LHC Group announces second quarter 2020 financial results

Reinstates 2020 guidance

LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Unless otherwise noted, all results are compared with the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results 

  • Net service revenue decreased 5.9% to $487.3 million due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Net income attributable to LHC Group’s common stockholders increased 78.8% to $44.7 million, or $1.43 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to LHC Group’s common stockholders increased 15.9% to $38.6 million, or $1.23 adjusted earnings per diluted share, compared with $33.3 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the same period in 2019. Adjusted results for the second quarter of 2020 exclude a pre-tax amount of $0.6 million in acquisition and de novo related expenses associated with acquisitions completed in late 2019 and in the first half of 2020, $0.7 million related to a loss on the sale of an asset and closure related expenses, $27.3 million in COVID-19 related costs and expenses for purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies, employee related costs and expenses and other categories of costs and expenses incurred in response to the pandemic, and $36.8 million, net of non-controlling interest, in government stimulus income funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and distributed through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.8% to $57.7 million compared with $53.0 million in the same period in 2019.

    A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial results can be found in separate tables at the end of this release.

Operational and Strategic Highlights

  • LHC Group’s quality and patient satisfaction scores continue to exceed the national average and outpace industry peers.
  • Organic growth in home health admissions declined 4.7% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Home health organic admissions, when compared with the same periods in 2019, declined 14.3% in April, declined 6.7% in May, increased 7.0% in June and increased 8.5% in July.
  • Organic growth in hospice admissions was 1.8% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.
  • Hospice organic admissions, when compared with the same periods in 2019, declined 7.2% in April, increased 2.7% in May, increased 10.4% in June and increased 9.7% in July.   
  • On August 1, 2020, LHC Group finalized a joint venture with Orlando Health to enhance home health and home and community based services (HCBS) in the state of Florida. The joint venture includes six total locations – three Orlando Health providers and three LHC Group providers in Orlando, Clermont, Kissimmee, and Altamonte Springs. LHC Group expects incremental annualized revenue from this joint venture of approximately $3.5 million.

Commenting on the results, Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The courageous work of our employees during these unprecedented times, and their energy, enthusiasm and unwavering desire to care for those in our charge is nothing short of amazing.  During the significant disruption over the past several months of this public health emergency, LHC Group has been essential to our hospital and health system partners, referral sources and the patients, families and communities we are privileged to serve. Similar to other challenges the in-home healthcare industry has faced in the past, we know that we are a much stronger organization now as a result of the rigorous protocols and care models in place, rapid adoption of technology, and investments we have made in our employees and personal protective equipment. The governmental support our industry has received through the CARES Act and other measures is very encouraging and complements the ongoing shift to delivering more care to the patient in the safety and comfort of the home.”     

COVID-19 Update
The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on our operations and financial results for the second quarter of 2020 with a continued impact expected in the second half of 2020, although to a lesser extent than what we have experienced to date. During the quarter, we incurred $27.3 million ($20.2 million net of tax), or $0.64 per diluted share, in additional COVID-19 costs and expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies, employee related costs and expenses, including, without limitation, bonuses, increased wages, wage supplements and PTO replenishments for front line caregivers, and other categories of costs and expenses incurred in response to the pandemic.

We experienced lower year-over-year patient volumes in the second quarter from our referral sources related to various COVID-19 policies implemented by local, state and federal public health and governmental authorities, a reduction in home visits, and a reduction in elective procedures. As the second quarter progressed, we saw weekly improvement in all of these areas with home health average daily census, admissions and organic growth recovering from their low points the week of April 13, 2020 and steadily improving with average daily census reaching pre-COVID levels by the week of June 1, 2020. Home health average daily census, admissions and organic growth for the month of July also exceeded prior-year levels for July 2019.

We continue to invest in creating the safest environment possible for our employees, patients and communities we serve. The robust employee pre-screening, patient and employee protection protocols and other infection control procedures we implemented in March in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations for all 32,000 employees remain in place, and we have also secured adequate par levels of PPE to ensure we are able to continue providing care in the home setting. In addition, we have implemented a number of programs to support our employees, including a special COVID-19 pandemic grant program as part of our 501(c)(3) LHC Group Purpose Fund that supports employees experiencing financial hardships, retirement plan amendments, special cash-in opportunities for accumulated paid time off, expanded offerings in our employee assistance program, a wage supplement program designed to restore certain lost wages for frontline direct patient care-giving employees that qualified, and a PTO replenishment program designed to restore certain hours of paid time off for front line direct patient care-giving employees that qualified and for any employees who previously donated their PTO hours to these front line direct patient caregivers.

