Surgery Partners Announces Executive Leadership Transitions
January 29, 2018
Executive with more than 35 years of financial and corporate strategy experience
Mr. Kretschmer to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer, following departure of
Company reaffirms 2017 guidance at the upper half of the range for both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kretschmer joins
Mr. Kretschmer said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to join one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the surgical services space.
“The entire Board thanks Teresa for her dedicated service to
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
When we use the term “Adjusted EBITDA,” it is referring to income before income taxes minus (a) net income attributable to non-controlling interests plus (b) depreciation and amortization, (c) interest expense, net, (d) non-cash stock compensation expense, (e) contingent acquisition compensation expense, (f) merger transaction, integration and practice acquisition costs, minus (g) gain on litigation settlement, plus (h) loss on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets and (i) loss on debt refinancing. We use Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure used by management to assess operating performance, make business decisions and allocate resources. Non-controlling interests represent the interests of third parties, such as physicians, and in some cases, healthcare systems that own an interest in surgical facilities that we consolidate for financial reporting purposes. We believe that it is helpful to investors to present Adjusted EBITDA as defined above because it excludes the portion of net income attributable to these third-party interests and clarifies for investors our portion of Adjusted EBITDA generated by its surgical facilities and other operations.
The Company is unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income for the periods presented because management cannot reasonably predict with sufficient reliability all of the necessary components of net income for the periods presented. The Company has excluded the items reflected in the definition of Adjusted EBITDA above from its projected Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2017 and is likely to exclude these items from Adjusted EBITDA in the future and may also exclude other similar items, the effect of which is uncertain but may be significant in amount. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures is a matter of management judgment and depends upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts.
Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and evaluating our financial performance. We believe such adjustments are appropriate, as the magnitude and frequency of such items can vary significantly and are not related to the assessment of normal operating performance. Our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding growth and our anticipated operating results for 2017 and other similar statements. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “continues,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “forecasts,” and similar expressions. All forward looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs as of the date of this release and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the risks identified and discussed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, filed on November 9, 2017 and August 9, 2017, respectively. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances. In addition, the financial information for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 is unaudited and subject to quarter-end and year-end adjustments in connection with the completion of our customary financial closing procedures. Such changes could be material.
Source: Surgery Partners, Inc.