LifePoint Hospitals Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
Second Quarter Revenues of $894.9 Million Up 8.2% Over Prior Year Period
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, revenues from continuing operations were $894.9 million, up 8.2% from $827.3 million for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. stockholders for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, decreased 32.6% to $27.1 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared with $40.2 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.
For the first half of 2013, revenues from continuing operations were $1,826.0 million, up 8.8% from $1,678.3 million for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. stockholders for the first half of 2013, decreased 38.3% to $59.4 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared with $96.2 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, for the same period last year.
In commenting on the results, William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals, said, "We continue to position LifePoint to benefit from healthcare reform in a challenging operating environment. Our growth and quality initiatives drove sequential improvements in outpatient and inpatient volumes this quarter, while our M&A program allowed us to build out our networks in several key regions. As we look ahead to the remainder of 2013, our strong balance sheet and solid cash flow will provide us with the flexibility to keep investing in our business, pursuing strategic acquisitions and returning value to shareholders."
The Company reaffirms its previously issued revenues guidance at $3.65 billion to $3.75 billion for the year and issues the following revised guidance for 2013:
|Estimated Adjusted EBITDA - $530 million - $550 million|
|Estimated Diluted EPS - $2.67 - $2.94|
During the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Company recognized a net reduction to revenues of approximately $4.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, as a result of recent reimbursement changes under the Sole Community Provider Program in the state of New Mexico (the "New Mexico SCPP"). This is in comparison to approximately $9.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, recognized during the same period of the prior year and approximately $7.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in accordance with the Company's second quarter of 2013 financial plan. Consistent with its original guidance for 2013, the Company expects to recognize approximately $7.0 million per quarter under the New Mexico SCPP for the remainder of 2013.
Furthermore, in connection with an acquisition completed in 2012, the Company's management made reasonable estimates and recorded an estimated obligation representing the fair values of the Company's potential contingent obligations to the seller pursuant to the asset purchase agreement. Subsequently, the seller finalized its settlement of certain of these obligations at an amount that was less than the Company originally estimated. As a result, during the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Company reduced its originally recorded contingent obligations and recognized a gain of approximately $5.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.
The Company provides the following table summarizing the financial impact that these two matters had on the Company's diluted earnings per share attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. for the three months ended June 30, 2013:
Diluted earnings per share attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. stockholders
Add: Second quarter of 2013 net reduction to revenues under the New Mexico SCPP
Second quarter of 2013 financial plan for the New Mexico SCPP funding
Less: Gain on settlement of pre-acquisition contingent obligation
Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. stockholders
A listen-only simulcast, as well as a 30-day replay, of LifePoint Hospitals' second quarter 2013 conference call will be available on line at www.lifepointhospitals.com/news/press-releases today, Friday, July 26, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states. With a mission of "Making Communities Healthier®," LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the Company, which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website, www.LifePointHospitals.com. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Hospitals," or the "Company" used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.
Important Legal Information. Certain statements contained in this release, including LifePoint's revised guidance for the year ended December 31, 2013, are based on current management expectations and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor protections from liability provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Numerous factors exist which may cause results to differ from these expectations. Many of the factors that will determine our future results are beyond our ability to control or predict with accuracy. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations and beliefs of the management of LifePoint, are not guarantees of performance and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may also be subject to other risk factors and uncertainties, including without limitation: (i) the effects related to the enactment and implementation of healthcare reform, the possible enactment of additional federal or state healthcare reforms and possible changes in healthcare reform laws and other federal, state or local laws or regulations affecting the healthcare industry including the timing of the implementation of reform; (ii) the extent to which states support increases, decreases or changes in Medicaid programs, implement healthcare exchanges or alter the provision of healthcare to state residents through regulation or otherwise; (iii) delays in receiving payments for services provided, reductions in Medicare or Medicaid payments (including increased recoveries made by Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) and similar governmental agents), compared to the timing of expanded coverage; (iv) reductions in reimbursements from commercial payors, whether due to a change in our revenue mix, service mix, reduction in commercial rates or otherwise; (v) our ability to acquire hospitals and other healthcare providers on favorable terms, the business risks and costs associated therewith and the uncertainty in operating and integrating such hospitals and other providers; (vi) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and recognize income for the related Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments; (vii) the failure or closure of employers in our markets, especially those that are dependent on a small number of local employers; (viii) the growth of "bad debt" and "patient due" accounts, the number of individuals without insurance coverage (or who are underinsured) who seek care at our hospitals, and deterioration in the collectability of these accounts; (ix) changes in general economic conditions nationally and regionally in our markets; (x) whether our core strategies will result in anticipated operating results, including measureable quality and satisfaction improvements; (xi) whether our efforts to reduce the cost of providing healthcare while increasing the quality of care are successful; (xii) the ability to attract, recruit and retain qualified physicians, nurses, medical technicians and other healthcare professionals and the increasing costs associated with doing so, including the direct costs associated with employing physicians and other healthcare professionals; (xiii) the loss of certain physicians in markets where such a loss can have a disproportionate impact on our hospital in such market; (xiv) the application, interpretation and enforcement of increasingly stringent and complex laws and regulations governing our operations and healthcare generally (and changing interpretations of applicable laws and regulations), related enforcement activity and the potentially adverse impact of known and unknown government investigations, litigation and other claims that may be made against us; (xv) any interruption of or restriction in our access to licensed information (and information technology systems) or failure in our ability to integrate changes to LifePoint's existing information systems or information systems of acquired hospitals; (xvi) the highly competitive nature of the health care business; (xvii) adverse events in states where a large portion of our revenues are concentrated; (xviii) the availability and terms of capital to fund the expansion of our business and improvements to our existing facilities, and any changes in accounting practices; (xix) liabilities resulting from potential malpractice and related legal claims brought against our hospitals or the healthcare providers associated with, or employed by, such hospitals or affiliated entities; (xx) our increased dependence on third parties to provide purchasing, revenue cycle and payroll services and information technology and whether they are able to do so effectively; (xxi) the continued viability of Duke - LifePoint Healthcare and our partnership with Duke University Medical Center; and (xxii) those other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Specifically, without limiting the cautionary statements made above, with respect to LifePoint's revised guidance for the year ended December 31, 2013, management has assumed, among other things, that (1) RAC activity and the level of one day stays in 2013 will be similar to that in 2012 and (2) governmental and commercial payor reimbursements will remain as projected. Therefore, our future results may differ materially from those described in this release. LifePoint undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
All references to "our," "LifePoint," "LifePoint Hospitals" and the "Company" as used throughout this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and its subsidiaries.