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Crawford Reports 2010 Second Quarter Results

ATLANTA, Aug 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Consolidated Results

Second quarter 2010 consolidated revenues before reimbursements totaled $238.2 million compared to $249.7 million in the 2009 second quarter. Second quarter 2010 net loss attributable to Crawford & Company was ($2.5) million, compared to a net loss of ($88.1) million recorded in the 2009 second quarter. Second quarter 2010 loss per share was ($0.05) compared to the loss per share of ($1.70) reported in the prior-year quarter.

During the 2010 second quarter, the Company incurred a restructuring charge consisting of severance costs of $1.2 million, after related income taxes, resulting from the elimination of 146 positions (representing $9.6 million in annual administrative expenses, consisting of compensation, taxes and benefits.) These costs reduced earnings per share by ($0.02) for the 2010 second quarter. Also during the 2010 second quarter, the Company recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $7.3 million, or ($0.13) per share. All but the interest portion of the charge is nondeductible for tax purposes and was related to the contingent determination in an arbitration proceeding related to the October 2006 acquisition of Broadspire Management Services, Inc. During the 2009 second quarter, the Company recorded a preliminary non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $94.0 million, or ($1.81) per share related to our Broadspire segment. Earnings per share, and the related non-GAAP financial measure adjusted diluted earnings per share, including the required reconciliation for the impact of these special items, is set out in the table below:



                                             Quarter      Quarter
                                              Ended        Ended
                                            June 30,     June 30,
                                              2010         2009
                                           ---------    ---------
    Reported loss per share                    ($0.05)      ($1.70)
    Add:
    Goodwill impairment charge                   0.13         1.81
    Restructuring charge                         0.02            -
    --------------------                         ----          ---
    Adjusted diluted earnings per share
     on a non-GAAP basis                        $0.10        $0.11
    -----------------------------------         =====        =====



Revenues, net loss attributable to Crawford & Company and loss per share in the 2010 second quarter were impacted by a number of items, including the positive effects of decreased defined benefit pension expense and the positive impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes, and the negative effects of increased restructuring and other costs, as well as charges associated with the goodwill impairments related to our Broadspire segment. These are outlined below:



                                                Net Income
                                                   (Loss)
                                                attributable
                                                     to
                                                  Crawford
    In millions, except per       Revenues
     share amounts                 before        & Company
                               reimbursements    ---------       EPS
                               --------------                    ---
    2nd  quarter 2009
     results                           $249.7         ($88.1)   ($1.70)
    (Less)/Add:
    Foreign currency impact
     in 2010                             10.7            0.6      0.01
    Decrease in pension
     expense in 2010                        -            0.3      0.01
    Restructuring costs in
     2010                                   -           (1.2)    (0.02)
    Goodwill impairment
     charge in 2010                         -           (6.8)    (0.13)
    Goodwill impairment
     charge in 2009                         -           94.0      1.81
                                          ---                     ----
    All other changes                   (22.2)          (1.3)    (0.03)
    -----------------                   -----           ----     -----
    2nd quarter 2010 results           $238.2          ($2.5)   ($0.05)
    ------------------------           ======          =====    ======



Crawford used $29.6 million of cash in operations during the 2010 second quarter, compared to the $3.7 million in cash provided by operations during the comparable 2009 period. The $33.3 million increase in cash used in operations was due to growth in unbilled revenues and accounts receivable and increased contributions to the Company's frozen U.S. defined benefit pension plan. The Company's consolidated cash and cash equivalents position as of June 30, 2010 totaled $38.2 million compared to $58.1 million at June 30, 2009 and $70.4 million at December 31, 2009.

International Operations

Second quarter 2010 revenues before reimbursements for the International Operations segment increased 10.3% to $105.8 million from $95.9 million for the same period in 2009. During the 2010 second quarter compared to the 2009 second quarter, the U.S. dollar weakened against most major foreign currencies, resulting in a positive exchange rate impact to revenues of $10.7 million. Excluding the beneficial impact of exchange rate changes, International Operations revenues would have been $95.0 million in the 2010 second quarter. International Operations operating expenses for the 2010 second quarter increased by $11.0 million in U.S. dollars, a 12.6% increase, and increased by 1.2% on a constant dollar basis, compared to the 2009 period. Operating earnings declined to $7.3 million in the 2010 second quarter, down 13.6% from last year's second quarter operating earnings of $8.5 million, due primarily to weaker results in our Canadian market. The related operating margin was 6.9% in the 2010 second quarter, compared to an 8.8% operating margin in the 2009 second quarter.

