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Manpower Reports 3rd Quarter 2002 Results

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MILWAUKEE, Wis.
Oct 17, 2002

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today reported that net income for the three months ended September 30, 2002 increased 9.1 percent to $40.5 million, or 52 cents per diluted share, from $37.1 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, a year earlier. Included in 2001 net income is $3.9 million (net of income taxes) or 5 cents per diluted share of amortization of intangible assets which are no longer amortized, as required by the new accounting rules effective January 1, 2002. Revenues for the third quarter totaled $2.9 billion, an increase of 7.9 percent from the year-earlier period. Systemwide sales were $3.2 billion. Results for the third quarter were positively affected by relatively stronger foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. On a constant currency basis, earnings per diluted share for the quarter were 45 cents on a 1.3 percent revenue increase.

"Our performance in the third quarter reaffirms the strength of our portfolio of services and geographical diversification," Manpower Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey A. Joerres, said. "We have taken aggressive actions to strengthen our relationships with current customers and to increase awareness of Manpower among a larger base of potential customers. At the same time, we have further improved our cost and expense structure, which enhances our longer-term outlook. These actions, during a difficult economic period, exemplify the quality and commitment level that is consistently demonstrated throughout Manpower worldwide."

"Given our current trends, we anticipate our fourth quarter earnings per share to be in the range of 43 to 47 cents, which includes an estimated favorable currency impact of 4 cents," Mr. Joerres said.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2002 totaled $73.1 million or 94 cents per diluted share, down 25.9 percent from $98.6 million, or $1.28 per diluted share in 2001. Included in 2001 net income for the nine months is $10.5 million (net of income taxes) or 14 cents per diluted share of amortization of intangible assets. Revenues for the nine-month period were $7.8 billion, a decline of 2.2% from the prior year. Systemwide sales were $8.6 billion. On a constant currency basis, earnings per diluted share for the nine-month period were 85 cents on a revenue decline of 4.1%.

In conjunction with its third quarter earnings release, Manpower will broadcast its conference call live over the Internet on October 17, 2002 at 8:00 a.m. CDT (9:00 a.m. EDT). Interested parties are invited to listen by logging on to http://investor.manpower.com/.

Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the staffing industry, providing workforce management services and solutions to customers through 3,900 offices in 61 countries. The firm annually provides employment to 2 million people worldwide and is an industry leader in employee assessment and training. Manpower also provides a range of staffing solutions and engagement and consulting services worldwide under the subsidiary brands of Brook Street, Elan, The Empower Group and Jefferson Wells. More information on Manpower Inc. can be found at the Company's Web site, www.manpower.com, which includes a comprehensive Investor Relations section.

This news release contains statements, including earning projections, that are forward-looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's expected future results. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those described or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement can be found in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

                                Manpower Inc.
                            Results of Operations
                     (In millions, except per share data)

                                                Three Months Ended
                                                   September 30
                                             2002         2001      Variance
                                                      (Unaudited)

  Systemwide sales                         $3,183.5     $3,000.2      6.1%

  Revenue from services                     2,885.9      2,675.4      7.9%
  Cost of services                          2,373.6      2,170.8      9.3%

    Gross profit                              512.3        504.6      1.5%

  Selling and administrative expenses         435.1        436.2     -0.3%

    Operating profit                           77.2         68.4     13.1%

  Interest and other expenses                  11.3         10.4     10.5%

    Earnings before income taxes               65.9         58.0     13.5%

  Provision for income taxes                   25.4         20.9     21.4%

    Net earnings                              $40.5        $37.1      9.1%



  Net earnings per share - basic              $0.53        $0.49      8.2%

  Net earnings per share - diluted            $0.52        $0.48      8.3%


  Weighted average shares - basic              76.6         76.0      0.9%

  Weighted average shares - diluted            77.4         76.9      0.7%


                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                       September 30
                                             2002         2001      Variance
                                                       (Unaudited)

  Systemwide sales                         $8,615.6     $8,955.4      -3.8%

  Revenue from services                     7,772.8      7,947.4      -2.2%
  Cost of services                          6,378.1      6,469.8      -1.4%

