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TROY, MI--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) -
First Quarter Highlights
Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), a global leader in providing workforce solutions, today announced results for the first quarter of 2016.
Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $1.3 billion, a 2.2% increase (a 4.6% increase on a constant currency basis) compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015.
Earnings from operations for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $14.7 million, compared to $12.1 million reported for the first quarter of 2015.
Diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2016 were $0.29 compared to $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2015. Included in diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2016 is a $0.07 improvement related to reinstatement of the Work Opportunity Credit. Excluding this item, diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2016 were $0.22 per share.
Commenting on the first quarter, Camden stated, "We are pleased with Kelly's ability to deliver solid increases in revenue, GP, and earnings in the first quarter, as we operated with improved efficiency and a heightened focus on profitability. Our investments in PT and OCG continue to yield results as we expand Kelly's role as a trusted talent advisor to our clients worldwide."
Kelly also reported that on May 10, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.075 per share. The dividend is payable June 7 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 23, and represents a 50% increase. "We are very pleased that our strong, sustained operating results in 2015 gave us the ability to deliver this increase and to enhance shareholder value," said Camden, "and with 2016 off to a solid start, we move forward with confidence."
In conjunction with its first quarter earnings release, Kelly Services has published a financial presentation on the Investor Relations page of our public website and will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on May 11 to review the results and answer questions. The call may be accessed in one of the following ways:
Via the Telephone:U.S. 1 800 288-9626International 1 651 291-5254The pass code is Kelly Services
Via the Internet:
The call is also available via the internet through the Kelly Services website: www.kellyservices.com
This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, competitive market pressures including pricing and technology introductions, changing market and economic conditions, our ability to achieve our business strategy, the risk of damage to our brand, the risk our intellectual assets could be infringed upon or compromised, our ability to successfully develop new service offerings, our exposure to risks associated with services outside traditional staffing, including business process outsourcing, our increasing dependency on third parties for the execution of critical functions, the risks associated with past and future acquisitions, exposure to risks associated with investments in equity affiliates, material changes in demand from or loss of large corporate customers, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, including foreign currency fluctuations, availability of full-time employees to lead complex talent supply chain sales and operations, availability of temporary workers with appropriate skills required by customers, liabilities for employment-related claims and losses, including class action lawsuits and collective actions, the risk of cyber attacks or other breaches of network or information technology security as well as risks associated with compliance on data privacy, our ability to sustain critical business applications through our key data centers, our ability to effectively implement and manage our information technology programs, our ability to maintain adequate financial and management processes and controls, impairment charges triggered by adverse industry developments or operational circumstances, unexpected changes in claim trends on workers' compensation, disability and medical benefit plans, the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on our business, the impact of changes in laws and regulations (including federal, state and international tax laws ), the risk of additional tax or unclaimed property liabilities in excess of our estimates, our ability to maintain specified financial covenants in our bank facilities to continue to access credit markets, and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in this release and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from any forward looking statements contained herein, and we have no intention to update these statements.
About Kelly Services
As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. In 2016, the Company is commemorating 70 years of industry leadership. Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.
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