Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Results

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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. ("ALC") (NYSE: ALC) reported a net loss of $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to net income of $7.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. 

During the fourth quarters of both 2012 and 2011, ALC recorded One-Time Items described below. Excluding the One-Time Items, our net loss in the fourth quarter of 2012 would have been $0.8 million as compared to net income of $6.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $57.0 million as compared to revenues of $58.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

"In the fourth quarter of 2012, we increased our number of units rented by 131, a significant improvement from recent history," commented Dr. Charles "Chip" Roadman, our President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our continued progress in the regulatory arena combined with quality initiatives were instrumental measures in attaining this improvement."

For the year ended December 31, 2012, ALC reported a net loss of $26.1 million as compared to net income of $24.4 million in the year ended December 31, 2011. 

Excluding the One-Time Items described below, net income for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 would have been $7.7 million and $22.1 million, respectively. 

Diluted earnings per common share for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 were:

         
    Quarter ended
December 31,
  Year ended
December 31,
    2012     2011   2012     2011
                             
                             
 
Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share   $ (0.11 )   $ 0.31   $ (1.14 )   $ 1.05
Pro forma diluted earnings/(loss) per common share excluding One-Time Items   $ (0.03 )   $ 0.27   $ 0.34     $ 0.95
                             

One-Time Items (net of tax) in the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 included:

1. Charges related to the purchase of 12 previously leased properties from Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership and MLD Delaware Trust relating to the write off of $0.2 million and $22.4 million related to a litigation settlement and a lease termination fee for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively, a $5.2 million write-off of an operating lease intangible, and $0.6 million of transaction costs, partially offset by $0.6 million of rental savings for the year ended December 31, 2012.
2. The write-off of construction costs associated with expansion projects that management has determined will not be completed. ($0.0 million and $0.3 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012).
3. Expenses incurred in connection with an internal investigation, litigation related to the Ventas transaction, public relations and quality committee projects. ($1.1 million and $3.1 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively). 
4. The write down of long-lived assets determined to be impaired ($2.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012).
5. The write-off of deferred financing in connection with the amended U.S. Bank credit facility ($0.7 million in both the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012).
6. Income recorded in connection with the sale of investments ($0.1 million in both the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012).

One-Time Items in the year ended December 31, 2011 included:

1. A reduction in tax expense associated with the settlement of all issues associated with a tax allocation agreement with a subsidiary of our former parent Extendicare Inc. (now Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust) and a reversal of tax reserves associated with the completion of certain state audits ($0.6 million and $1.3 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively).
2. Income associated with a mark to market adjustment for interest rate swap agreements ($0.1 million and $0.0 million net of tax for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively).
3. The write-off of deferred financing fees associated with our refinanced debt ($0.0 million and $0.2 million net of tax for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively).
4. Gains on sales of equity investments ($0.0 million and $0.6 million net of tax for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively).
5. Income associated with purchase accounting adjustments ($0.4 million and $0.5 million net of tax for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively).

Certain non-GAAP financial measures are used in the discussions in this release in assessing the performance of the business. See the attached tables for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR, reconciliations of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR, calculations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR as a percentage of total revenues, and non-GAAP financial measure reconciliation information.

As of December 31, 2012, ALC operated 211 senior living residences comprising 9,348 units.

The following discussions include the impact of the One-Time Items. 

Quarters ended December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012

Revenues of $57.0 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 decreased $1.9 million or 3.2% as compared to $58.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and increased $1.4 million or 2.5% from $55.6 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDAR for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $9.0 million or 15.8% of revenues and

  • decreased $13.8 million or 60.5% from $22.7 million and 38.6% of revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011; and
  • increased $0.8 million or 9.2% from $8.2 million and 14.8% of revenues in the third quarter of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $6.3 million or 11.0% of revenues and

  • decreased $12.0 million or 65.6% from $18.3 million and 31.1% of revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011; and
  • increased $0.9 million or 16.8% from $5.4 million and 9.7% of revenues in the third quarter of 2012.

Fourth quarter 2012 compared to fourth quarter 2011

Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased by $1.9 million from the fourth quarter of 2011 primarily due to a decrease in rented private pay units ($2.4 million), and the planned reduction in the number of units rented by Medicaid residents ($0.2 million), partially offset by rate increases ($0.7 million). Average private pay rates increased in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 1.2% from average private pay rates for the fourth quarter of 2011. Average overall rates, including the impact of improved payer mix, increased in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 1.5% from comparable rates for the fourth quarter of 2011. 

