Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE: MD), the nation’s leading provider of highly specialized health care for women, children and babies, today reported earnings from continuing operations of $0.35 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2022. On a non-GAAP basis, Pediatrix reported Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.40.

For the 2022 third quarter, Pediatrix reported the following results from continuing operations:

  • Net revenue of $490 million;
  • Income from continuing operations of $29 million; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $58 million.

“We are disappointed in our third-quarter operating results, which reflected operational challenges in billing and collections and modest headwinds in volumes and payor mix,” said Mark S. Ordan, Chief Executive Officer of Pediatrix Medical Group. “We have taken significant steps to address what we have identified as priority areas for enhanced resources and processes in revenue cycle management. We have also executed internal plans that will benefit our corporate cost structure beginning in the fourth quarter. Combined, we intend for these steps to position us for improving revenue and bottom-line performance. To assist our efforts, R1, as our revenue cycle partner, is providing enhanced support in a variety of ways to help effectuate our expected improvement, which is incorporated in our updated outlook for 2022 Adjusted EBITDA.”

Operating Results from Continuing Operations – Three Months Ended September 30, 2022

Pediatrix’s net revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $489.9 million, compared to $492.9 million for the prior-year period. Pediatrix’s overall same-unit revenue decreased by 3.2 percent, partially offset by revenue growth driven by net acquisition activity.

Same-unit revenue from net reimbursement-related factors declined by 3.5 percent for the 2022 third quarter as compared to the prior-year period. This net decrease primarily reflects the impact of certain revenue cycle management transition activities and a modest decline in the percentage of services reimbursed by commercial and other non-government payors compared to the prior-year period, partially offset by increases in contract and administrative fees. The percentage of services reimbursed by commercial and other non-government payors declined by approximately 120 basis points compared to the prior-year period.

Same-unit revenue attributable to patient volume increased by 0.3 percent for the 2022 third quarter as compared to the prior-year period, with growth in other pediatric services, primarily newborn nursery, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric services partially offset by declines in neonatology services. Shown below are year-over-year percentage changes in certain same-unit volume statistics for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022. (Note: figures in the below table reflect contributions only to net patient service revenue and exclude other contributions to total same-unit revenue, including contract and administrative fees.)

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2022

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital-based patient services

 

(0.6)%

 

0.8%

Office-based patient services

 

3.5%

 

2.8%

 

 

 

 

 

Neonatology services (within hospital-based services):

 

 

 

 

 

Total births

 

(0.8)%

 

0.9%

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) days

 

(1.4)%

 

0.2%

For the 2022 third quarter, practice salaries and benefits expense was $342.9 million, compared to $328.8 million for the prior-year period. This increase primarily reflects same-unit clinical compensation increases, as well as salary increases related to acquisitions completed over the past year, partially offset by decreases in incentive compensation expense.

For the 2022 third quarter, general and administrative expenses were $57.9 million, as compared to $66.9 million for the prior-year period. The net decrease of $9.0 million is primarily related to cost reductions from net staffing reductions, lower incentive compensation expense based on operating results and a net savings in revenue cycle management expenses.

For the third quarter of 2022, transformational and restructuring related expenses totaled $1.0 million, compared to $4.2 million for the third quarter of 2021. The expense recorded during the third quarter of 2022 related predominantly to contract terminations and modest consulting fees.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, which is defined as earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and transformational and restructuring related expenses, was $58.3 million for the 2022 third quarter, compared to $73.4 million for the prior-year period.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $9.0 million for the third quarter of 2022 compared to $8.2 million for the third quarter of 2021.

Investment and other income was $0.6 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2021. This decrease primarily reflects the reimbursement received in the prior year period related to the transition services provided to the buyer of one of the Company’s divested medical groups.

Interest expense was $9.5 million for the third quarter of 2022 compared to $17.6 million for the third quarter of 2021. This decrease reflects lower total debt and lower interest rates from the Company’s previously-disclosed refinancing transactions completed during the first quarter of 2022.

