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Gannett Co., Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results Including Total Revenue Growth of 3 Percent and Net Income Growth of 33 Percent
Reported and Non-GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.56
Operating Cash Flow Totaled $280 million Excluding Special Items
Free Cash Flow Totaled $162 million

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), a leading international media and marketing solutions company, today reported strong third quarter financial results. Earnings per diluted share, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis were $0.56 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.41 for the third quarter last year. Excluding special items in 2012 and 2011, third quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.56 this year compared to $0.44 for the third quarter of 2011.  

Gracia Martore, president and chief executive officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to report strong results and a return to revenue growth. We achieved record third quarter results in our Broadcasting segment. Our TV stations leveraged top 10 ratings positions and a more locally focused sales effort to generate substantially higher Olympic spending. Through strong ratings and a great footprint, they also maximized the opportunity to attract political spending. The early success of our new, all access content subscription model resulted in significant growth in company-wide circulation revenue, the first increase since early 2007. CareerBuilder once again delivered outstanding results that in turn enhanced Digital segment performance. Our digital strategies are working and company-wide digital revenue now represents more than 25 percent of total revenues. Finally, our continuing focus on creating efficiencies played an important role in delivering higher profitability and operating cash flow this quarter."

Martore went on to say, "Our results this quarter demonstrate that the growth strategy we announced in February is gaining traction. Our all access content subscription model has been rolled out in 71 markets and is delivering the circulation revenue gains we anticipated. Our digital marketing services business is operational in all markets and we are excited by its long term prospects. In September, we re-launched our flagship USA TODAY brand, which has been re-imagined and redesigned for today's consumers and advertisers. We are seeing early successes and making great progress in positioning Gannett for growth in the digital era."

Results for the third quarter of 2012 include $14.7 million of special charges affecting operating income in addition to $10 million of strategic investments. Non-cash facility consolidation charges totaled $4.2 million ($2.4 million after tax or $0.01 per share) reflecting primarily accelerated depreciation costs primarily associated with the transfer of production activities. Workforce restructuring charges in our Publishing segment of $7.9 million ($4.9 million after tax or $0.02 per share) reflect principally the impact of employee acceptances of an early retirement plan during the third quarter. Results for the third quarter of 2012 also include a pension settlement termination charge totaling $2.5 million ($1.5 million after tax or $0.01 per share). Non-operating items included $3.2 million ($2.0 million after tax or $0.01 per share) of non-cash charges for a newspaper partnership investment. Offsetting these was a tax benefit of $13.1 million ($0.06 per share) related primarily to a tax settlement covering multiple years.

Results for the third quarter of 2011 included special charges affecting operating income related to workforce restructuring which totaled $8.7 million ($5.3 million after-tax or $0.02 per share). A non-cash impairment for an investment in an online business of $1.9 million ($1.1 million after-tax) was also recorded in that quarter which affected non-operating items.

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.

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

Net income attributable to Gannett totaled $133.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. Net income attributable to Gannett on a non-GAAP basis was $130.9 million, an increase of 23.3 percent from 2011. Reported operating income was $217.2 million in the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating income totaled $231.9 million, 12.1 percent higher than the third quarter last year. Operating cash flow in the quarter (a non-GAAP term defined as operating income plus special items, depreciation and amortization) was $280.4 million compared to $255.8 million in the third quarter a year ago.

Total operating revenues for the company in the third quarter were 3.4 percent higher than the prior year and totaled $1.31 billion. Broadcasting revenues were substantially higher in the quarter increasing 36.0 percent driven by significantly higher ad demand associated with the Olympics and political spending. Digital segment revenues were up 4.7 percent due primarily to revenue growth at CareerBuilder.  Publishing segment revenues were 3.0 percent lower reflecting softer advertising demand partially offset by a 5.6 percent increase in circulation revenue due to the positive impact of the all access content subscription model.

