Monster Worldwide Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

WESTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --



-- Fourth Quarter Highlights:

-- Company Exceeds Expectations on All Profitability Metrics For the
6th Consecutive Quarter

-- Adjusted EBITDA From Continuing Operations of $28.9 Million
Increases 36% Year over Year and 3% Sequentially
-- Adjusted EBITDA Margin From Continuing Operations Expands to
18.1% from 12.2% in Fourth Quarter 2014 and 16.8% in the Third
Quarter 2015
-- Non-GAAP EPS of $0.12 More Than Doubles from Fourth Quarter
2014; GAAP EPS of $0.62 Including the Gain on JobKorea Sale
-- Revenue of $159.2 Million Down 6% at Constant Currency and 9% at
Actual Rates Year over Year
-- Cash Flow From Operations of $18.7 Million With Strong Improvement
in Liquidity
-- Repurchased 1.3 Million Shares of Common Stock in the Fourth Quarter
Totaling $8 Million



-- Monster Social Job Ads Distribution Extended to Facebook
-- US Joint Venture Formed with kununu(TM), the Leading Review - Based
Employer Branding and Transparency Platform in Europe
-- Company Expects Full Year 2016 Cash EBITDA to be $85 Million to $100
Million, an increase of 30% Year over Year at the Midpoint

Monster Worldwide, Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

"We are pleased to report solid improvement in earnings and cash generation consistent with our plan despite less than expected revenue for the fourth quarter. While we have much more work to do to fully implement our All the Jobs, All the People strategy, we made real progress during 2015," said Tim Yates, Chief Executive Officer of Monster. "Business trends improved on a year over year basis while new products continue to be an increasing percentage of our overall business. The progress we showed in growing the revenue and profit in our European business continued this quarter and a number of our channels in North America showed strong performance. We underperformed in North America in our transactional business as a result of competitive pressures and seasonality, as well as macro considerations in Canada. We have implemented a number of actions which we believe will improve our performance going forward, remain fully committed to revenue and cash flow growth in 2016, and expect to generate Cash EBITDA in the range of $85 million to $100 million. During the quarter, we repurchased 1.3 million shares as part of the stock buyback plan and our board has given us the flexibility to be more aggressive in implementing this program to take advantage of the current market opportunity."

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

Revenue from continuing operations of $159.2 million decreased 6% at constant currency and 9% at actual rates compared to last year's fourth quarter. Revenue from the Company's Careers - North America operations decreased 8% year over year to $112.1 million. Revenue from Careers - International of $47.1 million was down slightly year over year at constant currency and decreased 11% at actual rates. As of the first quarter of 2015, Internet Advertising & Fees revenue and operating results are being reported within the Careers - North America segment. Historical quarterly revenue data is available in the Company's supplemental financial information.

Total GAAP operating expenses from continuing operations decreased to $152.0 million compared to $183.3 million, excluding a $325.8 million goodwill impairment charge, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Net loss from continuing operations in the fourth quarter was $2.1 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $290.9 million, or $3.33 per share, in the comparable quarter in 2014.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $10.6 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.05 per share in last year's fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.1% was led by Careers - North America with a 27.7% Adjusted EBITDA margin. Pro-forma items are described in the "Notes Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and are reconciled to the GAAP measure in the accompanying tables.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $18.7 million and free cash flow was $11.4 million. Deferred revenue from continuing operations increased sequentially to $279.8 million compared to $251.1 million as of September 30, 2015. The Company ended the 2015 fourth quarter with improved total available liquidity of approximately $267.8 million compared to $156.8 million at the end of the third quarter of 2015.

Monster Social Jobs Expands to Facebook

In a separate news release today, Monster announced the expansion of Monster Social Job Ads, its programmatic social recruitment advertising platform, beyond Twitter to distribute job ads on Facebook. Monster Social Job Ads is a first-of-a-kind recruitment advertising integration with major social platforms, using exclusive professional information to target potential active and passive candidates.

