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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2019
The Ensign Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-33757
 
33-0861263
 
 
 
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
29222 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 127,
 
 
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
 
92675
 
 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (949) 487-9500
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
 
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
 
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
ENSG
Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 
 
 
 
 





Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On October 1, 2019, The Ensign Group, Inc. ("Ensign") filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the "Original 8-K") to disclose that, among other things, on October 1, 2019, after NASDAQ market closing, the previously-announced spin-off (the "Spin-Off") of The Pennant Group, Inc. from Ensign was completed.
In the Original 8-K, Ensign indicated that the pro forma financial statements required by Item 9.01(b) of Form 8-K would be filed by October 7, 2019, which is the fourth business day following completion of the Separation. This Form 8-K is being filed to provide such pro forma financial information.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro forma financial information.
Unaudited pro forma financial information of Ensign to give effect to the Spin-Off is included in Exhibit 99.1 filed herewith and incorporated by reference into this Item 9.01.
(d) Exhibits.
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
 
Unaudited pro forma financial information of The Ensign Group, Inc.
104
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: October 3, 2019
THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
 
 
By:  
/s/ Suzanne D. Snapper  
 
 
 
Suzanne D. Snapper 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
 
 






EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
 
Unaudited pro forma financial information of The Ensign Group, Inc.
104
 
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Exhibit 99.1

Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Information

On October 1, 2019, The Ensign Group, Inc. (“Ensign” or "the Company") completed the separation of its home health and hospice operations and substantially all of its senior living operations into a separate, publicly traded company through pro rata distribution of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of The Pennant Group, Inc. (“Pennant”) to Ensign stockholders (the “Spin-Off”). Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2019, Pennant's historical financial results for periods prior to the Spin-Off will be reflected in Ensign's consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements present Ensign’s unaudited pro forma consolidated income statements for each of the years ended December 31, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and for the six months ended June 30, 2019, and Ensign’s unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2019, which have been derived from Ensign’s audited financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Ensign’s unaudited financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements give effect to the Spin-Off and the related transactions, including: (i) the transfer to Pennant of Ensign’s assets and liabilities that are specifically identifiable to Pennant; (ii) the elimination of Ensign’s equity interest in Pennant; (iii) rental income generated from the leases with Pennant; (iv) the reduction of rental expense related to the amendment of third party leases; (v) changes in right-of-use (ROU) assets and lease liabilities related to the modification of lease agreements; and (vi) the amendment of the credit facility in connection with the Spin-Off. The unaudited pro forma consolidated income statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 assume the Spin-Off and the related transactions occurred on January 1, 2016. The unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet assumes the Spin-Off and the related transactions occurred on June 30, 2019.

The historical financial data has been adjusted to give pro forma effect to events that are directly attributable to the transactions described above, have an ongoing effect on Ensign’s statement of operations and are factually supportable. Ensign’s unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements and explanatory notes present how Ensign’s financial statements based on the inclusion of the pro forma adjustments related to the above transactions occurred as of the dates noted above.

Ensign’s unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X, using the assumptions set forth in the notes to the unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements. The following unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements are presented for: (i) illustrative purposes only; (ii) are not necessarily indicative of and do not purport to reflect the results Ensign may achieve in future periods or the historical results that would have been obtained had the above transactions been completed on January 1, 2016 or as of June 30, 2019; and (iii) do not give effect to the potential impact of current financial conditions, any anticipated synergies, operating efficiencies or cost savings that may result from the transactions described above.

Ensign’s unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements are derived from and should be read in conjunction with Ensign’s historical financial statements and accompanying notes that are included in Ensign’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

The information in the “Historical Ensign” columns in the unaudited pro forma consolidated statements of operations and the unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet were derived from Ensign’s historical consolidated financial statements for the periods and as of the date presented and does not reflect any adjustments related to the Spin-Off.

The information in the “Pennant Financial Separation” column in the unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements was derived from Ensign’s unaudited consolidated financial statements and the related accounting records, consistent with the guidance for discontinued operations under General Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP). Ensign's current estimates on a discontinued operations basis are preliminary and could change as it finalizes discontinued operations accounting to be reported in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2019.

The information in the “Pro Forma” columns in the unaudited pro forma consolidated financial statements reflects additional pro forma adjustments which are further described in the accompanying notes.






The following unaudited pro forma condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the historical consolidated financial statements of Ensign, the accompanying notes to those financial statements and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Ensign's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019.

THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Historical Ensign
(as reported)
 
Pennant Financial Separation (F)
 
Pro Forma
 
Notes
 
Pro Forma Ensign
Revenue
$
1,124,865

 
$
(160,641
)
 
$
5,884

 
(A)
 
$
970,108

Expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
887,002

 
(120,272
)
 

 
 
 
766,730

Rent—cost of services
72,846

 
(11,443
)
 
(1,378
)
 
(B)
 
60,025

General and administrative expense
63,585

 
(10,455
)
 

 
 
 
53,130

Depreciation and amortization
25,782

 
(1,487
)
 

 
 
 
24,295

Total expenses
1,049,215

 
(143,657
)
 
(1,378
)
 
 
 
904,180

Income from operations
75,650

 
(16,984
)
 
7,262

 
 
 
65,928

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(7,613
)
 

 
145

 
(C)
 
(7,468
)
Interest income
1,147

 

 

 
 
 
1,147

Other expense, net
(6,466
)
 

 
145

 
 
 
(6,321
)
Income before provision for income taxes
69,184

 
(16,984
)
 
7,407

 
 
 
59,607

Provision for income taxes
12,652

 
(2,801
)
 
386

 
(D)
 
10,237

Net income
56,532

 
(14,183
)
 
7,021

 
 
 
49,370

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
551

 
(350
)
 

 
 
 
201

Net income attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.
$
55,981

 
$
(13,833
)
 
$
7,021

 
 
 
$
49,169

Net income per share attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.05

 


 
 
 
 
 
$
0.92

Diluted
$
1.00

 


 
 
 
 
 
$
0.88

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
53,246

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
53,246

Diluted
55,896

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
55,896




















THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Historical Ensign
(as reported)
 
Pennant Financial Separation (F)
 
Pro Forma
 
Notes
 
Pro Forma Ensign
Revenue
$
2,040,659

 
$
(286,058
)
 
$
11,354

 
(A)
 
$
1,765,955

Expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
1,627,672

 
(209,423
)
 

 
 
 
1,418,249

Return of unclaimed class action settlement related to class action lawsuit
(1,664
)
 

 

 
 
 
(1,664
)
Rent—cost of services
138,512

 
(20,836
)
 
(2,819
)
 
(B)
 
114,857

General and administrative expense
100,307

 
(9,689
)
 

 
 
 
90,618

Depreciation and amortization
47,344

 
(2,480
)
 

 
 
 
44,864

Total expenses
1,912,171

 
(242,428
)
 
(2,819
)
 
 
 
1,666,924

Income from operations
128,488

 
(43,630
)
 
14,173

 
 
 
99,031

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(15,182
)
 

 
626

 
(C)
 
(14,556
)
Interest income
2,063

 

 

 
 
 
2,063

Other expense, net
(13,119
)
 

 
626

 
 
 
(12,493
)
Income before provision for income taxes
115,369

 
(43,630
)
 
14,799

 
 
 
86,538

Provision for income taxes
22,841

 
(10,156
)
 
2,886

 
(D)
 
15,571

Net income
92,528

 
(33,474
)
 
11,913

 
 
 
70,967

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
164

 
(595
)
 

 
 
 
(431
)
Net income attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.
$
92,364

 
$
(32,879
)
 
$
11,913

 
 
 
$
71,398

Net income per share attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.78

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
1.37

Diluted
$
1.70

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
1.31

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
52,016

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
52,016

Diluted
54,397

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
54,397






















THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Historical Ensign
(as reported)
 
Pennant Financial Separation (F)
 
Pro Forma
 
Notes
 
Pro Forma Ensign
Revenue
$
1,849,317

 
$
(250,991
)
 
$
10,492

 
(A)
 
$
1,608,818

Expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
1,497,703

 
(184,252
)
 

 
 
 
1,313,451

Return of unclaimed class action settlement
11,000

 

 

 
 
 
11,000

Losses related to divestitures
2,321

 

 

 
 
 
2,321

Rent—cost of services
131,919

 
(19,939
)
 
(2,947
)
 
(B)
 
109,033

General and administrative expense
80,617

 
(6,497
)
 

 
 
 
74,120

Depreciation and amortization
44,472

 
(2,204
)
 

 
 
 
42,268

Total expenses
1,768,032

 
(212,892
)
 
(2,947
)
 
 
 
1,552,193

Income from operations
81,285

 
(38,099
)
 
13,439

 
 
 
56,625

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(13,616
)
 

 
857

 
(C)
 
(12,759
)
Interest income
1,609

 

 

 
 
 
1,609

Other expense, net
(12,007
)
 

 
857

 
 
 
(11,150
)
Income before provision for income taxes
69,278

 
(38,099
)
 
14,296

 
 
 
45,475

Provision for income taxes
28,445

 
(14,239
)
 
5,094

 
(D)
 
19,300

Net income
40,833

 
(23,860
)
 
9,202

 
 
 
26,175

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
358

 
(160
)
 

 
 
 
198

Net income attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.
$
40,475

 
$
(23,700
)
 
$
9,202

 
 
 
$
25,977

Net income per share attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.79

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
0.51

Diluted
$
0.77

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
0.49

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
50,932

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
50,932

Diluted
52,829

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
52,829




















THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Historical Ensign
(as reported)
 
Pennant Financial Separation (F)
 
Pro Forma
 
Notes
 
Pro Forma Ensign
Revenue
$
1,654,864

 
$
(217,225
)
 
$
2,338

 
(A)
 
$
1,439,977

Expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
1,341,814

 
(157,057
)
 

 
 
 
1,184,757

(Gains) losses related to divestitures
(11,225
)
 

 

 
 
 
(11,225
)
Rent—cost of services
124,581

 
(18,447
)
 
(3,021
)
 
(B)
 
103,113

General and administrative expense
69,165

 
(5,078
)
 

 
 
 
64,087

Depreciation and amortization
38,682

 
(2,613
)
 

 
 
 
36,069

Total expenses
1,563,017

 
(183,195
)
 
(3,021
)
 
 
 
1,376,801

Income from operations
91,847

 
(34,030
)
 
5,359

 
 
 
63,176

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(7,136
)
 

 
667

 
(C)
 
(6,469
)
Interest income
1,107

 

 

 
 
 
1,107

Other expense, net
(6,029
)
 

 
667

 
 
 
(5,362
)
Income before provision for income taxes
85,818

 
(34,030
)
 
6,026

 
 
 
57,814

Provision for income taxes
32,975

 
(13,297
)
 
2,530

 
(D)
 
22,208

Net income
52,843

 
(20,733
)
 
3,496

 
 
 
35,606

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
2,853

 
(26
)
 

 
 
 
2,827

Net income attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.
$
49,990

 
$
(20,707
)
 
$
3,496

 
 
 
$
32,779

Net income per share attributable to The Ensign Group, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.99

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
0.65

Diluted
$
0.96

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
0.63

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
50,555

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
50,555

Diluted
52,133

 
 
 
 
 
(E)
 
52,133

















THE ENSIGN GROUP, INC.
PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
JUNE 30, 2019
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Historical Ensign
 
Pennant Financial Separation (F)
 
Pro Forma
 
Notes
 
Pro Forma Ensign
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
39,042

 
$
(43
)
 
$

 
 
 
$
38,999

Restricted cash

 

 
11,600

 
(G)
 
11,600

Accounts receivable—less allowance for doubtful accounts
296,935

 
(27,442
)
 

 
 
 
269,493

Investments—current
8,003

 

 

 
 
 
8,003

Prepaid income taxes
5,934

 

 

 
 
 
5,934

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
25,632

 
(3,798
)
 

 
 
 
21,834

Total current assets
375,546

 
(31,283
)
 
11,600

 
 
 
355,863

Property and equipment, net
674,892

 
(13,158
)
 

 
 
 
661,734

Right-of-use assets
1,074,449

 
(151,114
)
 
116,238

 
(H)
 
1,039,573

Insurance subsidiary deposits and investments
38,929

 

 

 
 
 
38,929

Deferred tax assets
8,603

 
99

 

 
 
 
8,702

Restricted and other assets
16,943

 
(2,532
)
 
2,078

 
(I)
 
16,489

Intangible assets, net
3,829

 
(62
)
 

 
 
 
3,767

Goodwill
97,408

 
(42,392
)
 

 
 
 
55,016

Other indefinite-lived intangibles
30,922

 
(28,286
)
 

 
 
 
2,636

Total assets
$
2,321,521

 
$
(268,728
)
 
$
129,916

 
 
 
$
2,182,709

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Liabilities and equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Accounts payable
$
44,694

