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Participants
Stacy Cunningham Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Bob Dickey President and Chief Executive Officer
Ali Engel Chief Financial Officer
John Zidich President of Domestic Publishing
Sharon Rowlands Chief Executive Officer of ReachLocal
Doug Arthur Huber Research
Barry Lucas Gabelli & Company
Kyle Evans Stephens Inc
John Janedis Jefferies
Michael Kupinski NOBLE Capital Markets
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Operator

Welcome to Gannett's 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we'll conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] And as a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host for today, Stacy Cunningham, Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis with Gannett.

Stacy Cunningham

much. very you Thank and Gannett's everyone, earnings quarter conference call. welcome morning, third to XXXX Good

this being call reminder, a As is recorded.

Zidich, Chief Joining us Chief Officer; and Engel, and Chief Executive Dickey, Bob Domestic Officer John Sharon Financial of Rowlands, today from Executive Gannett Officer; are President Publishing; of ReachLocal. President Ali

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Bob Dickey

Thanks, morning. Stacy good and

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Sharon Rowlands

you, Thank Bob.

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Ali Engel

Thank you, good morning, Sharon, and everyone.

third revenue demonstrated profitability in results. of revenues trends Consolidated Our financial year-over-year acceleration digital performance XXXX to quarter quarter. third the and million compared the compared $XXX and an print $XXX by decline improvement quarter were second for results XXXX XXXX This from circulation X.X% from the million an partially offset second a to environment, total On third quarter, the challenged revenues basis, the in acquired quarter. the advertising XX.X% contribution the in properties. declined same-store reflects

on We year's for related deferred same-store the revenue acquired Media performance cost audience from the at as continue -- our partial were XX.X%. for Total expenses approximately million, XXXX third their year Florida benefit to of driven side the the adjusted revenue third the quarter, operation. XX% in partially acquired Total ReachLocal, quarter. of to There in year-over-year year-ago second XXXX extension $XX so we a synergies and that impact at adjustment XXXX, period. to million EBITDA compared related digital price marketing strong improved our year-over-year quarter. August year-ago trends and due savings total advertising $XX a from saw year-over-year total quarter, completed in revenues distribution to Jersey ReachLocal $X.X $X.X prior Media in categories. represented of the our was facility period the X, of same-store growth the operating the was contribution down publishing strong revenue from purchase from the to million segment, We last quarter after quarter grew improvement acquisition return million ReachLocal digital business mobile, in digital in the up XX% accounting revenue million quarter. improvement of of production XX% saw business XXXX totaled to newsprint include expense nearly The Group $XX flat deferred and video an a acquisition growth the the the in from by a negative the and operations digital reflecting In was the the Excluding Same-store on from acquisitions million in our the aforementioned period Adjusted there profit hurricanes performance adjustment growth declined and second contribution Group, Publishing and we continued impacted North and lower from consolidations. the and in operation. services Journal X% ReachLocal the revenues Texas operations. the $XXX the transition impact

in premium XX.X% sales We trailed growth Same-store in to revenues print have as XX.X% expectations and Bob decline in national quarter. compared programmatic sales, performance with noted. XXXX declined digital business a direct particularly as strong advertising year-over-year, robust our second our and

entertainment. weakness furniture, grocery, in to of While show some our we frequency categories has program our traction, print key started pricing some of saw health and

national of performance quarter actions TODAY in second grew home from grew both the revenues quarter quarter Additionally, discounting fourth local third in benefit properties, the the Despite $XX.X about in TODAY. hotel million preprints, down circulation a pricing X%, At customers USA X.X% be the second improved, reflects USA weakening quarter more while international XXXX a the versus XXXX to more volume in Revenue in local decline and circulation Migrated pricing in our local American sequential Digital-only ReachLocal increase steady growth over The in from the a X.X% trends USA clients in pricing quarter, year-over-year our at but continued revenue third showed felt subscriber contribute the quarter. reflecting at the circulation mixed some domestic TODAY, was second North revenue into quarter, In the ReachLocal print down markets revenues held will improving reflecting X% or Gannett volumes more stores, XX% from robust as the revenues from aggressive domestic to in weakened quarter in X%, delivery and quarter. mid-September quarter, compared department XX% same-store scaled-back the quarter was with second segment, telecommunications that activity. the softness that impact the delivery volumes. actions. second XXXX. some actions, came growth. advertising began at within mainly and up local revenues our the relatively at muted growth year-over-year. X% sports. trends At XX% performance in properties, range. Circulation our quarter

from at that adjusted quarter transitioning and second million X.X% a spending ReachLocal client. related material to the was margins quarter reached X.X%, improvement Gannett by the Second EBITDA impacted investment was margin $X.X

quarter tax benefit meaningful. ReachLocal a resulted tax anticipate onetime in net the and Our On GAAP the the from net The effectively consolidation. to rate XX% write-off supporting year. of for for stock the expenditures made the to rate effective tax the development effective for rate of foreign was tax $XX entities. tax tax the Capital quarter as to certain income effective basis, projects reflecting basis, be the facility product our $XX.X and not non-GAAP worthless of impacted maintain we related benefit by year-to-date we a of slightly negative million, range well debt year. a million. The of as magnitude On guidance digital ongoing full the an favorably benefit quarter our for investments to totaled XX% zero for

was cash and balance debt of the X and million on outstanding million. our during repurchased at net dividends our million. our stock $XXX in revolver total a or $XXX $XX $XXX million $XX ending common paid of quarter shares debt million We million cost was of Our

are maintaining million our Given $X.XX of range our adjusted $X.XX of billion, EBITDA continued guidance operating and billion our performance, range to revenue to solid we $XXX $XXX million.

