Inovalon Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

BOWIE, Md., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Record third quarter revenue of $105.5 million, 23% year-over-year growth
  • Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA of $29.0 million
  • Third quarter Non-GAAP net income of $13.0 million, resulting in Non-GAAP diluted net income of $0.09 per share

Inovalon (Nasdaq: INOV), a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2015 and updated its full year 2015 financial guidance.

"The third quarter of 2015 was an extremely busy time at Inovalon, resulting in another strong quarter of year-over-year growth, complemented by the exciting acquisition of Avalere Health, Inc. and announcement of Data Diagnostics," said Keith Dunleavy, M.D., Inovalon's chief executive officer and chairman of the board. "During the quarter, in addition to our financial growth, our data, connectivity, and analytical capabilities continued to expand, strengthening our differentiation, value proposition, and positioning to bring the benefits of data and analytics to the healthcare landscape. While our core capabilities continue to see strong demand and differentiation from competitive alternatives, we were also excited by initial proof of concept confirmations from the Avalere combination, and very positive feedback regarding the introduction of Data Diagnostics™, a technology platform which we see as transformative in healthcare. While we are only in the early chapters of our growth, we are pleased with our progress and are excited by our expanding capabilities leadership."

Third Quarter 2015 Results

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $105.5 million, inclusive of $4.2 million contributed by Avalere, an increase of $19.5 million, or 23%, compared with $86.0 million for the third quarter of 2014.
     
  • Cost of revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $38.4 million, or 36% of revenue, compared with 32% of revenue for the third quarter of 2014.
     
  • Income from operations for the third quarter of 2015 was $18.9 million, compared with $23.1 million for the third quarter of 2014.
     
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $29.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared with $28.7 million for the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 27.5% in the third quarter of 2015, compared with 33.3% for the third quarter of 2014.
     
  • Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2015 was $13.0 million, resulting in Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.09, compared with $14.5 million and $0.11 per share, respectively, for the third quarter of 2014.

"We delivered a solid quarter, in line with our expectations and are proud of our continued ability to deliver not only strong profitable growth, but also repeated technological advancements that are being well received by a broadening set of customer constituents," said Thomas Kloster, Inovalon's chief financial officer.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Non-GAAP net income are non-GAAP measures. The non-GAAP measures are described and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures at the end of this release.

Key Highlights

  • Data Diagnostics™: During the quarter, Inovalon announced the introduction of Data Diagnostics™ to the healthcare marketplace. This technology, the latest in Inovalon's product portfolio releases, provides a suite of hundreds of patient-specific analyses that can be ordered individually by clinicians on demand with the answer provided within seconds – all without leaving the clinician's workflow. The capability leverages vast amounts of data across billions of medical events, interconnectivity, and high-speed cloud-based analytics to allow physician organizations, health plans, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery systems, ASO employer groups, government programs, and individual physicians to achieve valuable clinical insights, strong clinical and quality outcomes, utilization efficiency, and overall financial performance on demand and in real time. The technology is delivered in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics, the nation's largest laboratory organization, providing large-scale distribution to clinicians through Quest's more than 200,000 Care360® provider portal installations and more than 400 integrated EHR platforms serving approximately half of the physicians and hospitals in the United States. As an increased investment was articulated during Inovalon's second quarter earnings call, Inovalon has been investing resources as part of the development and anticipated operation and support of Data Diagnostics™. This continued during the third quarter and is anticipated to accelerate significantly in the fourth quarter as the Company ramps for operational activity within the Data Diagnostic platform. While still in the early stages of this platform's introduction, initial feedback from the marketplace has been very positive.
     
