SOURCE: Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.

November 09, 2009 07:00 ET

Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Announces Higher Private Pay Occupancy and Continued Strong Margins in the 2009 Third Quarter

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. ("ALC") (NYSE: ALC)

Highlights:

--  Average private pay occupancy for the third quarter increases by 27
    units
--  Adjusted EBITDAR as a percent of revenues increases to 33.6%, up from
    32.3% in the second quarter of 2009 and 28.5% in the third quarter of 2008
--  322 expansion units in our 400 unit expansion program on line by
    September 30, 2009
    

Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. ("ALC") (NYSE: ALC) reported net income from continuing operations and net income of $4.2 million and $3.4 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2009 compared to net income from continuing operations and net income of $3.1 million and $3.0 million, respectively in the third quarter of 2008.

"We continue to be pleased with the results of the private pay transition plan we began in 2006. Not only did we increase private pay occupancy in the third quarter but October was an even stronger month for us. We increased the percentage of revenues from private pay residents from 78.9% in the third quarter of 2006 to 95.7% in the third quarter of 2009," commented Laurie Bebo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. "The private pay transition, together with reduced administrative costs, resulted in record adjusted EBITDAR margins."

During the third quarter of 2009, ALC elected not to exercise a purchase option on five residences it operates under a master lease agreement. As a result, at December 31, 2009 ALC will cease operations at four of the five residences and has classified these four residences (consisting of 118 units) as discontinued operations. ALC will continue to operate the remaining residence (consisting of 39 units) under an operating lease which expires in February 2014. As a result of not exercising the purchase option, ALC recorded a non-cash, non-recurring write-off of $0.9 million (net of tax benefits of $0.5 million) resulting from the remaining book value of assets to be retained by the lessor, partially offset by the elimination of the remaining capital lease obligation. Approximately $0.1 million and $0.8 million of the net non-cash, non-recurring write-off was recorded in continuing and discontinued operations, respectively. Excluding this charge both net income from continuing operations and net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 would have been $4.3 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2009, ALC reported a net loss from continuing operations and net loss of $3.5 million and $4.5 million respectively, compared to net income from continuing operations and net income of $11.5 million and $11.3 million, respectively in the nine months ended September 30, 2008. The nine month loss was due to a write-off of goodwill in the first quarter of 2009.

Excluding an impairment charge related to the non-cash, non-recurring write-off of goodwill of $14.7 million (net of income tax benefits) recorded in the first quarter of 2009 and the non-cash, non-recurring write-off of the remaining book value of the assets remaining with the lessor in the third quarter of 2009, net income from continuing operations and net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 would have been $11.3 million and $11.1 million, respectively.

Diluted earnings per common share for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 were:


                       Quarter ended              Nine months ended
                       September 30,                 September 30,
                     2009          2008          2009            2008
                    -------       -------       -------         -------
Diluted earnings
 (loss) per common
 share from
 continuing
 operations         $  0.36       $  0.25       $ (0.30)        $  0.91
Diluted earnings
 (loss) per
 common share       $  0.29       $  0.24       $ (0.38)        $  0.89
Pro forma diluted
 earnings per
 common share from
 continuing
 operations
 excluding
 one-time charges   $  0.36(1)    $  0.26(3)    $  0.96(1)(2)   $  0.91(3)


(1) Excludes non-cash non-recurring write-off of assets remaining with the
    lessor, net of income tax benefits.
(2) Excludes non-cash non-recurring write-off of goodwill net of income tax
    benefits.
(3) Excludes non-cash write off of assets damaged as a result of
    hurricanes, net of  income tax benefits. See attached tables for
    non-GAAP reconciliations and calculations of weighted average basic
    and diluted shares.


Effective June 16, 2009 ALC implemented a one-for-five reverse stock split of its Class A and Class B common stock. All share and per share data in this press release have been adjusted to reflect this reverse stock split.

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

As of September 30, 2009, ALC operated 216 assisted living residences comprising 9,399 units. This includes four assisted living residences consisting of 118 units classified as discontinued.

The following discussions exclude the impact of discontinued operations unless otherwise specified.

Quarters ended September 30, 2009, September 30, 2008, June 30, 2009

Revenues of $57.2 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 decreased $0.5 million or 0.9% from $57.7 million in the third quarter of 2008 and increased $0.6 million or 1.0% from the second quarter of 2009.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2009 was $14.2 million, or 24.7% of revenues and

--  increased $2.7 million or 23.2% from $11.5 million and 19.9% of
    revenues in the third quarter of 2008; and
--  increased $0.9 million or 6.6% from $13.3 million and 23.4% of
    revenues in the second quarter of 2009.
    

Adjusted EBITDAR for the third quarter of 2009 was $19.2 million, or 33.6% of revenues and

--  increased $2.7 million or 16.6% from $16.5 million and 28.5% of
    revenues in the third quarter of 2008; and
--  increased $0.9 million or 5.1% from $18.3 million and 32.3% of
    revenues in the second quarter of 2009.
    

Third quarter 2009 compared to third quarter 2008

Revenues in the third quarter of 2009 decreased from the third quarter of 2008 primarily due to the planned reduction in the number of units occupied by Medicaid residents ($2.0 million) and a reduction in the number of units occupied by private pay residents ($0.7 million), partially offset by higher average daily revenue as a result of rate increases ($2.2 million).

Both Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR increased in the third quarter of 2009 primarily due to a decrease in residence operations expenses excluding the impact of damage caused by hurricanes in 2008 ($2.8 million) and a decrease in general and administrative expenses excluding non-cash equity based compensation ($0.4 million), partially offset by a decrease in revenues discussed above ($0.5 million). Residence operations expenses decreased primarily from lower labor and kitchen expenses as well as the absence of non-recurring expenses associated with hurricanes. Staffing needs in the third quarter of 2009 as compared to the third quarter of 2008, were lower because of a lower number of Medicaid residents who tend to have higher care needs than private pay residents. General economic conditions which enabled us to hire new employees at lower wage rates and new group purchasing plans which lowered purchasing costs resulted in lower labor and kitchen expenses. General and administrative expense decreased primarily from a change in timing of ALC's all-company annual conference, which occurred in the third quarter of 2008 and is expected to occur again in the second quarter of 2010.

Third quarter 2009 compared to the second quarter 2009

Revenues in the third quarter of 2009 increased from the second quarter of 2009 primarily due to one additional day in the third quarter of 2009 quarter ($0.6 million), an increase in the number of units occupied by private pay residents ($0.3 million), and higher average daily revenue as a result of rate increases ($0.1 million), partially offset by the planned reduction in the number of units occupied by Medicaid residents ($0.4 million).

Increased Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDAR in the third quarter of 2009 as compared to the second quarter of 2009 resulted primarily from an increase in revenues discussed above ($0.6 million), a decrease in general and administrative expenses excluding non-cash equity based compensation ($0.2 million) and a decrease in residence operations expenses ($0.1 million). Residence operations expenses decreased primarily from lower labor expenses associated with lower numbers of Medicaid residents, partially offset by seasonal increases in utility costs. General and Administrative expenses decreased primarily due to a legal settlement favorable to previously estimated amounts.

Nine months ended September 30, 2009 and September 30, 2008

Revenues of $171.0 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased $3.5 million or 2.0% from $174.5 million in the three quarters ended September 30, 2008.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $39.0 million, and 22.8% of revenues and increased $1.5 million or 4.1% from $37.4 million and 21.5% of revenues in the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Adjusted EBITDAR for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $53.9 million, and 31.5% of revenues and increased $1.6 million or 3.1% from $52.3 million and 30.0% of revenues in the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2008

Revenues in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased from the nine months ended September 30, 2008 primarily due to the planned reduction in the number of units occupied by Medicaid residents ($6.0 million), a reduction in the number of units occupied by private pay residents ($3.4 million) and, as a result of 2008 being a leap year, one less day in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 ($0.6 million), partially offset by higher average daily revenue as a result of rate increases ($6.5 million).

