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Concord Medical Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Date:8/18/2010

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Concord Medical Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results

 

BEIJING, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010(1).

Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Highlights -- Total net revenues in the second quarter of 2010 were RMB99.4 million ($14.7million), a 38.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. -- Gross profit in the second quarter of 2010 was RMB69.3 million ($10.2 million), a 39.2% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. -- Non-GAAP net income(2) in the second quarter of 2010 was RMB34.9 million ($5.1 million), a 5.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. -- Both Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS")(3) for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB0.71 ($0.10). -- Adjusted EBITDA(4) (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2010 was RMB76.2 million ($11.2 million), a 22.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. -- Concord Medical added eleven centers in the second quarter of 2010, bringing the total number of centers in operation to 100 across 39 cities in China, as of June 30, 2010. To date, the Company has entered into agreements to establish 31 new centers. -- The number of treatment patient cases and diagnostic patient cases was 8,548 and 35,786 during the second quarter of 2010, respectively. Compared to the corresponding period in 2009, treatment patient cases increased by 26.6% and diagnostic patient cases increased by 47.6% . -- On July 1, 2010, Concord Medical entered into a joint venture agreement with Chang'An Hospital for the preliminary operation of Chang'An Hospital's cancer treatment facilities in preparation for the full operation of the future Chang'An CMS International Cancer Center (CCICC). -- On June 30, 2010, Concord Medical's board of directors approved a share repurchase program of up to $20 million. (1) This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.7815 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of June 30, 2010 in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. (2) Non-GAAP net income is defined in this announcement as net income excluding share-based compensation expenses, which amounted to RMB2.6 million ($0.4 million) for the second quarter of 2010. The Company did not incur share-based compensation expenses for the second quarter of 2009 and therefore no reconciliation for this period has been provided herein. (3) Each ADS represents three ordinary shares of the Company. (4) Adjusted EBITDA is defined in this announcement as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expenses and other adjustments. Other adjustments include change in fair value of convertible notes, foreign exchange loss and other income.

"We saw another quarter of solid growth driven by healthy revenue increases in both existing and newly added centers," said Dr. Jianyu Yang, director, president and chief executive officer of Concord Medical. "In line with our expansion plan, we opened seven new centers and acquired four centers during the quarter. With a healthy acquisition pipeline and existing contracts for the opening of new centers, we remain confident to meet our target of adding 34 to 39 centers in 2010."

"We continue to build Concord Medical's brand awareness and reputation through high-profile marketing and academic activities," continued Dr. Yang. "In June, we hosted the largest cancer treatment and diagnosis forum in our history, attracting more than 350 established professionals. During the forum, we were proud to announce the publication of Concord Medical's clinical textbook on stereotactic body radiation therapy using the body gamma knife, a first in China."

"With a favorable regulatory environment and increasing consumer demand, the cancer treatment and diagnostic market in China continues to be very strong. We will continue to work to extend our leadership, educate the market and differentiate the Concord Medical brand. I am confident that Concord Medical is well positioned to maximize our potential in this rapidly developing market," Dr. Yang concluded.

Mr. Boxun Zhang, Concord Medical's corporate vice president, commented, "Healthy top line growth contributed to margin expansion compared to the first quarter, which is a seasonally slow period due to the Chinese New Year holiday. During the second half of the year, we plan to continue to enhance operational efficiency while strategically investing in network expansion to support profitable growth. We also continue to progress according to our schedule for fulfilling Sarbanes Oxley requirements."

Recent Business Update

In July, Concord Medical began preliminary operations of its first specialty cancer treatment hospital under a joint venture agreement with the Chang'An Hosptal. Also in July, the Company's second specialty cancer treatment hospital, the Beijing Proton Medical Center, received approval from the Ministry of Health and is in the process of completing the remaining application process.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

Concord Medical reported total net revenues of RMB99.4 million ($14.7 million) for the second quarter of 2010, representing a 38.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2009, primarily due to patient volume growth from established centers as well as from new centers added through organic development and acquisitions in 2009 and the first half of 2010.

Cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2010 was RMB30.2 million ($4.5 million), a 36.2% increase from the corresponding period in 2009, primarily due to the higher depreciation cost associated with the new equipment purchases in 2009 and the first half of 2010.

Gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2010 was 69.7% as compared to 69.2% in the corresponding period in 2009.

Operating expenses, consisting of selling expenses and general and administrative expenses, were RMB22.2 million ($3.3 million) in the second quarter of 2010, compared to RMB7.4 million in the corresponding period in 2009. The increase was largely due to the expanded business size and additional post-IPO related professional expenses.

Operating income was RMB47.1 million ($6.9 million), representing an 11.2% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. Operating profit excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) was RMB49.7 million ($7.3 million), a 17.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2009.

Income tax expense was RMB12.9 million ($1.9 million), compared to an income tax expense of RMB8.8 million in the corresponding period in 2009. The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2010 was 28.5% as compared to 28.3% in the previous quarter and 21.1% in the corresponding period in 2009.

