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Tenet Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results; Raises 2021 Financial Guidance

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  • Net income from continuing operations available to common shareholders in Q3’21 of $448 million versus a net loss from continuing operations of $197 million in Q3’20

  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA in Q3’21 of $855 million ($851 million excluding $4 million of COVID stimulus grant income) versus $551 million in Q3’20 ($621 million excluding $(70) million of grant income)

  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations available to common shareholders in Q3’21 of $4.12 compared to a loss per share of $1.87 in Q3’20; Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.99 in Q3’21 compared to $0.64 in Q3’20

  • Same-hospital adjusted admissions increased 4.4% versus Q3’20; same-hospital net patient service revenue per adjusted admission up 6.2% versus Q3’20

  • Same-facility system-wide ambulatory surgical cases increased 6.8% versus Q3’20

  • Q3’21 items of significance included:

    • Appointment of Dr. Saum Sutaria as the Company's Chief Executive Officer

    • Completion of the previously announced sale of the Company's Miami-area hospitals; pre-tax gain on sale of $409 million excluded from Adjusted EBITDA

    • Proceeds from Miami sale were used to repay $1.100 billion of the Company's 4.625% senior secured first-lien notes due July 15, 2024; results in savings of ~$50 million in annual cash interest payments

  • FY 2021 Outlook increased again based on continued out-performance by the Company:

    • Net income from continuing operations available to common shareholders Outlook range now $7.09 to $7.50 per diluted share (previously $6.25 to $7.17)

    • Adjusted EBITDA Outlook range now $3.275 billion to $3.325 billion (previously $3.150 billion to $3.250 billion)

    • Adjusted diluted earnings per share Outlook range now $6.15 to $6.38 (previously $5.23 to $5.73)

DALLAS, October 20, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet) (NYSE: THC) today announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (Q3’21). Tenet’s results for Q3’21 versus the quarter ended September 30, 2020 (Q3’20) and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 (YTD Q3’21) versus the nine months ended September 30, 2020 (YTD Q3’20) follow:

($ in millions, except per share results)

Q3’21

Q3’20

YTD Q3’21

YTD Q3’20

Net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet common shareholders from continuing operations

$448

$(197)

$665

$(15)

Net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet common shareholders from continuing operations per diluted share

$4.12

$(1.87)

$6.13

$(0.14)

Adjusted EBITDA excluding grant income

$851

$621

$2,401

$1,415

Adjusted EBITDA

$855

$551

$2,466

$1,868

Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$1.99

$0.64

$4.88

$3.17

The table above as well as tables and discussions throughout this earnings release include certain financial measures that are not in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Reconciliations of GAAP measures to the Adjusted (non-GAAP) measures used are detailed in Tables #1-3 included at the end of this earnings release. Management’s reasoning for the use of these non-GAAP measures and descriptions of the various non-GAAP measures are included in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this earnings release.

"We are very pleased with our performance during the quarter and the drive to deliver consistent and sustainable growth across each of our operating segments," said Ron Rittenmeyer, Executive Chairman. "With the ongoing implementation of our transformation, we are positioning Tenet for continued high margin growth and strong cash flow generation. We are again raising our Adjusted EBITDA Outlook to reflect strong year-to-date performance and what we believe to be a positive trajectory for the remainder of the year."

"We outperformed in the third quarter and demonstrated our operating flexibility to manage returning volumes in the ER and perform high acuity, multi-specialty procedures on both an emergent and elective basis," said Saum Sutaria, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. "Even with COVID spikes in many of our markets, our approach has been very effective in navigating these impacts efficiently across our portfolio. As part of our efforts to remain ahead of service demands, we are enhancing capacity and increasing access to critical services and technology in our hospital markets while expanding our ambulatory business through organic growth and compelling additions to our platform. Our results demonstrate that we are building upon the momentum of prior quarters and cementing the progress of our multi-year journey."

COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID)

As previously disclosed, the Company has been experiencing operational and financial challenges associated with COVID. Tenet continues to manage COVID and its impact on operations. The Company experienced a significant acceleration in COVID cases associated with the Delta variant during Q3’21 with a peak in such cases in late August 2021.

