NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008.
Third Quarter 2008 Highlights:
-- Net revenue increased 32% year-over-year to $63.2 million, largely
driven by same-market area net revenue growth of 19%
-- Patient encounters increased 27% year-over-year to 692,000
-- Income from operations rose 93% year-over-year to $5.4 million, as
operating margin increased to 8.5% from 5.8%
-- Net income increased to $3.2 million, or $0.20 per pro-forma diluted
Adam D. Singer, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased with our growth in third quarter 2008 results, which demonstrate the continued strength of our business model with 32% overall net revenue growth and 19% same-market area net revenue growth. In addition, we continue to generate operating leverage as our revenue base expands, resulting in year-over-year growth in our operating income margin to 8.5% from 5.8%."
Dr. Singer added, "During the quarter, we closed the previously announced acquisition of Hospitalists of America, which provided us with an entry into the Southeast Florida market. Also, we recently completed three in-market acquisitions in Dallas, Texas, Ocala, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona demonstrating our growth strategy to expand in existing markets. Our acquisition pipeline remains robust in this highly fragmented industry, and we will continue to look for opportunities across the hospitalist sector."
Third Quarter 2008
IPC's third quarter 2008 patient encounter
|SOURCE IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.|
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