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OfficeMax Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

OfficeMax Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results07:00 EST Wednesday, February 16, 2011NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) today announced the results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 25, 2010.  Total sales were $1,766.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a decrease of 2.4% from the fourth quarter of 2009, while total sales for the full year 2010 decreased 0.9% to $7,150.0 million compared to the full year 2009.  For the fourth quarter of 2010, OfficeMax reported net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $12.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.  For the full year 2010, OfficeMax reported net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $68.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted share.Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax, said, "I am pleased with OfficeMax's performance in 2010 and proud that our team more than doubled the company's adjusted operating income on a year-over-year basis through significantly improved gross margins as well as strong expense control across our organization."Consolidated Results(in millions, except per-share amounts)4Q104Q09FY10FY09Sales$1,766.2$1,810.5$7,150.0$7,212.1Sales decline (from prior year period)-2.4%-3.9%-0.9%-12.8%Gross profit$446.0$442.4$1,849.7$1,737.6Gross profit margin25.3%24.4%25.9%24.1%Operating income (loss)$28.1$(29.2)$146.5$(4.0)Adjusted operating income (loss)$30.8$ (2.0)$160.6$62.9Adjusted operating income (loss) margin1.7%-0.1%2.2%0.9%Adjusted diluted income (loss) per common share$0.16$(0.03)$0.89$0.24Adjusted operating income (loss) and adjusted diluted income (loss) per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effect of certain charges and income described below and in the footnotes to the accompanying financial statements.  A reconciliation to the company's GAAP financial results is included in this press release.Results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010 and 2009 included certain charges and other items that are not considered indicative of core operating activities.  Fourth quarter 2010 included non-cash pre-tax charges of $11.0 million to impair fixed assets associated with certain of the company's Retail stores in the U.S.; pre-tax income of $2.8 million to adjust previously established reserves for severance and store closures; and pre-tax income of $5.5 million related to the adjustment of a reserve associated with our legacy building materials manufacturing facility near Elma, Washington due to the sale of the facility's equipment and the termination of the lease.  Fourth quarter 2009 results included a non-cash pre-tax impairment charge of $17.6 million related to certain of our Retail stores in the U.S. and Mexico; $9.6 million of severance and other pre-tax charges, principally related to reorganizations of our U.S. and Canadian Contract sales forces and customer fulfillment centers, as well as a reduction of our Retail store staffing; and a $14.9 million tax benefit resulting from the reversal of a reserve associated with industrial revenue bonds that were under appeal with the Internal Revenue Service.Adjusted operating income in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $30.8 million, or 1.7% of sales, compared to a loss of $2.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.  Adjusted net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $13.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009.  Contract Segment Results(in millions)4Q104Q09FY10FY09Sales$913.4$947.8$3,634.2$3,656.7Sales decline (from prior year period)-3.6%-0.6%-0.6%-15.2%Gross profit margin22.8%21.8%22.8%20.8%Segment income margin2.4%1.5%2.6%1.6%Contract segment sales decreased 3.6% compared to the prior year period to $913.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 (a decrease of 5.2% on a local currency basis).  This decline reflected a U.S. Contract operations sales decrease of 5.1% and an international Contract operations sales decrease of 0.4% in U.S. dollars (a sales decrease of 5.6% on a local currency basis).Contract segment gross profit margin increased to 22.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 21.8% in the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting improved gross profit margin at both the U.S. and International businesses primarily due to OfficeMax's profitability initiatives.  Contract segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales increased to 20.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 20.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009.  The slight increase was a result of costs associated with growth and profitability initiatives, mostly offset by lower incentive compensation expense.  Contract segment income was $21.6 million, or 2.4% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $14.0 million, or 1.5% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2009. Retail Segment Results(in millions) 4Q10 4Q09FY10FY09Sales$852.8$862.7$3,515.8$3,555.4Same-store sales decrease (from prior year period)-0.7%-6.7%-0.8%-11.0%Gross profit margin27.8%27.3%29.1%27.4%Segment income (loss) margin2.2%-0.8%3.0%1.3%Retail segment sales decreased 1.1% to $852.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting a same-store sales decrease of 0.7%.  A modest decline in same-store sales in the U.S. was mostly offset by stronger sales in Mexico.   Retail segment gross profit margin increased to 27.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 27.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009, primarily due to reduced inventory shrinkage, occupancy and freight expense.  Retail segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased to 25.6% in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to 28.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009 primarily due to lower incentive compensation and benefits related expenses, partially offset by costs associated with growth and profitability initiatives.  Retail segment income was $18.9 million, or 2.2% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to a loss of $6.8 million, or 0.8% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2009.OfficeMax ended 2010 with a total of 997 Retail stores, consisting of 918 Retail stores in the U.S. and 79 Retail stores in Mexico.  During the fourth quarter of 2010, OfficeMax opened one Retail store in Mexico and closed two Retail stores in the U.S.  For the full year 2010, OfficeMax opened two Retail stores in Mexico and closed 15 Retail stores in the U.S. Corporate and Other Segment ResultsThe Corporate and Other segment includes support staff services and certain other expenses that are not fully allocated to the Retail and Contract segments.  Corporate and Other segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses was $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $9.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Balance Sheet and Cash FlowAs of December 25, 2010 OfficeMax had total debt of $275.0 million, excluding $1,470 million of non-recourse debt related to timber securitization notes that have recourse limited to the timber installment notes receivable and related guarantees.During the full year 2010, OfficeMax generated $88.1 million of cash provided by operations, net of $44.4 million of payment of loans against company-owned life insurance policies as well as $72.4 million of increased working capital primarily from higher international inventories and the timing of payments and obligations. OfficeMax invested $43.4 million for capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $14.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. For the full year 2010, OfficeMax invested $93.5 million for capital expenditures compared to $38.3 million in 2009.Outlook Bruce Besanko, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of OfficeMax, said, "To date in 2011, we have experienced a variety of challenges for our business including adverse weather conditions, heightened promotional activity, and a lack of favorable economic conditions, and we anticipate that some of these challenges may persist.  As a result, we are being cautious in our outlook for the year and will continue to be disciplined in our expense and cash flow management to maintain our strong financial foundation."Based on these trends, OfficeMax anticipates that for the first quarter, total company sales will be lower than the prior year's first quarter, including the favorable impact of foreign currency translation, and the adjusted operating income margin rate will be significantly lower than the prior year's first quarter.  For the full year 2011, OfficeMax anticipates that total company sales will be flat, to slightly higher than, 2010, including the favorable impact of foreign currency translation and the benefit of a 53rd week, and the adjusted operating income margin rate will be in line with, to slightly lower than, the prior year. The company's outlook also includes the following assumptions for the full year 2011:Capital expenditures of approximately $100 million, primarily related to technology, ecommerce, and infrastructure investments and upgradesDepreciation & amortization of approximately $85-95 millionPension expense of approximately $7-12 millionInterest expense of approximately $72-77 million and interest income of approximately $41-44 million Effective tax rate approximately in line with the effective tax rate in 2010Cash flow from operations in line with, or slightly higher than capital expendituresReduction in Retail store count for the year with approximately 15 planned store closures in the U.S., and approximately 5 store openings in Mexico.Mr. Saligram added, "Given the uncertainty of the economic environment, we will continue in the near term to remain focused on leveraging the company's strength in cost control and improving gross margin.  However, we are simultaneously evolving the organization to a growth-orientated mind set and putting in place building blocks needed to enable growth and create a well-differentiated company."Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements made in this press release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the company constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the company's future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future.  Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable.  