Monster Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

- Monster Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Randstad

- Monster Cancels Second Quarter Conference Call in Light of Transaction Announcement



WESTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster Worldwide, Inc. today reported summary financial results and a GAAP to Non GAAP reconciliation schedule for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. The Company will file full second quarter and six months financial results on Form 10-Q before today's market open, which will be available on the investor relations section of its corporate website, www.monster.com [http://www.monster.com/].

As separately announced today, Monster has entered into a definitive agreement under which Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), through a wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire Monster for $3.40 per share in cash, or a total purchase price of approximately $429 million (enterprise value).

Second Quarter Financial Results:

Revenue from continuing operations were $150.9 million with Careers-North America operations generating $103.7 million and Careers- International contributing $47.2 million. Total GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations were $301.5 million, including a pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $142.0 million, and the net loss from continuing operations was $124.2 million, or $1.40 per share. Non GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $2.1 million, or $0.02 per share. Cash EBITDA was $7.0 million in the second quarter of 2016. Deferred revenue from continuing operations was $239.3 million.

Cancelling Second Quarter Conference Call:

In light of the announced agreement with Randstad, Monster has cancelled its second quarter 2016 conference call with analysts and investors previously scheduled for August 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM ET. Monster has also suspended any prior guidance provided as a result of the transaction announcement.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the Company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website monster.com® and a vast array of products and services. For more information visit http://monster.com/about [http://monster.com/about].

Special Note: The statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's strategic direction, prospects and future results, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and, therefore, actual results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied herein. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, risks associated with acquisitions or dispositions, competition, and the other risks discussed in our Form 10-K and our other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated into this release by reference. Many of the factors that will determine the Company's future results are beyond the ability of management to control or predict. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release as they reflect management's views only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Notes Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has provided certain Non-GAAP financial information as additional information for its operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and may be different from Non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. The Company believes that its presentation of Non-GAAP measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations.

Non-GAAP revenue, operating expenses, operating income (loss), operating margin, income (loss) from continuing operations, income from discontinued operations, net of tax, net income (loss), net income (loss) attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc., and diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. all exclude certain pro-forma items including: non-cash stock based compensation expense; non-cash impairment charges; costs incurred in connection with the Company's restructuring programs; certain separation charges; certain management advisory fees; amortization of the debt discount and deferred financing costs associated with our 3.50% convertible senior notes due 2019; the results of our former South Korean subsidiary as it has been classified as discontinued operations; and gain on partial sale of an equity method investment

In the first quarter of the calendar year 2015, the Company began to utilize a fixed long-term projected Non-GAAP tax rate for reporting operating results and for planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. This change provides better consistency across the interim reporting periods by eliminating the effects of non-recurring and period-specific items. When projecting this long-term rate, the Company evaluates a five-year financial projection comprising the current and the next four years that exclude the income tax effects of the Non-GAAP pre-tax items described above, eliminates the effects of non-recurring and period specific items which can vary in size and frequency, and is reflective of the anticipated future geographic mix of income among tax jurisdictions. The projected rate also assumes no new acquisitions or disposals in the five-year period, eliminates the effect of tax valuation allowances, and takes into account other factors including the Company's current tax structure, its existing tax positions in various jurisdictions and key legislation in major jurisdictions where the Company operates. The Non-GAAP tax rate is 35%. The Company intends to re-evaluate this long-term rate on an annual basis or if any significant events that may materially affect this long-term rate occur. This long-term rate could be subject to change for a variety of reasons, which may include (but are not limited to) for example, significant changes in the geographic earnings mix including future acquisition or disposition activity, having less income than anticipated, or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions where the Company operates.

Non-GAAP diluted shares includes the impact, based on the average share price for the period, of the Company's outstanding capped call transactions, which are anti-dilutive in GAAP earnings per share, but are expected to mitigate the dilutive effect of the Company's 3.50% convertible senior notes due 2019.

The Company uses these Non-GAAP measures for reviewing the ongoing results of the Company's core business operations and in certain instances, for measuring performance under certain of the Company's incentive compensation plans. These Non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Cash EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations or net income (loss), as applicable, before income (loss) in equity interests, net, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, interest and other, net, gain on partial sale of equity method investment, depreciation, amortization, non-cash compensation expense and non-cash impairment charges. The Company considers Cash EBITDA to be an important indicator of its operational strength which the Company believes is useful to management and investors in evaluating its operating performance. Cash EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations or net income (loss), as applicable, before income (loss) in equity interests, net, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, interest and other, net, gain on partial sale of equity method investment, depreciation, amortization, non-cash compensation expense, non-cash impairment charges, costs incurred with the Company's restructuring programs, and the impact of the pro-forma items discussed above. The Company considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important indicator of its operational strength which the Company believes is useful to management and investors in evaluating its operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.




MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
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2016 2015 2016 2015
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Revenue $150,912 $167,730 $308,699 $340,612
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Salaries and related 78,317 85,363 156,466 174,713

Office and general 44,387 42,998 86,168 87,792

Marketing and promotion 33,426 30,416 62,908 61,047

Restructuring and other special charges - 5,915 - 26,007

Goodwill impairment 142,002 - 142,002 -

Impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets 3,400 - 3,400 -

Total operating expenses 301,532 164,692 450,944 349,559
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Operating (loss) income (150,620) 3,038 (142,245) (8,947)


Gain on partial sale of equity method investment - - - 8,849


Interest and other, net (2,929) (3,409) (6,406) (6,615)
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Loss before income taxes and (loss) income in equity interests (153,549) (371) (148,651) (6,713)


(Benefit from) provision for income taxes (29,435) 1,819 (26,128) (12,126)

(Loss) income in equity interests, net (41) 292 209 72
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(Loss) income from continuing operations (124,155) (1,898) (122,314) 5,485


Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - 2,036 - 3,842
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Net (loss) income (124,155) 138 (122,314) 9,327


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest - (1,181) - (2,200)
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Net (loss) income attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $(124,155) $(1,043) $(122,314) $7,127
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Basic (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:


(Loss) income from continuing operations $(1.40) $(0.02) $(1.38) $0.06

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - 0.01 - 0.02
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Basic (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $(1.40) $(0.01) $(1.38) $0.08
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:


(Loss) income from continuing operations $(1.40) $(0.02) $(1.38) $0.06

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - 0.01 - 0.02
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $(1.40) $(0.01) $(1.38) $0.08
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Weighted average shares outstanding:


Basic 88,683 90,067 88,802 89,605
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Diluted 88,683 90,067 88,802 93,218
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Reconciliation of (loss) income from continuing operations to Cash EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA


(Loss) income from continuing operations $(124,155) $(1,898) $(122,314) $5,485
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Loss (income) in equity interests, net 41 (292) (209) (72)

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes (29,435) 1,819 (26,128) (12,126)

Interest and other, net 2,929 3,409 6,406 6,615

Impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets 3,400 - 3,400 -

Goodwill impairment 142,002 - 142,002 -

Gain on partial sale of equity method investment - - - (8,849)

Depreciation and amortization of intangibles 10,230 11,109 20,255 22,599

Stock-based compensation 1,972 3,613 3,051 8,018

Restructuring non-cash charges - - - 4,226

Cash EBITDA $6,984 $17,760 $26,463 $25,896
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Management advisory fees 2,194 - 3,752 -

Separation charges - 2,000 417 2,000

Restructuring and other special charges, less non-cash items - 5,915 - 21,781
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Adjusted EBITDA $9,178 $25,675 $30,632 $49,677
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MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
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As Reported Non GAAP Consolidated As Reported Non GAAP Consolidated
Adjustments Non GAAP Adjustments Non GAAP
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Revenue $150,912 $ - $150,912 $167,730 $ - $167,730
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Salaries and related 78,317 (1,972) a 76,345 85,363 (5,612) a 79,751

44,387 (2,194) c 42,193 42,998 - 42,998

Office and general

33,426 - 33,426 30,416 - 30,416

Marketing and promotion

- - - 5,915 (5,915) b -

Restructuring and other special charges

142,002 (142,002) e - - - -

Goodwill impairment

3,400 (3,400) d - - - -

Impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets

301,532 (149,568) 151,964 164,692 (11,527) 153,165

Total operating expenses


Operating (loss) income (150,620) 149,568 (1,052) 3,038 11,527 14,565

(99.8%) (0.7%) 1.8% 8.7%

Operating margin


(2,929) 887 f (2,042) (3,409) 1,253 f (2,156)

Interest and other, net



(Loss) income before income taxes and (loss) income in equity interests (153,549) 150,455 (3,094) (371) 12,780 12,409


(29,435) 28,352 h (1,083) 1,819 2,525 h 4,344

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

(41) - (41) 292 - 292

(Loss) income in equity interests, net


(Loss) income from continuing operations (124,155) 122,103 (2,052) (1,898) 10,255 8,357
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Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - - - 2,036 (2,036) i -


Net (loss) income (124,155) 122,103 (2,052) 138 8,219 8,357


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest - - - (1,181) 1,181 -


Net (loss) income attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $(124,155) $122,103 $(2,052) $(1,043) $9,400 $8,357
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:

(Loss) income from continuing operations $(1.40) $1.38 $(0.02) $(0.02) $0.11 $0.09

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - - - 0.01 (0.01) -
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.: $(1.40) $1.38 $(0.02) $(0.01) $0.10 $0.09
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Weighted average shares outstanding:

88,683 - 88,683 90,067 807 j,k 90,874

Diluted



Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
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As Reported Non GAAP Consolidated As Reported Non GAAP Consolidated
Adjustments Non GAAP Adjustments Non GAAP
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Revenue $308,699 $ - $308,699 $340,612 $ - $340,612
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156,466 (3,468) a 152,998 174,713 (10,017) a 164,696

Salaries and related

86,168 (3,752) c 82,416 87,792 - 87,792

Office and general

62,908 - 62,908 61,047 - 61,047

Marketing and promotion

- - - 26,007 (26,007) b -

Restructuring and other special charges

142,002 (142,002) e - - - -

Goodwill impairment

3,400 (3,400) d - - - -

Impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets

450,944 (152,622) 298,322 349,559 (36,024) 313,535

Total operating expenses


Operating income (loss) (142,245) 152,622 10,377 (8,947) 36,024 27,077

(46.1%) 3.4% (2.6%) 7.9%

Operating margin


- - - 8,849 (8,849) g -

Gain on partial sale of equity method investment



(6,406) 2,132 f (4,274) (6,615) 2,537 f (4,078)

Interest and other, net



(Loss) income before income taxes and income (loss) in equity interests (148,651) 154,754 6,103 (6,713) 29,712 22,999


(26,128) 28,264 h 2,136 (12,126) 20,177 h 8,051

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

209 - 209 72 - 72

Income in equity interests, net


(Loss) income from continuing operations (122,314) 126,490 4,176 5,485 9,535 15,020
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Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - - - 3,842 (3,842) i -


Net (loss) income (122,314) 126,490 4,176 9,327 5,693 15,020


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest - - - (2,200) 2,200 -


Net (loss) income attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $(122,314) $126,490 $4,176 $7,127 $7,893 $15,020
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:

(Loss) income from continuing operations $(1.38) $1.43 $0.05 $0.06 $0.11 $0.17

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax - - - 0.02 (0.02) -
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Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.: (1.38) $1.43 0.05 0.08 $0.09 0.17
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Weighted average shares outstanding:

88,802 733 k 89,535 93,218 (2,417) j 90,801

Diluted



Note Regarding Non GAAP Adjustments:

The financial information included herein contains certain Non-GAAP financial measures. This information is not intended to be used in place of the financial
information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, nor is it intended to be considered in isolation. We believe that the above presentation of Non-GAAP
measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain core operating and business trends relating to our results of operations, exclusive
of certain restructuring related and other special charges.


Non GAAP adjustments consist of the following:


a Costs related to stock based compensation. Additionally, the Company incurred $0.4 million of separation charges in Q1 2016 primarily relating to the
reorganization of the sales force in North America.


b Restructuring related charges pertaining to the "Reallocate to Accelerate" program announced in February 2015.


c Charges incurred primarily related to management advisory fees. This engagement ended during Q2 2016 and no additional fees are expected in future periods.


d Impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets recognized in Q2 2016.


e The Company recognized an estimated pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $142.0 million, or $114.9 million on a net of tax basis, to the Careers-North America
reporting unit during Q2 2016. Due to the complexities involved in estimating the fair value of certain assets and liabilities, the Company has not finalized its
impairment analysis as of August 9, 2016. The Company will complete a formal impairment analysis during Q3 2016 and recognize any adjustments to the estimated
impairment charge at that time. We believe that our preliminary estimate is reasonable and represents the Company's best estimate of the goodwill impairment loss
to be incurred, however, it is possible that the completion of the formal analysis may result in a material adjustment to this preliminary estimate in Q3 2016.
This charge does not impact our liquidity, cash flows from operations, future operations, or compliance with debt covenants.


f Non-GAAP interest expense related to the debt discount and amortization of the deferred financing costs related to the Company's convertible notes due
2019. The charges in Q2 2016 were slightly offset by a $0.3 million gain recognized on the sale of domains during the quarter.


g Gain on partial sale of equity method investment during Q2 2016.


h Beginning in Q1 2015, the Non-GAAP income tax provision is calculated using a fixed long-term projected Non-GAAP tax rate of 35% as applied to Non-GAAP pre-
tax income. Prior to Q1 2015, the Non-GAAP income tax adjustment was calculated using the effective rate of the reporting period, as adjusted for the effects of
certain non-deductible stock based compensation and provisions for tax valuation allowances.


i Non-GAAP adjustment relates to the sale of our former subsidiary in South Korea in October 2015, and primarily includes the operations of our former
subsidiary.


j Non-GAAP adjustment includes the impact, based on the average share price for the period, of the Company's outstanding capped call transactions, which are anti-
dilutive in GAAP earnings per share but are expected to mitigate the dilutive effect of the Company's convertible notes due 2019.


k Non-GAAP adjustment includes the dilutive impact of the Company's non-vested stock under employee compensation plans as anitidilutive on a GAAP basis.



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CONTACT: Investors: Bob Jones, (212) 351-7032, bob.jones@monster.com;Media: Matt Anchin, (212) 351-7528, matt.anchin@monster.com


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