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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
___________________________________________ 
FORM 8-K
 
 ___________________________________________
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 31, 2017
 
___________________________________________ 
Kforce Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
___________________________________________ 
 
Florida
 
000-26058
 
59-3264661
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 552-5000
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 31, 2017, Kforce Inc. issued a press release regarding its earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report and is incorporated into this Report by reference.
The information furnished herewith pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information contained in this Form 8-K and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Kforce Inc., whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished herewith:
 
Exhibit
Number
  
Description
 
 
  
Earnings Release of Kforce Inc. dated 10/31/2017.






SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KFORCE INC.
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
October 31, 2017
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ DAVID M. KELLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
David M. Kelly,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KFORCE INC.
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
October 31, 2017
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ JEFFREY B. HACKMAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeffrey B. Hackman,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Principal Accounting Officer)


Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
 
 
  
Kforce Inc.
1001 East Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(NASDAQ: KFRC)
 
 
AT THE FIRM
Michael R. Blackman
Chief Corporate Development Officer
(813) 552-2927
KFORCE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER REVENUES OF $341.1 MILLION
THIRD QUARTER NET INCOME OF $10.1 MILLION, OR $0.40 PER SHARE
ADJUSTED THIRD QUARTER NET INCOME OF $11.5 MILLION, OR $0.45 PER SHARE
TAMPA, FL, October 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq: KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, today announced results for its third quarter of 2017. Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were $341.1 million compared to $340.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, an increase of 0.2%, and compared to $336.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, an increase of 1.4%. Our revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were negatively impacted by approximately $1.0 million as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Adjusted revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were $342.1 million, an increase of 3.3% year-over-year on a billing day basis1. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was $10.1 million, or $0.40 per share, as compared to $11.1 million, or $0.44 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, and compared to $9.0 million, or $0.34 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Adjusted net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was $11.5 million, or $0.45 per share, compared to adjusted net income of $11.6 million, or $0.44 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 20162.
David L. Dunkel, Chairman and CEO, said, “We are pleased with our results for the third quarter of 2017 as year-over-year revenue growth rates accelerated while we were also able to improve our Flex gross profit margins in each of our lines of business from second quarter levels. We are particularly pleased with the performance of our largest business, Tech Flex, as revenues grew 3.3% on a year-over-year billing day basis, or 3.6% as adjusted for the hurricane impact1. Our results in the third quarter continue to reinforce our belief in the strength of the demand environment in Tech, where our clients now have to keep their customer-facing technologies current in addition to leveraging technology to enhance internal operating efficiencies. We are also very pleased with our KGS business as we secured two strategic prime contract wins in Q3. These wins awarded under the T4 Next Generation contract vehicle by the US Department of Veterans Affairs have a total contract value of nearly $100 million, which we expect will be realized over five years and will be incremental to our current revenue base. During the third quarter, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted many of our employees, consultants and clients. During these difficult times, we were very proud to have prioritized caring for our people and clients over profits by supporting them in their time of need, including continuing to pay our consultants when our clients were not open and contributing $1.0 million towards disaster relief efforts.”
Joseph J. Liberatore, President, said, “We believe we are pursuing the mix of business that will lead to the greatest long-term success and remain highly focused on the actions necessary to further accelerate revenue growth and improve associate productivity, particularly in our Tech Flex business. To that end, we are pleased to have completed the deployment of our customer relationship management solution to all of our field offices during the third quarter of 2017.”
David M. Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, said, “We continue to make progress towards our operating margin target of 7.5% when $1.6 billion in annualized revenue is reached and at least 6.3% at $1.4 billion in annualized revenue. During the third quarter of 2017, we repurchased approximately $1.4 million in common stock and continue to believe that our stock is attractively priced at current levels. We expect to continue to invest in our business to take advantage of the positive demand environment. We are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend on Kforce common stock of $0.12 per share. The cash dividend will be payable on December 22, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 8, 2017.”






