SOURCE: Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.

November 10, 2016 07:58 ET

MTBC Posts Q3 2016 Results; Discusses Quarterly Achievements

Company reports sequential quarterly revenue growth and discusses MediGain Acquisition

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) -

  • Revenue of $5.3 million for the quarter and $15.7 million year-to-date
  • GAAP net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.17 per share for the quarter
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income of ($208,000), or ($0.02) per share for the quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $130,000 for the quarter and $209,000 year-to-date

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) (NASDAQ: MTBCP), a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based electronic health records, practice management and mHealth solutions, today announces financial and operational results for third quarter 2016 and provides a review of its largest acquisition to-date and its upcoming offering of additional shares of its non-convertible Series A Preferred Stock.

"We are pleased to announce another quarter of quarter-over-quarter revenue growth," says Mahmud Haq, MTBC's chairman and chief executive officer. "Even though we continue to report a GAAP net loss, which is largely a result of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense, we are proud to report four consecutive quarters of positive adjusted EBITDA."

As previously announced, on October 3, MTBC closed its largest acquisition to date as it acquired substantially all of the assets of MediGain, LLC, a Texas-based medical billing company, and its subsidiary, Millennium Practice Management, LLC, a New Jersey-based medical billing company. Expected to be accretive to shareholders in 2017, the acquisition reflects the strategic nature of MTBC's acquisition-based growth strategy.

"We are greatly encouraged by the growth opportunities provided by our recent acquisition of MediGain. The successful closing of this transaction has positioned MTBC to experience exponential growth through access to new, untapped markets," says Haq. "In turn, we expect to expand our client base and deliver significant revenue growth in 2017."

Acquisition Highlights

  • The acquired accounts in good standing have annual revenues of more than $10 million, which will contribute to MTBC's overall revenue growth in 2017;
  • MediGain was purchased for $7 million, which will be financed primarily through sale of additional Series A Preferred Stock, which is not dilutive to shareholders;
  • The incremental profits from this acquisition are expected to greatly exceed our cost of capital; it is expected that this acquisition will be accretive to MTBC shareholders in 2017;
  • MTBC added experienced team members in North America, and expanded its Asia-based team to additional countries with talented, cost-effective workforces.

"We are excited by the opportunities presented with this acquisition and privileged to be able to support the team members formerly with MediGain as they continue to provide world-class practice management support to healthcare providers throughout the United States," says Stephen Snyder, MTBC's President. "We look forward to leveraging our combined team of professionals and proprietary technology to help healthcare providers increase their revenues and reduce operating costs. There are significant synergies between the two companies. Our global team of professionals and proprietary technology will allow us to continue improving operating margins while delivering outstanding service to our clients."

Three and Nine Months Financial Results

"We are pleased to report consecutive quarterly revenue growth during each quarter of 2016 so far, and expect this trend will continue through year-end," says MTBC Chief Financial Officer Bill Korn. "While our revenue on a year over year basis was down, this was principally due to the loss of clients during 2015 from the companies we purchased in the third quarter of 2014."

Revenues for third quarter 2016 were $5.3 million, compared to $5.6 million in the same period last year, and $5.2 million for second quarter 2016.

The third quarter GAAP net loss was $1.5 million, 28% of net revenue, or $0.17 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $1.2 million in the same period last year. The GAAP net loss is largely a result of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense of $1.1 million. The increase in net loss compared to 2015 is partly the result of lower revenues, as well as increasing selling and marketing expense from $59,000 to $275,000. Direct operating costs were reduced by 5%, from $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2015 to $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2016, while general and administrative expenses declined 17% from $3.1 million to $2.6 million.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter was ($208,000), or ($0.02) per share, compared to the non-GAAP adjusted net Income of ($397,000) in the same period last year. Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share is calculated using the end-of-period common shares outstanding, including shares which are part of contingent consideration.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $130,000, or 2.4% of revenue, compared to adjusted EBITDA of ($184,000), or (3.3%) of revenue, in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA has been positive each quarter since the fourth quarter of 2015.

MTBC's revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, were $15.7 million, compared to $17.7 million in the same period last year.

The nine-month GAAP net loss was $4.8 million, or 30% of net revenue, compared to a GAAP net loss of $3.9 million for the same period last year. The GAAP net loss is largely a result of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense of $3.5 million. The increase in net loss is partly the result of lower revenues. Direct operating costs were reduced by 21%, from $9.3 million in the first nine months of 2015 to $7.3 million in first nine months of 2016, while general and administrative expenses declined from $9.4 million to $8.2 million. The GAAP net loss was $0.53 per share, calculated using the net loss attributable to common shareholders divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income was ($724,000), or ($0.07) per share, compared to the non-GAAP adjusted net income of ($1.5 million) in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine-month period was $209,000 or 1.3% of revenue, compared to adjusted EBITDA of ($989,000), or (5.6%) of revenue, in the same period last year The improvement in adjusted EBITDA is primarily the result of our reduction in direct operating costs and general and administrative expenses.

