TrueBlue Reports 2013 First Quarter Results

TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) today reported revenue for the first quarter of 2013 of $346 million, an increase of 11 percent compared to revenue of $311 million for the first quarter of 2012. Net loss for the quarter was ($1.1 million) or ($0.03) per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.5 million or $0.04 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012.

The first quarter of 2013 includes the acquisition of MDT Personnel and related non-recurring acquisition and integration costs. The integration has gone well and is on track to be completed in the second quarter of 2013 as originally planned.

“We are pleased with our revenue growth in the quarter,” said TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper. “We saw steady growth in demand for our services across most industries and locations, and we are especially encouraged by an increase in construction activity. Our recent growth across a broad mix of business is building a more sustainable revenue stream to replace the large customer project that is winding down.”

For the second quarter of 2013, TrueBlue estimates revenue in the range of $415 million to $425 million and net income per diluted share for the quarter of $0.22 to $0.27.

“The increased business activity we are seeing in our results indicates positive signs for the economy this year,” Cooper said. “The current economic climate allows the company to continue to pursue its organic and acquisition growth strategies.”

Management will discuss first quarter 2013 results on a conference call at 2 p.m. (PT), today, Wednesday, April 24. The conference call can be accessed on TrueBlue’s web site:

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue, Inc. is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing. In 2012, TrueBlue connected approximately 350,000 people to work through the following business lines: Labor Ready, Spartan Staffing, CLP Resources, PlaneTechs, and Centerline, and served approximately 140,000 businesses in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, services, and construction industries. TrueBlue, Inc. is headquartered in Tacoma, Wash. For more information, visit TrueBlue’s website at

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(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
13 Weeks Ended
March 29, March 30,
2013 2012
Revenue from services $ 346,498 $ 311,187
Cost of services   259,859     231,952  
Gross profit 86,639 79,235
Selling, general and administrative expenses 88,432 72,082
Depreciation and amortization   5,159     4,768  
Income (loss) from operations (6,952 ) 2,385
Interest and other income, net   477     264  
Income (loss) before tax expense (benefit) (6,475 ) 2,649
Income tax expense (benefit)   (5,399 )   1,119  
Net income (loss) $ (1,076 ) $ 1,530  
Net income (loss) per common share
Basic $ (0.03 ) $ 0.04
Diluted $ (0.03 ) $ 0.04
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 39,784 39,425
Diluted 39,784 39,914
(Unaudited, in thousands)
March 29, December 28,
2013 2012
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 110,800 $ 129,513
Accounts receivable, net 191,896 167,292
Other current assets   23,492     20,361  
Total current assets 326,188 317,166
Property and equipment, net 57,695 58,171
Restricted cash and investments 144,375 136,259
Other assets, net   125,790     90,147  
Total assets $ 654,048   $ 601,743  
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities $ 123,941 $ 113,556
Long-term liabilities   194,198     154,513  
Total liabilities 318,139 268,069
Shareholders' equity   335,909     333,674  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 654,048   $ 601,743  
(Unaudited, in thousands)
13 Weeks Ended
March 29, March 30,
2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income (loss) $ (1,076 ) $ 1,530

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash from operating activities

Depreciation and amortization 5,159 4,768
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,652 1,049
Stock-based compensation 2,880 2,902
Deferred income taxes (3,573 ) (1,006 )
Other operating activities 180 (401 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions
Accounts receivable 4,982 8,441
Income taxes (2,136 ) 1,037
Other assets 251 1,076
Accounts payable and other accrued expenses (6,990 ) (2,644 )
Accrued wages and benefits 4,061 1,513
Workers' compensation claims reserve 549 (876 )
Other liabilities   158     303  
Net cash provided by operating activities   6,097     17,692  
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditures (3,952 ) (3,704 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (53,248 ) -
Change in restricted cash and cash equivalents (4,489 ) 3,529
Purchases of restricted investments (1,365 ) (7,662 )
Maturities of restricted investments   4,128       3,907  
Net cash used in investing activities   (58,926 )   (3,930 )
Cash flows from financing activities

Net proceeds from stock option exercises and employee stock purchase plans

2,266 2,894

Common stock repurchases for taxes upon vesting of restricted stock

(2,010 ) (1,807 )
Proceeds from long term debt 34,000 -
Payments on debt (397 ) -
Other   479     637  
Net cash provided by financing activities   34,338     1,724  
Effect of exchange rates on cash   (222 )   208  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (18,713 ) 15,694
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period   129,513     109,311  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $ 110,800   $ 125,005  


TrueBlue, Inc.
Derrek Gafford, 253-680-8214
VP of Corporate Communications
Stacey Burke, 253-680-8291

Source: TrueBlue, Inc.