Providence Service Corporation Reports 2013 Results

2013 Highlights:
- Net income rose to $19.4 million
- Diluted EPS increased to $1.41
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 27% to $55.3 million
- Net cash provided by operations totaled $55.2 million

PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.   

Fourth Quarter 2013 Results
For the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company reported revenue of $276.8 million, a decrease of 3% from $286.5 million in the comparable period of 2012.  Revenue from Providence's Non-emergency Transportation (NET) services segment decreased 7% to $187.2 million in the fourth quarter from $200.8 million in the prior year period.  The decrease was due primarily to the transition of the Connecticut contract from "at risk" to "administrative services only", and the voluntary termination of the Wisconsin contracts effective July 31, 2013.  This decrease was partially offset by increased revenue related to membership growth in the New York City administrative contracts. Revenue from the Human Services segment increased 5% to $89.6 million from $85.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily related to the impact of a new workforce development contract in Wisconsin and a new foster care contract in Texas.

Net income increased 17% to $3.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the prior year period.  The fourth quarters of 2013 and 2012 each included expenses of approximately $1.3 million (net of benefit of forfeiture of stock based compensation) related to the separation of certain former executive officers.  The Company's effective tax rate declined in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 25.8%.  The decrease in the tax rate was primarily related to the favorable tax treatment of certain equity compensation expenses in 2013.  EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $9.8 million compared to $12.0 million in the same period last year.  Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $11.1 million compared to $13.3 million in the same period last year.  A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is presented below.  

The Company had approximately 15.8 million individuals eligible to receive services under its NET Services contracts at December 31, 2013, an increase of 5% from approximately 15.1 million at December 31, 2012.  Providence's direct Human Service client census at December 31, 2013 was approximately 56,300, up 9% from 51,600 at December 31, 2012. 

Full-Year 2013 Results
For the full year of 2013, the Company reported revenue of $1,122.7 million, an increase of 2% from $1,105.9 million in 2012.  Revenue from Providence's NET Services segment grew 3% to $770.2 million in 2013 from $750.7 million in the prior year, primarily due to contracts that began or were expanded in 2012 and 2013 and favorable rate adjustments.  This increase was partially offset by the transition of the Connecticut contract from "at risk" to "administrative services only", and the voluntary termination of the Wisconsin contracts effective July 31, 2013.  Revenue from the Human Services segment decreased 1% to $352.4 million in 2013 from $355.2 million in 2012, primarily due to the termination of and changes to certain management service agreements, 2012 contract terminations related to the workforce development business in Canada, and the expiration of contracts related to Providence's home based educational tutoring.  This decrease was partially offset by revenue growth related to new contracts awarded in 2013.    

Net income was $19.4 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, in 2013, a 129% and 120% increase, respectively, from $8.5 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in 2012.  EBITDA (non-GAAP) for 2013 was $53.0 million, a 35% increase from $39.2 million last year.  Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for 2013 was $55.3 million, an increase of 27% from $43.6 million last year.  A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is presented below.  

During 2013, the Company generated a total of $55.2 million in cash from operations.  At December 31, 2013, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $99.0 million as well as approximately $142.3 million available for borrowing under the 2013 amended and restated senior secured credit facility.  Long-term obligations at December 31, 2013 were $123.5 million.

"We finished 2013 with favorable financial results," said Warren Rustand, Chief Executive Officer. "Our NET Services segment benefitted from 2012 start-up efforts, expanded business, negotiated rate adjustments and the exit from some of its less profitable markets. However, the NET Services segment margins in the fourth quarter were negatively impacted by a revenue reserve for certain potential overpayments made to the Company that resulted from errors in the eligibility files provided by the payer."

"Our Human Services segment continued to experience revenue growth in the fourth quarter due primarily to new workforce development and foster care contracts that began in 2013.  This growth was offset by margin declines in the fourth quarter related to weather disruptions and the continued transition in Texas related to our new foster care contract.  We expect the Texas foster care implementation to be completed by the end of the first quarter in 2014.  In addition, the continued transition of certain states to the managed care environment has contributed to the margin pressure we have experienced in the Human Services segment in the past year."

"During 2014 we will direct our attention to expanding our operating segments through both organic and acquisitive growth, with a specific focus on growing our home and community-based services and foster care services, while reducing our involvement in management fee service arrangements in our Human Services segment." 

