tax or $0.03 per share), a $28.7 million ($0.12 per share) net tax benefit due primarily to the expiration of the statutes of limitations and the release of certain reserves related to the sale of a business in a prior year, and a $2.2 million ($0.01 per share) tax charge related to healthcare reform legislation.
Results for the fourth quarter of 2009 included $50.1 million of non-cash charges associated with facility consolidations and asset impairments ($36.3 million after-tax or $0.15 per share) and $3.4 million in costs due to workforce restructuring ($2.2 million after-tax or $0.01 per share). Results for the 2009 fiscal year include $170.2 million of non-cash charges associated with facility consolidations and asset impairments ($119.0 after-tax or $0.50 per share), $28.3 million in costs due to workforce restructuring ($17.9 million after-tax or $0.08 per share), a $42.7 million gain related to the company’s debt exchange ($26.1 million after-tax or $0.11 per share) and a $39.8 million settlement gain related to one of the company’s union pension plans ($24.7 million after-tax or $0.10 per share).
As previously reported, the company completed the sale of The Honolulu Advertiser and its related assets as well as a small directory publishing operation during the second quarter of 2010. Results for the fourth quarter and year-to-date periods exclude operating results from these former properties which have been reclassified to discontinued operations.
Tables 1 through 4 attached to this release reflect the company’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP and include the effect of these special items. Tables 5 through 9 provide information regarding income statement and segment results excluding these special items.
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“We are pleased with the positive results we delivered this year. Our performance was driven by the successful execution of strategic initiatives we implemented across the company. Given the rapidly shifting media landscape, we further accelerated our transformation to position Gannett to continue to adapt and operate successfully as our industry evolves. Throughout 2010, we enhanced service to our advertisers, created and customized attractive multiplatform content that our customers are demanding and improved our production and distribution functions. As a result of these actions, we improved the profitability of each business segment and generated operating cash flow of $1.3 billion this year despite the challenging operating environment,” said Craig Dubow, chairman and chief executive officer.
“Broadcasting had an outstanding year in terms of ratings, revenue and profitability. Operating income in Broadcasting in 2010 grew over 50 percent and significantly exceeded 2008 results, which was a Presidential election year. Strong results in the Digital segment, particularly at CareerBuilder, also contributed to our earnings growth. In our Publishing segment, revenue comparisons finished the year better than they started. Reflecting the state of the U.S. economy, there were bright spots in auto and employment classified in our domestic publishing operations, although real estate continued to be soft. Without a doubt, Gannett today is a stronger company than it was at the beginning of 2010, and we are focused on continuing to create value for our shareholders in the year ahead,” continued Dubow.
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Amounts reported in accordance with GAAP are contained in Tables 1 through 4. However, certain amounts included in the following discussion of results exclude the effect of special items. Details of these special items and their effect on GAAP results are included on the Non-GAAP Financial Information Tables 5 through 9 attached to this news release.
Net income attributable to Gannett on a non-GAAP basis totaled $200.5 million, a 19.1 percent increase from the fourth quarter last year. On the same basis, pre-tax income increased 16.1 percent in the quarter to $309.0 million from $266.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenue growth overall combined with expense management resulted in significantly higher operating income and operating cash flow (a non-GAAP term defined as operating income plus special items, depreciation and amortization) in the quarter. Non-GAAP operating income was $347.3 million compared to $302.7 million last year, an increase of 14.7 percent. Operating cash flow was 11.0 percent higher and totaled $399.4 million compared to $359.9 million in the fourth quarter last year.
Reported operating revenues for the company increased to $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter, which continued the sequential improvement for year-over-year comparisons for each quarter in 2010. The relative improvement of certain sectors of the U.S. economy, strong political advertising in the Broadcasting segment, as well as better revenue results in the Digital segment drove the revenue growth.
Operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were $1.1 billion compared to $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter last year. The 3.4 percent decline reflects efficiency efforts and facility consolidations in this and prior quarters offset partially by higher newsprint expense for Publishing and higher Broadcasting expenses associated with the segment’s sharp revenue gains.
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Total reported operating revenues for the full year were $5.4 billion, a decline of just 1.3 percent from $5.5 billion in 2009. Advertising revenue of $107 million in the Broadcasting segment associated with the elections and the Winter Olympic Games and higher core television advertising contributed to the revenue results as did a 5.5 percent increase in Digital segment revenues. Non-GAAP operating expenses were down 6.4 percent primarily due to the impact of cost efficiency efforts company-wide and a substantial decline in newsprint expense offset partially by higher expenses in Broadcasting related to higher revenue. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income totaled $1.1 billion, an increase of 27.1 percent compared to 2009, and net income attributable to Gannett was $590.5 million, up 35.0 percent from $437.5 million in 2009.
PUBLISHING
Publishing segment operating revenues were $1.1 billion for the quarter, a decline of 4.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter in 2009. Sequential improvement in year-over-year comparisons for the retail and classified categories as well as circulation and other revenue was offset by a decline in national advertising. On a two-year comparison basis, publishing operating revenues in the fourth quarter were almost 8 percentage points better than third quarter comparisons and were the best quarterly comparisons for the year.
As noted, the company completed the sale of The Honolulu Advertiser and its related assets as well as a small directory publishing operation during the second quarter of 2010. Revenue associated with these businesses, now reflected as discontinued operations, totaled approximately $30 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Advertising revenues totaled $722.3 million compared to $767.6 million for the fourth quarter last year, a 5.9 percent decline. In the U.S., advertising revenues were 4.8 percent lower while at Newsquest, our operations in the UK, advertising revenues lagged last year by 7.9 percent, in pounds.
Ad revenue percentage changes for the retail, national and classified categories for the publishing segment for the quarter were as follows:
Fourth Quarter 2010 Year-over-Year Comparisons
                                 
