Kelly Services® Reports 1st Quarter Results

08 May '13

TROY, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the first quarter of 2013.

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the first quarter of 2013 totaled $1.3 billion, a 3% decrease compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012.

Earnings from operations for the first quarter of 2013 totaled $7.1 million, compared to $14.7 million reported for the first quarter of 2012.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2013 were $0.34 compared to $0.24 per share in the first quarter of 2012.

"The sluggish economic growth we saw throughout 2012 continued into the first quarter of 2013, accompanied by a softening in demand for temporary labor," noted Camden. "Given these tough conditions, we're pleased to report that Kelly's performance exceeded expectations. We delivered an operating profit and controlled our expenses while moving ahead with strategic investments."

Camden acknowledged that the persistently slow pace of this recovery may be a medium-term reality, but remains confident that Kelly is positioned for long-term growth. "Our strategy was designed with the modern labor market in mind. We're winning higher-margin business, expanding key customer relationships, and strengthening our talent supply chain. The growth we're seeing in our professional and technical solutions and in our outsourcing and consulting group confirms that we're on the right track."

Kelly also reported that on May 7, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is payable June 4 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 20.

In conjunction with its first quarter earnings release, Kelly Services, Inc. will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on May 8, to review the results and answer questions. The call may be accessed in one of the following ways:

Via the Telephone:

U.S. 1 800 288-9626
International 1 651 291-5254

The pass code is Kelly Services

Via the Internet:

The call is also available via the internet through the Kelly Services website:
www.kellyservices.com

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, competitive market pressures including pricing and technology introductions, changing market and economic conditions, our ability to achieve our business strategy, including our ability to successfully expand into new markets and service lines, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers, impairment charges triggered by adverse industry or market developments, unexpected termination of customer contracts, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, liability for improper disclosure of sensitive or private employee information, unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation and benefit plans, our ability to maintain specified financial covenants in our bank facilities, our ability to access credit markets and continued availability of financing for funding working capital, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology programs, our ability to retain the services of our senior management, local management and field personnel, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), the net financial impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on our business, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, 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 have no intention to update these statements.

About Kelly Services®
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 560,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2012 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Download The Talent Project, a free iPad app by Kelly Services.

