Sequentially, revenues from continuing operations from the Company's EMEA region increased 6.9% to $46 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $43.0 million, or 15.3% of SYKES' total revenues in the third quarter of 2012 (EMEA's revenues were up 4.0% on a constant currency basis sequentially). The constant currency increase in EMEA revenues from continuing operations was driven largely by client demand within the technology, communications and financial services verticals.The EMEA region's income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $3.6 million, or 7.9% of EMEA revenues, versus an operating loss of $4.9 million, or negative 10.1% of revenues, in the comparable quarter last year. On a non-GAAP basis, the operating margin from continuing operations increased to 6.2% from 1.8% in the same period last year. The more-than-three-fold increase was due to a combination of higher capacity utilization rate and cost savings resulting from the previously discussed strategic actions (see Exhibit 7 for reconciliation).
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2012 Financial Results
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