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American Renal Associates Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiary American Renal Holdings Inc. announced results today for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Financial and operating highlights include:

  • Revenues – Revenues for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011 were $93.1 million and $360.1 million, respectively, as compared to $81.9 million and $304.9 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2010.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1)Adjusted EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011 was $18.0 million and $66.3 million, respectively. This compares to Adjusted EBITDA on a pro forma basis(2) for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010 of $13.8 million and $52.2 million, respectively.
  • Center Activity - As of December 31, 2011, we provided services at 108 outpatient dialysis centers serving 7,374 patients. As of December 31, 2010, we provided services at 93 outpatient dialysis centers serving 6,628 patients. During the fourth quarter of 2011, we acquired 3 centers and opened 4 new de novo centers.
  • Volume - Total treatments for the fourth quarter of 2011 were 266,313 or 3,371 treatments per day, representing a per day increase of 11.8% over the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-acquired treatment growth was 11.3% in the fourth quarter.

American Renal Associates will hold a conference call to discuss its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011 today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live call can be accessed by dialing either 1-877-407-8029 or 201-689-8029.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on management's current expectations, the accuracy of which is necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements are not historical in nature and use words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “forecast”, “plan”, “believe”, and other words of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Many factors may cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results including product developments, sales efforts, income tax matters, the outcomes of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and other economic, business, competitive and regulatory factors. We undertake no obligation to update our forward-looking statements.

(1) This press release includes Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, all of which are not financial measures defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures section at the end of this press release for the definitions of these measures as well as their reconciliations to net income.

(2) See discussion and reconciliation of historical to pro forma results on pages 5-6.

About American Renal Associates

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. is the parent of American Renal Holdings Inc. and American Renal Associates LLC (“ARA”) and is a leading owner and provider of outpatient kidney dialysis facilities operating facilities in partnership with nephrologists throughout the United States. The Company's unique operating philosophy merges physician autonomy, leading edge patient care and financial partnership between the nephrologists and ARA. Consequently, ARA has become one of the largest providers of outpatient kidney dialysis services in the nation with 108 owned facilities as of December 31, 2011 which are located in 19 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.americanrenal.com.

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Three Months Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
(unaudited and in thousands)
   
 
Successor Successor
 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2011     2010  
 
Net operating revenues $ 93,106 $ 81,928
 
Operating expenses:
Patient care costs 54,539 52,223
General and administrative 9,908 7,526
Merger and transaction-related costs 154 944
Depreciation and amortization 4,643 4,312
Provision for uncollectible accounts   686     894  
 
Total operating expenses   69,930     65,899  
 
Operating Income 23,176 16,029
 
Interest expense, net   (9,860 )   (5,616 )
 
Income before income taxes 13,316 10,413
 
Income tax expense (benefit)   2,588     (1,611 )
 
Net income 10,728 12,024
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (10,344 )   (7,495 )
 
Net income attributable to ARAH $ 384   $ 4,529  
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
(unaudited and in thousands)
     
 
Successor Successor Predecessor
 
Year Ended May 8 through January 1
December 31, December 31, through May 7,
  2011     2010     2010  
 
Net operating revenues $ 360,081 $ 202,761 $ 102,094
 
Operating expenses:
Patient care costs 217,036 130,558 66,042
General and administrative 39,326 22,517 10,016
Merger and transaction-related costs 604 15,783 7,378
Depreciation and amortization 17,865 10,746 4,429
Provision for (recoveries) uncollectible accounts   4,178     1,915     (334 )
 
Total operating expenses   279,009     181,519     87,531  
 
Operating Income 81,072 21,242 14,563
 
Interest expense, net   (36,236 )   (14,821 )   (5,717 )
 
Income before income taxes 44,836 6,421 8,846
 
Income tax expense (benefit)   4,400     (2,260 )   2,264  
 
Net income 40,436 8,681 6,582
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (37,530 )   (18,444 )   (9,266 )
 
Net income (loss) attributable to ARAH $ 2,906   $ (9,763 ) $ (2,684 )
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Pro Forma Consolidated Statement of Operations
Three Months Ended December 31, 2010
(unaudited and in thousands)

Set forth below is our summary historical and pro forma consolidated statements of operations for the periods indicated. The unaudited consolidated statements of income give effect to the pro forma adjustments as if the "Merger" and "Transactions" occurred as of January 1, 2010. See the American Renal Holdings Inc. form S-4 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2010 for a definition of the "Merger" and "Transactions". The unaudited pro forma adjustments are based upon available information and certain assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statement of operations is presented for informational purposes only. The unaudited pro forma statement of operations does not purport to represent what our results of operations would have been had the adjustments actually occurred on the dates indicated, and they do not purport to project our results of operations for any future period or as of any future date.