However, the company cannot guarantee that the macroeconomy will perform within the assumptions underlying its projected outlook; that its initiatives will be successfully executed and produce the results underlying its expectations, due to the uncertainties inherent in new initiatives, including customer acceptance, unexpected expenses or challenges, or slower-than-expected results from initiatives; or that its actual results will be consistent with the forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on them.  These statements are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date they are made.  The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.  Important factors regarding the company that may cause results to differ from expectations are included in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2009, under Item 1A "Risk Factors", and in the company's other filings with the SEC.Conference Call InformationOfficeMax will host a webcast and conference call with analysts and investors to review its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time).  The live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet by visiting the OfficeMax website at investor.officemax.com.  The webcast and a podcast will be archived and available online for one year following the call and will be posted on the "Presentations" page located within the "Investors" section of the OfficeMax website. About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products.  The OfficeMax mission is simple.  We help our customers do their best work.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(unaudited)(thousands) December 25, December 26, 20102009ASSETSCurrent assets:  Cash and cash equivalents$        462,326$        486,570  Receivables, net546,885539,350  Inventories846,463805,646  Deferred income taxes and receivables99,613133,836  Other current assets58,99955,934    Total current assets2,014,2862,021,336Property and equipment:  Property and equipment1,346,5581,316,855  Accumulated depreciation(949,269)(894,707)    Property and equipment, net397,289422,148Intangible assets, net83,23183,806Timber notes receivable899,250899,250Deferred income taxes284,529300,900Other non-current assets400,344342,091    Total assets$     4,078,929$     4,069,531LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities:  Current portion of debt$            4,560$          22,430  Accounts payable686,106687,340  Income taxes payable11,0553,389  Accrued liabilities and other342,753378,533    Total current liabilities1,044,4741,091,692  Long-term debt, less current portion270,435274,622  Non-recourse debt1,470,0001,470,000Other long-term obligations:  Compensation and benefits 250,756277,247  Other long-term liabilities393,253424,715    Total other long-term liabilities644,009701,962Noncontrolling interest in joint venture49,24628,059Shareholders' equity:  Preferred stock30,90136,479  Common stock212,644211,562  Additional paid-in capital986,579989,912  Accumulated deficit(533,606)(602,242)  Accumulated other comprehensive loss(95,753)(132,515)Total shareholders' equity600,765503,196Total liabilities and equity$     4,078,929$     4,069,531OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts) Quarter Ended December 25, December 26, 20102009Sales$     1,766,213$     1,810,501Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,320,1841,368,106    Gross profit446,029442,395Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses415,244444,451  Asset impairments (a)10,97917,612  Other operating income (expense) (b)(8,271)9,553Total operating expenses417,952471,616    Operating income (loss)28,077(29,221)Other income (expense):  Interest expense(18,202)(18,406)  Interest income10,78610,820  Other income (expense), net25(89)(7,391)(7,675)Pre-tax income (loss)20,686(36,896)Income tax benefit (expense) (c)(7,499)33,183Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest13,187(3,713)Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (a)(459)1,132Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax12,728(2,581)Preferred dividends(606)(659)Net income (loss) available to OfficeMax common shareholders$          12,122$           (3,240)Basic income (loss) per common share:$              0.14$             (0.04)Diluted income (loss) per common share:$              0.14$             (0.04)Weighted Average Shares  Basic85,03881,232  Diluted86,72281,232(a)  Fourth quarters of 2010 and 2009 include non-cash charges of $11.0 million and $17.6 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain of our Retail stores in the U.S. and Mexico (2009 only). These charges reduced net income (loss) by $6.7 million and $10.0 million, or $0.08 and $0.12 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009 respectively. (b)  Fourth quarter of 2010 includes income of $2.8 million to adjust previously established reserves for severance and store closures as well as income of $5.5 million related to the adjustment of a reserve associated with our legacy building materials manufacturing facility near Elma, Washington due to the sale of the facility's equipment and the termination of the lease. These items increased net income by $5.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Fourth quarter of 2009 includes $9.6 million of severance and other charges, principally related to reorganizations of our U.S. and Canadian Contract sales forces and customer fulfillment centers, as well as a streamlining of our Retail store staffing. These items reduced net income (loss) by $5.