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Gentiva® Health Services Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV), the largest provider of home health and hospice services in the United States based on revenue, today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results. 

Full-year 2012 financial highlights include:

  • Total net revenues of $1.71 billion.
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations on a diluted per share basis of $1.27, excluding the  $0.03 impact from credit agreement amendment fees incurred in the first quarter of 2012 and the $0.01 impact from Hurricane Sandy in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $180.5 million.

Fourth quarter 2012 financial highlights include: 

  • Total net revenues of $425.0 million, a decrease of 5% compared to $449.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 due to the impact of the significant home health Medicare rate reduction in 2012 and the sale or closure of branches related to the Company's comprehensive review of its branch structure in the third quarter of 2011.  Excluding the impact of branches sold or closed, total net revenues would have been down 2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Net revenues included home health episodic revenues of $209.8 million, a decline of 3% compared to $217.1 million in the 2011 fourth quarter.  Hospice revenues were $187.3 million, a decrease of 6% compared to $200.3 million in the 2011 fourth quarter.  Hospice represented 44% of total net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 45% in the 2011 fourth quarter.
  • Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $8.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to income of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. 
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $9.7 million, compared with $11.3 million in the comparable 2011 period. On a diluted per share basis, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $0.31 for the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to $0.37 for the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the $0.01 impact of Hurricane Sandy, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $0.32 on a diluted per share basis for the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization attributable to continuing operations (Adjusted EBITDA) was $44.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to $47.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues was 10.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012 versus 10.5% in the prior year period. 

Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders and Adjusted EBITDA exclude charges related to restructuring, legal settlements, acquisition and integration activities and other special items.

Highlights for the full-year 2012 include: 

  • Total net revenues of $1.71 billion, a decrease of 5% compared to $1.80 billion for the prior year period due to the impact of the significant home health Medicare rate reduction in 2012 and the sale or closure of branches related to the Company's comprehensive review of its branch structure in the third quarter of 2011. Net revenues included home health episodic revenues of $834.2 million, a decline of 5% as compared to $876.9 million in the comparable 2011 period.  Hospice revenues were $764.8 million, a decrease of 3% compared to $786.2 million in the comparable 2011 period. 
  • Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $26.8 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $458.8 million, or $15.13 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $37.7 million, compared with $49.2 million in the 2011 period. On a diluted per share basis, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $1.23 for 2012 as compared with $1.60 in the corresponding period of 2011.  Excluding the $0.03 impact from expenses associated with the March 6, 2012 credit agreement amendment and the $0.01 impact from Hurricane Sandy, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $1.27 on a diluted per share basis for the 2012 period as compared to $1.68 in the prior year period, which excluded an $0.08 impact from refinancing charges.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization attributable to continuing operations (Adjusted EBITDA) was $180.5 million as compared to $199.2 million in the 2011 period.  Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues was 10.5% versus 11.1% in the prior year period.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company reported net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $8.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full-year 2012, net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $26.8 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $450.5 million, or $14.85 per diluted share, for the full-year 2011. These results included charges related to the special items discussed above as well as the results from discontinued operations.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

At December 31, 2012, the Company reported cash and cash equivalents of $207.1 million, compared to $156.0 million at September 30, 2012.  Total outstanding debt was $935.2 million as of December 31, 2012, compared to $938.1 million at September 30, 2012.  Total Company days sales outstanding, or DSO's, was 51 days at December 31, 2012, down from 52 days at September 30, 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, net cash provided by operating activities was $51.3 million, compared to negative $9.2 million in the prior year period.  Free cash flow was $48.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to negative $13.9 million in the prior year period.  

Full-year 2012 free cash flow was $114.2 million.  Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.