  • Acquisition of Avalere Health, Inc.: On September 1, 2015, Inovalon acquired Avalere Health, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions for the healthcare industry. The acquisition, with its more than 200 pharma/life sciences clients, is expected to significantly expand Inovalon's leadership in the broader healthcare marketplace and enables the Company to expand its industry-leading capabilities into an expansive adjacent market. In addition, Avalere's extensive industry expertise and industry thought leader mindshare materially expands Inovalon's scale and capacity for product development and support. As conveyed in association with the announcement of the acquisition, the combination of Avalere is expected to introduce a near-term headwind to Inovalon's margin profile, ultimately impacting Adjusted EBITDA margins by approximately negative 140 basis points in the third quarter. This trend is expected to continue in the fourth quarter with an estimated negative impact to Adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 200 basis points. Early engagements, however, are confirming the previously articulated business model benefit expectation for the acquisition to be accretive to both capacity and Inovalon's Adjusted EBITDA margins longer term.
     
  • Capacity Expansion: In response to strong continued demand for existing core products, expanding demonstrations of interconnectivity benefits, and indications of strong interest in newly released technology platforms, Inovalon has undertaken a number of capacity expansion initiatives which began during the second quarter, are accelerating, and are anticipated to continue into 2016. Core to this capacity expansion has been the increased demand and positive indications of interest for Inovalon's technologies which require expansion in the Company's cloud computing and big data infrastructure capacity as well as the product and technology personnel associated with them. These, in combination with the anticipated shift in revenue mix realized during the third quarter toward greater demand for data-driven intervention platform utilization (as compared to the prior year's Q3 period), as well as the near-term impact of the Avalere margin profile, have resulted in approximately 430 basis points downward shift in gross margins and a 580 basis points downward shift in Adjusted EBITDA margins during the third quarter in comparison to the same period in 2014. Supported by the Company's continued implementation of automation initiatives, connectivity, and analytic-based revenue mix; however, full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA margin projections (excluding the aforementioned near-term impact of the Avalere margin profile) remain unchanged despite these increased investments in capacity. As such, adjusted for Avalere's anticipated near-term margin profile impact, full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA margin targets remain at approximately 37% (+/- 1%) despite significant increases in investment into capacity expansion (and 35% (+/- 1%) inclusive of the near-term impact of the Avalere margin profile).

Other Financial Data and Key Metrics

The following constitute other financial data and key metrics which are presented quarterly. Please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for further detail.

  • Growth of Datasets: At September 30, 2015, the MORE2 Registry® dataset contained more than 127 million unique patient counts and 10.3 billion medical event counts, increases of 7% and 14%, respectively, compared with September 30, 2014.
     
  • Investment in Innovation: For the three months ended September 30, 2015, Inovalon's ongoing investment supporting innovations in advanced, cloud‑based data analytics and data‑driven intervention platforms was $14.0 million, or 13% of revenue, compared with $11.9 million, or 14% of revenue, for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The timing of investment may vary from quarter to quarter.
     
  • Analytical Process Count Growth: Inovalon's trailing 12-month Patient Analytical Month (PAM) count, which the Company believes is indicative of the Company's overall level of analytical activity, grew to a record 20.4 billion as of September 30, 2015, an increase of 32% as compared with September 30, 2014.

The metrics Patient Population Statements of Work (SOWs) and Data Analytics and Data-Driven Intervention Mix are annual metrics and will continue to be provided by the Company on an annual basis.

2015 Financial Guidance

Inovalon is updating the full-year 2015 guidance released on August 5, 2015. Inovalon's full year 2015 guidance is summarized as follows:

  • Revenue is expected to be between $435 million and $450 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $150 million and $161 million
  • Non-GAAP net income of between $73 million and $80 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of between $0.49 and $0.54

In addition to the above, Inovalon is affirming the general guidance with respect to full-year 2015 Data Analytics and Data-Driven Intervention Revenue Mix, as well as full-year 2015 mix of Fully Automated and Partially Automated previously released on May 6, 2015, independent of adjustments for the Avalere acquisition.

While changes in the stock price could change the fully diluted share count, under the treasury stock method, the Company is assuming 152.6 million shares outstanding on a weighted average fully diluted basis for the fourth quarter of 2015 and 149.3 million shares for the full year 2015.

In an effort to support understanding of the Company's seasonality and initial introduction of the Company to the marketplace, Inovalon has been providing quarterly and full-year financial guidance for its first fiscal year as a publicly traded company and will evaluate the provisioning of quarterly financial guidance for future periods.

Shares Outstanding

As of October 30, 2015, the Company had 49.0 million shares of Class A common stock outstanding and 101.9 million shares of Class B common stock outstanding. These counts reflect a change since June 30, 2015 when the counts were 25.4 million and 122.3 million, respectively, primarily as a result of the conversion of Class B shares to Class A shares following the August 11, 2015 expiration of the Company's share lockup in association with the Company's IPO, employee exercises of stock options, and the issuance of approximately 0.2 million Class A shares in connection with the acquisition of Avalere, altogether, providing the market with substantially more public float in Inovalon's stock.

Conference Call

Inovalon will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2015 results at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time today. To participate in Inovalon's conference call, please dial (855) 783-2604, conference ID 59121387; international callers should dial (631) 485-4882 using the same conference ID. A replay will be available on Inovalon's investor relations website (http://investors.inovalon.com).

About Inovalon

Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced, cloud-based data analytics, and data-driven intervention platforms, to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. Inovalon's unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action®. Large proprietary datasets, advanced integration technologies, sophisticated predictive analytics, data-driven intervention platforms, and deep subject matter expertise deliver a seamless, end-to-end capability that brings the benefits of big data and large-scale analytics to the point of care. Driven by data, Inovalon uniquely identifies gaps in care, quality, data integrity, and financial performance – while bringing to bear the unique capabilities to resolve them. Providing technology that supports hundreds of healthcare organizations in 98.2% of U.S. counties and Puerto Rico, Inovalon's cloud-based analytical and data-driven intervention platforms are informed by data pertaining to more than 777,000 physicians, 266,000 clinical facilities, and more than 127 million Americans. Through these capabilities, and those of its subsidiary Avalere Health, Inc., which offers data-driven advisory services and business intelligence to more than 200 pharmaceutical and life sciences enterprises, Inovalon is able to drive high-value impact, improving quality and economics for health plans, ACOs, hospitals, physicians, consumers and pharma/life-sciences researchers. For more information, visit www.inovalon.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of, and intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including but not limited to statements regarding expected timing of the roll-out of Data Diagnostics™, the timing, performance characteristics and utility of Data Diagnostics™, and the impact of Data Diagnostics™ on the healthcare industry, future results of operations and financial position, business strategy and plans, market growth, and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, strategies and business plans, expectations regarding future results, and earning's guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015. Inovalon has based these forward-looking statements largely on current expectations and projections about future events and trends that may affect financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, which could cause the future events and trends discussed in this press release not to occur and could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions include, among others: the Company's ability to continue and manage growth; ability to grow the client base and Statements of Work (SOWs), and retain and renew the existing client base, and maintain or increase the fees and SOWs with existing clients; the effect of the concentration of revenue among top clients; the ability to innovate new services and adapt platforms and toolsets; the ability to successfully implement growth strategies, including the ability to expand into adjacent verticals, such as direct to consumer, growing channel partnerships, expanding internationally and successfully pursuing acquisitions; the ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions and the ability of the acquired business to perform as expected; the successful implementation and adoption of new platforms and solutions, including Data Diagnostics™; the impact of pending M&A activity in the managed care industry, including potential positive or negative impact on existing contracts or the demand for new contracts or SOWs; the effects of and costs associated with compliance with regulations applicable to the Company, including regulations relating to data protection and data privacy; the ability to protect the privacy of clients' data and prevent security breaches; the effect of competition on the business; and the efficacy of the Company's platforms and toolsets. Additional information is also set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2015, included under the heading Item 1A, "Risk Factors." The Company is under no duty to, and disclaims any obligation to, update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release or conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In the Company's earnings releases, prepared remarks, conference calls, slide presentations, and webcasts, there may be use or discussion of non-GAAP financial measures. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure used or discussed, and a reconciliation of the differences between each non-GAAP financial measure and the comparable GAAP financial measure, are included in this press release after the consolidated financial statements.

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.










Consolidated Statements of  Income










(unaudited)


























Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended






September 30,


September 30,














(In thousands, except per-share amounts)


2015


2014


2015


2014














Revenue 


$                 105,459


$                   85,991


$                 316,710


$                 271,622














Expenses:











Cost of revenue(1)


38,394


27,579


103,847


85,065



Sales and marketing(1)


3,946


2,410


8,173


5,355



Research and development(1)


6,283


6,184


17,198


17,376



General and administrative(1)


32,437


21,645


82,022


62,920



Depreciation and amortization 


5,526


5,043


15,253


15,012




Total operating expenses 


86,586


62,861


226,493


185,728


Income from operations 


18,873


23,130


90,217


85,894


Other income and (expenses):











Realized losses on short-term investments


(329)


 ― 


(329)


 ― 



Interest income 


1,184


1


1,807


4



Interest expense 


(1,110)


(147)


(3,318)


(209)


Income before taxes 


18,618


22,984


88,377


85,689


Provision for income taxes 


8,498


9,318


38,362


33,836


Net income 


$                   10,120


$                   13,666


$                   50,015


$                   51,853














Net income per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted:










Basic net income per share 


$                       0.07


$                       0.10


$                       0.35


$                       0.39


Diluted net income per share 


$                       0.07


$                       0.10


$                       0.34


$                       0.38














Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:










Basic 



148,871


131,779


144,000


133,640


Diluted 


151,835


134,538


147,409


135,835














(1)Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:










Cost of revenue


$                          28


 $                         ―


$                          85


 $                        ― 



Sales and marketing


66


 ― 


122


 ― 



Research and development


292


 ― 


952


 ― 



General and administrative


1,619


518


4,540


1,340



Total stock-based compensation expense


$                     2,005


$                        518


$                     5,699


$                  1,340

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.






Consolidated Balance Sheets














(In thousands)


 September 30, 2015 


 December 31, 2014 






 Unaudited 




ASSETS


Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents 


$                      166,507


$                      162,567



Short-term investments


547,580




Accounts receivable, net


93,531


43,938



Prepaid expenses and other current assets 


16,680


6,015



Income tax receivable 


22,849


6,797



Deferred income taxes 


1,436


491




Total current assets 


848,583


219,808


Non‑current assets:







Property, equipment and capitalized software, net 


60,757


50,962



Goodwill 


136,507


62,269



Intangible assets, net 


63,397


7,447



Other assets 


4,136


2,083




Total assets 


$                   1,113,380


$                      342,569










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)


Current liabilities:







Accounts payable 


$                        18,758


$                        10,974



Accrued compensation 


38,750


15,305



Other current liabilities 


9,619


1,992



Deferred revenue 


4,566


3,904



Deferred rent 


763


567



Credit facilities 


15,000


18,750



Capital lease obligation 


109


99




Total current liabilities 


87,565


51,591


Non‑current liabilities:







Credit facilities, less current portion 


270,000


281,250



Capital lease obligation, less current portion 


251


168



Deferred rent 


2,657


2,619



Deferred income taxes 


36,005


15,163




Total liabilities 


396,478


350,791


Stockholders' equity (deficit):







Class A common stock





Class B common stock


1


1



Additional paid‑in‑capital 


486,541


110,317



Retained earnings 


231,492


181,477



Treasury stock



(300,017)



Other comprehensive income (loss)


(1,132)





Total stockholders' equity (deficit) 


716,902


(8,222)


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit) 


$                   1,113,380


$                      342,569

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.






Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows






(unaudited)










Nine Months Ended September 30,


(In thousands)


2015


2014










Cash flows from operating activities:







Net income 


$                        50,015


$                        51,853



Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
   by operating activities:








Stock‑based compensation expense 


5,699


1,340




Depreciation 


13,683


11,185




Amortization of intangibles 


1,570


3,827




Amortization of premiums on short-term investments


1,315





Realized losses on short-term investments


329





Tax payments for equity award issuances


582





Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


(16,039)





Deferred income taxes


(714)


(230)




Loss on disposal of long‑lived assets 


116





Impairment of long-lived assets



109




Loss on impairment of long‑lived assets 



165



Changes in assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable 


(36,581)


(18,638)




Prepaid expenses and other current assets 


(1,628)


(2,620)




Income taxes receivable 


4,663


(1,547)




Other assets 


(1,895)


(822)




Accounts payable 


4,890


1,455




Accrued compensation 


18,691


3,513




Other liabilities 


796


1,076




Deferred rent 


(398)


(153)




Deferred revenue 


(938)


(665)


Net cash provided by operating activities 


44,156


49,848










Cash flows from investing activities:







Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(114,015)




Escrow funding associated with acquisition


(7,875)




Purchases of short-term investments


(783,485)




Sales and maturities of short-term investments


233,130




Purchases of property and equipment 


(4,539)


(6,347)



Investment in capitalized software 


(14,557)


(11,283)



Proceeds from sale of property and equipment


(24)


22


Net cash used in investing activities 


(691,365)


(17,608)










Cash flows from financing activities:







Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of underwriters' discount

362,082




Proceeds from issuance of treasury stock, net of underwriters' discount

282,172




Payment of offering costs


(5,182)




Proceeds from credit facility borrowings



300,000



Repayment of credit facility borrowings


(15,000)




Purchase of common stock



(309,083)



Dividends paid 



(2,852)



Proceeds from exercise of stock options 


11,702


720



Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation


16,039


429



Tax payments for equity award issuances


(582)




Capital lease obligations paid 


(82)


(101)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 


651,149


(10,887)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 


3,940


21,353


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 


162,567


110,594


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 


$                      166,507


$                      131,947

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.










Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization


(unaudited)






















Inovalon defines Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) as net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted for the impact of depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, stock-based compensation, acquisition costs, tax on equity exercises, other non-comparable income and expenses, and certain legal costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.  A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA follows:


















Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,














(In thousands, except percentages)


2015


2014


2015


2014














Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:










Net income 


$                10,120


$                13,666


$                50,015


$                51,853


Depreciation and amortization 


5,526


5,043


15,253


15,012


Realized losses on short-term investments


329



329



Interest expense 


1,110


147


3,318


209


Interest (income) 


(1,184)


(1)


(1,807)


(4)


Provision for income taxes 


8,498


9,318


38,362


33,836


EBITDA 


24,399


28,173


105,470


100,906


Stock‑based compensation 


2,005


518


5,699


1,340


Acquisition costs:











Transaction costs


1,330



1,330




Contingent consideration


706



706



Tax on equity exercises


582



582



Professional service fees



(33)



813


Adjusted EBITDA 


$                29,022


$                28,658


$              113,787


$              103,059














Adjusted EBITDA margin


27.5%


33.3%


35.9%


37.9%

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.










Non-GAAP net income










(unaudited)






















Inovalon defines Non-GAAP net income as net income adjusted to exclude tax-affected stock-based compensation expense, tax-affected acquisition costs, tax-affected amortization of acquired intangible assets, tax-affected tax on equity exercises and tax-affected other non-comparable income and certain expenses. A reconciliation of net income to Non-GAAP net income follows:


















Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


(In thousands, except per share amounts)


2015


2014


2015


2014














Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP net income:










Net income 


$                10,120


$                13,666


$                50,015


$                51,853


Stock‑based compensation 


2,005


518


5,699


1,340


Acquisition costs:










Transaction costs


1,330



1,330



Contingent consideration


706



706



Amortization of acquired intangible assets 


766


861


1,569


3,827


Tax on equity exercises


582



582



Professional service fees



(33)



813


Tax impact of add-back items


(2,460)


(537)


(4,296)


(2,386)


Non-GAAP net income 


$                13,049


$                14,475


$                55,605


$                55,447














GAAP basic net income per share


$                    0.07


$                    0.10


$                    0.35


$                    0.39


GAAP diluted net income per share


$                    0.07


$                    0.10


$                    0.34


$                    0.38


Non-GAAP basic net income per share


$                    0.09


$                    0.11


$                    0.39


$                    0.41


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share


$                    0.09


$                    0.11


$                    0.38


$                    0.41

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.






