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Hanger Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2018

November 8, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR), a leading provider of orthotic and prosthetic patient care services and solutions, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2018

Net revenue of $262.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $258.0 million for the same period in 2017, reflecting net revenue growth of 1.9 percent year-over-year. GAAP net income totaled $4.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to a net loss of $4.2 million for the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $31.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to $29.6 million in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of $1.5 million, or 5.1 percent. Growth in Adjusted EBITDA was driven by margin improvement, resulting primarily from higher revenue flow-through within the Patient Care segment. GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.12 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to a loss of $0.11 per share in the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.22 for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to earnings of $0.06 per share for the same period in 2017, due primarily to growth in Patient Care segment earnings as well as lower interest expense. Net cash provided by operating activities was $20.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $5.3 million for the same period in 2017. The Company reaffirms its 2018 outlook that it anticipates net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA to be generally consistent with 2017 results.

Vinit Asar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanger, Inc., stated, “Hanger’s third quarter results were in-line with our expectations, as we achieved revenue growth in both of Hanger’s business segments and overall Adjusted EBITDA growth, driven by our Patient Care segment. The third quarter was a memorable one for Hanger as we re-listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a key milestone in our efforts to re-establish the Company with investors. Looking ahead, we remain focused on strategies and investment priorities that drive growth through superior patient outcomes.”

Complete reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables located at the end of this press release.

Segment Results for Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

Patient Care Segment

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, Patient Care net revenue was $214.1 million, an increase of $3.4 million or 1.6 percent, compared to the same period of 2017. Same clinic revenue growth was 2.1 percent, or 0.5 percent on a day-adjusted basis, for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Growth was primarily driven by a 3.1 percent increase in revenue from prosthetic services in the third quarter compared to the prior year.

Income from operations in the Patient Care segment was $32.5 million during the third quarter of 2018, which reflects an increase of $4.0 million, compared to $28.5 million reported in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment was $38.2 million, which reflected a $3.1 million or 9.0 percent increase over the prior year period. Earnings flow-through benefited from decreases in bad debt and personnel expenses.

Products & Services Segment

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, Products & Services net revenue totaled $48.9 million, which reflected a $1.5 million, or 3.2 percent, increase compared to the same period in 2017. Revenue growth was driven by a $2.2 million, or 6.9 percent, growth from distribution of O&P componentry to independent providers, which was partially offset by a $0.7 million decrease in revenue from therapeutic solutions when compared to the prior year.

Income from operations for the Products & Services segment decreased by $0.3 million to $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA for the Products & Services segment was $9.6 million for the third quarter of 2018, which reflected a $0.3 million decrease compared with the same period of 2017. Earnings flow-through from increased O&P distribution revenue was offset by a decrease in therapeutic solutions revenue and associated income and by higher personnel costs, primarily incentive compensation.

Corporate & Other

The loss from operations relating to corporate and other activities decreased by $2.7 million to $23.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. This decrease primarily related to a $4.7 million reduction in professional accounting and legal fees year-over-year. Excluding the effect of third party professional fees related to financial statement remediation, depreciation and amortization, and non-cash equity compensation expense, the net cost of corporate and other activities increased by $1.4 million to a $16.7 million burden on Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2018. Increases in costs for Corporate & Other activities related primarily to continuing investments in growth and other corporate initiatives.

Net Income; Interest Expense

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, net income was $4.4 million compared with a net loss of $4.2 million in the same period of 2017. The $8.5 million improvement in net income year-over-year was due primarily to lower interest expense, professional accounting and legal fees, and depreciation and amortization expense.

Liquidity

On September 30, 2018, the Company had liquidity of $155.1 million, comprised of $61.0 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $94.1 million in available borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility, compared to liquidity of $142.9 million on June 30, 2018. The increase in liquidity of $12.2 million from June 30, 2018 resulted from the positive cash flow from operations of $20.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 after the impact of capital expenditures and debt service.

2018 Outlook

The Company reaffirms its 2018 outlook, as first provided on May 14, 2018, that it anticipates net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA to be generally consistent with 2017 results. Hanger expects to provide its financial outlook for 2019 on its fourth quarter and full year 2018 conference call to be held during the first quarter of 2019.

Conference and Webcast Details

Hanger’s management team will host a conference call tomorrow, Friday, November 9, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the Company’s third quarter 2018 financial results and business outlook.

To participate, dial 877-407-6184 or 201-389-0877 outside the U.S. and Canada, and use conference code number 13682163. A live webcast and replay of the call will be available at the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site at , and a replay of the webcast will remain available for 90 days.

Accompanying supplemental information will be posted to the Investor Relations section of Hanger’s web site at  .

Additional Notes

A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is included in the tables provided at the back of this press release. The Company has provided certain supplemental key statistics relating to its results for certain prior periods. These key statistics are non-GAAP measures used by the Company’s management to analyze the Company’s business results that are being provided for informational and analytical context.

Accompanying supplemental information will be posted to the Investor Relations section of Hanger’s web site at  .

About Hanger, Inc.  – Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR) delivers orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care, and distributes O&P products and rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Hanger’s Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics with approximately 800 patient care locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. With over 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger’s vision is to lead the orthotic & prosthetic markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services and value. For more information on Hanger, visit .