Tenet remains committed to the highest standards of safety, with protocols focused on the protection of its patients, physicians and employees, including the distribution of COVID vaccines to its caregivers and the public at large. Operational teams monitor real-time data to ensure sufficient staffing, intensive care unit bed capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE). Outpatient facilities are also safely performing elective procedures, and the Company’s hospitals and ambulatory platform continue to follow all state and local guidelines concerning elective care.

The Company’s dedicated focus on strategic cost reduction measures and corporate efficiencies continue to partially mitigate the impact of COVID, including the impact of lost revenues and higher costs related to the pandemic.

Results from Continuing Operations Available to Tenet Common Shareholders

  • Net income from continuing operations available to the Company’s common shareholders in Q3’21 was $448 million, or $4.12 per diluted share, versus a net loss from continuing operations of $197 million, or $1.87 per share, in Q3’20. The following items were included in the Q3’21 and Q3’20 periods:

    • Q3’21 included a pre-tax gain of $409 million ($279 million after-tax, or $2.57 per diluted share) associated with the divestiture of the Company’s Miami-area hospitals.

    • Q3’21 included COVID-related stimulus grant income of $4 million pre-tax ($2 million after-tax, or $0.02 per diluted share) versus the reversal in Q3’20 of $70 million of previously recognized pre-tax grant income ($49 million after-tax or $0.47 per share) recognized in the second quarter of 2020 due to revised guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services.

    • Q3’21 included a pre-tax loss of $20 million ($15 million after-tax, or $0.14 per diluted share) associated with the early extinguishment of debt compared to a pre-tax loss of $312 million ($237 million after-tax, or $2.23 per share) in Q3’20.

    • Q3’20 also included an income tax benefit of $119 million, or $1.12 per share, associated with a change in tax accounting method.

  • For YTD Q3’21, income from continuing operations available to the Company’s common shareholders was $665 million, or $6.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $15 million, or $0.14 per share, for YTD Q3’20. The following items were included in the YTD 2021 and 2020 periods:

    • YTD Q3’21 included a pre-tax gain of $409 million ($279 million after-tax, or $2.57 per diluted share) associated with the divestiture of the Company’s Miami-area hospitals.

    • YTD Q3’21 included a pre-tax loss of $74 million ($56 million after-tax, or $0.52 per diluted share) associated with the early extinguishment of debt compared to a pre-tax loss of $316 million ($240 million after-tax, or $2.27 per share) in YTD Q3’20.

    • YTD Q3’21 included COVID-related stimulus grant income of $65 million pre-tax ($38 million after-tax, or $0.35 per diluted share) compared to pre-tax grant income of $453 million in YTD Q3’20 ($331 million after-tax, or $3.16 per share).

    • YTD Q3’20 included a favorable income tax benefit of $88 million ($0.83 per share), substantially all recorded in the first quarter of 2020, related to an increase in the deductibility of interest expense for income tax purposes as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Additionally, YTD Q3’20 included an income tax benefit of $119 million, or $1.12 per share, associated with a change in tax accounting method.

Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Available to Tenet Common Shareholders

Reconciliations of net income available to Tenet common shareholders to Adjusted net income from continuing operations available to Tenet’s common shareholders are contained in Table #1 at the end of this release.

  • Tenet’s Q3’21 Adjusted net income from continuing operations available to its common shareholders was $216 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, compared to $68 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in Q3’20.

  • Tenet’s YTD Q3’21 Adjusted net income from continuing operations available to its common shareholders was $529 million, or $4.88 per diluted share, compared to $336 million, or $3.17 per diluted share, in YTD Q3’20.

Adjusted EBITDA

Reconciliations of net income available to Tenet common shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA are contained in Table #2 at the end of this release.

  • Adjusted EBITDA in Q3’21 was $855 million ($851 million excluding $4 million of grant income) compared to $551 million in Q3’20 ($621 million excluding the impact of a $70 million reversal of previously recognized grant income).

  • For YTD Q3’21, Adjusted EBITDA was $2.466 billion ($2.401 billion excluding $65 million of grant income) compared to $1.868 billion in YTD Q3’20 ($1.415 billion excluding $453 million of grant income).

Q3’21 Events

  • On August 9, 2021, the Company announced the appointment of Saum Sutaria, M.D. as Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Sutaria was previously the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Ron Rittenmeyer continues in his role as Executive Chairman for the Company and Chairman of its Board of Directors.