Full-Year 2013 Outlook Comments

The Company will provide its 2013 guidance once the final sequestration rules have been issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) given the current uncertainties associated with when and how sequestration will be implemented. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information provided in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. In accordance with SEC rules, the Company has provided, in the supplemental information and the footnotes to the tables, a reconciliation of those historical measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is not accessible on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the inherent difficulties in predicting the costs of restructuring, legal settlements and merger and acquisition activities, the results of discontinued operations and the impact of any future acquisitions or divestitures, which can fluctuate significantly and may have a significant impact on net income.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The Company will comment further on its fourth quarter 2012 results during its conference call and live webcast to be held today, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call from the United States, Canada or an international location, dial (973) 935-2408 and reference call #90049215. The webcast is an audio-only, one-way event. Webcast listeners who wish to ask questions must participate in the conference call. Log onto http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm to hear the webcast. A replay of the call will be available on February 7 and will remain available continuously through February 14. To listen to a replay of the call from the United States, Canada or international locations dial (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406 and enter the following PIN at the prompt: 90049215. Visit http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm to access the webcast archive. This press release is accessible at http://investors.gentiva.com/releases.cfm and a transcript of the conference call will be posted on the Company's website.

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services based on revenue, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. GTIV-G

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Gentiva Health Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)

 



(in 000's, except per share data)

4th Quarter


Fiscal Year




2012

2011


2012

2011

Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income








Net revenues

$

425,017


$

449,209


$

1,712,804


$

1,798,778



Cost of services sold

229,254


240,605


908,741


948,455



Gross profit

195,763


208,604


804,063


850,323



Selling, general and administrative expenses

(156,924)


(183,402)


(655,766)


(730,407)



Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment



(19,132)


(643,305)



Gain on sale of assets and businesses, net

2,567


1,061


8,014


1,061



Dividend income




8,590



Interest income

650


723


2,661


2,686



Interest expense and other

(23,546)


(20,991)


(92,608)


(91,296)



Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and  








   equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

18,510


5,995


47,232


(602,348)



Income tax (expense) benefit

(6,373)


(1,239)


(17,251)


75,768



Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

(3,307)


(1,201)


(2,301)


68,381



Income (loss) from continuing operations

8,830


3,555


27,680


(458,199)



Discontinued operations, net of tax


1,219



8,315



Net income (loss)

8,830


4,774


27,680


(449,884)



Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(260)


(189)


(884)


(641)



Net income (loss) attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$

8,570


$

4,585


$

26,796


$

(450,525)











Total comprehensive income (loss)

$

8,830


$

4,774


$

27,680


$

(450,362)










Earnings per Share








Basic earnings per common share:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva








   shareholders

$

0.28


$

0.11


$

0.88


$

(15.13)



Discontinued operations, net of tax


0.04



0.28



Net income (loss) attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$

0.28


$

0.15


$

0.88


$

(14.85)











Weighted average shares outstanding

30,548


30,402


30,509


30,336











Diluted earnings per common share:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva








   shareholders

$

0.28


$

0.11


$

0.87


$

(15.13)



Discontinued operations, net of tax


0.04



0.28



Net income (loss) attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$

0.28


$

0.15


$

0.87


$

(14.85)











Weighted average shares outstanding

30,891


30,541


30,687


30,336











Amounts attributable to Gentiva shareholders:








Income (loss) from continuing operations

$

8,570


$

3,366


$

26,796


$

(458,840)



Discontinued operations, net of tax


1,219



8,315



Net income (loss)

$

8,570


$

4,585


$

26,796


$

(450,525)

 








(in 000's)



Condensed Balance Sheets




ASSETS

December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011



Cash and cash equivalents

$

207,052


$

164,912



Accounts receivable, net (A)

251,080


290,589



Deferred tax assets

12,263


26,451



Prepaid expenses and other current assets   

45,632


38,379



Total current assets

516,027


520,331








Notes receivable from CareCentrix

28,471


25,000



Investment in affiliate

916




Fixed assets, net

41,414


46,246



Intangible assets, net

193,613


214,874



Goodwill

656,364


641,669



Other assets

74,129


82,208



Total assets

$

1,510,934


$

1,530,328







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current portion of long-term debt