                    Total        
                    Publishing     Total  
    U.S. Publishing     Newsquest     Segment     Publishing  
    (including USA TODAY)     (in pounds)     (constant currency)     Segment  
 
Retail
    (4.5 %)     (5.9 %)     (4.6 %)     (4.9 %)
National
    (8.0 %)     (1.6 %)     (7.6 %)     (7.8 %)
Classified
    (2.2 %)     (10.2 %)     (4.3 %)     (5.1 %)
 
                       
 
    (4.8 %)     (7.9 %)     (5.2 %)     (5.9 %)
National advertising was 7.8 percent lower in the quarter. Stronger national advertising at U.S. Community Publishing was more than offset by softer advertising demand at USA TODAY and its associated businesses. For USA TODAY, while there was solid growth in the travel and financial categories, several other key categories including technology, telecommunications, automotive and
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advocacy lagged last year. Paid advertising pages totaled 680 compared with 705 in the fourth quarter last year. National advertising revenues, excluding USA TODAY and USA WEEKEND, were 2.7 percent higher in the fourth quarter.
Positive growth in the automotive and employment classified categories at our domestic publishing properties that began in the second quarter continued through the fourth quarter. The real estate category, reflecting housing issues nationwide, continued to lag. Classified advertising revenue comparisons for the fourth quarter on a two-year basis were the best quarterly comparisons of the year and almost 12 percentage points better than the two-year comparison for the third quarter.
The percentage changes in the classified categories for the fourth quarter of 2010 were as follows:
Fourth Quarter 2010 Year-over-Year Comparisons
                                 
                    Total        
                    Publishing     Total  
    U.S.     Newsquest     Segment     Publishing  
    Publishing     (in pounds)     (constant currency)     Segment  
Automotive
    7.4 %     (5.7 %)     5.3 %     4.8 %
Employment
    10.3 %     (21.3 %)     (1.5 %)     (2.7 %)
Real Estate
    (19.4 %)     (3.6 %)     (14.9 %)     (15.5 %)
Legal
    (13.6 %)           (13.6 %)     (13.6 %)
Other
    (3.2 %)     (7.3 %)     (4.6 %)     (5.6 %)
 
                       
 
