HealthSouth 8-K 2008
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2008
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
One HealthSouth Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35243
(Address of Principal Executive Officers, Including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
ITEM 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
In March 2008, representatives of HealthSouth Corporation (the Company) will make presentations at investment banking healthcare industry conferences using slides containing the information attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99. The presentation will address, among other things, the Companys current focus on executing its strategic plan and growing earnings per share.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the information set forth in Exhibit 99, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Note Regarding Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The financial data contained in the presentation includes non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA. The Company continues to believe Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA under its Credit Agreement is a measure of leverage capacity, its ability to service its debt, and its ability to make capital expenditures. However, as the Company continues to deleverage its balance sheet and the large, non-ordinary course charges related to the sins of the past are behind it, this measure will become less significant.
The Company uses Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA on a consolidated basis as a liquidity measure. The Company believes this financial measure on a consolidated basis is important in analyzing its liquidity because it is the key component of certain material covenants contained within the Companys Credit Agreement, which is discussed in more detail in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 (the 2007 Form 10-K). These covenants are material terms of the Credit Agreement, and the Credit Agreement represents a substantial portion of the Companys capitalization.
In general terms, the definition of Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA, per the Credit Agreement, allows the Company to add back to Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA all unusual non-cash items or non-recurring items. These items include, but may not be limited to, (1) amounts associated with government, class action, and related settlements, (2) fees, costs, and expenses related to the Companys recapitalization transactions, (3) any losses from discontinued operations and closed locations, (4) charges in respect of professional fees for reconstruction and restatement of financial statements, including fees paid to outside professional firms for matters related to internal controls and legal fees for continued litigation defense and support matters discussed in the 2007 Form 10-K, (5) compensation expenses recorded in accordance with FASB Statement No. 123(R), Share-Based Payment, (6) investment and other income (including interest income), and (7) fees associated with the Companys divestiture activities.
However, Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and the items excluded from Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for Net income (loss) or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. The Company reconciles Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA to Net income (loss), which reconciliation is set forth below and in the presentation, and to Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, which reconciliation is set forth below. Because Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is thus susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the 2007 Form 10-K.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA
Reconciliation of Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities
The information contained in the presentation includes certain estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information that reflect the Companys current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information are based on assumptions that the Company believes, as of the date hereof, are reasonable. Inevitably, there will be differences between such estimates and actual results, and those differences may be material.
There can be no assurance that any estimates, projections, or forward-looking information will be realized.
All such estimates, projections and forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise the information contained herein.
You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information in the presentation as they are based on current expectations and general assumptions and are subject to various risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including those set forth in the 2007 Form 10-K and in other documents the Company previously filed with the SEC, many of which are beyond the Companys control. These factors may cause actual results to differ materially from the views, beliefs and estimates expressed herein.
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
See Exhibit Index.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: March 19, 2008