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BBSI Announces First Quarter 2010 Operating Results, Financial Guidance for 2Q10 and Conference Call

4/27/2010 Print Version

VANCOUVER, Wash., Apr 27, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Barrett Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:BBSI) reported today a net loss of $1.7 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 compared to a net loss of $3.2 million for the first quarter of 2009. Diluted loss per share for the 2010 first quarter was $.16, as compared to diluted loss per share of $.30 for the same quarter a year ago.

Net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 totaled $58.3 million, an increase of approximately $7.2 million or 14.1% over the $51.1 million for the same quarter in 2009.

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per

share amounts) First Quarter Ended

March 31,

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Results of Operations 2010 2009

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Revenues:

Staffing services $ 27,062 $ 24,042

Professional employer

service fees 31,198 27,030

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Total revenues 58,260 51,072

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Cost of revenues:

Direct payroll costs 20,436 18,069

Payroll taxes and

benefits 24,628 22,627

Workers' compensation 7,819 6,687

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Total cost of revenues 52,883 47,383

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Gross margin 5,377 3,689

Selling, general and

administrative expenses 8,224 8,040

Depreciation and

amortization 377 386

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Loss from operations (3,224) (4,737)

Other income, net 285 115

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Loss before taxes (2,939) (4,622)

Benefit from income taxes (1,253) (1,448)

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Net loss $ (1,686) $ (3,174)

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Basic loss per share $ (.16) $ (.30)

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Weighted average basic

shares outstanding 10,466 10,497

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Diluted loss per share $ (.16) $ (.30)

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Weighted average diluted

shares outstanding 10,466 10,497

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The Company reports its Professional Employer Organization services ("PEO") revenues on a net basis because it is not the primary obligor for the services provided by the Company's PEO clients to their customers. The gross revenues and cost of revenues information below, although not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), is presented for comparison purposes and because management believes such information is more informative as to the level of the Company's business activity and more useful in managing its operations.

(Unaudited)

First Quarter Ended

(in thousands) March 31,

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2010 2009

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Revenues:

Staffing services $ 27,062 $ 24,042

Professional employer

services 235,495 203,825

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Total revenues 262,557 227,867

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Cost of revenues:

Direct payroll costs 223,547 193,556

Payroll taxes and

benefits 24,628 22,627

Workers' compensation 9,005 7,995

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Total cost of revenues 257,180 224,178

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Gross margin $ 5,377 $ 3,689

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Gross revenues of $262.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 increased 15.2% over the similar period in 2009.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP gross revenues to net revenues is as follows:

For the first quarters ended March 31, 2010 and 2009:

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Three Months Ended March 31,

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Gross Revenue Net Revenue

(in thousands) Reporting Method Reclassification Reporting Method

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2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009

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Revenues:

Staffing services $ 27,062 $ 24,042 $ -- $ -- $ 27,062 $ 24,042

Professional

employer services 235,495 203,825 (204,297) (176,795) 31,198 27,030

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Total revenues $ 262,557 $ 227,867 $ (204,297) $ (176,795) $ 58,260 $ 51,072

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Cost of revenues $ 257,180 $ 224,178 $ (204,297) $ (176,795) $ 52,883 $ 47,383

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The following summarizes the unaudited consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

December

March 31, 31,

(in thousands) 2010 2009

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Assets

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Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 28,094 $ 36,671

Marketable securities 15,255 13,766

Trade accounts receivable,

net 44,517 33,070

Income taxes receivable 3,861 4,274

Prepaid expenses and other 2,550 979

Deferred income taxes 5,265 4,071

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Total current assets 99,542 92,831

Marketable securities 7,602 7,473

Property, equipment and

software, net 14,915 14,795

Restricted marketable

securities and workers'

compensation deposits 8,896 2,666

Other assets 3,108 3,104

Workers' compensation

receivables for insured

claims 3,675 3,865

Goodwill, net 47,820 47,338

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$ 185,558 $ 172,072

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Liabilities and Stockholders'

Equity

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Current liabilities:

Accounts payable $ 494 $ 1,117

Accrued payroll, payroll

taxes and related benefits 46,256 30,244

Other accrued liabilities 564 499

Workers' compensation claims

liabilities 10,400 10,509

Safety incentives liabilities 4,159 4,437

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Total current liabilities 61,873 46,806

Long-term workers'

compensation claims

liabilities 15,493 14,560

Long-term workers'

compensation liabilities for

insured claims 2,702 2,729

Deferred income taxes 6,323 6,323

Customer deposits and other

long-term liabilities 1,506 1,527

Stockholders' equity 97,661 100,127

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$ 185,558 $ 172,072

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Outlook for Second Quarter 2010

The Company also disclosed today limited financial guidance with respect to its operating results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2010. The Company expects gross revenues for the second quarter of 2010 to range from $278 million to $282 million, as compared to $248.2 million for the second quarter of 2009, and anticipates diluted earnings for the second quarter of 2010 to range from $.18 to $.20 per share, as compared to a diluted loss per share of $.65 for the same period a year ago. A reconciliation of estimated gross revenues to estimated GAAP net revenues for the second quarter of 2010 is not included because PEO revenues and cost of PEO revenues for the period are not reasonably estimable.

Conference Call

On Wednesday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, William W. Sherertz and James D. Miller will host an investor telephone conference call to discuss first quarter 2010 operating results. To participate in the call, dial (877) 356-3717. The call identification number is 69555097. The conference call will also be webcast live at www.barrettbusiness.com. To access the webcast, click on the Investor Relations section of the Web site and select Webcast. A replay of the call will be available beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. PT and ending on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. To listen to the recording, dial (800) 642-1687 and enter conference identification code 69555097.

Statements in this release about future events or performance, including gross revenues and earnings expectations for the second quarter of 2010, are forward-looking statements, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect future results include economic conditions in the Company's service areas, the effect of changes in the Company's mix of services on gross margin, the Company's ability to retain current customers and to successfully integrate acquired businesses with its existing operations, future workers' compensation claims experience, the effect of changes in the workers' compensation regulatory environment in one or more of its primary markets, the collectibility of accounts receivable and the effect of conditions in the global capital markets on the Company's investment portfolio, among others. Other important factors that may affect the Company's future prospects are described in the Company's 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Although forward-looking statements help to provide complete information about the Company, readers should keep in mind that forward-looking statements may be less reliable than historical information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements in this release to reflect events or changes in circumstances that occur after the date of this release.

BBSI provides a comprehensive range of human resource management solutions to large and small companies throughout many regions of the United States.

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SOURCE: Barrett Business Services, Inc.

CONTACT:  Barrett Business Services, Inc.

William W. Sherertz, President and Chief Executive Officer

(360) 828-0700