Kindred Healthcare Selling 8 Nursing Centers for $49 Million

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Kindred Healthcare announced today that it is selling eight nursing centers for around $49 million to privately run Signature Healthcare.

According to the press release, the sale makes sense for Kindred. All eight centers are considered "non-strategic" and are located outside of the corporation's 21 designated Integrated Care Markets. In fiscal 2012, the facilities brought in around $61 million in net profit.

"The transaction with Signature further accelerates our repositioning strategy with the goal of improving our long-term growth, profitability and financial position," said CEO Paul Diaz in a statement today. "Like the Vibra Healthcare transaction announced in April, this tax-efficient transaction allows us to sharpen our focus on our Integrated Care Markets and provides more capital to grow our home health and hospice operations."

Kindred will use the proceeds from this sale to most immediately address $350 million in outstanding balances under the company's $750 million revolving credit facility. In the long term, the company expects to reinvest the proceeds into further acquisitions and/or Kindred's Integrated Care Markets.

The article Kindred Healthcare Selling 8 Nursing Centers for $49 Million originally appeared on

Fool contributor Justin Loiseau has no position in any stocks mentioned. You can follow him on Twitter @TMFJLo and on Motley Fool CAPS @TMFJLo. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned, either. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading