Accretive Health Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results *New Quality and Total Cost of Care Agreement with Cancer Clinics of Excellence *PCARR, as of today, $907 million to $925 million *Non-GAAP adjusted net income of $6.2 million; GAAP net income of $2.8 million *Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $15.4 million Business Wire CHICAGO -- November 07, 2012 Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH), today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Highlights for Third Quarter 2012 *New Quality and Total Cost of Care Agreement with Cancer Clinics of Excellence. *PCARR, as of today, $907 million to $925 million. *Net services revenue of $223.1 million as compared to $218.9 million in the third quarter of 2011. *Net income of $2.8 million as compared to $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. *Diluted earnings per share of $0.03 as compared to $0.07 in the third quarter of 2011. *Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $15.4 million as compared to $21.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. *Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.06 as compared to $0.11 in the third quarter of 2011. Mary Tolan, Accretive Health's Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We recently announced our strategic relationship with Cancer Centers of Excellence to develop an innovative end-to-end oncology care management offering focused on enabling their member physician practices to deliver better outcomes for patients while containing costs. We are delighted to partner with a leading healthcare organization in this innovative effort.” “The expansion of our service offerings with the launch of our new Intra-Stay Quality solution, and the signing of the inaugural client, creates a strategic collaboration that will enable our client to improve the overall patient experience and the quality of care while reducing inefficiencies and redundancies in healthcare costs.” “PCARR, our projected contracted annual revenue run rate, increased by 26 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2012 compared with the third quarter of 2011, excluding PCARR associated with terminated client contracts associated with our litigation settlement in Minnesota in July of this year. Going forward our pipeline is strong and we are currently in conversations with several large health systems. We believe this is a clear indication that healthcare innovators recognize the value we can contribute toward helping them fulfill their missions of bringing quality and affordable care to the communities they serve.” Factors Impacting the Quarter The following matters collectively had a negative impact of $8.2 million on the Company’s earnings in the third quarter of 2012 as compared to the third quarter of 2011. *Lost operating margin and stranded personnel costs arising from the Minnesota litigation settlement and resulting contract terminations aggregated $7.2 million *Direct legal defense and crisis management costs resulting from litigation aggregated $1.0 million, net of estimated insurance recoveries. Financial Review Third Quarter 2012 Net services revenue for the third quarter of 2012 grew by 1.9% to $223.1 million, an increase of $4.2 million over the third quarter of 2011. *Net base fee revenue was $180.8 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of $3.5 million over the third quarter of 2011. *Incentive revenue was $27.4 million during the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of $2.4 million over the third quarter of 2011. *Other services revenue was $15.0 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of $3.1 million over the third quarter of 2011. Operating margin for the third quarter of 2012 was $46.2 million compared with $49.0 million for the third quarter of 2011. Infused management and technology expense for the third quarter of 2012 was $21.9 million, or 9.8% of net services revenue, compared with $21.3 million, or 9.7% of net services revenue, for the third quarter of 2011. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $17.8 million for the third quarter of 2012, or 8.0% of net services revenue, compared with $15.5 million, or 7.1% of net services revenue, for the third quarter of 2011. Net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $2.8 million, compared with $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. After adjusting for non-cash employee stock-based compensation expenses on an after-tax basis, non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $6.2 million, compared with $11.7million in the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share was $0.06 for the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of 45% over the non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share of $0.11 in the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2012 was $15.4million, compared with $21.7 million for the third quarter of 2011, a decrease of $6.3 million. Operating cash flow for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2012 amounted to $15.6million and $21.8 million, respectively, compared with operating cash flow of $31.1 million and $2.7 million, respectively for the same period of 2011. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures and the acquisition of software, totaled $2.8 million, compared with use of cash of $6.4 million for the same period last year. The Company repurchased $13.2 million of shares of its common stock during the three months ended September 30, 2012 as part of the $50 million share repurchase program announced on September 4, 2012. At September 30, 2012, Accretive Health's balance sheet remained strong with a total cash balance of $196.4 million. Fiscal Year 2012 Guidance The Company maintains the prior guidance range for non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA in the range of $50 million to $55 million, and currently estimates adjusted EBITDA to be at the midpoint of this range. The Company expects net services revenue to be at the low end of the range of $948 million to $980 million. The Company estimates PCARR as of December 31, 2012 to be in the range of $930 million to $960 million. Reflected in the $50 million to $55 million non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA guidance for 2012 are costs related to the Minnesota litigation settlement amounting to $14.6 million and $8.2 million in the second and third quarters of 2012, respectively. Also reflected in the guidance is an anticipated $7 million to $10million impact on non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 due to: *Lost operating margin, and stranded personnel costs associated with terminated contracts related to the Minnesota litigation settlement; *Direct legal defense and crisis management costs resulting from the Minnesota litigation settlement; and *One-time $4.0 million to $6.0 million of seasonal incentive revenues that are anticipated to be recorded in the first quarter of 2013 instead of the fourth quarter of 2012 due to elimination of seasonal effects in the incentive revenue measurement provisions of the new Ascension Health master professional services agreement announced in August of this year. Finally, the Company estimates non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share for the year ending December 31, 2012, to be at the midpoint of the range of $0.23 to $0.27. Mary Tolan, Accretive Health's Founder and Chief Executive Officer, added, “With the Minnesota settlement behind us, we have focused our attention on growing our customer base and delivering on the superior execution we are best known for. We are regaining momentum across our businesses and positioning the company for solid growth in 2013.” Conference Call Accretive Health's management will host a conference call today at 7:30 a.m. CDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) to discuss its third quarter 2012 results and business outlook. To participate, please dial 800-215-2410 (617-597-5410 for international calls) using conference code No. 22641868, or visit the Investor Relations section of Accretive Health's web site at www.accretivehealth.com to access the live webcast. A replay will be available for one week following the conference call at 888-286-8010 (617-801-6888 for international calls) using conference code No. 84883235. A replay of the conference call will also be available online at www.accretivehealth.com. About Accretive Health Accretive Health partners with healthcare providers to help them more effectively manage their revenue cycles, strengthen their financial stability, and improve the quality of care they provide while reducing overall healthcare costs.Our people, processes and sophisticated integrated technology complement our clients' existing resources to enhance results for patients, physicians and staff. For more information, please visit www.accretivehealth.com. Safe Harbor This document contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Accretive Health’s expectations for future financial and operational performance, expected growth, new services, profitability or business outlook, our new master professional services agreement with Ascension Health and the effects of the ongoing investigations of our operating practices being conducted by various parties, all of which involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results and outcomes could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including our ability to retain existing customers and attract new ones, our ability to enter into new supplement agreements with hospitals affiliated with Ascension Health, the effects of the ongoing investigations of our operating practices being conducted by various parties, our responses to these investigations and the impact of the Company’s settlement agreement with the Minnesota Attorney General, securities-related class action and derivative lawsuits filed against us and certain of our officers and directors, follow-on investigations and inquiries by government authorities, other litigation matters, and those set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2012, under the heading "Risk Factors". 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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (In thousands, except share and per share amounts) Net services $ 223,134 $ 218,893 $ 713,563 $ 566,194 revenue (1) Costs of 176,971 169,898 577,378 435,969 services Operating margin 46,163 48,995 136,185 130,225 Other operating expenses: Infused management and 21,919 21,285 72,986 62,027 technology Selling, general and 17,835 15,482 55,754 42,340 administrative Total operating 39,754 36,767 128,740 104,367 expenses Income from 6,409 12,228 7,445 25,858 operations Interest income (1 ) 5 — 20 (loss), net Net income before provision 6,408 12,233 7,445 25,878 for income taxes Provision for 3,653 4,963 3,775 9,895 income taxes Net income $ 2,755 $ 7,270 $ 3,670 $ 15,983 Net income per common share Basic $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.04 $ 0.17 Diluted 0.03 0.07 0.04 0.16 Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per common share Basic 99,397,054 97,793,262 99,225,678 96,525,150 Diluted 100,845,362 101,868,888 101,729,349 100,912,803 Comprehensive $ 2,920 $ 6,857 3,730 15,464 income Other operating and Non-GAAP As of September 30, financial data 2012 2011 Projected contracted annual revenue run-rate Net base fees for managed $718 to $721 $675 to $678 service contracts Incentive payments for $108 to $120 $126 to $140 managed service contracts Other services $63 to $65 $53 to $56 Total Projected contracted $889 to $906 $854 to $874 annual revenue run-rate (1) The components of net services revenue were: Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (In thousands, except share and per share amounts) Net base fees for managed service $ 180,760 $ 177,274 $ 590,180 $ 468,118 contracts Incentive payments for managed service 27,372 29,738 78,837 72,969 contracts Other services 15,002 11,881 44,546 25,107 Net services revenue $ 223,134 $ 218,893 $ 713,563 $ 566,194 Accretive Health, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets September 30, December 31, 2012 2011 (Unaudited) (In thousands, except share and per share amounts) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 196,375 $ 196,725 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,745 and $3,191 at September 30, 136,695 94,105 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively Prepaid taxes 4,976 6,026 Prepaid assets 8,833 4,004 Due from related party 1,303 1,294 Other current assets 4,594 3,432 Total current assets 352,776 305,586 Deferred income taxes 23,866 17,878 Furniture and equipment, net 35,654 25,073 Restricted cash 5,000 5,000 Goodwill 1,468 1,468 Other, net 10,226 9,187 Total assets $ 428,990 $ 364,192 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 43,395 $ 15,210 Accrued service costs 72,821 48,889 Accrued compensation and benefits 3,090 15,763 Deferred income taxes 7,224 3,738 Other accrued expenses 12,720 6,979 Accrued income taxes 197 153 Deferred revenue 18,285 24,137 Total current liabilities 157,732 114,869 Non-current liabilities: Deferred revenue 7,737 7,055 Other non-current liabilities 5,492 4,179 Total non-current liabilities 13,229 11,234 Total liabilities $ 170,961 $ 126,103 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at — — September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 99,811,598 shares issued and 98,653,873 shares outstanding at 998 987 September 30, 2012; 98,701,161 shares issued and 98,686,357 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011 Additional paid-in capital 256,707 227,188 Retained earnings 15,000 11,330 Cumulative translation adjustment (977 ) (1,037 ) Treasury stock (1,157,725 shares and 14,804 shares of common stock held in treasury at September 30, (13,699 ) (379 ) 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Total stockholders' equity 258,029 238,089 Total liabilities and $ 428,990 $ 364,192 stockholders’ equity Accretive Health, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 (In thousands) Operating activities: Net income $ 3,670 $ 15,983 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operations: Depreciation and amortization 8,397 6,276 Employee stock based compensation 19,736 18,681 Deferred income taxes (2,545 ) — Excess tax benefits from equity-based awards (3,300 ) (16,874 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (42,587 ) (52,838 ) Prepaid taxes 4,374 13,367 Prepaid and other assets (7,291 ) (1,234 ) Accounts payable 28,179 (3,198 ) Accrued service costs 23,932 25,755 Accrued compensation and benefits (12,676 ) (3,335 ) Other accrued expenses 5,713 2,677 Accrued income taxes 38 — Other liabilities 1,304 114 Deferred revenue (5,170 ) (2,707 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 21,774 2,667 Investing activities: Purchases of furniture and equipment (11,169 ) (5,248 ) Acquisition of software (7,764 ) (3,769 ) Collection of note receivable 318 1,650 Net cash used in investing activities (18,615 ) (7,367 ) Financing activities: Proceeds from issuance of common stock from stock 6,494 15,039 option exercises Collection of non-executive employees' notes — 41 receivable Excess tax benefit from equity-based awards 3,300 16,874 Purchase of treasury stock (13,160 ) — Other financing activities (160 ) (379 ) Net cash provided by (used in) financing (3,526 ) 31,575 activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 17 (354 ) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash (350 ) 26,521 equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 196,725 155,573 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 196,375 $ 182,094 Explanation of Operational Metrics We define Projected Contracted Annual Revenue Run-Rate (PCARR) as the expected total net services revenue for the subsequent twelve months for all healthcare providers for which we are providing services that are under contract. We believe that our Projected Contracted Annual Revenue Run-Rate is a useful measure of our overall business volume at a particular point in time and of changes in the volume of business over time because it eliminates the time impact associated with the signing of new contracts during a quarterly or annual period. PCARR is calculated by accumulating our estimates of the next twelve months’ base fees, cost saving sharing credits and incentive payments for each contract in place at the reporting date. Our base fee estimate is based on the contractual agreement with each customer relating to the services that we will provide and the costs that the customer was incurring for completing such activities prior to entering into its agreement with us. Our estimates for cost sharing credits and incentive payments are based on the Company’s prior experiences regarding the level of cost reductions and increases in net revenue yield and its management’s experience regarding potential reductions in total medical cost for a defined patient population, which are likely to be earned during each year a contract is in place given the level of infused management as well as the degree to which we have implemented our technology. We update these estimates regularly to incorporate changes in activities under management for a specific contract, and changes in our overall experience with our portfolio of contracts. There were no significant changes in our overall assumptions used in the calculation of PCARR as of September30, 2012 as compared to prior periods. Substantially all of our contracts have “evergreen” provisions that extend the term of our services automatically unless the customer provides notification of non-renewal. Therefore, unless a notice of non-renewal has been received, our PCARR calculation assumes that each contract in place at the reporting date will continue for at least the next twelve months. In the event that we receive a non-renewal notice from a customer, we reduce the PCARR calculation by the amount associated with that specific contract for any periods after the contract’s then current end date. At September30, 2012, PCARR includes approximately $53 million related to periods subject to assumed contract extensions. PCARR is not a projection of expected revenues for specific future periods because any such projection would also need to include the additional revenue resulting from any future contracts signed with new customers subsequent to the reporting date. Further, actual future revenues from existing customers may differ from the projected amounts used for purposes of calculating PCARR because the scope of services provided to existing customers may change and the incentive fees we earn may be more or less than we estimate depending on our ability to achieve projected increases in our customers’ net revenue yield and projected reductions in total medical cost of the customers’ patient population. We define the contracting phase of our sales process as the final stage when we have reached general agreement with the potential customer on scope, business terms and conditions under which our services will be provided and the written contract is in the process of being negotiated and finalized for execution. Explanation and Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures To provide investors with greater insight and a better understanding of how our management and board of directors analyze our financial performance and make operational decisions, we supplement our consolidated financial statements that are presented on a GAAP basis in this press release with the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, and adjusted net income per diluted common share. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation; they are in addition to, and are not a substitution, for financial performance measures under GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Further, we may utilize other measures to illustrate performance in the future. Non-GAAP measures have limitations since they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. We define non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss)before net interest income (expense), income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense and share based compensation expense. We define non-GAAP adjusted net income as net income (loss)before share based compensation expense, net of the estimated tax impact of such expense. We define non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share as non-GAAP adjusted net income applicable to common shareholders divided by the weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding during the period as computed in accordance with GAAP. We use non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA: *as a measure of operating performance, because it does not include the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance; *for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; *to allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; *to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies; and *in communications with our board of directors and investors concerning our financial performance. We believe that non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP adjusted net income, and non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share are useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance for the following reasons: *these and similar non-GAAP measures are widely used by investors to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon financing and accounting methods, book values of assets, capital structures and the methods by which assets were acquired; *securities analysts often use these and similar non-GAAP measures as supplemental measures to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies; and *by comparing our non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA in different historical periods, our investors can evaluate our operating results without the additional variations of interest income (expense), income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense and share-based compensation expense. We understand that, although measures similar to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP adjusted net income are frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluation of companies, these measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results of operations as reported under GAAP. Some of the limitations of these specific non-GAAP financial measures are: *non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or other contractual commitments; *non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; *non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP adjusted net income do not reflect share-based compensation expense; *non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash requirements for income taxes; and *non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect net interest income (expense). Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA The following table presents a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable GAAP measure (unaudited; in thousands): Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net income $ 2,755 $ 7,270 $ 3,670 $ 15,983 Net interest income (loss) 1 (5 ) — (20 ) (a) Provision for income taxes 3,653 4,963 3,775 9,895 Depreciation and 3,319 2,162 8,397 6,276 amortization expense EBITDA $ 9,728 $ 14,390 $ 15,842 $ 32,134 Stock compensation expense 5,714 7,343 19,736 18,681 Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA $ 15,442 $ 21,733 $ 35,578 $ 50,815 (a) Net interest income represents earnings from our cash and cash equivalents. No debt or other interest-bearing obligations were outstanding during any of the periods presented. Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income and Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Common Share The following table presents a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted net income to net income, the most comparable GAAP measure, details how we calculate non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share, and reconciles non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted common share to fully diluted earnings per common share, the most comparable GAAP measure (unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share amounts): Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income GAAP net income $ 2,755 $ 7,270 $ 3,670 $ 15,983 per common share Add: Stock compensation 5,714 7,343 19,736 18,681 expense Less: Tax impact of stock 2,286 2,937 7,894 7,472 compensation expense (a) Adjusted net $ 6,183 $ 11,676 $ 15,512 $ 27,192 income Weighted average common shares, 100,845,362 101,868,888 101,729,349 100,912,803 diluted Non-GAAP adjusted net income per $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.27 diluted common share Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share GAAP fully diluted earnings per $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 common share Add: Stock compensation expense 0.06 0.07 0.19 0.19 Less: Tax impact of stock 0.03 0.03 0.08 0.08 compensation expense (a) Non GAAP adjusted net income per $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.27 diluted share (a) Tax impact calculated using a tax rate of 40% which excludes the impact of state taxes on gross receipts and other adjustments. 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Accretive Health Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
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