"The difference of $5.0 million between adjusted EBITDA and the GAAP net loss in the nine months ended September 30, 2016, reflects $3.5 million of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense, $3.1 million of which results from amortization of intangibles resulting from our acquisitions. The remaining difference is based on $816,000 of stock-based compensation, $609,000 of integration and transaction costs related to recent acquisitions, $126,000 of provision for taxes, and $461,000 of net interest expense, offset by a $608,000 decrease in the contingent consideration liability," says Korn.

MTBC is preparing to file a Registration Statement on Form S-1 to sell 400,000 additional shares of its 11% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Non-Convertible Preferred Stock at a price of $25.00 per share. If all 400,000 shares are sold, this would result in net proceeds of approximately $9 million, of which $5 million will be used for the remaining payment of the MediGain acquisition. The Series A Preferred Stock is identical to the $7.4 million of Series A Preferred Stock issued in November 2015 and July 2016. It carries an 11% annual dividend payable monthly and a $25.00 liquidation preference. The shares are not convertible, have no stated maturity, and are not subject to a sinking fund or mandatory redemption. Shares of Series A Preferred Stock will remain outstanding indefinitely unless we decide to redeem the shares, which can occur at the Company's option at any time after five years or within 120 days of a change of control. The Board of Directors has declared monthly dividends on the Preferred Stock payable through March, 2017. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a written prospectus forming a part of the S-1 Registration Statement to be filed.

Conference Call Information

MTBC management will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 10, 2016, to discuss the third quarter 2016 results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 844-802-2438, or 412-317-5131 for international callers, and referencing "MTBC Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Call." An audio webcast of the call will be available live and archived on MTBC's investor relations website at ir.mtbc.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after conclusion of the call and will be accessible through December 31, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529, or 412-317-0088 for international callers, and providing access code 10095250.

About MTBC

MTBC is a healthcare information technology company that provides a fully integrated suite of proprietary web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers practicing in ambulatory care settings. Our integrated Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) platform helps our customers increase revenues, streamline workflows and make better business and clinical decisions, while reducing administrative burdens and operating costs. MTBC's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "MTBC," and its Series A Preferred Stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "MTBCP."

For additional information, please visit our website at www.mtbc.com.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In our earnings releases, prepared remarks, conference calls, slide presentations, and webcasts, we may use or discuss non-GAAP financial measures, as defined by SEC Regulation G. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure used or discussed, and a reconciliation of the differences between each non-GAAP financial measure and the comparable GAAP financial measure, are included in this press release after the condensed consolidated financial statements. Our earnings press releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can be found in the Investor Relations section of our web site at ir.mtbc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Our operations involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, and any one of which, or a combination of which, could materially affect our results of operations and whether the forward-looking statements ultimately prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements reflecting management's expectations for future financial performance and operating expenditures, expected growth, profitability and business outlook, increased sales and marketing expenses, and the expected results from the integration of our acquisitions.

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The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise. The Company does not assume any obligations to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION BILLING, CORP.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
             
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2016     2015  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
  Cash   $ 7,110,495     $ 8,039,562  
  Accounts receivable - net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $291,000 and $250,000 at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     2,136,747       2,211,979  
  Current assets - related party     24,988       13,200  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     658,117       621,492  
    Total current assets     9,930,347       10,886,233  
Property and equipment - net     1,401,099       1,372,283  
Intangible assets - net     3,929,856       5,379,404  
Goodwill     9,473,765       8,971,994  
Other assets     97,147       66,984  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 24,832,214     $ 26,676,898  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
  Accounts payable   $ 592,381     $ 370,441  
  Accrued compensation     587,668       627,450  
  Accrued expenses     564,823       650,221  
  Deferred rent (current portion)     56,877       37,987  
  Deferred revenue (current portion)     54,869       73,520  
  Accrued liability to related party     10,700       10,700  
  Borrowings under line of credit     2,000,000       2,000,000  
  Current portion of long-term debt     2,666,667       500,000  
  Notes payable - other (current portion)     380,076       582,023  
  Contingent consideration (current portion)     541,134       746,560  
  Dividend payable     202,578       159,236  
    Total current liabilities     7,657,773       5,758,138  
Long - term debt, net of discount and debt issuance costs     4,645,216       4,836,384  
Notes payable - other     161,610       66,539  
Deferred rent     445,649       490,588  
Deferred revenue     21,821       36,082  
Contingent consideration     547,965       425,948  
Deferred tax liability     286,162       171,269  
  Total liabilities     13,766,196       11,784,948  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 10)                
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:                
  Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share - authorized 2,000,000 and 1,000,000 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively; issued and outstanding 294,656 and 231,616 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     295       232  
  Common stock, $0.001 par value - authorized 19,000,000 shares; issued 10,789,019 and 10,345,351 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively; outstanding, 10,046,745 and 10,244,013 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     10,789       10,346  
  Additional paid-in capital     26,025,496       24,549,889  
  Accumulated deficit     (13,920,103 )     (9,147,507 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (386,674 )     (398,979 )
  Less: 742,274 and 101,338 common shares held in treasury, at cost at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     (663,785 )     (122,031 )
  Total shareholders' equity     11,066,018       14,891,950  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 24,832,214     $ 26,676,898  
                 
                 
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION BILLING, CORP.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)  
                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
NET REVENUE   $ 5,341,002     $ 5,612,715     $ 15,663,687     $ 17,716,778  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                                
  Direct operating costs     2,670,385       2,812,242       7,292,415       9,271,916  
  Selling and marketing     274,796       59,350       838,721       276,783  
  General and administrative     2,569,399       3,089,717       8,173,272       9,409,095  
  Research and development     174,876       159,141       575,059       489,317  
  Change in contingent consideration     (196,882 )     (367,479 )     (607,978 )     (1,283,294 )
  Depreciation and amortization     1,118,282       1,137,263       3,536,940       3,499,185  
    Total operating expenses     6,610,856       6,890,234       19,808,429       21,663,002  
OPERATING LOSS     (1,269,854 )     (1,277,519 )     (4,144,742 )     (3,946,224 )
OTHER:                                
  Interest income     10,918       5,884       25,310       19,869  
  Interest expense     (176,527 )     (75,612 )     (486,481 )     (161,484 )
  Other (expense) income - net     (13,933 )     61,869       (40,447 )     165,228  
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES     (1,449,396 )     (1,285,378 )     (4,646,360 )     (3,922,611 )
Income tax provision (benefit)     45,309       (52,051 )     126,236       (35,998 )
NET LOSS   $ (1,494,705 )   $ (1,233,327 )   $ (4,772,596 )   $ (3,886,613 )
                                 
Preferred stock dividend     231,473       -       549,945       -  
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $ (1,726,178 )   $ (1,233,327 )   $ (5,322,541 )   $ (3,886,613 )
Loss per common share:                                
Basic and diluted loss per share   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.13 )   $ -     $ (0.40 )
  Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding     10,006,121       9,730,728       -       9,712,721  
                                   
 
   
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION BILLING, CORP.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 AND 2015 (UNAUDITED)  
         
  2016   2015  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
  Net loss $ (4,772,596 ) $ (3,886,613 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:            
    Depreciation and amortization   3,536,940     3,499,185  
    Deferred rent   (28,032 )   (7,722 )
    Deferred revenue   (32,912 )   (19,198 )
    Provision for doubtful accounts   205,289     90,116  
    Foreign exchange loss (gain)   72,360     (120,423 )
    Interest accretion on debt   145,038     11,669  
    Stock-based compensation expense   765,595     496,961  
    Change in contingent consideration   (607,978 )   (1,283,294 )
    Acquisition settlements   (26,296 )   (110,000 )
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:            
      Accounts receivable   (160,523 )   532,314  
      Other assets   211,651     103,331  
      Accounts payable and other liabilities   197,236     (1,205,003 )
        Net cash used in operating activities   (494,228 )   (1,898,677 )
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:            
  Capital expenditures   (319,870 )   (327,452 )
  Cash paid for acquisitions   (1,425,000 )   (120,562 )
    Net cash used in investing activities   (1,744,870 )   (448,014 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:            
  Contingent consideration payments   (153,799 )   -  
  Proceeds from note payable to majority shareholder   -     410,000  
  Repayments of note payable to majority shareholder   -     (880,089 )
  Proceeds from long term debt, net of costs   1,908,141     3,585,335  
  Repayments of notes payable - other   (554,002 )   (715,123 )
  Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock, net of costs   1,270,528     -  
  Proceeds from line of credit   6,000,000     8,663,766  
  Repayments of line of credit   (6,000,000 )   (7,878,766 )
  Registration statement and bank costs   (119,406 )   (242,182 )
  Preferred stock dividends paid   (506,603 )   -  
  Purchase of common shares   (546,145 )   -  
    Net cash provided by financing activities   1,298,714     2,942,941  
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH   11,317     (31,668 )
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH   (929,067 )   564,582  
CASH - Beginning of the period   8,039,562     1,048,660  
CASH - End of period $ 7,110,495   $ 1,613,242  
SUPPLEMENTAL NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:            
  Vehicle financing obtained $ 189,725   $ 20,443  
  Contingent consideration resulting from acquisitions $ 678,368   $ 1,002,445  
  Dividends declared, not paid $ 202,578   $ -  
  Purchase of prepaid insurance through assumption of note $ 313,577   $ 374,785  
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - Cash paid during the period for:            
  Income taxes $ 32,816   $ 9,759  
             

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

The following is a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used by us to describe our financial results determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying performance of our business operations, investors are reminded to consider these non-GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, it should be noted that these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies, and management may utilize other measures to illustrate performance in the future. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA

Set forth below is a reconciliation of our "adjusted EBITDA" and "adjusted EBITDA Margin," which represents adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue, to our GAAP net loss.

                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Net revenue   $ 5,341,002     $ 5,612,715     $ 15,663,687     $ 17,716,778  
                                 
GAAP net loss   $ (1,494,705 )   $ (1,233,327 )   $ (4,772,596 )   $ (3,886,613 )
                                 
  Provision (benefit) for income taxes     45,309       (52,051 )     126,236       (35,998 )
  Net interest expense     165,609       69,728       461,171       141,615  
  Other expense (income)-net     13,933       (61,869 )     40,447       (165,228 )
  Stock-based compensation expense     193,793       172,710       815,595       496,961  
  Depreciation and amortization     1,118,282       1,137,263       3,536,940       3,499,185  
  Integration and transaction costs     284,188       150,764       609,250       244,020  
  Change in contingent consideration     (196,882 )     (367,479 )     (607,978 )     (1,283,294 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 129,527     $ (184,261 )   $ 209,065     $ (989,352 )
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     2.4 %     (3.3 %)     1.3 %     (5.6 %)
                                 

Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income

Set forth below is a reconciliation of our non-GAAP "adjusted net income" and non-GAAP "adjusted net income per share" to our GAAP net loss and GAAP net loss per share.

                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
GAAP net loss   $ (1,494,705 )   $ (1,233,327 )   $ (4,772,596 )   $ (3,886,613 )
                                 
  Other expense (income)-net     13,933       (61,869 )     40,447       (165,228 )
  Stock-based compensation expense     193,793       172,710       815,595       496,961  
  Amortization of purchased intangible assets     949,685       942,124       3,076,810       3,090,999  
  Integration and transaction costs     284,188       150,764       609,250       244,020  
  Change in contingent consideration     (196,882 )     (367,479 )     (607,978 )     (1,283,294 )
  Tax effect     -       -       -       -  
  Income tax expense related to goodwill     41,552       -       114,893       -  
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income   $ (208,436 )   $ (397,077 )   $ (723,579 )   $ (1,503,155 )
                                 

For purposes of determining non-GAAP adjusted net income per share, we used the number of common shares outstanding at the end of the period on September 30, 2016 and 2015 including the shares which were issued but are considered contingent consideration, in order to provide insight into results considering the total number of shares which were issued at the time of the acquisitions.

                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
GAAP net loss per share   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.53 )   $ (0.40 )
                                 
GAAP net loss per end-of-period share     (0.15 )     (0.11 )     (0.46 )     (0.35 )
  Other expense (income)-net     0.00       0.00       0.00       (0.01 )
  Stock-based compensation expense     0.02       0.02       0.08       0.04  
  Amortization of purchased intangible assets     0.10       0.07       0.30       0.28  
  Integration and transaction costs     0.03       0.01       0.06       0.02  
  Change in contingent consideration     (0.02 )     (0.03 )     (0.06 )     (0.12 )
  Income tax expense related to goodwill     0.00       0.00       0.01       0.00  
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per Share   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.14 )
                                 
End-of-period shares     10,295,370       11,062,753       10,295,370       11,062,753  
                                 
                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,   September 30,  
    2016   2015   2016     2015  
Basic shares outstanding, beginning-of-period   10,237,240   11,009,503   10,797,486     9,711,604  
Shares recorded/ reduced as contingent consideration   -   -   (304,848 )   1,287,529  
Forfeiture of shares to acquired businesses   -   -   -     (53,797 )
Purchase of treasury stock   -       (644,565 )      
RSUs vested during the period   54,501   53,250   443,668     117,417  
Shares issued to customers   3,629   -   3,629     -  
End-of-period shares   10,295,370   11,062,753   10,295,370     11,062,753  
                     

Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. However, management believes that, in order to properly understand our short-term and long-term financial and operational trends, investors may wish to consider the impact of certain non-cash or non-recurring items, when used as a supplement to financial performance measures in accordance with GAAP. These items result from facts and circumstances that vary in frequency and impact on continuing operations. Management also uses results of operations before such items to evaluate the operating performance of MTBC and compare it against past periods, make operating decisions, and serve as a basis for strategic planning. These non-GAAP financial measures provide management with additional means to understand and evaluate the operating results and trends in our ongoing business by eliminating certain non-cash expenses and other items that management believes might otherwise make comparisons of our ongoing business with prior periods more difficult, obscure trends in ongoing operations, or reduce management's ability to make useful forecasts. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional means of evaluating period-over-period operating performance. In addition, management understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing our financial and operational performance and comparing this performance to our peers and competitors.

Management uses adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP adjusted net income to provide an understanding of aspects of operating results before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity because this measure excludes non-cash expenses as well as expenses pertaining to investing or financing transactions. Management defines "adjusted EBITDA" as the sum of GAAP net income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes, net interest expense, other (income) expense, stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, amortization of purchased intangible assets, integration costs, transaction costs, and changes in contingent consideration, and "adjusted EBITDA Margin" as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue.

Management defines "non-GAAP adjusted net income" as the sum of GAAP net income (loss) before stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, other (income) expense, transaction costs, integration costs, changes in contingent consideration, any tax impact related to these preceding items and income tax expense related to goodwill, and "non-GAAP adjusted net income per share" as non-GAAP adjusted net Income divided by common shares outstanding at the end of the period, including the shares which were issued but are subject to forfeiture and considered contingent consideration. Management considers all of these non-GAAP financial measures to be important indicators of our operational strength and performance of our business and a good measure of our historical operating trends, in particular the extent to which ongoing operations impact our overall financial performance.

In addition to items routinely excluded from non-GAAP EBITDA, management excludes or adjusts each of the items identified below from the applicable non-GAAP financial measure referenced above for the reasons set forth with respect to that excluded item:

Other (income) expense - net. Other (income) expense is excluded because foreign currency gains and losses, whether realized or unrealized, and other non-operating expenses are non-cash expenditures that management does not consider part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business, and also because the total amount of the expense is partially outside of our control. Foreign currency gains and losses are based on global market factors which are unrelated to our performance during the period in which the gains and losses are realized.

Stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation expense is excluded because this is primarily a non-cash expenditure that management does not consider part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business, and also because the total amount of the expenditure is partially outside of our control because it is based on factors such as stock price, volatility, and interest rates, which may be unrelated to our performance during the period in which the expenses are incurred.

Amortization of purchased intangible assets. Purchased intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition. Accordingly, this item is not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Transaction costs. Transaction costs are upfront costs related to acquisitions and related transactions, such as brokerage fees, pre-acquisition accounting costs and legal fees, and other upfront costs related to specific transactions. Management believes that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to future business operations, and therefore, these costs are not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Integration costs. Integration costs are severance payments for certain employees relating to our acquisitions and exit costs related to terminating leases and other contractual agreements. Accordingly, management believes that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to future business operations, and therefore, these costs are not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Changes in contingent consideration. Contingent consideration represents the amount payable to the sellers of the acquired businesses based on the achievement of defined performance measures contained in the purchase agreements. Contingent consideration is adjusted to fair value at the end of each reporting period, and changes arise from changes in MTBC's stock price as well as changes in the forecasted revenues of the acquired businesses.

Tax expense related to goodwill. Income tax expense resulting from the amortization of goodwill related to our acquisitions represents a charge to record the tax expense resulting from amortizing goodwill over 15 years for tax purposes. Goodwill is not amortized for GAAP reporting. This expense is not anticipated to result in a cash payment.

Disclaimer:

This press release is for information purposes only, and does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

SOURCE: MTBC

Contact Information

  • Investor and Media Contact:
    Christine J. Petraglia
    Managing Director
    PCG Advisory Group
    christine@pcgadvisory.com
    646-731-9817

    Company Contact:
    Bill Korn
    Chief Financial Officer
    Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.
    bkorn@mtbc.com
    732-873-5133