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Gannett Co., Inc. Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results, Driven by Total Company Revenue Growth of 9 Percent and Non-GAAP Earnings Growth of 20 Percent

Record Revenue and Profitability for Broadcasting

Reported Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.44 and Non-GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.89

Operating Cash Flow Totaled $385 million Excluding Special Items

Free Cash Flow Totaled $248 million


MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), a leading international media and marketing solutions company, today reported strong fourth quarter financial results. Earnings per diluted share, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis were $0.44 for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $0.49 for the same quarter last year. Excluding special items in both years, fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.89 in 2012 compared to $0.72 in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 23.6 percent increase.

Gracia Martore, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are proud of our strong operating results this quarter with growth in revenue and margin expansion driving strong cash flow. This caps an extremely productive year in which we successfully implemented our strategy to position Gannett for success in the digital era. For the year, we achieved our first year-over-year increase in company-wide revenue since 2006. During the fourth quarter and for the full year, our Broadcasting business delivered record revenue and profitability. Our television stations significantly increased market share this year reflecting the value of their content and format in gaining new viewers while retaining their loyal base. Not to be outdone, local domestic publishing circulation revenue also increased for the third straight quarter driven by the success of our all access content subscription model. We are meeting or exceeding the revenue and operating profit goals we had for the all access content subscription model. Total digital revenue across Gannett increased 29 percent and represented 25 percent of total revenue.

"Our strategy is gaining momentum, our investments are bearing fruit and we are achieving the results we expected. We enter 2013 with our businesses performing well and poised for even greater success going forward. We remain confident we are well positioned to achieve our goals and to continue delivering on our promise to return increased value to shareholders," Martore said.

Amounts reported in accordance with GAAP are contained in Tables 1 through 4. Certain amounts and comparisons included in the following discussion of GAAP results are supplemented by discussions which 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 10 attached to this release. The company's basis for providing discussions of non-GAAP results is detailed below.

Results for the fourth quarter of 2012 include special charges affecting operating income. Non-cash asset impairments, efficiency-driven facility consolidation and workforce restructuring charges totaled $114.6 million ($101.9 million after tax or $0.44 per share). Non-operating items include a $3.8 million ($2.3 million after tax or $0.01 per share) non-cash charge related to the impairment of a minority owned investment.

Results for the fourth quarter of 2011 included special charges affecting operating income of $78.4 million ($49.0 million after-tax or $0.20 per share). Non-operating items for the fourth quarter of 2011 included special charges related to the impairment of certain minority-owned investments that totaled $28.4 million ($17.2 million after-tax or $0.07 per share). In addition, a special tax benefit of $10.7 million or $0.04 per share was recorded.

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

All of the company's Publishing and Broadcast results detailed below were impacted by an extra week in 2012 compared to 2011. Results for the year included 53 weeks compared with 52 weeks in 2011. The fourth quarter was comprised of 14 weeks compared with 13 weeks in the same quarter of 2011. The table below details fourth quarter results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis and excluding the extra week:



In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts



Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Impact of
extra week


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 23, 2012

Operating income

$

220,380


$

6,595


$

108,013


$

(14,647)


$

320,341

Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net

6,407



3,816



10,223

Interest expense

(38,927)




2,800


(36,127)

Total non-operating (expense) income

(26,474)



3,816


2,800


(19,858)

Income before income taxes

193,906


6,595


111,829


(11,847)


300,483

Provision for income taxes

78,900


2,400


11,800


(4,900)


88,200

Net income

115,006


4,195


100,029


(6,947)


212,283

Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.

103,085


4,195


100,029


(6,947)


200,362

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.44


$

0.02


$

0.43


$

(0.03)


$

0.86

Net income attributable to Gannett was $103.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income attributable to Gannett on a non-GAAP basis increased 20.2 percent to $207.3 million from $172.4 million in 2011. Operating income totaled $220.4 million in the quarter. Non-GAAP operating income including strategic initiative investments of $14.1 million but excluding special items and the extra week totaled $320.3 million, up 10.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter last year. Operating cash flow in the quarter (a non-GAAP term defined as operating income plus special items, depreciation and amortization) was $384.7 million compared to $339.2 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. Excluding the extra week operating cash flow was up 9.1 percent.

