CDI Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (CDI) (the "Company") today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. 

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights

  • Revenue in fourth quarter 2013 of $277.1 million versus $270.5 million in fourth quarter 2012. Revenue in 2013 of $1.088 billion versus $1.105 billion in 2012
  • Gross profit margin of 18.9% for fourth quarter 2013 versus 19.8% for fourth quarter 2012, and 19.0% in 2013 versus 19.9% in 2012
  • Operating profit of $3.8 million for fourth quarter 2013 includes a restructuring charge of $5.7 million and the benefit from a previously disclosed legal settlement of $3.3 million. Fourth quarter 2012 operating profit was $8.0 million
  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.12 in fourth quarter 2013 and $0.65 for full year 2013

For the fourth quarter 2013, the Company reported revenue of $277.1 million, an increase of 2.4% versus the year-ago quarter. The Company reported fourth quarter 2013 operating profit of $3.8 million compared to operating profit of $8.0 million in the prior-year fourth quarter.  The Company reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $2.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, versus net income of $5.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.

Included in fourth quarter 2013 results is a pre-tax restructuring charge of $5.7 million ($3.6 million after-tax, or $0.18 per diluted share) related to the Company's realignment announced in December 2013, and a pre-tax benefit from a legal settlement of $3.3 million ($2.0 million after-tax, or $0.10 per diluted share).

For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company reported revenue of $1.088 billion, a 1.5% decrease versus $1.105 billion reported in 2012.  Operating profit for the full year was $20.9 million versus $32.3 million in the prior year. Operating profit in 2013 includes the previously mentioned restructuring charge and legal settlement.

Net income in 2013 was $12.9 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, versus $19.1 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, in 2012. Net income and earnings per share for 2013 include the after-tax impacts of the restructuring charge and benefit of the legal settlement.

"2013 was a challenging year for CDI, as substantial growth in both our OGC vertical and international business was offset by top line declines in our AIE and Hi-Tech verticals.  In addition, our government, non-program staffing and MRI businesses saw a significant decline in revenues," said CDI President and CEO, Paulett Eberhart. "We are taking actions to build revenues in all our target verticals and to invest in both non-program staffing and MRI, as we realign the organization to improve operational effectiveness. These actions, combined with a more stable outlook for government agency spending, give us increased confidence that 2014 will be a year of revenue and profit growth."

Business Segment Discussion

The Company's Global Engineering and Technology Solutions segment (GETS) reported a 3.0% increase in fourth quarter revenue to $81.8 million when compared to the prior-year quarter. Revenues rose in Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OGC) and Aerospace & Industrial Equipment (AIE), and were partially offset by a decrease in Hi-Tech revenues and continued weakness in the infrastructure and government services businesses, both reported in "Other." Operating profit increased to $7.4 million versus $6.3 million in the prior-year quarter. GETS operating profit in fourth quarter 2013 includes $2.1 million in restructuring charges and the benefit from a legal settlement of $3.3 million.

For the full-year, GETS reported a 1.2% decrease in revenue to $321.3 million. Full-year operating profit decreased 2.2% to $25.2 million. Full-year 2013 operating profit includes the aforementioned restructuring charge and legal settlement benefit.

The Company's Professional Services Staffing segment (PSS) reported a 3.3% revenue increase in the fourth quarter to $180.7 million when compared to the prior-year quarter. Revenues increased in OGC and in "Other," and were partially offset by a decrease in AIE and Hi-Tech. PSS operating profit decreased to $0.9 million versus $5.1 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Fourth quarter 2013 operating profit includes $2.4 million of the restructuring charge.

For the full-year 2013, PSS revenue was flat at $708.6 million when compared to the prior year as strong growth in OGC was offset by declines in AIE, Hi-Tech and "Other." Full-year operating profit decreased to $12.6 million versus $20.5 million in the prior year. Full-year 2013 operating profit includes $2.4 million of the restructuring charge.    

Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) fourth quarter revenue decreased 10.0% to $14.6 million compared to the prior-year quarter, driven by declines in both contract staffing and royalty and franchise fee income. MRI's fourth quarter operating profit decreased to $2.3 million compared to $2.5 million in the prior-year quarter. MRI's operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2013 includes $0.2 million of the restructuring charge.

For the full year, MRI reported a 16.8% revenue decrease to $58.0 million driven by declines in both contract staffing and royalty and franchise fee income. Full-year operating profit decreased to $8.5 million versus $10.2 million in the prior year. Operating profit for the full year 2013 includes $0.2 million of the restructuring charge.

Business Outlook

The Company anticipates revenues for the first quarter of 2014 in the range of $264 million to $274 million, compared to $269.5 million in the year-ago first quarter.

Conference Call

At 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, Paulett Eberhart, President and CEO, and Bob Larney, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host a conference call to discuss the 2013 fourth quarter and full year results and business outlook. The call can be accessed live, via the Internet, at www.cdicorp.com

About CDI

CDI Corp. (CDI) is an integrated, market-leading engineering and technology services firm providing differentiated, client-focused solutions in select global industries. CDI provides Global Engineering and Technology Solutions and Professional Services Staffing through its global business operations in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Company also provides staffing services through its franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) operating unit. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including, but not limited to, statements about our strategies for growth and future financial results (such as revenue), are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by words like "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "could," "should," "intends," "plans," "estimates" and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control or are subject to change, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: weakness in general economic conditions and levels of capital spending by clients in the industries we serve; weakness or volatility in the financial and capital markets, which may result in the postponement or cancellation of our clients' capital projects or the inability of our clients to pay our fees; the inability to successfully execute on our strategic plan or recently-announced realignment; the termination or non-renewal of a major client contract or project; delays or reductions in government spending, including the impact of sequestration on U.S. government defense spending; credit risks associated with our clients; competitive market pressures; the availability and cost of qualified personnel; our level of success in attracting, training and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees; changes in tax laws and other government regulations including the impact of healthcare reform laws and regulations; the possibility of incurring liability for our business activities, including the activities of our temporary employees; our performance on client contracts; negative outcome of pending and future claims and litigation; and government policies, legislation or judicial decisions adverse to our businesses.  More detailed information about these and other risks and uncertainties may be found in our filings with the SEC, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K and the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of our Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 

Financial Tables Follow

 

CDI CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)






Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


December 31,

Consolidated Statements of Income:

2013


2012


2013


2012









Revenue

$

277,114


$

270,543


$

1,087,859


$

1,104,958

Cost of services

224,866


217,067


881,218


885,549

Gross profit

52,248


53,476


206,641


219,409

Operating and administrative expenses (1)

42,717


45,472


180,009


187,143

Restructuring and other related costs (2)

5,716



5,716


Operating profit

3,815


8,004


20,916


32,266

Other income (expense), net

(98)


(86)


(268)


(251)

Income before income taxes

3,717


7,918


20,648


32,015

Income tax expense

1,385


2,876


7,700


12,582

Net income

2,332


5,042


12,948


19,433

Less: (Loss) income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(95)


50


64


317

Net income attributable to CDI

$

2,427


$

4,992


$

12,884


$

19,116









Earnings per common share:








Basic

$

0.13


$

0.26


$

0.66


$

0.99

Diluted

$

0.12


$

0.25


$

0.65


$

0.97

Weighted-average shares outstanding - Basic

19,491


19,350


19,442


19,344

Weighted-average shares outstanding - Diluted

19,777


19,731


19,739


19,745

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data:

December 31,


2013


2012





Cash and cash equivalents

$

45,479



$

43,652


Accounts receivable, net

230,613



223,630


Total current assets

291,227



282,345


Total assets

405,807



400,705


Total current liabilities

103,236



104,208


Total CDI shareholders' equity

284,308



278,971


 


Year ended


December 31,

Selected Cash Flow Data:

2013


2012




Net cash provided by operating activities

$

16,100



$

37,137


Depreciation and amortization

10,346



10,265


Capital expenditures

7,529



6,225


Dividends paid to shareholders

7,589



12,548


 


Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


December 31,

Selected Earnings and Other Financial Data:

2013


2012


2013


2012









Revenue

$

277,114



$

270,543



$

1,087,859



$

1,104,958


Gross profit

52,248



53,476



206,641



219,409


Gross profit margin

18.9

%


19.8

%


19.0

%


19.9

%

Operating and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue

15.4

%


16.8

%


16.5

%


16.9

%

Operating profit margin

1.4

%


3.0

%


1.9

%


2.9

%

Effective income tax rate

37.3

%


36.3

%


37.3

%


39.3

%

Pre-tax return on net assets (3)





8.8

%


13.8

%

 


Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


December 31,

Selected Segment Data:

2013


2012


2013


2012









Global Engineering and Technology Solutions (GETS)








Revenue:








Oil, Gas and Chemicals (OGC)

$

31,015



$

27,023



$

122,478



$

110,931


Aerospace and Industrial Equipment (AIE)

20,334



18,431



74,729



72,349


Hi-Tech

7,705



8,176



30,409



32,829


Other

22,752



25,829



93,673



108,937


Total revenue

$

81,806



$

79,459



$

321,289



$

325,046


Gross profit

$

22,857



$

22,776



$

89,801



$

93,718


Gross profit margin

27.9

%


28.7

%


28.0

%


28.8

%

Operating profit (1), (2)

$

7,391



$

6,251



$

25,150



$

25,725


Operating profit margin

9.0

%


7.9

%


7.8

%


7.9

%









Professional Services Staffing (PSS)








Revenue:








OGC

$

42,928



$

31,651



$

144,411



$

117,240


AIE

18,144



21,492



74,784



84,235


Hi-Tech

65,803



68,970



277,782



291,839


Other

53,854



52,775



211,621



216,954


Total revenue

$

180,729



$

174,888



$

708,598



$

710,268


Gross profit

$

22,413



$

23,307



$

89,546



$

94,185


Gross profit margin

12.4

%


13.3

%


12.6

%


13.3

%

Operating profit (2)

$

927



$

5,140



$

12,621



$

20,528


Operating profit margin

0.5

%


2.9

%


1.8

%


2.9

%









Management Recruiters International (MRI)








Revenue:








Contract Staffing

$

11,047



$

12,406



$

44,328



$

53,646


Royalties and Franchise Fees

3,532



3,790



13,644



15,998


Total revenue

$

14,579



$

16,196



$

57,972



$

69,644


Gross profit

$

6,978



$

7,393



$

27,294



$

31,506


Gross profit margin

47.9

%


45.6

%


47.1

%


45.2

%

Operating profit (2)

$

2,250



$

2,483



$

8,549



$

10,201


Operating profit margin

15.4

%


15.3

%


14.7

%


14.6

%













(1)

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company's GETS segment recorded a $3.3 million benefit to "Operating and administrative expenses" in the consolidated statement of operations related to the settlement of legal claims pursued by the Company.       

(2)

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company recorded an aggregate charge of $5.7 million (comprised of GETS $2.1 million; PSS $2.4 million; MRI $0.2 million; and Corporate $1.0 million) to "Restructuring and other related costs" in the consolidated statement of operations related to the 2013 restructuring plan initiated in December 2013.

(3)

Pre-tax return on net assets is calculated as earnings before income taxes for the prior 12 consecutive months divided by the average of the corresponding beginning and ending period net assets. Net assets include total assets minus total liabilities excluding cash and cash equivalents, income tax accounts and debt.

 

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