HSII
$26.67
Heidrick & Struggl
($.29)
(1.08%)
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020 4:01:00 PM
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Summary

Heidrick & Struggles Guides Revenue In-line

Heidrick & Struggl (HSII) reported 3rd Quarter September 2020 earnings of $0.39 per share on revenue of $144.5 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.12 per share on revenue of $130.4 million. Revenue fell 22.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. HSII said it expects fourth quarter revenue of $140.0 million to $150.0 million. The current consensus revenue estimate is $141.3 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2020.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., is an advisory firm providing executive search, culture shappin & leadership consulting services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.39
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.12
Reported Revenue
$144.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$130.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Heidrick & Struggles Announces 2020 Third Quarter Results and Provides Fourth Quarter Guidance

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Highlights:

  • Anticipated restructuring charge of $48.1 million generated operating loss of $38.2 million and operating margin of (26.6%); expect annual cost savings of $30 million to $40 million
  • Adjusted operating income of $9.9 million and adjusted operating margin of 6.9%, up 70 basis points sequentially
  • Net revenue of $143.5 million compares to $145.6 million in the 2020 second quarter
  • Net loss of $26.2 million includes restructuring charge; adjusted net income of $7.7 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.39
  • Maintains $0.15 per share cash dividend

"Our team did an excellent job delivering results in what continues to be a dynamic demand environment," stated Heidrick & Struggles' President and Chief Executive Officer, Krishnan Rajagopalan. "We remain focused on gaining market share and business trends continue to strengthen. We are especially pleased with the sequential growth generated by Heidrick Consulting, particularly in digital delivery related to leadership development and our diversity & inclusion initiatives. While economic visibility remains limited, we currently see an acceleration in our business and stronger business trends coming into focus. Importantly, we have the financial strength to continue making strategic investments to create long-term shareholder value, and our digital transformation is among multiple opportunities to fortify our position as a trusted global advisor."

2020 Third Quarter Results

Consolidated net revenue (revenue before reimbursements) was $143.5 million in the quarter compared to $182.2 million in the 2019 third quarter. Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, which positively impacted results by 1.0%, consolidated net revenue declined $40.1 million. The reduction in net revenue was primarily due to the impact of the pandemic on a global basis. 

Executive Search net revenue was $129.2 million compared to $166.5 million in the 2019 third quarter.  Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations of $1.2 million, or 1.0%, Executive Search net revenue declined $38.5 million.  Net revenue decreased 26.6% in the Americas (decreased 26.3% on a constant currency basis), decreased 17.0% in Europe (decreased 20.9% on a constant currency basis) and decreased 10.5% in Asia Pacific (decreased 11.5% on a constant currency basis).  Growth in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry practice was offset by reductions in the other industry practices.

There were 362 Executive Search consultants at September 30, 2020 compared to 380 at September 30, 2019 and 394 at June 30, 2020.  Consultant productivity, as measured by annualized Executive Search net revenue per consultant, was $1.4 million compared to $1.8 million in the 2019 third quarter. The number of confirmed searches decreased 6.4% compared to the year-ago period.

Heidrick Consulting net revenue was $14.3 million compared to $15.7 million in the 2019 third quarter.  Excluding the impact from exchange rate fluctuations, which positively impacted results by 1.4%, Heidrick Consulting net revenue decreased $1.6 million.  There were 63 Heidrick Consulting consultants at September 30, 2020 compared to 71 at September 30, 2019 and 68 at June 30, 2020

Consolidated salaries and benefits expense decreased by 20.4%, or $26.6 million, to $103.9 million from $130.5 million in the 2019 third quarter. Fixed compensation expense decreased by $2.2 million primarily due to lower talent acquisition and retention costs, along with other benefit expenses, such as retirement, partially offset by increases in the deferred compensation plan and base salaries and payroll taxes.  Variable compensation decreased $24.4 million due to lower revenue in the quarter. Salaries and benefits expense was 72.4% of net revenue for the quarter compared to 71.6% in the 2019 third quarter. 