The Merger was accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting. The pro forma information presented includes all adjustments required to reflect the fair value of assets, both tangible and intangible, acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests based upon valuations of assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests.

   
Pro Forma Pro Forma
Historical (a) Adjustments Results
 
Successor
Three Months Three Months
Ended Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2010     2010  
 
Net operating revenues $ 81,928 $ - $ 81,928
 
Operating expenses:
Patient care costs 52,223 - 52,223
General and administrative 7,526 - 7,526
Merger and transaction-related costs 944 (944 ) (b) -
Depreciation and amortization 4,312 - 4,312
Provision for uncollectible accounts   894     -     894  
 
Total operating expenses   65,899     (944 )   64,955  
 
Operating Income 16,029 944 16,973
 
Interest expense, net   (5,616 )   (4,181 ) (c)   (9,797 )
 
Income before income taxes 10,413 (3,237 ) 7,176
 
Income tax (benefit) expense   (1,611 )   1,411   (d)   (200 )
 
Net income (loss) 12,024 (4,648 ) 7,376
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (7,495 )   -     (7,495 )
 
Net income (loss) attributable to ARAH $ 4,529   $ (4,648 ) $ (119 )
 
 
 
Notes to Pro Forma Adjustments:
(a) The amounts in these columns represent our historical balances and results for the periods reflected.
(b) Reflects a pro forma adjustment to exclude Transaction costs incurred and expensed by us resulting from the Transactions.

(c) Reflects increased interest expense assuming the Senior Secured Notes, Senior PIK Toggle Notes and Revolving Credit Facility were outstanding on January 1, 2010.

(d) Reflects the effects of our income tax provision of the pro forma adjustments.
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Pro Forma Consolidated Statement of Operations
Year Ended December 31, 2010
(unaudited and in thousands)

Set forth below is our summary historical and pro forma consolidated statements of operations for the periods indicated. The unaudited consolidated statements of income give effect to the pro forma adjustments as if the "Merger" and "Transactions" occurred as of January 1, 2010. See the American Renal Holdings Inc. form S-4 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2010 for a definition of the "Merger" and "Transactions". The unaudited pro forma adjustments are based upon available information and certain assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statement of operations is presented for informational purposes only. The unaudited pro forma statement of operations does not purport to represent what our results of operations would have been had the adjustments actually occurred on the dates indicated, and they do not purport to project our results of operations for any future period or as of any future date.

The Merger was accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting. The pro forma information presented includes all adjustments required to reflect the fair value of assets, both tangible and intangible, acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests based upon valuations of assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interests.

         
Pro Forma Pro Forma
Historical (a) Adjustments Results
 
Successor Predecessor
Year
May 8 through January 1 Ended
December 31, through May 7, December 31,
  2010     2010     2010  
 
Net operating revenues $ 202,761 $ 102,094 $ - $ 304,855
 
Operating expenses:
Patient care costs 130,558 66,042 (1,640 ) (b) 194,960
General and administrative 22,517 10,016 (2,257 ) (c) 30,276
Merger and transaction-related costs 15,783 7,378 (23,161 ) (d) -
Depreciation and amortization 10,746 4,429 1,459 (e) 16,634
Provision for (recoveries) uncollectible accounts   1,915     ( 334 )   -     1,581  
 
Total operating expenses   181,519     87,531     (25,599 )   243,451  
 
Operating Income 21,242 14,563 25,599 61,404
 
Interest expense, net   (14,821 )   (5,717 )   (17,880 ) (f)   (38,418 )
 
Income before income taxes 6,421 8,846 7,719 22,986
 
Income tax (benefit) expense   (2,260 )   2,264     (1,854 ) (g)   (1,850 )
 
Net income 8,681 6,582 9,573 24,836
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (18,444 )   (9,266 )   632   (h)   (27,078 )
 
Net income (loss) attributable to ARAH $ (9,763 ) $ (2,684 ) $ 10,205   $ (2,242 )
 
 
 
Notes to Pro Forma Adjustments:
(a) The amounts in these columns represent our historical balances and results for the periods reflected.
(b) Reflects removing cost associated with accelerated vesting of equity awards of $1,586 and decreased rent expense from the valuation of leases of $54.
(c) Reflects removing cost associated with accelerated vesting of equity awards of $2,450 offset by a pro forma sponsor management fee of $193.
(d) Reflects a pro forma adjustment to exclude costs incurred and expensed by us resulting from the Transactions.
(e) Reflects increased depreciation and amortization for the allocation of the purchase price to tangible and intangible assets.
(f) Reflects increased interest expense assuming the Senior Secured Notes, Senior PIK Toggle Notes and Revolving Credit Facility were outstanding on January 1, 2010.
(g) Reflects the effects of our income tax provision of the pro forma adjustments.
(h) Reflects the noncontrolling interest impact of the pro forma adjustment to depreciation and amortization.
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited and in thousands)
   
Successor Successor
 
December 31, December 31,
2011 2010
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 36,774 $ 21,179
Patient accounts receivable, net 56,027 51,431
Income tax receivable 1,322 1,458
Inventories, prepaid expenses and other current assets   15,101   16,318
 
Total current assets 109,224 90,386
 
Property and equipment, net 72,416 62,742
Deferred financing costs, net 4,962 4,973
Intangible assets, net 35,416 38,511
Other long-term assets 1,734 1,592
Goodwill   504,045   501,790
 
Total assets $ 727,797 $ 699,994
 
Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 52,682 $ 49,923
Amount due to sellers 2,192 5,083
Current portion of long-term debt 2,662 4,096
Current portion of capital lease obligations   51   48
 
Total current liabilities 57,587 59,150
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 391,084 245,594
Capital lease obligations, less current portion 111 162
Other long-term liabilities 3,362 2,881
Deferred tax liabilities 16,233 13,807
Noncontrolling interests subject to put provisions 47,492 44,236
Total equity   211,928   334,164
 
Total liabilities & equity $ 727,797 $ 699,994
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Supplemental Business Metrics
(unaudited)   Successor   Pro Forma   Successor   Pro Forma
   
Three Months Three Months Three Months Year Year
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31, December 31,
2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
Volume
Treatments 266,313 260,976 238,196 1,023,444 870,752
Number of treatment days 79 79 79 313 313
Treatments per day 3,371 3,303 3,015 3,270 2,782
Non-acquired growth year over year 11.3 % 16.5 % 16.1 % 17.4 % 15.6 %
 
Revenue
Net operating revenues (in thousands) $ 93,106 $ 92,666 $ 81,928 $ 360,081 $ 304,855
Net operating revenues per treatment $ 349.61 $ 355.07 $ 343.95 $ 351.83 $ 350.11
Per treatment (decrease) increase from previous quarter $ ( 5.46 ) $ 0.65 $ ( 8.34 ) N/A N/A
 
Expenses
Patient care costs
Amount (in thousands) $ 54,539 $ 54,922 $ 52,223 $ 217,036 $ 194,960
As a % of net operating revenues 58.6 % 59.3 % 63.7 % 60.3 % 64.0 %
Per treatment $ 204.79 $ 210.45 $ 219.24 $ 212.06 $ 223.90
Per treatment increase (decrease) from previous quarter $ ( 5.66 ) $ ( 0.28 ) $ ( 5.74 ) N/A N/A
 
General and administrative expenses
Amount (in thousands) $ 9,908 $ 9,701 $ 7,526 $ 39,326 $ 30,276
As a % of net operating revenues 10.6 % 10.5 % 9.2 % 10.9 % 9.9 %
Per treatment $ 37.20 $ 37.17 $ 31.60 $ 38.43 $ 34.77
Per treatment increase (decrease) from previous quarter $ 0.03 $ 0.29 $ ( 4.90 ) N/A N/A
 
Provision for uncollectible accounts
Percentage of revenue 0.7 % 1.2 % 1.1 % 1.2 % 0.5 %
 
Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests (in thousands) $ 28,376 $ 27,354 $ 21,341 $ 103,879 $ 79,321
Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands) $ 18,032 $ 17,304 $ 13,846 $ 66,349 $ 52,243
 
Accounts receivable DSO (days) 54 55 56 N/A N/A
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
(unaudited and in thousands)

To supplement our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, we use the following measures defined as Non-GAAP measures by the SEC: Adjusted EBITDA (including noncontrolling interests) and Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to ARAH before income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, and we further adjust for other non-cash charges and non-recurring charges. We believe this information is useful for evaluating our business and understanding our operating performance in a manner similar to management. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is helpful in highlighting trends because Adjusted EBITDA excludes the results of decisions that are outside the control of operating management and can differ significantly from company to company depending on long-term strategic decisions regarding capital structure, the tax jurisdictions in which companies operate and capital investments. In addition, we present Adjusted EBITDA because it is one of the components used in the calculations under the covenants contained in our revolving credit facility. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of operating performance computed in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operations, or other statement of income or cash flow data prepared in conformity with GAAP, or as measures of profitability or liquidity. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures for other companies. Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of historical operating results, and we do not mean for it to be predictive of future results of operations or cash flows. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider this item in isolation, or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are that Adjusted EBITDA:

• does not include interest expense—as we have borrowed money for general corporate purposes, interest expense is a necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits and cash flows;

• does not include depreciation and amortization—because construction and operation of our dialysis clinics requires significant capital expenditures, depreciation and amortization are a necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits;

• does not include stock-based compensation expense;

• does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and

• does not include certain income tax payments that represent a reduction in cash available to us.

The following table presents the reconciliation from net income to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated:

  Successor   Pro Forma   Successor     Pro Forma
   
Three Months Three Months Three Months Year Year
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
December 31, September 30 December 31, December 31, December 31,
2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
Reconciliation of Net income to
Adjusted EBITDA:
 
Net income $ 10,728 $ 11,398 $ 7,376 $ 40,436 $ 24,836
Interest expense, net 9,860 9,752 9,797 36,236 38,418
Income tax expense 2,588 1,038 (200 ) 4,400 (1,850 )
Depreciation and amortization 4,643 4,509 4,312 17,865 16,634
Merger and transaction-related costs 154 228 - 604 -
Stock-based compensation 230 257 (176 ) 3,649 587
Management fee 173 172 232 689 648
Specified legal costs   -     -     -     -     48  
Adjusted EBITDA (including noncontrolling interests) $ 28,376 $ 27,354 $ 21,341 $ 103,879 $ 79,321
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (10,344 )   (10,050 )   (7,495 )   (37,530 )   (27,078 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 18,032   $ 17,304   $ 13,846   $ 66,349   $ 52,243  
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.
Supplemental Information
(unaudited and in thousands)

The following tables present our selected consolidating financial information, for American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (ARAH) and American Renal Holdings Inc. (ARH) which you should read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financials.

             
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2011 For the Pro Forma Three Months Ended December 31, 2010
ARAH ARH Total ARAH ARH Total
Interest expense, net ($4,058 ) ($5,802 ) ($9,860 ) ($4,181 ) ($5,616 ) ($9,797 )
Income tax (benefit) expense (1,612 ) 4,200 2,588 1,411 ($1,611 ) (200 )
 
 
For the Year Ended December 31, 2011 For the Pro Forma Year Ended December 31, 2010
ARAH ARH Total ARAH ARH Total
Interest expense, net ($13,040 ) ($23,196 ) ($36,236 ) ($15,867 ) ($22,551 ) ($38,418 )
Income tax (benefit) expense (5,180 ) 9,580 4,400 (6,302 ) 4,452 (1,850 )
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2011 As of December 31, 2010
ARAH ARH Total ARAH ARH Total
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,638 $ 32,136 $ 36,774 $ 2,940 $ 18,239 $ 21,179
Deferred financing costs, net 611 4,351 4,962 - 4,973 4,973
Liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt - 2,662 2,662 - 4,096 4,096
Long-term debt, less current portion 141,844 249,240 391,084 - 245,594 245,594

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc
Jonathan Wilcox, 978-922-3080 ext. 385
Chief Financial Officer

 

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