Healthways Reports Second-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.

Second-Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue growth from continuing operations (Network Solutions business) of 10.2% to $125.0 million from $113.4 million for the second quarter of 2015;
  • Net income from continuing operations of $20.0 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with $10.8 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015. Net income for the second quarter of 2016 reflected an effective income tax rate of 0.0% as a result of tax benefits from the loss from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2016, discussed below. For comparison, had the net income for the second quarter of 2016 been subject to a normalized tax rate of 40%, net income from continuing operations would have been $12.0 million or $0.32 per diluted share; and
  • Losses from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense, of $195.5 million, or $5.25 per diluted share, primarily due to the second-quarter operating loss incurred by the Total Population Health Services and Emerging Solutions businesses and the Company’s estimate of the impairment loss resulting from the classification of the assets of these businesses as held for sale.

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues $125.0 $113.4 $251.0 $225.1
Net income from continuing operations
attributable to Healthways per diluted share 0.54 0.29 1.06 0.58
Losses from discontinued operations, net of
income tax expense (benefit) per diluted share (5.25) (0.28) (6.18) (0.65)
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling
interest per diluted share - (0.01) 0.01 (0.01)
Net (loss) income attributable to Healthways1 $(4.72) $0.01 $(5.12) $(0.07)
1 Figures may not add due to rounding.

“We completed the sale of our Total Population Health Services (TPHS) business to Sharecare as expected on July 31st,” said Donato Tramuto, Healthways Chief Executive Officer. “Our second-quarter operating results provide a much clearer picture of the strength of the Company’s Network Solutions business. Additionally, we have good visibility to consistent quarterly performance for the rest of this year and, as previously stated, we expect the Company’s financial profile by the end of 2016 to include annualized revenue greater than $500 million with EBITDA margins in excess of 20%.”

Alfred Lumsdaine, Healthways Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, added, “As our financial results indicate, during the second quarter we incurred a loss of $195.5 million from discontinued operations primarily resulting from the estimate of an impairment loss associated with the classification of assets as held for sale to Sharecare, as well as the second-quarter operating loss incurred by those businesses. The final transaction costs resulting from the sale will be reflected in our third quarter financial statements.

“As it relates to our continuing operations, the second-quarter results included revenue of $125.0 million and EBITDA of $26.0 million (see page 9 for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures) or a margin of 20.8%. We expect that the performance for our continuing operations over the next two quarters will be similar within a modest range to that of the first two quarters of 2016, with the exception of the costs to separate the businesses described below. Depreciation and amortization and interest expense are expected to be relatively consistent as a percentage of revenue as we move through the balance of 2016.

“During the second half of 2016, particularly during the third quarter, we expect to incur additional costs related to the sale of the Population Health Services business. We would expect $35 million to $45 million in additional charges related to discontinued operations, which includes the previously disclosed $25 million payment to Sharecare at the closing of the transaction. In addition, we expect to incur certain costs, in a range of $4 million to $6 million, required to separate the businesses. These costs relate primarily to the separation of IT and physical infrastructure as well as corporate rebranding expenses.

“We have previously discussed the need for the reorganization of our corporate support infrastructure. Beginning in 2017, we expect this reorganization to produce annualized cost savings of approximately $14 million to $16 million. We anticipate reinvesting some of these savings, perhaps as much as half, back into business initiatives that will help drive increased growth. We expect that the reorganization of our corporate support infrastructure will be complete by the end of 2016 and will result in restructuring costs in a range of $5 million to $7 million. We believe that the previously mentioned annualized savings, along with the completion of transaction and separation expenses, will drive our EBITDA margin in 2017 to be solidly in excess of 20%, consistent with where it has been for many years in the Network Solutions business.”

On August 4, 2016, Healthways completed an amended and extended credit agreement with its lenders. Under the amended and extended credit agreement terms, the EBITDA impact from the discontinued operations was removed from the Company’s restrictive covenants. The Company’s ratio of total debt to trailing 12 months EBITDA at June 30, 2016 as calculated under the credit facility then in place was approximately 3.2. Based upon the amended and extended agreement, this ratio would have been approximately 2.0. The Company expects that significantly improved EBITDA generation and cash flow will offset transaction related payments and costs over the balance of the year, and further projects to end 2016 with funded debt at approximately $230 million to $240 million.

Mr. Tramuto concluded, “Our Network Solutions business has an attractive financial profile and a long history of profitable growth, sustainable market leadership positions, and significant near and long-term growth opportunities. With continued strong execution of our Network Solutions businesses, as well as anticipated investments, we are well positioned to return Healthways to a path of consistent, predictable, and sustainably profitable growth.”

Conference Call

Healthways will hold a conference call to discuss this release today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live over the Internet by going to and clicking Investors at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Presentation materials related to the conference call may also be accessed by going to and clicking Investors. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a telephonic replay will be available for one week at 719-457-0820, code 5896427, and the replay will also be available on the Company’s web site for the next 12 months.