    (2.2 %)     (10.2 %)     (4.3 %)     (5.1 %)
Digital revenues in our Publishing segment were up in the quarter in the U.S. as well as at Newsquest in the UK. U.S. Community Publishing digital revenues were 15.8 percent higher reflecting increases in virtually every category. Digital advertising revenues at USA TODAY jumped 19.0 percent in the quarter.
On a non-GAAP basis, publishing operating expenses declined 5.2 percent to $854.9 million compared to $901.9 million in the fourth quarter last year. The impact of continuing efficiency efforts and facility consolidations offset, in part, by higher newsprint expense drove the decline. Newsprint expense was up 18.3 percent due to significantly higher newsprint usage prices offset partially by a 6.5 percent decline in consumption. Non-GAAP publishing segment operating expenses excluding newsprint were 7.3 percent lower in the quarter. Newsprint usage price comparisons in the first quarter of 2011 are expected to be unfavorable and consumption is expected to be lower.
Non-GAAP operating income was $208.1 million compared to $212.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Publishing segment operating cash flow totaled $240.2 million. Non-GAAP operating income and operating cash flow for the Publishing segment, excluding newsprint, increased 3.0 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively, in the fourth quarter this year compared to the fourth quarter last year.
BROADCASTING
On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was 46.9 percent higher and totaled $116.3 million in the quarter compared to $79.2 million in the fourth quarter last year. Operating cash flow increased 41.3 percent to $123.8 million. Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating income and operating cash flow
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significantly exceeded these amounts on the same basis in the fourth quarter of 2008 even though 2008 benefited from higher Presidential election year spending.
Broadcasting revenues (which include Captivate) were $232.8 million in the quarter, up 27.1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting strong advertising demand bolstered by higher political spending and a significant increase in Captivate revenues, up 43.8 percent.
Television revenues were $220.2 million compared to $174.5 million in the fourth quarter last year reflecting significantly higher political spending which totaled $52.4 million and growth in core advertising. Advertising revenues, excluding political, were up 1.2 percent reflecting solid core advertising demand tempered by the displacement effect of substantial political ad demand. Retransmission revenues were up 15.9 percent and totaled $16.4 million in the fourth quarter and $63.3 million for the full year. Television faces several revenue headwinds in the first quarter of 2011 including the absence of $18.6 million in Olympic spending that benefitted our NBC affiliated stations in the first quarter of 2010 as well as $3.3 million in politically related advertising and $2.2 million in ad demand related to the Super Bowl. Despite these headwinds, and based on current trends, we expect the percentage increase in total television revenues to be in the very low single digits for the first quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010.
Non-GAAP Broadcasting segment operating expenses were $116.5 million in the fourth quarter compared to $104.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The 12.0 percent increase reflects higher sales and marketing costs.
DIGITAL
On a non-GAAP basis, Digital segment operating income was $37.8 million, 45.3 percent higher than the fourth quarter last year. Operating cash flow was $45.2 million compared to $34.4 million a year ago, a 31.3 percent increase. Operating revenues were 5.2 percent higher in the quarter and totaled $165.8 million compared with $157.7 million in 2009. The increase reflects particularly strong employment advertising demand at CareerBuilder. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $128.1 million, 2.8 percent lower than last year on a comparable basis.
Digital revenues company-wide including the Digital segment and all digital revenues generated by the other business segments were up 10.2 percent and totaled over $271 million for the quarter, approximately 19 percent of total operating revenues. For the full year, total digital revenue was approximately $1.0 billion, 18.1 percent of total operating revenues and an increase of 8.0 percent.
NON-OPERATING ITEMS
The company’s equity earnings include its share of operating results from unconsolidated investees including the California Newspapers Partnership, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Tucson newspaper partnership and other online/digital businesses including Classified Ventures.
Equity income in unconsolidated investees on a non-GAAP basis totaled $6.8 million compared to $8.0 million in last year’s fourth quarter. The decline reflects slightly lower results for certain of the newspaper partnerships and certain digital investments.
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Interest expense was $46.3 million compared to $44.8 million for the fourth quarter last year. While average debt balances were significantly lower during the quarter, the average interest rate was higher due to new longer term, fixed rate debt issuances early in the quarter. Total debt was reduced by over $67 million during the fourth quarter and by approximately $710 million for the year.
In addition, the company made a voluntary contribution to its pension plan of $100 million in the fourth quarter and $130 million in total during the 2010 fiscal year. These voluntary contributions as well as strong investment performance for the plan resulted in a substantial improvement in the funded status of the plan.
At the end of the 2010 fiscal year, our senior leverage ratio was 1.97 times, well within the ceiling of 3.5 times designated by our only financial covenant.
The company’s effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis was 33.0 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with 34.9 percent for the comparable period in 2009. The lower rate for 2010 is due mainly to favorable audit settlements.
At the end of the quarter, Gannett had more than 100 domestic publishing web sites, including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular newspaper sites on the Web. The company also had web sites in all of its 19 television markets. In December, Gannett’s consolidated domestic Internet audience share was 48.4 million unique visitors reaching 22.8 percent of the Internet audience, according to Comscore Media Metrix. Newsquest is also an Internet leader in the UK where its network of web sites attracted over 65 million monthly page impressions from approximately 8.8 million unique users in December. CareerBuilder’s unique visitors in the fourth quarter averaged 21.7 million, an increase of 21 percent from the fourth quarter last year.
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In addition to the results reported in accordance with GAAP included in this press release, the company has provided information regarding certain income statement and segment items excluding special items. Management believes results excluding these special items better reflect the ongoing performance of the company and enables management and investors to meaningfully trend, analyze and benchmark the performance of the company’s operations. These measures are also more comparable to financial measures reported by our competitors. Results excluding these special items should not be considered a substitute for these computations calculated in accordance with GAAP.
As previously announced, the company will hold an earnings conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today. The call can be accessed via a live Webcast through the Investor Relations section of the company’s Web site, www.gannett.com, or listen-only conference lines. U.S. callers should dial 1-888-516-2447 and international callers should dial 719-325-2172 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The confirmation code for the conference call is 4086987. To access the replay, dial 1-888-203-1112 in the U.S. International callers should use the number 719-457-0820. The confirmation code for the replay is 4086987. Materials related to the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of the company’s Web site Monday morning.
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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 600 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is one of the UK’s leading regional community news providers, with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of web sites.
Certain statements in this press release may be forward looking in nature or “forward looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward looking statements contained in this press release are subject to a number of risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual performance to differ materially from these forward looking statements. A number of those risks, trends and uncertainties are discussed in the company’s SEC reports, including the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward looking statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors.
Gannett is not responsible for updating the information contained in this press release beyond the published date, or for changes made to this press release by wire services, Internet service providers or other media.
     