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the Company. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein, are “forward - looking statements.”These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “preliminary,” “intends,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “views” or similar expressions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties.Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect.Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.These uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that additional information may arise during the course of the Company’s ongoing financial statement preparation and closing processes that would require the Company to make additional adjustments or revisions to its estimates or financial statements and other financial data, to identify additional material weaknesses, or to take any other necessary action relating to the Company’s accounting practices; the time required to complete the Company’s financial statements and other financial data and accounting review; the time required to prepare its periodic reports for filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the Company’s financial statements; any regulatory review of, or litigation relating to, the Company’s accounting practices, financial statements and other financial data, periodic reports or other corporate actions; changes in the demand for the Company’s O&P products and services; uncertainties relating to the results of operations or recently acquired O&P patient care clinics; the Company’s ability to enter into and derive benefits from managed-care contracts; the Company’s ability to successfully attract and retain qualified O&P clinicians; federal laws governing the health care industry; uncertainties inherent in investigations and legal proceedings; governmental policies affecting O&P operations; and other risks and uncertainties generally affecting the health care industry.For additional information and risk factors that could affect the Company, see its Form 10 - K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The information contained in this press release is made only as of the date hereof, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise.

EBITDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating income before certain charges, impairments of intangible assets, third-party professional fees in excess of normal amounts incurred in connection with our financial statement remediation, debt extinguishment costs, expenses associated with equity-based compensation, severance expenses and expenses incurred in connection with our acquisitions.

We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as measures to assess the relative level of our indebtedness and our compliance with certain debt covenants which are based on these measures. Additionally, we utilize these measures to assess our operating and financial performance. We believe that these measures enhance a user’s understanding of normal operating income excluding certain charges, depreciation and amortization.

Neither EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA are measures of financial performance computed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operations, or other statement of operations or cash flow data prepared in conformity with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. In addition, the calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is susceptible to varying interpretations and calculations, and the amounts presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of historical operating results, and we do not intend these measures to be predictive of future results of operations.

(a) Excludes intersegment revenue.

(b) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are “Non-GAAP” measures. Please refer to both Table 6 and Table 7 for a reconciliation of these measures to GAAP net income.

Earnings Per Share (or “EPS”) is defined as net income divided by our diluted common shares during the applicable period. Adjusted EPS is defined as EPS adjusted for impairments of intangible assets, third-party professional fees in excess of normal amounts incurred in connection with our financial statement remediation, debt extinguishment costs, severance expenses and certain other charges.

We utilize Adjusted EPS to assess our operating and financial performance. We believe that this measure enhances a user’s understanding of normal operating results excluding certain charges.

Adjusted EPS is not a measure of financial performance computed in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operations, or other statement of operations or cash flow data prepared in conformity with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. In addition, the calculation of Adjusted EPS is susceptible to varying interpretations and calculations, and the amounts presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted EPS may not be indicative of historical operating results, and we do not intend these measures to be predictive of future results of operations.

(a) “Tax effect of specified adjustments” reflects the difference between the Company’s effective provision for taxes and the application of a combined federal and state statutory tax rate of 24% and 38% respectively for the 2018 and 2017 periods to the Company’s earnings from operations before taxes, after the incorporation of the identified above adjustments.

EBITDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating income before certain charges, impairments of intangible assets, third-party professional fees in excess of normal amounts incurred in connection with our financial statement remediation, debt extinguishment costs, expenses associated with equity-based compensation, severance expenses and expenses incurred in connection with our acquisitions.

We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as measures to assess the relative level of our indebtedness and our compliance with certain debt covenants which are based on these measures. Additionally, we utilize these measures to assess our operating and financial performance. We believe that these measures enhance a user’s understanding of normal operating income excluding certain charges, depreciation and amortization.

Neither EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA are measures of financial performance computed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operations, or other statement of operations or cash flow data prepared in conformity with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. In addition, the calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is susceptible to varying interpretations and calculations, and the amounts presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of historical operating results, and we do not intend these measures to be predictive of future results of operations.

EBITDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating income before certain charges, impairments of intangible assets, third-party professional fees in excess of normal amounts incurred in connection with our financial statement remediation, debt extinguishment costs, expenses associated with equity-based compensation, severance expenses and expenses incurred in connection with our acquisitions.

We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as measures to assess the relative level of our indebtedness and our compliance with certain debt covenants which are based on these measures. Additionally, we utilize these measures to assess our operating and financial performance. We believe that these measures enhance a user’s understanding of normal operating income excluding certain charges, depreciation and amortization.

Neither EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA are measures of financial performance computed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operations, or other statement of operations or cash flow data prepared in conformity with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. In addition, the calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is susceptible to varying interpretations and calculations, and the amounts presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of historical operating results, and we do not intend these measures to be predictive of future results of operations.

(a) Same Clinic Revenue per Day - Same Clinic Revenue per Day normalizes sales for the number of days a clinic was open in each comparable period. These measures are both non-GAAP and unaudited.

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CONTACT: Hanger, Inc.

Investor Relations Contacts:

Thomas Kiraly, 512-777-3600

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

tkiraly@hanger.com

or

Seth Frank, 512-777-3573

Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations

sfrank@hanger.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL SUPPLIES

SOURCE: Hanger, Inc.

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