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Behavioral Health Services Co. Acadia Healthcare Reports Q2 Results

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 Results

The Company reported revenue of $582.2 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $491.5 million for the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA increased 25.2% to $141.3 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $112.8 million for the same period last year. Net income attributable to Acadia stockholders for the second quarter of 2021 was $44.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared with net income of $41.1 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to Acadia stockholders per diluted share was $0.71 for the second quarter of 2021. Adjustments to income include transaction-related expenses, debt extinguishment costs, loss on impairment and the income tax effect of adjustments to income. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial results in this press release begins on page 9. During the second quarter of 2020, the Company recognized $18.1 millionin other income from the Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.

For the second quarter of 2021, Acadia’s same facility revenue increased 18.0% compared with the second quarter of 2020, including an increase in patient days of 9.8% and an increase in revenue per patient day of 7.5%. In the second quarter of 2020, the Company experienced lower patient days due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, which resulted in a year-over-year decline of 0.7% for the second quarter of 2020 compared to the prior year period. Adjusting prior year patient days for the estimated impact from the pandemic, patient days increased approximately 4.8% for the second quarter of 2021.Same facility adjusted EBITDA margin improved 180 basis points to 29.3%.

Debbie Osteen, Chief Executive Officer of Acadia, remarked, “We are pleased with the momentum in our business as Acadia delivered a strong financial and operating performance in the second quarter of 2021. These results reflect increased demand for our behavioral health services and our continued focus on driving efficiencies across our operations. We experienced favorable volume trends, demonstrating the strength of our proven operating model and successful execution of our growth strategy across our service lines, all of which provide exceptional patient care. Importantly, the growing acceptance surrounding mental health and substance abuse issues and the more favorable reimbursement environment for treatment have also been key drivers of demand. We commend the hard work of Acadia’s dedicated employees and clinicians who have continued to support more patients who need our help with high quality care in a safe and accessible manner.”

Strategic Investments in Long-Term Growth

Our growth strategy is centered around four distinct pathways that will allow Acadia to reach more patients in both new and existing markets. We are pleased with the progress we have made this year on our strategy, as we have continued to make strategic investments designed to support long-term growth across our service lines. Facility expansions continue to be a key driver of our growth and the best return on investment. Accordingly, we added 86 beds to our operations in the second quarter, which included 72 incremental beds from the opening of a 260-bed state-of-the-art, replacement facility for Belmont Behavioral Hospital. This facility will help meet the growing demand for behavioral health services in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, market and surrounding communities. With the opening of the new facility, we recorded a non-cash property impairment of approximately $23.2 million for the existing facility. We expect to meet our goal of adding approximately 300 beds to existing facilities by the end of the year.

“Another important growth opportunity for Acadia is the development of wholly owned de novo facilities, especially in markets with a shortage of beds for behavioral health treatment.On May 24, 2021, we opened Glenwood Behavioral Health Hospital, an 80-bed hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. This facility provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for those who are struggling with a mental health or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

“We also opened one comprehensive treatment center (CTC) in the second quarter of 2021. We continue to identify underserved markets for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder and expect to open eight more CTCs this year.

“As health systems across the country look for ways to integrate behavioral health care and expand treatment options, Acadia has developed a favorable reputation as a preferred partner for many leading providers in attractive markets and establishing new joint venture partnerships remains an important pathway for growth. We recently announced a joint venture with Bronson Healthcare, one of Michigan’s leading, integrated healthcare systems, to build a new 96-bed facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. With this addition, we now have 13 joint venture partnerships in place with premier health systems to expand our treatment network and improve access to care in more communities around the country.

“We also have continued to identify acquisitions as another important opportunity to extend our market reach. Following regulatory approval, we expect to soon complete the acquisition of Vallejo Behavioral, a 61-bed psychiatric hospital in Vallejo, California, from Adventist Health at the end of the third quarter. We believe the fragmented behavioral healthcare industry offers additional prospects for acquisitions, and we are well positioned with the financial strength to capitalize on these opportunities.

“We believe Acadia has the right strategy in place to continue to expand our network and meet the needs of more patients. As we look ahead to the remainder of 2021 and beyond, we will continue to pursue our growth objectives through bed expansions, wholly owned de novo facilities, strategic joint ventures and acquisitions,” added Osteen.

Cash and Liquidity

Acadia’s balance sheet remains strong with ample liquidity and capital to invest in and grow its business. As of June 30, 2021, the Company had $185.5 million in cash and cash equivalents. The Company repaid approximately $41 million of debt during the second quarter of 2021, including $35 million on its senior secured revolving credit facility, reducing the outstanding balance to $125 million at June 30, 2021. As of June 30, 2021, the Company had $475 million available under its $600 million revolving credit facility, and its net leverage ratio was approximately 2.4x.

During the second quarter of 2021, the Company received approximately $24 million additional PRF distributions under the CARES Act. The Company is currently evaluating updated PRF reporting guidance to determine whether any of the funds will be recognized or returned. During the second quarter, the Company began repayment of amounts received pursuant to the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program under the CARES Act. The Company repaid $7 million of the $45 million of advance payments received in 2020 under the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program and will continue to repay the remaining balance on a monthly basis through June 2022. Additionally, the Company expects to repay half of the $39 million of 2020 payroll tax deferrals in the second half of 2021 and the remaining portion in 2022.

Financial Guidance

Acadia today increased the Company’s financial guidance for 2021 to reflect the strong operating and financial performance for the first six months of the year and its expectations for the remainder of the year, as follows:

  • Revenue in a range of $2.28 billion to $2.32 billion;
  • Adjusted EBITDA in a range of $530 million to $550 million;
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share in a range of $2.50 to $2.70; and
  • Operating cash flows in a range of $275 million to $310 million.

The Company’s guidance does not include discontinued operations or the impact of any future acquisitions, divestitures or transaction-related expenses.

Looking Ahead

Osteen concluded, “We are encouraged by the favorable trends in our business and believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the expected growth in demand for behavioral health services. While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, particularly for those people already dealing with mental health and substance abuse, we are encouraged by the heightened awareness of these issues and an increased push for access to treatment. As always, our primary mission is to meet this demand and support the patients and communities we serve. We will continue to focus on providing the highest quality of patient care, while extending our market reach and advancing our position as a leading pure-play behavioral healthcare provider.”

Conference Call

Acadia will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial resultsat 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at in the “Investors” section of the website. The webcast of the conference call will be available through September 2, 2021.

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