Kelly Reports Second-Quarter 2022 Earnings

August 11, 2022
  • Q2 revenue up 0.7% from a year ago; 2.7% in constant currency
  • Q2 operating earnings of $8.2 million and earnings per share of $0.06 down from a year ago primarily due to a non-cash impairment charge related to our operations in Russia
  • Adjusted operating earnings of $22.3 million; up 63% from a year ago
  • Completed the acquisition of Pediatric Therapeutic Services in May to extend our leading position in K-12 education

TROY, Mich., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelly (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB), a leading specialty talent solutions provider, today announced results for the second quarter of 2022.

Peter Quigley, president and chief executive officer, announced revenue for the second quarter of 2022 totaled $1.3 billion, a 0.7% increase, or 2.7% in constant currency, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2021. Revenue improved year-over-year in the quarter reflecting increased customer demand compared to the COVID-19-impacted prior year period, as well as the impact of the recent acquisitions of RocketPower, a recruitment process outsourcing firm, and Pediatric Therapeutic Services, a specialty firm providing in-school therapy services.

Earnings from operations in the second quarter of 2022 totaled $8.2 million, compared to $13.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2021. Earnings in the second quarter of 2022 include an asset impairment charge related to our decision to transition our business in Russia and a gain on sale of assets related to the disposition of under-utilized real property located in the United States. Excluding those items, adjusted earnings from operations were $22.3 million compared to $13.7 million in the second quarter of 2021. Earnings improved as a result of revenue growth combined with structural improvement in gross profit rate and expense leverage.

Earnings per share in the second quarter of 2022 were $0.06 compared to earnings per share of $0.60 in the second quarter of 2021. Included in the earnings per share in the second quarter of 2022 is a $0.48 per share asset impairment charge, net of tax, related to our decision to transition our business in Russia and an $0.08 per share gain on sale of assets, net of tax, related to the disposition of under-utilized real property located in the United States. Included in the second quarter of 2021 is earnings per share of $0.11 gain, net of tax, related to non-cash gains, net of tax, on Persol Holding common shares. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share were $0.45 in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.49 in the corresponding quarter of 2021. Adjusted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2022 declined as a result of higher 2022 tax expense compared to the same period in 2021.

"We saw solid demand for Kelly's specialties in the second quarter and, importantly, we are successfully translating revenue into strong gross profit growth. We drove significant improvement in our gross profit rate year over year, due to our continued positive shift in business mix toward higher-margin products and specialties boosted by our specialty acquisitions," said Quigley. "We have significant capital available to enable growth, and we are putting that capital to work to drive shareholder value. While there is some economic uncertainty in the second half of the year, we are confident that our focused and well-capitalized specialization strategy will continue to deliver value in 2022 and beyond."

Kelly also reported that on August 10, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.075 per share. The dividend is payable on September 7, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 24, 2022.

In conjunction with its second-quarter earnings release, Kelly has published a financial presentation on the Investor Relations page of its public website and will host a conference call at 9 a.m. ET on August 11 to review the results and answer questions. The call may be accessed in one of the following ways:

Via the Internet:
Kellyservices.com

Via the Telephone
(877) 692-8955 (toll free) or (234) 720-6979 (caller paid)
Enter access code 5728672
After the prompt, please enter "#"

A recording of the conference call will be available after 2:30 p.m. ET on August 11, 2022, at (866) 207-1041 (toll-free) and (402) 970-0847 (caller-paid). The access code is 8237932#. The recording will also be available at kellyservices.com during this period.

This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, changing market and economic conditions, the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, competitive market pressures including pricing and technology introductions and disruptions, disruption in the labor market and weakened demand for human capital resulting from technological advances, competition law risks, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation, unemployment, disability and medical benefit plans, or the risk of additional tax liabilities in excess of our estimates, our ability to achieve our business strategy, our ability to successfully develop new service offerings, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers as well as changes in their buying practices, risks particular to doing business with government or government contractors, the risk of damage to our brand, our exposure to risks associated with services outside traditional staffing, including business process outsourcing, services of licensed professionals and services connecting talent to independent work, our increasing dependency on third parties for the execution of critical functions, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology strategy, the risks associated with past and future acquisitions, including risk of related impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, risks associated with violations of anti-corruption, trade protection and other laws and regulations, availability of qualified full-time employees, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, risks arising from failure to preserve the privacy of information entrusted to us or to meet our obligations under global privacy laws, the risk of cyberattacks or other breaches of network or information technology security, our ability to realize value from our tax credit and net operating loss carryforwards, our ability to maintain specified financial covenants in our bank facilities to continue to access credit markets, and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in this release and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements contained herein, and we undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

About Kelly®

Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We're always thinking about what's next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ more than 350,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. Revenue in 2021 was $4.9 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and let us help with what's next for you.

