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Heidrick & Struggles Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

$ in millions Fourth Quarter Full Year
  2012 2011 2012 2011
         
Net Revenue  $ 103.9  $ 127.2  $ 443.8  $ 527.8
         
Operating Expenses        
Salaries and employee benefits  73.3  85.1  309.5  372.4
General and administrative expenses  31.0  30.2  113.8  123.6
         
GAAP Operating Income (Loss)  (0.5)  (4.5)  19.6  (10.9)
Restructuring charges  --   16.3  0.8  16.3
Impairment charges  --   --   --   26.4
Senn Delaney acquisition costs  1.7  --   1.7  -- 
Non-GAAP operating income (1)  $ 1.3  $ 11.8  $ 22.2  $ 31.8
         
Operating Margin (Loss)        
GAAP operating income (loss) as % of net revenue -0.5% -3.5% 4.4% -2.1%
Non-GAAP operating income as % of net revenue (1) 1.2% 9.3% 5.0% 6.0%
 
Totals and subtotals may not equal the sum of individual line items due to rounding.
 
(1) These represent non-GAAP financial measures because the costs related to the acquisition of Senn Delaney in the 2012 fourth quarter and 2012 full year; the restructuring charges in the 2011 fourth quarter, the 2012 full year, and the 2011 full year; as well as the impairment charges in 2011 have been excluded.

"Challenging economic conditions and lower confirmations resulted in 2012 financial results that fell short of our expectations, particularly with respect to net revenue," said L. Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer. "However, we are pleased with the improvements we made to our cost structure, which helped offset the impact of the revenue decline on operating margin. We ended 2012 with the acquisition of Senn Delaney, the leading culture-shaping consulting firm. This a significant milestone in our long-term growth strategy to build the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of the world's top organizations." 

2012 Fourth Quarter Results(2)

Consolidated net revenue was $103.9 million in the fourth quarter, down 18.3 percent from $127.2 million in the 2011 fourth quarter. Year over year, net revenue declined 16.7 percent in the Americas, 29.2 percent in Europe and 8.3 percent in Asia Pacific. All industry practices contributed to the decline. Net revenue from Leadership Consulting declined 34.9 percent or $4.1 million, mostly in the Americas, to $7.6 million and represented 7.3 percent of total net revenue.

The company ended the year with 331 Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants compared to 347 at December 31, 2011. The number of executive search confirmations in the quarter declined 9.1 percent compared to the 2011 fourth quarter, and productivity, as measured by annualized net revenue per consultant, was $1.2 million compared to $1.4 million in the same period of 2011. Average revenue per executive search was $117,600 compared to $128,300 in the 2011 fourth quarter. 

Salaries and employee benefits decreased 13.8 percent, or $11.8 million, to $73.3 million from $85.1 million in the 2011 fourth quarter. Fixed compensation expense decreased $5.1 million, primarily reflecting a reduction in worldwide headcount of approximately 4 percent compared to the 2011 fourth quarter. Variable compensation expense decreased $6.7 million, primarily reflecting lower bonus accruals in the quarter due to lower net revenue. Salaries and employee benefits were 70.6 percent of net revenue for the quarter, compared to 66.9 percent in the 2011 fourth quarter. 

General and administrative expenses increased 2.6 percent, or $0.8 million, to $31.0 million from $30.2 million in the 2011 fourth quarter.  However, the 2012 fourth quarter included $1.7 million of costs related to the company's acquisition of Senn Delaney, which closed on December 31, 2012. Excluding these costs, which is a non-GAAP measure that management believes more appropriately reflects core operations, general and administrative expenses would have declined 3.2 percent or $1.0 million. As a percentage of net revenue, reported general and administrative expenses were 29.8 percent, compared to 23.8 percent in the 2011 fourth quarter. 

The operating loss in the 2012 fourth quarter was $0.5 million compared to an operating loss of $4.5 million in the 2011 fourth quarter. Excluding $1.7 million of costs related to the acquisition of Senn Delaney, a non-GAAP measure that management believes more appropriately reflects core operations, 2012 fourth quarter operating income would have been $1.3 million and operating margin would have been 1.2 percent. In the 2011 fourth quarter, the company recorded restructuring charges of $16.3 million related to initiatives the company took to reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. Excluding restructuring charges of $16.3 million in the 2011 fourth quarter, which management believes more appropriately reflects core operations, operating income would have been $11.8 million and operating margin would have been 9.3 percent.

The company reported a net loss in the 2012 fourth quarter of $0.4 million and a net loss per share of $0.02. The effective tax rate in the quarter of 264.1 percent is higher than the statutory rate because of losses incurred that are not benefitted for tax purposes due to valuation allowances in certain jurisdictions. In the 2011 fourth quarter, the net loss was $4.1 million and the net loss per share was $0.23 based on a tax rate in the quarter of 28.7 percent. 

Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter was $55.7 million, compared to $55.4 million in the 2011 fourth quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2012 were $117.6 million, compared to $127.1 million at September 30, 2012, and $185.4 million at December 31, 2011. Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2012 reflect cash payments of $60.0 million related to the acquisition of Senn Delaney, including the purchase price of $53.5 million and $6.5 million for a retention escrow. 

On January 31, 2013, the company amended its credit agreement to add a committed term loan facility of $40.0 million in order to finance a portion of the initial payments made to acquire Senn Delaney. The term loan will be amortized over a five-year period pursuant to which the company will make 15 quarterly payments of $1.5 million each through December 31, 2016, four quarterly payments of $2 million each in 2017, and a final payment of the remaining outstanding balance of the term loan on January 31, 2018. The other material terms of the credit agreement were not amended. Given current market conditions, the company was able to finance the term loan facility at near historically low market rates.

2012 Results(2)

For the year ended December 31, 2012 consolidated net revenue of $443.8 million declined 15.9 percent (approximately 14 percent on a constant currency basis) from $527.8 million in 2011. Exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted net revenue by $7.7 million.  Net revenue decreased 11.2 percent in the Americas region, 25.4 percent in Europe (approximately 22 percent on a constant currency basis), and 16.8 percent in Asia Pacific (approximately 16 percent on a constant currency basis). Each industry practice, with the exception of Education & Social Enterprise, contributed to the decline in net revenue. Net revenue from Leadership Consulting Services declined 20.5 percent to $36.1 million, and represented 8.1 percent of total net revenue in 2012.

The number of executive searches confirmed in 2012 was 3,585, down 16.1 percent compared to 4,274 in 2011. The average number of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants in 2012 was 342 compared to 376 in 2011, and productivity, as measured by 2012 net revenue per average consultants, was $1.3 million compared to $1.4 million in 2011. The average revenue per executive search was $113,700 compared to $112,900 for the same period in 2011.  

Operating income in 2012 was $19.6 million and operating margin was 4.4 percent. Excluding $1.7 million of costs related to the acquisition of Senn Delaney and $0.8 million of restructuring adjustments recorded in 2012, a non-GAAP measure which management believes more appropriately reflects core operations, operating income for 2012 would have been $22.2 million and operating margin would have been 5.0 percent.  The operating loss in 2011 of $10.9 million included impairment charges of $26.4 million and restructuring charges of $16.3 million. Excluding these charges, which management believes more appropriately reflects core operations, operating income for 2011 would have been $31.8 million and operating margin would have been 6.0 percent.  

Net income for 2012 was $6.2 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.34, reflecting an effective tax rate of 69.2 percent. The major drivers of the 2012 tax rate were the inability to recognize current tax benefits on losses in certain jurisdictions. The net loss in 2011 was $33.7 million and the loss per share was $1.90, reflecting a negative tax rate of 128.2 percent. The tax rate for 2011 was primarily a result of income that was reduced by the impairment charges without any tax benefit, the establishment of valuation allowances that increased tax expense, and an inability to recognize current tax benefits on losses in certain jurisdictions. 

Regional Review(2)

For segment purposes, reimbursements of out-of-pocket expenses classified as revenue, and restructuring and impairment charges, are reported separately and, therefore, are not included in the results of each geographic region. The company believes that analyzing trends in revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) and operating income (loss) excluding restructuring and impairment charges more appropriately reflect the company's core operations.

$ in millions 4Q 12 4Q 11 Change 2012 2011 Change
Americas            
Net revenue  $ 57.8  $ 69.4  $ (11.6)  $ 254.4  $ 286.5  $ (32.1)
Operating income  $ 12.4  $ 16.4  $ (3.9)  $ 61.6  $ 60.6  $ 0.9
Consultants 154 160 (6)      
             
Europe            
Net revenue  $ 23.3  $ 32.9  $ (9.6)  $ 99.0  $ 132.7  $ (33.7)
Operating income  $ 0.1  $ 3.3  $ (3.2)  $ 3.0  $ 1.3  $ 1.8
Consultants 93 104 (11)      
             
Asia Pacific            
Net revenue  $ 22.8  $ 24.9  $ (2.1)  $ 90.4  $ 108.6  $ (18.2)
Operating income/(loss)  $ (0.1)  $ 2.8  $ (2.9)  $ 3.8  $ 13.0  $ (9.2)
Consultants 84 83 1      
             
Global Operations Support  $ (12.8)  $ (10.6)  $ (2.3)  $ (47.9)  $ (43.1)  $ (4.9)
Restructuring charges  $ --   $ (16.3)  $ 16.3  $ (0.8)  $ (16.3)  $ 15.5
Impairment charges  $ --   $ --   $ --   $ --   $ (26.4)  $ 26.4
Operating income/(loss)  $ (0.5)  $ (4.5)  $ 4.0  $ 19.6  $ (10.9)  $ 30.6
 
Totals and subtotals may not equal the sum of individual line items due to rounding.

Net revenue in the Americas declined $11.6 million or 16.7 percent year over year in the fourth quarter, driven by declines in the Consumer Markets, Life Sciences and Industrial practices, and in Leadership Consulting. Fourth quarter operating margin was 21.5 percent compared to 23.6 percent in the 2011 fourth quarter. Reductions in salaries and employee benefits expense and general and administrative expenses were offset by the decline in net revenue. For the year, net revenue declined $32.1 million or 11.2 percent driven by declines in Consumer Markets, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Global Technology and Services practices, and in Leadership Consulting. Operating income increased 1.6 percent and the operating margin improved to 24.2 percent, compared to 21.2 percent, reflecting reductions in salaries and employee benefits expense and general and administrative expenses, partially offset by the decline in net revenue.

Net revenue in Europe declined $9.6 million or 29.2 percent year over year in the fourth quarter. All industry practices and Leadership Consulting were down compared to the prior year. Operating margin in the 2012 fourth quarter was 0.3 percent compared to 9.9 percent in the 2011 fourth quarter, primarily reflecting the decline in net revenue.   In 2012, net revenue declined $33.7 million or 25.4 percent (approximately 22 percent on a constant currency basis). Exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted 2012 net revenue by $5.0 million.   All industry practices and Leadership Consulting contributed to the decline. Total headcount in this region was approximately 12 percent lower than at December 31, 2011 which contributed to the decline in net revenue but also resulted in lower salaries and employee benefits expense.  Lower operating expenses more than offset the decline in net revenue and resulted in a $1.8 million increase in operating income, and operating margin that improved to 3.1 percent from 0.9 percent. 

Asia Pacific net revenue declined $2.1 million or 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter, reflecting declines in the Consumer Markets, Financial Services, Life Sciences, and Global Technology & Services practices. The region reported an operating loss of $0.1 million in the quarter which primarily reflected the decline in net revenue, but also an increase in fixed compensation expense related to a year-over-year increase in headcount of approximately 7 percent and an increase in general and administrative expenses. 2012 net revenue declined 16.8 percent (approximately 16 percent on a constant currency basis) compared to 2011 driven by the Consumer Markets, Financial Services, and Industrial Practices. Exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted 2012 net revenue by $1.2 million. Operating income declined 70.8 percent and the operating margin was 4.2 percent compared to 12.0 percent in 2011, primarily reflecting the decline in net revenue, partially offset by a decrease in variable compensation expense.

Global Operations Support was $12.8 million in the fourth quarter, up 21.5 percent or $2.3 million compared to the 2011 fourth quarter. A majority of the increase, $1.7 million, related to costs associated with the company's acquisition of Senn Delaney. In 2012, Global Operations Support increased 11.3 percent or $4.9 million, mostly reflecting $2.5 million related to a global Partners' meeting in the 2012 third quarter, and $1.7 million to costs associated with the company's acquisition of Senn Delaney.

2013 Outlook

The company is forecasting 2013 first quarter net revenue of between $100 million and $110 million based on its assumptions for the anticipated volume of new Executive Search confirmations and Leadership Consulting assignments, the current backlog, consultant productivity, consultant retention, the seasonality of its business, the uncertainty in the global economic climate, and no change in future currency rates.

"Restoring growth in our core Executive Search business is our foremost priority. We have increased our recruiting and professional development efforts, while reinforcing a culture of performance accountability, in order to attract and retain the best talent in the industry and increase productivity. Although we have made good progress on controlling costs, we continue to seek additional savings through process enhancements and efficiencies," Kelly said. "With the addition of culture shaping to our service platform, we are excited about the opportunities to expand our relationships with C-suite and board-level executives. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are fully committed to growing our business and positioning Heidrick & Struggles for the next six decades."

Quarterly Conference Call

Executives of Heidrick & Struggles will host a conference call to review the fourth quarter and 2012 results today, February 26, at 9 a.m. Central Time. Participants may access the company's call and supporting slides through the internet at www.heidrick.com. For those unable to participate on the live call, a webcast and copy of the slides will be archived at www.heidrick.com and available for up to 30 days following the investor call.

(2) On December 31, 2012, Heidrick & Struggles acquired Senn Delaney, a leading corporate culture-shaping consulting firm. The initial consideration paid for this acquisition is reflected in the company's consolidated statements of cash flows for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Additionally, the preliminary purchase price allocation is reflected in the company's condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2012. Since the acquisition occurred on December 31, 2012 Senn Delaney's operating results are not included in the company's consolidated statements of operations for the quarter or year ended December 31, 2012.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services, including culture shaping, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, leadership development and leadership strategy.  For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. A "non-GAAP financial measure" is defined as a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flow of the company. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, this earnings release contains the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure near the non-GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are:

  • General and administrative expenses, operating income, and operating margin to the extent presented as excluding, costs related to the company's acquisition of Senn Delaney on December 31, 2012, restructuring and/or impairment charges; and
  • Constant currency amounts that represent the outcome that would have resulted had exchange rates in the reported period been the same as those in effect in the comparable prior year period. 

These measures are presented because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends. Management believes this information is also useful for investors.

     
$ in thousands Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
  December 31, December 31,
  2012 2011 2012 2011
General and Administrative Expenses        
GAAP General & Administrative Exp  $ 31,002  $ 30,211    
Senn Delaney acquisition costs  1,749  --     
Non-GAAP G & A expenses  $ 29,253  $ 30,211    
         
Operating Income (Loss)        
GAAP operating income (loss)  $ (471)  $ (4,502)  $ 19,639  $ (10,915)
Restructuring charges  --   16,344  810  16,344
Impairment charges  --   --   --   26,366
Senn Delaney acquisition costs  $ 1,749  $ --   $ 1,749  $ -- 
Non-GAAP operating income  $ 1,278  $ 11,842  $ 22,198  $ 31,795
         
Operating Margin (Loss)        
GAAP operating income (loss) as % of net revenue -0.5% -3.5% 4.4% -2.1%
Non-GAAP operating income as % of net revenue 1.2% 9.3% 5.0% 6.0%

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, forecasted or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect the outcome of the forward-looking statements include, among other things: our ability to attract, integrate, manage, and retain qualified executive search consultants; our ability to develop and maintain strong, long-term relationships with our clients; further declines in the global economy and our ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the timing, speed or robustness of any future economic recovery; social or political instability in markets where we operate; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; unfavorable tax law changes and tax authority rulings; price competition; the ability to forecast, on a quarterly basis, variable compensation accruals that ultimately are determined based on the achievement of annual results; our ability to realize our tax losses; the timing of the establishment or reversal of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; the mix of profit and loss by country; our reliance on information management systems; any further impairment of our goodwill and other intangible assets; and the ability to align our cost structure and headcount with net revenue. Our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also include information on factors that may affect the outcome of forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. 
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
 (In thousands, except per share data) 
 (Unaudited) 
         
   Three Months Ended     
   December 31,     
  2012 2011  $ Change   % Change 
 Revenue:         
 Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)   $ 103,874  $ 127,159  $ (23,285) -18.3%
 Reimbursements   4,787  7,023  (2,236) -31.8%
 Total revenue   108,661  134,182  (25,521) -19.0%
         
 Operating expenses:         
 Salaries and employee benefits   73,343  85,106  (11,763) -13.8%
 General and administrative expenses   31,002  30,211  791 2.6%
 Reimbursed expenses   4,787  7,023  (2,236) -31.8%
 Restructuring charges   --  16,344  (16,344)  
 Total operating expenses   109,132  138,684  (29,552) -21.3%
 Operating income (loss)   (471)  (4,502)  4,031 89.5%
         
 Non-operating income (expense):         
 Interest income, net   262  549    
 Other, net   454  (1,785)    
 Net non-operating income (expense)   716  (1,236)    
         
 Income (loss) before income taxes   245  (5,738)    
         
 Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   647  (1,649)    
         
 Net income (loss)   $ (402)  $ (4,089)    
         
 Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   17,974  17,850    
 Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   17,974  17,850    
 Basic earnings (loss) per common share   $ (0.02)  $ (0.23)    
 Diluted earnings (loss) per common share   $ (0.02)  $ (0.23)    
 Salaries and employee benefits as a percentage of net revenue  70.6% 66.9%    
 General and administrative expense as a percentage of net revenue  29.8% 23.8%    
 Operating income (loss) as a percentage of net revenue  -0.5% -3.5%    
 Effective income tax rate  264.1% 28.7%    
 
 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
  Three Months Ended December 31, 
          2012 2011
  2012 2011 $ Change % Change Margin * Margin *
Revenue:            
Americas  $ 57,781  $ 69,395  $ (11,614) -16.7%    
Europe  23,258  32,864  (9,606) -29.2%    
Asia Pacific  22,835  24,900  (2,065) -8.3%    
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)  103,874  127,159  (23,285) -18.3%    
Reimbursements  4,787  7,023  (2,236) -31.8%    
Total revenue  $ 108,661  $ 134,182  $ (25,521) -19.0%    
             
Operating income (loss):            
Americas  $ 12,409  $ 16,358  $ (3,949) -24.1% 21.5% 23.6%
Europe  74  3,262  (3,188) -97.7% 0.3% 9.9%
Asia Pacific  (116)  2,786  (2,902) -104.2%   11.2%
Total regions  12,367  22,406  (10,039) -44.8% 11.9% 17.6%
Global Operations Support  (12,838)  (10,564)  (2,274) -21.5%    
Operating income before restructuring charges  (471)  11,842  (12,313) -104.0%   9.3%
Restructuring charges  --   (16,344)  16,344      
Operating income (loss)  $ (471)  $ (4,502)  $ 4,031 89.5%    
             
* Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).
 
 
 Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. 
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
 (In thousands, except per share data) 
         
   Twelve Months Ended     
   December 31,     
  2012 2011  $ Change   % Change 
  (Unaudited)      
 Revenue:         
 Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)   $ 443,777  $ 527,793  $ (84,016) -15.9%
 Reimbursements   21,304  26,187  (4,883) -18.6%
 Total revenue   465,081  553,980  (88,899) -16.0%
         
 Operating expenses:         
 Salaries and employee benefits   309,502  372,406  (62,904) -16.9%
 General and administrative expenses   113,826  123,592  (9,766) -7.9%
 Reimbursed expenses   21,304  26,187  (4,883) -18.6%
 Restructuring charges   810  16,344  (15,534) -95.0%
 Impairment charges   --  26,366  (26,366)  
 Total operating expenses   445,442  564,895  (119,453) -21.1%
 Operating income (loss)   19,639  (10,915)  30,554 279.9%
         
 Non-operating income (expense):         
 Interest income, net   1,118  1,402    
 Other, net   (495)  (5,262)    
 Net non-operating income (expense)   623  (3,860)    
         
 Income (loss) before income taxes   20,262  (14,775)    
         
 Provision for income taxes   14,022  18,947    
         
 Net income (loss)   $ 6,240  $ (33,722)    
         
 Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   17,971  17,780    
 Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   18,120  17,780    
 Basic earnings (loss) per common share   $ 0.35  $ (1.90)    
 Diluted earnings (loss) per common share   $ 0.34  $ (1.90)    
 Salaries and employee benefits as a percentage of net revenue  69.7% 70.6%    
 General and administrative expense as a percentage of net revenue  25.6% 23.4%    
 Operating income (loss) as a percentage of net revenue  4.4% -2.1%    
 Effective income tax rate  69.2% -128.2%    
 
 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
  Twelve Months Ended December 31, 
          2012 2011
  2012 2011 $ Change % Change Margin * Margin *
Revenue:            
Americas  $ 254,395  $ 286,503  $ (32,108) -11.2%    
Europe  99,004  132,722  (33,718) -25.4%    
Asia Pacific  90,378  108,568  (18,190) -16.8%    
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)  443,777  527,793  (84,016) -15.9%    
Reimbursements  21,304  26,187  (4,883) -18.6%    
Total revenue  $ 465,081  $ 553,980  $ (88,899) -16.0%    
             
Operating income (loss):            
Americas  $ 61,554  $ 60,612  $ 942 1.6% 24.2% 21.2%
Europe  3,038  1,250  1,788 143.0% 3.1% 0.9%
Asia Pacific  3,792  12,983  (9,191) -70.8% 4.2% 12.0%
Total regions  68,384  74,845  (6,461) -8.6% 15.4% 14.2%
Global Operations Support  (47,935)  (43,050)  (4,885) -11.3%    
Operating income before restructuring and impairment charges  20,449  31,795  (11,346) -35.7% 4.6% 6.0%
Restructuring charges  (810)  (16,344)  15,534      
Impairment charges  --   (26,366)  26,366      
Operating income (loss):  $ 19,639  $ (10,915)  $ 30,554 279.9% 4.4%  
             
* Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).
 
 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
     
  December 31, December 31,
  2012 2011
  (Unaudited)  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 117,605  $ 185,390
Restricted cash  199  440
Accounts receivable, net  69,107  69,081
Other receivables  10,288  9,404
Prepaid expenses  14,167  16,551
Other current assets  1,366  1,382
Income taxes recoverable  5,651  19,866
Deferred income taxes  7,899  8,211
   226,282  310,325
     
Non-current assets:    
Property and equipment, net  42,362  44,781
Restricted cash  7,968  1,470
Assets designated for retirement and pension plans  22,763  22,883
Investments  11,902  9,868
Other non-current assets  5,301  6,480
Goodwill  120,940  90,696
Other intangible assets, net  32,020  2,556
Deferred income taxes  25,454  26,506
Total non-current assets  268,710  205,240
     
Total assets  $ 494,992  $ 515,565
     
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 8,657  $ 9,157
Accrued salaries and employee benefits  102,597  131,697
Other current liabilities  40,390  39,362
Income taxes payable  709  4,868
Deferred income taxes   43  6
Total current liabilities  152,396  185,090
     
Non-current liabilities:    
Retirement and pension plans  37,247  31,747
Other non-current liabilities  56,943  47,396
Deferred income taxes  59  37
Total non-current liabilities  94,249  79,180
     
Stockholders' equity  248,347  251,295
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 494,992  $ 515,565
 
 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
   Three Months Ended 
   December 31, 
  2012 2011
     
Cash flows - operating activities:    
Net loss  $ (402)  $ (4,089)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  2,718  3,056
Write-off of Investment    
Deferred income taxes  822  756
Net realized gains losses on investments  (29)  (277)
Stock-based compensation expense  118  1,342
Restructuring charges  --   16,344
Cash paid for restructuring charges  (385)  (6,833)
Changes in assets and liabilities:    
Trade and other receivables  24,910  31,973
Accounts payable  2,694  (1,621)
Accrued expenses  27,106  18,676
Income taxes recoverable (payable), net  (5,127)  (8,544)
Retirement and pension assets and liabilities  638  957
Prepayments  2,972  802
Other assets and liabilities, net  (383)  2,884
Net cash provided by operating activities  55,652  55,426
     
Cash flows - investing activities:    
Restricted cash  (6,512)  70
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired   (52,733)  -- 
Capital expenditures  (1,256)  (1,766)
Purchases of available for sale investments  (98)  (187)
Proceeds from sale of available for sale investments  30  25
Other, net  200  (15)
Net cash used in investing activities  (60,369)  (1,873)
     
Cash flows - financing activities:    
Cash dividends paid   (4,697)  (2,343)
Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions  (23)  (101)
Net cash used in financing activities  (4,720)  (2,444)
     
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents  (95)  (1,218)
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (9,532)  49,891
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  127,137  135,499
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $ 117,605  $ 185,390
 
 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
     
  Twelve Months Ended
   December 31, 
  2012 2011
  (Unaudited)  
     
Cash flows - operating activities:    
Net income (loss)  $ 6,240  $ (33,722)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  10,801  10,263
Write-off of investment  --  2,810
Deferred income taxes  2,331  10,571
Net realized (gains) losses on investments  (2)  211
Stock-based compensation expense  4,199  5,503
Impairment charges  --  26,366
Restructuring charges  810  16,344
Cash paid for restructuring charges  (9,128)  (7,491)
Changes in assets and liabilities:    
Trade and other receivables  6,288  10,819
Accounts payable  (471)  (732)
Accrued expenses  (21,755)  5,960
Income taxes recoverable (payable), net  10,182  (6,886)
Retirement and pension plan assets and liabilities  1,594  667
Prepayments  2,897  (1,186)
Other assets and liabilities, net  (1,493)  5,277
Net cash provided by operating activities  12,493  44,774
     
Cash flows - investing activities:    
Restricted cash  (6,230)  83
Acquisition of business and earnout payments, net of cash acquired  (52,733)  (3,930)
Capital expenditures  (7,504)  (18,016)
Purchases of available for sale investments  (1,121)  (986)
Proceeds from sale of available for sale investments  137  83
Loan to equity method investment  --  (1,008)
Other, net  200  74
Net cash used in investing activities  (67,251)  (23,700)
     
Cash flows - financing activities:    
Cash dividends paid   (11,991)  (9,723)
Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions  (1,653)  (2,853)
Purchases of treasury stock  (1,123)  -- 
Acquisition earnout payments  (381)  -- 
Net cash used in financing activities  (15,148)  (12,576)
     
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents  2,121  (4,232)
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (67,785)  4,266
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  185,390  181,124
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $ 117,605  $ 185,390
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