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Quad/Graphics NYSE:QUAD Stock Report

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16 May, 2022


Company Financials
QUAD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health0/6

QUAD Stock Overview

Quad/Graphics, Inc. provides marketing solutions worldwide.

Quad/Graphics Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Quad/Graphics
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$4.63
52 Week HighUS$7.55
52 Week LowUS$3.21
1 Month Change-33.19%
3 Month Change-3.14%
1 Year Change23.80%
3 Year Change-53.28%
5 Year Change-79.54%
Change since IPO-90.35%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

QUADUS Commercial ServicesUS Market

Return vs Industry: QUAD exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned -6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QUAD exceeded the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is QUAD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QUAD volatility
QUAD Average Weekly Movement11.4%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement7.8%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: QUAD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: QUAD's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

197115,100J. Quadracci

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, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, and other commercial and specialty printed products; and paper procurement services.

Quad/Graphics Fundamentals Summary

How do Quad/Graphics's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
QUAD fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$251.78m
Earnings (TTM)US$26.60m
Revenue (TTM)US$3.00b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
QUAD income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.45b
Gross ProfitUS$549.10m
Other ExpensesUS$522.50m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.48
Gross Margin18.31%
Net Profit Margin0.89%
Debt/Equity Ratio582.4%

How did QUAD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Quad/Graphics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QUAD's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QUAD's fair value for valuation analysis.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QUAD is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.7x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (22.9x).

PE vs Market: QUAD is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.7x) compared to the US market (15.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QUAD's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: QUAD's PB Ratio (1.9x) is in line with the US Commercial Services industry average.

Future Growth

How is Quad/Graphics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Quad/Graphics performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QUAD has a large one-off gain of $12.6M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: QUAD became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QUAD has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -49.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: QUAD has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: QUAD has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (34.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: QUAD's Return on Equity (19.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Quad/Graphics's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 0/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($774.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($926.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($774.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($774.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QUAD's net debt to equity ratio (481.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: QUAD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 234.1% to 582.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: QUAD's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.8%).

Interest Coverage: QUAD's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Quad/Graphics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QUAD's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QUAD's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QUAD's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QUAD's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: QUAD is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as QUAD has not reported any payouts.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


J. Quadracci (52 yo)





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 ($USD9.40M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.69M).

Compensation vs Earnings: J.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: QUAD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: QUAD's board of directors are considered experienced (8.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Quad/Graphics, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Quad/Graphics, Inc.
  • Ticker: QUAD
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Commercial Printing
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$251.779m
  • Shares outstanding: 55.58m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Quad/Graphics, Inc.
  • N61 W23044 Harry’s Way
  • Sussex
  • Wisconsin
  • 53089-3995
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/16 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.