Both Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 primarily due to a decrease in residence operations expenses ($5.2 million) partially offset by decreased revenues discussed above ($3.5 million), an increase in general and administrative expenses excluding non-cash equity based compensation ($0.1 million) and for EBITDA only an increase in facility rent expense ($0.1 million). Residence operations expenses decreased primarily from lower labor and kitchen expenses as well as absence of non-recurring expenses associated with hurricanes. Staffing needs in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2008, were lower because of a lower number of Medicaid residents who tend to have higher care needs than private pay residents. General economic conditions which enabled us to hire new employees at lower wage rates and new group purchasing plans which lowered purchasing costs resulted in lower labor and kitchen expenses.

Expansion Program Update

By the end of the third quarter of 2009 we had completed, licensed, and begun accepting new residents in 322 units under our program to add 400 units to existing owned buildings. Construction continues on the remaining expansion units. We are currently targeting completion of 78 units by the third quarter of 2010. To date, actual costs remain consistent with our original estimates of $125,000 per unit.

Liquidity

At September 30, 2009 ALC maintained a strong liquidity position with cash of approximately $5.9 million and undrawn lines of $65 million.

Discontinued Operations

On January 1, 2005, ALC entered into a master lease agreement for five residences located in Oregon totaling 157 units. The master lease included what was determined at January 1, 2005 for accounting purposes to be a "bargain purchase option" and was accounted for as a capital lease. The master lease gave ALC the right to purchase all five buildings for total consideration of $10.3 million consisting of the assumption of $4.7 million of Oregon Housing and Community Services Bonds and $5.6 million in cash. The master lease provides that, in the event the option is not exercised, ALC will continue to lease one of the residences under a prior operating lease. Based upon the current operating performance, the assumption of bonds with an average rate of 8.03%, and various operating restrictions under the bond indentures, ALC determined it was not economically or operationally prudent to exercise the option to purchase these properties at the predefined price.

As a result, ALC expects to terminate operations at four residences consisting of 118 units on December 31, 2009 and to continue operating one residence consisting of 39 units under an operating lease expiring in February 2014 (with a right to extend an additional five years). At September 30, 2009, the decision to not exercise this option resulted in the reduction of $10.5 million of ALC's obligations under the capital lease and a $11.8 million reduction in assets on ALC's balance sheet.

Investor Call

ALC has scheduled a conference call for this morning, November 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss financial results for the third quarter. The toll-free number for the live call is 800-230-1059 or international 612-234-9959. A taped rebroadcast of the conference call will be available approximately three hours following the live call until midnight on December 10, 2009, by dialing toll free 800-475-6701, or international 320-365-3844; and using access code 119163.

About Us

Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate 216 assisted living residences with capacity for over 9,375 residents in 20 states. ALC's assisted 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 employs approximately 4,650 people.

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 managements 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," "plan," "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 Commissions and include, but are not limited to, the following: changes in the health care industry in general and the long-term senior care industry in particular because of governmental and economic influences; changes in general economic conditions, including changes in housing markets 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
                (In thousands, except earnings per share)
                                (unaudited)


                     Three Months Ended           Nine Months Ended
                        September 30,               September 30,
                    ----------------------      ----------------------
                      2009         2008           2009         2008
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
                              (Reclassified)(1)           (Reclassified)(1)

