Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) Obtains NYSE Notice Concerning Late Form 10-K Submission

Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT)

Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) reported that as an outcome of its failure to timely submit its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year closed December 31, 2016, it has obtained a notice from the NYSE that the firm is not in compliance with its continued listing guidelines under the timely submission criteria.

The update

As previously stated, the Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) delay in submission of the Form 10-K is following the requirement of additional time to close analysis of impairment of goodwill, intangible assets as well as investments in unconsolidated subsidiary firms and assessment of the requirement to write down deferred tax assets.

Additionally, the firm has noted material weaknesses in terms of internal control over financial reporting in the segment of accounts receivable, revenue recognition, accounting for input to unconsolidated JV, and accounting for equity in earnings/loss of unconsolidated joint ventures.

Pertaining to these segments where material weaknesses have been noted, the firm is assessing the impact of errors in its shortened consolidated financial statements and consolidated financial statements for previous periods.

An assessment of root causes and corrections plans are in process. Also, there remains considerable doubt about Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT)’s ability to work as a going concern due to the lack of a committed long-term financing. Lastly, the firm needs additional time to complete its financial closing procedures. It will not be able to submit the Form 10-K until these concerns have been resolved and the audit of its previous financial statements for FY2016 is closed. The company will submit the Form 10-K as soon as feasible.

The NYSE conveyed to the firm that, under the rules, Adeptus has 6-month period from March 16, 2017 to submit the Form 10-K with the U.S. During this period, the firm can regain compliance with the set NYSE listing guidelines and submit the Form 10-K with the U.S. SEC.

Adeptus Health is a major patient-centered healthcare firm expanding access to the best quality emergency medical care via its partnerships with leading healthcare providers and setup of freestanding emergency rooms. It owns and manages First Choice Emergency Room, which is the country’s largest and oldest setup of freestanding emergency rooms.

Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) recorded a positive session yesterday as shares jumped 1.18% to close at $1.72. About 1.18 million shares exchanged hands as against an average daily volume of 1.99 million out of a float of around 21 million. After starting the trading day at $1.68, the shares traded in a range of $1.65 to $1.84.

3/28/2017
Ticker Symbol ADPT
Last Price a/o 3:21 PM EST  $1.72
Average Volume 1.39M
Market Cap (mlns) $39.04M
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 22.70M
Share Float (mlns) 8.82M
Inside Ownership 1.50%
Short Float 72.85%
Short Interest Ratio 4.62
Quarterly Return -77.98%
YTD Return -77.49%
Year Return -96.70%

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About the author: Monica Gray has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA – earned with Honors. She has six years of experience in the financial markets and has been a securities analyst for the past two years.

What You Ought To Know About Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT)’s Earnings

Shares of Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) plunged 10% on Tuesday ahead of the company’s 4Q2016 earnings release on the backdrop of a mixed earnings track record. The company has topped earnings expectations twice and also missed targets twice over the last 12 months.

For 3Q2016, Adeptus posted EPS of $0.06, sharply down from $0.31 a year earlier and significantly below the consensus estimate of $0.56.

Revenue of $85.4 million dipped from $101.3 million a year earlier and came short of consensus estimate of $90 million.

The management admitted that 3Q results were disappointing and promised to take actions that would improve future performance.

Liquidity problem

One of Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT)’s major challenges has been cash shortage because the company hasn’t been able to generate enough cash flow from operations. That has forced the company to turn to external financing to help it fund operations and projects such as opening of new hospital facilities.

The company said in the last quarter that it secured $30 million in additional credit facility. Several other investors including Sterling Partners, co-founders and CEO also committed to pump $27.5 million into the business in exchange for prefer stock. The management of Adeptus said it would continue to work with financial advisers to explore additional financing with the aim of enhancing the company’s liquidity.

Stock rating

However, there have been concerns that Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) could be forced into more equity or debt fundraising as long as it consumes more cash than its operation produces. That led Jefferies analysts to downgrade the stock to a HOLD from a BUY on November 2. The analysts further cut their price target on the stock to $13 from $17. They cited concerns about Adeptus’ balance sheet health and cash flow

4Q2016 earnings

Adeptus was scheduled to report 4Q2016 earnings on March 1 after markets close. Internal guidance calls for EPS of $0.22 after it was significantly reduced from $0.83 in the earlier guidance. Consensus estimate calls for EPS of $0.22.

For full-year 2016, Adeptus is looking for EPS of $1.23 after it cut the estimate from $2.28. Fiscal 2017 EPS estimate was also reduced to $1.28 from $3.25.

Stock movements

Shares of Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) fell 10% to $6.75 on Monday, widening its year-to-date and 12-month losses to more than 11% and more than 86%, respectively. The decline in the stock appeared to be linked to investors exhibiting uncertainty ahead of the company’s earnings release.

2/28/2017
Ticker Symbol ADPT
Last Price a/o, 4:02PM EST  $                         6.75
Average Volume 850,610.00
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  145.80
Sales (mlns) $401.70
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 21.6
Share Float (mlns) 8.82
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 1.50%
Short Float 65.68%
Short Interest Ratio 6.81
Quarterly Return -32.57%
YTD Return -11.65%
Year Return -88.14%

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

About the author: Monica Gray has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA – earned with Honors. She has six years of experience in the financial markets and has been a securities analyst for the past two years.