SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, today announced its third quarter 2018 financial results. Financial highlights are as follows:
Dollars in millions, except per share amounts.
- Third quarter consolidated revenue of $527 million increased 7% year over year.
- Nurse and Allied segment revenue of $306 million up 1% over the prior year, led by Allied with 8% growth.
- Growth in strategic partnerships continues, with 32 service lines added at new and existing MSP clients year to date.
- Travel nurse demand has risen recently to the highest level in almost two years.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $67 million, up 9% year over year and 12.8% of revenue.
- Operating cash flow $45 million in the quarter, $171 million year to date, up 67% year over year.
- Repurchased 580,000 shares for $32 million.
"The industry-leading AMN team continues to serve our clients and healthcare professionals well, drive innovation within our businesses and deliver solid overall performance," said Susan R. Salka, Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. "Our strategy of evolving AMN's offerings to help healthcare organizations more effectively manage their workforce is resulting in stronger partnerships and the addition of new clients across the country. At the same time, we are also increasing our ability to provide a wide variety of opportunities to healthcare professionals throughout their careers.
"We are very pleased to see demand in our travel nursing business recently increasing. This provides us optimism for better volume growth. At the same time, there are challenges in a few other businesses, and our teams are working diligently and making progress on improving performance," Ms. Salka said.
Third Quarter 2018 Results
Consolidated revenue for the quarter was $527 million, a 7% increase over prior year and a 6% decrease compared with prior quarter. Revenue for the Nurse and Allied Solutions segment was $306 million, higher by 1% year over year and down 8% sequentially. The Travel Nurse division performed better than expected with revenue flat year over year, with higher volume offset by a lower average bill rate. Allied division revenue increased 8% year over year on higher volume.
The Locum Tenens Solutions segment reported revenue of $101 million, down by 9% year over year, with lower volumes offset in part by positive pricing. Other Workforce Solutions segment revenue was $119 million reflecting an increase of 49% year over year, driven primarily by the acquisitions made in April 2018. Organic growth of 2% year over year was led by the permanent placement and mid-revenue cycle businesses.
Gross margin was 33.2%, higher by 90 basis points year over year and higher by 80 basis points sequentially. The year-over-year variance was driven by higher-than-average gross margins from the recently acquired companies and a change in classification of certain recruiter expenses from cost of sales to SG&A in our physician permanent placement business.
SG&A expenses were $121 million, or 23.0% of revenue, compared with $101 million, or 20.3% of revenue, in the same quarter last year. SG&A was $116 million, or 20.7% of revenue, in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase in expense margin stemmed mainly from the physician permanent placement cost change and a $12.1 million increase in legal reserves.
Income from operations was $42.6 million, or 8.1% of revenue, compared with $50.8 million, or 10.3% of revenue, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $67 million, a year-over-year increase of 9%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.8%, representing an increase of 30 basis points year over year and an increase of 20 basis points sequentially.
Net income was $28 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared with $28 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.84.
At September 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents totaled $19 million. Cash flow from operations was $45 million for the quarter, and capital expenditures were $10 million. AMN repurchased 580,000 shares of stock for $32 million during the quarter. The Company ended the quarter with total debt outstanding of $475 million, with a leverage ratio as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit agreement of 1.7 to 1.
Fourth Quarter 2018 Outlook
Projected year-over-year revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 5-6%. On an organic basis, revenue is projected to be down approximately 1-2% due primarily to lower revenue in the Locum Tenens business. Nurse and Allied segment revenue is expected to be up by about 1-2% over prior year. No significant labor disruption revenue is included in fourth quarter guidance.
Conference Call on October 31, 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 third quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the call can be accessed through AMN Healthcare's website at http://amnhealthcare.investorroom.com/eventcalendar . 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 October 31, 2018, and can be accessed until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 14, 2018, by calling (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. or (320) 365-3844 internationally, with access code 455277.
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 www.amnhealthcare.com , 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 http://amnhealthcare.investorroom.com/emailalerts .
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 http://amnhealthcare.investorroom.com/financialreports . 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.
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