CDI Corp. Reports 2012 Third Quarter Results PR Newswire PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30, 2012 PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. 2012 Third Quarter Key Points oRevenue of $279.4 million, up 2.5% compared to the prior-year third quarter oGross profit margin of 19.6% compared to 21.2% in the same period last year oOperating profit of $9.0 million versus $4.4 million in prior-year quarter, leading to an operating margin of 3.2% versus 1.6% in the year ago period. Operating profit in the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, included $0.6 million of severance expense related to senior level executives oNet income of $5.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, versus net income of $2.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Net income in the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, included the benefit of an income tax credit of $0.3 million under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. "We are pleased with the Company's third quarter performance as we achieved revenue growth within our target range, and operating income, net income and earnings per share all showed significant gains," said CDI President and Chief Executive Officer, Paulett Eberhart. "We reported solid revenue increases in each of our strategic industry verticals, and we continued to focus aggressively on cost containment efforts that are appropriate with current economic conditions." Business Segment Discussion The Company's Global Engineering and Technology Solutions segment (GETS) reported revenue of $83.6 million in the third quarter, essentially flat compared to the prior-year third quarter. Revenue rose in each of the segment's three strategic verticals, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and Hi-Tech, but was offset by continued weakness in the infrastructure business results in the "Other" vertical. Operating profit increased 30.3% to $7.5 million versus the prior-year third quarter driven by lower operating expenses related to the restructuring announced in December 2011 as well as by additional cost savings realized during the quarter. The Company's Professional Services Staffing segment (PSS) reported a 4.0% increase in third quarter revenue versus the prior-year third quarter. PSS revenue growth was driven by gains in all three strategic verticals, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and Hi-Tech, partially offset by lower revenues in the "Other" vertical. Operating profit was $4.5 million during the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 9.7% versus the 2011 third quarter. Improvement in PSS operating profit was driven by lower operating expenses related to the 2011 restructuring as well as by additional expense reductions realized during the quarter. The Company's franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc. segment (MRI) reported a 1.3% decline in third quarter revenue versus the prior-year third quarter due to lower royalty and franchise fee revenue. Operating profit increased 10.8% to $2.7 million versus the prior year quarter driven primarily by lower operating expenses related the 2011 restructuring. Business Outlook For the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2012, CDI anticipates a revenue increase in the range of 0% to 2% compared to the year-ago fourth quarter. Conference Call At 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, Paulett Eberhart, President and CEO, and Bob Larney, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host a conference call to discuss the 2012 third quarter results and business outlook. The call can be accessed live, via the Internet, at www.cdicorp.com. Company Information CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is an integrated, market-leading engineering and technology services firm providing differentiated, client-focused solutions in select global industries. CDI provides Global Engineering & Technology Solutions and Professional Services Staffing through its global business operations in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Company also provides staffing services through its franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) operating unit. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com. Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including, but not limited to, statements about our strategies for growth and future financial results (such as revenue), are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by words like "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "could," "should," "intends," "plans," "estimates" and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control or are subject to change, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: weakness in general economic conditions and levels of capital spending by clients in the industries we serve; weakness or volatility in the financial and capital markets, which may result in the postponement or cancellation of our clients' capital projects or the inability of our clients to pay our fees; the inability to successfully implement our new strategic plan; the termination or non-renewal of a major client contract or project; our ability to expand or replace our existing bank credit facility on terms comparable to, or more favorable than, those currently in place; credit risks associated with our clients; competitive market pressures; the availability and cost of qualified personnel; our level of success in attracting, training