Total operating revenues for the company were $1.52 billion in the fourth quarter, a 9.4 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter last year. A substantial increase in Broadcasting segment revenues, higher Publishing segment revenues as well as the extra week in the quarter drove the increase. The increase in Broadcasting segment revenues reflects a record level of political spending in the quarter. Significantly higher circulation revenue in the Publishing segment resulting from the positive impact of the all access content subscription model more than offset a decline in advertising revenues. Digital segment revenues were up due primarily to revenue growth at CareerBuilder. Excluding the extra week in the quarter, total operating revenues were 4.8 percent higher than the year ago quarter.

Operating expenses including the special charges noted above were $1.30 billion in the quarter, 10.4 percent higher than the fourth quarter in 2011. Special charges, higher costs associated with substantial revenue growth in the Broadcasting segment and the extra week in the quarter contributed to the increase. Strategic initiative investments that totaled $14.1 million and a $5.5 million increase in pension expense were partially offset by continued cost reduction and cost efficiency efforts company-wide. Operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis, which exclude special items but include the impact of the investment in strategic initiatives and pension expense, totaled $1.18 billion. Total operating expenses in the quarter excluding special items and the extra week in the quarter were up 3.4 percent.

Total operating revenues for the full year totaled $5.35 billion compared to $5.24 billion a year ago, an increase of over 2 percent. The increase was driven by substantially higher Broadcast revenues reflecting a record $150 million in political ad spending and $37 million associated with the the Summer Olympic Games. Digital segment revenues were 4.7 percent higher. Publishing segment revenues declined 2.7 percent as a 6.2 percent decline in advertising revenues was partially offset by a 5.0 percent increase in circulation revenues. Digital revenues company-wide were $1.29 billion, an increase of 18.7 percent compared to 2011. Operating expenses totaled $4.56 billion. Operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were up 2.3 percent reflecting $74.2 million of strategic investments and the extra week in 2012 partially offset by company-wide efficiency efforts. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income in 2012 was $960.4 million, a 1.5 percent increase. Net income attributable to Gannett on the same basis was up 6.3 percent to $551.1 million. Earnings per diluted share were $1.79 on a GAAP basis. On a non-GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share were $2.33 compared to $2.13 in 2011. Operating cash flow totaled $1.15 billion in 2012.

Total operating revenues in 2012 excluding the extra week were up 1 percent. On the same basis, Publishing segment revenues were 4.1 percent lower reflecting a 3.1 percent increase in circulation revenue and a 7.4 percent decline in advertising revenues. Broadcasting segment revenues were 24.1 percent higher. Operating expenses, excluding initiative investment, special items and the extra week, were down 0.5 percent. Operating income on the same basis was up 5.7 percent. The extra week in 2012 contributed approximately $0.03 to diluted earnings per share.

In the first quarter of 2012, the company announced a new capital allocation plan that included a 150 percent increase in the annual dividend to $0.80 per share and a $300 million share repurchase program targeted to be completed over the two years following the announcement. During the fourth quarter the company purchased approximately 2.1 million shares for $37.4 million. Year-to-date, shares repurchased totaled 10.3 million shares for $153.9 million.

PUBLISHING

Publishing segment operating revenues in the quarter were $1.04 billion, 3.7 percent higher than the $1.01 billion in the fourth quarter last year reflecting the extra week in the quarter and an increase in circulation revenues. The growth was offset, in part, by lower advertising revenues as the tepid economic recovery continues to impact advertising demand.

Primarily reflecting the impact of the complete rollout of the all access content subscription model and the extra week in the quarter, circulation revenue company-wide was up 16.8 percent. Excluding the extra week, circulation revenues increased 9.3 percent. Local domestic circulation revenue was 23.6 percent higher. This is the third consecutive quarter of circulation revenue growth as customer response has been very positive.

Advertising revenues totaled $657.5 million compared to $670.7 million in the fourth quarter a year ago, a 2.0 percent decline. Excluding the extra week, advertising revenues were 6.5 percent lower, the best quarterly comparison in 2012. Advertising revenues declined 5.6 percent in October, were down 7.4 percent in November, and were 6.7 percent lower in December, excluding the extra week.

Excluding the extra week in the quarter, retail advertising and classified advertising comparisons were the best quarterly comparisons for the year while comparisons for national advertising lagged third quarter comparisons.

The percentage changes for the Publishing segment advertising revenue categories for the quarter were as follows:


Fourth Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons
(including extra week in the quarter)










U.S.
Publishing
(including USA

TODAY)


Newsquest
(in pounds)


Total
Publishing
Segment

(constant
currency)


Total
Publishing
Segment

Retail

(1.5)%


(1.3)%


(1.5)%


(1.3)%

National

(6.4)%


(13.0)%


(6.9)%


(6.8)%

Classified

1.8%


(5.3)%


—%


0.5%


(1.8)%


(4.7)%


(2.1)%


(2.0)%

The percentage changes in the classified categories were as follows:



Fourth Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons
(including the extra week in the quarter)










U.S.
Publishing


Newsquest
(in pounds)


Total
Publishing
Segment
(constant
currency)


Total
Publishing
Segment

Automotive

7.3%


(5.8)%


5.6%


5.9%

Employment

(4.4)%


(0.7)%


(3.4)%


(2.8)%

Real Estate

(4.3)%


(9.1)%


(6.0)%


(5.3)%

Legal

10.3%


---


10.3%


10.3%

Other

0.8%


(5.9)%


(1.5)%


(0.8)%


1.8%


(5.3)%


—%


0.5%

Digital publishing revenues were up 87.1 percent in the quarter reflecting the impact of the all access content subscription model in addition to higher digital advertising and marketing solutions revenue. Digital publishing revenues excluding the extra week were 79.2 percent higher in the quarter. On the same basis, a 100.1 percent increase in digital revenues at our local domestic publishing operations was driven primarily by the all access content subscription model. Digital revenues at USA TODAY and its associated businesses increased 27.9 percent while Newsquest's digital revenues were up 8.8 percent, in pounds.

Publishing segment operating expenses totaled $914.9 million in the quarter compared to $893.0 million in the fourth quarter last year, an increase of 2.4 percent. Operating expenses in the Publishing segment excluding special items, initiative investment and the extra week were relatively unchanged from the fourth quarter a year ago. Newsprint expense was 1.1 percent lower in the quarter due primarily to lower consumption.

Publishing segment operating income, which includes the impact of strategic investments, was $128.7 million. Publishing segment operating income excluding special items totaled $153.2 million in the quarter and operating cash flow was $182.8 million.

BROADCASTING

Results in the Broadcasting segment (which include Captivate) reflected a record level of fourth quarter revenues and operating results. Operating revenues were $287.5 million in the quarter, up 43.9 percent compared to $199.8 million in the fourth quarter last year. Excluding the extra week, revenues in the Broadcasting segment were 39.0 percent higher. The increase was due primarily to a substantial increase in political advertising that leveraged a combination of strong stations and local news positions, a very good political footprint as well as optimal inventory management. Double digit growth in retransmission revenue contributed to revenue growth as well.

Total television revenues were 45.7 percent higher and totaled $280.2 million compared to $192.4 million in the fourth quarter last year. The revenue growth was driven by $91.2 million in politically related advertising during the fourth quarter of 2012. Retransmission revenues were $29.6 million in the quarter compared to $21.4 million in the fourth quarter a year ago, an increase of 38.7 percent. Television station digital revenues were 4.0 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2011. Based on current trends, the percentage increase in total television revenues is projected to be up in the high-single digits in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the first quarter of 2012. First quarter 2013 year-over-year comparisons will be unfavorably impacted by the absence of $5.1 million in political revenue and the move of the Super Bowl from NBC to CBS. Excluding political variances year-to-year, the percentage increase in total television revenues is projected to be up in the 10 to 12 percent range in the first quarter.

Broadcasting segment operating expenses totaled $129.6 million, an increase of 17.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter a year ago. The increase reflects higher sales and marketing costs associated with the substantial increase in revenues and the extra week in the quarter. Broadcasting segment operating expenses excluding special items and the extra week in the quarter were 13.9 percent higher. Record operating income totaled $157.9 million and was 76.0 percent higher than the fourth quarter last year while operating cash flow was 69.4 percent higher and totaled $164.8 million. Operating income excluding special items and the extra week was up 69.4 percent compared to the fourth quarter a year ago. Operating cash flow on the same basis was 64.5 percent higher.

DIGITAL

Results in the Digital segment were not impacted by the extra week in the quarter. Digital segment operating revenues were $187.2 million compared to $181.5 million in the fourth quarter last year. Solid revenue growth at CareerBuilder drove the increase. Digital segment operating expenses were substantially higher due primarily to the special charges. Digital segment operating expenses excluding special items were 3.8 percent higher. On the same basis, operating income totaled $39.0 million. Operating cash flow was up 3.7 percent and totaled $48.4 million.

Digital revenues company-wide, including the Digital segment and all digital revenues generated by the other business segments, were $375.6 million, a 29.4 percent increase from the fourth quarter a year ago. Excluding the extra week, digital revenues company-wide were 26.7 percent higher. The increase was driven primarily by the impact of the all access content subscription model as well as higher revenue associated with digital advertising and marketing solutions across all segments.

At the end of the quarter, Gannett had about 120 domestic web sites affiliated with its local publishing and television markets, USA TODAY, Gannett Government Media and Gannett Healthcare Group. USATODAY.com is one of the most popular newspaper sites and the USA TODAY app is a top news app with 17.4 million downloads across iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Kindle Fire. In December, Gannett's consolidated domestic Internet audience share increased 7.6 percent from December of 2011 to 54.6 million unique visitors reaching 24.7 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 76.0 million monthly page impressions from approximately 10.1 million unique users in December 2012. CareerBuilder's unique visitors in the fourth quarter averaged 21.0 million.

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 investments was $6.4 million, up $12.2 million compared to the fourth quarter a year ago. Excluding special non-cash charges in the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2011, equity income totaled $10.2 million, an increase of $2.2 million. The increase was due primarily to strong results for Classified Ventures and improved results in our newspaper partnerships.

Interest expense was $38.9 million compared to $40.8 million in the fourth quarter last year. The decline was due to lower average debt balances partially offset by higher average interest rates and the extra week in the quarter.

Other non-operating income totaled $6.0 million for the quarter, an increase of $20.9 million from the fourth quarter last year. The increase reflects the gain on an investment in the fourth quarter this year and $14.5 million of non-cash impairment charges for minority-owned cost method businesses in the fourth quarter a year ago. Excluding non-cash impairment charges, other non-operating income was $6.4 million higher compared to the fourth quarter last year.

Net cash flow from operating activities was $258.0 million, while free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) totaled $248.1 million in the quarter. The balance of long term debt at quarter end was $1.43 billion. Total cash at the end of the quarter was $175.0 million.

USE OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

The company uses non-GAAP financial performance and liquidity measures to supplement the financial information presented on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are not to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis.

In this earnings report, the company discusses non-GAAP financial performance measures that exclude from its reported GAAP results the impact of special items consisting of workforce restructuring charges, facility consolidation expenses, non-cash impairment charges, incremental charges associated with the the company's former chairman and chief executive officer's disability related retirement, pension settlement charges and certain credits to its income tax provision. The company believes that such expenses and credits are not indicative of normal, ongoing operations and their inclusion in results makes for more difficult comparisons between periods and with peer group companies. Workforce restructuring and facility consolidation expenses primarily relate to incremental expenses the company has incurred to consolidate or outsource production processes and centralize other functions. These expenses include payroll and related benefit costs and accelerated depreciation. Non-cash impairment charges were recorded in 2012 and 2011 to reduce the book value of certain intangible assets and investments accounted for under the equity and cost methods to fair value, as the businesses underlying these assets had experienced significant and sustained unfavorable operating results. The pension settlement charges result from the acceleration of expense related to the timing of certain pension payments. Full year results include credits to the tax provision related primarily to tax settlements covering multiple years. The company also recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011 a special tax benefit for deductible stock basis relating to prior year business impairment charges for which no tax benefit could have been previously taken.

The company also discusses operating cash flow, a non-GAAP financial performance measure that it believes offers a useful view of the overall operation of its businesses. This non-GAAP measure is calculated by adding amounts associated with the special expense items described above, as well as depreciation and amortization, to operating income as reported on a GAAP basis. This earnings report also discusses free cash flow, a non-GAAP liquidity measure. Free cash flow is defined as "net cash flow from operating activities" as reported on the statement of cash flows reduced by "purchase of property, plant and equipment" as well as "payments for investments" and increased by "proceeds from investments." The company believes that free cash flow is a useful measure for management and investors to evaluate the level of cash generated by operations and the ability of its operations to fund investments in its businesses, repay indebtedness, add to the company's cash balance, or use in other discretionary activities. Management uses free cash flow to monitor cash available for repayment of indebtedness and in its discussions with the investment community.

Management uses non-GAAP financial performance measures for purposes of evaluating business unit and consolidated company performance. The company therefore believes that each of the non-GAAP measures presented provides useful information to investors by allowing them to view the company's businesses through the eyes of management and the Board of Directors, facilitating comparison of results across historical periods, and providing a focus on the underlying ongoing operating performance of its businesses. In addition, many of the company's peer group companies present similar non-GAAP measures so the presentation of such measures facilitates industry comparisons.

Tabular reconciliations for the non-GAAP financial measures are contained in Tables 5 through 10 attached to this news release.

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 company's web site, www.gannett.com, or listen-only conference lines. U.S. callers should dial 1-888-572-7026 and international callers should dial 719-457-2674 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The confirmation code for the conference call is 4766645. 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 4766645. Materials related to the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of the company's web site Monday morning.

About Gannett
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people - and the companies who want to reach them - with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

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.


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)




















Table No. 1









Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


% Increase
(Decrease)

Net operating revenues:







Publishing advertising


$

657,546



$

670,749



(2.0)


Publishing circulation


313,113



268,145



16.8


Digital


187,249



181,500



3.2


Broadcasting


287,511



199,835



43.9


All other


72,890



67,526



7.9


Total


1,518,309



1,387,755



9.4









Operating expenses:







Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation


779,777



782,040



(0.3)


Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation


360,422



331,741



8.6


Depreciation


40,426



40,768



(0.8)


Amortization of intangible assets


9,291



7,753



19.8


Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges


108,013



13,193



***


Total


1,297,929



1,175,495



10.4


Operating income


220,380



212,260



3.8









Non-operating (expense) income:







Equity income (loss) in unconsolidated investees, net


6,407



(5,797)



***


Interest expense


(38,927)



(40,831)



(4.7)


Other non-operating items


6,046



(14,854)



***


Total


(26,474)



(61,482)



(56.9)









Income before income taxes


193,906



150,778



28.6


Provision for income taxes


78,900



26,100



***


Net income


115,006



124,678



(7.8)


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(11,921)



(7,738)



54.1


Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.


$

103,085



$

116,940



(11.8)









Net income per share - basic


$

0.45



$

0.49



(8.2)


Net income per share - diluted


$

0.44



$

0.49



(10.2)









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:







Basic


229,368



237,219



(3.3)


Diluted


233,980



240,419



(2.7)









Dividends declared per share


$

0.20



$

0.08



***


 



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)




















Table No. 2









Fifty-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


% Increase
(Decrease)

Net operating revenues:







Publishing advertising


$

2,355,922



$

2,511,025



(6.2)


Publishing circulation


1,117,042



1,063,890



5.0


Digital


718,949



686,471



4.7


Broadcasting


906,104



722,410



25.4


All other


255,180



256,193



(0.4)


