Heidrick & Struggles Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Consolidated net revenue was $119.0 million in the third quarter, up 1.4 percent or $1.7 million from $117.3 million in the 2012 third quarter. Year over year, net revenue decreased 1.9 percent in the Americas, but increased 13.2 percent in Europe (approximately 12 percent on a constant currency basis) and 0.8 percent in Asia Pacific (approximately 7 percent on a constant currency basis). Growth in the Consumer Markets and Life Sciences Executive Search practices was offset by declines in the Industrial, Education & Social Enterprise, and Global Technology & Services practices. Net revenue from Leadership Consulting was $9.1 million, an increase of 2.3 percent from the 2012 third quarter, and revenue from Senn Delaney, the culture-shaping firm acquired on December 31, 2012, was on plan at $6.6 million.

"Our third quarter results showed progress in certain areas, but we are capable of more," said Jory Marino, Interim Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to providing clients with unparalleled expertise and service in order to help them build winning leadership teams. As part of this commitment, we will provide our employees with the best platform from which to work and build a career. By staying focused on these initiatives, we believe we can deliver the long-term growth and financial results that all our stakeholders expect."

Excluding Senn Delaney, the company ended the third quarter with 308 Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants compared to 332 at September 30, 2012. Partly reflecting lower consultant headcount, the number of executive search confirmations in the quarter decreased 5.3 percent compared to the 2012 third quarter. The average revenue per executive search increased to $124,500 compared to $123,700 in the 2012 third quarter. Excluding Senn Delaney, productivity, as measured by annualized net revenue per consultant, was $1.4 million, the same as in the 2012 third quarter.

Salaries and employee benefits expense increased 2.6 percent, or $2.0 million, to $81.7 million from $79.6 million in the 2012 third quarter. Included in the 2013 third quarter is $3.0 million of expense related to a separation agreement with the company's former chief executive officer. The $2.0 million year-over-year increase reflected an increase in variable compensation expense of $3.2 million, primarily related to consultant performance, and a decline in fixed compensation expense of $1.2 million, driven by decreases in guarantee and sign-on bonus expense and lower headcount, partially offset by the severance expense and the addition of Senn Delaney. Salaries and employee benefits expense was 68.6 percent of net revenue for the quarter, compared to 67.9 percent in the 2012 third quarter.

General and administrative expenses increased 5.3 percent, or $1.5 million, to $29.0 million from $27.5 million in the 2012 third quarter. The addition of Senn Delaney represented $3.3 million in the quarter, including $1.4 million related to the amortization of the acquired intangible assets and $0.5 million associated with the accretion of the expected earnout payments. The 2012 third quarter included $2.5 million of expenses related to a global Partners' meeting. As a percentage of net revenue, general and administrative expenses were 24.3 percent, compared to 23.4 percent in the 2012 third quarter.

As a result of the acquisition of Senn Delaney on December 31, 2012, the company began providing Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin comparisons, non-GAAP financial measures which management believes more appropriately reflect core operations. Adjusted EBITDA in the 2013 third quarter was $13.8 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.6 percent, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $14.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 12.1 percent in the 2012 third quarter.

The following table reconciles Operating Income to Adjusted EBITDA(1)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
$ in millions 2013 2012
Operating Income $ 8.4 $ 10.2
Adjustments
Salaries and employee benefits
Stock-based compensation amortization 0.3 1.3
Senn Delaney retention awards 0.6 --
General and administrative expenses
Depreciation 2.6 2.5
Intangible amortization 1.5 0.2
Senn Delaney earnout accretion 0.5 --
Total Adjustments 5.4 4.0
Adujsted EBITDA (1) $ 13.8 $ 14.1
Adjusted EBITDA Margin(1) 11.6% 12.1%
(Adjusted EBITDA as % of net revenue)

Totals and subtotals may not equal the sum of individual line items due to rounding.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, intangible amortization, stock-based compensation amortization, compensation expense associated with Senn Delaney retention awards, Senn Delaney earnout accretion, restructuring charges, and other non-operating income (expense). Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP financial measures.

Operating income in the third quarter was $8.4 million and operating margin (operating income as a percentage of net revenue) was 7.0 percent, compared to operating income of $10.2 million and operating margin of 8.7 percent in the 2012 third quarter.

