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Concord Medical Reports Financial Results for the First Half of 2019

BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (CCM), a specialty hospital management group and an operator of the network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2019[1].

2019 First Half Highlights

  • Total net revenues were RMB99.5 million ($14.5 million) in the first half of 2019, a 5.3% decrease from total net revenues of RMB105.1 million in the same period last year. Total net revenues included net revenue from the network business of RMB68.0 million ($9.9 million) and net revenue from hospital business of RMB31.5 million ($4.6 million).
  • Gross profit was RMB3.1 million ($0.5 million) in the first half of 2019, representing an 87.0% decrease from RMB23.9 million in the first half of 2018. The gross profit margin was 3.1% for the first half of 2019, compared to 22.8% for the same period last year.
  • Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders in the first half of 2019 was RMB140.1 million ($20.4 million), compared to RMB128.1 million in the same period last year.
  • Basic and diluted loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS")[2] in the first half of 2019 were both RMB6.10 ($0.89), compared to RMB2.95, respectively, in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP net loss in the first half of 2019 was RMB149.3 million ($21.7 million), compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB121.5 million in the same period last year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per ADS in the first half of 2019 were both RMB3.44 ($0.50), compared to RMB2.81 in the same period last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA[3] (non-GAAP) was negative RMB108.3 million ($15.8 million) in the first half of 2019, compared to negative RMB73.3 million in the same period last year.

Dr. Jianyu Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Concord Medical, commented, "With the smooth construction of the Company's hospitals, the corresponding costs have increased and have had an impact on the Company's financial results. However, the year 2018-2019 was an important stage for the Company's business development. In 2018, the Company received financing from strategic investors. In 2019, the Company's three premium cancer hospitals are all under construction. Beijing Proton Medical Center and Guangzhou Concord Cancer Center are expected to commence the operations in 2020. The Company believes that its performance will be greatly improved."

"The proportion of revenue generated from the hospital business is increasing gradually. Revenue from the Company's hospital business accounted for 32% of total revenue during the first half of 2019, representing an 8% increase from 24% in the first half of 2018. During the first half of 2019, Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center (also known as Shanghai Concord Medical Cancer Center) handled 4,758 patient treatment cases and patient diagnostic cases, representing a 190% increase from the same period last year."

"In the future, the Company will utilize its strengths in cancer treatment and explore business opportunities in the operation and management of cancer franchise hospitals and proton center operations."

2019 First Half Financial Results

Network Business

Net revenues from the network business were RMB68.0 million ($9.9 million), representing a 14.4% decrease from net revenues of RMB79.4 million in the first half of 2018, primarily attributable to the closure of certain centers in our network of centers. With one center closed in the first half of 2019, the Company operated a network of 30 centers in 20 cities in China as of June 30, 2019.

Cost of revenue of the network business was RMB34.8 million ($5.1 million), representing a 18.9% decrease from RMB42.9 million in the first half of 2018.

Gross profit from the network business was RMB33.2 million ($4.8 million), representing a 9.0% decrease from RMB36.5 million in the first half of 2018. The gross profit margin for the first half of 2019 was 48.8%, compared to 46.0% for the same period last year.

Selling expenses of the network business were RMB9.3 million ($1.4 million), representing a 6.1% decrease from RMB9.9 million in the first half of 2018. Selling expenses as a percentage of net revenues was 13.7% in the first half of 2019, compared to 12.5% in the first half of 2018. The decrease in selling expenses of the network business was mainly due to reduced marketing, conference, office and travel expenses.

General and administrative expenses of the network business were RMB82.5 million ($12.1 million), representing a 0.3% increase from RMB82.6 million in the first half of 2018. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenues were 121.9% in the first half of 2019, compared to 104.0% in the same period last year. The increases were mainly due to the counsel fee and travel expense related to the closure of certain centers.

Comparing to RMB4.8 million in the same period last year, capital expenditures increased to RMB24.8 million ($3.6 million) in the first half of 2019 primarily for procuring equipment for network centers.

