MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE Amex: NHC)(NYSE Amex: NHC.PRA), a publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $16,556,000 compared to $8,239,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, an increase of 101%. Net income was $1.21 per common share basic for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 compared to $.60 per common share basic for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $192,948,000 compared to $172,037,000 for the same three months of 2010.
Operating results for the first quarter of 2011 benefitted from improved Medicare per diems and patient mix. Further, other operating expense for the current period includes favorable results within our accrued risk reserves of $10,500,000 (approximately $6,825,000 after income taxes). Excluding this adjustment, the quarter ended March 31, 2011 would have reflected an increase of 18% in net income available to common shareholders compared to the same period in 2010.
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 76 long-term health care centers with 9,548 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 36 homecare programs, six independent living centers and 16 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.
|Condensed Statements of Income|
|(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Net patient revenues||$||177,553||$||157,961|
|Net operating revenues||192,948||172,037|
|Costs and Expenses:|
|Salaries, wages and benefits||108,762||96,076|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,962||6,427|
|Total costs and expenses||167,067||159,798|
|Income Before Non-Operating Income||25,881||12,239|
|Income Before Income Taxes||30,442||16,814|
|Income Tax Provision||(11,718||)||(6,407||)|
|Dividends to Preferred Stockholders||(2,168||)||(2,168||)|
|Net Income Available to Common Stockholders||$||16,556||$||8,239|
|Earnings Per Common Share:|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Balance Sheet Data|
|(in thousands)||March 31||Dec. 31|
|Cash and marketable securities||$||253,508||$||236,463|
|Deferred lease credits||909||1,212|
|Selected Operating Statistics|
|Three Months Ended|
|Private Pay and Other||$||246.94||$||233.05|
|Private Pay and Other||173,360||165,066|
|Average Per Diem||$||246.05||$||223.88|
National HealthCare Corporation
Gerald Coggin, Sr. VP of Corporate Relations, 615-890-2020
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