Kelly Services(R) Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings and Solid 2016 Results

02 Feb '17

TROY, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/17 --

Financial Highlights

  • Q4 revenue down 11%; down 4% adjusted for the APAC Joint Venture transaction (flat when further adjusted for the 53rd week in 2015)
  • Q4 operating earnings down 19%; down 12% adjusted for the APAC Joint Venture transaction
  • Q4 earnings per share of $0.55 versus $0.88 (Adjusted EPS of $0.84)
  • Full-year 2016 operating earnings down 3%; (Adjusted earnings up 9%) off of flat revenue growth

Kelly Services(NASDAQ: KELYA)(NASDAQ: KELYB), a global leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016.

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $1.3 billion, an 11% decrease (a 10% decrease on a constant currency basis) compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015. Revenue for the full year totaled $5.3 billion, a 4% decrease (a 3% decrease on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year. Fourth quarter 2015 and fiscal 2015 include 14 and 53 weeks, respectively. Revenue comparisons are unfavorably impacted by both an additional week of revenue in fourth quarter 2015 and the transfer of APAC staffing operations to the TS Kelly Asia Pacific JV at the beginning of third quarter 2016.

Earnings from operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $21.6 million, compared to $26.5 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2015. Excluding the APAC staffing operations from the fourth quarter of 2015, adjusted earnings from operations were $24.7 million; therefore Kelly's fourth quarter 2016 earnings decreased 12% year-over-year on an adjusted basis.

Earnings from operations for the full year of 2016 totaled $65.0 million compared to $66.7 million in 2015. Excluding restructuring costs from the 2016 results and the APAC staffing operations from the 2015 results, earnings from operations increased 9% on an adjusted basis.

Diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $0.55 compared to $0.88 per share in the fourth quarter of 2015. Excluding the APAC staffing operations from 2015 fourth quarter results, earnings per share decreased 35% on an adjusted basis. The decline is primarily the result of the timing of the recognition of the Work Opportunity Credit in 2015.

Diluted earnings per share for the full year of 2016 were $3.13 compared to $1.39 per share in 2015. Excluding the gain from the sale of APAC staffing operations and restructuring costs from the 2016 results and the APAC staffing operations from the 2015 results, earnings per share increased 19% on an adjusted basis.

Sifting through the complex results, Camden put Kelly's performance in context, stating "Despite the continued softening market demand in Q4, 2016 was a year of progress for Kelly. For the full year, we improved our GP rate, delivered higher year over year earnings from operations, and improved our conversion rate -- all while adding free cash flow, increasing our quarterly dividend, and ending the year debt-free." Though the APAC JV impacted reported results in the second half of the year, Camden added that "By finalizing the APAC JV transaction in 2016, Kelly is able to move forward in 2017 as an even more focused company committed to profitable growth."

In conjunction with its fourth quarter earnings release, Kelly Services has published a financial presentation on the Investor Relations page of our public website and will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on February 2 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:    
U.S.   1 800 288-9626
International   1 651 291-5254
The pass code is Kelly Services    
     

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 and disruptions, changing market and economic conditions, our ability to achieve our business strategy, the risk of damage to our brand, the risk our intellectual property assets could be infringed upon or compromised, our ability to successfully develop new service offerings, our exposure to risks associated with services outside traditional staffing, including business process outsourcing, our increasing dependency on third parties for the execution of critical functions, the risks associated with past and future acquisitions, exposure to risks associated with investments in equity affiliates including TS Kelly Asia Pacific, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers as well as changes in their buying practices, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, availability of full-time employees to lead complex talent supply chain sales and operations, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, 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 cyber attacks or other breaches of network or information technology security, 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 maintain adequate financial and management processes and controls, impairment charges triggered by adverse industry developments or operational circumstances, unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, disability and medical benefit plans, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws), the risk of additional tax or unclaimed property liabilities in excess of our estimates, 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 have no intention to update these statements.

About Kelly Services®

As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc.(NASDAQ: KELYA)(NASDAQ: KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® directly employs nearly 500,000 people around the world in addition to having a role in connecting thousands more with work through its global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.

