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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016
 
OR
 
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission file number: 000-20540
 
ON ASSIGNMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
95-4023433
 
(State of Incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
26745 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA
 
91301
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
 

(818) 878-7900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. xYes o No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  xYes o No 
  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer x
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
 o Yes x No 
 
At August 4, 2016, the total number of outstanding shares of the Company’s Common Stock ($0.01 par value) was 53,348,114.

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1 — Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)


ON ASSIGNMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)
 
June 30,
2016
 
December 31,
 2015
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
34,782

 
$
23,869

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $7,758 and $6,682, respectively
383,722

 
354,808

Prepaid expenses and income taxes
7,822

 
12,686

Workers' compensation receivable
12,652

 
13,238

Other
3,248

 
9,607

Total current assets
442,226

 
414,208

Property and equipment, net
56,020

 
53,196

Goodwill
874,919

 
874,906

Identifiable intangible assets, net
397,787

 
417,925

Other non-current assets
6,763

 
7,072

Total assets
$
1,777,715

 
$
1,767,307

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
5,554

 
$
9,132

Accrued payroll and contract professional pay
118,113

 
88,100

Workers’ compensation loss reserves
14,110

 
15,020

Income taxes payable
9,583

 
673

Other
30,247

 
47,425

Total current liabilities
177,607

 
160,350

Long-term debt
691,930

 
755,508

Deferred income tax liabilities
61,553

 
61,539

Other long-term liabilities
5,694

 
5,116

Total liabilities
936,784

 
982,513

Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)


 


Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 53,490,539 and 53,024,972 issued and outstanding, respectively
535

 
530

Paid-in capital
557,970

 
542,859

Retained earnings
290,328

 
249,567

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(7,902
)
 
(8,162
)
Total stockholders’ equity
840,931

 
784,794

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
1,777,715

 
$
1,767,307

 


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ON ASSIGNMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Revenues
$
608,088

 
$
485,323

 
$
1,190,128

 
$
915,368

Costs of services
406,002

 
326,789

 
800,260

 
620,959

Gross profit
202,086

 
158,534

 
389,868

 
294,409

Selling, general and administrative expenses
141,350

 
118,867

 
281,231

 
224,802

Amortization of intangible assets
10,032

 
6,957

 
20,176

 
11,826

Operating income
50,704

 
32,710

 
88,461

 
57,781

Interest expense, net
(7,959
)
 
(4,736
)
 
(16,984
)
 
(7,803
)
Write-off of loan costs

 
(3,751
)
 

 
(3,751
)
Income before income taxes
42,745

 
24,223

 
71,477

 
46,227

Provision for income taxes
16,732

 
9,888

 
28,116

 
18,869

Income from continuing operations
26,013

 
14,335

 
43,361

 
27,358

Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

 
25,703

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
(9
)
 
(83
)
 
44

 
326

Net income
$
26,004

 
$
14,252

 
$
43,405

 
$
53,387

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.49

 
$
0.28

 
$
0.81

 
$
0.53

Discontinued operations

 
(0.01
)
 

 
0.50

Net income
$
0.49

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.81

 
$
1.03

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.48

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.81

 
$
0.52

Discontinued operations

 

 

 
0.50

Net income
$
0.48

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.81

 
$
1.02

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of shares and share equivalents used to calculate earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
53,422

 
51,978

 
53,284

 
51,749

Diluted
53,911

 
52,633

 
53,783

 
52,435

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reconciliation of net income to comprehensive income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
26,004

 
$
14,252

 
$
43,405

 
$
53,387

Changes in fair value of derivative, net of tax

 
75

 

 
122

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(1,083
)
 
828

 
260

 
(2,896
)
Comprehensive income
$
24,921

 
$
15,155

 
$
43,665

 
$
50,613


 See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 

 


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ON ASSIGNMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
2016

2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
43,405

 
$
53,387

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 
(25,703
)
Depreciation and amortization
30,831

 
19,813

Stock-based compensation
13,458

 
9,190

Provision for doubtful accounts and billing adjustments
5,925

 
4,776

Write-off of loan costs

 
3,751

Gross excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
(2,478
)
 
(2,640
)
Fair value adjustment for contingent consideration
613

 
512

Workers’ compensation provision
1,062

 
993

Other
2,013

 
935

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(34,559
)
 
(24,401
)
Prepaid expenses and income taxes
4,862

 
7,165

Accounts payable
(3,180
)
 
(158
)
Accrued payroll and contract professional pay
29,961

 
13,293

Income taxes payable
11,054

 
(10,165
)
Workers’ compensation loss reserves
(1,372
)
 
(834
)
Payments of accrued earn-outs
(1,937
)
 

Other
(2,012
)
 
2,506

Net cash provided by operating activities
97,646

 
52,420

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Cash paid for property and equipment
(13,909
)
 
(13,331
)
Cash received from sale of discontinued operations, net
6,000

 
115,440

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 
(552,794
)
Other
(350
)
 
(584
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(8,259
)
 
(451,269
)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Principal payments of long-term debt
(72,000
)
 
(440,125
)
Proceeds from long-term debt
7,000

 
875,000

Proceeds from option exercises and employee stock purchase plan
5,921

 
3,802

Payment of employment taxes related to release of restricted stock awards
(5,266
)
 
(5,537
)
Gross excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
2,478

 
2,640

Repurchase of common stock
(2,787
)
 
(1,645
)
Debt issuance or amendment costs

 
(23,893
)
Payments of accrued earn-outs
(13,814
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(78,468
)
 
410,242

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(6)

 
(1,244)

Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
10,913

 
10,149

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year (1)
23,869

 
31,714

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
$
34,782

 
$
41,863


(1) 
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1, 2015 include $2.9 million from the Physician Segment, which was sold on February 1, 2015 (see "Note 4. Discontinued Operations").
 


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Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
 
 
 
Cash paid for:
 
 
 
Income taxes
$
10,855

 
$
20,418

Interest
$
14,297

 
$
6,798

Supplemental Disclosure of Non-Cash Transactions
 
 
 
Acquisition of property and equipment through accounts payable
$
574

 
$
1,627

Unsettled repurchases of common stock
$
802

 
$

 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ON ASSIGNMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

1. Financial Statement Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Certain information and note disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. The December 31, 2015 condensed consolidated balance sheet was derived from audited financial statements. The financial statements include adjustments consisting of normal recurring items, which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position of On Assignment, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company") and its results of operations for the interim dates and periods set forth herein. The results for any of the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or any other period. This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 ("2015 10-K").

