HMS Holdings Corp.
Apr. 26, 2013

HMS Holdings Corp. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

Q1 Revenue increased 8.7% y/y to $116.6 M

Q1 GAAP EPS of $0.08; Adjusted EPS of $0.15

Revises 2013 Guidance

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013 and provided revised 2013 guidance.

For the first quarter of 2013, HMS reported revenue of $116.6 million, an increase of 8.7% compared to revenue of $107.3 million for the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $7.0 million or $0.08 per fully diluted share compared to net income of $7.0 million or $0.08 per fully diluted share for the same period a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share ("EPS") decreased 6.3% year over year to $0.15.

"As we anticipated, our Medicaid coordination of benefits business improved in the first quarter of the year," remarked Bill Lucia, Chief Executive Officer of HMS. "We remain confident in our opportunities for expanded business within the healthcare reform environment, particularly as it relates to Medicaid program growth in 2014 and beyond. At the same time, we face a number of near-term uncertainties, the most significant of which relate to the extended delay in the Medicare Coordination of Benefits award resolution and the reprocurement of the Medicare RAC contract, together with potential changes to that contract's structure. While either of these federal procurements may resolve in our favor, we do not have clarity around the timing or outcome of the resolutions. The financial impact on HMS of these two large procurements will ultimately be determined by CMS timelines and contract transition strategy and may have the effect of shifting any associated revenues partly or wholly out of 2013," Lucia said.

Given this possibility, the Company is lowering 2013 guidance to cover a range of possible revenue and EPS outcomes. For the full year, revenue guidance is revised to $495.0-$525.0 million from $570.0 to $600.0 million, and fully diluted GAAP EPS is revised to $0.57-$0.63 from $0.63-$0.70. Adjusted EPS is revised to $0.89-$0.95 from $0.95-$1.02.

Q1 2013 Conference Call

HMS will report its first quarter 2013 financial and operating results at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, April 26, 2013. Individuals can access the webcast at http://investor.hms.com/events.cfm or listen to the call at (877) 303-7208. International participants can listen to the call at (224) 357-2389.

The webcast will be archived on the website at http://investor.hms.com/events.cfm. Individuals can listen to the replay at (855) 859-2056. International participants can listen to the replay at (404) 537-3406. The passcode is 31766466. The replay will be available at Noon ET on April 26 through 11:59 p.m. ET on May 2, 2013.

The HMS Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 will be filed and available on our website on http://investor.hms.com or about May 10, 2013, and will contain additional information about our results of operations for the fiscal year-to-date. This press release and the interim financial statements herein will be available at http://investor.hms.com for at least a 12-month period. Shareholders and interested investors are welcome to contact Investor Relations at 212-857-5986.

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY), through its subsidiaries, is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers. HMS's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and over 120 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the company's services, clients recovered over $3.2 billion in 2012, and saved billions more through the prevention of erroneous payments.

Use of Non-GAAP Financials

This press release includes presentations of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense. EBITDA is a measure commonly used by the capital markets to value enterprises. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and is reconciled to income before income taxes, which the Company's management believes to be the most comparable generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") measure. Adjusted EBITDA results are calculated by adjusting GAAP income before income taxes to exclude the effects of depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and net interest expense.

This press release also includes presentations of adjusted EPS. Adjusted EPS represents EPS adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangibles and for the related taxes for these adjustments. Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure and is reconciled to EPS, which the Company's management believes to be the most comparable GAAP measure.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for internal management purposes, when publicly providing guidance on possible future results, and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company's management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are a common measure used by investors and analysts to evaluate its performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of the results of operations and trends affecting the Company's business. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, income before income taxes in accordance with GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections that are subject to change. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, our actual results could differ materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "will," "target," "seeks," "forecast" and similar expressions and references to guidance. In particular, these include statements relating to future actions, business plans, objects and prospects, and future operating or financial performance. We caution you therefore against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our ability to effectively manage our growth to execute on our business plans; variations in our results of operations; changes in the U.S. healthcare environment and steps we take in anticipation of such changes; regulatory, budgetary or political actions that affect procurement practices; the growth rate of spending on Medicaid/Medicare, simplification of the healthcare payment process or programmatic changes that diminish the scope of benefits; our ability to retain clients or the loss of one or more major clients; client dissatisfaction or early termination of contracts triggering significant costs or liabilities; the development by competitors of new or superior products or services; the emergence of new competitors, or the development by our clients of in-house capacity to perform the services we offer; all the risks inherent in the development, introduction, and implementation of new products and services; our failure to comply with laws and regulations governing health data or to protect such data from theft and misuse; our ability to maintain effective information systems and protect them from damage or interruption; restrictions on our ability to bid on/perform certain work due to other work we currently perform; our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions; our ability continue to secure contracts through the competitive bidding process and to accurately predict the cost and time to complete such contracts; our compliance with the covenants and obligations under the terms of our credit facility and our ability to generate sufficient cash to cover our interest and principal payments thereunder; and negative results of government or client reviews, audits or investigations to verify our compliance with contracts and applicable laws and regulations. A further description of these and other risks, uncertainties, and related matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, which is available at www.hms.com under the "Investor Relations" tab. Factors or events that could cause actual results to differ may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and we do not undertake an obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 
 
HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
( in thousands, except per share amounts)
( unaudited)
         

Three months ended March 31,

2013 2012
 
Revenue $ 116,607   $ 107,314  
 
Cost of services:
Compensation 43,984 39,276
Data processing 9,098 6,894
Occupancy 4,622 4,120
Direct project costs 13,270 12,843
Other operating costs 6,637 5,127
Amortization of acquisition related software and intangibles   7,929     8,149  
Total cost of services 85,540 76,409
 
Selling, general & administrative expenses   15,799     14,864  
Total operating expenses   101,339  

 

  91,273  
Operating income 15,268 16,041
 
Interest expense (3,732 ) (4,205 )
Other income, net 23 110
Interest income   1     2  
Income before income taxes 11,560 11,948
Income taxes   4,584     4,905  
 
Net income and comprehensive income $ 6,976   $ 7,043  
 
Basic income per common share:
Net income per share -basic $ 0.08   $ 0.08  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic   87,138     85,864  
 
Diluted income per share:
Net income per share- diluted $ 0.08   $ 0.08  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted   88,826     88,576  
 
 
HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
( in thousands, except per share and per share amounts)
( unaudited)
     
March 31,
2013
December 31,
2012
 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 139,222 $ 135,227

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,028 and $830,
respectively and estimated allowance for appeals of $8,545 and $6,985 at March 31,
2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

151,054 153,014
Prepaid expenses 14,114 14,283
Prepaid income taxes 5,882 -
Current portion of deferred financing costs 3,229 3,336
Other current assets 688 317
Total current assets 314,189 306,177
 
Property and equipment, net 130,028 129,327
Goodwill 370,774 370,774
Intangible assets, net 103,982 109,919
Deferred financing costs 5,111 5,867
Other assets 4,022 3,988
Total assets $ 928,106 $ 926,052
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities $ 32,208 $ 40,867
Acquisition related contingent consideration 631 588
Current portion of term loan 35,000 35,000
Deferred tax liabilities 2,341 2,398
Estimated liability for appeals 24,360 21,787
Total current liabilities 94,540 100,640
 
Long-term liabilities:
Deferred rent 529 500
Acquisition related contingent consideration 428 428
Term loan 288,750 297,500
Other liabilities 4,056 3,305
Deferred tax liabilities 60,012 60,805
Total long-term liabilities 353,775 362,538
Total liabilities 448,315 463,178
 
 
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock - $.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued - -

Common stock - $.01 par value; 125,000,000 shares authorized;
92,984,526 shares issued and 87,559,679 shares outstanding at March 31, 2013;
92,374,539 shares issued and 86,949,692 shares outstanding at December 31,
2012

928 923
Capital in excess of par value 281,898 271,962
Retained earnings 216,979 210,003
Treasury stock, at cost; 5,424,847 shares at March 31, 2013 and at December 31, 2012 (20,014) (20,014)
Total shareholders' equity 479,791 462,874
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 928,106 $ 926,052
 
 
HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
( in thousands)
( unaudited)
     

Three months ended March 31,

2013 2012
Operating activities:
Net income $ 6,976 $ 7,043
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 14,158 13,401
Stock-based compensation expense 3,028 3,690
Excess tax benefit from exercised stock options (3,021 ) (5,516 )
Deferred income taxes (850 ) (1,000 )
Increase in allowance for doubtful debts 1,758 1,265
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 43 -
Loss on disposal of fixed assets 46 2
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 202 5,601
Prepaid expenses 169 (6,240 )
Prepaid income taxes (2,861 ) 1,957
Other current assets (371 ) 337
Other assets (34 ) (152 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities (5,863 ) (8,280 )
Estimated liability for appeals   2,573     3,390  
Net cash provided by operating activities   15,953     15,498  
 
Investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (9,100 ) (8,522 )
Acquisitions, net - (1,605 )
Investment in capitalized software   (734 )   (431 )
 
Net cash used in investing activities   (9,834 )   (10,558 )
 
Financing activities:
Repayment of term loan (8,750 ) (4,375 )
Payments on contingent consideration - (250 )
Payments on capital lease obligations (287 ) (154 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 5,375 5,702
Payments of tax withholdings on behalf of employees
for net-share settlement for stock-based compensation (1,483 ) (1,122 )
Excess tax benefit from exercised stock options   3,021     5,516  
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities   (2,124 )   5,317  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 3,995 10,257
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   135,227     97,003  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period   139,222     107,260  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes $ 11,837   $ 3,530  
Cash paid for interest $ 2,879   $ 3,736  
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing activities:
Accrued property and equipment purchases $ 1,128   $ 1,495  
Equipment purchased through capital leases $ 1,626   $ 185  

 
HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
( in thousands, except per share amounts)
( unaudited)
           
Reconciliation of Net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA
 
As summarized in the following table, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation expense ( adjusted EBITDA) was $31.6 million for the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 2.3% over the same period a year ago.

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2013

2012

Net income

$

6,976

 

$

7,043

 

 
Net interest expense 3,731 4,203
Income taxes 4,584 4,905

Depreciation and amortization, net of deferred
financing costs, included in net interest expense

  13,295     12,519  

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

28,586 28,670
Stock-based compensation expense   3,028     3,690  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 31,614   $ 32,360  
 
 
Reconciliation of Net income to GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS
 
As summarized in the following table, earnings per share adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangibles and for the related taxes ( adjusted EPS) was $0.15 for the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 6.3% over the same period a year ago.
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2013

2012

Net income $ 6,976 $ 7,043
 
Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax 1,827 2,175
Amortization of intangibles, net of tax   4,785     4,803  
Subtotal $ 13,589   $ 14,021  
 
Weighted average common shares, diluted   88,826     88,576  
   
Diluted GAAP EPS $ 0.08   $ 0.08  
Diluted adjusted EPS $ 0.15   $ 0.16  

HMS Holdings Corp.
Christine Saenz, 212-857-5986 (investor relations)
csaenz@hms.com
or
Francesca Marraro, 212-857-5442 (media relations)
fmarraro@hms.com

Source: HMS Holdings Corp.

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