Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2009

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 000-26058

 

 

Kforce Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

FLORIDA   59-3264661

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. 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

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES  x    NO  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    YES  ¨    NO  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ¨    NO  x

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock as of November 3, 2009, was 38,889,300.

 

 

 


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KFORCE INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q FOR THE PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

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PART I

   FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Financial Statements    3

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    21

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    30

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures    30
PART II    OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

   Legal Proceedings    31

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors    31

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    31

Item 3.

   Defaults Upon Senior Securities    31

Item 4.

   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders    31

Item 5.

   Other Information    31

Item 6.

   Exhibits    32
SIGNATURES    33

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

References in this document to “the Registrant,” “Kforce,” “we,” “our” or “us” refer to Kforce Inc. and its subsidiaries, except where the context otherwise requires.

This report, particularly Part I, Item 2, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) and Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors, and the documents we incorporate into this report, contain certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements 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 (the “Exchange Act”), and are made in reliance upon the protections provided by such acts for forward-looking statements. Such statements may include, but may not be limited to, projections of revenue, income, losses, cash flows, capital expenditures, future prospects, anticipated costs and benefits of proposed (or future) acquisitions, integration of acquisitions, plans for future operations, capabilities of business operations, effects of interest rate variations, financing needs or plans, plans relating to products or services of Kforce, estimates concerning the effects of litigation or other disputes, as well as assumptions as to any of the foregoing and all statements that are not based on historical fact but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events. For a further list and description of various risks, relevant factors and uncertainties that could cause future results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements, see the Risk Factors and MD&A sections. In addition, when used in this discussion, the terms “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “will,” “may,” “could,” “should” and variations thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in or underlying the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this report, which speak only as of the date of this report. Kforce undertakes no obligation to publicly publish the results of any adjustments to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events on or after the date of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unexpected events.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

KFORCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

 

     Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,
2009
   September 30,
2008
   September 30,
2009
    September 30,
2008
 

Flexible billings

   $ 221,722    $ 235,431    $ 664,535      $ 702,852  

Search fees

     6,551      15,487      20,999        53,211  
                              

Net service revenues

     228,273      250,918      685,534        756,063  

Direct costs of services

     155,957      164,351      469,376        492,117  
                              

Gross profit

     72,316      86,567      216,158        263,946  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     65,129      71,613      190,623        220,691  

Depreciation and amortization

     2,829      3,028      8,754        10,650  
                              

Income from operations

     4,358      11,926      16,781        32,605  

Other expense, net

     272      422      896        1,766  
                              

Income from continuing operations, before income taxes

     4,086      11,504      15,885        30,839  

Income tax expense

     1,814      4,522      6,545        12,122  
                              

Income from continuing operations

     2,272      6,982      9,340        18,717  

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

     —        910      —          5,053  
                              

Net income

     2,272      7,892      9,340        23,770  

Other comprehensive income (loss):

          

Pension and postretirement plans, net of tax

     5      6      (260     (380 )
                              

Comprehensive income

   $ 2,277    $ 7,898    $ 9,080      $ 23,390  
                              

Earnings per share – basic:

          

From continuing operations

   $ 0.06    $ 0.18    $ 0.24      $ 0.47  

From discontinued operations

     —        0.02      —          0.13  
                              

Earnings per share – basic

   $ 0.06    $ 0.20    $ 0.24      $ 0.60  
                              

Earnings per share – diluted:

          

From continuing operations

   $ 0.06    $ 0.18    $ 0.24      $ 0.46  

From discontinued operations

     —        0.02      —          0.13  
                              

Earnings per share – diluted

   $ 0.06    $ 0.20    $ 0.24      $ 0.59  
                              

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

     38,525      39,249      38,329        39,858  
                              

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

     39,403      39,977      39,166        40,353  
                              

THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THESE UNAUDITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

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KFORCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(IN THOUSANDS)

 

     September 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 
ASSETS     

Current Assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 499      $ 660   

Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and fallouts of $6,253 and $6,370, respectively

     128,526        132,428   

Income tax refund receivable

     2,484        487   

Deferred tax asset, net

     5,316        5,994   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     5,741        6,177   
                

Total current assets

     142,566        145,746   

Fixed assets, net

     12,081        14,687   

Other assets, net

     32,259        29,032   

Deferred tax asset, net

     10,323        10,627   

Intangible assets, net

     8,289        10,604   

Goodwill

     140,420        140,119   
                

Total assets

   $ 345,938      $ 350,815   
                
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     

Current Liabilities:

    

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

   $ 26,906      $ 28,084   

Accrued payroll costs

     55,428        51,310   

Other current liabilities

     2,652        1,917   

Income taxes payable

     —          4,133   
                

Total current liabilities

     84,986        85,444   

Long-term debt – credit facility

     12,790        38,022   

Long-term debt – other

     1,857        2,294   

Other long-term liabilities

     24,987        19,212   
                

Total liabilities

     124,620        144,972   
                

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ Equity:

    

Preferred stock, $0.01 par; 15,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding

     —          —     

Common stock, $0.01 par; 250,000 shares authorized, 63,024 and 61,866 issued, respectively

     630        619   

Additional paid-in capital

     335,097        325,187   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     129        389   

Retained earnings

     37,812        28,472   

Less reacquired shares at cost; 24,135 and 23,850 shares, respectively

     (152,350     (148,824
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     221,318        205,843   
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 345,938      $ 350,815   
                

THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THESE UNAUDITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

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KFORCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT

OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(IN THOUSANDS)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2009
 

Common stock – shares:

  

Shares at beginning of period

     61,866   

Issuance of restricted stock

     800   

Exercise of stock options

     358   
        

Shares at end of period

     63,024   
        

Common stock – par value:

  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 619   

Issuance of restricted stock

     8   

Exercise of stock options

     3   
        

Balance at end of period

   $ 630   
        

Additional paid-in capital:

  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 325,187   

Issuance of restricted stock

     (8

Exercise of stock options

     2,597   

Tax impact of equity incentive plans

     1,210   

Stock-based compensation expense

     5,958   

Employee stock purchase plan

     153   
        

Balance at end of period

   $ 335,097   
        

Accumulated other comprehensive income:

  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 389   

Pension and postretirement plans, net of tax of $183

     (260
        

Balance at end of period

   $ 129   
        

Retained earnings:

  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 28,472   

Net income

     9,340   
        

Balance at end of period

   $ 37,812   
        

Treasury stock – shares:

  

Shares at beginning of period

     23,850   

Shares repurchased for minimum tax withholding on restricted stock and stock option exercises

     211   

Shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of stock options

     155   

Employee stock purchase plan

     (81
        

Shares at end of period

     24,135   
        

Treasury stock – cost :

  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ (148,824

Shares repurchased for minimum tax withholding on restricted stock and stock option exercises

     (2,359

Shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of stock options

     (1,600

Employee stock purchase plan

     433   
        

Balance at end of period

   $ (152,350
        

THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THESE UNAUDITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

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KFORCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(IN THOUSANDS)

 

     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,
2009
    September 30,
2008
 

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 9,340      $ 23,770   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

    

Intangible asset impairment charge

     870        —     

Deferred income tax provision, net

     1,164        (519

Gain on sale of discontinued operations

     —          (7,330

Depreciation and amortization

     8,754        10,650   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     113        —     

Stock-based compensation expense

     5,958        11,026   

(Recovery of) provision for bad debts on accounts receivable and fallouts

     (569     5,449   

Pension and postretirement benefit plans expense

     1,664        2,116   

Alternative long-term incentive award

     1,850        —     

Deferred compensation liability increase (decrease), net

     2,544        (2,832

Tax benefit attributable to stock-based compensation

     1,210        578   

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

     (906     (51

(Gain) loss on cash surrender value of company-owned life insurance

     (1,770     3,502   

Other

     18        160   

(Increase) decrease in operating assets:

    

Trade receivables, net

     4,471        17,737   

Income tax refund receivable

     (1,997     (111

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     (873     (1,159

Other assets, net

     1        473   

Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities:

    

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

     (1,194     (1,686

Accrued payroll costs

     4,704        23   

Income taxes payable

     (4,133     517   

Other long-term liabilities

     283        2,578   
                

Cash provided by operating activities

     31,502        64,891   
                

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Acquisitions, net of cash received

     (160     —     

Proceeds from disposition of businesses

     —          12,036   

Proceeds from escrow

     1,170        —     

Capital expenditures

     (2,888     (7,048

Premiums paid for company-owned life insurance

     (2,751     (3,705

Other

     90        29   
                

Cash (used in) provided by investing activities

     (4,539     1,312   
                

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from bank line of credit

     244,337        248,602   

Payments on bank line of credit

     (269,569     (286,932

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

     906        51   

Short-term vendor financing

     15        —     

Proceeds from exercise of stock options, net of shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of stock options

     999        2,002   

Shares repurchased for minimum tax withholding on restricted stock and stock option exercises

     (2,359     (1,219

Payment of capital expenditure financing

     (1,453     (2,093

Open market repurchases of common stock

     —          (26,776
                

Cash used in financing activities

     (27,124     (66,365
                

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (161     (162
                

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     660        1,083   
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 499      $ 921   
                

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

     

Cash paid during the period for:

     

Income taxes, net

   $ 10,076    $ 14,591

Interest, net

   $ 679    $ 1,668

Non-Cash Transaction Information:

     

Employee stock purchase plan

   $ 586    $ 646

Shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of stock options

   $ 1,600    $ 579

Equipment acquired under capital lease

   $ 744    $ 1,850

Proceeds from discontinued operations held in escrow

   $ —      $ 1,150

THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THESE UNAUDITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

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KFORCE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Organization

Kforce Inc. and subsidiaries (collectively, “Kforce”) provide professional staffing services and solutions to customers in the following segments: Technology (“Tech”), Finance and Accounting (“FA”), Health and Life Sciences (“HLS”) and Government Solutions (“GS”). Kforce provides flexible staffing services and solutions on a temporary basis and also provides search services on both a contingency and retained basis. Kforce operates through its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida and its 64 field offices, which are located throughout the United States. One of our subsidiaries, Kforce Global Solutions, Inc., provides outsourcing services internationally through two offices in Manila, Philippines. Our international operations comprise approximately 1% of net service revenues and are included in our Tech segment.

Kforce serves Fortune 1000 companies, the Federal government, state and local governments, local and regional companies, and small to mid-sized companies.

Basis of Presentation

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Accordingly, certain information and footnotes normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although Kforce believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. In management’s opinion, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of our financial condition as of September 30, 2009, our results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, and our cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The data in the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2008 was derived from our audited consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2008, as presented in our 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Our quarterly operating results are affected by the number of billing days in a quarter and the seasonality of our customers’ businesses. In addition, we experience an increase in direct costs of services and a corresponding decrease in gross profit in the first fiscal quarter of each year as a result of certain U.S. state and federal employment tax resets. Thus, the results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of, nor comparable to, the results of operations for a full year.

Principles of Consolidation

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Kforce Inc. and its subsidiaries. References in this document to “Kforce,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” or “us” refer to Kforce and its subsidiaries, except where the context indicates otherwise. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Important estimates and assumptions include the following: allowance for doubtful accounts and fallouts, accounting for goodwill and identifiable intangible assets and any related impairment, self-insured liabilities for workers’ compensation and health insurance, stock-based compensation, obligations for pension and postretirement benefit plans, expected annual commission rates and accounting for income taxes. Although these and other estimates and assumptions are based on the best available information, actual results could be materially different from these estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Kforce classifies all highly liquid investments with an original initial maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on hand with banks, either in commercial accounts or overnight interest-bearing money market accounts and, at times, may exceed federally insured limits. Cash and cash equivalents are stated at cost, which approximates fair value due to the short duration of their maturities.

 

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Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Fallouts

Kforce has established a reserve for expected credit losses and fallouts on trade receivables based on past experience and estimates of potential future write-offs. Kforce performs an ongoing analysis of factors in determining the allowance for doubtful accounts and fallouts as of September 30, 2009, including recent write-off and delinquency trends, a specific analysis of material receivable balances that are past due, the concentration of accounts receivable among clients, current economic conditions, and Kforce’s exposure to customers in high-risk sectors. Kforce writes off trade receivables after all collection efforts have been exhausted. The allowance as a percentage of gross accounts receivable was 4.6% as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008.

