×

Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 04, 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 quarter ended April 1, 2016.

First Quarter Highlights:

  • Record net service revenues of approximately $153.7 million with record revenues in all three segments
  • Adjusted earnings from home health operations(1) of $6.0 million, $0.59 per diluted share versus $0.51 in the first quarter of 2015 an increase of 16% despite an 8% increase in diluted shares outstanding
  • Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations(1) of $13.2 million
  • GAAP Net income, including deal and transition costs, attributable to Almost Family, Inc. of $3.9 million, $0.38 per diluted share versus $0.46 in the first quarter of 2015
  • Healthcare Innovations segment performed nearly 16,000 in home assessments and has nearly 122,000 ACO beneficiaries through 15 Accountable Care Organizations under contract
  • Operating cash flow of $5.6 million

__________________

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 8

Management Comments
William Yarmuth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “As we continue through the integration process of a very prolific acquisition pace in late 2015 and early 2016, we are very pleased with the overall performance of our business and the execution of our strategic development and growth plans. We are happy to be reporting record revenues in all three of our business segments and we’re extremely excited and optimistic about our prospects for future growth.”

Steve Guenthner, President added: “During this period of relative regulatory stability, we have been, and are, able to make key investments in all our segments for growth, innovation and improvement in patient care. Both our access to capital and the M&A environment remain positive and we are continuing to work diligently to find, make and carefully integrate acquisitions that meet our stringent investment criteria.”

Yarmuth concluded: “Once again, we welcome the newest members of our growing family of healthcare providers joining us with the Long Term Solutions and Bayonne VNA acquisitions completed during the quarter. We also thank our over 13,000 dedicated employees for their unwavering commitment and intense focus on providing high quality patient care, particularly those dealing with transition and integration of recent acquisitions.”

First Quarter Financial Results
VN segment net revenues increased $10.1 million to a record $109.6 million from $99.5 million in the prior year and total Medicare admissions grew by 6.3% to 25,205 from 23,722 primarily due to home health agencies acquired in late 2015 and early 2016. VN segment contribution increased $2.6 million, or 20.8%, to $15.0 million, from $12.4 million in the prior year period. Contribution margin as a percentage of revenue thus increased to 13.7% from 12.5%. On a same-store basis, Medicare admissions outside of Florida grew organically by 2.5%. Within Florida, same store Medicare admissions in Florida in the first quarter of 2016 were 7.2% below the first quarter of 2015 which was was the Company’s all-time high-water mark for Florida Medicare admissions. Florida Medicare admissions in the first quarter of 2016 were 7.1% higher than the fourth quarter of 2015. Florida accounted for approximately one-fourth of the Company’s Medicare admissions in the first quarter of 2016.

PC segment net revenues increased $10.9 million, or 38.0%, to a record $39.7 million in 2016 from $28.8 million in 2015 primarily due to acquisitions. PC segment contribution increased 29.0% or $0.8 million as compared to the same period of last year.

Healthcare Innovations (HCI) segment net revenues increased $4.3 million to a record $4.4 million, in 2016 from $0.1 million in 2015, as acquired LTS and Ingenios revenues were $4.2 million. The first quarter of the year has historically been seasonally lower than the other three quarters in these assessment businesses. LTS was acquired in January 2016 and Ingenios was acquired in July 2015. The Company continues to expect the HCI segment to be profitable for 2016.

Corporate expenses as a percentage of revenue declined to 5.0%, from 5.4% in the prior year period, while deal, transition and other costs grew to $2.6 million for 2016, primarily as a result of costs related to 2016 and 2015 acquisitions. Borrowings related to acquisition activity in late 2015 and early 2016 also increased interest expense to $1.3 million, from $0.4 million in the prior year period.

Net cash from operating activities of $5.6 million was generated in the first quarter of 2016. Home Health accounts receivable days sales outstanding were 56 at the end of the first quarter of 2016 as compared to 62 at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2016 and 2015 was 40.5%.

The Company noted that it will continue to 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
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015
Net service revenues $153,698 $128,399
Cost of service revenues (excluding depreciation & amortization) 82,232 68,327
Gross margin 71,466 60,072
General and administrative expenses:
Salaries and benefits 41,676 36,393
Other 19,445 15,810
Deal and transition costs 2,609 406
Total general and administrative expenses 63,730 52,609
Operating income 7,736 7,463
Interest expense, net (1,332) (447)
Income before income taxes 6,404 7,016
Income tax expense (2,677) (2,987)
Net income 3,727 4,029
Net loss (income) - noncontrolling interests 190 365
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $3,917 $4,394
Per share amounts-basic:
Average shares outstanding 10,089 9,353
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $0.39 $0.47
Per share amounts-diluted:
Average shares outstanding 10,260 9,521
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $0.38 $0.46


ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
April 1, 2016
(UNAUDITED) January 1, 2016
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $7,135 $7,522
Accounts receivable - net 94,008 92,909
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,515 9,033
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 110,658 109,464
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - NET 10,649 10,000
GOODWILL 315,360 277,061
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS 66,106 64,629
OTHER ASSETS 3,885 3,615
TOTAL ASSETS $506,658 $464,769
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $10,128 $12,297
Accrued other liabilities 43,735 42,524
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 53,863 54,821
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Revolving credit facility 133,211 113,790
Deferred tax liabilities 15,260 13,094
Seller notes 12,520 6,556
Other liabilities 2,968 2,608
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 163,959 136,048
TOTAL LIABILITIES 217,822 190,869
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; 10,490 and 10,125 issued and outstanding 1,049 1,013
Treasury stock, at cost, 114 and 103 shares (3,126) (2,731)
Additional paid-in capital 138,822 127,253
Noncontrolling interest - nonredeemable (770) (730)
Retained earnings 149,222 145,456
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 285,197 270,261
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 506,658 $ 464,769


ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015
Cash flows of operating activities:
Net income $3,727 $4,029
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,050 918
Provision for uncollectible accounts 3,845 1,865
Stock-based compensation 717 520
Deferred income taxes 2,166 1,031
11,505 8,363
Change in certain net assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (3,571) (11,961)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (257) 3,653
Other assets (334) 17
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,735) (3,853)
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,608 (3,781)
Cash flows of investing activities:
Capital expenditures ��(969) (401)
Cost basis investment - (1,000)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (24,229) (3,000)
Net cash used in investing activities (25,198) (4,401)
Cash flows of financing activities:
Credit facility borrowings 78,011 47,813
Credit facility repayments (58,590) (39,161)
Debt issuance fees - (1,158)
Proceeds from stock option exercises - 23
Purchase of common stock in connection with share awards (396) (276)
Tax impact of share awards 214 88
Payment of special dividend in connection with share awards - (50)
Principal payments on notes payable and capital leases (36) (23)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 19,203 7,256
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (387) (926)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 7,522 6,886
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $7,135 $5,960


ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
Three months ended
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015 Change
Amount % Rev Amount % Rev Amount %
Home Health Operations
Net service revenues:
Visiting Nurse $ 109,613 73.4% $ 99,535 77.6% $ 10,078 10.1%
Personal Care 39,693 26.6% 28,761 22.4% 10,932 38.0%
149,306 100.0% 128,296 100.0% 21,010 16.4%
Operating income before corporate expenses:
Visiting Nurse 14,975 13.7% 12,400 12.5% 2,575 20.8%
Personal Care 3,737 9.4% 2,898 10.1% 839 29.0%
18,712 12.5% 15,298 11.9% 3,414 22.3%
Healthcare Innovations Operations
Revenue 4,392 100.0% 103 100.0% 4,289 4164.1%
Operating loss before noncontrolling interest (673) -15.3% (517) -501.9% (156) 30.2%
Corporate expenses 7,694 5.0% 6,912 5.4% 782 11.3%
Deal, transition and other costs 2,609 1.7% 406 0.3% 2,203 542.6%
Operating income 7,736 5.0% 7,463 5.8% 273 3.7%
Interest expense, net (1,332) -0.9% (447) -0.3% (885) 198.0%
Income tax expense (2,677) -1.7% (2,987) -2.3% 310 -10.4%
Net income $ 3,727 2.4% $ 4,029 3.1% $ (302) -7.5%
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations (1) $ 13,151 8.8% $ 10,203 8.0% $ 2,948 28.9%
Adjusted earnings from home health operations (1) $ 6,032 4.0% $ 4,825 3.8% $ 1,208 25.0%

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 8.