2. Accounting Standards Update

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which is intended to improve financial reporting about leasing transactions. This standard requires a lessee to record on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by lease terms of more than 12 months. It is effective for annual periods (including interim periods) beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the provisions of ASU 2016-02 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718), which is intended to simplify the accounting for the taxes related to stock-based compensation, including adjustments to how excess tax benefits and a company's payments for tax withholdings should be classified. It is effective for annual periods (including interim periods) beginning after December 15, 2016, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the provisions of ASU 2016-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which outlines a comprehensive new revenue recognition model designed to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)-Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net), which further clarifies the implementation guidance on principal versus agent considerations contained in ASU 2014-09. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)-Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, which further clarifies the implementation guidance relating to identifying performance obligations and the licensing implementation guidance. In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-12, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)-Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which further clarifies guidance on collectability, noncash consideration, presentation of sales tax, practical expedients, and transition. These standards, pursuant to ASU No. 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers-Deferral of the Effective Date (Topic 606) issued by the FASB in August 2015, will be effective for annual periods (including interim periods) beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company is currently evaluating the impact these new standards will have on its consolidated financial statements.

3. Acquisitions

On June 5, 2015, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of the holding company for Creative Circle, LLC ("Creative Circle"). Creative Circle, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, was purchased to expand the Company’s technical and creative staffing services. The purchase price consisted of $540.0 million cash, $30.2 million of common stock (794,700 shares of the Company’s common stock), and estimated future contingent consideration which was valued at $13.8 million in the purchase price allocation. Acquisition expenses of approximately $5.7 million were expensed in 2015 and are included in selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses.

The final value of the contingent consideration was $15.8 million, an increase of $2.0 million from the initial valuation. This increase consisted of (i) accretion of discount, as the initial value was recorded on a discounted basis and (ii) an increase in the obligation due to higher than expected post-acquisition performance of the acquired business. The $15.8 million obligation was paid in the second quarter of 2016, of which $13.8 million was included in cash used in financing activities and $2.0 million in cash used in operating activities.

On April 14, 2015, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of LabResource B.V. ("LabResource") headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands for $12.7 million. LabResource was purchased to expand the Company's life sciences staffing business in Europe. Acquisition expenses of approximately $0.4 million were expensed in 2015 and are included in SG&A expenses.

The results of operations for these acquisitions have been combined with those of the Company from the acquisition date.

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The summary below (in thousands, except for per share data) presents pro forma unaudited consolidated results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as if the acquisitions of Creative Circle and LabResource occurred on January 1, 2014. The pro forma financial information gives effect to certain adjustments, including amortization of intangible assets, interest expense on acquisition-related debt, provision for income taxes, and increased number of common shares as a result of the acquisitions. Acquisition-related costs are assumed to have occurred at the beginning of the year prior to acquisition. The pro forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have occurred if the acquisitions had been consummated as of the date indicated, nor are they necessarily indicative of future operating results.

Revenues
$
1,029,314

Income from continuing operations
$
35,095

Net income
$
61,124

 
 
Basic earnings per share:
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.67

Net income
$
1.16

 
 
Diluted earnings per share:
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.66

Net income
$
1.15

 
 
Number of shares and share equivalents used to calculate earnings per share:
 
Basic
52,543

Diluted
53,273


4. Discontinued Operations

On February 1, 2015, the Company completed the sale of its Physician Segment for $123.0 million including $6.0 million that was held in escrow and was released in March 2016. The gain on the sale was $25.7 million (net of income taxes of $14.4 million). The operating results of this segment are presented as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for all periods presented.

Cash flows from discontinued operations are included in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. The cash flows that are attributable to the Physician Segment are as follows (in thousands):
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
2016
 
2015
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
$
44

 
$
(1,778
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by investing activities:
 
 
 
Cash received from sale of discontinued operations, net
$
6,000

 
$
115,440

Other

 
(14
)
Total cash provided by investing activities
$
6,000

 
$
115,426


There were no significant cash flows attributable to the Physician Segment for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.


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There were no significant operating results from discontinued operations after March 31, 2015. The following is a summary of the operating results of all of the Company's discontinued operations in the six months ended June 30, 2015 (in thousands):
Revenues
$
12,068

Costs of services
8,653

Gross profit
3,415

Selling, general and administrative expenses
2,793

Amortization of intangible assets
155

Income before income taxes
467

Provision for income taxes
141

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
$
326


5. Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the year ended December 31, 2015 and the six months ended June 30, 2016 are as follows (in thousands):
 
Apex Segment
 
Oxford Segment
 
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2014
$
287,951

 
$
224,109

 
$
512,060

Creative Circle acquisition
358,029

 

 
358,029

LabResource acquisition

 
6,449

 
6,449

Translation adjustment
(1,363
)
 
(269
)
 
(1,632
)
Balance as of December 31, 2015
644,617

 
230,289

 
874,906

Translation adjustment
(80
)
 
93

 
13

Balance as of June 30, 2016
$
644,537

 
$
230,382

 
$
874,919

 
Acquired intangible assets consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
As of June 30, 2016
 
As of December 31, 2015
 
Estimated Useful Life
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
Subject to amortization:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer relationships
2 - 10 years
 
$
196,608

 
$
86,812

 
$
109,796

 
$
196,472

 
$
74,640

 
$
121,832

Contractor relationships
2 - 5 years
 
69,785

 
45,692

 
24,093

 
69,764

 
40,124

 
29,640

Non-compete agreements
2 - 7 years
 
10,881

 
4,067

 
6,814

 
10,874

 
3,163

 
7,711

In-use software
6 years
 
18,900

 
8,091

 
10,809

 
18,900

 
6,516

 
12,384

Favorable contracts
5 years
 
900

 
313

 
587

 
900

 
172

 
728

 
 
 
297,074

 
144,975

 
152,099

 
296,910

 
124,615

 
172,295

Not subject to amortization:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trademarks
 
 
245,688

 

 
245,688

 
245,630

 

 
245,630

Total
 
 
$
542,762

 
$
144,975

 
$
397,787

 
$
542,540

 
$
124,615

 
$
417,925


Estimated amortization expense is as follows (in thousands): 
Remainder of 2016
$
19,472

2017
33,029

2018
28,905

2019
21,998

2020
14,500

Thereafter
34,195

 
$
152,099



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6. Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
June 30,
2016
 
December 31,
2015
$150 million revolving credit facility, due June 2020
$
25,000

 
$
50,000

$825 million Term B loan facility, due June 2022
684,000

 
724,000

 
709,000

 
774,000

Unamortized deferred loan costs
(17,070
)
 
(18,492
)
 
$
691,930

 
$
755,508


On June 5, 2015, the Company entered into a $975.0 million credit facility. The funds were used to repay the old credit facility and to fund the cash portion of the purchase of Creative Circle (see "Note 3. Acquisitions"). The facility consists of (i) an $825.0 million seven-year term B loan facility and (ii) a $150.0 million five-year revolving loan facility.

