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The Providence Service Corporation Reports First Quarter 2019

Highlights for the First Quarter of 2019:

  • Revenue from continuing operations of $367.8 million, a 9.2% increase from the first quarter of 2018
  • Income from continuing operations, net of tax, of $1.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted common share
  • Adjusted Net Income of $6.6 million and Adjusted EPS of $0.37
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $12.2 million
  • Change in segments as a result of the substantially complete organization consolidation

ATLANTA, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Providence Service Corporation (the “Company” or “Providence”) (Nasdaq: PRSC), today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

"The first quarter saw strong revenue growth of 9.2% compared to the first quarter of 2018," stated Carter Pate, Interim Chief Executive Officer.  He continued, "During the quarter, the LogistiCare team has been focused on execution.  Not only is the Company undergoing a transformation with the substantially completed organization consolidation, the team has also been busy with the integration of Circulation.  We are already starting to see early success with several key operational milestones and have received strong customer interest not only within our core Medicaid market where several large payors recently awarded us national contracts, but we are also making headway into adjacent markets including the Medicare Advantage and Healthcare Facilities markets.  On the margin side, as is the case usually with the beginning of the year, utilization can be unpredictable driven by a number of seasonal factors.  While we saw less inclement weather benefit compared to prior years, we also saw shifts in membership behavior as payors updated their membership lists and covered benefits for the year.  These changes can have impacts on overall contract profitability in the short-term. However, once a trend fully emerges we are generally able to bring contractual rates in line with costs.  We remind investors that these contract adjustments may take a number of quarters to secure, which is why we believe that the business should be measured over a full year. Related to our minority investment in Matrix, the core in-home assessment business delivered strong results compared to our internal expectations as the Matrix team has been able to drive new logo revenue growth.  Overall, we believe Providence is still on target for the year.  In terms of our long-term outlook, we remain confident in the value generated from the Circulation acquisition and still expect to achieve run-rate savings of $25 million by the end of next year."

Organizational Consolidation and Change in Segments

Beginning January 1, 2019, as the organizational consolidation was substantially complete, our former Corporate and Other segment was combined with the NET Services segment.

First Quarter 2019 Results

For the first quarter of 2019, the Company reported revenue of $367.8 million, an increase of 9.2% from $336.7 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Operating income was $3.4 million, or 0.9% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $12.1 million, or 3.6% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2018.  Income from continuing operations, net of tax, in the first quarter of 2019 was $1.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted common share, compared to income from continuing operations net of tax of $7.4 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018. Income from continuing operations, net of tax, in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018 include restructuring and related charges of $2.8 million and $1.3 million, respectively, and transactions costs of $1.4 million and less than $0.1 million, respectively.

Adjusted EBITDA was $12.2 million, or 3.3% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $17.0 million, or 5.0% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2018.

Adjusted Net Income in the first quarter of 2019 was $6.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted common share, compared to $10.9 million, or $0.64 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018.

The quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue was primarily due to a new state contract in West Virginia and new managed care organization ("MCO") contracts in Minnesota and Illinois, higher utilization across multiple not at-risk and reconciliation contracts and the addition of Circulation which contributed $9.4 million of revenue.  These increases were partially offset by the impact of contracts we no longer serve, including a state contract in Rhode Island and certain MCO contracts in Louisiana.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased in the first quarter of 2019 due to the impact of increased transportation costs as well as increased utilization across multiple contracts.  In addition, the Company benefited from favorable adjustments in the first quarter of 2018, whereas the first quarter of 2019 included fewer favorable one-time negotiated contract adjustments somewhat offsetting higher operational expenses due to inclusion of our Circulation acquisition.

Matrix Investment (Equity Investment)

For the first quarter of 2019, Providence recorded a loss in equity earnings of $1.7 million related to its Matrix Investment compared to a loss of $2.3 million for the first quarter of 2018.

As Providence’s interest in Matrix is accounted for as an equity method investment, the following numbers are not included within the Company’s consolidated results of operations. For the first quarter of 2019, Matrix’s revenue was $67.0 million, a decrease of 0.7% from $67.4 million in the first quarter of 2018.  Matrix’s operating income was $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2019, compared to an operating loss of $0.8 million, for the first quarter of 2018.

Matrix's net loss was $4.5 million for the first quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $8.5 million for the first quarter of 2018. Matrix’s Adjusted EBITDA was $14.0 million, or 20.8% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $14.2 million, or 21.1% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2018.

