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 AMN Healthcare Announces First Quarter 2017 Results
   Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:21:00 PM ET

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AMN ), healthcare’s leader and innovator in workforce solutions and staffing services, today announced its first quarter 2017 financial results. Financial highlights are as follows:

Dollars in millions, except per share amounts.
                  Q1 2017         % Change
                                  Q1 2016
Revenue           $495.2          6%
Gross profit      $161.8          7%
Net income        $32.0           24%
Diluted EPS       $0.65           23%
Adj. diluted EPS* $0.63           5%
Adjusted EBITDA*  $63.2           8%
*  See "Non-GAAP Measures" below for a discussion of our use of non-GAAP items and the table entitled "Supplemental Financial and Operating Data" for a reconciliation of non-GAAP items.

Highlights

-- AMN Healthcare delivered another record quarter of revenue and earnings.

-- Several new MSP, VMS and workforce optimization clients were added, reflecting the increased demand for workforce solutions within healthcare.

-- Our largest division, Travel Nurse staffing, was up 9% over prior year, and the Allied division increased by 14%.

-- Adjusted EBITDA grew 8% year-over-year representing a 12.8% margin, a 30 basis point increase.

-- Operating cash flow for the first quarter was $52 million, a 49% increase compared to the first quarter 2016.

"AMN Healthcare’s capabilities as the leader and most comprehensive workforce partner within healthcare continues to set us apart in the marketplace and deliver strong results for our clients and shareholders," said Susan R. Salka, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. "Our solutions are helping clients in multiple ways to ensure they have the right talent when and where they are needed and to effectively manage their labor costs as they navigate new care delivery models and regulatory changes."

"With a positive outlook for 2017 and favorable long-term macro drivers providing us confidence in our business, we will continue to make investments that enable us to extend our leadership position into the future," added Ms. Salka.

First Quarter 2017 Results

Consolidated revenue for the quarter was $495 million, a 6% increase over prior year. Excluding labor disruption revenue and the leap year impact, consolidated first quarter revenue was up 10% year-over-year and 4% sequentially.

Revenue for the Nurse and Allied Solutions segment was $314 million, which is 5% higher year-over-year and 2% higher sequentially. The Travel Nurse division continued with strong performance, with revenue up 9% year-over-year and 6% sequentially. The Allied division revenue increased 14% year-over-year and 3% sequentially. There was no labor disruption revenue reported in the quarter as compared to approximately $12 million in the prior year quarter.

Locum Tenens Solutions segment revenue was $103 million, flat year-over-year and down 1% sequentially. The Other Workforce Solutions segment revenue was $79 million, an increase of 17% year-over-year and 4% sequentially, with the year-over-year growth driven by the Peak Health Solutions acquisition last June and growth in our VMS, interim leadership, and workforce optimization businesses.

Gross margin was 32.7%, which is 20 basis points higher both year-over-year and sequentially.

SG&A expenses were $102 million, or 20.6% of revenue, compared to $98 million, or 20.9% of revenue, in the same quarter last year and $101 million, or 20.7% of revenue, in the previous quarter.

Net income was $32 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared to $26 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. Excluding amortization of intangible assets, acquisition and integration costs, net of tax, and the excess tax benefits relating to a change in stock compensation accounting, adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.63. Adjusted EBITDA was $63 million, a year-over-year increase of 8%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.8%, representing a 30 basis point increase year-over-year and sequentially.

At March 31, 2017, cash and cash equivalents totaled $38 million. Cash flow from operations was $52 million and capital expenditures were $5 million. The Company ended the quarter with total debt outstanding of $368 million, with a leverage ratio as calculated in accordance with the Company’s credit agreement of 1.6 to 1.

Second-Quarter 2017 Outlook

Metric                        Guidance*
Consolidated revenue          $486 - $492 MM
Gross margin                  32.5%
SG&A as percentage of revenue 20.5%
Adjusted EBITDA margin        12.5%
*Note: Guidance percentage metrics are approximate. No significant labor disruption revenues are projected for this quarter.  For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA margin, see the table entitled "Reconciliation of Guidance Adjusted EBITDA Margin to Guidance Operating Margin" below.

Excluding any labor disruption revenue, the second quarter is expected to reflect year-over-year growth of 7-8%. On an "as reported" basis, the projected growth rate of 3-4% reflects the impact of significant labor disruption revenue in the prior year. The sequential decline comes from a seasonal decline in Travel Nursing, partially offset by growth in all other divisions.

Conference Call on May 4, 2017

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AMN ), healthcare’s leader and innovator in workforce solutions and staffing services, will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, May 4, 2017 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/presentations . 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) 230-1092 in the U.S. or (612) 332-0720 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 May 4, 2017, and can be accessed until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 18, 2017 by calling (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. or (320) 365-3844 internationally, with access code 421631.

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, medical coding and consulting, 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.

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 .

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 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.

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 future financial performance, our guidance for second quarter 2017 revenue, gross margin, SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue, and adjusted EBITDA margin, our positive outlook for 2017, the existence of favorable long-term macro drivers, our ability to make successful investments, and the ability of our solutions to help our clients operate effectively in new regulatory environments. 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, 2016, 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.

Contact: Neil Thomas Senior Director, Investor Relations 866.861.3229

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
                                                               Three Months Ended
                                                               March 31,                      December 31,
                                                               2017           2016            2016
Revenue                                                        $  495,169     $  468,002      $  487,858
Cost of revenue                                                333,393        316,104         329,252
Gross profit                                                   161,776        151,898         158,606
Gross margin                                                   32.7%          32.5%           32.5%
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)                     102,073        97,823          101,113
SG&A as a % of revenue                                         20.6%          20.9%           20.7%
Depreciation and amortization                                  7,668          6,765           7,732
Total operating expenses                                       109,741        104,588         108,845
Income from operations                                         52,035         47,310          49,761
Operating margin (1)                                           10.5%          10.1%           10.2%
Interest expense, net, and other                               5,130          3,249           6,400
Income before income taxes                                     46,905         44,061          43,361
Income tax expense                                             14,897         18,192          17,010
Net income                                                     $    32,008    $    25,869     $    26,351
Net income as a % of revenue                                   6.5%           5.5%            5.4%
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation and other                         3              39              102
Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedge, net of income taxes 43             (463)           260
Other comprehensive income (loss)                              46             (424)           362
Comprehensive income                                           $     32,054   $    25,445     $     26,713
Net income per common share:
Basic                                                          $         0.67 $         0.54  $         0.55
Diluted                                                        $         0.65 $         0.53  $         0.54
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic                                                          47,782         47,894          47,806
Diluted                                                        49,520         49,103          49,208
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
Supplemental Financial and Operating Data
(dollars in thousands, except per share data and operating data)
(unaudited)
                                        Three Months Ended
                                        March 31,                  December 31,
                                                2017      2016             2016
Revenue
Nurse and allied solutions              $       313,523 $ 297,724  $       307,898
Locum tenens solutions                          102,843   102,738          103,822
Other workforce solutions                       78,803    67,540           76,138
                                        $       495,169 $ 468,002  $       487,858
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Items:
Segment operating income (2)
Nurse and allied solutions              $       45,980  $ 41,618   $       43,262
Locum tenens solutions                          12,219    13,291           15,123
Other workforce solutions                       19,857    17,586           21,139
                                                78,056    72,495           79,524
Unallocated corporate overhead                  14,891    13,805           18,649
Adjusted EBITDA (3)                             63,165    58,690           60,875
Adjusted EBITDA margin (4)                      12.8%     12.5%            12.5%
Depreciation and amortization                   7,668     6,765            7,732
Share-based compensation                        2,681     3,381            2,604
Acquisition and integration costs               781       1,234            778
Income from operations                          52,035    47,310           49,761
Interest expense, net, and other                5,130     3,249            6,400
Income before income taxes                      46,905    44,061           43,361
Income tax expense                              14,897    18,192           17,010
Net income                              $       32,008  $ 25,869   $       26,351
GAAP diluted net income per share (EPS) $       0.65    $ 0.53     $       0.54
Adjustments:
Amortization of intangible assets               0.09      0.09             0.10
Acquisition and integration costs               0.02      0.03             0.01
Debt financing related costs                    0.00      0.00             0.02
Tax effect on above adjustments                 (0.04)    (0.05)           (0.05)
Excess tax benefits (5)                         (0.09)    0.00             0.00
Adjusted diluted EPS (6)                $       0.63    $ 0.60     $       0.62
                                               Three Months Ended
                                                   March 31,                  December 31,
                                                   2017        2016           2016
Gross Margin
Nurse and allied solutions                         27.7%       26.6%          27.3%
Locum tenens solutions                             30.7%       31.0%          30.8%
Other workforce solutions                          55.0%       60.3%          55.7%
Operating Data:
Nurse and allied solutions
Average healthcare                                 9,051       8,474          8,764
professionals on assignment - consolidated (7)
Locum tenens solutions
Days filled (8)                                    55,243      58,166         57,008
Revenue per day filled (9)                         $1,862      $1,766         $1,821
                                               As of March 31,        As of December 31,
                                                   2017   2016                2016
Leverage ratio (10)                                1.6    1.9                 1.6
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
                                           March 31,    December 31,
                                           2017         2016
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                  $    37,711  $    10,622
Accounts receivable, net                   334,782      341,977
Accounts receivable, subcontractor         48,838       49,233
Prepaid and other current assets           50,893       48,796