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. (c) Fourth quarter of 2009 includes a release of $14.9 million in tax uncertainty reserves related to the deductibility of interest on certain of its industrial revenue bonds. This item increased net income (loss) by $0.18 per diluted share.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts) Year Ended December 25, December 26, 20102009Sales$     7,150,007$     7,212,050Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs5,300,3555,474,452    Gross profit1,849,6521,737,598Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,689,1301,674,711  Asset impairments (a)10,97917,612  Other operating expenses (b)3,07749,263Total operating expenses1,703,1861,741,586    Operating income (loss)146,466(3,988)Other income (expense):  Interest expense (73,333)(76,363)  Interest income (c)42,63547,270  Other income (expense), net (d)(32)2,748(30,730)(26,345)Pre-tax income (loss)115,736(30,333)Income tax benefit (expense) (e)(41,872)28,758Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest73,864(1,575)Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (a)(2,709)2,242Net income attributable to OfficeMax71,155667Preferred dividends(2,527)(2,818)Net income (loss) available to OfficeMax common shareholders$          68,628$           (2,151)Basic income (loss) per common share:$              0.81$             (0.03)Diluted income (loss) per common share:$              0.79$             (0.03)Weighted Average Shares  Basic84,90877,483  Diluted86,51277,483(a) 2010 and 2009 include non-cash charges of $11.0 million and $17.6 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain of our Retail stores in the U.S. and Mexico (2009 only). These charges reduced net income (loss) by $6.7 million and $10.0 million, or $0.08 and $0.12 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009 respectively. (b) 2010 and 2009 include charges recorded in our Retail segment of $13.1 million and $31.2 million, respectively, related to store closures in the U.S. and Mexico (2009 only).  2010 also includes income of $0.6 million in our Retail segment to adjust previously established severance reserves as well as income of $9.4 million related to the adjustment of a reserve associated with our legacy building materials manufacturing facility near Elma, Washington due to the sale of the facility's equipment and the termination of the lease. 2009 also includes $18.1 million of severance and other charges, principally related to reorganizations of our U.S. and Canadian Contract sales forces, customer fulfillment centers and customer service centers, as well as a streamlining of our Retail store staffing.  The cumulative effect of these items reduced net income (loss) by $2.0 million and $30.0 million, or $0.02 and $0.39 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009, respectively. (c) 2009 includes $4.4 million of interest income related to a tax escrow balance established in a prior period in connection with our legacy Voyager Panel business sold in 2004. This item increased net income (loss) by $2.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share.(d)  Other income (expense), net for 2009 includes $2.6 million of income for tax distributions related to our investment in Boise Cascade Holdings, L.L.C.  This item increased net income (loss) by $1.6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.(e) 2009 includes a release of $14.9 million in tax uncertainty reserves related to the deductibility of interest on certain of its industrial revenue bonds. This item increased net income (loss) by $0.18 per diluted share.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited)(thousands) Year Ended December 25, December 26, 20102009Cash provided by operations:Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest$          73,864$           (1,575)Items in net income not using cash:  Depreciation and amortization 100,936116,417  Non-cash impairment charges10,97917,612  Non-cash deferred taxes on impairment charges(4,271)(6,484)  Other24113,961Changes in operating assets and liabilities:  Receivables and inventory(20,928)190,361  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(51,515)(56,471)Borrowings (payments) of loans on company owned insurance policies(44,442)45,668  Income taxes and other23,27339,455    Cash provided by operations88,137358,944Cash provided by (used for) investment:Expenditures for property and equipment(93,511)(38,277)Other6,17341,099    Cash provided by (used for) investment(87,338)2,822Cash used for financing:Cash dividends paid(2,698)(3,089)Changes in debt, net(22,512)(57,716)Other(3,259)247    Cash used for financing(28,469)(60,558)Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents3,42614,583Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(24,244)315,791Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period486,570170,779Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$        462,326$        486,570OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts) Quarter Ended December 25, 2010December 26, 2009AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$ 1,766.2$             -$ 1,766.2$ 1,810.5$             -$ 1,810.5Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,320.2-1,320.21,368.1-1,368.1    