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SXC Health Solutions Announces Record Setting Results for 2011

Thursday, February 23, 2012

SXC Health Solutions Announces Record Setting Results for 201106:00 EST Thursday, February 23, 2012 -Record setting year reaches $5 billion in revenue and 42% year over year increase in net income - -Strong close to 2011 leads to guidance of 38% revenue and 37% GAAP EPS (fully-diluted) growth in 2012- LISLE, IL, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI, TSX: SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management ("PBM") and technology services, announces its financial results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2011. 2011 Financial Highlights  Revenue grew 155% to $5.0 billion, compared to $1.9 billion in 2010  Gross profit increased 45% to $309.5 million, compared to $214.1 million in 2010  Net income increased 42% to $91.8 million, or $1.46 per share (fully-diluted), compared to $64.7 million, or $1.03 per share (fully-diluted) in 2010 EBITDA increased 45% to $166.4 million, compared to $114.8 million in 2010 Adjusted EBITDA¹ increased 46% to $175.9 million, compared to $120.7 million in 2010 Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS¹ (fully-diluted), which excludes all transaction-related amortization, increased 47% to $1.63, compared to $1.11 in 2010 Adjusted prescription claim volume¹ for the PBM segment was 91.7 million, compared to 48.0 million in 2010 Generic dispense rate increased to 79% in Q4 2011, compared to 77% in Q4 2010 2011 Corporate Highlights Ranked 1st in FORTUNE Magazine's 2011 "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list Announced approximately $1.4 billion in annual drug spend from selling activities for 2012 Completed the acquisition of MedMetrics Health Partners, Inc., a full-service PBM in June 2011 Completed the acquisition of PTRx, Inc., a full-service PBM in October 2011 Announced the $250 million acquisition of HealthTran LLC, a full-service PBM, that closed subsequent to year end in January 2012 Signed a five-year HCIT contract renewal with Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSI) Announced a three-year HCIT service contract with HealthPlus of Michigan serving 215,000 members Announced a five-year contract to provide PBM services to the State of Nevada's 180,000 Medicaid members, including an exclusive specialty pharmacy contract Launched the industry's first automated, enhanced Coordination of Benefits service in the State Fee-For-Service Medicaid market Announced a three-year HCIT service contract with Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, serving 500,000 members Awarded the 2011 Rx Innovation Award from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Subsequent to year end, announced a three year full-service PBM agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, with annual drug spend of approximately $400 million and a total contract value of $1.2 billion "In 2011 we achieved the best sales results in our history, completed three acquisitions and continued to deliver on our commitment to closely manage costs. It was a breakout year for the Company that led to growing industry recognition along with record-setting financial results. The strong momentum we have built over the past several years continues into 2012 with the recent announcement of our agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. This represents another example of our ability to compete for, and win, the largest health plan opportunities in the market. Our message of flexibility and customization is resonating across each of the markets we serve and we look forward to another exciting year in 2012," said Mark Thierer, Chairman and CEO of SXC. Financial Review Revenue and Gross Profit segmented by PBM and HCIT: SXC evaluates segment performance based on revenue and gross profit. Reconciliations of the Company's business segments to the consolidated financial statements for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 are as follows: Three months ended December 31, (in thousands)                                                         PBM       HCIT       Consolidated       2011       2010       2011       2010       2011       2010   Revenue   $ 1,348,094     $ 499,761     $ 30,421     $ 27,111     $ 1,378,515     $ 526,872   Cost of revenue     1,271,776       456,324       17,374       13,326       1,289,150       469,650   Gross profit   $ 76,318     $ 43,437     $ 13,047     $ 13,785     $ 89,365     $ 57,222   Gross profit %     5.7 %     8.7 %     42.9 %     50.8 %     6.5 %     10.9 %                                                                                                     Year ended December 31, (in thousands)                                                         PBM       HCIT       Consolidated       2011       2010       2011       2010       2011       2010   Revenue   $ 4,859,243     $ 1,841,600     $ 116,253     $ 106,789     $ 4,975,496     $ 1,948,389   Cost of revenue     4,602,662       1,681,944       63,346       52,390       4,666,008       1,734,334   Gross profit   $ 256,581     $ 159,656     $ 52,907     $ 54,399     $ 309,488     $ 214,055   Gross profit %     5.3 %     8.7 %     45.5 %     50.9 %     6.2 %     11.0 % PBM revenue PBM revenue increased 164%, or $3.0 billion, to $4.9 billion in 2011, compared to $1.8 billion in 2010. PBM revenue was $1.3 billion in Q4 2011 compared to $0.5 billion in Q4 2010. PBM revenue increased in each of these periods primarily due to increased prescription claim volume as a result of new customer wins, conversions of clients from HCIT to full-service PBM contracts, growth in specialty spend, as well as revenues generated from acquisitions. HCIT revenue HCIT revenue increased 9%, or $9.5 million, to $116.3 million in 2011, compared to $106.8 million in 2010. HCIT revenue was $30.4 million in Q4 2011 compared to $27.1 million in Q4 2010. Revenues increased during both periods primarily due to increases in professional services work as well as growth in transaction processing revenues. Transaction processing revenues consist of claims processing and generally increases as a result of the launch of new contracts as well as increased volumes of services provided to existing customers.  