PRGX
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Prgx Global
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Earnings Details
Quarter December 2019
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:02:00 PM
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Summary

Prgx Global (PRGX) Recent Earnings

Prgx Global (PRGX) reported Quarter December 2019 earnings of $0.26 per share on revenue of $46.7 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.24 per share on revenue of $46.5 million. Revenue fell 5.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

PRGX Global Inc offers recovery audit services & accounts payable recovery audit services. Its segments are: Recovery Audit Services - Americas, Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific, Adjacent Services & Healthcare Claims Recovery Audit Services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.26
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.24
Reported Revenue
$46.7 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$46.5 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

PRGX Global, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRGX), a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Quarterly Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $11.9 million, net loss from continuing operations of $4.4 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA is the highest in over a decade
  • Delivered on commitment to reach Adjacent Services profitability by the end of 2019
  • Reiterating 2020 annual guidance for Adjusted EBITDA of between $28 million to $30 million
  For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
Selected Financial Data (dollars in thousands) 2019 2018 % Change 2019 2018 % Change
           
Revenue            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $30,413  $32,244  -5.7% $116,708  $115,920  0.7%
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 14,885  15,863  -6.2% 47,283  49,526  -4.5%
Adjacent Services 1,392  1,526  -8.8% 5,767  6,330  -8.9%
Total $46,690  $49,633  -5.9% $169,758  $171,776  -1.2%
Net (loss) income from continuing operations (4,369) 5,933  -173.6% (14,328) 3,351  -527.6%
             
Non-GAAP Financial Measures            
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $11,889  $10,869  9.4% $22,070  $24,673  -10.5%
                       

“Consistent with the guidance provided last quarter, we delivered significantly improved Adjusted EBITDA performance as we rationalized costs in our business and brought Adjacent Services to profitability. This quarter marks the highest quarterly Adjusted EBITDA the company has delivered in more than 10 years. While our streamlined cost structure is the nearest term evidence of PRGX’s transformation, we remain on track to begin rolling out our next generation technology platform and audit tools in the second  quarter that we expect will drive future revenue growth and improved profitability,” said Ron Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“In 2020, we continue to expect Adjusted EBITDA to grow as we fully realize the benefit of the cost takeout initiatives in 2019 and continue to improve client profitability. We reiterate our expectation of delivering 2020 Adjusted EBITDA within a range of $28 to $30 million, reflecting 25-to-30 percent growth on an assumed flat revenue base, and significant improvement in free cash flow. Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, we expect to deliver meaningful top-line growth, as the market for Source-to-Pay solutions continues to grow and PRGX further enhances its position in that market,” concluded Stewart.

Unaudited Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

Consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $46.7 million, compared to $49.6 million for the same period in 2018, a decrease of 5.9%. Fourth quarter 2019 revenue from the Recovery Audit Services segments was $45.3 million compared to $48.1 million in the prior year, and from the Adjacent Services segment was $1.4 million compared to $1.5 million in 2018. On a constant dollar basis adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue decreased by 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year.

Total cost of revenue from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $23.1 million, or 49.5% of revenue, compared to $26.5 million, or 53.4% of revenue, for the same period in the prior year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $14.4 million compared to $13.9 million in the prior year period.

Consolidated net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $4.4 million, or $(0.19) per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $5.9 million, or $0.26 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2018.

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $11.9 million, or 25.5% of revenue, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $10.9 million, or 21.9% of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $1.0 million or 9.4%.

Schedule 3 attached to this press release provides a reconciliation of net loss to each of Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT), Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA.

Unaudited Consolidated Results from Continuing Operations for the Year Ended December 31, 2019

Consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $169.8 million, compared to $171.8 million for the same period in 2018, a decrease of 1.2%. For the year ended December 31, 2019, revenue from the Recovery Audit Services segments was $164.0 million compared to $165.4 million in the prior year, and from the Adjacent Services segment was $5.8 million compared to $6.3 million in 2018. On a constant dollar basis adjusted for changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased by 0.1% for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the prior year.

Total cost of revenue from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $100.2 million, or 59.0% of revenue, compared to $104.8 million, or 61.0% of revenue, for the prior year, representing a 2.0% improvement as a percentage of revenue.

Selling, general and administrative expenses from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $57.6 million compared to $50.5 million in the prior year.

Consolidated net loss from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $14.3 million, or $(0.63) per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $3.4 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share, for 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $22.1 million, or 13.0% of revenue, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $24.7 million, or 14.4% of revenue, for 2018, a decrease of $2.6 million or 10.5%.

