Gentiva® Health Services Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results

Aug 04, 2011, 07:00 ET from Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2011 /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 second quarter 2011 results.  

Gentiva acquired Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. ("Odyssey"), one of the largest providers of hospice care in the United States, on August 17, 2010. The Company's results for the three months ended June 30, 2011 included Odyssey's financial results.

Second quarter 2011 highlights include:  

  • Total net revenues of $456.9 million, an increase of 54% compared to $297.1 million for the quarter ended July 4, 2010. Net revenues included home health episodic revenues of $219.8 million, a decline of 4% compared to $228.7 million in the 2010 second quarter.  Hospice revenues were $194.4 million in the second quarter of 2011, compared to $20.9 million in the 2010 second quarter.  Hospice represented 43% of total net revenues in the second quarter of 2011, compared to 7% in the 2010 second quarter.
  • Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $5.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, which included pre-tax restructuring, legal settlement, acquisition and integration costs of $21.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, and dividend income from the Company's CareCentrix's preferred stock holdings of  $4.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.  In the second quarter of 2010, income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $20.2 million or $0.66 per diluted share, which included $2.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, relating to charges associated with net restructuring, legal settlement and merger and acquisition costs.
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $15.1 million, compared with $22.7 million in the 2010 period. On a diluted per share basis, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $0.49 for the second quarter of 2011 compared to $0.74 for the second quarter of 2010. Including the dividend income received from CareCentrix, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders would have been $0.58 for the second quarter of 2011.  Adjusted income from continuing operations excluded the legal settlement, restructuring, acquisition and integration costs and dividend income described above.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization attributable to continuing operations (Adjusted EBITDA) increased 22% to $52.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $43.2 million in the second quarter of 2010.  Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues was 11.6% in the second quarter of 2011 versus 14.5% in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA excluded charges relating to restructuring, acquisition, integration activities, the cost of legal settlements and dividend income.

"Despite continued progress in building our sales and clinical capabilities, difficult operating conditions driven by the implementation of new regulations impacted our volume and profitability levels this quarter," said Gentiva CEO Tony Strange. "Given this environment, we have lowered our outlook for the full-year to reflect current market conditions.  For the remainder of 2011, our top priorities are to drive volume growth by leveraging our increased sales investment and to reduce G&A costs to protect margins, while we weather the impact of the new regulations."

Highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2011 include:  

  • Total net revenues of $915.8 million, an increase of 54% compared to $594.2 million for the prior year period. Net revenues included home health episodic revenues of $440.1 million, a decline of 4% compared to $457.2 million in the comparable 2010 period.  Hospice revenues were $389.4 million, compared to $40.5 million in the comparable 2010 period.  
  • Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $18.6 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, which included pre-tax restructuring, acquisition and integration costs of $25.0 million or $0.48 per diluted share. Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders in the comparable 2010 period was $30.5 million or $1.00 per diluted share, which included net charges of $18.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, associated with net restructuring, legal settlement and merger and acquisition costs.
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $30.8 million, compared with $42.0 million in the 2010 period. On a diluted per share basis, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $1.00 compared with $1.37 in the corresponding period of 2010.  Excluding the approximately $3.8 million write-off of prepaid financing fees and the costs of terminating the Company's interest rate swap contract associated with the Company's debt refinancing in the first quarter of 2011, adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $1.08 on a diluted per share basis.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization attributable to continuing operations (Adjusted EBITDA) increased 40% to $112.5 million as compared to $80.4 million in the 2010 period.  Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues was 12.3% versus 13.5% in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA excluded charges relating to restructuring, acquisition and integration activities and the cost of legal settlements and dividend income.

For the second quarter of 2011, the Company reported net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders of $5.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $18.9 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010.  For the first six months of 2011, net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders was $18.6 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, versus net income of $28.2 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2010. These results included charges for restructuring, legal settlements, acquisition and integration activities and dividend income as discussed above as well as the results from discontinued operations in the 2010 periods.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

For the second quarter of 2011, net cash provided by operating activities was $17.2 million, compared to $32.3 million in the prior year period for 2010.  Free cash flow was $11.8 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to $29.8 million in 2010.  Excluding the $12.5 million paid to settle an outstanding OIG investigation, free cash flow would have been $24.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.

At June 30, 2011, the Company reported cash and cash equivalents of $98.1 million and outstanding debt of $1.028 billion.  Since closing the Odyssey transaction, the Company has repaid $76.9 million on its revolving credit facility and term loans.  Total Company days sales outstanding, or DSO's, was 48 days at June 30, 2011, compared to 52 days at March 31, 2011.

Full-Year 2011 Outlook

Given the Company's results for the first half of 2011 and the expectation of a continued difficult operating environment through the remainder of the year, Gentiva has adjusted its 2011 outlook.  Full-year 2011 net revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.8 billion to $1.85 billion and adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders is expected to be in the range of $2.00 to $2.20 on a diluted per share basis.

Gentiva's 2011 outlook includes the full-year impact of its Odyssey acquisition and the impact of an approximate 5% decrease in Medicare home health reimbursement rates in 2011 as compared to 2010 based on the final rules issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2010. This outlook includes the fourth quarter 2011 impact of the final hospice 2012 reimbursement rates recently issued but does not reflect any potential fourth quarter 2011 impact from the proposed 2012 home health reimbursement rate rules issued by CMS in July, 2011, as they are subject to change prior to being finalized later in the year.

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 income from continuing operations 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 second quarter 2011 results during its conference call and live webcast to be held Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:00 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 # 83753220. 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 August 4th and will remain available continuously through August 11th. To listen to a replay of the call from the United States, Canada or international locations, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and enter the following PIN at the prompt: 83753220. 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 is expected to be available on the site within 48 hours after the call.

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. In August 2010, Gentiva acquired Odyssey HealthCare, Inc., one of the largest providers of hospice care in the United States. GTIV-E

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

(unaudited tables and notes follow)

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)

(in 000's, except per share data)

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Statements of Income

Net revenues

$           456,943

$           297,099

$           915,758

$           594,230

Cost of services sold

238,866

135,249

474,111

275,839

Gross profit

218,077

161,850

441,647

318,391

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(194,049)

(125,535)

(369,258)

(264,771)

Gain on sale of assets

-

-

-

103

Dividend income

4,613

-

4,613

-

Interest income

639

650

1,304

1,314

Interest expense and other

(21,425)

(1,766)

(48,973)

(3,514)

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

7,855

35,199

29,333

51,523

Income tax expense

(2,851)

(15,415)

(11,264)

(21,757)

Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

336

439

890

763

Income from continuing operations

5,340

20,223

18,959

30,529

Discontinued operations, net of tax

-

(1,304)

-

(2,285)

Net income

5,340

18,919

18,959

28,244

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(151)

-

(318)

-

Net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$               5,189

$             18,919

$             18,641

$             28,244

Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share:

  Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$                 0.17

$                 0.68

$                 0.62

$                 1.03

  Discontinued operations, net of tax

-

(0.04)

-

(0.08)

  Net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$                 0.17

$                 0.64

$                 0.62

$                 0.95

  Weighted average shares outstanding

30,293

29,770

30,210

29,715

Diluted earnings per share:

  Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$                 0.17

$                 0.66

$                 0.61

$                 1.00

  Discontinued operations, net of tax

-

(0.04)

-

(0.08)

  Net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$                 0.17

$                 0.62

$                 0.61

$                 0.92

  Weighted average shares outstanding

30,846

30,618

30,809

30,568

Amounts attributable to Gentiva shareholders:

Income from continuing operations

$               5,189

$             20,223

$             18,641

$             30,529

Discontinued operations, net of tax

-

(1,304)

-

(2,285)

Net income

$               5,189

$             18,919

$             18,641

$             28,244

Condensed Balance Sheets

ASSETS

Jun 30, 2011

Dec 31, 2010

Cash and cash equivalents

$             98,149

$           104,752

Accounts receivable, net (A)

255,559

259,588

Deferred tax assets

29,116

28,155

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

42,238

48,910

    Total current assets

425,062

441,405

Note receivable from CareCentrix

25,000

25,000

Investment in CareCentrix

12,944

25,635

Fixed assets, net

85,842

85,707

Intangible assets, net

367,519

374,057

Goodwill

1,085,066

1,085,066

Other assets

89,160

83,258

   Total assets

$        2,090,593

$        2,120,128

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current portion of long-term debt