Revenues            $  57,236    $  57,740      $ 170,986    $ 174,475
Expenses:
  Residence
   operations
   (exclusive of
   depreciation and
   amortization and
   residence lease
   expense shown
   below)              35,059       38,019        107,493      112,871
  General and
   administrative       3,146        3,458          9,921        9,538
  Residence lease
   expense              5,053        4,990         14,976       14,901
  Depreciation and
   amortization         5,440        4,595         15,589       13,655
  Loss due to
   property
   impairment             148           --            148           --
  Goodwill
   impairment              --           --         16,315           --
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
    Total
     operating
     expenses          48,846       51,062        164,442      150,965
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
Income from
 operations             8,390        6,678          6,544       23,510
Other expense:
  Interest income           7           14             26          473
  Interest expense     (1,914)      (1,741)        (5,451)      (5,412)
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
Income from
 continuing
 operations before
 income taxes           6,483        4,951          1,119       18,571
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
Income tax expense     (2,295)      (1,880)        (4,621)      (7,054)
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
Net income (loss)
 from continuing
 operations             4,188        3,071         (3,502)      11,517
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of tax              (802)        (105)          (980)        (224)
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------

Net income (loss)   $   3,386    $   2,966      $  (4,482)   $  11,293
                    =========    =========      =========    =========
Weighted average
 common shares:
  Basic                11,655       12,271         11,806       12,593
  Diluted              11,786       12,401         11,806       12,723
Per share data:
  Basic earnings
   per common share
    Earnings (loss)
     from continuing
     operations     $    0.36    $    0.25      $   (0.30)   $    0.91
    Loss from
     discontinued
     operations         (0.07)       (0.01)         (0.08)       (0.02)
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
    Net income
     (loss)         $    0.29    $    0.24      $   (0.38)   $    0.89
                    =========    =========      =========    =========

  Diluted earnings
   per common share
    Earnings (loss)
     from continuing
     operations     $    0.36    $    0.25      $   (0.30)   $    0.91
    Loss from
     discontinued
     operations         (0.07)       (0.01)         (0.08)       (0.02)
                    ---------    ---------      ---------    ---------
    Net income
     (loss)         $    0.29    $    0.24      $   (0.38)   $    0.89
                    =========    =========      =========    =========

Adjusted
 EBITDA(2)          $  14,164    $  11,493      $  38,970    $  37,429
                    =========    =========      =========    =========
Adjusted
 EBITDAR(2)         $  19,217    $  16,483      $  53,946    $  52,330
                    =========    =========      =========    =========


(1) Reflects the reclassification of the operations of 118 units previously
    reported as continuing operations to discontinued operations.
(2) 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
                        Consolidated Balance Sheets
              (In thousands, except share and per share data)


                                         September 30,      December 31,
                                             2009               2008
                                       ----------------   ----------------
                                         (unaudited)      (Reclassified)(1)
                ASSETS
Current Assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents            $          5,895   $         19,905
  Investments                                     3,265              3,139
  Accounts receivable, less
   allowances of $623 and $689,
   respectively                                   2,378              2,679
  Prepaid expenses, supplies and
   other receivables                              3,926              3,357
  Deposits in escrow                              2,172              2,313
  Income tax receivable                              --              3,147
  Deferred income taxes                           4,179              4,614
  Current assets of discontinued
   operations                                       259                153
                                       ----------------   ----------------
     Total current assets                        22,074             39,307
Property and equipment, net                     415,874            413,149
Goodwill                                             --             16,315
Intangible assets, net                           12,220             13,443
Restricted cash                                   3,263              3,783
Other assets                                      2,086              2,027
Non-current assets of discontinued
 operations                                         404             10,597
                                       ----------------   ----------------
     Total Assets                      $        455,921   $        498,621
                                       ================   ================

