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SSY Sunlink Health Systems

Filed: 13 Nov 20, 1:43pm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                     to                     

Commission File Number 1-12607

 

SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio

 

31-0621189

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 690, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(770) 933-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered Symbol(s)

Common Shares without par value

 

SSY

 

NYSE American

Preferred Share Purchase Rights

 

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filings requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes       No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (of for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes       No  

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 The number of Common Shares, without par value, outstanding as of November 12, 2020 was 6,899,321 . 

 

 

 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

11,403

 

 

$

11,184

 

Receivables - net

 

 

4,195

 

 

 

4,315

 

Inventory

 

 

1,965

 

 

 

1,866

 

Prepaid expense and other assets

 

 

2,455

 

 

 

2,558

 

Total current assets

 

 

20,018

 

 

 

19,923

 

Property, plant and equipment, at cost

 

 

19,857

 

 

 

19,749

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

14,235

 

 

 

14,425

 

Property, plant and equipment - net

 

 

5,622

 

 

 

5,324

 

Noncurrent Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets - net

 

 

1,247

 

 

 

1,254

 

Right of use assets

 

 

873

 

 

 

970

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

485

 

 

 

500

 

Total noncurrent assets

 

 

2,605

 

 

 

2,724

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

28,245

 

 

$

27,971

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,614

 

 

$

872

 

Current maturities of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

 

 

1,402

 

 

 

1,401

 

Accrued payroll and related taxes

 

 

2,018

 

 

 

1,969

 

Accrued sales tax

 

 

1,533

 

 

 

1,411

 

Unearned CARES Act Funds

 

 

4,607

 

 

 

4,532

 

Current operating lease liabilities

 

 

343

 

 

 

365

 

Other accrued expenses

 

 

571

 

 

 

866

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

12,088

 

 

 

11,416

 

Long-Term Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

1,948

 

 

 

1,957

 

Noncurrent liability for professional liability risks

 

 

102

 

 

 

104

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

531

 

 

 

607

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

 

173

 

 

 

144

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

 

2,754

 

 

 

2,812

 

Commitment and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Shares, authorized and unissued, 2,000 shares

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Common Shares, without par value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued and outstanding, 6,899 shares at September 30, 2020 and at  June 30, 2020

 

 

3,450

 

 

 

3,450

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

10,714

 

 

 

10,714

 

Retained loss

 

 

(422

)

 

 

(82

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(339

)

 

 

(339

)

Total Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

13,403

 

 

 

13,743

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$

28,245

 

 

$

27,971

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS (LOSS)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net revenues

 

$

10,422

 

 

$

11,652

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

4,070

 

 

 

4,344

 

Salaries, wages and benefits

 

 

4,385

 

 

 

4,909

 

Supplies

 

 

224

 

 

 

319

 

Purchased services

 

 

647

 

 

 

703

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

949

 

 

 

1,103

 

Rent and lease expense

 

 

170

 

 

 

159

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

300

 

 

 

335

 

Operating Loss

 

 

(323

)

 

 

(220

)

Other Income (Expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains on sale of assets

 

 

8

 

 

 

107

 

Federal stimulus - Pandemic relief funds

 

 

31

 

 

 

0

 

Interest income (expense), net

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(30

)

Loss from Continuing Operations before income taxes

 

 

(291

)

 

 

(143

)

Income Tax Benefit

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Loss from Continuing Operations

 

 

(291

)

 

 

(143

)

Loss from Discontinued Operations, net of tax

 

 

(49

)

 

 

(118

)

Net Loss

 

 

(340

)

 

 

(261

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Comprehensive Loss

 

$

(340

)

 

$

(261

)

Loss Per Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.02

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.02

)

Discontinued Operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

(0.02

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

(0.02

)

Net Loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

(0.04

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

(0.04

)

Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

6,899

 

 

 

6,987

 

Diluted

 

 

6,899

 

 

 

6,987

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS SHAREHOLDER’ EQUITY

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Common Shares

 

 

Additional

Paid-in

Capital

 

 

Retained

Earnings  (Loss)

 

 

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Loss

 

 

Total

Shareholders’

Equity

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 30, 2020

 

 

6,899

 

 

$

3,450

 

 

$

10,714

 

 

$

(82

)

 

$

(339

)

 

$

13,743

 

Net loss

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(340

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

(340

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

 

6,899

 

 

$

3,450

 

 

$

10,714

 

 

$

(422

)

 

$

(339

)

 

$

13,403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 30, 2019

 

 

6,987

 

 

$

3,493

 

 

$

10,745

 

 

$

1,058

 

 

$

(253

)

 

$

15,043

 

Net loss

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(261

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

(261

)

Share-based compensation

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

 

6,987

 

 

$

3,493

 

 

$

10,773

 

 

$

797

 

 

$

(253

)

 

$

14,810

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities

 

$

814

 

 

$

(95

)

Cash Flows Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment - continuing

   Operations

 

 

(595

)

 

 

(251

)

Proceeds from sale of other assets

 

 

8

 

 

 

355

 

Net Cash Provided by (Used in)  Investing Activities

 

 

(587

)

 

 

104

 

Cash Flows Used in Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(81

)

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(81

)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

219

 

 

 

(72

)

Cash and Cash Equivalents Beginning of Period

 

 

11,184

 

 

 

7,742

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents End of Period

 

$

11,403

 

 

$

7,670

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Paid (Received) for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

(1

)

 

$

52

 

Income taxes

 

$

308

 

 

$

(11

)

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities

 

$

9

 

 

$

1,423

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

(all dollar amounts in thousands except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Note 1. –Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of September 30, 2020 and for the three month periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared in accordance with Rule 10-01 and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, as such, do not include all information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The condensed consolidated June 30, 2020 balance sheet included in this interim filing has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all the information and related notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements included in the SunLink Health Systems, Inc. (“SunLink”, “we”, “our”, “ours”, “us” or the “Company”) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on September 28, 2020. In the opinion of management, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, which are unaudited, include all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position and results of operations for the periods indicated. The results of operations for the three month periods ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire fiscal year or any other interim period.

Throughout these notes to the consolidated financial statements, SunLink Health Systems, Inc., and its consolidated subsidiaries are referred to on a collective basis as “SunLink”, “we”, “our”, “ours”, “us” or the “Company.” This drafting style is not meant to indicate that the publicly traded Company or any subsidiary of the Company owns or operates any particular asset, business or property. Each operation and business described in this filing is owned and operated by a distinct and indirect subsidiary of SunLink Health System, Inc.

Note 2. – Business Operations

SunLink Health Systems, Inc., through subsidiaries, owns businesses which are providers of healthcare services in certain markets in the United States. SunLink’s subsidiaries’ businesses are composed of two business segments:

Healthcare Services

 

A subsidiary which owns and operates Trace Regional Hospital and Floy Dyer Nursing Home (“Trace”), an 84 licensed-bed acute care hospital, located in Houston, Mississippi, which includes an 18-bed geriatric psychology unit (“GPU”), and a 66-bed nursing home. This facility focuses primarily on senior healthcare services.   

 

A subsidiary, SunLink Health Systems Technology (“SHS Technology”), which provides information technology (IT) services to outside customers and to SunLink subsidiaries.

 

A subsidiary which owns approximately five (5) acres of unimproved land in Houston, Mississippi.

 

  A subsidiary which owns approximately 25 acres of unimproved land in Ellijay, Georgia.

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy segment is composed of three operational areas which are conducted primarily in markets in     southern Louisiana:

 

Retail pharmacy products and services, consisting of retail pharmacy sales conducted in Crowley, Louisiana;

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Institutional pharmacy services consisting of the provision of specialty and non-specialty pharmaceutical and biological products to institutional clients or to patients in institutional settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, behavioral and specialty hospitals, hospice, and correctional facilities; and,

 

Durable medical equipment products and services (“DME”), consisting primarily of the sale and rental of products for institutional clients or to patients in institutional settings and patient-administered home care.

SunLink subsidiaries have conducted the Healthcare Services business since 2001 and the Pharmacy operations since 2008. Our Pharmacy segment currently is operated through Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy, Inc. (“Carmichael”), a subsidiary of our SunLink ScriptsRx, LLC subsidiary.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

A novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our operations, and we have taken significant steps intended to minimize the risk to our employees and patients. Certain employees have been working remotely, but we believe these remote work arrangements have not materially affected our ability to maintain critical business operations, which are being conducted substantially in accordance with our understanding of applicable government health and safety protocols and guidance issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, although such protocols and guidance are very recent, rapidly changing and at times, unclear. Nevertheless, as in many healthcare environments, we have experienced COVID-19 illness, including deaths, and some employees have tested positive and were placed on leave or in quarantine.

In our Healthcare businesses, we have experienced material reductions in demand and net revenues due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There appears to be minimal current demand for nursing home admissions, and clinic visits and hospital services have substantially decreased as well in part due to the abrupt retirement of one physician and reduced capacity of other physicians and providers, all as a result of the effects of the pandemic. The availability and cost of medical supplies have adversely affected our Healthcare businesses, especially with respect to access to personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and COVID-19 testing materials. We continue to monitor supplies and seek additional sources of many supply items. A reduction in the availability of qualified employees has also occurred and despite good faith efforts to do so, we have not yet been able to rehire or fully replace staff reductions which were previously furloughed, laid off or retired.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Pharmacy business has experienced reduced sales trends in certain areas, increased costs and reduced staff.  Many of our primary physician referral sources have been operating at substantially reduced capacity.  Until these referral sources are at full capacity, we believe the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the demand for DME products and Retail and Institutional Pharmacy drugs and products. Reductions in employee hours have been made in response to the lower demand. Nursing homes and other customers of such Institutional Pharmacy services are currently being adversely affected by the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may be expected to have a further negative effect on such demand.  Our Institutional Pharmacy services have experienced increased costs and operational inefficiencies due to measures taken to protect our employees and by access controls and other restrictions implemented by our institutional customers. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our supply processes, especially with respect to access to respiratory equipment and certain personal protective equipment and cleaning products. We believe the effect of the COVID–19 pandemic and public and governmental responses to it negatively affected our last three fiscal quarters results.

 

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, our Healthcare and Pharmacy segments received approximately $4,586 and in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 we received $106 in general and targeted Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) distributions. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, we also received $3,234 in Paycheck Protection Programs (“PPP”) loans, administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). Both the PRF and PPP funds are provided for under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, and we have received a total of $7,926 of such funding.

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The distributions from the PRF are not subject to repayment provided we are able to attest to and comply with the terms and conditions of the funding, including demonstrating that the funds received have been used for healthcare-related expenses or “Lost Revenues” (as defined by HHS) attributable to COVID-19. Such funds under the PRF are accounted for as government grants and are recognized on a systematic and rational basis once there is reasonable assurance that the applicable terms and conditions required to retain the funds have been met. HHS has released “CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQ”) numerous times since April 3, 2020 through October 28, 2020 to clarify PRF requirements and has provided expansive examples of the reporting requirements in efforts to demonstrate amounts of the PRF received may be considered to have been earned and which may be retained. The Company continues to review and analyze the FAQ which it believes still leaves substantial uncertainty as to the proper use and reporting of PRF funds. We are reporting $31 of PRF in other income (expense) in our consolidated statement of operations for our fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020 for COVID-19 related expenses. The unrecognized amount of the PRF are recorded under the caption “Unearned CARES Act Funds” in our consolidated balance sheets. We will continue to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the PRF and the impact of the pandemic on our revenues and expenses. If we are unable to attest to or comply with current or future terms and conditions, and there is no assurance we will be able to do so, our ability to retain some or all of the distributions received may be impacted. We currently believe we may not be able to utilize a portion of the PRF funds received under the currently existing interpretations by HHS and may have to return the unutilized portions funds in the future.

Forgiveness of PPP loans may be available if the loans are used to pay wages, rent, utilities and interest on certain debt during the eight-week period following receipt of the loan proceeds subject, to Federally-established terms and conditions.  During July 2020, the allowable period for the use of PPP loan proceeds was amended to allow for a 24-week utilization period. The borrowing subsidiaries must apply for loan forgiveness with the lending bank within ten months after the end of the allowable period. The forgiveness applications are to be reviewed by both the lender and the SBA and a loan forgiveness amount, if any, will be determined. There can be no assurance, however, that any of the PPP loans to us will be forgiven, or if forgiven, the amount of such forgiveness. Loan proceeds not forgiven are payable over two years at a 1% annual interest rate. The two-year loan repayment begins two months after the loan forgiveness amount is determined by SBA. The Company has not yet applied for forgiveness of any of its PPP loans and recorded no income relating to the PPP loans through September 30, 2020.

Going forward, the Company is unable to determine the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect its assets and operations. Our ability to make estimates of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on revenues, expenses or changes in accounting judgments that have had or are reasonably likely to have a material effect on our financial statements is currently limited.  The nature and extent of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our balance sheet and results of operations will depend on the severity and length of the pandemic; government actions to mitigate the pandemic’s effect; regulatory changes in response to the pandemic, especially those that affect our hospital, nursing home and pharmacy operations; and existing and potential government assistance that may be provided, including the requirements of  PRF receipts and PPP loans.

We believe that existing funds, cash generated from operations and additional sources of and access to financing from COVID-19 related government loans and grants will likely be adequate to satisfy our needs for working capital and capital expenditures in the next twelve months. However, if the COVID-19 pandemic continues for an extended period, we expect to experience significant losses and additional financial assistance will likely be required.

Note 3. – Discontinued Operations

All the businesses discussed in the note below are reported as discontinued operations and the condensed consolidated financial statements for all prior periods have been adjusted to reflect this presentation.

Results for all the businesses included in discontinued operations are presented in the following table:

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Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sold Hospitals

 

$

3

 

 

$

24

 

 

 

$

3

 

 

$

24

 

Loss before income taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sold Hospitals

 

$

(29

)

 

$

(93

)

Life sciences and engineering

 

 

(20

)

 

 

(25

)

Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes

 

 

(49

)

 

 

(118

)

Income tax expense

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Loss from discontinued operations

 

$

(49

)

 

$

(118

)

 

Sold Hospitals – Subsidiaries of the Company have sold substantially all the assets of five hospitals (“Sold Hospitals”) during the period July 2, 2012 to March 17, 2019. The loss before income taxes of the Sold Hospitals results primarily from the effects of retained professional liability insurance and claims expenses.

Life Sciences and Engineering Segment —SunLink retained a defined benefit retirement plan which covered substantially all the employees of this segment when the segment was sold in fiscal 1998. Effective February 28, 1997, the plan was amended to freeze participant benefits and close the plan to new participants. Pension expense and related tax benefit or expense is reflected in the results of operations for this segment for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

The components of pension expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Interest Cost

 

$

10

 

 

$

14

 

Expected return on assets

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(9

)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

 

19

 

 

 

20

 

Net pension expense

 

$

20

 

 

$

25

 

 

SunLink contributed $25  to the plan in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and expects to contribute an additional $75 during the remaining three fiscal quarters of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

Note 4. – Shareholders’ Equity

 

Stock-Based Compensation For the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized  $0 and $28, respectively, stock-based compensation for options issued to employees and directors of the Company.  The fair value of the share options granted was estimated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model.  There were no share options granted during the three months ended September 30, 2020. There were 50,000 share options granted under the 2011 Director Stock Option Plan during the three months ended September 30, 2019.

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Note 5. – Revenue and Accounts Receivables

Revenues by payor were as follows for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Medicare

 

$

4,533

 

 

$

5,064

 

Medicaid

 

 

2,621

 

 

 

3,183

 

Retail and Institutional Pharmacy

 

 

1,690

 

 

 

1,699

 

Managed Care & Other Insurance

 

 

1,432

 

 

 

1,519

 

Self-pay

 

 

101

 

 

 

148

 

Other

 

 

45

 

 

 

39

 

Total Net Revenues

 

$

10,422

 

 

$

11,652

 

 

No settlements of prior year Medicare and Medicaid cost reports were recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Note 6. – Intangible Assets

Intangibles consist of the following, net of amortization:

 

 

 

September 30,

2020

 

 

June 30,        2020

 

Pharmacy Segment Intangibles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Name (non-amortizing)

 

$

1,180

 

 

$

1,180

 

Customer Relationships

 

 

1,089

 

 

 

1,089

 

Medicare License

 

 

623

 

 

 

623

 

 

 

 

2,892

 

 

 

2,892

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

(1,645

)

 

 

(1,638

)

Net Intangibles

 

$

1,247

 

 

$

1,254

 

 

Amortization expense was $7 and $29 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Note 7. – Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

September 30,

2020

 

 

June 30,

2020

 

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Plan Loans

 

$

3,234

 

 

$

3,234

 

Capital Lease

 

 

116

 

 

 

124

 

Less current maturities

 

 

(1,402

)

 

 

(1,401

)

Long-term Debt

 

$

1,948

 

 

$

1,957

 

 

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Plan Loans— The CARES Act was enacted by the U.S. government on March 27, 2020. As part of the CARES Act, the PPP loan program is administered by the SBA. In April and May 2020, subsidiaries of the Company received approximately $3,234 of PPP loans through its regular bank. Forgiveness of PPP loans may be available if the loans are used to pay wages, rent, utilities and interest on certain debt during the eight-week period following receipt of the loan proceeds and subject to other Federally-established terms and conditions.  During July 2020, the period for the allowable use of loan proceeds was amended from eight week to allow for 24-weeks allowable usage. The borrowing subsidiaries must apply for loan forgiveness with the bank within ten months after the allowable use period. As of the date of this filing, the Company has not applied for loan forgiveness for any PPP loan. The forgiveness applications will be reviewed by both the lending bank and SBA and a loan forgiveness amount, if any, will be determined. There can be no assurance, however, that any of our PPP

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loans to us will be forgiven, or if forgiven, the amount of such forgiveness. Loan proceeds not forgiven are payable over two years at a 1% annual interest rate.  

Note 8. – Income Taxes

Income tax expense of $0 ($0 federal  and state tax  expense) was recorded for continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. 

 

Of the CARES Act provisions, the most material income tax considerations related to the Company are related to the amounts received as general and targeted PRF and amounts received under the PPP loans.  Based on the latest published IRS guidance as of the preparation of the September 30, 2020 financial statements, PRF are fully includable in taxable income and all amounts of income or expense related to the PPP loans are excluded from taxable income.  The result of including the PRF in taxable income and disallowing PPP loan expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 is a total addition to taxable income of $247.  The Company estimates it has sufficient federal and state net operating losses to cover the resulting estimated September 30, 2020 taxable income.  The Company will continue to monitor the latest available IRS guidance relating to these funds for treatment on the June 30, 2020 tax return filing, which is due April 15, 2021.

In accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (‘ASC”) 740, we evaluate our deferred taxes quarterly to determine if adjustments to our valuation allowance are required based on the consideration of available positive and negative evidence using a “more likely than not” standard with respect to whether deferred tax assets will be realized. Our evaluation considers, among other factors, our historical operating results, our expectation of future results of operations, the duration of applicable statuary carryforward periods and conditions of the healthcare industry. The ultimate realization of our deferred tax assets depends primarily on our ability to generate future taxable income during the periods in which the related temporary differences in the financial basis and the tax basis of the assets become deductible. The value of our deferred tax assets will depend on applicable income tax rates.

At September 30, 2020, consistent with the above process, we evaluated the need for a valuation against our deferred tax assets and determined that it was more likely than not that none of our deferred tax assets would be realized. As a result, in accordance with ASC 740, we recognized a valuation allowance of $8,367 against the deferred tax asset so that there is no net long-term deferred income tax asset or liability at September 30, 2020. We conducted our evaluation by considering available positive and negative evidence to determine our ability to realize our deferred tax assets. In our evaluation, we gave more significant weight to evidence that was objective in nature as compared to subjective evidence. Also, more significant weight was given to evidence that directly related to our current financial performance as compared to less current evidence and future performance.

The principal negative evidence that led us to determine at September 30, 2020 that all the deferred tax assets should have full valuation allowances was the three-year cumulative pre-tax loss from continuing operations as well as the underlying negative business conditions for rural healthcare businesses in which our Healthcare Services Segment businesses operate.  

For Federal income tax purposes, at September 30, 2020, the Company had approximately $14,631 of estimated net operating loss carry-forwards available for use in future years subject to the limitations of the provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 382. These net operating loss carryforwards expire primarily in fiscal 2023 through fiscal 2038; however, with the enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017, federal net operating loss carryforwards generated in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017 now have no expiration date. The Company’s returns for the periods prior to the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 are no longer subject to potential federal and state income tax examination.