Revenue Recognition

Our staffing businesses earn revenue from two primary sources: Flexible billings and Search fees. Flexible billings are recognized as our billable employees and subcontractors provide services. We pay all costs of employment for our billable employees, including workers’ compensation insurance, unemployment taxes, social security and certain fringe benefits. Search fees are recognized by Kforce when employment candidates accept offers of permanent employment and are scheduled to commence employment within 30 days. Kforce records revenue net of an estimated reserve for “fallouts,” which is based on Kforce’s historical fallout experience. Fallouts occur when a candidate does not remain employed with the client through the contingency period, which is typically 90 days or less.

Net service revenues represent services rendered to customers less credits, discounts, rebates and allowances for fallouts. Revenue includes reimbursements of travel and out-of-pocket expenses (“billable expenses”) with equivalent amounts of expense recorded in direct costs of services. Kforce collects sales taxes for various taxing authorities and it is Kforce’s policy to record these amounts on a net basis; thus, sales tax amounts are not included in net service revenues.

Our GS segment generates its revenues under contracts that are, in general, greater in duration than our other segments and which can often span several years. Revenues from contracts with fees based on time and materials (which account for the vast majority of the GS segment’s contracts) or cost-plus are recognized as the services are performed and amounts are earned. Kforce considers amounts to be earned once evidence of an arrangement has been obtained, services are delivered, fees are fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. In such contracts, our efforts, measured by time incurred, typically represent the contractual milestones or output measures, which is the contractual earnings pattern. In addition, in such contracts, the fees earned are based on contractually established billing rates. Our GS segment does not generate any Search fees.

Direct Costs of Services

Direct costs of services other than permanent placement services primarily consist of payroll wages, payroll taxes, payroll-related insurance for Kforce’s flexible employees, and subcontractor costs. Direct costs of permanent placement services primarily consist of reimbursable expenses. Direct costs of services exclude depreciation and amortization expense, which is presented on a separate line in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.

Income Taxes

Kforce accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability approach to the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax basis of assets and liabilities. Unless it is “more likely than not” that a deferred tax asset can be utilized to offset future taxes, a valuation allowance must be recorded against that asset. The tax benefits of deductions attributable to the employees’ disqualifying dispositions of shares obtained from incentive stock options, exercises of non-qualified options, and vesting of restricted stock are reflected as increases in additional paid-in capital.

Kforce evaluates tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken in its tax returns, and records a liability for uncertain tax positions. Kforce uses a two-step approach to recognize and measure uncertain tax positions. First, tax positions are recognized if the weight of available evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes, if any. Second, the tax position is measured as the largest amount of tax benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon settlement. Kforce recognizes interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision for income taxes in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Fair Value Measurements

Kforce uses the framework established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) for measuring fair value and disclosures about fair value measurements. Kforce uses fair value measurements in areas that include, but are not limited to: the allocation of purchase price consideration to tangible and identifiable intangible assets; impairment testing of goodwill and long-lived assets; share-based compensation arrangements and capital lease obligations. The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other current assets and liabilities approximate fair value because of the short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying value of our long-term debt approximates fair value due to the variable nature of the interest rates under our Credit Facility. Kforce, using available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies, has determined the estimated fair value of its financial instruments; however, considerable judgment is required in interpreting data to develop the estimates of fair value.

On June 30, 2009, Kforce adopted provisions established by the FASB, which require disclosure about fair value of financial instruments for interim and annual reporting periods of publicly traded companies. The adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

Certain assets, in specific circumstances, are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis utilizing Level 3 inputs such as goodwill, other intangible assets and other long-lived assets. For these assets, measurement at fair value in periods subsequent to their initial recognition would be applicable if one or more of these assets were determined to be impaired.

Kforce’s measurements at fair value on a non-recurring basis during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 consisted of the following:

 

     September 30
2009
   Fair Value Measurements at September 30, 2009 Using:    Total
Loss
 
      Quoted Prices in
Active Markets
for Identical
Assets (Level 1)
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs (Level 2)
   Significant
Unobservable
Inputs (Level 3)
  

Asset:

              

Trade name (1)

   $ 0    $ 0    $ 0    $ 0    $ (870 )
                                    

Total

   $ 0    $ 0    $ 0    $ 0    $ (870 )
                                    

 

(1) See “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” within Note 1 to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for additional discussion.

Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are carried at cost, less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The cost of leasehold improvements is amortized using the straight-line method over the shorter of the estimated useful lives of the assets or the terms of the related leases, which range from three to fifteen years.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

Kforce reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. Recoverability of long-lived assets is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset group to the future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by those assets. If a long-lived asset is considered to be impaired, the impairment charge recognized is the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value. Other than the impairment charge discussed below, there were no other impairment charges recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 or 2008.

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill

Kforce performs an annual review to ensure that no impairment of goodwill exists or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the value of goodwill may not be recoverable. Kforce considered factors, including the continued economic developments and overall macro-economic environment, and determined that there were no triggering events necessitating an interim review of the carrying value of our goodwill. There were no impairment charges recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008.

 

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Other Intangible Assets

Identifiable intangible assets arising from certain of Kforce’s acquisitions include non-compete agreements, contractual relationships, customer contracts, trademarks and trade names. The impairment evaluation for indefinite-lived intangible assets, which consists of trademarks and trade names, is conducted as of December 31 of each fiscal year or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that an asset may be impaired.

For definite-lived intangible assets, Kforce has determined that the straight-line method is an appropriate methodology to allocate the cost over the period of expected benefit, which ranges from one to fifteen years.

During the three months ended June 30, 2009, Kforce recognized an impairment charge of $870 related to a trade name that was acquired in the 2004 acquisition of Hall, Kinion and Associates, Inc. The impairment charge primarily resulted from a review in the second quarter of 2009 that indicated a lack of market recognition and penetration of this trade name. We determined that the trade name’s carrying value was no longer recoverable. The fair value of the trade name was based on a relief-from-royalty model, which is considered a Level 3 input by Kforce. The impairment charge is a non-cash item and is included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income.

Capitalized Software

Kforce purchases, occasionally develops, and implements new computer software to enhance the performance of its accounting and operating systems. Direct internal costs, such as payroll and payroll-related costs, and external costs incurred during the development stage of each project, are capitalized and classified as capitalized software. Kforce capitalized development-stage implementation costs of $558 and $1,278 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, compared to $487 and $1,511 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.

Capitalized software development costs are classified as other assets, net in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets and are being amortized over the estimated useful lives of the software, which range from 1 to 5 years, using the straight-line method.

Commissions

Our associates make placements and earn commissions as a percentage of actual revenue or gross profit pursuant to a calendar-year-basis commission plan. The commission percentage increases as volume increases, up to specified limits. Kforce accrues commissions for actual revenue or gross profit at a percentage equal to the percent of total expected commissions payable to total revenue or gross profit for the year.

Stock-Based Compensation

Kforce accounts for stock-based compensation by measuring the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award. That cost is recognized over the period in which the employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award, which is usually the vesting period.

No compensation cost is recognized for equity instruments for which employees do not render the requisite service.

Accounting for Postretirement Benefits

Kforce recognizes the overfunded or underfunded status of its defined benefit postretirement plans as an asset or liability in its consolidated balance sheet and recognizes changes in that funded status in the year in which the changes occur, through other comprehensive income. Kforce also measures the funded status of the defined benefit postretirement plan as of the date of its fiscal year-end, with limited exceptions.

Amortization of a net unrecognized gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income is included as a component of net periodic benefit cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost if, as of the beginning of the year, that net gain or loss exceeds 10% of the greater of the projected benefit obligation or accumulated postretirement benefit obligation. If amortization is required, the minimum amortization shall be that excess divided by the average remaining service period of active plan participants.

Workers’ Compensation

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claims. Workers’ compensation includes ongoing healthcare and indemnity coverage for claims and may be paid over numerous years following the date of injury. Workers’ compensation expense includes insurance premiums paid, claims administration fees, premiums paid to state-operated insurance funds, and an estimate for Kforce’s liability for Incurred but Not Reported (“IBNR”) claims and for the ongoing development of existing claims.

Kforce estimates its workers’ compensation liability based upon historical claims experience, actuarially determined loss development factors, and qualitative considerations such as claims management activities.

Health Insurance

Except for certain fully-insured health insurance lines of coverage, Kforce retains liability of up to $270 ($250 for claims prior to January 1, 2009) annually for each health insurance plan participant. For its partially self-insured lines of coverage, health insurance costs are accrued using estimates to approximate the liability for reported claims and IBNR claims, which are primarily based upon an evaluation of historical claims experience, actuarially-determined completion factors, and a qualitative review of its health insurance exposure, including the extent of outstanding claims and expected changes in health insurance costs.

Business Combinations

Kforce utilizes the acquisition method in accounting for acquisitions whereby the total purchase price is first allocated to the tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their respective fair value, and any remaining purchase price is allocated to goodwill. Kforce recognizes intangible assets apart from goodwill if they arise from contractual or other legal rights, or if they are capable of being separated or divided from the acquired entity and sold, transferred, licensed, rented or exchanged. Assumptions and estimates are used in determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination. Valuation of intangible assets acquired requires that we use significant judgment in determining fair value, whether such intangibles are amortizable and, if the asset is amortizable, the period and the method by which the intangible asset will be amortized. Changes in the initial assumptions could lead to changes in amortization charges recorded in our financial statements. Additionally, estimates for purchase price allocations may change as subsequent information becomes available.

Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed as net income divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period plus the dilutive effect of stock options and other potentially dilutive securities such as non-vested stock grants using the treasury stock method, except where the effect of including such potential common shares would be anti-dilutive.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30:

 

     Three Months
Ended September 30
   Nine Months
Ended September 30
     2009    2008    2009    2008

Numerator:

           

Income from continuing operations

   $ 2,272    $ 6,982    $ 9,340    $ 18,717

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —        910      —        5,053
                           

Net income

   $ 2,272    $ 7,892    $ 9,340    $ 23,770
                           

Denominator:

           

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

     38,525      39,249      38,329      39,858

Common stock equivalents

     878      728      837      495
                           

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

     39,403      39,977      39,166      40,353

Earnings per share – basic:

           

From continuing operations

   $ 0.06    $ 0.18    $ 0.24    $ 0.47

From discontinued operations

     —        0.02      —        0.13
                           

Earnings per share – basic

   $ 0.06    $ 0.20    $ 0.24    $ 0.60
                           

Earnings per share – diluted:

           

From continuing operations

   $ 0.06    $ 0.18    $ 0.24    $ 0.46

From discontinued operations

     —        0.02      —        0.13
                           

Earnings per share – diluted

   $ 0.06    $ 0.20    $ 0.24    $ 0.59
                           

 

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For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, total weighted average awards to purchase or receive 2,071 and 2,567 shares of common stock were not included in the computations of diluted earnings per share, respectively, because their inclusion would have had an anti-dilutive effect. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, total weighted average awards to purchase or receive 2,243 and 3,035 shares of common stock were not included in the computations of diluted earnings per share, respectively, because their inclusion would have had an anti-dilutive effect.

Subsequent Events

Kforce considers events that occur after the balance sheet date but before financial statements are issued to determine appropriate accounting and disclosure for the events. We evaluated all events or transactions that occurred subsequent to September 30, 2009 and through the time of filing this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on November 4, 2009. We are not aware of any significant events that occurred subsequent to September 30, 2009 but prior to the filing of this report that would have a material impact on our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

New Accounting Standards

In December 2007, the FASB issued guidance related to business combinations. This guidance retains the acquisition method of accounting for acquisitions but establishes principles and requirements for how an acquirer entity recognizes and measures in its financial statements the identifiable assets acquired (including intangibles), the liabilities assumed and any non-controlling interests in the acquired entity. This statement also changes the recognition of assets acquired and liabilities assumed arising from contingencies and requires the expensing of acquisition-related costs as incurred. We adopted this guidance on January 1, 2009, which did not have any impact on our consolidated financial statements upon adoption. However, we expect that this guidance will have an impact on our future consolidated financial statements, but the nature and magnitude of the specific effects will depend upon the nature of any future transactions.

In April 2009, the FASB issued guidance related to accounting for assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination that arise from contingencies. This guidance amends the provisions related to the initial recognition and measurement, subsequent measurement and accounting, and disclosures for assets and liabilities arising from contingencies in business combinations. This guidance eliminates the distinction between contractual and non-contractual contingencies, including the initial recognition and measurement criteria and instead carries forward most of the provisions from previously released guidance on business combinations for acquired contingencies. This guidance is effective for contingent assets and contingent liabilities acquired in business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. We expect that this guidance will have an impact on our future consolidated financial statements, but the nature and magnitude of the specific effects will depend upon the nature, term and size of any acquired contingencies.

In April 2008, the FASB issued guidance related to the determination of the useful life of intangible assets. This guidance amends the factors that should be considered in developing renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset and requires enhanced disclosures relating to: (a) the entity’s accounting policy on the treatment of costs incurred to renew or extend the term of a recognized intangible asset; (b) in the period of acquisition or renewal, the weighted-average period prior to the next renewal or extension (both explicit and implicit) by major intangible asset class; and (c) for an entity that capitalizes renewal or extension costs, the total amount of costs incurred in the period to renew or extend the term of a recognized intangible asset for each period for which a statement of financial position is presented by major intangible asset class. This guidance must be applied prospectively to all intangible assets acquired as of and subsequent to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years.

In November 2008, the SEC issued for comment a proposed roadmap regarding the potential use of financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS is a set of standards and interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board. Under the proposed roadmap, Kforce would be required to prepare its financial statements in accordance with IFRS in our fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. Kforce is currently assessing the potential impact of IFRS on its financial statements and will continue to follow the proposed roadmap for future developments.

In June 2009, the FASB issued “The FASB Accounting Standards Codification and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”, which authorized the Codification as the sole source for authoritative GAAP and was adopted by Kforce for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. The adoption did not have an effect on Kforce’s financial position or results of operations.

In October 2009, the FASB issued guidance related to multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. This guidance requires entities to allocate revenue in an arrangement using estimated selling prices of the delivered goods and services based on a selling price hierarchy. The amendments eliminate the residual method of revenue allocation and require revenue to be allocated using the relative

 

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selling price method. This guidance should be applied on a prospective basis for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified in fiscal years beginning on or after June 15, 2010, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our future consolidated financial statements.

Note B – Discontinued Operations

Scientific

On April 29, 2008 (the “Scientific Closing Date”), Kforce entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Scientific APA”) pursuant to which it sold its Scientific business, a non-core business within its HLS segment, to Aerotek Scientific, LLC (the “Scientific Buyer”) for $10,500 in cash plus an additional earnout of $1,500, which was earned in the third quarter of 2008.

In accordance with the Scientific APA, Kforce is obligated to indemnify the Scientific Buyer for certain losses, as defined, in excess of $50. Kforce’s obligations under the indemnification provisions of the Scientific APA shall, with the exception of certain items, cease 18 months from the Scientific Closing Date and are limited to an aggregate of $3,475. Kforce believes the likelihood of exposure under the indemnification provisions is remote and, as a result, did not record a liability as of September 30, 2009. Kforce’s obligations under the indemnification provisions of the Scientific APA ceased, with the exception of certain items, on October 29, 2009.

Nursing

On June 29, 2008, Kforce entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Nursing APA”) pursuant to which it sold its per-diem Nursing business, a non-core business within its HLS segment, to Realtime Services, Inc. (the “Nursing Buyer”) for $1,500 in cash, which was paid at closing. Additionally, Kforce and the Nursing Buyer entered into a subordinated secured promissory note in the amount of $500 (the “Note”) that bears interest at a fixed rate of 6.0%. The interest and principal amount of the Note have been fully reserved. A balloon payment of $500 plus all accrued and unpaid interest is due on June 30, 2011, the maturity date of the Note. The Note is collateralized by a lien on all of the Nursing Buyer’s assets but is subordinated to the Nursing Buyer’s obligations to its lender.

In accordance with the Nursing APA, Kforce is obligated to indemnify the Nursing Buyer for certain losses, as defined, in excess of $50. Kforce’s obligations under the indemnification provisions of the Nursing APA ceased, with the exception of certain items, on June 29, 2009. Kforce believes the likelihood of any future exposure is remote.

The financial results of Scientific and Nursing have been presented as discontinued operations in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. The following summarizes the results from discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30, 2008
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2008
 

Net service revenues

   $ —        $ 23,671  

Direct costs of services and operating expenses

     —          (22,567 )
                
     —          1,104  

Gain on sale of discontinued operations

     1,499       7,330  
                

Income from discontinued operations, before income taxes

     1,499       8,434  

Income tax expense

     (589 )     (3,381 )
                

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

   $ 910     $ 5,053  
                

Note C – Acquisitions

On December 2, 2008, Kforce Government Holdings Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Purchaser”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kforce Inc., acquired all of the issued and outstanding common stock of RDI Systems, Inc. (“RDI”), d/b/a dNovus RDI (“dNovus”), through a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), that was effective as of November 30, 2008, between the Purchaser, Kforce, RDI, each of RDI’s shareholders, and an individual representative of RDI’s shareholders.

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Purchaser acquired all of the outstanding stock of RDI for a total cash purchase price of $39,145 (the “dNovus Purchase Price”). The cash consideration paid by the Purchaser was composed of Kforce’s cash on hand and borrowings under Kforce’s Credit Facility. On the closing date, the Purchaser placed $3,000 of the total dNovus Purchase Price, which was recorded as part of purchase price, into escrow to secure dNovus’ indemnification obligations and to satisfy certain adjustments to the dNovus Purchase Price.

 

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Due primarily to the timing of the acquisition of dNovus and the complexities involved with determining fair value, Kforce has not yet finalized the allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed. However, on a preliminary basis, Kforce assigned $2,998 of the excess purchase price to intangible assets, which are believed to include customer contracts, customer relationships, and non-compete and employment agreements. Kforce has used a preliminary estimate of the weighted average useful life of five years. Based upon the similarity in nature of this acquisition to previous acquisitions made by Kforce of companies serving the federal government, and the similarity of the acquired identifiable intangible assets, the preliminary estimate of the excess purchase price allocated to intangible assets was based upon the average amounts Kforce assigned to intangible assets in these previous acquisitions, after taking into account the net tangible assets acquired. Upon completion of the valuation of the identifiable intangible assets in the fourth quarter of 2009 which were purchased in conjunction with the dNovus acquisition, Kforce will adjust the preliminary amounts recorded for acquired intangibles. In addition, Kforce will revise the future amortization of these intangible assets accordingly.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated financial information for Kforce gives effect to the acquisition of dNovus as if it had occurred on January 1, 2008. These unaudited pro forma results have been prepared for comparative purposes only and do not purport to be indicative of the results of operations that actually would have resulted had the acquisitions occurred on the date indicated, or that may result in the future.

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30, 2008
   Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2008

Net service revenues

   $ 259,799    $ 780,796

Net income

   $ 8,687    $ 25,778

Earnings per share – basic

   $ 0.22    $ 0.65

Earnings per share – diluted

   $ 0.22    $ 0.64

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

     39,249      39,858

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

     39,977      40,353

Note D – Commitments and Contingencies

Litigation

On September 30, 2009, Kforce Inc. was served with a complaint brought in California Superior Court by Plaintiff Toma Barseghian, on behalf of himself and a putative class of California Account Managers. The complaint alleges that Account Managers based in California have been misclassified under California law as exempt employees and seeks unspecified sums for unpaid overtime pay, failure to provide meal and rest periods, statutory penalties, as well as injunctive relief. At this stage of the litigation, it is not feasible to predict the outcome or a range of loss, should a loss occur, and accordingly, no amounts have been provided in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Kforce believes it has meritorious defenses to the allegations, and intends to vigorously defend the litigation.

In the ordinary course of its business, Kforce is also from time to time threatened with litigation or named as a defendant in various lawsuits. While management does not expect any of these other matters to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows, litigation is subject to certain inherent uncertainties. Kforce maintains liability insurance in such amounts and with such coverage and deductibles as management believes is reasonable. The principal liability risks that Kforce insures against are workers’ compensation, personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability and fidelity losses. There can be no assurance that Kforce’s liability insurance will cover all events or that the limits of coverage will be sufficient to fully respond to all liabilities.

Employment Agreements

Kforce has entered into employment agreements with certain executive officers and managers that provide for minimum compensation, salary and continuation of certain benefits for a six-month to three-year period under certain circumstances. The agreements also provide for a severance payment of one to three times annual salary and one-half to three times average annual bonus if employment is terminated without good cause by the employer or for good reason by the employee. These agreements contain certain post-employment restrictive covenants. Kforce’s liability at September 30, 2009 was approximately $44,916 if, following a change of control, all of the employees under contract were terminated without good cause by the employer or the employees resigned for good cause and $17,588 if, in the absence of a change in control, all of the employees under contract were terminated by Kforce without good cause or the employees resigned for good cause.

Kforce has not recorded a liability related to the employment agreements as no events have occurred that would require payment under the agreements.

 

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Note E – Employee Benefit Plans

Foreign Pension Plan

Kforce has a foreign defined benefit pension plan. Aggregate projected annual benefit payments (undiscounted) are estimated to be $8,844, none of which are expected to be paid prior to 2010. This plan had an insignificant effect on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008.

Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan

Effective December 31, 2006, Kforce implemented a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the “SERP”) for the benefit of certain executive officers. The primary goals of the SERP are to create an additional wealth accumulation opportunity, restore lost qualified pension benefits due to government limitations and retain the executive officers. The SERP is a non-qualified benefit plan and does not include elective deferrals of the executive officers’ compensation.

Normal retirement age under the SERP is defined as age 65; however, certain conditions allow for early retirement as early as age 55 or upon a change in control. Vesting under the plan is defined as 100% upon a participant’s attainment of age 55 and 10 years of service, and 0% prior to a participant’s attainment of age 55 and 10 years of service. Full vesting also occurs if a participant with five years or more of service is involuntarily terminated by Kforce without cause or upon death, disability or a change in control. The SERP is funded entirely by Kforce, and benefits are taxable to the executive officer upon receipt and deductible by Kforce when paid. Benefits payable under the SERP upon the occurrence of a qualifying distribution event, as defined, are targeted at 45% of the covered executive officers’ average salary and bonus, as defined, from the three years in which the executive officer earned the highest salary and bonus during the last ten years of employment, which is subject to adjustment for retirement prior to the normal retirement age and the participant’s vesting percentage. The benefits under the SERP are reduced for a participant that has not reached age 62 with 10 years of service or age 55 with 25 years of service with a percentage reduction up to the normal retirement age.

Benefits under the SERP are normally paid based on the lump sum present value but may be paid over the life of the executive officer or through a 10-year annuity, as elected by the executive officer upon commencement of participation in the SERP. None of the benefits earned pursuant to the SERP are attributable to services provided prior to December 31, 2006. For purposes of the measurement of the benefit obligation, Kforce has assumed that all participants will elect to take the lump sum present value option.

The following represents the components of net periodic benefit cost for the following periods:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30
   Nine Months Ended
September 30
     2009    2008    2009     2008

Service cost

   $ 566    $ 610    $ 1,700      $ 1,706

Interest cost

     64      37      192        103

Expected return on plan assets

     —        —        —          —  

Actual (gain)/ loss

     —        6      —          6

Curtailment gain

     —        —        (279     —  
                            

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 630    $ 653    $ 1,613      $ 1,815
                            

The net periodic benefit cost recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was based upon the actuarial valuation at the beginning of the year, which utilized the assumptions noted in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. During the three months ended March 31, 2009, Kforce recognized a curtailment gain of $279 as a result of the termination of an executive officer. There is no requirement for Kforce to fund the SERP and, as a result, no contributions were made to the plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Kforce does not currently anticipate funding the SERP during the year ending December 31, 2009.

 

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Supplemental Executive Retirement Health Plan

Effective April 20, 2007, the Board of Directors approved the Supplemental Executive Retirement Health Plan (“SERHP”) to provide postretirement health and welfare benefits to certain executive officers. The vesting and eligibility requirements mirror those of the SERP, and no advance funding is required by Kforce or the participants. Consistent with the SERP, none of the benefits earned are attributable to services provided prior to the effective date.

