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Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (OTC: VISI) today provided a business update and reported selected unaudited financial information for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 ended October 28, 2012. The Company noted that due to the previously announced ongoing accounting review and anticipated restatement, all numbers presented in this release are estimates.
The Staffing Services Segment, which accounts for a majority of the Company’s total revenue, had approximately $501 million of revenue in the fourth quarter 2012 compared to approximately $487 million for the same period in 2011, a 3% increase. For the fiscal year 2012, the Staffing Services Segment had approximately $1,957 million of revenue compared to approximately $1,885 million of revenue in the same period in fiscal 2011, a 4% increase. The increase for the fourth quarter and fiscal year was primarily the result of the recognition of previously deferred revenue, increased contingent staffing and associate vendor employees on assignment and increased technology consulting and outsourcing services and solutions revenues.
On average, approximately 33,100 U.S. staffing employees were on assignment in the quarter compared to approximately 31,900 in the fourth quarter of 2011, and 32,000 for the fiscal year compared to 31,600 in the prior fiscal year.
The Telecommunications Services segment reported close to break-even operating results and the Other segment reported a small operating profit for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2012 and 2011. Results for the Computer Systems Segment will be reported after the ongoing accounting review and anticipated restatement is completed.
During fiscal 2012, the Company disbursed approximately $37 million in connection with the restatement and related investigations and used approximately $4 million in all other operating activities, used approximately $5 million for capital expenditures net of $7 million received from the sale of property and equipment, and disbursed approximately $2 million for the acquisition of an additional 10% interest in a foreign subsidiary. Borrowings under the accounts receivable securitization program increased by approximately $30 million during fiscal 2012 and borrowings under all other credit facilities increased approximately $2 million. The Company transferred approximately $1 million during fiscal 2012 to restricted cash as collateral for foreign currency borrowings and banking facilities.