General and administrative expenses decreased by 10.0%, or $3.3 million, to $29.8 million from $33.1 million in the 2019 third quarter, primarily due to travel and entertainment, office occupancy and bad debt offset by an increase professional fees. As a percentage of net revenue, general and administrative expenses were 20.7% compared to 18.2% in the 2019 third quarter.

The Company recorded a restructuring charge of $48.1 million in the 2020 third quarter related to strategic actions to optimize future growth and profitability. The expected annual cost savings from the restructuring ranges from $30 million to $40 million. The primary components of the restructuring included a workforce reduction; a reduction of the firm's real estate expenses, professional fees and the future elimination of certain deferred compensation programs. The Company anticipates future restructuring charges of $10 million to $15 million related to further real estate optimization with annual cost savings of $5 million to $8 million.

In the 2019 third quarter, the Company acquired 2GET, one of the leading search firms in Brazil.  This transaction provides the Company with a strong platform for Latin America growth. As a result, the Company recorded a restructuring charge of $4.1 million in the quarter.

Including the restructuring charges recorded in both periods, operating loss was $38.2 million compared to operating income of $14.5 million in the 2019 third quarter. Operating margin was (26.6)% in the 2020 third quarter compared to 7.9% in the 2019 third quarter. Excluding the restructuring charges in both periods, adjusted operating income was $9.9 million and adjusted operating margin was 6.9%. This compares to adjusted operating income of $18.6 million and adjusted operating margin of 10.2% in the 2019 third quarter. Adjusted EBITDA in the 2020 third quarter was $15.9 million compared to $23.9 million in the 2019 third quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.0% compared to 13.1% in the 2019 third quarter.

Including the restructuring charges recorded in both periods, net loss was $26.2 million and diluted loss per share was $1.35 with an effective tax rate of 28.5% in the 2020 third quarter. This compares to net income of $9.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.51 with an effective tax rate of 32.9% in last year's third quarter. Excluding the restructuring charges in both periods, adjusted net income was $7.7 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.39 with an adjusted effective tax rate of 33.3%. This compares to adjusted net income of $13.7 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.70 with an adjusted effective tax rate of 27.9% in the 2019 third quarter.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $51.9 million in the 2020 third quarter compared to $86.5 million in the 2019 third quarter.  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at September 30, 2020 were $237.6 million, compared to $332.9 million at December 31, 2019, and $218.9 million at September 30, 2019.  During the 2020 third quarter, the company repaid $100.0 million of borrowings under its credit facility, resulting in no outstanding borrowings as of September 20, 2020. The company's cash position typically builds throughout the year as bonuses are accrued, mostly to be paid out in the first quarter. 

2020 Nine Months Results

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 consolidated net revenue was $460.6 million compared to $526.9 million in the first nine months of 2019.  Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, which negatively impacted results by 0.5%, consolidated net revenue decreased $63.7 million

Executive Search net revenue in the first nine months of 2020 was $418.9 million from $483.3 million in the first nine months of 2019.  Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations which negatively impacted results by 0.6%, or $2.5 million, net revenue decreased $62.0 million.  Net revenue decreased 14.1% in the Americas (or 13.7% on a constant currency basis), decreased 10.8% in Europe (decreased 10.7% on a constant currency basis), and was down 13.6% in Asia Pacific (decreased 12.2% on a constant currency basis).  Growth in the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice was offset by reductions in the other industry practices.  Consultant productivity was $1.4 million for the first nine months of 2020 compared to $1.7 million in the first nine months of 2019. 

Heidrick Consulting net revenue in the first nine months of 2020 was $41.8 million from $43.6 million in the first nine months of 2019, a decline of 4.1%, or $1.8 million. Exchange rate fluctuations did not materially impact Heidrick Consulting net revenue.