VISITING NURSE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Three months ended
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015 Change
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Average number of locations 164 160 4 2.5%
All payors:
Patient months 91,881 80,982 10,899 13.5%
Admissions 28,455 26,279 2,176 8.3%
Billable visits 737,871 642,592 95,279 14.8%
Medicare:
Admissions 25,205 89% 23,722 90% 1,483 6.3%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 103,158 94% $ 95,122 96% $ 8,036 8.4%
Revenue per admission $ 4,093 $ 4,010 $ 83 2.1%
Billable visits 652,118 88% 584,438 91% 67,680 11.6%
Recertifications 12,273 11,927 346 2.9%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Traditional Medicare Episodic 82.0% 84.1% -2.1%
Replacement Plans Paid Episodically 4.6% 4.0% 0.6%
Replacement Plans Paid Per Visit 13.4% 11.9% 1.5%
Non-Medicare:
Admissions 3,250 11% 2,557 10% 693 27.1%
Revenue (in thousands) $ 6,455 6% $ 4,413 4% $ 2,042 46.3%
Revenue per admission $ 1,986 $ 1,726 $ 260 15.1%
Billable visits 85,753 12% 58,154 9% 27,599 47.5%
Recertifications 1,131 427 704 164.9%
Payor mix % of Admissions
Medicaid & other governmental 32.6% 30.8% 1.8%
Private payors 67.4% 69.2% -1.8%
PERSONAL CARE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS
Three months ended
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015 Change
Amount Amount Amount %
Average number of locations 71 61 10 16.4%
Admissions 2,446 1,427 1,019 71.4%
Patient months of care 39,060 22,766 16,294 71.6%
Billable hours 1,821,539 1,286,884 534,655 41.5%
Revenue per billable hour $ 21.79 $ 22.35 $ (0.56) -2.5%


HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
Three months ended
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015 Change
Amount Amount Amount %
In-home Assessments 15,575 - 15,575 NM
Medicare ACO enrollees under management 121,881 83,133 38,748 46.6%
ACOs under contract 15 11 4 36.4%
Assets 61,768 9,820 51,948 NM
Liabilities 5,695 246 5,449 NM
Non-controlling interest - redeemable 3,639 3,639 - 0.0%
Non-controlling interest - nonredeemable (151) (199) 48 -24.1%

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 home health 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
(in thousands) April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $3,917 $4,394
Addbacks:
Deal, transition and other, net of tax 1,552 242
Adjusted earnings 5,469 4,636
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax 563 189
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $6,032 $4,825
Per share amounts-diluted:
Average shares outstanding 10,260 9,521
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $0.38 $0.46
Addbacks:
Deal, transition and other, net of tax 0.15 0.03
Adjusted earnings 0.53 0.49
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax 0.05 0.02
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $0.59 $0.51

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 EBTIDA 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
(in thousands) April 1, 2016 April 3, 2015
Net income $ 3,917 $ 4,394
Add back:
Interest expense 1,332 447
Income tax expense 2,677 2,987
Depreciation and amortization 985 831
Stock-based compensation from home health operations 717 520
Deal and transition costs 2,609 406
Adjusted EBITDA 12,237 9,585
Healthcare Innovations operating loss 914 618
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations $ 13,151 $ 10,203

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
All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of those terms or the negative of those terms. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events.

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 fiscal year ended January 1, 2016, 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 its 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

Source:Almost Family Inc