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KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS  
FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 14 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
   
                      %     CC %  
    2016     2015     Change     Change     Change  
                                     
Revenue from services   $ 1,304.4     $ 1,461.6     $ (157.2 )   (10.8) %   (10.1) %
                                     
Cost of services     1,076.4       1,212.1       (135.7 )   (11.2 )      
                                     
Gross profit     228.0       249.5       (21.5 )   (8.6 )   (8.1 )
                                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses     206.4       223.0       (16.6 )   (7.5 )   (7.0 )
                                     
Earnings from operations     21.6       26.5       (4.9 )   (18.5 )      
                                     
Other income (expense), net     0.7       (0.7 )     1.4     204.1        
                                     
Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     22.3       25.8       (3.5 )   (13.9 )      
                                     
Income tax expense (benefit)     1.8       (8.4 )     10.2     121.4        
                                     
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     20.5       34.2       (13.7 )   (40.2 )      
                                     
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     1.1             1.1     NM        
                                     
Net earnings   $ 21.6     $ 34.2     $ (12.6 )   (36.8) %      
                                     
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.56     $ 0.88     $ (0.32 )   (36.4) %      
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.55     $ 0.88     $ (0.33 )   (37.5) %      
                                     
STATISTICS:                                    
                                     
Gross profit rate     17.5 %     17.1 %     0.4 pts.              
                                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses:                                    
  % of revenue     15.8       15.3       0.5              
  % of gross profit     90.5       89.4       1.1              
                                     
% Return:                                    
  Earnings from operations     1.7       1.8       (0.1 )            
  Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     1.7       1.8       (0.1 )            
  Net earnings     1.7       2.3       (0.6 )            
                                     
Effective income tax rate     8.1 %     (32.4) %     40.5 pts.              
                                     
Average number of shares outstanding (millions):                                    
  Basic     38.2       38.0                      
  Diluted     38.6       38.0                      
                                     
Shares adjusted for nonvested restricted awards (millions):                                    
  Basic     38.9       38.9                      
  Diluted     39.2       38.9                      
                                     
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS  
FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 53 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
                      %     CC %  
    2016     2015     Change     Change     Change  
                                     
Revenue from services   $ 5,276.8     $ 5,518.2     $ (241.4 )   (4.4) %   (3.2) %
                                     
Cost of services     4,370.5       4,597.9       (227.4 )   (4.9 )      
                                     
Gross profit     906.3       920.3       (14.0 )   (1.5 )   (0.5 )
                                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses     841.3       853.6       (12.3 )   (1.5 )   (0.5 )
                                     
Earnings from operations     65.0       66.7       (1.7 )   (2.6 )      
                                     
Gain on investment in TS Kelly Asia Pacific     87.2             87.2     NM        
                                     
Other expense, net     (0.7 )     (3.5 )     2.8     80.6        
                                     
Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     151.5       63.2       88.3     139.6        
                                     
Income tax expense (benefit)     30.0       8.7       21.3     245.1        
                                     
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     121.5       54.5       67.0     122.8        
                                     
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     1.1       (0.7 )     1.8     251.9        
                                     
Net earnings   $ 122.6     $ 53.8     $ 68.8     127.8 %      
                                     
Basic earnings per share   $ 3.15     $ 1.39     $ 1.76     126.6 %      
Diluted earnings per share   $ 3.13     $ 1.39     $ 1.74     125.2 %      
                                     
STATISTICS:                                    
                                     
Gross profit rate     17.2 %     16.7 %     0.5 pts.              
                                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses:                                    
% of revenue     15.9       15.5       0.4              
% of gross profit     92.8       92.8                    
                                     
% Return:                                    
  Earnings from operations     1.2       1.2                    
  Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     2.9       1.1       1.8              
  Net earnings     2.3       1.0       1.3              
                                     
Effective income tax rate     19.8 %     13.7 %     6.1 pts.              
                                     
Average number of shares outstanding (millions):                                    
  Basic     38.1       37.8                      
  Diluted     38.4       37.9                      
                                     
Shares adjusted for nonvested restricted awards (millions):                                    
  Basic     38.9       38.8                      
  Diluted     39.2       38.9                      
                                       
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
                         
    Fourth Quarter  
                         
    2016     2015     %     CC %  
    (13 Wks)     (14 Wks)     Change     Change  
AMERICAS                            
  Commercial                            
    Revenue from services   $ 660.4     $ 696.1     (5.1) %   (4.7) %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     3.3       3.7     (11.6 )   (11.1 )
    Gross profit     106.5       110.0     (3.2 )   (2.8 )
    Gross profit rate     16.1 %     15.8 %   0.3 pts.        
  PT                            
    Revenue from services   $ 228.8     $ 250.1     (8.5) %   (8.5) %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     4.2       4.5     (6.2 )   (6.3 )
    Gross profit     38.4       43.0     (10.6 )   (10.7 )
    Gross profit rate     16.8 %     17.2 %   (0.4) pts.        
  Total Americas                            
    Revenue from services   $ 889.2     $ 946.2     (6.0) %   (5.7) %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     7.5       8.2     (8.7 )   (8.5 )
    Gross profit     144.9       153.0     (5.3 )   (5.0 )
    Total SG&A expenses     114.4       116.8     (2.0 )   (2.1 )
    Earnings from operations     30.5       36.2     (15.7 )      
                             
    Gross profit rate     16.3 %     16.2 %   0.1 pts.        
    Expense rates:                            
      % of revenue     12.9       12.3     0.6        
      % of gross profit     79.0       76.3     2.7        
    Return on sales     3.4       3.8     (0.4 )      
                             
EMEA                            
  Commercial                            
    Revenue from services   $ 199.1     $ 200.5     (0.7) %   1.7 %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     3.1       3.3     (6.3 )   (5.2 )
    Gross profit     26.4       27.5     (4.0 )   (2.3 )
    Gross profit rate     13.3 %     13.7 %   (0.4) pts.        
  PT                            
    Revenue from services   $ 42.4     $ 44.7     (5.3) %   (3.2) %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     2.4       2.4     1.9     3.6  
    Gross profit     8.6       9.4     (8.7 )   (7.1 )
    Gross profit rate     20.2 %     21.0 %   (0.8) pts.        
  Total EMEA                            
    Revenue from services   $ 241.5     $ 245.2     (1.5) %   0.8 %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     5.5       5.7     (2.9 )   (1.6 )
    Gross profit     35.0       36.9     (5.2 )   (3.5 )
    Total SG&A expenses     30.8       29.7     3.5     6.0  
    Earnings from operations     4.2       7.2     (41.2 )      
                             
    Gross profit rate     14.5 %     15.0 %   (0.5) pts.        
    Expense rates:                            
      % of revenue     12.7       12.1     0.6        
      % of gross profit     88.0       80.6     7.4        
    Return on sales     1.7       2.9     (1.2 )      
                                 
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
                         
       Fourth Quarter  
                         
    2016     2015     %     CC %  
    (13 Wks)     (14 Wks)     Change     Change  
OCG                            
  Revenue from services   $ 186.1     $ 187.5     (0.7) %   (0.4) %
  Gross profit     49.2       48.0     2.4     2.9  
  Total SG&A expenses     38.4       34.0     13.1     13.9  
  Earnings from operations     10.8       14.0     (23.5 )      
                               
  Gross profit rate     26.4 %     25.6 %   0.8 pts.        
  Expense rates:                            
    % of revenue     20.6       18.1     2.5        
    % of gross profit     78.1       70.7     7.4        
  Return on sales     5.8       7.5     (1.7 )      
                               
  
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT 
(UNAUDITED) 
(In millions of dollars) 
 
 
    December Year to Date  
                         
    2016     2015     %     CC%  
    (52 Wks)     (53 Wks)     Change     Change  
AMERICAS                            
  Commercial                            
    Revenue from services   $ 2,548.0     $ 2,604.3     (2.2 )%   (1.1 )%
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     14.7       14.5     1.1     1.7  
    Gross profit     402.4       400.3     0.5     1.3  
    Gross profit rate     15.8 %     15.4 %   0.4 pts.        
  PT                            
    Revenue from services   $ 947.1     $ 971.9     (2.6 )%   (2.5 )%
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     17.9       17.6     1.7     2.3  
    Gross profit     162.7       165.0     (1.4 )   (1.3 )
    Gross profit rate     17.2 %     17.0 %   0.2 pts.        
  Total Americas                            
    Revenue from services   $ 3,495.1     $ 3,576.2     (2.3 )%   (1.5 )%
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     32.6       32.1     1.4     2.0  
    Gross profit     565.1       565.3     -     0.6  
    SG&A expenses excluding restructuring charges     454.9       456.6     (0.4 )   0.1  
    Restructuring charges     2.2       -     NM        
    Total SG&A expenses     457.1       456.6     0.1     0.6  
    Earnings from operations     108.0       108.7     (0.6 )      
    Earnings from operations excluding restructuring charges     110.2       108.7     1.4        
                               
