Almost Family Reports Fourth Quarter and 2015 Results

Louisville, Kentucky, UNITED STATES


LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today its financial results for the period from October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and fiscal year 2015.

Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Record Net service revenues of approximately $145 million
  • Adjusted earnings from home health operations(1) of $6.2 million, $0.62 per diluted share versus $0.48 in the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations(1) of $13.1 million
  • GAAP Net income, including deal and transition costs, attributable to Almost Family, Inc. of $2.8 million, $0.28 per diluted share versus $0.50 in the fourth quarter of 2014
  • Operating cash flow of $7.9 million

Fiscal Year Highlights:

  • Record Net service revenues of approximately $532 million
  • Adjusted earnings from home health operations(1) of $21.4 million, $2.20 per diluted share versus $1.79 in 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations(1) of $43.9 million
  • GAAP Net income, including deal and transition costs, attributable to Almost Family, Inc. of $20.0 million, $2.05 per diluted share versus $1.45 in 2014
  • Operating cash flow of $21.2 million

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 12

Management Comments

William Yarmuth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:  “We are exceptionally pleased with the overall progress we have made over the course of the last twelve months.  We have completed six meaningful transactions putting nearly $150 million to work in an accretive package of acquisitions.  We are generating record revenues and solid earnings growth, strong cash flows and growth in share value.  I am excited about the portfolio of companies we have brought into our Healthcare Innovations group and look forward to working with them with the goal of more effectively connecting home care to the overall health care delivery system.

Steve Guenthner, President added:  “We are as optimistic as we’ve ever been about the prospects for home health and the opportunities for Almost Family in particular.  The last twelve months have been nearly transformational for our company and we plan to continue our trajectory.  While we have completed a record number of acquisitions over the last twelve months many more opportunities remain available to us.  We have become recognized as a successful consolidator in a consolidating industry, with strong access to low cost capital and a proven track record for integration.  On the acquisition front we will continue to actively seek quality acquisition candidates that meet our profile.  On the regulatory front, we will continue to work with regulators at the national and state level to propose, and help enact, good policies that enhance program integrity, save program dollars and promote quality of life for our patients.”

Yarmuth concluded:  “While we’re proud of our success, we have meaningful work ahead of us in 2016 making improvements to our existing business, adapting to the challenges of the newly implemented Value Based Purchasing reimbursement system, further evolving within our Healthcare Innovations group and bringing more quality organizations into our network of quality home care providers.  All of this is instrumental to continuing our overall business development and growth trajectory through 2016 and beyond.  I want to once again welcome the WillCare, Blackstone, Ingenios and LTS teams that joined us over the last year and express my tremendous appreciation to the more than 14,000 Almost Family employees and managers who have made our success possible and on whom the future of our Company depends.”

Fourth Quarter Financial Results

VN segment fourth quarter results include a full quarter of WillCare and a partial quarter of Black Stone.  WillCare and Black Stone contributed $11.9 million in revenue and $2.4 million in contribution to the VN results.  VN segment net revenues increased to $105.4 million from $95.7 million in the prior year as WillCare and Black Stone related revenues were partially offset by lower revenues, primarily related to certain branch closures.  Total Medicare admissions grew by 6% to 23,062 from 21,782, resulting from acquired operations partially offset by a 3% decrease in organic admissions, primarily in Medicare reimbursed on a per-visit basis which declined 12%.  VN segment contribution was $12.9 million or 12.3% of revenue and increased 19.8% over the same period of last year.  During the fourth quarter, we closed eight underperforming VN locations in various markets which lost $0.3 million in the fourth quarter.  Excluding closed locations, episodic Medicare admissions grew 1% organically as compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.  Excluding closed locations, Medicare admissions outside of Florida episodic grew organically by 4%, while Florida episodic admissions declined 5%.

WillCare and Black Stone contributed $11.2 million in revenue and $1.8 million in contribution to the PC segment results.  PC segment net revenues increased 33.9% to a record $38.6 million in 2015 from $28.9 million in 2014, as acquired WillCare and Black Stone revenues were partially offset by a decline in organic revenues primarily related to changes in a certain Medicaid program in Ohio.  PC segment contribution increased 46.6% as compared to the same period of last year.