U.S. Property & Casualty

U.S. Property & Casualty revenues before reimbursements were $47.0 million in the second quarter of 2010, decreasing 14.3% from $54.8 million in the 2009 second quarter, due primarily to a reduction in industry-wide claim volumes. Revenues generated by the Company's catastrophe adjuster group were $2.8 million in the 2010 second quarter, declining from $7.2 million in the 2009 period. Operating earnings in the 2010 second quarter in the segment declined to $3.3 million, or an operating margin of 7.0%, compared to operating earnings of $6.2 million, or 11.3% of revenues in the 2009 second quarter.

Broadspire

Revenues before reimbursements from the Broadspire segment were $61.2 million in the 2010 second quarter, down 16.3% from $73.1 million in the 2009 quarter. Broadspire had an operating loss of ($1.8) million in the 2010 second quarter, or an operating margin of (2.9%) of revenues, compared to an operating loss of ($606,000), or (0.8%) of revenues, in the prior year period. This decline was primarily due to lower workers' compensation claim referrals as a result of lower U.S. employment levels and the impact of a previously announced nonrenewal of a major contract within the segment.

Legal Settlement Administration

Legal Settlement Administration revenues before reimbursements were $24.3 million in the 2010 second quarter, compared to $25.9 million in the 2009 quarter, reflecting a continued strong flow of significant bankruptcy administration and securities class action cases. Operating earnings totaled $5.6 million in the 2010 second quarter, or an operating margin of 22.9% of revenues, compared to $4.3 million, or 16.5% of revenues, in the prior-year period. The segment's awarded project backlog totaled approximately $56.5 million at June 30, 2010 as compared to $62.8 million at June 30, 2009.

Management's Comments

Mr. Jeffrey T. Bowman, chief executive officer of Crawford & Company, stated, "Before the impairment charge, which related to a contingent determination in an arbitration proceeding arising from the 2006 acquisition of Broadspire, we were pleased that our operating results for the 2010 second quarter showed some improvement over our first quarter results, even in the face of lower claims volumes and particularly persistent high unemployment levels in our U.S. markets. Despite these conditions, Crawford is holding its own in terms of market share, with our claims declines over the past few years less than those of the industry as a whole. While focusing our business development efforts around experienced account management teams, we believe we have improved the pipeline of new opportunities for the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.

"We continue to focus significant attention on our expenses and have been successful during 2010 in reducing our selling, general and administrative costs. In response to the operating declines we have experienced in our U.S. business, we undertook a targeted administrative cost reduction program during the 2010 second quarter which we expect to deliver annualized savings of $9.6 million after a severance cost of $2.0 million."

"The Broadspire segment continues to be challenged by the economic downturn. The economy has put tremendous pressure on risk managers to show cost reductions. The current level of unemployment is resulting in significantly lower workplace-related claims volumes in the U.S. We have improved our sales and marketing efforts in this segment to drive market share gains and we had an improvement in claims received in the 2010 second quarter over the 2010 first quarter.

"We continue to be pleased by the performance of our Legal Settlement Administration segment, as revenues remained strong and operating earnings increased nearly 30%. We benefited from significant bankruptcy and securities class action projects during the 2010 second quarter and continue to have a strong backlog of awarded projects in this segment.

"Operating cash flow for the first six months of 2010 was lower than expectations, reflecting an increase in unbilled revenue, due to the significant claims surge in the U.K. and Asia Pacific regions, and higher accounts receivable balances. Historically, our cash requirements are highest in the first half and cash balances replenish over the course of the year. We are actively addressing our levels of working capital to drive improved operating cash flow performance over the balance of the year."

Mr. Bowman concluded, "As discussed, we continue to face challenging business and general economic conditions in our North American property and casualty and workers compensation service lines. We continue to be pleased with the performance of both our International Operations and Legal Settlement Administration segments. Our business continues to improve in delivering services globally to major clients, supported by new technology and service innovation which is being recognized by our clients."