Borrowings under the term B loan bear interest at LIBOR (floor of 75 basis points), plus 3.0 percent and borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest at LIBOR (or the bank’s base rate) plus 0.75 to 2.5 percent depending on leverage levels. A commitment fee of 0.25 to 0.40 percent is payable on the undrawn portion of the revolving credit facility. At June 30, 2016, the weighted average interest rate was 3.7 percent.

Under terms of the credit facility, the Company is required to make minimum quarterly payments of $2.1 million and mandatory prepayments, subject to specified exceptions, from excess cash flow and with the proceeds of asset sales, debt issuances and specified other events. Because of the principal payments made through June 30, 2016, no additional minimum quarterly payments are required.

The Company's obligations under the credit facility are guaranteed by substantially all of its direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries and are secured by a lien on substantially all of the Company's tangible and intangible property and by a pledge of all of the equity interests in its direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries.
The credit facility includes various restrictive covenants including the maximum ratio of consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA (4.25 to 1.00 as of June 30, 2016 decreasing to 3.25 to 1.00 on March 31, 2018). The credit facility also contains certain customary limitations including, among other terms and conditions, the Company's ability to incur additional indebtedness, engage in mergers and acquisitions, and declare dividends. At June 30, 2016 the Company had a ratio of consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA of 2.55 to 1.00.

At June 30, 2016 the Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants and had $121.5 million of borrowing available under the revolving credit facility.

7. Commitments and Contingencies

The Company has entered into various non-cancelable operating leases, primarily related to its facilities and certain office equipment used in the ordinary course of business. The Company leases two properties owned by related parties. Rent expense for these two properties was $0.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. Rent expense for these two properties was $0.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.

The Company carries large retention policies for its workers’ compensation liability exposures. The workers' compensation loss reserves are based upon an actuarial report obtained from a third party and determined based on claims filed and claims incurred but not reported. The Company accounts for claims incurred but not yet reported based on estimates derived from historical claims experience and current trends of industry data. Changes in estimates, differences in estimates, and actual payments for claims, are recognized in the period that the estimates changed or the payments were made. The workers' compensation loss reserves were approximately $1.5 million and $1.8 million, net of anticipated insurance and indemnification recoveries of $12.7 million and $13.2 million, at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The Company has unused stand-by letters of credit to secure obligations for workers’ compensation claims with various insurance carriers. The unused stand-by letters of credit at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 were $3.5 million.

The Company is subject to contingent consideration agreements entered into in connection with certain of its acquisitions. The contingent consideration liability at June 30, 2016 was $5.8 million (see "Note 8. Fair Value Measurements").

Certain employees participate in the Company’s Change in Control Severance Plan, or have separate agreements that provide for certain benefits in the event of termination at the Company's convenience or following a change in control, as defined by the plan or agreement. Generally, these benefits are based on the employee’s length of service and position with the Company and include, severance, continuation of health insurance and in certain cases acceleration of vesting of option or stock awards.


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Legal Proceedings

The Company is involved in various legal proceedings, claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. Based on the facts currently available, the Company does not believe that the disposition of matters that are pending or asserted will have a material effect on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

8. Fair Value Measurements 

The recorded values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair value based on their short-term nature. Long-term debt recorded in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2016 was $691.9 million (net of $17.1 million of unamortized deferred loan costs, see "Note 6. Long-Term Debt"). The fair value of the long-term debt at that same date was $711.0 million as determined using the quoted price technique, based on Level 2 inputs (significant observable inputs other than quoted prices for identical assets in active markets) from the fair value hierarchy, and included the yields of comparable companies with similar credit characteristics.

Related to its acquisitions the Company has obligations to pay contingent consideration in cash if certain performance targets are met. The fair value of the contingent consideration is determined using an expected present value technique. Expected cash flows are determined using the probability-weighted average of possible outcomes that would occur should certain financial metrics be reached. There is no market data available to use in valuing the contingent consideration, therefore, the Company develops its own assumptions related to the future financial performance of the businesses to evaluate the fair value of these liabilities. As such, the contingent consideration is classified within Level 3 inputs (unobservable inputs) from the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the liability for contingent consideration is established at the time of the acquisition and finalized by the end of the measurement period. The fair value is then remeasured on a recurring basis with changes due to the accretion of the present value discount recorded in interest expense, and changes related to new developments in expected performance recorded in SG&A expenses.

The following table summarizes the balance of the contingent consideration and changes for the periods presented (in thousands):

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
June 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Balance at beginning of period
$
(21,594
)
 
$
(3,000
)
 
$
(20,981
)
 
$
(3,000
)
Additions for acquisitions

 
(13,814
)
 

 
(13,814
)
Payments on contingent consideration
15,751

 

 
15,751

 

Fair value adjustment

 
(512
)
 
(613
)
 
(512
)
Balance at end of period
$
(5,843
)
 
$
(17,326
)
 
$
(5,843
)
 
$
(17,326
)
 
Certain assets and liabilities, such as goodwill, are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments in certain circumstances (e.g., when there is evidence of impairment). For the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, no fair value adjustments were required for non-financial assets or liabilities.

9. Stockholders' Equity 

The number of shares issued upon vesting of restricted stock units, exercise of stock options and stock purchases under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan was 243,644 and 563,067 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.

On June 10, 2016, the Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program, whereby the Company may repurchase up to $150.0 million of its common stock over the next two years. This program supersedes the previous $100.0 million repurchase authorization of which $98.0 million remained unused. During the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company repurchased 97,500 shares of its common stock at a cost of $3.6 million. All shares repurchased under this program were retired, which resulted in a reduction of $1.0 million in paid-in capital and a reduction of $2.6 million in retained earnings.

The accumulated other comprehensive loss balance at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, and the activity during the six months ended June 30, 2016, consists of foreign currency translation adjustments.