The following represents the components of net periodic postretirement benefit cost for the following periods:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30
   Nine Months Ended
September 30
         2009            2008            2009             2008    

Service cost

   $ 36    $ 96    $ 108      $ 287

Interest cost

     8      4      26        14

Expected return on plan assets

     —        —        —          —  

Curtailment gain

     —        —        (180     —  
                            

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 44    $ 100    $ (46   $ 301
                            

The net periodic postretirement benefit cost recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was based upon the actuarial valuation at the beginning of the year, which utilized the assumptions noted in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. During the three months ended March 31, 2009, Kforce recognized a curtailment gain of $180 as a result of the termination of an executive officer.

Note F – Stock Incentive Plans

In 1994, Kforce established the Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan that allows the issuance of Incentive Stock Options and in 1996 amended this plan to allow for the issuance of Nonqualified Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights and Restricted Stock. The Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan expired in March 2005.

During 1995, Kforce established the Non-Employee Director Stock Option Plan, which authorized the issuance to non-employee directors of options to purchase common stock. The Non-Employee Director Stock Option Plan expired in October 2005.

On June 20, 2006, the shareholders approved the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, which allows for the issuance of stock options, stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), performance-accelerated restricted stock (“PARS”) and restricted stock (“RS”). The aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be subject to awards under the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, subject to adjustment upon a change in capitalization, is 3,000. On June 16, 2009, the shareholders approved an amendment to the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of authorized awards that may be issued under the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan from 3,000 to 5,100. The 2006 Stock Incentive Plan terminates on April 28, 2016.

Vesting of equity instruments issued is determined on a grant-by-grant basis. Options and SARs expire at the end of ten years from the date of grant, and Kforce issues new shares upon exercise of options.

Stock Options

The following table presents the activity for stock options under each of the stock incentive plans discussed above for the nine months ended September 30, 2009:

 

     Employee
Incentive
Stock Option
Plan
    Non-Employee
Director Stock
Option Plan
    2006
Stock
Incentive
Plan
   Total     Weighted
Average Exercise
Price per Share
   Total
Intrinsic
Value of
Options
Exercised

Outstanding as of December 31, 2008

   2,933      61      108    3,102      $ 10.26   

Exercised

   (358   —        —      (358   $ 7.27    $ 1,091

Forfeited/Cancelled

   (156   (30   —      (186   $ 10.29   
                            

Outstanding as of September 30, 2009

   2,419      31      108    2,558      $ 10.67   
                            

Unvested awards as of September 30, 2009

   —        —        —      —          
                            

Exercisable at September 30, 2009

   2,419      31      108    2,558      $ 10.67   
                            

 

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During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce recognized compensation expense of $15 and $127, respectively. Kforce recognized compensation expense of $169 and $306 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively. As of September 30, 2009, there was no unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested options.

Stock Appreciation Rights

Although no such requirement exists, SARs are generally granted on the first trading day of each year to certain Kforce executives based on the extent by which annual long-term incentive performance goals, which are established by Kforce’s Compensation Committee during the first 90 days of the year of performance, are certified by the Compensation Committee as having been met. SARs generally cliff vest 100% three years from the date of issuance; however, vesting is accelerated if Kforce’s stock price exceeds the stock price at the date of grant by 30% for a period of 10 trading days, or if the Compensation Committee has determined that the criteria for acceleration are satisfied. There were no SARs granted in the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

The following table presents the activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2009:

 

     # of SARs     Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
Per SAR

Outstanding as of December 31, 2008

   830      $ 11.04

Forfeited/Cancelled

   (28   $ 10.32
        

Outstanding as of September 30, 2009

   802      $ 11.07
        

Unvested awards as of September 30, 2009

   —       
        

Exercisable at September 30, 2009

   802      $ 11.07
        

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce did not recognize any compensation expense related to SARs due to the grant date fair value being fully amortized as of December 31, 2008. On June 30, 2008, the Compensation Committee approved the acceleration of the vesting of the SARs issued in January 2008 as a result of the sale of Kforce’s Scientific and per-diem Nursing businesses. As a result, Kforce accelerated the previously unrecognized compensation expense associated with these awards of $1,475 during the three months ended June 30, 2008. Kforce recognized compensation expense of $499 and $3,385 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.

Performance Accelerated Restricted Stock

Although no requirement exists, PARS are generally granted during the first quarter of each year to certain Kforce executives and are generally based on the extent by which annual long-term incentive performance goals, which are established by Kforce’s Compensation Committee during the first 90 days of the year of performance, are certified by the Compensation Committee as having been met. PARS granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 have a graded six-year vesting period. However, vesting is accelerated if Kforce’s stock price exceeds the stock price at the date of grant by 50% for a period of 10 trading days, or if the Compensation Committee has determined that the criteria for acceleration are satisfied.

PARS granted prior to September 30, 2009 do not contain a non-forfeitable right to dividends or dividend equivalents. The following table presents the activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2009:

 

     # of PARS     Weighted Average
Grant Date

Fair Value

Outstanding as of December 31, 2008

   297      $ 13.30

Granted

   591      $ 7.62

Vested

   (591   $ 7.62

Forfeited

   (20   $ 13.21
        

Outstanding as of September 30, 2009

   277      $ 13.31
        

 

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During January 2009, Kforce granted an aggregate of 591 PARS to certain executive officers. The valuation of the PARS was determined by its intrinsic value (as if the underlying shares were vested and issued on the grant date) and had a grant date fair value of $7.62. The fair value of these awards was being amortized over a weighted average derived service period of 3.82 years, which was determined using a lattice model and was subject to any acceleration provisions being met. During the quarter ended September 30, 2009, vesting was accelerated for these awards as Kforce’s stock price exceeded the stock price at the date of grant by 50% for the tenth trading day. As a result, all unrecognized compensation expense associated with these awards was recognized during the three months ended September 30, 2009. Kforce recognized total compensation expense related to PARS of $4,170 and $5,235 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

On June 30, 2008, the Compensation Committee approved the acceleration of the vesting of the PARS issued in January 2008 as a result of the sale of Kforce’s Scientific and per-diem Nursing businesses. As a result, Kforce accelerated the previously unrecognized compensation expense associated with these awards of $4,534 during the three months ended June 30, 2008. Kforce recognized total compensation expense related to PARS of $264 and $5,946 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, certain executives elected to satisfy minimum tax withholding obligations related to the vesting of PARS by directing Kforce to withhold 156 shares. Kforce accounts for these shares as treasury stock until they have been formally retired and have been reflected as such in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. As of September 30, 2009, total unrecognized compensation expense related to PARS was $1,069, which will be recognized over a weighted average remaining period of 1.10 years.

Restricted Stock

Although no requirement exists, RS is generally granted during the first quarter of each year to certain Kforce executives and are generally based on the extent by which annual long-term incentive performance goals, which are established by Kforce’s Compensation Committee during the first 90 days of the year of performance, are certified by the Compensation Committee as having been met.

RS granted prior to September 30, 2009 do not contain a non-forfeitable right to dividends or dividend equivalents. The following table presents the activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2009:

 

     # of RS     Weighted Average
Grant Date

Fair Value

Outstanding as of December 31, 2008

   578      $ 8.96

Granted

   35      $ 9.74

Vested

   (209   $ 8.46

Forfeited

   (59   $ 9.93
        

Outstanding as of September 30, 2009

   345      $ 9.17
        

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce recognized compensation expense related to RS of $154 and $596, respectively. Kforce recognized compensation expense related to RS of $527 and $1,389 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively. As of September 30, 2009, total unrecognized compensation expense related to RS was $2,337, which will be recognized over a weighted average remaining period of 3.83 years.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, certain executives elected to satisfy minimum tax withholding obligations related to the vesting of RS by directing Kforce to withhold 42 shares. Kforce accounts for these shares as treasury stock until they have been formally retired and have been reflected as such in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Note G – Alternative Long-Term Incentive Award

On January 2, 2009, Kforce granted to certain executive officers an alternative long-term incentive (“ALTI”), which will be measured over three tranches having periods of 12, 24, and 36 months ending on January 2, 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively. The terms specify ultimate annual payouts may be based on the performance of Kforce’s common stock each year relative to its peer group, as defined by the Compensation Committee, or based upon the achievement of other market conditions contained in the terms of the award. As a result, the value of the ALTI may increase or decrease based on the performance of Kforce’s common stock each year relative to its peer group.

 

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During the quarter ended September 30, 2009, Kforce’s stock price exceeded the stock price at the date of grant by 50% for the tenth trading day. As a result of this condition being met, the ultimate annual payout for each tranche will be at 150% of the target. The fair value of each tranche is being recognized over the requisite service period. Kforce recognized total compensation expense related to the ALTI of $978 and $1,850 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. As of September 30, 2009, $1,009 is classified in other current liabilities and $841 is classified in other long-term liabilities in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

Note H – Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

The following table sets forth the activity in goodwill and other intangible assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2009:

 

     Goodwill    Other
Intangible
Assets, Net
    Total  

Balance as of December 31, 2008

   $ 140,119    $ 10,604      $ 150,723   

Adjustment to dNovus goodwill

     301      —          301   

Amortization of intangible assets

     —        (1,445     (1,445

Impairment of indefinite-lived intangible assets

     —        (870     (870
                       

Balance as of September 30, 2009

   $ 140,420    $ 8,289      $ 148,709   
                       

As of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, other intangible assets, net in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets consisted of non-compete agreements, trade names, trademarks, customer relationships, customer contracts and customer lists. Indefinite-lived intangible assets, which consist of trade names and trademarks, amounted to $2,240 as of September 30, 2009 and $3,110 as of December 31, 2008. All of the other intangible assets, net represented less than 5% of total assets.

As of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, accumulated amortization on intangible assets was $20,077 and $18,632, respectively. The estimated remaining amortization expense is $440 for the remainder of 2009, $1,431 for 2010, $953 for 2011, $849 for 2012 and $758 for 2013.

Note I – Reportable Segments

Kforce’s reportable segments are: (i) Tech, (ii) FA, (iii) HLS and (iv) GS. This determination was supported by, among other factors: the existence of segment presidents responsible for the operations of each segment and who also report directly to our chief operating decision maker, the nature of each segment’s operations, and information presented to the Board of Directors. During this assessment, it was determined that Kforce also reports Flexible billings and Search fees separately by segment, which has been incorporated into the table below.

As was previously discussed, the financial results of Scientific and Nursing, which have historically been included in our HLS segment, have been presented as discontinued operations in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. As a result, the following table excludes the results of our Scientific and Nursing businesses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008. See Note B for the results of discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Historically, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce has generated only revenue and gross profit information on a segment basis. As such, asset information by segment is not disclosed. Substantially all operations and long-lived assets are located in the U.S.

 

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The following table provides information concerning the continuing operations of our segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Technology    Finance and
Accounting
   Health and Life
Sciences
   Government
Solutions
   Total

Three Months Ended September 30:

              

2009

              

Net service revenues:

              

Flexible billings

   $ 114,777    $ 37,615    $ 40,167    $ 29,163    $ 221,722

Search fees

     2,553      3,675      323      —        6,551
                                  

Total net service revenues

   $ 117,330    $ 41,290    $ 40,490    $ 29,163    $ 228,273
                                  

Gross profit

   $ 34,031    $ 15,267    $ 12,409    $ 10,609    $ 72,316

2008

              

Net service revenues:

              

Flexible billings

   $ 125,019    $ 42,604    $ 49,280    $ 18,528    $ 235,431

Search fees

     6,184      8,578      725      —        15,487
                                  

Total net service revenues

   $ 131,203    $ 51,182    $ 50,005    $ 18,528    $ 250,918
                                  

Gross profit

   $ 40,426    $ 23,075    $ 15,841    $ 7,225    $ 86,567

Nine Months Ended September 30:

              

2009

              

Net service revenues:

              

Flexible billings

   $ 340,727    $ 110,754    $ 126,278    $ 86,776    $ 664,535

Search fees

     7,619      12,206      1,174      —        20,999
                                  

Total net service revenues

   $ 348,346    $ 122,960    $ 127,452    $ 86,776    $ 685,534
                                  

Gross profit

   $ 99,738    $ 46,791    $ 38,270    $ 31,359    $ 216,158

2008

              

Net service revenues:

              

Flexible billings

   $ 369,634    $ 134,846    $ 142,844    $ 55,528    $ 702,852

Search fees

     21,452      29,985      1,774      —        53,211
                                  

Total net service revenues

   $ 391,086    $ 164,831    $ 144,618    $ 55,528    $ 756,063
                                  

Gross profit

   $ 122,078    $ 74,887    $ 46,212    $ 20,769    $ 263,946

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is intended to help the reader understand Kforce Inc., our operations, and our present business environment. This MD&A should be read in conjunction with “Item 1. Financial Statements” of this Report on Form 10-Q.