Both Adjusted EBITDAR and Adjusted EBITDA decreased in the fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to an increase in residence operations expenses ($8.5 million) (this excludes the gain on disposal of fixed assets), an increase in general and administrative expenses ($3.4 million) (this excludes non-cash equity based compensation) and a decrease in revenue ($1.9 million) partially offset, for Adjusted EBITDA only, a decrease in residence lease expense ($1.8 million) resulting from the June 15, 2012, purchase of twelve previously leased properties. Residence operations expenses increased primarily from an increases in labor expenses ($5.8 million), reserves associated with self-insured liabilities ($1.0 million), maintenance expense ($0.6 million), food expense ($0.5 million), legal and consulting expenses ($0.4 million) and other administrative expenses ($0.4 million), partially offset by an improvement in bad debt expense ($0.3 million). General and administrative expenses increased as a result of the SEC investigation, litigation, and expenses incurred in connection with public relations and quality improvement initiatives.

Fourth quarter 2012 compared to the third quarter 2012

Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 increased by $1.4 million from the third quarter of 2012 primarily due to an increase in the number of rented units ($1.4 million), insurance proceeds from business interruption at a residence ($0.4 million), partially offset by lower average daily revenue as a result of promotional discounts ($0.4 million). Average private pay rates (excluding revenue related to the business interruption proceeds) declined in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 0.6% from average private pay rates for the third quarter of 2012. 

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR increased in the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to the third quarter of 2012 primarily from an increase in revenues discussed above ($1.4 million), a reduction in residence operations expenses ($0.7 million) (this excludes the gain on disposal of fixed assets), partially offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses ($1.3 million) (this excludes non-cash equity-based compensation) and, for Adjusted EBITDA only, a decrease in residence lease expense ($0.1 million) resulting from the June 15, 2012, purchase of twelve previously leased properties. Residence operations expenses decreased primarily from a decrease in utilities expense ($0.6 million), a reduction in legal and consulting fees ($0.6 million), an improvement in bad debt expense ($0.3 million), a reduction in maintenance expense ($0.1 million), and an improvement in other administrative expenses ($0.2 million), partially offset by an increases in reserves associated with self-insured liabilities ($0.7 million), labor expenses ($0.2 million), and food expense ($0.2 million). General and administrative expenses increased as a result of the SEC investigation, litigation and expenses incurred in connection with public relations and quality improvement initiatives.

Year ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

Revenues of $228.4 million in the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased $6.1 million or 2.6% from $234.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDAR for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $55.4 million, or 24.3% of revenues and

  • decreased $30.1 million or 35.2% from $85.5 million and 36.5% of revenues in the year ended December 31, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $42.0 million, or 18.4% of revenues and

  • decreased $25.8 million or 38.0% from $67.8 million and 28.9% of revenues in the year ended December 31, 2011.

Year ended December 31, 2012 compared to the year ended December 31, 2011

Revenues in the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased by $6.1 million from the year ended December 31, 2011 primarily due to a decrease in rented private pay units ($7.5 million), and the planned reduction in the number of units rented to by Medicaid residents ($1.6 million), partially offset by higher average daily revenue from rate increases ($2.4 million) and one additional day in the 2012 period due to leap year ($0.6 million). Average rates increased in the year ended December 31, 2012 by 1.5% over average rates for the year ended December 31, 2011. 

Both Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR decreased in the year ended December 31, 2012 primarily from an increase in residence operations expenses ($17.2 million) (this excludes the gain on disposal of fixed assets and write-off of construction costs), a decrease in revenues discussed above ($6.1 million), and an increase in general and administrative expenses ($6.8 million) (this excludes non-cash equity based compensation) and, for Adjusted EBITDA only, a decrease in residence lease expense ($4.3 million). Residence operations expenses increased as a result of increased salaries and wages associated with quality restoration efforts initiated in June 2012 and an increase in professional fees from litigation and regulatory issues primarily in the southeast. General and administrative expenses increased as a result of an internal investigation, the SEC investigation, litigation and expenses incurred in connection with public relations, and quality improvement initiatives. 

