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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549  

 
FORM 10-Q 

x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018
or
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission file number: 000-50129 

HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  

DELAWARE
 
59-3547281
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(212) 351-7300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 

  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x    No   o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes  x     No  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer", "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 

Large accelerated filer
o
 
Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
o
(do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
x
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
o
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  o    No x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Class
 
Outstanding on March 31, 2018
Common Stock - $0.001 par value
 
31,577,719



HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
INDEX


 
 
Page
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.
 
 



PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited) 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenue
$
16,215

 
$
13,992

Direct costs
6,061

 
3,990

Gross margin
10,154

 
10,002

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Salaries and related
10,359

 
8,454

Other selling, general and administrative
2,453

 
1,877

Depreciation and amortization

 
81

Business reorganization

 
(113
)
Operating income (loss)
(2,658
)
 
(297
)
Non-operating income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income (expense), net

 

Other income (expense), net
(67
)
 
(36
)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision for income taxes
(2,725
)
 
(333
)
Provision for income taxes from continuing operations
172

 
146

Income (loss) from continuing operations
(2,897
)
 
(479
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
13,618

 
(835
)
Net income (loss)
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations
$
(0.09
)
 
$
(0.01
)
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations
0.42

 
(0.03
)
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
0.33

 
$
(0.04
)
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
32,146

 
32,161

Diluted
32,146

 
32,161


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of income taxes
333

 
1,408

Reclassification of currency translation adjustment included in income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
(10,819
)
 

Reclassification of pension liability adjustment included in income (loss) from discontinued operation, net of income taxes
(38
)
 
(1
)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes
(10,524
)
 
1,407

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
197

 
$
93


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 

 
 

Current assets:
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
42,864

 
$
5,580

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $58 and $69, respectively
13,675

 
11,545

Prepaid and other
791

 
388

Current assets of discontinued operations

 
79,530

Total current assets
57,330

 
97,043

Deferred tax assets, non-current
300

 
324

Other assets, non-current
340

 
372

Non-current assets of discontinued operations

 
13,901

Total assets
$
57,970

 
$
111,640

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
1,780

 
$
1,193

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
7,488

 
7,259

Current liabilities of discontinued operations
1,857

 
51,952

Total current liabilities
11,125

 
60,404

Income tax payable, non-current
1,973

 
1,682

Other non-current liabilities
894

 
192

Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations

 
6,210

Total liabilities
13,992

 
68,488

Commitments and contingencies


 


Stockholders' equity:
 

 
 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000 shares authorized; issued 35,412 and 34,959 shares, respectively
34

 
34

Additional paid-in capital
484,254

 
483,558

Accumulated deficit
(432,698
)
 
(443,419
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of applicable tax
185

 
10,709

Treasury stock, 3,834 and 3,800 shares, respectively, at cost
(7,797
)
 
(7,730
)
Total stockholders' equity
43,978

 
43,152

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
57,970

 
$
111,640

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 


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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
 

 
 

Net income (loss)
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
680

 
666

Provision for (recovery of) doubtful accounts
37

 
36

Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes
223

 
(273
)
Stock-based compensation
696

 
191

Gain on sale of consolidated subsidiaries
(14,043
)
 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of dispositions:
 
 
 
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable
(8,429
)
 
(6,475
)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid and other assets
(412
)
 
(264
)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities
(3,691
)
 
(1,074
)
Increase (decrease) in accrued business reorganization
(487
)
 
(429
)
Net cash used in operating activities
(14,705
)
 
(8,936
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(284
)
 
(381
)
Proceeds from sale of consolidated subsidiaries, net of cash and restricted cash sold
27,977

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
27,693

 
(381
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Borrowings under credit agreements
59,674

 
34,696

Repayments under credit agreements
(51,682
)
 
(31,701
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations
(26
)
 
(23
)
Purchase of treasury stock

 
(329
)
Purchase of restricted stock from employees
(67
)
 
(5
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
7,899

 
2,638

Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
404

 
199

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
21,291

 
(6,480
)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the period
22,006

 
22,511

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period
$
43,297

 
$
16,031

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for interest
$
92

 
$
93

Net cash payments during the period for income taxes
$
129

 
$
233

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements. 

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Common stock outstanding
 
Additional
paid-in
capital
 
Accumulated
deficit
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)
 
Treasury
stock
 
Total
 
Shares
 
Value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at December 31, 2017
31,159

 
$
34

 
$
483,558

 
$
(443,419
)
 
$
10,709

 
$
(7,730
)
 
$
43,152

Net income (loss)

 

 

 
10,721

 

 

 
10,721

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of applicable tax

 

 

 

 
(10,524
)
 

 
(10,524
)
Purchase of restricted stock from employees
(34
)
 

 

 

 

 
(67
)
 
(67
)
Stock-based compensation
453

 


 
696

 

 

 

 
696

Balance at March 31, 2018
31,578

 
$
34

 
$
484,254

 
$
(432,698
)
 
$
185

 
$
(7,797
)
 
$
43,978

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)


NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

These interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States of America generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for interim financial reporting, and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes of Hudson Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company") filed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported amounts of operating revenues and expenses. These estimates are based on management’s knowledge and judgments. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows at the dates and for the periods presented have been included. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the full year. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and all of its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. All significant intra-entity balances and transactions between and among the Company and its subsidiaries have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation with no material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.


NOTE 2 – DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

The Company is comprised of the operations, assets and liabilities of the three Hudson regional businesses of Hudson Americas, Hudson Asia Pacific, and Hudson Europe ("Hudson regional businesses" or "Hudson"). The Company provides specialized professional-level recruitment and related talent solutions. During the first quarter of 2018, the Company’s core service offerings included Permanent Recruitment, Contracting, Recruitment Process Outsourcing ("RPO") and Talent Management Solutions. On March 31, 2018 the Company completed the sale of its Recruitment and Talent Management ("RTM") businesses in three separate transactions and retained its RPO business. The first quarter results for the RTM businesses are reported as discontinued operations. For more information, see Note 5.

As a result of the divestiture of the RTM businesses, the Company now operates directly in nine countries with three reportable geographic business segments: Hudson Americas, Hudson Asia Pacific, and Hudson Europe. See Note 14 for further details regarding the reportable segments.

The Company’s core service offering following the divestiture is RPO. The Company delivers RPO permanent recruitment and contracting outsourced recruitment solutions tailored to the individual needs of primarily mid-to-large-cap multinational companies. The Company's RPO delivery teams utilize state-of-the-art recruitment process methodologies and project management expertise in their flexible, turnkey solutions to meet clients' ongoing business needs. The Company's RPO services include complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing, contingent workforce solutions and recruitment consulting.

Corporate expenses are reported separately from the reportable segments and pertain to certain functions, such as executive management, corporate governance, human resources, accounting, tax, marketing, information technology and treasury. A portion of these expenses are attributed to the reportable segments for providing the above services to them and have been allocated to the segments as management service fees and are included in the segments’ non-operating other income (expense).