2010 Guidance

Crawford & Company revises its previously issued guidance for 2010 as follows:

  • Consolidated revenues before reimbursements between $930 million and $940 million.
  • Consolidated operating earnings between $50.5 million and $55.0 million.
  • Consolidated cash provided by operating activities between $25.0 and $30.0 million.
  • After reflecting stock-based compensation expense, net corporate interest expense, customer-relationship intangible asset amortization expense, goodwill impairment and special charges, and income taxes, net income attributable to Crawford & Company on a GAAP basis between $14.5 million and $17.7 million, or $0.27 to $0.33 diluted earnings per share.
  • Before reflecting the special charge related to the goodwill impairment of $0.13 per share, net income attributable to Crawford & Company on a non-GAAP basis between $21.6 million and $24.8 million, or $0.40 to $0.46 diluted earnings per share.

Crawford & Company's management will host a conference call with investors on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. EDT to discuss earnings and other developments. The call will be recorded and available for replay through August 16, 2010. You may dial 1-800-642-1687 (706-645-9291 international) to listen to the replay. The access code is 90954084. Alternatively, please visit our web site at www.crawfordandcompany.com for a live audio web cast and related financial presentation.

Further information regarding the Company's financial position, operating results, and cash flows for the quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2010 is shown on the attached unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

In the normal course of business, our operating segments incur certain out-of-pocket expenses that are thereafter reimbursed by our clients. Under GAAP, these out-of-pocket expenses and associated reimbursements are reported as revenues and expenses, respectively, in our consolidated results of operations. In the foregoing discussion and analysis of segment results of operations, we do not include a gross up of segment revenues and expenses for these pass-through reimbursed expenses. The amounts of reimbursed expenses and related revenues offset each other in our results of operations with no impact to our net income (loss) or operating earnings (loss). A reconciliation of revenues before reimbursements to consolidated revenues determined in accordance with GAAP is self-evident from the face of the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

Operating earnings is the primary financial performance measure used by our senior management and chief operating decision maker ("CODM") to evaluate the financial performance of our operating segments and make resource allocation decisions. Unlike net income, our operating earnings measure is not a standard performance measure found in GAAP. However, since it is our segment measure of profitability presented in conformity with the Financial Accounting Standards Board's ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 280 "Segment Reporting," it is not considered a non-GAAP financial measure requiring reconciliation pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") guidance contained in Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K. We believe this measure is useful to others in that it allows them to evaluate segment operating performance using the same criteria our management and CODM use. Operating earnings represent segment earnings excluding income tax expense, net corporate interest expense, amortization of customer-relationship intangible assets, stock option expense, certain other gains and expenses, and certain unallocated corporate and shared costs. Net income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interests has also been removed from operating earnings.

Income tax expense, net corporate interest expense, amortization of customer-relationship intangible assets, and stock option expense are recurring components of our net income or loss, but they are not considered part of our segment operating earnings because they are managed on a corporate-wide basis. Income tax expense is based on statutory rates in effect in each of the jurisdictions where we provide services, and vary throughout the world. Net corporate interest expense results from capital structure decisions made by management and affecting the Company as a whole. Amortization expense relates to non-cash amortization expense of customer-relationship intangible assets resulting from business combinations. Stock option expense represents the non-cash costs generally related to stock options and employee stock purchase plan expenses which are not allocated to our operating segments. None of these costs relate directly to the performance of our services or operating activities and, therefore, are excluded from segment operating earnings in order to better assess the results of each segment's operating activities on a consistent basis.

Certain other gains and expenses may arise from events (expenses related to restructurings, losses on subleases, and goodwill impairment charges) that are not allocated to any particular segment since they historically have not regularly impacted our performance and are not expected to impact our future performance on a regular basis.

Following is a reconciliation of segment operating earnings (loss) to net (loss) income attributable to Crawford & Company on a GAAP basis and the related margins as a percentage of revenues before reimbursements for all periods presented (in thousands, except percentages):




