SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MTBC, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTBC) (Nasdaq: MTBCP), a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based healthcare IT solutions and services, today announced record-setting financial and operational results for the year ended December 31, 2020. Company management will conduct a conference call with related slides today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results, including MTBC’s two largest acquisitions, accelerated organic growth, and continued innovation across its suite of technology-enabled solutions. Management will also provide initial guidance for 2021.
2020 Full Year Highlights
|?||Record full-year revenue of $105.1 million, 63% growth over 2019|
|?||GAAP net loss of $8.8 million|
|?||Record adjusted net income of $8.5 million, or $0.63 per share|
|?||Record adjusted EBITDA of $10.9 million, 34% growth over 2019|
2020 Fourth Quarter Highlights
|?||Record fourth quarter revenue 2020 of $32 million, double the fourth quarter 2019 revenue|
|?||GAAP net income of $154,000|
|?||Record adjusted net income of $4.9 million, or $0.37 per share|
|?||Record adjusted EBITDA of $5.7 million, an increase of 105% from fourth quarter 2019|
“2020 was another record-breaking year for us as we closed the two largest acquisitions in MTBC’s history, doubled the velocity of our organic growth, significantly expanded the power and reach of our cloud-based solutions, and achieved the strongest customer retention rates in our history as a public company,” said Stephen Snyder, MTBC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We grew revenue by 63% to $105.1 million, and increased adjusted EBITDA by 34% to a record $10.9 million, producing our fifteenth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA. We further demonstrated our ability to rapidly scale both revenue and profitability, positioning us to benefit from further improvements in operating leverage and profitability within our existing platform in 2021.”
“In addition to discussing our 2020 performance, today we are very pleased to announce that we will be changing MTBC’s name to “CareCloud, Inc.” to better reflect our decades-long culture of innovation and unwavering commitment to providing powerful cloud-based solutions that drive the business of healthcare,” Snyder continued. “This brand merger will be effective on March 29, 2021.”
“2020 was a watershed year for MTBC and we are better positioned than ever to support our existing customers and grow our business during 2021 and beyond,” said A. Hadi Chaudhry, MTBC’s President. “Today, we serve more than three times as many healthcare providers as we served at the start of 2020 and we also significantly expanded our technology solutions during the year, including a new, integrated telehealth offering to support our heroic healthcare providers on both our core MTBC platform and the CareCloud platform we acquired in January. Since the start of 2020, we have also expanded our offerings to include innovative robotic process automation, leading business intelligence and analytics, and other cloud-based solutions that help streamline critical clinical and business workflows. These additional capabilities will help drive our continued growth during 2021 and beyond.”
“In addition to a record year of financial performance, MTBC was named ‘Public Company of the Year’ by TechUnited, based on our stock price appreciation, sustained growth, and operational strength as a Nasdaq-listed company,” said Bill Korn, MTBC’s Chief Financial Officer. “Our 2020 revenue represents a ten-fold increase in the six years since our Nasdaq IPO and the challenging global environment truly validated our unique operating model. Our cloud-based platform gave our clients flexibility to work remotely and see patients via telehealth, while our distributed global team approach enabled us to continue operating at a time when many industry participants struggled with shutdowns. Our access to capital meant that we were able to complete two public offerings despite turmoil in the financial markets, giving us the capital to complete our two largest acquisitions in a single year.”
Full Year 2020 Financial Results
Revenue for the full year 2020 was a record $105.1 million, an increase of 63% compared to $64.4 million in 2019, and was in the upper half of our guidance range of $104 to $106 million. Revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 39% per year since MTBC’s IPO at a $10 million revenue run rate in July 2014.
“While the largest element of our 2020 revenue growth is attributable to the CareCloud and Meridian acquisitions, 2020 was also one of our best years ever for organic sales, with bookings that are expected to generate annual recurring revenues equal to more than 20% of our prior year’s revenue and 9% revenue growth from a combination of new organic customers and growth in revenue from existing customers,” remarked Bill Korn, MTBC’s Chief Financial Officer.
For the full year 2020, the GAAP net loss was $8.8 million, or $1.79 per share, which included $9.9 million in non-cash depreciation and amortization expense and $6.5 million in stock-based compensation expense. The GAAP net loss per share is based on net loss attributable to common shareholders, which takes into account the preferred stock dividends declared during the year.
Non-GAAP adjusted net income for 2020 was $8.5 million, or $0.63 per share, an improvement of $1.7 million compared to last year and a new record. Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share is calculated using the end-of-period common shares outstanding. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted net income per share is $0.50, using end-of-period shares outstanding plus common shares issuable upon exercise of in-the-money warrants and vesting of outstanding restricted stock units.
MTBC now has a significant number of outstanding stock warrants which are exercisable and in-the-money, but are excluded under GAAP from earnings per share calculations as the shares are considered antidilutive. To assist in evaluating the effect of these prospective shares, the Company now reports adjusted diluted earnings per share. The sellers of Meridian and CareCloud were granted a total of 4.25 million warrants to purchase shares of MTBC’s common stock at prices between $7.50 and $10.00 per share, with a two-year life for the $7.50 warrants and a three-year life for the $10.00 warrants. If all of these warrants were exercised, MTBC would receive approximately $34 million of cash proceeds, and the non-GAAP adjusted diluted net income per share reflects the impact of such a potential exercise.
Adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2020 increased 34% to a record $10.9 million, as compared to $8.1 million in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA was within the $10 to $12 million guidance range. Adjusted EBITDA excludes $6.5 million in stock-based compensation expense, $9.9 million in non-cash depreciation and amortization expense and $2.7 million of integration and transaction costs related to recent acquisitions.
“As we continue to scale our business, through both organic and strategic means such as the CareCloud and Meridian acquisitions, we are able to spread our fixed expenses over a larger revenue base and generate larger adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income than we ever have before,” said Bill Korn.
Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Revenue for the fourth quarter 2020 was $32 million, which was double the revenue in the corresponding quarter of 2019. Bill Korn noted “we saw a small decline in patient volumes due to Covid-19 during fourth quarter 2020, but, the decline averaged approximately 5% of historical levels, which was much less significant than we saw during second quarter 2020.”
The fourth quarter 2020 GAAP operating income was $410,000, and non-GAAP adjusted operating income for fourth quarter 2020 was $5.1 million, or 16% of revenue, which was a new record for MTBC. “The fourth quarter 2020 adjusted operating income represents an improvement of $1.5 million from the adjusted operating income in third quarter 2020 and double the adjusted operating income in fourth quarter 2019,” said Bill Korn.
The fourth quarter 2020 GAAP net income was $154,000, as compared to a net income of $332,000 in the same period last year. GAAP net income was positive despite $3.0 million of non-cash depreciation and amortization expenses and $1.6 million in stock-based compensation expense.
Non-GAAP adjusted net income for fourth quarter 2020 was $4.9 million, or $0.37 per share, one more new record. On a fully-diluted basis, non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.29. Adjusted earnings per share are computed using end-of-period shares outstanding, and adjusted diluted earnings per share includes common shares issuable upon exercise of in-the-money warrants and vesting of outstanding restricted stock units.
Adjusted EBITDA for fourth quarter 2020 was $5.7 million, or 18% of revenue, against $2.8 million in the same period last year, and a final new record.
In fourth quarter 2020, cash flow provided by operations was $3.4 million.
Cash Balance and Capital
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had approximately $20.9 million of cash, an untapped $10 million line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank, and positive working capital (current assets less current liabilities) of approximately $15.8 million.
During 2020, the Company raised net proceeds of $44.5 million by issuing 1,932,000 of its non-convertible Series A Preferred Stock, some of which was later used for our acquisitions of CareCloud and Meridian. The Series A Preferred Stock is perpetual, trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker MTBCP, pays monthly cash dividends at the rate of 11% per annum and can be redeemed at the Company’s option at $25.00 per share.
2021 Full Year Guidance
MTBC is providing the following forward-looking guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:
|For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2021 Forward-Looking Guidance|
|Revenue||$133 – $137 million|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$22 – $25 million|
The Company anticipates full year 2021 revenue of approximately $133 to $137 million, which represents growth of 27% to 30% over 2020 revenue and implies a compound annual growth rate from 2017 through 2021 of approximately 44%. “This will be our fifth consecutive year with anticipated annual revenue growth of 25% or more, which is a record few public companies have been able to achieve,” remarked Bill Korn. Revenue guidance is based on management’s expectations regarding revenues from existing clients, recent acquisitions and new clients acquired through organic growth and/or tuck-ins, but excludes the effects of any additional, material acquisitions.
Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $22 to $25 million for full year 2021, growth of 102% to 130% over 2020 adjusted EBITDA, as the Company continues to reduce expenses from the CareCloud and Meridian acquisitions completed during 2020.
MTBC is a healthcare information technology company that provides a full suite of proprietary cloud-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers and hospitals throughout the United States. Our Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) platform includes revenue cycle management (RCM), practice management (PM), electronic health record (EHR), and patient experience management (PXM) solutions for high-performance medical groups. MTBC helps clients increase financial and operational performance, streamline clinical workflows and make better business and clinical decisions, allowing them to improve patient care while reducing administrative burdens and operating costs. MTBC’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “MTBC,” and its Series A Preferred Stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “MTBCP.”
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