Other Financial data and Key Metrics






(unaudited)






















The Company believes the metrics illustrated in the table below are indicative of its overall level of analytical activity and its underlying growth in the business. 






















As of September 30,


(In thousands)






2015


2014














MORE2Registry® dataset metrics:







Unique patient count(1) 




127,701


118,932


Medical event count(2) 




10,366,340


9,112,175


Trailing 12 month Patient Analytics Months (PAM)(3) 

20,405,108


15,513,903







(1)

Unique patient count is defined as each unique, longitudinally matched, de-identified natural person represented in the MORE2Registry® as of the end of the period presented.


(2)

Medical event count is defined as the total number of discrete medical events as of the end of the period presented (for example, a discrete medical event typically results from the presentation of a patient to a physician for the diagnosis of diabetes and congestive heart failure in a single visit, the presentation of a patient to an emergency department for chest pain, etc.).


(3)

Patient Analytics Months, or PAM, is defined as the sum of the analytical processes performed on each respective patient within patient populations covered by clients under contract. As used in the metric, an "analytical process" is a distinct set of data calculations undertaken by the Company which is initiated and completed by the Company's analytical platform to examine a specific question such as whether a patient is believed to have a condition such as diabetes, or worsening of the disease, during a specific time period. 

 



Inovalon Holdings, Inc.










Investment in Innovation










(unaudited)






















The Company's business model is based upon the ability to deliver value to clients through the combination of advanced, cloud based data analytics and data driven intervention platforms focused on the achievement of meaningful and measureable improvements in clinical quality outcomes and financial performance in healthcare. The Company's ability to deliver this value is dependent in part on the ability to continue to innovate, design new capabilities, and bring these capabilities to market in an enterprise scale. The Company's continued ability to innovate the platform and bring differentiated capabilities to market is an important aspect of the Company's business success. The Company's investment in innovation includes costs for research and development, capitalized software development, and expenditures related to hardware and software platforms on which data analytics and data driven interventions capabilities are deployed as summarized below.






Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,














(In thousands, except percentages)


2015


2014


2015


2014














Investment in Innovation










Research and development(1) 


$               6,283


$               6,184


$             17,198


$             17,376


Capitalized software development(2) 


5,359


4,080


15,104


11,758


Research and development infrastructure investments(3) 


2,406


1,627


2,945


4,567


Total investment in innovation 


$             14,048


$             11,891


$             35,247


$             33,701


As a percentage of revenue










Research and development(1) 


6%


7%


5%


6%


Capitalized software development(2) 


5%


5%


5%


4%


Research and development infrastructure investments(3) 


2%


2%


1%


2%


Total investment in innovation 


13%


14%


11%


12%














(1)

Research and development primarily includes employee costs related to the development and enhancement of the Company's service offerings.


(2)

Capitalized software development includes capitalized costs incurred to develop and enhance functionality for the Company's data analytics and data driven intervention platforms.


(3)

Research and development infrastructure investments include strategic expenditures related to hardware and software platforms under development or enhancement.

 


Inovalon Holdings, Inc.







Forward-Looking Guidance Adjusted EBITDA





(Unaudited)









Guidance Range 





Year Ending
December 31, 2015










(In millions)


Low


High



Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:







Net income 


$                           64


$                           71



Depreciation and amortization 


22


22



Realized losses


 ― 


 ― 



Interest expense 


5


5



Interest (income) 


(3)


(3)



Provision for income taxes (1)


49


53



EBITDA 


137


148



Stock‑based compensation 


8


8



Acquisition costs:







Transaction costs


1


1



Contingent consideration


3


3



Tax on equity exercises


1


1



Adjusted EBITDA 


$                         150


$                         161










(1) A 43% tax rate is assumed in order to approximate the Company's effective corporate tax rate.