Accounts receivable were RMB85.0 million ($12.4 million) as of June 30, 2019, compared to RMB82.0 million as of December 31, 2018. The average period of sales outstanding for accounts receivable (also known as "Days Sales Outstanding") was 221 days in the first half of 2019.

During the first half of 2019, the Company handled 5,334 patient treatment cases and 74,721 patient diagnostic cases, representing a 0.4% decrease and a 5.9% increase from the same period last year, respectively. The increase in patient diagnostic cases was mainly due to the counting of the cases from a center which entered into network contract with the Company in December 2018.

Hospital Business

Net revenues from the hospital business were RMB31.5 million ($4.6 million) in the first half of 2019, representing a 22.6% increase from net revenues of RMB25.7 million in the first half of 2018, mainly due to the consolidation of Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center Co., Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Cost of service of the hospital business in the first half of 2019 was RMB61.6 million ($9.0 million), a 60.8% increase from cost of service of RMB38.3 million in the first half of 2018, mainly because of the consolidation of Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center Co., Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Gross loss from the hospital business was RMB30.1 million ($4.4 million) in the first half of 2019, compared to RMB12.6 million in same period last year.

Selling expenses of the hospital business were RMB1.5 million ($0.2 million) in the first half of 2019, representing a 114.3% increase from selling expenses of RMB0.7 million in the first half of 2018. The increase was mainly due to the consolidation of Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center Co., Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2018.

General and administrative expenses of the hospital business were RMB57.0 million  ($8.3 million) in the first half of 2019, of which employee benefit expenses were RMB19.9 million ($2.9 million). In the same period of last year, general and administrative expenses of the hospital business were RMB31.8 million. The increase was mainly due to the increase in salary and consultation fees for hospitals.

Comparing to RMB282.1 million in the first half of 2018, capital expenditures of the hospital were RMB410.5 million ($59.8 million) in the first half of 2019, which was mainly related to the construction fees and medical equipment payment for Beijing Proton Medical Center, Shanghai Concord Cancer Center and Guangzhou Concord Cancer Center.

As of June 30, 2019, accounts receivable from hospital business were RMB10.9 million ($1.6 million), a 55.7% increase from accounts receivable of RMB7.0 million as of December 31, 2018. The number of Days Sales Outstanding was 51 days in the first half of 2019.

As of June 30, 2019, the Company had bank loan totaling RMB1.1 billion ($163.0 million).

Recent Developments

Starting from February 20, 2019, the basic medical services of Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center (also known as Shanghai Concord Medical Cancer Center) used by Shanghai medical insurance participants have been fully covered by medical insurance. Moreover, effective on July 22, 2019, Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center has become a designated hospital in Shanghai, allowing the general outpatient services and the major outpatient services (including radiotherapy and chemotherapy for malignant tumors) to be settled by medical insurance according to the standard of the local third-level hospitals.

Shanghai Meizhong Jiahe Medical Imaging Diagnostic Center (also known as Shanghai Concord Medical Imaging Diagnostic Center) has completed the construction stage and is expected to commence a trail operation in the third quarter of 2019.

Notes:

[1] This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations of RMB into U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.8650 to $1.00, the noon buying rate in New York City for cable transfers payable in RMB, as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on June 30, 2019.
[2] Each ADS represents three Class A ordinary shares of the Company;  the Company adjusts for the accretion of mezzanine equity in the calculation of loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company used in the earnings per ADS calculation.
[3] Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expenses, and other adjustments. Other adjustments include foreign exchange gain, loss on disposal of long-lived assets and other income.

