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Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 and Announces Increased Second Quarter 2018 Cash Dividend


BENSALEM, Pa., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) (the “Company”) reported that revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $503.7 million compared to $470.9 million for the same period in 2017. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $25.8 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted common share.

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $1.0 billion compared to $875.4 million for the same period in 2017. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $25.9 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted common share.

In addition, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19375 per common share, payable on September 28, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2018. This represents the 61st consecutive quarterly cash dividend payment, as well as the 60th consecutive increase since our initiation of quarterly cash dividend payments in 2003.

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. The call may be accessed via phone at 800-893-5360. The call will be simultaneously webcast under the “Events & Presentations” section of the investor relations page on our website, A replay of the earnings call may be accessed through the phone number above through 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The webcast will also be available on our website for one year following the date of the earnings call.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release and any schedules incorporated by reference into it may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are not historical facts but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry, and our beliefs and assumptions. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” “goal,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by us that any of our plans will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking information is also subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks arising from our providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry, primarily providers of long-term care; having a significant portion of our consolidated revenues contributed by one customer during the six months ended June 30, 2018; credit and collection risks associated with the healthcare industry; our claims experience related to workers’ compensation and general liability insurance; the effects of changes in, or interpretations of laws and regulations governing the healthcare industry, our workforce and services provided, including state and local regulations pertaining to the taxability of our services and other labor-related matters such as minimum wage increases; continued realization of tax benefits arising from our corporate reorganization and self-funded health insurance program; risks associated with the reorganization of our corporate structure; realization of our expectations regarding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on our financial results; and the risk factors described in Part I of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 under “Government Regulation of Clients,” “Competition” and “Service Agreements and Collections,” and under Item IA. “Risk Factors” in such Form 10-K.

These factors, in addition to delays in payments from clients and/or clients in bankruptcy or clients with which we are in litigation to collect payment, have resulted in, and could continue to result in, significant additional bad debts in the near future. Additionally, our operating results would be adversely affected if unexpected increases in the costs of labor and labor-related costs, materials, supplies and equipment used in performing services could not be passed on to our clients.

In addition, we believe that to improve our financial performance we must continue to obtain service agreements with new clients, retain and provide new services to existing clients, achieve modest price increases on current service agreements with existing clients and maintain internal cost reduction strategies at our various operational levels. Furthermore, we believe that our ability to sustain the internal development of managerial personnel is an important factor impacting future operating results and the successful execution of our projected growth strategies.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. is the largest national provider of professional housekeeping, laundry and dietary services to long-term care and related health care facilities.

Company Contacts:
Theodore Wahl   Matthew J. McKee
President and Chief Executive Officer   Chief Communications Officer


(in thousands, except per share data)
  For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended
  2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenues $ 503,732     $ 470,876     $ 1,005,542     875,366  
Operating costs and expenses:              
Cost of services provided 437,618     407,322     907,522     752,892  
Selling, general and administrative 34,118     31,991     67,895     60,201  
Income from operations 31,996     31,563     30,125     62,273  
Other income:              
Investment and interest 1,320     1,515     1,796     3,084  
Income before income taxes 33,316     33,078     31,921     65,357  
Income tax expense 7,502     10,527     6,035     20,789  
Net income $ 25,814     $ 22,551     $ 25,886     $ 44,568  
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.35     $ 0.31     $ 0.35     $ 0.61  
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.35     $ 0.30     $ 0.35     $ 0.60  
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.19375     $ 0.18875     $ 0.38625     $ 0.37625  
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding 73,982     73,276     73,947     73,176  
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding 74,487     74,269     74,606     74,108  


(in thousands)
  June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017
Cash and cash equivalents $              13,155     $ 9,557  
Marketable securities, at fair value 74,928     73,221  
Accounts and notes receivable, net 343,665     378,720  
Other current assets 69,049     65,908  
Total current assets 500,797     527,406  
Property and equipment, net 13,254     13,509  
Notes receivable - long-term 37,386     15,476  
Goodwill 51,084     51,084  
Other intangible assets, net 28,650     30,881  
Deferred compensation funding 30,697     28,885  
Other assets 9,010     8,762  
Total Assets $ 670,878     $ 676,003  
Accrued insurance claims - current $ 23,702     $ 22,245  
Other current liabilities 140,692     161,923  
Total current liabilities 164,394     184,168  
Accrued insurance claims - long term 67,459     62,454  
Deferred compensation liability 30,891     29,429  
Stockholders' equity 408,134     399,952  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 670,878     $ 676,003  

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