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Amedisys Reports First Quarter Financial Results

BATON ROUGE, La., May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), a leading home health and hospice company, today reported its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016.

Three-Month Periods Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015

  • Net service revenue increased $47.2 million or 15.6% to $348.8 million compared to $301.6 million in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. increased $41.2 million or 117.7% to $6.2 million compared to $35.0 million net loss attributable to Amedisys, Inc. in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share increased $1.26 or 117.8% to $0.19 compared to $1.07 net loss attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share in 2015.

Adjusted Results*

  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $10.9 million compared to adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $9.8 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $0.33 compared to adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $0.30 in 2015.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) of $23.9 million compared to $26.4 million in 2015.

Paul B. Kusserow, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are very pleased with our first quarter results and the progress we have made executing on our strategy. We generated strong organic growth across home health and hospice and closed on our first acquisition of a personal care company – Associated Home Care. We also remain focused on clinical distinction, becoming an employer of choice and operational excellence, and are confident in our ability to deliver on the efficiencies outlined in our plan and promised to our investors.”

We urge caution in considering the current trends disclosed in this press release. The home health and hospice industry is highly competitive and subject to intensive regulations, and trends are subject to numerous factors, risks, and uncertainties, some of which are referenced in the cautionary language below and others that are described more fully in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K which can be found on the SEC’s internet website, http://www.sec.gov, and our internet website, http://www.amedisys.com. We disclaim any obligations to update disclosed information on trends.

* See table "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Statements" for explanation of certain items and the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures.

Earnings Call and Webcast Information

To participate on the conference call, please call a few minutes before 11:00 a.m. ET to either (877) 524-8416 (Toll-Free) or (412) 902-1028 (Toll). A replay of the conference call will be available through June 1, 2016 by dialing (877) 660-6853 (Toll-Free) or (201) 612-7415 (Toll) and entering conference ID #13635831.

A live webcast of the call will be accessible through our website on our Investor Relations section at the following web address: http://investors.amedisys.com.

Amedisys, Inc. (the “Company”) is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AMED”.

Additional information

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Forward-Looking Statements

When included in this press release, words like “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “may,” “might,” “would,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described therein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the following: changes in Medicare and other medical payment levels, our ability to open care centers, acquire additional care centers and integrate and operate these care centers effectively, changes in or our failure to comply with existing Federal and State laws or regulations or the inability to comply with new government regulations on a timely basis, competition in the home health industry, changes in the case mix of patients and payment methodologies, changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies, our ability to maintain or establish new patient referral sources, our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, changes in payments and covered services due to the economic downturn and deficit spending by Federal and State governments, future cost containment initiatives undertaken by third-party payors, our access to financing due to the volatility and disruption of the capital and credit markets, our ability to meet debt service requirements and comply with covenants in debt agreements, business disruptions due to natural disasters or acts of terrorism, our ability to integrate and manage our information systems, our ability to comply with requirements stipulated in our corporate integrity agreement and changes in law or developments with respect to any litigation relating to the Company, including various other matters, many of which are beyond our control.

Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not rely on any forward-looking statement as a prediction of future events. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking and we do not intend to release publicly any updates or changes in our expectations concerning the forward-looking statements or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any forward-looking statement may be based, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the following non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules: EBITDA, defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. before provision for income taxes, net interest expense and depreciation and amortization, adjusted EBITDA, defined as EBITDA excluding certain other items, adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc., defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. excluding certain other items, and adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share, defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share excluding certain other items. In accordance with SEC rules, we have provided herein a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measures under GAAP. Management believes that these are useful gauges of our performance and are common measures used in our industry to assess relative financial performance among companies.


AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECT CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENT DATA AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands, except share, per share data and statistical information)
Balance Sheet Information
ASSETS March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current assets: (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents$ 7,824 $ 27,502
Patient accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $16,751 and $16,526 153,860 125,010
Prepaid expenses 9,086 8,110
Other current assets 5,959 14,641
Total current assets 176,729 175,263
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $143,277 and $141,793 43,963 42,695
Goodwill 285,124 261,663
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $25,885 and $25,386 43,548 44,047
Deferred income taxes 121,367 125,245
Other assets, net 34,914 32,802
Total assets$705,645 $681,715
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable$ 33,627 $ 25,682
Payroll and employee benefits 82,837 72,546
Accrued expenses 63,903 71,965
Current portion of long-term obligations 20,000 5,000
Total current liabilities 200,367 175,193
Long-term obligations, less current portion 90,565 91,630
Other long-term obligations 3,934 4,456
Total liabilities 294,866 271,279
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized; 34,849,466 and 34,786,966 shares issued;
and 33,340,512 and 33,607,282 shares outstanding
35 35
Additional paid-in capital 510,881 504,290
Treasury stock at cost, 1,508,954 and 1,179,684 shares of common stock (39,529) (26,966)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 15 15
Retained earnings (61,593) (67,806)
Total Amedisys, Inc. stockholders’ equity 409,809 409,568
Noncontrolling interest 970 868
Total equity 410,779 410,436
Total liabilities and equity$705,645 $681,715



Statement of Operations Information (Unaudited)
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net service revenue$ 348,817 $ 301,572
Cost of service, excluding depreciation and amortization 201,837 170,961
General and administrative expenses:
Salaries and benefits 76,717 68,555
Non-cash compensation 4,070 2,384
Other 46,717 33,070
Provision for doubtful accounts 3,940 2,976
Depreciation and amortization 4,473 6,537
Asset impairment charge 75,193
Operating expenses 337,754 359,676
Operating income (loss) 11,063 (58,104)
Other (expense) income:
Interest income 22 22
Interest expense (1,112) (2,426)
Equity in (loss) earnings from equity method investments (5) 1,951
Miscellaneous, net 735 2,134
Total other (expense) income, net (360) 1,681
Income (loss) before income taxes 10,703 (56,423)
Income tax (expense) benefit (4,388) 21,591
Net income (loss) 6,315 (34,832)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (102) (177)
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc$ 6,213 $ (35,009)
Basic earnings per common share:
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders$ 0.19 $ (1.07)
Weighted average shares outstanding 32,920 32,739
Diluted earnings per common share:
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders$ 0.19 $ (1.07)
Weighted average shares outstanding 33,508 32,739



Cash Flow and Days Revenue Outstanding, Net Information
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net cash provided by operating activities$ 12,244 $ 14,483
Net cash used in investing activities (34,154) (2,068)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 2,232 (17,315)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (19,678) (4,900)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 27,502 8,032
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$ 7,824 $ 3,132
Days revenue outstanding, net (1) 38.9 32.1

(1) Our calculation of days revenue outstanding, net at March 31, 2016 and 2015 is derived by dividing our ending patient accounts receivable (i.e., net of estimated revenue adjustments and allowance for doubtful accounts) by our average daily net patient revenue for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.


Supplemental Information - Home Health
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare$ 206.8 $ 187.3
Non-Medicare 65.9 54.1
Net service revenue 272.7 241.4
Cost of service 160.8 138.7
Gross margin 111.9 102.7
Other operating expenses 75.7 66.9
Operating income$ 36.2 $ 35.8
Key Statistical Data:
Medicare:
Same Store Volume (1):
Revenue 4% 6%
Admissions 4% 3%
Recertifications 4% (1%)
Total (2):
Admissions 50,418 45,351
Recertifications 26,023 24,359
Completed episodes 72,032 65,311
Visits 1,311,371 1,168,250
Average revenue per completed episode (3)$ 2,812 $ 2,794
Visits per completed episode (4) 17.4 17.2
Non-Medicare:
Same Store Volume (1):
Revenue 22% 20%
Admissions 10% 17%
Recertifications 23% 15%
Total (2):
Admissions 25,567 23,149
Recertifications 9,826 7,988
Visits 527,969 437,465
Total (2):
Cost per Visit$ 87.45 $ 86.33
Visits 1,839,340 1,605,715

(1) Same store Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, admissions or recertifications growth is the percent increase (decrease) in our Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, admissions or recertifications for the period as a percent of the Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, admissions or recertifications of the prior period.
(2) Based on continuing operations for all periods presented, which includes acquisitions.
(3) Average Medicare revenue per completed episode is the average Medicare revenue earned for each Medicare completed episode of care which includes the impact of sequestration.
(4) Medicare visits per completed episode are the home health Medicare visits on completed episodes divided by the home health Medicare episodes completed during the period.


