A company on a transformative journey

Quad continues to transform and expand its offering to help leading marketers, brand owners and publishers strategically plan, produce, deploy, manage and measure marketing content across traditional and digital channels.

An inspiring snapshot

The revenue associated with our integrated services is now 21% of our total net sales and represents more than 35% growth since 2017.

5,600+

   Clients representing diverse vertical industries

$3.9B

   In 2019 net sales

19,600

   Employees worldwide

53+

   Manufacturing & distribution facilities worldwide

75+

   Client-based,
on-site marketing locations in the U.S.

49 years

   Of providing clients with custom solutions

Our revenue breakdown

Quad’s transformation into an industry leading marketing solutions partner can be seen in every aspect of our business – including our sales.

Integrated Solutions

21% of Net Sales*

  • Logistics
  • Agency Solutions
  • QuadMed
*Chart data based on 2019 Net Sales of $3.9 billion – Adjusted to exclude the Book business which is reported as discontinued operations.
Targeted Print

39% of Net Sales*

  • Catalogs
  • Direct Marketing
  • Packaging & Instore
  • Special Interest Publications
*Chart data based on 2019 Net Sales of $3.9 billion – Adjusted to exclude the Book business which is reported as discontinued operations.
Large Scale Print

30% of Net Sales*

  • Retail Inserts
  • Magazines
  • Directories
*Chart data based on 2019 Net Sales of $3.9 billion – Adjusted to exclude the Book business which is reported as discontinued operations.
International

10% of Net Sales*

  • Latin America
  • Europe
*Chart data based on 2019 Net Sales of $3.9 billion – Adjusted to exclude the Book business which is reported as discontinued operations.
*Chart data based on 2019 Net Sales of $3.9 billion – Adjusted to exclude the Book business which is reported as discontinued operations.

Our strategic approach to transformation

Key to Quad’s success is our ability to expand our service offering to meet our clients evolving needs and ensure we have the appropriate resources to scale in a significant way. We accomplish this through our discipline Build, Partner, Acquire strategy.

Build, Partner, Acquire

BuildInvest in Experienced Marketing Talent
In core strategic functions, we look to hire marketing professionals with client-side experience and build capabilities from within.

PartnerFill Identified Gaps in our Offering
We partner with companies whose expertise helps us fill a specific gap or amplify our offering.

AcquireCreate Unmatched Marketing Solutions Offering
We will acquire companies when we want to quickly scale to accelerate our transformation. When making a decision to acquire, we take a disciplined approach and conduct a thorough review process to ensure there is a good strategic fit for Quad and our clients, that the economics of the deal make sense, that the integration plan is executable and that we can maintain the integrity of our strong balance sheet.


Recent Acquisitions & Investments

the dtx company, a leader in the direct-to-consumer economy, created a new direct-to-consumer ecosystem called UNBOX which helps consumers directly discover and access brands, and helps brands get direct control over their customer relationships, customer acquisition costs, and customer data.  Through this partnership, Quad will support their multichannel ecosystem through data-driven, connected experiences.

Strategic Investment in July 2019

Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue, expands Quad’s offering for creating marketing campaigns and programs – from strategy and creative through execution – across all media channels.

Completed Acquisition in January 2019

Rise specializes in digital media, analytics and customer experience, and through our partnership we are advancing data-driven marketing through the delivery of highly relevant, consistent messages – at scale – to consumers across digital and print channels.

Majority Investment in March 2018

Ivie, a premier marketing services provider, expands Quad’s capability to provide clients unmatched scale for on-site marketing services, integrated execution, and expanded subject matter expertise in digital, media and creative.

Completed Acquisition in February 2018

Why invest in Quad

Quad has always been a company grounded in strong values and lasting culture that is built on creating a better way, every day, for our clients. This focus has led us to evolve our offering over the years to deliver more value for clients and investors as a leading marketing solutions partner.

Quad’s expanding A+ client roster includes large-scale, long-term relationships spanning diverse industries including Retail, Financial/Insurance, Healthcare, Consumer Packaged Goods, Publishing and Direct-to-Consumer.  During 2019, our Quad 3.0 strategy led to $225 million of organic incremental sales growth, helping to significantly offset the decline in organic print sales.

Impactful Client Relationships

Evolving & Strengthening Client Relationships to Become an Invaluable Strategic Marketing Partner

Quad offers world class content execution from print to digital.  Our industry-leading content creation platform includes over 75 on-site client marketing locations and our high-quality, low-cost production platform results in leading EBITDA margins.

Best in Class

High-Quality, Low-Cost Producer

An entrepreneurial and long-tenured leadership team, augmented by top creative and operational talent, along with an experienced Board of Directors who reflect an effective mix of business expertise, company knowledge, and diverse perspectives, forms a stable ownership structure focused on long-term growth.

Leadership Stability

Entrepreneurial Minded with Long-Term Growth Focus

A strong balance sheet that allows for investment flexibility and sustainable cash flow generation that enables continued investment into transformative capabilities form the foundation of Quad’s financial strength.

Financial Strength

Strong Balance Sheet, Sustainable Free Cash Flow, Affordable & Consistent Dividend

Keeping up with Quad

Quick links to our most recent news and events.

Recent News

Quad Donates $25,000 to MagLiteracy.org to Kickstart Creation of National Literacy Marketplace
Quad Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2020 Results
Quad to Host Investors and Analysts Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2020 Results
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