SunLink Health Systems, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results

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SunLink Health Systems, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SunLink Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SSY) today announced a loss from continuing operations for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $197,000, or $0.02 per fully diluted share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $1,684,000, or a loss of $0.18 per fully diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The decrease in the loss from continuing operations in the quarter ending March 31, 2013 compared to the prior year resulted from lower interest expense and a pre-tax impairment charge of $931,000 in the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The decrease in interest expense resulted from net debt repayments of approximately $10,900,000 in the twelve months ended March 31, 2013 and lower interest rates resulting from debt refinancings of approximately $13,000,000 during the past twelve months. SunLink reported a net loss for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $186,000, or a loss of $0.02 per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1,543,000, or a loss of $0.16 per fully diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Consolidated net revenues from continuing operations for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 were $29,240,000 and $31,354,000, respectively, a decrease of 6.7% in the current year's quarter. The Healthcare Facilities Segment net revenues in the current quarter of $18,824,000 decreased $989,000, or 5.0%, compared to $19,813,000 from the third fiscal quarter of the prior year. The Specialty Pharmacy Segment revenues of $10,416,000 in the quarter ended March 31, 2013 decreased $1,125,000, or 9.7% from the third fiscal quarter of the prior year.


SunLink had an operating loss from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $268,000, compared to an operating loss from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $1,054,000. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure of the liquidity of the company) at SunLink's Healthcare Facilities Segment in the third fiscal quarter of 2013 was $1,165,000 compared to $1,788,000 in the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA for SunLink's Specialty Pharmacy Segment was $590,000 in the third fiscal quarter compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $304,000 in the comparable quarter a year ago.

For the nine months ended March 31, 2013, SunLink reported net earnings of $2,325,000, or $0.25 per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4,033,000, or a loss of $0.43 per share, for the nine months ended March 31, 2012. For the nine months ended March 31, 2013, SunLink reported a loss from continuing operations of $3,214,000, or a loss of $0.34 per fully diluted share, compared to a loss of $4,824,000, or a loss of $0.52 per fully diluted share, for the comparable period last year. The results for the nine months ended March 31, 2013 include earnings from discontinued operations of $5,539,000 which resulted primarily from an after tax gain of approximately $5,200,000 on the December 31, 2012 sale of substantially all of the assets of its Dexter Hospital, LLC subsidiary.

Consolidated net revenues from continuing operations for the nine months ended March 31, 2013 decreased by 4.4% to $82,780,000 compared to $86,556,000 in the comparable period a year ago. The Healthcare Facilities Segment had net revenues in the nine months ended March 31, 2013 of $56,375,000 compared to $56,588,000 for the comparable period a year ago. The Specialty Pharmacy Segment had $26,405,000 of net revenues for the nine months ended March 31, 2013 compared to $29,968,000 for the comparable nine months of the last fiscal year.

SunLink had an operating loss from continuing operations for the nine months ended March 31, 2013 of $3,733,000 compared to an operating loss of $3,622,000 for the nine months ended March 31, 2012. Adjusted EBITDA for SunLink's Healthcare Facilities Segment was $2,211,000 in the nine months ended March 31, 2013, compared to $3,425,000 for the comparable period last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended March 31, 2013 for the Specialty Pharmacy Segment was $794,000 compared to $543,000 for the comparable period last year.

SunLink Health Systems, Inc. is the parent company of subsidiaries that operate hospitals and related businesses in the Southeast and Midwest, and a specialty pharmacy company in Louisiana. Each hospital is the only hospital in its community and is operated locally with a strategy of linking patients' needs with dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals to deliver quality efficient medical care. For additional information on SunLink Health Systems, Inc., please visit the company's website at www.sunlinkhealth.com.

This press release may contain certain statements of a forward-looking nature. The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them. The Company has no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary significantly from these forward-looking statements.

