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Marketing Services revenue and EBIT declined due to lower marketing fees related to certain marketing category contract renewals and fewer household moves when compared to the prior year.
2013 Guidance Update
This guidance discusses future results which are inherently subject to unforeseen risks and developments. As such, discussions about the business outlook should be read in the context of an uncertain future, as well as the risk factors identified in the safe harbor language at the end of this release and as more fully outlined in the Company's 2012 Form 10-K Annual Report and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company still expects 2013 revenue, excluding the impacts of currency, to be in the range of flat to 3 percent growth when compared to 2012, and continues to expect adjusted earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $1.85 to $2.00. The Company also continues to expect free cash flow to be in the range of $600 million to $700 million.
The Company is updating its 2013 annual guidance for GAAP earnings per
diluted share from continuing operations to reflect the first quarter
charge of $0.08 per diluted share related to costs associated with the
recent debt tender. The Company now expects GAAP earnings per diluted
share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.77 to $1.92.
This guidance excludes any further actions that are planned or under
consideration by the Company to streamline its operations and further
reduce its cost structure.