 

Note 9. – Leases

The Company has operating leases and a financing lease relating to its pharmacy operations, medical office buildings, certain medical equipment and office equipment. All lease agreements generally require the Company to pay maintenance, repairs, property taxes and insurance costs, which are variable amounts based on actual costs. Variable lease costs also include escalating rent payments that are not fixed at commencement but are based on an index determined in future periods over the lease term based on changes in the Consumer Price Index or other

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measure of cost inflation. Some leases include one or more options to renew the lease at the end of the initial term, with renewal terms that generally extend the lease at the then market rental rates. Leases may also include an option to buy the underlying asset at or a short time prior to the termination of the lease. All such options are at the Company’s discretion and are evaluated at the commencement of the lease, with only those that are reasonably certain of exercise included in determining the appropriate lease term. The components of lease cost and rent expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:  

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Lease Cost

 

September 30, 2020

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

Operating lease cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease cost

 

$

118

 

 

$

147

 

Short-term rent expense

 

 

42

 

 

 

5

 

Variable lease cost

 

 

1

 

 

 

7

 

Total operating lease cost

 

$

161

 

 

$

159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance lease cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization right-of-use assets

 

$

9

 

 

$

9

 

Interest on finance lease liabilities

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

Total finance lease cost

 

$

11

 

 

$

12

 

 

Supplemental balance sheet information relating to leases was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

2020

 

Operating Leases:

 

Balance Sheet Classifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Lease ROU Assets

 

ROU Assets

 

$

873

 

$

970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Leases:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Lease ROU Assets

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

203

 

 

203

 

Accumulated amortization

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

50

 

 

43

 

Current finance lease liabilities

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

35

 

 

34

 

Long-term finance lease liabilities

 

Long-term debt

 

 

83

 

 

90

 

 

Supplemental cash flow and other information related to leases as of and for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Other information

 

September 30, 2020

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows from operating leases

 

$

119

 

 

$

139

 

Operating cash flows from finance leases

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

Financing cash flow from finance leases

 

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

 

 

9

 

 

 

148

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

3.16 years

 

 

4.16 years

 

Finance leases

 

3.76 years

 

 

3.84 years

 

Weighted-average discount rate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

3.93

%

 

 

5.53

%

Finance leases

 

 

6.54

%

 

 

6.54

%

 

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Commitments relating to non-cancellable operating and finance leases as of September 30, 2020 for each of the next five years and thereafter are as follows:

 

Payments due within

 

Operating Leases

 

 

Finance Leases

 

1 year

 

$

371

 

 

$

31

 

2 years

 

 

216

 

 

 

42

 

3 years

 

 

116

 

 

 

42

 

4 years

 

 

106

 

 

 

16

 

5 years

 

 

100

 

 

 

0

 

Over 5 years

 

 

49

 

 

 

0

 

Total minimum future payments

 

 

958

 

 

 

131

 

Less: Imputed interest

 

 

(84

)

 

 

(13

)

Total liabilities

 

 

874

 

 

 

118

 

Less: Current portion

 

 

(343

)

 

 

(35

)

Long-term liabilities

 

$

531

 

 

$

83

 

 

Note 10. – Accrued Sales Tax

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, the Pharmacy segment business amended its sales tax position to claim exemption from sales taxes on any revenue from sales of products and services to beneficiaries of government insurance programs to the extent reimbursed by the administrators of such programs. No such sales taxes for any period subsequent to those covered by such amended returns have been paid on the related reimbursement received with respect to sales of such products and services from the government payers’ insurance programs. The Company has filed amended sales tax returns for periods still open under the applicable statutes of limitations claiming refunds for such sales taxes. Refunds have been received from two taxing authorities in the amounts claimed on amended returns for such authorities. Accordingly, amounts claimed and received from these two taxing authorities were recorded as revenues in the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019 in the amount of $359. The Company’s position with respect to such refunds claimed from other local taxing authorities is still uncertain and such claims have not yet been determined probable of collection; therefore, no amount is recorded as a receivable by the Company at September 30, 2020 for such other local taxing authorities. In addition, the Company has continued to accrue the amounts for sales tax estimates from such other taxing authorities in amounts it believes would be payable if its amended returns and continuing position were challenged and the Company were not to prevail.  The unpaid sales tax accrued as a liability at September 30, 2020 is $1,533 compared to $1,411 at June 30, 2020.

 

Note 11. – Commitments and Contingencies

Contractual obligations, commitments and contingencies related to outstanding debt and interest in continuing operations at September 30, 2020 were as follows:

 

Payments due within:

 

Long-Term

Debt

 

 

Interest on

Outstanding

Debt

 

1 year

 

$

1,402

 

 

$

48

 

2 years

 

 

1,905

 

 

 

13

 

3 years

 

 

40

 

 

 

2

 

4 years

 

 

3

 

 

 

0

 

5 years

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

$

3,350

 

 

$

63

 

 

Contingencies do not reflect potential amounts for claims, litigation and other uncertainties, which matters are not probable or cannot be estimated, such as for certain professional liabilities and contract matters, including those relating to prior assets sales.

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Note 12. – Related Party Transactions

A director of the Company is a member of a law firm which provides services to SunLink. The Company expensed an aggregate of $55 and $118 for legal services to this law firm in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.  Included in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets at September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 is $46 and $6, respectively, of amounts payable to this law firm.        

Note 13. – Asset Sales   

On September 9, 2019, the Company sold approximately 11.4 acres of undeveloped land in Fulton, MO. After expenses, the Company received net proceeds from the sale of $348, which was retained for working capital and general corporate purposes. The pre-tax gain on the sale of property was $100 and is included in the Company’s results for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Note 14. – Financial Information by Segment

Under ASC Topic No. 280, Segment Reporting, operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise about which separate financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision-making group, in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. Our chief operating decision-making group is composed of SunLink’s chief executive officer and other members of SunLink’s senior management. Our two reportable operating segments are Healthcare Services and Pharmacy.  

We evaluate performance of our operating segments based on revenue and operating profit (loss). At the beginning of the current fiscal year, the Company modified the approach to certain assets, and expense allocations to calculate segment assets, operating profit and depreciation and amortization. All prior year amounts have been changed to consistently apply the changed allocation method used in the current year. Segment information as of September 30, 2020 and 2019 and for the three months then ended is as follows:

 

 

 

Healthcare

Services

 

 

Pharmacy

 

 

Corporate

and Other

 

 

Total

 

As of and for the three months ended September 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

3,465

 

 

$

6,957

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

10,422

 

Operating profit (loss)

 

 

(55

)

 

 

195

 

 

 

(463

)

 

 

(323

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

79

 

 

 

221

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

300

 

Assets

 

 

8,206

 

 

 

8,077

 

 

 

11,962

 

 

 

28,245

 

Expenditures for property, plant and

   Equipment

 

 

235

 

 

 

353

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

595

 

As of and for the three months ended September 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

4,232

 

 

$

7,420

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

11,652

 

Operating profit (loss)

 

 

168

 

 

 

263

 

 

 

(651

)

 

 

(220

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

88

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

335

 

Assets

 

 

8,641

 

 

 

8,452

 

 

 

8,718

 

 

 

25,811

 

Expenditures for property, plant and

   Equipment

 

 

38

 

 

 

213

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

251

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL

CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share and admissions data)

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report and the documents that are incorporated by reference in this Quarterly Report contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts and may be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “believe,” “will,” “seeks to”, “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan” or “continue.” These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors which could significantly affect current plans and expectations and our future financial condition and results. Throughout item 2, SunLink Health Systems, Inc., and its consolidated subsidiaries are referred to on a collective basis as “SunLink”, “we”, “our”, “ours”, “us” or the “Company.” This drafting style is not meant to indicate that SunLink Health Systems, Inc. or any particular subsidiary of SunLink Health Systems, Inc. owns or operates any asset, business, or property. Healthcare services, pharmacy operations and other businesses described in this filing are owned and operated by distinct and indirect subsidiaries of SunLink Health System, Inc. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans and expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could significantly affect current plans and expectations and our future financial condition and results. These factors, which could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated, include, but are not limited to:

General Business Conditions

 

general economic and business conditions in the U.S., both nationwide and in the states in which we operate;

 

the effects of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, both nationwide and in the states in which we operate, including among other things, on demand for our services, the efficiency of such services, availability of staffing, availability of supplies, cost and financial results;

 

increases in uninsured and/or underinsured patients due to unemployment or other conditions, higher deductibles and co-insurance, or other terms of health insurance and drug coverage resulting in higher bad debt amounts;

 

the competitive nature of the U.S. community hospital, nursing home, and pharmacy businesses;

 

demographic changes in areas where we operate;

 

the availability of cash or borrowings to fund working capital, renovations, replacements, expansions, and capital improvements at existing healthcare and pharmacy facilities and for acquisitions and replacement of such facilities;

 

changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.; and

 

Fluctuations in the market value of equity securities including SunLink common shares.

Operational Factors

 

the ability or inability to operate profitably in one or more segments of the healthcare business;

 

the availability of, and our ability to attract and retain, sufficient qualified staff physicians, management, nurses, pharmacists, and staff personnel for our operations;

 

timeliness and amount of reimbursement payments received under government programs;

 

changes in interest rates under any lending agreements and other indebtedness;

 

the ability or inability to refinance or pay principal on existing indebtedness and/or any existing or potential defaults under existing indebtedness;

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the ability to achieve forgiveness of outstanding Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans or any similar future loans and/or the lack of availability of future governmental support that may be required to offset the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic;

 

the ability to achieve compliance with requirements for the expenditure and retention of PRF funds:

 

restrictions imposed by existing or future lending agreements or other indebtedness;

 

the cost and availability of insurance coverage including professional liability (e.g., medical malpractice) and general, employment, fiduciary and other liability insurance;

 

the efforts of insurers, healthcare providers, and others to contain healthcare costs;

 

the impact on hospital, clinic and nursing home services of the treatment of patients in alternative or lower acuity healthcare settings, such as with drug therapy or in surgery centers, and urgent care centers, retirement homes or at home;

 

changes in medical and other technology;

 

changes in estimates of self-insurance claims and reserves;

 

changes in prices of materials and services utilized in our Healthcare Services and Pharmacy segments;

 

changes in wages as a result of inflation or competition for physician, nursing, pharmacy, management and staff positions;

 

changes in the amount and risk of collectability of accounts receivable, including deductibles and co-pay amounts;

 

the functionality of or costs with respect to our information systems for our Healthcare Services and Pharmacy segments and our corporate office, including both software and hardware;

 

the availability of and competition from alternative drugs or treatments to those provided by our Pharmacy segment; and

 

the restrictions, clawbacks, processes, and conditions relating to our Pharmacy segment imposed by pharmacy benefit managers, drug manufacturers, and distributors; and

 

the ability of Pharmacy segment to sustain its sales tax position in Louisiana.

Liabilities, Claims, Obligations and Other Matters

 

claims under leases, guarantees, disposition agreements, and other obligations relating to asset sales or discontinued operations, including claims from sold or leased facilities and services, retained liabilities or retained subsidiaries;

 

potential adverse consequences of known and unknown government investigations;

 

claims for product and environmental liabilities from continuing and discontinued operations;

 

professional, general, and other claims which may be asserted against us; and

 

natural disasters and weather-related events such as tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, snow, ice and wind damage, and population evacuations affecting areas in which we operate.

Regulation and Governmental Activity

 

existing and proposed governmental budgetary constraints;

 

Federal and state insurance exchanges and their rules relating to reimbursement terms;

 

the decision by Mississippi (where we operate our remaining hospital and nursing home) to not expand Medicaid;

 

the regulatory environment for our businesses, including state certificate of need laws and regulations, pharmacy licensing laws and regulations, rules and judicial cases relating thereto;

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changes in the levels and terms of government (including Medicare, Medicaid and other programs) and private reimbursement for SunLink’s healthcare services including the payment arrangements and terms of managed care agreements; EHR reimbursement and indigent care reimbursements (Medicare Upper Payment Limit “UPL” and Disproportionate Share Hospital “DSH” adjustments);

 

changes in or failure to comply with Federal, state or local laws and regulations and enforcement interpretations of such laws and regulations affecting our Healthcare Services and Pharmacy segments; and

 

the possible enactment of additional Federal healthcare reform laws or reform laws in states where our subsidiaries operate hospital and pharmacy facilities (including Medicaid waivers, bundled payments, accountable care and similar organizations, competitive bidding and other reforms).

Dispositions, Acquisition and Renovation Related Matters

 

the ability to dispose of underperforming facilities and business segments;

 

the availability of cash and the terms of capital to fund acquisitions, improvements, renovations or replacement facilities; and

 

competition in the market for acquisitions of hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacy facilities, and healthcare businesses.

The foregoing are significant factors we think could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected results. However, there could be additional factors besides those listed herein that also could affect SunLink in an adverse manner. You should read this Quarterly Report completely and with the understanding that actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. You are cautioned not to unduly rely on forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented in this Quarterly Report or our other disclosures because current plans, anticipated actions, and future financial conditions and results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of SunLink.

We have not undertaken any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All of our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are made or, if a date is specified, as of such date. We disclaim any obligation or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions, circumstances or information on which the forward-looking statement is based, except as required by applicable law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing factors and the other risk factors set forth elsewhere in this report and/or in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Business Strategy: Operations, Dispositions and Acquisitions

The business strategy of SunLink is to focus its efforts on improving the operations, services and profitability of its existing Healthcare Services and Pharmacy businesses. However, we believe the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in substantial additional uncertainties and risks in our businesses which are not subject to estimation at this time, particularly because they are novel in nature, uncertain in duration, and materially affected by government actions related to the pandemic.  Although the Company intends to pursue its business strategy of improving its operations, services and profitability of its existing businesses, in response to the pandemic, it has discontinued certain services, laid off or furloughed employees where necessary, reduced cash outlays where possible, and deferred other strategic activities. Our ability to resume the pursuit of our normal business strategy will depend on the effect of, among other things, the nature, extent and timing of the COVID-19 pandemic and government actions in response thereto.