  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
  Accounts payable                      $         7,181   $         13,529
  Accrued liabilities                            19,167             17,947
  Deferred revenue                                7,506              6,687
  Income taxes payable                              145                 --
  Current maturities of long-term
   debt                                           1,794             10,866
  Current portion of self-insured
   liabilities                                      500                300
  Current liabilities of
   discontinued operations                          134              8,574
                                       ----------------   ----------------
     Total current liabilities                   36,427             57,903
Accrual for self-insured liabilities              1,281              1,176
Long-term debt                                  125,382            136,890
Deferred income taxes                            11,348             11,811
Other long-term liabilities                      11,832             11,088
Non-current liabilities of
 discontinued operations                             --                 14
Commitments and contingencies
                                       ----------------   ----------------
     Total Liabilities                          186,270            218,882
                                       ----------------   ----------------
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, 80,000,000 authorized at
 September 30, 2009 and December 31,
 2008; 12,395,716 and 12,361,711
 shares issued and 10,100,818 and
 10,443,313 shares outstanding,
 respectively                                       124                124
Class B Common Stock, $0.01 par
 value, 15,000,000 authorized at
 September 30, 2009 and December 31,
 2008; 1,530,336 and 1,562,101
 issued and outstanding,
 respectively                                        16                 16
Additional paid-in capital                      314,516            314,202
Accumulated other comprehensive loss             (2,146)            (1,989)
Retained earnings                                29,159             33,641
Treasury stock at cost, 2,294,898
 and 1,918,398 shares, respectively             (72,018)           (66,255)
                                       ----------------   ----------------
     Total Stockholders' Equity                 269,651            279,739
                                       ----------------   ----------------
Total Liabilities and Stockholders'
 Equity                                $        455,921   $        498,621
                                       ================   ================


(1) Reflects the reclassification of the balance sheet of 118 units
    previously reported as continuing operations to discontinued
    operations.





                      ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.
                  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                              (In thousands)
                                (unaudited)


                                                       Nine Months Ended
                                                         September 30,
                                                     ---------------------
                                                       2009        2008
                                                     ---------   ---------
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net (loss) income                                    $  (4,482)  $  11,293
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income
 to net cash provided by operating activities:
   Depreciation and amortization                        15,889      13,935
   Goodwill impairment                                  16,315          --
   Loss due to property and equipment impairment         1,379          --
   Amortization of purchase accounting adjustments
    for leases and debt                                   (296)       (549)
   Provision for bad debts                                 (66)         27
   Provision for self-insured liabilities                  717         673
   Loss on sale or disposal of fixed assets                 54         160
   Equity-based compensation expense                       320         104
   Deferred income taxes                                   (28)      3,328
Changes in assets and liabilities:
   Accounts receivable                                     367        (145)
   Supplies, prepaid expenses and other current
    assets                                                (569)        835
   Current assets -- discontinued operations              (106)         --
   Deposits in escrow                                      141        (208)
   Accounts payable                                       (738)       (413)
   Accrued liabilities                                   1,220         854
   Current liabilities -- discontinued operations           87          --
   Deferred revenue                                        819       1,850
   Payments of self-insured liabilities                   (547)       (185)
   Income taxes payable / receivable                     3,312          96
   Changes in other non-current assets                     461       7,906
   Non-current assets -- discontinued operations           534          --
   Other long-term liabilities                           1,049         799
   Long-term liabilities -- discontinued operations        (14)         --
                                                     ---------   ---------
      Cash provided by operating activities             35,818      40,360
                                                     ---------   ---------
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Payment for executive retirement plan securities       (156)        (64)
   Payment for acquisitions                                 --     (14,532)
   Cash designated for acquisition                          --      14,864
   Payments for new construction projects              (12,888)    (12,102)
   Payments for purchases of property and equipment    (12,346)    (12,283)
                                                     ---------   ---------
      Cash used in investing activities                (25,390)    (24,117)
                                                     ---------   ---------
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Purchase of treasury stock                           (5,763)    (21,276)
   Proceeds on borrowings on revolving credit
    facility                                                --       7,000
   Repayment of revolving credit facility              (24,000)         --
   Proceeds from issuance of new mortgage debt          14,000       9,026
   Repayment of mortgage debt                           (8,675)    (18,712)
                                                     ---------   ---------
      Cash used by financing activities                (24,438)    (23,962)
                                                     ---------   ---------
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents                  (14,010)     (7,719)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year            19,905      14,066
                                                     ---------   ---------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period             $   5,895   $   6,347
                                                     =========   =========
Supplemental schedule of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the period for:
   Interest                                          $   5,771   $   6,016
   Income tax payments, net of refunds                     715       3,511





                      ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.
                    Financial and Operating Statistics


All continuing residences                        Three months ended
                                         ---------------------------------
                                         September    June 30,   September
                                         30, 2009      2009      30, 2008
                                         ---------   ---------   ---------
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source
Private                                      5,381       5,354       5,454
Medicaid                                       371         445         661
                                         ---------   ---------   ---------
Total                                        5,752       5,799       6,115
                                         =========   =========   =========

Occupancy Mix by Payer Source
Private                                       93.5%       92.3%       89.2%
Medicaid                                       6.5%        7.7%       10.8%

Percent of Revenue by Payer Source
Private                                       95.7%       95.0%       92.2%
Medicaid                                       4.3%        5.0%        7.8%

Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day    $  108.15   $  107.42   $  102.64

Occupancy Percentage                          63.2%       64.2%       68.3%


Same residence basis*                            Three months ended
                                         ---------------------------------
                                         September    June 30,   September
                                         30, 2009       2009     30, 2008
                                         ---------   ---------   ---------
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source
Private                                      5,323       5,317       5,430
Medicaid                                       371         395         645
                                         ---------   ---------   ---------
Total                                        5,694       5,712       6,075
                                         =========   =========   =========

Occupancy Mix by Payer Source
Private                                       93.5%       93.1%       89.4%
Medicaid                                       6.5%        6.9%       10.6%

Percent of Revenue by Payer Source
Private                                       95.6%       95.9%       92.3%
Medicaid                                       4.4%        4.1%        7.7%

Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day    $  107.71   $  107.15   $  102.66

Occupancy Percentage                          64.7%       64.9%       69.1%


* Excludes quarterly impact of 322 completed expansion units, 159 units
  temporarily closed for renovation and 118 units classified as
  discontinued operations.





                      ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.
                    Financial and Operating Statistics


All continuing residences                              Nine months ended
                                                     ---------------------
                                                     September   September
                                                     30, 2009    30, 2008
                                                     ---------   ---------
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source
Private                                                  5,373       5,490
Medicaid                                                   446         748
                                                     ---------   ---------
Total                                                    5,819       6,238
                                                     =========   =========

Occupancy Mix by Payer Source
Private                                                   92.3%       88.0%
Medicaid                                                   7.7%       12.0%

Percent of Revenue by Payer Source
Private                                                   94.8%       91.5%
Medicaid                                                   5.2%        8.5%

Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day                $  107.64   $  102.08

Occupancy Percentage                                      64.4%       69.6%


Same residence basis*                                  Nine months ended
                                                     ---------------------
                                                     September   September
                                                     30, 2009    30, 2008
                                                     ---------   ---------
Average Occupied Units by Payer Source
Private                                                  5,333       5,456
Medicaid                                                   443         723
                                                     ---------   ---------
Total                                                    5,776       6,179
                                                     =========   =========

Occupancy Mix by Payer Source
Private                                                   92.3%       88.3%
Medicaid                                                   7.7%       11.7%

Percent of Revenue by Payer Source
Private                                                   94.8%       91.7%
Medicaid                                                   5.2%        8.3%

Average Revenue per Occupied Unit Day                $  107.41   $  102.13

Occupancy Percentage                                      65.6%       70.2%


* Excludes year to date impact of 322 completed expansion units, 159 units
  temporarily closed for renovation and 118 units classified as
  discontinued operations.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expense net of interest income, depreciation and amortization, equity based compensation expense, transaction costs and non-cash, non-recurring gains and losses, including disposal of assets and impairment of long-lived assets (including goodwill) and loss on refinancing and retirement of debt. 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 (loss) to adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAR:


                Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
                   September 30,         June 30,          September 30,
                ------------------  ------------------  ------------------
                  2009      2008      2009      2008      2009      2008
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
                                (In thousands, unaudited)
Net income
 (loss)         $  3,386  $  2,966  $  3,907  $  4,276  $ (4,482) $ 11,293
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations, net
 of tax              802       105        34        76       980       224
Provision for
 income taxes      2,295     1,880     2,182     2,665     4,621     7,054
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

