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OfficeMax Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OfficeMax Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results07:00 EST Thursday, February 23, 2012NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced the results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.  Total sales were $1,835.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 3.9% from the fourth quarter of 2010, while total sales for the full year 2011 decreased 0.4% to $7,121.2 million compared to the full year 2010.  For the fourth quarter of 2011, OfficeMax reported net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $2.9 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $12.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.  For the full year 2011, OfficeMax reported net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $32.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.Results for the fourth quarter and the full year 2011 included one additional week of operation in the U.S. compared to fourth quarter and full year 2010. Total sales in the additional week were approximately $86 million, which resulted in incremental operating income of approximately $8 million and $.06 of earnings per diluted share to both the fourth quarter and full year 2011, generated primarily in the Retail Segment."We closed out a challenging 2011 by continuing to streamline our operations and strengthen the core business," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax.  "We are making progress in executing the strategic plan we announced in November." Consolidated Results(in millions, except per-share amounts)4Q114Q10FY11FY10Sales$1,835.8$1,766.2$7,121.2$7,150.0Sales growth or decrease (from prior year)3.9%-2.4%-0.4%-0.9%Sales growth or decrease (from prior year) excl. additional week -0.9%-1.6%Gross profit$449.9$446.0$1,809.2$1,849.7Gross profit margin24.5%25.3%25.4%25.9%Operating income $12.6$28.1$86.5$146.5Adjusted operating income$30.4$30.8$118.2$160.6Adjusted operating income margin1.7%1.7%1.7%2.2%Adjusted diluted income per common share$0.17$0.16$0.61$0.89Adjusted operating income and adjusted diluted income per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effect of certain charges and income described 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 2011 and 2010 included certain charges and other items that are not considered indicative of core operating activities.  Fourth quarter 2011 included non-cash pre-tax charges of $11.2 million to impair fixed assets associated with certain of the company's Retail stores in the U.S. and pre-tax severance charges of $6.6 million related primarily to employee restructurings in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.  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. Excluding the items described above, adjusted operating income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $30.4 million, or 1.7% of sales, compared to $30.8 million, or 1.7% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2010.  Adjusted net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $14.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $13.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.  Contract Segment Results(in millions)4Q114Q10FY11FY10Sales$934.8$913.4$3,624.1$3,634.2Sales growth or decrease (from prior year)2.3%-3.6%-0.3%-0.6%Sales decrease (from prior year) excl. additional week -1.5%-1.2%Gross profit margin22.2%22.8%22.3%22.8%Segment income margin3.0%2.4%2.1%2.6%Contract segment sales of $934.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 2.3% (an increase of 2.1% on a local currency basis) compared to the prior year period.  This increase reflected a U.S. Contract operations sales increase of 5.3% and an international Contract operations sales decrease of 4.0% in U.S. dollars (a decrease of 4.8% on a local currency basis).  The U.S. Contract sales increase primarily reflects the additional week.  Contract segment sales in the additional week were approximately $35 million. Excluding the additional week, Contract segment sales in the fourth quarter decreased 1.5% (a decrease of 1.7% on a local currency basis) compared to the prior year.  Excluding the additional week, U.S. Contract operations sales decreased 0.2% and international Contract operations sales decreased 4.8% on a local currency basis. The U.S. Contract performance reflects weaker sales to existing corporate accounts partially offset by sales to new customers exceeding lost sales to former customers. Contract segment gross profit margin decreased to 22.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 from 22.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 due to increased delivery expense as a result of higher fuel costs and lower customer margins.  Contract segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased to 19.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 from 20.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010 primarily due to lower incentive compensation expense and lower advertising expense.  Contract segment income was $28.0 million, or 3.0% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $21.6 million, or 2.4% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Retail Segment Results(in millions)4Q114Q10FY11FY10Sales$901.0$852.8$3,497.1$3,515.8Same-store sales growth or decrease (from prior year)0.2%-0.7%-1.5%-0.8%Gross profit margin26.9%27.8%28.6%29.1%Segment income margin1.5%2.2%2.2%3.0%Retail segment sales increased 5.7% to $901.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, reflecting a same-store sales increase of 0.2%.  Strong same-store sales in Mexico were partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales in the U.S.  Retail segment sales in the additional week were approximately $52 million.Retail segment gross profit margin decreased to 26.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011 from 27.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 primarily due to increased promotional activity to drive Holiday season traffic, inventory markdowns, and the impact of higher fuel costs, partially offset by leveraging of occupancy costs.  Retail segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales were 25.5% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with 25.6% in the fourth quarter of 2010.  Retail segment income was $13.2 million, or 1.4% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $18.9 million, or 2.2% of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2010.OfficeMax ended 2011 with a total of 978 Retail stores, consisting of 896 Retail stores in the U.S. and 82 Retail stores in Mexico.  For the full year 2011, OfficeMax Retail closed 22 stores in the U.S., and opened 5 stores and closed 2 stores in Mexico. 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 $10.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  Balance Sheet and Cash FlowAs of December 31, 2011 OfficeMax had total debt of $268.2 million, excluding $1,470.0 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 2011, OfficeMax generated $53.7 million of cash provided by operations.  OfficeMax invested $28.1 million for capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $43.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  For the full year 2011, OfficeMax invested $69.6 million for capital expenditures compared to $93.5 million in 2010.Outlook Bruce Besanko, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of OfficeMax, said, "Sales trends improved in the fourth quarter but remain soft.  Consequently, we will continue to streamline our cost structure, enabling us to make strategic investments in initiatives that will jump start growth."Based on the current environment, OfficeMax anticipates that total company sales for the first quarter will be flat as compared to the first quarter of 2011, including the impact of foreign currency translation.  For the full year 2012, OfficeMax anticipates that total company sales will be flat to slightly higher than the prior year, including the projected favorable impact of foreign currency translation in 2012 and excluding the additional week in 2011.  Additionally, OfficeMax anticipates that for the first quarter and full year adjusted operating income margin rate will be approximately in line with the 1.7% rate for the respective prior year periods. The company's outlook also includes the following assumptions for the full year 2012:Capital expenditures of approximately $75-100 million, primarily related to IT, ecommerce, and infrastructure investments and upgradesDepreciation & amortization of approximately $75-85 millionPension expense of approximately $3 million and cash contributions to the frozen pension plans of approximately $30 millionInterest expense of approximately $68-73 million and interest income of approximately $41-45 million An effective tax rate approximately in line with the effective tax rate in the full year 2011Cash flow from operations exceeding capital expendituresA net reduction in Retail store count for the year with up to 35 store closures and 1-2 store openings in the U.S., as well as 8-9 store openings and 1-2 store closures in Mexico.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 25, 2010, 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 2011 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 29,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and nearly 1,000 stores.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(unaudited)(thousands)December 31,December 25,20112010ASSETSCurrent assets:  Cash and cash equivalents$                    427,111$                    462,326  Receivables, net558,635546,885  Inventories821,999846,463  Deferred income taxes and receivables63,38299,613  Other current assets67,84758,999    Total current assets1,938,9742,014,286Property and equipment:  Property and equipment1,308,6371,346,558  Accumulated depreciation(943,701)(949,269)    Property and equipment, net364,936397,289Intangible assets, net81,52083,231Timber notes receivable899,250899,250Deferred income taxes370,439284,529Other non-current assets414,156400,344    Total assets$                 4,069,275$                 4,078,929LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities:  Current portion of debt$                      38,867$                        4,560  Accounts payable654,918686,106  Income taxes payable9,55311,055  Accrued liabilities and other309,963342,753    Total current liabilities1,013,3011,044,474  Long-term debt, less current portion229,323270,435  Non-recourse debt1,470,0001,470,000Other long-term obligations:  Compensation and benefits 393,293250,756  Other long-term liabilities362,442393,253    Total other long-term liabilities755,735644,009Noncontrolling interest in joint venture31,92349,246Shareholders' equity:  Preferred stock28,72630,901  Common stock215,397212,644  Additional paid-in capital1,015,374986,579  Accumulated deficit(500,843)(533,606)  Accumulated other comprehensive loss(189,661)(95,753)Total shareholders' equity568,993600,765Total liabilities and equity$                 4,069,275$                 4,078,929OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts)Quarter EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$            1,835,783$            1,766,213Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,385,8391,320,184    Gross profit449,944446,029Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses419,576415,244  Asset impairments (a)11,19710,979Other operating expenses (income), net (b)6,614(8,271)Total operating expenses437,387417,952    Operating income12,55728,077Other income (expense):  Interest expense(18,415)(18,202)  Interest income11,08710,786  Other income (expense), net(20)25(7,348)(7,391)Pre-tax income5,20920,686Income tax expense(1,680)(7,499)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest3,52913,187Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(113)(459)Net income attributable to OfficeMax3,41612,728Preferred dividends(509)(606)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$                   2,907$                 12,122Basic income per common share:$                     0.03$                     0.14Diluted income per common share:$                     0.03$                     0.14Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,12785,038  Diluted87,33386,722(a)  Fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010 include non-cash charges of $11.2 million and $11.0 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. These charges reduced net income by $6.8 million and $6.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for both 2011 and 2010. (b)  Fourth quarter of 2011 includes $6.6 million of severance charges, $6.0 million in Contract related to restructuring in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and $0.6 million in Corporate. These items reduced net income by $4.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011. 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 $0.06 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2010.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts)Year EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$            7,121,167$              7,150,007Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs5,311,9875,300,355    Gross profit1,809,1801,849,652Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,690,9671,689,130  Asset impairments (a)11,19710,979Other operating expenses, net (b)20,5303,077Total operating expenses1,722,6941,703,186    Operating income86,486146,466Other income (expense):  Interest expense (73,136)(73,333)  Interest income44,00042,635  Other income (expense), net287(32)(28,849)(30,730)Pre-tax income57,637115,736Income tax expense(19,517)(41,872)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest38,12073,864Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(3,226)(2,709)Net income attributable to OfficeMax34,89471,155Preferred dividends(2,123)(2,527)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$                 32,771$                   68,628Basic income per common share:$                     0.38$                       0.81Diluted income per common share:$                     0.38$                       0.79Weighted Average Shares  Basic85,88184,908  Diluted86,99786,512(a)  2011 and 2010 include non-cash charges of $11.2 million and $11.0 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. These charges reduced net income by $6.8 million and $6.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for both 2011 and 2010. (b)  2011 and 2010 include charges recorded in our Retail segment related to store closures in the U.S. of $5.6 million and $13.1 million, respectively, which reduced net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $3.4 million and $8.0 million, or $0.04 and $0.09 per diluted share for 2011 and 2010, respectively. 2011 also includes severance charges of $14.9 million ($14.0 million in Contract, $0.3 million in Retail and $0.6 in Corporate) related to reorganizations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. sales and supply chain organizations. The effect of these items reduced net income by $10.3 million  or $0.12 per diluted share, for 2011.  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.  The cumulative effect of these items increased net income by $6.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share for 2010.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited)(thousands)Year EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Cash provided by operations:Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest$                 38,120$                73,864Items in net income not using cash:  Depreciation and amortization 84,218100,936  Non-cash impairment charges11,19710,979  Non-cash deferred taxes on impairment charges(4,355)(4,271)  Other19,778241Changes in operating assets and liabilities:  Receivables(14,674)6,678  Inventory17,269(27,606)  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(54,873)(51,515)Repayments of loans on company owned insurance policies-(44,442)  Current  and deferred income taxes10,34951,169  Other(53,350)(27,896)    Cash provided by operations53,67988,137Cash used for investment:Expenditures for property and equipment(69,632)(93,511)Proceeds from sale of assets2596,173    Cash used for investment(69,373)(87,338)Cash used for financing:Cash dividends paid(3,286)(2,698)Changes in debt, net(6,116)(22,512)Other(8,550)(3,259)    Cash used for financing(17,952)(28,469)Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents(1,569)3,426Decrease in cash and cash equivalents(35,215)(24,244)Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period462,326486,570Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$               427,111$              462,326OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter EndedDecember 31, 2011December 25, 2010AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$                1,835.8$                         -$                1,835.8$                1,766.2$                         -$                1,766.2Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,385.8-1,385.81,320.2-1,320.2    Gross profit449.9-449.9446.0-446.0Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses419.6-419.6415.2-415.2Asset impairments (a)11.2(11.2)-11.0(11.0)-Other operating expenses (income), net (b)6.6(6.6)-(8.3)8.3-Total operating expenses437.4(17.8)419.6417.9(2.7)415.2    Operating income12.617.830.428.12.730.8Other income (expense):  Interest expense(18.4)-(18.4)(18.2)-(18.2)  Interest income11.1-11.110.8-10.8(7.3)-(7.3)(7.4)-(7.4)Pre-tax income 5.217.823.020.72.723.4Income tax expense(1.7)(6.3)(8.0)(7.5)(1.0)(8.5)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest3.511.515.013.21.714.9Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(0.1)-(0.1)(0.5)-(0.5)Net income attributable to OfficeMax3.411.514.912.71.714.4Preferred dividends(0.5)-(0.5)(0.6)-(0.6)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$                       2.9$                     11.5$                     14.4$                     12.1$                       1.7$                     13.8Basic income per common share:$                     0.03$                     0.13$                     0.17$                     0.14$                     0.02$                     0.16Diluted income per common share:$                     0.03$                     0.13$                     0.17$                     0.14$                     0.02$                     0.16Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,12786,12785,03885,038  Diluted87,33387,33386,72286,722Note: Totals may not foot / crossfoot due to rounding(a)  Fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010 include non-cash charges of $11.2 million and $11.0 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. These charges reduced net income by $6.8 million and $6.