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PRGX Global, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Operating Highlights
/ Source: GlobeNewswire

Operating Highlights

  • Achieved sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth
  • First quarter 2011 revenue increased by more than 20% vs. same period last year
  • Adjusted EBITDA more than doubled from Q1 2010; EPS of $0.02 vs. a loss of ($0.15)
  • Cost structure streamlining reflects success of next generation service model

ATLANTA, April 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRGX), the world's leader in recovery audit and the pioneer in profit discovery services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

"I am pleased to report our sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, reflecting positive growth trends across all of our service areas. Our recovery audit teams in the Americas delivered year-over-year revenue increases for the second quarter in a row, showing that our efforts to stabilize and rejuvenate our core business are paying off. The New Services segment, which includes our newest Client Value Propositions built upon our Audit, Analytics and Advice capabilities, has delivered strong revenue growth and is building momentum. Our business development teams are taking the insights from wins across our expanded services portfolio and are combining those services in better ways to serve clients' needs. This in turn is helping us expand our client base, which is further evidence that our growth strategy is working," said Romil Bahl, president and chief executive officer.

Discussion of Consolidated Results for Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2011 increased 22.7% to $50.7 million compared to $41.3 million in the same prior year period.  After adjusting for changes in foreign exchange rates, consolidated first quarter revenues in 2011 increased 20.4% compared to the same period in 2010. Revenues for the first quarter of 2011 increased by $0.4 million, or 0.7%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.

Total cost of revenues was $34.9 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared to $30.2 million in the same prior year period, yielding a gross margin of 31.2% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 27.0% in the first quarter of 2010. SG&A for the first quarter of 2011 was $14.0 million compared to $12.4 million in the first quarter of 2010. The increase in SG&A in the first quarter of 2011 was primarily due to severance costs related to the Company's service delivery model transformation and incentive compensation accruals in 2011.

Net earnings for the first quarter of 2011 were $0.4 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of ($3.4 million), or ($0.15) per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2010. The first quarter of 2010 included a $1.4 million loss on extinguishment of debt. Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2011 amounted to $6.2 million compared to a ($3.5 million) use of cash in the first quarter of 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2011 was $5.5 million compared to $2.3 million for the same period in 2010. For the first quarter of 2011, adjusted EBITDA was earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), excluding a charge of $0.9 million related to stock-based compensation, $0.4 million of foreign currency gains on intercompany balances, a $0.8 million severance charge incurred as part of the Company's service delivery model transformation and a $0.1 million charge for acquisition obligations classified as compensation. The comparable adjusted EBITDA amount for the first quarter of 2010 excludes from EBITDA for such period a $0.8 million charge for stock-based compensation and $0.6 million of foreign currency losses on intercompany balances. (Schedule 3 attached to this press release provides a reconciliation of net earnings (loss) to each of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.)

"Our growth strategy is also starting to drive improved bottom line results. This is highlighted by our positive net income reported for the first quarter of 2011, as well as by improved adjusted EBITDA results for the quarter, which increased by nearly 140% compared to the same period last year. We are excited by the results of the first quarter of what we have previously called our execution year, and are committed to delivering with excellence going forward," concluded Bahl.

Discussion of Segment Results for Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Recovery Audit Services – Americas revenues increased 16.6% for the first quarter of 2011 to $29.1 million compared to $25.0 million in the same period last year. On a constant dollar basis, adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, Recovery Audit Services – Americas first quarter 2011 revenues increased by 14.6% compared to 2010's first quarter. A portion of this increase was attributable to some atypical revenues at several clients, including revenues from client-driven audit timeline changes and some individually significant claims. Gross margin for both periods was significantly impacted by investments the Company is making in its growth strategies. Significant portions of the non-capitalized amounts of these costs are being absorbed within the Recovery Audit Services -- Americas segment's cost of revenues.

Recovery Audit Services -- Europe Asia/Pacific revenues for the first quarter of 2011 were $14.8 million compared to $14.7 million in the prior year's first quarter, an increase of 0.1%. On a constant-dollar basis, adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, Recovery Audit Services – Europe Asia/Pacific first quarter 2011 revenues decreased by 3.2% compared to 2010.

New Services revenues for the 2011 first quarter were $6.8 million compared to the prior year's first quarter revenues of $1.6 million, an increase of 324%. Growth in New Services revenues includes growth in all of the Company's newly incubated Client Value Propositions, including healthcare claims recovery audit, spend optimization, and profit performance optimization.

Liquidity

At March 31, 2011, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $22.7 million and had no borrowings against its revolving credit facility. Total debt outstanding at quarter end was $11.3 million, which represented the outstanding balance on a variable rate term loan due quarterly through 2014. 

First Quarter Earnings Call

As previously announced, management will hold a conference call tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM (Eastern time) to discuss the Company's first quarter 2011 financial results. To access the conference call, listeners in the U.S. and Canada should dial 866-804-6923 at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the conference. Listeners outside the U.S. and Canada should dial 857-350-1669. To be admitted to the call, listeners should use passcode 87799729. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live call, extending through May 26, 2011. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 (U.S. and Canada) or 617-801-6888 (outside the U.S. and Canada). The passcode for the replay is 57197296.

This teleconference will also be audiocast on the Internet at (click on "Audio Archives" under "Investors"). A replay of the audiocast will be available at the same location on  beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live audiocast, extending through May 26, 2011. Please note that the Internet audiocast is "listen-only." Microsoft Windows Media Player is required to access the live audiocast and the replay and can be downloaded from .

About PRGX Global, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, PRGX Global, Inc. is the world's leading provider of recovery audit services. With more than 1,400 employees, the Company operates and serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to over 75% of the top 30 global retailers. PRGX is also pioneering "profit discovery," a unique combination of audit, analytics and advisory services that improves client financial performance. Beyond its core retail practice, PRGX is actively pursuing initiatives to expand into new markets, most notably healthcare. For additional information, please visit PRGX at .

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are both "non-GAAP financial measures" presented as supplemental measures of the Company's performance. They are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. The Company believes these measures provide additional meaningful information in evaluating its performance over time, and that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBITDA and similar measures for similar purposes. In addition, a measure similar to adjusted EBITDA is used in the restrictive covenants contained in the Company's secured credit facility. However, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that, as described above, the adjustments may vary from period to period and in the future the Company will incur expenses such as those used in calculating these measures. The Company's presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Schedule 3 to this press release provides a reconciliation of net earnings to each of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include both implied and express statements regarding the Company's financial condition, growth strategy, investment program, business development efforts, service offerings and service delivery models. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from the historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that could affect the Company's future performance include revenues that do not meet expectations or justify costs incurred, the Company's ability to develop material sources of new revenue in addition to revenues from its core accounts payable recovery audit services, changes in the market for the Company's services, the Company's ability to retain and attract qualified personnel, changes to Medicare and Medicaid recovery audit contractor programs, the Company's ability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, uncertainty in the credit markets, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants, client bankruptcies, loss of major clients, and other risks generally applicable to the Company's business. For a discussion of other risk factors that may impact the Company's business, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2011. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: PRGX Global, Inc. investor-relations@prgx.com Phone: 770-779-3011