The company reported net income in the 2013 third quarter of $4.1 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.23, based on an effective quarterly tax rate of 45.4 percent and a full-year projected tax rate of approximately 68 percent. In the 2012 third quarter, net income was $4.1 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.23 based on an effective quarterly tax rate of 59.0 percent. The effective tax rates in both years are higher than the statutory rate primarily due to losses incurred in certain jurisdictions that cannot be benefitted for tax purposes due to valuation allowances.

Net cash provided by operating activities in the 2013 third quarter was $36.6 million, compared to $33.8 million in the 2012 third quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2013 were $132.8 million ($95.8 million net of debt), compared to $99.7 million at June 30, 2013 ($61.2 million net of debt), and $127.1 million at September 30, 2012.

Regional Review

For segment purposes, reimbursements of out-of-pocket expenses classified as revenue and restructuring charges are reported separately and, therefore, are not included in the results of each geographic region. The company believes that analyzing trends in revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) and operating income (loss) more appropriately reflect the company's core operations.

$ in millions 3Q 13 3Q 12 Change 2Q 13 Change
Americas
Net revenue $ 71.1 $ 72.4 $ (1.4) $ 72.8 $ (1.7)
Operating income $ 19.3 $ 21.3 $ (2.0) $ 18.1 $ 1.2
Consultants 137 156 (19) 139 (2)
Europe
Net revenue $ 24.4 $ 21.5 $ 2.8 $ 24.1 $ 0.3
Operating income/(loss) $ 0.1 $ 0.5 $ (0.4) $ (2.5) $ 2.5
Consultants 87 91 (4) 89 (2)
Asia Pacific
Net revenue $ 23.5 $ 23.4 $ 0.2 $ 25.1 $ (1.6)
Operating income $ 2.3 $ 1.5 $ 0.9 $ 2.9 $ (0.6)
Consultants 84 85 (1) 87 (3)
Global Operations Support $ (13.3) $ (13.0) $ (0.3) $ (12.8) $ (0.5)
Operating income $ 8.4 $ 10.2 $ (1.8) $ 5.7 $ 2.6

Totals and subtotals may not equal the sum of individual line items due to rounding.

Net revenue in the Americas decreased $1.4 million, or 1.9 percent year over year, to $71.1 million in the third quarter. The addition of Senn Delaney, representing $5.6 million, improved consultant productivity, and increases in the Life Sciences and Global Technology & Services Search practices were offset by declines in the other industry Search practices and Leadership Consulting, and lower consultant headcount. The America's operating margin was 27.1 percent compared to 29.4 percent in the 2012 third quarter largely as a result of an increase in general and administrative expenses, mostly related to Senn Delaney, partially offset by a decline in salaries and employee benefits expense.

Net revenue in Europe increased $2.8 million, or 13.2 percent year over year, to $24.4 million in the third quarter (approximately 12 percent on a constant currency basis). Exchange rate fluctuations positively impacted year-over-year third quarter net revenue by $0.2 million. Senn Delaney represented $1.0 million of the 2013 third quarter revenue in this region. Revenue from Leadership Consulting and all Search practices, except Education & Social Enterprise and Global Technology & Services, increased compared to the prior year. The operating margin in Europe was 0.2 percent compared to 2.2 percent in the 2012 third quarter, reflecting the increase in net revenue, offset by increases in general and administrative expenses and salaries and employee benefits expense.

Asia Pacific net revenue increased $0.2 million, or 0.8 percent, to $23.5 million in the third quarter (approximately 7 percent on a constant currency basis). Exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted year-over-year third quarter net revenue by $1.5 million. Revenue growth in this region was driven by the Consumer Markets and Industrial Search practices, as well as by Leadership Consulting. The operating margin in Asia Pacific improved to 9.8 percent compared to 6.2 percent in the 2012 third quarter reflecting an improvement in revenue and a decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense, partially offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses.

Global Operations Support was $13.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of $0.3 million compared to $13.0 million in the 2012 third quarter. Included in the 2013 third quarter is $3.0 million of expense related to a separation agreement with the company's former chief executive officer. Included in the 2012 third quarter was $2.5 million of expenses related to a global Partners' meeting.

Nine Months Results

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 consolidated net revenue of $344.0 million increased 1.2 percent from $339.9 million in the first nine months of 2012. Net revenue increased 5.8 percent in the Americas and increased 1.4 percent in Asia Pacific (approximately 5 percent on a constant currency basis), but declined 10.9 percent in Europe (currency had minimal impact). Revenue from Senn Delaney, acquired on December 31, 2012 was $17.6 million for the first nine months of 2013, of which $15.1 million was in the Americas and $2.5 million in Europe.