Gross profit446.0-446.0442.4-442.4Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses415.2-415.2444.4-444.4  Asset impairments (a)11.0(11.0)-17.6(17.6)-  Other operating (income) expenses (b)(8.3)8.3-9.6(9.6)-Total operating expenses417.9(2.7)415.2471.6(27.2)444.4    Operating income (loss)28.12.730.8(29.2)27.2(2.0)Other income (expense):  Interest expense(18.2)-(18.2)(18.4)-(18.4)  Interest income10.8-10.810.8-10.8  Other income (expense), net---(0.1)-(0.1)(7.4)-(7.4)(7.7)-(7.7)Pre-tax income (loss)20.72.723.4(36.9)27.2(9.7)Income tax benefit (expense) (c)(7.5)(1.0)(8.5)33.2(25.1)8.1Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest13.21.714.9(3.7)2.1(1.6)Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (a)(0.5)-(0.5)1.1(1.2)(0.1)Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax12.71.714.4(2.6)0.9(1.7)Preferred dividends(0.6)-(0.6)(0.6)-(0.6)Net income (loss) available to OfficeMax common shareholders$      12.1$           1.7$      13.8$      (3.2)$           0.9$      (2.3)Basic income (loss) per common share:$      0.14$         0.02$      0.16$    (0.04)$         0.01$    (0.03)Diluted income (loss) per common share:$      0.14$         0.02$      0.16$    (0.04)$         0.01$    (0.03)Weighted Average Shares  Basic85,03885,03881,23281,232  Diluted86,72286,72281,23281,232(a)  Fourth quarters of 2010 and 2009 include non-cash charges of $11.0 million and $17.6 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain of our Retail stores in the U.S.and Mexico (2009 only). These charges reduced net income (loss) by $6.7 million and $10.0 million, or $0.08 and $0.12 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009 respectively. (b)  Fourth quarter of 2010 includes income of $2.8 million to adjust previously established reserves for severance and store closures as well as income of $5.5 million related to the adjustment of a reserve associated with our legacy building materials manufacturing facility near Elma, Washington due to the sale of the facility's equipment and the termination of the lease. These items increased net income by $5.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Fourth quarter of 2009 includes $9.6 million of severance and other charges, principally related to reorganizations of our U.S. and Canadian Contract sales forces and customer fulfillment centers, as well as a streamlining of our Retail store staffing. These items reduced net income (loss) by $5.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. (c) Fourth quarter of 2009 includes a release of $14.9 million in tax uncertainty reserves related to the deductibility of interest on certain of its industrial revenue bonds. This item increased net income (loss) by $0.18 per diluted share.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts) Year Ended December 25, 2010December 26, 2009AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$ 7,150.0$             -$  7,150.0$ 7,212.1$             -$ 7,212.1Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs5,300.3-5,300.35,474.5-5,474.5    Gross profit1,849.7-1,849.71,737.6-1,737.6Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,689.1-1,689.11,674.7-1,674.7  Asset impairments (a)11.0(11.0)-17.6(17.6)-  Other operating expenses (b)3.1(3.1)-49.3(49.3)-Total operating expenses1,703.2(14.1)1,689.11,741.6(66.9)1,674.7    Operating income (loss)146.514.1160.6(4.0)66.962.9Other income (expense):  Interest expense(73.3)-(73.3)(76.4)-(76.4)  Interest income (c)42.642.647.3(4.4)42.9  Other income (expense), net (d)(0.1)-(0.1)2.8(2.6)0.2(30.8)-(30.8)(26.3)(7.0)(33.3)Pre-tax income (loss)115.714.1129.8(30.3)59.929.6Income tax benefit (expense) (e)(41.9)(5.4)(47.3)28.7(37.4)(8.7)Net income (loss) attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest73.88.782.5(1.6)22.520.9Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (a)(2.7)-(2.7)2.2(1.7)0.5Net income attributable to OfficeMax71.18.779.80.620.821.4Preferred dividends(2.5)-(2.5)(2.8)-(2.8)Net income (loss) available to OfficeMax common shareholders$      68.6$           8.7$       77.3$      (2.2)$         20.8$      18.6Basic income (loss) per common share:$      0.81$         0.10$       0.91$    (0.03)$         0.27$      0.24Diluted income (loss) per common share:$      0.79$         0.10$       0.89$    (0.03)$         0.27$      0.24Weighted Average Shares  Basic84,90884,90877,48377,483  Diluted86,51286,51277,48378,462 (a) 2010 and 2009 include non-cash charges of $11.0 million and $17.6 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain of our Retail stores in the U.S.and Mexico (2009 only). These charges reduced net income (loss) by $6.7 million and $10.0 million, or $0.08 and $0.12 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009 respectively. (b) 2010 and 2009 include charges recorded in our Retail segment of $13.1 million and $31.2 million, respectively, related to store closures in the U.S. and Mexico (2009 only).  2010 also includes income of $0.6 million in our Retail segment to adjust previously established severance reserves as well as income of $9.4 million related to the adjustment of a reserve associated with our legacy building materials manufacturing facility near Elma, Washington due to the sale of the facility's equipment and the termination of the lease. 