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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 3 – ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements

On January 1, 2018, we adopted Accounting Standards Updates ("ASU") No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)" ("ASU 2014-09") and a series of related accounting standard updates designed to create improved revenue recognition and disclosure comparability in financial statements. For more information, see Note 4.

On January 1, 2018, we retroactively adopted ASU No. 2016-18, "Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash (a consensus of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") Emerging Issues Task Force)." This ASU requires the statements of cash flows to present the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. Therefore, amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents are now included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning of period and end of period amounts presented on the statements of cash flows. The retrospective application of this new accounting guidance resulted in an increase of $69 in "Decrease (increase) in prepaid and other assets" in Net Cash used in Operating Activities, an increase of $1,189 in "Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash, beginning of the period," and an increase of $1,258 in "Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash, end of period" in our accompanying consolidated statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from what was previously presented in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, "Compensation - Stock Compensation: Scope of Modification Accounting" ("ASU 2017-09"), which provides guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting. An entity will account for the effects of a modification unless the fair value of the modified award is the same as the original award, the vesting conditions of the modified award are the same as the original award and the classification of the modified award as an equity instrument or liability instrument is the same as the original award. ASU 2017-09 is effective for all annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 on January 1, 2018. The adoption had no impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-02, "Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income" ("ASU 2018-02"), which provides guidance on reclassification of certain stranded income tax effects in accumulated other comprehensive income resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ("tax reform"), enacted on December 22, 2017. ASU No. 2018-02 allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from tax reform. Additionally, ASU No. 2018-02 requires financial statement preparers to disclose (1) a description of their accounting policy for releasing income tax effects from accumulated other comprehensive income, (2) whether they elect to reclassify the stranded income tax effects from the tax reform, and (3) information about other income tax effects related to the application of the tax reform that are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings, if any. The amendments in ASU 2018-02 are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact to its consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, "Leases (Topic 842)" ("ASU 2016-02"), which amends the existing standards for lease accounting. This new standard requires the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and the disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements including the amounts, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. ASU 2016-02 will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2019 and will require modified retrospective application as of the beginning of the earliest year presented in the financial statements. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact to its consolidated financial statements.
There are no other recently issued accounting pronouncements that have had, or that the Company believes will have, a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.


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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 4 – REVENUE RECOGNITION

Adoption of New Revenue Recognition Guidance

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) using the modified retrospective approach. Under this method, the guidance is applied only to the most current period presented in the financial statements. ASU No. 2014-09 outlines a single comprehensive revenue recognition model for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the previous revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. Under ASU No. 2014-09, an entity recognizes revenue for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration for which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Our revenue recognition practices remained substantially unchanged as a result of adoption ASU No. 2014-09 and we did not have any significant changes in our business processes or systems.

Nature of Services

We account for a contract when both parties to the contract have approved the contract, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance, and collectability of consideration is probable. Revenues are recognized over time, using an output measure, as the control of the promised services is transferred to the client in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those services. The majority of our contracts are short-term in nature as they include termination clauses that allows either party to cancel within a short termination period, without cause. Revenue includes billable travel and other reimbursable costs and are reported net of sales or use taxes collected from clients and remitted to taxing authorities.

We generally determine standalone selling prices based on the prices included in the client contracts, using expected cost plus margin, or other observable prices. The price as specified in our client contracts is generally considered the standalone selling price as it is an observable input that depicts the price as if sold to a similar client in similar circumstances. Certain client contracts have variable consideration, including usage based fees that increase the transaction price and volume rebates or other similar items that generally reduce the transaction price. We estimate variable consideration using the expected value method based on the terms of the client contract and historical evidence. These amounts may be constrained and are only included in revenue to the extent we do not expect a significant reversal when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. Our estimated amounts of variable consideration subject to constraints are not material and we do not believe that there will be significant changes to our estimates.

We record accounts receivable when our right to consideration becomes unconditional. Contract assets primarily relate to our rights to consideration for services provided that they are conditional on satisfaction of future performance obligations. A contract liability for deferred revenue is recorded when consideration is received, or is unconditionally due, from a client prior to transferring control of services to the client under the terms of a contract. Deferred revenue balances typically result from advance payments received from clients prior to transfer services. We do not have any material contract assets or liabilities as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Payment terms vary by client and the services offered. We consider payment terms that exceed one year to be extended payment terms. Substantially all of the Company's contracts include payment terms of 90 days or less and we do not extend payment terms beyond one year.

We primarily record revenue on a gross basis as a principal in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income based upon the following key factors:

We maintain the direct contractual relationship with the client and are responsible for fulfilling the service promised to the client.

We maintain control over our contractors while the services to the client are being performed, including our contractors' billing rates.

RPO Recruitment. We provide complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing and recruitment consulting for clients' permanent staff hires. We recognize revenue for our RPO recruitment over time in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to and have an enforceable right to payment in exchange for our services. The client

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

simultaneously receives and consumes the benefits of the services as they are provided. The transaction prices contains both fixed fee and variable usage based consideration. Variable usage based consideration is constrained by candidates accepting offers of permanent employment. We recognized revenue on the fixed fee as the performance obligations are satisfied and usage based fees as the constraint is lifted. We do not incur incremental costs to obtain our RPO recruitment contracts. The costs to fulfill these contracts are expensed as incurred.

RPO Contracting. We provide RPO clients with a range of outsourced professional contract staffing services and managed service provider services offered sometimes on a standalone basis and sometimes as part of a blended total talent solution. We recognize revenue for our RPO contracting services over time as services are performed in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to and have an enforceable right to payment in exchange for our services, which is generally calculated as hours worked multiplied by the agreed-upon hourly bill rate. The client simultaneously receives and consumes the benefits of the services as they are provided. We do not incur incremental costs to obtain our RPO contracting contracts. The costs incurred to fulfill these contracts are expensed as incurred.

Unsatisfied performance obligations. As a practical expedient, we do not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for (i) contracts with an expected original duration of one year or less and (ii) contracts for which we recognize revenue at the amount to which we have the right to invoice for services performed.