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for both 2011 and 2010. (b)  Fourth quarter of 2011 includes $6.6 million of severance charges, $6.0 million in Contract related to restructuring in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and $0.6 million in Corporate. These items reduced net income by $4.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011.  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 $0.06 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2010.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Year EndedDecember 31, 2011December 25, 2010AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$                7,121.2$                         -$                7,121.2$                7,150.0$                         -$                7,150.0Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs5,312.0-5,312.05,300.3-5,300.3    Gross profit1,809.2-1,809.21,849.7-1,849.7Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,691.0-1,691.01,689.1-1,689.1  Asset impairments (a)11.2(11.2)-11.0(11.0)-Other operating expenses, net (b)20.5(20.5)-3.1(3.1)-Total operating expenses1,722.7(31.7)1,691.01,703.2(14.1)1,689.1    Operating income86.531.7118.2146.514.1160.6Other income (expense):  Interest expense(73.1)-(73.1)(73.3)-(73.3)  Interest income 44.0-44.042.6-42.6  Other income (expense), net 0.3-0.3(0.1)-(0.1)(28.8)-(28.8)(30.8)-(30.8)Pre-tax income57.631.789.4115.714.1129.8Income tax expense(19.5)(11.2)(30.7)(41.9)(5.4)(47.3)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest38.120.558.773.88.782.5Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (3.2)-(3.2)(2.7)(2.7)Net income attributable to OfficeMax34.920.555.471.18.779.8Preferred dividends(2.1)-(2.1)(2.5)-(2.5)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$                     32.8$                     20.5$                     53.3$                     68.6$                       8.7$                     77.3Basic income per common share:$                     0.38$                     0.24$                     0.62$                     0.81$                     0.10$                     0.91Diluted income per common share:$                     0.38$                     0.24$                     0.61$                     0.79$                     0.10$                     0.89Weighted Average Shares  Basic85,88185,88184,90884,908  Diluted86,99786,99786,51286,512Note: Totals may not foot / crossfoot due to rounding(a)  2011 and 2010 include non-cash charges of $11.2 million and $11.0 million, respectively, to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. These charges reduced net income by $6.8 million and $6.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for 2011 and 2010. (b)  2011 and 2010 include charges recorded in our Retail segment related to store closures in the U.S. of $5.6 million and $13.1 million, respectively, which reduced net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $3.4 million and $8.0 million, or $0.04 and $0.09 per diluted share for 2011 and 2010, respectively. 2011 also includes severance charges of $14.9 million ($14.0 million in Contract, $0.3 million in Retail and $0.6 in Corporate) related to reorganizations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. sales and supply chain organizations. The effect of these items reduced net income by $10.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share, for 2011.  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.  The cumulative effect of these items increased net income by $6.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share for 2010.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONTRACT SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$                 934.8$                 913.4Gross profit207.122.2%208.622.8%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses179.219.2%187.020.5%Segment income$                   28.03.0%$                   21.62.4%Year EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$              3,624.1$              3,634.2Gross profit809.522.3%827.022.8%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses731.820.2%732.720.2%Segment income$                   77.72.1%$                   94.32.6%Note: Totals may not foot / crossfoot due to roundingNote:  Management evaluates the segments' performances using segment income which is based on operating income 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 operating expenses, net line in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESRETAIL SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$                 901.0$                 852.8Gross profit242.826.9%237.427.8%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses229.625.5%218.525.6%Segment income $                   13.21.5%$                   18.92.2%Year EndedDecember 31,December 25,20112010Sales$              3,497.1$              3,515.8Gross profit999.728.6%1,022.729.1%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses924.426.4%918.826.1%Segment income$                   75.32.2%$                 103.93.0%Note: Totals may not foot / crossfoot due to roundingNote:  Management evaluates the segments' performances using segment income which is based on operating income 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 operating expenses, net line 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 and adjustments, 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 of 2011 and 2010.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. OfficeMax ContactsMike SteeleTony Giuliano630 864 6826630 864 6800SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated