EDINA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (“UHS”), a leading medical equipment lifecycle services company, today announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009.
Total revenues were $72.2 million for the third quarter of 2009, representing a $1.2 million, or 2% increase from total revenues of $71.0 million for the same period of 2008. Revenues for the first nine months of 2009 approximated those of the prior year and totaled $219.0 million for 2009 versus $218.1 million for the same comparable period of 2008.
Net loss for the quarter was $4.9 million, compared to a net loss of $7.1 million for the same quarter last year. For the first nine months, UHS reported a net loss of $14.5 million versus net loss of $16.4 million for the same period of 2008.
Third quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $26.5 million, representing a $2.4 million, or 10% increase from $24.1 million for the same period of 2008. Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2009 was $80.4 million, representing a $2.2 million, or 3% increase from $78.2 million for the same period of 2008.
UHS will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 2009 third quarter results on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time).
“The results we have achieved in a year of economic turmoil and health care uncertainty has validated our long term, strategic approach to the market,” commented Gary Blackford, Chairman and CEO of UHS. “Our service offerings that focus on reducing costs, increasing productivity and achieving better patient outcomes for our customers are gaining traction in this environment. We are looking to accelerate our evolution over the coming months.”
To participate, call (877) 586-2667 and advise the operator you would like to participate in the UHS Third Quarter Call with Gary Blackford. A taped replay of this call will be available from 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 11, 2009 through 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2009 by calling (800) 642-1687; enter reservation #38977737.
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 at www.uhs.com 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 80 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|
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation. Adjusted EBITDA is defined by UHS as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) before management and board fees, stock option expense, ASC 805* impact, loss on extinguishment of debt and transaction and related costs, 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 are not representative of funds available for discretionary use due to UHS’ 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 UHS’ debt covenant calculations, and Adjusted EBITDA is included because UHS’ 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.
|$ in Millions||3rd Quarter||September YTD|
|Net Cash provided by Operating Activities||$||22.7||$||27.4||$||51.0||$||52.7|
|Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities||(9.7||)||(12.7||)||(6.5||)||(5.7||)|
|Other and Non-Cash Expenses||1.7||2.2||3.6||3.7|
|Income Tax Expense||(3.8||)||(2.9||)||(9.7||)||(9.0||)|
|Management, Board, & Strategic Fees||0.3||0.3||0.9||1.0|
|Stock Option Expense||0.7||0.1||1.9||1.0|
|ASC 805* Impact||0.6||0.6||1.9||1.6|
|* Previously referred to as FAS 141|
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; the effect of prolonged negative changes in domestic and global economic conditions; 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, 2008, as well as our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Rex Clevenger, 952-893-3254
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer