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BBSI Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

5/26/2016 Print Version

Q4 Net Revenues Up 11% to $193.8 Million (Non-GAAP Gross Revenues Up 17%), With a 29% Increase in Diluted EPS to $1.55

VANCOUVER, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/26/16 --

Barrett Business Services, Inc. ("BBSI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BBSI), a leading provider of business management solutions, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

BBSI has also filed its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which includes restated audited financial statements for 2013 and 2014, and restated unaudited condensed financial information for each of the quarterly periods during the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, along with the first two quarterly periods of the year ended December 31, 2015.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights vs. Year-Ago Quarter

"Filing our 2015 10-K was the first critical step in becoming current in our filing requirements," said Michael Elich, President and CEO of BBSI. "We believe this process has made us a stronger company, and we look forward to releasing our first quarter 2016 results in the coming weeks. At that time, we will host an investor call to review recent financial and operational performance, as well as introduce our updated 12-month outlook for revenue growth and our 2016 earnings guidance.

"Despite the disruption this restatement process has caused our senior management, the fundamentals of our business are strong, which is a testament to the depth of our branch-level talent. In addition to 17% gross revenue growth in the fourth quarter, same-store sales were up 12.9% and we added 162 net new clients. We look forward to discussing these results in more detail shortly after our first quarter filing."

Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 11% to $193.8 million compared to $174.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Total non-GAAP gross revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 17% to $1.1 billion compared to $931.1 million in the same year-ago quarter (see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below). The increase was primarily due to the continued build in the Company's co-employed client count and same-store sales growth, partially offset by a 11% decline in staffing services revenue.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 32% to $11.4 million or $1.55 per diluted share, compared to $8.7 million or $1.20 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.

At December 31, 2015, the Company's cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities, and restricted securities totaled $305.3 million compared to $239.1 million at December 31, 2014. Total debt was $19.8 million compared to $45.1 million at the end of 2014.

Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Net revenues in 2015 increased 16% to $740.8 million compared to $636.4 million in 2014. Total non-GAAP gross revenues increased 20% to $4.0 billion compared to $3.4 billion in 2014. The increase was primarily due to the continued build in the Company's co-employed client count and 10.2% same-store sales growth.

Net income in 2015 was $25.5 million or $3.47 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $25.5 million or $(3.57) per diluted share in 2014. The net loss in 2014 resulted from the Company's large workers' compensation expense charge of $84.7 million taken in the second quarter of 2014.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company is disclosing non-GAAP gross revenues.

The Company reports its Professional Employer Services revenues on a net basis because it is not the primary obligor for the services provided by the Company's co-employed clients to their customers. The gross revenues and cost of revenues information below, although not in accordance with 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) (Unaudited)
Fourth Quarter Ended Year Ended
(in thousands)December 31, December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(As Restated) (As Restated)
Revenues:
Professional employer services$1,049,556 $885,817 $3,847,595 $3,191,229
Staffing services 40,425 45,313 168,555 165,833
Total revenues 1,089,981 931,130 4,016,150 3,357,062
Cost of revenues:
Direct payroll costs 918,783 785,669 3,375,976 2,827,732
Payroll taxes and benefits 77,162 67,793 312,284 263,100
Workers' compensation 52,879 40,668 198,434 232,825
Total cost of revenues 1,048,824 894,130 3,886,694 3,323,657
Gross margin$41,157 $37,000 $129,456 $33,405

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

(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended December 31,
Gross Revenue Net Revenue
(in thousands) Reporting Method Reclassification Reporting Method
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
(As Restated) (As Restated) (As Restated)
Revenues:
Professional employer services $1,049,556 $885,817 $(896,224) $(756,663) $153,332 $129,154
Staffing services 40,425 45,313 - - 40,425 45,313
Total revenues $1,089,981 $931,130 $(896,224) $(756,663) $193,757 $174,467
Cost of revenues $1,048,824 $894,130 $(896,224) $(756,663) $152,600 $137,467
(Unaudited)
Year Ended December 31,
Gross Revenue Net Revenue
(in thousands) Reporting Method Reclassification Reporting Method
2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014
(As Restated) (As Restated) (As Restated)
Revenues:
Professional employer services $3,847,595 $3,191,229 $(3,275,309) $(2,720,707) $572,286 $470,522
Staffing services 168,555 165,833 - - 168,555 165,833
Total revenues $4,016,150 $3,357,062 $(3,275,309) $(2,720,707) $740,841 $636,355
Cost of revenues $3,886,694 $3,323,657 $(3,275,309) $(2,720,707) $611,385 $602,950

