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Hythiam Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

November 14, 2011 | About:

Hythiam Inc. (HYTM) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-09-30.

Hythiam Inc. has a market cap of $103.62 million; its shares were traded at around $0 .

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Under our licensing agreements, we provide physicians and other licensed treatment providers access to our PROMETA Treatment Program, education and training in the implementation and use of the licensed technology. The patient s physician determines the appropriateness of the use of the PROMETA Treatment Program. We receive a fee for the licensed technology and related services generally on a per patient basis. While we continue to maintain licensing agreements with physicians, hospitals and treatment providers for 8 sites in the United States, the number of active sites has decreased as a result of streamlining our operations, removing field support personnel and significant reductions or eliminations of advertising related to the private pay business. One of the company s sites contributed to revenue in the three months ended September 30, 2011, and four sites contributed to revenue in the nine months ended September 30, 2011. We may enter into agreements on a selective basis with additional healthcare providers to increase the availability of the PROMETA Treatment Program, but generally only in markets we are presently operating or where such sites will provide support for our Catasys managed care products. As such license revenues are generally related to the number of patients treated, key indicators of our financial performance for the PROMETA Treatment Program will be the number of patients that are treated by those providers using our PROMETA Treatment Program. We are currently evaluating and considering additional actions to streamline our operations that may impact the licensing operations as we continue to focus on managed care plans through our healthcare services segment.

Revenue decreased by $47,000 and $131,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to the same periods in 2010 largely due to the elimination of promotional activities related to PROMETA. This was partially offset by an increase in non-prometa revenue at the Center to Over Addiction. The number of patients treated decreased by 77% and 60% in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. The average revenue per patient treated at U.S. licensed sites and at PROMETA Centers decreased by $354 and $790 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to the same period in 2010. A significant portion of our Healthcare Services fees are subject to performance guarantees. The portion that is subject to such performance guarantees is recorded as deferred revenue until the guarantees are satisfied.

As of November 9, 2011, we had a balance of approximately $243,000 cash on hand. We had working capital deficit of approximately $3.5 million at September 30, 2011 and have continued to deplete our cash position subsequent to September 30, 2011. We have incurred significant net losses and negative operating cash flows since our inception. We could continue to incur negative cash flows and net losses for the next twelve months. Our current cash burn rate is approximately $450,000 per month, excluding non-current accrued liability payments. We expect our current cash resources to cover expenses through November 2011, however delays in cash collections, revenue, or unforeseen expenditures could impact this estimate. We will need to immediately obtain additional capital and there is no assurance that additional capital can be raised in an amount which is sufficient for us or on terms favorable to our stockholders, if at all. If we do not immediately obtain additional capital, there is a significant doubt as to whether we can continue to operate as a going concern and we will need to curtail or cease operations or seek bankruptcy relief. If we discontinue operations, we may not have sufficient funds to pay any amounts to stockholders. We have received loans from two of our large shareholders to fund operations for the last few months while we seek additional capital, but there is no assurance that they or anyone else will continue to provide additional capital.

As discussed above, we currently expend cash at a rate of approximately $450,000 per month, excluding non-current accrued liability payments. We also anticipate cash inflow to increase in the first half of 2012 as we implement our recently executed contracts and we expect our current cash resources to cover expenses through November 2011. However, there can be no assurance that these contracts will produce cash and any delays in cash collections, revenue, or unforeseen expenditures, could impact this estimate. If we do not obtain additional capital immediately, there is significant doubt as to whether we can continue to operate as a going concern. We will need to curtail or cease operations or seek bankruptcy relief. If we discontinue operations, we may not have sufficient funds to pay any amounts to our stockholders.

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 we did not acquire any new intangible assets and at September 30, 2011, all of our intangible assets consisted of intellectual property, which is not subject to renewal or extension. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, we relied upon the 2009 external valuation and internal analysis at December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2011, which supported the independent , comprehensive valuation analysis and report intended to provide us with guidance with respect to (i) the determination of the fair value of certain patent rights (“PROMETA Rights”) or the (“Patents”) for the PROMETA Treatment Program (the “PROMETA Program”) and, (ii) appropriate useful lives over which the Patents should be amortized (the “Valuation Opinion and Report”).This Valuation Opinion and Report was and will be used by us to fulfill our obligations under ASC 820 to determine the fair value of intangible assets on our balance sheet for financial reporting purposes. In order to assist the third party in its valuation analysis: Management performed a comprehensive review of our business, operations, and prospects of the patents on a standalone basis, the historical performance of the Company in relation to the Patents, future expectations relating to the Patents and financial statement projections related to the Patents. Management provided revenue projections for the PROMETA Program, including revenue derived from Catasys Health which includes use of the PROMETA Program, over the remaining useful life of the Patents.

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