Adeptus Health Misses EPS by 50c

Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) released third quarter earnings per share of $0.06, $0.50 lower than analyst estimates of $.56. Revenue for Q3 is $85.4 million, below estimate of $89.99 million. In a separate release today, Adeptus Health had appointed Gregory W. Scott as chairman of the company.

“Third quarter results were disappointing due to weaker than expected volumes in non-HOPD markets, collection issues associated with our third party billing agent and higher costs associated with the opening of three hospitals in the second half of the year, in Denver, Houston and Colorado Springs. We believe we have a solid grasp on the issues and are implementing necessary actions to improve the business and enhance liquidity. The Board and management team are executing a strategy to return the business to cash flow positive and believe the steps we are taking today will build a pathway toward stabilizing our cash flow from operations, enhancing our financial flexibility, regaining profitability and ensuring the Company realizes the full potential of the Adeptus business model”, stated Thomas S. Hall, CEO of Adeptus Health.

“Operationally, the quarter was a pivotal building period as the Dallas/Fort Worth facilities were rebranded to Texas Health Resources in early September, our Denver hospital received accreditation from the Joint Commission on September 20, allowing our 12 freestanding ERs to be converted to HOPDs, and First Texas Hospital in Houston received accreditation by the Joint Commission and opened earlier than expected on October 11, allowing conversion of 23 of our 29 freestanding emergency rooms in that market to HOPDs and thereby enabling reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare in addition to commercial payors.”

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