PRGX Global, Inc.
Oct 27, 2016

PRGX Global, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2016 (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 third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

"Overall, we continue to make good progress on our transformation journey as demonstrated by our performance in the third quarter, which reflects meaningful improvement in both the top and bottom lines.  Revenue from continuing operations grew 7.4% and Adjusted EBITDA increased 39%, compared to the same period in 2015 on a constant dollar basis," said Ron Stewart, president and chief executive officer. 

"Within our core business, our global retail recovery audit service line grew 12.9% on a year over year constant dollar basis, with every region posting an increase. The outstanding performance of the global team, combined with investments in technology and process improvements are driving increased value for clients and significantly strengthening our financial performance," continued Stewart.

"Results in our emerging segment, Adjacent Services, were dampened by delays in the contracting process.  We have now started working on new projects and our new business pipeline is strong and growing," said Stewart.

"In line with our long term strategy, we recently announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Cost & Compliance Associates and Lavante, Inc.  We expect these acquisitions to provide significant growth opportunities as they enhance our current business and accelerate our SIM service line," continued Stewart.

"As we look further into the fourth quarter and beyond, we believe the performance of our global teams, the investments in talent and technology and the integration of these strategic acquisitions will accelerate long term sustainable revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth," concluded Stewart.

Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

Consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $35.1 million compared to $33.4 million for the same period in 2015, an improvement of $1.7 million. Revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment increased 7.2% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.  Revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment increased 8.5% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Revenue for the Adjacent Services segment decreased $0.65 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. 

On a constant dollar basis adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, consolidated revenue from continuing operations increased by 7.4% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.  Revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Americas and the Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segments increased 7.3% and 14.8%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2016 on a constant dollar basis compared to the same period in 2015.  On a constant dollar basis, revenue for the Adjacent Services segment decreased $0.45 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. 

Total cost of revenue from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $22.4 million, or 63.6% of revenue, compared to $23.5 million, or 70.4% of revenue, in the same period last year.  This improvement as a percentage of revenue was primarily attributable to the increased revenue, coupled with operational cost and productivity improvements.

SG&A expenses from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 were $9.9 million compared to $8.3 million in the prior year period.  This increase in SG&A expenses is primarily a result of investments in sales and operational personnel, increased U.S. healthcare benefit costs, and legal expenses primarily associated with the recently announced Cost & Compliance Associates and Lavante, Inc. acquisitions.

Consolidated net income from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $2.2 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2015.

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $4.7 million, or 13.5% of revenue, compared to $3.3 million, or 10.0% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2015, a $1.4 million or 42.2% improvement.  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.

Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016

Consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $101.7 million compared to $103.3 million for the same period in 2015.  Revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased 0.9% compared to the same period in 2015.  Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 decreased 2.3% compared to the same period in 2015.  Revenue for the Adjacent Services segment decreased $1.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

On a constant dollar basis adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased by 0.9% compared to the same period in 2015.  On a constant dollar basis, revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased 2.9% compared to the same period in 2015 after excluding revenue from a large client that filed bankruptcy in 2015.  Revenue for the Recovery Audit Services - Europe/ Asia-Pacific segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased 3.1% on a constant dollar basis compared to the same period in 2015.  On a constant dollar basis, revenue for the Adjacent Services segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 decreased $0.3 million compared to the same period in 2015 after excluding revenue from the document service business which was sold in the third quarter of 2015. 

Total cost of revenue from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $67.4 million, or 66.3% of revenue, compared to $70.8 million, or 68.5% of revenue, for the same period in 2015.

SG&A expenses from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $28.4 million compared to $25.4 million in the prior year period.

Consolidated net income from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $2.1 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2015.

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $10.3 million, or 10.1% of revenue, compared to $12.5 million, or 12.1% of revenue, in the 2015 period. 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.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

Net cash provided by operating activities for the third quarter of 2016 was $0.7 million compared to $4.9 million in the third quarter of the prior year, and $6.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to $12.4 million in the same period in the prior year.  At September 30, 2016, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $13.2 million, no borrowings against its $20.0 million revolving credit facility, and no bank debt outstanding.

Stock Repurchase Program

Since the February 2014 announcement of the Company's stock repurchase program, as of September 30, 2016, the Company has repurchased 8.6 million shares, or 28.7% of its common stock outstanding on the date of the announcement.  As previously announced in October 2015, the Company's Board of Directors approved a $10 million increase (to $50 million) in the program and extended the duration of the program to December 31, 2016.  The Company repurchased approximately 0.9 million shares of its outstanding common stock for an aggregate cost of $3.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2016.  As of October 20, 2016, the Company had approximately 21.8 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Third 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 third quarter 2016 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 2764145.

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 December 31, 2016.  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 expectations regarding the anticipated benefits from its recently announced acquisitions, and the Company's investments in, and opportunities associated with, audit acceleration and its high performance technology infrastructure, European audit operations, global business development resources and emerging growth platforms.  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 15, 2016.  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.

SCHEDULE 1 
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data) 
(Unaudited) 
         
 Three Months Nine Months 
 Ended September 30, Ended September 30, 
  2016   2015   2016   2015  
         
Revenue $  35,137  $  33,365  $  101,661  $  103,345  
Operating expenses:        
 Cost of revenue   22,367     23,507      67,444     70,785  
 Selling, general and administrative expenses   9,883     8,284     28,351     25,413  
 Depreciation of property and equipment   1,376     1,255     3,824     3,828  
 Amortization of intangible assets   393     517     1,182     2,017  
 Total operating expenses   34,019     33,563     100,801     102,043  
             
 Operating income (loss)   1,118     (198)    860     1,302  
            
Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses        
 on short-term intercompany balances   (165)    654     (976)    1,930  
Interest expense (income), net   (14)    (8)    (55)    (103) 
Other (income) loss   (168)    1,612     (140)    1,612  
 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes   1,465     (2,456)    2,031     (2,137) 
            
Income tax expense   (685)    421     (21)    1,172  
            
 Net income (loss) from continuing operations$  2,150  $  (2,877) $  2,052  $  (3,309) 
            
Discontinued operations:         
Income (loss) from discontinued operations$  133  $  (532) $  (914) $  (1,961) 
Other (income) loss   -      -      -      -   
Income tax expense (benefit)   -      -      -      -   
 Net income (loss) from discontinued operations   133     (532)    (914)    (1,961) 
            
 Net income (loss)$  2,283  $  (3,409) $  1,138  $  (5,270) 
         
Basic earnings (loss) per common share:         
Basic from continuing operations   0.10     (0.11)    0.09     (0.13) 
Basic from discontinued operations   0.01     (0.03)    (0.04)    (0.07 ) 
Total basic earnings (loss) per common share   0.11     (0.14)    0.05     (0.20) 
            
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:        
Diluted from continuing operations   0.10     (0.11)    0.09     (0.13) 
Diluted from discontinued operations   0.01     (0.03)    (0.04)    (0.07 ) 
Total diluted earnings (loss) per common share   0.11     (0.14)    0.05     (0.20) 
            
Weighted average common shares outstanding:        
 Basic    21,847     25,167     22,084     26,015  
 Diluted   21,874     25,167     22,114     26,015  
            

 

SCHEDULE 2 
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(Amounts in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
           
       September 30, December 31, 
        2016   2015  
           
   ASSETS   
Current assets:       
 Cash and cash equivalents  $  13,170  $  15,122  
 Restricted cash      99     48  
 Receivables:        
  Contract receivables, net    28,473     28,543  
  Employee advances and miscellaneous receivables, net    1,710     1,740  
   Total receivables     30,183      30,283  
           
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets    3,657     2,323  
   Total current assets     47,109     47,776  
           
Property and equipment, net     12,231     11,580  
Goodwill       11,712     11,810  
Intangible assets, net     5,477     6,684  
Deferred income taxes     2,864     1,361  
Other assets      1,327     1,180  
    Total assets   $  80,720  $  80,391  
           
           
   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 
Current liabilities:       
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses $  6,968  $  5,966  
 Accrued payroll and related expenses    11,049      11,278  
 Refund liabilities and deferred revenue    8,696     8,852  
 Other current liabilities     39      39  
   Total current liabilities    26,752     26,135  
           
Refund liabilities      791     752  
Other long-term liabilities     1,866     1,089  
   Total liabilities     29,409     27,976  
           
Shareholders' equity:      
 Common stock      218     227  
 Additional paid-in capital      574,028     575,532  
 Accumulated deficit      (523,000)    (524,138) 
 Accumulated other comprehensive income    65     794  
   Total shareholders' equity    51,311     52,415  
           
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $  80,720  $  80,391  
           

 

SCHEDULE 3
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
           
    Three Months Nine Months
    Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
     2016    2015   2016    2015 
Reconciliation of net loss to EBIT, EBITDA        
 and Adjusted EBITDA:        
           
Net income (loss) $  2,283   $  (3,409) $  1,138  $  (5,270)
           
 Income tax expense    (685)    421     (21)    1,172 
 Interest expense (income), net    (14)    (8)    (55)     (103)
           
EBIT     1,584     (2,996)    1,062     (4,201)
           
 Depreciation of property and equipment    1,381     1,262     3,835     3,858 
 Amortization of intangible assets    393     517     1,182     2,017 
           
EBITDA    3,358     (1,217)    6,079     1,674 
           
 Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses        
 on short-term intercompany balances    (165)    654     (976)     1,930 
 Other Gains and Losses    (168)    -      (140)    -  
 Transformation severance and related        
 expenses    138     845     1,233     1,554 
 Loss on sale/disposal of assets    -      1,612     -      1,612 
 Stock-based compensation    1,424     1,381     3,224     4,530 
           
