SOURCE: Extendicare Inc.

Extendicare Inc.

August 06, 2015 17:00 ET

Extendicare Announces Solid 2015 Second Quarter Results

MARKHAM, ON--(Marketwired - August 06, 2015) - Extendicare Inc. ("Extendicare" or the "Company") (TSX: EXE) today reported results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. Results are presented in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Second quarter financial results (from continuing operations unless otherwise noted):
    • Revenue of $243.3 million, up $42.1 million or 20.9%; same-store revenue up 4.3%.
    • Long-term care revenue of $146.8 million, up $2.8 million or 2.0%.
    • Home health care revenue of $83.1 million, up $37.6 million or 82.7%, including $33.5 from home health acquisition.
    • Net operating income of $33.4 million, up $6.1 million or 22.3%, representing 13.7% of revenue.
    • Adjusted EBITDA of $23.2 million, up $5.0 million or 27.7%, representing 9.5% of revenue.
    • AFFO from continuing operations was $12.5 million ($0.143 per basic share) in Q2 2015 compared to $8.4 million ($0.096 per basic share) in Q2 2014.
  • Acquired for cancellation 1,111,789 common shares at a cost of $8.0 million.
  • Dividends declared of $21.1 million in first six months, representing approximately 76% of AFFO for the same period.
  • Declared August 2015 dividend of $0.04 per share.

"We have achieved a major milestone with the completion of the sale of our U.S. operations, and are focussed on a disciplined approach to the redeployment of the sale proceeds," stated Tim Lukenda, President and CEO. "As a result, we have embarked on our strategic plan to grow Extendicare in the Canadian marketplace. Our vision to expand across the continuum of care is being realized in part through the integration of our recent home health care acquisition, which is proceeding successfully, as well as the start of the development of three private-pay retirement centres. In addition, we are working towards the redevelopment of two of our highest priority long-term care centres under the Ontario government's enhanced renewal strategy," he added.

HOME HEALTH CARE ACQUISITION
As previously announced, on April 30, 2015, the Company completed the acquisition of a competitor's home health business for $83.6 million in cash (the "Home Health Acquisition"), which included an estimated working capital adjustment of $0.6 million to the date of closing, subject to further adjustment.

The Home Health Acquisition was financed with a bridge loan of $80 million (the "Bridge Loan") and cash on hand. The Bridge Loan was outstanding from April 30, 2015 until July 2, 2015, and bore interest at an average rate of approximately 5.9%, incurring interest charges of approximately $0.8 million. In addition, financing fees of $1.4 million were incurred in connection with securing the Bridge Loan and have been fully amortized in the 2015 second quarter. The Bridge Loan was repaid in full on July 2, 2015, using a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the U.S. operations.

For the 2015 second quarter, the Home Health Acquisition contributed revenue of approximately $33.5 million, net operating income of approximately $3.4 million, and additional lease costs of approximately $0.3 million. The contribution to AFFO for the 2015 second quarter, after taking into account estimated current income taxes, was approximately $1.7 million, or $0.02 per basic share.

U.S. SALE TRANSACTION
As previously announced, effective July 1, 2015, the Company completed the sale of its U.S. business (the "U.S. Sale Transaction") to a group of investors led by Formation Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Safanad (the "Purchaser"), for US$870 million ($1.1 billion using the illustrative closing U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate of 1.249 as at June 30, 2015), partially settled through the assumption by the Purchaser of mortgage loans and other third-party indebtedness relating to the U.S. business of approximately US$655 million, and working capital and other specified adjustments. Including the dividend received by the Company from its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (EHSI) on June 30, 2015, as part of the pre-closing reorganization (the "Pre-closing Distribution"), the Company currently estimates aggregate net after-tax proceeds from the U.S. Sale Transaction of between US$235 million to US$240 million.

Prior to closing, we received advanced proceeds of US$6.0 million from the Purchaser at the end of 2014. On June 30, 2015, the Company received the Pre-closing Distribution of US$87.4 million, including cash of US$83.0 million and the transfer of US$4.4 million in net working capital associated with excluded assets. EHSI funded the Pre-closing Distribution with a US$60 million term loan and cash on hand.

On July 1, 2015, in connection with the closing of the U.S. Sale Transaction, the Company received US$119.0 million of cash and US$14.0 million of restricted cash to secure future obligations in connection with the ongoing cash stream described below. As well, the Company anticipates receiving approximately US$8 million by the end of 2015 in respect of an anticipated tax refund.

The balance of the estimated net after-tax proceeds of up to US$6 million represents the estimated net present value ascribed to an ongoing cash stream relating to certain U.S. skilled nursing centres that were leased prior to the closing, of which the estimated benefit net of upfront costs is anticipated to average US$5 million per annum (pre-tax) over 15 years. There are significant risks associated with the realization of this cash stream attributable to factors outside of our control that could materially negatively impact the amounts that are expected to be received by the Company.

In July, shortly after receiving the funds, US$190.0 million was exchanged for $239.2 million at an average rate of 1.259, of which $76.6 million was used to repay the Bridge Loan.

Not included in the U.S. Sale Transaction were 10 U.S. skilled nursing centres that the Company disposed of separately, either prior to or on June 30, 2015, for proceeds of $33.1 million (US$26.8 million), reduced by US$9.8 million for the assumption of debt, for net proceeds of US$17.0 million, or approximately US$11.1 million after tax. All of the net after-tax cash proceeds related to these 10 centres were distributed to the Company by the end of May in the form of intercompany cash dividends. In addition, net working capital of approximately $5.5 million (US$4.4 million) from these centres was retained by the Company, and included as part of the Pre-closing Distribution, discussed above.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Extendicare is in the process of developing three private-pay retirement centres that are located in Simcoe, Bolton, and Uxbridge, Ontario, with a total of 304 beds between them. The Simcoe and Bolton centres are anticipated to begin construction this year, for completion in 2016, while the Uxbridge centre is anticipated to begin construction in 2016 for completion in 2017. These projects are the start of our development pipeline and will serve as models for the continued development of state-of-the-art centres for retirement living.

The anticipated cost of these three development projects is approximately $71 million. We expect to be able to leverage up to 75% of the cost, with the balance to be paid from the U.S. sale proceeds.

2015 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL REVIEW
Consolidated Revenue
Consolidated continuing operations
-- revenue grew by $42.1 million, or 20.9%, to $243.2 million in the 2015 second quarter from $201.1 million in the same 2014 period. The Home Health Acquisition contributed $33.5 million of revenue for the months of May and June, with growth from same-store revenue of $8.6 million, or 4.3%.

Long-term care operations -- revenue improved by $2.8 million, or 2.0%, to $146.8 million this quarter, primarily due to funding enhancements and was also impacted by the timing of recognition of revenue under the Ontario envelope system. Approximately $1.5 million of the revenue improvement related to our Ontario flow-through envelopes and was therefore directly offset by increased costs of resident care, and approximately $0.2 million of the increase was due to higher preferred accommodation revenue in Ontario. Our average occupancy improved to 98.0% this quarter compared to 97.6% in the same 2014 period. Our average daily revenue rate this quarter increased by 1.6% to $199.40 from $196.21 in the same 2014 period.

Home health care operations -- revenue improved by $37.6 million to $83.1 million, of which $33.5 million was from the Home Health Acquisition. Same-store revenue grew by $4.1 million primarily due to enhanced funding to support an increase in government-funded wage increases for personal support workers (PSWs), estimated at approximately $3.8 million, and a 0.7% increase in daily hours of service provided to 14,179 this quarter from 14,084 in the 2014 second quarter.

Other operations -- revenue from our Canadian management and group purchasing operations increased by $1.0 million to $4.2 million this quarter, primarily due to the addition of 17 senior care centres (approximately 1,700 beds) under contract with our Extendicare Assist division since the 2014 second quarter. Revenue from our U.S. operations increased by $0.7 million to $9.1 million this quarter, and included a $1.0 million positive effect of a weaker Canadian dollar.

Consolidated Operating Expenses
Consolidated continuing operations
-- operating expenses increased by $36.0 million, or 20.7%, to $209.8 million in the 2015 second quarter from $173.8 million in the same 2014 period. The Home Health Acquisition contributed $30.1 million to operating expenses for the months of May and June, with same-store operating expenses increasing by $5.9 million, or 3.4%. The majority of our operating expenses are labour related, which increased by $33.2 million over 2014, and represented 85.2% and 83.7% of operating expenses in the second quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively, and as a percentage of revenue were 73.5% and 72.3%, respectively. On a same-store basis, excluding the impact of the Home Health Acquisition, labour costs increased by $6.4 million over 2014, and represented 84.5% of operating expenses and 72.4% of revenue in the 2015 second quarter.

Long-term care operations -- operating expenses increased by $1.5 million to $127.8 million in the 2015 second quarter, primarily due to higher labour costs of $2.1 million, or 2.0%, that were partially offset by a net decline in other costs that included lower staff training costs of approximately $0.2 million and lower utility costs of approximately $0.4 million.

Home health care operations -- operating expenses increased by $34.0 million to $73.3 million, of which $30.1 million was from the Home Health Acquisition. Same-store operating expenses grew by $3.9 million, largely due to a $3.9 million, or 10.9%, increase in labour costs, of which approximately $3.8 million related to the government-funded wage increases, and the balance was primarily due to a 0.7% growth in volumes.

Other operations -- operating expenses from our Canadian management and group purchasing operations were unchanged at $2.1 million each quarter. Operating expenses from our U.S. operations related to our health technologies services provided through VCPI, increased by $0.4 million over the 2014 second quarter, of which $0.7 million was due to the negative effect of a weaker Canadian dollar, partially offset by reduced labour costs.

Consolidated Net Operating Income
Consolidated net operating income from continuing operations improved by $6.1 million to $33.4 million in the 2015 second quarter from $27.3 million in the same 2014 period, representing 13.7% and 13.6% of revenue, respectively. As discussed above, revenue increased by $42.1 million and was partially offset by higher operating expenses of $36.0 million. On a same-store basis, excluding the Home Health Acquisition, net operating income improved by $2.7 million to $30.0 million from $27.3 million, representing 14.3% and 13.6% of revenue, respectively. Improvements in net operating income from same-store operations were realized in our long-term care operations primarily due to enhanced funding and the timing of recognition of funding and costs under the Ontario envelope system, and in our other Canadian operations due to increased volumes of business. The increase in net operating income from our U.S. operations of $0.3 million included a $0.3 million positive effect of the weaker Canadian dollar.

Administrative and Lease Costs
Administrative and lease costs totalled $10.2 million in the 2015 second quarter, representing $7.0 million from our Canadian operations and $3.2 million (US$2.6 million) from our U.S. operations. In comparison, the administrative and lease costs in the 2014 second quarter of $9.1 million represented $6.4 million from our Canadian operations and $2.7 million (US$2.5 million) from our U.S. operations. Approximately $0.4 million of the $1.1 million increase between quarters was due to the weaker Canadian dollar. The balance of the $0.7 million increase included additional lease costs of approximately $0.4 million, related primarily to the Home Health Acquisition, and an increase in administrative costs primarily due to an increase in professional fees.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA increased by $5.0 million to $23.2 million this quarter from $18.2 million in the 2014 second quarter, representing 9.5% and 9.0% of revenue, respectively. This improvement was realized from the growth in net operating income of $6.1 million, partially offset by the increase in administrative and lease costs of $1.1 million, previously discussed.

2015 SIX MONTH FINANCIAL REVIEW
Consolidated Revenue
Consolidated continuing operations
-- revenue grew by $50.0 million, or 12.7%, to $445.4 million in the first six months of 2015 from $395.4 million in the same 2014 period. The Home Health Acquisition contributed $33.5 million of revenue, with growth from same-store revenue of $16.5 million, or 4.2%.

Long-term care operations -- revenue improved by $5.6 million, or 2.0%, to $290.3 million in the first six months of 2015, primarily due to funding enhancements and was also impacted by the timing of recognition of revenue under the Ontario envelope system. Approximately $2.8 million of the revenue improvement related to our Ontario flow-through envelopes and was therefore directly offset by increased costs of resident care, and approximately $0.4 million of the increase was due to higher preferred accommodation revenue in Ontario. Our average occupancy remained relatively unchanged at 97.7% in the first six months of 2015 compared to 97.4% in the same 2014 period. Our average daily revenue rate for the first six months of 2015 increased by 1.8% to $198.86 from $195.35 in the same 2014 period.

Home health care operations -- revenue improved by $40.3 million to $128.7 million, of which $33.5 million was from the Home Health Acquisition. Same-store revenue grew by $6.8 million primarily due to enhanced funding to support an increase in government-funded wage increases for PSWs, estimated at approximately $5.6 million, and a 1.3% increase in daily hours of service provided to 13,969 in the first six months of 2015 from 13,786 in the same 2014 period.

Other Canadian operations -- revenue from our management and group purchasing operations increased by $1.7 million to $7.8 million in the first six months of 2015, primarily due to the addition of 17 senior care centres (approximately 1,700 beds) under contract with our Extendicare Assist division since the first six months of 2014.

U.S. operations -- revenue increased by $2.4 million to $18.6 million in the first six months of 2015, and included a $2.1 million positive effect of a weaker Canadian dollar. The balance of the improvement of $0.3 million related primarily to our health technology services, provided through VCPI.

Consolidated Operating Expenses
Consolidated continuing operations
-- operating expenses increased by $40.8 million, or 11.8%, to $386.2 million in the first six months of 2015 from $345.4 million in the same 2014 period. The Home Health Acquisition contributed $30.1 million to operating expenses, with same-store operating expenses increasing by $10.7 million, or 3.1%. The majority of our operating expenses are labour related, which increased by $37.9 million over 2014, and represented 84.5% and 83.5% of operating expenses in the first six months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, and as a percentage of revenue were 73.3% and 72.9%, respectively. On a same-store basis, excluding the impact of the Home Health Acquisition, labour costs increased by $11.1 million over 2014, and represented 84.1% of operating expenses and 72.7% of revenue in the first six months of 2015.

Long-term care operations -- operating expenses increased by $2.7 million to $255.4 million in the first six months of 2015, primarily due to higher labour costs of $4.0 million, or 1.9%, that were partially offset by a net decline in other costs that included lower staff training costs of approximately $0.5 million, lower utility costs of approximately $0.4 million, and a reduction in repairs and maintenance cost of approximately $0.3 million.

Home health care operations -- operating expenses increased by $36.4 million to $113.6 million, of which $30.1 million was from the Home Health Acquisition. Same-store operating expenses grew by $6.3 million, largely due to a $6.2 million, or 8.9%, increase in labour costs, of which approximately $5.6 million related to the government-funded wage increases, and the balance was primarily due to a 1.3% growth in volumes.

Other Canadian operations -- operating expenses from our management and group purchasing operations increased by $0.3 million to $3.6 million in the first six months of 2015, primarily related to increased staffing to support the growth in clients served.

U.S. operations -- operating expenses related to our health technologies services provided through VCPI, increased by $1.4 million in the first six months of 2015 over the same 2014 period, of which $1.5 million was due to the negative effect of a weaker Canadian dollar and was partially offset by lower labour costs.

Consolidated Net Operating Income
Consolidated net operating income from continuing operations improved by $9.2 million to $59.2 million in the first six months of 2015 from $50.0 million in the same 2014 period, representing 13.3% and 12.6% of revenue, respectively. As discussed above, revenue increased by $50.0 million and was partially offset by higher operating expenses of $40.8 million. On a same-store basis, excluding the Home Health Acquisition, net operating income improved by $5.8 million to $55.8 million from $50.0 million, representing 13.6% and 12.6% of revenue, respectively. Improvements in net operating income from same-store operations were largely realized in our long-term care operations primarily due to enhanced funding and the timing of recognition of funding and costs under the Ontario envelope system, and in our other Canadian operations due to increased volumes of business. The increase in net operating income from our U.S. operations of $1.0 million included a $0.6 million positive effect of the weaker Canadian dollar, with the balance due to an increase in services provided and lower labour costs.

Administrative and Lease Costs
Administrative and lease costs totalled $19.8 million in the first six months of 2015, representing $13.3 million from our Canadian operations and $6.5 million (US$5.3 million) from our U.S. operations. In comparison, the administrative and lease costs in the first six months of 2014 of $17.9 million represented $12.4 million from our Canadian operations and $5.5 million (US$5.0 million) from our U.S. operations. Approximately $0.7 million of the $1.9 million increase between periods was due to the weaker Canadian dollar. The balance of the $1.2 million increase included additional lease costs of approximately $0.4 million, related primarily to the Home Health Acquisition, and an increase in administrative costs primarily due to an increase in professional fees and labour costs.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA increased by $7.3 million to $39.4 million in the first six months of 2015 from $32.1 million in the first six months of 2014, representing 8.8% and 8.1% of revenue, respectively. This improvement was realized from the growth in net operating income of $9.2 million, partially offset by the increase in administrative and lease costs of $1.9 million, previously discussed.

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
Discontinued operations reported earnings, net of tax, of $0.3 million in the first six months of 2015 compared to a loss, net of tax, of $22.0 million in the same 2014 period. On a pre-tax basis, results from discontinued operations improved by $31.8 million primarily due to: the non-recurring provision of $42.2 million for U.S. government investigations recorded in the 2014 second quarter; and the elimination of any depreciation and amortization expense since the reclassification of these operations to assets held for sale ($25.7 million recorded in the first six months of 2014); partially offset by a $21.2 million decline in Adjusted EBITDA, which included a $15.4 million increase in expense for self-insured liabilities; a $9.9 million increase in loss from asset impairment, disposals and other items, primarily related to U.S. sale transaction costs; and a $5.3 million increase in finance costs.

ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (AFFO)
AFFO 2015 Second Quarter Financial Review
AFFO was $5.8 million ($0.067 per basic share) in the 2015 second quarter compared to $15.5 million ($0.177 per basic share) in the 2014 second quarter, representing a decline of $9.7 million, due to a reduction in AFFO from discontinued operations of $13.8 million, partially offset by an improvement of $4.1 million from continuing operations.

AFFO from continuing operations was $12.5 million ($0.143 per basic share) in the 2015 second quarter compared to $8.4 million in the 2014 second quarter ($0.096 per basic share). The improvement of $4.1 million was due to an increase in Adjusted EBITDA of $5.0 million, lower net finance costs of $1.0 million and lower maintenance capex of $0.1 million, partially offset by higher current taxes of $2.0 million. Current income taxes for the 2015 second quarter were $2.8 million compared to $0.8 million in the same 2014 period, representing 24.0% and 10.9% of pre-tax FFO from continuing operations, respectively. The variance in the effective current tax rates was primarily due to timing differences that had a favourable impact on the 2014 second quarter results.

AFFO Six Month Financial Review
AFFO was $27.7 million ($0.315 per basic share) in the first six months of 2015 compared to $37.0 million ($0.423 per basic share) in the same 2014 period, representing a decline of $9.3 million, due to a reduction in AFFO from discontinued operations of $14.2 million, partially offset by an improvement of $4.9 million from continuing operations.

AFFO from continuing operations was $19.6 million ($0.224 per basic share) in the first six months of 2015 compared to $14.7 million in the same 2014 period ($0.169 per basic share). The improvement of $4.9 million was due to an increase in Adjusted EBITDA of $7.3 million and lower net finance costs of $2.5 million, partially offset by higher current taxes of $4.8 million and an increase in maintenance capex of $0.3 million. Current income taxes for the first six months of 2015 were $6.0 million compared to $1.2 million in the same 2014 period, representing 32.5% and 11.6% of pre-tax FFO from continuing operations, respectively. Current income taxes in the first six months of 2014 were partially sheltered by non-capital loss carryforwards, which decreased current taxes by approximately $1.4 million, thereby reducing the effective current tax rate from 24.7% to 11.6%.

The decline in AFFO from discontinued operations of $14.2 million was due to a decrease in Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations of $21.2 million, higher net finance costs of $4.7 million and higher maintenance capex of $0.1 million, partially offset by a decline in current taxes of $11.8 million.

The determination of FFO includes a deduction for current income tax expense, and not deferred income tax expense. As a result, the effective tax rates on our FFO can be impacted by: adjustments to our estimates of annual deferred timing differences, particularly when dealing with cash-based tax items versus accounting accruals; changes in the proportion of earnings between taxable and non-taxable entities; book-to-file adjustments for prior year filings; cross-border dividends; and the ability to utilize loss carryforwards. The effective tax rate on FFO for the first six months of 2015, at 32.5%, was in excess of our anticipated rate for the 2015 year of between 20% and 25%, primarily due to timing differences.

Maintenance capex from continuing operations was $2.4 million in the 2015 second quarter, compared to $2.5 million in the 2014 second quarter and to $0.8 million in the 2015 first quarter, representing 1.0%, 1.2% and 0.4% of revenue from continuing operations, respectively. For the first six months of 2015, maintenance capex from continuing operations was $3.3 million compared to $3.0 million in the same 2014 period, representing 0.7% and 0.8% of revenue, respectively. For the 2014 year, maintenance capex from continuing operations was $12.8 million, representing 1.6% of revenue from continuing operations. These costs fluctuate on a quarterly basis with the timing of projects and seasonality. It is our intention to spend between 1.5% and 2.0% of revenue annually, which is consistent with our objective to maintain and upgrade our centres. In 2015, our continuing operations are expecting to spend in the range of $13 million to $16 million in maintenance capex and approximately $15 million in growth capex.

Dividends declared for the first six months of 2015 totalled $21.1 million, or $0.24 per share, representing approximately 76% of AFFO of $27.7 million, or $0.315 per basic share, compared to a payout ratio of approximately 57% in the same 2014 period.

SELF-INSURED LIABILITIES EXPENSE
Extendicare self-insured certain risks related to general and professional liability of its U.S. operations that were sold on July 1, 2015, through its wholly owned captive insurance company (the "Captive"). With the classification of the U.S. senior care operations as discontinued operations, the expense for self-insured liabilities incurred by the Captive has also been reclassified to discontinued operations. However, the obligation to settle any claims incurred prior to the closing of the U.S. Sale Transaction, including claims incurred but yet to be reported, remains with Extendicare and the Captive. With this segment of our business now considered to be in a runoff state, we believe that the provisions recorded this quarter establish a contingency margin sufficient to cover all remaining claim payments.

