Other Human Capital Management Services
For the fourth quarter of 2012, the other human capital management services business segment (education and training and retained search) generated revenue of $10.2 million, a 5% decrease from the prior year quarter and a 4% increase sequentially from the third quarter of 2012. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to lower seminar attendance in the education and training business partially offset by higher retainer revenue and placement fees in the physician and healthcare executive search business while the sequential increase was due to top-line improvements in both businesses. Contribution income was $0.5 million, a 37% decrease year-over-year, but a substantial increase sequentially from $25,000 in the prior quarter. The year-over-year decrease was due to higher direct mail expenses in the education and training business offset by a substantial improvement in the retained search business. Sequentially, both businesses in this segment experienced improvements.
For the full year of 2012, segment revenue decreased 1% to $41.3 million from $41.8 million in the same period a year ago, while contribution income declined 39% to $1.9 million from $3.2 million in the prior year period.
Debt Outstanding and Credit Facility
At December 31, 2012, the Company had $33.9 million of total debt on its balance sheet and $10.5 million in cash and cash equivalents. The ratio of debt, net of cash, to total capitalization was 9.6%.On January 9, 2013, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement, by and among the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries, as borrowers, and Bank of America, N.A., as agent. The Loan Agreement provides for a three-year senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of up to $65.0 million, which includes a $10.0 million sub-facility for swingline loans and a $20.0 million sub-facility for standby letters of credit. The initial proceeds from the revolving credit facility were used to finance the repayment of the Company’s existing indebtedness under its prior Credit Agreement and the payment of fees and expenses. The new revolving credit facility will be used to provide ongoing working capital and for other general corporate purposes of the Company and its subsidiaries. Additional information related to this Loan and Security Agreement can be obtained in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 11, 2013.