Total current assets                       472,224      450,628
Restricted cash, cash equivalents          29,141       31,287
and investments
Fixed assets, net                          62,620       59,954
Other assets                               65,368       57,534
Goodwill                                   340,564      341,754
Intangible assets, net                     241,130      245,724
Total assets                               $ 1,211,047  $ 1,186,881
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses      $ 136,028    $ 137,512
Accrued compensation and benefits          99,642       107,993
Current portion of notes payable           3,750        3,750
Deferred revenue                           8,840        8,924
Other current liabilities                  29,428       16,611
Total current liabilities                  277,688      274,790
Notes payable, less unamortized fees       358,512      359,192
Deferred income taxes, net                 16,548       21,420
Other long-term liabilities                81,494       82,096
Total liabilities                          734,242      737,498
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity                       476,805      449,383
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,211,047  $ 1,186,881
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
Summary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                     March 31,            December 31
                                                     2017      2016       2016
Net cash provided by operating activities            $  52,314 $  35,227  $  47,031
Net cash  used in investing activities               (13,301)  (174,703)  (16,091)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (11,928)  152,967    (36,128)
Effect of exchange rates on cash                     4         39         102
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 27,089    13,530     (5,086)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     10,622    9,576      15,708
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period           $  37,711 $  23,106  $  10,622
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
Additional Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures
Reconciliation of Guidance Adjusted EBITDA Margin to
Guidance Operating Margin
(unaudited)
                              Three Months Ending
                              June 30, 2017
Adjusted EBITDA margin                12.5% (11)
Deduct:
Share-based compensation              0.6%
EBITDA margin                         11.9%
Depreciation and amortization         1.6%
Operating margin                      10.3%
(1)  Operating margin represents income from operations divided by revenue.
(2)  Segment operating income represents net income plus interest expense (net of interest income) and other, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, unallocated corporate overhead, acquisition and integration costs and share-based compensation.
(3)  Adjusted EBITDA represents net income plus interest expense (net of interest income) and other, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, acquisition and integration costs and share-based compensation. Management believes that adjusted EBITDA provides an effective measure of the Company’s results, as it excludes certain items that management believes are not indicative of the Company’s operating performance and is a measure used in the Company’s credit facilities and the indenture governing our 5.125% Senior Notes due 2024. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor has it been presented as an alternative to income from operations or net income as an indicator of operating performance. Although management believes that some of the items excluded from adjusted EBITDA are not indicative of the Company’s operating performance, these items do impact the statement of comprehensive income, and management therefore utilizes adjusted EBITDA as an operating performance measure in conjunction with GAAP measures such as net income.
(4)  Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.
(5)  The consolidated effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was favorably affected by the recording of excess tax benefits relating to equity awards vested and exercised during the period. As a result of the adoption of a new accounting pronouncement on January 1, 2017, we no longer record excess tax benefits as an increase to additional paid-in capital, but record such excess tax benefits on a prospective basis as a reduction of income tax expense, which amounted to $4,297,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Since a majority of our equity awards vest during the first quarter, we do not anticipate the recording of additional excess tax benefits of this magnitude for the reminder of the year. The magnitude of the impact of excess tax benefits generated in the future, which may be favorable or unfavorable, are dependent upon the Company’s future grants of share-based compensation, the Company’s future stock price on the date awards vest or exercise in relation to the fair value of the awards on the grant date or the exercise behavior of the Company’s stock appreciation rights holders. Since these favorable tax benefits are largely unrelated to our current year’s income before taxes and are unrepresentative of our normal effective tax rate, we excluded its impact on adjusted diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
(6)  Adjusted diluted EPS represents GAAP diluted EPS excluding the impact of (A) amortization of intangible assets, (B) acquisition and integration costs, (C) debt financing related costs, (D) tax effect, if any, of the foregoing adjustments, and (E) excess tax benefits relating to equity awards vested and exercised since January 1, 2017. Management included this non-GAAP measure to provide investors and prospective investors with an alternative method for assessing the Company’s operating results in a manner that is focused on its operating performance and to provide a more consistent basis for comparison between periods. However, investors and prospective investors should note that this non-GAAP measure involves judgment by management (in particular, judgment as to what is classified as a special item to be excluded from adjusted diluted EPS). Although management believes the items excluded from adjusted diluted EPS are not indicative of the Company’s operating performance, these items do impact the statement of comprehensive income, and management therefore utilizes adjusted diluted EPS as an operating performance measure in conjunction with GAAP measures such as GAAP diluted EPS.
(7)  Average healthcare professionals on assignment represents the average number of nurse and allied healthcare professionals on assignment during the period presented.
(8)  Days filled is calculated by dividing the locum tenens hours filled during the period by eight hours.
(9)  Revenue per day filled represents revenue of the Company’s locum tenens solutions segment divided by days filled for the period presented.
(10) Leverage ratio represents the ratio of the consolidated funded indebtedness (as calculated per the Company’s credit agreement) at the end of the subject period to the consolidated adjusted EBITDA (as calculated per the Company’s credit agreement) for the twelve month period ended at the end of the subject period.
(11) Guidance percentage metrics are approximate. No significant labor disruption revenues are projected for this quarter.

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