HealthStream Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

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HealthStreamAnnouncesSecondQuarter2013Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthStream, Inc. (NAS: HSTM) , a leading provider of learning, talent management, and research solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Highlights:

  • Revenues of $31.9 million in the second quarter of 2013, up 24% from revenues of $25.8 million in the second quarter of 2012
  • Operating income of $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, up 2% from operating income of $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2012
  • Net income of $2.4 million in both the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2012, and earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09 per share (diluted) for both the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2012
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $6.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, up 8% from $5.9 million in the second quarter of 2012

Financial Results:

Second Quarter 2013 Compared to Second Quarter 2012

Revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased $6.1 million, or 24 percent, to $31.9 million, compared to $25.8 million for the second quarter of 2012.

Revenues from HealthStream Learning & Talent Management increased by $5.8 million, or 30 percent, when compared to the second quarter of 2012. Revenues from our Internet-based subscription products increased by approximately $5.0 million, or 28 percent, over the prior year quarter due to a higher number of subscribers and more courseware consumption by subscribers. Revenues in the second quarter of 2013 were positively influenced by courseware subscriptions associated with ICD-10 training. Revenues from SimVentures, our collaborative arrangement with Laerdal Medical A/S, increased by $410,000, or 105 percent, over the prior year second quarter to $802,000 due, in part, to the fulfillment of backorders of a recently upgraded product. Revenues from our credentialing software product (which was acquired through the Sy.Med Development acquisition in October 2012 and is not an Internet-based product) contributed $1.1 million during the second quarter of 2013. Revenues from project-based services decreased $636,000 from the prior year quarter due to the completion of a large content development project.

Revenues from HealthStream Research increased by $257,000, or four percent, when compared to the second quarter of 2012. Revenues from Patient Insights™ surveys—a survey research product that generates recurring revenues—increased by $606,000, or 13 percent, when compared to the second quarter of 2012. Revenues from other surveys, which are conducted on annual or bi-annual cycles, decreased $349,000, or 19 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2012 due to fewer survey engagements.

Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) require companies to write down beginning balances of acquired deferred revenue balances as part of "fair value" accounting as defined by GAAP. During the second quarter of 2013, HealthStream reported a $168,000 reduction to GAAP revenues and a corresponding $168,000 reduction to operating income and $98,000 reduction to net income as a result of deferred revenue write-downs for the Decision Critical and Sy.Med Development acquisitions in June and October of 2012, respectively. The table reconciling GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures included in this release shows the impact of beginning balance deferred revenue write-downs on financial results.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2013 increased by two percent to $4.1 million, compared to $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2012. The revenue growth in revenues was mostly offset by operating expense increases associated with higher royalties, personnel additions, sales commissions, depreciation and amortization, business taxes, and other general expenses.

Net income was $2.4 million for both the second quarter of 2013 and 2012. Earnings per share were $0.09 per share (diluted) for both the second quarter of 2013 and 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA (which we define as net income before interest, income taxes, share-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization) increased by eight percent to $6.4 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $5.9 million for the second quarter of 2012.

At June 30, 2013, the Company had cash and marketable securities of $101.4 million. Capital expenditures totaled $1.4 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Year-to-Date 2013 Compared to Year-to-Date 2012

For the first six months of 2013, revenues were $61.6 million, an increase of 24 percent over revenues of $49.5 million in the first six months of 2012. Operating income for the first six months of 2013 improved by 14 percent to $7.3 million, compared to $6.4 million for the first six months of 2012. Net income for the first six months of 2013 increased by 13 percent to $4.4 million, compared to $3.8 million for the first six months of 2012. Earnings per share were $0.16 per share (diluted) for the first six months of 2013 up from $0.14 per share (diluted) for the first six months of 2012.

Other Business Updates

At June 30, 2013, approximately 3,116,000 healthcare professionals were fully implemented to use our Internet-based HealthStream Learning Center (HLC) for training and education. This number is up from approximately 2,783,000 fully implemented users at June 30, 2012. The total number of contracted subscribers at June 30, 2013 was approximately 3,260,000, up from approximately 2,908,000 at June 30, 2012. "Contracted subscribers" include both the 3,116,000 subscribers already implemented and the 144,000 subscribers in the process of implementation.

"Annualized Revenue per Implemented Subscriber" is a measure of our progress in growing the value of our customer base. Annualized Revenue per Implemented Subscriber, which was introduced last quarter, represents the quarter's revenue from Internet-based subscription products annualized, then divided by the quarter's average total implemented subscribers. The following table shows the metric for the second quarter of 2013 and the preceding seven quarters.

Learning & Talent Management - Annualized Revenue per Implemented Subscriber

                         

Q3
2011

  

Q4
2011

  

Q1
2012

  

Q2
2012

  

Q3
2012

  

Q4
2012

  

Q1
2013

  

Q2
2013

$22.50

  

$22.97

  

$24.65

  

$25.95

  

$26.98

  

$27.04

  

$28.47

  

$29.40

              

Note: Internet-based subscription products include subscriptions to our platform, plus courseware/content subscriptions. The above metric does not include revenues from SimCenter; the Company reports those revenues separately as part of our SimVentures collaborative arrangement.

Based on the number of subscribers, our renewal rate was 102 percent in the second quarter of 2013. Our renewal rate for the number of subscribers reflects the number of subscribers that were up for renewal in the quarter that chose to renew plus the addition of new subscribers on these accounts, compared to previously contracted amounts—which means that the renewal rate can exceed 100 percent. The renewal rate based on subscribers for the second quarter of 2013 compares to a renewal rate of 108 percent during the second quarter of 2012.

Based on contract value, our renewal rate was 104 percent in the second quarter of 2013. Our renewal rate for contract value reflects any pricing adjustment that may occur at renewal along with increases in contract value due to the addition of new subscribers as compared to previously contracted amounts—which means that the renewal rate can exceed 100 percent. Our calculation of this renewal rate includes only the base subscriptions to our platform; it does not include the purchase of additional products or content purchased prior to or at the time of renewal. The renewal rate based on contract value for the second quarter of 2013 compares to a renewal rate of 102 percent during the second quarter of 2012.

For the trailing four quarters ended June 30, 2013, customers representing approximately 96 percent of subscribers that were up for renewal did renew, while our renewal rate based on the annual contract value was approximately 97 percent. The trailing four quarter renewal measurements are calculated on the same basis as the quarter results.

With CMS' deadline of October 2014 for transitioning to the new ICD-10 coding system, interest in our ICD-10 solution continued in the second quarter of 2013. Through our exclusive partnership with Precyse, we offer ICD-10 content for the full range of hospital employees that need training, including coders, physicians, clinical staff, and non-clinical staff. Our solution has received outstanding industry recognition as Precyse was identified in the KLAS report, "ICD-10 Consulting: Roadmap to a Successful Transition," as the "only firm in this report to receive 100% positive comments from their clients about their ICD-10 services."

Post-Acute Care Business Update

Following the Company's launch of its strategy last quarter to offer our learning and talent management suite of solutions to the post-acute care market, two industry leading customers were contracted: one in the senior living space (contracted in July 2013) and one in home health care (contracted in May 2013).

As we announced last week, Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior living provider, chose our learning and talent management solutions for their 50,000 associates in a five-year agreement. Brookdale and HealthStream also plan to co-develop new courseware for the expanding senior care market. By joining the largest provider of senior living services with the largest provider of learning and talent management solutions in healthcare, a unique opportunity is created to innovate and produce quality courseware for the senior care workforce. Newly developed courseware resulting from this partnership will be offered exclusively through HealthStream to the senior care—and more generally—the post-acute care markets.

In the home health care space, Almost Family, a leading home healthcare provider in the U.S., contracted with HealthStream for our learning and talent management solutions for their 5,000 employees in a three-year agreement. Operating in approximately 170 branches across 11 states, Almost Family provides home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Together, the addition of Brookdale and Almost Family represents a solid start to our post-acute care strategy to serve the three million healthcare professionals working in long-term care facilities and home healthcare agencies in the U.S.

Financial Outlook for 2013

The Company revised its previous guidance and anticipates consolidated revenues for 2013 to grow between 23 to 25 percent over full-year 2012. We anticipate revenue growth in the Learning & Talent Management segment to be in the 26 to 28 percent range and the Research segment's revenues to increase approximately eight to 10 percent.

We anticipate that 2013 full-year operating income will be approximately six to 10 percent over full-year 2012, capital expenditures will be between $11 million and $12 million, and our effective tax rate will be approximately 41 to 44 percent.

Commenting on second quarter 2013 results, Robert A. Frist, Jr., chief executive officer, HealthStream, said "We are beginning the second half of 2013 strong with quarterly revenues up 24 percent over the prior year second quarter. As we continue to provide innovative solutions to meet healthcare organizations' workforce development needs, we are growing the value of our customer accounts, which increased our new metric, revenue per implemented subscriber, to $29.40 in the second quarter of 2013. Our financial performance has given us confidence to raise our growth expectations for 2013 to an increase in revenues of 23 to 25 percent over 2012."