Adjusted earnings before income taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization

Earnings before income taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") represent the sum of income before income taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization. We understand that certain industry analysts and investors generally consider EBITDA to be one measure of the liquidity of the company, and it is presented to assist analysts and investors in analyzing the ability of the company to generate cash, service debt and meet capital requirements. We believe increased EBITDA is an indicator of improved ability to service existing debt and to satisfy capital requirements. EBITDA, however, is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and should not be considered an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance or to cash liquidity. Because EBITDA is not a measure determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and is thus susceptible to varying calculations, EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other corporations. Net cash provided by (used in) operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively, is shown below. Healthcare Facilities Adjusted EBITDA and Specialty Pharmacy Adjusted EBITDA is the EBITDA for those facilities without any allocation of corporate overhead, impairment charges and gains on sale of businesses.

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
March 31,March 31,
2013  20122013  2012
 

Healthcare Facilities Adjusted EBITDA

$1,165,000$1,788,000$2,211,000$3,425,000
Specialty Pharmacy Adjusted EBITDA590,000304,000794,000543,000
Corporate overhead costs(1,001,000)(1,085,000)(2,954,000)(3,310,000)
Taxes and interest expense50,000(699,000)(4,100,000)(1,680,000)
Other non-cash expenses and net change in
operating assets and liabilities (A) (5,271,000) 59,000  (298,000) 366,000 
Net cash provided by operations$(4,467,000)$367,000 $(4,347,000)$(656,000)

A - Other non-cash expenses and net change in operating assets and liabilities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 resulted from income tax payments of approximately $1,800,000, decrease in accounts payable and other accrued expense balances of approximately $3,500,000, decrease in professional liability risks of approximately $700,000, partially offset by decreases in receivables-net and inventory balances of approximately $600,000.

SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCES FISCAL
2013 THIRD QUARTER AND NINE MONTHS RESULTS
Amounts in 000's, except per share and volume amounts
                 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Nine Months Ended March 31,

2013201220132012
% of Net% of Net% of Net% of Net
AmountRevenuesAmountRevenuesAmountRevenuesAmountRevenues
Operating revenues (net of contractual allowances)$32,106109.8%$33,317106.3%$91,663110.7%$94,274108.9%
Less provision for bad debts of Healthcare Facilities Segment 2,866  9.8% 1,963 6.3% 8,883 10.7% 7,718 8.9%
Net Revenues29,240100.0%31,354100.0%82,780100.0%86,556100.0%
Costs and Expenses:
Cost of goods sold7,31925.0%8,41826.8%18,08521.8%21,15924.4%
Salaries, wages and benefits13,28745.4%13,26142.3%39,89448.2%39,61345.8%

Provision for bad debts of Specialty Pharmacy Segment

1290.4%2010.6%3860.5%5100.6%
Supplies2,2137.6%2,1576.9%6,9138.4%6,4177.4%
Purchased services1,7776.1%1,9616.3%5,6296.8%5,8846.8%
Other operating expenses3,21811.0%3,82312.2%11,29913.6%11,93413.8%
Rents and leases4501.5%5261.7%1,4541.8%1,6531.9%

Impairments of property, plant and equipment

-0.0%-0.0%7891.0%-0.0%
Impairment of goodwill-0.0%9313.0%-0.0%9311.1%
Depreciation and amortization1,0223.5%1,1303.6%2,9953.6%3,3493.9%
Electronic Health Records incentives 93  0.3% - 0.0% (931)-1.1% (1,272)-1.5%
Operating Loss(268)-0.9%(1,054)-3.4%(3,733)-4.5%(3,622)-4.2%
 
Interest Expense(301)-1.0%(1,071)-3.4%(1,507)-1.8%(3,405)-3.9%
Interest Income 1  0.0% 8 0.0% 1 0.0% 10 0.0%
 

 

Loss from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes

(568)-1.9%(2,117)-6.8%(5,239)-6.3%(7,017)-8.1%
Income Tax Benefit (371) -1.3% (433)-1.4% (2,025)-2.4% (2,193)-2.5%
Loss from Continuing Operations(197)-0.7%(1,684)-5.4%(3,214)-11.0%(4,824)-15.4%
Earnings from Discontinued Operations,
net of income taxes 11  0.0% 141 0.4% 5,539 6.7% 791 0.9%
Net Earnings (Loss)$(186) -0.6%$(1,543)-4.9%$ Read Full Story

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