                                           Quarter ended
                                           -------------
                               June 30,     %     June 30,      %
                                   2010  Margin        2009   Margin
                                   ----  ------        ----   ------
    Operating Earnings
     (Loss):
    U.S. property &
     casualty                    $3,271     7.0%     $6,201     11.3%
    International
     operations                   7,321     6.9       8,471      8.8
    Broadspire                   (1,772)   (2.9)       (606)    (0.8)
    Legal settlement
     administration               5,566    22.9       4,287     16.5
    Unallocated corporate
     and shared costs            (1,384)   (0.6)     (5,294)    (2.1)
    Deduct:
       Restructuring and
        other costs              (1,987)   (0.8)          -        -
       Goodwill impairment       (7,303)   (3.1)    (94,000)   (37.7)
       Stock option expense        (187)   (0.1)       (197)    (0.1)
       Amortization expense      (1,499)   (0.6)     (1,496)    (0.6)
       Net corporate interest
        expense                  (3,672)   (1.5)     (3,640)    (1.5)
       Income taxes                (865)   (0.4)     (1,615)    (0.6)
       Net income
        attributable to non-
        controlling interests       (16)      -        (235)    (0.1)
                                    ---                ----
    Net (loss) income
     attributable to
     Crawford & Company        ($2,527)    (1.1)   ($88,124)   (35.3)
                                =======            ========







                                      Year-to-date period ended
                                      -------------------------
                               June 30,      %      June 30,      %
                                    2010   Margin        2009  Margin
                                    ----   ------        ----  ------
    Operating Earnings
     (Loss):
    U.S. property &
     casualty                     $8,367      8.7%    $12,362     11.2%
    International
     operations                   13,873      6.6      15,877      8.5
    Broadspire                    (4,105)    (3.3)     (2,560)    (1.7)
    Legal settlement
     administration                8,849     19.7       5,814     14.0
    Unallocated corporate
     and shared costs             (1,525)    (0.3)     (7,270)    (1.5)
    Deduct:
       Restructuring and
        other costs               (4,650)    (1.0)     (1,815)    (0.4)
       Goodwill impairment        (7,303)    (1.5)    (94,000)   (19.4)
       Stock option expense         (391)    (0.1)       (430)    (0.1)
       Amortization expense       (2,999)    (0.6)     (2,994)    (0.6)
       Net corporate interest
        expense                   (7,809)    (1.6)     (7,125)    (1.5)
       Income taxes               (1,758)    (0.4)     (2,735)    (0.6)
       Net income
        attributable to non-
        controlling interests        (22)       -        (166)    (0.1)
                                     ---                 ----
    Net (loss) income
     attributable to
     Crawford & Company             $527     0.01    ($85,042)   (17.5)
                                    ====             ========




Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 locations in 63 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management; workers' compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the financial condition, results of operations and earnings outlook of Crawford & Company. Statements, both qualitative and quantitative, that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or Crawford & Company's present expectations. Accordingly, no one should place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Crawford & Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that may arise or not arise after the date the forward-looking statements are made. For further information regarding Crawford & Company, including factors that could cause our actual financial condition, results or earnings to differ from those described in any forward-looking statements, please read Crawford & Company's reports filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov or in the Investor Relations section of Crawford & Company's website at www.crawfordandcompany.com.





                            CRAWFORD  &  COMPANY
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                 Unaudited
     (In Thousands, Except Earnings Per Share Amounts and Percentages)


     Three Months Ended June 30                   2010       2009  % Change
     --------------------------                   ----       ----  --------

     Revenues:

         Revenues Before Reimbursements       $238,151   $249,664        -5%
         Reimbursements                         17,835     21,979       -19%
                                                ------     ------
     Total Revenues                            255,986    271,643        -6%

     Costs and Expenses:

              Costs of Services Before
               Reimbursements                  176,424    183,884        -4%
              Reimbursements                    17,835     21,979       -19%
                                                ------     ------
         Total Costs of Services               194,259    205,863        -6%

         Selling, General, and Administrative   50,411     54,414        -7%
         Corporate Interest Expense, Net         3,672      3,640         1%
         Restructuring and Other Costs           1,987          -        nm
         Goodwill Impairment Charge              7,303     94,000       -92%
     Total Costs and Expenses                  257,632    357,917       -28%
                                               -------    -------


     Loss Before Income Taxes                   (1,646)   (86,274)       nm
     Provision for Income Taxes                    865      1,615       -46%
                                                   ---      -----

     Net Loss                                   (2,511)   (87,889)       nm

     Less:  Net Income Attributable to
      Noncontrolling Interests                      16        235       -93%
                                                   ---        ---
     Net Loss Attributable to Crawford &
      Company                                  ($2,527) ($88,124)        nm
                                               =======   ========


     Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted         ($0.05)    ($1.70)       nm
                                                ------     ------