  • On August 2, 2021, the Company announced it had completed the previously-announced sale of five hospitals and related hospital operations in the Miami-Dade and Southern Broward counties of Florida to Steward Health Care, LLC (Steward) for net proceeds of approximately $1.100 billion. The company’s ambulatory facilities operated by United Surgical Partners International (USPI) in these counties remain with Tenet. The Company’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary is continuing to provide revenue cycle management services to the five hospitals purchased by Steward.

  • On August 11, 2021, the Company announced the planned redemption of $1.100 billion of the $1.870 billion in outstanding 4.625% senior secured first-lien notes due July 15, 2024. The redemption occurred September 10, 2021 and is expected to lower the Company's future annual cash interest payments by approximately $50 million.

Hospital Operations and Other (Hospital) Segment Results

Tenet’s Hospital business segment is primarily comprised of acute care and specialty hospitals, ancillary outpatient facilities, micro-hospitals, imaging centers and physician practices. Effective April 1, 2021, the Company’s imaging centers that were previously operated under USPI were realigned under the Hospital segment.

Hospital segment results ($ in millions)

Q3’21

Q3’20

YTD Q3’21

YTD Q3’20

Revenues

Net operating revenues

$4,030

$3,803

$12,072

$10,725

Grant income

$2

($57)

$30

$417

Same-hospital net patient service revenues (a)

$3,599

$3,246

$10,498

$9,170

Same-Hospital Volume Changes versus the Prior-Year Period (a)

Admissions

2.6%

(11.0)%

1.1%

(12.0)%

Adjusted admissions (b)

4.4%

(15.0)%

3.2%

(15.6)%

Outpatient visits (including outpatient ER visits)

15.3%

(19.2)%

18.1%

(23.1)%

Emergency Room visits (inpatient and outpatient)

25.0%

(22.3)%

6.5%

(19.6)%

Hospital surgeries

1.0%

(10.0)%

8.8%

(15.6)%

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA excluding grant income

$494

$297

$1,349

$657

Adjusted EBITDA

$496

$240

$1,379

$1,074

(a)

Same-hospital revenues and statistical data include those for hospitals and hospital-affiliated outpatient centers operated by the Company’s Hospital segment continuously from January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2021. Amounts associated with physician practices are excluded. Prior-period same-hospital net patient service revenues and volume changes have been recast to reflect only the continuously operated facilities since January 1, 2019.

(b)

Adjusted admissions represent actual patient admissions adjusted to include outpatient services provided by facilities in our Hospital segment by multiplying actual patient admissions by the sum of gross inpatient revenues and outpatient revenues, then dividing that result by gross inpatient revenues.

Revenues and Volumes

  • Net operating revenues (which exclude grant income) in the Hospital segment were $4.030 billion in Q3’21, growth of 6.0 percent from $3.803 billion in Q3’20. The increase in revenues was primarily due to significantly higher volumes than in Q3’20, as well as higher patient acuity, favorable payer mix and pricing yield, partially offset by lower revenues given the sale of the Company's Miami-area hospitals on August 1, 2021.

  • Same-hospital net patient service revenues were $3.599 billion in Q3’21, growth of 10.9 percent from $3.246 billion in Q3’20.

  • Same-hospital net patient service revenue per adjusted admission increased 6.2 percent year-over-year for Q3’21 primarily reflecting higher patient acuity, favorable payer mix and pricing yield.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA in the segment was $496 million in Q3’21 ($494 million excluding $2 million of grant income) compared to $240 million in Q3’20 ($297 million excluding the $57 million Q3’20 reversal of grant income). The Adjusted EBITDA margin excluding grant income was 12.3 percent in Q3’21 compared to 7.8 percent in Q3’20.

Ambulatory Care (Ambulatory) Segment Results

Tenet’s Ambulatory business segment is comprised of the operations of USPI. As of September 30, 2021, USPI had interests in 318 ambulatory surgery centers (227 consolidated) and 24 surgical hospitals (five consolidated) in 31 states. Results for Q3’20, YTD Q3’20 and YTD Q3’21 included USPI’s imaging centers (realigned under the Hospital segment as of April 1, 2021) and its urgent care centers (sold in April 2021). The Company owns 95 percent of USPI.

Ambulatory segment results ($ in millions)

Q3’21

Q3’20

YTD Q3’21

YTD Q3’20

Revenues

Net operating revenues

$666

$565

$1,976

$1,423

Grant income excluding equity earnings impact

$1

($9)

$23

$28

Grant income in equity earnings

$1

($4)

$12

$8

Same-facility system-wide net patient service revenues (c)

$1,344

$1,290

$3,871

$3,298

Volume Changes versus the Prior-Year Period

Same-facility system-wide surgical cases (c)(d)

6.8%

(5.9)%

20.4%

(18.8)%

Same-facility system-wide surgical cases on same-business day basis (c)(d)

6.8%

(5.9)%

21.0%

(19.3)%

Adjusted EBITDA and NCI

Adjusted EBITDA excluding grant income

$272

$228

$791

$502

Adjusted EBITDA

$274

$215

$826

$538

Adjusted EBITDA less facility-level NCI excluding grant income

$178

$146

$514

$324

Adjusted EBITDA less facility-level NCI

$178

$138

$534

$344

Adjusted EBITDA less total NCI excluding grant income (d)

$173

$143

$501

$319

Adjusted EBITDA less total NCI (d)

$173

$135

$520

$338

(c)

Same-facility system-wide revenues and statistical information include the results of the facilities in which the Ambulatory segment has an investment that are not consolidated by Tenet (of the 342 facilities at September 30, 2021, the results of 110 were accounted for under the equity method for unconsolidated affiliates). To help analyze the segment’s results of operations, management uses system-wide measures, which include revenues and cases of both consolidated and unconsolidated facilities. Prior-period amounts for acquired facilities are included in analyses of same-facility system-wide growth rates.

(d)

Includes volume changes for SurgCenter Development (SCD) facilities acquired in December 2020.

Revenues and Volumes

  • The Ambulatory segment produced net operating revenues of $666 million in Q3’21, an increase of 17.9 percent compared to $565 million in Q3’20. This increase primarily related to higher volumes than in Q3’20, higher patient acuity, new service line growth and additional revenues associated with the SurgCenter Development portfolio acquisition completed in December 2020, partially offset by the sale of the urgent care centers and the realignment of the imaging centers under the Company’s Hospital segment in the second quarter of 2021.

  • Surgical business same-facility system-wide net operating revenues increased 4.2 percent in Q3’21 compared to Q3’20, with cases up 6.8 percent and revenue per case down 2.5 percent. The revenue per case decline, which was consistent with the Company’s expectations, is attributable to the growth in lower acuity cases since the 2020 period.

Adjusted EBITDA

  • Segment Adjusted EBITDA of $274 million in Q3’21 ($272 million excluding $2 million of grant income) compared to $215 million in Q3’20 ($228 million excluding the $13 million Q3’20 reversal of grant income).

  • Adjusted EBITDA less facility-level noncontrolling interest (NCI) in Q3’21 was $178 million (both including and excluding grant income) compared to $138 million in Q3’20 ($146 million excluding the reversal of grant income).

Conifer Segment Results

Tenet’s Conifer business segment provides comprehensive end-to-end and focused-point business process services, including hospital and physician revenue cycle management, patient communications and engagement support and value-based care solutions to hospitals, healthcare systems, physician practices, employers and other clients.

The Company continues to work on spinning off its Conifer segment. This transaction is expected to both enhance shareholder value and reduce the level of Tenet’s debt through a tax-free debt-for-debt exchange.

Conifer segment results ($ in millions)

Q3’21

Q3’20

YTD Q3’21

YTD Q3’20

Net operating revenues

$314

$325

$943

$962

Adjusted EBITDA

$85

$96

$261

$256

Revenues

Conifer segment revenues in Q3’21 were $314 million compared to $325 million in Q3’20, a decline of 3.4 percent, primarily due to the previously disclosed Tenet contract changes, partially offset by volume recovery by its clients.

Adjusted EBITDA

Conifer generated $85 million of Adjusted EBITDA in Q3’21 compared to $96 million in Q3’20 primarily due to the Tenet contract changes. Conifer’s Adjusted EBITDA margin was 27.1 percent in Q3’21.

