PRGX Global, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

PRGX Global, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results  ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRGX), the world's leading provider of accounts payable recovery audit services and the pioneer in Profit Discovery™, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Consolidated revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $37.9 million compared to $45.1 million in the same prior year period, a decrease of 16.0%. After adjusting for changes in foreign exchange rates, consolidated revenue for the first quarter of 2014 decreased 15.3% compared to the same period in 2013. Beginning with the first quarter of 2014, the former New Services segment is now being reported as two segments: Adjacent Services, which were formerly referred to as Profit Optimization services, and Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit services.    Recovery Audit Services – Americas revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was   $24.8 million compared to $26.2 million in the same period in the prior   year, a decrease of 5.5%. On a constant dollar basis, adjusted for changes   in foreign exchange rates, Recovery Audit Services – Americas revenue   decreased 3.3% compared to 2013. The decrease in revenue was primarily   attributable to the delay of several large claims and a delayed audit start   in a large legacy client.    Recovery Audit Services – Europe/Asia-Pacific revenue for the first quarter   of 2014 was $9.7 million compared to $11.0 million in the same period in the   prior year, a decrease of 11.9%. On a constant dollar basis, adjusted for   changes in foreign exchange rates, Recovery Audit Services –   Europe/Asia-Pacific revenue decreased 14.6% compared to 2013. Similar to the   Americas, the revenue decline was primarily attributable to claim delays at   a significant client.    Adjacent Services revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $2.3 million   compared to $3.9 million in the same period in the prior year, a decrease of   42.1%. The decrease in revenue was due to a weak backlog coming into 2014   compared to 2013.    Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services revenue for the first quarter of   2014 was $1.1 million compared to $3.9 million in the same period in the   prior year, a decrease of 71.3%. Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services   consist primarily of services provided under subcontracts related to the   Medicare RAC program. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to   the reduced scope of the current Medicare RAC program.  Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.5 million compared to $3.6 million of Adjusted EBITDA for the same period in 2013, a decline of $3.1 million. The reduction in Adjusted EBITDA included a decline in Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services Adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 million and a decline in Adjacent Services Adjusted EBITDA of $1.2 million. Schedule 3 attached to this press release provides a reconciliation of net loss to each of EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.  Net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $(3.7) million, or $(0.12) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(0.5) million, or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2013. Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of 2014 was $2.9 million compared to $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2013.  "While our first quarter results were disappointing, they were not unexpected. These results reflect the anticipated declines in the Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit and Adjacent Services segments. On a positive note, our core recovery audit business remains solid, although Q1 results were negatively impacted by several timing delays which we expect to be fully resolved by the end of 2014," said Ron Stewart, president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, I am pleased we were able to reduce our operating expenses by over $4.0 million in the quarter compared to last year."  "We are now fully engaged with the implementation of our revised strategy. Our "Blue Chip" client list and attractive value proposition, coupled with the most talented team in the industry and an unmatched global footprint, affirms my confidence in PRGX. I am confident we have built a solid business platform from which to achieve sustainable profitability," concluded Mr. Stewart.  At March 31, 2014, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $45.7 million, no borrowings against its revolving credit facility, and no bank debt outstanding.  First Quarter Earnings Call  As previously announced, management will hold a conference call tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM (Eastern time) to discuss the Company's first quarter 2014 financial results. To access the conference call, listeners in the U.S. and Canada should dial (877) 755-7423 at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the conference. Listeners outside the U.S. and Canada should dial (678) 894-3069. To be admitted to the call, listeners should use passcode 29060487.  This teleconference will also be audiocast on the Internet at www.prgx.com (click on "Events & Presentations" under "Investors"). A replay of the audiocast will be available at the same location on www.prgx.com beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live audiocast, extending through June 30, 2014. Please note that the Internet audiocast is "listen-only." Microsoft Windows Media Player is required to access the live audiocast and the replay and can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer.  About PRGX Global, Inc.  Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, PRGX Global, Inc. is the world's leading provider of accounts payable recovery audit services. With over 1,600 employees, the Company operates and serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to over 75% of the top 20 global retailers. PRGX is also pioneering Profit Discovery, a unique combination of audit, analytics and advisory services that improves client financial performance. For additional information, please visit PRGX at www.prgx.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include both implied and express statements regarding the Company's overall condition and growth prospects, anticipated plans and financial results for the remainder of 2014, the strength of the Company's core recovery audit business, the Company's decision to withdraw from the Medicare RAC rebid process, the long term business objectives for the Company, including its Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit business and its Adjacent Services business. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from the historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that could affect the Company's future performance include revenue that does not meet expectations or justify costs incurred, the Company's ability to develop material sources of new revenue in addition to revenue from its core recovery audit services, changes in the market for the Company's services, the Company's ability to retain and attract qualified personnel, changes to Medicare and Medicaid recovery audit contractor programs and the effects of the Company's decision to withdraw from the Medicare RAC rebid process, the Company's ability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, uncertainty in the credit markets, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants, client bankruptcies, loss of major clients, and other risks generally applicable to the Company's business. For a discussion of other risk factors that may impact the Company's business, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K filed on March 14, 2014. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are all "non-GAAP financial measures" presented as supplemental measures of the Company's performance. They are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. The Company believes these measures provide additional meaningful information in evaluating its performance over time, and that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBITDA and similar measures for similar purposes. In addition, a measure similar to Adjusted EBITDA is used in the restrictive covenants contained in the Company's secured credit facility. However, EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that, as described above, the adjustments may vary from period to period and in the future the Company will incur expenses such as those used in calculating these measures. The Company's presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Schedule 3 to this press release provides a reconciliation of net loss to each of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.    SCHEDULE 1 PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three Months                                                          Ended March 31,                                                          2014       2013                                                                     Revenue                                                   $37,901  $45,101 Operating expenses:                                                  Cost of revenue                                           27,467    30,184 Selling, general and administrative expenses              11,341    11,934 Depreciation of property and equipment                    1,682     2,008 Amortization of intangible assets                         903       1,276 Total operating expenses                                  41,393    45,402                                                                     Operating loss                                            (3,492)   (301)                                                                     Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on short-term 15        357 intercompany balances Interest expense (income), net                            54        (217) Loss before income taxes                                  (3,561)   (441)                                                                     Income tax expense                                        113       56                                                                     Net loss                                                  $(3,674) $(497)                                                                                                                                         Basic earnings (loss) per common share                    $(0.12)  $(0.02)                                                                     Diluted earnings (loss) per common share                  $(0.12)  $(0.02)                                                                     Weighted average common shares outstanding:                          Basic                                                     30,159    28,770 Diluted                                                   30,159    28,770    SCHEDULE 2 PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                                                   March 31,  December 31,                                                     2014       2013 ASSETS Current assets:                                                 Cash and cash equivalents                            $45,697  $43,700 Restricted cash                                      126       57 Receivables:                                                    Contract receivables, net                            31,411    38,079 Employee advances and miscellaneous receivables, net 1,703     2,242 Total receivables                                    33,114    40,321                                                                Prepaid expenses and other current assets            3,814     3,917 Total current assets                                 82,751    87,995                                                                Property and equipment, net                          13,190    13,994 Goodwill                                             13,691    13,686 Intangible assets, net                               12,693    13,582 Deferred income taxes                                1,690     1,701 Other assets                                         1,379     1,871 Total assets                                       $125,394 $132,829                                                                LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities:                                            Accounts payable and accrued expenses                $7,640   $10,809 Accrued payroll and related expenses                 13,991    15,415 Refund liabilities and deferred revenue              7,875     8,109 Business acquisition obligations                     --       3,156 Total current liabilities                            29,506    37,489                                                                Other long-term liabilities                          1,421     1,512 Total liabilities                                    30,927    39,001                                                                Shareholders' equity:                                           Common stock                                         301       294 Additional paid-in capital                           609,182   604,806 Accumulated deficit                                  (517,060) (513,386) Accumulated other comprehensive income               2,044     2,114 Total shareholders' equity                           94,467    93,828                                                                Total liabilities and shareholders' equity         $125,394 $132,829    SCHEDULE 3 PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                                     Three Months                                           Ended March 31,                                           2014               2013 Reconciliation of net loss to EBIT, EBITDA                    and Adjusted EBITDA:                                                              Net loss                                   $(3,674)         $(497)                                                              Income tax expense                         113               56 Interest expense (income), net             54                (217)                                                              EBIT                                       (3,507)           (658)                                                              Depreciation of property and equipment     1,682             2,008 Amortization of intangible assets          903               1,276                                                              EBITDA                                     (922)             2,626                                                              Foreign currency transaction (gains)       15                357 losses on short-term intercompany balances Acquisition-related charges (benefits)     19                (666) Transformation severance and related       385               -- expenses Stock-based compensation                   1,021             1,318                                                              Adjusted EBITDA                            $518             $3,635                                                                                                                                                                                        EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are all "non-GAAP financial measures" presented as supplemental measures of our performance.They are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP.The Company believes these measures provide additional meaningful information in evaluating the Company's performance over time, and that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBIT, EBITDA and similar measures for similar purposes. In addition, a measure similar to Adjusted EBITDA is used in the restrictive covenants contained in the Company's secured credit facility. However, EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we will incur expenses such as those used in calculating these measures. Our presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items.    SCHEDULE 4 PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three Months                                                          Ended March 31,                                                          2014       2013 Cash flows from operating activities:                                Net loss                                                  $ (3,674) $(497) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by            operating activities: Depreciation and amortization                             2,585     3,284 Amortization of deferred debt costs                       16        46 Stock-based compensation expense                          1,021     1,318 Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on short-term 15        357 intercompany balances Decrease in receivables                                   7,232     6,670 Decrease in accounts payable, accrued payroll and other   (4,983)   (9,338) accrued expenses Other, primarily changes in assets and liabilities        700       (991) Net cash provided by operating activities                 2,912     849                                                                     Cash flows from investing activities:                                Purchases of property and equipment, net of disposals     (844)     (2,207) Net cash used in investing activities                     (844)     (2,207)                                                                     Cash flows from financing activities:                                Net proceeds from issuance of common stock                --       4,118 Other, net                                                80        (2,500) Net cash provided by financing activities                 80        1,618                                                                     Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents     (151)     (279)                                                                     Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents      1,997     (19)                                                                     Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period          43,700    37,806                                                                     Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                $ 45,697  $ 37,787     SCHEDULE 5 PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries Results by Operating Segment * (Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                          Three Months Ended                                March 31,                                                                                             2014            2013           Change Revenue                                                       Recovery Audit Services -       $24,798       $26,242      $(1,444) Americas Recovery Audit Services -       9,702          11,017        (1,315) Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               2,283          3,943         (1,660) Healthcare Claims Recovery      1,118          3,899         (2,781) Audit Services Total                           $37,901       $45,101      $(7,200)                                                              Cost of revenue                                               Recovery Audit Services -       $14,635       $14,350      $(285) Americas Recovery Audit Services -       7,417          9,022         1,605 Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               3,035          3,200         165 Healthcare Claims Recovery      2,380          3,612         1,232 Audit Services Total                           $27,467       $30,184      $2,717                                                              Selling, general and                                          administrative expenses Recovery Audit Services -       $4,213        $4,320       $107 Americas Recovery Audit Services -       1,804          740           (1,064) Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               566            717           151 Healthcare Claims Recovery      624            764           140 Audit Services Corporate                       4,134          5,393         1,259 Total                           $11,341       $11,934      $593                                                              Depreciation of property and                                  equipment Recovery Audit Services -       $1,256        $1,368       $112 Americas Recovery Audit Services -       146            112           (34) Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               160            155           (5) Healthcare Claims Recovery      120            373           253 Audit Services Total                           $1,682        $2,008       $326                                                              Amortization of intangible                                    assets Recovery Audit Services -       $500          $698         $198 Americas Recovery Audit Services -       307            396           89 Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               96             182           86 Total                           $903          $1,276       $373                                                              Operating income (loss)                                       Recovery Audit Services -       $4,194        $5,506       $(1,312) Americas Recovery Audit Services -       28             747           (719) Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               (1,574)        (311)         (1,263) Healthcare Claims Recovery      (2,006)        (850)         (1,156) Audit Services Corporate                       (4,134)        (5,393)       1,259 Total                           $(3,492)      $(301)       $(3,191)                                                              Adjusted EBITDA                                               Recovery Audit Services -       $5,958        $7,582       $(1,624) Americas Recovery Audit Services -       560            523           37 Europe/Asia-Pacific Adjacent Services               (1,156)        82            (1,238) Healthcare Claims Recovery      (1,731)        (477)         (1,254) Audit Services Corporate                       (3,113)        (4,075)       962 Total                           $518          $3,635       $(3,117)                                                              * The Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment represents recovery audit services, excluding Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services, provided in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment represents recovery audit services, excluding Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services, provided in Europe, Asia and the Pacific region. The Adjacent Services segment (formerly known as Profit Optimization services) represents data transformation and financial advisory services. The Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services segment represents recovery audit services for healthcare claims, which consist primarily of services provided under subcontracts related to the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program.  CONTACT: PRGX Global, Inc.          investor-relations@prgx.com          Phone: 770-779-3011  PRGX Global, Inc. Logo  
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