     Weighted-average Shares Used in
      Calculating:
        Basic Loss Per Share                    52,619     51,877
                                                ------     ------
        Diluted Loss Per Share                  52,619     51,877
                                                ------     ------




      nm = not meaningful





                            CRAWFORD  &  COMPANY
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                 Unaudited
     (In Thousands, Except Earnings Per Share Amounts and Percentages)


     Six Months Ended June 30                     2010      2009  % Change
     ------------------------                     ----      ----  --------

     Revenues:

         Revenues Before Reimbursements       $474,417  $485,747        -2%
         Reimbursements                         33,622    36,179        -7%
                                                ------    ------
     Total Revenues                            508,039   521,926        -3%

     Costs and Expenses:

              Costs of Services Before
               Reimbursements                  352,970   359,046        -2%
              Reimbursements                    33,622    36,179        -7%
                                                ------    ------
         Total Costs of Services               386,592   395,225        -2%

         Selling, General, and Administrative   99,378   105,902        -6%
         Corporate Interest Expense, Net         7,809     7,125        10%
         Restructuring and Other Costs           4,650     1,815       156%
         Goodwill Impairment Charge              7,303    94,000       -92%
     Total Costs and Expenses                  505,732   604,067       -16%
                                               -------   -------


     Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes           2,307   (82,141)       nm
     Provision for Income Taxes                  1,758     2,735       -36%
                                                 -----     -----

     Net Income (Loss)                             549   (84,876)       nm

     Less:  Net Income Attributable to
      Noncontrolling Interests                      22       166       -87%
                                                   ---       ---
     Net Income (Loss) Attributable to
      Crawford & Company                          $527 ($85,042)        nm
                                                  ====  ========


     Earnings (Loss) Per Share -Basic and
      Diluted                                    $0.01    ($1.65)       nm
                                                 -----    ------

     Weighted-average Shares Used in
      Calculating:
        Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share         52,504    51,625
                                                ------    ------
        Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share       52,949    51,625
                                                ------    ------




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              CRAWFORD & COMPANY
     SUMMARY RESULTS BY OPERATING SEGMENT
          Three Months Ended June 30
                  Unaudited
      (In Thousands, Except Percentages)


                                                 U.S. Property &
                                                     Casualty           %
                                                  2010      2009   Change
                                                  ====      ====   ======

    Revenues Before Reimbursements             $46,954   $54,789     -14.3%
                                               -------   -------     -----

    Compensation & Benefits                     28,963    32,685     -11.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           61.7%     59.7%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                  14,720    15,903      -7.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           31.3%     29.0%
                                                  ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                    43,683    48,588     -10.1%
                                                ------    ------     -----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)    (1)            $3,271    $6,201     -47.3%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements            7.0%     11.3%
                                                   ---      ----




                                                   International          %
                                                    2010      2009    Change
                                                    ====      ====    ======

    Revenues Before Reimbursements              $105,751   $95,885       10.3%
                                                --------   -------       ----

    Compensation & Benefits                       72,157    65,459       10.2%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements             68.2%     68.3%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                    26,273    21,955       19.7%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements             24.9%     22.9%
                                                    ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                      98,430    87,414       12.6%
                                                  ------    ------       ----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)    (1)              $7,321    $8,471      -13.6%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements              6.9%      8.8%
                                                     ---       ---




                                                  Broadspire          %
                                                   2010     2009    Change
                                                   ====     ====    ======

    Revenues Before Reimbursements              $61,180  $73,056      -16.3%
                                                -------  -------      -----

    Compensation & Benefits                      35,396   40,950      -13.6%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements            57.9%    56.1%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                   27,556   32,712      -15.8%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements            45.0%    44.7%
                                                   ----     ----

    Total Operating Expenses                     62,952   73,662      -14.5%
                                                 ------   ------      -----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)    (1)            ($1,772)   ($606)     192.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements            -2.9%    -0.8%
                                                   ----     ----




                                                 Legal Settlement
                                                  Administration        %
                                                  2010      2009   Change
                                                  ====      ====   ======

    Revenues Before Reimbursements             $24,266   $25,934      -6.4%
                                               -------   -------      ----