This overview summarizes the MD&A, which includes the following sections:

 

   

Executive Summary – an executive summary of our results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

 

   

Critical Accounting Estimates – a discussion of the accounting estimates that are most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results and that require management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments.

 

   

New Accounting Standards – a discussion of recently issued accounting standards and their potential impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

   

Results of Operations – an analysis of Kforce’s unaudited condensed consolidated results of operations for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, which have been presented in its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. In order to assist the reader in understanding our business as a whole, certain metrics are presented for each of our segments.

 

   

Liquidity and Capital Resources – an analysis of cash flows, off-balance sheet arrangements, stock repurchases and the impact of changes in interest rates on our business.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The following is an executive summary of what Kforce believes are important results as of September 30, 2009 and during the nine months ended September 30, 2009, which should be considered in the context of the additional discussions herein and in conjunction with its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. We believe such highlights are as follows:

 

   

Net service revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 9.3% to $685.5 million from $756.1 million in the comparable period in 2008.

 

   

Flex revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 5.5% to $664.5 million from $702.9 million in the comparable period in 2008.

 

   

Search fees for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 60.5% to $21.0 million from $53.2 million in the comparable period in 2008.

 

   

Net service revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2009 increased 1.0% sequentially over the three months ended June 30, 2009.

 

   

Gross profit margin decreased 340 basis points for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 to 31.5% from 34.9% in the comparable period in 2008, primarily resulting from a decline in Search fees and the compression in the spread between our bill and pay rates.

 

   

Flex gross profit margin decreased 60 basis points for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 to 29.4% from 30.0% in the comparable period in 2008, primarily resulting from the compression in the spread between our bill and pay rates.

 

   

Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 were 27.8% and 29.2%, respectively.

 

   

Total outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility decreased $25.2 million, or 66.4%, to $12.8 million as of September 30, 2009 from $38.0 million on December 31, 2008, which is reflective of the use of operating cash flow to reduce the outstanding balance under our Credit Facility.

 

   

Diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 59.3% to $0.24 from $0.59 in the comparable period in 2008.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES

Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with GAAP. In connection with the preparation of our financial statements, we are required to make assumptions and estimates about future events, and apply judgments that affect the reported amount of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and the related disclosures. We base our assumptions, estimates

 

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and judgments on historical experience, current trends, and other factors that management believes to be relevant at the time our consolidated financial statements are prepared. On a regular basis, management reviews the accounting policies, estimates, assumptions and judgments to ensure that our consolidated financial statements are presented fairly and in accordance with GAAP. However, because future events and their effects cannot be determined with certainty, actual results could differ from our assumptions and estimates, and such differences could be material.

Our significant accounting policies are discussed in Note A, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 1. Financial Statements. Please also refer to our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 filed with the SEC on March 11, 2009 for a more detailed discussion of our critical accounting estimates.

NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

See the “New Accounting Standards” section within Note A, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a more detailed discussion.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Net service revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 were $228.3 million and $685.5 million, respectively, which represents a decline of 9.0% and 9.3% over the comparable periods in 2008. The decline was primarily due to our FA, HLS and Tech segments, which had year-over-year declines in net service revenues for the nine-month period of 25.4%, 11.9% and 10.9%, respectively. Net service revenues for our GS segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 were $29.2 million and $86.8 million, respectively, as compared to $18.5 million and $55.5 million for the comparable periods in 2008, respectively, which represents an increase of 57.4% and 56.3%, respectively. Net service revenues for our GS segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to 2008 were significantly impacted by the acquisition of dNovus. These operational results were achieved during a recessionary U.S. macro-economic environment, which included turmoil in the credit and financial markets, declining GDP, an increase in the unemployment rate for individuals with college degrees, and increasing jobless claims.

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce experienced: (i) a significant decrease in Search revenue of 57.7% and 60.5%, respectively, as compared to the comparable periods in 2008; (ii) a decrease in Flex revenues of 5.8% and 5.5%, respectively, over the comparable periods in 2008 and (iii) a decline in Flex gross profit margins across our FA, HLS, and GS segments. Our Tech segment experienced slight improvement in Flex gross profit margins for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and a decline for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Our gross profit margin decreased 280 basis points for the three months ended September 30, 2009 to 31.7% from 34.5% for the comparable period in 2008 and decreased 340 basis points for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 to 31.5% from 34.9% for the comparable period in 2008. Although there can be no assurance that historical trends will continue, Search activity and Flex gross margins historically decrease heading into the troughs of an economic cycle, increase after economic conditions have shown sustained improvement, and are the strongest during the peak of an economic cycle. In addition, we believe that Flex demand generally increases before demand for Search activity increases.

Management believes that the GS segment will have more stability during economic down cycles, primarily as a result of the nature of its operations generally being less dependent upon growth of the U.S. economy and the relative longer-term duration of its contracts. This is also a result of the growth of the federal agencies that are customers of Kforce, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, and the use by many of these agencies of outsourced labor. As a result of the recent change in the administration, we believe the GS segment will be impacted by delays in the timing of project awards and the trend to reduce the use of outsourced labor.

We believe that initiatives undertaken during the last several years, such as restructuring both our back office and our field operations, and upgrading our corporate systems and other technology, have increased our operating efficiencies and have also enabled us to be more responsive to our clients. We expect to continue to invest in improving this platform to optimize performance during the next economic recovery. We believe our field operations model, which allows us to deliver our service offerings in a disciplined and consistent manner across all geographies and business lines, as well as our highly centralized back office operations, are competitive advantages and keys to our future growth and profitability. In addition, during the most recent positive economic cycle, our management team was successful in reducing Kforce’s dependence on Search revenue, significantly increasing the GS segment’s annualized revenues, divesting itself of non-core businesses, and further developing and refining our national recruiting center in support of our field teams and national accounts. We believe that our diversified portfolio of service offerings, which are primarily domestic, will also be a key contributor to our long-term financial stability.

 

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Net Service Revenues. The following table sets forth, as a percentage of net service revenues, certain items in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the indicated periods:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
         2009             2008             2009             2008      

Net Service Revenues by Segment:

        

Tech

   51.4   52.3   50.8   51.7

FA

   18.1      20.4      17.9      21.8   

HLS

   17.7      19.9      18.6      19.1   

GS

   12.8      7.4      12.7      7.4   
                        

Net service revenues

   100.0   100.0   100.00   100.00
                        

Revenue by Time:

        

Flex

   97.1   93.8   96.9   93.0

Search

   2.9      6.2      3.1      7.0   
                        

Net service revenues

   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0
                        

Gross profit

   31.7   34.5   31.5   34.9 %

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   28.5   28.5   27.8   29.2 %

Depreciation and amortization

   1.2   1.2   1.3   1.4

Income from continuing operations, before income taxes

   1.8   4.6   2.3   4.1

Income from continuing operations

   1.0   2.8   1.4   2.5

The following table details net service revenues for Flex and Search revenue by segment and changes from the prior periods for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in $000’s)    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Tech

               

Flex

   $ 114,777    (8.2 )%    $ 125,019    $ 340,727    (7.8 )%    $ 369,634

Search

     2,553    (58.7     6,184      7,619    (64.5     21,452
                               

Total Tech

   $ 117,330    (10.6 )%    $ 131,203    $ 348,346    (10.9 )%    $ 391,086
                               

FA

               

Flex

   $ 37,615    (11.7 )%    $ 42,604    $ 110,754    (17.9 )%    $ 134,846

Search

     3,675    (57.2     8,578      12,206    (59.3     29,985
                               

Total FA

   $ 41,290    (19.3 )%    $ 51,182    $ 122,960    (25.4 )%    $ 164,831
                               

HLS

               

Flex

   $ 40,167    (18.5 )%    $ 49,280    $ 126,278    (11.6 )%    $ 142,844

Search

     323    (55.4     725      1,174    (33.8     1,774
                               

Total HLS

   $ 40,490    (19.0 )%    $ 50,005    $ 127,452    (11.9 )%    $ 144,618
                               

GS

               

Flex

   $ 29,163    57.4   $ 18,528    $ 86,776    56.3   $ 55,528

Search

     —      —          —        —      —          —  
                               

Total GS

   $ 29,163    57.4   $ 18,528    $ 86,776    56.3   $ 55,528
                               

Total Flex

   $ 221,722    (5.8 )%    $ 235,431    $ 664,535    (5.5 )%    $ 702,852

Total Search

     6,551    (57.7     15,487      20,999    (60.5     53,211
                               

Total Revenue

   $ 228,273    (9.0 )%    $ 250,918    $ 685,534    (9.3 )%    $ 756,063
                               

 

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Flex Revenues. The primary drivers of Flex revenues are the number of consultant hours worked, the consultant bill rate per hour and, to a limited extent, the amount of expenses incurred by Kforce that are billable to the client.

Excluding our GS segment, Kforce experienced Flex revenue declines during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 across all segments, on a year-over-year basis, which is primarily a result of the difficult macro-economic environment. Our FA segment was most significantly impacted by the macro-economic environment. Despite the decrease on a year-over-year basis, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009, Flex revenue for Tech and FA increased 3.4% and 1.3%, respectively, over the quarter ended June 30, 2009.

We believe our Flex revenues for our largest segment, Tech, have held up well compared to previous economic downturns, which we believe is primarily a result of our highly skilled personnel and our field operations model. We believe that this model allows us to deliver our service offerings in a disciplined and consistent manner across all geographies and business lines. This delivery model includes our national recruiting center, which we believe has been effective in increasing the quality and speed of delivery to our clients, particularly our national accounts. We also believe that unlike the late 1990s and early 2000s, our customers generally have not over-hired during the most recent economic expansion. We also do not believe that an exaggerated technology bubble similar to that which occurred prior to the last economic downturn developed prior to the current downturn.

Although our GS segment has demonstrated strong results for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, the difficult macro-economic environment adversely impacted results during 2009. However, as previously mentioned, we expect this business to be more stable during these difficult economic times given the nature of its operations generally being less dependent upon the growth of the U.S. economy. The majority of our GS contracts contain an initial one-year term with four option years, which are typically exercised. At the end of this term, the contract award typically goes through a competitive bidding process to retain the contract. During 2009, approximately 60% of GS contracts were subject to the re-compete process. Although there can be no assurance that historical trends will continue, the GS segment has demonstrated a good success rate thus far in 2009 in the re-compete process resulting from its strong relationships with its customers.

The Clinical Research business within our HLS segment has seen a decrease in activity since the fourth quarter of 2008 and into the third quarter of 2009, we believe reflecting the cost-cutting initiatives of large pharmaceutical companies as well as delays in hiring activity resulting from several mergers within this sector. The Healthcare business within our HLS segment, which primarily consists of professionals providing medical coding and transcription services to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, saw its Flex revenues impacted by declining trends in hospital census. Due primarily to the number of holidays during the fourth quarter of 2009, we expect Flex revenues in the HLS segment to decline in the fourth quarter of 2009 as compared to the third quarter of 2009.

The following table details total Flex hours for each segment and percentage changes over the prior periods for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in 000’s)    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Tech

   1,844    (4.3 )%    1,926    5,416    (4.7 )%    5,686

FA

   1,132    (4.1   1,181    3,276    (11.8   3,713

HLS

   457    (17.4   553    1,456    (10.4   1,625

GS

   319    57.9      202    972    62.5      598
                       

Total hours

   3,752    (2.8 )%    3,862    11,120    (4.3 )%    11,622
                       

The overall decrease in billable expenses, which are included as a component of net services revenues, is primarily attributable to continued pressure from customers to reduce billable expenses. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in our Tech segment, which was due to the nature and extent of this segment’s project work. The following table details total Flex billable expenses for each segment and percentage changes over the prior periods for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in $000’s)    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Tech

   $ 1,053    55.1   $ 679    $ 2,867    54.7   $ 1,853

FA

     30    (53.8     65      121    (57.1     282

HLS

     3,150    (43.0     5,525      10,733    (32.8     15,976

GS

     229    222.5        71      873    309.9        213
                               

Total billable expenses

   $ 4,462    (29.6 )%    $ 6,340    $ 14,594    (20.4 )%    $ 18,324
                               

 

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Search Fees. The decrease in Search fees is attributable to both the decrease in the number of placements as well as the decrease in the average fee earned on each placement. Our GS segment does not make permanent placements.

As previously mentioned, Search activity historically decreases heading into the troughs of an economic cycle, increases after economic conditions have shown sustained improvement, and is the strongest during the peak of an economic cycle. We cannot provide any assurances, however, that historical trends will continue. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, Search fees have declined 57.7% and 60.5% from the comparable periods in 2008, respectively. Over the last several years, Kforce has made a concerted effort to de-emphasize the contribution of Search fees to overall net service revenues, which is primarily a result of the highly volatile nature of the Search business as well as the costs that must be invested in establishing the workforce. For the quarter ended September 30, 2009, Search fees declined 1.1% over the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Kforce expects Search fees to decrease slightly in the fourth quarter of 2009 when compared to the third quarter of 2009.

Total Search placements for each segment and percentage changes over the prior periods were as follows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
     2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Tech

   167    (59.0 )%    407    533    (60.6 )%    1,352

FA

   333    (50.7   675    1,063    (53.8   2,301

HLS

   16    (57.9   38    79    (26.9   108
                       

Total placements

   516    (53.9 )%    1,120    1,675    (55.5 )%    3,761
                       

The average Search placement fee for each segment and percentage changes over the prior periods were as follows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
     2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Tech

   $ 15,289    0.7   $ 15,179    $ 14,276    (10.0 )%    $ 15,869

FA

     11,046    (13.1     12,712      11,485    (11.9     13,030

HLS

     20,290    6.4        19,077      14,872    (9.4     16,411
                               

Total average placement fee

   $ 12,706    (8.1 )%    $ 13,825    $ 12,534    (11.4 )%    $ 14,148
                               

Gross Profit. Gross profit on Flex billings is determined by deducting the direct costs of services (primarily flexible personnel payroll wages, payroll taxes, payroll-related insurance, and subcontractor costs) from net Flex service revenues. In addition, consistent with industry practices, gross profit dollars from Search fees are equal to revenues, because there are generally no direct costs associated with such revenues.

The following table presents, for each segment, the gross profit percentage and percentage change over the prior periods for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2009     Increase
(Decrease)
    2008     2009     Increase
(Decrease)
    2008  

Tech

   29.0   (5.8 )%    30.8   28.6   (8.3 )%    31.2

FA

   37.0      (18.0   45.1      38.1      (16.1   45.4   

HLS

   30.6      (3.5   31.7      30.0      (6.3   32.0   

GS

   36.4      (6.7   39.0      36.1      (3.5   37.4   
                            

Total gross profit percentage

   31.7   (8.1 )%    34.5   31.5   (9.7 )%    34.9
                            

Changes in the amount of Search fees as a percentage of total revenue can significantly impact total gross profit percentage because Search revenue contributes nearly 100% to gross profit, as previously discussed. Given this dynamic, Kforce monitors gross profit as a percentage of Flex revenues, which is referred to as the Flex gross profit percentage. This provides management with the necessary insight into the other drivers of total gross profit percentage, such as changes in volume evidenced by changes in Flex hours billed and changes in the spread between bill rate and pay rate for Flex (“Flex Rate”).

 

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The decrease in Search gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008, was $8.9 million, composed of a $8.0 million decrease in volume and a $0.9 million decrease in rate. The decrease in Search gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008, was $32.1 million, composed of a $27.7 million decrease in volume and a $4.4 million decrease in rate.

The following table presents, for each segment, the Flex gross profit percentage and percentage change over the prior periods for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2009     Increase
(Decrease)
    2008     2009     Increase
(Decrease)
    2008  

Tech

   27.4   0.0   27.4   27.0   (0.7 )%    27.2

FA

   30.8      (9.4   34.0      31.2      (6.3   33.3   

HLS

   30.1      (2.0   30.7      29.4      (5.5   31.1   

GS

   36.4      (6.7   39.0      36.1      (3.5   37.4   
                            

Total Flex gross profit percentage

   29.7   (1.7 )%    30.2   29.4   (2.0 )%    30.0
                            

The decrease in Flex gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008, was $5.4 million, $3.4 million resulted from a decrease in volume and $2.0 million of which resulted from a decrease in the Flex Rate. The decrease in Flex gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008, was $15.7 million, $6.7 million resulted from a decrease in volume and $9.0 million of which resulted from a decrease in the Flex Rate.

The Flex gross profit percentage was negatively impacted in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 by the macro-economic environment and the compression that occurred in the spread between Kforce’s bill and pay rates, which is primarily due to the lag in Kforce’s ability to reduce pay rates as quickly as bill rates decline. The Flex gross profit decrease in our FA segment in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was also impacted by a shift in Flex hours to clients with higher volume and lower gross margins.

Kforce’s average hourly bill rate and average hourly pay rate for its staffing business declined 4.7% and 2.6%, respectively, in the three months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008. Due primarily to the continued active management of our pay and bill rates, Kforce’s average hourly bill rate and average hourly pay rate for its staffing business remained relatively flat during the three months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Also, the Flex gross profit percentage increased 10 basis points in the three months ended September 30, 2009 to 29.7% from 29.6% in the three months ended June 30, 2009, which was primarily due to improvement in our Tech and HLS segments.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”). For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, total commissions, compensation, payroll taxes, and benefit costs as a percentage of SG&A represented 83.7% and 82.4%, respectively, as compared to 78.2% and 81.2% in the comparable periods in 2008, respectively. Commissions and related payroll taxes and benefit costs are variable costs driven primarily by revenue and gross profit levels, and associated performance. Therefore, as gross profit levels change, these expenses would also generally be anticipated to change but remain relatively consistent as a percentage of revenues.

The following table presents these components of SG&A expenses along with an “other” caption, which includes bad debt expense, lease expense, professional fees, travel, telephone, computer and certain other expenses, as an absolute amount and as a percentage of total net service revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

(in $000’s)    2009    % of
Revenue
    2008    % of
Revenue
 
Three Months Ended September 30:           

Compensation, commissions, payroll taxes and benefits costs

   $ 54,501    23.9   $ 55,977    22.3

Other

     10,628    4.6        15,636    6.2  
                          

Total SG&A

   $ 65,129    28.5   $ 71,613    28.5
                          
Nine Months Ended September 30:           

Compensation, commissions, payroll taxes and benefits costs

   $ 157,009    22.9   $ 179,143    23.7

Other

     33,614    4.9        41,548    5.5  
                          

Total SG&A

   $ 190,623    27.8   $ 220,691    29.2
                          

 

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SG&A expenses as a percentage of net service revenues remained flat for the three months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the comparable period in 2008, and decreased 140 basis points for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the comparable period in 2008.

Although SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue remained flat for the three months ended September 30, 2009, items of note include:

 

   

Increase in compensation and benefits of 3.2% of net service revenues, which was primarily related to: (i) a $3.9 million increase in stock-based compensation which includes a $3.6 million non-cash charge incurred from the acceleration of the vesting of certain equity awards during the three months ended September 30, 2009, and (ii) an increase in overall compensation to facilitate the retention of our associates in anticipation of the future economic recovery.

 

   

Decrease in commission expense of 1.6% of net service revenues, which was primarily attributable to: (i) a decline in the percentage contribution of Search fees, which generally have a higher commission rate, to total gross profit; (ii) performance being driven by a favorable shift in associate tenure; and (iii) an overall reduction in headcount.

 

   

Decrease in bad debt expense of 1.5% of net service revenues, which was primarily attributable to the significant increase in the third quarter of 2008 of the level of our allowance for doubtful accounts and fallouts reserve to reflect conditions such as the rise in business failures resulting from the turmoil in the financial and credit markets, growing concerns of a U.S. recession and our exposure to customers in high-risk sectors such as the financial services industry.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2009, the decrease was primarily attributable to the following:

 

   

Increase in compensation and benefits of 1.3% of net service revenues, which was primarily related to: (i) an increase in overall compensation to facilitate the retention of our associates in anticipation of the expected future economic recovery; (ii) an increase in the cost of providing health insurance to our employees; and (iii) an increase in severance costs paid to terminated employees. These increases were partially offset by decreases in: (i) stock-based compensation expense and (ii) payroll taxes.

 

   

Decrease in commission expense of 2.1% of net service revenues, which was primarily attributable to: (i) a decline in the percentage contribution of Search fees, which generally have a higher commission rate, to total gross profit; (ii) performance being driven by a favorable shift in the retention of our tenured associates; and (iii) an overall reduction in headcount.

 

   

Decrease in bad debt expense of 0.8% of net service revenues, as previously discussed.

 

   

Increase in impairment charge of 0.1% of net service revenues, which was a result of the impairment of a trade name during the three months ended June 30, 2009.

Depreciation and Amortization. The following table presents depreciation and amortization expense and percentage changes over prior periods by major category, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,
     2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008    2009    Increase
(Decrease)
    2008

Fixed asset depreciation

   $ 756    (4.2 )%    $ 789    $ 2,410    20.1   $ 2,006

Capital lease asset depreciation

     503    (16.6     603      1,597    (23.6     2,090

Capitalized software amortization

     1,120    11.3        1,006      3,302    (7.5     3,569

Intangible asset amortization

     450    (28.6     630      1,445    (51.6     2,985
                               

Total depreciation and amortization

   $ 2,829    (6.6 )%    $ 3,028    $ 8,754    (17.8 )%    $ 10,650
                               

The $0.2 million and $1.5 million decreases in intangible asset amortization for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively, are primarily related to the completion of amortization of certain identifiable intangible assets acquired in the 2004 acquisition of Hall Kinion and the 2005 acquisition of VistaRMS, Inc.

Other Expense, Net. Other expense, net was $0.3 million and $0.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively, and $0.9 million and $1.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Other expense, net consists primarily of interest expense related to outstanding borrowings under our Credit Facility. The decrease of $0.1 million and $0.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was primarily due to Kforce’s continued emphasis on paying down outstanding borrowings and a decline in Kforce’s weighted average borrowing rate.

 

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Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense as a percentage of income from continuing operations before taxes (our “effective rate”) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 was 41.2% and 39.3%, respectively. The increase in Kforce’s effective rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 is a result of lower forecasted pre-tax net income for 2009 as well as an increase in certain non-deductible expenses.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

To meet our capital and liquidity requirements, we primarily rely on operating cash flow as well as borrowings under our Credit Facility. Kforce had $57.6 million and $60.3 million in working capital as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively. Also, Kforce’s current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) was 1.7 as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008.

The accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 provide a more detailed description of our cash flows. Kforce is principally focused on achieving the appropriate balance in the following areas of cash flow: (i) achieving positive cash flow from operating activities; (ii) reducing the outstanding balance of our Credit Facility; (iii) making strategic acquisitions; (iv) investing in our infrastructure to allow sustainable growth via capital expenditures; and (v) repurchasing our common stock.

We believe that existing cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operations, and available borrowings under our Credit Facility will be adequate to meet the capital expenditure and working capital requirements of our operations for at least the next twelve months. However, further deterioration in the economic environment and market conditions could negatively impact our operating results and liquidity as well as the ability of our lenders to fund borrowings. There is no assurance that: (i) our lenders will be able to fund our borrowings; or (ii) if operations were to deteriorate and additional financing were to become necessary, we would be able to obtain financing in amounts sufficient to meet operating requirements or at terms which are satisfactory and which allow us to remain competitive. Our expectation that existing resources will fund capital expenditure and working capital requirements is a forward-looking statement that is subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could also differ materially from those indicated as a result of a number of factors, including the use of currently available resources for possible acquisitions and stock repurchases.

The following table presents a summary of our cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities for the nine months ended September 30:

 

     2009     2008  

Cash provided by (used in):

    

Operating activities

   $ 31,502      $ 64,891  

Investing activities

     (4,539     1,312  

Financing activities

     (27,124     (66,365
                

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

   $ (161   $ (162
                

Discontinued Operations

As was previously discussed, Kforce sold its Scientific and its per-diem Nursing businesses on April 29, 2008 and June 29, 2008, respectively. The accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows has been presented on a combined basis (continuing operations and discontinued operations). Cash flows provided by discontinued operations for all prior periods, including the nine months ended September 30, 2008, were provided by operating activities and were not material to the capital resources of Kforce. In addition, the absence of cash flows from discontinued operations is not expected to have a significant effect on the future liquidity, financial position, or capital resources of Kforce.

