SOURCE: Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

October 09, 2012 16:15 ET

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 & Declares Increased Third Quarter 2012 Cash Dividend

BENSALEM, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCSG) reported that revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased over 24% to $272,681,000 compared to $218,929,000 for the same 2011 period. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased over 15% to $11,517,000 or $0.17 per basic and per diluted common share, compared to 2011 three month period net income of $9,996,000 or $0.15 per basic and per diluted common share.

Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased over 25% to $800,396,000 compared to $638,826,000 for the same 2011 period. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased approximately 14% to $31,416,000 or $0.47 per basic and $0.46 per diluted common share, compared to 2011 nine month period net income of $27,591,000 or $0.41 per basic and per diluted common share.

Additionally, our Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.1650 per common share, payable on November 30, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 26, 2012. This represents the 38th consecutive regular quarterly cash dividend payment, as well as the 37th consecutive increase since our initiation of regular quarterly cash dividend payments in 2003.

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8:30 am Eastern Time to discuss its results for the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2012. The call in number will be 800-289-0746. Passcode #6624937.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release and any schedules incorporated by reference into it may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), as amended, which are not historical facts but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry, our beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "goal," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by us that any of our plans will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking information is also subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks arising from our providing services exclusively to the health care industry, primarily providers of long-term care; credit and collection risks associated with this industry; from having several significant clients who each individually contributed at least 3% with one as high as 7% to our total consolidated revenues in the three and/or nine month periods ended September 30, 2012; our claims experience related to workers' compensation and general liability insurance; the effects of changes in, or interpretations of laws and regulations governing the industry, our workforce and services provided, including state and local regulations pertaining to the taxability of our services; and the risk factors described in our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2011 in Part I thereof under "Government Regulation of Clients," "Competition" and "Service Agreements/Collections," and under Item IA "Risk Factors". Many of our clients' revenues are highly contingent on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement funding rates, which Congress and related agencies have affected through the enactment of a number of major laws and regulations during the past decade, including the March 2010 enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Most recently, on July 29, 2011, the United States Center for Medicare Services issued final rulings which, among other things, reduced Medicare payments to nursing centers by 11.1% and changed the reimbursement for the provision of group rehabilitation therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries. Currently, the U.S. Congress is considering further changes or revising legislation relating to health care in the United States which, among other initiatives, may impose cost containment measures impacting our clients. These laws and proposed laws and forthcoming regulations have significantly altered, or threaten to significantly alter, overall government reimbursement funding rates and mechanisms. The overall effect of these laws and trends in the long-term care industry has affected and could adversely affect the liquidity of our clients, resulting in their inability to make payments to us on agreed-upon payment terms. These factors, in addition to delays in payments from clients, have resulted in, and could continue to result in, significant additional bad debts in the near future. Additionally, our operating results would be adversely affected if unexpected increases in the costs of labor and labor-related costs, materials, supplies and equipment used in performing services could not be passed on to our clients.

In addition, we believe that to improve our financial performance we must continue to obtain service agreements with new clients, provide new services to existing clients, achieve modest price increases on current service agreements with existing clients and maintain internal cost reduction strategies at our various operational levels. Furthermore, we believe that our ability to sustain the internal development of managerial personnel is an important factor impacting future operating results and successfully executing projected growth strategies. 

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. is the largest national provider of professional housekeeping, laundry and dietary services to long-term care and related health care facilities.

    For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2012   2011     2012   2011  
Revenues   $ 272,681,000   $ 218,929,000     $ 800,396,000   $ 638,826,000  
Operating costs and expenses:                            
  Cost of services provided     234,281,000     188,041,000       691,982,000     549,768,000  
  Selling, general and administrative     20,789,000     14,344,000       60,295,000     46,635,000  
Income from operations     17,611,000     16,544,000       48,119,000     42,423,000  
Other income (loss):                            
  Investment and interest     962,000     (1,355,000 )     2,520,000     (178,000 )
Income before income taxes     18,573,000     15,189,000       50,639,000     42,245,000  
Income taxes     7,056,000     5,193,000       19,223,000     14,654,000  
Net income   $ 11,517,000   $ 9,996,000     $ 31,416,000   $ 27,591,000  
Basic earnings per common share   $ .17   $ .15     $ .47   $ .41  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ .17   $ .15     $ .46   $ .41  
Cash dividends per common share   $ .16   $ .16     $ .49   $ .47  
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding    
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding    
    September 30, 2012   December 31, 2011
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 53,176,000   $ 38,639,000
Marketable securities, at fair value     21,354,000     31,337,000
Accounts receivable, net     137,369,000     130,744,000
Other current assets     37,196,000     31,401,000
  Total current assets     249,095,000     232,121,000
Property and equipment, net     10,264,000     9,763,000
Notes receivable- long term, net     2,885,000     1,483,000
Goodwill, net     16,955,000     16,955,000
Other intangible assets, net     5,746,000     7,372,000
Deferred compensation funding     17,113,000     13,780,000
Other assets     10,778,000     8,221,000
Total Assets   $ 312,836,000   $ 289,695,000
Accrued insurance claims- current   $ 6,751,000   $ 5,296,000
Other current liabilities     48,229,000     40,091,000
  Total current liabilities     54,980,000     45,387,000
Accrued insurance claims- long term     15,753,000     12,358,000
Deferred compensation liability     17,586,000     14,224,000
Stockholders' equity     224,517,000     217,726,000
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 312,836,000   $ 289,695,000

Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:

    Daniel P. McCartney
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Theodore Wahl
    President and Chief Operating Officer