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Kelly Services Q2 gross profit marginally down by 2.5% YoY

Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the second quarter of 2015 totaled $1.4 billion, a 2% decrease (a 4% increase on a constant currency basis) compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014.

Earnings from operations for the second quarter of 2015 totaled $11.5 million, compared to $5.9 million reported for the second quarter of 2014. Included in the results of operations in the second quarter of 2014 are restructuring charges of $1.8 million. Excluding the restructuring charges, earnings from operations were $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2015 were $0.18 compared to $0.07 per share in the second quarter of 2014. Adjusted earnings per share were $0.10 in the second quarter of 2014.

Commenting on the second quarter, Camden stated, "I'm pleased to report that Kelly once again delivered strong operating leverage and improved returns. On a constant currency basis, we grew second quarter revenue and held our expenses relatively flat, dropping more than half of our gross profit growth to the bottom line. Last year's investments in PT and OCG are yielding results, and we are executing a strategy that clearly aligns with market trends and customer needs."

Kelly also reported that on 4th August 4, its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is payable September 8 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 18.

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