athenahealth Provides Guidance for Fiscal Year 2018 at its Investor Summit

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) (“athenahealth” or “we”), a leading provider of network-enabled services for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide,  will host its 2018 Investor Summit tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. We will provide an overview of our strategies and growth initiatives and share our outlook for future financial and operational performance.

“We have made significant progress on our strategic initiatives to create a more focused and efficient company,” said Marc Levine, chief financial officer, athenahealth. “In the year ahead, we plan to build on this success as we work to create healthcare’s first true platform. At our upcoming Investor Summit, we look forward to sharing our product strategy roadmap and our plans to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in fiscal year 2018.”

Fiscal Year 2018 Guidance

athenahealth management expects to achieve the following results for fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. Our fiscal year 2018 guidance is prior to the impact of any new accounting standards, including ASC 606, to allow for comparability against historical results.

For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2018
Forward-Looking Guidance
Financial Measures  
Total Revenue $1,310 million – $1,380 million
GAAP Operating Income $108 million – $152 million
GAAP Operating Margin 8% – 11%
Non-GAAP Operating Income $210 million – $235 million
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 16% – 17%

As part of our fiscal year 2018 performance, we expect to:

  • Drive strong revenue growth in our core services and build on our progress in our network services;
  • Balance service automation with investments in our client work reduction efforts;
  • Invest in research and development to support our product, technology, and platform strategies;
  • Improve efficiency and increase scale in all other areas of the business; and
  • Increase operating margin and operating cash flow.

2018 Investor Summit Webcast Information

A live webcast of the Investor Summit can be accessed via the Investors section of our website at http://www.athenahealth.com. A replay of this webcast will be available on the website within 24 hours following the event and will remain available through February 14, 2019.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In our press releases, conference calls, slide presentations, and webcasts, we may use or discuss non-GAAP financial measures, as defined by Regulation G. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure used or discussed herein, and a reconciliation of the differences between each non-GAAP financial measure and the comparable GAAP financial measure, are included in this press release. Our earnings press releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can be found on the Investors section of our website at http://www.athenahealth.com.

About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth is the most universally-connected healthcare network in the country. Everything we do is to enhance the experience and outcomes of healthcare. Today, we connect 111,000 providers and 106 million patients through clinical and financial services like electronic health records, population health tools, revenue cycle management, and care coordination. And, because we believe that collaboration and innovation will make healthcare work as it should, we’re building the nation’s only platform where providers, patients, payers and innovators can partner to transform care, together. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements reflecting management’s expectations for future financial and operational performance and operating expenditures, expected growth, and business outlook, including fiscal 2018 guidance; statements regarding our revenue growth, operating margins and operating cash flow; statements regarding our plans to scale our operations and improve efficiency; statements about our investments to support our strategies; statements regarding our focus in 2018; and statements found under our “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable …

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