Liquidity

At December 31, 2012 ALC had cash of $10.2 million and availability of $8.0 million under its credit agreement. At December 31, 2012, ALC owned 94 unencumbered residences that may be used to secure future capital.

Other Information

As previously announced, on February 25, 2013, ALC entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") with affiliates of TPG Capital, L.P. At the effective time of the merger, each share of ALC Class A and Class B common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger will be converted automatically into the right to receive $12.00 and $12.90 in cash, respectively.

About Us

Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. and its subsidiaries operated 211 senior living residences comprising 9,348 resident units in 20 states at December 31, 2012. ALC's senior living facilities typically consist of 40 to 60 units and offer residents a supportive, home-like setting and assistance with the activities of daily living. ALC employed approximately 4,600 people at December 31, 2012.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding anticipated financial performance, business strategy and management's plans and objectives for future operations, including management's expectations about improving occupancy and private pay mix, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally include words such as "expect," "point toward," "intend," "will," "indicate," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "target," "plan," "foresee," "strategy" or "objective." Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. In addition to the risks and uncertainties referred to in the release, other risks and uncertainties are contained in ALC's filings with United States Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to, the following: any conditions imposed on the parties in connection with consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement on the proposed terms and schedule; the failure of ALC's stockholders to approve the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; ALC's ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers following the announcement of the Merger Agreement; the ability of the parties to satisfy the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; the risk that the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement may not be completed in the time frame expected by the parties or at all; the risk that ALC is unable to comply with covenants under its credit agreement or ALC cannot obtain waivers of or amendments to the covenants; changes in the health care industry in general and the senior housing industry in particular because of governmental and economic influences; changes in general economic conditions, including changes in housing markets, unemployment rates and the availability of credit at reasonable rates; changes in regulations governing the industry and ALC's compliance with such regulations; changes in government funding levels for health care services; resident care litigation, including exposure for punitive damage claims and increased insurance costs, and other claims asserted against ALC; ALC's ability to maintain and increase census levels; ALC's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the availability and terms of capital to fund acquisitions and ALC's capital expenditures; changes in competition; and demographic changes. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on ALC's forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this report are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the party making such statements based upon current information. ALC assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

   
ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited)  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
Revenues   $ 56,980     $ 58,863     $ 228,397     $ 234,452  
Expenses:                                
  Residence operations (exclusive of depreciation and amortization and residence lease expense shown below)     42,329       33,515       154,194       136,659  
  General and administrative     6,173       2,803       19,822       13,361  
  Residence lease expense     2,686       4,461       13,369       17,686  
  Lease termination and settlement     300       -       37,430       -  
  Depreciation and amortization     6,827       5,843       24,915       23,103  
  Intangible impairment     -       -       8,650       -  
  Asset impairment     -       -       3,500       -  
  Transaction costs     -       -       1,046       -  
    Total operating expenses     58,315       46,622       262,926       190,809  
(Loss)/income from operations     (1,335 )     12,241       (34,529 )     43,643  
Other (expense) income:                                
  Interest expense:                                
    Debt     (2,483 )     (1,826 )     (8,143 )     (7,872 )
    Change in fair value of derivatives and amortization     -       94       -       -  
    Write-off of deferred financing costs     (1,137 )     -       (1,137 )     (279 )
  Interest income     1       4       9       12  
  Gain on sale of securities     257       46       257       956  
(Loss)/income before income taxes     (4,697 )     10,559       (43,543 )     36,460  
Income tax benefit/(expense)     2,074       (3,249 )     17,418       (12,100 )
Net (loss)/income   $ (2,623 )   $ 7,310     $ (26,125 )   $ 24,360  
                                 
Weighted average common shares:                                
  Basic     22,970       22,967       22,970       22,955  
  Diluted     22,970       23,239       22,970       23,256  
                                 
Per share data:                                
Basic (loss)/earnings per common share   $ (0.11 )   $ 0.32     $ (1.14 )   $ 1.06  
Diluted (loss)/earnings per common share:   $ (0.11 )   $ 0.31     $ (1.14 )   $ 1.05  
Dividends declared and paid per common share   $ -     $ 0.10     $ 0.20     $ 0.30  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA (1)   $ 6,292     $ 18,286     $ 42,040     $ 67,824  
Adjusted EBITDAR (1)   $ 8,978     $ 22,747     $ 55,409     $ 85,510  
                                 