Net income was RMB32.2 million ($4.8 million), representing a 2.1% decrease from the corresponding period in 2009. Both basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB0.66 ($0.10).

Net income excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) was RMB34.9 million ($5.1 million), a 5.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2009. Both Basic and diluted earnings per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB0.71 ($0.10).

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP), was RMB76.2 million ($11.2 million) for the second quarter of 2010, representing a 22.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2009.

Capital expenditure for the second quarter of 2010 was RMB130.9 million ($19.3 million). Total depreciation expenses were RMB19.8 million ($2.9 million). In addition, amortization of acquired intangibles was RMB6.7 million ($1.0 million). The Company expects amortization of acquired intangibles to be approximately RMB28.5 million ($4.2 million) in 2010, assuming no additional intangibles are acquired through potential acquisitions during the year.

As of June 30, 2010, the Company had total fixed assets with a net book value of RMB677.1million ($99.9 million) and cash of RMB863.4 million ($127.3 million). The decline was mainly due to the increased fixed assets balance and prepayment for equipment purchase for our network expansion.

As of June 30, 2010, the Company had bank credit lines totaling RMB2.0 billion (US$297.9million).

Accounts receivable was RMB137.1 million ($20.2 million) as of June 30, 2010, as compared to RMB111.3 million as of December 31, 2009. The average turnover days was 113 days as of June 30, 2010, as compared to 119 days as of December 31, 2009.

Outlook for Fiscal Year 2010

Concord Medical reaffirms that its estimated range of total net revenues for 2010 is RMB367 million to RMB398 million, which would represent a 25.5% to 36.1% increase from 2009.

The Company reaffirms that it expects to add 34 to 39 radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in 2010, and the range of expected total capital expenditures related to these new centers is approximately RMB400 million to RMB450 million.

This forecast reflects Concord Medical's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

Concord Medical's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8 AM on August 18, 2010 U.S. Eastern Time (8 PM on August 18, 2010 Beijing/Hong Kong time).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows: US: +1.866.270.6057 China: +10-800-852-1490 China Netcom (South China) +10-800-152-1490 China Telecom (North China) +10-800-130-0399 China Telecom (South China) Hong Kong: +800-96-3844 International: +1-617-213-8891 Passcode: 70681252

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until August 25, 2010:

US: +1-888-286-8010 International: +1-617-801-6888 Passcode: 55593251

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.cmsholdings.com/ .

About Concord Medical

Concord Medical operates the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China in terms of revenues and the total number of centers in operation per available statistics. The Company currently operates a network of more than 100 centers spanning 39 cities and 22 provinces and administrative regions in China. Under long-term arrangements with top-tier hospitals in China, the Company provides radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipments and manages the daily operations of these centers located on its hospital partners' premises. The Company also provides ongoing training to doctors and other medical personnel in its network of centers to ensure a high level of clinical care for patients.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions. These forward looking statements are based upon management's current views and expectations with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance. Furthermore, these statements are, by their nature, subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. Such factors include: the number of new radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers opened; the increase in the number of patients in existing centers; the establishment of specialty cancer hospitals; changes in the healthcare industry in China, including changes in the healthcare policies and regulations of the PRC government; and technological or therapeutic changes affecting the field of cancer treatment and diagnostic imaging. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov . The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Concord Medical uses certain non-GAAP measures. The Company presents certain of its financial information that is adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the impact of share-based compensation expense. The Company believes excluding share-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP financial measures is useful for its management and investors to assess and analyze the Company's core operating results as such expense is not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the Company's business operations and do not impact its cash earnings. Concord Medical also believes these non-GAAP measures excluding share-based compensation expense are important in helping investors to understand the Company's current financial performance and future prospects and to compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis. In addition, Concord Medical also presents the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined in this announcement as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expenses and other adjustments. Other adjustments include change in fair value of convertible notes, foreign exchange loss and other income. Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA eliminates the impact of items that the Company does not consider indicative of the performance of its network of centers. The Company believes investors will similarly use Adjusted EBITDA as one of the key metrics to evaluate its financial performance and to compare its current operating results with corresponding historical periods and with other companies in the healthcare services industry. The presentation of these additional measures should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies. The non-GAAP measures have been reconciled to GAAP measures in the attached financial statements.

