Select Medical Holdings Corporation ( SEM Quick Quote SEM - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2023 adjusted earnings of 61 cents per share, which met the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The bottom line climbed 44% year over year.
Net operating revenues improved 5.7% year over year to $1,674.5 million in the quarter under review. The metric beat the consensus mark by 4.6%.
The quarterly results gained from solid contributions to revenue growth from four of its segments. The units benefited on the back of improved patient volumes and outpatient visits. However, the upside was partly offset by an escalating expense level.
Total costs and expenses of $1,516.1 million increased 2.5% year over year in the second quarter and came higher than our estimate of $1,470.9 million. The increase was due to elevated cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization, coupled with higher general and administrative expenses.
Adjusted EBITDA advanced 21.3% year over year to $219.5 million, higher than our estimate of $194.3 million.
Segmental Update Critical Illness Recovery Hospital
The segment reported revenues of $575.1 million in the second quarter, which improved 5.3% year over year and outpaced our estimate of $545.8 million. The growth came on the back of a 1.4% rise in admissions and a 1.2% increase in patient days in the segment.
Adjusted EBITDA increased more than three-fold year over year to $65.5 million, higher than our estimate of $54.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 11.4% improved 770 basis points (bps) year over year in the quarter under review.
The segment’s revenues of $240.9 million grew 5.2% year over year and surpassed our estimate of $233.6 million. The improvement can be attributed to 5.6% growth in admissions and 0.8% increase in patient days.
Adjusted EBITDA came in at $54.7 million, which advanced 9.7% year over year in the second quarter and beat our estimate of $53.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 90 bps year over year to 22.7%.
Revenues of the segment amounted to $303 million in the quarter under review, which rose 5.5% year over year and outpaced our estimate of $291.9 million. The growth stemmed from 11% rise in patient visits.
Adjusted EBITDA declined 2.2% year over year to $32.9 million but came higher than our estimate of $25 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.8% deteriorated 90 bps year over year.
The segment recorded revenues of $467.1 million in the second quarter, which improved 5.8% year over year and beat our estimate of $440.4 million. A year-over-year increase of 1.7% in visits drove the unit’s results.
Adjusted EBITDA rose 8.4% year over year to $100.4 million, higher than our estimate of $84 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 21.5% improved 50 bps year over year.
Financial Position (as of Jun 30, 2023)
Select Medical exited the second quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $101.2 million, which increased 3.3% from the figure at 2022 end. Total assets of $7,701.9 million inched up 0.5% from the 2022-end level.
SEM had $248.8 million left under its revolving facility as of Jun 30, 2023.
Long-term debt, net of current portion, amounted to $3,695.3 million, which fell 3.6% from the figure as of Dec 31, 2022.
Total equity of $1,501.6 million grew 10.7% from the figure at 2022 end.
SEM generated cash flow from operations of $234.8 million in the reported quarter, which climbed 36.8% year over year.
Share Repurchase & Dividend Update
In the second quarter, Select Medical did not buy back shares pursuant to the $1 billion authorized share repurchase program, which is set to expire on Dec 31, 2023.
On Aug 2, 2023, management approved a cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid out on Sep 1, 2023 to its shareholders of record as of Aug 15.
2023 Business Outlook Updated
Management presently anticipates revenues within $6.55-$6.7 billion, compared with the earlier guidance of $6.5-$6.7 billion. The midpoint of the revised outlook indicates an improvement of 4.7% from the 2022 figure.
Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to lie between $795 million and $825 million in 2023, higher from the previous outlook of $780-$820 million. The midpoint of the updated guidance implies 25.2% growth from the 2022 figure.
SEM forecasts adjusted earnings per share within $1.86-$2.03 for this year.
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