(1) See attached tables for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR and reconciliations of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR

   
ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands, except share and per share data)  
   
    December 31,  
    2012     2011  
ASSETS                
Current Assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 10,182     $ 2,652  
  Cash and escrow deposits - restricted     2,714       3,150  
  Investments     900       1,840  
  Accounts receivable, less allowances of $3,461 and $2,903, respectively     4,294       4,609  
  Prepaid expenses, supplies and other receivables     4,604       3,387  
  Income tax receivable     4,089       606  
  Deferred income taxes     4,640       4,027  
    Total current assets     31,423       20,271  
Property and equipment, net     481,913       430,733  
Intangible assets, net     -       9,028  
Restricted cash     2,035       1,996  
Other assets     398       2,025  
    Total Assets   $ 515,769     $ 464,053  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current Liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 9,909     $ 7,086  
  Accrued liabilities     21,034       17,877  
  Deferred revenue     8,266       8,004  
  Current maturities of long-term debt     114,575       2,538  
  Current portion of self-insured liabilities     500       500  
    Total current liabilities     154,284       36,005  
Accrual for self-insured liabilities     1,700       1,557  
Long-term debt     67,140       85,703  
Deferred income taxes     8,701       23,961  
Other long-term liabilities     6,301       9,107  
    Total liabilities     238,126       156,333  
Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, 25,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding, respectively     -       -  
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 160,000,000 authorized at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011; 25,004,381 and 24,980,958 shares issued and 20,072,509 and 20,049,086 shares outstanding, respectively     250       250  
Class B Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 30,000,000 authorized at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011; 2,897,996 and 2,919,790 issued and outstanding, respectively     29       29  
Additional paid-in capital     317,473       316,694  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     19       156  
Retained earnings     36,717       67,436  
Treasury stock at cost, 4,931,872 and 4,931,872 shares, respectively     (76,845 )     (76,845 )
    Total stockholders' equity     277,643       307,720  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 515,769     $ 464,053  
                 
                 
                 
ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(Unaudited)  
(In thousands)  
   
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2012     2011     2010  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                        
Net (loss)/income   $ (26,125 )   $ 24,360     $ 16,484  
  Adjustments to reconcile net (loss)/income to net cash provided by operating activities:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     24,915       23,103       22,807  
    Other-than-temporary investments impairment     -       -       2,026  
    Deferred financing write off and amortization     1,674       782       455  
    Loss due to property and equipment impairment     3,500       -       -  
    Intangible impairment     8,650       -       -  
    Amortization of purchase accounting adjustments for leases and debt     (402 )     (647 )     (645 )
    Provision for bad debts     559       1,489       676  
    Provision for self-insured liabilities     1,638       554       639  
    Loss on sale or disposal of fixed assets     249       (121 )     401  
    Equity-based compensation expense     779       1,199       659  
    Deferred income taxes     (15,888 )     4,447       5,599  
    Gain on investments     (195 )     (956 )     (78 )
  Changes in assets and liabilities:                        
    Accounts receivable     (244 )     (2,897 )     (1,209 )
    Prepaid expenses, supplies and other receivables     760       (199 )     517  
    Deposits in escrow     436       290       (378 )
    Current assets - discontinued operations     -       -       (132 )
    Accounts payable     2,873       1,268       (1,170 )
    Accrued liabilities     2,995       (1,376 )     25  
    Deferred revenue     262       3,220       (1,584 )
    Current liabilities - discontinued operations     -       -       (34 )
    Payments of self-insured liabilities     (1,495 )     (592 )     (458 )
    Income taxes payable/receivable     (3,483 )     (250 )     367  
    Changes in other non-current assets     (43 )     1,456       758  
    Other non-current assets - discontinued operations     -       -       399  
    Other long-term liabilities     (2,342 )     (455 )     48  
      Cash (used in)/provided by operating activities     (927 )     54,675       46,172  
  INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                        
    Payment for securities     (218 )     (208 )     (818 )
    Proceeds on sales of securities     1,231       3,406       515  
    Payment for acquisitions     (62,570 )     -       (27,500 )
    Proceeds on sale of fixed assets     1,486       168       -  
    Payments for new construction projects     (2,327 )     (684 )     (5,619 )
    Payments for purchases of property and equipment     (16,572 )     (15,067 )     (11,000 )
      Cash used in investing activities     (78,970 )     (12,385 )     (44,422 )
  FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                        
    Payments of financing costs     (1,391 )     (1,907 )     (310 )
    Purchase of treasury stock     -       (798 )     (2,803 )
    Proceeds from issuance of shares for employee stock options     -       283       31  
    Repayment of borrowings on revolving credit facility     (99,000 )     (137,500 )     -  
    Proceeds on borrowings on revolving credit facility     195,000       99,500       -  
    Repayment of mortgage debt     (2,588 )     (5,686 )     (1,914 )
    Proceeds from mortgage debt     -       -       12,250  
    Payment of dividends     (4,594 )     (6,894 )     -  
      Cash provided by/(used in) financing activities     87,427       (53,002 )     7,254  
  Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     7,530       (10,712 )     9,004  
  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year     2,652       13,364       4,360  
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of year   $ 10,182     $ 2,652     $ 13,364  
                         