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KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED JULY 3, 2022 AND JULY 4, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars except per share data)









%


CC %




2022


2021


Change


Change


Change














Revenue from services

$

1,267.3

$

1,258.1

$

9.2


0.7

%

2.7

%













Cost of services


1,004.9


1,027.1


(22.2)


(2.2)
















Gross profit


262.4


231.0


31.4


13.6


15.6














Selling, general and administrative expenses


240.1


217.3


22.8


10.6


12.3














Impairment of assets held for sale


18.5



18.5


NM
















Gain on sale of assets


(4.4)



(4.4)


NM
















Earnings from operations


8.2


13.7


(5.5)


(40.6)
















Gain on investment in Persol Holdings



6.3


(6.3)


NM
















Other expense, net


(1.1)


(0.3)


(0.8)


(350.6)
















Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate


7.1


19.7


(12.6)


(64.1)
















Income tax expense (benefit)


4.9


(2.6)


7.5


282.9
















Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate


2.2


22.3


(20.1)


(90.1)
















Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate



1.7


(1.7)


NM
















Net earnings

$

2.2

$

24.0

$

(21.8)


(90.8)
















Basic earnings  per share

$

0.06

$

0.60

$

(0.54)


(90.0)




Diluted earnings per share

$

0.06

$

0.60

$

(0.54)


(90.0)




























STATISTICS:
























Permanent placement revenue (included in revenue from services)

$

24.8

$

18.6

$

6.2


33.2

%

36.3

%













Gross profit rate


20.7

%

18.4

%

2.3

pts.

















Conversion rate


3.1

%

5.9

%

(2.8)

pts.

















Adjusted EBITDA

$

31.7

$

22.2

$

9.5






Adjusted EBITDA margin


2.5

%

1.8

%

0.7

pts.

















Effective income tax rate


68.8

%

(13.5)

%

82.3

pts.

















Average number of shares outstanding (millions):












     Basic


37.9


39.4








     Diluted


38.2


39.5








 

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

FOR THE 26 WEEKS ENDED JULY 3, 2022 AND JULY 4, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars except per share data)









%


CC %




2022


2021


Change


Change


Change














Revenue from services

$

2,563.7

$

2,464.0

$

99.7


4.0

%

5.8

%













Cost of services


2,042.7


2,019.7


23.0


1.1
















Gross profit


521.0


444.3


76.7


17.3


19.0














Selling, general and administrative expenses


476.2


420.0


56.2


13.4


14.8














Impairment of assets held for sale


18.5



18.5


NM
















Gain on sale of assets


(5.3)



(5.3)


NM
















Earnings from operations


31.6


24.3


7.3


29.8
















Gain (loss) on investment in Persol Holdings


(67.2)


36.3


(103.5)


NM
















Loss on currency translation from liquidation of subsidiary(1)


(20.4)



(20.4)


NM
















Other income (expense), net


1.7


(3.7)


5.4


147.2
















Earnings (loss) before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate


(54.3)


56.9


(111.2)


NM
















Income tax expense (benefit)


(8.1)


7.9


(16.0)


(204.0)
















Net earnings (loss) before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate


(46.2)


49.0


(95.2)


NM
















Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate


0.8


0.6


0.2


35.7
















Net earnings (loss)

$

(45.4)

$

49.6

$

(95.0)


NM
















Basic earnings (loss) per share

$

(1.19)

$

1.25

$

(2.44)


NM




Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

(1.19)

$

1.25

$

(2.44)


NM




























STATISTICS:
























Permanent placement revenue (included in revenue from services)

$

51.4

$

34.6

$

16.8


48.5

%

51.4

%













Gross profit rate


20.3

%

18.0

%

2.3

pts.

















Conversion rate


6.1

%

5.5

%

0.6

pts.

















Adjusted EBITDA

$

62.4

$

39.1

$

23.3






Adjusted EBITDA margin


2.4

%

1.6

%

0.8

pts.

















Effective income tax rate


15.0

%

13.8

%

1.2

pts.

















Average number of shares outstanding (millions):












     Basic


38.3


39.4








     Diluted


38.3


39.5








 

(1)

Subsequent to the sale of the Persol Holdings investment, the Company commenced the dissolution process of the Kelly Services Japan subsidiary, which was considered substantially liquidated as of the first quarter-end 2022, resulting in the recognition of the $20.4 million loss on currency translation from liquidation of this subsidiary in the first quarter of 2022.

 

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars)














Second Quarter



















%


CC %




2022



2021


Change


Change


Professional & Industrial











Revenue from services

$

415.8


$

466.5


(10.9)

%

(10.6)

%

Gross profit


77.8



75.2


3.6


3.9


Total SG&A expenses


67.4



69.0


(2.2)


(2.0)


Earnings (loss) from operations


10.4



6.2


68.6















Gross profit rate


18.7

%


16.1

%

2.6

 pts.














Science, Engineering & Technology











Revenue from services

$

324.3


$

298.2


8.7

%

9.0

%

Gross profit


75.2



66.5


13.1


13.3


Total SG&A expenses


54.8



46.9


16.9


17.1


Earnings (loss) from operations


20.4



19.6


3.8















Gross profit rate


23.2

%


22.3

%

0.9

 pts.














Education











Revenue from services

$

155.5


$

105.9


46.8

%

46.8

%

Gross profit


26.0



16.8


55.0


55.0


Total SG&A expenses


20.4



15.3


33.4


33.4


Earnings (loss) from operations


5.6



1.5


278.6















Gross profit rate


16.7

%


15.8

%

0.9

 pts.














Outsourcing & Consulting











Revenue from services

$

124.4


$

107.3


16.0

%

17.3

%

Gross profit


46.2



34.8


32.8


35.3


Total SG&A expenses


39.8



30.1


32.5


34.5


Earnings (loss) from operations


6.4



4.7


34.5















Gross profit rate


37.2

%


32.5

%

4.7

pts.














International











Revenue from services

$

247.6


$

280.4


(11.7)

%

(4.3)

%

Gross profit


37.2



37.7


(1.5)


7.3


Total SG&A expenses


34.6



34.6


(0.1)


8.2


Earnings (loss) from operations


2.6



3.1


(16.3)















Gross profit rate


15.0

%


13.4

%

1.6

pts.



 

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars)














June Year to Date



















%


CC %




2022



2021


Change


Change


Professional & Industrial











Revenue from services

$

860.1


$

934.1


(7.9)

%

(7.8)

%

Gross profit


160.9



151.1


6.5


6.7


Total SG&A expenses


138.8



138.4


0.3


0.4


Earnings (loss) from operations


22.1



12.7


74.2















Gross profit rate


18.7

%


16.2

%

2.5

 pts.














Science, Engineering & Technology











Revenue from services

$

641.4


$

552.9


16.0

%

16.2

%

Gross profit


149.0



119.7


24.5


24.7


Total SG&A expenses


108.0



82.6


30.8


30.9


Earnings (loss) from operations


41.0



37.1


10.5















Gross profit rate


23.2

%


21.6

%

1.6

 pts.














Education











Revenue from services

$

328.9


$

217.5


51.2

%

51.2

%

Gross profit


52.6



34.0


54.9


54.9


Total SG&A expenses


39.0



29.5


32.4


32.4


Earnings (loss) from operations


13.6



4.5


203.1















Gross profit rate


16.0

%


15.6

%

0.4

 pts.














Outsourcing & Consulting











Revenue from services

$

233.5


$

206.6


13.0

%

14.1

%

Gross profit


83.5



66.1


26.3


28.2


Total SG&A expenses


74.1



58.5


26.7


28.2


Earnings (loss) from operations


9.4



7.6


23.1















Gross profit rate


35.8

%


32.0

%

3.8

pts.














International











Revenue from services

$

500.4


$

553.3


(9.5)

%

(2.7)

%

Gross profit


75.0



73.4


2.1


10.0


Total SG&A expenses


67.8



67.7


0.2


7.4


Earnings (loss) from operations


7.2



5.7


25.7















Gross profit rate


15.0

%


13.3

%

1.7

pts.



 

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars)