For investor inquiries, contact:
  For media inquiries, contact:
Jeffrey Heinz
  Robin Pence
Director, Investor Relations
  Vice President of Corporate Communications
703-854-6917
  703-854-6049
jheinz@gannett.com
  rpence@gannett.com
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)
Table No. 1
                         
    Thirteen     Thirteen        
    weeks ended     weeks ended     % Inc  
    Dec. 26, 2010     Dec. 27, 2009     (Dec)  
Net Operating Revenues:
                       
Publishing advertising
  $ 722,297     $ 767,560       (5.9 )
Publishing circulation
    272,989       284,648       (4.1 )
Digital
    165,848       157,705       5.2  
Broadcasting
    232,779       183,171       27.1  
All other
    67,702       62,654       8.1  
 
                 
Total
    1,461,615       1,455,738       0.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Expenses:
                       
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    755,451       783,515       (3.6 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    310,366       315,725       (1.7 )
Depreciation
    44,410       48,916       (9.2 )
Amortization of intangible assets
    7,656       8,208       (6.7 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    33,964       46,265       (26.6 )
 
                 
Total
    1,151,847       1,202,629       (4.2 )
 
                 
Operating income
    309,768       253,109       22.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Non-operating (expense) income:
                       
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    4,063       4,150       (2.1 )
Interest expense
    (46,308 )     (44,799 )     3.4  
Other non-operating items
    1,194       190       ***  
 
                 
Total
    (41,051 )     (40,459 )     1.5  
 
                 
 
                       
Income before income taxes
    268,717       212,650       26.4  
Provision for income taxes
    84,800       75,293       12.6  
 
                 
Income from continuing operations
    183,917       137,357       33.9  
Income from the operation of discontinued operations, net of tax
          3,755       ***  
 
                 
Net income
    183,917       141,112       30.3  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
    (9,782 )     (7,510 )     30.3  
 
                 
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 174,135     $ 133,602       30.3  
 
                 
 
                       
Income from continuing operations attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 174,135     $ 129,847       34.1  
Income from the operation of discontinued operations, net of tax
          3,755       ***  
 
                 
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 174,135     $ 133,602       30.3  
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings from continuing operations per share — basic
  $ 0.73     $ 0.55       32.7  
Earnings from discontinued operations
                       
Discontinued operations per share — basic
          0.02       ***  
 
                 
Net income per share — basic
  $ 0.73     $ 0.57       28.1  
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings from continuing operations per share — diluted
  $ 0.72     $ 0.54       33.3  
Earnings from discontinued operations
                       
Discontinued operations per share — diluted
          0.02       ***  
 
                 
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 0.72     $ 0.56       28.6  
 
                 
 
                       
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
                       
Basic
    238,883       236,426       1.0  
Diluted
    242,448       239,598       1.2  
 
                       
Dividends per share
  $ 0.04     $ 0.04        
 
                 

 

 


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)
Table No. 2
                         
    Fifty-two     Fifty-two        
    weeks ended     weeks ended     % Inc  
    Dec. 26, 2010     Dec. 27, 2009     (Dec)  
Net Operating Revenues:
                       
Publishing advertising
  $ 2,710,524     $ 2,888,034       (6.1 )
Publishing circulation
    1,086,702       1,144,539       (5.1 )
Digital
    618,259       586,174       5.5  
Broadcasting
    769,580       631,085       21.9  
All other
    253,613       259,771       (2.4 )
 
                 
Total
    5,438,678       5,509,603       (1.3 )
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Expenses:
                       
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    2,980,465       3,230,176       (7.7 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    1,187,633       1,186,970       0.1  
Depreciation
    182,514       207,652       (12.1 )
Amortization of intangible assets
    31,362       32,983       (4.9 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    57,009       132,904       (57.1 )
 
                 
Total
    4,438,983       4,790,685       (7.3 )
 
                 
Operating income
    999,695       718,918       39.1  
 
                 
 
                       
Non-operating (expense) income:
                       
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    19,140       3,927       ***  
Interest expense
    (172,986 )     (175,745 )     (1.6 )
Other non-operating items
    111       22,799       (99.5 )
 