    Compensation & Benefits                     10,740     9,821       9.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           44.3%     37.9%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                   7,960    11,826     -32.7%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           32.8%     45.6%
                                                  ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                    18,700    21,647     -13.6%
                                                ------    ------     -----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)    (1)            $5,566    $4,287      29.8%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           22.9%     16.5%
                                                  ----      ----


          Six Months Ended June 30
                 Unaudited
     (In Thousands, Except Percentages)


                                                U.S. Property &
                                                    Casualty           %
                                                 2010      2009   Change
                                                 ====      ====   ======


    Revenues Before Reimbursements            $96,148  $110,083     -12.7%
                                              -------  --------     -----

    Compensation & Benefits                    58,147    65,250     -10.9%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements          60.5%     59.3%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                 29,634    32,471      -8.7%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements          30.8%     29.5%
                                                 ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                   87,781    97,721     -10.2%
                                               ------    ------     -----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)   (1)            $8,367   $12,362     -32.3%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           8.7%     11.2%
                                                  ---      ----






                                                 International         %
                                                  2010      2009  Change
                                                  ====      ====  ======


    Revenues Before Reimbursements            $210,202  $186,515     12.7%
                                              --------  --------     ----

    Compensation & Benefits                    145,246   129,832     11.9%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           69.1%     69.6%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                  51,083    40,806     25.2%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           24.3%     21.9%
                                                  ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                   196,329   170,638     15.1%
                                               -------   -------     ----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)   (1)            $13,873   $15,877    -12.6%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements            6.6%      8.5%
                                                   ---       ---






                                                   Broadspire           %
                                                  2010      2009   Change
                                                  ====      ====   ======


    Revenues Before Reimbursements            $123,143  $147,657     -16.6%
                                              --------  --------     -----

    Compensation & Benefits                     72,575    83,771     -13.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           58.9%     56.7%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                  54,673    66,446     -17.7%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           44.4%     45.0%
                                                  ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                   127,248   150,217     -15.3%
                                               -------   -------     -----

    Operating Earnings (Loss)   (1)            ($4,105) ($2,560)      60.4%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements           -3.3%     -1.7%
                                                  ----      ----






                                                Legal Settlement
                                                 Administration       %
                                                 2010      2009  Change
                                                 ====      ====  ======


    Revenues Before Reimbursements            $44,924   $41,492      8.3%
                                              -------   -------      ---

    Compensation & Benefits                    20,816    17,836     16.7%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements          46.3%     43.0%

    Expenses Other than Reimbursements,
       Compensation & Benefits                 15,259    17,842    -14.5%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements          34.0%     43.0%
                                                 ----      ----

    Total Operating Expenses                   36,075    35,678      1.1%
                                               ------    ------      ---

    Operating Earnings (Loss)   (1)            $8,849    $5,814     52.2%
    % of Revenues Before Reimbursements          19.7%     14.0%
                                                 ----      ----




    (1) A non-GAAP financial measurement which represents net income
    attributable to Crawford & Company excluding income tax expense, net
    corporate interest expense, amortization of customer-relationship
    intangible assets, stock option expense, certain other gains and
    expenses and certain unallocated corporate and shared costs. See
    page 6 for a reconciliation of Operating Earnings (Loss) to Net
    (Loss) Income computed in accordance with GAAP.





                              CRAWFORD & COMPANY
                     CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                   As of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009
                       (In Thousands, Except Par Values)

                                                    Unaudited      *
                                                                December
                                                     June 30       31
     Assets                                              2010       2009
     ------                                              ----       ----

       Current Assets:
         Cash and Cash Equivalents                    $38,234    $70,354
         Accounts Receivable, Net                     150,489    139,215
         Unbilled Revenues, Net                       104,034     93,796
         Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets     24,851     22,350
                                                       ------     ------

       Total Current Assets                           317,608    325,715
                                                      -------    -------

         Property and Equipment                       142,467    144,254
         Less Accumulated Depreciation               (102,274) (102,108)
                                                     --------   --------

       Net Property and Equipment                      40,193     42,146
                                                       ------     ------

       Other Assets:
         Goodwill                                     122,162    123,169
         Intangible Assets Arising from Business
          Acquisitions, Net                           100,979    104,409
         Capitalized Software Costs, Net               52,841     50,463
         Deferred Income Tax Assets                    68,072     69,504
         Other Noncurrent Assets                       26,460     27,499
                                                       ------     ------
       Total Other Assets                             370,514    375,044
                                                      -------    -------

