Exhibit 99.1

 


Volt Information Sciences Reports Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Financial Results

NEW YORK, NY, March 7, 2018 – Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (“Volt” or “the Company”) (NYSE-AMERICAN: VISI), an international provider of staffing services and managed service programs, today reported results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended January 28, 2018. Key highlights include:
·
First quarter net revenue of $253.3 million, down 19.1% year-over-year; on a same-store basis, net revenue declined 10.6% year-over-year excluding net revenue contributed from businesses sold or exited during the past year and the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations
·
Successfully completed new long-term $115.0 million accounts receivable securitization program with DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank (“DZ Bank”), improving the Company’s available liquidity and lowering borrowing costs
·
Global liquidity of $78.8 million at quarter-end, up $34.8 million year-over-year; total outstanding debt of $80.0 million, down $17.1 million year-over-year and further reduced in February by $30.0 million to a current level of $50.0 million
Commenting on Volt’s first quarter performance, Michael Dean, President and CEO, said, “Overall, Volt’s first quarter results were mixed. We continue to benefit from our ongoing focus on achieving operational efficiencies and managing expenses, which has enabled the Company to consistently deliver lower selling, administrative and other operating costs.  However, our ability to generate top line growth continues to be impacted by lower revenues in our North American Staffing segment, driven in part by a single large customer that has significantly reduced their reliance on temporary staffing. Excluding this customer from the current and prior periods, revenue declines over the past several quarters have been relatively steady. And as previously outlined, our entire team is actively implementing detailed initiatives to turn the top line.”

Mr. Dean continued, “I am very pleased with the new $115.0 million long-term financing agreement completed during the quarter with DZ Bank.  We expect to save approximately $1.5 million over the term of the new agreement, driven by improved pricing as well as lower fees compared with our previous financing program. Along with the better pricing, the new facility has less restrictive financial covenants and fewer restrictions on use of proceeds. In fact, the new facility provides more available liquidity than our previous facility that had a capacity of $160.0 million. Overall, this financing program greatly enhances our financial flexibility and debt maturity profile, while providing the Company with additional resources to execute our business strategy and advance our capital allocation plan.”

Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results
Total revenue for the fiscal 2018 first quarter was $253.3 million, down $59.7 million, or 19.1%, compared to $313.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. On a same-store basis, net revenue declined 10.6% year-over-year excluding net revenue contributed from businesses sold or exited during the past year and the effect of currency fluctuations.

North American Staffing revenue, which provides a broad spectrum of contingent staffing, direct placement, recruitment process outsourcing and other employment services, was $206.2 million, a $25.7 million, or 11.1% decrease compared to North American Staffing revenue of $231.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The decline was driven by lower demand from customers in both professional and commercial job families, as well as a significant change in a large customer’s contingent labor strategy in the latter part of fiscal 2017.
 
 

 
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International Staffing revenue, which includes the Company’s contingent staffing, direct placement and managed service programs businesses in Europe and Asia, was $29.6 million, a $0.8 million, or 2.5% decrease compared to $30.4 million from the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, revenue declined $3.2 million on a constant currency basis compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The decline was primarily a result of softening economic demand in the United Kingdom, offset by strong growth in Belgium and Singapore.

Corporate and Other revenue, which now primarily consists of the Company’s North American managed service business and the Company’s call center business, was $18.7 million, down $33.3 million, or 64.0%, compared to $52.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The year-over-year revenue decline was primarily driven by the impact from the sale of Maintech and the quality assurance business, which occurred early in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 and at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, respectively. On a same-store basis, excluding businesses sold or exited of $32.0 million, Corporate and Other revenue decreased $1.3 million, or 6.3%, year-over-year, as a result of winding down of certain programs in the Company’s managed service business as well as normal fluctuations in call center activity.

Selling, administrative and other operating costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased $2.0 million, or 4.0%, to $46.9 million from $48.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. This decrease was primarily due to ongoing cost reductions throughout the business as well as the sale of Maintech and the quality assurance business. These decreases were partially offset by higher legal fees and depreciation and software license expenses related to the completion of the first phase of the upgrade of the Company’s back-office financial suite and information technology tools.