$             20,938

$             25,000

Accounts payable

11,438

15,562

Payroll and related taxes

40,709

44,163

Deferred revenue

37,486

36,387

Medicare liabilities

17,630

31,236

Obligations under insurance programs

54,139

61,899

Accrued nursing home costs

20,441

24,241

Other accrued expenses

72,396

78,153

    Total current liabilities

275,177

316,641

Long-term debt

1,007,187

1,026,563

Deferred tax liabilities, net

111,791

111,199

Other liabilities

30,051

27,493

Total equity

666,387

638,232

    Total liabilities and equity

$        2,090,593

$        2,120,128

Common shares outstanding

30,564

30,158

 (A) Accounts receivable, net included an allowance for doubtful accounts of $9.8 million and $7.7 million at June 30, 2011 and  

       December 31, 2010, respectively.  

(in 000's)

Six Months

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

2011

2010

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income

$             18,959

$             28,244

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash

provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

15,120

8,807

Amortization and write-off of debt issuance costs

9,654

614

Provision for doubtful accounts

4,525

4,903

Equity-based compensation expense

3,966

3,191

Windfall tax benefits associated with equity-based compensation

(194)

(711)

Gain on sale of assets and businesses

-

(169)

Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

(890)

(763)

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

(54)

1,542

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

Accounts receivable

(496)

8,748

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

6,253

(9,158)

Current liabilities

(37,208)

2,193

Other, net

242

538

Net cash provided by operating activities

19,877

47,979

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchase of fixed assets

(8,717)

(5,613)

Proceeds from sale of assets and businesses

13,581

8,796

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(320)

(8,500)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

4,544

(5,317)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

6,235

5,612

Windfall tax benefits associated with equity-based compensation

194

711

Repayment of long-term debt

(23,438)

(5,000)

Debt issuance costs

(13,457)

-

Repurchase of common stock

-

(4,985)

Repayment of capital lease obligations

(145)

(344)

Other

(413)

-

Net cash used in financing activities

(31,024)

(4,006)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(6,603)

38,656

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

104,752

152,410

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$             98,149

$           191,066

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

Interest paid

$             41,577

$               3,219

Income taxes paid

$               6,676

$             25,054

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

Six Months

2011

2010

Net cash provided by operating activities

$             19,877

$             47,979

Less: Purchase of fixed assets

(8,717)

(5,613)

Free cash flow

$             11,160

$             42,366

(in 000's)

Supplemental Information

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Segment Information (2)

Net revenues  

Home Health

$           262,574

$           276,231

$           526,319

$           553,704

Hospice

194,369

20,868

389,439

40,526

Total net revenues

$           456,943

$           297,099

$           915,758

$           594,230

Operating contribution (5)

Home Health

$             36,047

$             60,924

$             78,869

$           105,616

Hospice

36,687

4,084

72,824

7,622

Total operating contribution

72,734

65,008

151,693

113,238

Corporate administrative expenses

(41,200)

(24,264)

(64,184)

(50,811)

Gain on sale of assets

-

-

-

103

Depreciation and amortization

(7,506)

(4,429)

(15,120)

(8,807)

Dividend income (7)

4,613

-

4,613

-

Interest expense and other, net (6)

(20,786)

(1,116)

(47,669)

(2,200)

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

$               7,855

$             35,199

$             29,333

$             51,523

Home Health operating contribution margin %

13.7%

22.1%

15.0%

19.1%

Hospice operating contribution margin %

18.9%

19.6%

18.7%

18.8%

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Net Revenues by Major Payer Source:

Medicare

 Home Health

$           199,754

$           207,376

$           401,382

$           415,052

 Hospice

179,994

19,396

360,993

37,593

 Total Medicare

379,748

226,772

762,375

452,645

Medicaid and local government

23,782

18,648

47,413

37,949

Commercial insurance and other:

  Paid at episodic rates

20,011

21,303

38,737

42,176

  Other

33,402

30,376

67,233

61,460

  Total commercial insurance and other

53,413

51,679

105,970

103,636

    Total net revenues

$           456,943

$           297,099

$           915,758

$           594,230

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

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$             52,780

$             43,220

$           112,520

$             80,394

Dividend income (7)

4,613

-

4,613

-

Gain on sale of assets, net

-

-

-

103

Restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs (5)