Deal, transition and other costs for 2015 include $3.5 million of deal and transition primarily related to the 2015 acquisitions and $1.3 million costs related to the closure of VN underperforming locations.  Due to the Company’s use of the 52-53 week calendar the fourth quarter of 2015 ended on January 1, 2016 thus including the 2016 New Year’s Day holiday.  This reduced diluted EPS for the quarter by $0.03.

Net cash from operating activities of $7.9 million was generated in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2015 was 43.0% compared to 40.8% for the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily due to certain nondeductible deal and transaction costs. 

Fiscal Year Financial Results

VN segment net revenues increased $20.3 million, to $401.1 million from $380.8 million in the prior year.  VN segment net revenues were a record high.  Medicare admissions grew by 3.9% to 91,027 from 87,650 of which 1.0% were organic.  VN segment contribution of $49.9 million or 12.4% of revenue increased 16.3% over $42.9 million in the same period of last year.  Fiscal year 2015 includes four months of WillCare and almost two months of Black Stone.  WillCare and Black Stone contributed $15.3 million in revenue and $3.0 million in contribution to the VN results. 

During the fourth quarter, we closed eight underperforming VN locations in various markets which lost $1.1 million in 2015.  Excluding closed locations, episodic Medicare admissions grew 4% organically as compared to 2014.  Excluding closed locations, outside of Florida episodic Medicare admissions grew organically by 10%, while Florida episodic admissions declined 4%.

PC segment net revenues increased $15.2 million or 13.5% to a record $127.7 million in 2015 from $112.5 million in 2014.  PC segment contribution increased 13.8% to a record $14.2 million as compared to $12.5 million in the same period of last year.  WillCare and Black Stone contributed $15.9 million in revenue and $2.5 million in contribution to the PC segment results. 

Net cash from operating activities of $21.2 million was generated in 2015.  Investing activities used $83.6 million of cash in acquisitions.  Financing activities include borrowings of $66.1 million for the 2015 acquisitions, less amounts repaid.

The effective tax rate for 2015 was 34.5% compared to 41.0% for 2014.  The lower effective tax rate for the 2015 period was primarily related to the tax treatment of a legal settlement in the third quarter of 2015.  We expect our effective tax rate to normalize at 40.5% going forward.

Due to our use of the 52-53 week calendar, our fiscal 2015 ended on January 1, 2016 thus including the 2016 New Year’s Day holiday.  This reduced diluted EPS for the year by $0.03.

The Year in Review:

  • The last year marked the most acquisitive in Company history, with approximately $150 million invested in and total run-rate revenues of approximately $140 million acquired in a total of 6 transactions with a meaningful impact being made in all of the Company’s operating segments.
  • Home health acquisitions totaling $116 million in revenue and $97 million in total capital deployed were made through three separate transactions in adding the state of New York, and significantly expanding the Company’s presence in Ohio and New Jersey.
  • In February 2015, the Company announced the formation of its HealthCare Innovations (HCI) Segment with its investment in NavHealth following its 2013 acquisition of Imperium Health Management.
  • Acquisition of in-home assessment providers Ingenios (July 2015) and LTS (January 2016) increases total transactions to 4 and a total of $57 million capital deployed.  The Company’s HCI segment is expected to generate positive earnings and cash flows following the LTS transaction.
  • The Company’s access to capital remains strong and balanced with the expansion of its bank credit facility to $175 million earlier in 2015, and the use of $31 million in common equity and $11 million in long-term notes to finance its recent acquisitions.
  • The Company’s annualized run-rate revenues with all acquisitions included is expected to top $630 million, an increase of two-thirds over 2013’s $360 million.

The Company noted that it will continue to aggressively pursue quality acquisitions of in-home health care service providers consistent with its stated strategy and the types of services its segments currently provide.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
        
 Three month period ended Fiscal year ended 
 January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
 January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
Net service revenues$145,217  $124,756  $532,214  $495,829 
Cost of service revenues (excluding depreciation & amortization)  77,696    66,390    281,842    263,994 
Gross margin  67,521    58,366    250,372    231,835 
General and administrative expenses:       
Salaries and benefits  38,856    35,293    147,849    139,793 
Other  18,305    15,822    66,281    62,261 
Deal and transition costs  4,835    (703)   4,139    5,304 
Total general and administrative expenses  61,996    50,412    218,269    207,358 
Operating income  5,525    7,954    32,103    24,477 
Interest expense, net  (759)   (365)   (2,006)   (1,442)
Income before income taxes  4,766    7,589    30,097    23,035 
Income tax expense  (2,097)   (3,266)   (10,556)   (9,511)
Net income  2,669    4,323    19,541    13,524 
Net loss (income) - noncontrolling interests  137    424    468    239 
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$2,806  $4,747  $20,009  $13,763 
        
