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American Reprographics Company Reports Loss

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

WALNUT CREEK, CA, - ARC, the nation's leading provider of document management services and technology to the architectural, engineering and construction industries, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

"First quarter results for 2011 were in line with our expectations, but March sales clearly show that project-related activity, which was at its lowest point during the past several years, will continue to remain a challenge for the rest of the year," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO. "However, we were extremely gratified to see the progress we are making in some of our newer service offerings like managed print services (MPS), Global Services and our color business. Together, they helped us offset the revenue decline we saw in project-related printing, and we expect these segments of business to continue to grow through the rest of the year."

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $106.5 million. The Company's gross margin was 31.3%. ARC reported a loss in net income of $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2011, or $0.08 per diluted share. Adjusted to exclude the previously announced accelerated amortization of trade names, and interest rate swap-related items associated with our previous debt agreement, the Company's quarterly loss in net income was $2.1 million or $0.05 per diluted share. Cash from operating activities was $4.6 million.

Management also noted that its restructuring plans are proceeding as previously announced, including the addition of new infrastructure and staff to address the growth in Global Services, MPS, color and Technology Services. The Company continues to restructure its outsourced reprographics service centers, reducing its staff and its branch network related to traditional revenue streams, including duplicate production facilities that were added to the Company in the past through ARC's aggressive acquisition program. Additional efficiencies will be achieved as a result of the Company's newly unified brand, which consolidates ARC's strong footprint in major metropolitan areas around the country. The Company's restructuring efforts are expected to continue throughout the year with anticipated annualized savings of more than $14 million.


The Company reaffirmed its forecast of annual earnings per share in 2011 to be in the range of $0.01 to $0.15 on a fully-diluted basis, and annual cash flow from operations in the range of $40 million to $60 million.

Teleconference and Webcast

American Reprographics Company will host a conference call and audio webcast today at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time (5:00 P.M. Eastern Time) to discuss results for the Company's first quarter 2011 and business outlook. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 877-402-8179. The conference ID number is 60057717.

A replay of this call will be available approximately one hour after the call for seven days following the call's conclusion. To access the replay, dial 800-642-1687. The conference ID number is 60057717.

A Web archive will be made available at http://www.e-arc.com for approximately 90 days following the call's conclusion.


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