Bob. year, adjusted the our included do week have in who ranges. year calendar, others which in call of an turn will been I full publishing and our has on a quarter X-X-X with revenue and now fourth the fiscal consistent -- guidance reporting reminder, full back year extra EBITDA a in factored As industry report we to this range the

Bob Dickey

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Operator

Thank you [Operator Instructions].

Our of Michael Kupinski first from Markets. question comes NOBLE the with line Capital

Michael Kupinski

quick Is couple little expenses good Or line how this should forward? was rate half. lower at in going questions. run of a The forward? we look the a Just were going first what it SG&A than trending item a that

Alison Engel

us up. Let pull that

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have we those increases, typically, in Although do but -- that things will think, are a I run small be accurate. fairly probably XXXX couple rates of incremental

Michael Kupinski

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Alison Engel

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thought for that Stacy starter I let think, I presentations. take So future as a and

Bob Dickey

is Michael, Bob. So this

things the mobile keep a XX% programmatic couple our seeing, Obviously, we're we're the was though. growth driving seeing. was and just mind national direct traffic think, is The XX%. growth which growth that there's to I of programmatic, in

the a on there's growth correlation definitely to that So unique the set. we're seeing

Michael Kupinski

your the markets was into back would component And end, TV you have newspaper as a to USA a those aggregate Network? that local of there combined I obviously, for uniques at a if to businesses. in its that additional getting there's look possibly company just you And possible TV strategy that out wondering to and digital

Bob Dickey

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Michael Kupinski

of maybe add that terms or would in to given you those of wondering of that your looking your markets just a not newspapers in say, and consider to prospect have were in market? or getting available not, were some whether the you you, getting in digital was the other into the a certain going the direction network, pricing I market let's at would newspapers the that maybe component TV activity M&A And if in fact to

Bob Dickey

possibility -- think us so investment down that will a a standalone to non-Gannett expand are broadcast be challenges, the us with its TODAY far can would that would a better certainly That's don't be USA NETWORK markets see cross-ownership road, ways television the Obviously, other going a still there but I station. see buying standalone. than into we has early It it's as I going play. where into

Michael Kupinski

Can question. final newsprint? on an prospects give legislative me the update Canadian my then shares And you on regarding

Sharon Rowlands

newsprint buying well on, like to faces as Michael. as NORPAC single product Canadian largely other circumstances. believe disappointed a paper use U.S. newspaper in challenges that manufacturer produce coalition domestic We, the the Hang regional broad from typically and patterns. a and a We're decided trade case that manufacturers, these publishers, U.S. Yes. that they stem of

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Operator

line next question Janedis the John Jefferies. with from our of And comes

John Janedis

new circulation alternatives for of in cases, as pre-monopoly local And are your Can more about the people so using what a the normal the revenue local so news? markets in in position little market increase? or that a many you bit trends? given talk Is price context X down

Bob Dickey

I'll let the speak John to circulation.

John Zidich

the -- in third that next pricing John, in So in year. into quarter and markets quarter trends local into the with September, will in the the improve we the implemented believe especially we've fourth fourth quarter,

Bob Dickey

the competitors digital On customers to we losing basis, the John. other -- As question, on print do to side. not not news a see we're

we're very the -- proud number Our their we of local with in our digital news that, fact or markets, in local two one number the presence. category predominantly our are

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John Janedis

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Bob Dickey

very for weeks not ago, have we few still -- XXXX. that robust do pipeline we reviewed just regularly we we're first, a a Well, as

that year, initiatives year. started benefit savings cost the through from were late this We'll roll out into this 'XX. of to Some

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on focused really haven't We that.

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John Zidich

production those I Bob. against outperforming process have really pieces, year. Bob acquisitions, still on that the done synergies stated, we'll distribution a mostly We've think of good think will next our are as continue actually I key with and and the into job

Bob Dickey

made some we're investigate maybe are the also, can USA side, distribution There and bit are and we on we further that, reference that John a that new things printing around specifically 'XX. to TODAY in rollout believe, examining.

