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U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 10, 2011 | About:

U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

U.s. Physical Therapy Inc. has a market cap of $232.8 million; its shares were traded at around $20 with a P/E ratio of 16.1 and P/S ratio of 1.1. U.s. Physical Therapy Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 5.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated U.s. Physical Therapy Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

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Our company, U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (the Company), through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre- and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries. We also provide physician services to third parties and operate two clinics which specialize in the outpatient, non-surgical treatment of osteo arthritis degenerative joint disease and other musculoskeletal conditions. We primarily operate through subsidiary clinic partnerships in which we generally own a 1% general partnership interest and a 64% limited partnership interest and the managing therapist(s) of the clinics owns the remaining limited partnership interest in the majority of the clinics (hereinafter referred to as Clinic Partnerships). To a lesser extent, we operate some clinics through wholly-owned subsidiaries under profit sharing arrangements with therapists (hereinafter referred to as Wholly-Owned Facilities). Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to we, our or us includes the Company and all of its subsidiaries.

During 2010, we acquired a majority interest in 25 clinics in three separate transactions. On February 26, 2010, we acquired a 70% interest in five clinics in the northeast (Northeast Acquisition). On December 21, 2010, we acquired a 70% interest in a six clinic physical therapy group in the mid-Atlantic region (Mid-Atlantic Acquisition). On December 31, 2010, we acquired a 65% interest in a 14 clinic physical therapy group located in the southeast (Southeast Acquisition).

Most of our clinics are Clinic Partnerships in which we own the general partnership interest and a majority of the limited partnership interests. The managing therapists of the clinics own a portion of the limited partnership interests. Historically, the therapist partners had no interest in the net losses of Clinic Partnerships, except to the extent of their capital accounts. Since we also develop satellite clinic facilities of existing clinics, Clinic Partnerships may consist of more than one clinic location. As of December 31, 2010, through wholly-owned subsidiaries, we owned a 1% general partnership interest in all the Clinic Partnerships, except for one partnership in which we own a 6% general partnership interest. Our limited partnership interests range from 64% to 99% in the Clinic Partnerships, but with respect to the majority of our Clinic Partnerships, we own a limited partnership interest of 64%. For the great majority of the Clinic Partnerships, the managing therapist of each clinic owns the remaining limited partnership interest in the Clinic Partnerships.

In the majority of the Clinic Partnership agreements, the therapist partner begins with a 20% interest in their Clinic Partnership earnings which increases by 3% at the end of each year thereafter up to a maximum interest of 35%.

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