Consolidated Gross Profit Gross profit increased 45%, or $95.4 million, to $309.5 million in 2011, compared to $214.1 million in 2010. Gross profit was $89.4 million in Q4 2011 compared to $57.2 million in Q4 2010. Gross profit increased during both periods primarily as a result of increased revenues in the PBM segment.  Consolidated gross profit percentage decreased from 11.0% of revenue for 2010 to 6.2% of revenue for 2011. Consolidated gross profit percentage decreased from 10.9% during Q4 2010 to 6.5% in Q4 2011.  These decreases were a result of a larger portion of the Company's gross profit being generated from the PBM segment, which carries a lower gross profit percentage as compared to the HCIT segment.   Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A") Costs SG&A costs for 2011 were $131.5 million, compared to $89.3 million in 2010. SG&A costs for Q4 2011 were $38.0 million, compared to $24.9 million in Q4 2010. SG&A costs consist primarily of employee costs, including new employees added from acquisitions in the year, in addition to professional services costs, facilities and other operating expenses. SG&A costs increased in 2011 due to additional resources required to support the growth of the PBM segment, as well as increased operating costs or transaction expenses related to the Company's recent acquisitions. SG&A costs also include stock-based compensation expense, which increases annually due to increases in employees and share price appreciation compared to the prior year.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA¹ EBITDA for 2011 increased 45% to $166.4 million, compared to $114.8 million in 2010. EBITDA was $48.3 million in Q4 2011, compared to $29.7 million in Q4 2010. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, increased 46% to $175.9 million in 2011, compared to $120.7 million in 2010. Adjusted EBITDA was $51.3 million in Q4 2011, compared to $31.1 million in Q4 2010. The growth in EBITDA was primarily due to new contract wins that were implemented during 2011, increased utilization of more cost effective generics, utilization of specialty medication as well as additional income generated from the recent acquisitions and their associated synergies. Net Income Net income increased 42% to $91.8 million, or $1.46 per share (fully-diluted), compared to $64.7 million, or $1.03 per share (fully-diluted), in 2010. Net income was $26.7 million, or $0.42 per share (fully-diluted) in Q4 2011 compared to $16.6 million, or $0.26 per share (fully-diluted), in Q4 2010. Adjusted EPS¹ (fully-diluted), which excludes all transaction-related amortization, net of tax increased 47% to $1.63 in 2011, compared to $1.11 in 2010. Non-GAAP adjusted EPS in Q4 2011 was $0.48 per share (fully-diluted), compared to $0.28 per share (fully-diluted) in Q4 2010. Cash from Operations Strong operational results, driven by a growing customer base, focus on cost control and strong attention to cash management yielded operating cash flow of $94.7 million in 2011. Cash from operations is influenced by the timing of payments to pharmacies, which follow a fixed schedule, and collection of client receivable which can fluctuate at the end of the quarter. 2012 Full Year Financial Guidance SXC has set the following financial full year targets for 2012: Revenue of $6.8 to $6.9 billion EBITDA of $248 to $255 million GAAP EPS (fully-diluted) of $1.96 to $2.04 Adjusted EPS1 (fully-diluted) of $2.37 to $2.45  The Company will be reporting EBITDA going forward instead of Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA includes the effect of stock-based compensation charges, which is expected to be $13-14 million in 2012, and has been excluded in the past to calculate Adjusted EBITDA. This change is being made to provide consistency with industry reporting and analysis for shareholders.  Notice of Conference Call SXC will host a conference call on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results. Mark Thierer, Chairman and CEO, and Jeff Park, EVP and CFO, will co-chair the call. All interested parties can join the call by dialing 1-888-231-8191 or 647-427-7450. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. The conference call will be archived for replay until Thursday, March 1, 2012 at midnight. To access the archived conference call, please dial 1-855-859-2056 or 416-849-0833 and enter the reservation code 50639888. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at www.sxc.com and www.newswire.ca.  Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to join the webcast.  