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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 26, 2010

 

Commission file number: 1-11997

 


SFN GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

36-3536544

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

2050 Spectrum Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

33309

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

 

(954) 308-7600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes o  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer         ¨                            Accelerated filer                       x

 

Non-accelerated filer           ¨                            Smaller reporting company ¨

                                (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o  No x

Number of shares of Registrant’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ("Common Stock"), outstanding on October 22, 2010 was 52,900,859.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                    

  Page No. 

PART I

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Three Months Ended  September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 (unaudited)

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Nine Months Ended  September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 (unaudited)

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 26, 2010 (unaudited) and December 27, 2009 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Nine Months Ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 (unaudited)

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

(Removed and Reserved)

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

 

 

27

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

 

2009

Revenues

 $

527,123

 

 $

420,197

Cost of services

 

414,465

 

 

338,558

     Gross profit

 

112,658

 

 

81,639

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

98,383

 

 

77,460

Amortization expense

 

2,105

 

 

1,624

Interest expense

 

1,574

 

 

1,228

Interest income

 

(34

)

 

 

(41

)

Restructuring and other charges

 

-

 

 

896

 

 

102,028

 

 

81,167

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

10,630

 

 

472

Income tax expense

 

(4,666

)

 

 

(525

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 

5,964

 

 

(53

)

Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

-

 

 

-

Net earnings (loss)

 $

5,964

 

 $

(53

)

Earnings (loss) per share, Basic and Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

     Earnings from continuing operations

 $

0.11

 

 $

-

     Earnings from discontinued operations

 

-

 

 

-

 

 $

0.11

 

 $

-

Weighted average shares used in computation of earnings (loss) per share:

     Basic

 

52,702

 

 

51,743

     Diluted

 

54,746

 

 

51,743

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

1

 

 

 

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

 

2009

Revenues

 $

1,504,213

 

 $

1,255,246

Cost of services

 

1,201,903

 

 

1,007,356

     Gross profit

 

302,310

 

 

247,890

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

278,686

 

 

243,923

Amortization expense

 

6,128

 

 

4,879

Interest expense

 

4,723

 

 

2,713

Interest income

 

(92

)

 

 

(131

)

Restructuring and other charges

 

3,302

 

 

5,069

 

 

292,747

 

 

256,453

 

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

9,563

 

 

(8,563

)

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

(3,895

)

 

 

2,460

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 

5,668

 

 

(6,103

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(160

)

 

 

(399

)

Net earnings (loss)

 $

5,508

 

 $

(6,502

)

Earnings (loss) per share, Basic:(1)

 

 

 

 

 

     Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 $

0.11

 

 $

(0.12

)

     Loss from discontinued operations

 

-

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 $

0.11

 

 $

(0.12

)

Earnings (loss) per share, Diluted:(1)

 

 

 

 

 

     Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 $

0.10

 

 $

(0.12

)

     Loss from discontinued operations

 

-

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 $

0.10

 

 $

(0.12

)

Weighted average shares used in computation of earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

     Basic

 

52,363

 

 

52,022

     Diluted

 

54,467

 

 

52,022

(1) Earnings per share amounts are calculated independently for each component and may not add due to rounding.

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

2

 

 

 

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands, except share data)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

September 26,

 

December 27,

Assets

2010

 

2009

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

     Cash and cash equivalents

 $

5,800

 

 $

8,034

     Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,999 and

 

 

 

 

 

          $2,261, respectively

 

297,926

 

 

228,180

     Deferred tax asset

 

11,684

 

 

10,236

     Other current assets

 

13,204

 

 

11,430

          Total current assets

 

328,614

 

 

257,880

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of  $151,317

 

 

 

 

 

     and $140,985, respectively

 

40,287

 

 

49,737

Deferred tax asset

 

131,153

 

 

135,695

Goodwill

 

31,073

 

 

810

Tradenames and other intangibles, net

 

62,909

 

 

57,427

Other assets

 

21,004

 

 

22,042

 

 $

615,040

 

 $

523,591

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

  

 

 

  

     Current portion of long-term debt and revolving lines of credit

 $

30,734

 

 $

12,352

     Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

 

85,181

 

 

57,403

     Accrued salaries, wages and payroll taxes

 

67,229

 

 

46,381

     Accrued insurance reserves

 

20,331

 

 

19,037

     Accrued income tax payable

 

-

 

 

806

     Other current liabilities

 

6,093

 

 

6,399

          Total current liabilities

 

209,568

 

 

142,378

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

2,221

 

 

1,246

Accrued insurance reserves 

 

18,745

 

 

14,617

Deferred compensation

 

15,827

 

 

14,702

Other long-term liabilities

 

5,503

 

 

4,692

          Total liabilities

 

251,864

 

 

177,635

Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

     Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized, 2,500,000 shares;

 

 

 

 

 

         none issued or outstanding

 

-

 

 

-

     Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized, 200,000,000; issued

 

 

 

 

 

         65,341,609 shares

 

653

 

 

653

     Treasury stock, at cost, 14,271,700 and 15,896,160 shares, respectively

 

(98,116

)

 

 

(113,421

)

     Additional paid-in capital

 

849,900

 

 

853,516

     Accumulated deficit

 

(392,702

)

 

 

(398,210

)

     Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

3,441

 

 

3,418

          Total stockholders' equity

 

363,176

 

 

345,956

 

 $

615,040

 

 $

523,591

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

3

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

 

2009

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

$

5,508

 

$

(6,502

)

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash provided by

 

 

 

 

 

    operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

20,714

 

 

20,068

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

3,920

 

 

(3,209

)

Restructuring and other charges

 

3,302

 

 

5,069

Share-based compensation

 

4,290

 

 

2,127

Other non-cash charges

 

990

 

 

720

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables, net

 

(59,722

)

 

 

38,808

Other assets

 

1,054

 

 

(379

)

Accounts payable, income taxes payable, accrued liabilities and

 

 

 

 

 

    other liabilities

 

36,807

 

 

(26,128

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

16,863

 

 

30,574

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(30,717

)

 

 

(1,783

)

Capital expenditures

 

(3,025

)

 

 

(1,834

)

Other

 

572

 

 

498

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(33,170

)

 

 

(3,119

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

    Debt repayments

 

(3,583

)

 

 

(3,587

)

Borrowings (repayments) of lines of credit, net

 

17,407

 

 

(20,501

)

Proceeds from issuance of securities through employee benefit plans

 

235

 

 

-

Purchases of treasury stock

 

-

 

 

(5,455

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

14,059

 

 

(29,543

)

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

 

14

 

 

42

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(2,234

)

 

 

(2,046

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

8,034

 

 

7,601

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

5,800

 

$

5,555

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

$

3,515

 

$

2,005

Income taxes

$

1,820

 

$

1,184

Non-cash activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accrual of fixed assets purchased

$

931

 

$

-

Short-term note payable for purchase of software and related costs

$

1,902

 

$

1,717

 

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

4

 

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of SFN Group, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiaries and certain other entities it is required to consolidate (“SFN” or the “Company”) in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”).  All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

 

These statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2009 and should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes included therein.  These statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (primarily consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented have been included and the disclosures herein are adequate.  The results for interim periods are unaudited and not necessarily indicative of the results that can be expected for a full year.

 

           New Accounting Pronouncements

        SFN adopted the provisions of ASC 810 (SFAS No.167 “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R)”). ASC 810 requires ongoing reassessments of whether an enterprise is the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”) and also requires an entity to qualitatively assess the determination of the primary beneficiary of a VIE based on whether the entity has (a) the power to direct the significant activities of the VIE and (b) has the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits of the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE. ASC 810 eliminates the quantitative approach previously required to determine the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity.  The adoption of ASC 810 did not have an impact on SFN’s financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

2. Earnings (loss) Per Share

 

           Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing SFN’s net earnings (loss) by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.  When inclusion of common stock equivalents are not anti-dilutive, diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing SFN’s earnings by the weighted average number of shares outstanding plus all dilutive potential common shares, primarily stock options and restricted stock units.  The dilutive impact of share-based compensation is determined by applying the "treasury stock" method.  A reconciliation of the number of shares used in computing basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share follows (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26,

 


September 27,

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic

52,702

 

51,743

 

52,363

 

52,022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of dilutive share-based compensation

2,044

 

-

 

2,104

 

-

Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted

54,746

 

51,743

 

54,467

 

52,022

 

           For the three and nine months ended September 27, 2009, 1.8 million and 1.3 million, respectively, dilutive common stock equivalents were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share because SFN reported a net loss from continuing operations and the effect of their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.  In addition, anti-dilutive options and restricted stock units totaling 2.8 million and 3.2 million for the three months ended, and 2.5 million and 3.4 million for the nine months ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009, respectively, were also excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share.

      

 

3. Acquisitions

           On February 1, 2010, SFN acquired all of the outstanding member interests of Tatum, LLC (“Tatum”), a leading executive services firm focused on the office of the chief financial officer ("CFO"), which is complementary to SFN’s other professional services businesses. The financial results of Tatum from the acquisition date have been included in SFN’s consolidated results and are reported as part of the Professional Services segment.

 

           The following table summarizes the Tatum purchase price:

 

Cash paid, net of cash acquired

$

29,179

Common stock

 

7,313

Assumed obligations

 

6,273

     Total purchase price

$

42,765

 

           The purchase price included $29.2 million in cash, net of cash acquired, funded from borrowings under the Company’s existing credit facility. SFN also issued $7.3 million, or 1.1 million shares at closing and 0.1 million shares subsequent to the final determination and settlement of working capital, of its common stock from treasury stock. The number of the shares were based on the average closing stock price for the twenty days immediately preceding the acquisition date.  Included in assumed obligations is $2.3 million of the purchase price held back (the “Holdback”) for indemnification purposes.

 

 

 

          

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SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

3. Acquisitions (Continued)

 

           The following table summarizes the final purchase price allocation reflecting the estimated fair value of the net assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the acquisition date.

 

Assets

$

12,775

Property plant and equipment

 

826

Identifiable intangible assets

 

11,600

Liabilities

 

(12,699

)

    Total identifiable net assets

 

12,502

    Goodwill

 

30,263

 

$

42,765

 

         The primary reasons the purchase price for Tatum exceeded the fair value of net assets acquired were expected future cash flows, expanded growth opportunities from enhanced service offerings in the office of the CFO and    synergies to be realized from the elimination of duplicative administrative activities. This resulted in the recognition of $30.3 million of goodwill, which is deductible for tax purposes.  

 

         During the nine months ended September 26, 2010, SFN incurred $3.6 million for transaction and integration costs related to the acquisition of Tatum, which is included in restructuring and other charges in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. The acquisition of Tatum is not considered a significant acquisition, and as such, proforma financial information has not been provided.

4. Goodwill and Intangible Assets

               

           The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill and accumulated impairment losses are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Professional

 

Staffing

 

 

Services

 

Services

 

Total

Balance at December 27, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

$

329,185

 

$

533,213

 

$

862,398

Accumulated impairment losses

 

(328,850

)

 

 

(532,738

)

 

 

(861,588

)

 

 

335

 

 

475

 

 

810

 

Goodwill acquired during the year

 

30,263

 

 

-

 

 

30,263

Balance at September 26, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

359,448

 

 

533,213

 

 

892,661

Accumulated impairment losses

 

(328,850

)

 

 

(532,738

)

 

 

(861,588

)

 

$

30,598

 

$

475

 

$

31,073

 

 

Goodwill additions during the nine months September 26, 2010 of $30.3 million were related to the acquisition of Tatum.  See Note 3 –Acquisition Costs for further discussion.

