MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE MKT: NHC) (NYSE MKT: NHC.PRA), the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 of $11,074,000 compared to $11,061,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Excluding the operating losses from the newly constructed or leased skilled nursing facilities placed in service less than twelve months ago, net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 would have been $11,903,000, which is an increase of 7.6% over the same three month period in 2014.
Net revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2015 totaled $222,407,000 compared to $210,531,000 for the same three months of 2014, an increase of 5.6%. Net income was $0.80 per common share basic for the quarters ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. NHC cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. The risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by NHC with the S.E.C., including Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, and include, among others, the following: liabilities and other claims asserted against us and patient care liabilities, as well as the resolution of current litigation; availability of insurance and assets for indemnification; national and local economic conditions; including their effect on the availability and cost of labor, utilities and materials; the effect of government regulations and changes in regulations governing the healthcare industry, including our compliance with such regulations; changes in Medicare and Medicaid payment levels and methodologies and the application of such methodologies by the government and its fiscal intermediaries, the ability of third parties for whom we have guaranteed debt to refinance certain short term debt obligations; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the S.E.C. filings. The risks included here are not exhaustive. All forward-looking statements represent NHC’s best judgment as of the date of this release.
NHC affiliates operate for themselves and third parties 74 long-term health care centers with 9,357 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 36 homecare programs, five independent living centers and 18 assisted living communities. NHC’s other services include Alzheimer’s units, long-term care pharmacies, hospice, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third parties. Other information about the company can be found on our web site at www.nhccare.com. The reference to our website is not intended to incorporate our website into this press release.
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Net patient revenues||$||212,061||$||199,769|
|Net operating revenues||222,407||210,531|
|Costs and Expenses:|
|Salaries, wages and benefits||125,716||119,725|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,933||7,900|
|Total costs and expenses||204,971||193,543|
|Income Before Non-Operating Income||17,436||16,988|
|Income Before Income Taxes||21,658||21,560|
|Income Tax Provision||(8,416||)||(8,331||)|
|Dividends to Preferred Stockholders||(2,168||)||(2,168||)|
|Net Income Available to Common Stockholders||$||11,074||$||11,061|
|Earnings Per Common Share|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.34||$||0.32|
|Balance Sheet Data|
|(in thousands)||March 31||Dec. 31|
|Cash and marketable securities||$||213,006||$||202,302|
|Restricted cash and marketable securities||174,006||168,924|
|Property and equipment, net||518,391||514,744|
|Selected Operating Statistics|
|Three Months Ended|
|Private Pay and Other||$||217.36||$||212.90|
|Private Pay and Other||169,373||162,993|
|Average Per Diem||$||254.93||$||248.73|