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a1919815125 134 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 27, 2012 1:14 AM Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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  • Great 3 month head fake, even better 5 year head fake ... LOL! Maybe if FVE cuts back all the food at all the homes, this will take off. Nobody will notice, trust me.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • A small but growing group of Republicans say the party should perhaps accede to President Barack Obama's demand for higher tax rates for top earners so that the attention can shift to making serious cuts in benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid, a top Republican senator said Sunday.
    Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, a member of the Banking Committee who had earlier presented a deficit-reduction plan of his own, said on "Fox News Sunday" that if Republicans gave in to the president's chief demand, then "all of a sudden, the shift goes back to entitlements and maybe it puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves the nation."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I think N/A

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Cliff is setting up a shorters dream....

    by msears99 Dec 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    a1919815125 a1919815125 Dec 6, 2012 4:22 PM Flag

    Re: "I thought this time would be different, sadly, I was wrong"

    Me too, I thought we'd be under $4.00 by now.! LOL!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Milking old people isn't going to be easy next year! I suggest working on new ways to keep the udders from drying up.

    Annual asking rent growth for seniors housing accelerated to 2.2%, from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2012, and was 0.6 percentage points above the pace from the third quarter of 2011. “The pace of annual rent growth is now at its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2009 and now above core inflation for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2010,” says Chuck Harry, NIC’s director of research and analysis.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Many people have been waiting for a miracle, waiting for their FVE cookies to turn into something other than garbage; on-going cash burn from operational adjustments have a way of delaying long-term progress! Eat your shares for desert tonight!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 28, 2012 3:35 PM Flag

    Hey, relax #$%$ I forgot the decimal and I understand how confusing that was, so I'm sorry for my mistake. It was $4.85 and then a wmt employee rang it up as $7.97, actually that was the scan price for the product, but obviously some employee switched tags on the shelf, and I'm sure many people don't check their receipts -- so more people will catch mistakes, just like you did. Thanks!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Obama last year agreed with Boehner to change the consumer price index for Social Security before their “grand bargain” on taxes and spending imploded. That concession from Obama infuriated congressional Democrats.

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) expressed disappointment that Obama had moved Social Security off the table and now is considering shielding Medicare and Medicaid from significant reforms.

    “I think all of the entitlements need to be discussed, because they all, to one degree or another, are on an unsustainable path,” McConnell said Tuesday. “We want to save these programs, and I understand the dilemma the president and the majority leader have. Their hard left doesn’t want to change anything, ever.”

    McConnell has also balked at the White House plan to raise $1.6 trillion in revenue, calling it “a joke.”

    Congressional Republicans say they are willing to put revenue on the table by closing tax loopholes — not raising tax rates. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said raising tax rates is a must.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Did anyone read the CC for FVE Cash Burn????

    by a1919815125 Nov 19, 2012 4:30 PM
    a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 28, 2012 12:40 PM Flag

    Some of the people in this industry are totally insane with the amount of risk they take on, using future cash flow from Medicare;

    Go search this: "Our targeted leverage using debt to total book capital is in the range of 40% to 45%. Our credit statistics remain extremely strong with EBITDA over interest expenses of 3.5 times and debt over annualized EBITDA of 4.4 times."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Senior Relocations Surge During Holiday Season

    by msears99 Nov 27, 2012 10:06 PM
    a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 28, 2012 12:38 PM Flag

    The turnover rate hasn't changed for anyone, ever, but, when companies start cutting corners and sealing from residents, the turn over rate increase dramatically! Food and services are being cut back this holiday season for many facilities, thus one assumes the vacancy rate will increase and turnover will increase ....

    1. A study by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) deter- mined that the average daily rate at an assisted living facility is approximately 85 percent of home healthcare cost, and 65 percent of the cost of residence at a skilled nursing facility.

    2. The industry leading provider of research and data on Senior Housing, the National Investment Center for Senior Housing Care industry for NIC, showed third quarter continued growth in independent assisted living occupancies.

    They note that Senior Housing average occupancy rate has risen consistently during the past 10 quarters and is almost 200 basis points above the cyclical low during the first quarter 2010.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • FYI From: Senior Housing Properties Trust's Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results

    Michael Carroll - RBC Capital Markets
    Can you give us a sense of how much capital you plan on spending on the TRS assets and how much would you consider that being reoccurring versus revenue-generating?

    Rick Doyle - Treasurer, CFO
    The normal rule of thumb for reoccurring would probably be about $1000 to $1500 per unit over the next – we're going to be evaluating especially the Sunrise assets coming and evaluating the CapEx needs and we expect that to go up to maybe – on a short-term basis over the next 12 to 18 months, maybe $2500 per unit.