Operating expenses including the special charges noted above were $1.09 billion in the quarter, 2.3 percent higher than the third quarter in 2011. Higher costs associated with revenue growth drove the increases in the Broadcasting and Digital segment operating expenses. Strategic initiative investments that totaled approximately $10 million and a $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, were up just 1.7 percent from the third quarter last year and totaled $1.08 billion.

In the first quarter, 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 next two years. During the third quarter the company purchased approximately 2.4 million shares for $35.5 million. Year-to-date, shares repurchased totaled 8.2 million shares for $116.5 million.

PUBLISHING

Publishing segment operating revenues in the quarter were $890.2 million compared to $917.8 million in the third quarter in 2011, a 3.0 percent decline as the slow pace of the economic recovery resulted in soft advertising demand. Publishing revenue year-over-year comparisons improved sequentially within the quarter and third quarter comparisons were better than first and second quarter comparisons.  

Advertising revenues totaled $552.7 million, a 6.6 percent decline compared to the third quarter last year. Third quarter year-over-year comparisons were better than first and second quarter comparisons this year. Advertising revenues declined 7.0 percent in July, were down 6.8 percent in August, and were 5.9 percent lower in September.  In the U.S., advertising revenues decreased 6.0 percent in the quarter while at Newsquest, the company's operations in the UK, ad revenues declined 7.4 percent, in pounds.  The percentage changes for the Publishing segment advertising revenue categories for the quarter were as follows:

 

Third Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons


 

 

 

U.S. Publishing

(including USA TODAY)

 

Newsquest

(in pounds)

Total

Publishing

Segment

(constant currency)

Total

Publishing

Segment

Retail

(6.9%)

(5.5%)

(6.8%)

(7.0%)

National

(7.6%)

(12.1%)

(7.9%)

(8.1%)

Classified

(3.4%)

(7.7%)

(4.6%)

(5.1%)


(6.0%)

(7.4%)

(6.2%)

(6.6%)

 

All major advertising category comparisons in the third quarter were in line with or better than second quarter comparisons. Retail advertising was down 7.0 percent in the quarter as tepid economic growth impacted ad demand. Soft national ad demand domestically and in the UK resulted in an 8.1 percent decline in national advertising revenues although comparisons improved sequentially in the quarter.

Classified advertising revenues in the U.S. declined 3.4 percent, in line with second quarter comparisons. Automotive advertising was 1.3 percent higher compared to the third quarter in 2011. Employment was 4.4 percent lower due, in part, to tepid job growth. Real estate advertising was down 10.2 percent. The year-over-year comparison was stronger than the second quarter comparison and reflects modest improvements in the housing market. Classified advertising comparisons, in pounds, at Newsquest were uneven in the quarter and were 7.7 percent lower compared to the third quarter last year.

The percentage changes in the classified categories were as follows:

Third Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons


 

 

 

U.S.

Publishing

 

 

 

Newsquest

(in pounds)

 

Total

Publishing

Segment

(constant currency)

 

 

Total

Publishing

Segment

Automotive

1.3%

(14.9%)

(1.1%)

(1.5%)

Employment

(4.4%)

(4.0%)

(4.3%)

(5.0%)

Real Estate

(10.2%)

(9.2%)

(9.9%)

(10.6%)

Legal

1.2%

---

1.2%

1.2%

Other

(7.0%)

(6.5%)

(6.9%)

(7.6%)


(3.4%)

(7.7%)

(4.6%)

(5.1%)

 

The rollout of the all access content subscription model drove a 5.6 percent increase in company-wide circulation revenue. Circulation revenue at our local domestic publishing operations grew for the second consecutive quarter and was up 9.8 percent.

The impact of the all access content subscription model as well as an increase in digital advertising and marketing solutions resulted in a 64.6 percent increase in digital publishing revenues. Digital revenues at our local domestic publishing operations were 76.0 percent higher due primarily to the all access content subscription model. At USA TODAY and its associated businesses, digital revenues were up 69.7 percent while Newsquest's digital revenues were 10.4 percent higher, in pounds.