Operating loss for the first nine months of 2020 was $44.1 million compared to operating income of $49.2 million in the same period of 2019.  The operating margin was (9.6)% compared to 9.3% in the first nine months of 2019.  Excluding the non-cash impairment charge recorded in the 2020 second quarter and the restructuring charges recorded in both the 2020 and 2019 third quarters, adjusted operating income for the first nine months of 2020 was $37.0 million and the adjusted operating margin was 8.0%.  This compares to adjusted operating income for the first nine months of 2019 of $53.3 million and adjusted operating margin of 10.1%. Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2020 was $51.9 million and adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.3%, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $68.6 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 13.0% for the same period in 2019.

Net loss for the first nine months of 2020 was $43.2 million and diluted loss per share was $2.24, with an effective tax rate of 0.5%. This compares to net income of $36.3 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.86 in the first nine months of 2019, with an effective tax rate of 31.7%. Excluding the non-cash impairment charge recorded in the 2020 second quarter and the restructuring charges recorded in both the 2020 and 2019 nine-month periods, adjusted net income was $23.6 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.19 with an adjusted effective tax rate of 37.3%.  This compares to adjusted net income of $40.0 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.05 with an adjusted effective tax rate of 30.1%.

2020 Fourth Quarter Outlook

The Company expects 2020 fourth quarter consolidated net revenue of between $140 million and $150 million, while acknowledging the continued fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic that will continue to impact quarterly results. In addition, this outlook is based on the average currency rates in September 2020 and reflects, among other factors, management's assumptions for the anticipated volume of new Executive Search confirmations, Heidrick Consulting assignments, the current backlog, consultant productivity, consultant retention, and the seasonality of its business.

Dividend

The Board of Directors has declared a 2020 fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.15 per share payable on November 20, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 6, 2020.  

Quarterly Conference Call

Heidrick & Struggles will host a conference call to review its 2020 third quarter results today, October 26 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Participants may access the company's call and supporting slides through its website at www.heidrick.com or by dialing (866) 211-4120, conference ID# 3692464.  For those unable to participate on the live call, a webcast and copy of the slides will be archived at www.heidrick.com and available for up to 30 days following the investor call.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the senior-level talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a trusted advisor across executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 65 years ago. Today, the firm provides integrated leadership solutions to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.® www.heidrick.com

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), Heidrick & Struggles presents certain non-GAAP financial measures. A "non-GAAP financial measure" is defined as a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of comprehensive income, balance sheets or statements of cash flow of the company. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, this earnings release contains the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted net income, adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and impacts of foreign currency on current period results using prior period translation rates.  These measures are presented because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends. Management believes this information is also useful for investors. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are provided as schedules attached to this release.

Adjusted operating income reflects the exclusion of restructuring charges for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and impairment and restructuring charges for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

Adjusted operating income margin refers to adjusted operating income as a percentage of net revenue in the same period.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share reflect the exclusion of restructuring charges for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and impairment and restructuring charges for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

Adjusted effective tax rate reflects the exclusion of restructuring charges for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and impairment and restructuring charges for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

A reconciliation of adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share and adjusted effective tax rate with the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is provided in this release.

Adjusted EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, intangible amortization, equity-settled stock compensation expense, earnout accretion expense related to acquisitions, contingent compensation related to acquisitions, impairment charges, restructuring charges, and other non-operating income (expense). 

Adjusted EBITDA margin refers to adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenue in the same period. 

The company evaluates its results of operations on both an as reported and a constant currency basis.  The constant currency presentation is a non-GAAP financial measure, which excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The company believes providing constant currency information provides valuable supplemental information regarding its results of operations, consistent with how it evaluates its performance.  The company calculates constant currency percentages by converting its financial results in a local currency for a period using the average exchange rate for the prior period to which it is comparing.  This calculation may differ from similarly-titled measures used by other companies.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, forecasted or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect the outcome of the forward-looking statements include, among other things, the impacts, direct and indirect, of the COVID–19 pandemic on our business, our consultants and employees, and the overall economy; leadership changes, our ability to attract, integrate, develop, manage and retain qualified consultants and senior leaders; our ability to prevent our consultants from taking our clients with them to another firm; our ability to maintain our professional reputation and brand name; the fact that our net revenue may be affected by adverse economic conditions; our clients' ability to restrict us from recruiting their employees; the aggressive competition we face; our heavy reliance on information management systems; the fact that we face the risk of liability in the services we perform; the fact that data security, data privacy and data protection laws and other evolving regulations and cross-border data transfer restrictions may limit the use of our services and adversely affect our business; social, political, regulatory and legal risks in markets where we operate; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the fact that we may not be able to align our cost structure with net revenue; unfavorable tax law changes and tax authority rulings; our ability to realize our tax losses; the timing of the establishment or reversal of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; any impairment of our goodwill, other intangible assets and other long-lived assets; our ability to execute and integrate future acquisitions; the fact that we have anti-takeover provisions that make an acquisition of us difficult and expensive; our ability to access additional credit; and the increased cybersecurity requirements, vulnerabilities, threats and more sophisticated and targeted cyber-related attacks that could pose a risk to our systems, networks, solutions, services and data. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  For more information on the factors that could affect the outcome of forward-looking statements, refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A and our quarterly filings with the SEC. We caution the reader that the list of factors may not be exhaustive. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:

Investors & Analysts:
Suzanne Rosenberg - Vice President, Investor Relations
+1 212 551 0554, srosenberg@heidrick.com

Media:
Nina Chang – Vice President, Corporate Communications
+1 212 551 1634, nchang@heidrick.com 


 

Heidrick & Struggles

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,




2020


2019


$ Change


% Change

Revenue








Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$

143,544



$

182,174



$

(38,630)



(21.2)

%

Reimbursements

957



4,344



(3,387)



(78.0)

%

Total revenue

144,501



186,518



(42,017)



(22.5)

%









Operating expenses








Salaries and benefits

103,893



130,479



(26,586)



(20.4)

%

General and administrative expenses

29,769



33,093



(3,324)



(10.0)

%

Restructuring charges

48,115



4,130



43,985



NM


Reimbursed expenses

957



4,344



(3,387)



(78.0)

%

Total operating expenses

182,734



172,046



10,688



6.2

%









Operating income (loss)

(38,233)



14,472



(52,705)



NM










Non-operating income (expense)








Interest, net

(180)



819






Other, net

1,819



(464)






Net non-operating income

1,639



355














Income (loss) before income taxes

(36,594)



14,827














Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(10,416)



4,880














Net income (loss)

(26,178)



9,947














Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

850



(1,337)














Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(25,328)



$

8,610














Weighted-average common shares outstanding








Basic

19,351



19,127






Diluted

19,351



19,428














Earnings (loss) per common share








Basic

$

(1.35)



$

0.52






Diluted

$

(1.35)



$

0.51














Salaries and benefits as a % of net revenue

72.4

%


71.6

%





General and administrative expenses as a % of net revenue

20.7

%


18.2

%





Operating margin

(26.6)

%


7.9

%





 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,


2020


2019


$ Change


% Change


2020
Margin1


2019

Margin1

Revenue












Executive Search












Americas

$

79,947



$

108,878



$

(28,931)



(26.6)

%





Europe

28,902



34,827



(5,925)



(17.0)

%





Asia Pacific

20,394



22,784



(2,390)



(10.5)

%





Total Executive Search

129,243



166,489



(37,246)



(22.4)

%





Heidrick Consulting

14,301



15,685



(1,384)



(8.8)

%





Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

143,544



182,174



(38,630)



(21.2)

%





Reimbursements

957



4,344



(3,387)



(78.0)

%





Total revenue

$

144,501



$

186,518



$

(42,017)



(22.5)

%





























Operating income (loss)












Executive Search












Americas²

$

(7,934)



$

23,211



$

(31,145)



(134.2)

%


(9.9)

%


21.3

%

Europe³

(6,856)



466



(7,322)



NM



(23.7)

%


1.3

%

Asia Pacific4

(1,726)



2,421



(4,147)



(171.3)

%


(8.5)

%


10.6

%

Total Executive Search

(16,516)



26,098



(42,614)



(163.3)

%


(12.8)

%


15.7

%

Heidrick Consulting5

(9,286)



(3,150)



(6,136)



(194.8)

%


(64.9)

%


(20.1)

%

Total segments

(25,802)



22,948



(48,750)



(212.4)

%


(18.0)

%


12.6

%

Global Operations Support6

(12,431)



(8,476)



(3,955)



(46.7)

%


(8.7)

%


(4.7)

%

Total operating income (loss)

$

(38,233)



$

14,472



$

(52,705)



(364.2)

%


(26.6)

%


7.9

%


1 Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

2 Includes restructuring charges of $27.6 million and $4.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

3 Includes restructuring charges of $9.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

4 Includes restructuring charges of $4.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

5 Includes restructuring charges of $4.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

6 Includes restructuring charges of $1.9 million and less than $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 


Heidrick & Struggles
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)



Nine Months Ended
September 30,




2020


2019


$ Change


% Change

Revenue








Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$

460,628



$

526,890



$

(66,262)



(12.6)

%

Reimbursements

6,555



14,075



(7,520)



(53.4)

%

Total revenue

467,183



540,965



(73,782)



(13.6)

%









Operating expenses








Salaries and benefits

329,640



371,898



(42,258)



(11.4)

%

General and administrative expenses

93,970



101,646



(7,676)



(7.6)

%

Restructuring charges

48,115



4,130



43,985



NM


Impairment charges

32,970





32,970



NM


Reimbursed expenses

6,555



14,075



(7,520)



(53.4)

%

Total operating expenses

511,250



491,749



19,501



4.0

%









Operating income (loss)

(44,067)



49,216



(93,283)



NM










Non-operating income








Interest, net

160



2,039






Other, net

460



1,887






Net non-operating income

620



3,926














Income (loss) before income taxes

(43,447)



53,142














Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(202)



16,828














Net income (loss)

(43,245)



36,314














Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

(1,395)



(1,012)














Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(44,640)



$

35,302














Weighted-average common shares outstanding








Basic

19,281



19,084






Diluted

19,281



19,518














Earnings (loss) per common share








Basic

$

(2.24)



$

1.90






Diluted

$

(2.24)



$

1.86














Salaries and benefits as a % of net revenue

71.6

%


70.6

%





General and administrative expenses as a % of net revenue

20.4

%


19.3

%





Operating margin

(9.6)

%


9.3

%





 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Nine Months Ended September 30,


2020


2019


$ Change


% Change


2020
Margin1


2019
Margin1

Revenue












Executive Search












Americas

$

265,088



$

308,700



$

(43,612)



(14.1)

%





Europe

92,108



103,244



(11,136)



(10.8)

%





Asia Pacific

61,654



71,394



(9,740)



(13.6)

%





Total Executive Search

418,850



483,338



(64,488)



(13.3)

%





Heidrick Consulting

41,778



43,552



(1,774)



(4.1)

%





Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

460,628



526,890



(66,262)



(12.6)

%





Reimbursements

6,555



14,075



(7,520)



(53.4)

%





Total revenue

$

467,183



$

540,965



$

(73,782)



(13.6)

%





























Operating income (loss)












Executive Search












Americas2

$

40,900



$

74,211



$

(33,311)



(44.9)

%


15.4

%


24.0

%

Europe3

(26,874)



3,788



(30,662)



NM



(29.2)

%


3.7

%

Asia Pacific4

(6,553)



10,642



(17,195)



(161.6)

%


(10.6)

%


14.9

%

Total Executive Search

7,473



88,641



(81,168)



(91.6)

%


1.8

%


18.3

%

Heidrick Consulting5

(21,699)



(12,770)



(8,929)



(69.9)

%


(51.9)

%


(29.3)

%

Total segments

(14,226)



75,871



(90,097)



(118.8)

%


(3.1)

%


14.4

%

Global Operations Support6

(29,841)



(26,655)



(3,186)



(12.0)

%


(6.5)

%


(5.1)

%

Total operating income (loss)

$

(44,067)



$

49,216



$

(93,283)



(189.5)

%


(9.6)

%


9.3

%


1 Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).

