BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today, in response to recent market movement of its stock price, is reaffirming its previously announced full year 2008 guidance and the continued strength of its business fundamentals, which the Company believes remain sound.
In addition, HealthSouth noted the following:
-- It has paid down approximately $208 million in debt year to date through October 27, 2008, and debt reduction will remain a top priority.
-- It was in compliance with its covenants at the end of the third quarter of 2008.
-- Only $53 million was drawn on the Company's $400 million revolver as of October 27, 2008.
HealthSouth is not initiating a new practice of announcing results to the markets before the quarterly earnings release. The Company is taking this unusual step because it believes it is important to reassure its equity and bond holders that the fundamentals of its business remain sound.
As previously announced, and in accordance with HealthSouth's internal review schedule, the Company will host an investor conference call at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, to discuss its results for the third quarter of 2008 in detail.
Also as previously announced, on November 10, 2008, the Company is hosting an investor day at the Grand Hyatt in New York, New York. The Company plans to provide a thorough explanation of its business model and outline the value proposition it believes it offers investors.
Detail of both events can be found on our website using the following
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