                 
Total
    (153,735 )     (149,019 )     3.2  
 
                 
 
                       
Income before income taxes
    845,960       569,899       48.4  
Provision for income taxes
    244,013       191,328       27.5  
 
                 
Income from continuing operations
    601,947       378,571       59.0  
(Loss) income from the operation of discontinued operations, net of tax
    (322 )     3,790       ***  
Gain on disposal of publishing businesses, net of tax
    21,195             ***  
 
                 
Net income
    622,820       382,361       62.9  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
    (34,619 )     (27,091 )     27.8  
 
                 
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 588,201     $ 355,270       65.6  
 
                 
 
                       
Income from continuing operations attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 567,328     $ 351,480       61.4  
(Loss) income from the operation of discontinued operations, net of tax
    (322 )     3,790       ***  
Gain on disposal of publishing businesses, net of tax
    21,195             ***  
 
                 
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
  $ 588,201     $ 355,270       65.6  
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings from continuing operations per share — basic
  $ 2.38     $ 1.50       58.7  
Earnings from discontinued operations
                       
Discontinued operations per share — basic
          0.02       ***  
Gain on disposal of publishing businesses per share — basic
    0.09             ***  
 
                 
Net income per share — basic
  $ 2.47     $ 1.52       62.5  
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings from continuing operations per share — diluted
  $ 2.35     $ 1.49       57.7  
Earnings from discontinued operations
                       
Discontinued operations per share — diluted
          0.02       ***  
Gain on disposal of publishing businesses per share — diluted
    0.08             ***  
 
                 
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 2.43     $ 1.51       60.9  
 
                 
 
                       
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
                       
Basic
    238,230       233,683       1.9  
Diluted
    241,605       236,027       2.4  
 
                       
Dividends per share
  $ 0.16     $ 0.16        
 
                 

 

 


 

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars
Table No. 3
                         
    Thirteen weeks ended     Thirteen weeks ended     % Inc  
    Dec. 26, 2010     Dec. 27, 2009     (Dec)  
Net Operating Revenues:
                       
Publishing
  $ 1,062,988     $ 1,114,862       (4.7 )
Digital
    165,848       157,705       5.2  
Broadcasting
    232,779       183,171       27.1  
 
                 
Total
  $ 1,461,615     $ 1,455,738       0.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges):
                       
Publishing
  $ 172,092     $ 188,351       (8.6 )
Digital
    36,784       1,443       ***  
Broadcasting
    115,757       78,696       47.1  
Corporate
    (14,865 )     (15,381 )     (3.4 )
 
                 
Total
  $ 309,768     $ 253,109       22.4  
 
                 
 
                       
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges:
                       
Publishing
  $ 65,657     $ 57,927       13.3  
Digital
    7,389       32,955       (77.6 )
Broadcasting
    7,880       8,895       (11.4 )
Corporate
    5,104       3,612       41.3  
 
                 
Total
  $ 86,030     $ 103,389       (16.8 )
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Cash Flow:
                       
Publishing
  $ 237,749     $ 246,278       (3.5 )
Digital
    44,173       34,398       28.4  
Broadcasting
    123,637       87,591       41.2  
Corporate
    (9,761 )     (11,769 )     (17.1 )
 
                 
Total
  $ 395,798     $ 356,498       11.0  
 
                 
Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company’s business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges. See attachment for reconciliation of amounts to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

 


 

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars
Table No. 4
                         
    Fifty-two weeks ended     Fifty-two weeks ended     % Inc  
    Dec. 26, 2010     Dec. 27, 2009     (Dec)  
Net Operating Revenues:
                       
Publishing
  $ 4,050,839     $ 4,292,344       (5.6 )
Digital
    618,259       586,174       5.5  
Broadcasting
    769,580       631,085       21.9  
 
                 
Total
  $ 5,438,678     $ 5,509,603       (1.3 )
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges):
                       
Publishing
  $ 647,741     $ 516,328       25.5  
Digital
    83,355       43,295       92.5  
Broadcasting
    329,245       216,101       52.4  
Corporate
    (60,646 )     (56,806 )     6.8  
 
                 
Total
  $ 999,695     $ 718,918       39.1  
 
                 
 
                       
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges:
                       
Publishing
  $ 170,073     $ 255,733       (33.5 )
Digital
    43,313       59,489       (27.2 )
Broadcasting
    40,460       42,640       (5.1 )
Corporate
    17,039       15,677       8.7  
 
                 
Total
  $ 270,885     $ 373,539       (27.5 )
 
                 
 
                       
Operating Cash Flow:
                       
Publishing
  $ 817,814     $ 772,061       5.9  
Digital
    126,668       102,784       23.2  
Broadcasting
    369,705       258,741       42.9  
Corporate
    (43,607 )     (41,129 )     6.0  
 
