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TMCNet:  Volt Information Sciences Reports Operating Income in the Second Quarter

[June 13, 2014]

Volt Information Sciences Reports Operating Income in the Second Quarter

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (OTC:VISI) today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended May 4, 2014. The company reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2014 of $3.5 million, or $0.17 per share, compared with a net loss of $17.5 million, or $0.84 per share in 2013. On a proforma basis the company reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2014 of $5.3 million compared to a net loss of $14.1 million in 2013. Proforma amounts include recognition of Unrecognized Revenue (defined below).

"Our second quarter showed solid year-over-year improvements in profitability across all of our segments. We are particularly pleased with our staffing segment results as we grew operating income by over 400% on a year-over-year basis, despite a 15% decline in revenue. This improvement was driven by several targeted actions taken in recent quarters including the divestiture of the Procurestaff business, the reorganization of our traditional staffing business and our continuing initiative to reduce exposure to customers with unprofitable business terms. These actions not only increase profitability, but also allow for greater flexibility in responding to the business environment. Second quarter revenue continued to be impacted by lower traditional staffing demand levels from a number of our larger enterprise customers as compared to last year, although most have shown a slight improvement in demand compared to the first quarter," said Ron Kochman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We also exited our telecommunication government solutions business during the quarter as reduced federal spending significantly minimized growth opportunity, efficiencies and our ability to deliver profitability."

Second Quarter Revenue and Operating Results

Net revenue in the second quarter of 2014 decreased $68.2 million to $451.5 million from $519.7 million in 2013, and proforma net revenue decreased $73.4 million, or 14.0%, to $449.7 million from $523.1 million in 2013. The change in revenue was the result of decreased Staffing Services revenues of $70.0 million (proforma of $71.2 million) resulting from fewer contingent workers on assignment primarily at our largest enterprise customers where current demand levels are lower than in the prior year, our exit of certain customers as part of our continued focus on exiting or reducing business levels with customers where profitability or business terms are unfavorable, and with respect to GAAP results $1.2 million lower net staffing Unrecognized Revenue. In addition, Computer Systems revenues decreased $3.4 million from lower directory assistance software services revenue resulting from approximately 13% lower transaction volumes at slightly lower rates and lower maintenance and system revenue, while sales of our full-featured call center software ("On-Demand") were flat. These decreases were partially offset by higher information technology infrastructure services revenue driven primarily by a $3.8 million deferral of revenue in 2013.

Operating income in the second quarter of 2014 included restatement, investigations and remediation costs of $0.6 million and restructuring costs of $0.9 million ($0.3 million reflected in corporate general and administrative) as we reduced headcount in response to lower revenue levels and our staffing segment reorganization. Without these items we would have had operating income of $2.1 million and proforma operating income of $0.3 million.

Operating results for the second quarter of 2014 improved $17.5 million to operating income of $0.6 million from an operating loss of $16.9 million in 2013, and proforma operating loss decreased $12.4 million to a proforma loss of $1.2 million from $13.6 million in 2013. The Staffing Services segment operating income in the second quarter of 2014 improved $5.7 million ($4.5 million proforma) primarily due to lower vendor management system development costs resulting from our divestiture of Procurestaff in the first quarter of 2014 and lower recruiting and indirect costs. The Computer Services segment improved $0.8 million primarily from lower delivery and administrative costs, and our Other segment improved $4.2 million ($0.2 million proforma) primarily from increased information technology infrastructure services at similar margins.

Operating loss in the second quarter of 2013 of $16.9 million included restatement, investigations and remediation costs of $7.4 million and restructuring costs of $0.9 million as we reduced headcount in response to lower revenue levels. Without these items we would have had an operating loss of $8.6 million and a proforma operating loss of $5.3 million.

