Lincare reports income decrease

Monday, February 6, 2012

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare yesterday reported a net income of $177.3 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011, a decrease of 2.3% from the previous year.

Income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011 was $44.6 million, a decrease of 3.3% from the same period in 2010.

Net revenues for the year were $1.848 billion, a 10.7% increase over 2010, while net revenues for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, were $492.2 million, a 16.6% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company in a release attributed the growth in revenues to internal and acquisition growth, offset slightly by decreased Medicare reimbursement.

"We are pleased with Lincare's operating and financial performance in 2011," stated CEO John Byrnes in a release. "WE remain committed to increasing our market leading positions in our core product lines and investing in the expansion of our service offerings through organic investment and selective acquisitions."

Also during 2011:

Lincare generated $314.7 million in cash from operating activities and invested $130.6 million in net capital expenditures and $111 million in business acquisitions.

It repurchased 10,151,597 shares of its common stock for $250 million and paid $74.9 million in cash dividends.

As of Dec. 31, 2011, total long-term obligations were $653.9 million, and cash and investments were $55 million.

The provider reported outstanding common shares of 87,026,945.




Is anyone else imagining the Slim Pickens character from "Doctor Strangelove" riding the nuclear bomb down to the impact point yelling "yeehaw" as they read this guy's assessment of his company?