SOURCE: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.

August 29, 2016 17:07 ET

Staffing 360 Solutions Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2016

Company Reports Record Revenue of $165.6 Million, Largest Adjusted EBITDA Figure in the Company's History at $4.1 Million, and Operating Cash Flow of $2.1 Million

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 29, 2016) - Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF), a public company executing a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of staffing organizations in the US and UK, today released its financial results for its fiscal year ended May 31, 2016.

"We are pleased to report record financial results for the year," stated Brendan Flood, Executive Chairman of Staffing 360 Solutions. "Since we embarked on our buy-and-build strategy less than 36 months ago we have fueled our growth from nearly zero in revenue during fiscal 2013, to over $165 million of revenue in fiscal 2016. Not only are our financial results improving as a result, we are also proud of the six acquisitions we have completed and the more than 4,000 temporary workers that are now part of our journey at Staffing 360 Solutions."

Summary of the Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2016

  • Revenue was $165.6 million, compared to $128.8 million in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2015, a 28.5% increase.
  • Gross profit was $29.0 million, compared to $22.5 million in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2015, a 28.8% increase.
  • Net loss decreased to $9.7 million* in fiscal 2016, compared to a net loss of $18.1 million in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $4.1 million* in fiscal 2016, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $752,000 in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2015.
  • Cash Flow from Operating Activities was $2.1 million for the year ended May 31, 2016, compared to a negative $3.1 million for the same period in the prior year.

The Company encourages investors to review its Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2016 for additional information regarding the Company's results of operations, liquidity, audited financial statements and other pertinent information.

Summary of the Unaudited Fiscal Fourth Quarter Ended May 31, 2016

  • Revenue was $44.4 million, compared to $32.2 million in the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015, a 37.8% increase.
  • Gross profit was $7.7 million, compared to $5.5 million in the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015, a 38.9% increase.
  • Net loss decreased to $2.8 million*, compared to a net loss of $4.3 million in the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1.1 million*, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $404,000 in the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015.

* A table has been included in this press release reconciling net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year and fiscal fourth quarter.

"This year we have made considerable strides on all fronts," Mr. Flood continued. "We were operating cash flow positive for the fiscal year and we posted our strongest Adjusted EBITDA result in our Company's history -- $4.1 million for the year ended May 31, 2016. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with the progress we have made and the results we have achieved."

Analysis of Financial Results

As a result of the Company's numerous acquisitions and strong organic growth, revenues increased to $165.6 million in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016, compared to $128.8 million for the same period in 2015. Gross profit increased to over $29.0 million in the 2016 fiscal year, compared to $22.5 million for the same period in 2015. This represents gross margin of 17.5% for both periods, which is in line with the Company's expectations for gross profit as a percentage of revenue.

The Company's net loss for the year ended May 31, 2016 was $9.7 million, compared to a net loss of $18.1 million for the same period in 2015. The net loss was primarily attributable to non-cash and non-recurring accounting charges associated with the Company's capital structure.

"Staffing 360 Solutions has grown considerably from where we were a year ago," stated David Faiman, Chief Financial Officer. "Our top line revenue of $165 million is more than 28% greater than the amount achieved last year, and we have made significant progress reducing corporate overheads through our Pathway to Profitability initiative. This year, our operating expenses were reduced to 20.3% of revenue, compared to 23.3% of revenue last year. As Staffing 360 continues to grow through additional acquisitions, we have been experiencing increased productivity among our revenue generators along with reduced corporate overheads, which is helping improve our financial metrics."

Highlights of the 2016 Fiscal Year and Subsequent Events

  • Record levels of revenue, including $165.6 million of revenue for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016, the single largest revenue figure in the Company's history.
  • Experienced over 7% organic growth from the Company's existing staffing divisions in the UK and US.
  • Realized Adjusted EBITDA of $4.1 million for the year and $1.1 million in fiscal Q4 2016, representing positive Adjusted EBITDA for the seventh quarter in a row.
  • Reported operating cash flow of $2.1 million for fiscal 2016, the Company's first full fiscal year positive operating cash flow result.
  • Completed the acquisition of Lighthouse Placement Services, providing engineering workforce solutions to a diverse set of clients, ranging from local firms to international enterprises and defense contractors.
  • Completed the acquisition of The JM Group, one of the UK's leading recruitment firms, which for three decades has provided IT experts to a diverse set of clients across the financial services, professional services and corporate sectors in the United Kingdom.
  • Uplisted to Nasdaq in September 2015 under the symbol STAF and recently rang the opening bell on August 15, 2016. As a Nasdaq-listed company, Staffing 360's ability to communicate its progress with a broader audience is expected to increase, especially as trading volume continues to rise to all-time new levels.
  • Raised $5.3 million in equity through the Company's S-3 registration statement, since it became effective in March 2016. The Company is very pleased with the result and believes this represents a major step toward achieving Staffing 360's larger initiatives to tap the capital markets as it continues to grow the business.

"Staffing 360 Solutions has achieved some major milestones this year," said Matt Briand, President and CEO. "We posted record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, streamlined our operations, uplisted to Nasdaq, all while completing two more acquisitions and achieving strong organic growth. With all of these exciting developments, we encourage investors to join us on our earnings conference call for more details on where we've been and where we're headed as we continue to expand our business in fiscal 2017 and beyond."

Earnings Conference Call

Staffing 360 Solutions will host its earnings conference call on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 9:00 am Eastern to discuss its financial results for the fiscal year and fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, 2016. The conference call will include a Q&A session where investors will have the opportunity to ask questions of management.

The teleconference can be accessed by dialing 877.407.0778 within the United States, 800.756.3429 within the UK, or 201.689.8565 internationally. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the call. There will be a playback of the teleconference available until September 30, 2016. To listen to the playback, dial 877.481.4010 within the United States or 919.882.2331 internationally and use replay ID number: 10067.

The conference call will be simultaneously webcast and available at:
http://www.investorcalendar.com/event/175224

About Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF) is a public company in the staffing sector engaged in the execution of a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations in the US and UK. The Company believes the staffing industry offers opportunities for accretive acquisitions that will drive its annual revenues to $300 million. As part of its targeted consolidation model, the Company is pursuing acquisition targets in the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and IT staffing space. For more information, please visit: www.staffing360solutions.com.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses financial measures which are not calculated and presented in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in evaluating its financial and operational decision making regarding potential acquisitions, as well as a means to evaluate period-to period comparison. The Company presents these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes them to be an important supplemental measure of performance that is commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We refer you to the reconciliations below.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings (or loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and amortization of non-cash stock-based compensation, non-recurring acquisition and restructuring expenses and goodwill impairment charges.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed within this press release are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the timing and ability to enter into any additional acquisitions and expand our business, as well as the size of future revenue or trading volume or future access to capital markets. Although Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Specifically, in order for the Company to achieve annualized revenues of $300 million, the Company will need to successfully raise sufficient capital, to consummate additional target acquisitions, successfully integrate any newly acquired companies, organically grow its business, successfully defend current and any potential future litigation, as well as various additional contingencies, many of which are unknown at this time and generally out of the Company's control. The Company can give no assurance that it will be able to achieve these objectives. Staffing 360 Solutions does not undertake any duty to update any statements contained herein (including any forward-looking statements), except as required by law. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include general industry considerations, regulatory changes, changes in local or national economic conditions, our ability to access the capital markets on terms acceptable to us, or at all, our ability to comply with our contractual covenants, including in respect of our debt and other risks detailed from time to time in Staffing 360 Solutions' reports filed with the SEC, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K.

 
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(All Amounts in Thousands)
       
   May 31,
   2016  2015
         
         
ASSETS        
         
Assets        
 Current Assets  $24,003  $20,145
 Other Assets   31,093   22,187
Total Assets  $55,096  $42,332
         
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Liabilities        
 Current Liabilities  $40,562  $27,549
 Other Liabilities   7,022   5,281
Total Liabilities   47,584   32,830
         
Stockholders' Equity        
 Stockholders' Equity   7,512   8,449
 Non-Controlling Interest   -   1,053
Total Stockholders' Equity   7,512   9,502
         
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $55,096  $42,332
         
 
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(All Amounts in Thousands)
 
       
   For the Years Ended May 31,
   2016  2015
            
Revenue  $165,552   $128,829  
            
Cost of Revenue   136,505    106,281  
            
Gross Profit   29,047    22,548  
            
Operating Expenses   33,645    30,017  
            
Loss from Operations *   (4,598 )  (7,469 )
            
Other Income (Expenses) *   (4,870 )  (10,094 )
            
Loss Before Provision for Income Tax   (9,468 )  (17,563 )
            
 (Provision for) Benefit from Income Taxes   (17 )  60  
            
Net Loss from Continued Operations   (9,485 )  (17,503 )
            
Net Loss from Discontinued Operations   -    (47 )
            
Net Loss **  $(9,485 ) $(17,550 )
            
 Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest   28    471  
            
 Dividends - Series A Preferred Stock   200    50  
            
Net Loss Attributable to Common Stock **  $(9,713 ) $(18,071 )
            
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Calculations
Comparing the Years Ended May 31, 2016 and 2015
(All Amounts in Thousands)
 
             
   For the Years
Ended May 31,
 For the Three Months
Ended May 31,
             
   2016  2015  2016  2015
         (Unaudited)
                      
Revenue  $165,552   $128,829   $44,364   $32,188  
                      
Gross Profit  $29,047   $22,548   $7,667   $5,518  
                      
Loss from Operations *  $(4,598 ) $(7,469 ) $(1,818 ) $(2,578 )
                      
Net Loss Attributable to Common Stock **  $(9,713 ) $(18,071 ) $(2,844 ) $(4,324 )
                      
Adjustments:                     
 Interest Expense *  $2,699   $1,646   $832   $333  
 Provision for (Benefit from) Income Taxes   17    (60 )  16    6  
 Depreciation and Amortization   5,508    6,931    1,113    886  
 Acquisition, Capital Raising & Other Non-Recurring Expenses   3,665    2,209    2,143    1,014  
 Other Non-Cash Charges   2,180    1,778    257    1,286  
 Restructuring Charges   21    5,237    5    842  
 Impairment of Intangibles   -    703    -    -  
 Modification Expense   72    -    -    -  
 Dividends - Series A Preferred Stock   200    50    50    -  
 Other Income   (566 )  (142 )  (523 )  4  
 Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest   28    471    21    357  
                      
Adjusted EBITDA *  $4,111   $752   $1,070   $404  
                      

* During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reclassified certain banking fees, previously reported within Loss from Operations, to Interest Expense for all quarters during the fiscal 2016 year. Adjusted EBITDA has changed as a result, based on these historical adjustments.

** As more fully described in the Company's 10-K, on July 20, 2016, an unfavorable arbitration was reached in an amount estimated to be at least $1.3 million in the aggregate. This amount has already been fully accrued for and expensed on the Company's financial statements. Due to the subsequent notice of this ruling, the accrual for this loss represents the only difference to the preliminary results reported by the Company in its pre-announcement of earnings on June 23, 2016.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Investor Contact:
    Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.
    Darren Minton
    Executive Vice President
    212.634.6413
    Email contact


    Financial Contact:
    Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.
    David Faiman
    Chief Financial Officer
    212.634.6410
    Email contact