 

Inovalon Holdings, Inc.






Forward-Looking Guidance Non-GAAP net income






(Unaudited)








Guidance Range 




Year Ending
December 31, 2015








(In millions, except per share amounts)


Low


High


Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance Net Income to Non-GAAP net income:






Net income 


$                           64


$                           71


Stock‑based compensation 


8


8


Acquisition costs:






Transaction costs


1


1


Contingent consideration


3


3


Amortization of acquired intangible assets 


3


3


Tax on equity exercises


1


1


Tax impact of add-back items (1)


(7)


(7)


Non-GAAP net income 


$                           73


$                           80








GAAP diluted net income per share


$                        0.43


$                        0.48


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share


$                        0.49


$                        0.54








Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted


149


149








(1) A 43% tax rate is assumed in order to approximate the Company's effective corporate tax rate.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Inovalon provides the measures Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Non-GAAP net income as additional information for evaluating the Company's operating results. These measures are not prepared in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP accounting and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Investors frequently have requested information from management regarding depreciation, amortization other non-cash charges, such as stock-based compensation, as well as the impact of non-comparable items and management believes, based on discussions with investors, that these non-GAAP measures enhance investors' ability to assess Inovalon's historical and projected future financial performance. While management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. For example, one limitation of Adjusted EBITDA is that it excludes depreciation and amortization, which represents the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in our business. Inovalon compensates for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures that are provided above.

These non-GAAP measures include financial information that is prepared in accordance with GAAP and presented in our consolidated financial statements and are used to evaluate our business, measure our performance, develop financial forecasts and make strategic decisions and as an important factor in determining variable compensation.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted for the impact of depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, stock‑based compensation, acquisition costs, tax on equity exercises, other non‑comparable income and expenses, and certain legal costs. A reconciliation of net income, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA is provided above.

Adjusted EBITDA margin is the Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, divided by revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as supplemental measures of performance to gain insight into operating effectiveness. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as key metrics to assess its ability to increase revenues while controlling expense growth and the scalability of the Company's business model. The Company believes that the exclusion of the expenses eliminated in calculating Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provides management and investors a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Company's core business and operating results by excluding items that are not comparable across reporting periods or that do not otherwise relate to the Company's ongoing operating results. Accordingly, the Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Company's operating results. However, use of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as analytical tools has limitations, and investors and others should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our financial results as reported under GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in Inovalon's industry, might calculate Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin or similarly titled measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as comparative measures.

Non-GAAP net income

The Company defines Non-GAAP net income as net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted to exclude tax-affected stock-based compensation expense, tax-affected acquisition costs, tax-affected amortization of acquired intangible assets, tax-affected tax on equity exercises, and tax-affected other non-comparable income and expenses.

The Company uses Non-GAAP net income as a supplemental measure of performance to gain insight into financial effectiveness. The Company uses Non-GAAP net income as a key metric to assess its ability to increase revenues while controlling expense growth and the scalability of its business model. The Company believes that the exclusion of the expenses eliminated in calculating Non-GAAP net income provides management and investors a useful measure for period to period comparisons of the Company's core business and financial results by excluding items that are not comparable across reporting periods or that do not otherwise relate to its ongoing financial results. Accordingly, the Company believes that Non-GAAP net income provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Company's performance. However, use of Non-GAAP net income as an analytical tool has limitations, and investors and others should not consider this measure in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's financial results as reported under GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in Inovalon's industry, might calculate Non-GAAP net income or similarly titled measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as comparative measures.

Contacts:

Inovalon
Kim E. Collins (Investors)
4321 Collington Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Phone: 301-809-4000 x1473
kcollins@inovalon.com

Greenough Communications,
on behalf of Inovalon
Andrea LePain (Media)
Phone: 617-275-6526
alepain@greenoughcom.com   

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SOURCE Inovalon

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