Looking forward to the fourth quarter of 2017, there will be 61 billing days, which is the same as the fourth quarter of 2016, as compared to 63 billing days in the third quarter of 2017. Current estimates for the fourth quarter of 2017 are:
Revenues of $338 million to $342 million
Earnings per share of $0.42 to $0.44
Gross profit margin of 30.1% to 30.3%
Flex gross profit margin of 27.9% to 28.1%
SG&A expense as a percent of revenue of 23.9% to 24.1%
Operating margin of 5.4% to 5.8%
Effective tax rate of 38.0%
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Kforce will host a conference call to discuss these results. The call will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The prepared remarks for this call are available on the Investor Relations page of the Kforce Inc. website (http://investor.kforce.com/) under Events & Presentations.
The dial-in number is (877) 344-3890. The conference passcode is Kforce. The replay of the call will be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 through November 7, 2017 by dialing (855) 859-2056, passcode 6056557.
This call is being webcast by Shareholder.com and can be accessed on the Investor Relations page of the Kforce Inc. website (http://investor.kforce.com/). The webcast replay will be available until November 7, 2017.
About Kforce
Kforce (Nasdaq:KFRC) is a professional staffing and solutions firm providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions in the skill areas of technology and finance & accounting. Backed by nearly 2,600 associates and over 11,000 consultants on assignment, Kforce is committed to “Great People = Great Results” for our valued clients and consultants. Kforce operates with 60 offices located throughout the United States. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.kforce.com.
The Kforce Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3749.
End Notes:
1 A non-GAAP financial measure, see Reconciliation of Revenue and Gross Profit in the Adjusted Financial Performance Measures section.
2 A non-GAAP financial measure, see Reconciliation of Tax Impact and Profitability in the Adjusted Financial Performance Measures section.
Certain of the above statements contained in this press release, including earnings projections, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: business conditions, growth in temporary staffing and the general economy; competitive factors, risks due to shifts in the market demand; a reduction in the supply of candidates or the Firm's ability to attract such candidates; the success of the Firm in attracting and retaining revenue-generating talent; changes in the service mix; ability of the Firm to repurchase shares; the effect of adverse weather conditions; changes in our effective tax rate; changes in government regulations, laws and policies that are adverse to our businesses; risk of contract performance, delays or termination or the failure to obtain awards, task orders or funding under contracts; changes in client demand; and the risk factors listed from time to time in the Firm’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Firm’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. In particular, the Firm makes no assurances that the estimates of continuing operations will be achieved or that we will continue to increase our market share, successfully manage risks to our revenue stream, successfully put into place the people and processes that will create future success or further accelerate our revenue. The terms “should,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “foresee,” “plan” and similar expressions and variations thereof contained in this press release identify certain of such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. As a result, such forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and the Firm undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.






Kforce Inc.
Summary of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Sept. 30, 2017
 
Jun. 30, 2017
 
Sept. 30, 2016
Revenue by function:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Technology
 
$
229,281

 
$
228,369

 
$
225,524

 Finance & accounting
 
85,225

 
88,266

 
84,118

 Government solutions
 
26,547

 
23,674

 
26,818

Total net service revenues
 
341,053

 
340,309

 
336,460

Direct costs of services
 
236,678

 
236,390

 
231,080

Gross profit
 
104,375

 
103,919

 
105,380

GP %
 
30.6
%
 
30.5
%
 
31.3
%
Flex GP %
 
28.0
%
 
27.6
%
 
28.6
%
Selling, general & administrative expenses
 
81,921

 
82,506

 
87,803

Depreciation & amortization
 
2,110

 
2,053

 
2,075

Income from operations
 
20,344

 
19,360

 
15,502

Other expense, net
 
1,364

 
1,357

 
778

Income before income taxes
 
18,980

 
18,003

 
14,724

Income tax expense
 
8,881

 
6,859

 
5,704

Net income
 
$
10,099

 
$
11,144

 
$
9,020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share - diluted
 
$
0.40

 
$
0.44

 
$
0.34

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
 
25,535

 
25,482

 
26,173

Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
24,238

 
$
23,258

 
$
18,919

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billing days
 
63

 
64

 
64






Kforce Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
703

 
$
1,482

Trade receivables, net of allowances
243,843

 
206,361

Income tax refund receivable
1,893

 
172

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
12,685

 
10,691

Total current assets
259,124

 
218,706

Fixed assets, net
40,654

 
43,145

Other assets, net
37,265

 
30,511

Deferred tax assets, net
19,803

 
23,449

Intangible assets, net
3,384

 
3,642

Goodwill
45,968

 
45,968

Total assets
$
406,198

 
$
365,421

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities
$
34,476

 
$
37,230

Accrued payroll costs
51,135

 
44,137

Other current liabilities
1,887

 
1,765

Income taxes payable
486

 
221

Total current liabilities
87,984

 
83,353

Long-term debt – credit facility
126,100

 
111,547

Long-term debt – other
2,773

 
3,984

Other long-term liabilities
47,062

 
44,801

Total liabilities
263,919

 
243,685

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
Stockholders’ Equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock

 

Common stock
712

 
713

Additional paid-in capital
435,275

 
428,212

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income
(155
)
 
184

Retained earnings
192,158

 
174,967

Treasury stock, at cost
(485,711
)
 
(482,340
)
Total stockholders’ equity
142,279

 
121,736

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
406,198

 
$
365,421








Kforce Inc.
Key Statistics
(Unaudited)
 
 
Q3 2017
 
Q2 2017
 
Q3 2016
Total Firm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flex revenue (000’s)
 
$
328,904

 
$
326,456

 
$
323,484

Hours (000’s)
 
5,646

 
5,632

 
5,597

Flex GP %
 
28.0
%
 
27.6
%
 
28.6
%
Direct Hire revenue (000’s)
 
$
12,149

 
$
13,853

 
$
12,976

Placements
 
881

 
974

 
940

Average fee
 
$
13,784

 
$
14,227

 
$
13,802

Billing days
 
63

 
64

 
64

Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flex revenue (000’s)
 
$
224,148

 
$
222,744

 
$
220,376

Hours (000’s)
 
3,299

 
3,234

 
3,254

Flex GP %
 
27.0
%
 
26.9
%
 
27.2
%
Direct Hire revenue (000’s)
 
$
5,133

 
$
5,625

 
$
5,148

Placements
 
303

 
317

 
297

Average fee
 
$
16,917

 
$
17,753

 
$
17,343

Finance & Accounting
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flex revenue (000’s)
 
$
78,209

 
$
80,038

 
$
76,290

Hours (000’s)
 
2,347

 
2,398

 
2,343

Flex GP %
 
29.0
%
 
28.8
%
 
29.6
%
Direct Hire revenue (000’s)
 
$
7,016

 
$
8,228

 
$
7,828

Placements
 
578

 
657

 
643

Average fee
 
$
12,139

 
$
12,526

 
$
12,169

Government Solutions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flex revenue (000’s)
 
$
26,547

 
$
23,674

 
$
26,818

Flex GP %
 
34.3
%
 
29.8
%
 
36.4
%
Kforce Inc.
Revenue Growth Rates
(Per Billing Day)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Rates
 
 
(Per Billing Day)
 
 
Q3 2017
 
Q2 2017
 
Q1 2017
 
Q4 2016
 
Q3 2016
Tech Flex
 
3.3
 %
 
1.5
 %
 
2.7
 %
 
1.4
 %
 
(2.7
)%
Tech Direct Hire
 
1.3
 %
 
9.3
 %
 
(4.1
)%
 
(13.1
)%
 
(10.2
)%
Total Tech
 
3.3
 %
 
1.7
 %
 
2.5
 %
 
1.1
 %
 
(2.8
)%
FA Flex
 
4.1
 %
 
4.3
 %
 
7.5
 %
 
2.1
 %
 
(0.5
)%
FA Direct Hire
 
(9.0
)%
 
(2.4
)%
 
(11.7
)%
 
(15.4
)%
 
(6.9
)%
Total FA
 
2.9
 %
 
3.6
 %
 
5.8
 %
 
0.4
 %
 
(1.2
)%
Total Staffing (Total Tech and FA)
 
3.2
 %
 
2.2
 %
 
3.4
 %
 
0.9
 %
 
(2.4
)%
GS
 
0.6
 %
 
(6.4
)%
 
6.6
 %
 
4.0
 %
 
10.1
 %
Total Firm
 
3.0
 %
 
1.6
 %
 
3.7
 %
 
1.1
 %
 
(1.5
)%






Kforce Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)

The following non-GAAP financial measures presented may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies, as other companies may calculate such financial results differently. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to amounts presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company views these non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental and they are not intended to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial results. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.
Free Cash Flow
“Free Cash Flow”, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined by Kforce as net cash provided by operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP, less capital expenditures. Management believes this provides an additional way of viewing our liquidity that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our cash flows and is useful information to investors as it provides a measure of the amount of cash generated from the business that can be used for strategic opportunities including investing in our business, making acquisitions, repurchasing common stock or paying dividends. Free Cash Flow has limitations due to the fact that it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Therefore, we believe it is important to view Free Cash Flow as a complement to our financial statements.
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
Net income
$
27,145

 
$
23,534

Non-cash provisions and other
15,542

 
15,660

Changes in operating assets/liabilities
(37,038
)
 
(9,530
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
5,649

 
29,664

Capital expenditures
(5,424
)
 
(9,409
)
Free cash flow
225

 
20,255

Proceeds from sale of Global's assets
1,000

 

Change in debt
14,553

 
20,858

Repurchases of common stock
(4,226
)
 
(31,787
)
Cash dividend
(9,125
)
 
(9,397
)
Other
(3,206
)
 
(501
)
Change in cash
$
(779
)
 
$
(572
)






Adjusted EBITDA
“Adjusted EBITDA”, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined by Kforce as net income before depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, interest expense, net and income tax expense. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing our past and future financial performance, and this presentation should not be construed as an inference by us that our future results will be unaffected by those items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure used by management to assess our operations including our ability to generate cash flows and our ability to repay our debt obligations and management believes it provides a good metric of our core profitability in comparing our performance to our competitors, as well as our performance over different time periods. Consequently, management believes it is similarly useful information to investors.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Sept. 30, 2017
 
Jun. 30, 2017
 
Sept. 30, 2016
Net income
 
$
10,099

 
$
11,144

 
$
9,020

Depreciation & amortization
 
2,165

 
2,105

 
2,102

Stock-based compensation expense
 
1,798

 
1,805

 
1,336

Interest expense, net
 
1,295

 
1,345

 
757

Income tax expense
 
8,881

 
6,859

 
5,704

Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
24,238

 
$
23,258

 
$
18,919







Adjusted Financial Performance Measures
The "Adjusted Financial Performance Measures" present non-GAAP financial information and should not be considered a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles. These measures are presented as an alternative method for assessing the Company’s operating results by adjusting for the impact of certain non-recurring, infrequent or unusual items in a manner that is focused on the performance of our underlying operations. Each of these measures are intended to provide greater consistency, comparability and clarity of our results. Management uses this non-GAAP financial information to assess the Company's core operating results and consequently, management believes it is similarly useful information to investors.

 
Three Months Ended

 
September 30, 2017

 
Reported
(GAAP)
 
Adjustments (1)
 
Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)
Reconciliation of Revenue and Gross Profit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net service revenues (2)
 
$
341,053

 
$
1,000

 
$
342,053

Gross profit
 
$
104,375

 
$
713

 
$
105,088

GP %
 
30.6
%
 
0.1
 %
 
30.7
%
Flex GP % (3)
 
28.0
%
 
0.2
 %
 
28.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reconciliation of SG&A and Operating Margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general & administrative expenses (4)
 
$
81,921

 
$
1,156

 
$
83,077

SG&A as a percentage of net service revenues
 
24.0
%
 
0.3
 %
 
24.3
%
Income from operations
 
$
20,344

 
$
(443
)
 
$
19,901

       Operating margin
 
6.0
%
 
(0.2
)%
 
5.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reconciliation of Tax Impact and Profitability:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes

$
18,980


$
(443
)

$
18,537

Income tax expense (5)
 
$
8,881

 
$
(1,840
)
 
$
7,041

       Effective tax rate
 
46.8
%
 
(8.8
)%
 
38.0
%
Net income
 
$
10,099

 
$
1,397

 
$
11,496

Earnings per share - diluted
 
$
0.40

 
$
0.05

 
$
0.45

(1) Adjustments include the impact from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, charges for role eliminations related to refining how we support and service our largest strategic clients and a gain on sale of the assets of Kforce Global Solutions, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Manila, Philippines, "Global").
(2) The $1.0 million revenue adjustment related to $0.65 million for Tech Flex and $0.35 million for FA Flex. Revenue growth rates per billing day were 3.3% for Tech Flex, 4.1% for FA Flex and 3.0% for Total Firm. Adjusted revenue growth rates per billing day were 3.6% for Tech Flex, 4.6% for FA Flex and 3.3% for Total Firm.
(3) Tech Flex GP% was 27.0% and FA Flex GP% was 29.0%. Adjusted Tech Flex GP% was 27.1% and Adjusted FA Flex GP% was 29.2%.
(4) The $1.2 million adjustment was related to a $1.0 million disaster relief contribution and $1.1 million in charges for the aforementioned role eliminations, offset by a $3.3 million gain on sale of Global's assets.
(5) Adjustments to income tax expense include (i) a $1.6 million valuation allowance placed on our foreign tax credit deferred tax asset that we expect may not be realizable as a result of the sale of Global's assets and (ii) a net income tax benefit of $0.2 million related to the income before income taxes adjustments described within this table, which was calculated using the quarterly effective tax rate, of 38.0%.