July 3, 2022


January 2, 2022


July 4, 2021


Current Assets








  Cash and equivalents

$

133.9

$

112.7

$

64.4


  Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of








    $12.0, $12.6, and $12.5, respectively


1,497.9


1,423.2


1,362.5


  Prepaid expenses and other current assets


80.6


52.8


82.4


Assets held for sale


24.6




Total current assets


1,737.0


1,588.7


1,509.3










Noncurrent Assets








  Property and equipment, net


25.4


35.3


37.7


  Operating lease right-of-use assets


70.1


75.8


83.2


  Deferred taxes


298.3


302.8


302.9


  Goodwill, net


192.1


114.8


114.8


  Investment in Persol Holdings



264.3


187.7


  Investment in equity affiliate



123.4


120.0


  Other assets


412.3


389.1


391.3


Total noncurrent assets


998.2


1,305.5


1,237.6










Total Assets

$

2,735.2

$

2,894.2

$

2,746.9










Current Liabilities








  Short-term borrowings

$

$

$

0.1


  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


734.7


687.2


612.6


  Operating lease liabilities


15.3


17.5


19.6


  Accrued payroll and related taxes


322.4


318.4


337.0


  Accrued workers' compensation and other claims


24.4


20.8


22.0


  Income and other taxes


50.5


51.3


62.6


Liabilities held for sale


13.7




Total current liabilities


1,161.0


1,095.2


1,053.9










Noncurrent Liabilities








  Operating lease liabilities


57.7


61.4


67.1


Accrued payroll and related taxes



57.6


58.5


  Accrued workers' compensation and other claims


43.4


37.0


40.8


  Accrued retirement benefits


180.2


220.0


214.6


  Other long-term liabilities


16.0


86.8


68.2


Total noncurrent liabilities


297.3


462.8


449.2










Stockholders' Equity








  Common stock


38.5


40.1


40.1


  Treasury stock


(12.5)


(15.1)


(15.3)


  Paid-in capital


24.9


23.9


22.3


  Earnings invested in the business


1,239.2


1,315.0


1,212.5


  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


(13.2)


(27.7)


(15.8)


Total stockholders' equity


1,276.9


1,336.2


1,243.8










Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

2,735.2

$

2,894.2

$

2,746.9










STATISTICS:








 Working Capital

$

576.0

$

493.5

$

455.4


 Current Ratio


1.5


1.5


1.4


 Debt-to-capital %


0.0

%

0.0

%

0.0

%

 Global Days Sales Outstanding


63


60


60


 Year-to-Date Free Cash Flow

$

(110.8)

$

73.8

$

42.7


               

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE 26 WEEKS ENDED JULY 3, 2022 AND JULY 4, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars)



2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net earnings (loss)

$

(45.4)

$

49.6

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash from operating activities:





Impairment of assets held for sale


18.5


Depreciation and amortization


16.1


14.1

Operating lease asset amortization


9.8


10.7

Provision for credit losses and sales allowances


1.3


Stock-based compensation


3.8


2.8

(Gain) loss on investment in Persol Holdings


67.2


(36.3)

Loss on currency translation from liquidation of subsidiary


20.4


Gain on foreign currency remeasurement


(5.5)


Gain on sale of assets


(5.3)


Equity in net (earnings) loss of PersolKelly Pte. Ltd.


(0.8)


(0.6)

Other, net


2.9


2.2

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions


(190.3)


5.1






Net cash (used in) from operating activities


(107.3)


47.6






Cash flows from investing activities:





Capital expenditures


(3.5)


(4.9)

Proceeds from sale of assets


4.5


Acquisition of companies, net of cash received


(143.1)


(219.0)

Proceeds from company-owned life insurance


1.5


10.4

Proceeds from sale of Persol Holdings investment


196.9


Proceeds from sale of equity method investment


119.5


Proceeds related to loans with equity affiliate



5.8

Proceeds from equity securities



5.0

Other investing activities


(0.2)


1.0






Net cash from (used in) investing activities


175.6


(201.7)






Cash flows from financing activities:





Net change in short-term borrowings



(0.1)

Financing lease payments


(0.4)


(0.3)

Dividend payments


(4.8)


Payments of tax withholding for stock awards


(0.8)


(0.6)

Buyback of common shares


(27.2)


Contingent consideration payments


(0.7)







Net cash used in financing activities


(33.9)


(1.0)






Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


0.1


(2.3)






Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


34.5


(157.4)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period


119.5


228.1






Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

154.0

$

70.7

 

 

KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

REVENUE FROM SERVICES BY GEOGRAPHY

(UNAUDITED)

(In millions of dollars)













Second Quarter


















%


CC %




2022


2021


Change


Change












Americas










United States

$

928.9

$

894.6


3.8

%

3.8

%

Canada


40.3


39.5


1.8


6.0


Puerto Rico


28.9


26.9


7.7


7.7


Mexico


11.2


33.1


(66.3)


(66.2)


Total Americas Region


1,009.3


994.1


1.5


1.7












Europe










Switzerland


55.3


54.0


2.4


8.7


France


50.4


57.5


(12.4)


(0.7)


Portugal


42.0


40.6


3.5


17.3


Russia


28.7


33.7


(14.6)


(24.6)


Italy


18.4


19.4


(5.4)


7.4


United Kingdom


16.0<