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Chindex International, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2012

3Q12 Revenue up 29% to $37.3 Million

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX), an American health care company providing health care services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics, today announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 ended September 30, 2012.

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue from healthcare services increased 29% to $37.3 million from $28.8 million in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA rose by 40% to $6.0 million, from Adjusted EBITDA of $4.3 million in the prior year period.
  • Development, pre-opening and start-up expense was $2.7 million compared to $2.4 million in the prior year period.
  • Income from operations was $1.5 million, compared to $490,000 in the prior year period.
  • Net loss was $664,000, or $(0.04) per diluted share, compared to net income of $315,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Roberta Lipson, President and CEO of Chindex, commented, "We are pleased to see continuously strong momentum on the top line and adjusted EBITDA as Beijing and Shanghai markets recorded robust growth in patient volumes. Revenue grew 29% year-over-year to $37.3 million--a record for the generally slower third quarter and putting us well on track to deliver high twenties to low thirties revenue growth for the full year. Adjusted EBITDA grew 40% year-over-year to $6.0 million, representing a 16% margin. This quarter, our GAAP bottom line was affected by not only continuously high development expenses and provision of income tax, but also a loss from our equity investment in Chindex Medical Limited.

"During the third quarter, we continued to move development projects forward across the Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin markets. Construction remains on schedule for Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital and should be complete by the first quarter of 2013. Our new clinic in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD), where many high-income Chinese and expatriate professionals work and live, is nearing completion and is expected to start operations by the end of this year. We have also been broadening and deepening our human resources to support growth in revenues and capabilities. For example, we recently welcomed Dr. Hu Dayi, one of China's most renowned cardiologists and medical academics, and Dr. Ling Feng, a world-famous neurosurgeon and a pioneer of interventional neuroradiology, to join UFH's world-class medical team. The unique and expanding quality and abilities of UFH's staff is not only supporting our rapid growth but reinforcing our competitive positioning as well.

"Looking forward to the remainder of the year, we anticipate growing market demand and expanded facilities and services to continue driving robust revenue growth," Ms. Lipson continued. "We reaffirm previous guidance for revenue expansion and EBITDA margin for the full year of 2012. We expect our topline to reach to approximately $145 to $152 million, representing a year-over-year percentage growth rate in the high-twenties to mid-thirties. Adjusted EBITDA margin is expected to remain in the upper-teens range. We expect strong performance from CML in the fourth quarter as it recognizes delayed sales revenue and can act on increased sales opportunities. This, in turn, should offset losses in the third quarter and result in a contribution from the venture for the full year. We expect development expense to grow to approximately $11 to $12 million."

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Third quarter 2012 revenue from healthcare services increased 29% to $37.3 million from $28.8 million in the prior year period. These results reflect continued growth of inpatient and outpatient volume across the United Family Healthcare network as well as increasing contributions from the phased expansion of the Company's flagship hospital in Beijing. Outpatient services contributed 56% and inpatient services contributed 44% of revenue, compared with 58% and 42%, respectively, in the prior year period. By service line, surgical services contributed 20.0%, OB/GYN contributed 16.1%, pediatrics contributed 7.6%, ancillary services contributed 30.4% and other clinical service lines contributed 25.9% of revenue.

Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2012 increased 27% to $35.8 million from $28.3 million in the prior year period. These costs were primarily driven by the Company's recently opened expansions as well as development of new facilities. Salaries, wages and benefits in the third quarter of 2012 increased 28% to $21.1 million from $16.5 million in the prior year period, reflecting a 38% increase in headcount to support revenue growth and development activities, including newly recruited staff now on-board in anticipation of the opening of the Company's Rehabilitation Hospital. Development, pre- and post-opening and start-up expenses were $2.7 million this quarter, compared to $2.4 million for the prior year period. These expenses were driven by development projects across all markets, including particularly the Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital and the ramp-up of Tianjin United Family Hospital. Operating expenses also included certain non-cash expenses including $904,000 of stock-based compensation expense compared to $878,000 for the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2012 increased 40% to approximately $6.0 million from $4.3 million in the prior year period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin in the current period was 16%. The Adjusted EBITDA results illustrate the consistent profitability and expanding earnings base of existing UFH facilities.

Income from operations increased to $1.5 million from $490,000 in the prior year period.

The Company recorded a $1.5 million provision for taxes in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $791,000 in the prior year period. As in past quarters, the current period provision continued to be heavily impacted by losses in development and start-up entities for which the Company cannot currently recognize tax benefits.

Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $664,000, or $(0.04) per diluted share, compared to net income of $315,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the prior year period. For the third quarter of 2012, weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 16.4 million.

As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $27.5 million in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and investments.

