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Almost Family Reports Fourth Quarter and 2015 Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today its financial results for the period from October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and fiscal year 2015.

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Record Net service revenues of approximately $145 million
  • Adjusted earnings from home health operations(1) of $6.2 million, $0.62 per diluted share versus $0.48 in the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations(1) of $13.1 million
  • GAAP Net income, including deal and transition costs, attributable to Almost Family, Inc. of $2.8 million, $0.28 per diluted share versus $0.50 in the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Operating cash flow of $7.9 million

Fiscal Year Highlights:

  • Record Net service revenues of approximately $532 million
  • Adjusted earnings from home health operations(1) of $21.4 million, $2.20 per diluted share versus $1.79 in 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations(1) of $43.9 million
  • GAAP Net income, including deal and transition costs, attributable to Almost Family, Inc. of $20.0 million, $2.05 per diluted share versus $1.45 in 2014
  • Operating cash flow of $21.2 million

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 12

Management Comments

William Yarmuth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are exceptionally pleased with the overall progress we have made over the course of the last twelve months. We have completed six meaningful transactions putting nearly $150 million to work in an accretive package of acquisitions. We are generating record revenues and solid earnings growth, strong cash flows and growth in share value. I am excited about the portfolio of companies we have brought into our Healthcare Innovations group and look forward to working with them with the goal of more effectively connecting home care to the overall health care delivery system.

Steve Guenthner, President added: “We are as optimistic as we’ve ever been about the prospects for home health and the opportunities for Almost Family in particular. The last twelve months have been nearly transformational for our company and we plan to continue our trajectory. While we have completed a record number of acquisitions over the last twelve months many more opportunities remain available to us. We have become recognized as a successful consolidator in a consolidating industry, with strong access to low cost capital and a proven track record for integration. On the acquisition front we will continue to actively seek quality acquisition candidates that meet our profile. On the regulatory front, we will continue to work with regulators at the national and state level to propose, and help enact, good policies that enhance program integrity, save program dollars and promote quality of life for our patients.”

Yarmuth concluded: “While we’re proud of our success, we have meaningful work ahead of us in 2016 making improvements to our existing business, adapting to the challenges of the newly implemented Value Based Purchasing reimbursement system, further evolving within our Healthcare Innovations group and bringing more quality organizations into our network of quality home care providers. All of this is instrumental to continuing our overall business development and growth trajectory through 2016 and beyond. I want to once again welcome the WillCare, Blackstone, Ingenios and LTS teams that joined us over the last year and express my tremendous appreciation to the more than 14,000 Almost Family employees and managers who have made our success possible and on whom the future of our Company depends.”

Fourth Quarter Financial Results

VN segment fourth quarter results include a full quarter of WillCare and a partial quarter of Black Stone. WillCare and Black Stone contributed $11.9 million in revenue and $2.4 million in contribution to the VN results. VN segment net revenues increased to $105.4 million from $95.7 million in the prior year as WillCare and Black Stone related revenues were partially offset by lower revenues, primarily related to certain branch closures. Total Medicare admissions grew by 6% to 23,062 from 21,782, resulting from acquired operations partially offset by a 3% decrease in organic admissions, primarily in Medicare reimbursed on a per-visit basis which declined 12%. VN segment contribution was $12.9 million or 12.3% of revenue and increased 19.8% over the same period of last year. During the fourth quarter, we closed eight underperforming VN locations in various markets which lost $0.3 million in the fourth quarter. Excluding closed locations, episodic Medicare admissions grew 1% organically as compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. Excluding closed locations, Medicare admissions outside of Florida episodic grew organically by 4%, while Florida episodic admissions declined 5%.

WillCare and Black Stone contributed $11.2 million in revenue and $1.8 million in contribution to the PC segment results. PC segment net revenues increased 33.9% to a record $38.6 million in 2015 from $28.9 million in 2014, as acquired WillCare and Black Stone revenues were partially offset by a decline in organic revenues primarily related to changes in a certain Medicaid program in Ohio. PC segment contribution increased 46.6% as compared to the same period of last year.