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10. Stock-based Compensation  

Stock-based compensation expense, which is included in SG&A expenses, was $6.5 million and $5.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively and $13.5 million and $9.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

11. Earnings Per Share 

The following is a reconciliation of the shares used to compute basic and diluted earnings per share (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used to compute basic earnings per share
53,422

 
51,978

 
53,284

 
51,749

Dilutive effect of stock-based awards
489

 
655

 
499

 
686

Number of shares used to compute diluted earnings per share
53,911

 
52,633

 
53,783

 
52,435


During the six months ended June 30, 2016, there were 445,036 share equivalents outstanding that were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive when applying the treasury stock method. During the three months ended June 30, 2016, and the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 the amount of anti-dilutive share equivalents outstanding were insignificant.

12. Income Taxes

For interim reporting periods, the Company estimates its full-year income and the related income tax expense for each jurisdiction in which the Company operates. Changes in the geographical mix, permanent differences or estimated level of annual pre-tax income can impact the Company’s actual effective rate.

13. Segment Reporting 

On Assignment provides services through two operating segments, the Apex Segment and the Oxford Segment, with each addressing different sectors of the professional staffing market with distinct business models attuned to those sectors. Businesses in the Apex Segment predominately serve markets with a large and local talent pool, and provide a full range of skills through a network of local offices where clients most value relationship, speed, reliability and price. The Apex Segment provides a broad spectrum of technical, scientific and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients across the United States. Our businesses in this segment include Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. Businesses in the Oxford Segment predominately serve markets with higher-end, specialized skills through a combination of national recruiting centers and local offices where clients most value the unique skill of the candidate and speed of response. The Oxford Segment provides specialized, niche staffing and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. Our businesses in this segment include Oxford, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe.

Effective January 1, 2016, there were two changes to the Company's segment configuration: 1) the Apex Segment now includes a small clinical research business which was previously included in the Oxford Segment, and 2) costs associated with personnel located at our Corporate office that have shared services roles and support certain of our businesses, primarily within the Oxford Segment, are now presented in the segments they support whereas previously they were presented within Corporate. For comparability purposes, prior periods have been adjusted to reflect these changes.

The Company’s management evaluates the performance of each segment primarily based on revenues, gross profit and operating income. The information in the following tables is derived directly from the segments’ internal financial reporting used for corporate management purposes. The Company's management does not evaluate, manage or measure performance of segments using asset information, and such information is not readily available. Accordingly, assets by reportable segment are not disclosed.


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The following tables present revenues, gross profit, operating income and amortization by reportable segment (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
June 30, 2016
 
June 30, 2015
 
Apex
 
Oxford
 
Corporate(1)
 
Total
 
Apex
 
Oxford
 
Corporate(1)
 
Total
Revenues
$
453,723

 
$
154,365

 
$

 
$
608,088

 
$
340,480

 
$
144,843

 
$

 
$
485,323

Gross profit
138,165

 
63,921

 

 
202,086

 
98,274

 
60,260

 

 
158,534

Operating income
50,190

 
13,856

 
(13,342
)
 
50,704

 
34,265

 
15,825

 
(17,380
)
 
32,710

Amortization
8,590

 
1,442

 

 
10,032

 
5,384

 
1,573

 

 
6,957


 
Six Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30, 2016
 
June 30, 2015
 
Apex
 
Oxford
 
Corporate(1)
 
Total
 
Apex
 
Oxford
 
Corporate(1)
 
Total
Revenues
$
886,878

 
$
303,250

 
$

 
$
1,190,128

 
$
636,451

 
$
278,917

 
$

 
$
915,368

Gross profit
264,309

 
125,559

 

 
389,868

 
178,426

 
115,983

 

 
294,409

Operating income
90,176

 
26,616

 
(28,331
)
 
88,461

 
57,161

 
28,538

 
(27,918
)
 
57,781

Amortization
17,180

 
2,996

 

 
20,176

 
8,906

 
2,920

 

 
11,826


(1)
Corporate expenses primarily consist of consolidated stock-based compensation expense, compensation for corporate employees, acquisition, integration and strategic planning expenses, public company expenses, and depreciation expense for corporate assets.

The following table presents revenues by type (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2016
 
%

2015
 
%
 
2016
 
%
 
2015
 
%
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
$
574,323

 
94.4
%
 
$
456,592

 
94.1
%
 
$
1,123,875

 
94.4
%
 
$
862,733

 
94.2
%
Permanent placement
33,765

 
5.6
%
 
28,731

 
5.9
%
 
66,253

 
5.6
%
 
52,635

 
5.8
%
 
$
608,088

 
100.0
%
 
$
485,323

 
100.0
%
 
$
1,190,128

 
100.0
%
 
$
915,368

 
100.0
%

The Company operates internationally, with operations mainly in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The following table presents revenues by geographic location (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2016
 
%
 
2015
 
%
 
2016
 
%
 
2015
 
%
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
$
578,165

 
95.1
%
 
$
462,989

 
95.4
%
 
$
1,132,603

 
95.2
%
 
$
873,745

 
95.5
%
Foreign
29,923

 
4.9
%
 
22,334

 
4.6
%
 
57,525

 
4.8
%
 
41,623

 
4.5
%
 
$
608,088

 
100.0
%
 
$
485,323

 
100.0
%
 
$
1,190,128

 
100.0
%
 
$
915,368

 
100.0
%

 
14. Subsequent Events

On August 5, 2016, the Company’s $975.0 million credit facility was amended whereby the interest rate for the term B loan was reduced by 25 basis points.


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Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
The information in this discussion contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Such statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements or opinions. For example, the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our anticipated financial and operating performance for future periods. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed herein. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) actual demand for our services; (2) the general political and economic environment; (3) our ability to attract, train and retain qualified staffing consultants; (4) our ability to remain competitive in obtaining and retaining staffing clients; (5) the availability of qualified contract professionals; (6) our ability to manage our growth efficiently and effectively; (7) continued performance and improvement of our enterprise-wide information systems; (8) our ability to manage litigation matters; (9) the successful integration of our recent acquisitions; (10) the successful implementation of our five-year strategic plan; and (11) other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC, including in our 2015 10-K under the section “Risk Factors.” Other factors also may contribute to the differences between our forward-looking statements and our actual results. In addition, as a result of these and other factors, our past financial performance should not be relied on as an indication of future performance. All forward-looking statements in this document are based on information available to us as of the date we file this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or opinion, or the reasons why our actual results may differ.

OVERVIEW

On Assignment, Inc., is a leading global provider of highly skilled, hard-to-find professionals in the growing technology, life sciences, and creative sectors, where quality people are the key to success. We go beyond matching résumés with job descriptions to match people we know into positions we understand, for contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire assignments.

On Assignment provides services through two operating segments, the Apex Segment and the Oxford Segment, with each addressing different sectors of the professional staffing market with distinct business models attuned to those sectors. Businesses in the Apex Segment predominately serve markets with a large and local talent pool, and provide a full range of skills through a network of local offices where clients most value relationship, speed, reliability and price. The Apex Segment provides a broad spectrum of technical, scientific, and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients across the United States. Our businesses in this segment include Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. Businesses in the Oxford Segment predominately serve markets with higher-end, specialized skills through a combination of national recruiting centers and local offices where clients most value the unique skill of the candidate and speed of response. The Oxford Segment provides specialized, niche staffing and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. Our businesses in this segment include Oxford, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe.

Effective January 1, 2016, there was a change to our segment configuration whereby the Apex Segment now includes a small clinical research business, which was previously included in the Oxford Segment. For comparability purposes, prior periods have been adjusted to reflect these changes.

Pro forma revenues and gross profit by segment are presented in the tables and discussion below to provide a more consistent basis for comparison between quarters. Pro forma data were prepared as if the acquisitions of Creative Circle and LabResource (the "Acquisitions") were consummated at the beginning of 2014. Although the pro forma segment data are considered non-GAAP measures, they were calculated in the same manner as the consolidated pro forma data, which are GAAP measures.


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Results of Operations

CHANGES IN RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2016
COMPARED WITH THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015
(Dollars in Millions)
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
Year-Over-Year
 
 
 
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
Revenues by segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
$
441.4

 
$
333.9

 
$
378.7

 
32.2
 %
 
 
 
16.6
 %
 
Permanent placement
 
12.3

 
6.6

 
10.7

 
87.1
 %
 
 
 
16.0
 %
 
 
 
453.7

 
340.5

 
389.4

 
33.3
 %
 
 
 
16.5
 %
 
Oxford:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
133.0

 
122.8

 
123.1

 
8.3
 %
 
 
 
8.0
 %
 
Permanent placement
 
21.4

 
22.1

 
22.1

 
(3.2
)%
 
 
 
(3.2
)%
 
 
 
154.4

 
144.9

 
145.2

 
6.6
 %
 
 
 
6.3
 %
 
Consolidated:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
574.4

 
456.7

 
501.8

 
25.8
 %
 
 
 
14.4
 %
 
Permanent placement
 
33.7

 
28.7

 
32.8

 
17.5
 %
 
 
 
3.0
 %
 
 
 
$
608.1

 
$
485.4

 
$
534.6

 
25.3
 %
 
 
 
13.7
 %
 
Percentage of total revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
74.6
%
 
70.2
%
 
72.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oxford
 
25.4
%
 
29.8
%
 
27.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
94.4
%
 
94.1
%
 
93.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Permanent placement
 
5.6
%
 
5.9
%
 
6.1
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
95.1
%
 
95.4
%
 
95.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign
 
4.9
%
 
4.6
%
 
4.4
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revenues on an as reported basis increased $122.7 million, or 25.3 percent year-over-year, as a result of (i) the contribution of a full quarter of revenues from Creative Circle and (ii) year-over-year revenue growth from virtually all other operating divisions. On a pro forma basis, revenues were up $73.5 million, or 13.7 percent, year-over-year. The year-over-year fluctuations in foreign exchange rates had an immaterial effect on the revenue growth rates for the quarter.

Assignment revenues were $574.4 million, up 25.8 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis and 14.4 percent on a pro forma basis. Permanent placement revenues, comprised of direct hire and conversion fees, were $33.7 million, up 17.5 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis and 3.0 percent on a pro forma basis. Permanent placement revenues accounted for 5.6 percent of total revenues compared with 6.1 percent for the second quarter of last year on a pro forma basis.

The Apex Segment accounted for 74.6 percent of consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2016, up from 72.8 percent in the same period last year on a pro forma basis. Its revenues were $453.7 million, up 33.3 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. This increase was a result of (i) inclusion of Creative Circle for the full quarter, whereas the second quarter of 2015 included Creative Circle's results from the date of acquisition (June 5, 2015) through the end of the quarter and (ii) the high growth of Apex Systems (the segment's IT services unit), which accounted for 74.0 percent of the segment's revenues and had a year-over-year growth rate of 18.3 percent. The revenue growth of Apex Systems reflected, among other things, higher demand in our end markets and improved productivity from our sales consultants. On a pro forma basis, revenues for the segment were up 16.5 percent year-over-year primarily related to the high growth rate for Apex Systems and continued high growth from Creative Circle.

The Oxford Segment accounted for 25.4 percent of consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared with 27.2 percent in the same period last year on a pro forma basis. Its revenues were $154.4 million, up 6.6 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis primarily due to growth in IT assignment revenues. Assignment revenues were $133.0 million in the quarter, compared with $122.8 million in the second quarter of last year. Permanent placement revenues for the quarter were $21.4 million, or 13.9 percent of the segment's revenues, down from $22.1 million, or 15.3 percent of the segment's revenues in the second quarter of 2015. The year-over-year decline in permanent placement revenues reflected lower demand from certain technology clients, specifically early stage companies, lengthening in the time our clients are taking to make hiring decisions and a tight candidate pool.


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Gross Profit and Gross Margins
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
Year-Over-Year
 
 
 
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
Gross profit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
$
138.1

 
$
98.2

 
$
119.2

 
40.6
 %
 
 
16.0
 %
 
Oxford
 
64.0

 
60.3

 
60.4

 
6.1
 %
 
 
5.8
 %
 
Consolidated
 
$
202.1

 
$
158.5

 
$
179.6

 
27.5
 %
 
 
12.5
 %
 
Gross margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
30.5
%
 
28.9
%
 
30.6
%
 
1.6
 %
 
 
(0.1
)%
 
Oxford
 
41.4
%
 
41.6
%
 
41.6
%
 
(0.2
)%
 
 
(0.2
)%
 
Consolidated
 
33.2
%
 
32.7
%
 
33.6
%
 
0.5
 %
 
 
(0.4
)%
 

Gross profit is comprised of revenues less costs of services, which consist primarily of compensation for our contract professionals and assignment-related expenses. Gross profit for the current quarter was $202.1 million, up 27.5 percent year-over-year. Gross margin was 33.2 percent, an expansion of 50 basis points year-over-year on an as reported basis. This expansion related to the inclusion of Creative Circle for the full quarter, whereas the second quarter of 2015 included Creative Circle's results from the date of acquisition through the end of the quarter. Creative Circle has a higher assignment gross margin than our other contract services divisions. On a pro forma basis, our gross margin compressed approximately 40 basis points year-over-year, which was primarily due to a lower mix of permanent placement revenues (5.6 percent of revenues in the current quarter compared with 6.1 percent in the second quarter of 2015).