A conference call with Robert A. Frist, Jr., chief executive officer, Gerard M. Hayden, Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Mollie Condra, associate vice president of investor relations and corporate communications, will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT). To listen to the conference, please dial 877-647-2842 (no conference ID needed) if you are calling within the domestic U.S. or Canada. If you are an international caller, please dial 914-495-8564 (no conference ID needed). The conference may also be accessed by going to http://ir.healthstream.com/events.cfm for the simultaneous Webcast of the call, which will subsequently be available for replay. The replay telephone numbers are 855-859-2056 (conference ID #19780051) for U.S. and Canadian callers and 404-537-3406 (conference ID #19780051) for international callers.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP revenue, and adjusted EBITDA, which are used by management in analyzing its financial results and ongoing operational performance.

In order to better assess the Company's financial results, management believes that income before interest, income taxes, share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA") is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of the Company because adjusted EBITDA reflects net income adjusted for non-cash and non-operating items. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by many investors to assess the Company's results from current operations. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Because adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP, it is susceptible to varying calculations. Accordingly, adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Recently the Company has acquired businesses whose net tangible assets include deferred revenue. In accordance with GAAP reporting requirements, the Company may record a write down of deferred revenue to fair value as defined in GAAP. If the Company is required to record a write-down of deferred revenue, it may result in lower recognized revenue. In order to provide more accurate trends and comparisons of the Company's revenues, operating income, and net income, management believes that adding back the deferred revenue write-down associated with fair value accounting for acquired businesses provides a better indication of the ongoing performance of the Company. Both on a quarterly and year-to-date basis, the revenue for the acquired contracts is deferred and typically recognized over a one-year period, so our GAAP revenues for the one-year period after the acquisition will not reflect the full amount of revenues that would have been reported if the acquired deferred revenue was not written down to fair value.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance which are prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of our GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, which are set forth below in this release.

About HealthStream

HealthStream (NAS: HSTM) is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations' greatest asset: their people. Our unified suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by, collectively, approximately 3.3 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. Our research solutions provide valuable insight to healthcare providers to meet HCAHPS requirements, engage their workforce, and enhance physician alignment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has additional offices in Laurel, Maryland, Austin, Texas, and Brentwood, Tennessee. For more information, visit http://www.healthstream.com or call 800-933-9293.

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income is included in this release.

     
HEALTHSTREAM, INC.
Summary Financial Data
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
Unaudited
Three Months Ended

June 30,

   Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013

  

2012

2013

  

2012

Revenues$31,919$25,841$61,565$49,514
 
Operating expenses:

Cost of revenues (excluding depreciation and amortization)

12,871

10,167

25,391

19,742

Product development2,7782,1825,3844,051

Sales and marketing (1)

5,4504,67810,65010,214
Other general and administrative4,8173,2019,0896,019
Depreciation and amortization 1,897 1,572 3,773 3,106
Total operating expenses27,81321,80054,28743,132
 
Operating income4,1064,0417,2786,382
Other income 28 26 75 45
Income before income taxes4,1344,0677,3536,427
Income tax provision 1,712 1,640 2,991 2,580
Net income$2,422$2,427$4,362$3,847
 
Net income per share:
Net income per share, basic$0.09$0.09$0.16$0.15
Net income per share, diluted$0.09$0.09$0.16$0.14
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 26,722 26,127 26,531 26,063
Diluted 27,649 27,501 27,529 27,418
 

(1) Includes approximately $870,000 of expenses associated with the customer Summit during the six months ended June 30, 2012

 
     
HEALTHSTREAM, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
Unaudited
June 30,  December 31,

2013

2012(1)

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$54,651$41,365
Marketable securities - short term46,77751,952
Accounts and unbilled receivables, net22,55416,511
Prepaid and other current assets5,2446,004
Deferred tax assets, current 549  2,459 
Total current assets129,775118,291
 
Capitalized software development, net10,3919,732
Property and equipment, net7,4917,820
Goodwill and intangible assets, net37,47138,104
Other assets 758  581 
Total assets$185,886 $174,528 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities$11,457$11,886
Deferred revenue 28,541  23,146 
Total current liabilities39,99835,032
 

Deferred tax liabilities, non-current

6,474

6,474

Other long-term liabilities 675  826 
Total liabilities47,14742,332
 
Shareholders' equity:
Common stock160,254158,020
Comprehensive income (loss)(35)18
Accumulated deficit (21,480) (25,842)
Total shareholders' equity 138,739  Read Full Story

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