Robert Half International Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Third
Quarter of 2009


    


    
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<p>MENLO PARK, Calif., <chron>Oct. 21</chron> /CNW/ -- <person>Robert Half</person> International Inc. (NYSE:   RHI) today reported revenues and earnings for the third quarter ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>For the quarter ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, net income was <money>$9.5 million</money> or <money>$.06</money> per share, on revenues of <money>$725.9 million</money>.  Net income for the prior year's third quarter was <money>$65.8 million</money> or <money>$.42</money> per share, on revenues of <money>$1.16 billion</money>.</p>
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<p>For the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, net income was <money>$23.7 million</money> or <money>$.15</money> per share, on revenues of <money>$2.30 billion</money>.  For the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>, net income was <money>$211.2 million</money> or <money>$1.33</money> per share, on revenues of <money>$3.61 billion</money>.</p>
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<p>Harold M. Messmer, Jr., chairman and CEO of <person>Robert Half</person> International, commented: "While the global business environment during the third quarter remained challenging, year-over-year revenue declines in our staffing operations continued to moderate and, on a sequential basis, we saw some improvement in revenues in September.  Our risk consulting subsidiary, Protiviti, reported an 8 percent sequential increase in third-quarter revenues compared to the second quarter and reported significantly improved operating results."</p>
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<p>Messmer added, "We remain confident that our teams are well-positioned to take advantage of a recovering economy in <location>North America</location> and abroad."</p>
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<p><person>Robert Half</person> International management will conduct a conference call today at <chron>5 p.m. EDT</chron> following the release.  The dial-in number is 800-862-9098 (+1-785-424-1051 outside the <location>United States</location>) and the passcode is "<person>Robert Half</person> International."  A taped recording of this call will be available for replay beginning at approximately <chron>8 p.m. EDT</chron> today and ending at <chron>8 p.m. EDT</chron> on <chron>October 28</chron>.  The dial-in number for the replay is 800-374-0934 (+1-402-220-0680 outside the <location>United States</location>).  The conference call also will be archived in audio format on the company's website at <a href="http://www.rhi.com">www.rhi.com</a>.</p>
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<p>Founded in 1948, <person>Robert Half</person> International Inc. is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm.  It also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services.  Robert Half's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel; Robert Half® Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group®, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals.</p>
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<p><person>Robert Half</person> International has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400</p>
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    locations worldwide.

    
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<p>Certain information contained in this press release may be deemed forward-looking</p>
<p>statements regarding events and financial trends that may affect the company's future operating</p>
<p>results or financial positions.  These statements may be identified by words such as "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "intend", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", or variations or negatives thereof, or by similar or comparable words or phrases.  Forwardlooking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements.</p>
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<p>These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the global financial and economic situation; changes in levels of unemployment and other economic conditions in the <location>United States</location> or foreign countries where the company does business, or in particular regions or industries; reduction in the supply of candidates for temporary employment or the company's ability to attract candidates; the entry of new competitors into the marketplace or expansion by existing competitors; the ability of the company to maintain existing client relationships and attract new clients in the context of changing economic or competitive conditions; the impact of competitive pressures, including any change in the demand for the company's services, on the company's ability to maintain its margins; the possibility of the company incurring liability for its activities, including the activities of its temporary employees, or for events impacting its temporary employees on clients' premises; the possibility that adverse publicity could impact the company's ability to attract and retain clients and candidates; the success of the company in attracting, training, and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees; the company's ability to comply with governmental regulations affecting personnel services businesses in particular or employer/employee relationships in general; whether there will be ongoing demand for Sarbanes-Oxley or other regulatory compliance services; the company's reliance on short-term contracts for a significant percentage of its business; litigation relating to prior or current transactions or activities, including litigation that may be disclosed from time to time in the company's SEC filings; the ability of the company to manage its international operations and comply with foreign laws and regulations; the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the possibility that the company's computer and communications hardware and software systems could be damaged or their service interrupted; and the possibility that the company may fail to maintain adequate financial and management controls and as a result suffer errors in its financial reporting.</p>
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<p>Additionally, with respect to Protiviti, other risks and uncertainties include the fact that</p>
<p>future success will depend on its ability to retain employees and attract clients; there can be no assurance that there will be ongoing demand for Sarbanes-Oxley or other regulatory compliance services; failure to produce projected revenues could adversely affect financial results; and there is the possibility of involvement in litigation relating to prior or current transactions or activities.</p>
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<p>Because long-term contracts are not a significant part of the company's business, future results cannot be reliably predicted by considering past trends or extrapolating past results.  The company undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this release.</p>
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    A copy of this release is available at www.rhi.com.



