PRGX Global, Inc.
Apr 26, 2017

PRGX Global, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

ATLANTA, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRGX), a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

"We delivered another solid quarter, increasing revenue from continuing operations by 9.3% on a year-over-year constant dollar basis, as we continued to execute on our long-term strategy. Importantly, our largest business, retail recovery audit, had its fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth on a constant dollar basis. In addition, our adjacent services revenue increased by over 200% on a year-over-year constant dollar basis," said Ron Stewart, president and chief executive officer of PRGX.

"In February, we successfully closed the acquisition of Cost & Compliance Associates and have made excellent progress integrating their team into our organization. We also recently announced the release of our PRGX OPTIX™ analytics suite and are very pleased with the level of interest from our client base," continued Stewart.

"Based on our Q1 results and strong momentum, we remain confident that we will meet our previous 2017 guidance of year-over-year double digit revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth on a constant dollar basis," concluded Stewart.

Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

Consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $33.6 million, compared to $31.2 million for the same period last year, an increase of 7.5%.  On a constant dollar basis adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased by 9.3% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period in the prior year.  On a constant dollar basis, revenue from the Recovery Audit Services segments increased 6.2% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.  On a constant dollar basis, first quarter 2017 revenue from the Adjacent Services segment was $1.4 million, an increase of 236.0% compared to the same period in 2016.

Total cost of revenue from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $23.0 million, or 68.6% of revenue, compared to $21.6 million, or 69.3% of revenue, in the same period last year, a 0.7% improvement. 

SG&A expenses from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 were $10.5 million, compared to $8.8 million in the prior year period.  The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily attributable to Lavante operating costs that were not in the prior year, and increased stock-based compensation.

Consolidated net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $1.8 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.1 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2016.

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $2.1 million, or 6.4% of revenue, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million, or 6.5% of revenue, in the first quarter 2016.  Schedule 3 attached to this press release provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to each of EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

On February 23, 2017, the Company announced that it had completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Cost & Compliance Associates (C&CA), a commercial Recovery Audit and Contract Compliance firm with operations in the US and the UK.  The results of C&CA operations subsequent to the acquisition date have been included in first quarter operating results.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

Net cash used by operating activities for the first quarter of 2017 was $3.3 million, compared to $4.9 million of cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of the prior year. 

At March 31, 2017, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $11.6 million, and borrowings of $13.6 million against its $20.0 million revolving credit facility.

Stock Repurchase Program

Since the February 2014 announcement of the Company's stock repurchase program, as of March 31, 2017, the Company has repurchased 8.6 million shares, or 28.7% of its common stock outstanding on the date of the announcement.  No repurchases of stock were made during the first quarter of 2017.   As of April 20, 2017, the Company had approximately 22.1 million shares of common stock outstanding.

First Quarter Earnings Call

As previously announced, management will hold a conference call later this morning at 8:30 AM (Eastern time) to discuss the Company's first quarter 2017 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 10006589.

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, 2017. 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

PRGX Global, Inc. is a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services.  With over 1,400 employees, the Company serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to 75% of the top 20 global retailers and over 20% of the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500. PRGX delivers more than $1 billion in cash flow improvement for its clients each year. The creator of the recovery audit industry more than 40 years ago, PRGX continues to innovate through technology and expanded service offerings. In addition to Recovery Audit, the Company provides Contract Compliance, Spend Analytics and Supplier Information Management services to improve clients' financial performance and manage risk. For additional information on PRGX, please visit 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, the Company's execution of its business strategy, the Company's progress in integrating recent acquisitions, the level of client interest in the PRGX OPTIX analytics suite, and the Company's expectations regarding its ability to achieve its 2017 guidance.  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, 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 16, 2017.  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 income (loss) to each of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

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CONTACT: PRGX Global, Inc.
investor-relations@prgx.com
Phone: 770-779-3011

  
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, 
  2017   2016  
   
Revenue  $  33,569  $  31,233  
Operating expenses:      
 Cost of revenue     23,026     21,646  
 Selling, general and administrative expenses    10,536      8,848  
 Depreciation of property and equipment     1,220     1,232  
 Amortization of intangible assets     722     394  
 Total operating expenses     35,504     32,120  
        
 Operating income (loss)     (1,935)    (887) 
        
Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses      
 on short-term intercompany balances     (552)    (1,007) 
Interest expense (income), net     37     (29) 
Other (income) loss     (199)    10  
 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes   (1,220)    139  
        
Income tax expense     627     204  
        
 Net income (loss) from continuing operations $  (1,847) $  (65) 
         
Discontinued operations:      
Income (loss) from discontinued operations     (336)    (487) 
Other (income) loss     -      -   
Income tax expense (benefit)     -      -   
 Net income (loss) from discontinued operations   (336)    (487) 
         
 Net income (loss)  $  (2,183) $  (552) 
        
Basic earnings (loss) per common share:      
Basic from continuing operations     (0.08)    (0.00) 
Basic from discontinued operations     (0.02)    (0.02) 
Total basic earnings (loss) per common share     (0.10)    (0.02) 
        
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:      
Diluted from continuing operations     (0.08)    (0.00) 
Diluted from discontinued operations     (0.02)    (0.02) 
Total diluted earnings (loss) per common share    (0.10)    (0.02) 
        
Weighted average common shares outstanding:     
 Basic     21,945     22,438  
 Diluted     21,945     22,438  
        

 

SCHEDULE 2  
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(Amounts in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
           
           
           
