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Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 11, 2013 | About:
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Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. (SKH) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-12-31.

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. has a market cap of $204.2 million; its shares were traded at around $5.3 with a P/E ratio of 8.6 and P/S ratio of 0.2.

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Skilled nursing facilities revenue decreased by $31.8 million in 2012 as compared to 2011. Revenue decreased by $23.4 million for skilled nursing facilities operated for all of 2011 and 2012 as a result of a decrease in the weighted average per patient day ("PPD") rate of $9.26 causing a $24.6 million decrease, offset by a $1.2 million increase due to an increase in patient days in 2012. The decrease in PPD rates was the result of the Medicare rate cut discussed below, a decrease in our skilled mix, and a shift from Medicare days to Managed Medicare days as more seniors elect Medicare Advantage. Additionally, there was an increase of $0.9 million in revenue from our commencement of operations at the Rehabilitation Center of Omaha in April 2011 offset by a $8.6 million decrease in revenue from the transfer of operation of five skilled nursing facilities in northern California to an unaffiliated third party operator in April 2011.

Our average daily Part A Medicare rate decreased 8.2% to $512 in the year ended December 31, 2012 from $558 in the year ended December 31, 2011, primarily due to the decrease of our skilled nursing Medicare rates by 11.1%, effective October 1, 2011 partially offset by a 1.7% Medicare rate increase effective October 1, 2012. Our average daily Medicaid rate increased 3.9% to $160 per day in the year ended December 31, 2012 from $154 per day in the year ended December 31, 2011. However, the increase in Medicaid rates were substantially offset by increases in the state provider taxes which are recorded in cost of services. The increase of $0.4 million at our assisted living facilities in the year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to the year ended December 31, 2011 was due to the July 2011 acquisition of Vintage Park at San Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada. The increase of $0.9 million in leased facility revenue was due to the five facilities in northern California being leased for all of 2012 and for only nine months of 2011.

Hospice and home health services revenue increased $23.4 million in the year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to the year ended December 31, 2011. Hospice revenue increased $10.2 million due to the acquisition of Cornerstone and $4.6 million for hospice business operated for all twelve months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011. Of the $4.6 million same store hospice revenue increase, $5.6 million was due to an increase in average daily census offset by a $1.0 million decrease due to a $2.6 decrease in the weighted average PPD rate. The decrease in the weighted average PPD rate was due to $3.1 million of net hospice cap reserves recorded in 2012 at our agencies that we operated for all of 2011 and 2012. We recorded an additional $1.0 million of hospice cap reserves associated with our Arizona Cornerstone Hospice agency in 2012.

Skilled nursing facilities revenue decreased by $5.0 million in 2011 as compared to 2010. Revenue increased by $19.4 million for skilled nursing facilities operated for all of 2010 and 2011, as a result of a $23.7 million increase to a higher weighted average PPD rate, offset by a $4.3 million decrease due to a decline in occupancy rates, which occurred primarily at our Texas facilities. Additionally, there were increases of $6.6 million from the opening of the Fort Worth Center of Rehabilitation in June 2010 and $2.4 million from the acquisition of a lease by Rehabilitation Center of Omaha in April 2011, offset by a decreases of $10.6 million of revenue from the sale of Westside Campus of Care in December 2010 and $22.4 million from the transfer of operations of five skilled nursing facilities in northern California to an unaffiliated third party operator in April 2011. The reduction in revenue related to the transfer of operations of the five skilled nursing facilities was $20.2 million net of the $2.2 million of lease revenue that we received as a result of leasing the facilities to the third party operator. Skilled mix increased to 23.2% in 2011 from 22.7% in 2010. While skilled mix increased in 2011 as compared to 2010, we experienced an increase in our managed care patient days and a decrease in Medicare patient days as more seniors elected managed Medicare. Our managed care PPD rates are lower than our Medicare PPD rates and our managed care patients historically have had a shorter length of stay than our Medicare patients. Our average daily Part A Medicare rate increased 8.3% to $558 in 2011 from $515 in 2010, primarily due to the October 2010 implementation of RUGs IV. Our skilled nursing Medicare rates were decreased by 11.1% effective October 1, 2011 which has negatively impacted our skilled nursing revenues in the last quarter of 2011 and will continue to negatively impact our skilled nursing revenues in 2012 as compared to 2011. Our average daily Medicaid rate increased 2.0% to $154 in 2011 from $151 per day in 2010, primarily due to increased Medicaid rates in California, Kansas and New Mexico. These increases in Medicaid rates were substantially offset by increases in the provider taxes in those states. We expect overall Medicaid rates for the states we operate in to stay flat for the states' fiscal 2012 as compared to their fiscal 2011. While same store admission volume has increased, we have experienced a decrease in our patients' average length of stay. We believe this to be primarily attributable to acuity and the economic factors affecting our business and the additional options patients have to return home.

Net cash provided by operating activities primarily consists of net income adjusted for certain non-cash items including depreciation and amortization, provision for doubtful accounts, stock-based compensation, and goodwill impairment change, as well as the effect of changes in working capital and other activities. Cash provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $42.7 million and consisted of net income of $21.6 million, positive non-cash items of $49.0 million, and negative working capital and other activities of $28.0 million. The non-cash items consisted primarily of depreciation and amortization of $25.4 million. Working capital and other activities primarily consisted of an increase in accounts receivable of $15.3 million, a decrease in insurance liability risks of $1.6 million, and an increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $10.1 million. The increase in accounts receivable after considering the provision for doubtful accounts was $7.5 million. Days sales outstanding ("DSO") increased from 42.4 for the three months ended December 31, 2011 to 44.5 for the three months ended December 31, 2012. The increase in DSO was due to the relative increase of managed care and other revenue which have a higher DSO relative to the Medicare revenue as well as licensure issues causing delays in collections for our general inpatient hospice unit that opened in 2012.

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