RR Donnelley Reports Q2 2015 Results, Intent to Create Three Independent Publicly Traded Companies
Publishing and Retail-Centric Print Services Company (PRSCo)
Publishers, merchandisers and retailers worldwide trust PRSCo to prepare, produce and distribute their periodicals, catalogs, inserts, books, office products and directories.
As a standalone company with trailing 12-month net sales for the period ended June 30, 2015 of approximately $3.5 billion, the company believes PRSCo will continue to expand its unmatched scope of print-related capabilities to better serve customers worldwide and will be well positioned for further value creation through continued cost restructuring and accretive acquisition opportunities. The company's expertise, deep customer relationships and strong cash flow generation are expected to support both organic and acquisition opportunities.
Customized Multichannel Communications Management Company (CMCo)
CMCo will be a global, customized multichannel communications management provider that assists organizations around the world in creating, managing and executing their multichannel communications strategies. CMCo will offer customized digital and printed communications services, including direct mail, short-run commercial printing, statements, business process outsourcing, supply chain management, logistics, creative design, content management, forms, labels, packaging, kitting and fulfillment and more.
As a standalone company with trailing 12-month net sales for the period ended June 30, 2015 of approximately $7 billion and deep relationships with Fortune 1000 customers, the company believes there are clear growth opportunities for CMCo driven by increasing demand for customized multichannel communications and it is well positioned to capture these opportunities by offering integrated solutions that help customers better manage their brand execution, marketing and supply chain strategies. CMCo is expected to have capital flexibility to fund growth investments and develop additional capabilities.
Transaction Details/Next Steps
The transaction is expected to take the form of a tax-free distribution to RR Donnelley shareholders of FinancialCo and PRSCo in two new, independent, publicly traded stocks. The company expects to complete the spinoffs prior to the end of 2016. Immediately following the completion of the transactions, existing RR Donnelley shareholders will own shares in all three companies.