Net sales in the quarter were $2.5 billion, up $13.6 million, or 0.5%, from the first quarter of 2012 due to the impact of 2012 acquisitions and volume growth in the International segment. The first quarter of 2012 included an adjustment to accounts receivable for prior periods’ overaccruals of rebates owed to certain customers that favorably impacted both sales and operating income by $19.8 million.
After adjusting for the impact of this rebate adjustment, as well as the impact of acquisitions, changes in foreign exchange rates and pass-through paper sales, organic sales declined 1.2% from the first quarter of 2012 due to price erosion and volume declines in the U.S.
Print and Related Services segment. Operating income in the first quarter of 2013 was $139.8 million, which was impacted by restructuring and impairment charges and acquisition-related expenses totaling $23.7 million, compared to operating income in the first quarter of 2012 of $121.4 million, which included restructuring and impairment charges and acquisition-related expenses totaling $50.3 million.
First-quarter 2013 net income attributable to common shareholders was $27.1 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of$37.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012.
Source: RR Donnelley Press Release