   
   
ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.  
Financial and Operating Statistics  
   
Continuing residences*   Three Months Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    September 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source     5,382     5,251       5,642  
Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day   $ 115.09     115.05     $ 113.41  
Occupancy Percentage*     60.9 %   59.5 %     62.7 %
                       

* Depending on the timing of new additions and temporary closures of our residences, we may increase or reduce the number of units we actively operate. For the three months ended December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 we actively operated 8,837, 8,822 and 8,995 units, respectively.

       
Same residence basis**   Three Months Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    September 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source     5,379       5,251       5,607  
Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day   $ 115.04     $ 115.05     $ 113.47  
Occupancy Percentage*     61.0 %     59.5 %     63.6 %
                         

** Excludes quarterly impact of 23 completed expansion and 194 units temporarily closed for renovation in each of the December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 three month periods.

       
Continuing residences*   Year Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
Average Occupied Units     5,369       5,612  
                 
Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day   $ 116.22     $ 114.16  
                 
Occupancy Percentage*     60.5 %     62.4 %
                 

* Depending on the timing of new additions and temporary closures of our residences, we may increase or reduce the number of units we actively operate. For the year ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 we actively operated 8,872 and 8,992 units, respectively.

       
Same residence basis**   Year Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
Average Occupied Units     5,319       5,536  
                 
Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day   $ 116.03     $ 114.38  
                 
Occupancy Percentage*     60.9 %     63.4 %
                 

** Excludes impact of 43 completed expansion units, 72 re-opened units and 217 units temporarily closed for renovation in the 2012 year and units temporarily closed for renovation in the 2011 year.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss/income from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expense net of interest income, depreciation and amortization, equity based compensation expense, transaction costs and certain non-cash, gains and losses, including disposal of assets, impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets, impairment of investments, impairment of intangibles and non-recurring lease termination and settlement fees. Adjusted EBITDAR is defined as Adjusted EBITDA before rent expenses incurred for leased assisted living properties. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR as key performance indicators and Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR expressed as a percentage of total revenues as a measurement of margin.

We understand that EBITDA and EBITDAR, or derivatives thereof, are customarily used by lenders, financial and credit analysts, and many investors as a performance measure in evaluating a company's ability to service debt and meet other payment obligations or as a common valuation measurement in the long-term care industry. Moreover, ALC's revolving credit facility contains covenants in which a form of EBITDA is used as a measure of compliance, and we anticipate EBITDA will be used in covenants in any new financing arrangements that we may establish. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our core results because these measures exclude the effects of non-operating factors related to our capital assets, such as the historical cost of the assets.

We report specific line items separately, and exclude them from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR because such items are transitional in nature and would otherwise distort historical trends. In addition, we use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR to assess our operating performance and in making financing decisions. In particular, we use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR in analyzing potential acquisitions and internal expansion possibilities. Adjusted EBITDAR performance is also used in determining compensation levels for our senior executives. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, cash flows from operating activities, and other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. We present Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR on a consistent basis from period to period, thereby allowing for comparability of operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR Reconciliation Information

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR:

             
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
    September 30,
2012
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
    (in thousands)  
Net income   $ (2,623 )   $ 7,310     $ (4,042 )   $ (26,125 )   $ 24,360  
Add provision for income taxes     (2,074 )     3,249       (2,941 )     (17,418 )     12,100  
                                         