Total


5,353,197



5,239,989



2.2









Operating expenses:







Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation


2,943,847



2,961,097



(0.6)


Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation


1,303,427



1,223,485



6.5


Depreciation


160,746



165,739



(3.0)


Amortization of intangible assets


33,293



31,634



5.2


Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges


122,129



27,243



***


Total


4,563,442



4,409,198



3.5


Operating income


789,755



830,791



(4.9)









Non-operating (expense) income:







Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net


22,387



8,197



***


Interest expense


(150,469)



(173,140)



(13.1)


Other non-operating items


8,734



(12,921)



***


Total


(119,348)



(177,864)



(32.9)









Income before income taxes


670,407



652,927



2.7


Provision for income taxes


195,400



152,800



27.9


Net income


475,007



500,127



(5.0)


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(50,727)



(41,379)



22.6


Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.


$

424,280



$

458,748



(7.5)









Net income per share - basic


$

1.83



$

1.92



(4.7)


Net income per share - diluted


$

1.79



$

1.89



(5.3)









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:







Basic


232,327



239,228



(2.9)


Diluted


236,690



242,768



(2.5)









Dividends declared per share


$

0.80



$

0.24



***





 


BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars




















Table No. 3









Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


% Increase
(Decrease)

Net operating revenues:







Publishing


$

1,043,549



$

1,006,420



3.7


Digital


187,249



181,500



3.2


Broadcasting


287,511



199,835



43.9


Total


$

1,518,309



$

1,387,755



9.4









Operating income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges):







Publishing


$

128,662



$

113,398



13.5


Digital


(51,006)



38,732



***


Broadcasting


157,935



89,724



76.0


Corporate


(15,211)



(29,594)



(48.6)


Total


$

220,380



$

212,260



3.8









Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges:







Publishing


$

47,524



$

42,160



12.7


Digital


99,364



7,892



***


Broadcasting


6,894



6,884



0.1


Corporate


3,948



4,778



(17.4)


Total


$

157,730



$

61,714



***









Operating cash flow:







Publishing


$

176,186



$

155,558



13.3


Digital


48,358



46,624



3.7


Broadcasting


164,829



96,608



70.6


Corporate


(11,263)



(24,816)



(54.6)


Total


$

378,110



$

273,974



38.0














Operating cash flow represents operating income from each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges. See Table No. 9 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-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


% Increase
(Decrease)

Net operating revenues:







Publishing


$

3,728,144



$

3,831,108



(2.7)


Digital


718,949



686,471



4.7


Broadcasting


906,104



722,410



25.4


Total


$

5,353,197



$

5,239,989



2.2









Operating income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges):







Publishing


$

368,644



$

477,583



(22.8)


Digital


41,700



125,340



(66.7)


Broadcasting


443,808



302,140



46.9


Corporate


(64,397)



(74,272)



(13.3)


Total


$

789,755



$

830,791



(4.9)









Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges:







Publishing


$

147,750



$

148,537



(0.5)


Digital


123,990



30,693



***


Broadcasting


28,007



28,926



(3.2)


Corporate


16,421



16,460



(0.2)


Total


$

316,168



$

224,616



40.8









Operating cash flow:







Publishing


$

516,394



$

626,120



(17.5)


Digital


165,690



156,033



6.2


Broadcasting


471,815



331,066



42.5


Corporate


(47,976)



(57,812)



(17.0)


Total


$

1,105,923



$

1,055,407



4.8














Operating cash flow represents operating income from each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges. See Table No. 9 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)





































The company uses non-GAAP financial performance and liquidity measures to supplement the financial information presented on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are not to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis.


Tables No. 5 through No. 10 reconcile these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.













Table No. 5













GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure






Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012





Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation

$

779,777



$

(5,909)



$



$

773,868






Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation

360,422



(686)





359,736






Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges

108,013





(108,013)








Operating expenses

1,297,929



(6,595)



(108,013)



1,183,321






Operating income

220,380



6,595



108,013



334,988






Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net

6,407





3,816



10,223






Total non-operating (expense) income

(26,474)





3,816



(22,658)






Income before income taxes

193,906



6,595



111,829



312,330






Provision for income taxes

78,900



2,400



11,800



93,100






Net income

115,006



4,195



100,029



219,230






Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.