Pediatrix generated income from continuing operations of $28.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the 2022 third quarter, based on a weighted average 82.8 million shares outstanding. This compares with income from continuing operations of $31.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the 2021 third quarter, based on a weighted average 86.1 million shares outstanding. The decrease in weighted average shares outstanding is related to the share repurchases completed during 2022.

For the third quarter of 2022, Pediatrix reported Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.40, compared to $0.46 for the third quarter of 2021. For these periods, Adjusted EPS from continuing operations is defined as diluted income from continuing operations per common and common equivalent share excluding non-cash amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, transformational and restructuring related expenses, and discrete tax events.

Operating Results from Continuing Operations – Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, Pediatrix generated revenue from continuing operations of $1.46 billion, compared to $1.41 billion for the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 was $174.5 million, compared to $184.4 million for the prior year. Pediatrix generated income from continuing operations of $38.6 million, or $0.45 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, based on a weighted average 84.8 million shares outstanding, which compares to income from continuing operations of $67.7 million, or $0.79 per share, based on a weighted average 85.8 million shares outstanding for the first nine months of 2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, Pediatrix reported Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.20, compared to $1.11 in the same period of 2021.

Financial Position and Cash Flow – Continuing Operations

Pediatrix had cash and cash equivalents of $8.7 million at September 30, 2022, compared to $387.4 million on December 31, 2021, and net accounts receivable were $294.4 million. As previously disclosed, during the first quarter of 2022 the Company used cash on hand, together with proceeds from the new issuance of debt, to redeem its $1.0 billion in outstanding principal amount of 6.25% Senior Notes due 2027 and pay related fees and expenses.

For the third quarter of 2022, Pediatrix generated cash from continuing operations of $88.4 million, compared to $67.2 million for the third quarter of 2021. During the third quarter of 2022, the Company used $21.5 million to fund the repurchase of 1.1 million shares under the Company’s previously announced repurchase program and $6.9 million to fund capital expenditures.

At September 30, 2022, Pediatrix had total debt outstanding of $739 million, consisting of its $400 million in 5.375% Senior Notes due 2030; $244 million in borrowings under its Term A Loan; and $95 million in borrowings under its revolving line of credit.

Non-GAAP Measures

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS from continuing operations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is provided in the financial tables of this press release.

2022 Outlook

Pediatrix anticipates that its 2022 Adjusted EBITDA, as defined above, will be in a range of $240 million to $245 million. This outlook reflects Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2022 of $174.5 million.

Earnings Conference Call

Pediatrix will host an investor conference call to discuss the quarterly results at 9 a.m., ET today. The conference call Webcast may be accessed from the Company’s Website, www.pediatrix.com. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 12:45 p.m. ET today through midnight ET November 18, 2022 by dialing 866.207.1041, access Code 5783034. The replay will also be available at www.pediatrix.com.

ABOUT PEDIATRIX MEDICAL GROUP

Pediatrix® Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE:MD) is the nation’s leading provider of physician services. Pediatrix-affiliated clinicians are committed to providing coordinated, compassionate and clinically excellent services to women, babies and children across the continuum of care, both in hospital settings and office-based practices. Specialties include obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology complemented by more than 20 pediatric subspecialties, as well as a newly expanded area of pediatric primary and urgent care clinics. The group’s high-quality, evidence-based care is bolstered by significant investments in research, education, quality-improvement and safety initiatives. The physician-led company was founded in 1979 as a single neonatology practice and today provides its highly specialized and often critical care services through more than 4,800 affiliated physicians and other clinicians in 37 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Pediatrix, visit www.pediatrix.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and the Pediatrix blog. Investment information can be found at www.pediatrix.com/investors.