Per share amounts-basic:       
Average shares outstanding  9,775    9,352    9,505    9,333 
        
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$0.29  $0.51  $2.11  $1.47 
        
Per share amounts-diluted:       
Average shares outstanding  10,000    9,474    9,745    9,462 
        
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc.$0.28  $0.50  $2.05  $1.45 
        

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(In thousands) 
    
  January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014 
ASSETS       
CURRENT ASSETS:       
Cash and cash equivalents $ 7,522  $  6,886  
Accounts receivable - net   92,270     74,602  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,672     10,420  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   109,464     91,908  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - NET   10,000     5,575  
GOODWILL   277,061     192,523  
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS   64,629     54,402  
OTHER ASSETS   3,615     850  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 464,769  $  345,258  
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
 CURRENT LIABILITIES:       
Accounts payable $ 12,297  $  9,257  
Accrued other liabilities   42,524     42,326  
Current portion - notes payable and capital leases    —     51  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   54,821     51,634  
        
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:       
Revolving credit facility    113,790     46,447  
Deferred tax liabilities    13,094     11,280  
Seller Notes    6,556     1,500  
Other liabilities    2,608     1,205  
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    136,048     60,432  
TOTAL LIABILITIES    190,869     112,066  
        
NONCONTROLLING INTEREST - REDEEMABLE -       
HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS    3,639     3,639  
        
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:       
Preferred stock, par value $0.05; authorized 2,000 shares; none issued or outstanding         
Common stock, par value $0.10; authorized 25,000; 10,125 and 9,574 issued and outstanding    1,013     957  
Treasury stock, at cost, 103 and 94 shares    (2,731)    (2,392) 
Additional paid-in capital    127,253     105,862  
Noncontrolling interest - nonredeemable    (730)    (420) 
Retained earnings    145,456     125,546  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY    270,261     229,553  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $  464,769  $  345,258  


ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
    
 January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014
Cash flows of operating activities:   
Net income$19,541  $13,524 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
   
Depreciation and amortization  4,208    4,103 
Provision for uncollectible accounts  12,743    9,417 
Stock-based compensation  2,121    1,814 
Deferred income taxes  3,914    5,500 
   42,527    34,358 
Change in certain net assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions:   
Accounts receivable  (17,393)   (25,613)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,402    (647)
Other assets  (585)   165 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (5,745)   (1,277)
Net cash provided by operating activities  21,206    6,986 
    
Cash flows of investing activities:   
Capital expenditures  (3,117)   (1,231)
Cost basis investment  (1,000)   - 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired  (82,578)   (969)
Net cash used in investing activities  (86,695)   (2,200)
    
Cash flows of financing activities:   
Credit facility borrowings  233,425    66,632 
Credit facility repayments  (166,082)   (76,185)
Debt issuance fees  (1,161)   - 
Proceeds from stock option exercises  128    156 
Purchase of common stock in connection with share awards  (338)   (52)
Tax impact of share awards  215    40 
Payment of special dividend in connection with share awards  (50)   (35)
Principal payments on notes payable and capital leases  (12)   (702)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  66,125    (10,146)
    
Net change in cash and cash equivalents  636    (5,360)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  6,886    12,246 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$7,522  $6,886 
    

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year's holiday observed January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 
(UNAUDITED) 
(In thousands) 
  
  Three months ended      
  January 1, 2016 (2) December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Rev Amount % Rev Amount % 
Home Health Operations                
Net service revenues:                
Visiting Nurse $  105,424   73.2% $  95,724   76.8% $ 9,700   10.1% 
Personal Care    38,626   26.8%    28,850   23.2%   9,776   33.9% 
     144,050   100.0%    124,574   100.0%   19,476   15.6% 
Operating income before corporate expenses:                
Visiting Nurse    12,916   12.3%    10,779   11.3%   2,137   19.8% 
Personal Care    4,600   11.9%    3,137   10.9%   1,463   46.6% 
     17,516   12.2%    13,916   11.2%   3,600   25.9% 
Healthcare Innovations Operations                
Revenue    1,167   100.0%    182   100.0%   985   541.2% 
Operating loss before noncontrolling interest    (783)  -67.1%    (408)  -224.2%   (375)  91.9% 
                 