The Company has used a portion of the cash proceeds from recent dispositions of assets to pay down debt and certain other liabilities, to repurchase common shares, and to make improvements to its Healthcare Services and Pharmacy businesses. On March 24, 2020, the Company suspended the repurchase of common shares in light of the uncertainty and need for funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company expects to use existing cash primarily to sustain it operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and for other general corporate purposes. There is

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no assurance that any further dispositions of assets will be authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors or, if authorized, that any such transactions will be completed or, if completed, will result in net cash proceeds to the Company on a before or after-tax basis. The Company considers the disposition of business segments, facilities and operations based on a variety of factors in addition to under-performance, including asset values, return on investments, competition from existing and potential competitors, capital improvement needs, the prevailing reimbursement environment under various Federal and state programs (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid) and private payors, and other corporate objectives. Although the Company believes certain portions in its Healthcare Services segment as well as its Pharmacy segment continue to under-perform. The Company is not currently offering any of its businesses for sale, as it believes current economic conditions are generally unfavorable for the disposition of such assets.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our operations, and we have taken significant steps intended to minimize the risk to our employees and patients. Certain employees have been working remotely, but we believe these remote work arrangements have not materially affected our ability to maintain critical business operations, which are being conducted substantially in accordance with our understanding of applicable government health and safety protocols and guidance issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, although such protocols and guidance are very recent, rapidly changing and at times, unclear. Nevertheless, as in many healthcare environments, we have experienced COVID-19 illness, including deaths, and some employees have tested positive and were placed on leave or in quarantine.

In our Healthcare businesses, we have experienced material reductions in demand and net revenues due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There appears to be minimal current demand for nursing home admissions, and clinic visits and hospital services have substantially decreased as well in part due to the abrupt retirement of one physician and reduced capacity of other physicians and providers, all as a result of the effects of the pandemic. The availability and cost of medical supplies have adversely affected our Healthcare businesses, especially with respect to access to personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and COVID-19 testing materials. We continue to monitor supplies and seek additional sources of many supply items. A reduction in the availability of qualified employees has also occurred and despite good faith efforts to do so, we have not yet been able to rehire or fully replace staff reductions which were previously furloughed, laid off or retired.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Pharmacy business has experienced reduced sales trends in certain areas, increased costs and reduced staff.  Many of our primary physician referral sources have been operating at substantially reduced capacity.  Until these referral sources are at full capacity, we believe the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the demand for DME products and Retail and Institutional Pharmacy drugs and products. Reductions in employee hours have been made in response to the lower demand. Nursing homes and other customers of such Institutional Pharmacy services are currently being adversely affected by the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may be expected to have a further negative effect on such demand.  Our Institutional Pharmacy services have experienced increased costs and operational inefficiencies due to measures taken to protect our employees and by access controls and other restrictions implemented by our institutional customers. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our supply processes, especially with respect to access to respiratory equipment and certain personal protective equipment and cleaning products. We believe the effect of the COVID–19 pandemic and public and governmental responses to it negatively affected our last three fiscal quarters results.

 

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, our Healthcare and Pharmacy segments received approximately $4,586 and in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 we received $106 in general and targeted Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) distributions. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, we also received $3,234 in Paycheck Protection Programs (“PPP”) loans, administered by the SBA. Both the PRF and PPP funds are provided for under the CARES Act and we have received a total of $7,926 of such funding.

 

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The distributions from the PRF are not subject to repayment provided we are able to attest to and comply with the terms and conditions of the funding, including demonstrating that the funds received have been used for healthcare-related expenses or “Lost Revenues” (as defined by HHS) attributable to COVID-19. Such funds under the PRF are accounted for as government grants and are recognized on a systematic and rational basis once there is reasonable assurance that the applicable terms and conditions required to retain the funds have been met. HHS has released “CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) numerous times since April 3, 2020 through  October 28, 2020 to clarify PRF requirements and has provided expansive examples of the reporting requirements in efforts to demonstrate amounts of the PRF received may be considered to have been earned and which may be retained. The Company continues to review and analyze the FAQ which it believes still leaves substantial uncertainty as to the proper use and reporting of PRF funds. We are reporting $31 of PRF in other income (expense) in our consolidated statement of operations for our fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020 related to COVID-19 related expenses. The unrecognized amount of the PRF related are recorded under the caption “Unearned CARES Act Funds” in our consolidated balance sheets. We will continue to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the PRF and the impact of the pandemic on our revenues and expenses. If we are unable to attest to or comply with current or future terms and conditions, and there is no assurance we will be able to do so, our ability to retain some or all of the distributions received may be impacted. We currently believe we may not be able to utilize a portion of the PRF funds received under the currently existing interpretations by HHS and may have to return the unutilized portion of those funds in the future.

Forgiveness of PPP loans may be available if the loans are used to pay wages, rent, utilities and interest on certain debt during the eight-week period following receipt of the loan proceeds, subject to Federally-established terms and conditions.  During July 2020, the allowable period for the use of PPP loan proceeds was amended to allow for a 24-week utilization period. The borrowing subsidiaries must apply for loan forgiveness with the lending bank within ten months after the end of the allowable period. The forgiveness applications are to be reviewed by both the lender and the SBA and a loan forgiveness amount, if any, will be determined. There can be no assurance, however, that any of the PPP loans to us will be forgiven, or if forgiven, the amount of such forgiveness. Loan proceeds not forgiven are payable over two years at a 1% annual interest rate. The two-year loan repayment begins two months after the loan forgiveness amount is determined by SBA. The Company has not applied for forgiveness of any of its PPP loans and recorded no income relating to the PPP loans through September 30, 2020.

Going forward, the Company is unable to determine the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect its assets and operations. Our ability to make estimates of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on revenues, expenses or changes in accounting judgments that have had or are reasonably likely to have a material effect on our financial statements is currently limited.  The nature and extent of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our balance sheet and results of operations will depend on the severity and length of the pandemic; government actions to mitigate the pandemic’s effect; regulatory changes in response to the pandemic, especially those that affect our hospital, nursing home and pharmacy operations; and existing and potential government assistance that may be provided, including the requirements of PRF receipts and PPP loans.

 

For additional discussion of the risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to our results, see Risk Factors in Part II, Item 1A of this Form 10-Q.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts and related disclosures. We consider an accounting estimate to be critical if it requires assumptions to be made that were uncertain at the time the estimate was made; and changes in the estimate or different estimates that could have been made could have a material impact on our consolidated results of operations or financial condition.

Our critical accounting estimates are more fully described in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K and continue to include the following areas: receivables – net and provision for doubtful accounts; revenue recognition and net patient service revenues; goodwill, intangible assets and accounting for business combinations; professional and general liability claims; and accounting for income taxes.

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Financial Summary

The Company’s operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The results of continuing operations shown in the financial summary below are for our two business segments, Healthcare Services and Pharmacy.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

Net Revenues - Healthcare Services

 

$

3,465

 

 

$

4,232

 

 

 

(18.1

)%

Net Revenues - Pharmacy

 

 

6,957

 

 

 

7,420

 

 

 

(6.2

)%

Total Net Revenues

 

 

10,422

 

 

 

11,652

 

 

 

(10.6

)%

Costs and expenses

 

 

(10,745

)

 

 

(11,872

)

 

 

(9.5

)%

Operating loss

 

 

(323

)

 

 

(220

)

 

 

46.8

%

Interest income (expense) - net

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(30

)

 

 

(76.7

)%

Federal stimulus - Pandemic relief funds

 

 

31

 

 

 

0

 

 

NA

 

Gain on sale of assets

 

 

8

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

(92.5

)%

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

 

$

(291

)

 

$

(143

)

 

 

103.5

%

 

Results of Operations

Our net revenues are from our two business segments, Healthcare Services and Pharmacy.  The Company’s revenues by payor were as follows for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Medicare

 

$

4,533

 

 

$

5,064

 

Medicaid

 

 

2,621

 

 

 

3,183

 

Retail and Institutional Pharmacy

 

 

1,690

 

 

 

1,699

 

Managed Care & Other Insurance

 

 

1,432

 

 

 

1,519

 

Self-pay

 

 

101

 

 

 

148

 

Other

 

 

45

 

 

 

39

 

Total Net Revenues

 

$

10,422

 

 

$

11,652

 

 

The Healthcare Services segment in the current year is composed of one hospital, one nursing home and a subsidiary which provides information technology services to outside customers and SunLink subsidiaries. Healthcare Services net revenues decreased $767, or 18%, for the three months period ended September 30,2020 compared to net revenues for the comparable prior year period. The decrease in net revenues for the third fiscal quarter this year resulted primarily from the reduced patient demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital patient days decreased 48% , nursing home patient days decreased 20% and clinic visits decreased 36% for the three months ended September 30, 2020 from the same period last year. No settlements of prior year Medicare and Medicaid cost reports were recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Pharmacy segment net revenues for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 decreased $463, or 6% from the three months period ended September 30,2019. The decreased net revenues resulted from decreased referrals from physician offices and other sources due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related downward turn in the local economies serviced by the segment.  Also, the operations of the segment in Lake Charles, Louisiana were impacted by Hurricane Laura.   The local area suffered devasting winds and flooding and customer demand decreased as a result.  

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Costs and expenses, including depreciation and amortization, were $10,745 and $11,872 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. 

 

 

Cost and Expenses

as a % of Net Revenues

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

39.1

%

 

 

37.2

%

Salaries, wages and benefits

 

 

42.1

%

 

 

42.1

%

Supplies

 

 

2.2

%

 

 

2.7

%

Purchased services

 

 

6.2

%

 

 

6.0

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

9.1

%

 

 

9.5

%

Rent and lease expense

 

 

1.6

%

 

 

1.4

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

2.9

%

 

 

2.9

%

 

Cost of goods sold for the Pharmacy segment increased as a percent of net revenues for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 compared to same period last fiscal year due to higher costs of certain drugs, some of which resulted from decreased availability resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplies expense as a percent of net revenues decreased this year compared to last year due to better cost controls measures at our Healthcare Service segment.

 

Operating Loss

 

The Company reported an operating loss of $323 for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 compared to an operating loss of $220 for the three months period ended September 30, 2019. The increased operating loss for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 compared to the operating loss for the prior year’s three-month period was primarily a result of the 12% decrease in net revenues this year and slightly higher costs as a percentage of net revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Income – Federal Stimulus – Pandemic relief Funds

As part of the CARES ACT, two subsidiaries have received PRF payments.  During the three months ended September 30, 2020,  the Company recognized $31 of these funds as Other Income for reimbursement of eligible COVID-19 related expenses.

Asset Sales

On September 9, 2019, the Company sold approximately 11.4 acres of undeveloped land. After expenses, the Company received net proceeds from the sale of $348. The pre-tax gain on the sale of property was $100 and is included in the Company’s results for the three months period ended September 30, 2020.

Interest Income (Expense) -Net

Interest  expense, net, was $7 for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 compared to interest expense, net, of $30 for the three months period ended September 30, 2019, respectively. Repayment of $3,033 of long-term loan in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 has resulted in the decreased net interest expense. The PPP Loans currently outstanding have a 1% interest rate while the debt repaid in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 had an interest rate of approximately 6%.

Income Taxes

 

Income tax expense of $0 ($0 federal  and state tax  expense) was recorded for continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.       

 

Of the CARES Act provisions, the most material income tax considerations relating to the Company, relate to the amounts received as general and targeted PRF and amounts received under the PPP loans.  Based on the latest published IRS guidance as of preparation of the September 30, 2020 financial statements, PRF are fully includable

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in taxable income and all amounts of income or expense related to the PPP loans are excluded from taxable income.   The result of including the PRF in taxable income and disallowing PPP loan expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 is a total addition to taxable income of $247.  The Company estimates it has sufficient federal and state net operating losses to cover the estimated September 30, 2020 taxable income.  The Company will continue to monitor the latest available IRS guidance relating to these funds for treatment of its June 30, 2020 tax filing, which is due April 15, 2021.

 

In accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 740, we evaluate our deferred taxes quarterly to determine if adjustments to our valuation allowance are required based on the consideration of available positive and negative evidence using a “more likely than not” standard with respect to whether deferred tax assets will be realized. Our evaluation considers, among other factors, our historical operating results, our expectation of future results of operations, the duration of applicable statuary carryforward periods and conditions of the healthcare industry. The ultimate realization of our deferred tax assets depends primarily on our ability to generate future taxable income during the periods in which the related temporary differences in the financial basis and the tax basis of the assets become deductible. The value of our deferred tax assets will depend on applicable income tax rates.

At September 30, 2020, consistent with the above process, we evaluated the need for a valuation against our deferred tax assets and determined that it was more likely than not that none of our deferred tax assets would be realized. As a result, in accordance with ASC 740, we recognized a valuation allowance of $8,367 against the deferred tax asset so that there is no net long-term deferred income tax asset or liability at September 30, 2020. We conducted our evaluation by considering available positive and negative evidence to determine our ability to realize our deferred tax assets. In our evaluation, we gave more significant weight to evidence that was objective in nature as compared to subjective evidence. Also, more significant weight was given to evidence that directly related to our current financial performance as compared to less current evidence and future.

The principal negative evidence that led us to determine at September 30, 2020 that all the deferred tax assets should have full valuation allowances was the three-year cumulative pre-tax loss from continuing operations as well as the underlying negative business conditions for rural healthcare businesses in which our Healthcare Services Segment businesses operate.

 

For Federal income tax purposes, at September 30, 2020, the Company had approximately $14,631 of estimated net operating loss carry-forwards available for use in future years subject to the limitations of the provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 382. These net operating loss carryforwards expire primarily in fiscal 2023 through fiscal 2038; however, with the enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017, federal net operating loss carryforwards generated in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017 now have no expiration date. The Company’s returns for the periods prior to the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 are no longer subject to potential federal and state income tax examination.

 

 

Loss from Continuing Operations after Income Taxes

The loss from continuing operations after income tax was $291 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to a loss from continuing operations after income tax of $143 for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The loss from continuing operations increased in the three months this year compared to the prior year due to the decreased net revenues this year due to the reduction in patient demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the decrease in gains on asset sales this year.

 

Loss from Discontinued Operations after Income Taxes

The loss from discontinued operations after income taxes was $49 for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 compared to a loss from discontinued operations after income taxes of $118 for the three months period ended September 30, 2019. The loss in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019   resulted primarily from the professional liability expenses of disposed businesses and legal fees.  

