Robert Half International (RHI) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 24, 2012 5:00 pm ET Executives Harold Max Messmer - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee M. Keith Waddell - Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer Analysts Mark S. Marcon - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division Timothy McHugh - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Andrew C. Steinerman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Kelly A. Flynn - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Jeffrey M. Silber - BMO Capital Markets U.S. Paul Ginocchio - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Sara Gubins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Gary E. Bisbee - Barclays Capital, Research Division Thomas Allen - Morgan Stanley, Research Division James Samford - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Tobey Sommer - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division Kevin D. McVeigh - Macquarie Research James J. Janesky - Avondale Partners, LLC, Research Division Jennifer Huang - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Presentation Operator
Now let's discuss the second quarter. Global revenues for the second quarter were $1.03 billion, an increase of 10% from the second quarter of 2011. Income per share was $0.32, up 28% from the second quarter of last year. Net income and income per share this quarter were reduced by $8.1 million, or $0.06 per share, related to a nonrecurring litigation settlement and the resolution of certain tax matters disclosed in our July 5, 2012, 8-K filing.Cash flow from operations during the second quarter was $92 million. Capital expenditures were $14 million. We paid our stockholders a cash dividend of $0.15 per share at a cost of $21 million. We also repurchased 1.5 million RHI shares for a total of $43 million. There are approximately 3.6 million shares still available under our board-approved stock repurchase plan. Demand for our specialized staffing and consulting services remains strong during the quarter, particularly in our U.S. staffing operations, which grew 17% versus the prior year. Gross margins continued to expand with an increasing mix of permanent placement and temp-to-hire conversion revenues. Now I'll turn the call over to Keith Waddell for a more detailed review of our second quarter financial results. M. Keith Waddell Thanks, Max. As you noted, second quarter revenues for the company were $1.03 billion, an increase of 10% over last year, or an increase of 1% sequentially. On a same-day constant currency basis, global staffing revenues increased 13% year-over-year, with the U.S. growing 17% and international locations growing 3% on this basis. U.S. staffing revenues were $672 million in the second quarter of this year, while international staffing revenues for the quarter were $246 million. We have 353 staffing locations worldwide, including 103 locations in 19 countries outside the U.S. We calculated 63.1 billing days in the second quarter compared to 63.3 days in last year's second quarter, and compared to 63.8 days in the first quarter of 2012. The lower number of billing days had the effect of reducing year-over-year staffing growth rates by 0.4% in the second quarter. The current quarter has 63.2 billing days.
Currency exchange rates reduced second quarter 2012 sequential revenues by $5 million and second quarter year-over-year revenues by $22 million. This had the effect of reducing year-over-year staffing growth rates by 2.4% in the second quarter.Last quarter, we added a new supplemental schedule to the Investors' Center of our website at rhi.com. We have included a supplemental schedule again this quarter, both on our website and in our earnings press release. The schedule shows year-over-year revenue growth rates for each of our staffing lines of business on both a reported and also a same-day constant currency basis. It further splits the data between the U.S. and non-U.S. operations. Their information is presented for each of the 5 previous quarters. We've provided this information because we believe it better reflects our actual growth rates and aids in the evaluation of revenue trends over time. This information is considered to be a non-GAAP financial matter -- measure. Additional information, including a reconciliation of these growth rates to reported growth rates also is available on our website. Second quarter revenues for Protiviti were $110 million, including $83 million in the United States and $27 million outside the U.S. Year-over-year growth rates were 5% globally, with U.S. revenue up 10% and non-U.S. revenue down 8%. Protiviti and its independently owned member firms serve clients through a network of 71 locations in 22 countries. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com