EDINA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Hospital Services, Inc., a leader in medical equipment lifecycle services, today announced financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2006.
Total revenues were $57.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, representing a $3.5 million or 7% increase from total revenues of $53.9 million for the same period of 2005. For the year, revenues increased by 4% to $225.1 million.
Net loss for the quarter was $1.1 million, compared to net income of $39,000 for the same quarter last year. For the year, the company reported net income of $0.1 million versus a net loss of $1.6 million for the same period of 2005.
Adjusted EBITDA for 2006 increased $5.2 million, or 7% to $81.0 million from $75.8 million in 2005.
“We have achieved another year of consistent growth, outperforming the market in general” said Gary Blackford, President and CEO.
UHS will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 2006 fourth quarter and full year results on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time).
To participate, call (888) 765-9682 and advise the operator you would like to participate in the UHS Fourth Quarter Call with Gary Blackford. A taped replay of this call will be available from 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 20 through 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 27 by calling (800) 633-8284; enter reservation #21333080.
The audio-only portion of this call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at the Universal Hospital Services, Inc. web site at www.uhs.com. Click on “Financials” and then on “Webcasts”. The webcast is being distributed over CCBN’s Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call through CCBN’s individual investor center at www.earnings.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in CCBN’s Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via CCBN’s password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com).
UHS will also use a slide presentation to facilitate the conference call discussion. A copy of the presentation may be obtained via the company’s website in the “Financials” section.
About Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc. is a leading medical equipment lifecycle services company. UHS offers comprehensive solutions that maximize utilization, increase productivity and support optimal patient care resulting in capital and operational efficiencies. UHS currently operates through more than 75 offices, serving customers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc. 7700 France Avenue South, Suite 275 Edina, MN 55435 952-893-3200 www.uhs.com
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation. Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as EBITDA before management/board fees, financing and reorganization costs and stock-based compensation, which may not be calculated consistently among other companies applying similar reporting measures. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to represent an alternative to operating income or cash flows from operating, financing or investing activities (as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”)) as a measure of performance, and is not representative of funds available for discretionary use due to the Company’s financing obligations. EBITDA is included because it is a widely accepted financial indicator used by certain investors and financial analysts to assess and compare companies and is an integral part of the Company’s debt covenant calculations, and Adjusted EBITDA is included because the company’s financial guidance and certain compensation plans are based upon this measure. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides an important perspective on the Company’s ability to service its long-term obligations, the Company’s ability to fund continuing growth, and the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. A reconciliation of operating cash flows to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is included below (millions).
|4th Quarter||YTD December|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$ 9.4||$ 5.3||$44.0||$ 48.9|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities||4.3||6.4||2.3||0.7|
|Other non-cash expenses||(1.4)||(1.1)||(3.2)||(4.1)|
|Income tax expense||0.2||0.1||0.8||0.6|
|Management and board fees||0.2||0.4||0.8||1.6|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 20.7||$ 19.7||$75.8||$ 81.0|
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Universal Hospital Services, Inc., believes statements in this presentation looking forward in time involve risks and uncertainties. The following factors, among others, could adversely affect our business, operations and financial condition causing our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements: our history of net losses and substantial interest expense; our need for substantial cash to operate and expand our business as planned; our substantial outstanding debt and debt service obligations; restrictions imposed by the terms of our debt; a decrease in the number of patients our customers are serving; our ability to effect change in the manner in which healthcare providers traditionally procure medical equipment; the absence of long-term commitments with customers; our ability to renew contracts with group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks; changes in reimbursement rates and policies by third-party payors; the impact of health care reform initiatives; the impact of significant regulation of the health care industry and the need to comply with those regulations; difficulties or delays in our continued expansion into certain of our businesses/geographic markets and developments of new businesses/geographic markets; additional credit risks in increasing business with home care providers and nursing homes, impacts of equipment product recalls or obsolescence; increases in vendor costs that cannot be passed through to our customers; and other Risk Factors as detailed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Rex Clevenger, 952-893-3254
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer