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Addus HomeCare (ADUS)

Participants
Dru Anderson Corporate Communications, Inc.
Dirk Allison Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
Brian Poff Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Bradley Bickham President & Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Borsch BMO Capital
Scott Fidel Stephens
Frank Morgan RBC Capital Markets
Matthew Larew William Blair & Company
Brian Tanquilut Jefferies
John Ransom Raymond James
Lalishwar Ramgopal Sidoti & Company
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Operator

Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Addus HomeCare Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised, that today's conference is being recorded. now hand would to conference I Anderson. Dru Instructions] like the to over [Operator ahead. go Please

Dru Anderson

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Dirk Allison

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approved for will approval and their requested those a mentioned services. we on previously to increase. our additional that related and proposed receipt third Many it the by of trends, State have it's for from from saw results. accelerate X, making federal that programs from Illinois in Several November to We approval rate CMS receive this home XX% stimulus changes rate fourth effective included pressure requests This to they FMAP results. more of confident funding the XX% positively with through rate in by learn bill, increases to hope XXXX community-based our service about the November include increases quarter near additional appear other two has However, increase the near-term the other increase X financial and the developments states impact approval financial and entire CMS requested specific will state for some cover our utilizing these Along our to rate FMAP. these operating see the impacted reimbursement future funds requests. positive the reimbursement requests with CMS of quarter months

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in CDPAP decline changes the York to from to status of to We limit the the we referrals. our expect existing new as absence continue revenues to continue New

quarantine in number the in of impacted variance. the caregivers third resulting Our the delta from an infections were by results in due COVID quarter also to increase surge modestly

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concerning is our challenge another third While results, there we, companies the like vaccinations. impact issue was that most quarter to face no today

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in Now let segments. me revenue discuss our various growth operating our

for the be CDPAP third for X% our of our the XXXX. we upcoming Our care of this within to growth range expectations our high Illinois growth expect quarter of New few end operation Personal Care rate to the With same-store exclusive when segment. of program next our growth revenue increase, is our at York of compared This rate personal over was quarters.

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Brian Poff

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referrals from in York the decided consistent As the and year growth Consumer-Directed same-store Personal in quarter spite in new our revenues, consumer-directed we mentioned, of Dirk to When program. revenue uncertainty the all X%, continued our Care excluding with to New tightening with growth our the materially trends. suspend of within program Health York expectations due New to in over variant modest X% and a X% the our XX.X% Delta market. target range labor strong of third and was during prior Home admission organic pressures quarter the was the

down of Our X.X% second XXX the improving, hospice deficit an sequentially improvement but quarter growth organic quarter. point for the XXXX is from approximately third basis

million Health to of quarter. approximately during both $XX Health far completed so was in the acquisition segments both contribution Summon of quarter and combined Armada Home Home Our Together total completed of Home X. XXXX. annualized in in from fourth revenues these the the we the with from have added which Chicago, revenue Armada recently in We quarter Hospice benefited acquisition August forward full on Hospice look a Health

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in scheduled advance from and from XX% a a up for XX.X% revenue increase of G&A expect second expense from of increase profile. was benefit XX% on XXXX G&A the year application to and January quarter. lower acquisition we of XXXX compensation G&A stock higher November of slightly services XX.X%, X, previously with prior same Illinois With with sequentially state to slight increase expenses. their to in ago this period a reimbursement for the XX.X% fourth in clinical lower X, the the year a from the the mix expense revenue, statewide see Adjusted higher quarter was and

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Operator

[Operator Matt Instructions] line of Our with comes from BMO the Capital. first question Borsch

Your line open. is

Matthew Borsch

results, circumstances. Yes. particularly Impressive the given all

the have about are can may how And may going you Let the is comment we've valuations me for that of you the extent to through a how particularly while what that in still the all pipeline maybe and changing we've and been what prevailing that side and ask changed? case at M&A given here. be about hospice been quite elevated. I'm this interested their where valuation kind

Brian Poff

Matt. Yes,

think in think working we're really ranges what moved seeing our that pipeline, the projects currently we've I I from haven't been valuation the on.

we But selective that like where to from acquire very we think good our to also service but we're as being continue have in would standpoint we have in things we're a you strategically still valuation both lines. I what overlap know, several to with progress. a looking

feel in to we probably looking I pretty will slowdown seen still think today. bit say processes. think maybe positive I of brokered things valuations I through coming a So Haven't a about little move. seen market what we're at we've

two, think there's activity. four, bit I months quite five a three, ago, more

of last in guess, seeing that We couple the activity regard bit, months. over I a little less are

Matthew Borsch

given you that to that revenue? a Okay, great. percentage trying of business the remains the emphasize fairly of your homecare are overall small just And side

Brian Poff

Yes.

this I last -- as quarters indicated of the we think couple well. we definitely in

where we assets. add been trying has services have clinical focus Our care to personal significant on

consistent home we're that a still and portion health today home of with at business. obviously -- I skilled our much smaller think what So is is looking

first happy services which care on our was personal last in acquisition we really to well clinical were with think our is this market. Summit gives So quarter Illinois. it's It I in which largest small Chicago a bring us but

more we of in like little to. size well. would preferred replicate scale, can definitely So and the future, acquisition type has If get continue where we always definitely we to a as that

Matthew Borsch

you. thank right, All

Operator

of line Fidel next Stephens. comes from the question with Scott Our

open. Your line is

Scott Fidel

could you modeling of Hi. Thanks, sequentially. tailwinds Brian. in us little a just revenues on thoughts headwinds the morning. maybe Good give Interested if about and and thinking terms margins

side like has on bit quarters, in Just last couple probably and on of bit about street conservative thinking the seemed been aggressive revenue the it the a a margin little the little side.

that to giving get formal don't understand provide front that to us maybe to relative about in XQ. of And little guidance So here. a bit for sequentially trying you think some but framing XQ

Brian Poff

Scott. Yes,

revenue Illinois CMS workers be that's increase. so in expect increase. of get I as in impact or for quarter, we Keep but taken fourth to from on to very the At not increase. coming just non-Chicago approval, approval would we'll a of going full increase our us QX. the get give to also we the to same with think But wage mind, the that to Chicago we've all time, margin state rate benefit get liked November board Obviously, that the on to the benefit, in which a obviously, I'm minimum sorry, be shortly. rate

well So, revenue is seen consistent as looking baseline into especially line your a QX and point move kind from at I sequential QX, think of top growth. we've expectation the taken,

in is we a Chicago. benefit one the Illinois about QX small I We'll in see acquisition QX. of margin to and should Armada continuing it extra that did month up benefit see which in perspective, of expect But the think from QX. Summit thinking into would we from we particularly

with got taxes, payroll reset of Medicare look ceasing you some sequester rationalize QX, end XXXX, expect the in in of especially probably to would the that into year, the forward see at QX. holiday potentially of If you've

Scott Fidel

the situation tricky, there not? contribution, mentioned point to us out I think do I from Got in perspective that what revenue it's some this know with us it, you give calling thanks. sort this if but on But if So as lower you still sit models CDPAP in for and we with contract of annualized models should on And in at out whether my or just to question, it think, there. guess, what our bit not the of do helpful. our that's And all terms I keep asking you just That's then appreciate and to follow-up back a of helpful specifically into to could think timing you to be EBITDA at where margin were that you us insight, would ring-fence clean if did that try now more annualized think that for much you that even I what go able And guess, a is things CDPAP, contribution to a from you contract. the contract offline. point. I

Dirk Allison

also as to Yes. continue limit what's and look we the our CDPAP in that the and our about Honestly, program lowered going Scott, we're continue for particular a as has come the the at with least program. ability concerned reimbursement profitability going at to new but -- only happen that contract state because program that to of out into with that mind, We're to not referrals of program. in

were almost at So have year started we right limit last million about million those to as $XX today. the down to starting continued that will around you a -- ago, $XX referrals year, since revenue see, we annualized -- in

at new continuing clients. particular decrease, in that would providers a we right service program that similar adjusted gave we'll make see their continue change over can contract then forward, margin... year. to the You so to us that consider state be But as next that to now, the as should far decrease rate came actually continue rates through, The see would if and only going a the return

Brian Poff

Yes.

insight probably we going point, be to don't something Scott, a think, Dirk's lot you, timing unfortunately, think is into to I have right now. of I

the state kind set not come with table. a of forward any think I time has really

of kind So I transfer ago, November potential a put this think patients. period starting we had for we months they've said to -- out few a X of

were little haven't of fruition. that we dubious seen come time. the at a that think I even to

a one a that that down hard through will not us to that we described annualized from for we're in see $XX I revenue. when assuming you we perspective, million So of the around say comments Dirk transition, methods the his think did box in various earlier, to margin put in program

