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Consolidated Graphics Revenue Declines in Q2

Press release from the issuing company

HOUSTON, Texas, - Consolidated Graphics, Inc. today announced financial results for its second quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Revenue for the September quarter was $263.6 million, a $3.8 million or 1.4% decline, compared to the prior year.  The revenue decline was caused by lower same-store sales, partially offset by an increase in election-related revenue. Adjusted Operating Income for the September 2012 quarter was $14.7 million or 5.6% of revenue, compared to $15.2 million or 5.7% of revenue last year. Adjusted Net Income was $8.3 million or $.84 per diluted share for the quarter, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $8.4 million or $.77 per diluted share for the prior year quarter. (As a result of our share repurchase program, weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the September 2012 quarter declined 9.1% relative to the September 2011 quarter.) Adjusted EBITDA was $33.1 million for the September 2012 quarter, compared to $32.6 million for the same quarter of the prior year.

Operating income during the September 2012 quarter was $12.1 million and included other charges of $2.3 million primarily related to relocating certain production facilities and related asset impairments. Operating income for the prior year quarter was $13.9 million and included $.6 million in other charges due to withdrawing from certain multi-employer pension plans. Net income for the September 2012 quarter was $6.7 million or $.68 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $7.5 million or $.69 diluted earnings per share last year.

Joe R. Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Graphics, commented, "While we experienced increased demand from many of our clients, the decline in sales this quarter was primarily caused by lower demand from a handful of our large customers. We expect much of this business to return in the future. Election printing grew this quarter, compared to last year, and we are confident that election printing will grow again in the December quarter.  We continue to invest in our industry leading capabilities and continue to see a high level of interest in these capabilities. Due to these investments, we expect to generate profitable revenue growth as the economy improves."

Share Repurchase Program Update

During the September 2012 quarter, the Company purchased 367,442 shares of its common stock for $9.8 million (average cost of $26.61 per share) pursuant to a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of $170.0 million of the Company's common shares. Since beginning the share repurchase program in November 2010, the Company has purchased 2,222,816 shares of its common stock (19% of shares outstanding) for $89.3 million. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had 9,658,811 common shares outstanding.

A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the attached tables and in the related Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 8-K also includes the basis for management's use of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. will host a conference call today, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2013 results. The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on our website (www.cgx.com) and a subsequent archive of such call will also be available on our website.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero, Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides the service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.


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