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CPSI Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results

Company Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.64 Per Share

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2015-- Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI):

Highlights:

  • Revenues of $44.6 million;
  • 12-month backlog of $170.7 million;
  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.31;
  • Cash provided by operations of $8.9 million; and
  • Quarterly dividend of $0.64 per share.

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.64 (sixty-four cents) per share, payable on November 27, 2015, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2015.

Total revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, were $44.6 million, compared with total revenues of $53.3 million for the prior-year third quarter. Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, was $3.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, compared with $9.4 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Cash provided by operations for the third quarter of 2015 was $8.9 million, compared with $11.6 million for the prior-year third quarter. Cash collections for the third quarter of 2015, were $43.1 million, compared with cash collections of $52.4 million for the prior-year third quarter.

Included in the third quarter results are $2.0 million in severance expenses resulting from a voluntary retirement program that the Company carried out during the quarter. The Company also realized $1.1 million in bad debt expense during the third quarter as a result of severe collectability determinations regarding two customers, one of which ceased operations during the quarter and one of which declared bankruptcy.

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, were $137.9 million, compared with total revenues of $158.5 million for the prior-year period. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, was $15.0 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, compared with $26.2 million, or $2.34 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. Cash provided by operations for the first nine months of 2015 was $26.3 million, compared with $26.1 million for the prior-year period. Cash collections for the first nine months of 2015 were $140.8 million, compared with cash collections of $153.9 million for the prior-year period.

CPSI’s 12-month backlog as of September 30, 2015, was $170.7 million, consisting of $34.2 million in non-recurring system purchases and professional services and $136.5 million in recurring payments for support, Business Management Services, Cloud EHR Contracts and professional services.

The Company is revising full year 2015 guidance and now anticipates total revenues of $184 million to $186 million and net income of approximately $20.0 million to $20.4 million, or $1.77 to $1.81 per diluted share.

Commenting on the results for the third quarter of 2015, Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI, said, “We are disappointed in our system sales revenue performance in 2015. However, we continue to believe this is a result of a prolonged post-Meaningful Use lull in the community hospital EHR spending environment. On a positive note, a growing number of our new Evident hospital clients are choosing to implement in a cloud environment, resulting in SAAS-based payment terms and, therefore, long-term recurring revenue recognition. Additionally, we are pleased to see an increase in new system sales activity, as we signed seven new Evident hospital clients in the quarter, and our prospective customer pipeline increased for the third consecutive quarter.”

Douglas continued, “TruBridge had another strong quarter – both operationally and in new customer sales. In particular, sales of our coding services continued to expand, with 24 new hospital clients added in the third quarter.”

In closing, Douglas added, “During the quarter, we increased our focus on cost controls. In addition, primarily as a result of managed employee turnover and hiring practices, voluntary severance, and upcoming employee benefit changes, we anticipate a reduction in our annual fixed expense structure by approximately $6.0 million for 2016. As a result of these cost control measures, continued strong TruBridge growth, and an expected return to Evident system sales growth, we are optimistic that CPSI will resume delivering long-term earnings growth to our shareholders in 2016.”

CPSI will hold a live webcast to discuss third quarter 2015 results today, Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. A 30-day online replay will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live webcast. To listen to the live webcast or access the replay, visit the Company’s website, www.cpsi.com.

About CPSI

CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions for community hospitals. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of two companies – Evident, LLC and TruBridge, LLC. Evident provides comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) solutions for community hospitals. TruBridge focuses exclusively on providing business, consulting, and managed IT services to community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, or www.trubridge.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified generally by the use of forward-looking terminology and words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “potential,” “may,” “continue,” “should,” “will” and words of comparable meaning. Without limiting the generality of the preceding statement, all statements in this press release relating to estimated and projected sales, earnings, margins, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and future financial results are forward-looking statements. We caution investors that any such forward-looking statements are only predictions and are not guarantees of future performance. Certain risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such factors may include: overall business and economic conditions affecting the healthcare industry; government regulation of the healthcare and health insurance industries; government regulation of our products and customers, including changes in healthcare policy affecting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates and qualifying technological standards; the potential effects of the federal healthcare reform legislation enacted in 2010, and implementing regulations, on the businesses of our hospital customers; the funding uncertainties associated with and potential expenditures required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in connection with the adoption of electronic health records; saturation of our target market and hospital consolidations; changes in customer purchasing priorities, capital expenditures and demand for information technology systems; competition with companies that have greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we have; failure to develop new technology and products in response to market demands; fluctuations in quarterly financial performance due to, among other factors, timing of customer installations; failure of our products to function properly resulting in claims for medical losses; changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States; breaches of security and viruses in our systems resulting in customer claims against us and harm to our reputation; potential intellectual property claims against us; general economic conditions, including changes in the financial and credit markets that may affect the availability and cost of credit to us or our customers; interruptions in our power supply and/or telecommunications capabilities and other risk factors described from time to time in our public releases and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. We also caution investors that the forward-looking information described herein represents our outlook only as of this date, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or developments after the date of this press release.

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS, INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
    

Three Months Ended
September 30,

  

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

    2015   2014   2015   2014
Sales revenues:              
System sales    $ 9,072    $ 20,756    $ 33,925    $ 61,873  
Support and maintenance     19,022     18,244     56,096     54,943  
Business management, consulting and managed IT services     16,523     14,327     47,922     41,659  
Total sales revenues     44,617     53,327     137,943     158,475  
              
Cost of sales:              
System sales     9,726     11,087     30,177     33,573  
Support and maintenance     6,654     7,454     20,656     21,955  
Business management, consulting and managed IT services     10,626     9,526     30,517     28,073  
Total cost of sales     27,006     28,067     81,350     83,601  
Gross profit     17,611     25,260     56,593     74,874  
              
Operating expenses:              
Sales and marketing     3,002     3,561     9,306     11,159  
General and administrative     10,348     7,524     26,806     23,483  
Total operating expenses     13,350     11,085     36,112     34,642  
              
Operating income     4,261     14,175     20,481     40,232  
Other income     137     69     335     94  
Income before taxes     4,398     14,244     20,816     40,326  
Provision for income taxes     859     4,889     5,865     14,150  
Net income     3,539     9,355     14,951     26,176  

Less: Net income attributable to participating securities (unvested restricted stock)

    (67 )    (152 )    (319 )    (404 )
Net income attributable to common stockholders    $ 3,472    $ 9,203    $ 14,632    $ 25,772  
              
Basic and diluted earnings per share    $ 0.31    $ 0.83    $ 1.32    $ 2.34  
              

Weighted average shares outstanding used in basic and diluted per common share computations

    11,091     11,028     11,074     11,019  
                      

 

 
COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
    

Sept. 30,
2015

  

Dec. 31,
2014

    (Unaudited)    
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents    $ 27,633    $ 23,792  
Investments     10,833     10,703  

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,192 and $1,253, respectively

    22,342     23,102  
Financing receivables, current portion, net     12,613     18,112  
Inventories     1,488     1,431  
Deferred tax assets     2,723     2,319  
Prepaid income taxes     1,188     1,120  
Prepaid expenses and other     1,625     937  
Total current assets     80,445     81,516  
        
Property and equipment, net     15,020     17,039  
Financing receivables, net of current portion     1,922     770  
Deferred tax assets     457     -  
Total assets    $ 97,844    $ 99,325  
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable    $ 4,814    $ 3,990  
Deferred revenue     3,879     5,891  
Accrued vacation     4,019     3,931  
Other accrued liabilities     7,315     4,349  
Total current liabilities     20,027     18,161  
        
Deferred tax liabilities     -     383  
        
Stockholders’ equity:        

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 30,000 shares authorized, 11,303 and 11,209 shares issued and outstanding

    11     11  
Additional paid-in capital     42,770     38,983  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (11 )    (19 )
Retained earnings     35,047     41,806  
Total stockholders’ equity     77,817     80,781  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity    $ 97,844    $ 99,325  
        

 

 
COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS, INC.
Unaudited Other Supplemental Information

(In thousands)

 

The following table summarizes cash flow and free cash flow for the Company:

        
    

Three Months Ended
September 30,

  

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

    2015   2014   2015   2014

Cash Flow Information

             
Net cash provided by operating activities    $ 8,910    $ 11,596    $ 26,325    $ 26,069  
Net cash used in investing activities     (73 )    (534 )    (564 )    (770 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (7,452 )    (6,348 )    (21,920 )    (19,021 )
              
Free Cash Flow              
Net cash provided by operating activities    $ 8,910    $ 11,596    $ 26,325    $ 26,069  

Less: Purchases of capital assets

    

-

    (495 )    (447 )    (751 )
Free cash flow    $ 8,910    $ 11,101    $ 25,878    $ 25,318  
              

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure which CPSI defines as net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of capital assets. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net cash provided by operating activities. The Company believes free cash flow is a useful measure of performance and uses this measure as an indication of the financial resources of the Company and its ability to generate cash.

 

Source: Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
Boyd Douglas, 251-639-8100
President and Chief Executive Officer