About BBSI

BBSI (NASDAQ: BBSI) is a leading provider of business management solutions, combining human resource outsourcing and professional management consulting to create a unique operational platform that differentiates it from competitors. The Company's integrated platform is built upon expertise in payroll processing, employee benefits, workers' compensation coverage, risk management and workplace safety programs, and human resource administration. BBSI's partnerships help businesses of all sizes improve the efficiency of their operations. The Company works with more than 4,000 clients across all lines of business in 22 states. For more information, please visit www.barrettbusiness.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release about future events or performance, including the effect of recent events on the strength of the Company, 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 changes in executive management, the ineffectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, the Company's relationship with its primary bank lender, potential delisting of the Company's common stock by Nasdaq, current and future shareholder litigation, the ongoing investigation of accounting issues by the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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 clients and attract new clients, the availability of financing or other sources of capital, the potential for material deviations from expected future workers' compensation claims experience, the effect of changes in the workers' compensation regulatory environment in one or more of the Company's primary markets, the collectability of accounts receivable, the carrying value of deferred income tax assets and goodwill, 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 2015 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 are 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.

Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
December 31, December 31,
(in thousands)2015 2014
(As Restated)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$25,218 $11,544
Marketable securities - 29,957
Trade accounts receivable, net 90,529 102,627
Income taxes receivable 1,038 11,947
Prepaid expenses and other 3,173 3,813
Restricted certificates of deposit 10,000 -
Restricted marketable securities and workers' compensation deposits 76,110 3,776
Deferred income taxes 20,941 19,138
Total current assets 227,009 182,802
Marketable securities 6,082 20,930
Property, equipment and software, net 22,820 22,675
Restricted certificates of deposit - 114,335
Restricted marketable securities and workers' compensation deposits 187,916 58,533
Other assets 5,130 5,306
Goodwill 47,820 47,820
$496,777 $452,401
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$19,833 $25,220
Accounts payable 3,217 2,719
Accrued payroll, payroll taxes and related benefits 121,343 115,837
Other accrued liabilities 6,166 6,230
Workers' compensation claims liabilities 65,581 61,064
Safety incentives liabilities 21,253 14,232
Total current liabilities 237,393 225,302
Long-term workers' compensation claims liabilities 190,094 164,214
Long-term debt - 19,833
Deferred income taxes 13,256 8,557
Customer deposits and other long-term liabilities 1,483 1,675
Stockholders' equity 54,551 32,820
$496,777 $452,401

Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)Fourth Quarter Ended Year Ended Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(As Restated) (As Restated)
Revenues:
Professional employer service fees$153,332 $129,154 $572,286 $470,522
Staffing services 40,425 45,313 168,555 165,833
Total revenues 193,757 174,467 740,841 636,355
Cost of revenues:
Direct payroll costs 30,704 34,584 127,964 126,399
Payroll taxes and benefits 77,162 67,793 312,284 263,100
Workers' compensation 44,734 35,090 171,137 213,451
Total cost of revenues 152,600 137,467 611,385 602,950
Gross margin 41,157 37,000 129,456 33,405
Selling, general and administrative expenses 26,338 20,335 90,177 74,065
Depreciation and amortization 738 663 2,851 2,506
Income (loss) from operations 14,081 16,002 36,428 (43,166)
Other (expense) income, net (221) 103 (1,282) 522
Income (loss) before income taxes 13,860 16,105 35,146 (42,644)
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 2,413 7,452 9,652 (17,098)
Net income (loss)$11,447 $8,653 $25,494 $(25,546)
Basic income (loss) per common share$1.59 $1.21 $3.55 $(3.57)
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 7,203 7,122 7,173 7,160
Diluted income (loss) per common share$1.55 $1.20 $3.47 $(3.57)
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding 7,396 7,234 7,353 7,160

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