"Overall, looking out to 2014 and beyond, we believe we are positioned to benefit from current health care trends, including the Affordable Care Act, increased Medicaid enrollment, the trend toward home and community-based care and the industry-wide focus on the reduction in health care delivery costs.  In order to position ourselves to take full advantage of these opportunities, we have continued to strengthen our management team and further improve our operational efficiency.  Additionally, our consistently positive cash flow, strong cash position and substantial borrowing capacity will continue to support our company-wide growth initiatives."

Conference Call
Providence will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. PDT/MST) Thursday, March 13, 2014 to discuss its financial results and corporate developments. Interested parties are invited to listen to the call live over the Internet at http://investor.provcorp.com.  The call is also available by dialing (800) 706-7745, or for international callers (617) 614-3472, and by using the passcode 47132627. A replay of the teleconference will be available on http://investor.provcorp.com. A replay will also be available until March 20, 2014 by dialing (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 and using passcode 53482011.

About Providence
The Providence Service Corporation provides or manages the delivery of home and community based human services and NET management services to primarily government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections.  Providence is unique in that it provides or manages its human services primarily in the client's own home or in community based settings rather than in hospitals or other treatment facilities and provides its NET management services through local transportation providers rather than an owned fleet of vehicles.  The Company provides a range of services through its direct entities to approximately 56,300 clients at December 31, 2013, with approximately 15.8 million individuals eligible to receive the Company's non-emergency transportation services.  The Company had over $1.1 billion in revenues in 2013.

Non-GAAP Presentation
In addition to the financial results prepared in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) provided throughout this press release, the Company has provided EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP measurements. Providence's management utilizes these non-GAAP measurements as a means to measure overall operating performance and to better compare current operating results with other companies within its industry.  Details of the excluded items and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure are presented in the table below. The non-GAAP measures do not replace the presentation of our GAAP financial results. The Company has provided this supplemental non-GAAP information because the Company believes it provides meaningful comparisons of the results of Providence's operations for the periods presented in this press release. The non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by some other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe," "demonstrate," "expect," "estimate," "forecast," "anticipate," "should" and "likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In addition, statements that are not historical should also be considered forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the global credit crisis, capital market conditions, the implementation of the healthcare reform law, state budget changes and legislation and other risks detailed in Providence's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Providence is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

--financial tables to follow--

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands except share and per share data)

(UNAUDITED)












Three months ended


Year ended



December 31,


December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Revenues:









  Non-emergency transportation services


$      187,218


$      200,814


$       770,246


$        750,658

  Human services


89,627


85,705


352,436


355,231

Total revenues


276,845


286,519


1,122,682


1,105,889










Operating expenses:









  Cost of non-emergency transportation services


173,765


185,826


710,428


706,692

  Client service expense


80,929


73,884


309,623


304,084

  General and administrative expense


12,368


14,784


48,633


53,383

  Depreciation and amortization


3,683


3,769


14,872


15,023

  Asset impairment charge


-


-


492


2,506










Total operating expenses


270,745


278,263


1,084,048


1,081,688










Operating income 


6,100


8,256


38,634


24,201










Other (income) expense:









  Interest expense


1,627


1,834


7,035


7,640

  Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


-


525


-

  Interest income


(49)


(23)


(141)


(132)










Income before income taxes


4,522


6,445


31,215


16,693










Provision for income taxes


1,165


3,580


11,777


8,211










Net  income 


$          3,357


$          2,865


$         19,438


$            8,482










Earnings per share:









  Basic


$            0.24


$            0.22


$             1.44


$              0.64

  Diluted


$            0.24


$            0.22


$             1.41


$              0.64










Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:

















  Basic


13,763,037


13,071,342


13,499,885


13,225,448

  Diluted


14,121,956


13,254,509


13,809,874


13,354,613

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands except share and per share data)

(UNAUDITED)



December 31,



2013


2012

Assets





Current assets:





