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Insperity Announces Record Second Quarter Results

August 1, 2018

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, today reported results for the second quarter ended Jun. 30, 2018:

Q2 worksite employee growth accelerates to 13%, driving 18% gross profit increase Q2 net income and EPS up 75% and 76%, to $25 million and $0.58, respectively Q2 adjusted EPS up 66% to $0.68 Q2 adjusted EBITDA up 40% to $47 million YTD EPS and adjusted EPS up 50% and 57%, respectively

Second Quarter Results

Second quarter 2018 net income and diluted earnings per share of $24.6 million and $0.58 represented increases of 75% and 76%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.68, a 66% increase over the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA increased 40% over the second quarter of 2017 to $46.6 million.

“Our dynamic business model is continuing to generate impressive financial results,” said Paul J. Sarvadi, Insperity chairman and chief executive officer. “Insperity is poised for growth acceleration over the balance of the year and continued double-digit growth into 2019.”

Revenues increased 16% over the second quarter of 2017 to $922.3 million on a 13% increase in the average number of worksite employees paid per month. The continued double-digit worksite employee growth was the result of increased new client sales, a continued high level of client retention and an improvement in net hiring of worksite employees by our client base.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 increased 18% over the second quarter of 2017 to $154.5 million. This increase was driven by the 13% worksite employee growth and effective management of pricing and our direct cost programs. Operating expenses increased 12% over the second quarter of 2017 to $121.0 million, and included continued investment in our growth, technology and product and service offerings, offset by operating leverage in other areas of the business. Operating expense per worksite employee per month declined from $199 in the second quarter of 2017 to $198.

“We once again had a strong quarter with accelerating worksite employee growth and effective management of gross profit and operating costs driving significant earnings growth,” said Douglas S. Sharp, senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. “Our momentum coming off of consecutive quarters of record high earnings results puts us in a position to raise our guidance for full year adjusted EPS growth to 42% to 44% over 2017.”

Year-to-Date Results

For the six months ended Jun. 30, 2018, reported net income increased 50% over the first six months of 2017 to $74.6 million, and diluted net income per share increased 50% to $1.77. Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 57% over the first six months of 2017 to $2.09. Adjusted EBITDA increased 36% to $130.4 million.

Revenues for the first six months of 2018 increased 15% to $1.9 billion, on a 13% increase in the average number of worksite employees paid per month over the 2017 period. Gross profit for the first six months of 2018 increased 22% to $354.3 million. Operating expenses increased 20% to $256.0 million over the 2017 period. Adjusted operating expenses increased 16% to $246.7 million over the 2017 period and included additional accruals for incentive compensation tied to our outperformance during the first half of the year.

Net income per worksite employee per month increased 32% from $47 in the 2017 period to $62 in the 2018 period. Adjusted EBITDA per worksite employee per month increased 21% from $90 in the 2017 period to $109 in the 2018 period.

Cash outlays in the first six months of 2018 included the repurchase of approximately 212,000 shares of stock at a cost of $16.2 million, dividends totaling $16.8 million and capital expenditures of $14.0 million. Adjusted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at Jun. 30, 2018 was $110.1 million.

2018 Guidance

The company also announced its updated guidance for 2018, including the third quarter of 2018. Please refer to the accompanying financial tables at the end of this press release for the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures.

Definition of Key Metrics

Average WSEEs - Determined by calculating the company’s cumulative worksite employees paid during the period divided by the number of months in the period.

Adjusted EPS - Represents diluted net income per share computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding the impact of non-cash stock-based compensation and costs associated with a one-time tax reform bonus paid to corporate employees.

Adjusted EBITDA - Represents net income computed in accordance with GAAP, plus interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash stock-based compensation and costs associated with a one-time tax reform bonus paid to corporate employees.

Insperity will be hosting a conference call today at 10 a.m. ET to discuss these results, provide guidance for the third quarter and an update to the full year guidance, and answer questions from investment analysts. To listen in, call 877-651-0053 and use conference i.d. number 6994006. The call will also be webcast at http://ir.insperity.com. The conference call script will be available at the same website later today. A replay of the conference call will be available at 855-859-2056, conference i.d. 6994006. The webcast will be archived for one year.

Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 32 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity ® Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization ® solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Expense Management Services, Retirement Services and Insurance Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2017 revenues of $3.3 billion, Insperity operates in 69 offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.insperity.com.

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws (Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). You can identify such forward-looking statements by the words “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “likely,” “possibly,” “probably,” “goal,” “opportunity,” “objective,” “target,” “assume,” “outlook,” “guidance,” “predicts,” “appears,” “indicator” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In the normal course of business, Insperity, Inc., in an effort to help keep our stockholders and the public informed about our operations, may from time to time issue such forward-looking statements, either orally or in writing. Generally, these statements relate to business plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits or other consequences of such plans or strategies, or projections involving anticipated revenues, earnings, unit growth, profit per worksite employee, pricing, operating expenses or other aspects of operating results. We base the forward-looking statements on our expectations, estimates and projections at the time such statements are made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that we cannot predict. In addition, we have based many of these forward-looking statements on assumptions about future events that may prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, the actual results of the future events described in such forward-looking statements could differ materially from those stated in such forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are: (i) adverse economic conditions; (ii) regulatory and tax developments and possible adverse application of various federal, state and local regulations; (iii) the ability to secure competitive replacement contracts for health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance at expiration of current contracts; (iv) cancellation of client contracts on short notice, or the inability to renew client contracts or attract new clients; (v) vulnerability to regional economic factors because of our geographic market concentration; (vi) increases in health insurance costs and workers’ compensation rates and underlying claims trends, health care reform, financial solvency of workers’ compensation carriers, other insurers or financial institutions, state unemployment tax rates, liabilities for employee and client actions or payroll-related claims; (vii) failure to manage growth of our operations and the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts; (viii) the impact of the competitive environment and other developments in the human resources services industry, including the PEO industry, on our growth and/or profitability; (ix) our liability for worksite employee payroll, payroll taxes and benefits costs; (x) our liability for disclosure of sensitive or private information; (xi) our ability to integrate or realize expected returns on our acquisitions; (xii) failure of our information technology systems; (xiii) an adverse final judgment or settlement of claims against Insperity; and (xiv) disruptions to our business resulting from the actions of certain stockholders. These factors are discussed in further detail in Insperity’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Any of these factors, or a combination of such factors, could materially affect the results of our operations and whether forward-looking statements we make ultimately prove to be accurate.

Except to the extent otherwise required by federal securities law, we do not undertake any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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