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Digirad Corporation Acquires MD Office Solutions, Inc.

  • Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Business based in Northern California
  • Opens Up a New Mobile Imaging Market for Digirad

SUWANEE, Ga., March 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq:DRAD), the leader in providing diagnostic imaging services and technology on an as needed, when needed and where needed basis, announced today that it acquired MD Office Solutions, Inc. ("MD Office"), a mobile diagnostic imaging provider servicing customers in Northern California.

Digirad President and CEO Matthew G. Molchan commented, "As we have been discussing over the last year, one component of our growth strategy is to complete disciplined, tuck-in acquisitions within our core businesses. MD Office is a very well-run business providing the same mobile nuclear diagnostic imaging services as us. They are in a geographical region that we are not currently in, which fits squarely within our acquisition strategy. We are very excited to have the MD Office employees join the Digirad family, and we are excited to be in this new region and the growth opportunities it presents."

MD Office generated approximately $2.9 million in revenues in 2014. Once MD Office goes through a short integration period, it is expected to be accretive on an EBITDA basis, producing over $500,000 of EBITDA on an annual basis, assuming the same level of 2014 revenues.

Total upfront consideration issued at closing was 610,000 common shares of the Company. In addition, there is a cash earn-out opportunity of up to $400,000 over approximately three years based on meeting certain EBITDA targets. MD Office will continue to operate from its Northern California location. Further information is continued in a Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Digirad Corporation

Digirad delivers convenient, effective, and efficient diagnostic solutions on an as needed, when needed, and where needed basis. Digirad is one of the largest national providers of in-office nuclear cardiology and ultrasound imaging services, and also provides cardiac event monitoring services. These services are provided to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers through its Diagnostic Services business. Digirad also sells medical diagnostic imaging systems, including solid-state gamma cameras, for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications, as well as provides service on the products sold through its Diagnostic Imaging business. For more information, please visit www.digirad.com. Digirad® and Cardius® are registered trademarks of Digirad Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT: For more information contact: Jeffry Keyes Chief Financial Officer 858-726-1600 ir@digirad.com

Source:Digirad Corporation