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Hudson Global Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results

Stocks in this article: HSON

Results Consistent With Guidance

Company Progressing on Path Towards Sustainable Profitability Through Continued, Disciplined Execution

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSON), a leading global talent solutions company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

2013 Third Quarter Summary

  • Revenue of $163.6 million, down 12.9 percent from the third quarter of 2012, or 10.0 percent in constant currency. Sequentially, from the second quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2013, revenue was down 4.5 percent or 3.2 percent in constant currency, as compared with a decline of 8.3 percent for the same period in 2012.  
  • Gross margin of $55.8 million, a decrease of 17.5 percent from the third quarter of 2012, or 15.4 percent in constant currency. Sequentially, gross margin decreased 7.8 percent or 6.7 percent in constant currency, as compared with a decrease of 12.2 percent for the same period in 2012.  
  • Adjusted EBITDA* loss of $2.9 million, as compared with positive $1.5 million in the same period last year. Sequentially, adjusted EBITDA decreased 14.7 percent or 25.7 percent in constant currency.  
  • Restructuring charges of $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2013.  
  • Net loss of $5.0 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, as compared with net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share in the same period last year. Sequentially, net loss decreased 13.1 percent.

* Adjusted EBITDA is defined in the segment tables at the end of this release.

"Our third quarter results were consistent with our expectations and reflect the continuing progress we are making to put the business on a path towards sustainable profitability and top-line growth," said Manuel Marquez, chairman and chief executive officer at Hudson. "Our recently reinforced leadership is already getting traction, working with their teams to sharpen execution throughout our organization. Despite the anticipated difficult conditions in several major markets, particularly Australia, we believe the business is trending positively overall, and we are gaining momentum as we continue to reduce our cost base while investing selectively to drive top-line growth."

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