LHC Group has also implemented a number of cost containment initiatives, including eliminating non-essential travel and expenses along with employee flexing, furloughs, and other measures. We continue to have strong access to capital with over $507.2 million of available liquidity from cash and our revolving credit facility net of the $310.7 million liability associated with the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments.

During April 2020, we received funds totaling $310.7 million under the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program as provided for by the CARES Act. The accelerated Medicare payments are interest free and the program currently requires that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recoup the accelerated payments beginning 120 days after receipt by the provider, by withholding future Medicare fee-for service payments for claims until such time as the full accelerated payment has been recouped. The program currently requires Medicare Part A providers to repay the funds within 210 days of receipt. Cash flows from operations for the second quarter of 2020 included $310.7 million of accelerated Medicare payments, all of which remains deferred on the balance sheet at June 30, 2020.

Also during April 2020, we received funds totaling $88.7 million related to the Provider Relief Fund as provided for by the CARES Act. We recognized $44.4 million ($27.2 million net of non-controlling interest and tax), or $0.87 per diluted share, in government stimulus income during the second quarter of 2020 related to general distribution funds received from the Provider Relief Fund. Cash flows from operations for the second quarter of 2020 included $44.4 million of Provider Relief Fund distributions, of which $44.3 million remains deferred on the balance sheet at June 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Trends
Please refer to the supplemental information that can be found under Quarterly Results on the Company’s Investor Relations page to access more detailed statistics on pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 trends.

Full Year 2020 Guidance
The Company is reinstating full year 2020 guidance after withdrawing it on May 7, 2020, due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. Full year 2020 net service revenue is expected to be in a range of $2.0 billion to $2.05 billion, adjusted earnings per diluted share is expected to be in a range of $4.60 to $4.80, and Adjusted EBITDA, less non-controlling interest, is expected to be in a range of $220 million to $230 million.

The Company’s guidance ranges reflect a number of assumptions that are subject to change based on uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company’s guidance ranges do not take into account the impact of future reimbursement changes, if any, future acquisitions, if made, de novo locations, if opened, location closures, if any, or future legal expenses, if necessary.

Joshua L. Proffitt, LHC Group’s President and Chief Financial Officer, added, “Notwithstanding the headwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we have higher confidence today in the trajectory of our underlying business fundamentals and our positioning for entering 2021 than we did at the beginning of this year. In addition to the weekly improvement in average daily census and admissions since our low point in mid-April, we believe the organic growth and market share gains we have achieved from the gravitation to high quality in-home healthcare providers are clear indications that the future of LHC Group is as bright as ever. For the second consecutive quarter, we have earned over 3,900 new home health referral sources with 3,915 in the first quarter and 3,996 in the second quarter of 2020. By executing on our care model and associated operational strategies under PDGM and strengthening them for the current and potential realities under COVID-19, we are able to maintain our focus on proving our value to all stakeholders today while diligently preparing for an historic consolidation and seismic shift in care delivery to in-home healthcare. I would like to thank all of the clinical professionals and support personnel across the country. You have truly gone above and beyond during these historic times in our country to put others above self and to be an integral part of the solution for our country during this pandemic.”

Conference Call
LHC Group will host a conference call on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its second quarter 2020 results. The toll-free number to call for this interactive teleconference is (866) 393‑1608 (international callers: (973) 890-8327). A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through midnight on August 13, 2020, by dialing (855) 859‑2056 (international callers: (404) 537-3406) and entering confirmation number 1070957.

The Company has posted supplemental financial information on the second quarter results that it will reference during the conference call. The supplemental information can be found under Quarterly Results on the Company’s Investor Relations page. A live webcast of LHC Group’s conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.LHCGroup.com. A one-year online replay will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast.

About LHC Group, Inc.
LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of in-home healthcare services and innovations, providing quality, value-based healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort, safety and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group’s services cover a wide range of healthcare needs for patients and families dealing with illness, injury, or chronic conditions. The company’s 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, home and community based services, and facility-based care in 35 states and the District of Columbia – reaching 60 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 and older. LHC Group is the preferred in-home healthcare partner for 350 leading hospitals around the country.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding, among other things, future events or the future financial performance of the Company, or anticipated benefits of the transaction. Words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “will,” “estimates,” “may,” “could,” “should” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future plans, actions or events identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: our 2020 revenue and earnings guidance, statements about the benefits of the acquisition, including anticipated earnings accretion, synergies and cost savings and the timing thereof; the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations, projections and intentions; and other statements relating to the transaction that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and involve estimates, expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. With respect to the acquisition, these risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings, synergies and growth from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the diversion of management time on integration-related issues; and the risk that costs associated with the integration of the businesses are higher than anticipated. With respect to the Company’s  businesses, these risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: changes in, or failure to comply with, existing government regulations that impact the Company’s businesses; legislative proposals for healthcare reform; the impact of changes in future interpretations of fraud, anti-kickback, or other laws; changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement levels; changes in laws and regulations with respect to Accountable Care Organizations; changes in the marketplace and regulatory environment for Health Risk Assessments; decrease in demand for the Company’s services; the potential impact of the transaction on relationships with customers, joint venture and other partners, competitors, management and other employees, including the loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payor sources; ability of customers to pay for services; risks related to any current or future litigation proceedings; potential audits and investigations by government and regulatory agencies, including the impact of any negative publicity or litigation; the ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; the ability to hire and retain key personnel; increased competition from other entities offering similar services as offered by the  Company; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; ability to protect intellectual property rights; impact of security breaches, cyber-attacks or fraudulent activity on the Company’s reputation; the risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties’ critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; the risks associated with the Company’s expansion strategy, the successful integration of recent acquisitions, and if necessary, the ability to relocate or restructure current facilities; and the potential impact of an economic downturn or effects of tax assessments or tax positions taken, risks related to goodwill and other intangible asset impairment, tax adjustments, anticipated tax rates, benefit or retirement plan costs, or other regulatory compliance costs.

Many of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Furthermore, forward-looking statements speak only as of the information currently available to the Company on the date they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release. The Company does not give any assurance (1) that the Company will achieve its guidance or expectations, or (2) concerning any result or the timing thereof. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the transaction or other matters and attributable to the Company or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.

LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

  June 30, 2020   December 31, 2019
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash $ 172,752     $ 31,672  
Receivables:      
Patient accounts receivable 324,587     284,962  
Other receivables 10,674     10,832  
Total receivables 335,261     295,794  
Prepaid income taxes 6,330     9,652  
Prepaid expenses 23,740     21,304  
Other current assets 26,698     21,852  
Total current assets 564,781     380,274  
Property, building and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $74,486 and $69,441, respectively 123,408     97,908  
Goodwill 1,234,145     1,219,972  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $17,070 and $16,431, respectively 310,548     305,556  
Assets held for sale 1,900     2,500  
Operating lease right of use asset 100,834     95,452  
Other assets 21,483     38,633  
Total assets $ 2,357,099     $ 2,140,295  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities $ 70,138     $ 83,572  
Salaries, wages, and benefits payable 86,405     85,631  
Self-insurance reserves 34,438     31,188  
Government stimulus advance 44,273      
Contract liabilities – deferred revenue 310,712      
Current operating lease liabilities 34,838     28,701  
Amounts due to governmental entities 2,186     1,880  
Total current liabilities 582,990     230,972  
Deferred income taxes 70,959     60,498  
Income taxes payable 6,373     3,867  
Revolving credit facility 30,000     253,000  
Other long term liabilities 17,818      
Operating lease payable 68,858     69,556  
  Total liabilities 776,998     617,893  
Noncontrolling interest — redeemable 21,998     15,151  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity:      
LHC Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock – $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding      
Common stock — $0.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 36,327,819 and 36,129,280 shares issued, and 31,121,968 and 30,992,390 shares outstanding, respectively 363     361  
Treasury stock —  5,205,851 and 5,136,890 shares at cost, respectively (68,654 )   (60,060 )
Additional paid-in capital 955,119     949,321  
Retained earnings 590,417     523,701  
Total LHC Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity 1,477,245     1,413,323  
Noncontrolling interest — non-redeemable 80,858     93,928  
Total stockholders' equity 1,558,103     1,507,251  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,357,099     $ 2,140,295  


LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
 June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Net service revenue $ 487,320     $ 517,842     $ 1,000,191     $ 1,020,427  
Cost of service revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 306,712     325,860     627,914     646,852  
Gross margin 180,608     191,982     372,277     373,575  
General and administrative expenses 150,574     148,584     308,440     293,805  
Impairment of intangibles and other 600     1,018     600     7,337  
Government stimulus income (44,435 )       (44,435 )    
Operating income 73,869     42,380     107,672     72,433  
Interest expense (841 )   (2,885 )   (3,609 )   (5,937 )
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 73,028     39,495     104,063     66,496  
Income tax expense 15,227     9,557     18,586     13,157  
Net income 57,801     29,938     85,477     53,339  
Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 13,109     4,938     18,761     9,483  
Net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders $ 44,692     $ 25,000     $ 66,716     $ 43,856  
               
Earnings per share:              
Basic $ 1.44     $ 0.81     $ 2.15     $ 1.42  
Diluted $ 1.43     $ 0.80     $ 2.13     $ 1.41  
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic 31,104     30,960     31,060     30,899  
Diluted 31,324     31,201     31,301     31,188  


LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands) (Unaudited)

  Six Months Ended
 June 30,
  2020   2019
Operating activities:      
Net income $ 85,477     $ 53,339  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization expense 10,385     8,400  
Amortization of operating lease right of use asset 17,090     15,528  
Stock-based compensation expense 6,943     4,392  
Deferred income taxes 10,461     4,821  
Loss on disposal of assets 154     312  
  Impairment of intangibles and other 600     7,337  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:      
Receivables (38,186 )   (22,704 )
Prepaid expenses (2,436 )   (332 )
Other assets (4,169 )   8  
Prepaid income taxes 3,322     5,063  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (16,354 )   (935 )
Salaries, wages, and benefits payable 3,850     (4,547 )
Government stimulus advance 44,273      
Contract liabilities – deferred revenue 310,712      
Other long term liabilities 17,818      
Operating lease liabilities (16,876 )   (13,253 )
Income taxes payable 2,506     374  
Net amounts due to/from governmental entities 306     528  
Net cash provided by operating activities 435,876     58,331  
Investing activities:      
Purchases of property, building and equipment (40,944 )   (7,599 )
Proceeds from sale of property, building and equipment 7,142      
Cash received (paid) for acquisitions 3,125     (20,431 )
Net cash used in investing activities (30,677 )   (28,030 )
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from line of credit 256,230     25,000  
Payments on line of credit (479,230 )   (30,000 )
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan 1,107     931  
Payments on debt     (7,650 )
Noncontrolling interest distributions (10,267 )   (13,857 )
Withholding taxes paid on stock-based compensation (8,602 )   (8,519 )
Purchase of additional controlling interest (23,575 )   (18,748 )
Exercise of vested awards and stock options 218     (84 )
Net cash used in financing activities (264,119 )   (52,927 )
Change in cash 141,080     (22,626 )
Cash at beginning of period 31,672     49,363  
Cash at end of period $ 172,752     $ 26,737  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:      
Interest paid $ 4,083     $ 4,038  
Interest taxes paid $ 2,375     $ 4,042  
Non-Cash Operating Activity:      
Operating right of use assets in exchange for lease obligations $ 18,690     $ 98,070  
Non-Cash Investing Activity:      
Accrued capital expenditures $ 2,348     $ 953  

LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2020
  Home health services   Hospice services   Home and community-based services   Facility-based services   HCI   Total
Net service revenue $ 339,872       $ 61,055       $ 47,675       $ 33,639       $ 5,079       $ 487,320    
Cost of service revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 205,146       37,271       38,747       21,785       3,763       306,712    
General and administrative expenses 110,209       16,266       11,124       10,165       2,810       150,574    
Impairment of intangibles and other       600                         600    
Government stimulus income (35,019 )     (4,731 )     (2,865 )     (1,656 )     (164 )     (44,435 )  
Operating income (loss) 59,536       11,649       669       3,345       (1,330 )     73,869    
Interest expense (594 )     (97 )     (79 )     (47 )     (24 )     (841 )  
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 58,942       11,552       590       3,298       (1,354 )     73,028    
Income tax expense (benefit) 12,807       2,439       (12 )     373       (380 )     15,227    
Net income (loss) 46,135       9,113       602       2,925       (974 )     57,801    
Less net income (loss) attributable to non controlling interests 9,922       2,164       33       997       (7 )     13,109    
Net income (loss) attributable to LHC Group, Inc.'s common stockholder $ 36,213       $ 6,949       $ 569       $ 1,928       $ (967 )     $ 44,692    
Total assets $ 1,656,022       $ 268,771       $ 259,742       $ 101,258       $ 71,306       $ 2,357,099    


LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2019
  Home health services   Hospice services   Home and community-based services   Facility-based services   HCI   Total
Net service revenue $ 375,253     $ 55,057     $ 52,414     $ 27,975     $ 7,143     $ 517,842  
Cost of service revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 230,545     34,858     39,505     17,572     3,380     325,860  
General and administrative expenses 108,958     15,096     11,213     9,335     3,982     148,584  
Other intangible impairment charge 748     270                 1,018  
Operating income (loss) 35,002     4,833     1,696     1,068     (219 )   42,380  
Interest expense (2,023 )   (323 )   (284 )   (170 )   (85 )   (2,885 )
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 32,979     4,510     1,412     898     (304 )   39,495  
Income tax expense (benefit) 8,070     1,581     (171 )   148     (71 )   9,557  
Net income (loss) 24,909     2,929     1,583     750     (233 )   29,938  
Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 3,948     898     (267 )   365     (6 )   4,938  
Net income (loss) attributable to LHC Group, Inc.'s common stockholders $ 20,961     $ 2,031     $ 1,850     $ 385     $ (227 )   $ 25,000  
Total assets $ 1,407,221     $ 234,789     $ 240,746     $ 77,686     $ 69,413     $ 2,029,855  

LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
  Home health services   Hospice services   Home and community-based services   Facility-based services   HCI   Total
Net service revenue $ 707,693       $ 121,586       $ 96,139       $ 63,320       $ 11,453       $ 1,000,191    
Cost of service revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 425,586       75,305       77,200       42,127       7,696       627,914    
General and administrative expenses 226,232       32,892       22,583       20,545       6,188       308,440    
Impairment of intangibles and other       600                         600    
Government stimulus income (35,019 )     (4,731 )     (2,865 )     (1,656 )     (164 )     (44,435 )  
Operating income (loss) 90,894       17,520       (779 )     2,304       (2,267 )     107,672    
Interest expense (2,494 )     (400 )     (345 )     (266   )   (104 )     (3,609   )
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 88,400       17,120       (1,124 )     2,038       (2,371 )     104,063    
Income tax expense (benefit) 16,096       3,047       (218 )     174       (513 )     18,586    
Net income (loss) 72,304       14,073       (906 )     1,864       (1,858 )     85,477    
Less net income (loss) attributable to non controlling interests 14,528       3,131       (122 )     1,240       (16 )     18,761    
Net income (loss) attributable to LHC Group, Inc.'s common stockholder $ 57,776       $ 10,942       $ (784 )     $ 624       $ (1,842 )     $ 66,716    


LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Six Months Ended June 30, 2019
  Home health services   Hospice services   Home and community-based services   Facility-based services   HCI   Total
Net service revenue $ 738,288     $ 106,793     $ 104,199     $ 55,676     $ 15,471     $ 1,020,427  
Cost of service revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 456,668     68,034     79,360     35,304     7,486     646,852  
General and administrative expenses 213,797     29,949     22,195     18,512     9,352     293,805  
Other intangible impairment charge 7,066     271                 7,337  
Operating income (loss) 60,757     8,539     2,644     1,860     (1,367 )   72,433  
Interest expense (4,161 )   (666 )   (585 )   (350 )   (175 )   (5,937 )
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 56,596     7,873     2,059     1,510     (1,542 )   66,496  
Income tax expense (benefit) 11,278     2,027     (20 )   153     (281 )   13,157  
Net income (loss) 45,318     5,846     2,079     1,357     (1,261 )   53,339  
Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 7,728     1,499     (577 )   846     (13 )   9,483  
Net income (loss) attributable to LHC Group, Inc.'s common stockholders $ 37,590     $ 4,347     $ 2,656     $ 511     $ (1,248 )   $ 43,856  
                       



