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Quad/Graphics NYSE:QUAD Stock Report

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15 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
QUAD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
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$3.93
52 Week HighUS$7.55
52 Week LowUS$2.55
1 Month Change41.37%
3 Month Change-16.38%
1 Year Change-15.48%
3 Year Change-58.50%
5 Year Change-78.84%
Change since IPO-91.81%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 07
These 4 Measures Indicate That Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) Is Using Debt Extensively

These 4 Measures Indicate That Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) Is Using Debt Extensively

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...

Shareholder Returns

QUADUS Commercial ServicesUS Market

Return vs Industry: QUAD underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 0.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: QUAD underperformed the US Market which returned -10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is QUAD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QUAD volatility
QUAD Average Weekly Movement9.4%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement6.6%
Market Average Movement7.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: QUAD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: QUAD's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

197115,000J. 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$216.74m
Earnings (TTM)-US$2.50m
Revenue (TTM)US$3.06b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
QUAD income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.51b
Gross ProfitUS$549.00m
Other ExpensesUS$551.50m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.046
Gross Margin17.93%
Net Profit Margin-0.081%
Debt/Equity Ratio501.7%

How did QUAD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is QUAD undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for QUAD?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

QUAD key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA4.6x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does QUAD's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

QUAD PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for QUAD vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average1.3x
EBF Ennis
SHPW Shapeways Holdings
DLX Deluxe
QUAD Quad/Graphics

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: QUAD is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.1x) compared to the peer average (1.3x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does QUAD's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Commercial Services Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: QUAD is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.5x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is QUAD's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

QUAD PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio0.07x
Fair PS Ration/a

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QUAD's Price-To-Sales Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of QUAD when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

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.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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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?

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.

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  • Take a look at our analysis of QUAD’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Quad/Graphics competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

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

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • 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 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: QUAD is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QUAD is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 47.9% 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 (23.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: QUAD has a negative Return on Equity (-1.81%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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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

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($682.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($717.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: QUAD's short term assets ($682.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($868.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QUAD's net debt to equity ratio (492%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: QUAD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 230.1% to 501.7% 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: QUAD has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: QUAD has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 24.5% each year

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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

  • Cash Flow 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.

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


Average management tenure


J. Quadracci (53 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 ($USD9.40M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.67M).

Compensation vs Earnings: J.'s compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: QUAD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: QUAD's board of directors are considered experienced (8.7 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$216.739m
  • Shares outstanding: 54.18m
  • 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 Analysis2022/08/15 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/15 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.