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HMS Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

November 6, 2020 at 6:00 AM EST
  • 3Q'20 Total Revenue of $165.2 Million, (+12.5%) vs. 3Q'19 
  • 3Q'20 Net income of $18.0 Million vs. $21.1 Million in 3Q'19
  • 3Q'20 GAAP EPS (Earnings Per Diluted Share) of $0.20 vs. $0.24 in 3Q'19
  • 3Q'20 Adjusted EPS (Earnings Per Diluted Share) of $0.30 vs. $0.25 in 3Q'19 (excluding 3Q'19 Gain on Investment)
  • 3Q'20 Adjusted EBITDA of $43.8 Million, (+33.5%) vs. 3Q'19 (excluding 3Q'19 Gain on Investment)

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMS Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: HMSY) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

“HMS experienced a solid rebound in top-line growth with third quarter revenue increasing 15.8% sequentially from the second quarter and rising 12.5% -- and 5.2% on an organic basis -- when compared with the same quarter last year.  This is a testament to our organizational agility and our ability to continue to deliver strong client value to meet the industry's evolving needs,” said Bill Lucia, Chairman and CEO.  “Our resilient business has significant financial strength and continues to generate robust cash flows.

“We remain well positioned for strong performance in the fourth quarter and into 2021 as we believe strong cost containment and clinical outcome capabilities should continue to grow in importance both during and after this health crisis.  This may be crucial in helping States close budget gaps as they deal with fiscal pressures due to lower revenue and higher Medicaid costs.  In addition, we believe increasing Medicaid enrollment and improving healthcare utilization and other trends should be beneficial for the HMS business over the coming months,” Lucia concluded.

Third Quarter

Total revenue in the third quarter of 2020 was $165.2 million, compared to total revenue of $146.8 million in the prior year third quarter (+12.5%).  Revenue in the third quarter of 2020 from the Accent business, which was acquired at the end of 2019, was $10.7 million.  Organic revenue in the third quarter of 2020, excluding Accent, increased 5.2%.

Coordination of Benefits (COB) revenue was $113.9 million in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $94.6 million in the prior year third quarter (+20.3%).  Organic COB revenue, excluding Accent, was $103.1 million (+9.0%).

Payment Integrity (PI) revenue was $38.0 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $37.0 million in the prior year third quarter (+2.6%).  Population Health Management (PHM) revenue was $13.4 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $15.2 million in the prior year third quarter (-11.9%).

Net income in the third quarter of 2020 was $18.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net income of $21.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2019.  Net income in the third quarter of 2019 included a net benefit of $0.06 per diluted share related to a gain on the sale of an investment (the "3Q 2019 Gain on Investment").

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2020 was $43.8 million, compared to $40.5 million in the third quarter of 2019, which included a net benefit of $7.7 million related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment (+8.1%).  Excluding the impact of the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2020 increased 33.5% compared to the same period in the prior year.

Adjusted EPS in the third quarter of 2020 was $0.30 per diluted share, compared to $0.31 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2019, which included a net benefit of $0.06 per diluted share related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment.  Excluding the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, adjusted EPS in the third quarter of 2020 was $0.30 per diluted share, compared to $0.25 per diluted share in the prior year period (+20.0%).  

Nine Months Ended

Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $479.3 million, compared to $463.0 million in the prior year period (+3.5%).  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, total revenue included $10.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2019 as the Company released its remaining contract-related balance under its original Medicare RAC Contract (the "2Q 2019 Reserve Release").  Revenue in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 from the Accent business was $32.4 million.  Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release and revenue from the Accent business, total revenue decreased 1.2% compared to the prior year period.

COB revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $338.7 million, compared to $305.6 million in the prior year period (+10.8%).  Organic COB revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, excluding Accent, was $306.2 million (+0.2%).

PI revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $101.7 million, compared to $113.9 million in the prior year period (-10.7%).  Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release, total PI revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, decreased 1.6% compared to the prior year period.  PHM revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $38.9 million, compared to $43.5 million in the prior year period (-10.5%).

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $37.3 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to $69.9 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the prior year period.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net income included $0.07 per diluted share related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release, a net benefit of $0.06 per diluted share related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, and discrete tax benefits recorded in the first quarter of 2019 totaling $0.07 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $118.7 million, compared to $137.3 million in the prior year period (-13.5%), which included a net benefit of $8.2 million related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release and $7.7 million related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment.  Excluding those benefits, Adjusted EBITDA decreased 2.2% compared to the prior year period.