2 Includes restructuring charges of $27.6 million and 4.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

3 Includes restructuring charges of $9.6 million and goodwill impairment charges of $24.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

4 Includes restructuring charges of $4.6 million and goodwill impairment charges of $8.5 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

5 Includes restructuring charges of $4.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

6 Includes restructuring charges of $1.9 million and less than $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Reconciliation of Operating Income (Loss) and Adjusted Operating Income (Non-GAAP)

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$

143,544



$

182,174



$

460,628



$

526,890










Operating income (loss)

(38,233)



14,472



(44,067)



49,216










Adjustments








Impairment charges1





32,970




Restructuring charges2

48,115



4,130



48,115



4,130


Total adjustments

48,115



4,130



81,085



4,130










Adjusted operating income

$

9,882



$

18,602



$

37,018



$

53,346










Operating margin

(26.6)

%


7.9

%


(9.6)

%


9.3

%

Adjusted operating margin

6.9

%


10.2

%


8.0

%


10.1

%


1 The Company incurred impairment charges of approximately $33.0 million related to the Europe and Asia Pacific operating segments for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

2 The Company incurred restructuring charges of approximately $48.1 million and $4.1 million across all operating segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Non-GAAP)

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net income (loss)

$

(26,178)



$

9,947



$

(43,245)



$

36,314










Adjustments








Impairment charges, net of tax1





32,970




Restructuring charges, net of tax2

33,863



3,717



33,863



3,717


Total adjustments

33,863



3,717



66,833



3,717










Adjusted net income

$

7,685



$

13,664



$

23,588



$

40,031










Weighted-average common shares outstanding








Basic

19,351



19,127



19,281



19,084


Diluted

19,730



19,428



19,833



19,518










Earnings (loss) per common share








Basic

$

(1.35)



$

0.52



$

(2.24)



$

1.90


Diluted

$

(1.35)



$

0.51



$

(2.24)



$

1.86










Adjusted earnings per common share








Basic

$

0.40



$

0.71



$

1.22



$

2.10


Diluted

$

0.39



$

0.70



$

1.19



$

2.05



1 The Company incurred impairment charges of approximately $33.0 million related to the Europe and Asia Pacific operating segments for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

2 The Company incurred restructuring charges of approximately $48.1 million and $4.1 million across all operating segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)



September 30,
2020


December 31,
2019


(Unaudited)



Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

170,577



$

271,719


Marketable securities

67,028



61,153


Accounts receivable

119,102



109,163


Prepaid expenses

21,513



20,185


Other current assets

23,817



27,848


Income taxes recoverable

13,014



4,414


Total current assets

415,051



494,482






Non-current assets




Property and equipment, net

26,740



28,650


Operating lease right-of-use assets

80,091



99,391


Assets designated for retirement and pension plans

14,608



13,978


Investments

27,836



25,409


Other non-current assets

23,682



20,434


Goodwill

91,264



126,831


Other intangible assets, net

1,218



1,935


Deferred income taxes

32,819



33,063


Total non-current assets

298,258



349,691






Total assets

$

713,309



$

844,173






Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$

11,050



$

8,633


Accrued salaries and benefits

161,002



234,306


Deferred revenue

37,268



41,267


Operating lease liabilities

30,569



30,955


Other current liabilities

26,691



26,253


Income taxes payable

1,086



3,928


Total current liabilities

267,666



345,342






Non-current liabilities




Accrued salaries and benefits

56,998



59,662


Retirement and pension plans

49,389



46,032


Operating lease liabilities

73,565



79,388


Other non-current liabilities

4,625



4,634


Total non-current liabilities

184,577



189,716






Total liabilities

452,243



535,058






Stockholders' equity

261,066



309,115






Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

713,309



$

844,173


 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


2020


2019

Cash flows - operating activities




Net income (loss)

