Addus HomeCare Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
May 02, 2022 at 16:05 PM EDT
Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS), a provider of home care services, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 Highlights:
Net service revenues were $226.6 million for the first quarter of 2022, a 10.4% increase compared with $205.3 million for the first quarter of 2021. Net income was $8.5 million for the first quarter of 2022, compared with $8.9 million for the first quarter of 2021, while net income per diluted share was $0.53 compared with $0.55 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.1% to $22.4 million for the first quarter of 2022 from $19.3 million for the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.77 for the first quarter of 2022 compared with $0.74 for the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted net income per diluted share for the first quarter of 2022 excludes acquisition and de novo expenses of $0.13 and stock-based compensation expense of $0.11. (See the end of press release for a reconciliation of all non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures.)
Commenting on the results, Dirk Allison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Addus delivered a strong financial and operating performance for the first quarter of 2022, despite some early challenges related to the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. We had a significant number of caregivers in quarantine in January, which primarily affected our personal care volumes and revenues, which are reimbursed on an hourly rate basis. We were pleased, however, to see a marked decline in caregiver quarantine rates starting in February and continuing through March, resulting in personal care volumes returning to pre-Omicron levels. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated caregivers who continue to provide outstanding care and support to our patients and their families in a safe and preferred home environment. Like most health care providers, we are facing a tight labor market, and we continue to focus on implementing effective hiring and retention strategies to attract and retain caregivers.
“Despite these challenges, we had positive trends across each of our operating segments, reflecting favorable demand for home-based care. Addus is well positioned to meet this demand, having made the critical investments necessary to provide safe and cost-effective care in the home. For the first quarter, revenues for our personal care segment, which accounted for 74.8% of total revenue, were up 0.9% on a same-store basis. This trend primarily reflects recent rate increases in Illinois that were effective November 1, 2021, offset by the Omicron-related impact on volumes in January and February. Without the impact of Omicron on volumes, our personal care segment would have been within our target range of 3-5% organic revenue growth. Our home health segment revenue more than doubled over the first quarter last year, reflecting the addition of the acquired operations of Armada Home Health and Summit Home Health that were both completed in 2021. We continued to see improvement in our hospice segment, with same store revenues up 4.4% over the prior year and sequential growth in admissions. The results for our hospice business included two months’ of contribution from the acquired operations of JourneyCare, which closed on February 1, 2022.”
Cash and Liquidity
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash of $124.8 million and bank debt of $259.9 million, with capacity and availability under its revolving credit facility of $377.6 million and $109.6 million, respectively. Net cash provided by operating activities was $6.0 million for the first quarter of 2022.
Allison added, “We are excited about the opportunities ahead for Addus in 2022. We have a proven operating model across the care continuum and are encouraged by the favorable demand trends for our services. Without question, the pandemic has demonstrated the value and safety of home-based care. As such, we believe we have significant prospects for continued organic growth in our current markets as well as by entering new markets through selective acquisitions. We will continue to look at opportunities in each of our operating segments with a focus on acquiring clinical services capabilities in markets where we already have strong personal care coverage, advancing our strategy to expand to more states with coverage of all three levels of home care. Under the leadership of Cliff Blessing, our new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, we plan to use our financial strength to pursue our pipeline of potential acquisitions in support of our ongoing growth strategy.”
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The information provided in this release includes adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income per diluted share, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company defines adjusted net income as net income before acquisition and de novo expenses, stock-based compensation expense, restructure expenses and other costs, gain or loss on the sale of assets, and retroactive rate increases from Illinois. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, acquisition and de novo expenses, stock-based compensation expense, restructure expenses and other costs, loss on the sale of assets, and retroactive rate increases from Illinois. The Company defines adjusted diluted earnings per share as earnings per share, adjusted for acquisition and de novo expenses, stock compensation expense, restructure expenses and other costs, gain or loss on the sale of assets, and retroactive rate increases from Illinois. The Company defined adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted earnings per share to exclude net COVID expenses arising from the pandemic from the second quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021. The Company defines adjusted net service revenues as revenue adjusted for the closure of certain sites. The Company has provided, in the financial statement tables included in this press release, a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income, a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, a reconciliation of adjusted diluted earnings per share to earnings per share, and a reconciliation of adjusted net service revenues to net service revenues, in each case, the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and adjusted net service revenues are useful to investors, management and others in evaluating the Company’s operating performance, to provide investors with insight and consistency in the Company’s financial reporting and to present a basis for comparison of the Company’s business operations among periods, and to facilitate comparison with the results of the Company’s peers.
Addus will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. To access the live call, dial (877) 270-2148 (international dial-in number is (412) 902-6510) and ask to join the Addus HomeCare earnings call. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through midnight on May 10, 2022, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (international dial-in number is (412) 317-0088) and entering pass code 4847379.
A live broadcast of Addus HomeCare’s conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website: www.addus.com. An online replay will also be available on the Company’s website for one month, beginning approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live broadcast.
Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “preliminary,” “continue,” “expect,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including discretionary determinations by government officials, the consummation and integration of acquisitions, anticipated transition to managed care providers, our ability to successfully execute our growth strategy, unexpected increases in SG&A and other expenses, expected benefits and unexpected costs of acquisitions and dispositions, management plans related to dispositions, the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected, the failure of the business to perform as expected, changes in reimbursement, changes in government regulations, changes in Addus HomeCare’s relationships with referral sources, increased competition for Addus HomeCare’s services, changes in the interpretation of government regulations, the uncertainty regarding the outcome of discussions with managed care organizations, changes in tax rates, the impact of adverse weather, higher than anticipated costs, lower than anticipated cost savings, estimation inaccuracies in future revenues, margins, earnings and growth, whether any anticipated receipt of payments will materialize, any future impact to our business operations, reimbursements and patient population due to the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, and other risks set forth in the Risk Factors section in Addus HomeCare’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2022, which is available at www.sec.gov. The financial information described herein and the periods to which they relate are preliminary estimates that are subject to change and finalization. There is no assurance that the final amounts and adjustments will not differ materially from the amounts described above, or that additional adjustments will not be identified, the impact of which may be material. Addus HomeCare undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In addition, these forward-looking statements necessarily depend upon assumptions, estimates and dates that may be incorrect or imprecise and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Accordingly, any forward-looking statements included in this press release do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances and may not be realized. (Unaudited tables and notes follow).
About Addus HomeCare
Addus HomeCare is a provider of home care services that primarily include personal care services that assist with activities of daily living, as well as hospice and home health services. Addus HomeCare’s consumers are primarily persons who, without these services, are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization, such as the elderly, chronically ill and disabled. Addus HomeCare’s payor clients include federal, state and local governmental agencies, managed care organizations, commercial insurers and private individuals. Addus HomeCare currently provides home care services to approximately 44,500 consumers through 207 locations across 22 states. For more information, please visit www.addus.com.