Income before income taxes   $ (4,697 )   $ 10,559     $ (6,683 )   $ (43,543 )   $ 36,460  
Add:                                        
  Depreciation and amortization     6,827       5,843       6,526       24,915       23,103  
  Interest expense, net     2,482       1,822       2,318       8,134       8,028  
  Non-cash equity based compensation     237       227       182       779       1,199  
    (Gain)/loss on disposal of fixed assets     263       (25 )     (433 )     (255 )     (121 )
  Write-down of cost associated with expansion projects not completed     -       -        -       504       -  
  Gain on sale of equity investments     (257 )     (46 )     -       (257 )     (956 )
  Recovery of purchase accounting associated with early termination of debt     -               -               (168 )
  Write-off of operating lease intangible, lease termination fee and settlement     300       -       (25 )     46,080       -  
  Change in value of derivative and amortization     -       (94 )     -                  
  Write-off of deferred financing fees     1,137       -       -       1,137       279  
  Asset impairment                     3,500       3,500          
  Transaction costs     -       -       -       1,046       -  
                                         
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 6,292     $ 18,286     $ 5,385     $ 42,040     $ 67,824  
Add: Lease expense     2,686       4,461       2,834       13,369       17,686  
Adjusted EBITDAR   $ 8,978     $ 22,747     $ 8,219     $ 55,409     $ 85,510  
                                         

The following table sets forth the calculations of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAR, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR as percentages of total revenue:

    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
    September 30,
2012
    December 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
    (dollars in thousands)  
Revenues   56,980     $ 58,863     $ 55,576       228,397     $ 234,452  
                                       
Adjusted EBITDA   6,292     $ 18,286     $ 5,385     $ 42,040     $ 67,824  
                                       
Adjusted EBITDAR   8,978     $ 22,747     $ 8,219     $ 55,409     $ 85,510  
                                       
Adjusted EBITDA as percent of total revenues   11.0 %     31.1 %     9.7 %     18.4 %     28.9 %
                                       
Adjusted EBITDAR as percent of total revenues   15.8 %     38.6 %     14.8 %     24.3 %     36.5 %
                                       
                                       
                                       
ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.  
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measure  
(unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
    Three months Ended
December 31, 2011
    Year Ended
December 31, 2012
    Year Ended
December 31, 2011
 
                         
    (dollars in thousands except per share data)  
Net income   $ (2,623 )   $ 7,310     $ (26,125 )   $ 24,360  
Add one time charges:                                
Expenses incurred in connection with internal investigation, public relations and Ventas litigation     2,118       -       5,393       -  
Write-off of deferred financing costs     1,137       -       1,137       279  
Change in value of derivative net of amortization     -       -       -       -  
Asset Impairment     -       -       3,500       -  
Loss on disposal of fixed assets related to expansion project     -       -       504       -  
Loss on write off of lease intangible, termination and settlement fee and transaction costs     300       -       47,126       -  
Less one time credits:
Rent
    -       -       906       -  
Settlements relating to tax allocation agreement and state audits     -       570        -       1,320  
Change in value of derivative net of amortization     -       94       -          
Gain on sale of equity investments     257       46       257       956  
Recovery of purchase accounting associated with early termination of debt     -       583       -       751  
Net tax benefit/ (expense) from charges and credits     1,457       (262 )     22,655       (526 )
Pro forma net (loss)/ income excluding one-time charges and credits   $ (782 )   $ 6,279     $ 7,717     $ 22,138  
                                 
Weighted average common shares:                                
  Basic     22,970       22,967       22,970       22,955  
  Diluted     22,970       23,239       22,970       23,256  
                                 
                                 
Diluted earnings per common share*                                
    Net loss   $ (0.11 )   $ 0.31     $ (1.14 )   $ 1.05  
    Less: gain/(loss) from one time charges and credits     (0.08 )     0.04       (1.47 )     0.10  
    Pro forma net income/loss excluding one-time charges and credits   $ (0.03 )   $ 0.27     $ 0.34     $ 0.95  
                                 

* Per share numbers may not add due to rounding

Contact:
For further information, contact:
Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.
John Buono
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Phone: (262) 257-8999
Fax: (262) 251-7562
Email: Email Contact
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