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Net Loss

 

Net loss for the three months period ended September 30, 2020 was $340 ($0.05 per fully diluted share) as compared to a net loss of $261 ($0.04 per fully diluted share) for the three months period ended September 30, 2019.  

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Overview

Our primary source of liquidity is unrestricted cash on hand, which was $11,403 at September 30, 2020. Currently, the Company’s ability to raise capital (debt or equity) in the public or private markets on what it considers acceptable terms is highly uncertain, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, may be non-existent. The Company and five subsidiaries received approximately $3,234 of PPP loans and approximately $4,691 of payments under the PRF. These funds are required to be expended under the terms of the government programs which authorized them.  The Company is uncertain as to whether these funds will be sufficient to sustain its operations for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic which is itself uncertain. From time-to-time, nevertheless, we may seek options to obtain financing for the liquidity needs of the Company or individual subsidiaries based on anticipated needs. The Company and its subsidiaries currently are funding working capital needs primarily from cash on hand.

Subject to the effects, risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and government programs discussed herein, we believe we have adequate financing and liquidity to support our current level of operations through the next twelve months.

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Plan Loans— The CARES Act was enacted by the U.S. government on March 27, 2020. As part of the CARES Act, the PPP loan program is administered by the SBA. In April and May 2020, subsidiaries of the Company received approximately $3,234 of PPP loans through the Company’s regular bank.  Forgiveness of PPP loans may be available if the loan proceeds are used to pay wages, rent, utilities and interest on certain debt during the eight-week period following receipt of such proceeds and based on other Federally-established terms and conditions.  During July 2020, the period for the allowable use of loan proceeds was amended from eight weeks to 24-week periods. The borrowing subsidiaries must apply for loan forgiveness with the lending bank within ten months after the allowable use period. The forgiveness applications will be reviewed by both the bank and the SBA and a loan forgiveness amount, if any, will be determined. Forgiveness applications must be filed within ten months of receipt of the PPP Loan. There can be no assurance, however, that any of our PPP loans will be forgiven, or if forgiven, the amount of such forgiveness. Loan proceeds not forgiven are payable over two years at a 1% annual interest rate.

 

Subject to the effects, risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and government programs discussed herein, we believe we have adequate financing and liquidity to support our current level of operations through the next twelve months.

 

Contractual Obligations, Commitments and Contingencies

Contractual obligations, commitments and contingencies related to outstanding debt, noncancelable operating leases and interest on outstanding debt from continuing operations at September 30, 2020 were as follows:

 

Payments

due within:

 

 

 

Long-Term

Debt

 

 

Operating

Leases

 

 

Interest on

Outstanding

Debt

 

1 year

 

 

 

$

1,402

 

 

$

380

 

 

$

48

 

2 years

 

 

 

 

1,905

 

 

 

216

 

 

 

13

 

3 years

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

115

 

 

 

2

 

4 years

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

106

 

 

 

0

 

5 years

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

0

 

Over 5 years

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

$

3,350

 

 

$

966

 

 

$

63

 

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At September 30, 2020, we had outstanding debt of $3,234 of PPP Loans and $116 of capital lease debt.

 

At September 30, 2020, we had a current liability of $4,607 of Unearned CARES Act Funds.

Discontinued Operations

 

Sold Hospitals and Nursing Homes– Subsidiaries of the Company have sold substantially all the assets of four hospitals (“Sold Facilities”) during the period July 2, 2012 to March 17, 2019. The loss before income taxes of the Sold Facilities results primarily from the effects of retained professional liability insurance and claims expenses and settlement of a lawsuit.

 

Life Sciences and Engineering Segment —SunLink retained a defined benefit retirement plan which covered substantially all of the employees of this segment when the segment was sold in fiscal 1998. Effective February 28, 1997, the plan was amended to freeze participant benefits and close the plan to new participants. Pension expense and related tax benefit or expense is reflected in the results of operations for this segment for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Related Party Transactions

A director of the Company is a member of a law firm which provides services to SunLink. The Company expensed an aggregate of $55 and $118 for legal services to this law firm in the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.   Included in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets at September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 is $46 and $6, respectively, of amounts payable to this law firm.                

ITEM 3.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We have not entered into any transactions using derivative financial instruments or derivative commodity instruments and believe that our exposure to market risk associated with other financial instruments (such as investments and borrowings) and interest rate risk is not material.

ITEM 4.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As required by Rule 13a-15 and Rule 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “ Exchange Act ”), as of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) and the changes in our disclosure controls and procedures during the quarter. Under the direction of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting and concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2020.

Disclosure controls and procedures and other procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports or submitted under the Exchange Act, such as this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Based on an evaluation of the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures performed in connection with the preparation of this Form 10-Q, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2020. The effect, if any, of the COVID-19 pandemic on the effectiveness of current disclosure controls and procedures in future periods is uncertain and we intend to revise the same, if any and to the extent deemed appropriate.

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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes during the quarter ended September 30, 2020 in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting. The effect, if any, of the COVID-19 pandemic on the effectiveness of current disclosure controls and procedures in future periods is uncertain and we intend to revise the same, if any and to the extent deemed appropriate.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Items required under Part II not specifically shown below are not applicable.

 

ITEM 1.      LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to various claims and litigation that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business, relating to, among other things, taxes, contracts, workers compensation claims and medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice and certain other claims are generally covered by malpractice, general liability or other insurance but are subject to provisions under which the Company retains a portion of the risk, which retention, particularly in the case of claims of medical malpractice, can be material.  Based on current knowledge, the Company’s management does not believe that current pending claims and litigation will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position or its liquidity.  However, in light of the uncertainties involved in the handling and treatment of patients (particularly related to the COVID-19 pandemic) and indeterminate damages that may be sought in some such claims and litigation, an adverse outcome could be material to our results of operations or cash flows in any reporting period.

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS

Risk Factors Relating to an Investment in SunLink

Information regarding risk factors appears in “MD&A – Forward-Looking Statements,” in Part I – Item 2 of this Form 10-Q and in “MD&A - Risks Factors Relating to an Investment in SunLink” in Part I – Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020. We believe there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in such Annual Report except as set forth herein, you should carefully consider, in addition to the other information set forth in this report, the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report that could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. Such risk factors are expressly incorporated herein by reference. The risks described in our Annual Report are not the only risks facing our Company. In addition to risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements contained in this Report on Form 10-Q, additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results. Whenever we refer to “SunLink,” “Company”, “we,” “our,” or “us” in this Item 1A, we mean SunLink Health Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context suggests otherwise.

ITEM 6.

EXHIBITS

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Exhibits:

 

10.1

 

Employment letter dated October 1, 2020 by and between SunLink Health Systems, Inc and Sheila G.               Brockman.

 

31.1

 

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Certification Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

 

31.2

 

Chief Financial Officer’s Certification Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

 

32.1

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

32.2

 

Chief Financial Officer’s Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

101

  

The following materials from the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2020, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and June 30, 2020, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Earnings (Loss) for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited), (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited), and (iv) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited), tagged as blocks of text.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, SunLink Health Systems, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

SunLink Health Systems, Inc.

 

 

By:

/s/ Mark J. Stockslager

 

Mark J. Stockslager

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

Dated: November 13, 2020

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