Reported publishing segment operating expenses were $816.5 million in the quarter up 0.8 percent compared to $809.8 million in the third quarter a year ago. On a non-GAAP basis, Publishing segment operating expenses were slightly higher and totaled $804.3 million including $9 million of strategic investments. Newsprint expense was 11.4 percent lower in the quarter due to both lower consumption and newsprint usage prices. For the fourth quarter of 2012, the company expects its newsprint expense will again be below year ago levels.

Reported Publishing segment operating income, which includes the impact of strategic investments, was $73.7 million. Publishing segment operating income on a non-GAAP basis totaled $85.9 million in the quarter and operating cash flow was $115.0 million.

BROADCASTING

Results in the Broadcasting segment (which include Captivate) reflected a record level of third quarter revenues and operating results. Operating revenues were 36.0 percent higher in the quarter and totaled $237.0 million compared to $174.3 million in the third quarter last year.  Our TV stations leveraged their strong ratings and footprint to generate substantial ad spending associated with the Summer Olympics on our NBC affiliates and significantly higher political spending. A solid increase in retransmission revenue also contributed to the growth.

Television revenues were up 38.1 percent to $233.0 million, compared to $168.8 million in the third quarter a year ago. The revenue growth was driven by $41.7 million in politically related advertising and approximately $37 million in ad spending related to the Summer Olympics. Approximately $4 million of political spending that aired during the Olympics is included in both the political and Olympic categories. Retransmission revenues were $22.3 million, an increase of 11.5 percent in the quarter. Television station digital revenues were 6.4 percent higher than the third quarter of 2011. Based on current trends, the percentage increase in television revenues in the fourth quarter is projected to be in the very high-twenties. However, it is difficult to project fourth quarter revenues due to political advertising which will be more than a third of total spot advertising in the quarter.

Broadcasting segment operating expenses were $118.4 million, an 11.9 percent increase compared to the third quarter last year. Higher sales and marketing costs associated with higher revenues drove the increase. Operating income was 73.1 percent higher and totaled $118.7 million, while operating cash flow was up 65.9 percent and totaled $125.6 million

DIGITAL

Digital segment operating revenues totaled $182.0 million in the quarter, an increase of 4.7 percent due primarily to strong revenue growth at CareerBuilder. Digital segment operating expenses were up 1.8 percent to $142.1 million due to higher costs at CareerBuilder and strategic spending on digital initiatives. Digital segment operating income was 16.2 percent higher in the quarter and totaled $39.9 million while operating cash flow was up 14.8 percent and totaled $48.3 million.

Digital revenues company-wide, including the Digital segment and all digital revenues generated by the other business segments, were $334.6 million, up 22.8 percent from the third quarter in 2011. 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 now a top news app with 16.1 million downloads across iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Kindle Fire. USA TODAY's mobile traffic was up in September compared to the prior year as page views increased 125 percent and total monthly visitors were 79 percent higher compared to September a year ago. In September, Gannett's consolidated domestic Internet audience share increased 12.0 percent from September of 2011 to 57.6 million unique visitors reaching 26.2 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 89.2 million monthly page impressions from approximately 10.5 million unique users in September 2012. CareerBuilder's unique visitors in the third quarter averaged 21.7 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 totaled $3.0 million, a 17.2 percent increase compared to the third quarter last year. Excluding special non-cash charges in the third quarters of 2012 and 2011, equity income was up $1.8 million. Stronger results at certain newspaper partnerships drove the increase.  

Interest expense was $35.8 million, a decline of 12.5 percent compared to the third quarter last year. The decline was primarily due to lower average debt balances slightly offset by higher average interest rates.

The reconciliation of the company's effective tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is below:

 

Tax Rate Calculation
(Dollars in thousands)




GAAP

Non-GAAP


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Income before taxes

(per Table 5)

 

187,308

 

156,580

 

205,232

 

167,142






Noncontrolling interest

(per Table 1)

 

(15,525)

 

(11,992)

 

(15,525)

 

(11,992)






Income before taxes

attributable to GCI

 

171,783

 

144,588

 

189,707

 

155,150






Provision for income

taxes (per Table 5)

 

38,700

 

44,800

 

58,800

 

49,000






Effective Tax Rate

22.5%

31.0%

31.0%

31.6%

 

Net cash flow from operating activities was $182.2 million, while free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) totaled $161.8 million in the quarter. Both numbers reflect the impact of an $18 million contribution to the company's principal retirement plan during the third quarter. The balance of long term debt at quarter end was $1.63 billion. Total cash at the end of the quarter was $237.4 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, pension settlement charges, charges to investments accounted for under the equity method 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.  The pension settlement charges result from the acceleration of expense related to the timing of certain pension payments. The charge related to the equity method investment in 2011 reflects the reduction of book value to fair value caused by significant and sustained declines in the operating performance of an investee. The charge in 2012 reflects accelerated depreciation recognized by an investee related to outsourcing certain production processes. The credits to the tax provision are related primarily to tax settlements covering multiple years.

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 1-888-466-4447 and international callers should dial 719-325-2337 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call.  The confirmation code for the conference call is 8138491. 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 8138491.  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 
















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Sept. 25, 2011


 (Dec)

 Net Operating Revenues: 







 Publishing advertising 


$                 552,676


$                591,676


(6.6)

 Publishing circulation 


276,655


262,099


5.6

 Digital 


182,022


173,930


4.7

 Broadcasting 


237,039


174,340


36.0

 All other 


60,869


63,989


(4.9)

 Total 


1,309,261


1,266,034


3.4








 Operating Expenses: 







 Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation 


720,941


721,888


(0.1)

 Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation 


318,385


297,001


7.2

 Depreciation 


40,460


41,263


(1.9)

 Amortization of intangible assets 


8,045


7,721


4.2

 Facility consolidation charges  


4,231


-


 *** 

 Total 


1,092,062


1,067,873


2.3

 Operating income  


217,199


198,161


9.6








 Non-operating (expense) income: 







 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


3,005


2,563


17.2

 Interest expense 


(35,829)


(40,939)


(12.5)

 Other non-operating items 


2,933


(3,205)


 *** 

 Total 


(29,891)


(41,581)


(28.1)








 Income before income taxes 


187,308


156,580


19.6

 Provision for income taxes 


38,700


44,800


(13.6)

 Net income 


148,608


111,780


32.9

 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 


(15,525)


(11,992)


29.5

 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


$                 133,083


$                   99,788


33.4






















 Net income per share - basic 


$                       0.58


$                       0.42


38.1








 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       0.56


$                       0.41


36.6















 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 







 Basic 


230,556


239,688


(3.8)

 Diluted 


235,550


243,350


(3.2)















 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) 









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 Net Operating Revenues: 







 Publishing advertising 


$            1,698,376


$            1,840,276


(7.7)

 Publishing circulation 


803,929


795,745


1.0

 Digital 


531,700


504,971


5.3

 Broadcasting 


618,593


522,575


18.4

 All other 


182,290


188,667


(3.4)

 Total 


3,834,888


3,852,234


(0.5)








 Operating Expenses: 







 Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation 


2,164,070


2,179,057


(0.7)

 Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation 


943,005


891,744


5.7

 Depreciation 


120,320


124,971


(3.7)

 Amortization of intangible assets 


24,002


23,881


0.5

 Facility consolidation charges 


14,116


14,050


0.5

 Total 


3,265,513


3,233,703


1.0

 Operating income  


569,375


618,531


(7.9)








 Non-operating (expense) income: 







 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


15,980


13,994


14.2

 Interest expense 


(111,542)


(132,309)


(15.7)

 Other non-operating items 


2,688


1,933


39.1

 Total 


(92,874)


(116,382)


(20.2)








 Income before income taxes 


476,501


502,149


(5.1)

 Provision for income taxes 


116,500


126,700


(8.1)

 Net income 


360,001


375,449


(4.1)

 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 


(38,806)


(33,641)


15.4

 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


$                 321,195


$               341,808


(6.0)






















 Net income per share - basic 


$                       1.38


$                       1.42


(2.8)








