Montréal, Québec – February 23, 2021 – Premier Health of America Inc. (TSXV: PHA) (the “Corporation”), a leading Canadian Healthtech company, announces it has filed its Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for its first quarter ended December 31, 2020.
- The Corporation had revenues of $13.4M for the 3 months period (297% increase from $3.4M for Q1-2020) attributable to the consolidation of the Code Bleu acquisition, and organic growth from all business units.
- The increase in the average gross margin to 28.5% (26.2% for Q1-2020) resulted from a more efficient geographical distribution of services rendered.
- The EBITDA(1) increased to $1.3M (512% increase from $215,545 for Q1-2020).
- Net income was $715,645 compared to $136,493 for the same period in 2020.
- The Corporation completed a $7,486,500 bought deal offering subsequently to December 31, 2020.
“The first quarter of 2021 has set the pace for the reminder of FY2021.” Said Martin Legault, CEO of Premier Health. “Premier Health’s results for this quarter are above our budget and we are continuing on our growth path.”
First Quarter 2021 Results Highlights
|December 31, 2020 (3 months)||December 31, 2019 (3 months)|
|From last period||+297%|
|From last period||+330%|
|From last period||+512%|
|From last period||+424%|
- Adjusted EBITDA before non-recurring items
- The integration of the Code Bleu acquisition is proceeding as planned.
- The Corporation provided over 200,000 hours of services during the quarter.
- The Nordik business unit represented 24% of Premier Health’s revenues and had an increasingly positive impact on the Corporation’s average gross margin.
- Work protocols are adapting to COVID-19 and management at healthcare networks are gradually realizing that a better integration of public infrastructure and private solutions enables a better continuity of service to the population.
- The Corporation issued an aggregate of 7,130,000 common shares at a price of $1.05 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $7,486,500 on a bought deal basis on February 22, 2021.
Completion of Code Bleu Acquisition
Premier Health completed the previously announced Code Bleu acquisition on November 6 for a total consideration of C$17 million. The acquisition was financed by a $10M term loan, the issuance of 6,521,740 common shares of the Corporation at $0.69 per share and a $2.5M balance of sale subject to performance objectives. Code Bleu’s Q1-2021 partial consolidation (55 days over a 92 day quarter) added over 87,000 billed hours and revenues of $5.3M to Premier Health’s results.
About Premier Health
Premier Health is a leading Canadian Healthtech company that provides a comprehensive range of staffing and outsourced services solutions for healthcare needs to governments, corporations, and individuals. Premier Health uses its proprietary PSweb platform to lead the healthcare services sector digital transformation to provide patients with faster, cheaper and more accessible care services.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), is calculated as the net profit (loss), before non-recurring items such as acquisition and transaction costs, non-cash expenses (including loss from disposal of assets, impairments, amortization and depreciation), interest expense, net of interest income and income tax expense.
For Further Information Please Contact:
Mr. Jean-Robert Pronovost
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Premier Health of America Inc.
[email protected] / 1 800 231 9916
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