Schedule 3 attached to this press release provides a reconciliation of net loss to each of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

Net cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $7.3 million, compared to $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year, and net cash provided by operating activities was $10.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $2.4 million in the prior year.

At December 31, 2019, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $15.0 million, and borrowings of $37.0 million against its $60.0 million revolving credit facility.

Impairment Charges

Under generally accepted accounting principles, the company is required to perform a periodic impairment test of its goodwill. This analysis is performed in the fourth quarter each year. Additionally, we evaluate goodwill, property, equipment and software, and intangible assets when there is an indicator of impairment. As a result of these analyses, in the fourth quarter the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $10.1 million, with $7.5 million relating to internally developed software that is no longer in use, and $2.6 million relating to the impairment of goodwill associated with our Adjacent Services segment.

Guidance

For 2020, Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $28 million to $30 million.

Stock Repurchase Program

Since the February 2014 announcement of the Company’s stock repurchase program, as of December 31, 2019, the Company has repurchased 9.8 million shares. The Company repurchased approximately 0.7 million shares of its outstanding common stock for an aggregate price of $4.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2019.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Call

As previously announced, management will hold a conference call later today at 5:00 PM (Eastern time) to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results. To access the conference call, listeners in the U.S. and Canada should dial (877) 755-7423 at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the conference. Listeners outside the U.S. and Canada should dial (678) 894-3069. To be admitted to the call, listeners should use passcode 2181927.

This teleconference will also be audiocast on the Internet at www.prgx.com (click on “Events & Presentations” under “Investors”). A replay of the audiocast will be available at the same location on www.prgx.com beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live audiocast, extending through June 30, 2020. Please note that the Internet audiocast is “listen-only.” Microsoft Windows Media Player is required to access the live audiocast and the replay and can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads.

About PRGX

PRGX helps companies spot value in their source-to-pay processes that other sophisticated solutions didn’t get to before. Having identified more than 300 common points of leakage, we help companies reach wider, dig deeper, and act faster to get more value out of their source-to-pay data. We pioneered this industry nearly 50 years ago, and today we help clients in more than 30 countries take back $1.2 billion in annual cash flow. It’s why 75% of top global retailers and a third of the largest companies in the Fortune 500 rely on us. For additional information on PRGX, please visit www.prgx.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include both implied and express statements regarding the Company’s overall condition and growth prospects, and the Company's expectations regarding its 2020 financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from the historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that could affect the Company’s future performance include revenue that does not meet expectations or justify costs incurred, the Company’s ability to develop material sources of new revenue in addition to revenue from its core recovery audit services, changes in the market for the Company’s services, the Company’s ability to retain and attract qualified personnel, the Company’s ability to execute on its profitability improvement efforts, the Company’s ability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, uncertainty in the credit markets, the Company’s ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants, client bankruptcies, loss of major clients, and other risks generally applicable to the Company’s business. For a discussion of other risk factors that may impact the Company’s business, please see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are all “non-GAAP financial measures” presented as supplemental measures of the Company’s performance. They are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. The Company believes these measures provide additional meaningful information in evaluating its performance over time, and that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBITDA and similar measures for similar purposes. In addition, a measure similar to Adjusted EBITDA is used in the restrictive covenants contained in the Company’s secured credit facility. However, EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that, as described above, the adjustments may vary from period to period and in the future the Company will incur expenses such as those used in calculating these measures. The Company’s presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Schedule 3 to this press release provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to each of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

CONTACT: PRGX Global, Inc.
investor-relations@prgx.com
Phone: 770-779-3011

SCHEDULE 1
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months
Ended December 31,
 Twelve Months
Ended December 31,
  2019 2018 2019 2018
Revenue, net $46,690  $49,633  $169,758  $171,776 
Operating expenses:        
Cost of revenue 23,090  26,493  100,176  104,825 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 14,390  13,862  57,599  50,456 
Depreciation of property, equipment and software assets 2,749  2,074  9,981  7,370 
Amortization of intangible assets 867  871  3,465  3,395 
Acquisition-related adjustment loss (income)   12  (250) (1,628)
Impairment charges 10,073    10,073   
Total operating expenses 51,169  43,312  181,044  164,418 
Operating (loss) income from continuing operations (4,479) 6,321  (11,286) 7,358 
Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on short-term intercompany balances (736) 272  298  1,002 
Interest expense, net 376  363  1,817  1,663 
Other loss (income) 1  5  (3) 21 
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income tax (4,120) 5,681  (13,398) 4,672 
Income tax expense (benefit) 249  (252) 930  1,321 
Net (loss) income from continuing operations $(4,369) $5,933  $(14,328) $3,351 
Discontinued operations:        
(Loss) income from discontinued operations (34) 1,926  608  1,242 
Income tax expense        
Net (loss) income from discontinued operations (34) 1,926  608  1,242 
         
