CDI Corp
Feb 17, 2011

CDI Corp. Provides Updated Financial Guidance for Fourth Quarter 2010

Confirms Q4 2010 revenue in-line with previous guidance; charges will result in a negative contribution margin for Q4 2010

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) today announced that its 2010 fourth quarter revenue will be in-line with previously provided guidance. The revenue growth reflects the continued underlying strength of the company's business in an improving economic environment.  

Subsequent to the company's revised guidance on January 10, 2011 and in connection with its year-end financial closing process, the company will record $3.0 million of additional operating charges.  

In addition, the company will record a number of other charges and impairments for the fourth quarter 2010 totaling $12.4 million, which are described below.

The company will record an $8.0 million impairment charge related to a goodwill write-down in the company's AndersElite segment. This goodwill impairment charge is an estimate and will be finalized through a third-party valuation process.  The final goodwill impairment charge, along with its effects on the company's provision for income taxes, if any, will be included in results of operations, planned to be filed in March with the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The company will also record a $1.0 million charge for writing off the company's investment in its Kuwait-based joint venture in its Engineering Solutions segment.

Additionally, the company had a deferred tax asset of $2.8 million as a result of AndersElite's net operating losses.  Because of a three year cumulative loss at AndersElite, the company is required to record a 100% valuation allowance against this deferred tax asset. Notwithstanding this write off, net operating losses can be carried forward indefinitely under current law in the UK and can be used against future profits.

Finally, the company will record a tax expense of $0.6 million related to a non-realizable tax asset.

The company will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.  At 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Paulett Eberhart, CDI's new President and CEO, and Mark Kerschner, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host a conference call to discuss the quarterly and full year results. The call can be accessed live, via the Internet, at  A replay will be available for 14 days.

Company Information

Headquartered in Philadelphia, CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is a leading provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing.  Its operating units include CDI Engineering Solutions, CDI IT Solutions, CDI AndersElite Limited, and Management Recruiters International, Inc.  Visit CDI at

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