Operating Activities

The significant variations in cash provided by operating activities and net income are principally related to adjustments to net income for certain non-cash charges such as depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation. These adjustments are more fully detailed in our Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008. Our largest source of operating cash flows is the collection of trade receivables and our largest use of operating cash flows is the payment of our employee and consultant populations’ compensation, which includes base salary, commissions and bonuses.

Investing Activities

Capital expenditures for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 were $2.9 million and $7.0 million, respectively, which exclude equipment acquired under capital leases.

 

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Over the next 12 to 18 months we expect to continue to invest in our infrastructure ahead of what we expect to be the next positive economic cycle, in order to support the expected future growth in our business. We believe that these investments will, among other things, improve the performance and profitability of our associates and increase (i) the efficiency and effectiveness of our delivery activities, (ii) the satisfaction of our customers, and (iii) the effectiveness of our incentive compensation programs. Kforce believes it has sufficient cash and availability under its Credit Facility to make any necessary capital expenditures in the foreseeable future.

Financing Activities

During the nine months ended September 30, 2008, open market repurchases of common stock were $26.8 million. There were no open market repurchases of common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Credit Facility

On October 2, 2006, Kforce entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, with a syndicate led by Bank of America, N.A. (the “Credit Facility”). In addition to Bank of America, N.A., the group of lenders under our Credit Facility also includes PNC Bank, N.A., CIT Group Inc. (“CIT”) and Wachovia Bank, N.A. (“Wachovia”). Kforce’s maximum borrowings under the Credit Facility are $140.0 million, which includes a revolving loan tranche of up to $125.0 million (the “Revolving Loan Amount”) and a $15.0 million sub-limit for letters of credit. In April 2007, an additional revolving loan tranche (the “Additional Availability Amount”) that allowed up to $25.0 million was retired by Kforce.

Borrowings under the Credit Facility are limited to 85% of eligible accounts receivable of which unbilled can be no more than 40% of billed receivables less certain minimum availability reserves, and bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 1.25% or Prime. Fluctuations in the ratio of unbilled to billed receivable could result in material changes to availability from time to time. Letters of credit issued under the Credit Facility require Kforce to pay a fronting fee equal to 0.125% of the amount of each letter of credit issued plus 1.25% per annum of the total amount of letters of credit outstanding. To the extent that Kforce has unused availability under the Credit Facility, an unused line fee is required to be paid equal to 0.25% of the average unused balance on a monthly basis. Borrowings under the Credit Facility are principally secured by our accounts receivable but are also secured by substantially all of the assets of Kforce. Under the Credit Facility, Kforce is required to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio in the event that it is unable to maintain minimum availability under the Credit Facility of $15.0 million. As of September 30, 2009, Kforce had availability under the Credit Facility in excess of the minimum requirement; therefore, the minimum fixed charge coverage ratio was not applicable. Kforce believes that it will be able to maintain the minimum availability requirement; however, in the event that Kforce is unable to do so, the goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charge recognized in the fourth quarter of 2008 would result in Kforce failing the fixed charge coverage ratio under its current definition, which would constitute an event of default. The Credit Facility expires in November 2011.

On September 15, 2009, and effective as of September 16, 2009, CIT assigned rights and obligations under the Credit Facility together with a corresponding portion of each of its outstanding committed loans and letter of credit obligations in an amount equal to $20.0 million to Wachovia. After giving effect to this assignment, the commitments of Wachovia and CIT under the Credit Facility are now $50.0 million and $15.0 million, respectively. Kforce Inc. incurred no fees in conjunction with this assignment and there was no impact to the maximum borrowings or other provisions within the Credit Facility.

As of September 30, 2009, there was $12.8 million outstanding and $59.2 million available under the Credit Facility. As of November 3, 2009, there was $13.6 million outstanding and $72.0 million available under the Credit Facility. The amount available under the Credit Facility may be negatively impacted if any of our lenders under the Credit Facility suffer liquidity issues. In such an event, we may not be able to draw on any of the amounts available under our Credit Facility, or a substantial portion thereof. Although Kforce may be restricted from making strategic acquisitions and/or selective repurchases of common stock, Kforce believes remaining availability, if any, under our Credit Facility, along with cash generated from operating activities, will be sufficient to fund its operations if such an event occurs.

On November 1, 2009, CIT filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which we currently believe will not have a material adverse effect on our liquidity.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Kforce does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have had, or are expected to have, a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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Stock Repurchases

As of December 31, 2008, our Board of Directors had authorized $75.0 million of repurchases of our common stock, and $74.8 million remained available for future repurchases. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, Kforce repurchased approximately 211.3 thousand shares of common stock for minimum income tax withholding on the exercising of stock options and the vesting of restricted stock awards at a total cost of $2.3 million. As of September 30, 2009, $72.5 million remains available for future repurchases.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

In addition to the risks inherent in its operations, Kforce is exposed to certain market risks primarily changes in interest rates. The sensitivity analysis presented below for our long-term Credit Facility is based on a 10% change in interest rates. This change is a hypothetical scenario and is used to calibrate potential risk, and does not represent our view of future market changes.

As of September 30, 2009, we had approximately $12.8 million outstanding under our Credit Facility. Our weighted average effective interest rate on our Credit Facility was approximately 1.79% at September 30, 2009. A hypothetical 10% increase in interest rates in effect at September 30, 2009 would not have a significant effect on Kforce’s annual interest expense.

We do not believe that we have a material exposure to fluctuations in foreign currencies because our international operations represent approximately 1% of net service revenues. We will continue to assess the impact that currency fluctuations could have on our operations going forward.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As of September 30, 2009, we carried out an evaluation required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act (the “Evaluation”), under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act (“Disclosure Controls”). Based on the Evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our Disclosure Controls are effective in timely alerting them to material information required to be included in our periodic SEC reports.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Management has evaluated, with the participation of our principal executive and principal financial officers, whether any changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our last fiscal quarter have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Based on the evaluation we conducted, management has concluded that no such changes have occurred.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

CEO and CFO Certifications

Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2 are the Certifications of the CEO and the CFO, respectively. The Certifications are required in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Section 302 Certifications”). This Item of this report, which you are currently reading, is the information concerning the Evaluation referred to in the Section 302 Certifications and this information should be read in conjunction with the Section 302 Certifications for a more complete understanding of the topics presented.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

On September 30, 2009, Kforce Inc. was served with a complaint brought in California Superior Court by Plaintiff Toma Barseghian, on behalf of himself and a putative class of California Account Managers. The complaint alleges that Account Managers based in California have been misclassified under California law as exempt employees and seeks unspecified sums for unpaid overtime pay, failure to provide meal and rest periods, statutory penalties, as well as injunctive relief. At this stage of the litigation, it is not feasible to predict the outcome or a range of loss, should a loss occur, and accordingly, no amounts have been provided in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Kforce believes it has meritorious defenses to the allegations, and intends to vigorously defend the litigation.

In the ordinary course of its business, Kforce is also from time to time threatened with litigation or named as a defendant in various lawsuits. While management does not expect any of these other matters to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows, litigation is subject to certain inherent uncertainties. Kforce maintains liability insurance in such amounts and with such coverage and deductibles as management believes is reasonable. The principal liability risks that Kforce insures against are workers’ compensation, personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability and fidelity losses. There can be no assurance that Kforce’s liability insurance will cover all events or that the limits of coverage will be sufficient to fully respond to all liabilities.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

There have been no material changes in the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our year ended December 31, 2008, as updated by those disclosed in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarter ended March 31, 2009 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our quarter ended June 30, 2009.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The following table presents information with respect to our repurchases of Kforce common stock during the three months ended September 30, 2009:

 

Period

   Total Number of
Shares Purchased (1)
   Average Price Paid
per Share
   Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of
Publicly Announced
Plans or Programs
   Approximate Dollar
Value of Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs

July 1, 2009 to July 31, 2009

   —      $ —      —      $ 74,371,725

August 1, 2009 to August 31, 2009

   —      $ —      —      $ 74,371,725

September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009

   156,409    $ 12.16    156,409    $ 72,469,787
                       

Total

   156,409    $ 12.16    156,409    $ 72,469,787
                       

 

(1) All of the shares reported above as purchased are attributable to shares surrendered to us by certain executives in payment of the exercise price related to certain stock option exercises or statutory minimum tax withholding requirements pertaining to the vesting of restricted stock.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

3.1    Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation. (1)
3.1a    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation. (2)
3.1b    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation. (2)
3.1c    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation. (2)
3.1d    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation. (3)
3.1e    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation. (4)
3.2    Amended & Restated Bylaws. (5)
10.1    Assignment and Acceptance Agreement, dated September 16, 2009, made between The CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc. and Wachovia Bank, National Association
31.1    Certification by the Chief Executive Officer of Kforce Inc. pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2    Certification by the Chief Financial Officer of Kforce Inc. pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1    Certification by the Chief Executive Officer of Kforce Inc. pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2    Certification by the Chief Financial Officer of Kforce Inc. pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

(1) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File 33-91738) filed April 28, 1995.
(2) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form S-4/A (File No. 333-111566) filed February 9, 2004, as amended.
(3) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form 8-K (File No. 000-26058) filed May 17, 2000.
(4) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 000-26058) filed March 29, 2002.
(5) Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-26058) filed February 7, 2007.

 

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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)

     
Date: November 4, 2009     By:   /s/ JOSEPH J. LIBERATORE
      Joseph J. Liberatore
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
      (Principal Financial Officer)
Date: November 4, 2009     By:   /s/ JEFFREY B. HACKMAN
      Jeffrey B. Hackman
      Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
      (Principal Accounting Officer)

 

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Assignment and Acceptance Agreement, dated September 16, 2009.

Exhibit 10.1

ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT

This ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT (this “Assignment and Acceptance”) dated as of September 16, 2009 is made between THE CIT GROUP/BUSINESS CREDIT, INC. (the “Assignor”) and WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (the “Assignee”).

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Assignor is party to that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 2, 2006 (as amended, amended and restated, modified, supplemented or renewed, the “Credit Agreement”) among Kforce Inc., a Florida corporation, and certain of its Subsidiaries, as borrowers (the “Borrowers”), certain of Borrowers’ Affiliates, the several financial institutions from time to time party thereto (including the Assignor, the “Lenders”), and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent for the Lenders (the “Administrative Agent”). Any terms defined in the Credit Agreement and not defined in this Assignment and Acceptance are used herein as defined in the Credit Agreement;

WHEREAS, as provided under the Credit Agreement, the Assignor has committed to making Loans (the “Committed Loans”) to the Borrowers in an aggregate amount not to exceed $35,000,000 (the “Commitment”);

WHEREAS, the Assignor has made Committed Loans in the aggregate principal amount of $4,015,000 to the Borrowers;

WHEREAS, the Assignor has acquired a participation in its pro rata share of the Lenders’ liabilities under Letters of Credit in an aggregate principal amount of $1,227,524.32 (the “L/C Obligations”); and

WHEREAS, the Assignor wishes to assign to the Assignee part of the rights and obligations of the Assignor under the Credit Agreement in respect of its Commitment, together with a corresponding portion of each of its outstanding Committed Loans and L/C Obligations, in an amount equal to $20,000,000 (the “Assigned Amount”) on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein and the Assignee wishes to accept assignment of such rights and to assume such obligations from the Assignor on such terms and subject to such conditions;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1. Assignment and Acceptance.

(a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Assignment and Acceptance, (i) the Assignor hereby sells, transfers and assigns to the Assignee, and (ii) the Assignee hereby purchases, assumes and undertakes from the Assignor, without recourse and without representation or warranty (except as provided in this Assignment and Acceptance) 57.1428571% (the “Assignee’s Assigned Percentage Share”) of (A) the Commitment, the Committed Loans and the L/C Obligations of the Assignor and (B) all related rights, benefits, obligations, liabilities and indemnities of the Assignor under and in connection with the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents.