Adjusted EPS for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $0.81 per diluted share.  Adjusted EPS was $1.04 per diluted share in the comparable prior year period, including $0.07 per diluted share related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release, $0.06 per diluted share related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment and discrete tax benefits recorded in the first quarter of 2019 totaling $0.07 per diluted share.  Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release, the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment and discrete tax benefit in 2019, adjusted EPS for the first nine months of 2020 was $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $0.84 per diluted share in the prior year period (-3.6%).

Cash Flow and Capital Resources

Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $93.0 million compared to $112.9 million in the first nine months of 2019.  Capital expenditures were $21.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $16.6 million in the comparable prior year period.  

The Company's balance sheet at September 30, 2020 included $211.0 million of cash and cash equivalents and $240.0 million in outstanding bank debt, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $139.3 million and outstanding bank debt of $240.0 million at December 31, 2019.

Financial Guidance

The Company's full year 2020 financial guidance was unchanged from its previous quarterly earnings release, as follows:

($ in millions) Reported
FY 2019
  Adjusted FY
2019
  FY 2020
Guidance
 
Y - Y % Change
from Adjusted
FY 2019
Total Revenue $ 626     $ 616   (1) $ 680 - 690   10.5 - 12.1%
Net Income $ 87     $ 69   (2) $     66 - 74   (4.3) - 7.2%
Adjusted EBITDA $ 180     $ 164   (3) $ 177 - 187   7.9 - 14.0%

(1) Reported FY 2019 revenue includes $10.5 million related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release". Including the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release", total FY 2020 revenue growth is expected to be 8.6 - 10.2%. Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release", then total FY 2020 revenue growth is expected to be 10.5 - 12.1%.

(2) Reported FY 2019 net income includes $6.0 million related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release", $5.6 million related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment and $6.5 million related to discrete tax benefits. Including the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release", 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment and discrete tax benefits, then FY 2020 net income growth is expected to be (24.1) - (14.9)%. Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release" and 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, net income growth is expected to be (4.3) - 7.2%.

(3) Reported 2019 adjusted EBITDA includes $8.2 million related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release and $7.7 million related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment. Including the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release" and 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, adjusted EBITDA growth is expected to be (1.7) - 3.9%.  Excluding the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release" and 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, then FY 2020 adjusted EBITDA growth is expected to be 7.9 - 14.0%.

Key assumptions underlying the Company's full year 2020 financial guidance include:

  • Depreciation and amortization of approximately $50 million
  • Stock-based compensation expense of approximately $24 million
  • Integration-related costs of approximately $8-10 million
  • Net interest expense of approximately $7 million
  • An effective tax rate of 23-25%
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $30-35 million
  • The anticipated impact of COVID-19 on the Company's revenue opportunities

Webcast and Conference Call Information

HMS will report its preliminary third quarter 2020 financial and operating results via webcast at 7:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM ET on Friday, November 6, 2020.  The webcast will include discussion of HMS developments, forward-looking statements and other material information about business and financial matters.  The webcast can be accessed via phone at 877-303–7208 (224-357–2389 for international participants), or on the HMS Investor Relations website at http://investor.hms.com/events-and-presentations.  The webcast will be archived and available for replay at http://investor.hms.com/events-and-presentations.  This press release and the financial statements contained herein are also available on the HMS Investor Relations website at http://investor.hms.com/press-releases.

About HMS

HMS advances healthcare by helping organizations reduce costs and improve health outcomes.  Through our industry-leading technology, analytics and engagement solutions, we save billions of dollars annually while helping consumers lead healthier lives.  HMS provides a broad range of payment accuracy and population health management solutions that help move healthcare forward. Visit us at www.hms.com and follow us on Twitter at @HMSHealthcare.

Trademarks

HMS and the HMS logo are registered trademarks of HMS Holdings Corp. and/or its affiliates.  Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports and discusses its operating results using financial measures consistent with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). From time to time, in press releases, financial presentations, earnings conference calls or otherwise, the Company may disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release should not be viewed as alternatives or substitutes for the Company's reported GAAP results. A reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is set forth in the tables that accompany this release.

The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release are relevant and provide useful information to the Company's management, investors, and other interested parties about the Company's operating performance because the measures allow them to understand and compare the Company's actual and expected operating results during the prior, current and future periods in a more consistent manner. The non-GAAP measures presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. 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 financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

The financial results in this press release reflect preliminary, unaudited results, which are not final until the Company’s Form 10-Q is filed. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to our current expectations, projections and assumptions about our business, the economy and future events or conditions. They do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “aims,” “anticipates,” "assumes," “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “future,” “intends,” “likely,” “may,” “outlook,” “plans,” “potential,” “projects,” “seeks,” “strategy,” “targets,” “trends,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” and variations of such terms and similar expressions and references to guidance, although some forward-looking statements may be expressed differently. In particular, these include statements relating to, among other things, the possible effects of COVID-19; our future actions, business plans, objectives and prospects; and our future operating or financial performance and projections, including our full year guidance for 2020. Factors or events that could cause actual results to differ may emerge from time to time and are difficult to predict. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results may differ materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any of these forward-looking statements. 