The Apex Segment accounted for 68.4 percent of consolidated gross profit in the current quarter. Its gross profit was $138.1 million, up 40.6 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. Gross margin for the segment was 30.5 percent, an expansion of 1.6 percentage points year-over-year due to (i) the inclusion of Creative Circle for a full quarter (Creative Circle's assignment margin is higher than the other operating units of the Apex Segment), and (ii) a higher mix of permanent placement revenues. On a pro forma basis, gross margin for the segment was approximately 10 basis points lower than the second quarter of 2015, related to the shift in mix toward higher-volume, lower-margin accounts.

The Oxford Segment accounted for 31.6 percent of consolidated gross profit in the current quarter. Its gross profit was $64.0 million, up 6.1 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. Gross margin for the segment was 41.4 percent, a compression of 20 basis points year-over-year due to lower permanent placement revenues (13.9 percent of the segment revenues in the current quarter down from 15.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015).
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses consist primarily of compensation for our field operations and corporate staff, rent, information systems, marketing, telecommunications, public company expenses and other general and administrative expenses. SG&A expenses for the quarter were $141.4 million (23.2 percent of revenues), compared with $118.9 million (24.5 percent of revenues) in the same period last year. This increase was due to (i) the Acquisitions' incremental $12.8 million SG&A expenses (mainly due to the inclusion of Creative Circle for a full quarter), (ii) higher number of sales consultants and recruiters, (iii) higher incentive compensation expense commensurate with the growth in the business and (iv) higher incentive bonus accruals as current operating performance was more in line with our incentive performance targets than was the case in the second quarter of 2015.

SG&A expenses in 2016 included $1.5 million in acquisition and integration expenses primarily related to the integration of certain operating units onto Oxford's front and back office systems, compared with $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2015 primarily related to the acquisition of Creative Circle.

Amortization of Intangible Assets

Amortization of intangible assets for the quarter was $10.0 million, compared with $7.0 million in the same period last year. The increase related to amortization from the Acquisitions.
 
Interest Expense, Net
 
Interest expense (net of interest income) for the quarter was $8.0 million, compared with $4.7 million in the same period last year. The increase in interest expense was due to higher debt levels related to the acquisition of Creative Circle, which was funded primarily from proceeds from borrowings. Interest expense for the quarter was comprised of $7.0 million of interest on the credit facility and $1.0 million of amortization of deferred loan costs.

Write-off of Loan Costs
 
Write-off of loan costs was $3.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and related to the refinancing of our credit facility in June 2015.

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Provision for Income Taxes
 
The provision for income taxes was $16.7 million for the quarter, compared with $9.9 million in the same period last year. The effective tax rate for the quarter was 39.1 percent, a decrease from the 41.4 percent for the full year 2015. This lower effective tax rate was due to a lower mix of non-deductible expenses.

Net Income

Net income was $26.0 million for the quarter, compared with $14.3 million in the same period last year.

Results of Operations

CHANGES IN RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2016
COMPARED WITH THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015
(Dollars in Millions)

 
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
Year-Over-Year
 
 
 
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
Revenues by segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
$
863.5

 
$
625.6

 
$
727.6

 
38.0
%
 
 
 
18.7
%
 
Permanent placement
 
23.3

 
10.9

 
20.2

 
114.6
%
 
 
 
15.9
%
 
 
 
886.8

 
636.5

 
747.8

 
39.3
%
 
 
 
18.6
%
 
Oxford:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
260.4

 
237.2

 
239.7

 
9.8
%
 
 
 
8.6
%
 
Permanent placement
 
42.9

 
41.7

 
41.8

 
2.7
%
 
 
 
2.6
%
 
 
 
303.3

 
278.9

 
281.5

 
8.7
%
 
 
 
7.7
%
 
Consolidated:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
1,123.9

 
862.8

 
967.3

 
30.3
%
 
 
 
16.2
%
 
Permanent placement
 
66.2

 
52.6

 
62.0

 
25.9
%
 
 
 
6.9
%
 
 
 
$
1,190.1

 
$
915.4

 
$
1,029.3

 
30.0
%
 
 
 
15.6
%
 
Percentage of total revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
74.5
%

69.5
%
 
72.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oxford
 
25.5
%

30.5
%
 
27.4
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment
 
94.4
%

94.2
%
 
94.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Permanent placement
 
5.6
%

5.8
%
 
6.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic
 
95.2
%

95.5
%
 
95.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign
 
4.8
%

4.5
%
 
4.4
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revenues on an as reported basis increased $274.7 million, or 30.0 percent year-over-year as a result of (i) the contribution of revenues from the Acquisitions and (ii) year-over-year revenue growth from virtually all other operating divisions. On a pro forma basis, revenues were up $160.8 million, or 15.6 percent, year-over-year. The year-over-year fluctuations in foreign exchange rates had an immaterial effect on the revenue growth rates for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

Assignment revenues were $1,123.9 million, up 30.3 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis and 16.2 percent on a pro forma basis. Permanent placement revenues, comprised of direct hire and conversion fees, were $66.2 million, up 25.9 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis and 6.9 percent on pro forma basis. Permanent placement revenues accounted for 5.6 percent of total revenues compared with 6.0 percent for the six months ended June 30, 2015 on a pro forma basis.

The Apex Segment accounted for 74.5 percent of consolidated revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016, up from 72.6 percent in the same period last year on a pro forma basis. Its revenues were $886.8 million, up 39.3 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. This increase was a result of (i) inclusion of Creative Circle for the full six months ended June 30, 2016, whereas the six months ended June 30, 2015 included Creative Circle's results from the date of acquisition through June 30, 2015 and (ii) the high growth of Apex Systems, which accounted for 73.8 percent of the segment's revenues and had a year-over-year growth rate of 19.8 percent. The revenue growth of Apex Systems reflected, among other things, higher demand in our end markets and improved productivity from our sales consultants. On a pro forma basis, revenues for the

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segment were up 18.6 percent year-over-year primarily related to the high growth rate for Apex Systems and continued high growth from Creative Circle.

