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Executive Summary

Quad/Graphics, Inc. provides marketing solutions worldwide. More Details


Trading at 91.9% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings have grown 58.2% per year over the past 5 years

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for QUAD from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.

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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: 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.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

1 Year Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

Return vs Industry: QUAD underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 11.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QUAD underperformed the US Market which returned 19.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day20.9%0.1%2.8%
30 Day48.3%11.0%12.3%
90 Day-4.7%6.6%6.4%
1 Year-20.2%-22.7%14.1%12.3%23.4%20.7%
3 Year-80.7%-84.2%55.1%45.4%47.2%37.4%
5 Year-48.3%-62.5%123.1%100.6%94.1%72.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Quad/Graphics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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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: QUAD ($3.47) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($42.77)

Significantly Below Fair Value: QUAD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: QUAD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Commercial Services industry average.

PE vs Market: QUAD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

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 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

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.

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

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Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QUAD is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: QUAD is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QUAD is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 58.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare QUAD's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: QUAD is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-5.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: QUAD has a negative Return on Equity (-8.39%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Quad/Graphics's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($751.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($695.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($751.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QUAD's debt to equity ratio (633.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: QUAD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 335.1% to 633.5% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

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 QUAD has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: QUAD is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 10.7% per year.

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

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

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

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of QUAD's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


J. Quadracci (51 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 ($USD6.43M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.10M).

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

Leadership Team

J. Quadracci
$ 5.6m
David Honan
Executive VP & CFO6.67yrsUS$2.00m0.52%
$ 973.0k
Thomas Frankowski
Executive VP & COO6.67yrsUS$2.90m0.81%
$ 1.5m
Jennifer Kent
Executive VP of Administration5.42yrsUS$1.88m0.39%
$ 730.8k
Eric Ashworth
Executive Vice President of Product & Market Strategy4.58yrsUS$1.51m0.28%
$ 513.8k
Anne Bauer
Chief Accounting Officer & Executive Director3.67yrsno data0.035%
$ 65.4k
Steven Jaeger
VP & Chief Information Officer6.67yrsUS$1.20m0.15%
$ 286.1k
Kyle Egan
Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurerno datano datano data
Dana Gruen
Chief Compliance Officer3.92yrsno datano data
Maura Packham
Vice President of Corporate Communications3.92yrsno datano data
Renee Badura
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing5.42yrsno data0.14%
$ 255.0k
Artell Smith
Vice President of Talent & HR Shared Services3.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

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

Board Members

J. Quadracci
$ 5.6m
John Fowler
$ 252.1k
John Shiely
Independent Director24.83yrsUS$252.85k0.11%
$ 209.9k
Mark Angelson
Independent Director5.67yrsUS$234.10k0.024%
$ 44.8k
Douglas Buth
Independent Director15.83yrsUS$257.85k0.041%
$ 75.9k
Jay Rothman
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$234.10k0.0069%
$ 12.8k
Christopher Harned
$ 2.0m
Kathryn Flores
$ 144.4k
Stephen Fuller
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$234.10k0.019%
$ 35.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: QUAD's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: QUAD insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Quad/Graphics, Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$186.188m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.66m
  • Website: https://www.quad.com

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
QUADNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDJul 2010
QGUDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURJul 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 in...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/27 23:50
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.