Deal, transition and other costs for 2015 include $3.5 million of deal and transition primarily related to the 2015 acquisitions and $1.3 million costs related to the closure of VN underperforming locations. Due to the Company’s use of the 52-53 week calendar the fourth quarter of 2015 ended on January 1, 2016 thus including the 2016 New Year’s Day holiday. This reduced diluted EPS for the quarter by $0.03.

Net cash from operating activities of $7.9 million was generated in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2015 was 43.0% compared to 40.8% for the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily due to certain nondeductible deal and transaction costs.

Fiscal Year Financial Results

VN segment net revenues increased $20.3 million, to $401.1 million from $380.8 million in the prior year. VN segment net revenues were a record high. Medicare admissions grew by 3.9% to 91,027 from 87,650 of which 1.0% were organic. VN segment contribution of $49.9 million or 12.4% of revenue increased 16.3% over $42.9 million in the same period of last year. Fiscal year 2015 includes four months of WillCare and almost two months of Black Stone. WillCare and Black Stone contributed $15.3 million in revenue and $3.0 million in contribution to the VN results.

During the fourth quarter, we closed eight underperforming VN locations in various markets which lost $1.1 million in 2015. Excluding closed locations, episodic Medicare admissions grew 4% organically as compared to 2014. Excluding closed locations, outside of Florida episodic Medicare admissions grew organically by 10%, while Florida episodic admissions declined 4%.

PC segment net revenues increased $15.2 million or 13.5% to a record $127.7 million in 2015 from $112.5 million in 2014. PC segment contribution increased 13.8% to a record $14.2 million as compared to $12.5 million in the same period of last year. WillCare and Black Stone contributed $15.9 million in revenue and $2.5 million in contribution to the PC segment results.

Net cash from operating activities of $21.2 million was generated in 2015. Investing activities used $83.6 million of cash in acquisitions. Financing activities include borrowings of $66.1 million for the 2015 acquisitions, less amounts repaid.

The effective tax rate for 2015 was 34.5% compared to 41.0% for 2014. The lower effective tax rate for the 2015 period was primarily related to the tax treatment of a legal settlement in the third quarter of 2015. We expect our effective tax rate to normalize at 40.5% going forward.

Due to our use of the 52-53 week calendar, our fiscal 2015 ended on January 1, 2016 thus including the 2016 New Year’s Day holiday. This reduced diluted EPS for the year by $0.03.

The Year in Review:

  • The last year marked the most acquisitive in Company history, with approximately $150 million invested in and total run-rate revenues of approximately $140 million acquired in a total of 6 transactions with a meaningful impact being made in all of the Company’s operating segments.
  • Home health acquisitions totaling $116 million in revenue and $97 million in total capital deployed were made through three separate transactions in adding the state of New York, and significantly expanding the Company’s presence in Ohio and New Jersey.
  • In February 2015, the Company announced the formation of its HealthCare Innovations (HCI) Segment with its investment in NavHealth following its 2013 acquisition of Imperium Health Management.
  • Acquisition of in-home assessment providers Ingenios (July 2015) and LTS (January 2016) increases total transactions to 4 and a total of $57 million capital deployed. The Company’s HCI segment is expected to generate positive earnings and cash flows following the LTS transaction.
  • The Company’s access to capital remains strong and balanced with the expansion of its bank credit facility to $175 million earlier in 2015, and the use of $31 million in common equity and $11 million in long-term notes to finance its recent acquisitions.
  • The Company’s annualized run-rate revenues with all acquisitions included is expected to top $630 million, an increase of two-thirds over 2013’s $360 million.