Loss from continuing operations was $10.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, down $6.1 million compared to a loss of $4.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA, which is a Non-GAAP measure, was a loss of $9.1 million in the fiscal 2018 first quarter, down $8.6 million from a loss of $0.5 million (Non-GAAP) in the year ago period. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of special items, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, other income/loss and share-based compensation expense. For a reconciliation of the GAAP and Non-GAAP financial results, please see the tables at the end of this press release.

Liquidity
As of January 28, 2018, the Company had $78.8 million of global liquidity as compared to $44.0 million at January 29, 2017.

Corporate Developments
During the first quarter, the Company entered into a long-term accounts receivable securitization program with DZ Bank and exited its financing relationship with PNC Bank, National Association. Under the terms of the new agreement, DZ Bank will provide a two-year, $115.0 million facility which permits borrowings until January 25, 2020. The Company expects to save approximately $1.5 million over the term of the program and now has more available liquidity compared to its previous agreement. The new facility has less restrictive financial covenants and fewer restrictions on the use of proceeds, improving the Company’s available liquidity, enabling the Company to continue to advance its capital allocation plans.
 
 

 
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March 7, 2018
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Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the fiscal 2018 first quarter financial results will be held today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Volt’s President and CEO Michael Dean and CFO Paul Tomkins will host the conference call. Participants may listen in via webcast by visiting the Investor & Governance section of Volt’s website at www.volt.com. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 877-407-9039 (201-689-8470 for international callers) and reference the “Volt Information Sciences Earnings Conference Call.”

Following the call, an audio replay will be available beginning Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time through Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, dial 844-512-2921 (412-317-6671 for international callers) and enter the Conference ID # 13676899. A replay of the webcast will also be available for 90 days upon completion of the call, accessible through the Company’s website at www.volt.com in the Investors & Governance section.

About Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is a global provider of staffing services (traditional time and materials-based as well as project-based) and managed staffing service programs. Our staffing services consists of workforce solutions that include providing contingent workers, personnel recruitment services, and managed services programs supporting primarily professional administration, technical, information technology, light-industrial and engineering positions. Our managed staffing service programs involves managing the procurement and on-boarding of contingent workers from multiple providers. Our customer care solutions specializes in serving as an extension of our customers’ consumer relationships and processes including collaborating with customers, from help desk inquiries to advanced technical support. Our complementary businesses offer customer care call centers, customized talent and supplier management solutions to a diverse client base. Volt services global industries including aerospace, automotive, banking and finance, consumer electronics, information technology, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities. For more information, visit www.volt.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, including, among others, general economic, competitive and other business conditions, the degree and timing of customer utilization and rate of renewals of contracts with the Company, and the degree of success of business improvement initiatives that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements. Information concerning these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are contained in company reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Copies of the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available without charge upon request to Volt Information Sciences, Inc., 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036, Attention: Shareholder Relations. These and other SEC filings by the Company are also available to the public over the Internet at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov and at the Company’s website at http://www.volt.com in the Investor & Governance section.
 
 

 
Volt Information Sciences Reports Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results
March 7, 2018
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Investor Contacts:
Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
voltinvest@volt.com

Lasse Glassen
Addo Investor Relations
lglassen@addoir.com
424-238-6249

--Financial Tables to Follow--
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Volt Information Sciences Reports Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results
March 7, 2018
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Results of Operations
                 
(in thousands, except per share data)
                 
   
Three Months Ended
 
   
January 28, 2018
   
October 29, 2017
   
January 29, 2017
 
                   
Net revenue
 
$
253,338
   
$
288,483
   
$
313,024
 
Cost of services
   
217,329
     
240,816
     
266,134
 
Gross margin
   
36,009
     
47,667
     
46,890
 
                         
Expenses:
                       
Selling, administrative and other operating costs
   
46,938
     
50,138
     
48,890
 
Restructuring and severance costs
   
518
     
307
     
624
 
Settlement and impairment charges
   
-
     
1,404
     
-
 
Gain from divestiture
   
-
     
(48,033
)
   