Our single-digit margins the of kind there mid- are that upper to in range.

low-margin pretty So contract. it's a

So continues of I as exposure. not material kind even for that continues think lessen And to off, trail the us. to

Scott Fidel

Thanks. helpful. that's Okay,

Operator

of comes from the next question line RBC Markets. Capital Our Morgan Frank with

Your line open. is

Frank Morgan

you're morning. of commentary -- look we little think about you you of Good quarter? in seeing I on what the the go segments, the also mix SNF the on you're far hospice. in since specifically the But my so maybe all exiting of what in the guess kind first to across That's of was Alpha that's And the of side as the momentum hospice gave a three drag one question. color more could back terms I sort year. hoping the is curious that's that been of bit I'm of sort and seeing maybe pools. recovery I

Bradley Bickham

have two of been growth reflection little because last has along. just encouraging quarters, services. as it checking stand are benefits With Home hiring demand our actually but standpoint going metrics We for any people Health, well. challenging that's up. years. not but that robust kind And enhanced September course, year don't actually month, stimulus the more money respect get we into those employees. ahead surprisingly later over the favorable to some some Health a COVID coming use to I our a on October we've going end I of an up impacted the -- in Yes. of pretty we've actually to match this Brad. Go lot Frank, exiting kind our under trends the you optimistic health there started to side, care hiring of hiring going the strongest still just them that any on respect just they the And was respect strongest from the try the to numbers and segments strong. to side, been this quarter, to comps the was what's or most see that continue have care of but we end to use their October. continue of With home quarantined personal really anticipate to that, the year. various had where Also start and the is a is and a plans. With have respect to that's of all been surgeries of the to getting seeing of kind with timing probably had continued towards out, decrease to good know which seems related in if year, with the taken and to unemployment as deduct September, stuff then year. deductibles the traditionally get this that's this of Home driver a

QX So late of It's yet mid-XXs pickup couple hospice, a We've XX length QX sequential as length in going seen this up may increases year, our we actually looks but there. Since there it like nice the things it's bottomed into a stay. you'll well. respect around quite have to seen day days. on we've XX, a median our of kind we and to January With October, stay. not picked up out then in. median see of of of about

volume. So, -- see to continuing and it seems some admission good

down a in QX around say to the Now, holidays then little again in bit and we'll QX. pick slow Hospice up tend

seeing seen we As started mix, in and pickup quarter. volume We far the both actually nursing ALS have homes. as a Smith pickup the last

actually started we up ALS pick as well. quarter, This seeing the

time of to certainly, with nice think a that's is. still seeing facility occupancy we're mix I some not pre-pandemic we levels take our what but back there. pickup started increasing And to kind going So

Frank Morgan

care had and follow-up, much as then in you. or premium of how have to Got question. And agency labor maybe terms you a hospice labor brine that just use? Maybe home a health

on sequester all what would your that effect the of annualized be Thanks. Medicare us remind revenues? Just

Dirk Allison

Yes, health and the I'll staffing question on outside first. have We've staffing home fortunate minimal We there. both used take really hospice. been

Brian Poff

sequester, our I with goes CPI to $X would in also On we're well mix probably Yes. will when fourth annual offset kind the Frank, that mind, that But think increase rate help get as in our away in to quarter business today, of that. that skilled keep probably around be just total. going the here million of

assuming increase year, it look but flat. away, that wouldn't a expect does sequester to way will into be holiday at rate have the think I next see year I essentially but flat So net us next going into essentially we go going

Frank Morgan

Okay, thanks.