    
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    ATTACHED:     Summary of Operations
                  Supplemental Financial Information
    
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                   ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                               SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
                      (in thousands, except per share amounts)
    
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                                         Quarter               Nine Months
                                   Ended September 30,     Ended September 30,
                                   ------------------      ------------------
                                   2009           2008        2009        2008
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                                       (Unaudited)              (Unaudited)
    
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    Net service revenues        $725,912    $1,160,086  $2,299,124 $3,610,717
    Direct costs of services     459,501       676,513   1,473,928  2,099,532
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    Gross margin                 266,411       483,573     825,196  1,511,185
    
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    Selling, general and
     administrative expenses     248,870       374,120     780,927  1,161,944
    Amortization of intangible
     assets                          281           618       1,179      1,877
    Interest income                 (159)       (1,318)     (1,234)    (4,838)
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    Income before income taxes    17,419        110,153      44,324   352,202
    Provision for income taxes     7,888         44,332      20,589   141,029
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    Net income                    $9,531        $65,821     $23,735  $211,173
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    Net income available to
     common stockholders          $8,988        $63,839     $22,098  $204,977
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    Diluted net income per share    $.06           $.42        $.15     $1.33
    
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    Shares:
         Basic                   146,227        150,838     146,514   152,754
         Diluted                 147,123        151,945     147,101   153,851
    
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                  ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                        SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                                   (in thousands)
    
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                                          Quarter              Nine Months
                                    Ended September 30,    Ended September 30,
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                                     2009        2008       2009         2008
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                                       (Unaudited)             (Unaudited)
    
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    REVENUES:
        Accountemps               $286,772    $434,660   $927,025  $1,361,233
        OfficeTeam                 134,361     209,112    415,462     647,677
        Robert Half Technology      74,567     112,299    233,591     336,117
        Robert Half Management
         Resources                  90,271     156,097    298,811     491,081
        Robert Half Finance &
         Accounting                 42,955     108,457    136,422     351,921
        Protiviti                   96,986     139,461    287,813     422,688
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        Total                     $725,912  $1,160,086 $2,299,124  $3,610,717
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     GROSS MARGIN:
        Temporary and consultant
         staffing                 $196,496    $334,389   $636,504  $1,038,985
        Permanent placement
         staffing                   42,906     108,412    136,267     351,829
        Risk consulting and
         internal audit services    27,009      40,772     52,425     120,371
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        Total                     $266,411    $483,573   $825,196  $1,511,185
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     OPERATING INCOME:
        Temporary and consultant
         staffing                  $17,264     $90,148    $82,309    $285,542
        Permanent placement staffing  (781)     15,317     (6,979)     57,893
        Risk consulting and
         internal audit services     1,058       3,988    (31,061)      5,806
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        Total                      $17,541    $109,453    $44,269    $349,241
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     SELECTED CASH FLOW
      INFORMATION:
        Amortization of intangible
         assets                       $281        $618     $1,179      $1,877
        Depreciation expense       $15,458     $17,981    $48,246     $53,885
        Capital expenditures        $6,852     $16,650    $31,000     $55,487
        Open market repurchases of
         common stock (shares)       1,204         863      2,720       5,358
    
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                ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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                                                       September 30,
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                                                    2009            2008
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                                                         (Unaudited)
    
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     SELECTED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION:
        Cash and cash equivalents               $407,641        $373,692
        Accounts receivable, less allowances    $364,533        $586,762
        Total assets                          $1,326,244      $1,523,950
        Current liabilities                     $362,098        $467,495
        Notes payable and other indebtedness,
         less current portion                     $1,808          $3,541
    
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        Total stockholders' equity              $947,998      $1,039,050



    

For further information: For further information: M. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer of Robert Half International Inc., +1-650-234-6000 Web Site: http://www.rhi.com

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