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Consolidated Graphics Reports First Quarter Results, Revenue Off From 2000

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

HOUSTON--July 25, 2001--Consolidated Graphics, Inc. today reported results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2001. Total revenues for the June quarter were $164.4 million compared to $166.2 million in the March quarter. Net income was $5.1 million, or $.38 per diluted share, versus net income before special charge of $4.8 million, or $.36 per diluted share, for the March quarter. Effects of the current economic slowdown are evident when comparing year-over-year June quarter results. Revenues for the June quarter were $9.1 million less than last year. Net income for the June quarter last year was $8.0 million, or $.59 per diluted share. "We are encouraged by our financial performance in the June quarter,'' commented Joe R. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "While difficult market conditions continue to persist and present a highly competitive environment, we further increased market share and maintained operating income.'' "In spite of the weak economy, revenues were down only 1% from the March quarter and earnings improved,'' stated Charles F. White, President and Chief Operating Officer. "We made significant strides toward growing our customer base and expanding our services to our existing customers through both CGXMedia and our national accounts strategy. Customers are utilizing COIN and OPAL, our principal CGXMedia products, at an increasingly rapid rate and this will drive more print sales over the long term. We began actively marketing these products only 12 months ago and today we have 110 active or committed sites. We are confident that this momentum will continue, as even more customers understand the benefits of CGXMedia's products. "Longer term, we believe that our national accounts strategy also offers significant growth prospects. By leveraging our network of 63 companies in key markets across the country, we successfully sell our services to national corporations who are interested in simplifying their supply chain. This strategy allows us to reach large customers through our nationwide network of companies while maintaining our focus on service levels that only can be provided by a local printer. We now have agreements with 10 large national account customers and believe that this initiative provides substantial growth potential going forward.'' Mr. Davis concluded, "Looking ahead, we remain comfortable with our previous guidance of gradual sequential improvement for the next few quarters. We are confident in our ability to manage our business in this slower market environment and remain focused on the progress and future opportunities associated with our current business initiatives.'' Consolidated Graphics, Inc. is the largest sheet-fed and half-web commercial printing company in the United States. Through its network of printing companies in 25 states, the Company produces high-quality customized printed materials for a broad customer base that includes many of the most recognized companies in the country. Consolidated Graphics also offers an extensive and growing range of digital and Internet-based services and solutions marketed through CGXmedia. Consolidated Graphics is focused on adding value to its operating companies by providing financial and operational strengths, management support and technological advantages associated with a national organization. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.consolidatedgraphics.com.

 

 

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