The year-over-year revenue decline for the first quarter of 2019 was related to lower HealthFair mobile visit volume, partially offset by growth in volumes in Matrix's core in-home assessment business. Adjusted EBITDA decreased year-over-year primarily due to lower HealthFair revenue, partially offset by the reduction of HealthFair direct costs and higher volume related to Matrix's core in-home assessment business.

As of March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, Providence's ownership interest in Matrix was 43.6%.

Investor Presentation and Conference Call

Providence will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET.  An investor presentation has been prepared to accompany the conference call and can be found on the Company’s website (investor.prscholdings.com.). To access the call, please dial:

US toll-free: 1 (844) 244 3865
International: 1 (518) 444 0681
Passcode: 6448159

Replay (available until May 16, 2019):
US toll-free: 1 (855) 859 2056
International: 1 (404) 537 3406
Passcode: 6448159

You may also access the conference call via webcast at investor.prscholdings.com, where the call also will be archived.

About Providence

The Providence Service Corporation, through its fully-owned subsidiary LogistiCare Solutions, LLC, is the nation's largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. Its range of services includes call center management, network credentialing, vendor payment management and non-emergency medical transport management.  The Company also holds a minority interest in Matrix Medical Network which provides a broad array of assessment and care management services to individuals that improve health outcomes and health plan financial performance.  For more information, please visit prscholdings.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Adjustments

In addition to the financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release includes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the Company and its segments, and Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS for the Company, which are performance measures that are not recognized under GAAP.  EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations, net of taxes, before: (1) interest expense, net, (2) provision (benefit) for income taxes and (3) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA before certain items, including (as applicable): (1) restructuring and related charges, including costs related to our corporate reorganization, (2) equity in net loss of investee, (3) certain litigation related expenses, settlement income or other negotiated settlements relating to certain matters from prior periods and (4) certain transaction and related costs. Adjusted Net Income is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax, before certain items, including (1) restructuring and related charges, (2) equity in net loss of investee, (3) certain litigation related expenses, settlement income or other negotiated settlements relating to certain matters from prior periods, (4) gain or loss on sale of equity investments, (5) excess tax charges associated with long-term incentive plans, (6) certain transaction and related costs, (7) the income tax impact of such adjustments and (8) asset impairment charges.  Adjusted EPS is calculated as Adjusted Net Income less (as applicable): (1) dividends on convertible preferred stock and (2) income allocated to participating stockholders, divided by the diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding.  We utilize these non-GAAP performance measures, which exclude certain expenses and amounts, because we believe the timing of such expenses is unpredictable and not driven by our core operating results, and therefore render comparisons with prior periods as well as with other companies in our industry less meaningful.  We believe such measures allow investors to gain a better understanding of the factors and trends affecting the ongoing operations of our business.  We consider our core operations to be the ongoing activities to provide services from which we earn revenue, including direct operating costs and indirect costs to support these activities.  In addition, our net loss in equity investee is excluded from these measures, as we do not have the ability to manage these ventures, allocate resources within the ventures, or directly control their operations or performance.

Our non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in our industry, as other companies in our industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on our reported financial results. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  We urge you to review the reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “believe,” “demonstrate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “should” and “likely” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In addition, statements that are not historical should also be considered forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our continuing relationship with government entities and our ability to procure business from them, our ability to manage growing and changing operations, the implementation of healthcare reform law, government budget changes and legislation related to the services that we provide, our ability to renew or replace existing contracts that have expired or are scheduled to expire with significant clients, and other risks detailed in Providence’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.  Providence is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Relations Contact
Bryan Wong  – Investor Relations
(404) 888-5902

--financial tables to follow--

 
The Providence Service Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands except share and per share data)
         
    Three months ended March 31,
    2019   2018
         
Service revenue, net   $ 367,815     $ 336,696  
         
Operating expenses:        
Service expense   340,498     303,115  
General and administrative expense   19,401     17,898  
Depreciation and amortization   4,475     3,580  
Total operating expenses   364,374     324,593  
Operating income   3,441     12,103  
         
Other expenses (income):        
Interest expense, net   303     326  
Other income   (66 )    
Equity in net loss of investee   1,656     2,344  
Income from continuing operations before income taxes   1,548     9,433  
Provision for income taxes   234     2,010  
Income from continuing operations, net of tax   1,314     7,423  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (732 )   (1,697 )
Net income   582     5,726  
Net income from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interest       (296 )
Net income attributable to Providence   $ 582     $ 5,430  
         
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders   $ (535 )   $ 3,497  
         
Basic earnings (loss) per common share:        
Continuing operations   $ 0.02     $ 0.42  
Discontinued operations   (0.06 )   (0.15 )
Basic earnings (loss) per common share   $ (0.04 )   $ 0.27  
         