For investor and media inquiries please contact: China Stephanie Song Concord Medical Services Tel: +86-10-5957-5287 Email: stephanie.song@cmsholdings.com Lilian Wong Brunswick Group, LLC Tel: +86-10-6566-2256 Email: lwong@brunswickgroup.com U.S. Nicki Kahner Brunswick Group, LLC Tel: +1-212-333-3810 Email: nkahner@brunswickgroup.com Concord Medical Services Holdings Co., Ltd. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands) December 31, 2009 June 30, 2010 RMB RMB US$ ASSETS Current assets Cash 1,037,239 863,404 127,318 Restricted cash, current portion 293 2,167 320 Accounts receivable 111,328 137,149 20,224 Prepayment and other current assets 100,484 95,248 14,045 Deferred tax assets, current portion 3,168 2,282 336 Total current assets 1,252,512 1,100,250 162,243 Non-current assets Property, plant and equipment, net 573,042 677,140 99,851 Goodwill 300,163 300,163 44,262 Acquired intangible assets, net 155,345 165,437 24,395 Deposits for non-current assets 127,150 194,589 28,694 Deferred tax assets, non-current portion 19,700 21,158 3,120 Net investment in financing lease -- 26,204 3,864 Other non-current assets 11,532 54,674 8,062 Restricted cash, non-current portion 4,421 2,433 359 Total non-current assets 1,191,353 1,441,798 212,607 Total assets 2,443,865 2,542,048 374,850 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Short-term bank borrowing 11,500 27,000 3,981 Long-term bank borrowings, current portion 57,487 59,406 8,760 Accounts payable 9,759 10,257 1,512 Accrual for purchase of property, plant and equipment 12,043 8,043 1,186 Obligations under capital leases, current portion 3,582 3,582 528 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 48,663 45,323 6,683 Income tax payable 14,642 20,107 2,965 Deferred revenue, current portion 10,401 14,448 2,131 Payable for acquisition of a subsidiary and business components -- 18,495 2,727 Amounts due to related parties 1,546 -- -- Total current liabilities 169,623 206,661 30,473 Non-current liabilities Long-term bank borrowings, non- current portion 80,915 75,542 11,140 Deferred revenue, non-current portion 5,188 11,603 1,711 Obligations under capitalized leases, non-current portion 8,074 6,734 993 Lease deposit 1,000 2,044 301 Deferred tax liabilities, non-current portion 25,317 30,065 4,433 Total non-current liabilities 120,494 125,988 18,578 Total liabilities 290,117 332,649 49,051 Commitments and contingencies Shareholders' equity Ordinary shares 108 108 16 Additional paid-in capital 2,671,910 2,674,496 394,381 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,987) (4,744) (700) Accumulated deficit (514,283) (460,461) (67,900) Total shareholders' equity 2,153,748 2,209,399 325,797 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 2,443,865 2,542,048 374,848 * Amounts for the year ended December 31, 2009 were derived from the December 31, 2009 audited consolidated financial statements. Concord Medical Services Holdings Co., Ltd. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (in thousands, except per ADS data) For The Three Months Ended June 30, 2009 June 30, 2010 RMB RMB US$ Revenue, net Lease and management services 66,696 92,680 13,667 Management services 5,084 4,355 642 Other, net 137 2,407 355 Total net revenues 71,917 99,442 14,664 Cost of revenues Lease and management services (15,270) (23,384) (3,448) Amortization of acquired intangibles (6,882) (6,704) (989) Management services (4) (91) (13) Total cost of revenues (22,156) (30,179) (4,450) Gross profit 49,761 69,263 10,214 Operating expenses Selling expenses (1,671) (2,985) (440) General and administrative expenses (5,722) (19,168) (2,827) Operating income 42,368 47,110 6,947 Interest expense (1,571) (2,054) (303) Foreign exchange gain (loss) 542 (971) (143) Gain from disposal of equipment -- 81 12 Interest income 423 935 138 Income before income taxes 41,762 45,101 6,651 Income tax expense (8,826) (12,857) (1,896) Net income 32,936 32,244 4,755 Accretion of Series A contingently redeemable convertible preferred shares (7,951) -- -- Accretion of Series B contingently redeemable convertible preferred shares (12,796) -- -- Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders 12,189 32,244 4,755 Earnings per ADS Basic /Diluted 0.52 0.66 0.10 Weighted average number of ADS outstanding: Basic /Diluted 23,476,033 49,151,833 49,151,833 Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures (*) (in RMB thousands, unaudited) Three months ended Three months ended June 30, 2009 June 30, 2010 Adjust- Non- Adjust- Non- GAAP ment GAAP GAAP ment GAAP Result Results Result Results Operating profit 42,368 -- 42,368 47,110 2,600 49,710 Net income 32,936 -- 32,936 32,244 2,600 34,844 Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders Basic earning per ADS 0.52 -- 0.52 0.66 0.05 0.71 Diluted earning per ADS 0.52 -- 0.52 0.66 0.05 0.71 (*) The adjustment is only for share-based compensation. Reconciliation from net income to adjusted EBITDA(*) (in RMB thousands, unaudited) Three months ended Three months ended June 30, 2009 June 30, 2010 Net income 32,936 32,244 Interest expense, net 1,149 1,119 Income taxes expense 8,826 12,857 Depreciation and amortization 18,604 26,508 Share-based compensation -- 2,600 Other adjustments 663 890 Adjusted EBITDA 62,177 76,218 (*) Definition of adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation and other adjustments. Other adjustments include changes in fair value of convertible notes, foreign exchange gain (loss) and other income.
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