MEDNAX Reports Second Quarter GAAP EPS of $0.69

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Friday, 28 July 2017
MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD), the national health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services, radiology, and management services, today reported earnings of $0.69 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, MEDNAX reported Adjusted EPS of $0.85.

 For the 2017 second quarter, MEDNAX reported the following results:

    Net revenue of $843 million;
    Net income of $64 million; and
    EBITDA of $148 million.

“Our operating results for the second quarter were largely in line with our expectations,” said Roger J. Medel, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of MEDNAX. “The trends we experienced earlier in the year, in both payor mix for anesthesia services and volume trends in neonatal services, remained a challenge during the quarter, impacting our same-unit revenue compared to the prior year. At the same time, we remain committed to growth in all of our specialties and to executing on the pipeline of opportunities we have developed. We also remain committed to being the provider of choice to our partners, based on our investments in great patient care, clinical research, education, quality and safety.”

Operating Results

MEDNAX’s net revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2017 increased by 9.2 percent, to $842.9 million, from $771.8 million for the prior-year period, driven by contributions from acquisitions completed since April 2016.

MEDNAX’s revenue growth attributable to recent acquisitions was 10.1 percent, while overall same-unit revenue decreased by 0.9 percent when compared to the prior year period.

Same-unit revenue from net reimbursement-related factors declined by 0.6 percent for the 2017 second quarter as compared to the prior-year period. The net decrease in revenue was primarily due to an increase in the percentage of services reimbursed under government programs, partially offset by modest improvements in managed care contracting.

The percentage of services reimbursed under government programs increased by 90 basis points for the second quarter compared with the prior-year period, driven by a 160 basis point shift to government payors for anesthesiology services.

Same-unit revenue attributable to patient volume declined by 0.3 percent for the 2017 second quarter as compared to the prior-year period. Volume growth in anesthesiology was offset by declines in neonatalogy and other pediatric services. For the 2017 second quarter, same-unit neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patient days decreased by 0.4 percent compared to the prior-year period.

For the 2017 second quarter, practice salaries and benefits expense was $561.4 million, compared to $484.6 million in the prior-year period. Practice salaries and benefits expense as a percentage of net revenue was 66.6 percent for the second quarter of 2017, compared to 62.8 percent in the prior-year period. This increase in expense as a percentage of revenue was primarily attributable to growth in compensation expense to support acquisition-related growth and growth at existing units, including compensation for non-physician clinicians that increased at a faster pace than in previous periods.

For the 2017 second quarter, general and administrative expenses were $103.0 million, as compared to $92.1 million for the prior-year period. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenue was 12.2 percent for the second quarter of 2017, compared to 12.0 percent in the prior-year period.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expense (EBITDA) for the 2017 second quarter was $147.6 million, compared to $168.1 million for the prior-year period, or a decline of 12.2 percent. EBITDA as a percentage of net revenue was 17.5 percent for the second quarter of 2017, compared to 21.8 percent in the prior-year period, with this decline primarily reflecting a decrease in same-unit revenue and higher operating expenses as well as impacts from the volume and mix of acquisitions completed since April 2016.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $25.7 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $20.2 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of $5.5 million that primarily related to the amortization of intangible assets from recent acquisitions.

Interest expense was $18.5 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $15.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, due primarily to an increase in the average amount of total borrowings between the two periods.

MEDNAX generated net income of $63.7 million for the 2017 second quarter, or $0.69 per diluted share based on a weighted average 92.8 million shares outstanding. This compares with net income of $82.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the 2016 second quarter, based on a weighted average 92.9 million shares outstanding.

For the second quarter of 2017, MEDNAX reported Adjusted EPS of $0.85, compared to $1.03 for the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted net income attributable to MEDNAX, Inc. per common and common equivalent share excluding non-cash amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, MEDNAX generated revenue of $1.68 billion, up 10.1 percent from $1.52 billion for the prior-year period. EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $279.3 million, compared to $312.1 million for the prior year. MEDNAX earned net income of $118.4 million, or $1.27 per share, through June 30, 2017, based on a weighted average 93.0 million shares outstanding, which compares to net income of $150.3 million, or $1.62 per share, based on a weighted average 93.0 million shares outstanding for the first half of 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, MEDNAX reported Adjusted EPS of $1.60, compared to $1.90 in the same period of 2016.

MEDNAX had cash and cash equivalents of $40.4 million at June 30, 2017, and net accounts receivable were $480.4 million.

During the second quarter of 2017, MEDNAX generated cash flow from operations of $137.6 million, which compares to $149.7 million during the 2016 second quarter.

MEDNAX used approximately $4.6 million during the 2017 second quarter to fund acquisitions and to make contingent purchase price payments for previously completed acquisitions. During the quarter, one physician group was acquired.

At June 30, 2017, MEDNAX had total net debt outstanding of $1.8 billion, consisting primarily of its borrowings under its revolving credit facility, senior notes and term loan. At June 30, 2017, the amount of additional borrowing capacity available under the Company’s revolving credit facility was approximately $840 million.

2017 Third Quarter Outlook:

For the 2017 third quarter, MEDNAX expects earnings per share will be in a range of $0.66 to $0.71 per diluted share and Adjusted EPS will be in a range of $0.83 to $0.88. The Adjusted EPS range excludes approximately $0.11 per diluted share of estimated amortization expense and $0.06 per diluted share of estimated stock-based compensation expense.

Additionally, for the 2017 third quarter, MEDNAX expects that EBITDA will decline by 17 percent to 21 percent, compared to the prior-year period. As compared to the 12.2 percent decline in EBITDA in the second quarter of 2017, this expectation incorporates the impact of the anniversary of contributions from certain acquisitions completed during the third quarter of 2016.

This outlook assumes that total same-unit revenue growth for the three months ended September 30, 2017 will be in a range of flat to negative two percent, compared to the prior-year period.

This outlook also assumes an effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2017 of approximately 39 percent. Our effective income tax rate of 31.4 percent for the third quarter of 2016 included the favorable impact from the settlement of a tax matter. Excluding this favorable settlement, the effective income tax rate was 39 percent.

Non-GAAP Measures:

A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EPS to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 is provided in the financial tables of this press release. Additionally, historical reconciliations of EBITDA and Adjusted EPS to the most directly comparable GAAP measures as well as the reconciliation of forward-looking EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure are available on the Company’s website at www.mednax.com/investors.

ABOUT MEDNAX:

MEDNAX, Inc.MEDNAX, Inc. is a national health solutions partner comprised of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research and telemedicine to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care.

The Company was founded in 1979, and today, through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX provides services through a network of more than 3,725 physicians in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to healthcare facilities and physicians in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a management services company and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.


Contact Us:

MEDNAX, Inc.
Charles Lynch
954-384-0175, Ext. 5692
Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations

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