The Company noted that it will continue to aggressively pursue quality acquisitions of in-home health care service providers consistent with its stated strategy and the types of services its segments currently provide.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
Three month period ended Fiscal year ended
January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
Net service revenues$145,217 $124,756 $532,214 $495,829
Cost of service revenues (excluding depreciation & amortization) 77,696 66,390 281,842 263,994
Gross margin 67,521 58,366 250,372 231,835
General and administrative expenses:
Salaries and benefits 38,856 35,293 147,849 139,793
Other 18,305 15,822 66,281 62,261
Deal and transition costs 4,835 (703) 4,139 5,304
Total general and administrative expenses 61,996 50,412 218,269 207,358
Operating income 5,525 7,954 32,103 24,477
Interest expense, net (759) (365) (2,006) (1,442)
Income before income taxes 4,766 7,589 30,097 23,035
Income tax expense (2,097) (3,266) (10,556) (9,511)
Net income 2,669 4,323 19,541 13,524
Net loss (income) - noncontrolling interests 137 424 468 239
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$2,806 $4,747 $20,009 $13,763
Per share amounts-basic:
Average shares outstanding 9,775 9,352 9,505 9,333
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$0.29 $0.51 $2.11 $1.47
Per share amounts-diluted:
Average shares outstanding 10,000 9,474 9,745 9,462
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$0.28 $0.50 $2.05 $1.45

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 7,522 $ 6,886
Accounts receivable - net 92,270 74,602
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,672 10,420
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 109,464 91,908
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - NET 10,000 5,575
GOODWILL 277,061 192,523
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS 64,629 54,402
OTHER ASSETS 3,615 850
TOTAL ASSETS $ 464,769 $ 345,258
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 12,297 $ 9,257
Accrued other liabilities 42,524 42,326
Current portion - notes payable and capital leases 51
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 54,821 51,634
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Revolving credit facility 113,790 46,447
Deferred tax liabilities 13,094 11,280
Seller Notes 6,556 1,500
Other liabilities 2,608 1,205
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 136,048 60,432
TOTAL LIABILITIES 190,869 112,066
NONCONTROLLING INTEREST - REDEEMABLE -
HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS 3,639 3,639
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Preferred stock, par value $0.05; authorized 2,000 shares; none issued or outstanding
Common stock, par value $0.10; authorized 25,000; 10,125 and 9,574 issued and outstanding 1,013 957
Treasury stock, at cost, 103 and 94 shares (2,731) (2,392)
Additional paid-in capital 127,253 105,862
Noncontrolling interest - nonredeemable (730) (420)
Retained earnings 145,456 125,546
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 270,261 229,553
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 464,769 $ 345,258


ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014
Cash flows of operating activities:
Net income$19,541 $13,524
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,208 4,103
Provision for uncollectible accounts 12,743 9,417
Stock-based compensation 2,121 1,814
Deferred income taxes 3,914 5,500
42,527 34,358
Change in certain net assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (17,393) (25,613)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,402 (647)
Other assets (585) 165
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (5,745) (1,277)
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,206 6,986
Cash flows of investing activities:
Capital expenditures (3,117) (1,231)
Cost basis investment (1,000) -
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (82,578) (969)
Net cash used in investing activities (86,695) (2,200)
Cash flows of financing activities:
Credit facility borrowings 233,425 66,632
Credit facility repayments (166,082) (76,185)
Debt issuance fees (1,161) -
Proceeds from stock option exercises 128 156
Purchase of common stock in connection with share awards (338) (52)
Tax impact of share awards 215 40
Payment of special dividend in connection with share awards (50) (35)
Principal payments on notes payable and capital leases (12) (702)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 66,125 (10,146)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 636 (5,360)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,886 12,246
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$7,522 $6,886

