RR Donnelley & Sons Q3 net earnings down

RR Donnelley & Sons Company, a provider of integrated communications, has reported net earnings attributable to the common shareholders of $71.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared to $158 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the same quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Income from operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $186.7 million, compared to $156.8 million for the same quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Net earnings attributable to the common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $197.6 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to $204.1 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, for the same period ended September 30, 2011.

Income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $472 million, compared to $382.3 million for the same period ended September 30, 2011.

Thomas Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's President and CEO, said: "While our top line continues to be pressured by challenging industry dynamics and ongoing global economic headwinds, we remained focused on managing our cost structure to drive improved operating earnings and margins in the third quarter. As we close the year and look ahead to 2013, our focus on aggressively aligning the cost structure with revenue will remain intact."