    Gross profit                            1,394.7      1,477.6      -5.6%

  Selling and administrative expenses       1,247.0      1,294.4      -3.7%

    Operating profit                          147.7        183.2     -19.4%

  Interest and other expenses                  28.9         29.2      -0.7%

    Earnings before income taxes              118.8        154.0     -22.9%

  Provision for income taxes                   45.7         55.4     -17.5%

    Net earnings                              $73.1        $98.6     -25.9%



  Net earnings per share - basic              $0.96        $1.30     -26.2%

  Net earnings per share - diluted            $0.94        $1.28     -26.6%


  Weighted average shares - basic              76.2         75.9       0.4%

  Weighted average shares - diluted            77.6         77.0       0.9%


                                Manpower Inc.
                            Operating Unit Results
                                (In millions)

                                          Three Months Ended September 30
                                                               % Variance
                                                             Amount Constant
                                           2002      2001  Reported Currency
                                                 (Unaudited)
  Revenues from services:
    United States (a)                    $512.8    $482.4     6.3%    6.3%
    France                              1,103.3     991.5    11.3%    0.5%
    United Kingdom                        366.1     377.7    -3.1%  -10.4%
    Other Europe                          540.5     481.4    12.3%    1.5%
    Other Operations                      363.2     342.4     6.1%    9.0%
                                       $2,885.9  $2,675.4     7.9%    1.3%

  Operating Unit Profit:
    United States                         $12.4      $8.6    44.6%   44.6%
    France                                 40.6      37.2     9.2%   -1.8%
    United Kingdom                          7.3      13.7   -46.7%  -51.0%
    Other Europe                           24.0      20.6    16.6%    4.4%
    Other Operations                        2.7       3.0    -8.3%  -22.3%
                                           87.0      83.1
  Corporate expenses                        9.8      10.2
  Amortization of intangibles                --       4.5
      Operating profit                     77.2      68.4   13.1%    2.0%
  Interest and other expense (b)           11.3      10.4
      Earnings before taxes               $65.9     $58.0


  Footnotes:

  (a) Systemwide sales in the United States, which includes sales of
      Company-owned branches and franchises were $783.7 and $757.2 for the
      three months ended September 30, 2002 and 2001, respectively.

  (b) The components of interest and other expense (income) were:

          Interest expense                  $11.5     $10.8
          Interest income                    (1.9)     (2.4)
          Foreign exchange (gains) losses    (0.1)     (0.3)
          Loss on sale of accounts receivable 0.1       1.1
          Miscellaneous, net                  1.7       1.2
                                            $11.3     $10.4


                                Manpower Inc.
                            Operating Unit Results
                                (In millions)

                                           Nine Months Ended September 30
                                                               % Variance
                                                             Amount Constant
                                          2002      2001   Reported Currency
                                                 (Unaudited)
  Revenues from services:
    United States (a)                  $1,416.4  $1,552.2    -8.7%   -8.7%
    France                              2,813.7   2,879.3    -2.3%   -6.3%
    United Kingdom                      1,020.7   1,128.2    -9.5%  -12.2%
    Other Europe                        1,480.2   1,456.0     1.7%   -1.9%
    Other Operations                    1,041.8     931.7    11.8%   16.9%
                                       $7,772.8  $7,947.4    -2.2%   -4.1%

  Operating Unit Profit:
    United States                         $15.8     $29.0   -45.6%  -45.6%
    France                                 95.5      98.9    -3.5%   -8.3%
    United Kingdom                         14.8      33.6   -56.0%  -57.7%
    Other Europe                           50.1      57.5   -13.0%  -17.9%
    Other Operations                        2.5       6.2   -57.0%  -71.6%
                                          178.7     225.2
  Corporate expenses                       30.9      29.9
  Amortization of intangibles               0.1      12.1
      Operating profit                    147.7     183.2   -19.4%  -24.3%
  Interest and other expense (b)           28.9      29.2
      Earnings before taxes              $118.8    $154.0


  Footnotes:

  (a) Systemwide sales in the United States, which includes sales of
      Company-owned branches and franchises were $2,162.1 and $2,420.2 for
      the nine months ended September 30, 2002 and 2001, respectively.

  (b) The components of interest and other expense (income) were:

          Interest expense                  $31.9     $28.3
          Interest income                    (6.6)     (7.4)
          Foreign exchange (gains) losses    (0.8)     (0.5)
          Loss on sale of accounts receivable 0.3       5.1
          Miscellaneous, net                  4.1       3.7
                                            $28.9     $29.2


                                Manpower Inc.
                         Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                (In millions)

                                                 Sept. 30          Dec. 31
                                                   2002              2001
                                               (Unaudited)
  ASSETS
  Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                     $236.6            $245.8
    Accounts receivable, net                     2,249.0           1,917.8
    Prepaid expenses and other assets               80.9              77.0
    Future income tax benefits                      73.9              73.8
        Total current assets                     2,640.4           2,314.4

  Other assets:
    Intangible assets, net                         530.1             480.8
    Investments in licensees                        61.6              44.7
    Other assets                                   236.2             204.7
        Total other assets                         827.9             730.2

  Property and equipment:
    Land, buildings, leasehold
     improvements and equipment                    501.3             465.4
    Less:  accumulated depreciation and
     amortization                                  316.3             271.4
      Net property and equipment                   185.0             194.0
          Total assets                          $3,653.3          $3,238.6

  LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable                              $507.5            $382.1
    Employee compensation payable                  105.7              93.2
    Accrued liabilities                            283.3             234.9
    Accrued payroll taxes and insurance            301.9             300.8
    Value added taxes payable                      326.4             255.9
    Short-term borrowings and current
      maturities of long-term debt                  29.9              23.7
        Total current liabilities                1,554.7           1,290.6

  Other liabilities:
    Long-term debt                                 847.7             811.1
    Other long-term liabilities                    325.0             322.6
        Total other liabilities                  1,172.7           1,133.7

  Shareholders' equity:
    Common stock                                     0.9               0.9
    Capital in excess of par value               1,690.3           1,644.9
    Accumulated deficit                           (322.1)           (387.6)
    Accumulated other comprehensive
     income (loss)                                (159.4)           (190.8)
    Treasury stock, at cost                       (283.8)           (253.1)
        Total shareholders' equity                 925.9             814.3
          Total liabilities and
           shareholders' equity                 $3,653.3          $3,238.6


                                Manpower Inc.
                    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                (In millions)

                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                        September 30
                                                   2002              2001
                                                         (Unaudited)
  Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
    Net earnings                                   $73.1             $98.6
    Adjustments to reconcile net
     earnings to net
      cash provided by operating
       activities:
        Depreciation and amortization               48.9              62.3
        Deferred income taxes                        3.0              (6.6)
        Provision for doubtful accounts             15.2              15.4
        Changes in operating assets and
         liabilities:
          Amounts advanced under the
           Receivables Facility                       --            (102.0)
          Accounts receivable                     (172.8)             14.7
          Other assets                              26.2             (21.1)
          Other liabilities                         76.5              (3.7)
            Cash provided by operating
             activities                             70.1              57.6

  Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
    Capital expenditures                           (40.2)            (66.6)
    Acquisitions of business, net of
     cash acquired                                 (31.2)           (291.8)
    Proceeds from the sale of property
     and equipment                                   2.2               4.7
            Cash used by investing
             activities                            (69.2)           (353.7)

  Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
    Net borrowings from short-term
     facilities and long-term debt                 (19.7)            356.4
    Proceeds from stock option and
     purchase plans                                 30.4               8.6
    Repurchase of common stock                     (30.7)             (3.3)
    Dividends paid                                  (7.6)             (7.6)
            Cash (used) provided by
             financing activities                  (27.6)            354.1

  Effect of exchange rate changes on
   cash                                             17.5              (6.8)
  Change in cash and cash equivalents               (9.2)             51.2

  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
   of period                                       245.8             181.7
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of
   period                                         $236.6            $232.9

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SOURCE: Manpower Inc.

CONTACT: Mike Van Handel, Chief Financial Officer of Manpower Inc.,
+1-414-906-6305

Web site: http://www.manpower.com/
http://investor.manpower.com/


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