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year's holiday observed January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
Three months ended
January 1, 2016 (2) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Rev Amount % Rev Amount %
Home Health Operations
Net service revenues:
Visiting Nurse $ 105,424 73.2% $ 95,724 76.8% $ 9,700 10.1%
Personal Care 38,626 26.8% 28,850 23.2% 9,776 33.9%
144,050 100.0% 124,574 100.0% 19,476 15.6%
Operating income before corporate expenses:
Visiting Nurse 12,916 12.3% 10,779 11.3% 2,137 19.8%
Personal Care 4,600 11.9% 3,137 10.9% 1,463 46.6%
17,516 12.2% 13,916 11.2% 3,600 25.9%
Healthcare Innovations Operations
Revenue 1,167 100.0% 182 100.0% 985 541.2%
Operating loss before noncontrolling interest (783) -67.1% (408) -224.2% (375) 91.9%
Corporate expenses 6,373 4.4% 6,257 5.0% 116 1.9%
Deal and transition costs 4,835 3.3% (703) -0.6% 5,538 -787.8%
Operating income 5,525 3.8% 7,954 6.4% (2,429) -30.5%
Interest expense, net (759) -0.5% (365) -0.3% (394) 107.9%
Income tax expense (2,097) -1.4% (3,266) -2.6% 1,169 -35.8%
Net income $ 2,669 1.8% $ 4,323 3.5% $ (1,654) -38.3%
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations (1) $ 13,067 9.0% $ 9,572 7.7% $ 3,495 36.5%
Adjusted earnings from home health operations (1) $ 6,179 4.3% $ 4,478 3.6% $ 1,701 38.0%

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 11.

(2) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s holiday observed January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
Year ended
January 1, 2016 (2) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Rev Amount % Rev Amount %
Home Health Operations
Net service revenues:
Visiting Nurse $ 401,051 75.8% $ 380,788 77.2% $ 20,263 5.3%
Personal Care 127,712 24.2% 112,497 22.8% 15,215 13.5%
528,763 100.0% 493,285 100.0% 35,478 7.2%
Operating income before corporate expenses:
Visiting Nurse 49,872 12.4% 42,899 11.3% 6,973 16.3%
Personal Care 14,170 11.1% 12,453 11.1% 1,717 13.8%
64,042 12.1% 55,352 11.2% 8,690 15.7%
Healthcare Innovations Operations
Revenue 3,451 100.0% 2,544 100.0% 907 35.7%
Operating loss before noncontrolling interest (1,217) -35.3% (13) -0.5% (1,204) NM
Corporate expenses 26,583 5.0% 25,558 5.2% 1,025 4.0%
Deal and transition costs 4,139 0.8% 5,304 1.1% (1,165) -22.0%
Operating income 32,103 6.0% 24,477 4.9% 7,626 31.2%
Interest expense, net (2,006) -0.4% (1,442) -0.3% (564) 39.1%
Income tax expense (10,556) -2.0% (9,511) -1.9% (1,045) 11.0%
Net income $ 19,541 3.7% $ 13,524 2.7% $ 6,017 44.5%
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations (1) $ 43,938 8.3% $ 35,841 7.2% $ 8,097 22.6%
Adjusted earnings from home health operations (1) $ 21,410 4.0% $ 16,924 3.4% $ 4,486 26.5%

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 11.

(2) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s Day holiday observed January 1, 2016.

VISITING NURSE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Three months ended
January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Average number of locations 165 160 5 3.1%
All payors:
Patient months 90,354 80,232 10,122 12.6%
Admissions 26,423 24,612 1,811 7.4%
Billable visits 694,783 631,145 63,638 10.1%
Medicare:
Admissions 23,062 87% 21,782 89% 1,280 5.9%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 96,897 92% $ 91,633 96% $ 5,264 5.7%
Revenue per admission $ 4,202 $ 4,207 $ (5) -0.1%
Billable visits 614,182 88% 566,868 90% 47,314 8.3%
Recertifications 12,722 11,913 809 6.8%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Traditional Medicare Episodic 83.2% 84.2% -1.0%
Replacement Plans Paid Episodically 4.4% 3.3% 1.1%
Replacement Plans Paid Per Visit 12.4% 12.5% -0.1%
Non-Medicare:
Admissions 3,361 13% 2,830 11% 531 18.8%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 8,527 8% $ 4,091 4% $ 4,436 108.4%
Revenue per admission $ 2,537 $ 1,446 $ 1,091 75.5%
Billable visits 80,601 12% 64,277 10% 16,324 25.4%
Recertifications 1,310 499 811 162.5%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Medicaid & other governmental 30.1% 25.6% 4.5%
Private payors 69.9% 74.4% -4.5%