$

25,000


$

14,903



Accounts payable

13,445


12,613



Payroll and related taxes

45,357


42,027



Deferred revenue

37,444


34,114



Medicare liabilities

27,122


23,066



Obligations under insurance programs

56,536


54,976



Accrued nursing home costs

18,428


24,223



Other accrued expenses

66,567


89,270



Total current liabilities

289,899


295,192








Long-term debt

910,182


973,222



Deferred tax liabilities, net

42,165


32,498



Other liabilities

33,988


26,885



Total equity

234,700


202,531



Total liabilities and equity

$

1,510,934


$

1,530,328








Common shares outstanding

30,756


30,779

 

(A) Accounts receivable, net included an allowance for doubtful accounts of $8.8 million and $11.6 million at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

 





(in 000's)




  Fiscal Year

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

2012

2011

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:



Net income (loss)

$

27,680


$

(449,884)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

26,580


30,140


Amortization and write-off of debt issuance costs

13,761


16,263


Provision for doubtful accounts

4,066


8,541


Equity-based compensation expense

7,645


7,548


Windfall tax benefits associated with equity-based compensation

(88)


(192)


Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment

19,132


643,305


(Gain) loss on sale of assets and businesses, net

(8,014)


(12,536)


Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix, including gain on sale, net of tax

2,301


(68,381)


Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

23,513


(86,012)

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions and dispositions:




Accounts receivable

34,882


(39,542)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(15,447)


10,467


Current liabilities

(15,979)


(54,111)

Other, net

5,936


(465)

Net cash provided by operating activities

125,968


5,141





INVESTING ACTIVITIES:



Purchase of fixed assets

(11,779)


(19,231)

Proceeds from sale of businesses, net of cash transferred

9,220


146,315

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(22,335)


(320)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(24,894)


126,764




FINANCING ACTIVITIES:



Proceeds from issuance of common stock

3,980


7,901

Windfall tax benefits associated with equity-based compensation

88


192

Repayment of long-term debt

(52,943)


(63,438)

Repurchase of common stock

(4,974)


Debt issuance costs

(4,125)


(15,460)

Repayment of capital lease obligations

(135)


(267)

Other

(825)


(673)

Net cash used in financing activities

(58,934)


(71,745)





Net change in cash and cash equivalents

42,140


60,160

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

164,912


104,752

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

207,052


$

164,912





SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:







Interest paid

$

78,783


$

78,639

Income taxes paid

$

4,375


$

38,067







  Fiscal Year

A reconciliation of Free cash flow to Net cash provided by operating activities follows:

2012

2011


Net cash provided by operating activities

$

125,968


$

5,141


Less: Purchase of fixed assets

(11,779)


(19,231)


Free cash flow

$

114,189


$

(14,090)





 









        (in 000's)






Supplemental Information

4th Quarter


Fiscal Year




2012

2011


2012

2011

Segment Information (2)







Net revenues








Home Health

$

237,698

$

248,944


$

948,019

$

1,012,566



Hospice

187,319

200,265


764,785

786,212


Total net revenues

$

425,017

$

449,209


$

1,712,804

$

1,798,778










Operating contribution (6)








Home Health

$

30,918

$

20,767


$

125,445

$

126,194



Hospice

30,707

35,422


133,133

139,723


Total operating contribution

61,625

56,189


258,578

265,917










Corporate administrative expenses

(17,580)

(23,381)


(83,700)

(115,861)


Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment (8)


(19,132)

(643,305)


Dividend income (9)


8,590


Depreciation and amortization

(5,206)

(7,606)


(26,581)

(30,140)


Gain on sale of businesses (5)

2,567

1,061


8,014

1,061


Interest expense and other, net (7)

(22,896)

(20,268)


(89,947)

(88,610)


Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net
earnings of CareCentrix  

$

18,510

$

5,995


$

47,232

$

(602,348)










