BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions, today reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008.
Dr. Stephen Kahane, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of AMICAS, said, "We have continued to maintain positive cash flow from operations while building our business through significant investments in both innovative research and development programs and important distribution initiatives. We believe that, although practices and imaging businesses are continuing to feel the impact of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA), more and more are realizing that improved automation can both improve operating efficiency and help with the growth initiatives of the practice and business. As we emphasized last quarter, numerous large radiology groups have made the decision to use AMICAS products as the basis for their automation infrastructure going forward. Over the past six months, AMICAS was able to sign several very sophisticated and informed imaging service providers. We will continue to work hard to help these new partners succeed and to make sure that others follow in their footsteps. Again, as we mentioned last quarter, it is noteworthy that, despite obstacles such as DRA and other reimbursement pressures, these groups made the decision to take their automation support to the next level with industry leading offerings from AMICAS."
Dr. Kahane went on to say, "Over the past two years, AMICAS has bought back over $20 million of its common stock. AMICAS has no debt and has a very strong recurring revenue base. As we have said before, AMICAS remains committed to being the leading independent image and information management solutions provider in the healthcare industry. We believe that our innovative end-to-end suite of products, our strong and experienced team of professionals, and our dedicated focus on image and information management will help our customers and partners by empowering them to grow, differentiate, and efficiently run their practices and businesses in 2008 and beyond."
Dr. Kahane added, "AMICAS is continuing 2008 energized, focused, and ready to work relentlessly to reach our goals and objectives and to become the leading independent vendor of choice in the image and information management marketplace."
AMICAS continues to expect 2008 revenues to be between $52 million and $54 million, with pro-forma EBITDA expected to be between $1.0 million and $1.5 million, which is consistent with a net loss of approximately ($0.02) per share.
Combining a market where imaging businesses continue to embrace automation as part of the response to the DRA with the combination of new product introductions already in progress, AMICAS expects 2008 bookings growth of between 10 and 20 percent. Bookings are defined as contractual commitments from customers for licenses, services, hardware, and maintenance/support.
AMICAS will host a conference call on Thursday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's 2008 first fiscal quarter results. Investors and other interested parties may dial in to the call using the toll free number 1-800-862-9098. (Conference ID: 7AMICAS). The conference call will also be available via Webcast at www.amicas.com. Following the conclusion of the call, a replay will be available at 1-800-938-1598 or 402-220-1545 until May 31, 2008.
AMICAS, Vision Series, Vision Reach, RadStream and AMICAS Insight are trademarks or registered trademarks of AMICAS, Inc.
About AMICAS, Inc.
AMICAS, Inc. (www.amicas.com) is a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS(R) Vision Series(TM) products provide a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided a fully-integrated, HIS/RIS-independent PACS, featuring advanced enterprise workflow support and scalable design. Complementing the Vision Series product family is AMICAS Insight(TM) Solutions, a set of client- centered professional and consulting services that assist our customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise. HIS and RIS mean hospital information system and radiology information system, respectively.
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