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:        
Continuing operations   $ 0.02     $ 0.42  
Discontinued operations   (0.06 )   (0.15 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share   $ (0.04 )   $ 0.27  
         
Weighted-average number of common        
shares outstanding:        
Basic   12,899,714     13,105,965  
Diluted   12,953,328     13,199,440  
             


 
The Providence Service Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
         
    March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 42,418     $ 5,678  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance   150,353     147,756  
Other current assets (1)   42,682     50,495  
Current assets of discontinued operations (2)   4,561     7,051  
Total current assets   240,014     210,980  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   21,076      
Property and equipment, net   21,809     22,965  
Goodwill and intangible assets, net   159,803     161,362  
Equity investments   159,546     161,503  
Other long-term assets (3)   11,140     12,835  
Total assets   $ 613,388     $ 569,645  
         
Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:        
Current portion of operating lease liabilities   $ 7,763     $  
Current portion of long-term obligations   650     718  
Other current liabilities (4)   161,435     138,908  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations (2)   1,621     3,257  
Total current liabilities   171,469     142,883  
Long-term obligations, less current portion   276     353  
Operating lease liabilities, less current portion   14,603      
Other long-term liabilities (5)   34,712     38,019  
Total liabilities   221,060     181,255  
         
Mezzanine and stockholders' equity        
Convertible preferred stock, net   77,392     77,392  
Stockholders' equity   314,936     310,998  
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity   $ 613,388     $ 569,645  
                 

(1) Comprised of other receivables, prepaid expenses and other and short-term restricted cash.
(2) Comprised of assets or liabilities primarily related to WD Services' former Saudi Arabian operation.
(3) Comprised of other assets and long-term restricted cash.
(4) Comprised of accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued transportation costs, deferred revenue and reinsurance and related liability reserves.
(5) Includes other long-term liabilities and deferred tax liabilities.

 
The Providence Service Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands) (1)
         
    Three months ended March 31,
    2019   2018
Operating activities        
Net income   $ 582     $ 5,726  
Depreciation and amortization   4,475     6,798  
Stock-based compensation   2,103     933  
Equity in net loss of investee   1,656     2,321  
Other non-cash items   (580 )   (876 )
Changes in working capital   30,595     10,716  
Net cash provided by operating activities   38,831     25,618  
Investing activities        
Purchase of property and equipment   (1,682 )   (4,987 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,682 )   (4,987 )
Financing activities        
Preferred stock dividends   (1,087 )   (1,089 )
Repurchase of common stock, for treasury   (217 )   (37,167 )
Proceeds from common stock issued pursuant to stock option exercise   2,557     9,301  
Other financing activities   (145 )   (1,304 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   1,108     (30,259 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash       115  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   38,257     (9,513 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   12,367     101,606  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period (2)   $ 50,624     $ 92,093  
                 

(1) Includes both continuing and discontinued operations.
(2) Includes restricted cash of $3.9 million at March 31, 2019 and restricted cash of $5.9 million at March 31, 2018.

                         
The Providence Service Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Segment Information and Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands) (Unaudited)
     
    Three months ended March 31, 2019
    NET
Services
  Matrix
Investment
  Total
Continuing
Operations
             
Service revenue, net $ 367,815     $     $ 367,815  
             
Operating expenses:          
Service expense 340,498         340,498  
General and administrative expense 19,401         19,401  
Depreciation and amortization 4,475         4,475  
Total operating expenses 364,374         364,374  
             
Operating income 3,441         3,441  
             
Other expenses (income):          
Interest expense, net 303         303  
Other income (66 )       (66 )
Equity in net loss of investee     1,656     1,656  
Income (loss) from continuing          
operations, before income tax 3,204     (1,656 )   1,548  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 572     (338 )   234  
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of taxes 2,632     (1,318 )   1,314  
             
Interest expense, net 303         303  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 572     (338 )   234  
Depreciation and amortization 4,475         4,475  
             
EBITDA 7,982     (1,656 )   6,326  
             
Restructuring and related charges (1) 2,812         2,812  
Transaction costs (2) 1,388         1,388  
Equity in net loss of investee     1,656     1,656  
Litigation expense 9         9  
             
Adjusted EBITDA $ 12,191     $     $ 12,191  
                       

(1) Restructuring and related charges include severance costs of $1,026 and organizational consolidation costs of $1,786.
(2) Transaction costs related to the integration of Circulation and certain transaction-related expenses.

