CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a community healthcare solutions company, today announced the refinancing of its existing credit facilities by entering into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “2020 Credit Agreement”) between the Company and its syndicated lending partners, with Regions Bank serving as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.
Among other changes, the 2020 Credit Agreement:
- Increases the maximum borrowing capacity under the revolving credit facility from $50 million to $110 million, with undrawn amounts available for future borrowings increasing from $34 million to $81 million;
- Decreases the amount outstanding under the term loan facility from $87 million to $75 million, with an accompanying reduction in term loan payments designed to achieve a nearly $6 million decrease in term loan payment commitments over the next twelve months;
- Allows for more advantageous pricing at certain leverage ratios;
- Removes previous absolute-dollar limits on acquisition activity (previously limited to $20 million in any annual period and $50 million over the life of the credit facilities); and
- Leaves relatively unchanged the maximum consolidated leverage ratio, now calculated on a net basis (at 3.5 times Consolidated EBITDA) and the minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio (at 1.25 times Consolidated Fixed Charges).
Commenting on the 2020 Credit Agreement, Matt Chambless, chief financial officer of CPSI, stated, “We entered 2020 with an eye towards amending our credit agreement to create greater flexibility for more diversified and opportunistic uses of capital in the future. Though the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for CPSI and the capital markets, the strength of our operations, balance sheet and cash flows has allowed us to continue this refinance effort unimpeded, despite the current macro environment. With the solid support of our lending partners, we have successfully executed on our refinancing goals set forth at the beginning of the year.”
The 2020 Credit Agreement provides CPSI with ample liquidity to broaden its capital allocation strategy. CPSI now has the flexibility to act decisively on strategic tuck-in M&A opportunities, invest in new and existing products and services, and potentially pursue value-driven share repurchases.
Chambless continued, “The primary goal of this refinancing is to position CPSI to be more opportunistic in future capital allocation decisions. However, in keeping with our conservative financing strategy, the improvement in our liquidity is certainly another desirable benefit in the current uncertain economic environment. That said, the confidence in our liquidity that we expressed on our May 5, 2020, quarterly earnings call remains intact, even absent the additional borrowing capacity afforded us by this refinancing. Specifically:
- Cash on-hand is currently more than $13 million, compared to approximately $8 million of cash on-hand at May 5, 2020. No additional borrowings under our revolving credit facility have been made since March 31, 2020.
- On June 15, 2020, trailing 10-day and 20-day cash collections increased 38% and 2%, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2019. On May 5, 2020, trailing 10-day and 20-day cash collections were up 24% and 3%, respectively, year-over-year.
- As of the May 5, 2020, quarterly earnings call, TruBridge volumes were roughly 40% below benchmark (pre-COVID-19 levels), having stabilized at that level for multiple weeks. TruBridge Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) volumes have since improved to 20% below benchmark, Medical Coding volumes have improved to nearly even with benchmark, and volumes for our Accounts Receivable Management Services have improved to roughly 30% below benchmark.”
“CPSI’s performance across each of these metrics is either in line with or surpassing our expectations for this point in time given the current situation,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “The improvement we are seeing boldly underlines the fact that this refinancing is a proactive measure, made possible by the strength of CPSI’s business and our valuable lending relationships, to better position CPSI to execute on its long-term growth initiatives and take advantage of the opportunities that the current economic turmoil may present.”
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals, their clinics and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, American HealthTech, Inc., TruBridge, LLC, and iNetXperts, Corp. d/b/a Get Real Health. Our combined companies are focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions for community hospitals and their affiliated clinics. American HealthTech is one of the nation’s largest providers of EHR solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting and an end-to-end RCM solution, for all care settings. Get Real Health focuses on solutions aimed at improving patient engagement for individuals and healthcare providers. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com.
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