Joint Venture Agreement with kununu(TM)

Monster is also announcing today its entry into a joint venture with kununu GmbH, a subsidiary of XING AG. kununu(TM) is the European leader in providing employer transparency through ratings, reviews and employer branding. Initially focused on the US market, this joint venture will test the delivery of content-rich employer reviews and ratings sourced from current and former employees and candidates. This information is designed to help better inform consumers about the companies they might work for, and provides several new tools for employers to better manage their talent brands and engage prospective candidates, including sellable branding and brand management products.

Full Year 2015 Results

Monster Worldwide reported total revenue from continuing operations of $666.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $725.6 million in the same period last year, a 4% decrease on a constant currency basis and 8% at actual rates. GAAP net income from continuing operations was $13.2 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a loss of $293.5 million, or $3.33 per share, in 2014.

Share Repurchase Program

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company repurchased 1.3 million shares of the Company's common stock at a value of $8.0 million. In October 2015, the Board of Directors authorized a $75 million share repurchase program over a period of 24 months. The Company intends to repurchase shares under the new authorization as a percentage of future generated free cash flow, which can be adjusted periodically.

Guidance

First quarter 2016 Non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations is expected to be in the range of $0.06 to $0.10, which excludes $2 million to $3 million of stock-based compensation and $1.2 million of non-cash debt discount amortization related to the convertible debt. Historical data on Non-GAAP EPS is available in the Company's supplemental financial information.

The Company is initiating annual Cash EBITDA guidance, which is defined as operating income excluding depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation. The Company expects Cash EBITDA for the full year 2016 to be in the range of $85 million to $100 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

Fourth quarter 2015 results will be discussed on Monster Worldwide's quarterly conference call on February 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM ET. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed online through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.monster.com [http://ir.monster.com/]. To join the conference call by telephone, please dial (888) 317-6003 or (412) 317-6061 and reference conference ID# 9361666. A presentation of financial slides will be referenced during the conference call and will be viewable through the live webcast. A PDF of the financial presentation can also be accessed directly through the Company's Investor Relations website at http://ir.monster.com [http://ir.monster.com/].

The Company has also made available certain supplemental financial information which can be accessed directly through the Company's Investor Relations website at http://ir.monster.com [http://ir.monster.com/].

For a replay of the conference call, please dial (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and reference ID# 100793397. This number is valid until midnight on February 18, 2016.

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 and no assurance can be given that the Company will achieve, among other things, its outlook with respect to earnings per share for the first quarter of 2016 and Cash EBITDA for the full year 2016. 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, operating margin, income from continuing operations, income from discontinued operations, net of tax, net income, net income attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc., and diluted earnings per share attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc. all exclude certain pro-forma items including: non-cash stock based compensation expense; costs incurred in connection with the Company's restructuring programs; separation charges associated with the resignation of the Company's former Chief Executive Officer; non-cash impairment charges; impairment of capitalized software costs; amortization of the debt discount and deferred financing costs associated with our 3.50% convertible senior notes due 2019; write-off of deferred financing costs relating to our former credit facility, amended in October 2014; income tax benefits associated with the reversal of income tax reserves on uncertain tax positions and a tax benefit related to certain losses arising from the Company's restructuring programs; income tax provisions for increased valuation allowances on deferred tax assets; gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries and tax provisions thereon; the results of our former South Korean subsidiary as it has been classified as discontinued operations; net gain recognized on the sale of our former South Korean subsidiary; gain on partial sale of an equity method investment and tax provisions thereon; and charges related to exited facilities.

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 evaluated 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.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations or net income (loss), as applicable, before income (loss) in equity interests, net, (benefit from) provision for income taxes, interest and other, net, gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries, net, gain on partial sale of equity method investment, depreciation and 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.

Cash EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations or net income (loss), as applicable, before income (loss) in equity interests, net, (benefit from) provision for income taxes, interest and other, net, gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries, net, gain on partial sale of equity method investment, depreciation, amortization, non-cash compensation expense and certain 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.