First Nine months 2012 Financial Results

During the first nine months of 2012, revenue from healthcare services increased 32% to $108.9 million from $82.5 million in the prior year period, reflecting growing inpatient and outpatient volume across the United Family Healthcare network. Outpatient services contributed 59% of revenue and inpatient services contributed 41% of revenue in the first nine months of 2012 unchanged from the ratios of the first nine months of 2011. By service line, surgical services contributed 20.1%, OB/GYN contributed 14.8%, pediatrics contributed 7.5%, ancillary services contributed 32.0% and other services contributed 25.6% of revenue.

Operating expenses for the first nine months of 2012 increased 31% to $103.4 million from $78.9 million in the prior year period. Development, pre-opening and start up expenses rose to $8.5 million from $5.2 million in the prior year period primarily as a result of expenses related to the Company's Beijing and Tianjin projects. Operating expenses also included certain non-cash expenses including $2,505,000 of non-cash stock compensation expense compared to $2,547,000 for the prior year. Income from operations increased 53% to $5.5 million compared to income from operations of $3.6 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $19.2 million compared to $12.8 million in the prior year period reflecting a 18% margin, meeting the Company's upper teens target for the year.

Provision for taxes was $4.5 million compared to $2.9 million in the prior year period. Net income was $615,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2011. For the first nine months of 2012 ended September 30, 2012, weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 17.6 million.

Chindex Medical Limited

For Chindex Medical Limited, a joint venture (CML) between Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("Fosun Pharma") and Chindex International, Chindex recognizes its 49% interest in CML's net income using the equity method of accounting. In the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 ended September 30, 2012, Chindex recognized loss of $785,000 and $573,000, respectively, for its 49% equity in the operating results of CML. This consisted of losses of $1,339,000 and $381,000, respectively, for the stand-alone net income (loss) of CML (after recognition of stock-based compensation expense) and after deducting $129,000 and $387,000, respectively, for the amortization of basis differences attributable to acquired intangibles. The Company expects a CML to have a strong fourth quarter which is expected to offset losses in the third quarter and result in a contribution from the venture for the full year.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA to better illustrate ongoing operational results. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) before interest expense, interest and other income, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and also excludes development, pre-opening and start-up expenses related to new and pending hospitals and clinics, equity in earnings (loss) income of unconsolidated affiliate, non-recurring charges for Chindex Medical Limited (CML) joint venture formation and effect of change in corporate cost allocations. The Company anticipates recurring development, pre-opening and start-up expense and notes that such expense is a basic element of the long term growth plan. Management believes that providing an Adjusted EBITDA analysis to investors is a helpful metric to better illustrate the Company's operations, including development plans, and changes in presentation from historical periods. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA for business planning and other purposes. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, and therefore Chindex's Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income (loss), cash flows from operating activities and other measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant and necessary components to the operations of the Company's business, and, therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should only be used as a supplemental measure of operating performance.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 8:00 am ET Thursday morning on November 8, 2012 to discuss financial results. To participate in the conference call, U.S. domestic callers may dial 1-877-303-9231 and international callers may dial 1-760-666-3567 approximately 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. A webcast and replay of the earnings call will be accessible via Chindex's website at http://ir.chindex.com/events.cfm.

About Chindex International, Inc.

Chindex is an American health care company providing health care services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics. United Family Healthcare currently operates in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangzhou. The Company also provides medical capital equipment and products through Chindex Medical Ltd., a joint venture company with manufacturing and distribution businesses serving both domestic China and export markets. With more than thirty years of experience, the Company's strategy is to continue its growth as a leading integrated health care provider in the Greater China region. Further Company information may be found at the Company's website at http://www.chindex.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements made in this press release relating to plans, strategies, objectives, economic performance and trends and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, the factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, updates and additions to those "Risk Factors" in the Company's interim reports on Form 10-Q, Forms 8-K and in other documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "forecasts," "potential," or "continue" or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:

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CHINDEX INTERNATIONAL, INC

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands except share and per share data)





Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,




2012


2011


2012


2011











Healthcare services revenue

$     37,299


$     28,815


$    108,928


$     82,465











Operating expenses









Salaries, wages and benefits

21,064


16,540


60,989


46,768


Other operating expenses

5,595


4,962


15,704


13,518


Supplies and purchased medical services

4,532


3,247


13,582


9,109


Bad debt expense

865


466


2,260


1,396


Depreciation and amortization

1,797


1,459


5,268


3,653


Lease and rental expense

1,915


1,651


5,602


4,450




35,768


28,325


103,405


78,894











Income from operations 

1,531


490


5,523


3,571











 Other income and (expenses)









Interest income

214


192


487


552


Interest expense

(141)


(109)


(356)


(290)


Equity in (loss) income of unconsolidated affiliate

(785)


539


(573)


1,121


Miscellaneous expense - net

(5)


(6)


(5)


(73)











Income before income taxes

814


1,106


5,076


4,881

Provision for income taxes

(1,478)


(791)


(4,461)


(2,853)











Net (loss) income

$       (664)


$          315


$          615


$      2,028











Net (loss) income per common share - basic

$(.04)


$.02


$.04


$.13











Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

16,404,635


16,134,459


16,338,332


16,113,426











Net (loss) income per common share - diluted

$(.04)


$.02


$.05


$.13











Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

16,404,635


17,250,548


17,621,675


17,411,770


 

CHINDEX INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                                              CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)




September 30, 2012


December 31, 2011


ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$          27,479


$          33,755


Restricted cash

315


-


Investments

-


26,394


Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $10,502





     and $8,300, respectively

17,551


13,947


Receivables from affiliates

11,727


10,984


Inventories of supplies, net

2,301


2,307


Deferred income taxes

3,464


3,887


Other current assets

4,575


4,652


        Total current assets

67,412


95,926

Restricted cash and sinking funds 

20,605


1,030

Investments

-


100

Investment in unconsolidated affiliate

33,003


33,728

Property and equipment, net


85,915


65,465

Noncurrent deferred income taxes

728


424

Other assets


3,064


2,719


        Total assets

$        210,727


$        199,392







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable 

$            7,441


$            3,957


Payable to affiliates

11,691


9,404


Accrued expenses

13,191


11,735


Other current liabilities

7,557


5,549


Income taxes payable 

1,856


2,141


        Total current liabilities

41,736


32,786

Long-term debt and convertible debentures


23,938


23,818

Long-term deferred tax liability


289


287


        Total liabilities

65,963


56,891

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:





Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, none issued

-


-


Common stock, $.01 par value, 28,200,000 shares authorized, including  3,200,000 designated Class B:





Common stock – 15,881,748 and  15,652,917 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

 

159


 

157


             Class B stock – 1,162,500 shares
             issued and outstanding at September
             30, 2012 and December 31, 2011,
             respectively

 

12


 

12


Additional paid-in capital

121,298


118,930


Retained earnings 

15,106


14,491


Accumulated other comprehensive income

8,189


8,911


       Total stockholders' equity

144,764


142,501


           Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$        210,727


$        199,392


 

CHINDEX INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)




Nine months ended September 30,



2012


2011

OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Net income

$              615


$         2,028

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by 





operating activities:  





Depreciation and amortization

5,268


3,653


Inventory write down

42


6


Provision for doubtful accounts

2,260


1,396


Loss on disposal of property and equipment

29


78


Equity in (loss) income of unconsolidated affiliate

573


(1,121)


Deferred income taxes

96


(1,257)


Stock based compensation

2,505


2,547


Foreign exchange loss (gain)

279


(482)


Amortization of debt issuance costs

7


7


Amortization of debt discount

186


186

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





Restricted cash

-


300


Accounts receivable

(5,977)


(3,511)


Receivables from affiliates

(744)


2,913


Inventories of supplies

(51)


(290)


Other current assets and other assets

(354)


623


Accounts payable, accrued expenses, other current





 liabilities and deferred revenue

2,734


(3,859)


Payable to affiliates

2,287


946


Income taxes payable

(274)


(257)

Net cash provided by operating activities

9,481


3,906

INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Purchases of short-term investments and CDs

-


(23,518)


Proceeds from redemption of CDs

26,530


24,179


Purchases of property and equipment

(21,986)


(9,743)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

4,544


(9,082)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Restricted cash for IFC RMB loan sinking funds

(10,940)


-


Restricted cash for Exim loan collateral

(8,957)


-


Repurchase of restricted stock for income tax withholding

(151)


(104)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

16


114

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(20,032)


10

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(269)


713

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(6,276)


(4,453)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

33,755


32,007

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$          27,479


$        27,554






Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:




Cash paid for interest

$                546


$             649

Cash paid for taxes

$             4,626


$          4,433






Non-cash investing and financing activities consist of the following:




Change in property and equipment purchases included in accounts payable

$             4,118


$          6,304






 

The table below reconciles our consolidated net income to Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands)



Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2012

2011

2012

2011






Consolidated net (loss) income 

($664)

$315

$615

$2,028

Adjustments:





          Depreciation and amortization

1,797

1,459

5,268

3,653

          Provision for income taxes

1,478

791

4,461

2,853

          Interest expense

141

109

356

290

          Interest and other income, net

(209)

(186)

(482)

(479)

          Development, pre-opening and start-up expense

2,716

2,392

8,457

5,182

          Equity in loss (income) of unconsolidated affiliate

785

(539)

573

(1,121)

          Non-recurring charges for CML JV formation

-

-

-

400


6,708

4,026

18,633

10,778






Adjusted EBITDA

$6,044

$4,341

$19,248

$12,806

SOURCE Chindex International, Inc.

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