and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees; changes in tax laws and other government regulations including the impact of healthcare reform laws and regulations; the possibility of incurring liability for our business activities, including the activities of our temporary employees; our performance on client contracts; negative outcome of pending and future claims and litigation; and government policies, legislation or judicial decisions adverse to our businesses. More detailed information about these and other risks and uncertainties may be found in our filings with the SEC, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K and the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of our Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Financial Tables Follow CDI CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES (Amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September30, September30, Consolidated Statements of 2012 2011 2012 2011 Income: Revenue $ 279,390 $ 272,474 $ 834,415 $ 791,849 Cost of services 224,670 214,732 668,482 622,817 Gross profit 54,720 57,742 165,933 169,032 Operating and administrative 45,711 53,321 141,671 148,154 expenses (1) Operating profit 9,009 4,421 24,262 20,878 Other income (expense), net (47) (63) (165) (222) Income before income taxes 8,962 4,358 24,097 20,656 Income tax expense 3,556 1,496 9,706 5,038 Net income 5,406 2,862 14,391 15,618 Less: Income attributable to 57 48 267 128 the noncontrolling interest Net income attributable to CDI $ 5,349 $ 2,814 $ 14,124 $ 15,490 Earnings per common share: Basic $ 0.27 $ 0.15 $ 0.73 $ 0.81 Diluted $ 0.27 $ 0.15 $ 0.72 $ 0.80 Basic weighted-average shares 19,541 19,170 19,342 19,133 outstanding Diluted weighted-average shares 19,970 19,338 19,750 19,338 outstanding Selected Balance Sheet Data: September 30, December31, 2012 2011 Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,074 $ 26,644 Accounts receivable, net 248,822 222,889 Total current assets 286,218 271,730 Total assets 398,331 390,696 Total current liabilities 106,147 109,961 Total CDI shareholders' equity 279,055 266,575 Nine Months Ended September 30, Selected Cash Flow Data: 2012 2011 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 1,182 $ (1,877) Depreciation and amortization 7,667 8,343 Capital expenditures 4,609 4,946 Dividends paid to shareholders 7,517 7,463 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September30, September30, Selected Earnings and Other 2012 2011 2012 2011 Financial Data: Revenue $ 279,390 $ 272,474 $ 834,415 $ 791,849 Gross profit $ 54,720 $ 57,742 $ 165,933 $ 169,032 Gross profit margin 19.6 % 21.2 % 19.9 % 21.3 % Operating and administrative expenses as 16.4 % 19.6 % 17.0 % 18.7 % a percentage of revenue Operating profit margin 3.2 % 1.6 % 2.9 % 2.6 % Effective income tax rate 39.7 % 34.3 % 40.3 % 24.4 % After-tax return on CDI 4.9 % 0.2 % shareholders' equity (2) Pre-tax return on net 9.1 % 3.9 % assets (3) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September30, September30, Selected Segment Data: 2012 2011 2012 2011 Global Engineering and Technology Solutions ("GETS") Revenue: Oil, Gas and Chemicals $ 27,713 $ 26,026 $ 83,908 $ 72,942 ("OGC") Aerospace and Industrial 19,500 18,094 53,918 54,431 Equipment ("AIE") Hi-Tech 8,502 7,381 24,653 22,163 Other 27,835 31,728 83,108 92,859 Total revenue $ 83,550 $ 83,229 $ 245,587 $ 242,395 Gross profit $ 24,241 $ 24,586 $ 70,942 $ 73,230 Gross profit margin 29.0 % 29.5 % 28.9 % 30.2 % Operating profit $ 7,515 $ 5,768 $ 19,474 $ 13,887 Operating profit margin 9.0 % 6.9 % 7.9 % 5.7 % Professional Services Staffing ("PSS") Revenue: Oil, Gas and Chemicals $ 31,551 $ 22,855 $ 85,589 $ 56,508 ("OGC") Aerospace and Industrial 21,555 16,351 62,743 46,264 Equipment ("AIE") Hi-Tech 72,136 69,930 222,869 213,785 Other 53,130 62,403 164,179 182,092 Total revenue $ 178,372 $ 171,539 $ 535,380 $ 498,649 Gross profit $ 22,679 $ 24,875 $ 70,878 $ 71,486 Gross profit margin 12.7 % 14.5 % 13.2 % 14.3 % Operating profit (1) $ 4,525 $ 4,125 $ 15,388 $ 19,318 Operating profit margin 2.5 % 2.4 % 2.9 % 3.9 % Management Recruiters International ("MRI") Revenue: Contract Staffing $ 13,430 $ 13,436 $ 41,240 $ 38,385 Royalties and Franchise 4,038 4,270 12,208 12,420 Fees Total revenue $ 17,468 $ 17,706 $ 53,448 $ 50,805 Gross profit $ 7,800 $ 8,281 $ 24,113 $ 24,316 Gross profit margin 44.7 % 46.8 % 45.1 % 47.9 % Operating profit $ 2,727 $ 2,461 $ 7,718 $ 6,699 Operating profit margin 15.6 % 13.9 % 14.4 % 13.2 % (1) In the second quarter of 2011, the Company's PSS segment recorded a $9.7 million benefit related to the successful legal appeal of the United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading matter. (2) After-tax return on CDI shareholders' equity is calculated as net income (loss) attributable to CDI for the prior 12 consecutive months divided by the average of the corresponding beginning and ending period balances of CDI shareholders' equity. (3) Pre-tax return on net assets is calculated as earnings before income taxes for the prior 12 consecutive months divided by the average of the corresponding beginning and ending period net assets. Net assets include total assets minus total liabilities excluding cash and cash equivalents, income tax accounts and debt. SOURCE CDI Corp. Website: http://www.cdicorp.com Contact: Vincent Webb, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-215-636-1240, Vince.Webb@cdicorp.com
CDI Corp. Reports 2012 Third Quarter Results
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