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April 20, 2022, 7:00 a.m. EDT

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Reports Q1 2022 Results

BENSALEM, Pa., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Healthcare Services Group, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200556023/composite HCSG -1.86% (the “Company”) reported for the three months ended March 31, 2022 revenue of $426.8 million and net income of $11.3 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted common share. The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.2125 per common share, the 75 [th] consecutive increase since the initiation of dividend payments in 2003.

Ted Wahl, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Overall, I am pleased with our start to the year. More efficient labor management, specifically related to premium pay programs and overtime, along with the catch-up of food inflation pass-through increases and continued progress on our service agreement modification efforts, all contributed to improved financial outcomes in the quarter.”

Mr. Wahl continued, “We remain actively engaged with our customers to modify our service agreements to adjust for the extraordinary inflation experienced over the past year, as well as account for future inflation on a real-time basis. We expect these service agreement modifications to be completed by the end of Q2, with a goal of exiting the year with cost of services in line with our historical target of 86%.”

Mr. Wahl concluded, “Looking ahead, while the industry continues to face workforce availability, inflation and supply chain challenges, we are encouraged by the most recent, positive facility census trends. We remain confident in our ability to execute on our near-term objectives and the long-term growth outlook for the Company remains as strong as ever, given the increasing resonance of our value proposition and the attractive demographics.”

First Quarter Results

Revenue for the quarter was $426.8 million, with housekeeping & laundry and dining & nutrition segment revenues of $201.7 million and $225.1 million, respectively.

Direct cost of services was reported at $373.3 million, or 87.5%. Cost of services was impacted by increases in labor and supply costs. The Company expects the aforementioned service agreement modifications to be completed throughout the first half of 2022, with a goal of exiting the year with cost of services in line with its historical target of 86%.

Housekeeping & laundry and dining & nutrition segment margins were 10.1% and 4.2%, respectively.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) was reported at $35.7 million; after adjusting for the $3.8 million decrease in deferred compensation, actual SG&A was $39.5 million. The Company expects 2022 SG&A to approximate 8.5% to 9.5%.

The Company reported an effective tax rate of 28.2% and expects a 2022 tax rate of 24% to 26%.

Cash outflow from operations for the quarter was $30.2 million and was impacted by a $27.2 million increase in accounts receivable primarily related to the timing of cash collections and a $24.9 million increase in accrued payroll. DSO for the quarter was 68 days.


The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.2125 per common share, payable on June 24, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20, 2022. This represents the 76 [th] consecutive quarterly cash dividend payment, as well as the 75 [th] consecutive increase since the initiation of quarterly cash dividend payments in 2003.

Conference Call and Upcoming Events

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The call may be accessed via phone at 1 (888) 330-3451, Conference ID: 4431380. The call will be simultaneously webcast under the “Events & Presentations” section of the Investor Relations page on the Company’s website, www.hcsg.com . A replay of the webcast will also be available on the website for one year following the date of the earnings call.


This release and any schedules incorporated by reference into it may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, 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,” “estimates,” “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 to the healthcare industry, primarily providers of long-term care; the impact of and future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or other potential pandemics; having a significant portion of our consolidated revenues contributed by one customer during the three months ended March 31, 2022; credit and collection risks associated with the healthcare industry; our claims experience related to workers’ compensation and general liability insurance (including any litigation claims, enforcement actions, regulatory actions and investigations arising from personal injury and loss of life related to COVID-19); 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; the Company's expectations with respect to selling, general, and administrative expense; the impact of the concluded Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and related class action lawsuit and the risk factors described in Part I of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 under “Government Regulation of Customers,” “Service Agreements and Collections,” and “Competition” and under Item IA. “Risk Factors" in such Form 10K.

These factors, in addition to delays in payments from customers and/or customers in bankruptcy, 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 by continued inflation particularly if increases in the costs of labor and labor-related costs, materials, supplies and equipment used in performing services (including the impact of potential tariffs and COVID-19) could not be passed on to our customers.

In addition, we believe that to improve our financial performance we must continue to obtain service agreements with new customers, retain and provide new services to existing customers, achieve modest price increases on current service agreements with existing customers and/or 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. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in that regard.

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.

    For the Three Months Ended
    March 31,
    2022   2021
Revenues   $ 426,811     $ 407,751  
Operating costs and expenses:          
Cost of services provided     373,262       336,619  
Selling, general and administrative     35,736       39,987  
Income from operations     17,813       31,145  
Other (expense) income, net:          
Investment and other (loss) income, net     (2,032 )     1,807  
Income before income taxes     15,781       32,952  
Income tax expense     4,452       8,299  
Net income   $ 11,329     $ 24,653  
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.15     $ 0.33  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.15     $ 0.33  
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.21250     $ 0.20750  
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding     74,326       75,003  
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding     74,333       75,224  
  March 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,899     $ 70,794  
Marketable securities, at fair value   107,171       114,396  
Accounts and notes receivable, net   319,095       293,388  
Other current assets   65,662       67,804  
Total current assets   524,827       546,382  
Property and equipment, net   26,702       28,102  
Notes receivable - long-term   27,923       29,259  
Goodwill   75,529       74,755  
Other intangible assets, net   19,587       20,805  
Deferred compensation funding   39,012       46,691  
Other assets   32,936       31,535  
Total Assets $ 746,516     $ 777,529  
Accrued insurance claims - current $ 25,316     $ 24,310  
Other current liabilities   148,988       166,815  
Total current liabilities   174,304       191,125  
Accrued insurance claims — long-term   67,134       65,084  
Deferred compensation liability — long-term   39,157       46,888  
Lease liability — long-term   10,588       11,299  
Other long term liabilities   8,696       10,456  
Stockholders' equity   446,637       452,677  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 746,516     $ 777,529  


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SOURCE: Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

Theodore Wahl
President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew J. McKee
Chief Communications Officer 215-639-4274


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