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Heidrick & Struggles Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Financial Results

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping services globally, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. 

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Highlights:

  • Fourth quarter net revenue (revenue before reimbursements) increased 2.8% (approximately 5% on a constant currency basis) to $121.3 million from $118.0 million in the 2013 fourth quarter. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1)  in the fourth quarter improved to $9.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin(1)  was 7.9%, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $7.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.3% in the 2013 fourth quarter. 
  • For the year, net revenue of $494.3 million increased 7.0% from $462.0 million in 2013.  Exchange rate fluctuations had less than a one percent impact on 2014 net revenue.
  • Adjusted EBITDA  improved to $48.9 million in 2014 and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 9.9%, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $39.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 8.6% in 2013. 
  • The number of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants was 307 at December 31, 2014 compared to 293 at December 31, 2013. 
  • Specific to Executive Search and Leadership Consulting, consultant productivity, as measured by net revenue per consultant, was $1.4 million in the fourth quarter and $1.5 million for the year.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, intangible amortization, stock-based compensation expense, compensation expense associated with Senn Delaney retention awards, earnout accretion expense related to acquisitions, restructuring charges, and other non-operating income (expense).  Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP financial measures which the company believes are useful to management and meaningful to investors because they provide insight into the ongoing operating results of the company's core business.  A reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are provided on the last page of the financial statements in this release.

"Our fourth quarter and full-year results show year-over-year growth in net revenue, profitability, consultant headcount and year-end productivity," said Tracy Wolstencroft, Heidrick & Struggles' President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The results represent solid progress toward many of the initial goals we established when I arrived at Heidrick a year ago, namely to attract and retain exceptional consultant talent while fostering collaboration and teamwork across our global platform.  We are focused on leveraging what we accomplished in 2014 to deliver unparalleled expertise and service to our clients, accelerate growth and drive shareholder value."

2014 Fourth Quarter Results

Consolidated net revenue (revenue before reimbursements) increased 2.8 percent, or $3.3 million, to $121.3 million from $118.0 million in the 2014 fourth quarter.  Exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted results by $2.7 million, or approximately 2 percent.

Executive Search and Leadership Consulting net revenue increased 1.7 percent year over year, or $1.9 million, to $112.7 million. The improvement was driven by performance in the Americas, where revenue increased 6.3 percent or $4.0 million, offset by year-over-year declines of $0.7 million in Europe (an increase of $0.8 million on a constant currency basis) and $1.4 million in Asia Pacific ($0.6 million on a constant currency basis).  From a global practices perspective, the Financial Services and Consumer Markets industry practices were the drivers of year-over-year growth.

Net revenue from Culture Shaping services increased 18.6 percent, or $1.3 million, to $8.5 million from $7.2 million in the 2014 fourth quarter. The improvement in net revenue primarily reflects a higher volume of business.

The company ended the fourth quarter and 2014 with 307 Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants compared to 293 at December 31, 2013 and 311 at September 30, 2014.  Productivity, as measured by annualized Executive Search and Leadership Consulting net revenue per consultant, was $1.4 million in the 2014 fourth quarter compared to $1.5 million in the 2013 fourth quarter.  Specific to Executive Search, the company's primary business, the number of confirmed searches in the 2014 fourth quarter was essentially the same as in the 2013 fourth quarter, while the average revenue per executive search was $124,800 compared to $118,800 in the 2013 fourth quarter.

Salaries and employee benefits expense in the fourth quarter increased 2.5 percent, or $2.1 million, to $85.4 million from $83.3 million in the 2013 fourth quarter.  Fixed compensation expense increased $1.2 million mostly reflecting an increase salaries and employee benefits expense. Variable compensation expense increased $0.9 million, primarily related to improved company performance. Salaries and employee benefits expense was 70.4 percent of net revenue for the quarter, compared to 70.6 percent in the 2013 fourth quarter. 

General and administrative expenses declined 4.6 percent, or $1.5 million, to $32.1 million from $33.6 million in the 2013 fourth quarter.  The decrease primarily reflects the timing of professional services fees. As a percentage of net revenue, general and administrative expenses were 26.5 percent compared to 28.5 percent in the 2013 fourth quarter. 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)  in the 2014 fourth quarter improved to $9.5 million compared to $7.4 million in the 2013 fourth quarter.  The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenue) in the 2014 fourth quarter was 7.9 percent, compared to 6.3 percent in the 2013 fourth quarter.  The year-over-year improvement in Adjusted EBITDA reflects higher net revenue and a decline in general and administrative expenses, partially offset by the increase in salaries and employee benefits expense. 