Income (loss)
 from continuing
 operations
 before income
 taxes             6,483     4,951     6,123     7,017     1,119    18,571
Add:
  Depreciation
   and
   amortization    5,440     4,595     5,218     4,254    15,589    13,655
  Interest
   expense, net    1,907     1,727     1,827     1,447     5,425     4,939
  Non-cash
   equity based
   compensation      132        60       123        41       320       104
  Loss due to
   property
   impairment        148        --        --        --       148        --
  Loss on sale or
   disposal of
   fixed assets       54       160        --        --        54       160
  Goodwill
   impairment         --        --        --        --    16,315        --
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

Adjusted EBITDA   14,164    11,493    13,291    12,759    38,970    37,429
Add: Lease
 expense           5,053     4,990     4,993     5,011    14,976    14,901
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

Adjusted
 EBITDAR        $ 19,217  $ 16,483  $ 18,284  $ 17,770  $ 53,946  $ 52,330
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


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


                Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
                   September 30,         June 30,          September 30,
                ------------------  ------------------  ------------------
                         (Dollars amounts in thousands, unaudited)
                ----------------------------------------------------------
                  2009      2008      2009      2008      2009      2008
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Revenues        $ 57,236  $ 57,740  $ 56,683  $ 57,202  $170,986  $174,475
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Adjusted
 EBITDA         $ 14,164  $ 11,493  $ 13,291  $ 12,759  $ 38,970  $ 37,429
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Adjusted
 EBITDAR        $ 19,217  $ 16,483  $ 18,284  $ 17,770  $ 53,946  $ 52,330
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Adjusted EBITDA
 as percent of
 total revenues     24.7%     19.9%     23.4%     22.3%     22.8%     21.5%
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Adjusted EBITDAR
 as percent of
 total revenues     33.6%     28.5%     32.3%     31.1%     31.5%     30.0%
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------





                      ASSISTED LIVING CONCEPTS, INC.
                    Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures


                              Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                                 September 30,            September 30,
                             --------------------    ---------------------
                                 (In thousands, except per share data)
                                              (unaudited)
                               2009        2008        2009        2008
                             ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
Net income                   $   3,386   $   2,966   $  (4,482)  $  11,293
Loss from discontinued
 operations, net of tax           (802)       (105)       (980)       (224)
                             ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
Income (loss) from
 continuing operations           4,188       3,071      (3,502)     11,517
Add one time charges:
  Goodwill Impairment               --          --      16,315          --
  Loss due to hurricane
   damage                           --         160          --         160
  Loss due to property
   impairment                      148          --         148          --
Less: Income tax benefits
 from one time charges              52          61       1,675          61
                             ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
Pro forma income from
 continuing operation
 before one time charges         4,284       3,170      11,286      11,616
Loss from discontinued
 operations net of tax            (802)       (105)       (980)       (224)
Loss due to property
 impairment included in
 discontinued operations         1,231          --       1,231          --
Income tax benefits from
 property impairment
 included in discontinued
 operations                       (439)         --        (439)         --
                             ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
Pro forma net income before
 one time charges            $   4,274   $   3,065   $  11,098   $  11,392
                             =========   =========   =========   =========

Weighted average common
 shares:
Basic                           11,665      12,271      11,806      12,593
Diluted                         11,786      12,401      11,806      12,723

Pro forma basic earnings
 per common share from
 continuing operations
 excluding one-time charges  $    0.37   $    0.26   $    0.96   $    0.92
                             =========   =========   =========   =========
Pro forma diluted earnings
 per common share from
 continuing operations
 excluding one-time charges  $    0.36   $    0.26   $    0.96   $    0.91
                             =========   =========   =========   =========

Contact Information

  • 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
    Visit ALC's Website @ www.alcco.com