Home Health operating contribution margin %

13.0%

8.3%


13.2%

12.5%


Hospice operating contribution margin %

16.4%

17.7%


17.4%

17.8%


















4th Quarter


Fiscal Year


Net Revenues by Major Payer Source:

2012

2011


2012

2011



Medicare








Home Health

$

187,291

$

197,574


$

749,042

$

799,240



Hospice

176,524

186,047


715,514

729,032



Total Medicare

363,815

383,621


1,464,556

1,528,272



Medicaid and local government

17,551

19,943


74,424

83,103



Commercial insurance and other:








Paid at episodic rates

22,472

19,568


85,200

77,638



Other

21,179

26,077


88,624

109,765



Total commercial insurance and other

43,651

45,645


173,824

187,403



Total net revenues

$

425,017

$

449,209


$

1,712,804

$

1,798,778










4th Quarter


Fiscal Year

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders follows:

2012

2011


2012

2011



Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$

44,246

$

47,090


$

180,548

$

199,194



Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment (8)


(19,132)

(643,305)



Dividend income (9)


8,590



Gain on sale of businesses (5)

2,567

1,061


8,014

1,061



Restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs (6)

(201)

(14,282)


(5,670)

(49,138)



EBITDA (6)

46,612

33,869


163,760

(483,598)



Depreciation and amortization

(5,206)

(7,606)


(26,581)

(30,140)



Interest expense and other, net (7)

(22,896)

(20,268)


(89,947)

(88,610)



Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net
earnings of
CareCentrix

18,510

5,995


47,232

(602,348)



Income tax (expense) benefit (10)

(6,373)

(1,239)


(17,251)

75,768



Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

(3,307)

(1,201)


(2,301)

68,381



Income (loss) from continuing operations

8,830

3,555


27,680

(458,199)



Discontinued operations, net of tax (4)

1,219


8,315



Net income (loss)

8,830

4,774


27,680

(449,884)



Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(260)

(189)


(884)

(641)



Net income (loss) attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$

8,570

$

4,585


$

26,796

$

(450,525)









 












A reconciliation of Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva

shareholders to Income from continuing operations follows (all items presented are net of tax): (3)

4th Quarter


Fiscal Year

2012

2011


2012

2011


Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$

9,686

$

11,259


$

37,679

$

49,212


Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment (8)

(635)


(11,352)

(547,753)


Gain on sale of CareCentrix included in equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

(3,307)

(1,201)


(2,301)

67,127


Dividend income (9)


5,435


Gain on sale of businesses (5)

1,516

631


4,765

631


Cost savings, restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs (6)

(139)

(8,378)


(3,385)

(29,679)


Tax valuation allowance on OIG legal settlement

814

1,690


1,390

(3,813)


Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders

8,570

3,366


26,796

(458,840)


Add back: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

260

189


884

641


Income (loss) from continuing operations

$

8,830

$

3,555


$

27,680

$

(458,199)









Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders per

diluted share

$

0.31

$

0.37


$

1.23

$

1.60


Goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment (8)

(0.02)


(0.37)

(18.06)


Gain on sale of CareCentrix included in equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

(0.11)

(0.04)


(0.08)

2.21


Dividend income (9)


0.18


Gain on sale of businesses (5)

0.05

0.02


0.16

0.02


Cost savings, restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs (6)

(0.27)


(0.11)

(0.98)


Tax valuation allowance on OIG legal settlement

0.03

0.05


0.04

(0.12)


Impact of exclusion of dilutive shares due to the anti-dilutive effect of the shares


0.02


Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders per diluted share  

0.28

0.11


0.87

(15.13)


Add back: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

0.01

0.01


0.03

0.02


Income (loss) from continuing operations per diluted share

$

0.29

$

0.12


$

0.90

$

(15.11)