About Concord Medical

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is a specialty hospital management group, including premium cancer hospitals and international hospitals with multi-disciplinary treatment featuring proton therapy, as well as secondary specialty cancer hospitals and independent medical institutions, and an operator of the network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China. As of June 30, 2019, the Company operated a network of 30 centers based in 20 hospitals, spanning over 20 cities across 13 provinces and administrative regions in China. Under long-term arrangements with top-tier hospitals in China, the Company provides radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment to and manages the daily operations of these centers, which are located on the premises of its hospital partners. The Company also provides ongoing training to doctors and other medical professionals in its network of centers to ensure a high level of clinical care for patients. For more information, please see http://ir.ccm.cn.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties and contingencies beyond the Company's control and based upon premises with respect to future business decisions, which are subject to change. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Concord Medical uses certain non-GAAP measures. The Company presents certain of its financial information that is adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the impact of share-based compensation expense. The Company believes excluding share-based compensation expense from its GAAP financial measures is useful for its management and investors to assess and analyze the Company's core operating results, as such expense is not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the Company's business operations and do not impact its current cash earnings. Concord Medical also believes these non-GAAP measures excluding share-based compensation expense are important in helping investors to understand the Company's current financial performance and future prospects and to compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis. In addition, Concord Medical also presents the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined in this announcement as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and share-based compensation expenses and other adjustments. Other adjustments include foreign exchange gain, loss on disposal of long-lived assets and other income. Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA eliminates the impact of items that the Company does not consider to be indicative of the performance of the network business and hospital business. The Company believes investors will similarly use Adjusted EBITDA as one of the key metrics to evaluate its financial performance and to compare its current operating results with corresponding historical periods and with other companies in the healthcare services industry. The presentation of these additional measures should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies. The non-GAAP measures have been reconciled to GAAP measures in the attached financial information.

 

Concord Medical Services Holdings Co., Ltd. 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)


December 31, 2018

June 30, 2019


RMB


RMB


US$


(audited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

ASSETS






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

404,742


380,225


55,386

Restricted cash

421,990


157,900


23,001

Short-term investment

50,000


13,002


1,894

Accounts receivable

86,868


93,838


13,669

Inventories

3,356


3,142


458

Prepayments and other current assets

227,714


134,807


19,637

Assets held-for-sale

4,384


4,384


639

Net investment in direct financing leases, current portion

29,638


29,103


4,239

Total current assets

1,228,692


816,401


118,923







Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment, net

1,219,309


1,461,359


212,871

Right of use assets, net

-


532,029


77,499

Intangible assets, net

456,844


451,525


65,772

Deposits for non-current assets

637,838


655,706


95,514

Net investment in direct financing leases, non-current portion

42,977


34,953


5,091

Long-term investments

388,364


377,481


54,986

Other non-current assets

7,876


10,527


1,530

Prepaid land lease payments

438,323


-


-

Prepayment for long term investment

-


9,979


1,454

Goodwill

165,171


165,171


24,060

Total non-current assets

3,356,702


3,698,729


538,776







Total assets

4,585,394


4,515,130


657,699













LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






Current liabilities






Short-term bank and other borrowings

396,520


149,200


21,733

Long-term bank and other borrowings, current portion

44,068


67,744


9,868

Accounts payable

5,438


5,785


843

Lease liabilities, current

-


14,596


2,126

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

418,006


257,459


37,503

Income tax payable

3,762


888


129

Dividend payable

2,471


2,467


359

Total current liabilities

870,265


498,139


72,561







Non-current liabilities






Long-term bank and other borrowings, non-current portion

497,526


901,994


131,390

Deferred tax liabilities

165,646


153,066


22,297

Lease liabilities, non current

-


82,111


11,961

Other long-term liabilities

121,342


128,396


18,703

Mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interest

434,216


433,553


63,154

Amounts due to related parties, non-current portion

222,518


187,934


27,374

Total non-current liabilities

1,441,248


1,887,054


274,879







Total liabilities

2,311,513


2,385,193


347,440







Contigently redeemable noncotrolling interests

1,720,366


1,814,208


264,269

Equity






Class A ordinary shares

68


68


10

Class B ordinary shares

37


37


5

Treasury stock

(8)


(8)


(1)

Additional paid-in capital

1,758,937


1,770,067


257,839

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(88,621)


(89,040)


(12,970)

Accumulated deficit

(1,232,991)


(1,497,753)


(218,172)

Total Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shareholders'
equity

437,527


183,476


26,726

Noncontrolling interests

116,093


132,359


19,280







Total equity

553,620


315,835


46,006







Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and equity

4,585,499


4,515,236


657,715

 

 

Concord Medical Services Holdings Co., Ltd. 



