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 AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results
   Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:15:00 PM ET

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, today announced its second quarter 2018 financial results. Financial highlights are as follows:

Dollars in millions, except per share amounts.


  • AMN Healthcare reached record highs for revenue and adjusted EPS in the quarter.
  • Second quarter consolidated revenue of $558 million increased 14% year over year, with organic growth of 7%.
  • Growth was led by our Nurse and Allied Solutions segment with revenue up by 11% year over year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $70 million grew 4% year over year and was 12.6% of revenue.
  • Operating cash flow in the second quarter was $66 million. In the first half of 2018, cash flow from operations totaled $126 million, up 80% year over year.
  • The April acquisitions of MedPartners, Phillips DiPisa and Leaders For Today contributed $36 million of revenue in the quarter.

"Solid execution in the second quarter enabled AMN to reach all-time highs in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. We continue to expand and add new MSP clients and have a strong pipeline," said Susan R. Salka, Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. "Our team delivered well for Nurse and Allied clients, with strong fill rates amid a relatively tepid demand environment and pricing headwinds. Solid performance in several of our businesses is being offset by a decline in Locum Tenens, where we continue to see below-market performance due to the disruption from business model and technology changes made earlier this year. Our recent acquisitions are integrating with the AMN family and are off to a good start. The primary macro drivers of our industry appear favorable for the foreseeable future, and we remain confident in the long-term growth of AMN."

Second Quarter 2018 Results

Consolidated revenue for the quarter was $558 million, a 14% increase over prior year and 7% higher than prior quarter. Revenue for the Nurse and Allied Solutions segment was $333 million, higher by 11% year over year and down 2% sequentially. The quarter included $25 million of labor disruption revenue. Excluding this event, segment revenue grew 2% year over year and seasonally declined 9% sequentially, in line with expectations. Growth of the Travel Nurse division was in line with expectations with revenue up 2% year over year, driven by a volume increase partly offset by a lower mix of premium-rate assignments. Allied division revenue increased 7% year over year, driven primarily by volume increases.

The Locum Tenens Solutions segment reported revenue of $107 million, down by 1% year over year, with lower volumes being offset by positive pricing. Other Workforce Solutions segment revenue was $118 million reflecting an increase of 46% year over year, with the benefit of acquisitions made in April 2018. Organic growth of 2% year over year was driven by the mid-revenue cycle and interim leadership businesses.

Gross margin was 32.4%, lower by 50 basis points year over year and higher by 30 basis points sequentially. The variances were positively impacted by higher-than-average gross margins from the recently acquired companies and a change in our physician permanent placement business model that prompted a recording of certain recruiter expenses in SG&A that were previously in cost of revenue. These positives were partly offset by a below-average labor disruption gross margin. Net of these factors, our year-over-year gross margin declined primarily due to a lower margin in our Nurse and Allied and Other Workforce Solutions segments.

SG&A expenses were $116 million, or 20.7% of revenue, compared with $97 million, or 19.7% of revenue, in the same quarter last year. SG&A was $105 million, or 20.0% of revenue, in the previous quarter. The increase in expenses and expense margin was impacted by added costs from the recently acquired companies and the physician permanent placement cost change.

Net income was $36 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared with $31 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.83. Adjusted EBITDA was $70 million, a year-over-year increase of 4%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.6%, representing a decrease of 110 basis points year over year and a decrease of 10 basis points sequentially.

At June 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents totaled $23 million. Cash flow from operations was $66 million for the quarter, and capital expenditures were $11 million. AMN repurchased 385,000 shares of stock for $21 million during the quarter. The Company ended the quarter with total debt outstanding of $480 million, with a leverage ratio as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit agreement of 1.7 to 1.

Third Quarter 2018 Outlook

Projected year-over-year revenue growth in the third quarter of 2018 is approximately 6-7%. On an organic basis, revenue is projected to be down approximately 1% due primarily to disruption in the Locum Tenens business and a mix shift away from premium-rate assignments in Travel Nursing. No significant labor disruption revenue is included in third quarter guidance.

Conference Call on August 2, 2018

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN), healthcare's leader and innovator in workforce solutions and staffing services, will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the call can be accessed through AMN Healthcare's website at . Please log in at least 10 minutes prior to the conference call in order to download the applicable audio software. Interested parties may participate live via telephone by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. or (612) 234-9959 internationally. Following the conclusion of the call, a replay of the webcast will be available at the Company's website. Alternatively, a telephonic replay of the call will be available starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on August 2, 2018, and can be accessed until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 16, 2018, by calling (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. or (320) 365-3844 internationally, with access code 451076.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, mid-revenue cycle solutions, and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry.

The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMN." For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit , where the Company posts news releases, investor presentations, webcasts, SEC filings and other material information. The Company also utilizes email alerts and Really Simple Syndication ("RSS") as routine channels to supplement distribution of this information. To register for email alerts and RSS, visit .

Non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial information, which the Company provides as additional information, and not as an alternative, to the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures include (1) adjusted EBITDA, (2) adjusted EBITDA margin and (3) adjusted diluted EPS.  The Company provides such non-GAAP financial measures because management believes that they are useful both to management and investors as a supplement, and not as a substitute, when evaluating the Company's operating performance. Additionally, management believes that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted diluted EPS serve as industry-wide financial measures. The Company uses adjusted EBITDA for making financial decisions and allocating resources. The non-GAAP measures in this release are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP measures and may be different from non-GAAP measures, or may be calculated differently than other similarly titled non-GAAP measures, reported by other companies. They should not be used in isolation to evaluate the Company's performance.  A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures identified in this release, along with further detail about the use and limitations of certain of these non-GAAP measures, may be found below in the table entitled "Supplemental Financial and Operating Data" under the caption entitled "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Items" and the footnotes thereto or on the Company's website at . Additionally, from time to time, additional information regarding non-GAAP financial measures, including pro forma measures, may be made available on the Company's website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning our guidance for third quarter 2018 revenue, gross margin, SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue, adjusted EBITDA margin and long-term trends for our business. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and the industry in which it operates using information currently available to it. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "will," "may," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are set forth in our fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated and the Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Randle Reece
Director, Investor Relations








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