Corporate expenses    6,373   4.4%    6,257   5.0%   116   1.9% 
Deal and transition costs    4,835   3.3%   (703)  -0.6%   5,538   -787.8% 
Operating income    5,525   3.8%    7,954   6.4%   (2,429)  -30.5% 
Interest expense, net    (759)  -0.5%    (365)  -0.3%    (394)  107.9% 
Income tax expense    (2,097)  -1.4%    (3,266)  -2.6%   1,169   -35.8% 
Net income $  2,669   1.8% $  4,323   3.5% $  (1,654)  -38.3% 
                 
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations (1) $  13,067   9.0% $  9,572   7.7% $  3,495   36.5% 
Adjusted earnings from home health operations (1) $  6,179   4.3% $  4,478   3.6% $  1,701   38.0% 
                             

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 11.

(2) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s holiday observed January 1, 2016.

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 
(UNAUDITED) 
(In thousands) 
  
  Year ended      
  January 1, 2016 (2) December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Rev Amount % Rev Amount % 
Home Health Operations                
Net service revenues:                
Visiting Nurse $  401,051   75.8% $  380,788   77.2% $ 20,263   5.3% 
Personal Care    127,712   24.2%    112,497   22.8%   15,215   13.5% 
     528,763   100.0%    493,285   100.0%   35,478   7.2% 
Operating income before corporate expenses:                
Visiting Nurse    49,872   12.4%    42,899   11.3%   6,973   16.3% 
Personal Care    14,170   11.1%    12,453   11.1%   1,717   13.8% 
     64,042   12.1%    55,352   11.2%   8,690   15.7% 
Healthcare Innovations Operations                
Revenue    3,451   100.0%    2,544   100.0%   907   35.7% 
Operating loss before noncontrolling interest    (1,217)  -35.3%    (13)  -0.5%   (1,204) NM 
                 
Corporate expenses    26,583   5.0%    25,558   5.2%   1,025   4.0% 
Deal and transition costs    4,139   0.8%    5,304   1.1%   (1,165)  -22.0% 
Operating income    32,103   6.0%    24,477   4.9%   7,626   31.2% 
Interest expense, net    (2,006)  -0.4%    (1,442)  -0.3%   (564)  39.1% 
Income tax expense    (10,556)  -2.0%    (9,511)  -1.9%   (1,045)  11.0% 
Net income $  19,541   3.7% $  13,524   2.7% $ 6,017   44.5% 
                 
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations (1) $  43,938   8.3% $  35,841   7.2% $ 8,097   22.6% 
Adjusted earnings from home health operations (1) $  21,410   4.0% $  16,924   3.4% $ 4,486   26.5% 
                             

(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures starting on page 11.

(2) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s Day holiday observed January 1, 2016.

VISITING NURSE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS 
  
  Three months ended      
  January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Amount % Amount % 
Average number of locations    165       160       5   3.1% 
                 
All payors:                
Patient months    90,354       80,232       10,122   12.6% 
Admissions    26,423       24,612       1,811   7.4% 
Billable visits    694,783       631,145       63,638   10.1% 
                 
Medicare:                
Admissions    23,062   87%    21,782   89%    1,280   5.9% 
Revenue (in thousands) $  96,897   92% $  91,633   96% $  5,264   5.7% 
Revenue per admission $  4,202    $  4,207    $  (5)  -0.1% 
Billable visits    614,182   88%    566,868   90%    47,314   8.3% 
Recertifications    12,722       11,913       809   6.8% 
Payor mix % of Admissions                
Traditional Medicare Episodic   83.2%     84.2%     -1.0%   
Replacement Plans Paid Episodically   4.4%     3.3%     1.1%   
Replacement Plans Paid Per Visit   12.4%     12.5%     -0.1%   
                 
Non-Medicare:                
Admissions    3,361   13%    2,830   11%    531   18.8% 
Revenue (in thousands) $  8,527   8% $  4,091   4% $  4,436   108.4% 
Revenue per admission $  2,537    $  1,446    $  1,091   75.5% 
Billable visits    80,601   12%    64,277   10%    16,324   25.4% 
Recertifications    1,310       499       811   162.5% 
Payor mix % of Admissions                
Medicaid & other governmental   30.1%     25.6%     4.5%   
Private payors   69.9%     74.4%     -4.5%   


