SOURCE: Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

November 18, 2010 13:58 ET

Premier Alliance Group Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

Net Revenue Increases 124%

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO), a professional services company focused on business and technology consulting, announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2010.

Highlights

--  Net revenue for the third quarter was $4.8 million compared with
    $2.1 million in the same period of 2009, an increase of 123.8%;

--  Net revenue for the first nine months of 2010 were $11.6 million
    compared with $6.6 million in first 9 months of 2009, an increase of
    75.6%;

--  Ongoing successful consolidation of acquisitions including
    PeopleSource, Inc; Intronics Solutions, LLC; and Q5Group;

Mark Elliott, President of Premier, said, "We are pleased by the third quarter results which reflect the successful integration of our acquisitions this year. As we continue to grow and attract specialized expertise, we are increasingly recognized as a value add partner for existing and new customers in critically important areas. We believe our growing revenue is a reflection of our strategic vision and our highly qualified employees."

Results of Operations Highlights

Net revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $4,779,000, an increase of 123.8%, compared to $2,135,000 for the same period in 2009. For the 2010 year-to-date period revenue was $11,626,000 compared to $6,621,000 for the 2009 year-to-date period, an increase of 75.6%. The increase also reflects the addition of two months of revenue from the PeopleSource acquisition, three months of revenues from the ISG acquisition, and one month of revenues from the Q5Group acquisition, as compared to last year.

Cost of revenues, defined as all costs for billable staff were $3,582,000 or 74.9% of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2010, as compared to $1,539,000 or 72.1% of revenue for the same period in 2009. For the 2010 year-to-date period costs were 76.9% of revenue, and for the 2009 year-to-date period costs were 73.2% of revenue.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $1,059,000 or 22.1% of revenue for the three months ended in September 30, 2010, as compared to $511,000 or 23.9% for the same period in 2009. For the 2010 year-to-date period it was 21.6% as compared to 23.5% for the 2009 year-to-date period mostly reflected because of the increase in revenues attributed to the acquisitions.

Operating income for the three months ended in September 30, 2010, was $137,000 as compared to income of $84,000 for the same period in 2009. For the 2010 year-to-date period, the operating income was $168,233 compared to income of $215,000 for the 2009 year-to-date period. The decrease in operating income is attributed to one time merger costs associated with the ISG and Q5Group acquisitions: including legal, accounting, funding, and consulting costs exceeding $230,000 through September 30, 2010.

Net income for the three months ended in September 30, 2010, was $85,213 or $.01 per diluted share, compared with net income of $107,149 for the same period in 2009, or $.02 per diluted share. For the 2010 year-to-date period net income was $32,729 or $.00 per diluted share, compared to net income of $201,206 or $.03 for the 2009 year-to-date period.

As of September 30, 2010, Premier had cash and cash equivalents of $505,168 representing an increase of $505,168 from September 30, 2009. Net working capital at September 30, 2010, was $584,000 as compared to $342,000 on September 30, 2009. Current assets at September 30, 2010 were $3,170,253. We had long-term debt of $158,482. Shareholders' equity as of September 30, 2010 was $4,631,233, which represented 63% of total assets.

Mr. Elliott concluded, "Our top priority going forward is to continue to broaden the range of services and capabilities we offer by building 'areas of knowledge-based business expertise' and at the same time building a more geographically diverse client base. In this way we can take advantage of opportunities as they arise to strategically assist our customers and deepen our relationships."

                       PREMIER ALLIANCE GROUP, INC.
                         STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
          THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009
                                (Unaudited)


                            Three        Three        Nine        Nine
                            months       months       months      months
                            Ended        ended        ended       ended
                           Sept 30,     Sept 30,     Sept 30,    Sept 30,
                             2010         2009         2010        2009
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
NET REVENUE              $ 4,779,321  $ 2,134,719  $11,626,607  $6,620,738
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
OPERATING EXPENSES:
  Cost of revenues         3,582,664    1,538,907    8,941,687   4,850,285
  Selling, general and
   administrative          1,055,785      510,668    2,510,489   1,550,749
  Depreciation                 3,188        1,104        6,198       4,232
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
   Total operating
    expenses               4,641,637    2,050,679   11,458,374   6,405,266
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS       137,684       84,040      168,233     215,472
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------

OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME:
  Interest expense, net      (72,889)        (996)    (110,802)     (7,232)
  Gain (loss) on
   marketable securities      (1,185)          40       (2,593)     11,932
  Officers' life
   insurance                  36,497       57,646        1,395      65,990
  Equity in net (loss)
   income of
   equity-method
    investee                    (498)      (1,774)      (8,665)        346
  Other income                 2,400            0        4,875       2,400
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
   Total other (expense)
    income                   (35,675)      54,916     (115,790)     73,436
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------

NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE
 INCOME TAXES                102,009      138,956       52,443     288,908
INCOME TAX EXPENSE           (16,796)     (31,807)     (19,714)    (87,702)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------

NET INCOME (LOSS)             85,213      107,149       32,729     201,206
PREFERRED STOCK
 DIVIDENDS EARNED                  -            -            -           -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------
NET INCOME (LOSS)
 AVAILABLE TO COMMON
 STOCKHOLDERS            $    85,213  $   107,149  $    32,729  $  201,206
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ==========
Net income (loss) income
 per share
  Basic                  $      0.01  $      0.02  $      0.01  $     0.03
  Diluted                $      0.01  $      0.02  $      0.01  $     0.03
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ==========
Weighted average number
 of shares
  Basic                    6,949,359    5,897,836    7,579,984   5,878,018
  Diluted                  8,162,408    6,458,582    8,746,120   6,438,764
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ==========

About Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

Premier Alliance Group, Inc. provides business consulting services and human capital solutions to customers with a focus on core areas of business processes used throughout the corporate world including project management, business analysis, business consulting and strategic consulting. Typical initiatives in which Premier provides services include compliance and regulatory, merger and acquisition, and business process reengineering efforts. Clients are serviced with Knowledge-Based expertise from Premier's Business Performance & Technology, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), and Finance and Accounting practice areas. For more information go to: www.premieralliance.com.

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