PERSONAL CARE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Three months ended
January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Average number of locations 73 61 12 19.7%
Admissions 2,076 1,619 457 28.2%
Patient months of care 36,605 22,858 13,747 60.1%
Billable hours 1,757,886 1,315,575 442,311 33.6%
Revenue per billable hour $ 21.97 $ 21.93 $ 0.04 0.2%

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

VISITING NURSE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Year ended
January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Average number of locations 163 167 (4) -2.4%
All payors:
Patient months 333,343 319,430 13,913 4.4%
Admissions 102,381 98,634 3,747 3.8%
Billable visits 2,621,443 2,507,067 114,376 4.6%
Medicare:
Admissions 91,027 89% 87,650 89% 3,377 3.9%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 377,724 94% $ 365,075 96% $ 12,649 3.5%
Revenue per admission $ 4,150 $ 4,165 $ (16) -0.4%
Billable visits 2,356,687 90% 2,259,896 90% 96,791 4.3%
Recertifications 47,999 47,875 124 0.3%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Traditional Medicare Episodic 84.1% 84.0% 0.1%
Replacement Plans Paid Episodically 4.1% 3.4% 0.7%
Replacement Plans Paid Per Visit 11.8% 12.6% -0.8%
Non-Medicare:
Admissions 11,354 11% 10,984 11% 370 3.4%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 23,327 6% $ 15,713 4% $ 7,614 48.5%
Revenue per admission $ 2,055 $ 1,431 $ 624 43.6%
Billable visits 264,756 10% 247,171 10% 17,585 7.1%
Recertifications 2,991 1,865 1,126 60.4%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Medicaid & other governmental 30.6% 23.3% 7.3%
Private payors 69.4% 76.7% -7.3%


PERSONAL CARE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Year ended
January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Average number of locations 65 61 4 6.6%
Admissions 6,944 6,458 486 7.5%
Patient months of care 110,082 89,880 20,202 22.5%
Billable hours 5,792,106 5,304,089 488,017 9.2%
Revenue per billable hour $22.05 $21.21 $0.84 4.0%

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
Three months ended
January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014 Change
Amount Amount Amount %
Medicare enrollees under management 83,133 43,972 39,161 89.1%
ACOs under contract 11 7 4 57.1%
Net loss - noncontrolling interest $ (783) $ (408) $(375) 91.9%
Assets 22,024 9,254 12,770 138.0%
Liabilities (1,525) 191 (1,716) -898.4%
Non-controlling interest - redeemable 3,639 3,639 - 0.0%
Non-controlling interest - nonredeemable (144) (157) 13 -8.3%


Year ended
January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014 Change
Amount Amount Amount %
Medicare enrollees under management 83,133 43,972 39,161 89.1%
ACOs under contract 11 7 4 57.1%
Net loss - noncontrolling interest $ (1,217) $ (13) $(1,204) NM
Assets 22,024 9,254 12,770 138.0%
Liabilities (1,525) 191 (1,716) -898.4%
Non-controlling interest - redeemable 3,639 3,639 - 0.0%
Non-controlling interest - nonredeemable (99) (5) (94) NM

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information provided in some of the tables in this release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. In accordance with SEC rules, the Company has provided, in the supplemental information, a reconciliation of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Adjusted Earnings from Home Health Operations

Adjusted earnings from home health operations is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities, or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The presentation of adjusted earnings from home health operations provides investors with pertinent information to enable comparison of financial performance between periods by excluding certain items that the Company believes are not representative of its ongoing operations due to the nature of the items.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. to adjusted earnings from home health operations:

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS
FROM HOME HEALTH OPERATIONS
(In thousands)
Three month period ended Year ended
(in thousands) January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $ 2,806 $ 4,747 $ 20,009 $ 13,763
Addbacks:
Deal, transition and other, net of tax 2,997 $ (418) $ 737 $ 3,156
Adjusted earnings 5,803 4,329 20,746 16,919
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax 376 $ 149 $ 665 $ 5
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $ 6,179 4,478 21,411 16,924
Per share amounts-diluted:
Average shares outstanding 10,000 9,474 9,745 9,462
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $ 0.28 $ 0.50 $ 2.05 $ 1.45
Addbacks:
Deal, transition and other, net of tax 0.30 (0.04) 0.08 0.33
Adjusted earnings 0.58 0.46 2.13 1.79
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax 0.04 0.02 0.07 0.00
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $ 0.62 $ 0.48 $ 2.20 $ 1.79

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations

Adjusted earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization, amortization of stock-based compensation, deal, transition and other and Healthcare Innovations operating loss (Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations) is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities, or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations are significant components in understanding and evaluating financial performance and liquidity. Management routinely calculates and communicates Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations and believes that it is useful to investors because it provides a common analytical indicator within our industry to evaluate performance, measure leverage capacity and debt service ability, and to estimate current or prospective enterprise value. Adjusted EBITDA is also used in certain covenants contained in our credit agreement.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations:

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
FROM HOME HEALTH OPERATIONS
(In thousands)
Three month period ended Year ended
(in thousands) January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
January 1,
2016 (1)
December 31,
2014
Net income from continuing operations $ 2,806 $ 4,747 $ 20,009 $ 13,763
Add back:
Interest expense 759 365 2,006 1,442
Income tax expense 2,097 3,266 10,556 9,511
Depreciation and amortization 1,003 938 3,628 4,103
Stock-based compensation from home health operations 666 478 2,121 1,814
Deal and transition costs 4,835 (703) 4,139 5,304
Adjusted EBITDA 12,166 9,091 42,459 35,937
Healthcare Innovations operating loss 901 481 1,479 (96)
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations $ 13,067 $ 9,572 $ 43,938 $ 35,841

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015. As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

About Almost Family, Inc.

Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch locations in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, New York, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama (in order of revenue significance). Almost Family, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a Medicare-certified segment, a personal care segment and a healthcare innovations segment. Almost Family operates over 230 branch locations in fifteen U.S. states.

Forward Looking Statements

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Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results could differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially include: regulatory approvals or third party consents may not be obtained; the impact of further changes in healthcare reimbursement systems, including the ultimate outcome of potential changes to Medicare reimbursement for home health services and to Medicaid reimbursement due to state budget shortfalls; the ability of the Company to maintain its level of operating performance and achieve its cost control objectives; changes in our relationships with referral sources; the ability of the Company to integrate acquired operations including obtaining synergies, integration objectives and anticipated timelines; government regulation; health care reform; pricing pressures from Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payers; changes in laws and interpretations of laws relating to the healthcare industry; the ability of the Company to integrate, manage and keep secure our information systems; changes in the marketplace and regulatory environment for Health Risk Assessments and the Company’s self-insurance risks. For a more complete discussion regarding these and other factors which could affect the Company's financial performance, refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filing on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, in particular information under the headings "Special Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and “Risk Factors.” With regard to the Company’s investment in development-stage enterprises in its Healthcare Innovations segment, there can be no assurance that it’s operational and developmental objectives will be realized or that the Company’s investments will result in future returns. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.


Almost Family, Inc. Steve Guenthner (502) 891-1000

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