Operating Metrics

4th Quarter


Fiscal Year


Home Health

2012

2011


2012

2011


Episodic admissions

49,300

48,900


198,000

199,600


Total episodes

71,900

71,200


287,800

287,600


Episodes per admission

1.46

1.46


1.45

1.44


Revenue per episode

$

2,920

$

3,050


$

2,900

$

3,050









Hospice







Admissions

12,600

13,000


51,500

55,100


Average daily census

13,200

14,100


13,600

14,000


Patient days (in thousands)

1,213

1,288


4,959

5,092


Revenue per patient day

$

155

$

155


$

154

$

154


Length of stay at discharge (in days)

105

94


96

89


Services by patient type:







     Routine

98%

98%


98%

97%


     General Inpatient & Other

2%

2%


2%

3%

 


Notes:

1.        The comparability between reporting periods has been affected by the following items:

a.        During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company closed 34 locations (25 home health and 9 hospice) and sold 9 home health branches as a result of a comprehensive review of its branch structure, support infrastructure and other significant expenditures in response to the challenging Medicare reimbursement rate environment.  During the year 2012, the Company completed the sale of eight home health and four hospice branches in Louisiana and closed four additional home health branches as part of this initiative.

The Company also completed several other acquisitions and dispositions during the year 2012.

As a result of this activity, the Company's revenues for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 were negatively impacted by approximately $9 million and $70 million, respectively, as compared to the fourth quarter and full year 2011.

b.       The full year 2012 included 366 days of activity as compared to 365 days for the year 2011 due to 29 days in February 2012 versus 28 days in February 2011.   

2.        The Company's senior management evaluates performance and allocates resources based on operating contributions of the operating segments, which exclude corporate expenses, depreciation, amortization, and interest expense and other (net), but include revenues and all other costs directly attributable to the specific segment. 

3.        Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as income from continuing operations before interest expense and other (net of interest income), income taxes, depreciation and amortization and excluding (i) charges relating to cost savings and other restructuring, legal settlements, and acquisition and integration activities, (ii) gain on sale of businesses, (iii) dividend income, and (iv) goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment.  Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate overall performance and compare current operating results with other companies in the healthcare industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for income from continuing operations, net income, operating income or cash flow statement data determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.  Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and is susceptible to varying calculations, it may not be comparable to similarly titled measures in other companies. Adjusted EBITDA presented in the Supplemental Information relates to the Company's continuing operations.

Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders is defined as income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders, excluding (i) tax reserves relating to the OIG settlement, (ii) charges relating to cost savings and other restructuring, legal settlements, and acquisition and integration activities, (iii) gain on sale of businesses, (iv) dividend income, (v) gain on sale of CareCentrix included in equity in net earnings of CareCentrix, net of tax, and (vi) goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived asset impairment. 

4.        Discontinued operations in 2011 consisted of the financial results of the Company's Rehab Without Walls and IDOA businesses and the HME and IV business.  Net revenues and operating results associated with these operating units for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 were as follows (dollars in thousands):







4th Quarter


Fiscal Year


2011


2011

Net revenues

$

183


$

22,819





Operating income before income taxes

$

(256)


$

2,430

Gain on sale of business

2,387


11,475

Income tax expense

(912)


(5,590)

Discontinued operations, net of tax

$

1,219


$

8,315













5.        During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company completed the sale of its Phoenix area hospice operations to Banner Health, an Arizona non-profit corporation, pursuant to an asset purchase agreement for cash consideration of $3.5 million

During the second quarter of 2012, the Company completed the sale of eight home health branches and four hospice branches in Louisiana, pursuant to an asset purchase agreement, for total consideration of approximately $6.4 million.  The Company received proceeds of approximately $5.9 million and established a receivable of approximately $0.5 million.

Effective May 31, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its Gentiva consulting business to MP Healthcare Partners, LLC pursuant to an asset purchase agreement, for cash consideration of approximately $0.3 million.

In connection with the sales, the Company recorded a gain on sale of businesses of approximately $2.6 million and $8.0 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively.