LHC GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECT CONSOLIDATED KEY STATIISTICAL AND FINANCIAL DATA
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
Key Data:   2020   2019   2020   2019
                 
Home Health Services:                
Locations   553       539       553       539    
Acquired         7       6       15    
De novo                        
Divested/consolidated   (3 )     (8 )     (6 )     (16 )  
Total new admissions   93,482       95,198       201,664       188,872    
Medicare new admissions   50,545       57,391       110,425       114,847    
Average daily census   77,530       77,137       77,254       76,407    
Average Medicare daily census   44,811       49,827       45,453       49,619    
Medicare completed and billed episodes   81,218       93,824       171,445       184,795    
Average Medicare case mix for completed and billed Medicare episodes   0.99       1.10       1.02       1.09    
Average reimbursement per completed and billed Medicare episodes   $ 2,771       $ 2,842       $ 2,785       $ 2,846    
Total visits   1,963,924       2,562,147       4,099,715       5,083,156    
Total Medicare visits   1,088,026       1,686,243       2,324,737       3,353,150    
Average visits per completed and billed Medicare episodes   13.4       18.0       13.6       18.1    
Organic growth: (1)                
Net revenue   (12.7 ) %   6.6   %   (7.7 ) %   6.8   %
Net Medicare revenue   (18.6 ) %   4.7   %   (12.6 ) %   3.2   %
Total new admissions   (4.7 ) %   9.1   %   1.1   %   7.4   %
Medicare new admissions   (14.3 ) %   1.9   %   (8.3 ) %   1.0   %
Average daily census   (2.4 ) %   4.6   %   (2.0 ) %   4.3   %
Average Medicare daily census   (12.3 ) %   (0.6 ) %   (10.9 ) %   (1.2 ) %
Medicare completed and billed episodes   (16.9 ) %   0.2   %   (10.3 ) %   (0.2 ) %
                 
Hospice Services:                
Locations   112       104       112       104    
Acquired         5       3       6    
De novo                        
Divested/consolidated         (4 )     (1 )     (5 )  
Admissions   4,869       4,637       9,929       9,225    
Average daily census   4,329       4,070       4,309       3,911    
Patient days   398,283       370,407       788,652       707,875    
Average revenue per patient day   $ 154.85       $ 152.44       $ 154.49       $ 154.42    
Organic growth: (1)                
Total new admissions   1.8   %   9.6   %   0.9   %   7.9   %
                 
Home and Community-Based Services:                
Locations (2)   111       80       111       80    
Acquired         3       4       3    
De novo                        
Divested/consolidated         (3 )           (3 )  
Average daily census   14,333       14,002       14,358       14,033    
Billable hours   1,928,860       2,292,719       3,922,603       4,564,613    
Revenue per billable hour   $ 25.86       $ 23.46       $ 25.55       $ 23.44    
                 
Facility-Based Services:                
Long-term Acute Care                
Locations   13       12       13       12    
Acquired                        
Divested/consolidated                        
Patient days   23,658       19,970       43,819       39,606    
Average revenue per patient day   $ 1,385       $ 1,270       $ 1,371       $ 1,278    
Average Daily Census   257       219       239       219    
  1. Organic growth is calculated as the sum of same store plus de novo for the period divided by total from the same period in the prior year.
  2. The number of locations for HCBS has been updated to not only include the physical standalone locations but also the locations that are part of a home health provider.

