Quad/Graphics, Inc. provides marketing solutions worldwide.
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Quad/Graphics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: QGU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Commercial Services
1 Year Return
DE Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: QGU underperformed the German Commercial Services industry which returned -33% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QGU underperformed the German Market which returned -20.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Quad/Graphics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Quad/Graphics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: QGU (€1.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€2.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QGU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QGU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: QGU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QGU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QGU is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average (2.2x).
How is Quad/Graphics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Quad/Graphics has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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- Examine whether Quad/Graphics is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Quad/Graphics performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QGU is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: QGU is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QGU is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 43.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare QGU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: QGU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (8.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: QGU has a negative Return on Equity (-22.8%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Quad/Graphics's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QGU's short term assets ($910.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($813.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: QGU's short term assets ($910.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QGU's debt to equity ratio (449.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: QGU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 121.7% to 449.7% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: QGU has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: QGU's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable QGU has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: QGU is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -10.3% per year.
What is Quad/Graphics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QGU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QGU's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QGU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QGU's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: QGU is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of QGU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
J. Quadracci (50yo)
Mr. J. Joel Quadracci serves as President of Quad/Greenfield, LLC and Graphic Imaging Technology, LLC. Mr. Quadracci has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quad/Graphics, Inc. sinc ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: J.'s total compensation ($USD6.46M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD434.26K).
Compensation vs Earnings: J.'s compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive VP & CFO||6.08yrs||US$2.01m||0.52% $543.2k|
|Executive VP of Manufacturing & COO||6.08yrs||US$2.92m||0.80% $838.8k|
|Executive VP of Administration||4.83yrs||US$1.69m||0.39% $408.0k|
|Executive Vice President of Product & Market Strategy||4yrs||US$1.53m||0.27% $286.8k|
|Chief Accounting Officer & Executive Director||3.08yrs||no data||0.035% $36.5k|
|VP & Chief Information Officer||6.08yrs||US$1.20m||0.15% $159.7k|
|Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Communications||3.33yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: QGU's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||24.25yrs||US$248.69k||0.019% $20.3k|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$233.69k||0.13% $134.8k|
|Independent Director||15.25yrs||US$253.69k||0.19% $200.8k|
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$223.69k||0.016% $16.7k|
Experienced Board: QGU's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: QGU insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Quad/Graphics, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Quad/Graphics, Inc.
- Ticker: QGU
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1971
- Industry: Commercial Printing
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$112.779m
- Listing Market Cap: US$104.535m
- Shares outstanding: 53.96m
- Website: https://www.quad.com
Number of Employees
- Quad/Graphics, Inc.
- N61 W23044 Harry’s Way
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|QUAD||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 2010|
|QGU||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 2010|
|QGU||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jul 2010|
Quad/Graphics, Inc. provides marketing solutions worldwide. The company operates through United States Print and Related Services, and International segments. It offers printing services, such as retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, and other commercial and specialty printed products; and paper procurement services. The company also provides marketing and other services, including consumer insights, audience targeting, personalization, media planning and placement, process optimization, campaign planning and creation, pre-media production, videography, photography, digital and print execution, and logistics, as well as manufactures ink. It serves various blue chip companies that operate in various industries; and businesses and consumers comprising retailers, publishers, and direct marketers. Quad/Graphics, Inc. has a strategic partnership with the dtx company. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 23:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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