The balance of our accrual for self-insured liabilities was $157.3 million (US$125.9 million) as at the end of June 2015, compared to $133.4 million (US$115.0 million) at the beginning of the year. Our investments held for self-insured liabilities were $178.9 million (US$143.2 million) as at June 30, 2015, compared to $154.2 million (US$132.9 million) as at December 31, 2014.

Our expense for self-insured liabilities, which is included in discontinued operations, was $34.5 million (US$27.9 million) in the first six months of 2015, and claim payments totalled $21.7 million (US$17.6 million). In comparison, our expense in the first six months of 2014 was $19.1 million (US$17.4 million) and claim payments totalled $17.1 million (US$15.6 million). Our last independent actuarial review was completed in the 2015 second quarter, and the next one will be completed in the 2015 third quarter.

NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID
As previously announced, we initiated a normal course issuer bid (the "Bid") on December 31, 2014, for up to 8,630,000 of our common shares (the "Common Shares") through the facilities of the TSX, and on alternative Canadian trading platforms. To date in 2015, we have acquired for cancellation 1,111,789 Common Shares at an average share price of $7.20, for a total cost of $8.0 million, of which 1,046,889 Common Shares at a cost of $7.5 million had been acquired and cancelled as at June 30, 2015.

AUGUST 2015 DIVIDEND DECLARED
The Board of Directors of Extendicare today declared a cash dividend of $0.04 per share for the month of August 2015, which is payable on September 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2015. This dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST
On August 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. (ET), we will hold a conference call to discuss our 2015 second quarter results. The call will be webcast live and archived on our website at www.extendicare.com under the "Our Investors/Events & Presentations" section. Alternatively, the call-in number is 1-888-789-9572 or 416-695-7806, followed by the passcode 9868023#. A replay of the call will be available until midnight on August 21, 2015. To access the rebroadcast, dial 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451, followed by the passcode 7705973#. Slides accompanying remarks during the call will be posted to our website as part of the live webcast. Also, a supplemental information package containing historical quarterly financial results and operating statistics can be found on the website under the "Our Investors/Financial Reports" section.

ABOUT US
Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of 112 operated senior care centres (58 owned/54 managed), as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors' population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 22,700 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.

RECAST OF COMPARATIVE INFORMATION
During the first quarter of 2015, certain costs and transactions previously classified as part of continuing operations were classified as discontinued operations. This included a note payable and transaction costs incurred in the 2014 fourth quarter associated with the sale of the U.S. operations.

A note payable of $7.6 million (US$6.0 million) was reclassified in 2015 from long-term debt to liabilities held for sale as this liability will be settled upon the completion of the U.S. Sale Transaction. The comparative amount of $7.0 million (US$6.0 million) as at December 31, 2014, has been reclassified on the consolidated statement of financial position. The Company has also recast the transaction costs incurred in the 2014 fourth quarter associated with the sale of the U.S. operations totalling $7.8 million (pre-tax), $6.7 million (after-tax), from continuing operations to discontinued operations, to conform with the current year's presentation.

Non-GAAP Measures
Extendicare assesses and measures operating results and financial position based on performance measures referred to as "net operating income", "Adjusted EBITDA", "earnings (loss) from continuing operations before separately reported items", "Funds from Operations", and "Adjusted Funds from Operations". These are not measures recognized under GAAP and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. These non-GAAP measures are presented in this document because either: (i) management believes that they are a relevant measure of the ability of Extendicare to make cash distributions; or (ii) certain ongoing rights and obligations of Extendicare may be calculated using these measures. Such non-GAAP measures may differ from similar computations as reported by other issuers and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures as reported by such issuers. They are not intended to replace earnings (loss) from continuing operations, net earnings (loss), cash flow, or other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures from net earnings (loss) and/or from net cash from operations, where applicable, are provided in this press release on the Non-GAAP Reconciliations page. Detailed descriptions of these terms can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Extendicare with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com and on Extendicare's website at www.extendicare.com.

Forward-looking Statements
Information provided by Extendicare from time to time, including this release, contains or may contain forward-looking statements concerning anticipated financial events, results, circumstances, economic performance or expectations with respect to Extendicare and its subsidiaries, including, without limitation, statements regarding its business operations, business strategy, and financial condition. Forward-looking statements can be identified because they generally contain the words "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "project", "plan" or "objective" or other similar expressions or the negative thereof. Forward-looking statements reflect management's beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available, and Extendicare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable securities laws. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Extendicare to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on Extendicare's forward-looking statements. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Extendicare with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com and on Extendicare's website at www.extendicare.com.

   
Extendicare Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Loss)  
   
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) Three months ended
June 30
 Six months ended
June 30
 
  2015  2014  2015  2014  
Revenue             
Nursing and assisted living centres 146,808  143,986  290,287  284,655  
Home health care 83,117  45,487  128,744  88,424  
Health technology services 8,827  8,039  18,271  15,809  
Management, consulting and other 4,433  3,599  8,102  6,477  
Total revenue 243,185  201,111  445,404  395,365  
Operating expenses 209,797  173,821  386,201  345,373  
Net operating income(1) 33,388  27,290  59,203  49,992  
Administrative costs 8,474  7,840  16,774  15,382  
Lease costs 1,696  1,266  3,024  2,539  
Adjusted EBITDA(1) 23,218  18,184  39,405  32,071  
Depreciation and amortization 6,730  5,710  12,600  11,415  
Loss from asset impairment, disposals and other items 1,590  1,396  2,489  1,956  
Earnings before net finance costs and income taxes 14,898  11,078  24,316  18,700  
Finance costs             
 Interest expense 9,046  8,610  16,416  17,767  
 Interest income (737 )(738 )(1,585 )(1,920 )
 Accretion costs 605  537  1,209  1,077  
 Fair value adjustments -  (854 )-  (296 )
Net finance costs 8,914  7,555  16,040  16,628  
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 5,984  3,523  8,276  2,072  
Income tax expense (recovery)             
Current 2,646  814  5,801  1,219  
Deferred (525 )905  (2,448 )839  
  2,121  1,719  3,353  2,058  
Earnings from continuing operations 3,863  1,804  4,923  14  
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations (5,381 )(22,696 )314  (21,964 )
Net earnings (loss) (1,518 )(20,892 )5,237  (21,950 )
Average U.S./Cdn. dollar exchange rate 1.2297  1.0904  1.2354  1.0968  
(1) Refer to discussion of non-GAAP measures.             
          
   
Extendicare Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position  
        
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted) June 30
2015
 
 
December 31
2014
 
 
Assets       
Current assets       
 Cash and short-term investments 143,209  35,495  
 Restricted cash 4,501  1,085  
 Accounts receivable, less allowance 63,020  41,036  
 Income taxes recoverable 235  65  
 Assets held for sale 1,263,822  1,254,535  
 Other current assets 18,678  10,409  
 Total current assets 1,493,465  1,342,625  
Non-current assets       
 Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $188,772 and $182,180, respectively 327,155  331,134  
 Goodwill and other intangible assets 98,656  16,227  
 Investments held for self-insured liabilities 178,868  154,178  
 Other assets 60,938  63,187  
 Deferred tax assets 8,409  7,935  
 Total non-current assets 674,026  572,661  
Total Assets 2,167,491  1,915,286  
Liabilities and Deficiency       
Current liabilities       
 Accounts payable 7,640  4,998  
 Accrued liabilities 134,827  103,907  
 Liabilities held for sale 1,273,486  1,137,774  
 Accrual for self-insured liabilities 24,978  25,984  
 Current portion of long-term debt 95,723  18,828  
 Income taxes payable 4,461  4,043  
 Total current liabilities 1,541,115  1,295,534  
Non-current liabilities       
 Provisions 7,705  7,535  
 Accrual for self-insured liabilities 132,283  107,460  
 Long-term debt 443,915  453,200  
 Other long-term liabilities 37,179  38,014  
 Deferred tax liabilities 16,112  16,047  
 Total non-current liabilities 637,194  622,256  
Total liabilities 2,178,309  1,917,790  
Deficiency (10,818 )(2,504 )
Total Liabilities and Deficiency 2,167,491  1,915,286  
        
Closing U.S./Cdn. dollar exchange rate 1.2490  1.1601  
     
   
Extendicare Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
              
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) Three months ended
June 30
 Six months ended
June 30
 
  2015  2014  2015  2014  
Operating Activities             
Net earnings (loss) (1,518 )(20,892 )5,237  (21,950 )
Adjustments for:             
 Depreciation and amortization 6,730  18,460  12,600  37,091  
 Expense for self-insured liabilities 25,649  11,733  34,495  19,123  
 Payments for self-insured liabilities (12,855 )(7,956 )(21,705 )(17,062 )
 Deferred taxes (10,166 )(7,143 )(8,736 )(7,376 )
 Current taxes 7,888  (2,096 )10,077  (2,069 )
 Loss from asset impairment, disposals and other items             
  Continuing operations 1,590  1,396  2,489  1,956  
  Discontinued operations 10,170  1,214  11,112  1,164  
 Loss (gain) from derivative financial instruments and foreign exchange             
  Continuing operations -  (854 )-  (296 )
  Discontinued operations (104 )-  535  -  
 Net finance costs 19,012  16,290  36,225  32,378  
 Other (14 )-  (14 )-  
  46,382  10,152  82,315  42,959  
Net change in operating assets and liabilities             
 Accounts receivable (10,769 )1,762  19,336  22,454  
 Other current assets 3,166  (2,348 )(5,153 )(4,184 )
 Provision for U.S. government investigations -  42,240  -  42,240  
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 9,491  (10,152 )(4,692 )(11,003 )
  48,270  41,654  91,806  92,466  
Interest paid (13,834 )(14,591 )(31,880 )(30,426 )
Interest received 773  820  1,694  2,134  
Income taxes paid (8,263 )(6,441 )(13,603 )(6,695 )
Net cash from operating activities 26,946  21,442  48,017  57,479  
Investing Activities             
Purchase of property, equipment and software - growth (815 )(427 )(890 )(1,832 )
Purchase of property, equipment and software - maintenance (7,640 )(5,927 )(10,999 )(10,677 )
Purchase of home health business (83,638 )-  (83,638 )-  
Net proceeds from dispositions 27,777  -  33,145  -  
Increase in investments held for self-insured liabilities (15,657 )(3,083 )(12,453 )(10,775 )
Other assets 1,401  1,498  (599 )4,634  
Net cash from investing activities (78,572 )(7,939 )(75,434 )(18,650 )
Financing Activities             
Issue of long-term debt, excluding line of credit 163,341  109,680  163,341  109,680  
Repayment of long-term debt, excluding line of credit (24,475 )(121,749 )(33,777 )(130,040 )
Repayment on line of credit -  (2,303 )-  (2,303 )
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash (3,127 )(3,721 )(3,946 )3,249  
Purchase of securities for cancellation (512 )-  (7,512 )-  
Dividends paid (8,886 )(8,897 )(17,862 )(17,738 )
Financing costs (2,326 )(2,988 )(2,947 )(3,172 )
Net cash from financing activities 124,015  (29,978 )97,297  (40,324 )
              
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 72,389  (16,475 )69,880  (1,495 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 102,035  112,607  98,799  95,999  
Foreign exchange gain (loss) on cash held in foreign currency (1,212 )(1,843 )4,533  (215 )
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 173,212  94,289  173,212  94,289  
Less: cash from discontinued operations (30,003 )-  (30,003 )-  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period, continuing operations 143,209  94,289  143,209  94,289  
         
Extendicare Inc. 
Canadian Operations - Operating Statistics 
         

(amounts in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted)
Three months ended
June 30
 Six months ended
June 30
 
 2015 2014 2015 2014 
         
Canadian Senior Care Centres        
 Number of Centres Operated at Period End        
  Owned/leased58 58 58 58 
  Managed54 37 54 37 
 112 95 112 95 
Operational Resident Capacity at Period End        
 Owned/leased8,116 8,119 8,116 8,119 
 Managed6,195 4,484 6,195 4,484 
   14,311  12,603  14,311 12,603 
 Average Daily Revenue Rate (owned/leased centres)        
 Total Canadian operations$199.40 $196.21 $198.86 $195.35 
 Average Occupancy (owned/leased centres)        
 Total Canadian operations98.0%97.6% 97.7%97.4%
 Ontario LTC total average occupancy98.3 97.8 97.9 97.5 
 Ontario LTC preferred accommodation (1)        
  "New" centres - private (2)93.5 88.3 92.4 86.8 
  "C" centres - private97.7 97.1 97.6 96.9 
  "C" centres - semi-private60.6 59.5 60.6 59.5 
Home Health Care - hours of service        
Total operations        
 Hours of service (000's)2,252.4 1,281.6 3,490.6 2,495.3 
 Hours per day29,951.0 14,083.7 29,741.4 13,786.1 
Same-store basis        
 Hours of service (000's)1,290.3 1,281.6 2,528.5 2,495.3 
 Hours per day14,179.1 14,083.7 13,969.5 13,786.1 
(1) Average occupancy reported for the available private and semi-private rooms reflects the percentage of residents occupying those beds and paying the respective premiums.
(2) The occupancy percentages for 2014 have been restated from what was previously reported at the end of 2014 to conform with the methodology described in note 1 above.
   
Extendicare Inc.  
Supplemental Information - FFO and AFFO  
   
The following table provides a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Funds from Operations (FFO) and Adjusted  
Funds from Operations (AFFO) for the periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.(1)  
   
  Three months ended  Six months ended  
(in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted) June 30  June 30  
  2015  2014  2015  2014  
Adjusted EBITDA 23,218  18,184  39,405  32,071  
Depreciation for FFEC (maintenance capex) (2) (2,498 )(2,302 )(4,914 )(4,596 )
Accretion costs (605 )(537 )(1,209 )(1,077 )
Interest expense (9,046 )(8,610 )(16,416 )(17,767 )
Interest income 737  738  1,585  1,920  
  11,806  7,473  18,451  10,551  
Current income tax recovery (expense) (3) (2,834 )(814 )(5,989 )(1,219 )
FFO (continuing operations) 8,972  6,659  12,462  9,332  
Amortization of financing costs 1,818  361  2,174  722  
Accretion costs 605  537  1,209  1,077  
Principal portion of government capital funding payments 1,064  1,011  2,128  2,019  
Additional maintenance capex (2) 71  (197 )1,648  1,601  
AFFO (continuing operations) 12,530  8,371  19,621  14,751  
AFFO (discontinued operations) (6,696 )7,161  8,056  22,252  
AFFO 5,834  15,532  27,677  37,003  
Per Basic Share ($)             
FFO (continuing operations) 0.102  0.076  0.142  0.107  
FFO (total operations) 0.076  0.150  0.301  0.354  
AFFO (continuing operations) 0.143  0.096  0.224  0.169  
AFFO (total operations) 0.067  0.177  0.315  0.423  
Per Diluted Share ($)             
FFO (continuing operations) 0.102  0.076  0.142  0.107  
FFO (total operations) 0.084  0.155  0.301  0.354  
AFFO (continuing operations) 0.143  0.096  0.224  0.169  
AFFO (total operations) 0.073  0.191  0.307  0.423  
Dividends declared 10,510  10,520  21,056  21,011  
Dividends declared per share ($) 0.120  0.120  0.240  0.240  
Basic weighted average number of shares (thousands) 87,557  87,628  87,779  87,507  
Diluted weighted average number of shares (thousands) 98,802  98,872  99,023  98,752  
              
(1) "Adjusted EBITDA", "funds from operations" and "adjusted funds from operations" are not recognized measures under GAAP and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP. Refer to the discussion of non-GAAP measures.
(2) These two line items combined represent the total of our maintenance capex incurred in the period. An amount equivalent to our depreciation for FFEC, or furniture, fixtures, equipment and computers, is deducted in determining FFO, and the difference in total maintenance capex incurred is adjusted for in determining AFFO.
(3) Excludes current tax with respect to the loss (gain) from derivative financial instruments, foreign exchange, asset impairment, disposals and other items that are excluded from the computation of AFFO.
 
 
Extendicare Inc.
Segmented Information
 
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)  Long-term
Care
 Home
Health Care
 Other
Canadian
Operations
 Corporate
Canada
 Total
Canada
 Total
U.S.
 Total
Q2 2015                     
Revenue  146,808  83,117  4,183  23  234,131  9,054  243,185
Operating expenses  127,816  73,318  2,085  -  203,219  6,578  209,797
Net operating income  18,992  9,799  2,098  23  30,912  2,476  33,388
Net operating income margin (% of revenue)  12.9%  11.8%  50.2%  100.0%  13.2%  27.3%  13.7%
Q2 2014                     
Revenue  143,986  45,487  3,253  23  192,749  8,362  201,111
Operating expenses  126,308  39,285  2,085  -  167,678  6,143  173,821
Net operating income  17,678  6,202  1,168  23  25,071  2,219  27,290
Net operating income margin (% of revenue)  12.3%  13.6%  35.9%  100.0%  13.0%  26.5%  13.6%
Change - Q2 2015 over 2014                     
Revenue  2,822  37,630  930  -  41,382  692  42,074
Operating expenses  1,508  34,033  -  -  35,541  435  35,976
Net operating income  1,314  3,597  930  -  5,841  257  6,098
                      
Six months ended June 30, 2015                     
Revenue  290,287  128,744  7,728  30  426,789  18,615  445,404
Operating expenses  255,350  113,635  3,644  -  372,629  13,572  386,201
Net operating income  34,937  15,109  4,084  30  54,160  5,043  59,203
Net operating income margin (% of revenue)  12.0%  11.7%  52.8%  100.0%  12.7%  27.1%  13.3%
Six months ended June 30, 2014                     
Revenue  284,655  88,424  6,084  34  379,197  16,168  395,365
Operating expenses  252,596  77,201  3,392  -  333,189  12,184  345,373
Net operating income  32,059  11,223  2,692  34  46,008  3,984  49,992
Net operating income margin (% of revenue)  11.3%  12.7%  44.2%  100.0%  12.1%  24.6%  12.6%
Change - Six Months 2015 over 2014                    
Revenue  5,632  40,320  1,644  (4)  47,592  2,447  50,039
Operating expenses  2,754  36,434  252  -  39,440  1,388  40,828
Net operating income  2,878  3,886  1,392  (4)  8,152  1,059  9,211
                      
   Q2 2015  Q2 2014  Total
Change
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)  Canada  U.S.  Total  Canada  U.S.  Total  
AFFO (continuing operations)  13,292  (762)  12,530  9,878  (1,507)  8,371  4,159
Discontinued operations  -  (6,696)  (6,696)  -  7,161  7,161  (13,857)
AFFO  13,292  (7,458)  5,834  9,878  5,654  15,532  (9,698)
                      
Maintenance capex (continuing operations)  2,295  132  2,427  1,429  1,070  2,499  (72)
Discontinued operations  -  5,213  5,213  -  3,428  3,428  1,785
Maintenance capex  2,295  5,345  7,640  1,429  4,498  5,927  1,713
                      
   Six Months 2015  Six Months 2014  Total
Change
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)  Canada  U.S.  Total  Canada  U.S.  Total  
AFFO (continuing operations)  21,164  (1,543)  19,621  17,415  (2,664)  14,751  4,870
Discontinued operations  -  8,056  8,056  -  22,252  22,252  (14,196)
AFFO  21,164  6,513  27,677  17,415  19,588  37,003  (9,326)
                      
Maintenance capex (continuing operations)  3,110  156  3,266  1,790  1,205  2,995  271
Discontinued operations  -  7,733  7,733  -  7,682  7,682  51
Maintenance capex  3,110  7,889  10,999  1,790  8,887  10,677  322
               
 
Extendicare Inc.
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
 
(in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted) Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
  2015 2014 2015 2014
             
Reconciliation of Cash Provided by Operating Activities to AFFO:             
Net cash from operating activities 26,946  21,442  48,017  57,479  
 Add (Deduct):             
 Net change in operating assets and liabilities, including interest and taxes (4,129 )(23,663 )(6,781 )(41,186 )
 Current income taxes on items excluded from AFFO (1) 5,442  (13,063 )2,879  (16,291 )
 Net provisions and payments for self-insured liabilities (12,794 )(3,777 )(12,790 )(2,061 )
 Depreciation for FFEC (maintenance capex) (2) (2,498 )(5,500 )(4,914 )(11,058 )
 Principal portion of government capital funding payments 1,064  1,011  2,128  2,019  
 Additional maintenance capex (5,142 )(427 )(6,085 )381  
 Provision for U.S. government investigations -  42,240  -  42,240  
 Property taxes accounted for under IFRIC 21 (3,069 )(2,731 )5,209  5,480  
 Other 14  -  14  -  
 AFFO(2) 5,834  15,532  27,677  37,003  
   
Reconciliation of Earnings before Income Taxes to Adjusted EBITDA and Net Operating Income:  
 Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 5,984  3,523  8,276  2,072  
 Add (Deduct):             
 Depreciation and amortization 6,730  5,710  12,600  11,415  
 Net finance costs 8,914  7,555  16,040  16,628  
 Loss from asset impairment, disposals and other items 1,590  1,396  2,489  1,956  
 Adjusted EBITDA(2) 23,218  18,184  39,405  32,071  
 Add (Deduct):             
 Administrative costs 8,474  7,840  16,774  15,382  
 Lease costs 1,696  1,266  3,024  2,539  
 Net operating income(2) 33,388  27,290  59,203  49,992  
   
(1) Represents current income tax with respect to the property taxes accounted for under IFRIC 21, provision for U.S. government investigations, gains or losses from derivative financial instruments, foreign exchange, asset impairment, disposals and other items that are excluded from the computation of AFFO.
(2) Refer to discussion of non-GAAP measures.

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    Elaine E. Everson
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Phone: (905) 470-4000
    Fax: (905) 470-4003
    Email: eeverson@extendicare.com

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