Safe Harbor Provisions

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including our guidance and financial expectations for future periods, which are based upon current expectations, involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding the intent, belief or expectations of the Company, including, without limitation, all statements regarding the Company’s future earnings and results of operations. Those forward-looking statements are subject to the finalization of the Company’s quarterly financial accounting procedures and may be affected by certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • the Company’s ability to estimate the costs associated with, and to implement and realize the anticipated benefits of, the sale of its Total Population Health Services business;
  • the effectiveness of management’s strategies and decisions, including the decision to sell the Total Population Health Services business and focus exclusively on the retained Network Solutions business;
  • the risks associated with recent changes in the Company’s senior management team;
  • the Company’s ability to sign and implement new contracts for its solutions;
  • the Company’s ability to accurately forecast the costs required to successfully implement new contracts;
  • the Company’s ability to accurately forecast the costs necessary to integrate new or acquired businesses, services (including outsourced services) or technologies into the Company’s business;
  • the Company’s ability to achieve estimated annualized revenue in backlog in the manner and within the timeframe the Company expects, which is based on certain estimates regarding the implementation of its services;
  • the Company’s ability to anticipate change and respond to emerging trends for healthcare and the impact of the same on demand for the Company’s services;
  • the impact of any impairment of the Company’s goodwill, intangible assets or other long-term assets;
  • the Company’s ability to develop new products and deliver and report outcomes on those products;
  • the Company’s ability to implement its integrated data and technology solutions platform within the required time frame and expected cost estimates and to develop and enhance this platform and/or other technologies to meet evolving customer and market needs;
  • the Company’s ability to anticipate and respond to strategic changes, opportunities and emerging trends in the Company’s industry and/or business and to accurately forecast the related impact on the Company’s revenues and earnings;
  • the Company’s ability to renew and/or maintain contracts with its customers under existing terms or restructure these contracts on terms that would not have a material negative impact on the Company’s results of operations;
  • the Company’s ability to accurately forecast the Company’s revenues, margins, earnings and net income, as well as any potential charges that the Company may incur as a result of changes in its business and leadership;
  • the Company’s ability and/or the ability of its customers to enroll participants and to accurately forecast their level of enrollment and participation in the Company’s programs in a manner and within the timeframe anticipated by the Company;
  • the risks associated with deriving a significant concentration of revenues from a limited number of customers;
  • the ability of the Company’s customers to provide timely and accurate data that is essential to the operation and measurement of the Company’s performance;
  • the Company’s ability to achieve and reach mutual agreement with customers with respect to the contractually required performance metrics, cost savings and clinical outcomes improvements or to achieve such metrics, savings and improvements within the timeframes contemplated by the Company;
  • the risks associated with changes in macroeconomic conditions;
  • the risks associated with data privacy or security breaches, computer hacking, network penetration and other illegal intrusions of our information systems or those of third-party vendors or other service providers, which may result in unauthorized access by third parties to customer, employee or Company information or patient health information and lead to enforcement actions, fines and other litigation against the Company;
  • the Company’s ability to effectively compete against other entities, whose financial, research, staff, and marketing resources may exceed the Company’s resources;
  • the Company’s ability to favorably resolve contract billing and interpretation issues with its customers;
  • the Company’s ability to service its debt and remain in compliance with its debt covenants;
  • counterparty risk associated with the Company’s cash convertible notes hedges, interest rate swap agreements and foreign currency exchanged contracts;
  • the impact of any new or proposed legislation, regulations and interpretations relating to Medicare or Medicare Advantage;
  • the impact of litigation involving the Company and/or its subsidiaries;
  • the impact of future state, federal and international legislation and regulations applicable to the Company’s business, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 on the Company’s operations and/or demand for its services; and
  • other risks detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements.

(In thousands, except earnings (loss) per share data)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues $125,003 $113,425 $251,016 $225,074
Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization of
$1,534, $1,407, $3,064, and $2,810, respectively, included below)
88,879 77,307 180,258 157,407
Selling, general & administrative expenses 10,107 12,375 19,519 20,093
Depreciation and amortization 1,877 1,867 3,749 3,729
Restructuring and related charges 2 41
Operating income 24,138 21,876 47,449 43,845
Interest expense 4,176 4,178 8,281 8,372
Income before income taxes 19,962 17,698 39,168 35,473
Income tax expense 6,942 14,037
Net income from continuing operations 19,962 10,756 39,168 21,436
Losses from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense (benefit) (195,454) (10,639) (228,557) (24,232)
Net (loss) income (175,492) 117 (189,389) (2,796)
Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 104 (303) 416 (303)
Net (loss) income attributable to Healthways, Inc. $(175,596) $420 $(189,805) $(2,493)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Healthways, Inc. - basic:
Continuing operations $0.55 $0.30 $1.08 $0.60
Discontinued operations $(5.41) $(0.29) $(6.34) $(0.67)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Healthways, Inc. - diluted:
Continuing operations $0.54 $0.29 $1.06 $0.58
Discontinued operations $(5.25) $ (0.28) $(6.18) $(0.65)
Comprehensive (loss) income $(175,656) $538 $(188,507) $(4,052)
Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 236 (298) 647 (298)
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to Healthways, Inc. $(175,892) $836 $(189,154) $(3,754)
Weighted average common shares
and equivalents:
Basic 36,172 35,734 36,140 35,664
Diluted 37,227 36,881 37,043 37,002