Supplemental Information - Hospice
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare revenue$ 68.7 $ 56.5
Non-Medicare revenue 4.3 3.7
Net service revenue 73.0 60.2
Cost of service 38.8 32.3
Gross margin 34.2 27.9
Other operating expenses 17.9 15.2
Operating income$ 16.3 $ 12.7
Key Statistical Data:
Same Store Volume (1):
Medicare revenue 22% 2%
Non-Medicare revenue 16% 13%
Hospice admissions 19% 7%
Average daily census 22% 1%
Total (2):
Hospice admissions 5,430 4,564
Average daily census 5,507 4,542
Revenue per day, net$ 145.65 $ 147.26
Cost of service per day$ 77.36 $ 79.12
Average length of stay 96 91

(1) Same store Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, Hospice admissions or average daily census growth is the percent increase (decrease) in our Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, Hospice admissions or average daily census for the period as a percent of the Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, Hospice admissions or average daily census of the prior period.
(2) Based on continuing operations for all periods presented, which includes acquisitions.


Supplemental Information - Corporate

Supplemental Information - Corporate
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Other operating expenses$ 39.0 $ 26.8
Depreciation and amortization 2.9 4.6
Total before impairment (1)$ 41.9 $ 31.4

(1) Total of $106.6 million on a GAAP basis for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015.



AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO GAAP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) and Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc$ 6,213 $ (35,009)
Add:
Income tax expense (benefit). 4,388 (21,591)
Interest expense, net 1,090 2,404
Depreciation and amortization 4,473 6,537
EBITDA (1) 16,164 (47,659)
Add:
Certain items (2) 7,766 74,040
Adjusted EBITDA (3)$ 23,930 $ 26,381


Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Amedisys, Inc. Reconciliation:
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc 6,213 (35,009)
Add:
Certain items (2) 4,698 44,794
Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. (4)$10,911 $9,785



Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per Diluted Share:
For the Three-
Month Periods Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share 0.19 (1.07)
Add:
Certain items (2) 0.14 1.37
Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share (5)$ 0.33 $ 0.30

(1) EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. before provision for income taxes, net interest expense, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes, cash flow from operating activities, or other traditional indicators of operating performance. This calculation of EBITDA may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies, since not all companies calculate this non-GAAP financial measure in the same manner.
(2) The following details the certain other items for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015:


For the Three-
Month Period Ended March 31, 2016
For the Three-
Month Period Ended March 31, 2015
(Income)
Expense
(Income)
Expense
HCHB implementation$ 2,440 $
Acquisition costs 1,704
Legal fees 1,517
Legal settlements (541) (818)
Inventory and Data Security Reporting 2,121
Asset impairment 75,193
Restructuring activity 2,210
Miscellaneous, other (income) expense, net 436 (2,456)
Total$ 7,766 $ 74,040
Net of tax $ 4,698 $ 44,794
Diluted EPS$0.14 $1.37

(3) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. before provision for income taxes, net interest expense, depreciation and amortization excluding certain other items as described in footnote 2. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes, cash flow from operating activities, or other traditional indicators of operating performance. This calculation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies, since not all companies calculate this non-GAAP financial measure in the same manner.
(4) Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. excluding certain other items as described in footnote 2. Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes, cash flow from operating activities, or other traditional indicators of operating performance. This calculation of adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies, since not all companies calculate this non-GAAP measure in the same manner.
(5) Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share is defined as diluted income (loss) per share excluding the earnings per share effect of certain other items as described in footnote 2. Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes, cash flow from operating activities, or other traditional indicators of operating performance. This calculation of adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies, since not all companies calculate this non-GAAP measure in the same manner.


Contact: Investor Contact: Amedisys, Inc. David Castille Managing Director, Treasury/Finance (225) 299-3391 david.castille@amedisys.com Media Contact: Amedisys, Inc. Kendra Kimmons Managing Director, Marketing & Communications (225) 299-3720 kendra.kimmons@amedisys.com

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