MTBC Reports First Quarter 2017 Results and Reaffirms 2017 Guidance

Company Reports 61% Quarterly Revenue Growth

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(businesspress24) - SOMERSET, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/10/17 -- Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) (NASDAQ: MTBCP)

Revenue of $8.2 million for the quarter, 61% growth over first quarter 2016

GAAP net loss of $2.7 million, a 33% reduction from fourth quarter 2016

Non-GAAP adjusted net income of ($852,000), or ($0.08) per share for the quarter

Adjusted EBITDA of ($313,000) for the quarter, a 62% reduction from fourth quarter 2016

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) (NASDAQ: MTBCP), a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based electronic health records, practice management and mHealth solutions, today announced financial and operational results for first quarter 2017 and reaffirmed guidance for fiscal year 2017. The company''s management will conduct a conference call later today, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results and management''s outlook for future financial and operational performance.

"We are pleased to announce a second consecutive quarter with greater than 60% year-over-year revenue growth," said Mahmud Haq, MTBC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Even more exciting is the fact that our GAAP net loss improved by 33% and our adjusted EBITDA showed a 62% improvement, both as compared to the fourth quarter 2016. As we have reduced expenses from our 2016 acquisitions, we are seeing improvements in our profit margins, and are on track to achieve positive adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter and full year 2017."

"Having recently completed most of our acquisition-related cost rationalization, and with our organic growth initiatives producing promising results, we look forward to demonstrating the earnings capabilities of our business model," said Stephen Snyder, MTBC President. He continued, "We''re pleased that our growth efforts are yielding positive results -- and we believe that the nationwide rollout of talkEHR™, our game-changing SaaS electronic health record solution, will further accelerate organic growth."

Revenues for first quarter 2017 were $8.2 million, an increase of 61% compared to $5.1 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to the MediGain acquisition.

The first quarter 2017 GAAP net loss was $2.7 million, 33% of net revenue, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.0 million in the same period last year. The GAAP net loss is largely a result of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense of $1.5 million, and increased primarily as a result of the MediGain acquisition.

Depreciation and amortization increased by $306,000 or 25% due to the MediGain acquisition. The increase in net loss is also partly due to restructuring charges of $276,000 recorded during the first quarter 2017. We have now closed our offices in Poland and Bangalore, India and shifted the work to our teams in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, to gain operating efficiencies. In addition, our interest costs increased from $141,000 to $279,000, due to higher debt balances.

"The first quarter 2017 GAAP net loss represents a decrease of $1.3 million from the $4.0 million net loss in our prior quarter, as a result of significant cost savings during our first six months after acquiring MediGain," said Bill Korn, MTBC Chief Financial Officer. "Our direct operating costs were reduced by $901,000 or 15% quarter-over-quarter, largely by eliminating expensive subcontractors and moving work to high-quality, cost-effective offshore employees, and our general & administrative expenses were reduced by $1.3 million or 30% quarter-over-quarter due to reduced transaction costs and stock-based compensation expenses, and by closing expensive offices. In addition to these expense reductions, which will continue in future periods, there were additional savings achieved during the first quarter of 2017 which will be fully reflected in our second quarter 2017 results."

The GAAP net loss for first quarter 2017 was $0.29 per share, calculated using the net loss attributable to common shareholders divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for first quarter 2017 was ($852,000), or ($0.08) per share, compared to the non-GAAP adjusted net income of ($217,000) in the same period last year. Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share is calculated using the end-of-period common shares outstanding, including shares which are part of contingent consideration.

Adjusted EBITDA for first quarter 2017 was ($313,000), or (3.8%) of revenue, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $65,000, or 1.3% of revenue, in the same period last year.

"The first quarter 2017 adjusted EBITDA represents an improvement of $500,000 or 62% from the ($813,000) adjusted EBITDA in our prior quarter, which reflects the significant cost savings during our first six months after acquiring MediGain," continued Bill Korn. "The negative adjusted EBITDA during fourth quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017 were anticipated due to the MediGain acquisition, as we anticipated that it would take six months to wring out sufficient excess costs to turn the newly acquired business profitable. We anticipate a return to positive adjusted EBITDA starting next quarter, and since our business now has a higher scale, we anticipate the ability to spread our fixed expenses over a larger revenue base and generate larger adjusted EBITDA than we ever have before."

"The difference of $2.4 million between adjusted EBITDA and the GAAP net loss in the first quarter of 2017 reflects $1.5 million of non-cash amortization and depreciation expense, $129,000 of stock-based compensation, $459,000 of integration and transaction costs and restructuring charges related to recent acquisitions, $60,000 of provision for taxes, and $276,000 of net interest expense, offset by a $11,000 decrease in the contingent consideration liability," says Bill Korn. Management believes that our non-GAAP metrics are closer to reflecting our operating cash flow, and we will focus on driving positive adjusted EBITDA during 2017.

MTBC is reiterating the following forward-looking guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017:

The Company anticipates full year 2017 revenue of approximately $30 to $31 million, which represents growth of 22% to 27% over 2016 revenue. We expect adjusted EBITDA to be $2.0 to $2.5 million for full year 2017, anticipating that second quarter 2017 will return to positive adjusted EBITDA, and each successive quarter will be positive and reflect growth.

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had $1.2 million in cash and a working capital deficiency of approximately $9.6 million. The Company''s stockholders'' equity was approximately $4.2 million. In order to satisfy its existing obligations, the Company believes additional funding will be necessary, which might be in the form of sales of additional shares of its Series A Preferred Stock, its common stock, or some other instrument. The Company may in the future seek additional capital from public or private offerings of its capital stock or it may elect to borrow additional amounts under new credit lines or from other sources. If the Company issues equity or debt securities to raise additional funds, its existing stockholders may experience dilution, it may incur significant financing costs, and the new equity or debt securities may have rights, preferences and privileges senior to those of its existing stockholders.

MTBC''s common stock has recorded a closing bid at or above $1.00 per share for the last 10 trading days. It is likely that we will receive notification from Nasdaq that we are in compliance with their minimum listing requirements, and this will avert the need to effect a reverse stock split.

MTBC management will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, to discuss the first quarter 2017 results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 844-802-2438, or 412-317-5131 for international callers, and referencing "MTBC First Quarter 2017 Earnings Call." An audio webcast of the call will be available live and archived on MTBC''s investor relations website at .

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after conclusion of the call and will be accessible through September 30, 2017. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529, or 412-317-0088 for international callers, and providing access code 10105457.

MTBC is a healthcare information technology company that provides a fully integrated suite of proprietary web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers practicing in ambulatory care settings. Our integrated Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) platform helps our customers increase revenues, streamline workflows and make better business and clinical decisions, while reducing administrative burdens and operating costs. MTBC''s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "MTBC," and its Series A Preferred Stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "MTBCP."

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The following is a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used by us to describe our financial results determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the underlying performance of our business operations, investors are reminded to consider these non-GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, it should be noted that these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies, and management may utilize other measures to illustrate performance in the future. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of our "adjusted EBITDA" to our GAAP net loss.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of our non-GAAP "adjusted net income" and non-GAAP "adjusted net income per share" to our GAAP net loss and GAAP net loss per share.

For purposes of determining non-GAAP adjusted net income per share, we used the number of common shares outstanding at the end of the period on March 31, 2017 and 2016 including the shares which were issued but are considered contingent consideration, in order to provide insight into results considering the total number of shares which were issued at the time of the acquisitions.

