CDI Corp. Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results

Jul 26, 2012, 07:00 ET from CDI Corp.

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

2012 Second Quarter Key Points

  • Revenue of $274.4 million, up 4.4% compared to the prior-year second quarter, with all three segments reporting gains
  • Gross profit margin of 20.2% compared to 21.7% in the same period last year
  • Operating profit of $7.9 million versus $13.7 million in prior-year quarter. Second quarter 2011 operating profit includes (i) a benefit of $9.7 million related to a successful legal appeal in connection with a previously disclosed U.K. Office of Fair Trading (OFT) matter and (ii) expenses of $0.7 million associated with severance payments for senior-level executives 
  • Second quarter net income of $5.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, versus net income of $12.0 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Second quarter 2011 net income includes (i) the benefit of the successful legal appeal of the OFT matter totaling $0.50 per diluted share and (ii) the negative impact of the severance payments totaling $0.02 per diluted share

"We are pleased that the Company's second quarter performance includes revenue growth in all three business segments. Operating income, net income and earnings per share also showed significant gains, excluding the previously identified items in the second quarter 2011, and we achieved these increases despite economic headwinds in government-funded defense and infrastructure sectors," said CDI President and Chief Executive Officer, Paulett Eberhart. "We were particularly pleased with revenue growth in our Oil, Gas and Chemicals vertical reflecting solid demand and strong client relationships in that key industry. We remain focused on the successful execution of our strategic plan to produce profitable top-line growth as we focus on exemplary client service and prudent cost management."

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, CDI reported revenue of $274.4 million, an increase of 4.4% compared to $262.7 million for the 2011 second quarter. Operating profit of $7.9 million in the second quarter of 2012 compared to $13.7 million in second quarter 2011. The Company reported net income of $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2012, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $12.0 million, or $0.62 per diluted share in the prior-year second quarter. The 2011 second quarter included a non-taxable operating profit benefit of $9.7 million ($0.50 per diluted share) related to the successful legal appeal of the OFT matter, and expenses associated with severance payments for senior-level executives totaling $0.7 million ($0.02 per diluted share).

Business Segment Discussion

The Company's Global Engineering and Technology Solutions segment (GETS) reported a 0.7% increase in second quarter revenue compared to the prior-year second quarter. Double digit increases in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals, and Hi-Tech verticals were somewhat offset by continued weakness in infrastructure projects in the "Other" vertical and a revenue decline in the Aerospace and Industrial Equipment vertical. Operating profit increased 45.5% to $6.0 million versus the prior-year second quarter driven primarily by lower operating expenses resulting from the restructuring announced in 2011.

The Company's Professional Services Staffing segment (PSS) reported a 6.1% increase in second quarter revenue versus the prior-year second quarter. PSS top-line growth was driven by increased revenue in all three strategic verticals with particularly strong performance in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals and Aerospace and Industrial Equipment verticals. Operating profit was $5.1 million during the second quarter of 2012 versus $13.0 million in the 2011 quarter. The prior-year quarter included the aforementioned $9.7 million successful legal appeal benefit associated with the segment's AndersElite business. Excluding the benefit, the improvement in PSS operating profit was driven by lower operating expenses primarily related to the 2011 restructuring.

The Company's franchised Management Recruiters International segment (MRI) reported a 5.5% increase in second quarter revenue versus the prior-year second quarter due to increases in contract staffing revenue. Operating profit increased 10.5% to $2.7 million versus the prior year driven by lower operating expenses primarily related to the 2011 restructuring.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter ending September 30, 2012, CDI anticipates a revenue increase in the range of 2% to 4% compared to the year-ago third 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 second 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 and 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 revenues and cost savings), 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 maintain or expand our existing bank credit facility on satisfactory terms; 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

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Consolidated Statements of Income:

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue

$

274,398

$

262,739

$

555,025

$

519,375

Cost of services

218,870

205,779

443,812

408,085

Gross profit

55,528

56,960

111,213

111,290

Operating and administrative expenses (1), (2)

47,664

43,256

95,960

94,833

Operating profit

7,864

13,704

15,253

16,457

Other income (expense), net

(80)

(116)

(118)

(159)