Free cash flow is defined as cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures. Free cash flow is considered a liquidity measure and provides useful information about the Company's ability to generate cash after investments in property and equipment. Free cash flow reflected herein is a Non-GAAP measure and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Free cash flow does not reflect the total change in the Company's cash position for the period and should not be considered a substitute for such a measure.

Net cash is defined as cash and cash equivalents plus short-term and long-term marketable securities, less total debt. Total available liquidity is defined as cash and cash equivalents, plus short-term and long-term marketable securities, plus unused borrowings under our credit facility. The Company considers net cash and total available liquidity to be important measures of liquidity and indicators of its ability to meet its ongoing obligations. The Company also uses net cash and total available liquidity, among other measures, in evaluating its choices for capital deployment. Net cash and total available liquidity are presented herein as Non-GAAP measures and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.




MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2015 2014 2015 2014
---- ---- ---- ----


Revenue $159,209 $175,314 $666,903 $725,571
------- -------- -------- -------- --------


Salaries and related 71,375 103,047 325,875 394,915

Office and general 48,553 49,246 179,983 201,442

Marketing and promotion 28,086 30,961 119,177 139,469

Restructuring and other special
charges 3,992 - 32,779 -

Goodwill impairment - 325,800 - 325,800

Total operating expenses 152,006 509,054 657,814 1,061,626
------------------------ ------- ------- ------- ---------


Operating income (loss) 7,203 (333,740) 9,089 (336,055)


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

Gain on deconsolidation of
subsidiaries, net - - - 11,828


Interest and other, net (3,423) (3,825) (13,712) (8,948)
----------------------- ------ ------ ------- ------


Income (loss) before income
taxes and income (loss) in
equity interests 3,780 (337,565) 4,226 (333,175)


Provision for (benefit from)
income taxes 6,018 (46,697) (8,469) (39,782)

Income (loss) in equity
interests, net 144 (78) 465 (78)
----------------------- --- --- --- ---


(Loss) income from continuing
operations (2,094) (290,946) 13,160 (293,471)


Income from discontinued
operations, net of tax 58,508 2,755 64,513 9,664
------------------------ ------ ----- ------ -----


Net income (loss) $56,414 $(288,191) $77,673 $(283,807)


Net income attributable to
noncontrolling interest (349) (1,528) (4,061) (5,482)
-------------------------- ---- ------ ------ ------


Net income (loss) attributable
to Monster Worldwide, Inc. $56,065 $(289,719) $73,612 $(289,289)
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*Basic earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc.:


(Loss) income from continuing
operations $(0.02) $(3.33) $0.15 $(3.33)

Income from discontinued
operations, net of tax 0.64 0.01 0.67 0.05
------------------------ ---- ---- ---- ----

Basic earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc. $0.62 $(3.31) $0.82 $(3.29)
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*Diluted earnings (loss) per
share attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc.:


(Loss) income from continuing
operations $(0.02) $(3.33) $0.14 $(3.33)

Income from discontinued
operations, net of tax 0.64 0.01 0.64 0.05
------------------------ ---- ---- ---- ----

Diluted earnings (loss) per
share attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc. $0.62 $(3.31) $0.78 $(3.29)
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Weighted average shares
outstanding:


Basic 90,205 87,478 89,942 88,045
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Diluted 90,205 87,478 94,867 88,045
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Reconciliation of (loss) income
from continuing operations to
Adjusted EBITDA


(Loss) income from continuing
operations $(2,094) $(290,946) $13,160 $(293,471)
----------------------------- ------- --------- ------- ---------

(Income) loss in equity
interests, net (144) 78 (465) 78

Provision for (benefit from)
income taxes 6,018 (46,697) (8,469) (39,782)

Interest and other, net 3,423 3,825 13,712 8,948

Gain on deconsolidation of
subsidiaries, net - - - (11,828)

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

Depreciation and amortization of
intangibles 10,705 11,775 44,390 47,317

Stock-based compensation 287 11,366 11,673 34,914

Goodwill impairment - 325,800 - 325,800

Impairment of indefinite lived
intangible - 1,000 - 1,000

Restructuring non-cash charges 690 - 4,916 -

Separation costs - 4,603 2,000 4,603

Impairment of capitalized
software costs 6,703 - 6,703 -

Facilities costs - 500 - 7,729

Restructuring and other special
charges, less non-cash items 3,302 - 27,863 -
------------------------------- ----- --- ------ ---


Adjusted EBITDA $28,890 $21,304 $106,634 $85,308
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*Earnings (loss) per share may not add in certain periods due
to rounding.







MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)


Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
------------------------------- --------------------------------

2015 2014 2015 2014
---- ---- ---- ----

Cash flows provided by operating activities:

Net income (loss) $56,414 $(288,191) $77,673 $(283,807)
---------------- ------- --------- ------- ---------

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to
net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 10,797 12,095 45,422 48,643

Provision for doubtful accounts 586 417 1,825 1,707

Stock-based compensation 311 11,439 11,782 35,357

Deferred income taxes 4,908 (46,873) 6,395 (43,418)

Non-cash restructuring charges 690 - 4,916 -

Impairment of investment and indefinite lived
intangible - 2,070 - 2,070

Goodwill impairment - 325,800 - 325,800

(Income) loss in equity interests, net (144) 78 (465) 78

Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries - - - (13,647)

Amount reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income 3,589 - 3,589 1,819

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

Excess income tax benefit from equity
compensation plans - - - (199)

Impairment of capitalized software costs 6,703 - 6,703 -

Gain from sale of remaining interest in
subsidiary (76,100) - (76,100) -

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of
acquisitions:

Accounts receivable (31,041) (24,789) 9,197 40,567

Prepaid and other 19,578 (1,663) 29,357 (12,508)

Deferred revenue 29,701 24,256 (9,416) (32,716)

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and
other (7,319) 12,372 (28,266) 13,009

Total adjustments (37,741) 315,202 (3,910) 366,562
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Net cash provided by operating activities 18,673 27,011 73,763 82,755
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Cash flows provided by (used for) investing
activities:

Capital expenditures (7,296) (9,087) (28,900) (39,843)

Payments for acquisitions, net of cash
acquired - - - (27,005)

Investment in Alma Career Oy (2,369) - (2,369) (6,516)

Dividends received from equity investment and
other (750) (941) 898 (2,163)

Capitalized patent defense costs - (1,577) (2,305) (4,539)

Cash received from partial sale of equity
method investment - - 9,128 -

Net proceeds received from sale of remaining
interest in subsidiary 71,425 - 71,425 -

Net cash provided by (used for) investing
activities 61,010 (11,605) 47,877 (80,066)
----------------------------------------- ------ ------- ------ -------


Cash flows (used for) provided by financing
activities:

Proceeds from borrowings on credit facilities - 66,100 32,100 146,400

Payments on borrowings on credit facilities - (184,200) (32,100) (192,300)

Proceeds from borrowings on term loan - 90,000 - 90,000

Payments on borrowings on term loan (2,568) (84,750) (16,318) (91,625)

Proceeds from Convertible notes - 143,750 - 143,750

Fees paid on the issuance of debt and
purchase of capped call - (23,111) (1,110) (23,111)

Repurchase of common stock (8,016) - (8,016) (52,070)

Tax withholdings related to net share
settlements of restricted stock awards and
units (645) (5,551) (8,684) (10,565)

Excess income tax benefit from equity
compensation plans - - - 199

Distribution paid to minority shareholder - - (10,018) (3,021)

Net cash (used for) provided by financing
activities (11,229) 2,238 (44,146) 7,657
----------------------------------------- ------- ----- ------- -----


Effects of exchange rates on cash (462) (3,723) (3,876) (4,630)
--------------------------------- ---- ------ ------ ------


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents $67,992 $13,921 $73,618 $5,716
----------------------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------

Cash and cash equivalents from continuing
operations, beginning of period $88,389 $61,399 $72,030 $70,066

Cash and cash equivalents from discontinued
operations, beginning of period 11,534 18,977 22,267 18,515

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of
period $99,923 $80,376 $94,297 $88,581
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Cash and cash equivalents from continuing
operations, end of period $167,915 $72,030 $167,915 $72,030

Cash and cash equivalents from discontinued
operations, end of period - 22,267 - 22,267

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $167,915 $94,297 $167,915 $94,297
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Free cash flow:


Net cash provided by operating activities $18,673 $27,011 $73,763 $82,755

Less: Capital expenditures (7,296) (9,087) (28,900) (39,843)

Free cash flow $11,377 $17,924 $44,863 $42,912
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MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)



Assets: December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
----------------- -----------------


Cash and cash
equivalents $167,915 $72,030

Accounts receivable,
net 260,518 279,569

Property and equipment,
net 110,143 117,191

Goodwill and
intangibles, net 524,373 531,195

Investment in
unconsolidated
affiliates 21,566 20,700

Other assets 75,394 125,448

Assets of discontinued
operations - 71,018

Total Assets $1,159,909 $1,217,151
------------ ========== ==========


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:


Accounts payable,
accrued expenses and
other current
liabilities $137,069 $154,103

Deferred revenue 279,815 297,636

Current portion of
long-term debt 10,792 9,563

Long-term income taxes
payable 36,348 54,636

Long-term debt, net,
less current portion 188,457 201,821

Other long-term
liabilities 26,022 16,635

Liabilities of
discontinued
operations - 8,012

Total Liabilities $678,503 $742,406
----------------- ======== ========


Stockholders' Equity 481,406 474,745


Total Liabilities and
Stockholders' Equity $1,159,909 $1,217,151
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MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED NON-GAAP STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND RECONCILIATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended December 31, 2015 Three Months Ended December 31, 2014
------------------------------------ ------------------------------------

As Reported Non GAAP Adjustments Consolidated Non GAAP As Reported Non GAAP Adjustments Consolidated
Non GAAP
----------- -------------------- ---------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------


Revenue $159,209 $ - $159,209 $175,314 $ - $175,314
-------- ------------------ -------- -------- ------------------ --------


Salaries and
related 71,375 (287) a 71,088 103,047 (15,969) a 87,078

Office and
general 48,553 (6,703) d 41,850 49,246 (1,500) c 47,746

Marketing and
promotion 28,086 - 28,086 30,961 - 30,961

Restructuring
and other
special charges 3,992 (3,992) b - - - -

Goodwill
impairment - - - 325,800 (325,800) e -

Total operating
expenses 152,006 (10,982) 141,024 509,054 (343,269) 165,785


Operating income (loss) 7,203 10,982 18,185 (333,740) 343,269 9,529

Operating margin 4.5% 11.4% (190.4%) 5.4%


Interest and
other, net (3,423) 1,250 h (2,173) (3,825) 2,361 h (1,464)
--- ---


Income (loss) before income taxes and income
in equity interests 3,780 12,232 16,012 (337,565) 345,630 8,065


Provision for
(benefit from)
income taxes 6,018 (430) j 5,588 (46,697) 49,743 i,j 3,046

Income (loss) in
equity
interests, net 144 - 144 (78) - (78)


(Loss) income from continuing operations (2,094) 12,662 10,568 (290,946) 295,887 4,941
------ ------ ------ -------- ------- -----


Income from discontinued operations, net of
tax 58,508 (58,508) k - 2,755 (2,755) k -


Net income (loss) 56,414 (45,846) 10,568 (288,191) 293,132 4,941


Net income attributable to noncontrolling
interest (349) 349 - (1,528) 1,528 -


Net income (loss) attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc. $56,065 $(45,497) $10,568 $(289,719) $294,660 $4,941
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*Diluted earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:

(Loss) Income from continuing operations $(0.02) $0.14 $0.12 $(3.33) $3.38 $0.05

Income from discontinued operations, net of
tax 0.64 (0.64) - 0.01 (0.01) -
---- ----- --- ---- ----- ---

*Diluted earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.: $0.62 $0.50 $0.12 $(3.31) $3.37 $0.05
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Weighted average shares outstanding:

Diluted 90,205 774 l,m 90,979 87,478 3,186 m 90,664



Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015 Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014
------------------------------------- -------------------------------------

As Reported Non GAAP Adjustments Consolidated Non GAAP As Reported Non GAAP Adjustments Consolidated
Non GAAP
----------- -------------------- ---------------------- ----------- -------------------- -------------


Revenue $666,903 $ - $666,903 $725,571 $ - $725,571
-------- ------------------ -------- -------- ------------------ --------


Salaries and
related 325,875 (13,672) a 312,203 394,915 (39,517) a 355,398

Office and
general 179,983 (6,703) d 173,280 201,442 (8,729) c 192,713

Marketing and
promotion 119,177 - 119,177 139,469 - 139,469

Restructuring
and other
special charges 32,779 (32,779) b - - - -

Goodwill
impairment - - - 325,800 (325,800) e -

Total operating
expenses 657,814 (53,154) 604,660 1,061,626 (374,046) 687,580


Operating income (loss) 9,089 53,154 62,243 (336,055) 374,046 37,991

Operating margin 1.4% 9.3% (46.3%) 5.2%


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


Gain on
deconsolidation
of
subsidiaries,
net - - - 11,828 (11,828) f -
---


Interest and
other, net (13,712) 5,039 h (8,673) (8,948) 2,361 h (6,587)
--- ---


Income (loss) before income taxes and income
(loss) in equity interests 4,226 49,344 53,570 (333,175) 364,579 31,404


(Benefit from)
provision for
income taxes (8,469) 27,219 j 18,750 (39,782) 50,461 i,j 10,679

Income (loss) in
equity
interests, net 465 - 465 (78) - (78)


Income (loss) from continuing operations 13,160 22,125 35,285 (293,471) 314,118 20,647
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Income from discontinued operations, net of
tax 64,513 (64,513) k - 9,664 (9,664) k -


Net income (loss) 77,673 (42,388) 35,285 (283,807) 304,454 20,647


Net income attributable to noncontrolling
interest (4,061) 4,061 - (5,482) 5,482 -


Net income attributable to Monster
Worldwide, Inc. $73,612 $(38,327) $35,285 $(289,289) $309,936 $20,647
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*Diluted earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.:

Income (loss) from continuing operations $0.14 $0.25 $0.39 $(3.33) $3.56 $0.23

Income from discontinued operations, net of
tax 0.64 (0.64) - 0.05 (0.05) -
---- ----- --- ---- ----- ---

Diluted earnings (loss) per share
attributable to Monster Worldwide, Inc.: $0.78 $(0.39) $0.39 $(3.29) $3.51 $0.23
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Weighted average shares outstanding:

Diluted 94,867 (3,977) l 90,890 88,045 3,046 m 91,091


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 YTD 2015 period includes $2.0m of separation costs associated
with the former CEO's resignation which occurred in Q4 2014. Similarly, both the QTD and YTD 2014 periods include $4.4m of
expense associated with the acceleration of shares and $5.0m of cash separation costs in connection with his resignation.


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


c Charges related to exited facilities primarily associated with the move to our corporate headquarters in Weston,
Massachusetts. In addition, the Company recorded a $1.0m impairment on an indefinite-lived intangible in Q4 2014.


d Impairment charge relating to capitalized software costs.


e Goodwill impairment charge resulting from our 2014 annual impairment test which was recognized in our Careers-North America
segment.


f Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries, net


g Gain on partial sale of an equity method investment during Q1 2015.


h Non-GAAP interest expense related to the debt discount and amortization of deferred financing costs associated with the
Company's convertible notes due 2019. The QTD and YTD 2014 periods also include an impairment charge related to a cost basis
investment recognized in Q4 2014.


i Non-GAAP adjustment for both the QTD and YTD 2014 periods includes a tax benefit of approximately $63.0m related to the
goodwill impairment charge recognized in Q4 2014. The YTD 2014 period also includes a Non-GAAP adjustment for the tax
provison on the gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries, net recognized during Q1 2014.


j 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.


k Non-GAAP adjustment relates to the sale of our remaining interest in our former subsidiary in South Korea which closed in
October 2015, and primarily includes the operations of our former subsidiary. The adjustment in the QTD and YTD 2015 periods
includes a net gain recognized on the sale of $76.1m ($57.4m after tax) recognized in Q4 2014.


l 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.


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


*Earnings (loss) per share may not add in certain periods due to rounding.





MONSTER WORLDWIDE, INC.

UNAUDITED NON-GAAP OPERATING SEGMENT INFORMATION

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended December
31, 2015 Careers - North America Careers - International Corporate Expenses Total
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Revenue $112,121 $47,088 $159,209
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Operating income (loss) -
GAAP $18,030 $(4,956) $(5,871) $7,203

Non GAAP Adjustments 6,051 3,408 1,523 10,982

Operating income (loss) -
Non GAAP $24,081 $(1,548) $(4,348) $18,185
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Adjusted EBITDA $31,027 $1,961 $(4,098) $28,890
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Operating margin - GAAP 16.1% (10.5%) 4.5%

Operating margin - Non GAAP 21.5% (3.3%) 11.4%


Adjusted EBITDA margin 27.7% 4.2% 18.1%


Three Months Ended December
31, 2014 Careers - North America Careers - International Corporate Expenses Total
--------------------------- ------------------------ ----------------------- ------------------ -----


Revenue $122,486 $52,828 $175,314
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Operating loss - GAAP $(305,847) $(9,178) $(18,715) $(333,740)

Non GAAP Adjustments 329,768 1,995 11,506 343,269

Operating income (loss) -
Non GAAP $23,921 $(7,183) $(7,209) $9,529
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Adjusted EBITDA $30,790 $(2,918) $(6,568) $21,304
======= ======= ======= =======


Operating margin - GAAP (249.7%) (17.4%) (190.4%)

Operating margin - Non GAAP 19.5% (13.6%) 5.4%


Adjusted EBITDA margin 25.1% (5.5%) 12.2%


Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2015 Careers - North America Careers - International Corporate Expenses Total
------------------- ----------------------- ----------------------- ------------------ -----


Revenue $473,806 $193,097 $666,903
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Operating income (loss) -
GAAP $82,354 $(39,420) $(33,845) $9,089

Non GAAP Adjustments 22,469 20,917 9,768 53,154

Operating income (loss) -
Non GAAP $104,823 $(18,503) $(24,077) $62,243
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Adjusted EBITDA $133,719 $(4,227) $(22,858) $106,634
======== ======= ======== ========


Operating margin - GAAP 17.4% (20.4%) 1.4%

Operating margin - Non GAAP 22.1% (9.6%) 9.3%


Adjusted EBITDA margin 28.2% (2.2%) 16.0%


Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2014 Careers - North America Careers - International Corporate Expenses Total
------------------- ----------------------- ----------------------- ------------------ -----


Revenue $500,949 $224,622 $725,571
======== ======== ========


Operating loss - GAAP $(246,918) $(38,888) $(50,249) $(336,055)

Non GAAP Adjustments 342,359 8,241 23,446 374,046

Operating income (loss) -
Non GAAP $95,441 $(30,647) $(26,803) $37,991
======= ======== ======== =======


Adjusted EBITDA $123,359 $(12,747) $(25,304) $85,308
======== ======== ======== =======


Operating margin - GAAP (49.3%) (17.3%) (46.3%)

Operating margin - Non GAAP 19.1% (13.6%) 5.2%


Adjusted EBITDA margin 24.6% (5.7%) 11.8%




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Monster Worldwide, Inc.


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


Web site: http://www.monster.com/

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