Disaggregation of Revenue

The following table presents our disaggregated revenues from continuing operations by revenue source. For additional information on the disaggregated revenues by geographical segment, see Note 14 of the Notes to the Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
RPO Recruitment
 
RPO Contracting
 
Other
 
Total
Revenue
$
11,622

 
$
4,526

 
$
67

 
$
16,215

Direct costs (1)
1,770

 
4,043

 
248

 
6,061

Gross margin
$
9,852

 
$
483

 
$
(181
)
 
$
10,154

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
RPO Recruitment
 
RPO Contracting
 
Other
 
Total
Revenue
$
10,091

 
$
3,887

 
$
14

 
$
13,992

Direct costs (1)
412

 
3,505

 
73

 
3,990

Gross margin
$
9,679

 
$
382

 
$
(59
)
 
$
10,002


(1)
Direct costs in RPO Contracting include the direct staffing costs of salaries, payroll taxes, employee benefits, travel expenses, rent and insurance costs for the Company’s contractors and reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses and other direct costs. RPO Recruitment and Other category include direct costs for out-of-pocket expenses and third party suppliers. The region where services are provided, the mix of RPO recruitment and RPO contracting, and the functional nature of the staffing services provided can affect gross margin. The salaries, commissions, payroll taxes and employee benefits related to recruitment professionals are included under the caption "Salaries and related" in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.



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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 5 – DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On March 31, 2018, the Company completed the sale of its RTM Businesses in Belgium, Europe (excluding Belgium) and Asia Pacific ("APAC") in separate transactions (the "Sale Transactions") to Value Plus NV, Morgan Philips Group S.A., and Apache Group Holdings Pty Limited, respectively. The gross proceeds from the sale were $38,960. In addition $17,626 of debt was assumed by the buyers.

The following is a reconciliation of the gross proceeds to the net proceeds as presented in the statement of cash flows.

Gross proceeds
$
38,960

Less: cash and restricted cash sold
(9,547
)
Less: transaction costs
(1,436
)
Net cash proceeds as presented in the statement of cash flows
$
27,977


The divestiture generated a pre-tax gain of $14,043 in the first quarter of 2018, which includes a benefit of $10,819 reclassification adjustment relating to the net foreign currency translation gains previously included in accumulated other comprehensive income. The pre-tax gain is subject to adjustment for various purchase price adjustments.

The RTM businesses met the criteria for discontinued operations set forth in Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 205 on March 31, 2018 subsequent to approval of the sale by our stockholders. The Company reclassified its discontinued operations for all periods presented and has excluded the results of its discontinued operations from continuing operations and from segment results for all periods presented.

The carrying amounts of the classes of assets and liabilities from the RTM businesses included in discontinued operations were as follows:

 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Cash
$

 
$
15,460

Accounts receivable

 
60,333

Prepaid and other current assets

 
3,737

Total current assets

 
79,530

Property and equipment, net

 
6,251

Deferred tax assets, non-current

 
6,080

Other assets, non-current

 
1,570

Total non-current assets

 
13,901

Total assets
$

 
$
93,431

 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
179

 
$
5,764

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
1,678

 
39,108

Short-term borrowings

 
7,080

Total current liabilities
1,857

 
51,952

Total non-current liabilities

 
6,210

Total liabilities
$
1,857

 
$
58,162


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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)



Reported results for the discontinued operations by period were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenue
$
108,463

 
$
89,413

Gross margin
38,663

 
32,430

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Salaries and related
29,032

 
24,986

Other selling, general and administrative
8,355

 
6,952

Depreciation and amortization
680

 
585

Business reorganization
50

 
292

Operating income (loss)
546

 
(385
)
Non-operating income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income (expense), net
(88
)
 
(88
)
Other non-operating income (loss)
216

 
(345
)
Income (Loss) from discontinued operations before taxes and gain (loss) on sale
674

 
(818
)
Gain (loss) from sale of discontinued operations
14,043

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes
14,717

 
(818
)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
1,099

 
17

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
$
13,618

 
$
(835
)

Depreciation, capital expenditures and significant operating and investment non cash items of the discontinued operations by period were as follows:
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
2018
 
2017
Depreciation and amortization
$
680

 
$
585

Stock-based compensation expense
233

 
48

Capital expenditures
284

 
381


RTM Revenue Recognition

The Company RTM businesses delivered permanent recruitment, contracting and talent management solutions to its clients. The contracts have a single performance obligations and we recognized revenue from these services over time in an amount that reflects the consideration expected to be entitled to in exchange for our services. We do not incur incremental costs to obtain these contracts. The costs to fulfill these contracts were expensed as incurred. See Note 4 for additional information on the Company's revenue recognition policies.

Permanent recruitment revenue. We recognize permanent placement revenue when employment candidates accept offers of permanent employment. We have a substantial history of estimating the financial impact of permanent placement candidates who do not remain with its clients through the typically 90-day guarantee period. Fees to clients are generally calculated as a percentage of the new employee’s annual compensation. No fees for permanent placement services are charged to employment candidates.

Temporary contracting revenue. We recognize temporary contracting revenue over time in the amount to which the Company has a right to invoice, when the services are rendered by the Company’s temporary employees which is generally calculated as hours worked multiplied by the agreed-upon hourly bill rate. The client simultaneously receives and consumes the

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

benefits of the services as they are provided. We do not incur costs to obtain our temporary contracting contracts. The costs incurred to fulfill these contracts are expensed as incurred.

Talent management revenue. Talent management services generally contain a single performance obligation satisfied over time. Revenue is recognized over time as the performance obligation is satisfied, because the services provided do not have any alternative use to the Company, and contracts generally include language giving the Company an enforceable right to payment for services provided to date. We measure revenue using an output method. Cost incurred represents work performed and thereby best depicts the transfer of control to the customer.

Disaggregation of Revenue

The following table presents our disaggregated revenues from discontinued operations by revenue source.
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
Contracting
 
Permanent Recruitment
 
Talent Management
 
Other
 
Total
Revenue
$
76,615

 
$
20,700

 
$
10,694

 
$
454

 
$
108,463

Direct costs (1)
67,980

 
190

 
1,225

 
405

 
69,800

Gross margin
$
8,635

 
$
20,510

 
$
9,469

 
$
49

 
$
38,663

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
Contracting
 
Permanent Recruitment
 
Talent Management
 
Other
 
Total
Revenue
$
62,566

 
$
17,927

 
$
8,416

 
$
504

 
$
89,413

Direct costs (1)
54,918

 
96

 
1,505

 
464

 
56,983

Gross margin
$
7,648

 
$
17,831

 
$
6,911

 
$
40

 
$
32,430


(1)
Direct costs include the direct staffing costs of salaries, payroll taxes, employee benefits, travel expenses and insurance costs for the Company’s contractors and reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses and other direct costs. Other than reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses, there are no other direct costs associated with the Permanent Recruitment and Other categories. Gross margin represents revenue less direct costs. The region where services are provided, the mix of contracting and permanent recruitment, and the functional nature of the staffing services provided can affect gross margin.


NOTE 6 – STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Incentive Compensation Plan

The Company maintains the Hudson Global, Inc. 2009 Incentive Stock and Awards Plan, as amended and restated May 24, 2016 (the "ISAP"), pursuant to which it can issue equity-based compensation incentives to eligible participants. The ISAP permits the granting of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and other types of equity-based awards. The Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the "Compensation Committee") will establish such conditions as it deems appropriate on the granting or vesting of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other types of equity-based awards. As determined by the Compensation Committee, equity awards also may be subject to immediate vesting upon the occurrence of certain events following a change in control of the Company. The Company primarily grants restricted stock and restricted stock units to its employees. A restricted stock unit is equivalent to one share of the Company’s common stock and is payable only in common stock of the Company issued under the ISAP.