    So we do – we're anticipating a growth in our capital expenditures over the next 12 to 18 months for about $5 million to $10 million over and beyond the normal CapEx.

    Michael Carroll - RBC Capital Markets
    So I think you spend about $600 a unit on your TRS portfolio this quarter, you would say, like a pretty good chunk of that was for revenue-generating activities?

    David Hegarty - President, COO
    Yes. There is a lot going on right now at the portfolios. For instance, almost every asset we bring on requires new signage and just additional – things to put to rebrand a lot of the assets.

    So that is a significant cost upfront and also we've taken an approach that since there is a transition going on already, you're disrupting the normal course of patients, residents and staff.

    So you may as well show that you're putting in capital, fixing things that they might have been complaining about for a while and so on. So (inaudible) we are putting in capital upfront rather than on an ongoing basis.

    So I think the $600 a unit is light compared to what we expect it will be just because we are still ramping up in what needs to be done at some of these properties.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Do yourself a favor; use as many coupons as you can at wmt and then atcheck out, make sure your prices are right!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 27, 2012 6:13 PM Flag

    One more thing; the sale price was about $485 and the switch price ended up as $7.97, so not pennies here, but the theft of dollars!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I just came home from wmt and hate shopping there, but as usual, I have to watch my receipts. Today bought some laundry soap that was clearly marker as a killer deal, then walked out the store and the price had been rung up 50% higher; so turned around took it all back and wasted time, learning once again, there is no reason to shop at a store that uses bait and switch techniques to jack up earnings! Disgusting!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 27, 2012 3:03 PM Flag

    Can you guide us through the issue of reserves set aside by FVE and help us find some sort of third-party rating related to the self insurance risk? It seems like there is no rating company covering FVE's insurance risk, so what's the backup plan if the liabilities exceed reserves? Why don't you post a link or two to places where we can look at facts!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Look at assisted living properties!
    How To Look Up Assisted Living Facility Violations, Citations & Inspection Reports

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Employee benefits costs, including employee health insurance and workers compensation insurance costs, have materially increased in recent years. To help control these costs, we partially self insure our workers compensation insurance and fully self insure our employee health insurance. Although our self insurance reserves have been determined with guidance from third party professionals, our reserves may be inadequate. Increasing employee health and workers compensation insurance costs and increasing self insurance reserves for labor related insurance may materially negatively affect our earnings.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Some of our premiums for liability insurance are paid to this company which may retain some of these amounts and the earnings on these amounts based upon our actual claims experiences;

    Guess I'll look into that too ... cash burn, Medicare cuts, maze of partnership subsidiaries that all loop around a nice big package of smoke and mirrors in Cayman Islands ... nice game.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • a1919815125 a1919815125 Nov 27, 2012 1:47 PM Flag

    Senior Living Insurance Co., Ltd (Cayman Islands)

    captive insurance company: All of our operations and assets are located in the United States,
    except with regard to our two captive insurance companies, which participate in
    our workers' compensation and liability insurance programs and are located in
    the Cayman Islands.

    we have increased the deductible or retention amounts for which we are liable under our liability insurance;
    · we have established an offshore captive insurance company which participates in our liability insurance program. Some of our premiums for liability insurance are paid to this company which may retain some of these amounts and the earnings on these amounts based upon our actual claims experiences;
    · we have acquired another offshore insurance company and established a captive insurance program for our workers compensation insurance obligations in those states which permit such arrangements. This program may allow us to reduce our net workers compensation insurance costs by allowing us to retain the earnings on our reserves, provided our claims experience is as projected by various statutory and actuarial formulas;
    · we have increased the amounts which some of our employees are required to pay for health insurance coverage and as co-payments for health services and pharmaceutical prescriptions and decreased the amount of certain healthcare benefits;
    · we have become fully self insured for all health related claims of covered employees;

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • How many subsidiaries does this ponzi scam have?????? At least a few hundred?

    Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
    Subsidiaries

    Affiliates Insurers Limited (Bermuda)
    Alliance Pharmacy Services, LLC (Delaware)
    Annapolis Heritage Partners, LLC (Delaware)
    CCC Boynton Beach, Inc. (Delaware)
    Columbia Heritage Partners, LLC (Delaware)
    Encinitas Heritage Partners, LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Aspenwood LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Brookside LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Cary Heartfields LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Coral Oaks LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Coral Springs LLC (Delaware)
    Five Star Crossing LLC (Delaware

    Etc ... 100's ...

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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