Operating income in the fourth quarter increased by $2.7 million to $3.8 million and operating margin (operating income as a percentage of net revenue) improved to 3.1 percent, compared to operating income of $1.1 million and operating margin of 0.9 percent in the 2013 fourth quarter. 

Net income in the 2014 fourth quarter was $0.8 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.04, based on an effective tax rate of 62.2 percent in the quarter.  The effective tax rate was higher than the statutory rate primarily because of losses incurred that could not be benefitted for tax purposes due to valuation allowances in certain jurisdictions. Net income in the 2013 fourth quarter was $1.5 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.08, based on an effective tax benefit rate of 115 percent that primarily reflected the release of a valuation allowance. 

Net cash provided by operating activities in the 2014 fourth quarter was $58.8 million, compared to $55.9 million in the 2013 fourth quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2014 were $211.4 million ($181.9 million net of debt), compared to $159.5 million at September 30, 2014 ($128.5 million net of debt), and $181.6 million at December 31, 2013 ($146.1 million net of debt).  

2014 Results

For the year ended December 31, 2014 consolidated net revenue of $494.3 million increased 7.0 percent from $462.0 million in 2013. The impact of exchange rate fluctuations was less than 1 percent.

Executive Search and Leadership Consulting net revenue increased 5.1 percent year over year, or $22.3 million, to $459.5 million, driven a 21.0 percent increase in Europe (approximately 18 percent on a constant currency basis).  Compared to 2013, revenue in the Americas increased 1.6 percent and revenue in Asia Pacific was essentially flat (increased approximately 2 percent on a constant currency basis).  From a global practices perspective, the Consumer Markets, Financial Services and Global Technology & Services industry groups were the drivers of year-over-year growth.

Net revenue from Culture Shaping services increased 40.2 percent, or $10.0 million, to $34.8 million from $24.8 million in 2013.  Reported results in 2013 excluded $4.1 million of pre-acquisition deferred revenue related to Senn Delaney that the company was unable to recognize as a result of purchase accounting, compared to $0.4 million in 2014.

Productivity, as measured by annualized Executive Search and Leadership Consulting net revenue per consultant, increased to $1.5 million in 2014 compared to $1.4 million 2013.  Specific to Executive Search, the company's primary business, the number of confirmed searches was 3,750 in 2014 compared to 3,567 in 2013 and the average revenue per executive search was $116,000 compared to $113,400 in 2013. 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)  in 2014 improved to $48.9 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 9.9 percent, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $39.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 8.6 percent in 2013. Operating income in 2014 improved to $26.7 million and operating margin was 5.4 percent compared to operating income of $15.6 million and operating margin of 3.4 percent in 2013.

Net income in 2014 was $6.8 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.37, reflecting an effective tax rate of 71.9 percent.  Net income in 2013 was $6.3 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.35, reflecting an effective tax rate of 52.6 percent.  In addition to valuation allowances established in 2014 that negatively impacted the 2014 tax rate, the effective tax rates in both years are higher than the statutory rate primarily because of losses incurred that could not be benefitted for tax purposes.

2015 First Quarter Outlook

The company is forecasting 2015 first quarter consolidated net revenue of between $108 million and $118 million. This forecast is based on the average currency rates in January 2015 and reflects, among other factors, assumptions for the anticipated volume of new Executive Search confirmations, Leadership Consulting assignments and Culture Shaping services, the current backlog, consultant productivity, consultant retention, and the seasonality of its business.

Wolstencroft added, "We are optimistic about the outlook for our business in 2015.  Our priorities are to deploy capital to attract and retain the best consultants in the world while continuing to invest in service offerings that enable Heidrick & Struggles to provide increasing value to our clients as a fully integrated leadership advisory firm.  We believe we are in a stronger position today to drive revenue growth, improve market share, and increase profitability."