The Compensation Committee administers the ISAP and may designate any of the following as a participant under the ISAP: any officer or other employee of the Company or its affiliates or individuals engaged to become an officer or employee; consultants or other independent contractors who provide services to the Company or its affiliates; and non-employee directors of the Company. On May 24, 2016, the Company's stockholders approved an amendment and restatement of the ISAP to, among other things, increase the number of shares of the Company's common stock that are reserved for issuance by 2,400,000 shares.

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

As of March 31, 2018, there were 1,519,116 shares of the Company’s common stock available for future issuance under the ISAP.
The Company also maintains the Director Deferred Share Plan (the "Director Plan") pursuant to which it can issue restricted stock units to its non-employee directors. A restricted stock unit is equivalent to one share of the Company’s common stock and is payable only in common stock issued under the ISAP upon a director ceasing service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. The restricted stock units vest immediately upon grant and are credited to each of the non-employee director's retirement accounts under the Director Plan. Restricted stock units issued under the Director Plan contain the right to a dividend equivalent award in the form of additional restricted stock units. The dividend equivalent award is calculated using the same rate as the cash dividend paid on a share of the Company's common stock, and then divided by the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date the dividend is paid to determine the number of additional restricted stock units to grant. Dividend equivalent awards have the same vesting terms as the underlying awards. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company granted 45,329 restricted stock units to its non-employee directors pursuant to the Director Plan. As of March 31, 2018, non-employee directors held a total of 919,113 deferred restricted stock units.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company’s stock-based compensation expense related to stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Stock options
 
$

 
$

Restricted stock units
 
696

 
191

Total
 
$
696

 
$
191

 
Stock Options

Stock options granted by the Company generally expire between five and ten years after the date of grant and have an exercise price of at least 100% of the fair market value of the underlying share of common stock on the date of grant.

As of March 31, 2018, the Company had no unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to outstanding unvested stock options.

Changes in the Company’s stock options for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows: 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Number of
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
per Share
 
Number of
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
per Share
Options outstanding at January 1,
100,000

 
$
3.86

 
123,500

 
$
6.16

Expired/forfeited

 

 
(6,500
)
 
16.90

Options outstanding at March 31,
100,000

 
$
3.86

 
$
117,000

 
$
5.56

Options exercisable at March 31,
100,000

 
$
3.86

 
$
117,000

 
$
5.56


Restricted Stock Units

As of March 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $103 of unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to outstanding unvested restricted stock units. The Company expects to recognize that cost over a weighted average service period of 1.9 years. Restricted stock units have no voting or dividend rights until the awards are vested.


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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

Changes in the Company’s restricted stock units for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Number of
Restricted
Stock Units
 
Weighted
Average
Grant-Date
Fair Value
 
Number of
Restricted
Stock Units
 
Weighted
Average
Grant-Date
Fair Value
Unvested restricted stock units at January 1,
1,088,933

 
$
1.16

 
480,000

 
$
2.79

Granted
45,329

 
2.14

 
1,077,000

 
1.00

Shares earned above target (a)
244,855

 
1.00

 

 

Vested
(498,919
)
 
1.28

 
(135,727
)
 
1.64

Forfeited
(7,515
)
 
1.00

 
(332,340
)
 
2.79

Unvested restricted stock units at March 31,
872,683

 
$
1.10

 
1,088,933

 
$
1.16


(a)
The number of shares earned above target are based on the performance target established by the Compensation Committee at the initial grant date.

NOTE 7 – INCOME TAXES

Income Tax Provision

On December 22, 2017, the President of the United States signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act"). The legislation significantly changes U.S. tax law by, among other things, lowering corporate income tax rates, implementing a territorial tax system and imposing a repatriation tax on deemed repatriated earnings of foreign subsidiaries. The Company recognized the income tax effects of the Tax Act in its 2017 financial statements in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, which provides SEC staff guidance for the application of ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, in the reporting period in which the Tax Act was signed into law. As such, the Company’s financial results reflect the income tax effects of the Tax Act for which the accounting under ASC Topic 740 is complete and provisional amounts for those specific income tax effects of the Tax Act for which the accounting under ASC Topic 740 is incomplete but a reasonable estimate could be determined. The Company did not identify items for which the income tax effects of the Tax Act have not been completed and a reasonable estimate could not be determined as of December 31, 2017.

The Company recorded a provisional amount of $0 tax payable with respect to the deemed mandatory repatriation of undistributed foreign earnings of foreign subsidiaries and the Company has elected to account for the global intangible low-taxed income ("GILTI") tax, if applicable, in the period in which it is incurred, and therefore has not provided any deferred tax impacts of GILTI in its consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017. On this basis, the net impact on tax expense provided in the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 related to the Tax Act is $0. The ultimate impact may differ from the provisional amounts due to additional analysis, changes in interpretations and assumptions, and additional regulatory guidance. The provisional accounting is expected to be complete when the 2017 U.S. federal income tax return is filed in 2018.

During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company did not make any adjustments to its provisional amounts included in its consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017. Also, because the Company has not recognized tax benefits in its financial statements for U.S. tax losses, there is $0 tax impact of the inclusion of GILTI income as a period cost during the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Under ASC 270, "Interim Reporting", and ASC 740-270, "Income Taxes – Intra Period Tax Allocation", the Company is required to adjust its effective tax rate for each quarter to be consistent with the estimated annual effective tax rate. Jurisdictions with a projected loss for the full year where no tax benefit can be recognized are excluded from the calculation of the estimated annual effective tax rate. Applying the provisions of ASC 270 and ASC 740-270 could result in a higher or lower effective tax rate during a particular quarter, based upon the mix and timing of actual earnings versus annual projections.

Effective Tax Rate

The provision for income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $172 on a pre-tax loss from continuing operations of $2,725, compared to a provision for income taxes of $146 on pre-tax loss from continuing operations of $333 for the same period in 2017. The Company’s effective income tax rate were negative 6.3% and 43.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the effective tax rate differed from the U.S. Federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to the inability of the Company to recognize tax benefits on certain losses until positive earnings are achieved in the U.S. and certain other foreign jurisdictions, non-deductible expenses, and variations from the U.S. tax rate in foreign jurisdictions. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the effective tax rate differed from the U.S. Federal statutory rate of 35% primarily due to the inability of the Company to recognize tax benefits on certain losses until positive earnings are achieved in the U.S. and certain other foreign jurisdictions, non-deductible expenses, and variations from the U.S. tax rate in foreign jurisdictions.

Uncertain Tax Positions 

As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had $1,973 and $1,682, respectively, of unrecognized tax benefits, including interest and penalties, which if recognized in the future, would lower the Company’s annual effective income tax rate.
    
Accrued interest and penalties were $570 and $566 as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. Estimated interest and penalties are classified as part of the provision for income taxes in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and totaled to a provision of $14 and $12 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

In many cases, the Company’s unrecognized tax benefits are related to tax years that remain subject to examination by the relevant tax authorities. Tax years with net operating losses ("NOLs") remain open until such losses expire or until the statutes of limitations for those years when the NOLs are used expire. As of March 31, 2018, the Company's open tax years, which remain subject to examination by the relevant tax authorities, were principally as follows:
 
 
Year
Earliest tax years which remain subject to examination by the relevant tax authorities:
 
 
U.S. Federal
 
2014
Majority of U.S. state and local jurisdictions
 
2013
Australia
 
2017
Belgium
 
2015
Canada
 
2013
Netherlands
 
2012
Switzerland
 
2013
United Kingdom
 
2017
Jurisdictions in Asia
 
2018

The Company believes that its tax reserves are adequate for all years that remain subject to examination or are currently under examination.

Based on information available as of March 31, 2018, it is reasonably possible that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits could decrease in the range of $0 to $180 over the next 12 months as a result of projected resolutions of global tax examinations and controversies and potential expirations of the applicable statutes of limitations.



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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 8 – EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing the Company’s net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. When the effects are not anti-dilutive, diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing the Company’s net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares outstanding and the impact of all dilutive potential common shares, primarily stock options "in-the-money", unvested restricted stock and unvested restricted stock units. The dilutive impact of stock options, unvested restricted stock, and unvested restricted stock units is determined by applying the "treasury stock" method. Performance-based restricted stock awards are included in the computation of diluted earnings per share only to the extent that the underlying performance conditions: (i) are satisfied prior to the end of the reporting period; or (ii) would be satisfied if the end of the reporting period were the end of the related performance period and the result would be dilutive under the treasury stock method. Stock awards subject to vesting or exercisability based on the achievement of market conditions are included in the computation of diluted earnings per share only when the market conditions are met.

A reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share calculations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Earnings (loss) per share ("EPS"):
 
 

 
 

EPS - basic and diluted:
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(0.09
)
 
$
(0.01
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
 
0.42

 
(0.03
)
Net income (loss)
 
$
0.33

 
$
(0.04
)
EPS numerator - basic and diluted:
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(2,897
)
 
$
(479
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
 
13,618

 
(835
)
Net income (loss)
 
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
EPS denominator (in thousands):
 
 

 
 

Weighted average common stock outstanding - basic
 
32,146

 
32,161

Common stock equivalents: stock-based awards (a)
 

 

Weighted average number of common stock outstanding - diluted
 
32,146

 
32,161


(a) The diluted weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding did not differ from the basic weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding because the effects of any potential common stock equivalents (see Note 6 for further details on outstanding stock options and unvested restricted stock units) were anti-dilutive and therefore not included in the calculation of the denominator of dilutive earnings per share.

The weighted average number of shares outstanding used in the computation of diluted net income (loss) per share for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 did not include the effect of the following potentially outstanding shares of common stock because the effect would have been anti-dilutive:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Unvested restricted stock units
 
872,683

 
1,088,933

Stock options
 
100,000

 
100,000

Total
 
972,683

 
1,188,933



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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 9 – RESTRICTED CASH

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash as reported within the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was as follows: 
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations
$
42,864

 
$
5,580

Cash and cash equivalents of discontinuing operations

 
15,460

Restricted cash included in prepaid and other
116

 
112

Restricted cash included in other assets
317

 
102

Restricted cash included in current assets of discontinued operations

 
183

Restricted cash included in non-current assets of discontinued operations

 
569

Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash
$
43,297

 
$
22,006


Restricted cash under the caption "Prepaid and other" primarily includes a bank guarantee for licensing in Switzerland. Restricted cash under the caption "Other assets" primarily include deposits held under a collateral trust agreement, which supports the Company’s workers’ compensation policy.


NOTE 10 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, property and equipment, net, included in other non-current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheet was as follows:
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
Computer equipment
$
119

 
$
116

Furniture and equipment
190

 
221

Capitalized software costs
2,005

 
1,971

Leasehold improvements
1,028

 
1,028

 
3,342

 
3,336

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
3,335

 
3,335

Property and equipment, net
$
7

 
$
1


The Company had no expenditures for acquired property and equipment as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. Depreciation expense is not recorded for such assets until they are placed in service.


NOTE 11 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Consulting, Employment and Non-compete Agreements

The Company has entered into various consulting and employment agreements with certain key members of management. These agreements generally (i) are one year in length, (ii) contain restrictive covenants, (iii) under certain circumstances, provide for compensation and, subject to providing the Company with a release, severance payments, and (iv) are automatically renewed annually unless either party gives sufficient notice of termination.

Litigation and Complaints 

The Company is subject, from time to time, to various claims, lawsuits, contracts disputes and other complaints from, for example, clients, candidates, suppliers, landlords for both leased and subleased properties, former and current employees, and regulators or tax authorities arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company routinely monitors claims such as

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

these, and records provisions for losses when the claim becomes probable and the amount due is estimable. Although the outcome of these claims cannot be determined, the Company believes that the final resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

For matters that have reached the threshold of probable and estimable, the Company has established reserves for legal, regulatory and other contingent liabilities. The legal reserves are included under the caption "Other non-current liabilities" in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company’s had no reserves as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

Resignation of Chief Executive Officer

As previously disclosed, on April 1, 2018, Stephen A. Nolan gave notice to the Company's Board of Directors of his resignation as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company effective as of April 1, 2018. On April 1, 2018, following the resignation of Mr. Nolan, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Jeffrey E. Eberwein, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, as Chief Executive Officer, and Richard K. Coleman, Jr., a director of the Company, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. As a result, during the three months ended March 31, 2018 the Company recognized additional compensation expense of $2,024 to its former Chief Executive Officer classified within salaries and related expense in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

NOTE 12 – ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of applicable tax, consisted of the following:
 
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
$
185

 
$
10,671

Pension plan obligations
 

 
38

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
185

 
$
10,709



NOTE 13 – STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

On July 30, 2015, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $10,000 of the Company's common stock. The Company intends to make purchases from time to time as market conditions warrant. This authorization does not expire. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company did not repurchase any shares on the open market. As of March 31, 2018, under the July 30, 2015 authorization, the Company had repurchased 3,639,405 shares for a total cost of $7,370.

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

NOTE 14 – SEGMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC DATA

Segment Reporting

The Company operates in three reportable segments: the Hudson regional businesses of Hudson Americas, Hudson Asia Pacific, and Hudson Europe. Corporate expenses are reported separately from the three reportable segments and pertain to certain functions, such as executive management, corporate governance, human resources, accounting, administration, tax and treasury. Segment information is presented in accordance with ASC 280, "Segments Reporting." This standard is based on a management approach that requires segmentation based upon the Company’s internal organization and disclosure of revenue and certain expenses based upon internal accounting methods. The Company’s financial reporting systems present various data for management to run the business, including internal profit and loss statements prepared on a basis not consistent with U.S. GAAP. Accounts receivable, net and long-lived assets are the only significant assets separated by segment for internal reporting purposes. The following information is presented net of discontinued operations. For more information see Note 5.
 
Hudson
Americas
 
Hudson
Asia Pacific
 
Hudson
Europe
 
Corporate
 
Elimination
 
Total
For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total revenue
$
3,701

 
$
8,824

 
$
3,690

 
$

 
$

 
$
16,215

Total gross margin
$
3,124

 
$
4,922

 
$
2,108

 
$

 
$

 
$
10,154

EBITDA (loss) (a)
$
291

 
$
544

 
$
11

 
$
(3,571
)
 
$

 
$
(2,725
)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
$
291

 
$
544

 
$
11

 
$
(3,571
)
 
$

 
$
(2,725
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
$
2,645

 
$
6,174

 
$
4,856

 
$

 
$

 
$
13,675

Long-lived assets, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)
$

 
$

 
$
7

 
$

 
$

 
$
7

Total assets
$
4,292

 
$
8,242

 
$
6,750

 
$
38,686

 
$

 
$
57,970

 
Hudson
Americas
 
Hudson
Asia Pacific
 
Hudson
Europe
 
Corporate
 
Inter-
segment
elimination
 
Total
For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total revenue
$
4,314

 
$
6,341

 
$
3,337

 
$

 
$

 
$
13,992

Total gross margin
$
3,832

 
$
4,184

 
$
1,986

 
$

 
$

 
$
10,002

Business reorganization
$
(92
)
 
$

 
$
1

 
$
(22
)
 
$

 
$
(113
)
EBITDA (loss) (a)
$
335

 
$
742

 
$
179

 
$
(1,508
)
 
$

 
$
(252
)
Depreciation and amortization
$
2

   
$

 
$

 
$
79

 
$

 
81

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
$
333

   
$
742

 
$
179

 
$
(1,587
)
 
$

 
$
(333
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of March 31, 2017
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts receivable, net
$
3,062

 
$
3,223

 
$
3,212

 
$

 
$

 
$
9,497

Long-lived assets, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)
$

   
$

 
$
9

 
$
280

 
$

 
$
289

Total assets
$
6,145

 
$
3,548

 
$
4,320

 
$
1,790

 
$

 
$
15,803


(a)SEC Regulation S-K Item 229.10(e)1(ii)(A) defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented to provide additional information to investors about the Company's operations on a basis consistent with the measures that the Company uses to manage its operations and evaluate its performance. Management also uses this measurement to evaluate working capital requirements. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a

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HUDSON GLOBAL, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

substitute for operating income and net income prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as a measure of the Company's profitability.

(b)    Comprised of property and equipment. Corporate assets are included in the United States.

Geographic Data Reporting

A summary of revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 and long-lived assets and net assets by geographic area as of March 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
Australia
 
United
Kingdom
 
United
States
 
Other
 
Total
For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 

 
 

Revenue (a)
$
7,639

 
$
3,533

 
$
3,535

 
$
1,508

 
$
16,215

For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 

Revenue (a)
$
5,336

 
$
2,653

 
$
4,104

 
$
1,899

 
$
13,992

As of March 31, 2018
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-lived assets, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)
$

 
$
7

 
$

 
$

 
$
7

Net assets
$
2,909

 
$
2,802

 
$
35,365

 
$
2,902

 
$
43,978

As of March 31, 2017
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-lived assets, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)
$

 
$

 
$
288

 
$
1

 
$
289

Net assets
$
1,146

 
$
1,803

 
$
3,691

 
$
1,374

 
$
8,014

  
(a)
Revenue by geographic region disclosed above is net of any inter-segment revenue and, therefore, represents only revenue from external customers according to the location of the operating subsidiary.

(b)     Comprised of property and equipment. Corporate assets are included in the United States.



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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the notes thereto, included in Item 1 of this Form 10-Q. The reader should also refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes of Hudson Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company") filed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. This MD&A contains forward-looking statements. Please see "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS" for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements. This MD&A also uses the non-generally accepted accounting principle measure of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See Note 14 of this Form 10-Q to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for EBITDA segment reconciliation information. The tables and information in this "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations" were derived from exact numbers and may have immaterial rounding differences.
This MD&A includes the following sections:
Executive Overview
Results of Operations
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Contingencies
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Critical Accounting Policies
Forward-Looking Statements

Executive Overview

On March 31, 2018, the Company completed the sale of its recruitment and talent management ("RTM") businesses in Belgium, Europe (excluding Belgium) and Asia Pacific ("APAC") in separate transactions to Value Plus NV, Morgan Philips Group S.A., and Apache Group Holdings Pty Limited, respectively. The proceeds from the sale were $39.0 million, or $28.0 million net of cash and restricted cash sold of $9.5 million, and transaction costs of $1.4 million. Debt assumed in the Sales Transactions by the buyers was $17.6 million.

The finalization of these transactions aligns the Company’s strategy to focus going forward on RPO solutions globally. With direct operations in nine countries and relationships with specialized professionals and organizations around the globe, the Company brings a strong ability to match talent with opportunities by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for the Company's clients. The Company combines broad geographic presence, world-class talent solutions and a tailored, consultative approach to help businesses and professionals achieve maximum performance. The Company's focus is to continually upgrade its service offerings and delivery capability tools to make candidates more successful in achieving its clients' business requirements.

The Company’s proprietary frameworks, assessment tools and leadership development programs, coupled with its broad geographic footprint allows the Company to design and implement regional and global outsourced recruitment solutions that the Company believes greatly enhance the quality and efficiency of its clients' hiring.
To accelerate the implementation of the Company's strategy, the Company engaged in the following initiatives:
Facilitating growth and development of the global RPO business through strategic investments in people, innovation and technology.
Building and differentiating the Company's brand through its unique outsourcing solutions offerings.
Improving the Company’s cost structure and efficiency of its support functions and infrastructure.


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This MD&A discusses the results of the Company’s RPO businesses for each of the first quarters ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, and excludes the results of the Company’s RTM businesses, which, as discussed in Note 5 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are reported in discontinued operations.
Current Market Conditions
Economic conditions in most of the world's major markets have improved since 2017. In the U.K., the 2016 referendum to exit the European Union (commonly referred to as "Brexit") adversely impacted global markets initially, including currencies, and resulted in increased volatility in the value of the British pound as compared to the U.S. dollar. A weaker British pound compared to the U.S. dollar during a reporting period causes local currency results of the Company's U.K. operations to be translated into fewer U.S. dollars. The Company's U.K. operations, future financial performance and translation of results may be affected, in part, by the outcome of tariff, trade, regulatory, and other negotiations as the U.K. negotiates its exit from the European Union.
The Company closely monitors the economic environment and business climate in its markets and responds accordingly. At this time, the Company is unable to accurately predict the outcome of these events or changes in general economic and political conditions and their effect on the demand for the Company's services.
Financial Performance
The Company achieved mixed financial performance for the first quarter of 2018. On a constant currency basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, revenue increased by $1.6 million, or 10.7%, and gross margin decreased by $0.3 million, or 2.5%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2017.
 
The changes in revenue and gross margin were driven by strong results in Australia and Asia, partially offset by declines in revenue and gross margin in the Americas.

The following is a summary of the highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017. This summary should be considered in the context of the additional disclosures in this MD&A which further highlight the results by segment.

Revenue was $16.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $14.0 million for the same period in 2017, an increase of $2.2 million, or 15.9%.
On a constant currency basis, the Company's revenue increased $1.6 million, or 10.7%, mainly due to an increase of $1.1 million in RPO recruitment revenue (up 10.5% compared to the same period in 2017) and$0.4 million in RPO contracting revenue (up 9.9% compared to the same period in 2017).
Gross margin was $10.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $10.0 million for the same period in 2017, an increase of $0.2 million, or 1.5%.
On a constant currency basis, gross margin decreased $0.3 million, or 2.5%, mainly due to a decrease of $0.2 million in RPO recruitment gross margin (down 2.2% compared to the same period in 2017) partially offset by an increase of $0.1 million in RPO contracting gross margin (up 21.4% compared to the same period in 2017).
Selling, general and administrative expenses and other non-operating income (expense) ("SG&A and Non-Op") were $12.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $10.4 million for the same period in 2017, an increase of $2.5 million, or 24.2%.
On a constant currency basis, SG&A and Non-Op increased $2.1 million, or 19.9%. SG&A and Non-Op, as a percentage of revenue, was 79.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to 73.3% for the same period in 2017. The increase in principally due to additional compensation expense for the Company's former Chief Executive Officer.
Business reorganization was $0.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to a credit of $0.1 million for the same period in 2017.
EBITDA loss was $2.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to EBITDA loss of $0.3 million for the same period in 2017, an increase in EBITDA loss of $2.5 million. On a constant currency basis, EBITDA loss increased $2.5 million. Net income was $10.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to net loss of $1.3 million for the same period in 2017, an increase in net income of $12.0 million. On a

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constant currency basis, net income increased $12.1 million. The increase in net income is due to the sale of the Company's RTM businesses.
Constant Currency
The Company operates on a global basis, with the majority of its gross margin generated outside of the U.S. Accordingly, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates can affect the Company's results of operations. For the discussion of reportable segment results of operations, the Company uses constant currency information. Constant currency compares financial results between periods as if exchange rates had remained constant period-over-period. The Company defines the term "constant currency" to mean that financial data for a previously reported period are translated into U.S. dollars using the same foreign currency exchange rates that were used to translate financial data for the current period. The Company’s management reviews and analyzes business results in constant currency and believes these results better represent the Company’s underlying business trends. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates generally impact only reported earnings.
Changes in revenue, gross margin, SG&A and Non-Op, business reorganization, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and EBITDA (loss) from continuing operations include the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The tables below summarize the impact of foreign currency exchange adjustments on the Company’s operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
As
 
As
 
Currency
 
Constant
$ in thousands
reported
 
reported
 
translation
 
currency
Revenue:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Hudson Americas
$
3,700

 
$
4,314

 
$
10

 
$
4,324

Hudson Asia Pacific
8,825

 
6,341

 
219

 
6,560

Hudson Europe
3,690

 
3,337

 
424

 
3,761

Total
$
16,215

 
$
13,992

 
$
653

 
$
14,645

Gross margin:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Hudson Americas
$
3,126

 
$
3,836

 
$
9

 
$
3,845

Hudson Asia Pacific
4,923

 
4,184

 
146

 
4,330

Hudson Europe
2,105

 
1,982

 
256

 
2,238

Total
$
10,154

 
$
10,002

 
$
411

 
$
10,413

SG&A and Non-Op (a):
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Hudson Americas
$
2,833

 
$
3,590

 
$
13

 
$
3,603

Hudson Asia Pacific
4,378

 
3,444

 
126

 
3,570

Hudson Europe
2,097

 
1,802

 
234

 
2,036

Corporate
3,571

 
1,531

 

 
1,531

Total
$
12,879

 
$
10,367

 
$
373

 
$
10,740

Operating income (loss):
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Hudson Americas
$
343

 
$
392

 
$
(1
)
 
$
391

Hudson Asia Pacific
620

 
834

 
22

 
856

Hudson Europe
52

 
240

 
33

 
273

Corporate
(3,673
)
 
(1,763
)
 

 
(1,763
)
Total
$
(2,658
)
 
$
(297
)
 
$
54

 
$
(243
)
Net income (loss), consolidated
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
 
$
(67
)
 
$
(1,381
)
EBITDA (loss) from continuing operations (b):
 
 

Hudson Americas
$
291

 
$
335

 
$
(5
)
 
$
330

Hudson Asia Pacific
544

 
742

 
20

 
762

Hudson Europe
11

 
179

 
29

 
208

Corporate
(3,571
)
 
(1,508
)
 

 
(1,508
)
Total
$
(2,725
)
 
$
(252
)
 
$
44

 
$
(208
)
 
(a)
SG&A and Non-Op is a measure that management uses to evaluate the segments’ expenses, which include the following captions on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations: Salaries and related, Other selling, general and administrative, and other income (expense), net. Corporate management service allocations are included in the segments’ other income (expense).
(b)
See EBITDA reconciliation in the following section.

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Use of EBITDA (Non-GAAP measure)
Management believes EBITDA is a meaningful indicator of the Company’s performance that provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. Management also considers EBITDA to be the best indicator of operating performance and most comparable measure across the regions in which the Company operates. Management also uses this measure to evaluate capital needs and working capital requirements. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, or net income prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP") or as a measure of the Company’s profitability. EBITDA is derived from net income (loss) adjusted for the provision for (benefit from) income taxes, interest expense (income), and depreciation and amortization.
 