We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. However, management believes that, in order to properly understand our short-term and long-term financial and operational trends, investors may wish to consider the impact of certain non-cash or non-recurring items, when used as a supplement to financial performance measures in accordance with GAAP. These items result from facts and circumstances that vary in frequency and impact on continuing operations. Management also uses results of operations before such items to evaluate the operating performance of MTBC and compare it against past periods, make operating decisions, and serve as a basis for strategic planning. These non-GAAP financial measures provide management with additional means to understand and evaluate the operating results and trends in our ongoing business by eliminating certain non-cash expenses and other items that management believes might otherwise make comparisons of our ongoing business with prior periods more difficult, obscure trends in ongoing operations, or reduce management''s ability to make useful forecasts. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional means of evaluating period-over-period operating performance. In addition, management understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing our financial and operational performance and comparing this performance to our peers and competitors.

Management uses adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP adjusted net income to provide an understanding of aspects of operating results before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity because this measure excludes non-cash expenses as well as expenses pertaining to investing or financing transactions. Management defines "adjusted EBITDA" as the sum of GAAP net income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes, net interest expense, other (income) expense, stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, amortization of purchased intangible assets, integration costs, transaction costs, and changes in contingent consideration.

Management defines "non-GAAP adjusted net income" as the sum of GAAP net income (loss) before stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, other (income) expense, transaction costs, integration costs, changes in contingent consideration, any tax impact related to these preceding items and income tax expense related to goodwill, and "non-GAAP adjusted net income per share" as non-GAAP adjusted net income divided by common shares outstanding at the end of the period, including the shares which were issued but are subject to forfeiture and considered contingent consideration. Management considers all of these non-GAAP financial measures to be important indicators of our operational strength and performance of our business and a good measure of our historical operating trends, in particular the extent to which ongoing operations impact our overall financial performance.

In addition to items routinely excluded from non-GAAP EBITDA, management excludes or adjusts each of the items identified below from the applicable non-GAAP financial measure referenced above for the reasons set forth with respect to that excluded item:

Other (income) expense - net. Other (income) expense is excluded because foreign currency gains and losses, whether realized or unrealized, and other non-operating expenses are non-cash expenditures that management does not consider part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business, and also because the total amount of the expense is partially outside of our control. Foreign currency gains and losses are based on global market factors which are unrelated to our performance during the period in which the gains and losses are realized.

Stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation expense is excluded because this is primarily a non-cash expenditure that management does not consider part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business, and also because the total amount of the expenditure is partially outside of our control because it is based on factors such as stock price, volatility, and interest rates, which may be unrelated to our performance during the period in which the expenses are incurred. Stock-based compensation expense includes customer incentives paid in stock and related fees, as well as cash-settled awards based on changes in the stock price.

Amortization of purchased intangible assets. Purchased intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition. Accordingly, this item is not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Transaction costs. Transaction costs are upfront costs related to acquisitions and related transactions, such as brokerage fees, pre-acquisition accounting costs and legal fees, and other upfront costs related to specific transactions. Management believes that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to future business operations, and therefore, these costs are not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Integration costs. Integration costs are severance payments for certain employees relating to our acquisitions and exit costs related to terminating leases and other contractual agreements, and restructuring charges arising from discontinued operations. Accordingly, management believes that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to future business operations, and therefore, these costs are not considered by management in making operating decisions. Management does not believe such charges accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are incurred.

Changes in contingent consideration. Contingent consideration represents the amount payable to the sellers of the acquired businesses based on the achievement of defined performance measures contained in the purchase agreements. Contingent consideration is adjusted to fair value at the end of each reporting period, and changes arise from changes in MTBC''s stock price as well as changes in the forecasted revenues of the acquired businesses.

Tax expense related to goodwill. Income tax expense resulting from the amortization of goodwill related to our acquisitions represents a charge to record the tax expense resulting from amortizing goodwill over 15 years for tax purposes. Goodwill is not amortized for GAAP reporting. This expense is not anticipated to result in a cash payment.

This press release is for information purposes only, and does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.


Bill Korn

Chief Financial Officer
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.


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Date: 05/10/2017 - 04:30
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