                 
Total
  $ 1,270,580     $ 1,092,457       16.3  
 
                 
Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company’s business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges. See attachment for reconciliation of amounts to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

 


 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars (except per share amounts)
In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) included in this press release, the company has provided information regarding certain income statement and segment items excluding special items. Management believes results excluding these special items better reflect the ongoing performance of the company and enables management and investors to meaningfully trend, analyze and benchmark the performance of the company’s operations. These measures are also more comparable to financial measures reported by our competitors. Results excluding these special items should not be considered a substitute for these computations calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Tables No. 5 through No. 8 reconcile these measures prepared in accordance with GAAP to these measures excluding special items:
Table No. 5
                                 
                            Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility        
    Thirteen     restructuring     consolidation and     Thirteen  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment     weeks ended  
    Dec. 26, 2010     related items     charges     Dec. 26, 2010  
 
                               
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
  $ 755,451     $ (2,333 )   $     $ 753,118  
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    310,366       (1,235 )           309,131  
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    33,964             (33,964 )      
Operating expenses
    1,151,847       (3,568 )     (33,964 )     1,114,315  
Operating income
    309,768       3,568       33,964       347,300  
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    4,063             2,731       6,794  
Income before income taxes
    268,717       3,568       36,695       308,980  
Provision for income taxes
    84,800       1,648       12,252       98,700  
Net income
    183,917       1,920       24,443       210,280  
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
    174,135       1,920       24,443       200,498  
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 0.72     $ 0.01     $ 0.10     $ 0.83  
                                         
                                    Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility                
    Thirteen     restructuring     consolidation and             Thirteen  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment     Discontinued     weeks ended  
    Dec. 27, 2009     related items     charges     operations     Dec. 27, 2009  
 
                                       
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
  $ 783,515     $ (2,728 )   $     $     $ 780,787  
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    315,725       (633 )                 315,092  
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    46,265             (46,265 )            
Operating expenses
    1,202,629       (3,361 )     (46,265 )           1,153,003  
Operating income
    253,109       3,361       46,265             302,735  
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    4,150             3,864             8,014  
Income before income taxes
    212,650       3,361       50,129             266,140  
Provision for income taxes
    75,293       1,200       13,800             90,293  
Net income
    141,112       2,161       36,329       (3,755 )     175,847  
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
    133,602       2,161       36,329       (3,755 )     168,337  
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 0.56     $ 0.01     $ 0.15     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.70  

 

 


 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars (except per share amounts)
Table No. 6
                                                 
                                            Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
                            Tax benefit -                
                            reserve release                
                            upon expiration                
            Workforce     Facility     of statute of                
            restructuring     consolidation     limitations, net                
    Fifty-two     and other     and asset     of tax change             Fifty-two  
    weeks ended     benefit     impairment     for health care     Discontinued     weeks ended  
    Dec. 26, 2010     related items     charges     legislation     operations     Dec. 26, 2010  
 
                                               
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
  $ 2,980,465     $ (9,480 )   $     $     $     $ 2,970,985  
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    1,187,633       (2,176 )                       1,185,457  
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    57,009             (57,009 )                  
Operating expenses
    4,438,983       (11,656 )     (57,009 )                 4,370,318  
Operating income
    999,695       11,656       57,009                   1,068,360  
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    19,140             2,731                   21,871  
Income before income taxes
    845,960       11,656       59,740                   917,356  
Provision for income taxes
    244,013       4,648       17,052       26,500             292,213  
Net income
    622,820       7,008       42,688       (26,500 )     (20,873 )     625,143  
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
    588,201       7,008       42,688       (26,500 )     (20,873 )     590,524  
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 2.43     $ 0.03     $ 0.18     $ (0.11 )   $ (0.08 )   $ 2.44 (a)
     
(a)   Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding.
                                                         
                                                    Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility                                
            restructuring     consolidation                                
    Fifty-two     and other     and asset                             Fifty-two  
    weeks ended     benefit     impairment             Debt     Discontinued     weeks ended  
    Dec. 27, 2009     related items     charges     Pension gain     exchange gain     operations     Dec. 27, 2009  
 
                                                       
Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation
  $ 3,230,176     $ (23,612 )   $     $ 39,835     $     $     $ 3,246,399  
Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation
    1,186,970       (4,659 )                             1,182,311  
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    132,904             (132,904 )                        
Operating expenses
    4,790,685       (28,271 )     (132,904 )     39,835                   4,669,345  
Operating income
    718,918       28,271       132,904       (39,835 )                 840,258  
Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net
    3,927             9,302                         13,229  
Other non-operating items
    22,799             28,035             (42,746 )           8,088  
Income before income taxes
    569,899       28,271       170,241       (39,835 )     (42,746 )           685,830  
Provision for income taxes
    191,328       10,411       51,268       (15,100 )     (16,671 )           221,236  
Net income
    382,361       17,860       118,973       (24,735 )     (26,075 )     (3,790 )     464,594  
Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.
    355,270       17,860       118,973       (24,735 )     (26,075 )     (3,790 )     437,503  
Net income per share — diluted
  $ 1.51     $ 0.08     $ 0.50     $ (0.10 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (0.02 )   $ 1.85 (a)
     
(a)   Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding.

