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Team Health Holdings announces EBITDA increased 24.4 in Q1

First Quarter 2015 Highlights:

• Net Revenue increased to $840.5 million 31.0% over first quarter of 2014

• Net earnings attributable to Team Health Holdings, Inc. ("Net earnings") were $28.1 million $49.4 millionafter adjustments

• Diluted net earnings per share of $0.38 Adjusted EPS of $0.68

• Adjusted EBITDA increased 24.4% to $89.3 million

2015 Outlook:

• Projected 2015 net revenue growth increased to a range of 19.0% to 21.0% Adjusted EBITDA margin remains between 10.5% and 11.0%

"We are extremely pleased with our financial results as we generated another quarter of double digit revenue, earnings and Adjusted EBITDA growth. These results reflect a record top line performance for the Company, with strong momentum and performance delivered across all of our growth drivers," said TeamHealth president and chief executive officer, Mike Snow.

"First quarter consolidated revenue growth was driven by positive contributions from acquisitions, same contract results, and net new contract sales.  The company benefited from the significant number of transactions closed in 2014, as the financial performance of our recent acquisitions contributed the largest element of our revenue increase in the quarter.  In addition, we experienced robust patient volume growth and continued to see a reduction in the percentage of uninsured patients that helped contribute to strong same contract performance. Net new contracts were the third largest contributor to our revenue growth, as hospitals and physician groups are increasingly turning to TeamHealth for our best in class healthcare solutions.  These results reflect our integrated and complementary approach to achieving our financial targets.

"As a result of our financial performance in the first quarter, and our current expectations about operating trends and growth opportunities for the remainder of the year, we have increased our estimates for net revenue growth for fiscal year 2015 to range between $3.36 billion and $3.41 billion, reflecting an annual growth rate of 19.0% to 21.0%. We continue to target an Adjusted EBITDA margin of between 10.5% and 11.0%.  We remain confident in our ability to execute in the current environment and provide support to our affiliated clinicians and hospital partners while achieving our operational and financial goals for 2015," concluded Mr. Snow.

2015 First Quarter Results

Net revenue increased 31.0% to $840.5 million from $641.7 million in the first quarter of 2014. Acquisitions contributed 20.0%, same contract revenue contributed 7.0%, and net sales growth contributed 3.9% of the increase in quarter-over-quarter growth in net revenue.  

Within the acquisitions category, new hospital contracting opportunities that were initially developed by our sales and marketing process contributed 5.3% of overall net revenue growth between quarters.    

Same contract revenue increased $44.9 million, or 7.5%, to $645.3 million from $600.4 million in the first quarter of 2014.  A 9.1% increase in same contract volumes, supported by increased flu activity in the quarter, contributed 6.6% to same contract growth while an increase of 1.0% in estimated collections on fee for service visits provided a 1.0% increase in same contract revenue growth between quarters.

The increase in estimated collections per visit was constrained by a reduction in Medicaid parity revenue and lower patient acuity in the current quarter.  Contract and other revenue reduced same contract revenue growth between quarters by 0.1%. Acquisitions contributed $128.6 million of revenue growth and net new contract revenue increased by $25.3 million between quarters.  The benefit from Medicaid parity revenue recognized in the first quarter of 2015 was $1.5 million, of which $1.0 million is same contract revenue.  

The first quarter of 2014 Medicaid parity revenue was $8.8 million, of which $8.5 million is same contract.  The decline in parity revenue between periods constrained consolidated revenue growth by 1.1% and same contract revenue growth by 1.2% between quarters.


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