    Cash and cash equivalents


$    98,995


$     55,863

    Accounts receivable, net of allowance of 





      $4.2 million in 2013 and $3.7 million in 2012


88,315


98,628

    Management fee receivable


1,821


2,662

    Other receivables


4,786


4,105

    Prepaid expenses and other


11,831


12,622

    Restricted cash


3,772


1,787

    Deferred tax assets


2,152


532

Total current assets


211,672


176,199

Property and equipment, net


32,709


30,380

Goodwill


113,263


113,915

Intangible assets, net


43,476


49,651

Other assets


11,681


10,639

Restricted cash, less current portion


11,957


10,953

Total assets


$  424,758


$   391,737

Liabilities and stockholders' equity 





Current liabilities:





    Current portion of long-term obligations


$    48,250


$     14,000

    Accounts payable


3,904


4,569

    Accrued expenses


52,484


32,976

    Accrued transportation costs


54,962


61,316

    Deferred revenue


3,687


7,055

    Reinsurance liability reserve


10,778


12,713

Total current liabilities


174,065


132,629

Long-term obligations, less current portion


75,250


116,000

Other long-term liabilities


15,359


13,527

Deferred tax liabilities


9,447


10,894

Total liabilities


274,121


273,050

Commitments and contingencies 





Stockholders' equity





    Common stock: authorized 40,000,000 shares; $0.001 par





       value; 14,477,312 and 13,785,947 issued and outstanding 





       (including treasury shares) 


14


14

    Additional paid-in capital


194,363


180,778

    Accumulated deficit


(33,641)


(53,079)

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax


(1,419)


(893)

    Treasury shares, at cost, 956,442 and 928,478 shares


(15,641)


(15,094)

  Total Providence stockholders' equity


143,676


111,726

     Non-controlling interest


6,961


6,961

Total stockholders' equity 


150,637


118,687

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$  424,758


$   391,737

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Year ended



December 31, 



2013


2012

Operating activities





Net income


$   19,438


$     8,482

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash 





  provided by operating activities:





  Depreciation 


7,738


7,537

  Amortization


7,134


7,486

  Provision for doubtful accounts


3,245


2,305

  Stock based compensation


3,079


3,873

  Deferred income taxes


(3,282)


(816)

  Amortization of deferred financing costs 


960


1,138

  Loss on extinguishment of debt 


525


-

  Excess tax benefit upon exercise of stock options


(1,120)


(91)

  Asset impairment charge


492


2,506

  Other non-cash charges


364


158

  Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects





    of acquisitions:





    Accounts receivable


7,186


(16,589)

    Management fee receivable


659


875

    Other receivables


540


(319)

    Restricted cash


(141)


163

    Prepaid expenses and other


(856)


256

    Reinsurance liability reserve


(19)


1,034

    Accounts payable and accrued expenses


18,863


2,412

    Accrued transportation costs


(6,354)


13,660

    Deferred revenue


(3,366)


4,862

    Other long-term liabilities


152


3,556

Net cash provided by operating activities


55,237


42,488

Investing activities





Purchase of property and equipment


(10,183)


(9,522)

Net increase in short-term investments


177


444

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(989)


(190)

Restricted cash for reinsured claims losses


(2,848)


2,633

Net cash used in investing activities


(13,843)


(6,635)

Financing activities





Repurchase of common stock, for treasury


(547)


(3,658)

Proceeds from common stock issued pursuant to stock 





  option exercise


10,069


949

Excess tax benefit upon exercise of stock options


1,120


91

Proceeds from long-term debt


76,000


-

Repayment of long-term debt


(82,500)


(20,493)

Debt financing costs


(2,082)


(65)

Capital lease payments


(9)


(23)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


2,051


(23,199)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(313)


25

Net change in cash


43,132


12,679

Cash at beginning of period


55,863


43,184

Cash at end of period


$   98,995


$   55,863

 

 

The Providence Service Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)










Three months ended 


Year ended 


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Net income

$     3,357


$     2,865


$   19,438


$     8,482









Interest expense, net

1,578


1,811


6,894


7,508

Provision for income taxes

1,165


3,580


11,777


8,211

Depreciation and amortization

3,683


3,769


14,872


15,023









EBITDA

9,783


12,025


52,981


39,224









Asset impairment charge

-


-


492


2,506

Payments related to retirement and 








  termination of executive officers

1,277


1,293


1,277


1,293

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


-


525


-

Strategic alternatives costs

-


-


-


593









Adjusted EBITDA 

$   11,060


$   13,318


$   55,275


$   43,616

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