SOURCE: AdCare

AdCare

October 01, 2010 08:31 ET

AdCare Health Systems Acquires Two Alabama Nursing Homes

Acquisition Increases AdCare's Annualized Revenue Run-Rate by $18 Million

SPRINGFIELD, OH--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADK), a recognized innovator in senior living and health care facility management, has closed the previously announced purchase agreement for two privately-held nursing homes in Gladsden, Alabama for $18.5 million.

The two facilities have a total of 306 beds, which currently generate about $18 million in annualized revenue and are expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. Combined with other transactions closed earlier in the year, AdCare's estimated annualized revenue run-rate now exceeds $96 million, which represents an increase of approximately 261% from $26.7 million in the year ended 2009.

AdCare financed this purchase through a local bank, with a guarantee by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The guarantee is provided through a program developed by the government to supply long-term financing for rural projects at favorable rates.

"This transaction is the fourth we've closed since we began our M&A campaign at the end of last year," said Chris Brogdon, AdCare's vice chairman and chief acquisitions officer. "We expect all of our new facilities to be significant cash generators for AdCare, especially as they come under our highly capable management and benefit from our larger economy of scale."

"As we move toward closing the remaining transactions we announced, additional opportunities continue to emerge in the southern region of the U.S. as well as in the Midwest," said Brogdon. "We are working to establish the terms and necessary financings for several new potential acquisitions in our pipeline of equal or greater potential."

Brogdon joined AdCare in September 2009 when the company announced a new M&A growth strategy to build upon its strong reputation for operational efficiency and high-quality living environments.

About AdCare Health Systems
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADK) is a recognized innovator in senior living and health care facility management. AdCare develops, owns and manages assisted living facilities, nursing homes and retirement communities, as well as provides home health care services. Since its inception in 1988, AdCare's mission has been to provide the highest quality of healthcare services to the elderly. For more information about AdCare, visit www.adcarehealth.com.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact
    Chris Brogdon
    Vice Chairman & CAO
    AdCare Health Systems, Inc.
    Tel (937) 964-8974
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    Investor Relations
    Ron Both or Geoffrey Plank
    Liolios Group, Inc.
    Tel (949) 574-3860
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