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences, include, but are not limited to: the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the responses to the pandemic, and their effects on our business and operations, including those of our customers and partners, and general economic, business and market conditions; our ability to execute our business plans and growth strategy; our ability to innovate, develop or implement new or enhanced solutions or services; the nature of acquisition, investment, strategic relationship and divestiture opportunities we are pursuing, and our ability to successfully execute on such opportunities; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and operations and realize synergies; significant and increased competition related to our solutions and services; variations in our results of operations; our ability to accurately forecast the revenue under our contracts and solutions; our ability to protect our systems from damage, interruption or breach, and to maintain effective information and technology systems and networks, including during a catastrophic or extraordinary event, such as COVID-19; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, proprietary technology, information processes, and know-how; our failure to maintain a high level of customer retention or the unexpected reduction in scope or termination of key contracts with major customers; customer dissatisfaction or our non-compliance with contractual provisions or regulatory requirements; our failure to meet performance standards triggering significant costs or liabilities under our contracts; our inability to manage our relationships with data sources and suppliers; our reliance on subcontractors and other third party providers and parties to perform services; our ability to secure future contracts and favorable contract terms through the competitive bidding process; pending or threatened litigation; unfavorable outcomes in legal proceedings; our success in attracting and retaining qualified employees and members of our management team; our ability to generate sufficient cash to cover our interest and principal payments under our credit facility; changes in tax laws, regulations or guidance and unexpected changes in our effective tax rate; unanticipated increases in the number or amount of claims for which we are self-insured; accounting changes or revisions; political, economic and foreign exchange conditions and other risks relating to our international operations; changes in the healthcare environment or healthcare financing system, including regulatory, budgetary or political actions that affect healthcare spending or the practices and operations of healthcare organizations; our failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing individual privacy and information security, domestically and internationally, or to protect such information from theft and misuse; our ability to comply with current and future legal and regulatory requirements; negative results of government or customer reviews, audits or investigations; state or federal limitations related to outsourcing of certain government programs or functions; restrictions on bidding or performing certain work due to perceived conflicts of interests; the market price of our common stock and lack of dividend payments; anti-takeover provisions in our corporate governance documents; and other factors, risks and uncertainties described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by law, we disclaim any obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

     
Investor Contact:   Media Contact:
Robert Borchert   Lacey Hautzinger
SVP, Investor Relations   Sr. Director, External Communications
robert.borchert@hms.com   lacey.hautzinger@hms.com
469-284-2140   469-284-7240
     


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

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Revenue $ 165,236       $ 146,815       $ 479,302       $ 462,950    
Cost of services:              
Compensation 63,829       56,258       193,678       172,033    
Direct project and other operating expenses 23,335       22,751       71,214       63,693    
Information technology 15,160       14,207       45,188       39,627    
Occupancy 3,965       4,144       12,517       12,275    
Amortization of acquisition related software and intangible assets 5,506       4,158       16,575       12,490    
Total cost of services 111,795       101,518       339,172       300,118    
Selling, general and administrative expenses 26,241       28,232       88,861       85,514    
Total operating expenses 138,036       129,750       428,033       385,632    
Operating income 27,200       17,065       51,269       77,318    
Interest expense (1,926 )     (2,677 )     (6,135 )     (8,379 )  
Interest income 8       1,210       266       3,291    
Other (expense)/income (1,127 )     7,697       1,744       7,697    
Income before income taxes 24,155       23,295       47,144       79,927    
Income taxes 6,120       2,159       9,814       10,049    
Net income $ 18,035       $ 21,136       $ 37,330       $ 69,878    
               
Basic income per common share:              
Net income per common share -- basic $ 0.20       $ 0.24       $ 0.42       $ 0.79    
Diluted income per common share:              
Net income per common share -- diluted $ 0.20       $ 0.24       $ 0.42       $ 0.77    
Weighted average shares:              
Basic 88,531       86,324       88,397       88,190    
Diluted 90,228       88,324       89,976       90,441    
 


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  September 30, 2020   December 31, 2019
Assets (unaudited)    
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 211,034      $ 139,268     
Accounts receivable, net 234,418      223,443     
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 19,430      30,925     
Income tax receivable 1,032      3,210     
Deferred financing costs, net 564      564     
Total current assets 466,478      397,410     
Property and equipment, net 82,829      86,947     
Goodwill 594,561      599,351     
Intangible assets, net 120,755      131,849     
Operating lease right-of-use assets 14,725      17,493     
Deferred financing costs, net 686      1,109     
Other assets 17,065      10,117     
Total assets $ 1,297,099      $ 1,244,276     
       
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities $ 93,956      $ 97,747     
Liability for appeals 5,179      3,570     
Total current liabilities 99,135      101,317     
Long-term liabilities:      
Revolving credit facility 240,000      240,000     
Operating lease liabilities 11,976      14,881     
Net deferred tax liabilities 25,075      25,587     
Other liabilities 8,974      7,626     
Total long-term liabilities 286,025      288,094     
Total liabilities 385,160      389,411     
Commitments and contingencies      
Shareholders' equity:      
Preferred stock -- $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued —      —     
Common stock -- $0.01 par value; 175,000,000 shares authorized;102,207,020 shares issued and 88,542,342 shares outstanding at September 30, 2020; 101,766,468 shares issued and 88,103,566 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019 1,022      1,018     
Capital in excess of par value 499,704      479,964     
Retained earnings 546,789      509,459     
Treasury stock, at cost: 13,663,194 shares at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (135,576 )   (135,576 )  
Total shareholders' equity 911,939      854,865     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,297,099      $ 1,244,276     
 


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2020   2019
Operating activities:      
Net income $ 37,330      $ 69,878     
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and software 24,121      24,719     
Amortization of intangible assets 11,094      7,009     
Amortization of deferred financing costs 423      423     
Gain on sale of cost basis investment —      (7,697 )  
Stock-based compensation expense 21,083      18,715     
Deferred income taxes (512 )   6,327     
Noncash lease expense 2,768      2,955     
Release of estimated liability for appeals, net —      (10,478 )  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable (8,678 )   508     
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,495      72     
Other assets (6,948 )   (1,746 )  
Income taxes receivable 2,178      9,926     
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities (91 )   (3,976 )  
Operating lease liabilities (2,905 )   (3,927 )  
Liability for appeals 1,609      211     
Net cash provided by operating activities 92,967      112,919     
Investing activities:      
             
Acquisition of a business, net of cash acquired 1,529      (36,554 )  
Proceeds from sale of cost basis investment —      9,776     
Purchases of property and equipment (8,396 )   (5,840 )  
Investment in capitalized software (12,766 )   (10,763 )  
Net cash used in investing activities (19,633 )   (43,381 )  
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,145      39,175     
Payments of tax withholdings on behalf of employees for net-share settlements (3,484 )   (6,970 )  
Payments on capital lease obligations (229 )   (93 )  
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities (1,568 )   32,112     
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 71,766      101,650     
Cash and Cash Equivalents      
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 139,268      178,946     
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 211,034      $ 280,596     
       
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:      
Cash paid for income taxes/(refunds received), net of refunds $ 7,035      $ (5,303 )  
Cash paid for interest $ 3,422      $ 8,118     
       
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:      
Change in balance of accrued property and equipment purchases $ 1,159      $ 2,291     
 


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

  Three Months Ended
(in thousands, except percentages) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net income $ 18,035     $ 21,136  
       
Net interest expense 1,918     1,467  
Income taxes 6,120     2,159  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets 11,466     11,062  
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization  (EBITDA) 37,539     35,824  
Stock-based compensation expense 3,133     2,934  
Transaction and integration costs 3,106     1,744  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 43,778     $ 40,502  
     % of Revenue 26.5 %   27.6 %
Adjusted EBITDA, excluding 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment $ 43,778     $ 32,802  
     % of Revenue 26.5 %   22.3 %
 


 
  Nine Months Ended
(in thousands, except percentages) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net income $ 37,330     $ 69,878  
       
Net interest expense 5,869     5,088  
Income taxes 9,814     10,049  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets 35,215     31,728  
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization  (EBITDA) 88,228     116,743  
Stock-based compensation expense 21,083     18,715  
Transaction and integration costs 9,346     1,851  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 118,657     $ 137,309  
     % of Revenue 24.8 %   29.7 %
Adjusted EBITDA, excluding 2Q 2019 Reserve Release and 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment $ 118,657     $ 121,409  
     % of Revenue 24.8 %   26.8 %
 


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income to EPS (Diluted) and Adjusted EPS (Diluted)

  Three Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net income $ 18,035       $ 21,136    
       
Stock-based compensation expense 3,133       2,934    
Transaction and integration costs 3,106       1,744    
Amortization of acquisition related software and intangible assets 5,506       4,158    
Income tax related to adjustments¹ (2,960 )     (2,412 )  
       
Adjusted net income $ 26,820       $ 27,560    
       
Weighted average common shares, diluted 90,228       88,324    
       
Diluted EPS² $ 0.20       $ 0.24    
Diluted adjusted EPS² $ 0.30       $ 0.31    
       
3Q 2019 Gain on Investment³ $       $ 0.06    
Diluted adjusted EPS excluding 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment $ 0.30       $ 0.25    
 


  Nine Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net income $ 37,330       $ 69,878    
       
Stock-based compensation expense 21,083       18,715    
Transaction and integration costs 9,346       1,851    
Amortization of acquisition related software and intangible assets 16,575       12,490    
Income tax related to adjustments¹ (11,845 )     (9,024 )  
       
Adjusted net income $ 72,489       $ 93,910    
       
Weighted average common shares, diluted 89,976       90,441    
       
Diluted EPS² $ 0.42       $ 0.77    
Diluted adjusted EPS² $ 0.81       $ 1.04    
       
Discrete tax benefits $       $ 0.07    
2Q 2019 Reserve Release benefit³ $       $ 0.07    
3Q 2019 Gain on Investment³ $       $ 0.06    
Diluted adjusted EPS excluding 2Q 2019 Reserve Release, 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment, and discrete tax benefits $ 0.81       $ 0.84    
 

(1) Tax effect of adjustments is computed as the pre-tax effect of the adjustments multiplied by the adjusted annual effective tax rate at period end.

(2) Diluted GAAP EPS and Diluted Adjusted EPS included (i) discrete tax benefits of $0.07 per diluted share primarily related to the exercise of employee stock options and $0.07 per diluted share related to the 2Q 2019 Reserve Release benefit for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and (ii) a $0.06 per diluted share benefit related to the 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment benefit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

(3) The 2Q 2019 Reserve Release benefit of $0.07 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 is net of income tax of approximately $0.03 per diluted share. The 3Q 2019 Gain on Investment benefit of $0.06 per diluted share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 is net of income tax of approximately $0.02 per diluted share.


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (Trailing twelve months)

  Trailing Twelve Months Ended
(in thousands) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net income $ 54,676     $ 103,269  
       
Net interest expense 7,646     7,348  
Income taxes 16,903     2,247  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets 46,471     46,104  
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization  (EBITDA) 125,696     158,968  
Stock-based compensation expense 24,269     22,577  
Transaction and integration costs 10,984     1,851  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 160,949     $ 183,396  
 

Reconciliation of Total Debt to Net Leverage Ratio

(in thousands, except ratios) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Total Debt (revolving credit facility)⁴ $ 240,000     $ 240,000    
     Cash and cash equivalents (211,034 )   (280,596 )  
Total net debt $ 28,966     $ (40,596 )  
       
Net income⁵ $ 54,676     $ 103,269    
Adjusted EBITDA⁶ $ 160,949     $ 183,396    
Net leverage ratio⁷ 0.18     (0.22 )  
 

(4) Total Debt consists of the outstanding principal under our senior secured revolving credit facility
(5) Trailing twelve months Net income
(6) Trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA
(7) The Company's net leverage ratio is calculated by dividing total net debt by trailing twelve months' Adjusted EBITDA


HMS HOLDINGS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

  Three Months Ended
(In thousands) September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 27,206     $ 34,793  
Purchases of property and equipment (5,253 )   (4,895 )
Investment in capitalized software (4,407 )   (3,298 )
       
Non-GAAP free cash flow $ 17,546     $ 26,600  
 

The Company believes the non-GAAP free cash flow financial measures presented in this press release provide useful information regarding how much cash flow is available, after purchases of property and equipment and investment in capitalized software, to be used for working capital needs or for other opportunities. It should not be inferred that the entire non-GAAP free cash flow amount is available for discretionary expenditures. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

          

Reconciliation of Financial Guidance for Full Year 2020 Net Income to Projected 2020 EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

  Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2020
  Estimated Range
(in millions) Low   High
Net Income $ 66     $ 74  
       
Net interest expense $ 7     $ 7  
Income taxes 20     24  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets 50     50  
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization  (EBITDA) $ 143     $ 155  
Stock-based compensation expense 24     24  
Transaction and Integration costs 10     8  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 177     $ 187  



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