-
 
Total expenses
   
47,456
     
3,816
     
49,514
 
                         
Operating income (loss)
   
(11,447
)
   
43,851
     
(2,624
)
                         
Interest income (expense), net
   
(782
)
   
(1,026
)
   
(858
)
Foreign exchange gain (loss), net
   
703
     
(218
)
   
127
 
Other income (expense), net
   
(528
)
   
(375
)
   
(599
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
   
(12,054
)
   
42,232
     
(3,954
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
   
(1,360
)
   
2,458
     
623
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations
   
(10,694
)
   
39,774
     
(4,577
)
Loss from discontinued operations
   
-
     
(1,693
)
   
-
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(10,694
)
 
$
38,081
   
$
(4,577
)
                         
Per share data:
                       
Basic:
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(0.51
)
 
$
1.90
   
$
(0.22
)
Loss from discontinued operations
   
-
     
(0.08
)
   
-
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(0.51
)
 
$
1.82
   
$
(0.22
)
Weighted average number of shares
   
21,029
     
20,967
     
20,918
 
                         
Diluted:
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(0.51
)
 
$
1.90
   
$
(0.22
)
Loss from discontinued operations
   
-
     
(0.08
)
   
-
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(0.51
)
 
$
1.82
   
$
(0.22
)
Weighted average number of shares
   
21,029
     
20,982
     
20,918
 
                         
Segment data:
                       
                         
Net revenue:
                       
North American Staffing
 
$
206,235
   
$
224,219
   
$
231,865
 
International Staffing
   
29,579
     
30,163
     
30,350
 
Corporate and Other
   
18,727
     
36,008
     
51,967
 
Eliminations
   
(1,203
)
   
(1,907
)
   
(1,158
)
Net revenue
 
$
253,338
   
$
288,483
   
$
313,024
 
                         
Operating income (loss):
                       
North American Staffing
 
$
(626
)
 
$
5,526
   
$
2,828
 
International Staffing
   
(98
)
   
944
     
642
 
Corporate and Other
   
(10,723
)
   
(10,652
)
   
(6,094
)
Gain from divestiture
   
-
     
48,033
     
-
 
Operating income (loss)
 
$
(11,447
)
 
$
43,851
   
$
(2,624
)
                         
Work days
   
59
     
64
     
59
 
 

 
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March 7, 2018
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
           
(in thousands)
           
   
Three Months ended
 
   
January 28, 2018
   
January 29, 2017
 
             
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period
 
$
37,077
   
$
6,386
 
                 
Cash used in all other operating activities
   
(8,625
)
   
(3,153
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
   
26,580
     
20,026
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
17,955
     
16,873
 
                 
Purchases of property, equipment, and software
   
(345
)
   
(4,373
)
Net cash provided by all other investing activities
   
92
     
287
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(253
)
   
(4,086
)
                 
Net draw-down of borrowings
   
30,000
     
-
 
Increase in cash restricted as collateral for borrowings
   
(29,696
)
   
-
 
Debt issuance costs
   
(1,327
)
   
(626
)
Net cash used in financing activities
   
(1,023
)
   
(626
)
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
   
112
     
471
 
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
   
16,791
     
12,632
 
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period
 
$
53,868
   
$
19,018
 
                 
Cash paid during the period:
               
Interest
 
$
926
   
$
869
 
Income taxes
 
$
627
   
$
327
 

 


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March 7, 2018
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
           
(in thousands, except share amounts)
           
   
January 28, 2018
   
October 29, 2017
 
ASSETS
 
(unaudited)
       
CURRENT ASSETS:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
53,868
   
$
37,077
 
Restricted cash and short-term investments
   
45,214
     
20,544
 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $974 and $1,249, respectively
   