PERSONAL CARE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS 
  
  Three months ended      
  January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Amount % Amount % 
Average number of locations   73     61     12  19.7% 
                 
Admissions   2,076     1,619     457  28.2% 
Patient months of care   36,605     22,858     13,747  60.1% 
Billable hours   1,757,886     1,315,575     442,311  33.6% 
Revenue per billable hour $ 21.97   $ 21.93   $ 0.04  0.2% 
                   

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

VISITING NURSE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS 
  
  Year ended      
  January 1, 2016 (1)   December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Amount % Amount % 
Average number of locations    163       167      (4)  -2.4% 
                 
All payors:                
Patient months    333,343       319,430       13,913   4.4% 
Admissions    102,381       98,634       3,747   3.8% 
Billable visits    2,621,443       2,507,067       114,376   4.6% 
                 
Medicare:                
Admissions    91,027   89%    87,650   89%    3,377   3.9% 
Revenue (in thousands) $  377,724   94% $  365,075   96% $  12,649   3.5% 
Revenue per admission $  4,150    $  4,165     (16)  -0.4% 
Billable visits    2,356,687   90%    2,259,896   90%    96,791   4.3% 
Recertifications    47,999       47,875       124   0.3% 
Payor mix % of Admissions                
Traditional Medicare Episodic   84.1%     84.0%     0.1%   
Replacement Plans Paid Episodically   4.1%     3.4%     0.7%   
Replacement Plans Paid Per Visit   11.8%     12.6%     -0.8%   
                 
Non-Medicare:                
Admissions    11,354   11%    10,984   11%    370   3.4% 
Revenue (in thousands) $  23,327   6% $  15,713   4% $  7,614   48.5% 
Revenue per admission $  2,055    $  1,431    $  624   43.6% 
Billable visits    264,756   10%    247,171   10%    17,585   7.1% 
Recertifications    2,991       1,865       1,126   60.4% 
Payor mix % of Admissions                
Medicaid & other governmental   30.6%     23.3%     7.3%   
Private payors   69.4%     76.7%     -7.3%   


PERSONAL CARE SEGMENT OPERATING METRICS 
  
  Year ended      
  January 1, 2016 (1) December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount % Amount % Amount % 
Average number of locations   65     61     4  6.6% 
                 
Admissions   6,944     6,458     486  7.5% 
Patient months of care   110,082     89,880     20,202  22.5% 
Billable hours   5,792,106     5,304,089     488,017  9.2% 
Revenue per billable hour $22.05   $21.21   $0.84  4.0% 
                   

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, the 2015 period includes a full year plus the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL DATA 
  
  Three months ended     
  January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount Amount Amount % 
Medicare enrollees under management    83,133     43,972    39,161   89.1% 
ACOs under contract    11     7    4   57.1% 
Net loss - noncontrolling interest $  (783) $  (408) $(375)  91.9% 
Assets    22,024     9,254    12,770   138.0% 
Liabilities    (1,525)    191    (1,716)  -898.4% 
Non-controlling interest - redeemable    3,639     3,639    -   0.0% 
Non-controlling interest - nonredeemable    (144)    (157)   13   -8.3% 


            
  Year ended     
  January 1, 2016 December 31, 2014 Change 
  Amount Amount Amount % 
Medicare enrollees under management    83,133     43,972    39,161   89.1% 
ACOs under contract    11     7    4   57.1% 
Net loss - noncontrolling interest $  (1,217) $  (13) $(1,204) NM 
Assets    22,024     9,254    12,770   138.0% 
Liabilities    (1,525)    191    (1,716)  -898.4% 
Non-controlling interest - redeemable    3,639     3,639    -   0.0% 
Non-controlling interest - nonredeemable    (99)    (5)   (94) NM 
                  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information provided in some of the tables in this release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules.  In accordance with SEC rules, the Company has provided, in the supplemental information, a reconciliation of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Adjusted Earnings from Home Health Operations

Adjusted earnings from home health operations is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities, or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The presentation of adjusted earnings from home health operations provides investors with pertinent information to enable comparison of financial performance between periods by excluding certain items that the Company believes are not representative of its ongoing operations due to the nature of the items. 

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. to adjusted earnings from home health operations:

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EARNINGS 
FROM HOME HEALTH OPERATIONS 
(In thousands) 
  
  Three month period ended Year ended 
(in thousands) January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
 January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
 
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $ 2,806 $  4,747  $ 20,009 $ 13,763 
              
Addbacks:             
Deal, transition and other, net of tax   2,997 $  (418) $ 737 $ 3,156 
Adjusted earnings   5,803    4,329    20,746   16,919 
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax   376 $  149  $ 665 $ 5 
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $ 6,179    4,478    21,411   16,924 
              
Per share amounts-diluted:             
Average shares outstanding   10,000    9,474    9,745   9,462 
              
Net income attributable to Almost Family, Inc. $ 0.28 $  0.50  $ 2.05 $ 1.45 
              
Addbacks:             
Deal, transition and other, net of tax   0.30    (0.04)   0.08   0.33 
Adjusted earnings   0.58    0.46    2.13   1.79 
Healthcare Innovations operating loss after NCI, net of tax   0.04    0.02    0.07   0.00 
Adjusted earnings from home health operations $ 0.62 $  0.48  $ 2.20 $ 1.79 
                

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations

Adjusted earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization, amortization of stock-based compensation, deal, transition and other and Healthcare Innovations operating loss (Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations) is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities, or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  The items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations are significant components in understanding and evaluating financial performance and liquidity.  Management routinely calculates and communicates Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations and believes that it is useful to investors because it provides a common analytical indicator within our industry to evaluate performance, measure leverage capacity and debt service ability, and to estimate current or prospective enterprise value.  Adjusted EBITDA is also used in certain covenants contained in our credit agreement.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of net income from continuing operations to Adjusted EBITDA from Home Health Operations:

ALMOST FAMILY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA 
FROM HOME HEALTH OPERATIONS 
(In thousands) 
  
  Three month period ended Year ended 
(in thousands) January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
 January 1,
2016 (1)
 December 31,
2014
 
Net income from continuing operations $ 2,806 $  4,747  $ 20,009 $  13,763  
Add back:             
Interest expense   759    365    2,006    1,442  
Income tax expense   2,097    3,266    10,556    9,511  
Depreciation and amortization   1,003    938    3,628    4,103  
Stock-based compensation from home health operations   666    478    2,121    1,814  
Deal and transition costs   4,835    (703)   4,139    5,304  
Adjusted EBITDA   12,166    9,091    42,459    35,937  
Healthcare Innovations operating loss   901    481    1,479    (96) 
Adjusted EBITDA from home health operations $ 13,067 $  9,572  $ 43,938 $  35,841  
                  

(1) The Company changed to a 52-53 week reporting calendar in 2015.  As a result, October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016 and the year ended January 1, 2016 includes the New Year’s Day holiday observed on January 1, 2016.

About Almost Family, Inc.

Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch locations in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, New York, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama (in order of revenue significance).  Almost Family, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a Medicare-certified segment, a personal care segment and a healthcare innovations segment.  Almost Family operates over 230 branch locations in fifteen U.S. states.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of those terms or the negative of those terms. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events.

Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results could differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially include: regulatory approvals or third party consents may not be obtained; the impact of further changes in healthcare reimbursement systems, including the ultimate outcome of potential changes to Medicare reimbursement for home health services and to Medicaid reimbursement due to state budget shortfalls; the ability of the Company to maintain its level of operating performance and achieve its cost control objectives; changes in our relationships with referral sources; the ability of the Company to integrate acquired operations including obtaining synergies, integration objectives and anticipated timelines; government regulation; health care reform; pricing pressures from Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payers; changes in laws and interpretations of laws relating to the healthcare industry; the ability of the Company to integrate, manage and keep secure our information systems; changes in the marketplace and regulatory environment for Health Risk Assessments and the Company’s self-insurance risks.  For a more complete discussion regarding these and other factors which could affect the Company's financial performance, refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filing on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, in particular information under the headings "Special Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and “Risk Factors.” With regard to the Company’s investment in development-stage enterprises in its Healthcare Innovations segment, there can be no assurance that it’s operational and developmental objectives will be realized or that the Company’s investments will result in future returns.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.

 


        

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