 

 


 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars
Table No. 7
                                 
                            Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility        
    Thirteen     restructuring     consolidation and     Thirteen  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment     weeks ended  
    Dec. 26, 2010     related items     charges     Dec. 26, 2010  
Operating Income
                               
Publishing
  $ 172,092     $ 2,437     $ 33,532     $ 208,061  
Digital
    36,784       991             37,775  
Broadcasting
    115,757       140       432       116,329  
Corporate
    (14,865 )                 (14,865 )
 
                       
Total Operating Income
  $ 309,768     $ 3,568     $ 33,964     $ 347,300  
 
                       
 
                               
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
                               
Publishing
  $ 65,657     $     $ (33,532 )   $ 32,125  
Digital
    7,389                   7,389  
Broadcasting
    7,880             (432 )     7,448  
Corporate
    5,104                   5,104  
 
                       
Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
  $ 86,030     $     $ (33,964 )   $ 52,066  
 
                       
 
                               
Operating Cash Flow (a)
                               
Publishing
  $ 237,749     $ 2,437     $     $ 240,186  
Digital
    44,173       991             45,164  
Broadcasting
    123,637       140             123,777  
Corporate
    (9,761 )                 (9,761 )
 
                       
Total Operating Cash Flow
  $ 395,798     $ 3,568     $     $ 399,366  
 
                       
     
(a)   Refer to table 9.
                                 
                            Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility        
    Thirteen     restructuring     consolidation and     Thirteen  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment     weeks ended  
    Dec. 27, 2009     related items     charges     Dec. 27, 2009  
Operating Income
                               
Publishing
  $ 188,351     $ 3,361     $ 21,219     $ 212,931  
Digital
    1,443             24,546       25,989  
Broadcasting
    78,696             500       79,196  
Corporate
    (15,381 )                 (15,381 )
 
                       
Total Operating Income
  $ 253,109     $ 3,361     $ 46,265     $ 302,735  
 
                       
 
                               
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
                               
Publishing
  $ 57,927     $     $ (21,219 )   $ 36,708  
Digital
    32,955             (24,546 )     8,409  
Broadcasting
    8,895             (500 )     8,395  
Corporate
    3,612                   3,612  
 
                       
Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
  $ 103,389     $     $ (46,265 )   $ 57,124  
 
                       
 
                               
Operating Cash Flow (a)
                               
Publishing
  $ 246,278     $ 3,361     $     $ 249,639  
Digital
    34,398                   34,398  
Broadcasting
    87,591                   87,591  
Corporate
    (11,769 )                 (11,769 )
 
                       
Total Operating Cash Flow
  $ 356,498     $ 3,361     $     $ 359,859  
 
                       
     
(a)   Refer to table 9.

 

 


 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars
Table No. 8
                                         
                                    Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility                
    Fifty-two     restructuring     consolidation and             Fifty-two  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment             weeks ended  
    Dec. 26, 2010     related items     charges     Pension gain     Dec. 26, 2010  
Operating Income
                                       
Publishing
  $ 647,741     $ 9,726     $ 35,720     $     $ 693,187  
Digital
    83,355       1,411       12,535             97,301  
Broadcasting
    329,245       519       8,754             338,518  
Corporate
    (60,646 )                       (60,646 )
 
                             
Total Operating Income
  $ 999,695     $ 11,656     $ 57,009     $     $ 1,068,360  
 
                             
 
                                       
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
                                       
Publishing
  $ 170,073     $     $ (35,720 )   $     $ 134,353  
Digital
    43,313             (12,535 )           30,778  
Broadcasting
    40,460             (8,754 )           31,706  
Corporate
    17,039                         17,039  
 
                             
Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
  $ 270,885     $     $ (57,009 )   $     $ 213,876  
 
                             
 
                                       
Operating Cash Flow (a)
                                       
Publishing
  $ 817,814     $ 9,726     $     $     $ 827,540  
Digital
    126,668       1,411                   128,079  
Broadcasting
    369,705       519                   370,224  
Corporate
    (43,607 )                       (43,607 )
 
                             
Total Operating Cash Flow
  $ 1,270,580     $ 11,656     $     $     $ 1,282,236  
 
                             
     
(a)   Refer to table 9.
                                         
                                    Non-GAAP  
    GAAP Measure     Special Items     Measure  
            Workforce     Facility                
    Fifty-two     restructuring     consolidation and             Fifty-two  
    weeks ended     and other benefit     asset impairment             weeks ended  
    Dec. 27, 2009     related items     charges     Pension gain     Dec. 27, 2009  
Operating Income
                                       
Publishing
  $ 516,328     $ 27,034     $ 99,586     $ (39,835 )   $ 603,113  
Digital
    43,295             24,546             67,841  
Broadcasting
    216,101       1,237       8,772             226,110  
Corporate
    (56,806 )                       (56,806 )
 
                             
Total Operating Income
  $ 718,918     $ 28,271     $ 132,904     $ (39,835 )   $ 840,258  
 
                             
 
                                       
Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
                                       
Publishing
  $ 255,733     $     $ (99,586 )   $     $ 156,147  
Digital
    59,489             (24,546 )           34,943  
Broadcasting
    42,640             (8,772 )           33,868  
Corporate
    15,677                         15,677  
 
                             
Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
  $ 373,539     $     $ (132,904 )   $     $ 240,635  
 
                             
 
                                       
Operating Cash Flow (a)
                                       
Publishing
  $ 772,061     $ 27,034     $     $ (39,835 )   $ 759,260  
Digital
    102,784                         102,784  
Broadcasting
    258,741       1,237                   259,978  
Corporate
    (41,129 )                       (41,129 )
 
                             
Total Operating Cash Flow
  $ 1,092,457     $ 28,271     $     $ (39,835 )   $ 1,080,893  
 
                             
     
(a)   Refer to table 9.

 

 


 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars
Table No. 9
“Operating cash flow,” a non-GAAP measure, is defined as operating income plus depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges. Management believes that use of this measure allows investors and management to measure, analyze and compare the performance of its business segment operations at a more detailed level and in a meaningful and consistent manner.
A reconciliation of these non-GAAP amounts to the company’s operating income, which the company believes is the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP on the company’s consolidated statements of income, follows:
Thirteen weeks ended December 26, 2010
                                         
                                    Consolidated  
    Publishing     Digital     Broadcasting     Corporate     Total  
 
                                       
Operating cash flow
  $ 237,749     $ 44,173     $ 123,637     $ (9,761 )   $ 395,798  
Less:
                                       
Depreciation
    (28,634 )     (3,438 )     (7,234 )     (5,104 )     (44,410 )
Amortization
    (3,491 )     (3,951 )     (214 )           (7,656 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    (33,532 )           (432 )           (33,964 )
 
                             
Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)
  $ 172,092     $ 36,784     $ 115,757     $ (14,865 )   $ 309,768  
 
                             
Thirteen weeks ended December 27, 2009
                                         
                                    Consolidated  
    Publishing     Digital     Broadcasting     Corporate     Total  
 
                                       
Operating cash flow
  $ 246,278     $ 34,398     $ 87,591     $ (11,769 )   $ 356,498  
Less:
                                       
Depreciation
    (33,105 )     (4,018 )     (8,181 )     (3,612 )     (48,916 )
Amortization
    (3,603 )     (4,391 )     (214 )           (8,208 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    (21,219 )     (24,546 )     (500 )           (46,265 )
 
                             
Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)
  $ 188,351     $ 1,443     $ 78,696     $ (15,381 )   $ 253,109  
 
                             
Fifty-two weeks ended December 26, 2010
                                         
                                    Consolidated  
    Publishing     Digital     Broadcasting     Corporate     Total  
 
                                       
Operating cash flow
  $ 817,814     $ 126,668     $ 369,705     $ (43,607 )   $ 1,270,580  
Less:
                                       
Depreciation
    (120,209 )     (14,417 )     (30,849 )     (17,039 )     (182,514 )
Amortization
    (14,144 )     (16,361 )     (857 )           (31,362 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    (35,720 )     (12,535 )     (8,754 )           (57,009 )
 
                             
Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)
  $ 647,741     $ 83,355     $ 329,245     $ (60,646 )   $ 999,695  
 
                             
Fifty-two weeks ended December 27, 2009
                                         
                                    Consolidated  
    Publishing     Digital     Broadcasting     Corporate     Total  
 
                                       
Operating cash flow
  $ 772,061     $ 102,784     $ 258,741     $ (41,129 )   $ 1,092,457  
Less:
                                       
Depreciation
    (141,786 )     (17,178 )     (33,011 )     (15,677 )     (207,652 )
Amortization
    (14,361 )     (17,765 )     (857 )           (32,983 )
Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges
    (99,586 )     (24,546 )     (8,772 )           (132,904 )
 
                             
Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)
  $ 516,328     $ 43,295     $ 216,101     $ (56,806 )   $ 718,918