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TriNet Triumphs in Fiscal 2023: Hits $4.9 Billion Revenue and Launches Quarterly Dividend
Feb 15, 2024
TriNet Group, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive human capital management solutions for SMBs, reported a 2% increase in total revenues to $1.2 billion for Q4 2023 and a 1% rise to $4.9 billion for the fiscal year. Earnings per share surged by 68% in Q4 and 17% annually, with adjusted earnings also showing significant growth. Despite a slight decrease in Worksite Employees and a 14% drop in HRIS Cloud Services Revenues, the company announced an inaugural quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share. Amidst these financial achievements, Burton M. Goldfield, TriNet's long-serving CEO, announced his retirement, with Mike Simonds set to lead. The company also provided optimistic guidance for Q1 and the full year of 2024.

2% Growth in Total Revenues to $1.2 billion for the Fourth Quarter of 2023
1% Growth in Total Revenues to $4.9 billion for Fiscal Year 2023
 68% Growth in Earnings per Share and 44% Growth in Adjusted Earnings per Share for the Fourth Quarter of 2023
17% Growth in Earnings per Share and 10% Growth in Adjusted Earnings per Share for Fiscal Year 2023
Initiating Inaugural Quarterly Dividend

DUBLIN, Calif.Feb. 15, 2024  TriNet Group, Inc. (NYSE: TNET), a leading provider of comprehensive and flexible human capital management (HCM) solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023. The fourth quarter highlights below include non-GAAP financial measures which are reconciled later in this release.

Fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Total revenues increased 2% to $1.2 billion compared to the same period last year.

  • Professional service revenues were flat at $189 million compared to the same period last year.

  • Net income was $67 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, compared to net income of $49 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

  • Adjusted Net Income was $82 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $71 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $140 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 11.2%, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $111 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 9.0% in the same period last year.

  • Average Worksite Employees (WSEs) decreased 3% as compared to the same period last year and increased 1% as compared to the previous quarter, to approximately 338,000.

  • HRIS Cloud Services Revenues decreased 14% to $12 million compared to the same period last year.

  • Average HRIS Users decreased 14% as compared to the same period last year, to approximately 204,000.

Full year highlights include:

  • Total revenues increased 1% to $4.9 billion as compared to 2022.

  • Professional service revenues were approximately flat at $756 million as compared to 2022.

  • Net income was $375 million or $6.56 per diluted share, compared to net income of $355 million or $5.61 per diluted share, in 2022.

  • Adjusted Net income was $446 million or $7.81 per diluted share, compared to net income of $448 million or $7.07 per diluted share, in 2022.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $697 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 14.2%, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $688 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 14.1% in 2022.

  • Average Worksite Employees (WSEs) decreased by 5% compared to 2022, to approximately 331,000.

  • HRIS Cloud Services Revenues increased 16% to $52 million compared to 2022.

  • Average HRIS Users decreased 13% compared to 2022, to approximately 215,000.


  • TriNet announces quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share.

  • Ex-Dividend Date March 29, 2024, Dividend Record Date April 1, 2024, Dividend Payment Date April 22, 2024.

Leadership Change (for more information, please visit investor.trinet.com):

  • Burton M. Goldfield announced his intent to retire today concluding a successful 15-year career as President & CEO of TriNet. He will continue as a special advisor to the company through March 31, 2025.

"Throughout 2023 in what proved to be a challenging economic environment, TriNet focused its execution on the areas within our control," said Burton M. Goldfield, TriNet's President and CEO. "Through our investment in sales, we accelerated our new sales in the fourth quarter, and we just completed our best January ever. We benefited from strong customer retention as we kept our customers at the center of everything we do. Finally, we launched our inaugural dividend completing an extraordinary year of capital allocation."

He continued, "As just announced, I am retiring and transitioning the leadership of TriNet to Mike Simonds, and I have every confidence in Mike to keep moving the company forward. I am very proud of what we created during my more than 15 years as President and CEO of TriNet. My goal was to create an enduring company, and I believe that TriNet's best days are still ahead."

"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Burton for his incredible leadership," said TriNet Chairman, David Hodgson. "We are thrilled to have Mike join TriNet as President and CEO. We have confidence that he is the right person to lead TriNet as it continues its growth."

"I know I speak for all TriNet colleagues when I thank Burton for his integral role in building TriNet into what it has become today," said Kelly Tuminelli, TriNet's Chief Financial Officer. "TriNet executed extraordinarily well throughout 2023 managing expenses prudently while investing in sales and service and executing against our capital plan which has culminated in our announced inaugural dividend. We look forward to our continued strong execution in 2024, ensuring we are there for our customers, colleagues, and stockholders."

Dividend Announcement

On February 12, 2024, TriNet's Board of Director's approved a dividend of $0.25 per share. TriNet's stock will have an Ex-Dividend Date of March 29, 2024, a Dividend Record Date of April 1, 2024, and a Dividend Payment Date of April 22, 2024.

First Quarter and Full-Year 2024 Guidance

In addition to announcing our fourth quarter 2023 results, we provide our first quarter and full-year 2024 guidance. Non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled later in this release. Percentages reflect the increase or (decrease) from the prior year quarter and prior year end.

Annual Report on Form 10-K

We anticipate filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Form 10-K") for the year ended December 31, 2023 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and making it available at http://www.trinet.com today, February 15, 2024. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K and the related Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in the Form 10-K.

Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast

TriNet will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) today to discuss its fourth quarter results for 2023 and provide first quarter and full-year financial guidance for 2024. TriNet encourages participants to pre-register for the conference call. Callers who pre-register will be given a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. To pre-register, go to: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10185965/fb77e71f5d. For those who would like to join the call but have not pre-registered, they can do so by dialing +1 (412) 317-5426 and requesting the "TriNet Conference Call." The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of TriNet's website at https://investor.trinet.com. Participants can pre-register for the webcast by going to:  https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/789681153. A replay of the webcast will be available on this website for approximately one year. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call at +1 (412) 317-0088 conference ID: 4058379.

About TriNet

TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with full-service industry-specific HR solutions, providing both professional employer organization (PEO) and human resources information system (HRIS) services. TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation, compliance, payroll, and R&D tax credit services, all enabled by industry-leading technology. TriNet’s suite of products also includes services and software-based solutions to help streamline workflows by connecting HR, benefits, employee engagement, payroll and time & attendance. Rooted in more than 30 years of supporting entrepreneurs and adapting to the ever-changing modern workplace, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business and enabling their people. For more information, visit TriNet.com or follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to TriNet's financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains, and statements made during the above referenced conference call will contain, statements that are not historical in nature, are predictive in nature, or that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions or otherwise contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among other things, TriNet's expectations and assumptions regarding: TriNet's financial guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2023 and the underlying assumptions; TriNet's future financial performance and long-term growth; the continued value to customers and stockholders of TriNet's product offerings; our ability to continue to grow new client sales, client tenure and improve retention, including through product and technological innovation; and the ability of our solutions to meet all client needs throughout their business cycle. Forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of words such as, but not limited to, "ability," "anticipate," "believe," "can," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "guidance," "impact," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," "strategy," "target," "value," "will," "would" and similar expressions or variations intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance but are based on management's expectations as of the date hereof and assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from our current expectations and any past or future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include: our ability to manage unexpected changes in workers' compensation and health insurance claims and costs by worksite employees; our ability to mitigate the unique business risks we face as a co-employer; the effects of volatility in the financial and economic environment on the businesses that make up our client base; loss of clients for reasons beyond our control and the short-term contracts we typically use with our clients; the impact of regional or industry-specific economic and health factors on our operations; the impact of failures or limitations in the business systems and service centers we rely upon; the impact of discontinuing our discretionary credits on our business and client loyalty and retention; changes in our insurance coverage or our relationships with key insurance carriers; our ability to improve our services and technology to satisfy client and regulatory expectations; our ability to effectively integrate businesses we have acquired or may acquire in the future; our ability to effectively manage and improve our operational effectiveness and resiliency; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the effects of increased competition and our ability to compete effectively; the impact on our business of cyber-attacks, breaches, disclosures and other data-related incidents; our ability to protect against and remediate cyber-attacks, breaches, disclosures and other data-related incidents, whether intentional or inadvertent and whether attributable to us or our service providers; our ability to comply with constantly evolving data privacy and security laws; our ability to manage changes in, uncertainty regarding, or adverse application of the complex laws and regulations that govern our business; changing laws and regulations governing health insurance and employee benefits; our ability to be recognized as an employer of worksite employees and for our benefits plans to satisfy all requirements under federal and state regulations; changes in the laws and regulations that govern what it means to be an employer, employee or independent contractor; the impact of new and changing laws regarding remote work; our ability to comply with the licensing requirements that govern our HCM solutions; the outcome of existing and future legal and tax proceedings; fluctuation in our results of operations and stock price due to factors outside of our control; our ability to comply with the restrictions of our credit facility and meet our debt obligations; and the impact of concentrated ownership in our stock by Atairos and other large stockholders. Any of these factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from our anticipated results.

Further information on risks that could affect TriNet's results is included in our filings with the SEC, including under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and elsewhere in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on our investor relations website at http://investor.trinet.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Copies of these filings are also available by contacting TriNet Corporation's Investor Relations Department at (510) 875-7201. Except as required by law, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements in this press release, and any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. In addition, we do not assume any obligation, and do not intend, to update any of our forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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