103,085



4,195



100,029



207,309






Net income per share - diluted

$

0.44



$

0.02



$

0.43



$

0.89



















GAAP
Measure


Special
Items


Non-GAAP
Measure


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Former
Chairman and
CEO
incremental
retirement
charges


Tax benefit of
business stock
deduction


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011

Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation

$

782,040



$

(46,468)



$



$



$



$

735,572


Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation

331,741



(3,984)





(14,738)





313,019


Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges

13,193





(13,193)








Operating expenses

1,175,495



(50,452)



(13,193)



(14,738)





1,097,112


Operating income

212,260



50,452



13,193



14,738





290,643


Equity income (loss) in unconsolidated investees, net

(5,797)





13,862







8,065


Other non-operating items

(14,854)





14,529







(325)


Total non-operating (expense) income

(61,482)





28,391







(33,091)


Income before income taxes

150,778



50,452



41,584



14,738





257,552


Provision for income taxes

26,100



19,400



15,300



5,900



10,700



77,400


Net income

124,678



31,052



26,284



8,838



(10,700)



180,152


Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.

116,940



31,052



26,284



8,838



(10,700)



172,414


Net income per share - diluted (a)

$

0.49



$

0.13



$

0.11



$

0.04



$

(0.04)



$

0.72














(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 (except per share amounts)











































Table No. 6















GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure




Fifty-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Pension
settlement
charges


Special tax
benefits


Fifty-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012



Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation

$

2,943,847



$

(34,679)



$



$



$



$

2,909,168




Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation

1,303,427



(5,891)





(7,946)





1,289,590




Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges

122,129





(122,129)










Operating expenses

4,563,442



(40,570)



(122,129)



(7,946)





4,392,797




Operating income

789,755



40,570



122,129



7,946





960,400




Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net

22,387





7,036







29,423




Total non-operating (expense) income

(119,348)





7,036







(112,312)




Income before income taxes

670,407



40,570



129,165



7,946





848,088




Provision for income taxes

195,400



15,900



18,700



3,200



13,100



246,300




Net income

475,007



24,670



110,465



4,746



(13,100)



601,788




Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.

424,280



24,670



110,465



4,746



(13,100)



551,061




Net income per share - diluted (a)

$

1.79



$

0.10



$

0.47



$

0.02



$

(0.06)



$

2.33



















GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Former
Chairman
and CEO
incremental
retirement
charges


Prior year tax
reserve
adjustments,
net


Tax benefit of
business stock
deduction


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011

Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation

$

2,961,097



$

(66,145)



$



$



$



$



$

2,894,952


Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation

1,223,485



(7,751)





(14,738)







1,200,996


Facility consolidation and asset impairment charges

27,243





(27,243)










Operating expenses

4,409,198



(73,896)



(27,243)



(14,738)







4,293,321


Operating income

830,791



73,896



27,243



14,738







946,668


Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net

8,197





15,739









23,936


Other non-operating items

(12,921)





14,529









1,608


Total non-operating (expense) income

(177,864)





30,268









(147,596)


Income before income taxes

652,927



73,896



57,511



14,738







799,072


Provision for income taxes

152,800



28,300



21,700



5,900



20,100



10,700



239,500


Net income

500,127



45,596



35,811



8,838



(20,100)



(10,700)



559,572


Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.

