Providence Service Corporation Reports Q3 2012 Results Third Quarter Highlights:

- Revenue rose 19% over last year's third quarter to $280.3 million

- Net cash provided by operations totaled $22.8 million

- Diluted EPS of $0.09 per share includes $0.19 non-cash impairment charge to intangible assets related to operations in British Columbia

- Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 19% to $12.9 million

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.    

For the third quarter of 2012, the Company reported revenue of $280.3 million, an increase of 19.0% from $235.6 million in the comparable period in 2011.  Revenue from Providence's non-emergency transportation (NET) services segment grew 34.4% to $196.3 million in the third quarter from $146.0 million in the prior year period, benefiting from new contract wins and program expansions in certain NET markets.  Revenue from the social services segment declined 6.2% to $84.0 million from $89.5 million in the third quarter of 2011.  Social services revenue was impacted primarily by select workforce development reductions in the U.S. and Canada.

Included in the third quarter results is an estimated non-cash $2.5 million asset impairment charge, or $0.19 per share, related to certain intangible assets of the Company's Canadian subsidiary.  This charge resulted from an interim impairment test that was triggered by a recent reorganization of the service delivery system in British Columbia that required the subsidiary to rebid all of its contracts.  With changes in funding streams, increased competition as well as a decrease in the number of services funded in this market, Providence was not able to retain the level of business it enjoyed prior to the reorganization in British Columbia. 

The Company will finalize its third quarter impairment and perform its annual impairment analysis during the fourth quarter of this fiscal year which could result in additional impairment.  The non-cash charge for the intangible asset impairment did not impact the Company's cash balance, debt covenant compliance or ongoing financial performance.

Providence reported net income of $1.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012 compared to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.  In addition to the $0.19 per diluted share asset impairment charge, also impacting the third quarter 2012 results were higher than expected expenses due to increased healthcare claims activity under the Company's self-funded employee health plan of approximately $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.  Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2012 was $12.9 million, up 19% from $10.8 million in the same period last year.  A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) is presented below. 

Providence's direct social service client census was approximately 51,000 at September 30, 2012 compared to 57,100 at September 30, 2011.  Total direct contracts numbered 574 at September 30, 2012 compared to 595 at September 30, 2011.  The decrease in the number of contracts was primarily due to the expiration of contracts related to our home based educational tutoring business which resulted from waivers granted under the No Child Left Behind Act.  The Company had approximately 14.8 million individuals eligible to receive services under its NET contracts at September 30, 2012 an increase of 43% from approximately 10.4 million at September 30, 2011. 

For the first nine months of 2012, the Company reported revenue of $819.4 million, an increase of 17.3% from $698.7 million in the first nine months of 2011.  Revenue from Providence's NET services segment grew 28.8% to $549.8 million in the first nine months of 2012 from $427.0 million in the prior year period.  Revenue from the social services segment decreased 1.0% to $269.5 million, down from $271.7 million for the first nine months of 2011.

Net income was $5.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2012.  This compares to net income of $14.0 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2011 which included a non-cash charge of approximately $2.5 million, or $0.11 per share, related to the write-off of unamortized deferred financing fees of its senior credit facility offset by the $2.7 million, or $0.20 per share, gain related to a June 2011 acquisition.  Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the first nine months of 2012 was $37.2 million compared to $43.4 million in the same period last year.  A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) is presented below. 

At September 30, 2012, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $63.8 million.  During the first nine months of 2012, the Company generated a total of $39.9 million in cash from operations, of which it used $3.5 million in the third quarter to repurchase 293,600 shares of common stock.  At September 30, 2012, the Company had long term liabilities of $152.8 million, down from $164.0 million at September 30, 2011.

"We have invested $8 million in our NET business related to 14 new contract wins," said Fletcher McCusker, Chairman and CEO.  "Of this investment, nearly forty percent represented start-up costs incurred prior to any revenues being recognized and over sixty percent represented capital investment that will be depreciated.  This investment spending is expected to produce approximately $170 million of annual recurring revenue, or approximately $850 million over the next five years.  While it has been a challenging year to budget, it has been a benchmark year in terms of market share gained and competitive position."  

"In our Social Services segment, we renewed substantially all of our contracts.  The net decline was primarily due to the expiration of 28 tutoring contracts due to changes in the No Child Left Behind Act, which represents a relatively minor dollar amount.  With the exception of Canada and Arizona, which is negotiating with Medicaid on restoring some of its cuts, the rest of our business looks relatively stable.  We secured a $6 million workforce development contract in Wisconsin and also won a new five year $28 million annual child welfare privatization bid for a contract in a southern state.  The terms of this contract are currently being negotiated and we anticipate that we will begin providing services in 2013.  We expect revenue of just over $13 million in the first year under this contract." 

Conference Call
Providence will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. Arizona and MST and 8:00 a.m. PST) Thursday, November 8, 2012 to discuss its financial results and corporate developments.  Interested parties are invited to listen to the call live over the Internet at http://investor.provcorp.com or http://www.earnings.com. The call is also available by dialing (800) 659-1966 or for international callers (617) 614-2711 and by using the passcode 17828607.  A replay of the teleconference will be available on http://investor.provcorp.com.  A replay will also be available until November 15, 2012 by dialing (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888, and using passcode 32681979.

About Providence

The Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services and non-emergency transportation services management to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections.  Providence is different from many of its competitors in that it provides its social services primarily in the client's own home or in community based settings versus treatment facilities or hospitals and provides its NET management services through local transportation providers rather than owning its own fleet of vehicles.  The Company provides a range of services through its direct entities to approximately 51,000 clients through 574 active contracts at September 30, 2012, with an approximate 14.8 million individuals eligible to receive the Company's non-emergency transportation services.  Combined, the Company has an approximately $1 billion book of business including managed entities.

Non-GAAP Presentation
In addition to the financial results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) provided throughout this press release, the Company has provided EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP measurements, which present its earnings on a pro forma basis. Providence's management utilizes these non-GAAP measurements as a means to measure overall operating performance and to better compare current operating results with other companies within its industry.  Details of the excluded items and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure are presented in the table below. The non-GAAP measures do not replace the presentation of our GAAP financial results. The Company has provided this supplemental non-GAAP information because the Company believes it provides meaningful comparisons of the results of Providence's operations for the periods presented in this press release. The non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for GAAP and may be different from pro forma measures used by some companies.  The items excluded in the non-GAAP measures pertain to certain items that are considered to be material so that exclusion of the items would, in management's belief, enhance a reader's ability to compare the results of the Company's business after excluding these items.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe," "demonstrate," "expect," "estimate," "forecast," "anticipate," "should" and "likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In addition, statements that are not historical should also be considered forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to the global credit crisis, capital market conditions, the implementation of the healthcare reform law, state budget changes and legislation and other risks detailed in Providence's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Providence is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

--financial tables to follow--

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands except share and per share data)

(UNAUDITED)












Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenues:









  Home and community based services


$      72,259


$      77,679


$    235,007


$    236,259

  Foster care services


8,394


8,598


25,113


25,518

  Management fees


3,297


3,229


9,406


9,909

  Non-emergency transportation services


196,335


146,046


549,844


426,982



280,285


235,552


819,370


698,668










Operating expenses:









  Client service expense


73,462


75,970


230,200


226,190

  Cost of non-emergency transportation services


183,248


137,551


520,866


395,887

  General and administrative expense


12,069


12,690


38,599


37,027

  Asset impairment charge


2,506


-


2,506


-

  Depreciation and amortization


4,018


3,402


11,254


9,979

Total operating expenses


275,303


229,613


803,425


669,083

Operating income 


4,982


5,939


15,945


29,585










Other (income) expense:









  Interest expense


1,990


2,204


5,806


8,266

  Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


-


-


2,463

  Gain on bargain purchase


-


-


-


(2,711)

  Interest income


(25)


(53)


(109)


(161)

Income before income taxes


3,017


3,788


10,248


21,728

Provision for income taxes


1,859


1,837


4,631


7,742

Net  income 


$        1,158


$        1,951


$        5,617


$      13,986










Earnings per share:









  Basic


$          0.09


$          0.15


$          0.42


$          1.06

  Diluted


$          0.09


$          0.15


$          0.42


$          1.05










Weighted-average number of common shares









  outstanding:









  Basic


13,263,826


13,255,367


13,277,191


13,238,043

  Diluted


13,342,614


13,307,177


13,388,355


13,316,459

 

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands except share and per share data)




September 30,


December 31,



2012


2011

Assets


(Unaudited)


(Audited)

Current assets:





    Cash and cash equivalents


$           63,757


$          43,184

    Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $3.7 million in





     2012 and $5.8 million in 2011


93,243


87,163

    Management fee receivable


2,689


3,537

    Other receivables


2,110


1,601

    Restricted cash


3,300


4,654

    Prepaid expenses and other


18,517


15,989

    Deferred tax assets


345


1,965

Total current assets


183,961


158,093

Property and equipment, net


30,582


28,563

Goodwill


113,947


113,737

Intangible assets, net


51,468


59,474

Restricted cash, less current portion


10,953


10,882

Other assets


11,010


8,304

Total assets


$         401,921


$        379,053

Liabilities and stockholders' equity 





Current liabilities:





    Current portion of long-term obligations


$           12,500


$          10,000

    Accounts payable


3,780


4,461

    Accrued expenses


34,402


30,654

    Accrued transportation costs


64,557


47,657

    Deferred revenue


5,833


2,194

    Reinsurance liability reserve


13,101


11,921

Total current liabilities


134,173


106,887

Long-term obligations, less current portion


128,000


140,493

Other long-term liabilities


13,724


9,740

Deferred tax liabilities


11,082


12,910

Total liabilities


286,979


270,030

Commitments and contingencies





Stockholders' equity:





       Common stock:  Authorized 40,000,000 shares; 





         $0.001 par value; 13,725,901 and 13,621,951





         issued and outstanding (including treasury shares) 


14


14

    Additional paid-in capital


179,793


176,172

    Retained deficit


(55,944)


(61,561)

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax


(788)


(1,128)

    Treasury stock, at cost, 928,478  and 623,576 shares


(15,094)


(11,435)

  Total Providence stockholders' equity


107,981


102,062

    Non-controlling interest


6,961


6,961

Total stockholders' equity 


114,942


109,023

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 


$         401,921


$        379,053

 

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Nine months ended



September 30, 



2012


2011

Operating activities





Net income 


$   5,617


$  13,986

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash 





  provided by operating activities:





  Depreciation 


5,578


4,200

  Amortization


5,676


5,779

  Amortization of deferred financing costs 


865


1,401

  Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


2,463

  Gain on bargain purchase


-


(2,711)

  Provision for doubtful accounts


1,418


2,378

  Deferred income taxes


(420)


(429)

  Stock based compensation


3,586


2,733

  Excess tax benefit upon exercise of stock options


(60)


(3)

  Asset impairment charge


2,506


-

  Other


(33)


705

  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





    Accounts receivable


(10,304)


(2,423)

    Management fee receivable


849


2,001

    Other receivables


(509)


1,941

    Restricted cash


14


(183)

    Prepaid expenses and other


(3,556)


(3,194)

    Reinsurance liability reserve


1,773


609

    Accounts payable and accrued expenses


3,040


(97)

    Accrued transportation costs


16,901


5,331

    Deferred revenue


3,639


(2,758)

    Other long-term liabilities


3,357


193

Net cash provided by operating activities


39,937


31,922

Investing activities





Purchase of property and equipment, net


(7,565)


(8,675)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired


(190)


(5,279)

Restricted cash for contract performance


1,269


1,436

Purchase of short-term investments, net


452


(86)

Net cash used in investing activities


(6,034)


(12,604)

Financing activities





Repurchase of common stock for treasury


(3,658)


(51)

Proceeds from common stock issued pursuant to 





  stock option exercise


258


33

Excess tax benefit upon exercise of stock options


60


3

Proceeds from long-term debt


-


115,000

Repayment of long-term debt


(9,993)


(144,311)

Debt financing costs


(53)


(2,652)

Capital lease payments


(20)


(11)

Net cash used in financing activities


(13,406)


(31,989)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


76


(84)

Net change in cash


20,573


(12,755)

Cash at beginning of period


43,184


61,261

Cash at end of period


$ 63,757


$  48,506

 

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)












Three months ended 


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30, 



2012


2011


2012


2011








Net income

$   1,158


$   1,951


$   5,617


$ 13,986










Interest expense, net

1,965


2,151


5,697


8,105

Provision for income taxes

1,859


1,837


4,631


7,742

Depreciation and amortization

4,018


3,402


11,254


9,979










EBITDA

9,000


9,341


27,199


39,812










Asset impairment charge (a)

2,506


-


2,506


-

Stock based compensation 

1,086


924


3,586


2,733

Start-up costs (b)

258


555


3,295


1,079

Strategic alternatives costs (c)

2


-


593


-

Loss on extinguishment of debt (d)

-


-


-


2,463

Gain on bargain purchase (e)

-


-


-


(2,711)










Adjusted EBITDA

$ 12,852


$ 10,820


$ 37,179


$ 43,376

          

Notes:

a)

Due to the impact of a reorganization of the service delivery system in British Columbia, Canada during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 that required the Company's WCG International subsidiary to rebid all of its contracts, the Company recorded an asset impairment charge totaling approximately $2.5 million related to its intangible assets for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

b)

Represents expenses to implement NET programs pursuant to new contract wins during 2011 and 2012. 

c)

Represents costs incurred related to the Company's review of strategic alternatives arising from unsolicited proposals to take the Company private.  The Company terminated this review in June 2012 upon determining that a continued focus on the Company's operations was the best alternative to maximize shareholder value.

d)

Represents a loss on extinguishment of debt resulting from the write-off of deferred financing fees related to the Company's credit facility that was repaid in full in March 2011.

e)

Represents a gain associated with the Company's acquisition of The ReDCo Group, Inc. in 2011 where the fair value of the acquired entity's net assets exceeded the purchase price of said entity.

 

SOURCE The Providence Service Corporation



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