Operator

question next with Blair. the Matt line Larew comes of from William Our

is line open. Your

Matthew Larew

latest Yes. hearing around some a the wanted that but hearing the for funding package end whole. Hi, of related you're HCBS to discussions been ask just I before maybe know on kind of good the around and the potential to legislative morning. iterations I the year. and just many there's

Dirk Allison

and the reconciliation the Right we're -- like now, else, and understand as to sitting billion will are current care. $XXX to waiting that see if get we the Certainly, draft home the here there's Democrats bill. dedicated pass to community-based it, in reconciliation Yes. we be everybody going together of bill

it the any as this all and really far having of that if we build know As further insight but is might no is passed. that stands, of still we have be where in today when knowledge

Matthew Larew

Okay. And on question. a then, just one previous

that. in They referenced bonuses, trend. of experience of number thoughts increases guess, much also any additional You Obviously, peers staffing things challenges? wage have able contract why I your you've And like on avoid that? to mentioned Did been also not some near-term you referenced you the pretty significant those labor. utilize a

Brian Poff

Yes.

mean, of staffing not wage you peers. our side, on clinical is some we're as I I on particular it -- maybe look pressure, is the when see significant as exposure in certainly, starting to the think markets. our certainly one, some But

proactive competitive. side. nurses So more are had specifically, the to adjustments We've on there compensation some make

having we far so bonuses. out But a we've on to clinical wages, to we've that some special the environment able but labor been premium it's So of the respect competitive proactive nurses. far, But fortunate make to avoided there with services. for avoid any be -- the on of to particularly adjustments some are

Dirk Allison

administrative. And

Brian Poff

starting we're to our cost of Yes. side service administrative And coordinators our there. That see across structure. is certainly some to certainly But services kind which are a personal starting a schedulers care pressures of see wage part much smaller segments. all

Matthew Larew

Thanks. it. appreciate Okay,

Operator

with Tanquilut Jefferies. Our of next from question comes Brian line the

is line open. Your

Brian Tanquilut

you've and this Guys, guess, like a Brian, everybody. acquiring know of million of maybe a revenue the talked $XXX for million as goal year. well. about of for year at kind year $XX first I in at Dirk you, question you Thank least or past, I

you deal. own So typically I your source know

team. your call of the but said changes on deals you're there seeing would seeing are would not some your typical you And curious, that a what slowdown are from Brian, So brokered in BD just that own much or you market you explain any in front deal in there's that slowdown the pace? out the M&A

Brian Poff

Yes, Brain.

And that process. our I I this stringent on were this pretty of working kind And think guys as know, year. some pace you we think we're early in for about talk specifically, year. we just I projects diligence our had

strategic We're We us. specific to acquisitions. are just also to things to and that acquisitions at necessarily are make looking not make looking very

the and to So kind I selective over But little where some that the this then got has we a excited where get our like I we're we finish line, still and are will across think, we and process of yet. be can year November. as us as just we'd far still didn't our acquired those get in things year. we'll say to It's revenues behind through things close. process is some put that pipeline about not in through that see if for

think processes level I activity not as the that out A saw we didn't broker several things with just but market the I feeling what end little were seeing towards bit I broker of slower well perspective, a there summer. So mentioned we're earlier, market over of we seemed think seen, fit the the we've the probably at processes, year. probably from It the are like time. in those of that a lot us little a

get of cap the to had that people you and big market to we're think advance bolus out gains the looking potential a issues. I

the going to end difficult that's think closed I realize year. get of probably into the to year, this going now be they

little say can it's at better on probably market out what my maybe today. we're say and really their sure. I going next really that's to all rebase that process decision So look But early not year, Delta the to speculative of a That's of off kind part. a wave seeing different in

Brian Tanquilut

expand it. Dirk, maybe share to MA market? M&A in try to you can traction and us of terms the into then, front with just efforts there your the gain Got updates And any on

Dirk Allison

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Brian Tanquilut

Thanks, guys. Okay.

Operator

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John Ransom

these morning. their material unemployment inflection Good any ended supply labor Have seen benefits? in since of some states you

Bradley Bickham

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John Ransom

as mandates than that that those then you conversely, have a successfully, in harbinger in vaccine Have And -- are successfully, you as navigate successfully to able been embracing Great. that of talked more maybe less some you're sort states thought? you might federal the program for operating about.

Bradley Bickham

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John Ransom

years? on members the have that may family And your over remind evolved me just of couple past how the current percent labor of stat that's and

Dirk Allison

it are What the comes levels from exempt XX% at that Yes. mandates. caregivers caregivers or the some are We're mandates. those vaccine a family seen local in typically good to family around and home of the when we is probably residing have that's point that those

happens front see federal and some seen have but what other there. and So we'll to we mandates with on the have these relief some wait of

John Ransom

so much. Okay, thanks

Operator

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Dirk Allison

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