Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and Increases Third Quarter 2015 Cash Dividend

BENSALEM, Pa., Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) reported that revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015 increased approximately 13% to $360,165,000 compared to the same 2014 period. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $17,086,000 or $0.24 per basic and per diluted common share. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased approximately 13% to $1,070,767,000 compared to the same 2014 period. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $48,890,000 or $0.68 per basic and per diluted common share.

Additionally, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share, payable on December 18, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 20, 2015. This represents the 50th consecutive quarterly cash dividend payment, as well as the 49th consecutive increase since our initiation of quarterly cash dividend payments in 2003.

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015. The call may be accessed via phone at 800-893-5360. The call will be simultaneously webcast under the "Events & Presentations" section of the investor relations page on our website, A replay of the webcast will also be available on our website through approximately 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 14th.

The Company also announced that it will participate in several conferences, including the Stifel Healthcare Conference on November 17th at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City and the Oppenheimer 26th Annual Healthcare Conference to be held December 8th - December 9th at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release and any schedules incorporated by reference into it may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), as amended, which are not historical facts but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry, our beliefs and assumptions. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” will,” “goal,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by us that any of our plans will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking information is also subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks arising from our providing services exclusively to the health care industry, primarily providers of long-term care; credit and collection risks associated with this industry; having several significant clients who each individually contributed at least 3% with one as high as 8% of our total consolidated revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015; our claims experience related to workers' compensation and general liability insurance; the effects of changes in, or interpretations of laws and regulations governing the industry, our workforce and services provided, including state and local regulations pertaining to the taxability of our services and other labor related matters such as minimum wage increases; continued receipt of tax benefits arising from our corporate reorganization and self-funded health insurance program transition; risks associated with the reorganization of our corporate structure; and the risk factors described in our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2014 in Part I thereof under ''Government Regulation of Clients,” ''Competition'' and ''Service Agreements/Collections,” and under Item IA “Risk Factors”.

These factors, in addition to delays in payments from clients, have resulted in, and could continue to result in, significant additional bad debts in the near future. Additionally, our operating results would be adversely affected if unexpected increases in the costs of labor and labor-related costs, materials, supplies and equipment used in performing services could not be passed on to our clients.

In addition, we believe that to improve our financial performance we must continue to obtain service agreements with new clients, provide new services to existing clients, achieve modest price increases on current service agreements with existing clients and maintain internal cost reduction strategies at our various operational levels. Furthermore, we believe that our ability to sustain the internal development of managerial personnel is an important factor impacting future operating results and successfully executing projected growth strategies.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. is the largest national provider of professional housekeeping, laundry and dietary services to long-term care and related health care facilities.

Company Contacts:
Daniel P. McCartney Theodore Wahl Matthew J. McKee
Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer Vice President of Strategy

For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues$360,165,000 $320,099,000 $1,070,767,000 $951,559,000
Operating costs and expenses:
Cost of services provided308,645,000 315,757,000 916,798,000 858,943,000
Selling, general and administrative23,445,000 39,375,000 75,332,000 83,661,000
Income (loss) from operations28,075,000 (35,033,000) 78,637,000 8,955,000
Other income (expense):
Investment and interest(1,334,000) (50,000) (585,000) 1,134,000
Income (loss) before income taxes26,741,000 (35,083,000) 78,052,000 10,089,000
Income tax provision (benefit)9,655,000 (12,901,000) 29,162,000 3,711,000
Net income (loss)$17,086,000 $(22,182,000) $48,890,000 $6,378,000
Basic earnings (loss) per common share$0.24 $(0.31) $0.68 $0.09
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share$0.24 $(0.31) $0.68 $0.09
Cash dividends per common share$0.18 $0.17 $0.53 $0.52
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding72,009,000 70,671,000 71,714,000 70,479,000
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding72,691,000 70,671,000 72,381,000 71,213,000

September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents$44,369,000 $75,280,000
Marketable securities, at fair value59,199,000 11,799,000
Accounts and notes receivable, net209,626,000 198,128,000
Other current assets48,782,000 49,621,000
Total current assets361,976,000 334,828,000
Property and equipment, net13,251,000 12,772,000
Notes receivable - long term2,626,000 5,179,000
Goodwill44,438,000 44,438,000
Other intangible assets, net17,918,000 20,349,000
Deferred compensation funding23,905,000 24,742,000
Other assets10,684,000 27,271,000
Total Assets$474,798,000 $469,579,000
Accrued insurance claims - current$19,115,000 $17,748,000
Other current liabilities73,728,000 100,211,000
Total current liabilities92,843,000 117,959,000
Accrued insurance claims - long term60,531,000 50,514,000
Deferred compensation liability24,306,000 25,276,000
Stockholders' equity297,118,000 275,830,000
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$474,798,000 $469,579,000

Source:Healthcare Services Group, Inc.