TrueBlue Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results

TrueBlue Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results

TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TrueBlue, Inc. (NYS: TBI) today reported revenue for the second quarter of 2013 of $422 million, an increase of 19 percent compared to revenue of $354 million for the second quarter of 2012. Net income for the quarter was $12.5 million or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to net income of $10.3 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2012.

"We are pleased with the double-digit year-over-year revenue growth we experienced this quarter," TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper said. "Overall, demand for our specialized blue-collar staffing solutions grew across most industries and locations."


TrueBlue acquired MDT Personnel in the first quarter of 2013 and its integration into the company is now complete, Cooper said.

"Our teams have combined very well and I'm pleased with the way they have engaged our customers," he said. "We've been successful in retaining customers and penetrating more deeply into the market."

Cooper added that TrueBlue is optimistic about the company's growth prospects. "Favorable trends in the staffing industry, along with the strength of our organic and acquisition growth strategies, give us confidence that we're on track to deliver long-term shareholder value. With both the anticipated revenue decline in a large project and MDT integration costs mostly behind us, we expect to see higher levels of profit growth during the remainder of the year."

TrueBlue estimates revenue in the range of $450 million to $460 million and net income per diluted share of $0.44 to $0.49 for the third quarter of 2013.

Management will discuss second quarter 2013 results on a conference call at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (5 pm. Eastern Standard Time), today, Wednesday, July 24. The conference call can be accessed on TrueBlue's web site: www.trueblue.com

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYS: TBI) is the leading provider of blue-collar staffing and helps over 140,000 businesses be more productive through easy access to dependable temporary labor. TrueBlue provides specialized blue-collar staffing solutions to industries that include construction, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, waste, hospitality, retail, renewable energy and more. Through its Labor Ready, CLP, Spartan Staffing, PlaneTechs, and Centerline service lines, TrueBlue connects approximately 350,000 people to work annually across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about TrueBlue at www.trueblue.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This document contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "projects," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "targets," "anticipates," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include statements relating to our future financial condition and operating results, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Examples of such factors can be found in our reports filed with the SEC, including the information under the heading 'Risk Factors' in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2012 and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q subsequently filed. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

TRUEBLUE, INC.

SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

13 Weeks Ended

26 Weeks Ended

June 28,

June 29,

June 28,

June 29,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenue from services

$

422,310

$

354,261

$

768,809

$

665,448

Cost of services

310,437

260,725

570,296

492,677

Gross profit

111,873

93,536

198,513

172,771

Selling, general and administrative expenses

89,339

71,526

177,771

143,610

Depreciation and amortization

5,203

4,729

10,362

9,496

Income from operations

17,331

17,281

10,380

19,665

Interest and other income, net

275

412

752

677

Income before tax expense (benefit)

17,606

17,693

11,132

20,342

Income tax expense (benefit)

5,069

7,356

(330

)

8,475

Net income

$

12,537

$

10,337

$

11,462

$

11,867

Net income per common share

Basic

$

0.31

$

0.26

$

0.29

$

0.30

Diluted

$

0.31

$

0.26

$

0.28

$

0.30

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

40,140

39,701

39,962

39,563

Diluted

40,421

40,097

40,248

39,993

TRUEBLUE, INC.

SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited, in thousands)

June 28,

December 28,

2013

2012

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

136,004

$

129,513

Accounts receivable, net

199,315

167,292

Other current assets

20,884

20,361

Total current assets

356,203

317,166

Property and equipment, net

56,314

58,171

Restricted cash and investments

134,052

136,259

Other assets, net

129,119

90,147

Total assets

$

675,688

$

601,743

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

Current liabilities

$

127,272

$

113,556

Long-term liabilities

194,924

154,513

Total liabilities

322,196

268,069

Shareholders' equity

353,492

333,674

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

675,688

$

601,743

TRUEBLUE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, in thousands)

26 Weeks Ended

June 28,

June 29,

2013

2012

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income

$

11,462

$

11,867

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

10,362

9,496

Provision for doubtful accounts

6,415

2,022

Stock-based compensation

4,594

4,846

Deferred income taxes

(2,564

)

(15

)

Other operating activities

848

972

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions

Accounts receivable

(8,528

)

(11,938

)

Income taxes

(143

)

4,488

Other assets

341

2,084

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

(7,496

)

(3,173

)

Accrued wages and benefits

7,053

5,949

Workers' compensation claims reserve

1,583

882

Other liabilities

186

277

Net cash provided by operating activities

24,113

27,757

Cash flows from investing activities

Capital expenditures

(7,200

)

(9,535

)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(54,873

)

-

Change in restricted cash and cash equivalents

3,709

9,774

Purchases of restricted investments

(6,789

)

(18,153

)

Maturities of restricted investments

10,871

12,726

Other

-

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(54,282

)

(5,188

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Purchases and retirement of common stock

-