Condensed Consolidated Results of Operations by Segment
Unaudited (in Thousands)

Results of Operations by Segment (Second Quarter 2014 vs. Second Quarter 2013)



Three months ended May 4, 2014 Three months ended April 28, 2013
Staffing Computer Staffing Computer
Total Services Systems Other Total Services Systems Other

Revenue

Staffing service revenue

$ 406,733 $ 406,733 $ - $ - $ 476,729 $ 476,729 $ - $ -
Other revenue 44,752 - 15,405 29,347 42,995 - 18,752 24,243
Net revenue 451,485 406,733 15,405 29,347 519,724 476,729 18,752 24,243
Expenses

Direct cost of staffing services revenue

345,899

345,899

- - 413,116 413,116 - -
Cost of other revenue 38,656 - 14,590 24,066 39,873 - 16,742 23,131

Selling, administrative and other operating costs

62,575

53,175 4,911 4,489 72,612 62,058 6,024 4,530

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

240 25 214 1 346 12 215 119
Restructuring costs 598 577 (81 ) 102 948 133 815 -

Segment operating income (loss)

3,517 7,057 (4,229 ) 689 (7,171 ) 1,410 (5,044 ) (3,537 )

Corporate general and administrative

2,279 2,380

Restatement, investigations and remediation

593 7,387

Operating income (loss)

645 (16,938 )

Other income (expense), net

(1,762 ) 60

Income tax provision

2,378 583
Net loss $ (3,495 ) $ (17,461 )
NON-GAAP
PROFORMA
Three months ended May 4, 2014 Three months ended April 28, 2013
Staffing Computer Staffing Computer
Total Services Systems Other Total Services Systems Other
Net revenue $ 451,485 $ 406,733 $ 15,405 $ 29,347 $ 519,724 $ 476,729 $ 18,752 $ 24,243

Recognition of previously unrecognized revenue

(6,348 ) (6,190 ) - (158 ) (8,632 ) (8,632 ) - -

Additions to unrecognized revenue

4,549 4,537 - 12 11,969 8,164 - 3,805

Net non-GAAP proforma adjustment

(1,799 ) (1,653 ) - (146 ) 3,337 (468 ) - 3,805

Non-GAAP proforma net revenue

449,686 405,080 15,405 29,201 523,061 476,261 18,752 28,048
Expenses

Direct cost of staffing services revenue

345,899 345,899 - - 413,116 413,116 - -

Cost of other revenue

38,656 - 14,590 24,066 39,873 - 16,742 23,131

Selling, administrative and other operating costs

62,575 53,175 4,911 4,489 72,612 62,058 6,024 4,530

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

240 25 214 1 346 12 215 119

Restructuring costs

598 577 (81 ) 102 948 133 815 -

Non-GAAP proforma segment operating income (loss)

1,718 5,404 (4,229 ) 543 (3,834 ) 942 (5,044 ) 268

Non-GAAP proforma operating loss

(1,154 ) (13,601 )

Non-GAAP proforma net loss

$ (5,294 ) $ (14,124 )

Unrecognized Revenue - Non-GAAP Proforma Measures - Volt sometimes provides services despite a customer arrangement not yet being finalized, or continues to provide services under an expired arrangement while a renewal arrangement is being finalized. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") usually requires that services revenue be deferred until arrangements are finalized or in some cases until cash is received, which causes some periods to include the expense of providing services although the related revenue is not recognized until a subsequent period ("Unrecognized Revenue"). The discussion herein refers to financial data determined both using GAAP as well as on a non-GAAP proforma basis. The non-GAAP proforma basis includes adjustments for Unrecognized Revenue so that revenue is shown in the same period as the related services are provided. This non-GAAP financial information is used by management and provided herein primarily to provide a more complete understanding of the company's business results and trends. In addition, the company believes that lenders, analysts and others in the investment community use this non-GAAP financial information to assess the company's historical results, and that failure to report this non-GAAP measure could result in a potentially misplaced perception that the company's results have either met, exceeded or underperformed expectations. This non-GAAP information should not be considered an alternative for, or in isolation from, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Year-to-date Revenue and Operating Results

Net revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2014 decreased $151.3 million to $888.6 million from $1,039.9 million in 2013, and proforma net revenue decreased $154.1 million, or 14.8%, to $887.9 million from $1,042.0 million in 2013. The change in revenue was the result of decreased Staffing Services revenues of $152.1 million (proforma of $149.6 million) resulting from fewer contingent workers on assignment primarily at our largest enterprise customers where current demand levels are lower than in the prior year, our exit of certain customers as part of our continued focus on exiting or reducing business levels with customers where profitability or business terms are unfavorable, and with respect to GAAP results $2.5 million higher net staffing Unrecognized Revenue. In addition, Computer Systems revenues decreased $8.1 million from several large directory assistance implementations reaching the end of the maintenance periods over which the projects were being amortized, approximately 23% lower transaction volumes, and lower pricing and maintenance levels. These decreases were partially offset by higher information technology infrastructure services revenue driven primarily by a $5.0 million deferral of revenue in 2013, and by new customers and to a lesser extent from net expanded business with existing customers.

Operating results for the first six months of fiscal 2014 improved $19.3 million to a loss of $14.4 million from a loss of $33.7 million in 2013, and proforma results improved $16.5 million to a proforma loss of $15.2 million from a proforma loss of $31.7 million in 2013. The Staffing Services segment operating income decreased $2.6 million (proforma $0.1 million) primarily due to a multi-year indirect tax recovery in 2013, and lower direct margins offset by a decrease in selling, administrative and other operating costs as direct margin and proforma direct margin improved to 14.0% and 13.9% from 13.2% and 13.0% in 2013, respectively. The Computer Services segment improved $0.8 million primarily from lower delivery and administrative costs, and the Other segment improved $5.8 million ($0.5 million proforma) primarily from increased information technology infrastructure services at similar margins. Excluding the Staffing Services segment's $3.0 million indirect tax recovery in 2013, operating results in the first six months would have increased $0.4 million and proforma operating results would have increased $2.9 million.

Operating loss in the first six months of fiscal 2014 of $14.4 million included restatement, investigations and remediation costs of $5.3 million, restructuring costs of $2.3 million ($0.3 million included in corporate general and administrative) primarily in our Staffing Services segment in connection with workforce reductions and the sale of our vendor management system assets and the continued decline in the directory assistance business within the Computer Systems business, and $2.8 million lower Unrecognized Revenue between 2014 and 2013. Without these items we would have had an operating loss of $6.8 million and proforma operating loss of $7.6 million.

Operating loss in the first six months of 2013 of $33.7 million included restatement, investigations and remediation costs of $21.2 million, a $3.0 million indirect tax recovery related to multiple years, and restructuring costs of $1.7 million. Without these items we would have had an operating loss of $13.8 million and a proforma operating loss of $11.8 million.

Condensed Consolidated Results of Operations by Segment
Unaudited (in Thousands)

Results of Operations by Segment (First Six Months 2014 vs. First Six Months 2013)

Six months ended May 4, 2014 � � Six months ended April 28, 2013 � � Staffing � � Computer � � � � � � Staffing � � Computer � � Total � � Services � � Systems � � Other � � Total � � Services � � Systems � � Other Revenue Staffing service revenue $ 799,002 $ 799,002 $ - $ - $ 951,091 $ 951,091 $ - $ - Other revenue � 89,631 � � � � - � � � � 30,925 � � � � 58,706 � � � � 88,838 � � � � - � � � � 38,978 � � � � 49,860 � Net revenue 888,633 799,002 30,925 58,706 1,039,929 951,091 38,978 49,860 � Expenses

Direct cost of staffing services revenue

687,359 687,359 - - 825,109 825,109 - -

Cost of other revenue

75,934 - 27,735 48,199 79,626 - 34,557 45,069

Selling, administrative and other operating costs

126,725 107,441 10,188 9,096 140,659 120,001 11,553 9,105

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

559 50 429 80 691 24 429 238

Restructuring costs

� 1,959 � � � � 1,234 � � � � 623 � � � � 102 � � � � 1,688 � � � � 418 � � � � 1,270 � � � � - �

Segment operating income (loss)

(3,903 ) 2,918 (8,050 ) 1,229 (7,844 ) 5,539 (8,831 ) (4,552 )