An archived replay of the webcast will be available for 365 days. 1Non-GAAP Financial Measures SXC reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). SXC's management also evaluates and makes operating decisions using various other measures. Such measures are Adjusted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures. SXC's management believes that these measures provide useful supplemental information regarding the performance of SXC's business operations.  Adjusted EPS adds back the impact of all amortization of intangible asset expenses, net of tax. Amortization of intangible asset expense arises from the acquisition of intangible assets in connection with the Company's business acquisitions. SXC excludes acquisition-related amortization expense from non-GAAP adjusted EPS because it believes (i) the amount of such expenses in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of SXC's business operations and (ii) such expenses can vary significantly between periods as a result of new acquisitions and full amortization of previously acquired intangible assets. Investors should note that the use of these intangible assets contributes to revenue in the periods presented as well as future periods and should also note that such expenses will recur in future periods. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures that management believes are useful supplemental measure of operating performance.  EBITDA provides operating performance prior to interest income, interest expense and other expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. To reach Adjusted EBITDA the Company also adds back stock-based compensation expenses to the EBITDA results. The Company will be reporting EBITDA going forward instead of Adjusted EBITDA to provide consistency with industry reporting and smoother consensus analysis for shareholders.  The 2012 full year guidance for EBITDA was computed using the Company's estimated 2012 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EPS was computed by taking the Company's GAAP EPS (fully-diluted) guidance and adding back the expected impact of all acquisition-related amortization expense totaling approximately $41 million, net of income taxes at an estimated 34% rate. Adjusted prescription claim volume equals SXC's Mail Service prescriptions multiplied by three, plus its retail and specialty prescriptions. The Mail Service prescriptions are multiplied by three to adjust for the fact that they typically include three times the amount of product days supplied compared with retail prescriptions. Management believes that Adjusted EPS, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted prescription claim volume provide useful supplemental information to management and investors regarding the performance of the Company's business operations and facilitate comparisons to its historical operating results. Management also uses this information internally for forecasting and budgeting as it believes that the measures are indicative of the Company's core operating results. Note, however, that these items are performance measures only, and do not provide any measure of the Company's cash flow or liquidity. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for measures of financial performance in accordance with GAAP, and investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of Adjusted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to their most directly comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted EPS, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not have standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. The Company's method of calculating these items may differ from the methods used by other companies and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income and GAAP EPS (fully-diluted) to Adjusted EPS (fully-diluted) are shown below: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA       Three Months Ended       Years Ended (in thousands)       December 31,       December 31,         2011       2010       2011       2010                                   Net Income (GAAP)     $ 26,684     $ 16,622     $ 91,786     $ 64,735 Add:                                   Amortization of Intangible Assets       5,260       1,941       16,385       7,856   Depreciation of Property & Equipment       2,676       2,127       9,492       8,439   Interest Income       (127)       (203)       (502)       (727)   Interest Expense and Other Expense, Net       429       351       2,779       1,693   Income Tax Expense       13,418       8,889       46,508       32,821 EBITDA     $ 48,340     $ 29,727     $ 166,448     $ 114,817   Stock-Based Compensation       2,938       1,368       9,445       5,895 Adjusted EBITDA     $ 51,278     $ 31,095     $ 175,893     $ 120,712 Adjusted EPS Reconciliation                             (in thousands, except per share data)                                   Three Months Ended December 31,       Years Ended December 31,       2011       2010       2011       2010       Operational Results       Per Diluted Share       Operational Results       Per Diluted Share       Operational Results       Per Diluted Share       Operational Results       Per Diluted Share                                                                 Net Income (GAAP)   $ 26,684     $ 0.42     $ 16,622     $ 0.26     $ 91,786     $ 1.46     $ 64,735     $ 1.03   Amortization of Intangible Assets     5,260       0.08       1,941       0.03       16,385       0.26       7,856       0.12   Tax Effect of Reconciling Item     (1,762)       (0.03)       (675)       (0.01)       (5,505)       (0.09)       (2,640)       (0.04) Non-GAAP Net Income   $ 30,182     $ 0.48     $ 17,888     $ 0.28     $ 102,666     $ 1.63     $ 69,951     $ 1.11   About SXC Health Solutions Corp. SXC Health Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of pharmacy benefits management ("PBM") services and Health Care Information Technology ("HCIT") solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The Company's product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of PBM services and software applications, application service provider ("ASP") processing services and professional services, designed for many of the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as health plans, employers, federal, provincial, and, state and local governments, pharmacy benefit managers and other healthcare intermediaries. SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with multiple locations in the US and Canada. For more information please visit www.sxc.com. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included herein, including those that express management's expectations or estimates of our future performance, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws.   Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.   We caution that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other risks that may cause our actual financial results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from our estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation, our ability to achieve increased market acceptance for our product offerings and penetrate new markets; consolidation in the healthcare industry; the existence of undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our growth and integrate acquisitions; our ability to compete successfully; potential liability for the use of incorrect or incomplete data; the length of the sales cycle for our healthcare software solutions; interruption of our operations due to outside sources; our dependence on key customers; maintaining our intellectual property rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; compliance with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future change in laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; breach of our security by third parties; our dependence on the expertise of our key personnel; our access to sufficient capital to fund our future requirements; and potential write-offs of goodwill or other intangible assets.  This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of our forward-looking statements.  Other factors that should be considered are discussed from time to time in SXC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks and uncertainties discussed under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Form 10-Qs, which are available at www.sec.gov.  Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to SXC or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice.  We disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.   Certain of the assumptions made in preparing forward-looking information and management's expectations include: maintenance of our existing customers and contracts, our ability to market our products successfully to anticipated customers, the impact of increasing competition, the growth of prescription drug utilization rates at predicted levels, the retention of our key personnel, our customers continuing to process transactions at historical levels, that our systems will not be interrupted for any significant period of time, that our products will perform free of major errors, our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms and that there will be no significant changes in the regulation of our business.   SXC HEALTH SOLUTIONS CORP. Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, except share data)       December 31,     2011       2010 ASSETS             Current assets               Cash and cash equivalents $ 341,382     $ 321,284   Restricted cash   12,017       13,790   Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,725 (2010 - $3,553)   240,425       122,175   Rebates receivable   33,834       34,249   Prepaid expenses and other current assets   6,409       4,888   Inventory   19,554       8,736   Income tax recoverable   ?       5,285   Deferred income taxes   9,642       6,647     Total current assets   663,263       517,054 Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $43,304 (2010 - $35,861)   21,658       20,896 Goodwill   291,045       220,597 Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $48,072 (2010 - $31,687)   69,777       56,282 Other assets   4,564       1,961 Total assets $ 1,050,307     $ 816,790 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY             Current liabilities               Accounts payable $ 19,679     $ 30,930   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   66,729       61,038   Pharmacy benefit management rebates payable   59,235       61,364   Pharmacy benefit claim payments payable   199,701       84,599     Total current liabilities   345,344       237,931 Deferred income taxes   18,361       15,111 Other liabilities   15,564       10,492   Total liabilities   379,269       263,534 Shareholders' equity             Common shares: no par value, unlimited shares authorized; 62,383,661 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 (2010 ?  61,602,997)   394,769       381,736 Additional paid-in capital   37,936       24,973 Retained earnings   238,333       146,547   Total shareholders' equity   671,038       553,256 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,050,307     $ 816,790     SXC HEALTH SOLUTIONS CORP. Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share data)       Three Months Ended December 31,       Years Ended December 31,     2011       2010       2011       2010                               Revenue $ 1,378,514     $ 526,872     $ 4,975,496     $ 1,948,389 Cost of revenue   1,289,148       469,650       4,666,008       1,734,334 Gross profit   89,366       57,222       309,488       214,055 Expenses:                               Product development costs   3,703       3,258       14,331       12,428   Selling, general and administrative   38,018       24,851       131,457       89,254   Depreciation of property and equipment   1,981       1,513       6,744       5,995   Amortization of intangible assets   5,260       1,941       16,385       7,856     48,962       31,563       168,917       115,533 Operating income   40,404       25,659       140,571       98,522 Interest income   (127)       (203)       (502)       (727) Interest expense and other expense, net   429       351       2,779       1,693 Income before income taxes   40,102       25,511       138,294       97,556 Income tax expense (benefit):                               Current   17,816       7,955       52,402       29,531   Deferred   (4,398)       934       (5,894)       3,290     13,418       8,889       46,508       32,821 Net income $ 26,684     $ 16,622     $ 91,786     $ 64,735 Earnings per share:                               Basic $ 0.43     $ 0.27     $ 1.48     $ 1.07   Diluted $ 0.42     $ 0.26     $ 1.46     $ 1.03                               Weighted average number of shares used in computing earnings per share                               Basic   62,347,387       61,234,752       62,126,656       60,736,831   Diluted   63,122,354       63,300,439       62,951,758       63,136,600     SXC HEALTH SOLUTIONS CORP. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands)         Three Months Ended December 31,       Years Ended December 31,       2011       2010       2011       2010 Cash flows from operating activities:                               Net income   $ 26,684     $  16,622     $ 91,786     $  64,735 Items not involving cash:                                 Stock-based compensation     2,938       1,368       9,445       5,895   Depreciation of property and equipment     2,676       2,127       9,492       8,439   Amortization of intangible assets     5,260       1,941       16,385       7,856   Deferred lease inducements and rent     1,156       (97)       759       (462)   Deferred income taxes     (4,398)       932       (5,894)       3,290   Tax benefit on option exercises     (1,482)       (7,037)       (10,804)       (13,107) Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:                                 Accounts receivable     (16,469)       3,729       (110,528)       (9,456)   Rebates receivable     651       3,840       5,267       (16,619)   Restricted cash     2,954       541       1,773       379   Prepaid expenses and other current assets     271       526       (1,473)       (824)   Inventory     (3,805)       1,326       (10,291)       501   Income tax recoverable     (2,609)       2,836       21,977       10,523   Accounts payable     (3,211)       2,457       (20,303)       2,169   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     (9,501)       985       (10,806)       (5,708)   Pharmacy benefit claim payments payable     9,491       3,770       115,102       22,930   Pharmacy benefit management rebates payable     (715)       (2,419)       (6,019)       14,758   Other     269       (57)       (1,200)       965     Net cash provided by operating activities     10,160       33,390       94,668       96,264 Cash flows from investing activities:                                 Acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (67,641)       (99,200)       (79,825)       (99,200)   Purchases of property and equipment     (6,615)       (5,037)       (9,690)       (9,070)   Proceeds from sale of short term investments     ?       ?       ?       6,828   Purchases of short term investments     ?       ?       ?       (2,208)     Net cash used in investing activities     (74,256)       (104,237)       (89,515)       (103,650) Cash flows from financing activities:                                 Proceeds from exercise of options     456       5,984       5,735       11,024   Tax benefit on option exercises     1,482       7,036       10,804       13,107   Payment of financing costs     (1,595)       ?       (1,595)       ?       Net cash provided by financing activities     343       13,020       14,944       24,131 Effect of foreign exchange on cash balances     24       50       1       169 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     (63,729)       (57,777)       20,098       16,914 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     405,111       379,061       321,284       304,370 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 341,382     $  321,284     $ 341,382     $  321,284       SOURCE SXC Health Solutions Corp.For further information: <p> Tony Perkins<br/> Investor Relations<br/> <b>SXC Health Solutions Corp.</b><br/> (630) 577-4871<br/> <u><a href="mailto:tony.perkins@sxc.com">tony.perkins@sxc.c</a></u><u><a href="mailto:tony.perkins@sxc.com">om</a></u> </p>