6.        Operating contribution and EBITDA included charges relating to cost savings and other restructuring, legal settlements and acquisition and integration activities of $0.2 million and $5.7 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively, and $14.3 million and $49.1 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2011, respectively.

For the fourth quarter and full year 2012, the Company recorded cost savings and other restructuring costs of $0.2 million and $1.7 million, respectively.  For the full year 2012, the Company recorded legal settlement reserves of $5.0 million, associated with the tentative settlement of the Wilkie wage and hour lawsuit, partially offset by a reduction in cost savings and other restructuring costs of $1.0 million, primarily relating to favorable lease settlements associated with the Company's branch closures.

For the fourth quarter and full year 2011, the Company recorded (i) cost savings and other restructuring costs of $12.7 million and $15.2 million, respectively, (ii) legal settlement reserves of $1.0 million and $26.0 million, respectively, associated with a government investigation assumed in the Odyssey acquisition, and (iii) acquisition and integration costs of $0.6 million and $7.9 million, respectively, primarily relating to the acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc.

These charges were reflected as follows for segment reporting purposes (dollars in millions):






4th Quarter


Fiscal Year


2012

2011


2012

2011

Home Health

$

$

7.4


$

5.6

$

7.7

Hospice

0.3

2.2


0.4

3.7

Corporate expenses  

(0.1)

4.7


(0.3)

37.7

Total

$

0.2

$

14.3


$

5.7

$

49.1















7.        Interest expense and other, net for the year 2012 included charges of approximately $0.5 million relating to the write-off of deferred debt issuance costs associated with the Company's March 6, 2012 credit agreement amendment. Interest expense and other, net for the year 2011 included charges of approximately $3.8 million relating to the write-off of deferred debt issuance costs and costs of terminating the Company's interest rate swaps in connection with the refinancing of the indebtedness outstanding under its credit agreement.

8.        During the third quarter of 2012, the Company initiated an effort to re-brand all of its branch operations under the single Gentiva name. In connection with this re-branding effort, the Company recorded a $19.1 million non-cash write-off of existing trade name balances for the year 2012.

During the third quarter of 2011, the Company performed an impairment test of its goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived assets in response to changes in our business climate, including uncertainties around Medicare reimbursement as the federal government worked to reduce the federal deficit.  The Company's impairment test indicated that the fair value of certain identifiable intangible assets, as well as goodwill, was less than their carrying values. In addition, the Company finalized its review of alternatives to replacing various field operating systems. As such, the Company recorded non-cash impairment charges of approximately $643.3 million for 2011.

9.        Dividend income for the year 2011 represents a 12% cumulative preferred dividend received in connection with the sale of the Company's preferred investment in CareCentrix in 2011.

10.     The Company's effective tax rate for adjusted income from continuing operations was a tax provision of 38.4% and 39.8% for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, respectively, as compared to 40.5% and 39.7% for the fourth quarter and full year 2011, respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "assumes," "trends" and similar expressions, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events. However, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: economic and business conditions; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of healthcare reform legislation and its implementation through governmental regulations; legislative proposals for healthcare reform; changes in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer reimbursement levels; the outcome of any inquiries into the Company's operations and business practices by governmental authorities; effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; ability to access capital markets; availability and terms of capital; loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payer sources; ability of customers to pay for services; business disruption due to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, or terrorist acts; ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquisitions the Company may make and achieve expected synergies and operational efficiencies within expected time-frames; ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants under the Company's credit agreement; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; and changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies and estimates. For a detailed discussion of certain of these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in this news release, please refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. 

 

Financial and Investor Contact:


Eric Slusser


770-951-6101


eric.slusser@gentiva.com  

or

John Mongelli


770-951-6496


john.mongelli@gentiva.com  





Media Contact: 


Scott Cianciulli


Brainerd Communicators


212-986-6667


cianciulli@braincomm.com  

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.



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