                         
The Providence Service Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Segment Information and Adjusted EBITDA
 (in thousands) (Unaudited)
     
    Three months ended March 31, 2018
    NET
Services
  Matrix
Investment
  Total
Continuing
Operations
             
Service revenue, net $ 336,696     $     $ 336,696  
             
Operating expenses:          
Service expense 303,115         303,115  
General and administrative expense 17,898         17,898  
Depreciation and amortization 3,580         3,580  
Total operating expenses 324,593         324,593  
             
Operating income 12,103         12,103  
             
Other expenses:          
Interest expense, net 326         326  
Equity in net loss of investee     2,344     2,344  
Income (loss) from continuing          
operations, before income tax 11,777     (2,344 )   9,433  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,528     (518 )   2,010  
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of taxes 9,249     (1,826 )   7,423  
             
Interest expense, net 326         326  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,528     (518 )   2,010  
Depreciation and amortization 3,580         3,580  
             
EBITDA 15,683     (2,344 )   13,339  
             
Restructuring and related charges (1) 1,271         1,271  
Transaction costs 35         35  
Equity in net loss of investee     2,344     2,344  
             
             
Adjusted EBITDA $ 16,989     $     $ 16,989  
                       

(1) Restructuring and related charges include value enhancement implementation initiative costs of $823 for NET Services and organizational consolidation costs of $448.

 
The Providence Service Corporation
Summary Financial Information of Equity Investment in Matrix Medical Network (1)
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
  Three months ended March 31,  
  2019   2018  
Revenue $ 66,983     $ 67,429    
Operating expense (2) 55,220     59,166    
Depreciation and amortization 11,208     9,052    
Operating income (loss) 555     (789 )  
         
Interest expense 6,392     10,343    
Benefit for income taxes (1,351 )   (2,614 )  
Net loss (4,486 )   (8,518 )  
         
Interest 43.6 %   43.6 %  
Net loss - Equity Investment (1,952 )   (3,716 )  
Management fee and other 296   (3) 1,372   (4)
Equity in net loss of investee $ (1,656 )   $ (2,344 )  
         
Net Debt (5) $ 297,046        
         

(1) The results of our equity method investment are excluded from the calculation of Providence's Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income.
(2) Excludes depreciation and amortization.
(3) Includes amounts relating to management fees due from Matrix to Providence of $296.
(4) Includes amounts relating to management fees due from Matrix to Providence of $1,432 less Providence share-based compensation expense of $60.
(5) Represents cash of $30,479 and debt of $327,525 on Matrix's standalone balance sheet as of March 31, 2019.

 
The Providence Service Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA: Matrix Medical Network (1)(2)(5)
(in thousands) (Unaudited)
   
  Three months ended March 31,
  2019   2018
Revenue $ 66,983     $ 67,429  
Operating expense (3) 55,220     59,166  
Depreciation and amortization 11,208     9,052  
Operating income (loss) 555     (789 )
       
Interest expense 6,392     10,343  
Benefit for income taxes (1,351 )   (2,614 )
Net loss (4,486 )   (8,518 )
       
Depreciation and amortization 11,208     9,052  
Interest expense 6,392     10,343  
Benefit for income taxes (1,351 )   (2,614 )
EBITDA 11,763     8,263  
Management fees (4) 660     3,057  
Acquisition costs     2,169  
Integration costs 1,483     727  
Transaction costs 45     6  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 13,951     $ 14,222  
       

(1) Matrix's Adjusted EBITDA is not included within Providence's Adjusted EBITDA in any period presented.
(2) Providence accounts for its proportionate share of Matrix's results using the equity method.
(3) Excludes depreciation and amortization.
(4) Management fees in the first three months of 2018 include fees earned in association with the acquisition of HealthFair.
(5) 2018 includes the results of HealthFair since the date of acquisition on February 16, 2018.

                 
The Providence Service Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Common Share:
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
    Three months ended March 31,
    2019   2018
         
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 1,314     $ 7,423  
       
Restructuring and related charges (1) 3,030     1,271  
Transaction costs (2) 1,388     35  
Equity in net loss of investee 1,656     2,344  
Intangible amortization expense 1,559     730  
Litigation expense 9      
Tax effected impact of adjustments (2,352 )   (932 )
         
Adjusted Net Income 6,604     10,871  
         
Dividends on convertible preferred stock (1,087 )   (1,089 )
Income allocated to participating securities (744 )   (1,303 )
         
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders $ 4,773     $ 8,479  
         
Adjusted EPS $ 0.37     $ 0.64  
               
Diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding   12,953,328       13,199,440  
         

(1) Restructuring and related charges are related to severance costs, as well as costs related to the organizational consolidation.  See the above Adjusted EBITDA tables for details of these charges for each period presented.
(2) Transaction costs relate to the integration of Circulation and certain transaction-related expenses.

 

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