RadNet Reports Third Quarter Financial Results and Reaffirms Previously Announced 2018 Guidance Levels

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services through a network of 341 (adjusted for centers added on October 1, 2018 related to the previously announced Medical Arts Imaging and EmblemHealth transactions) owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers, today reported financial results for its third quarter of 2018.

Dr. Howard Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of RadNet, commented, “I am pleased with our results this quarter. We compared favorably in all metrics relative to last year’s third quarter.  We demonstrated Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings growth as well as positive same center revenue and procedural increases.”  

Dr. Berger continued, “Immediately after quarter-end, we completed two important initiatives that further our strategy in New York and set the stage for growth in the coming quarters.  First, under a capitation arrangement we announced in August, we commenced operations on October 1st to provide imaging to approximately 200,000 members of EmblemHealth’s AdvantageCare Physicians medical group in Long Island and the boroughs of New York City.  The contract included RadNet assuming operations in 26 AdvantageCare offices.  During this third quarter, we hired and trained the employees needed to staff the new offices and procured the equipment necessary to support the anticipated patient volumes.  While capitation has been an important and successful aspect of our operating strategy in California, this is our first inroad into risk-based contracting on the east coast.  We are in discussions with other east coast medical groups and payors about network contracting and population health opportunities and are very interested in expanding through managing the imaging for larger patient populations.”

Dr. Berger added, “The second transaction in New York, the acquisition of Medical Arts Imaging, was completed on October 1st and expanded our New York metropolitan network into Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island.  The ten centers of Medical Arts are instrumental in providing the capacity and coverage necessary to effectively service the EmblemHealth capitated members.  Expanding our platform into Long Island with EmblemHeatlh and Medical Arts has already surfaced additional opportunities to grow our operations in New York.  Launching this capitation contract and integrating both the Medical Arts and AdvantageCare locations into the RadNet network will be our primary area of focus for the remainder of the year.” 

For the third quarter of 2018, RadNet reported Revenue of $242 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $38.1 million and Net Income of $5.0 million.  Revenue increased $14.5 million (or 6.4%) and Adjusted EBITDA increased $2.0 million (or 5.5%) from last year’s same quarter.

Net Income increased $1.8 million over the third quarter of 2017.  Per share Net Income for the third quarter was $0.10, compared to per share Net Income in the third quarter of 2017 of $0.07 (based upon a weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding of 48.6 million and 47.6 million for these periods in 2018 and 2017, respectively).

Affecting Net Income in the third quarter of 2018 were certain non-cash expenses or non-recurring items including:  $1.7 million of non-cash employee stock compensation expense resulting from the vesting of certain options and restricted stock; $82,000 of severance paid in connection with headcount reductions related to cost savings initiatives; $373,000 gain on the sale or disposal of certain capital equipment; and $977,000 of amortization of deferred financing costs, other non-cash interest and loan discounts related to our credit facilities.

For the third quarter of 2018, as compared with the prior year’s third quarter, MRI volume increased 5.0%, CT volume increased 7.9% and PET/CT volume increased 14.0%.  Overall volume, taking into account routine imaging exams, inclusive of x-ray, ultrasound, mammography and other exams, increased 3.5% over the prior year’s third quarter.  On a same-center basis, including only those centers which were part of RadNet for both the third quarters of 2018 and 2017, MRI volume increased 0.1%, CT volume increased 1.5% and PET/CT volume decreased 2.7%.  Overall same-center volume, taking into account routine imaging exams, inclusive of x-ray, ultrasound, mammography and other exams, increased 0.8% compared with the prior year’s same quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, RadNet reported Revenue of $717.9 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $97.3 million and Net Income of $3.1 million.  Revenue increased $31.3 million (or 4.6%), Adjusted EBITDA decreased $4.5 million (or -4.0%) and Net Income decreased $4.2 million over the first nine months of 2017 primarily as a result of the severe weather conditions which materially impact the first quarter results.  Net Income Per Share for the nine month period ended September 30, 2018 was $0.06 per diluted share, compared to Net Income of $0.16 per diluted share in corresponding nine month period of 2017 (based upon a weighted average number of fully diluted shares outstanding of 48.5 million and 47.2 million for these periods in 2018 and 2017, respectively).

Affecting operating results in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were certain non-cash expenses or non-recurring items including:  $6.6 million of non-cash employee stock compensation expense resulting from the vesting of certain options and restricted stock; $1.1 million of severance paid in connection with headcount reductions related to cost savings initiatives; $2.2 gain on the sale of certain capital equipment; and $2.9 million of amortization of deferred financing costs, other non-cash interest and loan discounts related to our credit facilities.

RadNet reaffirms its previously announced 2018 guidance ranges as follows:

Dr. Howard Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mark Stolper, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 results on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 a.m. Eastern Time).

Date:  Friday, November 9, 2018Time:  10:30 a.m. Eastern TimeDial In-Number:  888-224-1005International Dial-In Number:  323-994-2093

It is recommended that participants dial in approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the 10:30 a.m. call.  There will also be simultaneous and archived webcasts available at or http://www.radnet.com under the “Investors” menu section and “News Releases” sub-menu of the website.  An archived replay of the call will also be available and can be accessed by dialing 844-512-2921 from the U.S., or 412-317-6671 for international callers, and using the passcode 5971938.

This release contains certain financial information not reported in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses both GAAP and non-GAAP metrics to measure its financial results.  The Company believes that, in addition to GAAP metrics, these non-GAAP metrics assist the Company in measuring its cash-based performance.  The Company believes this information is useful to investors and other interested parties because it removes unusual and nonrecurring charges that occur in the affected period and provides a basis for measuring the Company's financial condition against other quarters.  Such information should not be considered as a substitute for any measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.  Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Reconciliation of this information to the most comparable GAAP measures is included in this release in the tables which follow.

RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 341 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers (adjusted for 36 centers acquired on October 1, 2018 related to the Medical Arts Imaging and EmblemHealth transactions). RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry.  Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 7,300 employees. For more information, visit .

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to its nearest comparable GAAP financial measure.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure used as analytical indicator by RadNet management and the healthcare industry to assess business performance, and is a measure of leverage capacity and ability to service debt.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of financial performance under GAAP, and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income, cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing activities or other financial statement data presented in the consolidated financial statements as an indicator of financial performance or liquidity. As Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is therefore susceptible to varying methods of calculation, this metric, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Free Cash Flow should not be considered a measure of financial performance under GAAP, and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income, cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing activities or other financial statement data presented in the consolidated financial statements as an indicator of financial performance or liquidity. As Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is therefore susceptible to varying methods of calculation, this metric, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

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