           
       March 31,  December 31, 
         2017   2016  
           
   ASSETS  
Current assets:       
 Cash and cash equivalents  $  11,535   $  15,723  
 Restricted cash      102     47  
 Receivables:        
  Contract receivables, net    31,516     31,464  
  Employee advances and miscellaneous receivables, net    2,020     2,184  
   Total receivables     33,536     33,648  
           
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets    3,291     3,363  
   Total current assets     48,464     52,781  
           
Property and equipment, net     12,562     12,236  
Goodwill       22,364     13,823  
Intangible assets, net     10,278     10,998  
Deferred income taxes     2,259     2,269  
Other assets      894     1,367  
   Total assets   $  96,821  $  93,474  
           
           
   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 
Current liabilities:       
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses $  6,250  $  7,299   
 Accrued payroll and related expenses    10,871     13,868  
 Refund liabilities     7,718     9,230  
 Short-term debt      13,600     3,600  
 Other current liabilities     3,497     2,078  
   Total current liabilities    41,936     36,075  
           
Refund Liabilities      746     804  
Other long-term liabilities     2,557     4,205  
   Total liabilities     45,239      41,084  
           
Shareholders' equity:      
 Common stock      221     218  
 Additional paid-in capital     575,215     575,118  
  Accumulated deficit     (525,416)    (523,233) 
 Accumulated other comprehensive income    562     287  
   Total shareholders' equity    50,582     52,390  
           
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $  95,821  $  93,474  
           

 

SCHEDULE 3
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
      
      
   Three Months
   Ended March 31,
    2017   2016 
Reconciliation of net loss to EBIT, EBITDA   
 and Adjusted EBITDA:   
      
Net income (loss)$  (2,183) $  (552)
      
 Income tax expense   627     204 
 Interest expense (income), net   37     (29)
      
EBIT    (1,519)    (377)
      
 Depreciation of property and equipment   1,220     1,236 
 Amortization of intangible assets   722     394 
      
EBITDA   423     1,253 
      
 Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses   (552)    (1,007 )
 on short-term intercompany balances   
 Transformation severance and related   585     537 
 expenses   
 Other Gains and Losses   (199)    10 
 Stock-based compensation   1,566     764 
      
Adjusted EBITDA$  1,823  $  1,557 
      
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations$  2,157  $  2,037 
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations$  (334) $  (480)
      
      
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,
      2017   2016 
Cash flows from operating activities:    
 Net loss $  (2,183) $  (552)
 
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash    
   provided by operating activities:    
   Depreciation and amortization    1,944     1,644 
   Stock-based compensation expense    1,566     773 
   Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on     
     short-term intercompany balances    (552)    (1,007)
   Decrease in receivables    2,037     3,083 
   Decrease in accounts payable, accrued    
     payroll and other accrued expenses    (4,155)    1,355 
   Other, primarily changes in assets and liabilities    (1,998)    (378)
 
   Net cash provided by operating activities    (3,341)    4,918 
        
Cash flows from investing activities:    
 Purchases of property and equipment, net of disposals    (1,500)    (1,023)
 Business Acquisition    (10,140)    -  
   Net cash used in investing activities    (11,640)    (1,023)
        
Cash flows from financing activities:    
 Repurchase of common stock    -      (2,624)
 Borrowing under line of credit    10,000     -  
 Other, net    382     84 
   Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities    10,382     (2,540)
        
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents    411     (778)
        
   Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents    (4,188)    577 
        
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period    15,723     15,122 
        
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $  11,535   $  15,699 
        

 

SCHEDULE 5 
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Results by Operating Segment * 
(Amounts in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
         
         
  Three Months Ended  
  March 31,  
          
   2017   2016  Change  
Revenue        
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  24,383  $  21,567  $  2,816   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    7,831     9,249     (1,418)  
 Adjacent Services   1,355     417     938   
 Total$  33,569  $  31,233  $  2,336   
         
Cost of revenue       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  15,278  $   14,324  $  (954)  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    6,186     6,112     (74)  
 Adjacent Services   1,562     1,210     (352)  
 Total$  23,026  $  21,646  $  (1,380)  
         
Selling, general and administrative expenses       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  2,043  $  2,139  $  96   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    1,347     1,530     183   
 Adjacent Services   1,171     120     (1,051)  
 Corporate   5,975     5,059     (916)  
 Total$  10,536  $  8,848  $  (1,688)  
         
Depreciation of property and equipment       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  910  $  992   $  82   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    140     98     (42)  
 Adjacent Services   170     142     (28)  
 Total$  1,220  $  1,232  $  12   
         
Amortization of intangible assets       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$329  $  372  $43   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe /Asia-Pacific    -      -      -    
 Adjacent Services 393     22     (371)  
 Total$  722  $  394  $  (328)  
         
Operating income (loss)       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  5,823  $  3,740  $ 2,083   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific  158     1,509     (1,351)  
 Adjacent Services (1,941)    (1,077)    (864)  
 Corporate (5,975)    (5,059)  (916)   
 Total$  (1,935) $  (887) $  (1,048)  
         
Adjusted EBITDA       
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  7,138  $  5,248  $  1,890   
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    436     1,677     (1,241)  
 Adjacent Services   (1,379)    (913)    (466)  
 Corporate   (4,038)    (3,975)    (63)  
 Total$2,157  $  2,037  $  120   
          
* The Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment represents recovery audit services provided in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment represents recovery audit services provided in Europe, Asia and the Pacific region. The Adjacent Services segment represents spend analytics and supplier information management services. 

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