Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Q1 2023 Results

Healthcare Services Group

BENSALEM, PA — Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCSG) recently reported for the three months ended March 31, 2023 revenue of $417.2 million, GAAP net income of $12.7 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted common share, and adjusted EBITDA of $27.5 million.

Q1 Results

  • Revenue for the quarter was reported at $417.2 million, with housekeeping & laundry and dining & nutrition segment revenues of $193.5 million and $223.7 million, respectively.
  • Housekeeping & laundry and dining & nutrition segment margins were 10.4% and 6.6%, respectively.
  • Direct cost of services was reported at $361.0 million, or 86.5%. Direct cost included a $6.9 million increase in CECL AR reserves.
  • Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) was reported at $40.0 million; after adjusting for the $1.5 million increase in deferred compensation, actual SG&A was $38.5 million, or 9.2%.
  • The effective tax rate was 27.8%, which included discrete items specific to Q1. The Company expects a 2023 tax rate of 24% to 26%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $27.5 million, an 18% increase over the prior year’s corresponding quarter.
  • Cash flow used in operations for the quarter was $16.3 million and was impacted by a $21.2 million decrease in accrued payroll and a $20.6 million increase in accounts receivable related to the timing of cash collections. DSO for the quarter was 76 days.

Ted Wahl, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We delivered strong operating results and service execution during the quarter, as our relentless focus on customer experience, systems adherence and regulatory compliance led to high quality and consistent outcomes for our client-partners. We successfully managed cost of services in line with our target of 86% and showed marked improvement in Q1 cash collections year over year in what has historically been our most challenging cash collections quarter. We also successfully exited the final tranche of facilities related to the 2022 contract modification initiative, providing a solid foundation for us to grow in the future.”

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Mr. Wahl concluded, “Industry fundamentals continue to improve, and a stabilizing labor market and stronger reimbursement environment, especially at the state level, contributed to what has been a gradual occupancy recovery. Looking ahead, we are focused on executing on our strategic priorities to drive growth, and we remain confident in our ability to deliver long-term value to our shareholders.”

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