This excerpt taken from the HLTH 8-K filed Jul 2, 2009.
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Non-Cash and Other Items. Corporate includes costs and expenses for functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the Porex and ViPS businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. Corporate expenses decreased to $24,502, or 7.7% of consolidated revenue in 2007, compared to $41,730, or 4.6% of consolidated revenue in 2006. The decrease in corporate expenses, in dollars, for 2007 was the result of the 2006 EBS Sale and the EPS Sale which occurred in the second half of 2006 and resulted in a significant reduction in a portion of the shared services performed at corporate, which previously supported those operations. The most significant reductions in expenses were related to certain outside services including legal and accounting services, as well as personnel expenses. Additionally, included in corporate is transition service income, net of expenses, of $5,833 and $2,524 in 2007 and 2006, related to the services provided to EBSCo and Sage Software, which were only partially included in the prior year period. These amounts were reflected within our Corporate segment, partially offsetting the cost of providing these services. The increase in corporate expenses as a percentage of revenue was due to the impact of lower revenue as a result of the 2006 EBS Sale, combined with the effect of certain corporate expenses that are fixed in nature, and accordingly, did not decrease in proportion to the reduction in revenue.
Inter-Segment Eliminations. Inter-segment eliminations primarily represents printing services provided by the EBS segment in 2006 and certain services provided by the WebMD segment.
This excerpt taken from the HLTH 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Non-Cash and Other Items. Corporate expenses decreased to $3,427 or 3.8% of revenue, compared to $5,059 or 6.3% of revenue in the prior year period. The decrease in our Corporate segment, in whole dollars, is primarily due to lower personnel related expenses due to lower headcount during the three months ended March 31, 2009, lower professional services fees and lower insurance expenses reflecting the continued decrease in our corporate infrastructure.