Operator

Thank question the And Kyle Stephens. from line with next you. our of Evans comes

Your open. line is now

Daniel Fritsche

on more for little pricing strategic talked what Kyle. bit forward? of line I This be maybe those out of are revenue was this is going circulation as September. how pricing view revenue stabilizer 'XX? Daniel, into future a We've And term long And implemented plans plans could overall overall, then that little those kind just past a the revenue? about a in And bit of far seen wondering

John Zidich

will should business Since quarter throughout those QX. tests, saw markets take Daniel, of improve a business different markets increases us. let me from XX together quarter, of advertisers the rollout more double-digit with the the that the revenue performance put we in we've taken and the at our in we plans components doing our that, XX a rolled all real to out in infrequent focused account. they We've And expect the pricing remainder look another pricing that new the strategy we ROI In we've out. per rolled tested of and standpoint. and from markets, on both

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convert future it's digital So combined print the improving at strategy to as as dollars a well. looking the we trend, but really

Bob Dickey

this that pricing So program, print on do couple years. next Daniel, the we frequency believe the that legs has over of

pointed of even loyal frequency, number are a to are this better increased out, results. with As us clients and those very John seeing

after that over go next we our years through continue we will this three we believe two On the the side, circulation move pricing, initial up. to to pricing

And continue forward. be revenue will our strategy part going circulation of so to

Daniel Fritsche

That was very helpful.

ReachLocal. on question Another

margin What to business? in margin XQ, and target is solid what So said. mentioned in and you sequential remarks for margin there you that posted long-term the through flow there the that is expansion I believe, more

Bob Dickey

Well, -- on right growth very Sharon line focused now. and I are really top

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Sharon Rowlands

No.

you think summed up it very Bob. I well,

Operator

Our of with Company. Lucas [Operator from question line next Gabelli Instructions] & the Barry comes

Your line open. now is

Barry Lucas

You've the in guidance for the print in despite third the quarter. the shortfall year held

maybe Bob, you are giving that So you hoping, I numbers. was can the you confidence lights to hit those point that can some still bright

Bob Dickey

Barry. Sure,

continue, this the put third in up quarter. certainly side, cost will on quarter fully we We the will the initiatives be in place ramped

know those confident. -- very results and And we're so we

from optimistic On traction. program We're is as we not print side, being unrealistic noted, that just we current And we a the seeing, are the gaining very overly we're anticipate slight we'll improvement see that there. pricing trends. print

quarter positive both digital the growth for integration to Sharon teams, see continue when look business, is and to you services marketing audience in sales are remains very that and positive and positive. ReachLocal to due And that trend. then fourth the John very you'll on a true very very locally growth both and of the and continue -- opportunity sales national, digital our at I local Our us optimistic our our the -- fact

benefit will then of September think, launch that full others. launched continue was and I we see to that, in the we circulation So and pricing

of a factors that happens, So those combination unforeseen the I unless of can guidance. think confidence us that gives something lot meet we

Barry Lucas

So there Is that I the but advertising is, say in downside? accelerated any the are moderating, evidence print trend what would seeing there? you on it

Bob Dickey

small trends, our they different execute the anything they national is because retailers in that continue to it's we're other but -- what positive against. is program areas see in some to -- the don't going We we'll to our on What are need are definitely markets major showing really see are. uptick we expect significantly where trends local the pricing the movement that

Barry Lucas

initiatives was ago were those Bob, moment took quarter. that Or you the that quarter? became evident that response Was in more cost that the some in to a were planned? other place mentioned weakness in that third -- there the just

Bob Dickey

out What at we quarters in are would our Barry, always are and three we've -- say I advance. I would making say, well, as the as well knocking are know of moving you revenues Gannett, that, where as planned cost initiatives adjustments. about been

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Barry Lucas

you in me. shares Okay, you last anything stock? purchased [indiscernible] one share. -- of the of quarter Or X the of driver can and the that The pricing for else million

Alison Engel

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Bob Dickey

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Operator

Arthur And question line Research. from Huber final with of Doug comes our the

Douglas Arthur

on and number X the down press break in couple you driven. Ali, Table release, external digital between advertising A interest questions. of

So including intersegment? or... external mean, into digital that the what the ReachLocal but was Does I down -- X.X%, were up Is intersegment the you intersegment newspapers X.X%. is

Alison Engel

it's ReachLocal. Yes,

then last we think talked that in segment and line the quarter we're digital eliminated ReachLocal about showing I item. the segment and in segment, we the it where Publishing local

Douglas Arthur

mean, So internally, the way it's underlying that a to a bag. you at the publishing I of it? up is customers. look mixed it's But outside overall. fair group down to sort momentum if include digital Is of that,

Stacy Cunningham

Stacy. is this Doug,

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Douglas Arthur

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Alison Engel

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Douglas Arthur

assuming the Table just mean, charge. not it's add a cash X that way the Is to that's back. that? I'm look million I at got $XX.X a charge, GAAP facilities has

Alison Engel

GAAP the That correct. That's is number.

Douglas Arthur

pension? updated finally, there any on then, number And underfunded the is

Alison Engel

here, $XXX quarter. -- little from we updated, That's that Yes. the down a million. It been right about I've the contributions. hasn't hasn't over million got just $XX been do fourth in it valuation

Douglas Arthur

that the been know I of quarter? terms had Because issue in the was on neutral an currency increasing liability,

Alison Engel

Yes, increase driven been the the in an the yes, by the in not But that. effect quarter. discount is currency. currency was rate fairly neutral this declines liability Really, currency for more quarter has than

Operator

does Q&A Everyone, may today's this This program today's participating the and great day. you conclude a call. disconnect. gentlemen, for all and in And Ladies you thank does have conclude session.