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO LHC GROUP, INC.
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
 June 30,
Six Months Ended
 June 30,
    2020   2019   2020   2019
Net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders   $ 44,692       $ 25,000     $ 66,716       $ 43,856  
Add (net of tax):                
  Acquisition and de novo expenses (1)   410       6,713     1,516       11,981  
  Closures/relocations/consolidations (2)   523       1,537     866       3,781  
  COVID-19 impact:                        
  PPE, supplies and other expenses (3)   20,170           22,278        
  CARES Act tax benefit (4)             (2,210

)

     
  Provider Relief Fund (PRF) (5)   (32,882 )         (32,882 )      
  NCI associated with PRF (6)   5,643           5,643        
  Provider moratorium impairment (7)                   4,332  
Adjusted net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders   $ 38,556       $ 33,250     $ 61,927       $ 63,950  


RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME

ATTRIBUTABLE TO LHC GROUP, INC. PER DILUTED SHARE
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)  

    Three Months Ended
 June 30,
Six Months Ended
 June 30,
    2020   2019   2020   2019
Net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders   $ 1.43       $ 0.80     $ 2.13       $ 1.41  
Add (net of tax):                
  Acquisition and de novo expenses (1)   0.01       0.22     0.05       0.39  
  Closures/relocations/consolidations (2)   0.02       0.05     0.03       0.12  
  COVID-19 impact:                        
  PPE, supplies and other expenses (3)   0.64           0.71        
  CARES Act tax benefit (4)             (0.07 )      
  Provider Relief Fund (PRF) (5)   (1.05 )         (1.05 )      
  NCI associated with PRF (6)   0.18           0.18        
  Provider moratorium impairment (7)                   0.14  
Adjusted net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders   $ 1.23       $ 1.07     $ 1.98       $ 2.06  



RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
    2020   2019   2020   2019
Net income attributable to LHC Group, Inc.’s common stockholders   $ 44,692       $ 25,000     $ 66,716       $ 43,856  
Add:                
  Income tax expense   15,227       9,557     18,586       13,157  
  Interest expense, net   841       2,885     3,609       5,937  
  Depreciation and amortization   5,252       4,198     10,385       8,400  
  Adjustment items (1)   (8,292 )     11,404     (3,436 )     27,808  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 57,720       $ 53,044     $ 95,860       $ 99,158  

1. Adjustment items (pre-tax):                
  Acquisition and de novo expenses (1)   554       9,279     2,064       16,574  
  Closures/relocation/consolidations (2)   706       2,125     1,174       5,234  
  COVID-19 PPE, supplies and other expenses (3)   27,257           30,135        
  Provider Relief Fund (PRF) (5)   (44,435 )         (44,435 )      
  NCI associated with PRF (6)   7,626           7,626        
  Provider moratorium impairment (7)                   6,000  
Total adjustments   $ (8,292 )     $ 11,404     $ (3,436 )     $ 27,808  
  1. Expenses and other costs associated with recently announced or completed acquisitions and de novos. ($0.5 million pre-tax in the three months ended June 30, 2020 and $2.1 million pre-tax in the six months ended June 30, 2020).
  2. Loss on the sale of an asset and other expenses associated with a closure or consolidation ($0.7 million pre-tax in the three months ended June 30, 2020 and $1.2 million pre-tax in the six months ended June 30, 2020).
  3. COVID-19 related expenses for purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies and employee benefit expenses including, without limitation, bonuses and increased wages, wage supplements and PTO replenishments for front line caregivers. ($27.3 million pre-tax in the three months ended June 30, 2020 and $30.1 million pre-tax in the six months ended June 30, 2020).
  4. Tax benefit related to new legislation in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) which lifts certain tax deduction limitations and eliminates 80% of taxable income limitations for Net Operating Losses (“NOL”), which we are now able to fully utilize NOLs associated with Almost Family prior to the merger.
  5. Government stimulus income recognized during the second quarter of 2020 related to general distribution funds received from the Provider Relief Fund ($44.4 million pre-tax in the three months ended June 30, 2020).
  6. Non-controlling interest distributed to our Joint Venture partners in association with the Government stimulus income recognized during the second quarter of 2020 ($7.6 million pre-tax in the three months ended June 30, 2020)
  7. During the first quarter of 2019, the Company recorded $6.0 million of moratoria fair value impairment as a result of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) action to remove all federal moratoria with regard to Medicare provider enrollment. In assigning fair value acquired in acquisitions as required by ASC 805, Business Combinations, the Company had assigned fair value to Certificates of need or license moratoria, as applicable, in certain states.          

                                 

Contact:  Eric Elliott
  Senior Vice President of Finance
  (337) 233-1307
  eric.elliott@lhcgroup.com

LHC Group

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