Corporate general and administrative

5,237 4,670

Restatement, investigations and remediation

� 5,261 � � � � 21,207 � � �

Operating loss

(14,401 ) (33,721 ) Other income (expense), net (2,741 ) 329

Income tax provision

� 3,427 � � � � 1,159 � � � Net loss $ (20,569 ) � � $ (34,551 ) � � � NON-GAAP PROFORMA Six months ended May 4, 2014 � � Six months ended April 28, 2013 Staffing Computer Staffing Computer Total � � Services � � Systems � � Other � � Total � � Services � � Systems � � Other Net revenue $ 888,633 $ 799,002 $ 30,925 $ 58,706 $ 1,039,929 $ 951,091 $ 38,978 $ 49,860

Recognition of previously unrecognized revenue

(5,300 ) (5,075 ) - (225 ) (11,115 ) (11,115 ) - -

Additions to unrecognized revenue

� 4,545 � � � � 4,533 � � � � - � � � � 12 � � � � 13,151 � � � � 8,105 � � � � - � � � � 5,046 �

Net non-GAAP proforma adjustment

� (755 ) � � � (542 ) � � � - � � � � (213 ) � � � 2,036 � � � � (3,010 ) � � � - � � � � 5,046 �

Non-GAAP proforma net revenue

� 887,878 � � � � 798,460 � � � � 30,925 � � � � 58,493 � � � � 1,041,965 � � � � 948,081 � � � � 38,978 � � � � 54,906 � Expenses

Direct cost of staffing services revenue

687,359 687,359 - - 825,109 825,109 - - Cost of other revenue 75,934 - 27,735 48,199 79,626 - 34,557 45,069

Selling, administrative and other operating costs

126,725 107,441 10,188 9,096 140,659 120,001 11,553 9,105

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

559 50 429 80 691 24 429 238

Restructuring costs

� 1,959 � � � � 1,234 � � � � 623 � � � � 102 � � � � 1,688 � � � � 418 � � � � 1,270 � � � � - �

Non-GAAP proforma segment operating income (loss)

(4,658 ) 2,376 (8,050 ) 1,016 (5,808 ) 2,529 (8,831 ) 494 �

Non-GAAP proforma operating loss

(15,156 ) (31,685 ) �

Non-GAAP proforma net loss

$ (21,324 ) � � $ (32,515 ) � �

Liquidity

During the second quarter 2014, the company disbursed $2.6 million in connection with the restatement, investigations and remediation costs and provided cash from all other operating activities of $1.1 million. The company used $1.1 million for capital expenditures and received $0.3 million from the sale of investments, net of purchases. Borrowing under the accounts receivable securitization program and other short-term borrowings increased by $2.7 million and the collateral for foreign currency credit lines and banking facilities decreased by $3.0 million.

During the first six months of 2014, the company disbursed $4.2 million in connection with the restatement, investigations and remediation costs and provided cash from all other operating activities of $25.4 million. The company received $3.0 million from the sale of software related assets, used $2.6 million for capital expenditures and received $0.7 million from the sale of investments, net of purchases. Borrowing under the accounts receivable securitization program and other short-term borrowings decreased by $19.6 million and the collateral for foreign currency credit lines and banking facilities decreased by $3.0 million.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Unaudited (in Thousands)

� � Three months ended � � Six months ended � �

May 4,

2014

� �

April 28,

2013

� �

May 4,

2014

� �

April 28,

2013

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period

� � $13,352 � � $25,504 � � $11,114 � � $26,483

Cash used in connection with restatement, investigations and

remediation costs

(2,565 ) (8,279 ) (4,163 ) (23,462 ) Other changes in operating assets and liabilities (1,754 ) 11,576 35,539 52,861 Cash provided by (used in) all other operating activities � � 2,797 � � � (15,472 ) � � (10,195 ) � � (29,788 ) Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities � � (1,522 ) � � (12,175 ) � � 21,181 � � � (389 )Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (803 ) (1,726 ) 1,086 (3,885 ) � Net release of cash restricted as collateral for borrowings 2,976 4,293 2,960 4,269 Net cash provided by (used in) all other financing activities � � 2,523 � � � 19,763 � � � (19,993 ) � � 9,619 � Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities � � 5,499 � � � 24,056 � � � (17,033 ) � � 13,888 � � Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 26 251 204 (187 ) � Net increase in cash and cash equivalents � � 3,200 � � � 10,406 � � � 5,438 � � � 9,427 � � Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period � � $16,552 � � � $35,910 � � � $16,552 � � � $35,910 � � Cash paid during the period: Interest $932 $703 $1,885 $1,411 Income taxes $834 $665 $2,047 $8,918

On May 4, 2014, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $16.6 million and an additional $28.8 million of cash restricted as collateral for foreign currency credit lines and banking facilities. The company also had approximately $18.2 million available from its short-term financing program. Excluding $8.6 million of long-term debt, the company's consolidated borrowings were $147.5 million, which included $22.5 million of foreign currency borrowings that are fully collateralized by restricted cash used primarily to hedge net investments in foreign subsidiaries, and $125.0 million drawn under the $200.0 million short-term financing program.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Unaudited (in Thousands, except share amounts)

� � May 4, 2014 � � � November 3, 2013 ASSETS � � � � � CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $16,552 $11,114 Restricted cash and short-term investments 47,735 53,500 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,426 and $1,811, respectively 252,493 293,305 Recoverable income taxes 16,302 17,150 Prepaid insurance and other current assets � � 34,771 � � � 35,345 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 367,853 410,414 Prepaid insurance and other assets, excluding current portion 45,955 52,574 Property, equipment and software, net � � 30,711 � � � 37,324 TOTAL ASSETS � � $444,519 � � � $500,312LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accrued compensation $47,114 $53,474 Accounts payable 53,063 57,165 Accrued taxes other than income taxes 19,873 19,520 Accrued insurance and other 37,731 44,133 Deferred revenue, net, current portion 10,292 13,335 Short-term borrowings, including current portion of long-term debt � � 148,416 � � � 168,114 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 316,489 355,741 Accrued insurance and other, excluding current portion 16,507 14,705 Deferred revenue, net, excluding current portion 2,698 2,839 Income taxes payable, excluding current portion 8,998 8,659 Long-term debt, excluding current portion � � 7,681 � � � 8,127 TOTAL LIABILITIES 352,373 390,071 � Commitments and contingencies � STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Preferred stock, par value $1.00; Authorized - 500,000 shares; Issued - none - - Common stock, par value $0.10; Authorized - 120,000,000 shares;

Issued - 23,550,102 and 23,536,769, respectively; Outstanding - 20,862,795 and 20,849,462, respectively

2,355

2,354

Paid-in capital 72,329 72,003 Retained earnings 62,701 83,007 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,359) (5,243) Treasury stock, at cost; 2,687,307 shares � � (41,880) � � � (41,880) TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY � � 92,146 � � � 110,241 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY � � $444,519 � � � $500,312

About Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is an international provider of staffing services (traditional time and materials based as well as project based), contact center computer systems, information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services, and telephone directory publishing and printing in Uruguay. Our staffing services include a suite of workforce solutions that include providing contingent personnel, personnel recruitment services, and managed staffing services programs supporting primarily professional administration, technical, information technology and engineering positions. Our contact center computer systems provide the functionality for telecommunications company directory assistance services and for corporate and government call centers, operator services, and database management. Our information technology infrastructure services provide a single-source alternative to original equipment manufacturer and other independent IT service providers for server, storage, network and desktop IT hardware maintenance, data center and network monitoring and operations, and designing, deploying and supporting corporate technology upgrade and refresh programs, as well as design, engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of voice, data, video and utility infrastructure. For more information visit www.volt.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, including, among others, general economic, competitive and other business conditions, the degree and timing of customer utilization and rate of renewals of contracts with the company, and the degree of success of business improvement initiatives that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements. Information concerning these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are contained in company reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available without charge upon request to Volt Information Sciences, Inc., 1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10018, Attention: Shareholder Relations, 212-704-7921. These and other SEC filings by the company are also available to the public over the Internet at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov and at the company's website at http://www.volt.com in the Investor & Governance section.


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