(In thousands)
June 30, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $4,635 $233
Accounts receivable, net 48,547 50,608
Prepaid expenses 5,264 7,662
Other current assets 1,437 2,508
Income taxes receivable 407 257
Deferred tax asset 7,717
Current assets held for sale 52,282 65,802
Total current assets 112,572 134,787
Property and equipment:
Leasehold improvements 27,682 27,674
Computer equipment and related software 34,504 33,496
Furniture and office equipment 13,530 13,512
Capital projects in process 1,613 1,089
77,329 75,771
Less: accumulated depreciation (55,943) (53,753)
21,386 22,018
Other assets 7,222 13,141
Intangible assets, net 29,266 29,526
Goodwill, net 334,680 336,974
Long-term assets held for sale 176,478
Total assets $505,126 $712,924

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
June 30, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $11,291 $21,184
Accrued salaries and benefits 11,138 7,240
Accrued liabilities 34,035 28,384
Deferred revenue 169 125
Contract billings in excess of earned revenue 415 101
Current portion of long-term debt 43,226 23,308
Current portion of long-term liabilities 7,248 6,204
Current liabilities held for sale 67,945 75,644
Total current liabilities 175,467 162,190
Long-term debt 182,393 208,289
Long-term deferred tax liability 24,112 23,617
Other long-term liabilities 26,818 38,238
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock $.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding
Common stock $.001 par value, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 36,243,197 and 36,079,446 shares outstanding, respectively 36 36
Additional paid-in capital 306,741 302,488
(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings (180,146) 9,659
Treasury stock, at cost, 2,254,953 shares in treasury (28,182) (28,182)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,436) (4,087)
Total Healthways, Inc. stockholders' equity 95,013 279,914
Non-controlling interest 1,323 676
Total stockholders' equity 96,336 280,590
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $505,126 $712,924

(In thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2016 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income from continuing operations $39,168 $21,436
Loss from discontinued operations (228,557) (24,232)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows provided by
operating activities, net of business acquisitions:
Depreciation and amortization 25,324 24,861
Amortization of deferred loan costs 1,103 986
Amortization of debt discount 3,698 3,495
Share-based employee compensation expense 5,323 5,797
Loss on sale of MeYou Health 4,826
Loss on impairment of held for sale assets 156,198
Equity in income from joint ventures (303)
Deferred income taxes 7,835 (2,393)
Decrease in accounts receivable, net 17,263 12,427
Decrease (increase) in other current assets 3,329 (709)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable (4,100) 3,795
Increase (decrease) in accrued salaries and benefits 4,441 (5,362)
Decrease in other current liabilities (737) (12,454)
Other (3,124) 1,340
Net cash flows provided by operating activities 31,687 28,987
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of property and equipment (10,330) (17,332)
Investment in joint venture (865) (4,450)
Proceeds from sale of MeYou Health 5,156
Other (537) (550)
Net cash flows used in investing activities (6,576) (22,332)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 242,301 303,956
Payments of long-term debt (253,902) (307,667)
Exercise of stock options 30 1,292
Repurchase of common stock (1,833)
Proceeds from non-controlling interest 1,377
Change in cash overdraft and other (8,726) 619
Net cash flows used in financing activities (20,297) (2,256)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 538 (899)
Less: net increase in cash and cash equivalents held for sale 950 2,337
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 4,402 1,163
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 233 1,249
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $4,635 $2,412

Reconciliation of EBITDA from continuing operations
to Net Income (Loss) Including Non-Controlling Interest, GAAP Basis
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
2016 % of
2015 % of
EBITDA from continuing operations, non-GAAP basis(1) $26,015 20.8%$23,743 20.9%
Depreciation and amortization (1,877) (1,867)
Interest expense (4,176) (4,178)
Income tax expense (6,942)
Net income from continuing operations, GAAP basis $19,962 $10,756

(1) EBITDA from continuing operations is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes it is useful to investors to provide disclosures of its operating results and guidance on the same basis as that used by management. You should not consider EBITDA from continuing operations in isolation or as a substitute for net (loss) income including non-controlling interest determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Investor Relations Contact: Chip Wochomurka (615) 614-4493

Source:Healthways, Inc