ManpowerGroup: Reports 2nd quarter and first half 2013 results

MILWAUKEE, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) today reported that net earnings per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were 87 cents compared to 51 cents in the prior year period. Net earnings in the second quarter were $68.2 million compared to $41.0 million a year earlier. Revenues for the second quarter were $5.0 billion, a decrease of 3 percent from the year earlier period in U.S. dollars and in constant currency.

Included in the current year second quarter results is a restructuring charge, primarily related to office consolidations and severance costs, of $20.0 million ($14.4 million after tax or 18 cents per diluted share). Excluding these charges, earnings per diluted share in the quarter were $1.05. Net earnings in the second quarter were unfavorably impacted by 1 cent per diluted share, as foreign currencies were relatively weaker compared to the prior year period.

ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres, said, “The second quarter results are solid evidence of our team’s strong execution of our recalibration efforts and a stabilizing global economy. We continue to make progress on improving our business mix with our ManpowerGroup Solutions, led by Recruitment Process Outsourcing growing at 19%.

“We are anticipating the third quarter of 2013 diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $1.02 to $1.10, which includes an estimated unfavorable currency impact of 1 cent,” Joerres stated.

Earnings per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2013 were $1.17 compared to $1.01 per diluted share in 2012. Net earnings for the period were $92.1 million compared to $81.2 million in the prior year. Revenues for the six-month period were $9.8 billion, a decrease of 5 percent from the prior year or a decrease of 4 percent in constant currency. Earnings per diluted share for the current year six month period include restructuring charges of 51 cents per diluted share. Foreign currency exchange rates had an unfavorable impact of 2 cents for the six-month period.

In conjunction with its second quarter earnings release, ManpowerGroup will broadcast its conference call live over the Internet on July 19, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. CDT (8:30 a.m. EDT). Interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast and view the presentation by logging on to

Supplemental financial information referenced in the conference call can be found at

About ManpowerGroup™
ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world’s workforce for the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves. Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing, recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to drive the innovation and productivity of organizations in a world where talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and territories. ManpowerGroup’s suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®. ManpowerGroup was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year in 2013, confirming our position as the most trusted brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible at Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter:

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