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Amedisys Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Financial Results

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) today reported its financial results for the three month period and year ended December 31, 2016.

Three Month Periods Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

  • Net service revenue increased $27.9 million to $366.3 million compared to $338.4 million in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $8.9 million compared to $12.9 million in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $0.26 per diluted share compared to $0.38 in 2015.

Adjusted Quarterly Results*

  • Adjusted net service revenue increased $27.8 million to $365.1 million compared to $337.3 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $30.5 million compared to $27.6 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $15.0 million compared to $13.4 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $0.44 compared to $0.40 in 2015.

Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

  • Net service revenue increased $156.9 million to $1,437.4 million compared to $1,280.5 million in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $37.3 million compared to $3.0 million net loss in 2015.
  • Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $1.10 compared to $0.09 net loss per diluted share in 2015.

Adjusted Year End Results*

  • Adjusted net service revenue increased $157.8 million to $1,437.3 million compared to $1,279.5 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $109.9 million compared to $112.0 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. of $52.2 million compared to $48.9 million in 2015.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per diluted share of $1.55 compared to $1.48 in 2015.

* See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures in the table below.

Paul B. Kusserow, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “I am extremely pleased with the results that our team delivered during 2016 and the fourth quarter, ahead of consensus estimates on EBITDA and earnings per share. Having completed our Homecare Homebase software implementation and rounding out our management team, we are already delivering a portion of the efficiencies that we promised to our stakeholders in early 2016. While the last few years have introduced quite a bit of change to the organization, our team has performed well across the board. Entering 2017, our primary goal for improvement is to return to consistent mid-single digit organic growth in home health. As a result of our efforts in the last few years, we have a solid and stable platform to build on, including a strong balance sheet that allows us to be opportunistic as we look to consolidate a fragmented industry.”

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, 2016, 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.

Earnings Call and Webcast Information

Amedisys will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 11:00 ET to discuss its fourth quarter and year end results. 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 April 1, 2017 by dialing (877) 660-6853 (Toll-Free) or (201) 612-7415 (Toll) and entering conference ID #13654607.

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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes reconciliations of the most comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules are as follows: (1) Adjusted EBITDA, defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. before provision for income taxes, net interest expense and depreciation and amortization, excluding certain items; (2) adjusted net service revenue, defined as net service revenue excluding certain items; (3) adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc., defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. excluding certain items; and (4) 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 items. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when reviewed in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, are useful gauges of our current performance and are also included in internal management reporting. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not more meaningful than or as an alternative to the GAAP financial measures presented in this earnings release and the company’s financial statements. Non-GAAP measures as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies since not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures consistently.

Additional information

Amedisys, Inc. (the “Company”) is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health, hospice and personal care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based personal care; recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury; care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease; or hospice care at the end of life. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With approximately 16,000 employees, in 420 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 385,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com.

We use our website as a channel of distribution for important company information. Important information, including press releases, financial presentations and financial information regarding our company, is routinely posted on and accessible on the Investor Relations subpage of our website, which is accessible by clicking on the tab labeled “Investors” on our website home page. Visitors to our website can also register to receive automatic e-mail and other notifications alerting them when new information is made available on the Investor Relations subpage of our website.

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 healthcare industry, our ability to integrate our personal care segment into our business efficiently, 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 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, manage and keep our information systems secure, 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.


AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$ 30,197 $ 27,502
Patient accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $17,716 and $16,526 166,056 125,010
Prepaid expenses 7,397 8,110
Other current assets 11,260 14,641
Total current assets 214,910 175,263
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $138,650 and $141,793 36,999 42,695
Goodwill 288,957 261,663
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $27,864 and $25,386 46,755 44,047
Deferred income taxes 107,940 125,245
Other assets, net 38,468 32,802
Total assets$ 734,029 $ 681,715
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$ 30,358 $ 25,682
Payroll and employee benefits 82,480 72,546
Accrued expenses 63,290 71,965
Current portion of long-term obligations 5,220 5,000
Total current liabilities 181,348 175,193
Long-term obligations, less current portion 87,809 91,630
Other long-term obligations 3,730 4,456
Total liabilities 272,887 271,279
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized; 35,253,577 and 34,786,966 shares issued; and 33,597,215 and 33,607,282 shares outstanding 35 35
Additional paid-in capital 537,472 504,290
Treasury stock at cost, 1,656,362 and 1,179,684 shares of common stock (46,774) (26,966)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 15 15
Retained earnings (30,545) (67,806)
Total Amedisys, Inc. stockholders’ equity 460,203 409,568
Noncontrolling interests 939 868
Total equity 461,142 410,436
Total liabilities and equity$ 734,029 $ 681,715


AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31,
For the Year
Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net service revenue$ 366,296 $ 338,367 $ 1,437,454 $ 1,280,541
Cost of service, excluding depreciation and amortization 212,589 192,483 833,055 725,915
General and administrative expenses:
Salaries and benefits 75,902 69,628 306,981 279,425
Non-cash compensation 3,845 4,187 16,401 11,824
Other 45,097 46,452 180,048 161,186
Provision for doubtful accounts 5,855 4,683 19,519 14,053
Depreciation and amortization 5,016 4,238 19,678 20,036
Asset impairment charge 4,432 4,432 77,268
Operating expenses 352,736 321,671 1,380,114 1,289,707
Operating income (loss) 13,560 16,696 57,340 (9,166)
Other income (expense):
Interest income 30 38 75 71
Interest expense (1,613) (1,005) (5,164) (10,783)
Equity in earnings from equity method investments 1,986 1,122 5,588 9,823
Miscellaneous, net 621 5,785 3,727 9,747
Total other income 1,024 5,940 4,226 8,858
Income (loss) before income taxes 14,584 22,636 61,566 (308)
Income tax expense (5,612) (9,564) (23,935) (2,004)
Net income (loss) 8,972 13,072 37,631 (2,312)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (55) (161) (370) (709)
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc.$ 8,917 $ 12,911 $ 37,261 $ (3,021)
Basic earnings per common share:
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders $ 0.27 $ 0.39 $ 1.12 $ (0.09)
Weighted average shares outstanding 33,365 33,202 33,198 33,018
Diluted earnings per common share:
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders$ 0.26 $ 0.38 $ 1.10 $ (0.09)
Weighted average shares outstanding 33,866 33,743 33,741 33,018



AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECT CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENT INFORMATION AND SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands, except statistical information)
(Unaudited)
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net cash provided by operating activities$28,561 $20,044 $62,259 $107,785
Net cash used in investing activities (6,649) (47,562) (52,049) (67,421)
Net cash used in financing activities (630) (2,031) (7,515) (20,894)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 21,282 (29,549) 2,695 19,470
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 8,915 57,051 27,502 8,032
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$30,197 $27,502 $30,197 $27,502
Days revenue outstanding, net (1) 40.2 31.9 40.2 31.9
(1) Our calculation of days revenue outstanding, net at December 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 period ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Segment Information - Home Health
For the Three Month Period Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ 203.2 $ 195.7
Non-Medicare 65.1 66.9
Net service revenue 268.3 262.6
Cost of service 160.1 153.2
Gross margin 108.2 109.4
Other operating expenses 72.7 76.6
Operating income $ 35.5 $ 32.8
Key Statistical Data:
Medicare:
Same Store (1):
Revenue (1%) 5%
Admissions 2% 3%
Recertifications (2%) 3%
Total (2):
Admissions 47,637 44,253
Recertifications 25,628 25,376
Completed episodes 71,855 68,926
Visits 1,230,434 1,216,983
Average revenue per completed episode (3) $2,851 $2,855
Visits per completed episode (4) 17.2 17.7
Non-Medicare:
Same Store (1):
Revenue (2%) 25%
Admissions (3%) 15%
Recertifications (1%) 16%
Total (2):
Admissions 24,309 25,201
Recertifications 9,673 9,798
Visits 501,215 529,948
Total (2):
Visiting Clinician Cost per Visit $83.46 $79.24
Clinical Manager Cost per Visit $9.01 $8.47
Total Cost per Visit $92.47 $87.71
Visits 1,731,649 1,746,931
For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ 822.4 $ 761.4
Non-Medicare 263.1 243.7
Net service revenue 1,085.5 1,005.1
Cost of service 643.7 584.2
Gross margin 441.8 420.9
Other operating expenses 303.2 280.6
Operating income $ 138.6 $ 140.3
Key Statistical Data:
Medicare:
Same Store (1):
Revenue 2% 3%
Admissions 3% 3%
Recertifications 0% (1%)
Total (2):
Admissions 194,662 178,226
Recertifications 103,193 99,762
Completed episodes 289,862 269,227
Visits 5,124,002 4,797,734
Average revenue per completed episode (3) $2,839 $2,825
Visits per completed episode (4) 17.5 17.5
Non-Medicare:
Same Store (1):
Revenue 8% 21%
Admissions 2% 18%
Recertifications 8% 14%
Total (2):
Admissions 98,448 96,934
Recertifications 38,618 35,870
Visits 2,050,975 1,954,543
Total (2):
Visiting Clinician Cost per Visit $81.18 $78.23
Clinical Manager Cost per Visit $8.53 $8.29
Total Cost per Visit $89.71 $86.52
Visits 7,174,977 6,752,277
(1) Same store information represents the percent increase (decrease) in our Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, admissions and recertifications for the period as a percent of the Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, admissions and recertifications of the prior period.
(2) Total includes acquisitions.
(3) Average Medicare revenue per completed episode is the average Medicare revenue earned for each Medicare completed episode of care.
(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.
Segment Information - Hospice
For the Three Month Period Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ 80.7 $ 70.9
Non-Medicare 4.5 4.9
Net service revenue 85.2 75.8
Cost of service 43.0 39.3
Gross margin 42.2 36.5
Other operating expenses 21.4 17.8
Operating income $ 20.8 $ 18.7
Key Statistical Data:
Same Store (1):
Medicare revenue 14% 24%
Non-Medicare revenue (7%) 40%
Hospice admissions 16% 21%
Average daily census 13% 24%
Total (2):
Hospice admissions 5,769 4,966
Average daily census 6,318 5,576
Revenue per day, net $146.56 $147.75
Cost of service per day $73.91 $76.54
Average discharge length of stay 99 98
For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ 297.7 $ 258.5
Non-Medicare 18.3 16.9
Net service revenue 316.0 275.4
Cost of service 163.1 141.7
Gross margin 152.9 133.7
Other operating expenses 77.0 66.0
Operating income $ 75.9 $ 67.7
Key Statistical Data:
Same Store (1):
Medicare revenue 15% 13%
Non-Medicare revenue 9% 18%
Hospice admissions 17% 16%
Average daily census 16% 12%
Total (2):
Hospice admissions 22,526 19,205
Average daily census 5,912 5,105
Revenue per day, net $146.05 $147.78
Cost of service per day $75.36 $76.06
Average discharge length of stay 96 92
(1) Same store information presented is the percent increase (decrease) in our Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, Hospice admissions and average daily census for the period as a percent of the Medicare and Non-Medicare revenue, Hospice admissions and average daily census of the prior period.
(2) Total includes acquisitions.
Segment Information - Personal Care
For the Three Month Period Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ $
Non-Medicare 12.7
Net service revenue 12.7
Cost of service 9.5
Gross margin 3.2
Other operating expenses 2.9
Operating income $ 0.3 $
Key Statistical Data:
Billable hours 548,703
Clients served 19,569
For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Medicare $ $
Non-Medicare 35.9
Net service revenue 35.9
Cost of service 26.3
Gross margin 9.6
Other operating expenses 8.1
Operating income $ 1.5 $
Key Statistical Data:
Billable hours 1,539,093
Clients served 51,520
Segment Information - Corporate
For the Three Month Period Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Other operating expenses $ 35.5 $ 32.2
Depreciation and amortization 3.1 2.6
Total operating expenses before asset impairment charge 38.6 34.8
Asset impairment charge 4.4
Total operating expenses $ 43.0 $ 34.8
For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Financial Information (in millions):
Other operating expenses $ 141.9 $ 126.5
Depreciation and amortization 12.4 13.4
Total operating expenses before asset impairment charge 154.3 139.9
Asset impairment charge 4.4 77.3
Total operating expenses $ 158.7 $ 217.2

AMEDISYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO GAAP MEASURES
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”):
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. $8,917 $12,911 $37,261 $ (3,021)
Add:
Income tax expense 5,612 9,564 23,935 2,004
Interest expense, net 1,583 967 5,089 10,712
Depreciation and amortization 5,016 4,238 19,678 20,036
Certain items (1) 9,999 (120) 24,559 85,447
Interest component of certain items (1) (625) (625) (3,212)
Adjusted EBITDA (2) (6) $30,502 $27,560 $109,897 $111,966
Adjusted Net Service Revenue Reconciliation:
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net service revenue $366,296 $338,367 $1,437,454 $1,280,541
Add:
Certain items (1) (1,149) (1,059) (201) (1,059)
Adjusted net service revenue (3) (6) $365,147 $337,308 $1,437,253 $1,279,482
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Amedisys, Inc. Reconciliation:
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. $8,917 $12,911 $37,261 $ (3,021)
Add:
Certain items (1) 6,114 543 14,923 51,898
Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. (4) (6) $15,031 $13,454 $52,184 $48,877
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Amedisys, Inc. per Diluted Share:
For the Three Month Period
Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share $0.26 $0.38 $1.10 $ (0.09)
Add:
Certain items (1) 0.18 0.02 0.44 1.57
Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share (5) (6) $0.44 $0.40 $1.55 $1.48
(1) The following details the certain items for the three month periods and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015:


Certain Items:
For the Three Month Period For the Year Ended
Ended December 31, 2016 December 31, 2016
(Income) Expense (Income) Expense
Certain Items Impacting Net Service Revenue:
Reduction of cost report reserve $ (1,149) $ (1,149)
Third party audit reserve 948
Certain Items Impacting Operating Expenses:
HCHB implementation 1,345 8,371
Acquisition costs 876 3,384
Legal fees - non-routine 543 1,992
Frontier litigation 2,479 2,979
Wage and Hour litigation (119) 282
Asset impairment 4,432 4,432
Restructuring activity 1,976 7,645
Sales/use tax audit reserve 460 460
Disaster relief 129 467
Certain Items Impacting Total Other Income (Expense):
Sales/use tax audit reserve 625 625
Legal settlements (280) (2,328)
Miscellaneous, other (income) expense, net (1,318) (3,549)
Total $9,999 $24,559
Net of tax $6,114 $14,923
Diluted EPS $0.18 $0.44
For the Three Month Period For the Year Ended
Ended December 31, 2015 December 31, 2015
(Income) Expense (Income) Expense
Certain Items Impacting Net Service Revenue:
Reduction of cost report reserve $ (1,059) $ (1,059)
Certain Items Impacting Operating Expenses:
HCHB implementation 2,383 4,431
Acquisition costs 1,046 1,046
Legal fees - non-routine 459 745
OIG Self-Disclosure 4,674 4,674
Inventory and Data Security Reporting 2,121
Wage and Hour litigation (2,309) 5,691
Asset impairment 77,268
Restructuring activity 2,735
Certain Items Impacting Total Other Income (Expense):
Debt refinance costs 3,212
Legal settlements (5,314) (7,453)
Miscellaneous, other (income) expense, net (7,964)
Total $ (120) $85,447
Net of tax $543 $51,898
Diluted EPS $0.02 $1.57
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. before provision for income taxes, net interest expense and depreciation and amortization, excluding certain items as described in footnote 1.
(3) Adjusted net service revenue is defined as net service revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP plus certain items as described in footnote 1.
(4) Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Amedisys, Inc. calculated in accordance with GAAP excluding certain items as described in footnote 1.
(5) Adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share is defined as diluted income (loss) per share calculated in accordance with GAAP excluding the earnings per share effect of certain items as described in footnote 1.
(6) Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net service revenue, adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. and adjusted net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders per diluted share should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, income before income taxes or other measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. These calculations may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies, since not all companies calculate these non-GAAP financial measures 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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