Productivity, as measured by annualized net revenue per consultant excluding Senn Delaney, was $1.4 million for the first nine months of 2013, compared to $1.3 million for the same period of 2012. There were 1.7 percent fewer executive searches confirmed in the first nine months of 2013 compared to the first nine months of 2012 and the average revenue per executive search was $111,700 compared to $112,600 for the same period in 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2013 was $32.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 9.4 percent, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $32.8 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.6 percent for the first nine months of 2012.

The following table reconciles Operating Income to Adjusted EBITDA(1)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
$ in millions 2013 2012
Operating Income $ 14.5 $ 20.1
Adjustments
Salaries and employee benefits
Stock-based compensation amortization 2.5 3.9
Senn Delaney retention awards 1.8 --
General and administrative expenses
Depreciation 7.7 7.4
Intangible amortization 4.3 0.5
Senn Delaney earnout accretion 1.6 --
Restructuring charges -- 0.8
Total Adjustments 17.8 12.7
Adujsted EBITDA (1) $ 32.3 $ 32.8
Adjusted EBITDA Margin(1) 9.4% 9.7%
(Adjusted EBITDA as % of net revenue)

Totals and subtotals may not equal the sum of individual line items due to rounding.

Operating income for the first nine months of 2013 was $14.5 million and operating margin was 4.2 percent compared to operating income of $20.1 million and operating margin of 5.9 percent for the first nine months of 2012. Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $4.8 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.27, reflecting an effective tax rate of 61.8 percent. Net income for the first nine months of 2012 was $6.6 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.37, reflecting an effective tax rate of 66.8 percent.

2013 Fourth Quarter Outlook

The company is forecasting 2013 fourth-quarter consolidated net revenue of between $100 million and $110 million. Among other factors, this forecast reflects assumptions for the anticipated volume of new Executive Search confirmations, Leadership Consulting assignments, expectations for Senn Delaney, the current backlog, consultant productivity, consultant retention, the seasonality of its business, the global economic climate and no change in future currency rates.

Quarterly Conference Call

Executives of Heidrick & Struggles will host a conference call to review the 2013 third quarter results today, October 29, at 9 a.m. Central Time. Participants may access the company's call and supporting slides through the internet at www.heidrick.com. For those unable to participate on the live call, a webcast and copy of the slides will be archived at www.heidrick.com and available for up to 30 days following the investor call.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. A "non-GAAP financial measure" is defined as a numerical measure of a company's financial performance that excludes or includes amounts different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flow of the company. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, this earnings release contains the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure near the non-GAAP financial measure.

The non-GAAP financial measures used within this earnings release are Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Adjusted EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, intangible amortization, stock-based compensation amortization, compensation expense associated with Senn Delaney retention awards, Senn Delaney earnout accretion, restructuring charges, and other non-operating income (expense). Adjusted EBITDA margin refers to Adjusted EBITDA (as explained above) as a percentage of net revenue in the same quarter. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Operating Income is provided in a table on page 3 and page 7 of the company's release.

These measures are presented because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends. Management believes this information is also useful for investors.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, forecasted or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect the outcome of the forward-looking statements include, among other things, our ability to attract, integrate, manage and retain qualified executive search consultants; our ability to develop and maintain strong, long-term relationships with our clients; further declines in the global economy and our ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the timing, speed or robustness of any future economic recovery; social or political instability in markets where we operate, the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; unfavorable tax law changes and tax authority rulings; price competition; the ability to forecast, on a quarterly basis, variable compensation accruals that ultimately are determined based on the achievement of annual results; our ability to realize our tax losses; the timing of the establishment or reversal of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; the mix of profit and loss by country; our reliance on information management systems; any further impairment of our goodwill and other intangible assets; and the ability to align our cost structure and headcount with net revenue. For more information on the factors that could affect the outcome of forward-looking statements, refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, under Risk Factors in Item 1A. We caution the reader that the list of factors may not be exhaustive. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
2013 2012 $ Change % Change
Revenue:
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) $ 118,981 $ 117,312 $ 1,669 1.4%
Reimbursements 4,523 5,033 (510) -10.1%
Total revenue 123,504 122,345 1,159 0.9%
Operating expenses:
Salaries and employee benefits 81,671 79,628 2,043 2.6%
General and administrative expenses 28,957 27,499 1,458 5.3%
Reimbursed expenses 4,523 5,033 (510) -10.1%
Total operating expenses 115,151 112,160 2,991 2.7%
Operating income 8,353 10,185 (1,832) -18.0%
Non-operating income (expense):
Interest, net (91) 149
Other, net (709) (299)
Net non-operating expense (800) (150)
Income before income taxes 7,553 10,035
Provision for income taxes 3,429 5,924
Net income 4,124 4,111
Other comprehensive income, net of tax 594 1,278
Comprehensive income $ 4,718 $ 5,389
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 18,104 17,995
Dilutive common shares 119 102
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 18,223 18,097
Basic net income per common share $ 0.23 $ 0.23
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.23 $ 0.23
Salaries and employee benefits as a percentage of net revenue 68.6% 67.9%
General and administrative expense as a percentage of net revenue 24.3% 23.4%
Operating income as a percentage of net revenue 7.0% 8.7%
Effective income tax rate 45.4% 59.0%
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2013 2012
2013 2012 $ Change % Change Margin * Margin *
Revenue:
Americas $ 71,073 $ 72,424 $ (1,351) -1.9%
Europe 24,380 21,538 2,842 13.2%
Asia Pacific 23,528 23,350 178 0.8%
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) 118,981 117,312 1,669 1.4%
Reimbursements 4,523 5,033 (510) -10.1%
Total revenue $ 123,504 $ 122,345 $ 1,159 0.9%
Operating income (loss):
Americas $ 19,279 $ 21,293 $ (2,014) -9.5% 27.1% 29.4%
Europe 59 479 (420) -87.7% 0.2% 2.2%
Asia Pacific 2,310 1,456 854 58.7% 9.8% 6.2%
Total regions 21,648 23,228 (1,580) -6.8% 18.2% 19.8%
Global Operations Support (13,295) (13,043) (252) 1.9%
Operating income $ 8,353 $ 10,185 $ (1,832) -18.0% 7.0% 8.7%
* Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2013 2012 $ Change % Change
Revenue:
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) $ 343,992 $ 339,903 $ 4,089 1.2%
Reimbursements 14,148 16,517 (2,369) -14.3%
Total revenue 358,140 356,420 1,720 0.5%
Operating expenses:
Salaries and employee benefits 236,216 236,159 57 0.0%
General and administrative expenses 93,292 82,824 10,468 12.6%
Reimbursed expenses 14,148 16,517 (2,369) -14.3%
Restructuring charges -- 810 (810)
Total operating expenses 343,656 336,310 7,346 2.2%
Operating income 14,484 20,110 (5,626) -28.0%
Non-operating income (expense):
Interest, net (120) 856
Other, net (1,675) (949)
Net non-operating expense (1,795) (93)
Income before income taxes 12,689 20,017
Provision for income taxes 7,844 13,375
Net income 4,845 6,642
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (910) 1,316
Comprehensive income $ 3,935 $ 7,958
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 18,064 17,969
Dilutive common shares 143 167
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 18,207 18,136
Basic net income per common share $ 0.27 $ 0.37
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.27 $ 0.37
Salaries and employee benefits as a percentage of net revenue 68.7% 69.5%
General and administrative expense as a percentage of net revenue 27.1% 24.4%
Operating income as a percentage of net revenue 4.2% 5.9%
Effective income tax rate 61.8% 66.8%
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Segment Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2013 2012
2013 2012 $ Change % Change Margin * Margin *
Revenue:
Americas $ 208,026 $ 196,614 $ 11,412 5.8%
Europe 67,502 75,746 (8,244) -10.9%
Asia Pacific 68,464 67,543 921 1.4%