(21,246)

(2,476)

(25,011)

(17,967)

EBITDA (5)

36,147

40,744

92,122

62,530

Depreciation and amortization

(7,506)

(4,429)

(15,120)

(8,807)

Interest expense and other, net (6)

(20,786)

(1,116)

(47,669)

(2,200)

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

7,855

35,199

29,333

51,523

Income tax expense (8)

(2,851)

(15,415)

(11,264)

(21,757)

Equity in net earnings of CareCentrix

336

439

890

763

Income from continuing operations

5,340

20,223

18,959

30,529

Discontinued operations, net of tax (4)

-

(1,304)

-

(2,285)

Net income

5,340

18,919

18,959

28,244

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(151)

-

(318)

-

Net income attributable to Gentiva shareholders

$               5,189

$             18,919

$             18,641

$             28,244

A reconciliation of Adjusted income from continuing operations    attributable to Gentiva shareholders to Income from continuing    operations follows: (3)

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to    Gentiva shareholders

$             15,064

$             22,666

$             30,779

$             41,968

Gain on sale of assets, net

-

-

-

103

Dividend income

4,613

-

4,613

-

Restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs

(21,246)

(2,476)

(25,011)

(17,967)

Tax impact of items excluded from income from continuing operations    attributable to Gentiva shareholders

6,758

33

8,260

6,425

Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva shareholders

5,189

20,223

18,641

30,529

Add back: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

151

-

318

-

Income from continuing operations

$               5,340

$             20,223

$             18,959

$             30,529

Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to    Gentiva shareholders per diluted share

$                 0.49

$                 0.74

$                 1.00

$                 1.37

Gain on sale of assets, net

-

-

-

-

Dividend income, net of tax

0.09

-

0.09

-

Restructuring, legal settlement and acquisition and integration costs, net of tax

(0.41)

(0.08)

(0.48)

(0.37)

Income from continuing operations attributable to Gentiva    shareholders per diluted share

0.17

0.66

0.61

1.00

Add back: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

-

-

0.01

-

Income from continuing operations per diluted share

$                 0.17

$                 0.66

$                 0.62

$                 1.00

Operating Metrics

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Home Health

Episodic admissions

49,900

48,600

100,800

100,300

Total episodes

71,600

69,800

144,400

142,600

Episodes per admission

1.44

1.43

1.43

1.42

Revenue per episode

$               3,070

$               3,280

$               3,050

$               3,205

Hospice

Admissions

13,900

1,500

28,800

2,900

Average daily census

13,900

1,700

13,900

1,600

Patient days (in thousands)

1,260

153

2,510

294

Revenue per patient day

$                  154

$                  136

$                  155

$                  138

Length of stay at discharge (in days)

86

102

89

101

Revenue by patient type

  Routine

97%

97%

97%

97%

  General Inpatient & Other

3%

3%

3%

3%

Notes:

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

a. Effective August 17, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interest of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. ("Odyssey"), one of the largest providers of hospice care in the United States, operating approximately 100 Medicare-certified providers serving terminally ill patients and their families in 30 states. In connection with the acquisition, the Company entered into a new $875 million Credit Agreement and issued $325 million of senior unsecured notes.

b. The second quarter and first six months of 2011 included 91 and 181 days of activity, respectively, as compared to 91 and 182 days in the second quarter and first six months of 2010. This difference stems from the Company adopting a change to a calendar quarter reporting period in 2011 from its prior 13 week reporting periods in 2010.

2) The Company's senior management evaluates performance and allocates resources based on operating contributions of the operating segments, which exclude corporate administrative 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 charges relating primarily to restructuring, legal settlements and acquisition and integration activities, dividend income and gain on sale of assets, net of taxes. 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 charges relating to restructuring, legal settlements and acquisition and integration activities, dividend income and gain on sale of assets, net of taxes.