Consolidated Profit & Loss



(in thousands, except for number of shares and per share data data)




June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019


RMB


RMB


US$


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Revenues,net of business tax,value-added tax and related surcharges






Network

79,393


68,046


9,912

Hospital

25,722


31,466


4,584

Total net revenues

105,115


99,512


14,496







Cost of revenues






Network

(42,882)


(34,799)


(5,069)

Hospital

(38,287)


(61,596)


(8,972)

Total cost of revenues

(81,169)


(96,395)


(14,041)







Gross profit

23,946


3,117


455







Operating expenses






Selling expenses

(10,621)


(10,827)


(1,577)

General and administrative expenses

(114,351)


(139,518)


(20,323)







Operating loss

(101,026)


(147,228)


(21,445)

Interest expense

(33,381)


(9,329)


(1,359)

Foreign exhange gain,net

10,693


2,606


380

Loss on disposal of long-lived assets

(2,060)


(2,781)


(405)

Interest income

5,129


6,124


892

Loss from equity method investments

(3,438)


(4,536)


(661)

Other income, net

2,161


2,671


389







Loss before income tax

(121,922)


(152,473)


(22,209)

Income tax expenses

(5,949)


(7,912)


(1,153)

Net loss

(127,871)


(160,385)


(23,362)







Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

255


(20,268)


(2,952)

Net loss attributable to Concord Medical Services
Holdings Limited

(128,126)


(140,117)


(20,410)







Loss per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares






Basic

(2.95)


(6.10)


(0.89)

Diluted

(2.95)


(6.10)


(0.89)







Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares outstanding:






Basic 

43,363,992


43,387,223


43,387,223

Diluted

43,363,992


43,387,223


43,387,223







Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax of nil






Foreign currency translation,net of tax of nil

4,773


(419)


(61)

Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax of nil

4,773


(419)


(61)

Comprehensive loss

(123,098)


(160,804)


(23,423)

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(614)


(19,123)


(2,785)

Comprehensive loss attributable to Concord Medical
Services Holdings Limited

(122,484)


(141,681)


(20,638)

 

 

Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures (*)
(in RMB thousands, except per share data unaudited)










For the six months ended June 30, 2018


For the six months ended June 30, 2019


GAAP Measure

Adjustment

Non-GAAP Measure


GAAP Measure

Adjustment

Non-GAAP Measure

Operating loss

(101,026)

6,341

(94,685)


(147,228)

11,130

(136,098)

Net loss

(127,871)

6,341

(121,530)


(160,385)

11,130

(149,255)

Basic loss per share for
Class A and Class B
ordinary shares

(2.95)

0.15

(2.81)


(6.10)

0.26

(5.85)

Basic loss per share for
Class A and Class B
ordinary shares

(2.95)

0.15

(2.81)


(6.10)

0.26

(5.85)









(*) The only adjustment is share-based compensation.






 

 

Reconciliation from net income to adjusted EBITDA(*)
(in RMB thousands, unaudited)










 For the six months ended


 For the six months ended


June 30, 2018


June 30, 2019

Net loss 

(127,871)


(160,385)

   Interest expenses, net

28,252


3,205

   Income tax expenses

5,949


7,912

   Depreciation and amortization

24,835


32,366

   Share-based compensation

6,341


11,130

   Other adjustments

(10,794)


(2,496)

Adjusted EBITDA

(73,288)


(108,268)

EBITDA margin

-92%


-109%

(*) Definition of adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expenses and other adjustments. Other adjustments include foreign exchange gain, loss on disposal of long-lived assets and other income. 

 

 

 

 

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