 
$
(4,902
)
 
$

 
 
 
$
39,792

Accrued wages and related liabilities
116,018

 
(12,458
)
 

 
 
 
103,560

Lease liabilities—current
59,686

 
(9,388
)
 
7,053

 
(H)
 
57,351

Accrued self-insurance liabilities—current
26,981

 

 

 
 
 
26,981

Other accrued liabilities
69,816

 
(15,096
)
 

 
 
 
54,720

Current maturities of long-term debt
10,153

 

 
(7,500
)
 
(J)
 
2,653

Total current liabilities
327,348

 
(41,844
)
 
(447
)
 
 
 
285,057

Long-term debt—less current maturities
268,179

 

 
7,710

 
(I), (J)
 
275,889

Long-term lease liabilities—less current portion
988,145

 
(143,382
)
 
109,185

 
(H)
 
953,948

Accrued self-insurance liabilities—less current portion
57,565

 

 

 
 
 
57,565

Other long-term liabilities
2,977

 

 

 
 
 
2,977

Total liabilities
1,644,214

 
(185,226
)
 
116,448

 
 
 
1,575,436

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Ensign Group, Inc. stockholders' equity
662,052

 
(70,329
)
 
13,468

 
(K)
 
605,191

Non-controlling interest
15,255

 
(13,173
)
 

 
 
 
2,082

Total equity
677,307

 
(83,502
)
 
13,468

 
 
 
607,273

Total liabilities and equity
$
2,321,521

 
$
(268,728
)
 
$
129,916

 
 
 
$
2,182,709








Notes to Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

The unaudited pro form condensed consolidated statements of income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 and the unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2019, include the following adjustments:
(A)
Reflects rental income generated from the leases with Pennant entered into in connection with the Spin-Off.
(B)
Reflects reduction in rent expenses from Ensign leases with third parties as a result of the amended master lease agreements in connection with the Spin-Off.
(C)
Represents reduction of interest expense based on the amended terms for the Third Amended Credit Facility.
(D)
Represents an adjustment to the provision for income tax to our applicable jurisdictional statutory income tax rates for the respective periods presented.
(E)
Pro forma basic and diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing pro forma net income available to Ensign common stockholders by our weighted-average number of Ensign common shares outstanding. The actual effect of the basic and dilution on a go-forward basis will depend on various factors, including the employment of our personnel in one company or the other, the value of the equity awards at the time of distribution and the fractional share.
(F)
Reflects the discontinued operations of Pennant businesses, including the associated assets, liabilities, equity and results of operations and the non-recurring costs, primarily consisting of professional fees, that were directly related to the Spin-Off. Certain general corporate overhead expenses that were not specifically related to the Pennant businesses were excluded as they did not meet the discontinued operations criteria.
(G)
Reflects the cash dividend received from The Pennant Group, Inc. in connection with the Spin-Off.
(H)
Represents the adjustments to the ROU assets and lease liabilities as a result of the amended master lease agreements in connection with the Spin-Off. In accordance with Topic 842, Leases, these amended master lease agreements are considered to be modified and subjected to lease modification guidance. The ROU asset and lease liabilities related to these agreements were remeasured based on the change in the lease conditions such as rent payment and lease terms. The incremental borrowing rate has also been adjusted to mirror the revised lease terms which become effective at the date of the modification. As the unaudited pro forma combined balance sheet assumes the Spin-Off and the related transactions occurred on the most recent reporting date.
(I)
Represents the adjustments to deferred financing fee related to the amendment of our existing debt agreement in connection with the Spin-Off as described in Note (J).
(J)
We entered into the Third Amended Credit Facility with a syndicate of banks with a revolving credit facility borrowing capacity of $350.0 million. Interest rates applicable to loans under the Third Amended Credit Facility to be, at the Company’s election, either LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.50% to 2.50% per annum or Base Rate plus a margin ranging from 0.50% to 1.50% per annum, in each case based on the ratio of Consolidated Total Net Debt to Consolidated EBITDA (each, as defined in the Third Amended Credit Facility). In addition, we expect that we will pay a commitment fee on the undrawn portion of the commitments under the Third Amended Credit Facility that is estimated to be 0.25% per annum. This adjustment represents the reclassification of the short-term portion of the term loan under the existing credit revolver into long-term portion of the new revolving credit facility.
(K)
Reflects the impact to Pennant total stockholders' equity.