150,531
     
173,818
 
Recoverable income taxes
   
53
     
1,643
 
Other current assets
   
8,753
     
11,755
 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
   
258,419
     
244,837
 
Other assets, excluding current portion
   
11,301
     
10,851
 
Property, equipment and software, net
   
27,487
     
29,121
 
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
297,207
   
$
284,809
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
               
Accrued compensation
 
$
23,598
   
$
24,504
 
Accounts payable
   
29,026
     
36,895
 
Accrued taxes other than income taxes
   
22,754
     
20,467
 
Accrued insurance and other
   
31,949
     
30,282
 
Short-term borrowings
   
30,000
     
50,000
 
Income taxes payable
   
854
     
808
 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
   
138,181
     
162,956
 
Accrued insurance and other, excluding current portion
   
9,722
     
10,828
 
Deferred gain on sale of real estate, excluding current portion
   
23,675
     
24,162
 
Income taxes payable, excluding current portion
   
611
     
1,663
 
Deferred income taxes
   
1,206
     
1,206
 
Long-term debt
   
48,673
     
-
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES
   
222,068
     
200,815
 
                 
Commitments and contingencies
               
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Preferred stock, par value $1.00; Authorized - 500,000 shares; Issued - none
   
-
     
-
 
Common stock, par value $0.10; Authorized - 120,000,000 shares; Issued - 23,738,003 shares; Outstanding - 21,028,729 and 21,026,253 shares, respectively
   
2,374
     
2,374
 
Paid-in capital
   
79,070
     
78,645
 
Retained earnings
   
35,109
     
45,843
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
   
(3,857
)
   
(5,261
)
Treasury stock, at cost; 2,709,274 and 2,711,750 shares, respectively
   
(37,557
)
   
(37,607
)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
   
75,139
     
83,994
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
$
297,207
   
$
284,809
 


 
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March 7, 2018
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GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(in thousands)
 
      Three Months Ended    
      January 28, 2018         January 29, 2017    
Reconciliation of GAAP loss from continuing operations to Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations:                    
GAAP loss from continuing operations
 
$
(10,694
)
   
$
(4,577
)
 
Selling, administrative and other operating costs
   
(486
)
(a)
   
(486
)
(a)
Restructuring and severance costs
   
518
       
624
   
(Benefit) provision for income taxes
   
(1,052
)
(b)
   
-
   
Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations
 
$
(11,714
)
   
$
(4,439
)
 
                         
      Three Months Ended    
      January 28, 2018         January 29, 2017    
Reconciliation of GAAP loss from continuing operations to Adjusted EBITDA:
                   
GAAP loss from continuing operations
 
$
(10,694
)
   
$
(4,577
)
 
Selling, administrative and other operating costs
   
(486
)
(a)
   
(486
)
(a)
Restructuring and severance costs
   
518
       
624
   
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,852
       
1,379
   
Share-based compensation expense
   
435
       
615
   
Total other (income) expense, net
   
607
       
1,330
   
(Benefit) provision for income taxes
   
(1,360
)
     
623
   
Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
(9,128
)
   
$
(492
)
 
 
Special item adjustments consist of the following:
(a)
Relates to the amortization of the gain on the sale of the Orange, CA facility, which is included in Selling, administrative and other operating costs.
(b)
Relates to a discrete tax benefit resulting from the expiration of uncertain tax positions in Q1 2018.

 
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Note Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has provided certain Non-GAAP financial information, which includes adjustments for special items and certain line items on a constant currency basis, as additional information for its segment revenue, consolidated net income (loss), segment operating income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA.  These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and may be different from Non-GAAP measures reported by other companies.
The Company believes that the presentation of Non-GAAP measures on a constant currency basis and eliminating special items provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations because they permit evaluation of the results of the Company without the effect of currency fluctuations or special items that management believes make it more difficult to understand and evaluate the Company’s results of operations. Special items include impairments, restructuring and severance as well as certain income or expenses not indicative of the Company’s current or future period performance and are more fully disclosed in the tables.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings or loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expense as well as the special items described above.
Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measure rather than a cash flow measure.  The Company believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to view results in a manner similar to the method used by management.
Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, analysis of the Company’s results of operations and operating cash flows as reported under GAAP. For example, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect capital expenditures or contractual commitments; does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company’s working capital needs; does not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service the interest payments, on the Company’s debt; and does not reflect cash required to pay income taxes.
The Company’s computation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures computed by other companies because all companies do not calculate these measures in the same fashion.
 
 


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