The Oxford Segment accounted for 25.5 percent of consolidated revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with 27.4 percent in the same period last year on a pro forma basis. Its revenues were $303.3 million, up 8.7 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis primarily due to growth in IT assignment revenues. Assignment revenues were $260.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $237.2 million in the same period last year. Permanent placement revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were $42.9 million, or 14.1 percent of the segment's revenues, compared with $41.7 million, or 15.0 percent of the segment's revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2015. This reflects a decelerated growth rate, due to lower demand from certain technology clients, specifically early stage companies, lengthening in the time our clients are taking to make hiring decisions and a tight candidate pool.

Gross Profit and Gross Margins
 
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
Year-Over-Year
 
 
 
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
 
Reported
 
Pro Forma
Gross profit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
$
264.3

 
$
178.4

 
$
225.8

 
48.1
 %
 
 
17.1
 %
 
Oxford
 
125.6

 
116.0

 
116.9

 
8.3
 %
 
 
7.4
 %
 
Consolidated
 
$
389.9

 
$
294.4

 
$
342.7

 
32.4
 %
 
 
13.8
 %
 
Gross margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apex
 
29.8
%
 
28.0
%
 
30.2
%
 
1.8
 %
 
 
(0.4
)%
 
Oxford
 
41.4
%
 
41.6
%
 
41.5
%
 
(0.2
)%
 
 
(0.1
)%
 
Consolidated
 
32.8
%
 
32.2
%
 
33.3
%
 
0.6
 %
 
 
(0.5
)%
 

Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $389.9 million, up 32.4 percent year-over-year. Gross margin was 32.8 percent, an expansion of 60 basis points year-over-year on an as reported basis. This expansion related to the inclusion of Creative Circle for the full six months ended June 30, 2016, whereas the six months ended June 30, 2015 included Creative Circle's results from the date of acquisition through June 30, 2015. Creative Circle has a higher assignment gross margin than our other contract services divisions. On a pro forma basis, our gross margin compressed approximately 50 basis points year-over-year, which was primarily due to a lower mix of permanent placement revenues (5.6 percent of revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared with 6.0 percent in the same period last year).
 
The Apex Segment accounted for 67.8 percent of consolidated gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2016. Its gross profit was $264.3 million, up 48.1 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. Gross margin for the segment was 29.8 percent, an expansion of 1.8 percentage points year-over-year due to (i) the inclusion of Creative Circle for the full six months, (Creative Circle's assignment margin is higher than the other operating units of the Apex Segment), and (ii) a higher mix of permanent placement revenues. On a pro forma basis, gross margin for the segment was approximately 40 basis points lower than the same period last year, related to the shift in mix toward higher-volume, lower-margin accounts.

The Oxford Segment accounted for 32.2 percent of consolidated gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2016. Its gross profit was $125.6 million, up 8.3 percent year-over-year on an as reported basis. Its gross margin for the segment was 41.4 percent, a compression of 20 basis points year-over-year due to lower permanent placement revenues (14.1 percent of the segment's revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2016 down from 15.0 percent in the same period last year).

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
SG&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were $281.2 million (23.6 percent of revenues), compared with $224.8 million (24.6 percent of revenues) in the same period last year. This increase was due to (i) the Acquisitions' incremental $29.5 million SG&A expenses (mainly due to the inclusion of Creative Circle for the full six months), (ii) higher incentive compensation expense commensurate with the growth in the business and (iii) higher incentive bonus accruals as current operating performance was more in line with our incentive performance targets than was the case in the same period last year.

SG&A expenses in 2016 included $3.8 million in acquisition and integration expenses primarily related to the integration of certain operating units onto Oxford's front and back office systems, compared with $8.2 million in the same period last year related to the acquisition of Creative Circle and the integration of certain operating and back office systems.

Amortization of Intangible Assets

Amortization of intangible assets for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $20.2 million, compared with $11.8 million in the same period last year. The increase related to amortization from the Acquisitions.
 

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Interest Expense, Net
 
Interest expense (net of interest income) for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $17.0 million, compared with $7.8 million in the same period last year. The increase in interest expense was due to higher debt levels related to the acquisition of Creative Circle, which was funded primarily from proceeds from borrowings. Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was comprised of (i) interest on the credit facility of $14.2 million, (ii) amortization of deferred loan costs of $1.9 million, and (iii) accretion of discount of $0.9 million on the contingent consideration liability related to acquisitions.

Write-off of Loan Costs
 
Write-off of loan costs was $3.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and related to the refinancing of our credit facility in June 2015.

Provision for Income Taxes
 
The provision for income taxes was $28.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $18.9 million in the same period last year. The effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was 39.3 percent, a decrease from the 41.4 percent for the full year 2015. This lower effective tax rate was due to a lower mix of non-deductible expenses.

Income from Continuing Operations

Income from continuing operations was $43.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $27.4 million in the same period last year.

Discontinued Operations

The gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of income tax, was $25.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 for the sale of our Physician Segment.

Net Income

Net income was $43.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $53.4 million in the same period last year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Our working capital (current assets less current liabilities) at June 30, 2016 was $264.6 million and our cash and cash equivalents were $34.8 million, of which $8.5 million was held in foreign countries, which is not available to fund domestic operations unless repatriated. We do not intend to repatriate cash held in foreign countries. Our operating cash flows and borrowings under our credit facilities have been our primary source of liquidity and have been sufficient to fund our working capital and capital expenditure needs. Our working capital requirements are primarily driven by the overall growth in our business and debt service requirements. We believe that our working capital at June 30, 2016, availability under our revolving credit facility, and expected operating cash flows will be sufficient to meet our obligations, working capital requirements and capital expenditures for the next 12 months.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $97.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $52.4 million for the same period last year. The increase primarily related to higher net income, adjusted for non-cash items (e.g., depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, etc.), which was $94.8 million for the current six-month period, up from $65.0 million in the same period of last year. This improvement related to the growth in the business and the inclusion of Creative Circle, which was acquired in June 2015. Net cash provided by operating activities for the current period also benefited from $2.8 million related to the change in operating assets and liabilities. For the same period in 2015, changes in operating assets and liabilities resulted in a $12.6 million use of cash. The main components of the year-over-year change in activity were (i) $16.7 million higher net cash provided by accrued payroll, which benefited from the timing of payroll cycles, (ii) $10.2 million higher net cash used in accounts receivable primarily related to growth in revenues and (iii) $14.4 million income taxes paid in the first half of 2015 on the taxable gain from sale of the Physician Segment.

Net cash used in investing activities was $8.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $451.3 million for the same period last year. Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was comprised of $13.9 million used to purchase property and equipment and $6.0 million collected from the release of escrow from the sale of our Physician Segment. During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the cash portion of our Acquisitions was $552.8 million, which was partially offset by the net proceeds from sale of the Physician Segment of $115.4 million.