458,748



45,596



35,811



8,838



(20,100)



(10,700)



518,193


Net income per share - diluted (a)

$

1.89



$

0.19



$

0.15



$

0.04



$

(0.08)



$

(0.04)



$

2.13
















(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











GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP

Measure




Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Fourteen
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012



Operating income:










Publishing

$

128,662



$

6,595



$

17,960



$

153,217




Digital

(51,006)





90,053



39,047




Broadcasting

157,935







157,935




Corporate

(15,211)







(15,211)




Total

$

220,380



$

6,595



$

108,013



$

334,988














Depreciation, amortization and facility

 consolidation and asset impairment charges:










Publishing

$

47,524



$



$

(17,960)



$

29,564




Digital

99,364





(90,053)



9,311




Broadcasting

6,894







6,894




Corporate

3,948







3,948




Total

$

157,730



$



$

(108,013)



$

49,717














Operating cash flow (a):










Publishing

$

176,186



$

6,595



$



$

182,781




Digital

48,358







48,358




Broadcasting

164,829







164,829




Corporate

(11,263)







(11,263)




Total

$

378,110



$

6,595



$



$

384,705















GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Former
Chairman and
CEO incremental
retirement
charges


Thirteen
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011

Operating income:










Publishing

$

113,398



$

49,785



$

13,193



$



$

176,376


Digital

38,732









38,732


Broadcasting

89,724



667







90,391


Corporate

(29,594)







14,738



(14,856)


Total

$

212,260



$

50,452



$

13,193



$

14,738



$

290,643












Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation and asset impairment charges:










Publishing

$

42,160



$



$

(13,193)



$



$

28,967


Digital

7,892









7,892


Broadcasting

6,884









6,884


Corporate

4,778









4,778


Total

$

61,714



$



$

(13,193)



$



$

48,521












Operating cash flow (a):










Publishing

$

155,558



$

49,785



$



$



$

205,343


Digital

46,624









46,624


Broadcasting

96,608



667







97,275


Corporate

(24,816)







14,738



(10,078)


Total

$

273,974



$

50,452



$



$

14,738



$

339,164












(a) Refer to Table No. 9


 



NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, in thousands of dollars































Table No. 8











GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure


Fifty-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Pension
settlement
charges


Fifty-three
weeks ended
Dec. 30, 2012

Operating income:










Publishing

$

368,644



$

42,226



$

32,076



$



$

442,946


Digital

41,700





90,053





131,753


Broadcasting

443,808









443,808


Corporate

(64,397)



(1,656)





7,946



(58,107)


Total

$

789,755



$

40,570



$

122,129



$

7,946



$

960,400












Depreciation, amortization and facility

 consolidation and asset impairment charges:










Publishing

$

147,750



$



$

(32,076)



$



$

115,674


Digital

123,990





(90,053)





33,937


Broadcasting

28,007









28,007


Corporate

16,421









16,421


Total

$

316,168



$



$

(122,129)



$



$

194,039












Operating cash flow (a):










Publishing

$

516,394



$

42,226



$



$



$

558,620


Digital

165,690









165,690


Broadcasting

471,815









471,815


Corporate

(47,976)



(1,656)





7,946



(41,686)


Total

$

1,105,923



$

40,570



$



$

7,946



$

1,154,439
























GAAP
Measure


Special Items


Non-GAAP
Measure


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011


Workforce
restructuring


Facility
consolidation
and asset
impairment
charges


Former
Chairman and
CEO incremental
retirement
charges


Fifty-two
weeks ended
Dec. 25, 2011

Operating income:










Publishing

$

477,583



$

73,229



$

27,243



$



$

578,055


Digital

125,340









125,340


Broadcasting

302,140



667







302,807


Corporate

(74,272)







14,738



(59,534)


Total

$

830,791



$

73,896



$

27,243



$

14,738



$

946,668












Depreciation, amortization and facility

 consolidation and asset impairment charges:










Publishing

$

148,537



$



$

(27,243)



$



$

121,294


Digital

30,693









30,693


Broadcasting

28,926









28,926


Corporate

16,460









16,460


Total

$

224,616



$



$

(27,243)



$



$

197,373












Operating cash flow (a):










Publishing

$

626,120



$

73,229



$



$



$

699,349


Digital

156,033









156,033


Broadcasting

331,066



667







331,733


Corporate

(57,812)







14,738



(43,074)


Total

$

1,055,407



$

73,896



$



$

14,738



$

1,144,041












(a) Refer to Table No. 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 condensed consolidated statements of income, follow: