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OfficeMax Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

OfficeMax Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results07:00 EST Tuesday, November 06, 2012- Achieves Year-Over-Year Improvement in EPS - Continued Momentum in U.S. Contract Business, including Digital Initiatives - Extinguishes Lehman Timber Notes from Balance SheetNAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced the results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 29, 2012.  Consolidated ResultsReported ResultsTotal sales were $1,744.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of 1.7% from the third quarter of 2011.  For the third quarter of 2012, OfficeMax reported operating income of $33.5 million, compared to $41.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, and net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders of $433.0 million, or $4.92 per diluted share, compared to $21.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.  Adjusted ResultsExcluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, the impact of stores closed and opened, and the shift in weeks resulting from our fiscal calendar, adjusted total sales in the third quarter of 2012 decreased 1.2% from the third quarter of 2011.  A reconciliation to the company's GAAP sales results is included in this press release. Results for the third quarter of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to the extinguishment of non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. which increased net income by $416.4 million, or $4.73 per diluted share.  The third quarter of 2012 also included $11.4 million of expenses to impair fixed assets associated with certain stores and to record a change in the estimated lease obligation of a previously closed store in the U.S. which reduced net income by $7.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share.  Excluding these items, adjusted operating income in the third quarter of 2012 was $44.9 million, or 2.6% of sales, an increase from $41.3 million, or 2.3% of sales, in the third quarter of 2011; and adjusted net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders was $23.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, an increase from $21.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.  "Our team's focus on strengthening the core business resulted in stronger operating margins for the quarter, driven primarily by our U.S. and international Contract businesses.  While we continued to drive sales growth in our U.S. Contract business including digital initiatives, Retail sales were challenged by weaker demand for technology products, especially personal computers," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax.  "We are also pleased to have extinguished the Lehman non-recourse liability from our balance sheet."Consolidated  (in millions, except per-share amounts)3Q123Q11YTD12YTD11Sales$1,744.6$1,774.8$5,219.9$5,285.4Sales decline (from prior year period)-1.7%-2.1%-1.2%-1.8%Gross profit$460.4$459.7$1,352.7$1,359.2Gross profit margin26.4%25.9%25.9%25.7%Reported operating income $33.5$41.3$74.4$73.9Adjusted operating income* $44.9$41.3$111.1$87.8Adjusted operating income margin*2.6%2.3%2.1%1.7%Adjusted diluted income per common share*$0.27$0.25$0.62$0.45 *Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders, and adjusted diluted income per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effect of certain items and charges described in the footnotes to the accompanying financial statements. A reconciliation to the company's GAAP financial results is included in this press release. There were no adjustments for 3Q11. Contract Segment ResultsContract segment sales decreased 0.3% compared to the prior year period to $880.9 million in the third quarter of 2012.  This decrease reflected a U.S. Contract operations sales increase of 3.9% and an international Contract operations sales decrease of 8.9% in U.S. dollars (a decrease of 7.2% on a local currency basis).   Contract  (in millions)3Q123Q11YTD12YTD11Sales$880.9$883.3$2,720.3$2,689.3Sales growth or decline (from prior year period)-0.3%0.7%1.2%-1.2%Gross profit margin22.8%22.7%22.5%22.4%Segment income$26.5$23.3$79.3$49.7Segment income margin3.0%2.6%2.9%1.8%Contract segment gross profit margin increased to 22.8% in the third quarter of 2012 from 22.7% in the third quarter of 2011, reflecting lower occupancy expense.  Contract segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales decreased to 19.8% in the third quarter of 2012 from 20.1% in the third quarter of 2011 primarily due to lower payroll expense from reorganizations and facility closures in 2011, partially offset by higher incentive compensation expense.  Contract segment income was $26.5 million, or 3.0% of sales, in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $23.3 million, or 2.6% of sales, in the third quarter of 2011. Retail Segment ResultsRetail segment sales decreased 3.1% to $863.7 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011, reflecting a same-store sales decrease on a local currency basis of 2.1% primarily due to lower technology product category sales.  The decrease reflected a U.S. Retail operations same-store sales decrease of 2.6%, partially offset by a Mexico retail operations same-store sales increase of 2.2% on a local currency basis.Retail  (in millions) 3Q12 3Q11YTD12YTD11Sales$863.7$891.5$2,499.6$2,596.1Same-store sales decline -2.1%-4.8%-1.5%-2.6%Gross profit margin30.0%29.0%29.6%29.2%Segment income$27.7$28.5$53.4$62.1Segment income margin3.2%3.2%2.1%2.4%Retail segment gross profit margin increased to 30.0% in the third quarter of 2012 from 29.0% in the third quarter of 2011, due to higher customer margins driven primarily by a sales mix shift from the relatively lower margin technology category, and lower occupancy and delivery expenses.  Retail segment operating, selling and general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales were 26.8% in the third quarter of 2012 and 25.8% in the third quarter of 2011.  The increase was primarily due to higher advertising and incentive compensation expense.  Retail segment income was $27.7 million, or 3.2% of sales, in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $28.5 million, or 3.2% of sales, in the third quarter of 2011.  OfficeMax ended the third quarter of 2012 with a total of 960 Retail stores, consisting of 872 Retail stores in the U.S. and 88 Retail stores in Mexico.  During the third quarter of 2012, OfficeMax opened three 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 were $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $10.5 million in the third quarter of 2011.  The decrease was primarily due to lower pension expense.Balance Sheet and Cash FlowAs of September 29, 2012, OfficeMax had total debt of $236.4 million, excluding $735.0 million of non-recourse debt related to the Wells Fargo-backed timber notes.  In September 2012, $735.0 million of non-recourse debt related to Lehman was extinguished from the balance sheet. During the first nine months of 2012, OfficeMax generated $157.8 million of cash flow from operations and invested $48.2 million in capital expenditures. "We maintained our focus on driving cost efficiencies and gross margins, even as we continued to invest in key growth initiatives," said Bruce Besanko, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of OfficeMax.  "At the same time, we achieved strong free cash flow and continued our comprehensive analysis of our balance sheet."Outlook Fourth Quarter 2012Based on the current environment, OfficeMax anticipates that total company sales for the fourth quarter will be approximately in line with, to slightly lower than, the fourth quarter of 2011, including the projected favorable impact of foreign currency translation and excluding the additional week in the fourth quarter of 2011, which generated $86 million in sales.  Additionally, OfficeMax anticipates that for the fourth quarter of 2012, adjusted operating income margin will be slightly lower than the 1.7% for the prior year period due to the benefit of the highly profitable additional week in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Full Year 2012For the full year 2012, OfficeMax anticipates that total company sales will be lower than the prior year, including the projected unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation and excluding the additional week in 2011, which generated $86 million in sales.  For the full year 2012, OfficeMax anticipates that adjusted operating income margin will be slightly higher than the 1.7% for the prior year despite the benefit of the highly profitable additional week in 2011.  The company's full year 2012 outlook also includes the following:Capital expenditures of approximately $70-80 million, primarily related to investments in IT, ecommerce, infrastructure improvements, and maintenance Depreciation & amortization of approximately $70-80 million Pension expense of approximately $3 million excluding any non-cash expense associated with a lump sum payout initiative in the fourth quarter of 2012, and cash contributions to the frozen pension plans of $21 million Interest expense of approximately $70 million and interest income of approximately $44 million An adjusted effective tax rate approximately in line with the adjusted effective tax rate in the full year 2011 Cash flow from operations exceeding capital expenditures A net reduction in Retail store count for the year with up to 45 store closures and one opening in the U.S., as well as 8-10 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 31, 2011, under Item 1A "Risk Factors", and in the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Conference Call InformationOfficeMax will host a webcast and conference call with analysts and investors to review its third quarter 2012 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 "Quarterly Earnings" page located within the "Investors" section of the OfficeMax website. About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  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. Investor ContactMedia Contact Mike SteeleJulie Treon630 864 6826630 864 6155 OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(unaudited)(thousands) September 29,  December 31, 20122011ASSETSCurrent assets:  Cash and cash equivalents$        506,022$       427,111  Receivables, net547,652558,635  Inventories762,078821,999  Deferred income taxes and receivables63,67963,382  Other current assets71,37767,847    Total current assets1,950,8081,938,974Property and equipment:  Property and equipment1,321,3911,308,637  Accumulated depreciation(978,543)(943,701)    Property and equipment, net342,848364,936Intangible assets, net81,28581,520Timber notes receivable817,500899,250Deferred income taxes111,689370,439Other non-current assets428,061414,156    Total assets$      3,732,191$     4,069,275LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities:  Current portion of debt$            9,900$         38,867  Accounts payable615,232654,918  Income taxes payable31,7009,553  Accrued liabilities and other347,252309,963    Total current liabilities1,004,0841,013,301  Long-term debt, less current portion226,488229,323  Non-recourse debt735,0001,470,000Other long-term obligations:  Compensation and benefits 363,244393,293  Other long-term liabilities322,537362,442    Total other long-term liabilities685,781755,735Noncontrolling interest in joint venture36,41031,923Shareholders' equity:  Preferred stock28,27728,726  Common stock216,790215,397  Additional paid-in capital1,021,1001,015,374  Accumulated deficit(54,552)(500,843)  Accumulated other comprehensive loss(167,187)(189,661)Total shareholders' equity1,044,428568,993Total liabilities and equity$      3,732,191$     4,069,275 OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts) Quarter Ended  September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$      1,744,579$      1,774,767Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,284,1771,315,106    Gross profit460,402459,661Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses415,511418,365Asset impairments and other operating expenses (a)11,432-Total operating expenses426,943418,365    Operating income33,45941,296Other income (expense):  Interest expense(16,873)(17,827)  Interest income11,00310,984  Gain on extinguishment of non-recourse debt (b)670,766-  Other income, net224173665,120(6,670)Pre-tax income698,57934,626Income tax expense(263,331)(11,167)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest435,24823,459Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(1,740)(1,426)Net income attributable to OfficeMax433,50822,033Preferred dividends(522)(515)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$        432,986$          21,518Basic income per common share:$              5.00$              0.25Diluted income per common share:$              4.92$              0.25Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,66186,033  Diluted88,10487,087 (a)  The third quarter of 2012 included a charge to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. and a charge related to a change in the estimated lease obligation of a closed domestic store. These items totaled $11.4 million and reduced income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $7.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share.(b)  The third quarter of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to an agreement that legally extinguished the Company's non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.  The gain increased net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $416.4 or $4.73 per diluted share. OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(thousands, except per-share amounts) Nine Months Ended  September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$      5,219,890$      5,285,384Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs3,867,1983,926,148    Gross profit1,352,6921,359,236Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,241,5981,271,391Asset impairments and other operating expenses (a)36,69813,916Total operating expenses1,278,2961,285,307    Operating income74,39673,929Other income (expense):  Interest expense (52,690)(54,721)  Interest income32,82032,913  Gain on extinguishment of non-recourse debt (b)670,766-  Other income, net449307651,345(21,501)Pre-tax income725,74152,428Income tax expense(272,251)(17,837)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest453,49034,591Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(3,345)(3,113)Net income attributable to OfficeMax450,14531,478Preferred dividends(1,581)(1,614)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$        448,564$          29,864Basic income per common share:$              5.18$              0.35Diluted income per common share:$              5.12$              0.34Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,52685,793  Diluted87,97986,878 (a) The first nine months of 2012 included a non-cash charge of $9.8 million to impair fixed assets associated with certain stores in the U.S. and charges of $26.9 million related to store closures in the U.S. These items reduced net income by $22.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2012. The first nine months of 2011 included charges related to store closures in the U.S. of $5.6 million which reduced net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $3.4 million or $0.04 per diluted share. The first nine months of 2011 also included severance charges of $8.3 million ($8.0 million in Contract and $0.3 million in Retail) related to reorganizations in Canada, Australia and the U.S. sales and supply chain organizations. The effect of this item reduced net income by $5.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2011.(b) The first nine months of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to an agreement that legally extinguished the Company's non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. The gain increased net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $416.4 or $4.73 per diluted share. OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited)(thousands) Nine Months Ended  September 29,  September 24, 20122011Cash provided by operations:Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest$        453,490$          34,591Items in net income not using cash:  Depreciation and amortization 55,70463,759  Non-cash impairment charges9,791-  Non-cash gain on extinguishment of non-recourse debt(670,766)-  Non-cash deferred taxes on extinguishment of non-recourse debt239,990-  Other29,45613,467Changes in operating assets and liabilities:  Receivables28,360(14,707)  Inventory69,03877,249  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(22,625)(76,980)  Current  and deferred income taxes23,1575,749  Other(57,765)(24,385)    Cash provided by operations157,83078,743Cash used for investment:Expenditures for property and equipment(48,173)(41,549)Proceeds from sale of assets1,667169    Cash used for investment(46,506)(41,380)Cash used for financing:Cash dividends paid(2,792)(2,224)Changes in debt, net(31,909)(5,134)Other(1,005)(3,922)    Cash used for financing(35,706)(11,280)Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents3,293(2,983)Increase in cash and cash equivalents78,91123,100Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period427,111462,326Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$        506,022$        485,426 OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION  - OPERATING RESULTS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts) Quarter Ended September 29, 2012September 24, 2011AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$    1,744.6$            -$    1,744.6$    1,774.8$            -$    1,774.8Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs1,284.2-1,284.21,315.1-1,315.1    Gross profit460.4-460.4459.7-459.7Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses415.5-415.5418.4-418.4Asset impairments and other operating expenses (a)11.4(11.4)----Total operating expenses426.9(11.4)415.5418.4-418.4    Operating income33.511.444.941.3-41.3Other income (expense):  Interest expense(16.9)-(16.9)(17.8)-(17.8)  Interest income11.0-11.011.0-11.0  Gain on extinguishment of non-recourse debt (b)670.8(670.8)----  Other income, net0.2-0.20.1-0.1665.1(670.8)(5.7)(6.7)-(6.7)Pre-tax income698.6(659.3)39.234.6-34.6Income tax expense(263.3)249.9(13.4)(11.1)-(11.1)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest435.2(409.4)25.823.5-23.5Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest(1.7)-(1.7)(1.5)-(1.5)Net income attributable to OfficeMax433.5(409.4)24.122.0-22.0Preferred dividends(0.5)-(0.5)(0.5)-(0.5)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$       433.0$      (409.4)$         23.6$         21.5$            -$         21.5Basic income per common share:$         5.00$        (4.72)$         0.27$         0.25$            -$         0.25Diluted income per common share:$         4.92$        (4.65)$         0.27$         0.25$            -$         0.25Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,66186,66186,03386,033  Diluted88,10488,10487,08787,087Note: Totals may not sum down or across due to rounding. (a) The third quarter of 2012 included a charge to impair fixed assets associated with certain Retail stores in the U.S. and a charge related to a change in the estimated lease obligation of a closed domestic store. These items totaled $11.4 million and reduced income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $7.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share.(b) The third quarter of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to an agreement that legally extinguished the Company's non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. The gain increased net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $416.4 or $4.73 per diluted share. OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - OPERATING RESULTS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Nine Months Ended September 29, 2012September 24, 2011AsAsAsAsReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedReportedAdjustmentsAdjustedSales$5,219.9$ -$5,219.9$5,285.4$ -$5,285.4Cost of goods sold and occupancy costs3,867.2-3,867.23,926.2-3,926.2     Gross profit1,352.7-1,352.71,359.2-1,359.2Operating expenses:Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses1,241.6-1,241.61,271.4-1,271.4Asset impairments and other operating expenses (a)36.7(36.7)-13.9(13.9)-Total operating expenses1,278.3(36.7)1,241.61,285.3(13.9)1,271.4     Operating income74.436.7111.173.913.987.8Other income (expense): Interest expense(52.7)-(52.7)(54.7)-(54.7)Interest income 32.8-32.832.9-32.9Gain on extinguishment of non-recourse debt (b)670.8(670.8)----Other income, net 0.4-0.40.3-0.3651.3(670.8)(19.5)(21.5)-(21.5)Pre-tax income725.7(634.1)91.752.413.966.3Income tax expense(272.3)240.1(32.2)(17.8)(4.9)(22.7)Net income attributable to OfficeMax and noncontrolling interest453.5(394.0)59.534.69.043.6Joint venture results attributable to noncontrolling interest (3.3)-(3.3)(3.1)-(3.1)Net income attributable to OfficeMax450.1(394.0)56.231.59.040.5Preferred dividends(1.6)-(1.6)(1.6)-(1.6)Net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders$ 448.6$ (394.0)$ 54.6$ 29.9$ 9.0$ 38.9Basic income per common share:$ 5.18$ (4.55)$ 0.63$ 0.35$ 0.10$ 0.45Diluted income per common share:$ 5.12$ (4.48)$ 0.62$ 0.34$ 0.11$ 0.45Weighted Average Shares  Basic86,52686,52685,79385,793  Diluted87,97987,97986,87886,878Note: Totals may not sum down or across due to rounding. (a) The first nine months of 2012 included a non-cash charge of $9.8 million to impair fixed assets associated with certain stores in the U.S. and charges of $26.9 million related to store closures in the U.S. These items reduced net income by $22.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2012. The first nine months of 2011 included charges related to store closures in the U.S. of $5.6 million which reduced net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $3.4 million or $0.04 per diluted share. The first nine months of 2011 also included severance charges of $8.3 million ($8.0 million in Contract and $0.3 million in Retail) related to reorganizations in Canada, Australia and the U.S. sales and supply chain organizations. The effect of this item reduced net income by $5.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2011. (b) The first nine months of 2012 included a non-cash gain of $670.8 million related to an agreement that legally extinguished the Company's non-recourse debt guaranteed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. The gain increased net income available to OfficeMax common shareholders by $416.4 or $4.73 per diluted share.     OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONTRACT SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter Ended September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$            880.9$            883.3Gross profit200.922.8%200.922.7%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses174.419.8%177.620.1%Segment income$              26.53.0%$              23.32.6%Nine Months Ended September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$         2,720.3$         2,689.3Gross profit612.322.5%602.322.4%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses533.019.6%552.620.6%Segment income$              79.32.9%$              49.71.8%Note: Totals may not sum down due to rounding. Note: 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 severance, facility closures and adjustments, and asset impairments. These certain operating items are reported on the other operating expenses line in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESRETAIL SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(unaudited)(millions, except per-share amounts)Quarter Ended September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$            863.7$            891.5Gross profit259.530.0%258.829.0%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses231.826.8%230.325.8%Segment income $              27.73.2%$              28.53.2%Nine Months Ended September 29,  September 24, 20122011Sales$         2,499.6$         2,596.1Gross profit740.429.6%756.929.2%Operating, selling and general and administrative expenses687.027.5%694.826.8%Segment income$              53.42.1%$              62.12.4%Note: Totals may not sum down due to rounding. Note:  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 severance, facility closures and adjustments, and asset impairments. These certain operating items are reported on the other operating expenses line in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.  OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - SALES(unaudited)(millions)Quarter Ended September 29,  September 24,  Percent 20122011ChangeSales as reported$         1,744.6$         1,774.8-1.7%Less: Unfavorable impact of change in foreign exchange rates (a)$             (14.0)$                     -Sales adjusted for impact of change in foreign exchange rates$         1,758.5$         1,774.8-0.9%Adjustment for same store and shift in weeks (b)$             (13.2)$                (7.3)Sales adjusted for impact of change in foreign exchange rates and adjustment for same stores and shift in weeks$         1,745.4$         1,767.4-1.2%Nine Months Ended September 29,  September 24,  Percent 20122011ChangeSales as reported$         5,219.9$         5,285.4-1.2%Less: Unfavorable impact of change in foreign exchange rates (a)$             (28.7)$                     -Sales adjusted for impact of change in foreign exchange rates$         5,248.6$         5,285.4-0.7%Adjustment for same store and shift in weeks (b)$             (34.6)$             (58.9)Sales adjusted for impact of change in foreign exchange rates and adjustment for same stores and shift in weeks$         5,213.9$         5,226.5-0.2%Note: Totals may not sum down due to rounding.   (a) Computed by assuming constant exchange rates between periods.(b) Impact from stores closed and opened during 2012 and 2011 and the shift in calendar weeks resulting from reporting fifty-three weeks in fiscal 2011. 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 also assess the change in sales excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, the impact of stores closed and opened, and the shift in weeks resulting from our fiscal calendar.  We believe our presentation of financial measures before, or excluding, these items, which are non-GAAP measures, enhances our investors' overall understanding of our 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 third quarter and first nine months of 2012 and 2011.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. 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