    Gross profit rate     16.2 %     15.8 %   0.4 pts.        
    Expense rates (excluding restructuring charges):                            
      % of revenue     13.0       12.8     0.2        
      % of gross profit     80.5       80.8     (0.3 )      
    Return on sales (excluding restructuring charges)     3.2       3.0     0.2        
                               
EMEA                            
  Commercial                            
    Revenue from services   $ 769.3     $ 773.5     (0.5 )%   2.1 %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     13.5       13.2     2.9     6.1  
    Gross profit     103.9       106.6     (2.6 )   (0.4 )
    Gross profit rate     13.5 %     13.8 %   (0.3) pts.        
  PT                            
    Revenue from services   $ 168.8     $ 171.5     (1.6 )%   0.7 %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     9.7       10.1     (4.0 )   (0.8 )
    Gross profit     34.2       36.6     (6.4 )   (4.2 )
    Gross profit rate     20.3 %     21.3 %   (1.0) pts.        
  Total EMEA                            
    Revenue from services   $ 938.1     $ 945.0     (0.7 )%   1.9 %
    Staffing fee-based income included in revenue from services     23.2       23.3     (0.1 )   3.1  
    Gross profit     138.1       143.2     (3.5 )   (1.4 )
    SG&A expenses excluding restructuring charges     123.7       129.2     (4.2 )   (1.6 )
    Restructuring charges     1.2       -     NM        
    Total SG&A expenses     124.9       129.2     (3.3 )   (0.7 )
    Earnings from operations     13.2       14.0     (5.9 )      
    Earnings from operations excluding restructuring charges     14.4       14.0     2.1        
                                 
    Gross profit rate     14.7 %     15.2 %   (0.5) pts.        
    Expense rates (excluding restructuring charges):                            
      % of revenue     13.2       13.7     (0.5 )      
      % of gross profit     89.6       90.2     (0.6 )      
    Return on sales (excluding restructuring charges)     1.5       1.5     -        
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
                         
    December Year to Date  
                         
    2016     2015     %     CC %  
    (52 Wks)     (53 Wks)     Change     Change  
OCG                            
  Revenue from services   $ 706.4     $ 673.8     4.8 %   5.3 %
  Gross profit     179.3       160.6     11.6     12.3  
  Total SG&A expenses     150.6       132.1     14.1     15.0  
  Earnings from operations     28.7       28.5     -        
                               
  Gross profit rate     25.4 %     23.8 %   1.6 pts.        
  Expense rates:                            
    % of revenue     21.3       19.6     1.7        
    % of gross profit     84.0       82.2     1.8        
  Return on sales     4.1       4.2     (0.1 )      
                               
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
             
    January 1, 2017     Jan. 3, 2016  
Current Assets                
  Cash and equivalents   $ 29.6     $ 42.2  
  Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $12.5 and $10.5, respectively     1,139.5       1,139.1  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     46.7       45.8  
  Total current assets     1,215.8       1,227.1  
                 
Noncurrent Assets                
  Property and equipment, net     80.8       88.9  
  Deferred taxes     180.1       189.3  
  Goodwill, net     88.3       90.3  
  Investment in equity affiliate     114.8       9.4  
  Other assets     349.5       334.6  
Total noncurrent assets     813.5       712.5  
                 
Total Assets   $ 2,029.3     $ 1,939.6  
                 
Current Liabilities                
  Short-term borrowings   $ -     $ 55.5  
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     454.5       405.5  
  Accrued payroll and related taxes     241.5       268.1  
  Accrued insurance     23.4       26.7  
  Income and other taxes     51.1       60.0  
Total current liabilities     770.5       815.8  
                 
Noncurrent Liabilities                
  Accrued insurance     45.5       40.0  
  Accrued retirement benefits     157.4       141.0  
  Other long-term liabilities     42.1       47.4  
Total noncurrent liabilities     245.0       228.4  
                 
Stockholders' Equity                
  Common stock     40.1       40.1  
  Treasury stock     (39.0 )     (44.3 )
  Paid-in capital     28.6       25.4  
  Earnings invested in the business     925.4       813.5  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     58.7       60.7  
                 
Total stockholders' equity     1,013.8       895.4  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 2,029.3     $ 1,939.6  
                 
                 
STATISTICS:                
Working Capital   $ 445.3     $ 411.3  
Current Ratio     1.6       1.5  
Debt-to-capital %     - %     5.8 %
Global Days Sales Outstanding     54       54  
                 
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 53 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
       
    2016     2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Net earnings   $ 122.6     $ 53.8  
  Noncash adjustments:                
    Depreciation and amortization     21.3       22.3  
    Provision for bad debts     8.2       3.7  
    Stock-based compensation     8.0       6.1  
    Gain on investment in TS Kelly Asia Pacific equity affiliate     (87.2 )     -  
    Other, net     (3.9 )     (4.7 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     (31.0 )     (57.7 )
                 
    Net cash from operating activities     38.0       23.5  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Capital expenditures     (12.7 )     (16.9 )
  Net cash proceeds from investment in TS Kelly Asia Pacific equity affiliate     23.3       -  
  Investment in TS Kelly equity affiliate     -       (0.5 )
  Other investing activities     (0.3 )     (0.2 )
                 
    Net cash from (used in) investing activities     10.3       (17.6 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Net change in short-term borrowings     (55.9 )     (34.7 )
  Dividend payments     (10.7 )     (7.7 )
  Other financing activities     (0.3 )     0.2  
                 
    Net cash used in financing activities     (66.9 )     (42.2 )
                 
Effect of exchange rates on cash and equivalents     6.0       (4.6 )
                 
Net change in cash and equivalents     (12.6 )     (40.9 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period     42.2       83.1  
                 
                 
Cash and equivalents at end of period   $ 29.6     $ 42.2  
                 
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
REVENUE FROM SERVICES  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
                     
    Fourth Quarter (Commercial, PT and OCG)  
                     
    2016   2015   %     CC %  
    (13 Wks)   (14 Wks)   Change     Change  
                         
Americas                        
  United States   $ 956.7   $ 998.8   (4.2) %   (4.2) %
  Canada     34.5     38.0   (9.3 )   (9.7 )
  Mexico     28.0     35.3   (20.6 )   (6.1 )
  Puerto Rico     18.3     24.7   (25.8 )   (25.8 )
  Brazil     13.3     8.7   52.2     29.4  
Total Americas     1,050.8     1,105.5   (5.0 )   (4.7 )
                         
EMEA                        
  France     61.1     65.6   (6.8 )   (5.2 )
  Switzerland     54.3     55.5   (2.1 )   (1.0 )
  Portugal     40.3     33.8   19.0     21.1  
  Russia     20.9     18.2   15.3     10.1  
  United Kingdom     18.5     26.7   (31.0 )   (15.7 )
  Germany     14.3     16.2   (11.5 )   (10.0 )
  Italy     14.2     14.5   (2.1 )   (0.4 )
  Norway     8.0     9.7   (17.4 )   (18.7 )
  Other     18.0     13.0   38.4     40.5  
Total EMEA     249.6     253.2   (1.4 )   1.0  
                         
APAC                        
  Australia     3.2     31.1   (89.7 )   (90.1 )
  Singapore     0.2     33.0   (99.5 )   (99.5 )
  Malaysia     0.1     14.1   (98.6 )   (98.6 )
  New Zealand     -     11.2   (99.5 )   (99.6 )
  Other     0.5     13.5   (96.6 )   (96.5 )
Total APAC     4.0     102.9   (96.0 )   (96.1 )
                         
Total Kelly Services, Inc.   $ 1,304.4   $ 1,461.6   (10.8) %   (10.1) %
                         
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
REVENUE FROM SERVICES  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars)  
                     
    December Year to Date (Commercial, PT and OCG)  
                     
    2016   2015   %     CC %  
    (52 Wks)   (53 Wks)   Change     Change  
                         
Americas                        
  United States   $ 3,722.5   $ 3,705.2   0.5 %   0.5 %
  Canada     139.7     160.2   (12.8 )   (9.9 )
  Mexico     107.6     130.5   (17.6 )   (2.8 )
  Puerto Rico     84.2     99.9   (15.7 )   (15.7 )
  Brazil     46.8     42.9   9.1     19.3  
Total Americas     4,100.8     4,138.7   (0.9 )   (0.2 )
                         
EMEA                        
  France     239.7     246.0   (2.5 )   (2.1 )
  Switzerland     210.5     216.2   (2.6 )   (0.3 )
  Portugal     151.9     132.5   14.6     15.0  
  United Kingdom     84.7     105.1   (19.5 )   (9.3 )
  Russia     69.9     75.6   (7.6 )   0.7  
  Germany     59.6     59.3   0.5     0.9  
  Italy     56.3     54.0   4.2     4.5  
  Norway     32.4     39.2   (17.2 )   (13.5 )
  Other     63.9     45.8   39.4     40.2  
Total EMEA     968.9     973.7   (0.5 )   2.1  
                         
APAC                        
  Australia     67.4     123.2   (45.3 )   (42.3 )
  Singapore     65.1     129.9   (49.9 )   (48.8 )
  Malaysia     27.9     59.5   (53.1 )   (47.3 )
  New Zealand     19.3     41.4   (53.3 )   (48.8 )
  Other     27.4     51.8   (46.9 )   (43.4 )
Total APAC     207.1     405.8   (48.9 )   (45.9 )
                         
Total Kelly Services, Inc.   $ 5,276.8   $ 5,518.2   (4.4) %   (3.2) %
                         
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES  
FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 14 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
                       
    2016   2015              
    As Reported   Adjusted Earnings     % Change     CC % Change  
                           
Revenue from services   $ 1,304.4   $ 1,362.6     (4.3) %   (3.6) %
                           
Cost of services     1,076.4     1,126.6     (4.5 )      
                           
Gross profit     228.0     236.0     (3.4 )   (2.9 )
                           
SG&A expenses     206.4     211.3     (2.3 )   (1.9 )
                           
Earnings from operations     21.6     24.7     (12.4 )      
                           
Other income (expense), net     0.7     (0.6 )   226.9        
                           
Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     22.3     24.1     (7.8 )      
                           
Inc. tax expense (benefit)*     1.8     (8.7 )   120.6        
                           
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     20.5     32.8     (37.7 )      
                           
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     1.1     -     NM        
                           
Net earnings   $ 21.6   $ 32.8     (34.2) %      
                           
Earnings per share:                          
  Basic   $ 0.56   $ 0.84     (33.3) %      
  Diluted   $ 0.55   $ 0.84     (34.5) %      
                             
* Income tax benefit for the fourth quarter of 2015 includes $13.9 million related to the retroactive reinstatement of work opportunity credits for the entire year.
 
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES  
FOR THE 13 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 14 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
                   
    2015  
    As Reported     Disposal of APAC Businesses
(Note 2)
    Adjusted Earnings  
                         
Revenue from services   $ 1,461.6     $ (99.0 )   $ 1,362.6  
                         
Cost of services     1,212.1       (85.5 )     1,126.6  
                         
Gross profit     249.5       (13.5 )     236.0  
                         
SG&A expenses     223.0       (11.7 )     211.3  
                         
Earnings from operations     26.5       (1.8 )     24.7  
                         
Other (expense) income, net     (0.7 )     0.1       (0.6 )
                         
Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     25.8       (1.7 )     24.1  
                         
Inc. tax expense (benefit)     (8.4 )     (0.3 )     (8.7 )
                         
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     34.2       (1.4 )     32.8  
                         
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     -       -       -  
                         
Net earnings   $ 34.2     $ (1.4 )   $ 32.8  
                         
Earnings per share:                        
  Basic   $ 0.88     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.84  
  Diluted   $ 0.88     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.84  
                           
Note: Earnings per share amounts for each quarter are required to be computed independently and may not equal the amounts computed for the total year.
 
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES  
FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 53 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
                               
  2016   2015          
  As Reported   Gain on Investment in Equity Affiliate
(Note 1)
    Restructuring Charges  (Note 3)   Adjusted Earnings   Adjusted Earnings   % Change   CC % Change  
                                         
Revenue from services $ 5,276.8   $ -     $ -   $ 5,276.8   $ 5,325.2   (0.9) % 0.3 %
                                         
Cost of services   4,370.5     -       -     4,370.5     4,432.2   (1.4 )    
                                         
Gross profit   906.3     -       -     906.3     893.0   1.5   2.5  
                                         
SG&A expenses   841.3     -       (3.4 )   837.9     830.2   0.9   2.3  
                                         
Earnings from operations   65.0     -       3.4     68.4     62.8   9.0      
                                         
Gain on investment in TS Kelly Asia Pacific   87.2     (87.2 )     -     -     -   NM      
                                         
Other expense, net   (0.7 )   -       -     (0.7 )   (3.3 ) 79.4      
                                         
Earnings before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate   151.5     (87.2 )     3.4     67.7     59.5   13.8      
                                         
Inc. tax expense (benefit)   30.0     (23.5 )     1.2     7.7     8.0   (3.6 )    
                                         
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate   121.5     (63.7 )     2.2     60.0     51.5   16.5      
                                         
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate   1.1     -       -     1.1     (0.7 ) NM      
                                         
Net earnings $ 122.6   $ (63.7 )   $ 2.2   $ 61.1   $ 50.8   20.4 %    
                                         
Earnings per share:                                        
  Basic $ 3.15   $ (1.64 )   $ 0.06   $ 1.57   $ 1.31   19.8 %    
  Diluted $ 3.13   $ (1.62 )   $ 0.06   $ 1.56   $ 1.31   19.1 %    
                                           
Note: Earnings per share amounts for each quarter are required to be computed independently and may not equal the amounts computed for the total year.
 
   
KELLY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES  
FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2017 AND 53 WEEKS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2016  
(UNAUDITED)  
(In millions of dollars except per share data)  
                   
    2015  
    As Reported     Disposal of APAC Businesses
(Note 2)
    Adjusted Earnings  
                         
Revenue from services   $ 5,518.2     $ (193.0 )   $ 5,325.2  
                         
Cost of services     4,597.9       (165.7 )     4,432.2  
                         
Gross profit     920.3       (27.3 )     893.0  
                         
SG&A expenses     853.6       (23.4 )     830.2  
                         
Earnings from operations     66.7       (3.9 )     62.8  
                         
Other (expense) income, net     (3.5 )     0.2       (3.3 )
                         
Earnings from operations before taxes and equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     63.2       (3.7 )     59.5  
                         
Inc. tax expense (benefit)     8.7       (0.7 )     8.0  
                         
Net earnings before equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     54.5       (3.0 )     51.5  
                         
Equity in net earnings (loss) of affiliate     (0.7 )     -       (0.7 )
                         
Net earnings   $ 53.8     $ (3.0 )   $ 50.8  
                         
Earnings per share:                        
  Basic   $ 1.39     $ (0.08 )   $ 1.31  
  Diluted   $ 1.39     $ (0.08 )   $ 1.31  
                           
Note: Earnings per share amounts for each quarter are required to be computed independently and may not equal the amounts computed for the total year.
 

KELLY SERIVCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(UNAUDITED)

Management believes that the non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) information excluding the 2016 gain on investment in equity affiliate, 2016 restructuring charges and disposal of APAC businesses is useful to understand the Company's 2016 financial performance and increases comparability. Specifically, Management believes that removing the impact of these items allows for a more meaningful comparison of current period operating performance with the operating results of prior periods. These non-GAAP measures may have limitations as analytical tools because they exclude items which can have a material impact on cash flow and earnings per share. As a result, Management considers these measures, along with reported results, when it reviews and evaluates the Company's financial performance. Management believes that these measures provide greater transparency to investors and provide insight into how Management is evaluating the Company's financial performance. Non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

(1) Gain on investment in equity affiliate represents the difference between the fair value and book value of amounts contributed by the Company to the investment in TS Kelly Asia Pacific.

(2) Disposal of APAC businesses represents the 2015 operational results of business contributed to TS Kelly Asia Pacific in the third quarter of 2016.

(3) Restructuring charges in 2016 include costs related to actions during the second quarter in the Americas and EMEA designed to increase operational efficiency and align our staffing operations with opportunities for growth within their markets. The 2016 year-to-date income tax expense (benefit) was impacted by a $0.3 million benefit for the release of a valuation allowance in Italy in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jane Stehney
(248) 244-5630
jane_stehney@kellyservices.com

Source: Kelly Services

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