The reconciliation of EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is provided in the table below:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
$ in thousands
 
2018
 
2017
Net income (loss)
 
$
10,721

 
$
(1,314
)
Adjustment for income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
 
13,618

 
(835
)
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(2,897
)
 
$
(479
)
Adjustments to net income (loss) from continuing operations
 
 
 
 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
 
172

 
146

Interest expense, net
 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense
 

 
81

   Total adjustments from net income (loss) to EBITDA (loss)
 
172

 
227

EBITDA (loss) from continuing operations
 
$
(2,725
)
 
$
(252
)



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Results of Operations
Hudson Americas (reported currency) 
Revenue 

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
 As reported
 
 As reported
 
 
Hudson Americas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
$
3.7

 
$
4.3

 
$
(0.6
)
 
(14.2
)%
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment revenue decreased $0.8 million or 19.5%, partially offset by an increase in RPO contracting revenue of $0.2 million, or 38.6%. The decrease was due to the loss of a global contract in September 2017 and lower demand from other clients partially offset by new business implementations, as compared to the same period in 2017.
Gross Margin
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
 As reported
 
 As reported
 
 
Hudson Americas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross margin
$
3.1

 
$
3.8

 
$
(0.7
)
 
(18.5
)%
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue
84.5
%
 
88.9
%
 
N/A

 
N/A

 
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment gross margin declined by $0.7 million, or 19.0%, as compared to the same period in 2017. The decrease was attributable to the same factors as described above for revenue.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, total gross margin as a percentage of revenue was 84.5%, as compared to 88.9% for the same period in 2017. The decrease in total gross margin as a percentage of revenue was attributed to the lower mix of RPO recruitment in 2018 compared to 2017.

SG&A and Non-Op 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
 $ in millions
 As reported
 
 As reported
 
 
Hudson Americas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG&A and Non-Op
$
2.8

 
$
3.6

 
$
(0.8
)
 
(21.1
)%
SG&A and Non-Op as a percentage of revenue
76.6
%
 
83.2
%
 
N/A

 
N/A


For the three months ended March 31, 2018, SG&A and Non-Op decreased $0.8 million, or 21.1%, as compared to the same period in 2017 due to lower gross margin and lower costs of service delivery teams.
Business Reorganization

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, there was no business reorganization expense as compared to a credit of $0.1 million in 2017.

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Operating Income and EBITDA
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
 As reported
 
 As reported
 
 
Hudson Americas
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Operating income (loss)
$
0.3

 
$
0.4

 
$

 
%
EBITDA (loss)
$
0.3

 
$
0.3

 
$

 
%
EBITDA (loss) as a percentage of revenue
7.9
%
 
7.8
%
 
N/A

 
N/A


(a)
Information was not provided because the Company did not consider the change in percentage a meaningful measure for the periods in comparison.
For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, EBITDA remained flat at $0.3 million, or 7.9% and 7.8%, respectively, of revenue. EBTIDA remained relatively flat as the decline in gross margin was offset by a decrease in SG&A and Non-Op.


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Hudson Asia Pacific (constant currency)
Revenue 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
Hudson Asia Pacific
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
$
8.8

 
$
6.6

 
$
2.3

 
34.5
%
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment and RPO contracting revenue increased $2.1 million and $0.2 million, or 49.9% and 7.4%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017.

In Australia, revenue increased $2.1 million, or 38.5%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily in RPO recruitment revenue, which increased $2.0 million or 61.9%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase in RPO revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was due to the implementation of new contracts won in 2017 and higher volume from existing clients, as compared to 2017.

Gross Margin 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
 $ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
Hudson Asia Pacific
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross margin
$
4.9

 
$
4.3

 
$
0.6

 
13.7
%
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue
55.8
%
 
66.0
%
 
N/A

 
N/A

 
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment gross margin increased $0.6 million or 13.6%, as compared to the same period in 2017.

In Australia, gross margin increased $0.5 million, or 14.3%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily in RPO recruitment which increased $0.4 million or 14.2%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was due to the same factors noted above.

Total gross margin as a percentage of revenue was 55.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to 66.0% for the same period in 2017. The decrease in total gross margin as a percentage of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2018 resulted from an increase in contractor costs incurred in the delivery of RPO recruitment as compared to the same periods in 2017.

SG&A and Non-Op
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
 
SG&A and Non-Op
$
4.4

 
$
3.6

 
$
0.8

 
22.6
%
SG&A and Non-Op as a percentage of revenue
49.6
%
 
54.4
%
 
N/A

 
N/A


For the three months ended March 31, 2018, SG&A and Non-Op increased $0.8 million, or 22.6%, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher consultant staff costs.

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For the three months ended March 31, 2018, SG&A and Non-Op, as a percentage of revenue, was 49.6%, as compared to 54.4% for the same period in 2017. The decrease in SG&A and Non-Op, as a percentage of revenue, was principally due to the growth in revenue as compared to the prior year.
    
Business Reorganization

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, there was no business reorganization.

Operating Income and EBITDA
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
Hudson Asia Pacific
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income (loss)
$
0.6

 
$
0.9

 
$
(0.2
)
 
(22.2
)%
EBITDA (loss)
$
0.5

 
$
0.8

 
$
(0.2
)
 
(25.0
)%
EBITDA (loss) as a percentage of revenue
6.2
%
 
11.6
%
 
N/A

 
N/A


(a)
Information was not provided because the Company did not consider the change in percentage a meaningful measure for the periods in comparison.
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, EBITDA was $0.5 million, or 6.2% of revenue, as compared to EBITDA of $0.8 million, or 11.6% of revenue, for the same period in 2017. The decrease in EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was principally due to the increase in SG&A and Non-Op partially offset by the increase in gross margin.

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Hudson Europe (constant currency)
Revenue
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
Hudson Europe
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Revenue
$
3.7

 
$
3.8

 
$
(0.1
)
 
(1.9
)%
  
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment revenue decreased $0.2 million or 9.3%, partially offset by an increase in RPO contracting revenue of $0.1 million or 6.0%, as compared to the same period in 2017.

In the U.K., for the three months ended March 31, 2018, revenue increased by $0.6 million, or 18.6%, to $3.5 million, from $3.0 million for the same period in 2017. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the increase in the U.K. was driven by increases in RPO recruitment and RPO contracting revenue of $0.4 million and $0.1 million, or 27.7% and 6.0%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017. The increase in revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was due to the implementation of new contracts won in 2017.

In Continental Europe, total revenue was $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $0.8 million for the same period in 2017, a decrease of $0.6 million, or 80.0%. The decrease in revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was due to the loss of a global contract in September 2017.
Gross Margin
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change in amount
 
Change in %
$ in millions
As
reported
 
Constant
currency
 
 
Hudson Europe
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Gross margin
$
2.1

 
$
2.2

 
$
(0.1
)
 
(5.9
)%
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue
57.0
%
 
59.5
%
 
N/A

 
N/A


For the three months ended March 31, 2018, RPO recruitment gross margin decreased $0.1 million, or 2.4%, as compared to the same period in 2017.

In the U.K., total gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2018 increased $0.3 million, or 21.2%, as compared to the same period in 2017. The change in the U.K. was driven by an increase in RPO recruitment gross margin of $0.5 million, or 32.9%