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KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND APRIL 1, 2012
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars except per share data)
2013 2012 Change % Change
Revenue from services $ 1,314.8 $ 1,354.8 $ (40.0 ) (3.0 )%
Cost of services 1,097.9 1,131.1 (33.2 ) (2.9 )
Gross profit 216.9 223.7 (6.8 ) (3.1 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses 209.8 209.0 0.8 0.4
Earnings from operations 7.1 14.7 (7.6 ) (51.8 )
Other expense, net 1.0 0.6 0.4 58.9
Earnings from continuing operations before taxes 6.1 14.1 (8.0 ) (56.6 )
Income tax (benefit) expense (6.8 ) 4.9 (11.7 ) (239.4 )
Earnings from continuing operations 12.9 9.2 3.7 40.0
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax - 0.4 (0.4 ) (100.0 )
Net earnings $ 12.9 $ 9.6 $ 3.3 33.8 %
Basic earnings per share on common stock
Earnings from continuing operations $ 0.34 $ 0.24 $ 0.10 41.7 %
Earnings from discontinued operations - 0.01 (0.01 ) (100.0 )
Net earnings 0.34 0.26 0.08 30.8
Diluted earnings per share on common stock
Earnings from continuing operations $ 0.34 $ 0.24 $ 0.10 41.7 %
Earnings from discontinued operations - 0.01 (0.01 ) (100.0 )
Net earnings 0.34 0.26 0.08 30.8
STATISTICS:
Gross profit rate 16.5 % 16.5 % - pts.
Selling, general and administrative expenses:
% of revenue 16.0 15.4 0.6
% of gross profit 96.7 93.4 3.3
% Return:
Earnings from operations 0.5 1.1 (0.6 )
Earnings from continuing operations before taxes 0.5 1.0 (0.5 )
Earnings from continuing operations 1.0 0.7 0.3
Net earnings 1.0 0.7 0.3
Effective income tax rate (110.9 )% 34.6 % (145.5 ) pts.
Average number of shares outstanding (millions):
Basic 37.2 36.9
Diluted 37.2 36.9
Shares adjusted for nonvested restricted awards (millions):
Basic 38.2 37.8
Diluted 38.2 37.8
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars)
First Quarter
Constant
Currency
2013 2012 Change Change
AMERICAS
Commercial
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 638.3 $ 669.3 (4.6 )% (4.3 )%
Fee-based income 3.9 3.5 13.3 14.4
Gross profit 93.5 98.0 (4.5 ) (4.2 )
Gross profit rate 14.7 % 14.6 % 0.1 pts.
PT
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 251.0 $ 250.1 0.4 % 0.4 %
Fee-based income 3.9 3.4 13.4 13.5
Gross profit 40.4 40.2 0.4 0.4
Gross profit rate 16.1 % 16.1 % - pts.
Total Americas
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 889.3 $ 919.4 (3.3 )% (3.0 )%
Fee-based income 7.8 6.9 13.4 14.0
Gross profit 133.9 138.2 (3.1 ) (2.9 )
Total SG&A expenses 109.2 102.9 6.1 6.3
Earnings from operations 24.7 35.3 (30.0 )
Gross profit rate 15.1 % 15.0 % 0.1 pts.
Expense rates:
% of revenue 12.3 11.2 1.1
% of gross profit 81.6 74.5 7.1
Operating margin 2.8 3.8 (1.0 )
EMEA
Commercial
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 201.0 $ 213.0 (5.6 )% (5.5 )%
Fee-based income 5.5 6.1 (9.9 ) (9.8 )
Gross profit 31.1 33.5 (7.2 ) (7.1 )
Gross profit rate 15.5 % 15.7 % (0.2) pts.
PT
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 43.5 $ 42.2 3.0 % 3.1 %
Fee-based income 4.0 4.6 (13.2 ) (13.0 )
Gross profit 10.7 11.3 (5.4 ) (5.3 )
Gross profit rate 24.6 % 26.8 % (2.2) pts.
Total EMEA
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 244.5 $ 255.2 (4.2 )% (4.1 )%
Fee-based income 9.5 10.7 (11.3 ) (11.2 )
Gross profit 41.8 44.8 (6.7 ) (6.6 )
SG&A expenses excluding restructuring charges 42.2 44.5 (5.2 )
Restructuring charges (0.2 ) - NM
Total SG&A expenses 42.0 44.5 (5.6 ) (5.5 )
Earnings from operations (0.2 ) 0.3 NM
Earnings from operations excluding restructuring charges (0.4 ) 0.3 NM
Gross profit rate 17.1 % 17.6 % (0.5) pts.
Expense rates (excluding restructuring charges):
% of revenue 17.2 17.4 (0.2 )
% of gross profit 100.8 99.2 1.6
Operating margin (excluding restructuring charges) (0.1 ) 0.1 (0.2 )
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars)
First Quarter
Constant
Currency
2013 2012 Change Change
APAC
Commercial
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 81.5 $ 88.3 (7.7 )% (7.4 )%
Fee-based income 2.7 3.3 (18.7 ) (17.4 )
Gross profit 11.6 13.1 (11.5 ) (11.0 )
Gross profit rate 14.2 % 14.8 % (0.6 ) pts.
PT
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 10.2 $ 12.8 (20.9 )% (20.0 )%
Fee-based income 2.0 4.0 (51.0 ) (50.5 )
Gross profit 3.3 5.2 (36.6 ) (35.9 )
Gross profit rate 32.5 % 40.5 % (8.0 ) pts.
Total APAC
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 91.7 $ 101.1 (9.4 )% (9.0 )%
Fee-based income 4.7 7.3 (36.2 ) (35.4 )
Gross profit 14.9 18.3 (18.7 ) (18.1 )
SG&A expenses excluding restructuring charges 15.6 19.7 (20.9 )
Restructuring charges 0.2 - NM
Total SG&A expenses 15.8 19.7 (19.9 ) (19.3 )
Earnings from operations (0.9 ) (1.4 ) 35.7
Earnings from operations excluding restructuring charges (0.7 ) (1.4 ) 50.1
Gross profit rate 16.2 % 18.1 % (1.9 ) pts.
Expense rates (excluding restructuring charges):
% of revenue 17.0 19.4 (2.4 )
% of gross profit 104.7 107.6 (2.9 )
Operating margin (excluding restructuring charges) (0.8 ) (1.4 ) 0.6
OCG
Revenue from services (including fee-based income) $ 99.0 $ 86.7 14.2 % 14.4 %
Fee-based income 14.6 11.6 25.8 26.3
Gross profit 27.1 23.1 17.0 17.3
Total SG&A expenses 25.4 22.6 12.2 12.5
Earnings from operations 1.7 0.5 233.4
Gross profit rate 27.3 % 26.7 % 0.6 pts.
Expense rates:
% of revenue 25.6 26.1 (0.5 )
% of gross profit 93.8 97.8 (4.0 )
Operating margin 1.7 0.6 1.1
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars)
Mar. 31, 2013 Dec. 30, 2012 Apr. 1, 2012
Current Assets
Cash and equivalents $ 62.1 $ 76.3 $ 88.3
Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $10.1, $10.4 and $12.9, respectively
999.8

1,013.9

977.9
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 56.8 57.5 64.2
Deferred taxes 36.3 44.9 34.3
Total current assets 1,155.0 1,192.6 1,164.7
Property and Equipment, Net 87.5 89.9 90.3
Noncurrent Deferred Taxes 106.6 82.8 96.4
Goodwill, Net 90.3 89.5 89.8
Other Assets 208.6 180.9 165.5
Total Assets $ 1,648.0 $ 1,635.7 $ 1,606.7
Current Liabilities
Short-term borrowings $ 50.2 $ 64.1 $ 94.7
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 311.8 295.6 275.7
Accrued payroll and related taxes 250.2 264.5 273.8
Accrued insurance 31.4 32.8 30.5
Income and other taxes 61.2 65.3 61.1
Total current liabilities 704.8 722.3 735.8
Noncurrent Liabilities
Accrued insurance 41.6 43.5 51.8
Accrued retirement benefits 120.2 111.0 101.5
Other long-term liabilities 22.9 17.9 24.6
Total noncurrent liabilities 184.7 172.4 177.9
Stockholders' Equity
Common stock 40.1 40.1 40.1
Treasury stock (61.1 ) (61.6 ) (66.6 )
Paid-in capital 27.8 27.1 29.8
Earnings invested in the business 711.0 700.0 665.2
Accumulated other comprehensive income 40.7 35.4 24.5
Total stockholders' equity 758.5 741.0 693.0
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 1,648.0 $ 1,635.7 $ 1,606.7
STATISTICS:
Working Capital $ 450.2 $ 470.3 $ 428.9
Current Ratio 1.6 1.7 1.6
Debt-to-capital % 6.2 % 8.0 % 12.0 %
Global Days Sales Outstanding 54 53 54
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND APRIL 1, 2012
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars)
2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net earnings $ 12.9 $ 9.6
Noncash adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization 5.3 5.7
Provision for bad debts 0.4 0.2
Stock-based compensation 1.2 1.4
Other, net 0.2 -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (14.1 ) (3.5 )
Net cash from operating activities 5.9 13.4
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditures (2.8 ) (4.0 )
Other investing activities 0.2 (0.4 )
Net cash used in investing activities (2.6 ) (4.4 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Net change in short-term borrowings (13.7 ) (2.3 )
Dividend payments (1.9 ) (1.9 )
Net cash used in financing activities (15.6 ) (4.2 )
Effect of exchange rates on cash and equivalents (1.9 ) 2.5
Net change in cash and equivalents (14.2 ) 7.3
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 76.3 81.0
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 62.1 $ 88.3
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REVENUE FROM SERVICES
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions of dollars)
First Quarter (Commercial, PT and OCG)
% Change
Constant
2013 2012 US$ Currency
Americas
United States $ 839.5 $ 858.5 (2.2 )% (2.2 )%
Canada 56.0 59.5 (5.9 ) (5.2 )
Mexico 30.4 25.5 19.6 16.7
Puerto Rico 23.1 25.9 (10.7 ) (10.7 )
Brazil 18.5 18.0 2.4 16.4
Total Americas 967.5 987.4 (2.0 ) (1.8 )
EMEA
France 57.3 62.8 (8.8 ) (9.3 )
Switzerland 53.4 53.6 (0.3 ) 0.8
Russia 34.5 33.6 2.5 3.8
United Kingdom 25.8 27.7 (6.7 ) (5.5 )
Portugal 17.8 18.2 (2.5 ) (2.8 )
Germany 16.0 18.7 (14.4 ) (14.9 )
Norway 14.8 16.5 (9.9 ) (12.3 )
Italy 15.1 16.3 (7.3 ) (7.7 )
Other 17.4 15.6 11.2 10.2
Total EMEA 252.1 263.0 (4.2 ) (4.0 )
APAC
Australia 32.7 33.9 (3.3 ) (1.6 )
Singapore 26.1 24.2 8.1 6.0
Malaysia 16.7 17.8 (6.5 ) (5.7 )
New Zealand 11.5 13.1 (12.7 ) (14.3 )
Other 8.2 15.4 (46.9 ) (43.8 )
Total APAC 95.2 104.4 (8.8 ) (8.4 )
Total Kelly Services, Inc. $ 1,314.8 $ 1,354.8 (3.0 )% (2.7 )%

ANALYST CONTACT:
James Polehna
(248) 244-4586
james_polehna@kellyservices.com

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