Income before income taxes

7,784

13,588

15,135

16,298

Income tax expense

2,713

1,572

6,150

3,542

Net income

5,071

12,016

8,985

12,756

Less: Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

119

34

210

80

Net income attributable to CDI

$

4,952

$

11,982

$

8,775

$

12,676

Earnings per common share:

Basic

$

0.26

$

0.62

$

0.46

$

0.66

Diluted

$

0.25

$

0.62

$

0.45

$

0.66

Basic weighted-average shares

19,285

19,145

19,243

19,114

Diluted weighted-average shares

19,707

19,348

19,640

19,338

Selected Balance Sheet Data:

June 30, 2012

December 31, 2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$

6,325

$

26,644

Accounts receivable, net

244,652

222,889

Total current assets

268,138

271,730

Total assets

383,979

390,696

Total current liabilities

98,850

109,961

Total CDI shareholders' equity

272,477

266,575

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Selected Cash Flow Data:

2012

2011

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(7,832)

$

(196)

Depreciation and amortization

5,101

5,555

Capital expenditures

3,095

3,528

Dividends paid to shareholders

5,004

4,971

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Selected Earnings and Other Financial Data:

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue

$

274,398

$

262,739

$

555,025

$

519,375

Gross profit

$

55,528

$

56,960

$

111,213

$

111,290

Gross profit margin

20.2%

21.7%

20.0%

21.4%

Operating and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue

17.4%

16.5%

17.3%

18.3%

Operating profit margin

2.9%

5.2%

2.7%

3.2%

Effective income tax rate

34.9%

11.6%

40.6%

21.7%

After-tax return on CDI shareholders' equity (3)

4.0%

(0.2)%

Pre-tax return on net assets (4)

7.4%

4.0%

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Selected Segment Data:

2012

2011

2012

2011

Global Engineering and Technology Solutions ("GETS")

Revenue:

Oil, Gas and Chemicals ("OGC")

$

27,931

$

23,775

$

56,195

$

46,916

Aerospace and Industrial Equipment ("AIE")

17,506

18,646

34,418

36,337

Hi-Tech

8,086

7,353

16,151

14,782

Other

27,239

30,395

55,273

61,131

Total revenue

$

80,762

$

80,169

$

162,037

$

159,166

Gross profit

$

23,454

$

24,699

$

46,701

$

48,644

Gross profit margin

29.0%

30.8%

28.8%

30.6%

Operating profit

$

6,021

$

4,137

$

11,959

$

8,119

Operating profit margin

7.5%

5.2%

7.4%

5.1%

Professional Services Staffing ("PSS")

Revenue:

Oil, Gas and Chemicals

$

23,044

$

16,434

$

54,038

$

33,653

Aerospace and Industrial Equipment

21,397

15,383

41,188

29,913

Hi-Tech

76,426

73,089

150,733

143,855

Other

54,408

60,264

111,049

119,689

Total revenue

$

175,275

$

165,170

$

357,008

$

327,110

Gross profit

$

23,761

$

23,876

$

48,199

$

46,611

Gross profit margin

13.6%

14.5%

13.5%

14.2%

Operating profit (1)

$

5,069

$

12,995

$

10,863

$

15,193

Operating profit margin

2.9%

7.9%

3.0%

4.6%

Management Recruiters International ("MRI")

Revenue:

Contract Staffing

$

14,129

$

13,127

$

27,810

$

24,949

Royalties and Franchise Fees

4,232

4,273

8,170

8,150

Total revenue

$

18,361

$

17,400

$

35,980

$

33,099

Gross profit

$

8,313

$

8,385

$

16,313

$

16,035

Gross profit margin

45.3%

48.2%

45.3%

48.4%

Operating profit

$

2,738

$

2,477

$

4,991

$

4,238

Operating profit margin

14.9%

14.2%

13.9%

12.8%

(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)  In the second quarter of 2011, the Company recorded a charge of $0.7 million related to the severance of certain senior-level executives.

(3)  After-tax return on CDI shareholders' equity is calculated as net income (loss) attributable to CDI divided by the average of the beginning and ending period balances of CDI shareholders' equity for the prior 12 consecutive months.

(4)  Pre-tax return on net assets is calculated as earnings before income taxes divided by the average of the beginning and ending period net assets for the prior 12 consecutive months. Net assets include total assets minus total liabilities excluding cash and cash equivalents and income tax accounts.

SOURCE CDI Corp.



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