(b) With effect on and after the Effective Date (as defined in Section 5 hereof), the Assignee shall be a party to the Credit Agreement and succeed to all of the rights and be obligated to perform all of the obligations of a Lender under the Credit Agreement, including the requirements concerning confidentiality and the payment of indemnification, with a Commitment in an amount set forth in Section 1(c). The Assignee agrees that it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Credit Agreement are required to be performed by it as a Lender. It is the intent of the parties hereto that the Commitment of the Assignor shall, as of the Effective Date, be reduced by an amount equal to the Assigned Amount and the Assignor shall relinquish its rights and be released from its obligations under the Credit Agreement to the extent such obligations have been assumed by the Assignee; provided, however, the Assignor shall not relinquish its rights under Sections 4.4 and 14.11 of the Credit Agreement to the extent such rights relate to the time prior to the Effective Date.

(c) After giving effect to the assignment and assumption set forth herein, on the Effective Date the Assignee’s Commitment will be $50,000,000.

(d) After giving effect to the assignment and assumption set forth herein, on the Effective Date the Assignor’s Commitment will be $15,000,000.

2. Payments.

(a) As consideration for the sale, assignment and transfer contemplated in Section 1 hereof, the Assignee shall pay to the Assignor on the Effective Date in immediately available funds an amount equal to $2,294,285.71, representing the Assignee’s Assigned Percentage Share of the principal amount of all Committed Loans.

(b) The Assignee further agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent a processing fee in the amount specified in Section 11.2(a) of the Credit Agreement.

3. Reallocation of Payments.

Any interest, fees and other payments accrued to the Effective Date with respect to the Commitment, and Committed Loans and L/C Obligations shall be for the account of the Assignor. Any interest, fees and other payments accrued on and after the Effective Date with respect to the Assigned Amount shall be for the account of the Assignee. Each of the Assignor and the Assignee agrees that it will hold in trust for the other party any interest, fees and other amounts which it may receive to which the other party is entitled pursuant to the preceding sentence and pay to the other party any such amounts which it may receive promptly upon receipt. The Assignor and the Assignee shall make all appropriate adjustments in payments by the Administrative Agent for periods prior to the Effective Date or with respect to the making of this assignment directly between themselves.

4. Independent Credit Decision.

The Assignee (a) acknowledges that it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement and the Schedules and Exhibits thereto, together with copies of the most recent financial statements of the Borrowers, and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit and legal analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Acceptance; and (b) agrees that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Assignor, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit and legal decisions in taking or not taking action under the Credit Agreement.

 

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5. Effective Date; Notices.

(a) As between the Assignor and the Assignee, the effective date for this Assignment and Acceptance shall be September 16, 2009 (the “Effective Date”); provided that the following conditions precedent have been satisfied on or before the Effective Date:

(i) this Assignment and Acceptance shall be executed and delivered by the Assignor and the Assignee;

(ii) the consent of the Administrative Agent required for an effective assignment of the Assigned Amount by the Assignor to the Assignee shall have been duly obtained and shall be in full force and effect as of the Effective Date;

(iii) payment by the parties hereto of all amounts due in connection with this Assignment and Acceptance and transfer of the Assigned Amount; and

(iv) the processing fee referred to in Section 2(b) hereof and in Section 11.2(a) of the Credit Agreement shall have been paid to the Administrative Agent.

(b) Promptly following the execution of this Assignment and Acceptance, the Assignor shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent for acknowledgment by the Administrative Agent, a Notice of Assignment in the form attached hereto as Schedule 1.

6. [Intentionally omitted.]

7. Withholding Tax.

The Assignee (a) represents and warrants to the Lender, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that under applicable law and treaties no tax will be required to be withheld by the Lender with respect to any payments to be made to the Assignee hereunder, (b) agrees to furnish (if it is organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States or any State thereof) to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers prior to the time that the Administrative Agent or Borrowers are required to make any payment of principal, interest or fees hereunder, duplicate executed originals of either U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI or U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN (wherein the Assignee claims entitlement to the benefits of a tax treaty that provides for a complete exemption from U.S. federal income withholding tax on all payments hereunder) and agrees to provide new Forms W-8ECI or W8BEN upon the expiration of any previously delivered form or comparable statements in accordance with applicable U.S. law and regulations and amendments thereto, duly executed and completed by the Assignee, and (c) agrees to comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations with regard to such withholding tax exemption.

8. Representations and Warranties.

(a) The Assignor represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of the interest being assigned by it hereunder and that such interest is free and clear of any Lien or other adverse claim; (ii) it is duly organized and existing and it has the full power and authority to take, and has taken, all action necessary to execute and deliver this Assignment and Acceptance and any other documents required or permitted to be executed or delivered by it in connection with this Assignment and Acceptance and to fulfill its obligations hereunder; (iii) no notices to, or consents, authorizations or approvals of, any Person are required (other than any already given or obtained) for its due execution, delivery and performance of this Assignment and Acceptance, and apart from any agreements or undertakings or filings required by the Credit Agreement, no further action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Person is required of it for such execution, delivery or performance; and (iv) this Assignment and Acceptance has been duly executed and delivered by it and constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Assignor, enforceable against the Assignor in accordance with the terms hereof, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization and other laws of general application relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equitable principles.

 

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(b) The Assignor makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Credit Agreement or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto. The Assignor makes no representation or warranty in connection with, and assumes no responsibility with respect to, the solvency, financial condition or statements of any Borrower, or the performance or observance by any Borrower, of any of its obligations under the Credit Agreement or any other instrument or document furnished in connection therewith.

(c) The Assignee represents and warrants that (i) it is duly organized and existing and it has full power and authority to take, and has taken, all action necessary to execute and deliver this Assignment and Acceptance and any other documents required or permitted to be executed or delivered by it in connection with this Assignment and Acceptance, and to fulfill its obligations hereunder; (ii) no notices to, or consents, authorizations or approvals of, any Person are required (other than any already given or obtained) for its due execution, delivery and performance of this Assignment and Acceptance; and apart from any agreements or undertakings or filings required by the Credit Agreement, no further action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Person is required of it for such execution, delivery or performance; (iii) this Assignment and Acceptance has been duly executed and delivered by it and constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Assignee, enforceable against the Assignee in accordance with the terms hereof, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization and other laws of general application relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equitable principles; and (iv) it is an Eligible Assignee.

9. Further Assurances.

The Assignor and the Assignee each hereby agree to execute and deliver such other instruments, and take such other action, as either party may reasonably request in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Assignment and Acceptance, including the delivery of any notices or other documents or instruments to the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, which may be required in connection with the assignment and assumption contemplated hereby.

10. Miscellaneous.

(a) Any amendment or waiver of any provision of this Assignment and Acceptance shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto. No failure or delay by either party hereto in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof and any waiver of any breach of the provisions of this Assignment and Acceptance shall be without prejudice to any rights with respect to any other or further breach thereof.

(b) All payments made hereunder shall be made without any set-off or counterclaim.

(c) Except as otherwise agreed in writing between the Assignor and Assignee, the Assignor and the Assignee shall each pay its own costs and expenses incurred in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution and performance of this Assignment and Acceptance.

(d) This Assignment and Acceptance may be executed in any number of counterparts and all of such counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument.

(e) THIS ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. The Assignor and the Assignee each irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court sitting in The State of Georgia over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Assignment and Acceptance and irrevocably agrees that all claims in respect of such action or proceeding may be heard and determined in such State or Federal court. Each party to this Assignment and Acceptance hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent it may effectively do so, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding.

 

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(f) THE ASSIGNOR AND THE ASSIGNEE EACH HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION BASED HEREON, OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE, THE CREDIT AGREEMENT, ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS AND AGREEMENTS OR ANY COURSE OF CONDUCT, COURSE OF DEALING, OR STATEMENTS (WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Assignor and the Assignee have caused this Assignment and Acceptance to be executed and delivered by their duly authorized officers as of the date first above written.

 

THE CIT GROUP/BUSINESS CREDIT, INC.
By:   /s/ Carmen Caporrino
Name:   Carmen Caporrino
Title:   Vice President
Address for Notices:
The CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc.
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Attn:   Evelyn Kusold
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:   /s/ Lynn E. Culbreath
Name:   Lynn E. Culbreath
Title:   Senior Vice President
Address for Notices:
Wachovia Bank, National Association
100 South Ashley Dr., Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33602
Attn:   Jack Nieman and Lynn E. Culbreath

 

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SCHEDULE 1

to

ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE

September 16, 2009

Bank of America, N.A.

300 Galleria Parkway, N.W.

Suite 800

Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Attn: Business Credit-Account Executive

Kforce Inc.

and the other Borrowers (as hereinafter defined)

1001 E. Palm Avenue, 4th floor

Tampa, Florida 33605

Attention: Ms. Judy Genshino-Kelly,

Assistant Treasurer

 

  Re: Kforce Inc.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We refer to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 2, 2006 (as amended, amended and restated, modified, supplemented or renewed from time to time the “Credit Agreement”) among Kforce Inc. and certain of its Subsidiaries, as borrowers (the “Borrowers”), the affiliates of the Borrowers party thereto, the Lenders referred to therein and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent for the Lenders (the “Administrative Agent”). Terms defined in the Credit Agreement are used herein as therein defined.

1. We hereby give you notice of, and request the Administrative Agent’s consent to, the assignment by The CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc. (the “Assignor”) to Wachovia Bank, National Association (the “Assignee”) of 57.1428571% of the right, title and interest of the Assignor in and to the Credit Agreement (including the right, title and interest of the Assignor in and to the Commitments of the Assignor, all outstanding Loans made by the Assignor and the Assignor’s participation in the Letters of Credit pursuant to the Assignment and Acceptance Agreement attached hereto (the “Assignment and Acceptance”). We understand and agree that the Assignor’s Commitment, as of September 16, 2009 (prior to giving effect to the Assignment and Acceptance), is $35,000,000, the aggregate amount of its outstanding Loans is $4,015,000.00, and its participation in L/C Obligations is $1,227,524.32.

2. The Assignee agrees that, upon receiving the consent of the Administrative Agent, the Assignee will be bound by the terms of the Credit Agreement as fully and to the same extent as if the Assignee were the Lender originally holding such interest in the Credit Agreement.


3. The following administrative details apply to the Assignee:

 

(A)      Notice Address:      Assignee Name:
          Wachovia Bank, National Association
          Assignee Address:
          Wachovia Bank, National Association
          100 South Ashley Dr., Suite 1000
          Tampa, Florida 33602
          Attn: Jack Nieman and Lynn E. Culbreath
          Facsimile No.: (813) 225-4330
(B)      Payment Instructions:      As on file with the Administrative Agent

4. You are entitled to rely upon the representations, warranties and covenants of each of the Assignor and Assignee contained in the Assignment and Acceptance.

5. Pursuant to Section 11.2 of the Credit Agreement, Assignee hereby requests, and instructs the Administrative Agent to request from the Borrowers, a replacement promissory note evidencing the Assignee’s Commitment (after giving effect to the Assignment and Acceptance) in the amount set forth in Section 1(c) of the Assignment and Acceptance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Assignor and the Assignee have caused this Notice of Assignment and Acceptance to be executed by their respective duly authorized officials, officers or agents as of the date first above mentioned.

 

Very truly yours,
THE CIT GROUP/BUSINESS CREDIT, INC.
By:   /s/ Carmen Caporrino
Title:   Vice President
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:   /s/ Lynn E. Culbreath
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND
ASSIGNMENT CONSENTED TO:
Bank of America, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
By:   /s/ Andrew A. Doherty
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

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Section 302 CEO Certification

Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATIONS

I, David L. Dunkel, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Kforce Inc.;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: November 4, 2009

 

/s/ David L. Dunkel

David L. Dunkel,
Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

 

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Section 302 CFO Certification

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATIONS

I, Joseph J. Liberatore, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Kforce Inc.;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: November 4, 2009

 

/s/ Joseph J. Liberatore

Joseph J. Liberatore,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Section 906 CEO Certification

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906

OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Kforce Inc. (“Kforce”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Form 10-Q”), I, David L. Dunkel, Chief Executive Officer of Kforce, hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1) The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m or 78o(d)); and

 

  2) The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Kforce.

Date: November 4, 2009

 

/s/ David L. Dunkel

David L. Dunkel,
Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

 

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Section 906 CFO Certification

Exhibit 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906

OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Kforce Inc. (“Kforce”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Form 10-Q”), I, Joseph J. Liberatore, Chief Financial Officer of Kforce, hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  1) The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m or 78o(d)); and

 

  2) The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Kforce.

Date: November 4, 2009

 

/s/ Joseph J. Liberatore

Joseph J. Liberatore,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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