Balance Sheet, Cash Flows and Liquidity

Balance Sheet Highlights

($ in millions)

September 30,
2021

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$2,292

$2,194

$2,141

$2,446

Accounts receivable days outstanding

56.4

55.2

55.8

55.6

Line-of-credit borrowings outstanding

Ratio of net debt plus Medicare advances liability to Adjusted EBITDA (e)

3.47

4.17

4.37

4.70

(e)

Net debt is total debt less cash and cash equivalents

  • Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2021 were $98 million higher than June 30, 2021 and $154 million lower than December 31, 2020 reflecting the Company’s early retirement of $1.578 billion of debt during this year, partially offset by $1.100 billion of proceeds from the sale of the Company's Miami-area facilities.

  • In 2020, the Company received approximately $1.5 billion of Medicare advance payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Repayment terms for the Medicare advance payments began 12 months from the Company's receipt of the advance payments. An interest rate of 4.0 percent will be assessed on any outstanding balances 29 months from the initial advance. The Company began repaying these advance payments in April 2021 and expects to fully repay the advances before interest starts to accrue in September 2022 (approximately $352 million were repaid in the YTD Q3’21 period).

  • The Company had no outstanding borrowings on its $1.9 billion line of credit as of September 30, 2021.

  • The Company’s ratio of net debt plus the Medicare advances liability to Adjusted EBITDA was 3.47x at September 30, 2021 compared to 4.17x at June 30, 2021 and 4.70x at December 31, 2020.

Cash flows and liquidity

Reconciliations of net cash provided by operating activities to both Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are contained in Table #3 at the end of this release.

($ in millions)

Q3’21

Q3’20

YTD Q3’21

YTD Q3’20

Net cash provided by operating activities

$432

$593

$1,211

$2,961

Capital expenditures

$(111)

$(86)

$(354)

$(374)

Free cash flow

$321

$507

$857

$2,587

Adjusted free cash flow

$353

$646

$974

$2,840

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

$997

$(117)

$802

$(406)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

$(1,331)

$(690)

$(2,167)

$483

The Company produced positive free cash flow of $321 million in Q3’21 and $857 million YTD Q3’21. Free cash flow in Q3’20 included an aggregate benefit of approximately $265 million related to the receipts of COVID-related grants and Medicare advance payments, as well as the deferral of the Company’s payroll tax match under COVID stimulus legislation. Free cash flow in YTD Q3’20 included an aggregate benefit of approximately $2.4 billion related to the receipts of Medicare advance payments and grant funds, as well as the deferral of the Company's payroll tax match.

Company Outlook

  • Reconciliations of Outlook net income available to Tenet common shareholders to Outlook Adjusted EBITDA for the year ending December 31, 2021 (FY 2021) and for the quarter ending December 31, 2021 (Q4'21) are contained in Table #4 at the end of this release.

  • Reconciliations of Outlook net income available to Tenet common shareholders to Outlook Adjusted net income from continuing operations to common shareholders for FY 2021 and Q4'21 are contained in Table #5 at the end of this release.

  • Reconciliations of Outlook net cash provided by operating activities to Outlook free cash flow and Outlook Adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations for FY 2021 are contained in Table #6 at the end of this release.

Tenet’s Outlook for FY 2021 (consolidated and by segment) and Q4'21 follows:

CONSOLIDATED ($ in millions except per share amounts)

FY 2021 Outlook

Q4'21 Outlook

Net operating revenues

$19,500 to $19,800

$4,871 to $5,171

Net income from continuing operations available to Tenet common stockholders

$773 to $818

$108 to $153

Adjusted EBITDA

$3,275 to $3,325

$809 to $859

Adjusted EBITDA margin

~16.8%

~16.6%

Diluted income per common share from continuing operations

$7.09 to $7.50

$0.99 to $1.40

Adjusted net income from continuing operations

$670 to $695

$141 to $166

Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$6.15 to $6.38

$1.29 to $1.52

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

$200 to $220

$45 to $55

Depreciation and amortization

$860 to $870

$206 to $216

Interest expense

$915 to $925

$213 to $223

Net income available to NCI

$565 to $585

$173 to $193

Weighted average diluted common shares

~109 million

~109 million

NCI cash distributions

$450 to $470

Effective tax rate (f)

~18%

Net cash provided by operating activities

$1,165 to $1,435

Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities

$1,325 to $1,575

Capital expenditures

$675 to $725

Adjusted free cash flow

$650 to $850

(f)

The effective tax rate is calculated as income tax expense divided by the adjusted pretax income. Income tax expense is calculated by multiplying 24% (the federal corporate tax rate of 21% plus an estimate of state taxes) by the sum of: adjusted pretax income less GAAP NCI expense plus permanent differences, non-deductible interest expense and non-cash NCI expense related to the portion of USPI the Company does not own.

Hospital Segment ($ in millions)

FY 2021 Outlook

Net operating revenues

$16,015 to $16,245

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,720 to $1,740

NCI

$35 to $40

Changes versus FY 2020 (g):

Inpatient admissions

Up 1% to 2%

Outpatient visits

Up 15% to 18%

Adjusted admissions

Up 3% to 4%

Ambulatory Segment ($ in millions)

FY 2021 Outlook

Net operating revenues

$2,700 to $2,750

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,205 to $1,225

Total NCI (Facility level and Baylor University Medical Center)

$470 to $480

Adjusted EBITDA less total NCI

$735 to $745

Changes versus FY 2020 (g):

Surgical cases volumes

Up 16% to 18%

Net revenues per surgical case

(2.5%) to Flat

Conifer Segment ($ in millions)

FY 2021 Outlook

Net operating revenues

$1,275 to $1,295

Adjusted EBITDA

$350 to $360

NCI

$60 to $65

(g)

Same-hospital basis for hospital statistics; USPI surgical cases on a same-facility system-wide basis

Management’s Webcast Discussion of Results

Tenet management will discuss the Company’s Q3’21 results in a webcast scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) on October 21, 2021. Investors can access the webcast through the Company’s website at www.tenethealth.com/investors.

The slide presentation associated with the webcast referenced above, a copy of this earnings press release and a related supplemental financial disclosures document will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations website on October 20, 2021.

Cautionary Statement

This release contains "forward-looking statements" - that is, statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address the Company’s expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "budget," "estimate," "forecast," "intend," "plan," "predict," "project," "seek," "see," "target," or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, especially with regards to developments related to COVID-19. Particular uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different than those expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors disclosed under "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, subsequent Form 10-Q filings and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Tenet Healthcare

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with more than 100,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 60 hospitals and approximately 460 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet common shareholders before (1) the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles, (2) net loss attributable (income available) to noncontrolling interests, (3) income (loss) from discontinued operations, (4) income tax (expense) benefit, (5) gain (loss) from early extinguishment of debt, (6) other non-operating income (expense), net, (7) interest expense, (8) litigation and investigation (costs) benefits, net of reinsurance recoveries, (9) net gains (losses) on sales, consolidation and deconsolidation of facilities, (10) impairment and restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs, (11) depreciation and amortization and (12) income (loss) from divested and closed businesses (i.e., health plan businesses). Litigation and investigation costs excluded do not include ordinary course of business malpractice and other litigation and related expenses.

  • Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as Adjusted net income available (loss attributable) from continuing operations to Tenet common shareholders, divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the reporting period.

  • Adjusted net income available (loss attributable) from continuing operations to Tenet common shareholders, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet common shareholders before (1) income (loss) from discontinued operations, (2) gain (loss) from early extinguishment of debt, (3) litigation and investigation (costs) benefits, net of reinsurance recoveries, (4) net gains (losses) on sales, consolidation and deconsolidation of facilities, (5) impairment and restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs, (6) income (loss) from divested and closed businesses (i.e., health plan businesses) and (7) the associated impact of these items on taxes and noncontrolling interests. Litigation and investigation costs excluded do not include ordinary course of business malpractice and other litigation and related expenses.

  • Free Cash Flow, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as (1) net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less (2) purchases of property and equipment for continuing operations.

  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as (1) Adjusted net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from continuing operations, less (2) purchases of property and equipment from continuing operations.

  • Adjusted net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the Company as cash provided by (used in) operating activities prior to (1) payments for restructuring charges, acquisition-related costs and litigation costs and settlements, and (2) net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from discontinued operations.