Net cash used in financing activities was $78.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $410.2 million cash provided by financing activities for the same period last year. Net cash used in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 consisted primarily of $72.0 million in principal payments of long-term debt and payment of contingent consideration (total payment of $15.8 million, of which $13.8 million was cash used in financing activities and $2.0 million was cash used in operating activities). Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2015 consisted primarily of $875.0 million proceeds from the credit facility entered into on June 5, 2015, partially offset by $440.1 million in principal payments of long-term debt.


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On June 5, 2015, the Company entered into a $975.0 million credit facility. The funds were used to repay the old credit facility and to fund the cash portion of the purchase of Creative Circle (see "Note 3. Acquisitions"). This facility consists of (i) an $825.0 million seven-year term B loan facility and (ii) a $150.0 million five-year revolving loan facility.

Under terms of the credit facility, we are required to make minimum quarterly payments of $2.1 million and mandatory prepayments, subject to specified exceptions, from excess cash flow and with the proceeds of asset sales, debt issuances and specified other events. Because of the principal payments made through June 30, 2016, no additional minimum quarterly payments are required. The outstanding balance on the facility at June 30, 2016 was $709.0 million (see "Note 6. Long-Term Debt"). The maximum ratio of consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA steps down at regular intervals from 4.25 to 1.00 as of June 30, 2016, to 3.25 to 1.00 as of March 31, 2018 and thereafter. As of June 30, 2016, the leverage ratio was 2.55 to 1.00. Additionally, the credit facility, which is secured by substantially all of our assets, provides for certain limitations on our ability to, among other things, incur additional debt, offer loans, and declare dividends. As of June 30, 2016, we had $121.5 million of borrowings available under our revolving credit facility.

The credit facility was amended on August 5, 2016, resulting in a 25 basis points reduction in the interest rate for the term B loan facility.

On June 10, 2016, the Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program whereby the Company may repurchase up to $150.0 million of its common stock over the next two years. This program supersedes the previous $100.0 million repurchase authorization of which $98.0 million remained unused. During the second quarter we purchased 97,500 shares for $3.6 million ($36.81 average price per share). The remaining authorized amount under this program is $146.4 million.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See “Note 2 - Accounting Standards Update” in the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements in Part I, Item 1.

Critical Accounting Policies
 
There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates during the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared with those disclosed in Item 2, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our 2015 10-K.

Commitments

From time-to-time and in connection with certain acquisitions, we are subject to contingent consideration agreements. If the acquired businesses meet predetermined targets, we are obligated to make additional cash payments in accordance with the terms of such contingent consideration agreements. As of June 30, 2016, we had a contingent consideration liability of $5.8 million. The performance period for this contingent consideration arrangement ended on December 31, 2015 and we expect to pay this liability by the end of 2016.
 
Other than those described above, we have not entered into any significant commitments or contractual obligations that have not been previously disclosed in our 2015 10-K.

Item 3 - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks
 
With respect to our quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risks, there have been no material changes to the information included in our 2015 10-K.

We are exposed to certain market risks arising from transactions in the normal course of business, principally risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations and interest rates.

Foreign Currency Fluctuations. Our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates relates primarily to our foreign subsidiaries. Exchange rates impact the U.S. dollar value of our reported earnings, investments in our foreign subsidiaries, and intercompany transactions with our foreign subsidiaries. Fluctuations in currency exchange rates impact the U.S. dollar amount of our stockholders’ equity. The assets and liabilities of our non-U.S. subsidiaries are translated into U.S. dollars at the exchange rates in effect at period end. The resulting translation adjustments are recorded in stockholders’ equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Based on the relative size and nature of our foreign operations, we do not believe that a 10 percent change in the value of foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar would have a material impact on our financial statements.

Interest Rate Risk. Our exposure to interest rate risk is associated with our debt instruments. See the "Note 6. Long-Term Debt" in the condensed consolidated financial statements for further description of our debt instruments. A hypothetical 100 basis point change in interest rates on variable rate debt would have resulted in interest expense fluctuating approximately $7.1 million based on $709.0 million of debt outstanding for any 12-month period. We have not entered into any market risk sensitive instruments for hedging or trading purposes.


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Item 4 - Controls and Procedures

As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act). Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. The term “disclosure controls and procedures” means controls and other procedures of the Company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within required time periods. We have established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended June 30, 2016 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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 PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings
 
We are involved in various legal proceedings, claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. However, based on the facts currently available, we do not believe that the disposition of matters that are pending or asserted will have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Item 1A Risk Factors
 
Information regarding risk factors affecting our business is discussed in our 2015 10-K.

Item 2 - Unregistered Sales of Securities and Use of Proceeds

On June 10, 2016, the Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program, under which the Company may repurchase up to $150.0 million of its common stock over the next two years. This program supersedes the previous $100.0 million repurchase authorization of which $98.0 million remained unused. On Assignment purchases of securities during the quarter ended June 30, 2016 are shown in the table below.

Period
Total Number of Shares Purchased
Average Price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
Maximum Number of Shares (or Approximate Dollar Value) or Shares That May Yet be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs.
April

$


$

May

$


$

June
97,500

$
36.81

97,500

$
146,411,000

Total
97,500

$
36.81

97,500

$
146,411,000





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Item 6 - Exhibits
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Number
 
Footnote
 
Description
3.1
 
(1)
 
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of On Assignment, Inc., effective June 23, 2014
3.2
 
(1)
 
Amended and Restated Bylaws of On Assignment, Inc., effective June 23, 2014
4.1
 
(2)
 
Specimen Common Stock Certificate
10.1
 
*
 
First Amendment to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated August 5, 2016, among On Assignment, Inc. as the Borrower, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and other lenders party thereto
31.1
 
*
 
Certification of Peter T. Dameris, President and Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)
31.2
 
*
 
Certification of Edward L. Pierce, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a)
32.1
 
*
 
Certification of Peter T. Dameris, President and Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
32.2
 
*
 
Certification of Edward L. Pierce, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
101.INS
 
*
 
XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH
 
*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL
 
*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF
 
*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB
 
*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE
 
*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 
 
 
 
 
*
Filed herewith.
(1)
Incorporated by reference from an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 25, 2014.
(2)
Incorporated by reference from an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 33-50646) declared effective by the SEC on September 21, 1992.

 

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 SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
ON ASSIGNMENT, INC.
 
 
 
Date: August 8, 2016
By:
/s/ Edward L. Pierce
 
 
Edward L. Pierce
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 

 
 


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