RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD)

Johan Nystedt SVP of Finance
Dan Knotts President, CEO
Terry Peterson CFO
Charles Strauzer CJS Securities
Bill Mastoris Baird
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Welcome to the RRD Fourth Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call. My name is Mariama and I will be your operator today’s call. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this call is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Johan Nystedt, RRD's Senior Vice President of Finance.

Johan Nystedt

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Dan Knotts

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Terry Peterson

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Securities is CJS line from on Strauzer Charles with And question. the Instructions] [Operator a you. Thank

ahead. Your line is open. Please go

Charles Strauzer

Hi, good morning.

Dan Knotts

Good morning, Charlie.

Terry Peterson

Charlie. Hi,

Charles Strauzer

expected kind we little look segments business deeper quarter? ongoing, what kind maybe the than the of services perhaps more drivers the if you versus specifically, was of will? when at there. in And can the one-time a key side, into sub were you what performance And then the stronger dive within sales Hey,

Terry Peterson

Yes sure, in Charlie. can I'll if take this kick some and necessary. Dan additional with comments

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Chinese out see operations So, good better that's probably our somewhat the operation domestic did that really to largest performance. as do continues area of and our packaging. well. We expectations in over both our U.S. of came labels as performance well And really than also

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Dan Knotts

Hey, that. just to Charlie to add

for look supply that are packaging, If quarter organic you management, categories in for at the that chain the product growth and labels. three categories,

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Terry Peterson

I where really surprises has Charlie, more things this. unique one This really just we've opportunities, short had incredibly to upside. sales the other is of to on here. good And lot follow these second one a And is the quarter on the with of the been that's cycle

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Charles Strauzer

confidence Yes, are guidance just gave and a segwaying gives into that more, It of looks the we what talk encouraging, QX bit you. this a assumptions have to guidance out. that's that thank seeing like point a And little the at here, about you behind let's QX, you the bottom the that discussion kind if bottom could. about then you the

Terry Peterson

more a to here. of and tough. volatility, it providing of our perspectives but at it's share there's uncertainty, with lot with that I we that about felt kind time lot how of going I We Yes, we a challenges far there's mean important felt as guidance, is still guidance still a because like as of mentioned current debated comfortable creates the least lot

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time vaccination pace and that of Some at look rolled that and of to out. we that further at the opportunities recovery vaccinations products products the of some distributed vaccinations what over looking times. get a provide more the that and services we're a with that kind believing And we period return estimating normal as a continue and the will stab taken new that have of the have might to like of

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Dan Knotts

that key the think think are And, about economy up, about key print think chain you the that it's and consumers segments. continue as in consumer services. business open if about going also driver labels, business to the about as think businesses Charlie, packaging, for vaccines spending begins increase important both by share product activities and businesses you roll-out is the how economy I of within to a that under to we services by consumers. from business two to standpoint, relative assumption drivers up about commercial about supply open to think or product And that managers, statements to about spending going both you think to And spending you think all continue services the and

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play those we So, this at return economic sit on But in the time versus dynamics predicated we spending out. bit good is of significantly point product how going uncertain today. this the relative to pretty both the of spend where different are to marketing a little about feel

Charles Strauzer

you. thoughts further given the sheet, to kind And little capital the taking any of are bit balance balance here markets wide then if window refinance on a how we of open thank the advantage shift Excellent, could to the sheet?

Terry Peterson

of improve our strength I the sheet. at many looking anything capital this announced now. said for Yes, markets to I've right attractive a of strength but the the always health not point, certainly great mean, quarters, opportunity looking we've in it's we're as other At and balance previous

got sort we've point, this any at announce. opportunistic but of So, not to transaction

Charles Strauzer

lastly Got it. just And on thoughts D&A XXXX? for then

Terry Peterson

depreciation? D&A,

Charles Strauzer


Terry Peterson

expect expense. given years little will lower over bit continued was in We bit. shown that that several to CapEx a movement expect that downward that, a didn't in here. expect We come year. on that the would little would to this steady down exact we past provide see We just the some reductions We've but numbers

Charles Strauzer

very you much. thank Great,

Dan Knotts

thanks Well, Charlie.

Terry Peterson

Yes, thank you Charles.


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Bill Mastoris

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Terry Peterson

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to challenges like feel when have we So, very sort it comes we right now. any work few around doing financing of to

Bill Mastoris

what capacity And now? secured Okay. right that is

Terry Peterson

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Bill Mastoris

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Terry Peterson

published continue goal shared to a Yes, to going for than that or to say our reduce foreseeable is or kind we not have the other of medium future target long that over be to range leverage time.

improving that mechanism focused leverage. to we one at certainly sorts to reduce growing opportunities all that help leverage including EBITDA So, in of reduce other on help look

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Bill Mastoris

And then your Dan, question follow to a a kind Okay. this recent of for is comments. maybe up

think communications towards a of clients and you I up interest towards expressed bit As business the I your economy begins touched print, directly future, mix address to on that don't an in open their but kind maybe shifting you more labels think print. they and have little packaging look of with the commercial some

Dan Knotts

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Bill Mastoris

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Terry Peterson

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Bill Mastoris

the in the much. of appreciate year. Thank and you, upcoming very color luck I best all

Dan Knotts

Thanks, Bill.

Terry Peterson

Bill. Thanks,

Dan Knotts

it. appreciate I


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Dan Knotts

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