Net (loss) income $(4,403) $7,859  $(13,720) $4,593 
         
Basic (loss) income per common share:        
Basic (loss) income from continuing operations $(0.19) $0.26  $(0.63) $0.14 
Basic income from discontinued operations   0.08  0.03  0.06 
Total basic (loss) income per common share $(0.19) $0.34  $(0.60) $0.20 
Diluted (loss) income per common share:        
Diluted (loss) income from continuing operations $(0.19) $0.26  $(0.63) $0.14 
Diluted income from discontinued operations   0.08  0.03  0.06 
Total diluted (loss) income per common share $(0.19) $0.34  $(0.60) $0.20 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:        
Basic 22,463  23,036  22,651  22,811 
Diluted 22,463  23,619  22,651  23,434 
             

SCHEDULE 2
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  December 31,
2019
 December 31,
2018
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $14,982  $13,973 
Restricted cash 46  46 
Receivables:    
Contract receivables, net 43,112  46,865 
Employee advances and miscellaneous receivables, net 704  567 
Total receivables 43,816  47,432 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,582  3,144 
Total current assets 64,426  64,595 
Property, equipment and software, net 17,746  $22,028 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 10,969   
Goodwill 15,070  17,531 
Intangible assets, net 11,506  14,945 
Deferred income taxes 3,921  3,561 
Other assets 1,828  2,169 
Total assets $125,466  $124,829 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $4,326  $7,515 
Accrued payroll and related expenses 12,951  15,073 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 3,717   
Refund liabilities 4,513  6,497 
Deferred revenue 2,217  2,428 
Current portion of long-term debt 17  48 
Current portion of business acquisition obligations   4,162 
Total current liabilities 27,741  35,723 
Long-term debt 36,603  21,553 
Long-term operating lease liabilities 7,435   
Refund liabilities 9  100 
Deferred income taxes 628  666 
Other long-term liabilities   458 
Total liabilities 72,416  58,500 
Shareholders’ equity:    
Common stock 234  232 
Additional paid-in capital 582,404  582,574 
Accumulated deficit (529,176) (515,456)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (412) (1,021)
Total shareholders’ equity 53,050  66,329 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $125,466  $124,829 
         

SCHEDULE 3
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months
Ended December 31,
 Twelve Months
Ended December 31,
  2019 2018 2019 2018
Reconciliation of net (loss) income to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:        
Net (loss) income $(4,403) $7,859  $(13,720) $4,593 
Income tax expense (benefit) 249  (252) 930  1,321 
Interest expense, net 376  363  1,817  1,663 
EBIT (3,778) 7,970  (10,973) 7,577 
Depreciation of property, equipment and software assets 2,749  2,074  9,981  7,371 
Amortization of intangible assets 867  871  3,465  3,395 
EBITDA (162) 10,915  2,473  18,343 
Impairment charges 10,058    10,058   
Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on short-term intercompany balances (736) 272  298  1,002 
Acquisition-related adjustment loss (income)   12  (250) (1,628)
Transformation, severance, and other expenses 1,322  694  5,157  3,122 
Other loss (income) 1  5  (3) 21 
Stock-based compensation 1,357  897  4,930  5,056 
Adjusted EBITDA $11,840  $12,795  $22,663  $25,916 
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $11,889  $10,869  $22,070  $24,673 
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations $(49) $1,926  $593  $1,243 
                 

EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are all “non-GAAP financial measures” presented as supplemental measures of our performance. They are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. The Company believes these measures provide additional meaningful information in evaluating the Company’s performance over time, and that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBIT, EBITDA and similar measures for similar purposes. In addition, a measure similar to Adjusted EBITDA is used in the restrictive covenants contained in the Company’s secured credit facility. However, EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. In addition, in evaluating EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we will incur expenses such as those used in calculating these measures. Our presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items.