 

 

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SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

4. Goodwill and Intangible Assets (Continued)

 

           A summary of tradenames and other intangible assets are as follows (in thousands):

 

          

 

Nine  Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

December 27,

 

2010

 

2009

Indefinite lived intangible assets - Tradenames

$

41,000

 

$

35,900

Finite lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

     Customer relationship intangibles and other

 

43,225

 

 

37,231

     Accumulated amortization

 

(21,316

)

 

 

(15,704

)

 

 

21,909

 

 

21,527

 

$

62,909

 

$

57,427

 

 

           During the first quarter of 2010, there were additions of indefinite lived intangible assets of $5.1 million (tradenames) and finite lived intangible assets of $6.5 million, primarily customer relationships, related to the recent acquisition of Tatum. These amounts were allocated to the Professional Services segment.

 

           SFN's tradenames have been identified as having an indefinite useful life and are therefore not amortized. Amortization expense associated with finite lived intangible assets for the three months ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 was $2.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively.  Amortization expense for the nine months ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 was $6.1 million and $4.9 million, respectively.  The finite lived intangible assets primarily relate to customer relationships, among other things, and are being amortized on an accelerated method over the estimated remaining useful life of the intangible assets ranging from 1 to 22 years.

 

 

5. Financial Instruments and Fair Values

 

           The fair value of a financial instrument represents the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in a forced or liquidation sale.  Fair value estimates are made at a specific point in time, based upon relevant market information about the financial instrument.

 

           The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and all other financial instruments, including debt, approximates fair value as the instruments are short-term in nature or contain market rates of interest. SFN provides letters of credit to its workers’ compensation insurance carriers and various states to collateralize obligations for outstanding claims.

 

           In estimating the fair value of derivative positions, SFN utilizes quoted market prices, if available, or quotes obtained from outside sources.  As of September 26, 2010, SFN had one outstanding forward contract to sell CAD$6.2 million in October 2010.  This derivative had a fair value or cost to unwind that is not material to SFN’s consolidated results of operations.

                               

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SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

6. Legal Proceedings and Contingencies

               

In connection with the disposition of certain subsidiaries, SFN, from time to time, provides routine indemnifications for certain liabilities that arose prior to a disposition date.  Liabilities related to these indemnifications have been appropriately accounted for in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

SFN, in the ordinary course of its business, is or may be threatened with or named as a defendant in various lawsuits.  SFN maintains insurance in such amounts and with such coverages and deductibles as management believes are reasonable and prudent.  The principal risks that SFN insures against are workers’ compensation, personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, professional malpractice, errors and omissions and fidelity losses.  SFN’s management does not expect that the outcome of any pending lawsuits relating to such matters, individually or collectively, will have a material adverse effect on SFN’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

 

On March 30, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the Company’s motion for summary judgment in the action filed against the Company by Glidepath Holding B.V. and Jeimon Holdings N.V., and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims against the Company. The court also granted the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment on counterclaims asserted by the Company against the plaintiffs, and dismissed the Company’s counterclaims against the plaintiffs.  The plaintiffs appealed the judgment granting the Company’s motion for summary judgment, and the Company has cross-appealed the judgment granting the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.

 

As of September 26, 2010, SFN had $31.9 million in outstanding irrevocable letters of credit.  These instruments primarily collaterize SFN’s obligations under workers’ compensation insurance programs.  The level of collateral required is determined by the insurance carrier based on claims experience of the programs and may vary from year to year.  As of September 26, 2010, none of these irrevocable letters of credit had been drawn.

 

 

7. Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

           The following table displays the computation of comprehensive income (loss) (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

2009

2010

2009

Net earnings (loss)

 $

5,964

 

 $

(53

)

 

 $

5,508

 

 $

(6,502

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Foreign currency translation and other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    adjustments arising during the period

 

25

 

 

57

 

 

23

 

 

106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

 $

5,989

 

 $

4

 

 $

5,531

 

 $

(6,396

)

 

8. Stockholders’ Equity

 

            On February 17, 2009, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to an average of 50,000 shares per week on an annual basis of the Company’s common stock primarily for the purpose of offsetting dilution created through the Company’s various employee benefit plans. During the nine months ended September 26, 2010, the Company purchased approximately 8,000 shares under this authorization. 

 

           During the three and nine months ended September 27, 2009, SFN purchased 0.4 million shares for approximately $2.3 million and 1.8 million shares for approximately $5.7 million, respectively.  During the three and nine months ended September 27, 2009, the average price per share repurchased was $5.74 and $3.11, respectively.                  

            

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SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

9. Discontinued Operations

 

        The net losses from discontinued operations for the nine months ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009 were primarily due to expenses associated with the defense of certain legal matters associated with businesses sold in 2004.

 

10. Segment Information

 

          SFN has two operating segments: Professional Services and Staffing Services.  SFN evaluates the performance of its operating segments and allocates resources based on revenues, gross profit and segment operating profit.  Segment operating profit is defined as income before unallocated corporate costs, amortization expense, interest expense, interest income, income taxes and restructuring and other charges.  All intercompany revenues and expenses have been eliminated.  Additionally, amounts related to discontinued operations have been excluded from the segment information below and are presented as discontinued operations in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.  As a result of internal organizational and business strategy changes, SFN realigned its operating segments during the first quarter of 2010.  The historical segment information has been adjusted to conform to SFN's segment presentation in 2010, moving the managed service provider ("MSP") and professional contingent workforce services businesses operated under the SourceRight brand into Professional Servies from Staffing Services.  All of SourceRight is also now reported in Outsourcing and other in our service line reporting and in the Other skill category.  In addition, several large clerical customers previously reported as part of Professional Services are now managed and reported as part of Staffing Services.  Information on operating segments and reconciliation to earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

September 26,

 

September 27,

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Professional Services

$

251,857

 

$

182,911

 

$

721,519

 

$

559,372

     Staffing Services

 

275,266

 

 

237,286

 

 

782,694

 

 

695,874

          Segment revenues

$

527,123

 

$

420,197

 

$

1,504,213

 

$

1,255,246

Gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Professional Services

$

67,219

 

$

44,574

 

$

181,115

 

$

141,094

     Staffing Services

 

45,439

 

 

37,065

 

 

121,195

 

 

106,796

          Segment gross profit

$

112,658

 

$

81,639

 

$

302,310

 

$

247,890

Segment SG&A expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Professional Services

$

(55,422

)

 

$

(37,454

)

 

$

(156,880

)

 

$

(123,843

)

     Staffing Services

 

(39,529

)

 

 

(36,912

)

 

 

(111,706

)

 

 

(110,853

)

          Segment SG&A

$

(94,951

)

 

$

(74,366

)

 

$

(268,586

)

 

$

(234,696

)

Segment operating profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Professional Services

$

11,797

 

$

7,120

 

$

24,235

 

$

17,251

     Staffing Services

 

5,910

 

 

153

 

 

9,489

 

 

(4,057

)

          Segment operating profit

 

17,707

 

 

7,273

 

 

33,724

 

 

13,194

Unallocated corporate costs

 

(3,432

)

 

 

(3,094

)

 

 

(10,100

)

 

 

(9,227

)

Amortization expense

 

(2,105

)

 

 

(1,624

)

 

 

(6,128

)

 

 

(4,879

)

Interest expense

 

(1,574

)

 

 

(1,228

)

 

 

(4,723

)

 

 

(2,713

)

Interest income

 

34

 

 

41

 

 

92

 

 

131

Restructuring and other charges

 

-

 

 

(896

)

 

 

(3,302

)

 

 

(5,069

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     before income taxes

$

10,630

 

$

472

 

$

9,563

 

$

(8,563

)

 

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SFN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

11. Stockholder Rights Plan  

 

           On September 9, 2009, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Seventh Amendment”) to its Rights Agreement (the “Rights Agreement”) with the Bank of New York Mellon, as Rights Agent. The Seventh Amendment is intended to help preserve the value of the net operating loss benefits and other deferred tax assets of the Company. The value of tax assets that the Company seeks to protect is approximately $142.8 million, as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet as of September 26, 2010. The Company’s ability to use its net operating losses (“NOLs”) and other tax benefits would be substantially limited by Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, if an “ownership change” occurred – generally, a greater than 50 percentage point change in ownership of common stock by shareholders owning (or deemed to own) five percent or more of a corporation’s stock over a defined period of time. The Rights Agreement was amended to reduce the likelihood of an unintended “ownership change” occurring as a result of ordinary buying and selling of the Company’s common stock. The Company regularly monitors ownership changes (as calculated for purposes of Section 382) and, as of September 26, 2010, we were below the 50 percent ownership change level that would limit our ability to utilize our NOLs.

 

           On May 10, 2010, the Company entered into a further amendment to the Rights Agreement (the “Eighth Amendment”), which reduced the maximum term of the Seventh Amendment from April 1, 2014 to September 9, 2012.  The Seventh Amendment may also expire at an earlier date upon the occurrence of certain events as set forth therein.  The Company’s stockholders approved the Seventh Amendment, as amended by the Eighth Amendment, at the Company’s 2010 annual meeting.  If the Seventh Amendment expires, the Rights Agreement will continue (without the provisions of the Seventh or Eighth Amendments) until the expiration of the Rights or their earlier redemption or exchange pursuant to the terms of the Rights Agreement.

 

        The Rights Agreement will be submitted to a vote of stockholders at the next annual meeting following the review of the Rights Agreement by the Three-year Independent Director Evaluation Committee of the Board in 2012, if at such time the Board of Directors determines it is appropriate to continue any provision of the Rights Agreement. If such stockholder approval is not obtained, then the Board of Directors will immediately terminate the Rights Agreement.

 

12. Subsequent Events

 

           On October 29, 2010, the Company and its lenders entered into an amendment (the “First Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”), extending the maturity date of the Company’s $250 million asset based revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) to November 15, 2014 and reducing the interest rate margins and fees.  Interest rates paid on borrowings and letters of credit under the Agreement were reduced by 150 basis points.  In addition, the unused line fee was reduced by 12.5 to 25 basis points depending on availability.   

 

           The First Amendment did not materially change any of the covenants contained in the Revolver.  The Revolver is secured by all of the Company’s domestic and Canadian accounts receivable and allows for Canadian and U.S. dollar borrowings.  At October 29, 2010, SFN was in compliance with all covenants of the Revolver.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Organization of Information

           Management’s Discussion and Analysis provides a narrative on our financial performance and condition that should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.  In addition, reference should be made to our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes thereto and related Management’s Discussion and Analysis included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2009.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis includes the following sections:

 

           •    Executive Summary

           •    Operating Results

           •    Liquidity and Capital Resources

           •    Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

           •    Critical Accounting Policies

•    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

           •    Forward-Looking Statements — Safe Harbor

 

Executive Summary

           As economic conditions continue to improve, our objectives in 2010 are as follows:

 

·         First, increase sales activity among targeted customer groups: 

·         Our business with small and mid-sized customers was significantly impacted by the economic downturn. In the third quarter of 2010, excluding the impact of the Tatum LLC (“Tatum”) acquisition, revenues from our small to mid-sized accounts (customers that do business with SFN of $5 million or less, annually) represented 42.9% of total revenues compared with 42.8% of revenues in the third quarter of 2009.  During the second and third quarters of 2010, we continued to see signs of increasing hiring activity by our small and mid-sized customers as the economy continued to improve; we have aligned sales resources and implemented sales activity and metrics monitoring processes to maximize sales with this customer group. 

·         We continue to have an industry leading position in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (“RPO”) and have made investments in sales and operations resources to exploit growth opportunities in this market. During the third quarter of 2010, RPO grew 125.4% compared with the same period last year.  In late 2009, we formally launched the SourceRight Solutions brand representing our recruitment outsourcing offering, which beginning in 2010, also includes our managed service provider (“MSP”) and professional contingent workforce services.

·         In the first quarter of 2010, SFN acquired Tatum a leading executive services firm focused on the office of the CFO. This investment significantly enhances our ability to provide high level finance and accounting talent to a wide range of customers.

 

·         Second, improve profitability through operating effectiveness:

·         We continue to maintain pricing discipline through active customer relationship management and opportunity selection. As a result of this discipline, we successfully managed pricing adjustments with many of our customers to mitigate a portion of the impact of higher state unemployment taxes in 2010.

·         In addition, we continue to carefully manage operating metrics and leverage our central recruiting capabilities to increase productivity in our field operations and improve operating margins.

·         Third, maintain financial discipline:

·         During 2009, we made significant reductions in operating expenses consistent with decreases in business volumes. Improvements in operating leverage requires us to balance growth in operating expenses with growth in business volumes and gross profits. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2010 increased by $20.9 million year over year but decreased as a percentage of gross profit to 87.3% compared with 94.9% of gross profit in the same period of last year due to our effective cost management practices.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

·         Days sales outstanding (“DSO”) increased to 52 days at September 2010 compared with 50 days at June 2010, which was partially due to growth in our MSP business. We have continued to maintain the quality of our accounts receivable portfolio and are committed to our goal of maintaining DSO at or below 50 days.

 

Operating Results

 

Consolidated Operating Results

 

Three Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

·         Revenues in the third quarter of 2010 were $527.1 million, an increase from $420.2 million in the prior year period.

·         As economic conditions in North America continued to improve, our customers increased hiring of temporary employees during the third quarter of 2010.  Temporary employment in the United States increased by 21.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2010 as estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The Company’s temporary staffing revenues increased 22.9% from the prior year, including the impact of the Tatum acquisition which accounted for 5.3 percentage points of the year over year increase. Additionally, outsourcing and other revenues increased 49.0% to $51.6 million from $34.6 million in the same prior year period due to growth in RPO and our professional contingent workforce services business. Permanent placement revenues increased 50.0% from $6.2 million to $9.3 million in the same prior year period.

 

·         Professional Services revenues increased 37.7% compared with the prior year, including 11.4 percentage points from the acquisition of Tatum, and Staffing Services increased 16.0% compared with the prior year. Revenue increases in Professional and Staffing Services were primarily due to increasing business volumes within existing customers as economic conditions improved.  

               

·         Gross profit in the third quarter of 2010 was $112.7 million.  Gross profit margin increased to 21.4% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with 19.4% for the same prior year period. Gross profit margins increased due to:

 

·         A shift in mix within our services (50 basis points) primarily due to higher permanent placement and outsourcing and other business volumes; and

 

·         An increase in temporary staffing margins in both segments (110 basis points) due to higher pay/bill spreads and lower employee burden costs and improved outsourcing and other margins due to the growth in RPO (40 basis points).

 

·         SG&A expenses increased 27.0% to $98.4 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $77.5 million in the same prior year period in 2009 due to the Tatum acquisition as well as investments in sales and recruiting personnel and increased variable compensation.  As a percentage of gross profit, SG&A costs decreased to 87.3% from 94.9% for the same prior year period.  As business volumes continue to improve into the fourth quarter of 2010, we expect to manage the growth in expenses relative to growth in gross profit.

 

·         Restructuring and other charges were $0.9 million in the third quarter of 2009, related to lease and severance-related costs for the elimination of under-utilized staff and the consolidation of certain branch locations.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

·         Net interest expense was $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared with net interest expense of $1.2 million in the prior year.  The increase in interest expense is primarily due to the increase in outstanding debt balances due to the financing of the Tatum acquisition.

 

·         Our effective tax rate from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2010 was 43.9%, decreasing from the prior year rate of 111.2%. The decrease in the tax rate reflects the reduced impact of non-deductible permanent differences and non-income based state taxes on greater earnings before income taxes than in the third quarter of 2009.

 

·         Earnings from continuing operations were $0.11 per diluted share for 2010 compared with a loss of $0.00 per share in the same prior year period.  Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2010 was $0.11 compared with adjusted earnings per share of $0.01 in the same prior year period.  The improvement in adjusted earnings per share reflects the increase in demand for our services as the economy continues to improve and careful management of our operating expenses as described above. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis – Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

Nine Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

·         Revenues in 2010 were $1.5 billion, an increase from $1.3 billion in the prior year period.

·         As economic conditions in North America continued to improve, our customers started to increase hiring of temporary employees during the second half of 2009.  Temporary employment in the United States increased by 13.5% year over year in 2010 as estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The Company’s combined temporary staffing revenues increased 16.2% from the prior year, including the impact of the Tatum acquisition which accounted for 4.9 percentage points of the year over year increase.  Additionally, Outsourcing and other revenues increased 66.2% to $147.6 million from $88.8 million in the same prior year period due to growth in RPO and our professional contingent workforce services business. Permanent placement revenues increased 23.6% from $19.1 million to $23.6 million in the same prior year period.

·         Professional Services revenues increased 29.0% compared with the prior year, including 10.3 percentage points resulting from the acquisition of Tatum, and Staffing Services revenues increased 12.5% compared with the prior year. Revenue increases in Professional and Staffing Services revenues were primarily due to increasing business volumes within existing customers as the current economic conditions improved.  

               

·         Gross profit in the first nine months of 2010 was $302.3 million.  Gross profit margin increased to 20.1% in 2010 compared with 19.7% for the same prior year period. Gross profit margins increased due to:

 

·         Increased margins from a shift in mix within our services (30 basis points) due to growth in outsourcing and other; and

 

·         Increases in temporary staffing margins primarily in Professional Services (10 basis points), as a result of the addition of higher margin services from Tatum.

 

·         SG&A expenses increased 14.3% to $278.7 million in 2010 from $243.9 million in the same prior year period in 2009 due to additional SG&A associated with the acquired Tatum business, increased business volumes and investment.  As a percentage of gross profit, SG&A costs decreased to 92.2% from 98.4% for the same prior year period.  As business volumes continue to improve during the year, we expect to manage the growth in expenses relative to growth in gross profit. 

 

·         Restructuring and other charges were $3.3 million and $5.1 million in 2010 and 2009, respectively.  The charges in 2010 related to acquisition integration and transaction costs from the Tatum acquisition.  

 

·         Net interest expense was $4.6 million in 2010 compared with net interest expense of $2.6 million in the prior year.  The increase in interest expense is primarily due to the increase in outstanding debt balances from $17.2 million at September 27, 2009 to $33.0 million at September 26, 2010 primarily due to the funding of the Tatum purchase price and higher interest rate spreads paid under our revolving credit facility.

·         Our effective tax expense rate from continuing operations for 2010 was 40.7%, increasing from the prior year benefit rate of 28.7% and different from the federal statutory rate of 35% as a result of the impact of permanent differences and state taxes.

 

·         Earnings (loss) from continuing operations was $0.10 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 26, 2010 compared with $(0.12) per share in the same prior year period.  Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 26, 2010 was $0.14 compared with adjusted loss per share of $(0.06) in the same prior year period.  The improvement in adjusted earnings per share reflects the increase in demand for our services as the economy continued to improve and careful management of our operating expenses as described above. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis – Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for further information.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

Operating Segments

           SFN has two operating segments: Professional Services and Staffing Services.  SFN evaluates the performance of its operating segments and allocates resources based on revenues, gross profit and segment operating profit.  Segment operating profit is defined as income before unallocated corporate costs, amortization expense, interest expense, interest income, income taxes and restructuring and other charges.  All intercompany revenues and expenses have been eliminatedAdditionally, amounts related to discontinued operations have been excluded from the segment information below and are presented as discontinued operations in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. As a result of internal organizational and business strategy changes, SFN realigned its operating segments during the first quarter of 2010.  The historical segment information has been adjusted to comform to SFN's segment presentation in 2010, moving the MSP and professional contingent workforce services business operated under the SourceRight brand into Professional Services from Staffing Services.  All of SourceRight is also now reported in Outsourcing and other in our service line reporting and in the Other skill category.  In addition, several large clerical customers previously reported as part of Professional Services are now managed and reported as part of Staffing Services.

 

           Information on operating segments and a reconciliation to earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes for the periods indicated were as follows (in thousands):

 

 Three Months Ended

 

 Nine Months Ended

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

% of

 

% of

 

% of

 

% of

Total

Total

Total

Total

 Revenues:

 

 

 

      Professional Services

$

251,857

47.8

%

 

$

182,911

43.5

%

 

$

721,519

48.0

%

 

$

559,372

44.6

%

      Staffing Services

 

275,266

52.2

%

 

 

237,286

56.5

%

 

 

782,694

52.0

%

 

 

695,874

55.4

%

 Total

$

527,123

100.0

%

 

$

420,197

100.0

%

 

$

1,504,213

100.0

%

 

$

1,255,246

100.0

%

 

 

% of

 

% of

 

% of

 

% of

Revenues

Revenues

Revenues

Revenues

 Gross profit:

 

 

 

      Professional Services

$

67,219

26.7

%

 

$

44,574

24.4

%

 

$

181,115

25.1

%

 

$

141,094

25.2

%

      Staffing Services

 

45,439

16.5

%

 

 

37,065

15.6

%

 

 

121,195

15.5

%

 

 

106,796

15.3

%

 Total

$

112,658

21.4

%

 

$

81,639

19.4

%

 

$

302,310

20.1

%

 

$

247,890

19.7

%

 Segment SG&A:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Professional Services

$

(55,422

)

 

 

$

(37,454

)

 

 

$

(156,880

)

 

 

$

(123,843

)

 

      Staffing Services

 

(39,529

)

 

 

 

(36,912

)

 

 

 

(111,706

)

 

 

 

(110,853

)

 

 Total

 

(94,951

)

 

 

 

(74,366

)

 

 

 

(268,586

)

 

 

 

(234,696

)

 

 Segment operating profit (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Professional Services

$

11,797

 

 

$

7,120

 

 

$

24,235

 

 

$

17,251

 

      Staffing Services

 

5,910

 

 

 

153

 

 

 

9,489

 

 

 

(4,057

)

 

 Total

 

17,707

 

 

 

7,273

 

 

 

33,724

 

 

 

13,194

 

      Unallocated corporate costs

 

(3,432

)

 

 

 

(3,094

)

 

 

 

(10,100

)

 

 

 

(9,227

)

 

      Amortization expense

 

(2,105

)

 

 

 

(1,624

)

 

 

 

(6,128

)

 

 

 

(4,879

)

 

      Interest expense

 

(1,574

)

 

 

 

(1,228

)

 

 

 

(4,723

)

 

 

 

(2,713

)

 

      Interest income

 

34

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

131

 

      Restructuring and other charges

 

-

 

 

 

(896

)

 

 

 

(3,302

)

 

 

 

(5,069

)

 

      (Loss) earnings from continuing operations

       before income taxes 

 $

10,630

 

 

$

472

 

 

$

9,563

 

 

$

(8,563)

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

Segment Operating Results

 

        Professional Services

 

          Information on the Professional Services segment’s skill sets and service lines for the periods indicated is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

 

Total

 

 

Total

 

 

Total

 

 

Total

Revenues by Skill:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Information Technology

$

128,413

 

51.0

%

 

$

109,155

 

59.7

%

 

$

373,379

 

51.7

%

 

$

338,533

 

60.5

%

     Finance & Accounting

 

45,381

 

18.0

%

 

 

20,490

 

11.2

%

 

 

123,493

 

17.2

%

 

 

65,337

 

11.7

%

     Administration

 

15,189

 

6.0

%

 

 

10,341

 

5.6

%

 

 

44,135

 

6.1

%

 

 

39,664

 

7.1

%

     Other

 

62,874

 

25.0

%

 

 

42,925

 

23.5

%

 

 

180,512

 

25.0

%

 

 

115,838

 

20.7

%

Segment revenues

$

251,857

 

100.0

%

 

$

182,911

 

100.0

%

 

$

721,519

 

100.0

%

 

$

559,372

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues by Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Temporary Staffing

$

192,831

 

76.6

%

 

$

143,415

 

78.4

%

 

$

556,035

 

77.0

%

 

$

455,869

 

81.5

%

     Outsourcing & Other

 

51,634

 

20.5

%

 

 

34,647

 

18.9

%

 

 

147,613

 

20.5

%

 

 

88,834

 

15.9

%

     Permanent Placement

 

7,392

 

2.9

%

 

 

4,849

 

2.7

%

 

 

17,871

 

2.5

%

 

 

14,669

 

2.6

%

Segment revenues

$

251,857

 

100.0

%

 

$

182,911

 

100.0

%

 

$

721,519

 

100.0

%

 

$

559,372

 

100.0

%

Gross Profit Margin by Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(As % of Applicable Revenues)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Temporary Staffing

25.0

%

 

 

 

23.2

%

 

 

 

23.8

%

 

 

 

23.6

%

 

 

     Outsourcing & Other

22.4

%

 

 

 

18.5

%

 

 

 

21.0

%

 

 

 

21.3

%

 

 

     Permanent Placement

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

Total Professional Services

26.7

%

 

 

 

24.4

%

 

 

 

25.1

%

 

 

 

25.2

%

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

Revenues Professional Services revenues were $251.9 million or 47.8% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $182.9 million in the prior year.  Revenues in the third quarter increased 37.7% compared with the prior year, including 11.4 percentage points contributed from the acquisition of Tatum and increasing demand from customers across all service lines as the economy continues to improve.

 

   By skill — Information technology (“IT”) revenues increased to $128.4 million or 17.6% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $109.2 million in the prior year. The addition of Tatum combined with increases in demand from several large customers, particularly within the technology and financial services sectors were partially offset by lower revenues among several other customers following the completion of technology deployment projects.  Revenues increased 121.5% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the prior year within finance and accounting due to the impact of the Tatum acquisition, which contributed 86.2 percentage points of the year over year finance and accounting growth.  Revenues from administrative skills increased 46.9% due to increased business volumes.  Other skills increased 46.5% primarily due to growth in RPO and our professional contingent workforce services business. Demand across all skill categories increased in the third quarter of 2010 as the U.S. economy continued to improve and overall temporary staffing employment levels have increased.  

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

   By service — Temporary staffing increased 34.5% in the third quarter compared with the prior year period due to the Tatum acquisition and the improving economy which has resulted in higher demand across our customer base.  The increase in our outsourcing and other revenues is primarily driven by growth in RPO and higher revenues from our professional contingent workforce services. Permanent placement revenues increased 52.4% in the third quarter compared with the same prior year period, primarily as a result of customers starting to increase permanent hiring and the Tatum acquisition.

 

Gross Profit Professional Services gross profit increased 50.8% to $67.2 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $44.6 million in the prior year.  The overall gross profit margin was 26.7% in 2010 compared with 24.4% in the prior year.  The increase of 230 basis points in gross profit margin was primarily due to:

 

·         Changes in the mix of business (10 basis points) due to the growth in permanent placement;

 

·         An increase in temporary staffing margins (140 basis points) primarily from higher pay/bill spreads, lower employee burden costs and the addition of higher margins from Tatum; and

 

·         An increase in Outsourcing and other margins (80 basis points) due to growth in RPO compared with other outsourcing services.

 

Segment Operating Profit Professional Services segment operating profit was $11.8 million or 4.7% of revenues in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $7.1 million or 3.9% of revenues in the prior year period.  As a percentage of gross profit, operating expenses decreased to 82.4% from 84.0%.  The decrease  in operating expenses as a percentage of gross profit was primarily due to continued effective management of our cost partially offset by Tatum, which had a negative contribution to segment operating profit.

 

Nine Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

Revenues Professional Services revenues were $721.5 million or 48.0% of total revenues in 2010 compared with $559.4 million in the prior year.  Revenues in 2010 increased 29.0% compared with the prior year, including 10.3 percentage points contributed from the acquisition of Tatum and increasing demand from customers across all service lines as the economy continues to improve.

 

   By skill — Information technology revenues increased 10.3% to $373.4 million compared with $338.5 million in the same prior year period. The addition of Tatum combined with increases in demand from several large customers, particularly within the technology and financial services sectors were partially offset by lower revenues among several other customers following the completion of technology deployment projects.  Revenues increased 89.0% in 2010 compared with the prior year within finance and accounting due to the impact of the Tatum acquisition which contributed 74.7 percentage points of the year over year finance and accounting growth. Revenues from administrative skills increased 11.3% compared to the same prior year period.  Other skills increased 55.8% and primarily reflected the growth in RPO and our professional contingent workforce services business. Demand across all skill categories, increased in 2010 as the U.S. economy continued to improve and overall temporary staffing employment levels have increased.  

 

   By service — Temporary staffing increased 22.0% in 2010 compared with the prior year period due to the Tatum acquisition and the improving economy which has resulted in higher demand across our customer base and higher revenues.  Outsourcing and other business increased due to an increase in professional contingent workforce services projects and growth in RPO. Permanent placement revenues increased 21.8% in 2010 compared with last year, as a result of customers beginning permanent hiring, as the economy improves and the Tatum acquisition.

 

Gross Profit Professional Services gross profit increased to $181.1 million in 2010 from $141.1 million in the prior year.  The overall gross profit margin was 25.1% in 2010 compared with 25.2% in the prior year.  This 10 basis point decrease in gross profit margin was primarily due to:

 

·         A shift in mix within our services due to a growth in lower margin outsourcing and other related to professional contingent workforce projects (20 basis points); partially offset by

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

·         Improvements in temporary staffing margins due to the addition of higher margin business from the Tatum acquisition (10 basis points).

 

Segment Operating Profit Professional Services segment operating profit was $24.2 million or 3.4% of revenues in 2010 compared with $17.3 million or 3.1% of revenues in the prior year period.  As a percentage of gross profit, operating expenses decreased to 86.6% from 87.8%.  The decrease in operating expenses as a percentage of gross profit was primarily due to continued effective management of our cost structure partially offset by Tatum, which had a negative contribution to segment operating profit.

 

Outlook — We continue to focus on the execution of our strategy to expand our higher margin Professional Services business through sales to our targeted small and mid-sized accounts and strategic investments in the growth of SourceRight Solutions and the acquisition of Tatum. We continue to improve our productivity, and monitor gross profit trends, while keeping SFN positioned to respond to growth opportunities in the professional services market in the future.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

Staffing Services

           Information on the Staffing Services segment’s skill sets and service lines for the periods indicated is as follows (in thousands):     

      

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

September 26, 2010

 

September 27, 2009

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

 

% of

 

Total

Total

Total

Total

Revenues by Skill:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Clerical

$

145,438

 

52.8

%

 

$

135,650

 

57.2

%

 

$

426,139

 

54.4

%

 

$

424,606

 

61.0

%

  Light Industrial

 

129,828

 

47.2

%

 

 

101,636

 

42.8

%

 

 

356,555

 

45.6

%

 

 

271,268

 

39.0

%

       Segment revenues

$

275,266

 

100.0

%

 

$

237,286

 

100.0

%

 

$

782,694

 

100.0

%

 

$

695,874

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues by Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Temporary Staffing

 $

273,364

 

99.3

%

 

$

235,937

 

99.4

%

 

 $

776,962

 

99.3

%

 

$

691,441

 

99.4

%

  Permanent Placement

 

1,902

 

0.7

%

 

 

1,349

 

0.6

%

 

 

5,732

 

0.7

%

 

 

4,433

 

0.6

%

       Segment revenues

 $

275,266

 

100.0

%

 

 $

237,286

 

100.0

%

 

 $

782,694

 

100.0

%

 

 $

695,874

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Margin by Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(As % of Applicable Revenues)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Temporary Staffing

15.9

%

 

 

 

15.1

%

 

 

 

14.9

%

 

 

 

14.8

%

 

 

  Permanent Placement

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

       Total Staffing Services

16.5

%

 

 

 

15.6

%

 

 

 

15.5

%

 

 

 

15.3

%

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

Revenues Staffing Services revenues increased to $275.3 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $237.3 million in the prior year.  The increase was primarily due to increasing business volumes among existing customers in the United States and Canada as the economy continued to improve.

 

 •  By skill — Clerical revenues increased 7.2% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the prior year due to several clients gradually increasing their staffing needs as the economy continues to recover. Light industrial revenues increased 27.7% from prior year levels due to higher volumes among several of our customers, primarily in the distribution, consumer products, and retail industries.  Consistent with trends in past economic cycles, light industrial staffing tends to begin growing before other skills, including clerical.

 

        •   By service — Temporary staffing revenues increased 15.9% compared with last year due to the improving U.S. economy and as customers increased demand for light industrial temporary laborPermanent placement revenues increased to $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $1.3 million in the prior year. This revenue increase reflects slightly improving employment trends in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Gross Profit — Gross profit increased to $45.4 million or 16.5% of revenues in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $37.1 million or 15.6% in the same prior year period.  The increase of 90 basis points in the overall gross profit margin was primarily due to:

 

·         A shift in mix from the increase in permanent placement revenues (10 basis points);

 

·         An increase in temporary staffing margins (80 basis points) primarily due to improved pay/bill spreads and lower employee burden costs.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - Continued

 

           Segment Operating Profit  — Staffing Services segment operating profit was $5.9 million or 2.1% of revenues in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $0.2 million or 0.1% of revenues in the prior year period.  Operating expenses increased to $39.5 million, but decreased as a percentage of gross profit to 87.0% compared with 99.6% in the prior year.  The lower operating expenses as a percentage of gross profit was due to our continued focus on effectively managing our cost structure.   

 

Nine Months Ended September 26, 2010 Compared with September 27, 2009

Revenues Staffing Services revenues increased to $782.7 million in 2010 from $695.9 million in the prior year.  The increase was primarily due to increasing business volumes among existing customers in the United States and Canada as the economy continued to improve.

 

 •  By skill — Light industrial revenues increased 31.4% from prior year levels due to higher volumes among several of our customers, primarily in the distribution, retail, and manufacturing industries. Clerical revenues increased 0.4% in 2010 compared with the prior year.  Consistent with trends in past economic cycles, light industrial staffing tends to begin growing before other skills, including clerical.

 

        •   By service — Temporary staffing increased 12.4% compared with last year due to the improving United States economy and as customers increase demand for light industrial temporary laborPermanent placement revenues increased to $5.7 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $4.4 million in the prior year. This revenue increase reflects slightly improving employment trends in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Gross Profit — Gross profit was $121.2 million or 15.5% of revenues in 2010 compared with $106.8 million or 15.3% in the same prior year period.  The increase of 20 basis points was due to a shift in our services due to an increase in permanent placement revenues (10 basis points) and higher temporary staffing margins due to improved pay/bill spreads (10 basis points).

 

           Segment Operating Profit (Loss) — Staffing Services segment operating profit was $9.5 million or 1.2% of revenues in 2010 compared with a loss of $4.1 million or (0.6%) in the prior year period.  Operating expenses increased by $0.9 million or 0.8% year over year, and decreased as a percentage of gross profit to 92.2% compared with 103.8% in the prior year.  The decrease in operating expenses as a percentage of gross profit was due to our continued focus on effectively managing our cost structure.   

 

Outlook We continue to focus on executing our strategy of diversifying our customer base and expanding business with our targeted small and mid-sized accounts to obtain higher gross profit margins.  Sales activity and improving operating leverage remain our major areas of focus for the remainder of 2010.  Due to the sensitivity of our Staffing Services business to economic trends, we continue to carefully monitor gross profit trends and expenses to achieve appropriate profitability.

 

Unallocated Corporate Costs

Unallocated corporate costs were $3.4 million and $3.1 million in the third quarters of 2010 and 2009, respectively. Unallocated costs as a percentage of revenues were 0.7% for the third quarters of 2010 and 2009.  Unallocated costs were $10.1 million and $9.2 million or 0.7% of revenue for the nine-month periods ended September 26, 2010 and September 27, 2009, respectively.   

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS -Continued

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

           Cash Flows

           As of September 26, 2010, total cash and cash equivalents were $5.8 million (a decrease of $2.2 million from December 27, 2009).  Cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities, as reflected in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

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