4) On February 1, 2010, the Company consummated the sale of its respiratory therapy and home medical equipment ("HME") and infusion therapy ("IV") businesses pursuant to an asset purchase agreement. Total consideration relating to the sale was approximately $16.4 million, consisting of (i) approximately $8.5 million of cash proceeds paid to the Company on the closing date, (ii) approximately $2.5 million of payments by the buyer associated with operating and capital lease obligations of the HME and IV businesses, (iii) an escrow fund of $5.0 million, which was recorded at estimated fair value of $3.2 million, to be received by the Company based on achieving a cumulative cash collections target for claims for services provided for a period of one year from the date of closing and (iv) an escrow fund of approximately $0.4 million for reimbursement of certain post closing liabilities. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, the Company received $1.0 million in settlement of the escrow fund associated with cash collections and recorded a $2.2 million charge in discontinued operations, net of tax. In the first quarter of 2011, the Company received $0.1 million of the escrow fund for settlement of post closing liabilities and recorded a charge of $0.3 million in selling, general and administrative expenses.

The financial results of these two operating segments are reported as discontinued operations in the accompanying 2010 condensed consolidated financial statements.  HME and IV net revenues, operating results and the gain on sale of business for the second quarter and first six months of 2010 were as follows (dollars in thousands):

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2010

2010

Net revenues

$               -

$        3,956

Operating loss before income taxes

$       (2,171)

$      (5,498)

Gain on sale of business

-

66

Income tax benefit

867

3,147

Discontinued operations, net of tax

$       (1,304)

$      (2,285)

5) Operating contribution and EBITDA included charges relating to restructuring, legal settlements and acquisition and integration activities of $21.2 million and $25.0 million for the second quarter and first six months of 2011, respectively, as compared to $2.5 million and $18.0 million for the corresponding periods of 2010.

For the second quarter and first six months of 2011, the Company recorded (i) restructuring costs of $0.5 million and $1.8 million, respectively, (ii) for the six month period legal settlement reserves of $18.5 million associated with a government investigation assumed in the Odyssey acquisition, and (iii) acquisition and integration costs of $2.2 million and $4.7 million, respectively, primarily relating to the acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc.

For the second quarter of 2010, the Company recorded a net reduction in charges related to legal settlements of $1.4 million which included (i) a reduction of $1.8 million associated with the reclassification of the tax impact of the settlement charges recorded in the first quarter of 2010, (ii) incremental legal fees of approximately $0.4 million, both relating to the settlement of the three-year old commercial contractual dispute involving the Company's former subsidiary, CareCentrix, (iii) restructuring and merger and acquisition costs of $1.9 million and (iv) merger and acquisition costs of $2.0 million, primarily relating to the pending acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc.

The charges for the six months of 2010 included (i) settlement costs and legal fees of $4.2 million related to a three-year old commercial contractual dispute involving the Company's former subsidiary, CareCentrix, (ii) incremental charges of $9.5 million in connection with an agreement in principle, subject to final approvals,  between the Company and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General to resolve the matters which were subject to a 2003 OIG subpoena relating to the Company's cost reports for the 1998 to 2000 periods, (iii) restructuring costs of $2.3 million and (iv) merger and acquisition costs of $2.0 million.

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

2nd Quarter

Six Months

2011

2010

2011

2010

Home Health

$               -

$               -

$            0.3

$         9.5

Hospice

-

0.1

0.7

0.1

Corporate expenses

21.2

2.4

24.0

8.4

Total

$           21.2

$             2.5

$          25.0

$       18.0

6) Interest expense and other, net for the first six months of 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 senior secured credit agreement.

7) Dividend income for the second quarter and first six months of 2011 represents a 12% cumulative preferred dividend received on the partial sale of the Company's preferred investment in CareCentrix in April 2011.

8) The Company's effective tax rate relating to its continuing operations was 39.2% and 39.3% for the second quarter and first six months of 2011, respectively, as compared to 42.9% and 41.6% for the second quarter and first six months of 2010, respectively.    

During the second quarter of 2010, the Company reclassified the tax benefit associated with the CareCentrix legal settlement from income taxes to net legal settlement costs since the benefit is expected to be realized by and reimbursed to Gentiva from CareCentrix. Excluding the impact of the reclassification, the Company's effective tax rate relating to its continuing operations would have been 39.9% and 39.5% for the second quarter and first six months of 2010, respectively.

Forward-Looking Statement

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, including the ability to access capital markets; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of recently passed healthcare reform legislation and its subsequent implementation through governmental regulations; 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; the Company's ability to effectively integrate Odyssey's operations; 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; 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; 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 (SEC), including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.



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