Certain statements and information in this press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s objectives, plans and strategies, and all statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future. These statements are often characterized by terminology such as “believe,” “hope,” “may,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “positioned,” “strategy” and similar expressions, and are based on assumptions and assessments made by the Company’s management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no duty to update or revise any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments, and business decisions to differ materially from forward-looking statements are described in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors”, as well the Company’s current reports on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and include the impact of the Company’s name change; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company and its financial condition and results of operations; the effects of economic conditions on the Company’s business; the effects of the Affordable Care Act and potential changes thereto or a repeal thereof; the Company’s relationships with government-sponsored or funded healthcare programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, and with managed care organizations and commercial health insurance payors; the impact of surprise billing legislation and its implementation; the Company’s ability to comply with the terms of its debt financing arrangements; the Company’s transition to a third-party revenue cycle management provider; the impact of the divestiture of the Company’s anesthesiology and radiology medical groups; the impact of management transitions; the timing and contribution of future acquisitions; the effects of share repurchases; and the effects of the Company’s transformation initiatives, including its reorientation on, and growth strategy for, its pediatrics and obstetrics business.

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Net revenue

 

$

489,915

 

 

$

492,949

 

 

$

1,458,177

 

 

$

1,412,661

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice salaries and benefits

 

 

342,850

 

 

 

328,759

 

 

 

1,016,762

 

 

 

964,806

 

Practice supplies and other operating expenses

 

 

31,857

 

 

 

26,122

 

 

 

90,189

 

 

 

72,516

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

57,888

 

 

 

66,892

 

 

 

180,340

 

 

 

204,376

 

Gain on sale of building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7,280

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

8,956

 

 

 

8,151

 

 

 

26,500

 

 

 

24,288

 

Transformational and restructuring related expenses

 

 

977

 

 

 

4,232

 

 

 

7,736

 

 

 

19,042

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

442,528

 

 

 

434,156

 

 

 

1,321,527

 

 

 

1,277,748

 

Income from operations

 

 

47,387

 

 

 

58,793

 

 

 

136,650

 

 

 

134,913

 

Investment and other income

 

 

617

 

 

 

1,686

 

 

 

2,336

 

 

 

11,829

 

Interest expense

 

 

(9,516

)

 

 

(17,595

)

 

 

(29,743

)

 

 

(52,119

)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(57,016

)

 

 

(14,532

)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate

 

 

371

 

 

 

550

 

 

 

1,319

 

 

 

1,622

 

Total non-operating expenses

 

 

(8,528

)

 

 

(15,359

)

 

 

(83,104

)

 

 

(53,200

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

38,859

 

 

 

43,434

 

 

 

53,546

 

 

 

81,713

 

Income tax provision

 

 

(10,051

)

 

 

(11,594

)

 

 

(14,982

)

 

 

(14,002

)

Income from continuing operations

 

 

28,808

 

 

 

31,840

 

 

 

38,564

 

 

 

67,711

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

1,920

 

 

 

(1,052

)

 

 

(1,892

)

 

 

15,716

 

Net income

 

 

30,728

 

 

 

30,788

 

 

 

36,672

 

 

 

83,427

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

21

 

Net income attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

30,728

 

 

$

30,795

 

 

$

36,676

 

 

$

83,448

 

Per common and common equivalent share data (diluted):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.37

 

 

$

0.45

 

 

$

0.79

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

(0.02

)

 

$

0.18

 

Net income attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

0.37

 

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

0.97

 

Weighted average common shares

 

 

82,776

 

 

 

86,096

 

 

 

84,821

 

 

 

85,759

 

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations

to Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations Attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Income from continuing operations attributable to Pediatrix

 

$

28,808

 

 

$

31,847

 

 

$

38,568

 

 

$

67,732

 

Medical Group, Inc.

Interest expense

 

 

9,516

 

 

 

17,595

 

 

 

29,743

 

 

 

52,119

 

Gain on sale of building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7,280

)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57,016

 

 

 

14,532

 

Income tax provision

 

 

10,051

 

 

 

11,594

 

 

 

14,982

 

 

 

14,002

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

8,956

 

 

 

8,151

 

 

 

26,500

 

 

 

24,288

 

Transformational and restructuring related expenses

 

 

977

 

 

 

4,232

 

 

 

7,736

 

 

 

19,042

 

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations attributable to

 

$

58,308

 

 

$

73,419

 

 

$

174,545

 

 

$

184,435

 

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of Diluted Income from Continuing Operations per Share

to Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations per Diluted Share (“Adjusted EPS”)

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

82,776

 

 

86,096

 

Income from continuing operations and diluted income from continuing operations per share attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

28,808

 

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

31,847

 

 

$

0.37

 

Adjustments (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization (net of tax of $554 and $583)

 

 

1,662

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

1,749

 

 

 

0.02

 

Stock-based compensation (net of tax of $1,030 and $1,374)

 

 

3,090

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

4,121

 

 

 

0.05

 

Transformational and restructuring expenses (net of tax of $244 and $1,058)

 

 

733

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

3,174

 

 

 

0.03

 

Net impact from discrete tax events

 

 

(1,083

)

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

(901

)

 

 

(0.01

)

Adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

33,210

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

$

39,990

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

(1) A blended tax rate of 25% was used to calculate the tax effects of the adjustments for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

84,821

 

 

85,759

 

Income from continuing operations and diluted income from continuing operations per share attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

38,568

 

 

$

0.45

 

 

$

67,732

 

 

$

0.79

 

Adjustments (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization (net of tax of $1,635 and $2,049)

 

 

4,907

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

6,149

 

 

 

0.07

 

Stock-based compensation (net of tax of $3,223 and $3,737)

 

 

9,668

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

11,210

 

 

 

0.13

 

Transformational and restructuring expenses (net of tax of $1,934 and $4,760)

 

 

5,802

 

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

14,282

 

 

 

0.16

 

Gain on sale of building (net of tax of $1,820)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,460

)

 

 

(0.06

)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt (net of tax of $14,254 and $3,633)

 

 

42,762

 

 

 

0.50

 

 

 

10,899

 

 

 

0.13

 

Net impact from discrete tax events

 

 

(297

)

 

 

 

 

 

(9,484

)

 

 

(0.11

)

Adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

101,410

 

 

$

1.20

 

 

$

95,328

 

 

$

1.11

 

 
  • A blended tax rate of 25% was used to calculate the tax effects of the adjustments for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Balance Sheet Highlights

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

As of September 30, 2022

 

 

As of December 31, 2021

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

8,668

 

 

$

387,391

 

Investments

 

 

91,396

 

 

 

99,715

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

294,351

 

 

 

301,775

 

Income taxes receivable

 

 

9,729

 

 

 

14,249

 

Other current assets

 

 

19,563

 

 

 

37,434

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

19,534

 

 

 

21,565

 

Operating and finance lease right-of-use assets

 

 

69,346

 

 

 

65,461

 

Goodwill, other assets, property and equipment

 

 

1,819,370

 

 

 

1,794,956

 

Total assets

 

$

2,331,957

 

 

$

2,722,546

 

Liabilities and equity:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

306,460

 

 

$

394,118

 

Total debt, including finance leases, net

 

 

745,923

 

 

 

1,004,748

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

68,213

 

 

 

61,080

 

Other liabilities

 

 

352,694

 

 

 

365,908

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,473,290

 

 

 

1,825,854

 

Total equity

 

 

858,667

 

 

 

896,692

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

2,331,957

 

 

$

2,722,546

 

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations

to Forward-Looking Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations Attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31, 2022

 

Income from continuing operations attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

70,000

 

 

$

74,000

 

Interest expense

 

 

39,000

 

 

 

38,500

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

57,000

 

 

 

57,000

 

Income tax provision

 

 

28,700

 

 

 

30,200

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

35,000

 

 

 

35,000

 

Transformational and restructuring related expenses

 

 

10,300

 

 

 

10,300

 

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations attributable to Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

 

$

240,000

 

 

$

245,000

 

 

Charles Lynch Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy 954-384-0175, x 5692 charles.lynch@pediatrix.com

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