SCHEDULE 4
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited) 

  Three Months
Ended December 31,
 Twelve Months
Ended December 31,
  2019 2018 2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net (loss) income $(4,403) $7,859  $(13,720) $4,593 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash from operating activities:        
Impairment charges 10,058    10,058   
Depreciation and amortization 3,616  2,946  13,446  10,766 
Amortization of deferred loan costs 5    126  53 
Deferred income taxes (429) (1,490) (425) (1,321)
Stock-based compensation expense 1,495  897  5,068  5,056 
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration   12  (250) (1,628)
Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on short-term intercompany balances (736) 272  298  1,002 
Long-term incentive compensation payout       (6,378)
(Increase) decrease in receivables (5,240) (10,181) 4,107  (9,631)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued payroll and other accrued expenses 4,245  5,367  (3,386) (855)
Other, primarily changes in assets and liabilities (1,319) 173  (4,822) 769 
Net cash provided by operating activities 7,292  5,855  10,500  2,426 
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Purchases of property, equipment and software, net of disposals (3,348) (2,499) (15,027) (10,398)
Business acquisition, net of cash acquired       19 
Net cash used in investing activities (3,348) (2,499) (15,027) (10,379)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net borrowings under line of credit 1,000  4,000  15,400  8,000 
Payment of earnout liability related to business acquisitions     (4,229) (4,000)
Payment of deferred loan costs (78)   (472) (38)
Repurchases of common stock (442) (4,069) (4,654) (4,069)
Other, net (43) 262  (582) 3,141 
Net cash provided by financing activities 437  193  5,463  3,034 
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents (590) (123) 73  64 
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 3,791  3,426  1,009  (4,855)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 11,237  10,593  14,019  18,874 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $15,028  $14,019  $15,028  $14,019 
         
Noncash investing activities:        
Capital expenditures for property, equipment, and software not paid by period end $17  $1,954  $17  $1,954 
                 

SCHEDULE 5
PRGX Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Results by Operating Segment *
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months
Ended December 31,
 Twelve Months
Ended December 31,
  2019 2018 Change 2019 2018 Change
Revenue, net            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $30,413  $32,244  $(1,831) $116,708  $115,920  $788 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 14,885  15,863  (978) 47,283  49,526  (2,243)
Adjacent Services 1,392  1,526  (134) 5,767  6,330  (563)
Total $46,690  $49,633  $(2,943) $169,758  $171,776  $(2,018)
Cost of revenue            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $15,724  $17,031  $(1,307) $64,864  $69,897  $(5,033)
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 7,042  7,216  (174) 27,618  27,767  (149)
Adjacent Services 324  2,246  (1,922) 7,694  7,161  533 
Total $23,090  $26,493  $(3,403) $100,176  $104,825  $(4,649)
Selling, general and administrative expenses            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $3,261  $3,103  $158  $13,751  $11,849  $1,902 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 1,047  1,796  (749) 7,600  7,439  161 
Adjacent Services 66  262  (196) 1,147  1,685  (538)
Corporate 10,016  8,701  1,315  35,101  29,483  5,618 
Total $14,390  $13,862  $528  $57,599  $50,456  $7,143 
Impairment charges and acquisition-related adjustments            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $1,497  $  $1,497  $1,247  $  $1,247 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 24    24  24    24 
Adjacent Services 3,425    3,425  3,425    3,425 
Corporate 5,127  12  5,115  5,127  (1,628) 6,755 
Total $10,073  $12  $10,061  $9,823  $(1,628) $11,451 
Depreciation of property, equipment and software assets            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $2,312  $1,669  $643  $8,184  $5,545  $2,639 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 186  171  15  706  683  23 
Adjacent Services 251  234  17  1,091  1,142  (51)
Total $2,749  $2,074  $675  $9,981  $7,370  $2,611 
Amortization of intangible assets            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $437  $446  $(9) $1,750  $1,664  $86 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 43  36  7  169  172  (3)
Adjacent Services 387  389  (2) 1,546  1,559  (13)
Total $867  $871  $(4) $3,465  $3,395  $70 
Operating income (loss)            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $7,182  $9,995  $(2,813) $26,912  $26,965  $(53)
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 6,543  6,644  (101) 11,166  13,465  (2,299)
Adjacent Services (3,061) (1,605) (1,456) (9,136) (5,217) (3,919)
Corporate (15,143) (8,713) (6,430) (40,228) (27,855) (12,373)
Total $(4,479) $6,321  $(10,800) $(11,286) $7,358  $(18,644)
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations            
Recovery Audit Services - Americas $12,520  $12,326  $194  $40,217  $35,118  $5,099 
Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific 7,078  7,046  32  12,732  15,514  (2,782)
Adjacent Services 909  (982) 1,891  (2,213) (2,450) 237 
Corporate (8,618) (7,521) (1,097) (28,666) (23,509) (5,157)
Total $11,889  $10,869  $1,020  $22,070  $24,673  $(2,603)
                         

* The Recovery Audit Services - Americas segment represents recovery audit services provided in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Recovery Audit Services - Europe/Asia-Pacific segment represents recovery audit services provided in Europe, Asia and the Pacific region. The Adjacent Services segment represents advisory services, spend analytics and supplier information management services.

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Source: PRGX Global, Inc.