Adjusted EBITDA $  4,586  $  3,275  $  9,420  $  11,300 
           
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $  4,731  $  3,328  $  10,269  $  12,548 
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations $  (145) $  (53) $  (849) $  (1,248)
           
           
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 Nine Months 
    Ended September 30, Ended September 30, 
     2016   2015   2016   2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:        
 Net Income (loss)$  2,283  $  (3,409) $  1,138  $  (5,270) 
     
     
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash        
  provided by operating activities:        
   Depreciation and amortization   1,773     1,779     5,017     5,875  
   Amortization of deferred debt costs   -      (100)    -      (100) 
   Loss on sale of assets   -      1,561     -      1,561  
   Stock-based compensation expense   1,425     1,381      3,224     4,530  
   Change in deferred income taxes   (1,208)    (130)    (1,475)    61  
   Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on   -      -       
   short-term intercompany balances   (165)    654     (976)    1,930  
   (Increase)/Decrease in receivables   (2,736)    2,265     (469)    8,658  
   Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued        
   payroll and other accrued expenses   589      684     1,253     (3,683) 
 Other, primarily changes in assets and liabilities   (1,249)    196      (1,538)    (1,199) 
     
   Net cash provided by operating activities   712     4,881     6,174     12,363  
            
Cash flows from investing activities:        
 Purchases of property and equipment, net of disposals   (2,510)    (972)    (4,648)    (3,169) 
   Net cash used in investing activities    (2,510)    (972)    (4,648)    (3,169) 
             
Cash flows from financing activities:        
 Repurchase of common stock   (104)    (6,921)    (3,762)    (17,261) 
 Other, net   (75)    (31)    (86)    (266) 
   Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (179)    (6,952)    (3,848)    (17,527) 
            
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents   (27)    (966)    370      (1,729) 
            
   Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (2,004)    (4,009)    (1,952)    (10,062 ) 
            
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   15,174     19,682     15,122     25,735  
            
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$  13,170  $  15,673  $  13,170  $  15,673  
            

 

SCHEDULE 5 
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Results by Operating Segment * 
(Amounts in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
                
  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended 
  September 30,  September 30, 
               
   2016   2015   Change   2016   2015  Change 
Revenue             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  25,719  $  23,981  $  1,738   $  72,408  $  71,748  $  660  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    8,736     8,052     684      26,683     27,307     (624) 
 Adjacent Services   682     1,332     (650)     2,570     4,290     (1,720) 
 Total$  35,137  $  33,365  $  1,772   $  101,661  $  103,345  $  (1,684) 
               
Cost of revenue             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  14,787  $  15,139  $  352    $  44,737  $  45,272  $  535  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    6,284     5,883     (401)     18,657     18,927     270  
 Adjacent Services   1,296     2,485     1,189      4,050     6,586     2,536  
 Total$  22,367  $  23,507  $  1,140   $  67,444  $  70,785  $  3,341  
                
Selling, general and administrative expenses             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  2,132  $  1,810  $  (322)  $  6,434  $  5,773  $  (661) 
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    1,265     1,322     57      4,402     4,248     (154) 
 Adjacent Services   321     129     (192)     666     527     (139) 
 Corporate   6,165     5,023     (1,142)     16,849     14,865     (1,984) 
 Total$  9,883   $  8,284  $  (1,599)  $  28,351  $  25,413  $  (2,938) 
               
Depreciation of property and equipment             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  935  $  947  $  12   $  2,863  $  2,895  $  32  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    141     148     7      379     454     75  
 Adjacent Services   300     160     (140)     582     479     (103 ) 
 Total$  1,376  $  1,255  $  (121)  $  3,824  $  3,828   $  4  
               
Amortization of intangible assets             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  373  $  437  $  64   $  1,118  $  1,319  $  201  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    -      47     47      -      600     600  
 Adjacent Services   20     33     13       64     98     34  
 Total$  393   $  517  $  124   $  1,182  $  2,017  $  835  
               
Operating income (loss)             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  7,492  $  5,648  $  1,844    $  17,256  $  16,489  $  767  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    1,047     652     395      3,246     3,078     168  
 Adjacent Services   (1,255)    (1,475)    220      (2,792)    (3,400)    608  
 Corporate   (6,165)    (5,023)    (1,142)     (16,849)    (14,865)    (1,984) 
 Total$  1,119  $  (198) $  1,317   $  860  $  1,302  $  (442) 
               
Adjusted EBITDA             
 Recovery Audit Services - Americas$  8,894  $  7,133  $  1,761   $  21,754  $  20,968  $  786  
 Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific    1,376     847     529      3,908     4,400     (492) 
 Adjacent Services   (797)    (1,282)    485      (2,008)    (2,793)    785  
 Corporate   (4,742)    (3,370)    (1,372)     (13,384)    (10,027)    (3,357) 
 Total$  4,731  $  3,328  $  1,403   $  10,269  $  12,548  $  (2,279) 
               
* The Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment represents retail, commercial and contract compliance recovery audit services provided in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment represents retail, commercial and contract compliance 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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