2009 also includes $18.1 million of severance and other charges, principally related to reorganizations of our U.S. and Canadian Contract sales forces, customer fulfillment centers and customer service centers, as well as a streamlining of our Retail store staffing.   The cumulative effect of these items reduced net income (loss) by $2.0 million and $30.0 million, or $0.02 and $0.39 per diluted share, for 2010 and 2009, respectively. (c) 2009 includes $4.4 million of interest income related to a tax escrow balance established in a prior period in connection with our legacy Voyager Panel business sold in 2004. This item increased net income (loss) by $2.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share.(d)  Other income (expense), net for 2009 includes $2.6 million of income for tax distributions related to our investment in Boise Cascade Holdings, L.L.C.  This item increased net income (loss) by $1.6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.(e) 2009 includes a release of $14.9 million in tax uncertainty reserves related to the deductibility of interest on certain of its industrial revenue bonds. This item increased net income (loss) by $0.18 per diluted share.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONTRACT SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter EndedDecember 25,December 26,20102009Sales$            913.4$            947.8Gross profit208.622.8%206.621.8%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses187.020.4%192.620.3%Segment income$              21.62.4%$              14.01.5%Year EndedDecember 25,December 26,20102009Sales$         3,634.2$         3,656.7Gross profit827.022.8%762.420.8%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses732.720.2%704.419.2%Segment income$              94.32.6%$              58.01.6%Note:  Management evaluates the segments? performances using segment income (loss) which is based on operating income (loss) after eliminating the effect of certain operating items that are not indicative of our core operations such as severances, facility closures and adjustments, and asset impairments. These certain operating items are reported on the other asset impairments and the other operating expenses lines in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESRETAIL SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter Ended December 25, December 26, 20102009Sales$            852.8$            862.7Gross profit237.427.8%235.827.3%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses218.525.6%242.628.1%Segment income (loss)$              18.92.2%$               (6.8)-0.8%Year Ended December 25, December 26, 20102009Sales $         3,515.8 $         3,555.4 Gross profit            1,022.7 29.1%               975.2 27.4%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses               918.8 26.1%               930.3 26.1%Segment income $            103.9 3.0% $              44.9 1.3%Note:  Management evaluates the segments? performances using segment income (loss) which is based on operating income (loss) after eliminating the effect of certain operating items that are not indicative of our core operations such as severances, facility closures and adjustments, and asset impairments. These certain operating items are reported on the asset impairments and the other operating expenses lines in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.Reconciliation of non-GAAP Measures to GAAP Measures In addition to assessing our operating performance as reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we evaluate our results of operations before non-operating legacy items and operating items that are not indicative of our core operating activities such as severance, facility closure (including adjustments to legacy reserves), and asset impairments.  We believe our presentation of financial measures before, or excluding, these items, which are non-GAAP measures, enhances our investors' overall understanding of our recurring operational performance and provides useful information to both investors and management to evaluate the ongoing operations and prospects of OfficeMax by providing better comparisons.  Whenever we use non-GAAP financial measures, we designate these measures as "adjusted" and provide a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure.  Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.  In the preceding tables, we reconcile our non-GAAP financial measures to our reported GAAP financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010 and 2009.Although we believe the non-GAAP financial measures enhance an investor's understanding of our performance, our management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  The non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be consistent with the presentation of similar companies in our industry.  However, we present such non-GAAP financial measures in reporting our financial results to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate our operating results in a manner that focuses on what we believe to be our ongoing business operations. Media ContactInvestor ContactsBill BonnerMike SteeleTony Giuliano630 864 6066630 864 6826630 864 6820SOURCE OfficeMax IncorporatedFor further information: Media, Bill Bonner, +1-630-864-6066, or Investors, Mike Steele, +1-630-864-6826, or Tony Giuliano, +1-630-864-6820, all of OfficeMax Incorporated