$

(26,178)



$

9,947


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




Depreciation and amortization

16,171



2,635


Deferred income taxes

320



(536)


Stock-based compensation expense

3,212



2,539


Accretion expense related to earnout payments



168


Gain on marketable securities

(22)



(237)


Loss on disposal of property and equipment

14




Changes in assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

7,397



(4,868)


Accounts payable

664



834


Accrued expenses

52,066



62,820


Restructuring accrual

7,769



3,951


Deferred revenue

(1,219)



3,353


Income taxes payable, net

(18,215)



83


Retirement and pension plan assets and liabilities

29



138


Prepaid expenses

3,312



2,587


Other assets and liabilities, net

6,540



3,050


Net cash used in operating activities

51,860



86,464






Cash flows - investing activities




Acquisition of business



(3,520)


Capital expenditures

(2,565)



(848)


Purchases of available-for-sale investments

(47,249)



(42,669)


Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale investments

49,166



38,930


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(648)



(8,107)






Cash flows - financing activities




Payments on line of credit

(100,000)




Cash dividends paid

(3,022)



(2,963)


Acquisition earnout payments



(1,446)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(103,022)



(4,409)






Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

3,627



(2,890)






Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(48,183)



71,058


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

218,760



105,314


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

170,577



$

176,372


 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended
September 30,



2020


2019

Cash flows - operating activities





Net income (loss)


$

(43,245)



$

36,314


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





Depreciation and amortization


20,638



7,983


Deferred income taxes


700



(24)


Stock-based compensation expense


7,146



7,250


Accretion expense related to earnout payments




495


Gain on marketable securities


(144)



(353)


Loss on disposal of property and equipment


289




Impairment charges


32,970




Changes in assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable


(9,616)



(36,961)


Accounts payable


2,809



(144)


Accrued expenses


(77,776)



(52,680)


Restructuring accrual


6,289



2,762


Deferred revenue


(3,892)



113


Income taxes recoverable and payable, net


(11,460)



(3,952)


Retirement and pension plan assets and liabilities


1,304



1,824


Prepaid expenses


(1,229)



(920)


Other assets and liabilities, net


2,312



2,874


Net cash used in operating activities


(72,905)



(35,419)







Cash flows - investing activities





Acquisition of business




(3,520)


Capital expenditures


(7,121)



(2,641)


Purchases of available-for-sale investments


(118,668)



(83,146)


Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale investments


111,633



39,162


Net cash used in investing activities


(14,156)



(50,145)







Cash flows - financing activities





Proceeds from line of credit


100,000




Payments on line of credit


(100,000)




Cash dividends paid


(9,019)



(8,866)


Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions


(1,550)



(4,552)


Acquisition earnout payments


(2,789)



(1,853)


Net cash used in financing activities


(13,358)



(15,271)







Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(723)



(3,055)







Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(101,142)



(103,890)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period


271,719



280,262


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period


$

170,577



$

176,372


 


Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) and Operating Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue)

$

143,544



$

182,174



$

460,628



$

526,890










Net income (loss)

(26,178)



9,947



(43,245)



36,314


Interest, net

180



(819)



(160)



(2,039)


Other, net

(1,819)



464



(460)



(1,887)


Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(10,416)



4,880



(202)



16,828


Operating income (loss)

(38,233)



14,472



(44,067)



49,216










Adjustments








Stock-based compensation expense

3,195



2,539



6,641



6,790


Depreciation

2,129



2,444



6,194



7,316


Intangible amortization

183



192



585



667


Earnout accretion



168





495


Acquisition contingent consideration

462





1,482




Restructuring charges

48,115



4,130



48,115



4,130


Impairment charges





32,970




Total adjustments

54,084



9,473



95,987



19,398










Adjusted EBITDA

$

15,851



$

23,945



$

51,920



$

68,614


Adjusted EBITDA margin

11.0

%


13.1

%


11.3

%


13.0

%

 

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