The Company believes the foregoing non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and analysts because they present additional information on the Company’s financial performance. Investors, analysts, Company management and the Company’s Board of Directors utilize these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP measures, to track the Company’s financial and operating performance and compare the Company’s performance to its peer companies, which use similar non-GAAP financial measures in their presentations and earnings releases. The Human Resources Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors also uses certain of these measures to evaluate management’s performance for the purpose of determining incentive compensation. Additional information regarding the purpose and utility of specific non-GAAP measures used in this release is set forth below.

The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure, in part, because certain investors and analysts use both historical and projected Adjusted EBITDA, in addition to other GAAP and non-GAAP measures, as factors in determining the estimated fair value of shares of the Company’s common stock. Company management also regularly reviews the Adjusted EBITDA performance for each operating segment. The Company does not use Adjusted EBITDA to measure liquidity, but instead to measure operating performance.

The Company uses, and believes investors use, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow as supplemental non-GAAP measures to analyze cash flows generated from the Company’s operations. The Company believes these measures are useful to investors in evaluating its ability to fund distributions paid to noncontrolling interests or for acquisitions, purchasing equity interests in joint ventures or repaying debt.

These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Because these measures exclude many items that are included in the Company’s financial statements, they do not provide a complete measure of the Company’s operating performance. For example, the Company’s definitions of Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow do not include other important uses of cash including (1) cash used to purchase businesses or joint venture interests, or (2) any items that are classified as Cash Flows From Financing Activities on the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, including items such as (i) cash used to repay borrowings, (ii) distributions paid to noncontrolling interests, or (iii) payments under the Put/Call Agreement for USPI redeemable noncontrolling interest, which are recorded on the Statement of Cash Flows as the purchase of noncontrolling interest. Accordingly, investors are encouraged to use GAAP measures when evaluating the Company’s financial performance.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Financial Statements and Reconciliations

Q3’21 Earnings Release

Table of Contents

Description

Page

Consolidated Statements of Operations

14

Consolidated Balance Sheets

16

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

17

Segment Reporting

18

Table #1 - Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income

19

Table #2 - Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

21

Table #3 - Reconciliations of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow

23

Table #4 - Reconciliations of Outlook Net Income to Outlook Adjusted EBITDA

24

Table #5 - Reconciliations of Outlook Net Income to Outlook Adjusted Net Income

25

Table #6 - Reconciliations of Outlook Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Outlook Free Cash Flow and Outlook Adjusted Free Cash Flow

26

TENET HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended September 30,

2021

%

2020

%

Change

Net operating revenues

$

4,894

100.0

%

$

4,557

100.0

%

7.4

%

Grant income

3

0.1

%

(66

)

(1.4

)%

104.5

%

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

45

0.9

%

44

1.0

%

2.3

%

Operating expenses:

Salaries, wages and benefits

2,209

45.1

%

2,142

47.1

%

3.1

%

Supplies

827

16.9

%

784

17.2

%

5.5

%

Other operating expenses, net

1,051

21.5

%

1,058

23.2

%

(0.7

)%

Depreciation and amortization

209

4.3

%

215

4.7

%

Impairment and restructuring charges, and acquisition-related costs

15

0.3

%

57

1.3

%

Litigation and investigation costs

29

0.6

%

9

0.2

%

Net gains on sales, consolidation and deconsolidation of facilities

(412

)

(8.4

)%

(1

)

%

Operating income

1,014

20.7

%

271

5.9

%

Interest expense

(227

)

(263

)

Other non-operating income, net

7

Loss from early extinguishment of debt

(20

)

(312

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations, before income taxes

774

(304

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

(197

)

197

Income (loss) from continuing operations, before discontinued operations

577

(107

)

Discontinued operations:

Income from operations

1

1

Income from discontinued operations

1

1

Net income (loss)

578

(106

)

Less: Net income available to noncontrolling interests

129

90

Net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet Healthcare Corporation common shareholders

$

449

$

(196

)

Amounts available (attributable) to Tenet Healthcare Corporation common shareholders

Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

$

448

$

(197

)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

1

1

Net income available (loss attributable) to Tenet Healthcare Corporation common shareholders

$

449

$

(196

)

Earnings (loss) per share available (attributable) to Tenet Healthcare Corporation common shareholders:

Basic

Continuing operations

$

4.18

...

$

(1.87

)

Discontinued operations

0.01

0.01

$

4.19

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