Quarterly Conference Call

Executives of Heidrick & Struggles will host a conference call to review the fourth quarter and 2014 results today, February 24, at 9 a.m. Central Time. Participants may access the company's call and supporting slides through its website 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.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For more than 60 years, we have helped our clients build strong leadership teams through quality service, deep insights and our relationships with talented individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. 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 comprehensive 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 to the non-GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin.  Adjusted EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, intangible amortization, stock-based compensation expense, compensation expense associated with Senn Delaney retention awards, earnout accretion expense related to acquisitions, restructuring charges, and other non-operating income (expense).  Adjusted EBITDA margin refers to Adjusted EBITDA (as explained above) as a percentage of net revenue in the same period. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income is provided on the last page of this release.

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.

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; 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 utilize 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 impairment of our goodwill and other intangible assets; and the ability to align our cost structure and headcount with net revenue. For more information on the factors that could affect the outcome of forward-looking statements, refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, under Risk Factors in Item 1A and our quarterly filings with the SEC. We caution the reader that the list of factors may not be exhaustive. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Press Release Contacts:

H&S Investors & Analysts Contact:
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1 312 496 1774, jcreed@heidrick.com

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312.496.1788, lrandazzo@heidrick.com

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 Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. 

 Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income 

 (In thousands, except per share data) 

  (Unaudited) 


















Three months ended






December 31,






2014


2013


 $ Change 


 % Change 

Revenue:








Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$121,262


$118,003


$3,259


2.8%

Reimbursements

5,226


4,850


376


7.8%

Total revenue

126,488


122,853


3,635


3.0%









Operating expenses:








Salaries and employee benefits

85,359


83,283


2,076


2.5%

General and administrative expenses

32,099


33,639


(1,540)


-4.6%

Reimbursed expenses

5,226


4,850


376


7.8%

Total operating expenses

122,684


121,772


(912)


-0.7%

Operating income

3,804


1,081


2,723


251.9%









Non-operating expense:








Interest, net

(126)


(55)





Other, net

(1,664)


(327)





Net non-operating expense

(1,790)


(382)













Income before income taxes

2,014


699





Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

1,252


(803)





Net income 

762


1,502





Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

(2,847)


919





Comprehensive income

($2,085)


$2,421













Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

18,240


18,115





Dilutive common shares

293


191





Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

18,533


18,306













Basic net income per common share

$0.04


$0.08





Diluted net income per common share

$0.04


$0.08













Salaries and employee benefits as a % of net revenue

70.4%


70.6%





General and administrative expense as a % of net revenue

26.5%


28.5%





Operating income as a % of net revenue

3.1%


0.9%





 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Segment Information

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)





























Three Months Ended December 31,







$


%


2014


2013



2014


2013


Change


 Change


Margin *


Margin *

Revenue:












    Executive Search and Leadership Consulting













Americas

$67,796


$63,800


$3,996


6.3%






Europe

24,347


25,039


(692)


-2.8%






Asia Pacific

20,570


21,954


(1,384)


-6.3%






      Total Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

112,713


110,793


1,920


1.7%





    Culture Shaping

8,549


7,210


1,339


18.6%






      Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

121,262


118,003


3,259


2.8%






Reimbursements

5,226


4,850


376


7.8%






      Total revenue

$126,488


$122,853


$3,635


3.0%


















Operating income: ^












    Executive Search and Leadership Consulting













Americas

$14,416


$13,143


$1,273


9.7%


21.3%


20.6%


Europe

433


(1,773)


2,206


124.4%


1.8%


-7.1%


Asia Pacific

96


(1,119)


1,215


108.6%


0.5%


-5.1%


      Total Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

14,945


10,251


4,694


45.8%


13.3%


9.3%

    Culture Shaping

978


(524)


1,502


286.6%


11.4%


-7.3%


      Total segments

15,923


9,727


6,196


63.7%


13.1%


8.2%

    Global Operations Support

(12,119)


(8,646)


(3,473)


-40.2%


-10.0%


-7.3%


      Operating income

$3,804


$1,081


$2,723


251.9%


3.1%


0.9%


*   Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).











^    During 2014, consistent with the Company's practice to periodically review its reporting structure and segments, the Company evaluated its allocation of corporate and support costs to each of its regions. In conjunction with that review, to better align our cost and reporting structure, additional costs were allocated to the regions reflecting the Company's current view of the costs necessary to support the regional operations. The prior period results have been recast to reflect these changes and present comparative year-over-year results.






 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

 Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)


















Twelve months ended






December 31,






2014


2013


$ Change


% Change

Revenue:








Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$494,292


$461,995


$32,297


7.0%

Reimbursements

18,947


18,998


(51)


-0.3%

Total revenue

513,239


480,993


32,246


6.7%









Operating expenses:








Salaries and employee benefits

337,448


319,499


17,949


5.6%

General and administrative expenses

130,191


126,931


3,260


2.6%

Reimbursed expenses

18,947


18,998


(51)


-0.3%

Total operating expenses

486,586


465,428


21,158


4.5%

Operating income

26,653


15,565


11,088


71.2%









Non-operating expense:








Interest, net

(358)


(175)





Other, net

(2,108)


(2,002)





Net non-operating expense

(2,466)


(2,177)












Income before income taxes

24,187


13,388





Provision for income taxes

17,390


7,041





Net income 

6,797


6,347





Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

(3,746)


9





Comprehensive income

$3,051


$6,356













Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

18,210


18,077





Dilutive common shares

222


155





Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

18,432


18,232





Basic net income per common share

$0.37


$0.35





Diluted net income per common share

$0.37


$0.35













Salaries and employee benefits as a % of net revenue

68.3%


69.2%





General and administrative expense as a % of net revenue

26.3%


27.5%





Operating income as a % of net revenue

5.4%


3.4%





 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Segment Information

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)





























Twelve Months Ended December 31,







$


%


2014


2013



2014


2013


Change


 Change


Margin *


Margin *

Revenue:












    Executive Search and Leadership Consulting













Americas

$260,830


$256,706


$4,124


1.6%






Europe

108,979


90,081


18,898


21.0%






Asia Pacific

89,732


90,418


(686)


-0.8%






      Total Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

459,541


437,205


22,336


5.1%





    Culture Shaping

34,751


24,790


9,961


40.2%






      Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

494,292


461,995


32,297


7.0%






Reimbursements

18,947


18,998


(51)


-0.3%






      Total revenue

$513,239


$480,993


$32,246


6.7%


















Operating income: ^












    Executive Search and Leadership Consulting













Americas

$57,682


$60,171


($2,489)


-4.1%


22.1%


23.4%


Europe

4,806


(6,513)


11,319


173.8%


4.4%


-7.2%


Asia Pacific

4,886


3,678


1,208


32.8%


5.4%


4.1%


      Total Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

67,374


57,336


10,038


17.5%


14.7%


13.1%

    Culture Shaping

4,621


(4,215)


8,836


209.6%


13.3%


-17.0%


      Total segments

71,995


53,121


18,874


35.5%


14.6%


11.5%

    Global Operations Support

(45,342)


(37,556)


(7,786)


-20.7%


-9.2%


-8.1%


      Operating income

$26,653


$15,565


$11,088


71.2%


5.4%


3.4%


*   Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).











^    During 2014, consistent with the Company's practice to periodically review its reporting structure and segments, the Company evaluated its allocation of corporate and support costs to each of its regions. In conjunction with that review, to better align our cost and reporting structure, additional costs were allocated to the regions reflecting the Company's current view of the costs necessary to support the regional operations. The prior period results have been recast to reflect these changes and present comparative year-over-year results.






 

 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)






 December 31, 


December 31,





2014


2013





(Unaudited)



Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$211,352


$181,646


Restricted cash


6,501


130


Accounts receivable, net


68,353


71,666


Other receivables


10,613


6,906


Prepaid expenses


14,536


14,786


Other current assets


1,592


1,807


Income taxes recoverable


5,288


5,772


Deferred income taxes


12,094


8,061



Total current assets


330,329


290,774








Non-current assets:






Property and equipment, net


30,417


34,961


Restricted cash


1,411


7,878


Assets designated for retirement and pension plans

19,426


22,685


Investments


13,989


13,848


Other non-current assets


6,601


5,693


Goodwill


122,176


123,274


Other intangible assets, net


20,939


26,637


Deferred income taxes


23,413


27,474



Total non-current assets


238,372


262,450








Total assets


$568,701


$553,224








Current liabilities:






Current portion of debt


$6,000


$6,000


Accounts payable


5,493


7,791


Accrued salaries and employee benefits


130,434


109,943


Deferred revenue, net


30,452


27,714


Other current liabilities


26,835


18,938


Income taxes payable


6,684


5,401



Total current liabilities


205,898


175,787








Non-current liabilities:






Non-current debt, less current maturities


23,500


29,500


Retirement and pension plans


39,892


38,735


Other non-current liabilities


54,747


61,329



Total non-current liabilities


118,139


129,564








Stockholders' equity


244,664


247,873








Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$568,701


$553,224








 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






























 Twelve Months Ended 






 December 31, 






2014


2013









Cash flows - operating activities:





Net income

$6,797


$6,347


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization

15,312


16,275



Deferred income taxes

237


(3,749)



Stock-based compensation expense

3,579


3,747



Accretion expense related to earnout payments

1,854


2,082



Cash paid for restructuring charges

(142)


(999)



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







Accounts and other receivables

(4,129)


236




Accounts payable

(2,113)


(504)




Accrued expenses

29,979


12,888




Deferred revenue

3,486


2,735




Income taxes recoverable, net

1,482


4,292




Retirement and pension assets and liabilities

4,477


1,201




Prepaid expenses

(207)


(625)




Other assets and liabilities, net

(3,848)


107





Net cash provided by operating activities

56,764


44,033









Cash flows - investing activities:





Restricted cash

(53)


26


Acquisition of business and earnout payments, net of cash acquired

-


(1,023)


Capital expenditures

(3,359)


(3,731)


Purchases of available for sale investments 

(963)


(749)


Proceeds from sale of available for sale investments

1,084


252





Net cash used in investing activities

(3,291)


(5,225)









Cash flows - financing activities:





Proceeds from debt issuance

-


40,000


Debt repayment

(6,000)


(4,500)


Cash dividends paid 

(9,864)


(7,260)


Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions

(406)


(713)


Acquisition earnout payments

(3,390)


(357)





Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(19,660)


27,170









Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents

(4,107)


(1,937)









Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

29,706


64,041

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

181,646


117,605

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 211,352


$ 181,646

 

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




























 Three Month Ended 






 December 31, 






2014


2013









Cash flows - operating activities:





Net income

$762


$1,502


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization

3,953


4,229



Deferred income taxes

(5,396)


(3,249)



Stock-based compensation expense

694


972



Accretion expense related to earnout payments

546


532



Cash paid for restructuring charges

(34)


(81)



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







Accounts and other receivables

23,067


21,843




Accounts payable

64


1,877




Accrued expenses

31,753


24,961




Deferred revenue

(1,000)


771




Income taxes (payable) recoverable, net

3,702


(534)




Retirement and pension assets and liabilities

4,377


627




Prepaid expenses

350


2,582




Other assets and liabilities, net

(4,026)


(133)





Net cash provided by operating activities

58,812


55,899









Cash flows - investing activities:





Restricted cash

50


76


Acquisition of business and earnout payments, net of cash acquired

-


(1,023)


Capital expenditures

(750)


(1,811)


Purchases of available for sale investments 

(67)


(88)


Proceeds from sale of available for sale investments

118


97





Net cash used in investing activities

(649)


(2,749)









Cash flows - financing activities:





Debt repayment

(1,500)


(1,500)


Cash dividends paid 

(2,500)


(2,385)


Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions

-


(66)





Net cash used in financing activities

(4,000)


(3,951)









Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents

(2,348)


(343)









Net increase in cash and cash equivalents




Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

51,815


48,856

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

159,537


132,790






$211,352


$181,646

 

 Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. 

 Reconciliation of Net Income and Operating Income (GAAP) to 

 Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) 

 (In thousands) 

  (Unaudited) 



























 Three Months Ended 


 Twelve Months Ended 





 December 31, 


 December 31,  





2014


2013


2014


2013












 Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) 

$121,262


$118,003


$494,292


$461,995












 Net income 

762


1,502


6,797


6,347


 Interest, net 

(126)


(55)


(358)


(175)


 Other, net 

(1,664)


(327)


(2,108)


(2,002)


 Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 

1,252


(803)


17,390


7,041

 Operating income 

3,804


1,081


26,653


15,565












 Adjustments 









 Salaries and employee benefits 










 Stock-based compensation expense 

694


972


3,128


3,447



 Senn Delaney retention awards 

542


582


2,000


2,332


 General and administrative expenses 










 Depreciation 

2,589


2,754


9,802


10,443



 Intangible amortization 

1,364


1,475


5,510


5,832



 Earnout accretion 

546


532


1,854


2,082




 Total adjustments 

5,735


6,315


22,294


24,136












 Adjusted EBITDA 

$9,539


$7,396


$48,947


$39,701

 Adjusted EBITDA Margin 

7.9%


6.3%


9.9%


8.6%

 

 

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SOURCE Heidrick & Struggles


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