 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       1.35


$                       1.40


(3.6)















 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 







 Basic 


233,390


239,897


(2.7)

 Diluted 


237,699


243,551


(2.4)















 Dividends declared per share 


$                       0.60


$                       0.16


 *** 

 

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited, in thousands of dollars








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Net Operating Revenues:



Publishing


$                        890,200


$                        917,764


(3.0)

Digital


182,022


173,930


4.7

Broadcasting


237,039


174,340


36.0

Total


$                     1,309,261


$                     1,266,034


3.4








Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges):

Publishing


$                          73,731


$                        107,942


(31.7)

Digital


39,912


34,350


16.2

Broadcasting


118,672


68,552


73.1

Corporate


(15,116)


(12,683)


19.2

Total


$                        217,199


$                        198,161


9.6








Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges:

Publishing


$                          33,276


$                          30,186


10.2

Digital


8,391


7,729


8.6

Broadcasting


6,879


7,118


(3.4)

Corporate


4,190


3,951


6.0

Total


$                          52,736


$                          48,984


7.7








Operating Cash Flow:





Publishing


$                        107,007


$                        138,128


(22.5)

Digital


48,303


42,079


14.8

Broadcasting


125,551


75,670


65.9

Corporate


(10,926)


(8,732)


25.1

Total


$                        269,935


$                        247,145


9.2








Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation 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








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Sept. 25, 2011


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Net Operating Revenues:



Publishing


$                     2,684,595


$                     2,824,688


(5.0)

Digital


531,700


504,971


5.3

Broadcasting


618,593


522,575


18.4

Total


$                     3,834,888


$                     3,852,234


(0.5)








Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges):

Publishing


$                        239,982


$                        364,185


(34.1)

Digital


92,706


86,608


7.0

Broadcasting


285,873


212,416


34.6

Corporate


(49,186)


(44,678)


10.1

Total


$                        569,375


$                        618,531


(7.9)








Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges:

Publishing


$                        100,226


$                        106,377


(5.8)

Digital


24,626


22,801


8.0

Broadcasting


21,113


22,042


(4.2)

Corporate


12,473


11,682


6.8

Total


$                        158,438


$                        162,902


(2.7)








Operating Cash Flow:


Publishing


$                        340,208


$                        470,562


(27.7)

Digital


117,332


109,409


7.2

Broadcasting


306,986


234,458


30.9

Corporate


(36,713)


(32,996)


11.3

Total


$                        727,813


$                        781,433


(6.9)








Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation 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 



























 Non-GAAP 





 GAAP Measure 


 Special Items 


 Measure 





Thirteen




 Facility 


 Pension 




Thirteen





weeks ended


 Workforce 


 consolidation 


 settlement 


 Special 


weeks ended





Sept. 23, 2012


 restructuring 


 charges 


 charges 


 tax benefits 


Sept. 23, 2012

















 Cost of sales and operating expenses,  















 exclusive of depreciation 


$                 720,941


$                 (6,706)


$                        -


$                        -


$                        -


$               714,235


 Selling, general and administrative expenses, 















 exclusive of depreciation 


318,385


(1,244)


-


(2,523)


-


314,618


 Facility consolidation charges 


4,231


-


(4,231)


-


-


-


 Operating expenses 


1,092,062


(7,950)


(4,231)


(2,523)


-


1,077,358


 Operating income  


217,199


7,950


4,231


2,523


-


231,903


 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


3,005


-


3,220


-


-


6,225


 Total non-operating (expense) income 


(29,891)


-


3,220


-


-


(26,671)


 Income before income taxes 


187,308


7,950


7,451


2,523


-


205,232


 Provision for income taxes 


38,700


3,000


3,000


1,000


13,100


58,800


 Net income 


148,608


4,950


4,451


1,523


(13,100)


146,432


 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


133,083


4,950


4,451


1,523


(13,100)


130,907


 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       0.56


$                     0.02


$                     0.02


$                     0.01


$                   (0.06)


$                     0.56

 (a) 
















 (a) Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding. 





















 Non-GAAP 





 GAAP Measure 


 Special Items 


 Measure 





Thirteen




 Asset 


Thirteen





weeks ended


 Workforce 


 impairment 


weeks ended





Sept. 25, 2011


 restructuring 


 charges 


Sept. 25, 2011













 Cost of sales and operating expenses,  











 exclusive of depreciation 


$                 721,888


$                 (7,467)


$                        -


$               714,421


 Selling, general and administrative expenses, 











 exclusive of depreciation 


297,001


(1,218)


-


295,783


 Operating expenses 


1,067,873


(8,685)


-


1,059,188


 Operating income  


198,161


8,685


-


206,846


 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


2,563


-


1,877


4,440


 Total non-operating (expense) income 


(41,581)


-


1,877


(39,704)


 Income before income taxes 


156,580


8,685


1,877


167,142


 Provision for income taxes 


44,800


3,400


800


49,000


 Net income 


111,780


5,285


1,077


118,142


 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


99,788


5,285


1,077


106,150


 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       0.41


$                     0.02


$                        -


$                     0.44

 (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 (except per share amounts) 


















 Table No. 6 



























 Non-GAAP 





 GAAP Measure 


 Special Items 


 Measure 





Thirty-nine




 Facility 


 Pension 




Thirty-nine





weeks ended


 Workforce 


 consolidation 


 settlement 


 Special 


weeks ended





Sept. 23, 2012


 restructuring 


 charges 


 charges 


 tax benefits 


Sept. 23, 2012

















 Cost of sales and operating expenses,  















 exclusive of depreciation 


$              2,164,070


$               (28,770)


$                        -


$                        -


$                        -


$            2,135,300


 Selling, general and administrative expenses, 















 exclusive of depreciation 


943,005


(5,205)


-


(7,946)


-


929,854


 Facility consolidation charges 


14,116


-


(14,116)


-


-


-


 Operating expenses 


3,265,513


(33,975)


(14,116)


(7,946)


-


3,209,476


 Operating income  


569,375


33,975


14,116


7,946


-


625,412


 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


15,980


-


3,220


-


-


19,200


 Total non-operating (expense) income 


(92,874)


-


3,220


-


-


(89,654)


 Income before income taxes 


476,501


33,975


17,336


7,946


-


535,758


 Provision for income taxes 


116,500


13,500


6,900


3,200


13,100


153,200


 Net income 


360,001


20,475


10,436


4,746


(13,100)


382,558


 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


321,195


20,475


10,436


4,746


(13,100)


343,752


 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       1.35


$                     0.09


$                     0.04


$                     0.02


$                   (0.06)


$                     1.45

 (a) 
















 (a) Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding. 
































 Non-GAAP 







 GAAP Measure 


 Special Items 


 Measure 











 Facility 















 consolidation 











Thirty-nine




 and asset 


 Prior year 


Thirty-nine







weeks ended


 Workforce 


 impairment 


 tax reserve 


weeks ended







Sept. 25, 2011


 restructuring 


 charges 


 adjustments, net 


Sept. 25, 2011



















 Cost of sales and operating expenses,  















 exclusive of depreciation 


$              2,179,057


$               (19,677)


$                        -


$                        -


$            2,159,380




 Selling, general and administrative expenses, 















 exclusive of depreciation 


891,744


(3,767)


-


-


887,977




 Facility consolidation charges 


14,050


-


(14,050)


-


-




 Operating expenses 


3,233,703


(23,444)


(14,050)


-


3,196,209




 Operating income  


618,531


23,444


14,050


-


656,025




 Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net 


13,994


-


1,877


-


15,871




 Total non-operating (expense) income 


(116,382)


-


1,877


-


(114,505)




 Income before income taxes 


502,149


23,444


15,927


-


541,520




 Provision for income taxes 


126,700


8,900


6,400


20,100


162,100




 Net income 


375,449


14,544


9,527


(20,100)


379,420




 Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc. 