Revenue before reimbursements (net revenue) 343,992 339,903 4,089 1.2%
Reimbursements 14,148 16,517 (2,369) -14.3%
Total revenue $ 358,140 $ 356,420 $ 1,720 0.5%
Operating income (loss):
Americas $ 50,733 $ 49,146 $ 1,587 3.2% 24.4% 25.0%
Europe (6,042) 2,964 (9,006) -303.8% 3.9%
Asia Pacific 5,995 3,908 2,087 53.4% 8.8% 5.8%
Total regions 50,686 56,018 (5,332) -9.5% 14.7% 16.5%
Global Operations Support (36,202) (35,098) (1,104) 3.1%
Operating income before restructuring charges 14,484 20,920 (6,436) -30.8% 4.2% 6.2%
Restructuring charges -- (810) 810
Operating income: $ 14,484 $ 20,110 $ (5,626) -28.0% 4.2% 5.9%
* Margin based on revenue before reimbursements (net revenue).
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
September 30, December 31,
2013 2012
(Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 132,790 $ 117,605
Restricted cash 128 199
Accounts receivable, net 88,746 69,107
Other receivables 11,497 10,288
Prepaid expenses 17,321 14,167
Other current assets 1,715 1,366
Income taxes recoverable 6,803 5,651
Deferred income taxes 8,711 7,899
Total current assets 267,711 226,282
Non-current assets:
Property and equipment, net 35,721 42,362
Restricted cash 7,990 7,968
Assets designated for retirement and pension plans 23,104 22,763
Investments 13,182 11,902
Other non-current assets 5,715 5,301
Goodwill 120,696 120,940
Other intangible assets, net 27,606 32,020
Deferred income taxes 24,079 25,454
Total non-current assets 258,093 268,710
Total assets $ 525,804 $ 494,992
Current liabilities:
Short term borrowings $ 6,000 $ --
Accounts payable 5,622 8,657
Accrued salaries and employee benefits 88,508 102,597
Other current liabilities 48,634 40,390
Income taxes payable 7,015 709
Deferred income taxes 34 43
Total current liabilities 155,813 152,396
Non-current liabilities:
Long term debt, less current maturities 31,000 --
Retirement and pension plans 39,009 37,247
Other non-current liabilities 52,818 56,943
Deferred income taxes 137 59
Total non-current liabilities 122,964 94,249
Stockholders' equity 247,027 248,347
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 525,804 $ 494,992
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
2013 2012
Cash flows - operating activities:
Net income $ 4,124 $ 4,111
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,019 2,791
Deferred income taxes (1,926) (191)
Net realized losses on investments -- 27
Stock-based compensation expense 303 1,281
Accretion expense related to acquisition payments 518 --
Cash paid for restructuring charges (302) (2,080)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Trade and other receivables 2,434 (2,572)
Accounts payable (1,840) (2,061)
Accrued expenses 30,575 22,333
Income taxes recoverable (payable), net 3,338 7,078
Retirement and pension assets and liabilities 34 159
Prepayments (2,901) 3,322
Other assets and liabilities, net (1,742) (440)
Net cash provided by operating activities 36,634 33,758
Cash flows - investing activities:
Restricted cash (24) 51
Capital expenditures (562) (1,134)
Purchases of available for sale investments (90) (97)
Proceeds from sales of available for sale investments 91 30
Net cash used in investing activities (585) (1,150)
Cash flows - financing activities:
Purchases of treasury stock -- (1,123)
Debt repayment (1,500) --
Cash dividends paid (2,356) (2,348)
Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions (71) (61)
Net cash used in financing activities (3,927) (3,532)
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents 973 1,210
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 33,095 30,286
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 99,695 96,851
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 132,790 $ 127,137
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2013 2012
Cash flows - operating activities:
Net income $ 4,845 $ 6,642
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,046 8,083
Deferred income taxes (500) 1,509
Net realized losses on investments -- 27
Stock-based compensation expense 2,775 4,081
Accretion expense related to earnout payments 1,551 --
Restructuring charges -- 810
Cash paid for restructuring charges (918) (8,743)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Trade and other receivables (21,607) (18,622)
Accounts payable (2,381) (3,165)
Accrued expenses (10,109) (48,861)
Income taxes recoverable (payable), net 4,826 15,309
Retirement and pension assets and liabilities 574 956
Prepayments (3,207) (75)
Other assets and liabilities, net 240 (1,110)
Net cash used in operating activities (11,865) (43,159)
Cash flows - investing activities:
Restricted cash (50) 282
Capital expenditures (1,920) (6,248)
Purchases of available for sale investments (661) (1,023)
Proceeds from sales of available for sale investments 155 107
Net cash used in investing activities (2,476) (6,882)
Cash flows - financing activities:
Proceeds from debt issuance 40,000 --
Debt repayment (3,000) --
Cash dividends paid (4,875) (7,294)
Purchases of treasury stock -- (1,630)
Payment of employee tax withholdings on equity transactions (647) (1,123)
Acquisition earnout payments (357) (381)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 31,121 (10,428)
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents (1,595) 2,216
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 15,185 (58,253)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 117,605 185,390
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 132,790 $ 127,137

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