       Total Assets                                  $728,315   $742,905
                                                     ========   ========


     Liabilities and Shareholders' Investment
     ----------------------------------------

       Current Liabilities:
         Short-Term Borrowings                        $17,914        $32
         Accounts Payable                              34,205     35,449
         Accrued Compensation and Related Costs        59,842     70,871
         Self-Insured Risks                            16,807     18,475
         Other Accrued Current Liabilities             56,208     47,318
         Deferred Revenues                             50,071     53,664
         Mandatory Company Contributions due to
          Pension Plan                                 15,900     25,000
         Current Installments of Long-Term Debt
          and Capital Leases                            2,265      8,189
                                                        -----      -----

       Total Current Liabilities                      253,212    258,998
                                                      -------    -------

       Noncurrent Liabilities:
         Long-Term Debt and Capital Leases, Less
          Current Installments                        171,920    173,061
         Deferred Revenues                             31,864     33,524
         Self-Insured Risks                            15,957     14,824
         Accrued Pension Liabilities, Less Current
          Mandatory Contributions                     180,128    187,507
         Other Noncurrent Liabilities                  14,390     13,705
                                                       ------     ------
       Total Noncurrent Liabilities                   414,259    422,621
                                                      -------    -------

       Shareholders' Investment:
         Class A Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value         27,767     27,355
         Class B Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value         24,697     24,697
         Additional Paid-in Capital                    29,891     29,570
         Retained Earnings                            140,990    140,463
         Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss        (167,339) (165,403)
                                                     --------   --------
             Total Crawford & Company Shareholders'
              Investment                               56,006     56,682

       Noncontrolling Interests                         4,838      4,604
                                                        -----      -----

       Total Shareholders' Investment                  60,844     61,286
                                                       ------     ------

       Total Liabilities and Shareholders'
        Investment                                   $728,315   $742,905
                                                     ========   ========



      * derived from the audited Consolidated Balance Sheet.





                               CRAWFORD & COMPANY
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2009
                                    Unaudited
                                 (In Thousands)


                                                              2010      2009
                                                              ----      ----

     Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
     -------------------------------------
       Net Income (Loss)                                      $549  ($84,876)
       Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Net
        Cash (Used In) Provided By
         Operating Activities:
             Depreciation and Amortization                  15,155    15,568
             Goodwill Impairment Charge                      7,303    94,000
             Stock-Based Compensation                        1,436     2,841
             Loss on Disposals of Property and Equipment,
              Net                                              137        40
            Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities,
             Net
              of Effects of Acquisitions and Dispositions:
                  Accounts Receivable, Net                 (12,753)    8,645
                  Unbilled Revenues, Net                   (12,600)   (2,593)
                  Accrued or Prepaid Income Taxes             (837)   (2,723)
                  Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities  (6,617)  (13,409)
                  Deferred Revenues                         (4,826)   (6,189)
                  Accrued Retirement Costs                 (14,311)   (6,124)
                  Prepaid Expenses and Other Operating
                   Activities                               (2,268)   (1,504)
                                                            ------    ------
     Net Cash (Used In) Provided By Operating
      Activities                                           (29,632)    3,676
                                                           -------     -----


     Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
     -------------------------------------
       Acquisitions of Property and Equipment, Net          (4,942)   (4,614)
       Capitalization of Computer Software Costs            (7,249)   (6,780)
       Other Investing Activities                                -    (1,089)
                                                               ---    ------
     Net Cash Used In Investing Activities                 (12,191)  (12,483)
                                                           -------   -------


     Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
     -------------------------------------
       Shares Used to Settle Withholding Taxes Under
        Stock-based Compensation Plans                        (703)   (1,888)
       Increase (Decrease) in Short-Term
        Borrowings, Net                                     19,420      (358)
       Payments on Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease
        Obligations                                         (7,053)   (1,213)
       Capitalized Loan Costs                                    -      (944)
       Other Financing Activities                              (39)       26
                                                               ---       ---
     Net Cash Provided by (Used In) Financing
      Activities                                            11,625    (4,377)
                                                            ------    ------

     Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and
      Cash Equivalents                                      (1,922)   (1,840)
                                                            ------    ------
     Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents                 (32,120)  (15,024)
     Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of
      Year                                                  70,354    73,124
     Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period            $38,234   $58,100
                                                           =======   =======


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