341,808


14,544


9,527


(20,100)


345,779




 Net income per share - diluted 


$                       1.40


$                     0.06


$                     0.04


$                   (0.08)


$                     1.42




















NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries


Unaudited, in thousands of dollars














Table No. 7



















Non-GAAP



GAAP Measure


Special Items


Measure



Thirteen




Facility 


Pension


Thirteen



weeks ended


Workforce


consolidation


settlement 


weeks ended



Sept. 23, 2012


restructuring


charges


charges


Sept. 23, 2012

Operating Income











Publishing


$                   73,731


$                7,950


$               4,231


$                      -


$                85,912

Digital


39,912


-


-


-


39,912

Broadcasting


118,672


-


-


-


118,672

Corporate


(15,116)


-


-


2,523


(12,593)

Total Operating Income


$                 217,199


$               7,950


$               4,231


$             2,523


$             231,903












Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges











Publishing


$                   33,276


$                        -


$             (4,231)


$                      -


$               29,045

Digital


8,391


-


-


-


8,391

Broadcasting


6,879


-


-


-


6,879

Corporate


4,190


-


-


-


4,190

Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges


$                   52,736


$                        -


$             (4,231)


$                      -


$               48,505












Operating Cash Flow (a)











Publishing


$                 107,007


$               7,950


$                        -


$                      -


$            114,957

Digital


48,303


-


-


-


48,303

Broadcasting


125,551


-


-


-


125,551

Corporate


(10,926)


-


-


2,523


(8,403)

Total Operating Cash Flow


$                 269,935


$               7,950


$                        -


$             2,523


$             280,408












(a) Refer to Table No. 9.




























Non-GAAP







GAAP Measure


Special Items


Measure







Thirteen




Thirteen







weeks ended


Workforce


weeks ended







Sept. 25, 2011


restructuring


Sept. 25, 2011





Operating Income











Publishing


$                 107,942


$             8,685


$         116,627





Digital


34,350


-


34,350





Broadcasting


68,552


-


68,552





Corporate


(12,683)


-


(12,683)





Total Operating Income


$                 198,161


$            8,685


$         206,846
















Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges











Publishing


$                   30,186


$                     -


$           30,186





Digital


7,729


-


7,729





Broadcasting


7,118


-


7,118





Corporate


3,951


-


3,951





Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges


$                   48,984


$                     -


$           48,984
















Operating Cash Flow (a)











Publishing


$                 138,128


$            8,685


$          146,813





Digital


42,079


-


42,079





Broadcasting


75,670


-


75,670





Corporate


(8,732)


-


(8,732)





Total Operating Cash Flow


$                 247,145


$            8,685


$          255,830
















(a) Refer to Table No. 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



Thirty-nine




Facility 


Pension 


Thirty-nine



weeks ended


Workforce


consolidation


settlement


weeks ended



Sept. 23, 2012


restructuring


charges


charges


Sept. 23, 2012

Operating Income











Publishing


$                 239,982


$           35,631


$              14,116


$                      -


$                 289,729

Digital


92,706


-


-


-


92,706

Broadcasting


285,873


-


-


-


285,873

Corporate


(49,186)


(1,656)


-


7,946


(42,896)

Total Operating Income


$                 569,375


$           33,975


$              14,116


$             7,946


$                 625,412












Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges











Publishing


$                 100,226


$                      -


$            (14,116)


$                      -


$                   86,110

Digital


24,626


-


-


-


24,626

Broadcasting


21,113


-


-


-


21,113

Corporate


12,473


-


-


-


12,473

Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges


$                 158,438


$                      -


$            (14,116)


$                     -


$                 144,322












Operating Cash Flow (a)











Publishing


$                 340,208


$           35,631


$                        -


$                     -


$                 375,839

Digital


117,332


-


-


-


117,332

Broadcasting


306,986


-


-


-


306,986

Corporate


(36,713)


(1,656)


-


7,946


(30,423)

Total Operating Cash Flow


$                 727,813


$           33,975


$                        -


$            7,946


$                 769,734












(a) Refer to Table No. 9.






























Non-GAAP





GAAP Measure


Special Items


Measure





Thirty-nine




Facility 


Thirty-nine





weeks ended


Workforce


consolidation


weeks ended





Sept. 25, 2011


restructuring


charges


Sept. 25, 2011



Operating Income











Publishing


$                 364,185


$           23,444


$             14,050


$        401,679



Digital


86,608


-


-


86,608



Broadcasting


212,416


-


-


212,416



Corporate


(44,678)


-


-


(44,678)



Total Operating Income


$                 618,531


$           23,444


$             14,050


$        656,025














Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges











Publishing


$                 106,377


$                     -


$           (14,050)


$          92,327



Digital


22,801


-


-


22,801



Broadcasting


22,042


-


-


22,042



Corporate


11,682


-


-


11,682



Total depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges


$                 162,902


$                     -


$          (14,050)


$        148,852














Operating Cash Flow (a)











Publishing


$                 470,562


$          23,444


$                       -


$        494,006



Digital


109,409


-


-


109,409



Broadcasting


234,458


-


-


234,458



Corporate


(32,996)


-


-


(32,996)



Total Operating Cash Flow


$                 781,433


$           23,444


$                     -


$       804,877














(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 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 Sept. 23, 2012














Publishing


Digital


Broadcasting


Corporate


Consolidated Total












Operating cash flow


$        107,007


$          48,303


$      125,551


$      (10,926)


$      269,935

Less:











Depreciation


(25,165)


(4,408)


(6,697)


(4,190)


(40,460)

Amortization


(3,880)


(3,983)


(182)


-


(8,045)

Facility consolidation charges


(4,231)


-


-


-


(4,231)

Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)


$          73,731


$          39,912


$      118,672


$      (15,116)


$      217,199























Thirteen weeks ended Sept. 25, 2011























Publishing


Digital


Broadcasting


Corporate


Consolidated Total












Operating cash flow


$        138,128


$          42,079


$        75,670


$          (8,732)


$     247,145

Less:











Depreciation


(26,568)


(3,807)


(6,937)


(3,951)


(41,263)

Amortization


(3,618)


(3,922)


(181)


-


(7,721)

Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)


$        107,942


$          34,350


$        68,552


$      (12,683)


$      198,161























Thirty-nine weeks ended Sept. 23, 2012























Publishing


Digital


Broadcasting


Corporate


Consolidated Total












Operating cash flow


$        340,208


$      117,332


$     306,986


$      (36,713)


$      727,813

Less:











Depreciation


(74,785)


(12,493)


(20,569)


(12,473)


(120,320)

Amortization


(11,325)


(12,133)


(544)


-


(24,002)

Facility consolidation charges


(14,116)


-


-


-


(14,116)

Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)


$        239,982


$          92,706


$       285,873


$      (49,186)


$      569,375























Thirty-nine weeks ended Sept. 25, 2011























Publishing


Digital


Broadcasting


Corporate


Consolidated Total












Operating cash flow


$        470,562


$       109,409


$      234,458


$       (32,996)


$     781,433

Less:











Depreciation


(80,943)


(10,848)


(21,498)


(11,682)


(124,971)

Amortization


(11,384)


(11,953)


(544)


-


(23,881)

Facility consolidation charges


(14,050)


-


-


-


(14,050)

Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)


$        364,185


$          86,608


$     212,416


$       (44,678)


$     618,531












NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited, in thousands of dollars









Table No. 10
















"Free cash flow" is a non-GAAP liquidity measure used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP.  Free cash flow should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. 

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP liquidity measure that 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 uses free cash flow because it believes this measure presents a useful business metric to evaluate the liquidity generated by its businesses.











Thirteen


Thirty-nine






weeks ended


weeks ended






Sept. 23, 2012


Sept. 23, 2012












Net cash flow from operating activities


$             182,154


$             498,736




Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(24,658)


(63,010)




Payments for investments


(500)


(1,000)




Proceeds from investments


4,781


15,174




Free cash flow