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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
____________________
FORM 10-K
____________________
(Mark One)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    
For the transition period from                              to                             
Commission File No.: 001-16753
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AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware 06-1500476
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
8840 Cypress Waters BoulevardSuite 300
DallasTexas75019
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (866871-8519
____________________

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueAMNNew York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None.
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes  x  No  ¨
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.  Yes  ¨  No  x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes  x  No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large Accelerated FilerAccelerated filer Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting companyEmerging 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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.  Yes    No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes    No  x
The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of June 30, 2021, was $4,564,150,873 based on a closing sale price of $96.98 per share.
As of February 22, 2022, there were 46,641,300 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding.
Documents Incorporated By Reference: Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement for the annual meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held on April 22, 2022 have been incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

Auditor Name: KPMG LLP        Auditor Location: San Diego, California        Auditor Firm ID: 185



                        
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Item Page
PART I
1.
1A.
1B.
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4.
PART II
5.
6.
7.
7A.
8.
9.
9A.
9B.
9C.
PART III
10.
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12.
13.
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PART IV
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References in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to “AMN Healthcare,” “AMN,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. This Annual Report contains references to our trademarks and service marks. For convenience, trademarks, service marks and trade names referred to in this Annual Report do not appear with the ®, TM, or SM symbols, but the lack of references is not intended to indicate that we will not assert our right to these trademarks, service marks and trade names.

PART I
 
10-K Introduction

This section provides an overview of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. It does not contain all of the information you should consider. Please read the entire Annual Report on Form 10-K carefully before voting or making an investment decision.
In Particular, Please See the Following Sections
Forward-Looking StatementsRisk
Factors
Management’s Discussion & AnalysisFinancial
Statements


Index of frequently requested 10-K information
Five-Year Performance Graph
Results of Operations
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Financial Statement Footnotes

Item 1.    Business
 
Overview of Our Company and Business Strategy
AMN Healthcare empowers the future of care through the nation’s largest network of quality healthcare professionals. As the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for the healthcare sector in the United States, we tailor our solutions to our clients’ challenges and goals, and provide staffing, talent optimization strategies, and technology solutions aimed to support caregivers and improve patient outcomes. We are passionate about all aspects of our mission to:
Deliver the right talent and insights to help healthcare organizations optimize their workforce.
Provide healthcare professionals opportunities to do their best work toward high-quality patient care.
Create a values-based culture of innovation in which our team members can achieve their goals.
Our solutions enable our clients to optimize their workforce, simplify staffing complexity, increase efficiency and elevate the patient experience. Our comprehensive suite of talent solutions provides management, staffing, recruitment, language services, technology, telehealth and virtual care management, analytics, and related services to build and manage all or part of our clients’ healthcare workforce needs. We offer temporary, project, and permanent career opportunities to our healthcare professionals, from nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals to healthcare leaders and executives in a variety of settings across the nation to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Our strategy is designed to support growth in the number and size of customer relationships and expansion of the markets we serve. Driving increased adoption of our existing talent solutions through cross-selling will deepen and broaden our customer relationships. We will continue to innovate, develop and invest in new, complementary service and technology solutions that optimize and manage our clients’ workforce, enhance the patient experience, better engage our talent network and expand into different healthcare delivery settings. We expect this will enable us expand our strategic customer relationships, while driving more recurring revenue, with an improved margin mix that will be less sensitive to economic cycles.
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Over the past decade, our business has evolved beyond traditional healthcare staffing and recruitment services; we have become a strategic total talent solutions partner with our clients. We expanded our portfolio to serve a diverse and growing set of healthcare talent-related needs. In addition to our healthcare professional staffing and recruitment services, our suite of healthcare workforce solutions includes managed services programs (“MSP”), vendor management systems (“VMS”), medical language interpretation services, predictive labor analytics, workforce optimization technology and consulting, clinical labor scheduling, recruitment process outsourcing (“RPO”), revenue cycle solutions, credentialing software services, and virtual care management services. We enable clients to build, manage and optimize their healthcare talent to deliver great patient outcomes and experience. Our talent network includes thousands of highly skilled, experienced professionals who trust us to place them in environments that expand and leverage their qualifications and expertise.
When developing and acquiring talent solutions, both services and technology, we consider many important criteria: (1) identifying and addressing the most pressing current and future needs of our clients and talent network; (2) alignment with our core operations, expertise, and access to healthcare professionals; (3) ways to deepen and broaden our client and healthcare professional relationships; (4) talent and technology solutions that expand the markets we serve; (5) businesses that reduce our sensitivity to economic cycles and enhance our profitability; and (6) offerings that differentiate us from competitors.
Continuous improvement of our operations and business technology is a core component of our growth strategy and profitability goals. We have accelerated the integration of technology-based solutions in our core recruitment processes through investment in digital capabilities, mobile applications and data analytics. These innovations provide a more seamless and efficient workflow for our team members, our healthcare professionals and our clients. For example, we implemented a new platform for our websites that significantly enhanced navigation and ease for our healthcare professionals to submit applications to work for us which is important in this high demand/tight supply environment. We also launched the AMN Passport mobile application and throughout 2021 we continued to add functionality. AMN Passport provides a centralized experience for nurses and allied professionals to find, book and manage assignments, access time and pay details, and receive instantaneous alerts and updates, while also creating operational efficiencies through the ability to customize job preferences, store and manage credentials, electronically sign important documents and contact our dedicated recruiters. Our investments in technology systems will help us realize greater scale, agility, and cost efficiencies.

Human Capital Management
Providing total talent solutions to our clients is our primary source of revenue generation, so development of a broad base of healthcare professionals and corporate team members who feel valued, respected and supported is essential to drive shareholder value and achieve our long-term growth objectives. To support these objectives, our human capital management strategy generally focuses on talent recruitment, engagement and retention, diversity, equity, equality and inclusion, and employee health and safety. The central components of our human capital management strategy and infrastructure are described in more detail in this section below.

The strength of our human capital management infrastructure and strategy was also instrumental to our COVID-19 response in 2020 and 2021. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Company and its teams worked quickly to assess the impact of the pandemic on our team members, healthcare professionals, communities, clients and their patients and took immediate action to mitigate the risks to all stakeholders. Throughout the pandemic, caring for the well-being of our team members and healthcare professionals has been a primary focus. We are working hard every day to ensure that all of our team members and healthcare professionals have the resources available to help them navigate the continued challenges and stresses associated with the pandemic.

The care, support and safety of our frontline healthcare professionals was and remains at the forefront for us. We have provided our healthcare professionals with additional support from our corporate clinical staff, access to employee assistance programs, on demand mental health resources through non-profit partners and third-party vendors, sick pay while quarantined and other numerous other outreach efforts, wellness products and services to care for them while they are caring for our communities. In 2021, our roughly 60 clinician team members placed over 10,000 care calls to our healthcare professionals. As the country dealt with the Omicron variant, we exceeded 5,000 care calls during January 2022.

To provide this support to our healthcare professionals, we quickly and effectively moved our corporate team members to a fully remote work environment in March 2020, and the vast majority of our corporate team members continue to work remotely. Our team members have continued to support our clients and healthcare professionals with the highest level of service from their home offices without a disruption in our business operations. We provided our team members with stipends and other resources in 2020 and 2021 to establish their new working environments.

As of December 31, 2021, we had approximately 3,800 corporate team members, which includes both full-time and part-time. During the fourth quarter of 2021, we had an average of (1) 14,827 nurses, allied and other healthcare professionals, (2) 459 executive and clinical leadership interim staff, and (3) 1,469 medically qualified interpreters working for us. This does not include independent contractors, such as our locum tenens and contract interpreters, who were not our employees in 2021.

Health and Safety
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Aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on our team members, we expanded our employee assistance program to provide additional mental health resources. The health and safety of our team members has and remains paramount as we formulate our plans to return to an office environment. When we do return to our offices, the future of work will look different than it did prior to the pandemic and most of our team members will work in a virtual environment most of the time. We believe it is important to bring our teams together to instill and reinforce our values-based culture, provide an opportunity to build meaningful connections with each other and our communities and provide professional development and training opportunities. Our team members are dispersed across the country, and we have offices in Dallas, TX, San Diego, CA, Omaha, NE, Boca Raton and Clearwater, FL, Savannah, GA and Hickory, NC.

Learning and Professional Development
Although operating in a virtual environment, we have continued to make significant investments in our professional development programs that allow team members to grow their careers at AMN. Throughout 2021, more than 1,100 team members were promoted or transferred internally into new positions, representing greater than 30% of the opportunities available. We offer leadership development curriculums led by our team of learning and talent development professionals for new leaders, called LEAD at AMN, as well as a leadership curriculum for our individual contributors who are seeking leadership positions, which we call our emerging leaders program. These programs are supplemented with professional development resources from third-party vendors and our corporate memberships in large industry associations, to which every team member has access. Additionally, our training and development programs include curriculum that promotes and nurtures our values-based culture and commitment to ethics, compliance and diversity, and equity and inclusion (as detailed more specifically below). To that end, substantially all of our people leaders completed our inclusive leaders curriculum and, in 2021, we had a 95% completion rate for our ethics and compliance training program, which includes, but is not limited to, training on our Code of Conduct, harassment prevention and cybersecurity. We also offer tuition assistance to team members pursuing education to further their development in their present position or for future possible positions.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
At AMN, our diversity, equality and inclusion philosophy is grounded in the belief that we should respect all voices, seek diverse perspectives, and succeed when we act together as a positive force for all of humanity. We have the opportunity to make an impact on each other, our industry, and other communities by fostering a diverse team with a passion for social justice and equity. We are committed to actively engaging in building an organization and society where equality is the norm, equity is achieved, and inclusion is universal so that we may all thrive. This extends to our compensation philosophy which reflects our commitment to equal pay principles and our leadership development strategy, which values diversity in identifying high potential talent within the Company.

We believe that our diverse workforce, and inclusive environment drives the innovation and better outcomes that have made us the leader in total talent solutions. While the diverse backgrounds and experiences we seek are broad, here is a snapshot of some of the diversity of our corporate team members as of January 2022: 67% of our team members are women; 60% of our supervisor through senior manager roles are held by women; 56% of our board of directors are women; 36% of our team members are people of color; 25% of our leadership roles are held by people of color; our team is 57% Millennials, 33% Generation X, 7% Baby Boomers, and 3% Generation Z; and team members self-identified as veterans, disabled, and LGBTQ+, each representing approximately 2% to 3% of our team. Each of the last five years, AMN has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. AMN also received a top ranking – 95 out of 100 – in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index in each of the last four years. We believe that human capital management infrastructure, including our diversity, equality and inclusion program and commitment to equal pay principles, is fundamental to our continued recognition as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies in each of the last three years.

Team Member Communication and Engagement
Team member engagement and wellness is of critical importance to our success. In 2021, we prioritized engaging with our team members through live virtual question and answers sessions on a monthly basis, through AMN Live and “Ask Susan” as well as other town halls throughout the year with our chief executive officer and other senior executives. We modified our time off policy to provide more flexibility for team members to take the holidays that they wish to celebrate through floating holidays.

In addition, in 2021, we continued focusing our attention and efforts on increasing engagement through our growing number of employee resource groups. Best practice research indicates that team member engagement and retention is positively impacted if team members are connected to like-minded peers and leaders. We believe we have invested into and dedicated appropriate resources to build an inclusive infrastructure of employee resource groups that closely aligns with the diverse interests and backgrounds of our team members. As of December 31, 2021, we increased the number of employee resource groups to eight and approximately 25% of our corporate team members are now members of at least one resource group. Each of our employee resource groups is sponsored by members of our executive team.

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To assess the engagement of our team members and take action to mitigate risks associated with workforce engagement, development and retention, we historically conducted an annual survey to assess the engagement of our team members. While the format of our annual survey varies from year to year to best capture different measures of employee engagement, the results of each assessment are discussed with our board of directors, and are incorporated into our annual human capital management strategic planning process. After a pandemic-induced pause, we are relaunching this survey in February 2022. We continue to monitor employee turnover as part of our human capital strategy.

Our Services
In 2021, we conducted our business through three reportable segments: (1) nurse and allied solutions, (2) physician and leadership solutions, and (3) technology and workforce solutions. We describe each segment’s revenue and operating results under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Results of Operations.” Our go-to-market strategy blends solutions from all three reportable segments, combining staffing, talent planning and acquisition, and technology-enabled solutions.

Workforce Staffing
(1) Nurse Staffing. We offer a range of specialty recruitment and temporary assignment lengths for nursing. A rigorous quality process ensures that each nursing candidate possesses the necessary training, licensure, and clinical competencies needed for a client facility.
Travel Nurses – Covering all nurse specialties and settings, our nurses typically travel for a 13-week assignment but can support a range of 8 to 26 weeks. Other travel nurse staffing solutions that we offer include (a) international nursing for which we recruit registered nurses from outside of the United States, typically on long-term contracts ranging from 24 to 36 months, (b) crisis nursing (commonly referred to as critical staffing and rapid response nursing) for which we quickly coordinate and deploy registered nurses to provide temporary assistance during critical periods such as unexpected specialty gaps and urgent needs, including pandemic surges, natural disasters and other emergency situations, and (c) labor disruption staffing for which we provide crucial support for clients involved in strikes of nurses and allied professional staff.
Local, or Per Diem, Staffing – Often in support of our MSP clients, we provide our clients local staffing of all nursing specialties, covering short-term assignments with same-day shifts that potentially last for several weeks. Local staffing includes digital staffing technology to quickly fill our client’s needs with healthcare professionals that are local to the community.

(2) Allied Staffing. We provide allied health professionals to acute-care hospitals and other healthcare facilities such as skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation clinics, schools, and pharmacies. Allied health professionals include such disciplines as physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, medical and radiology technologists, lab technicians, speech pathologists, rehabilitation assistants and pharmacists. Our solutions for schools feature an advanced teletherapy platform, Televate, and the nations’ top school speech-language pathologists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and other care providers who provide customized care and interactive learning plans to engage students.

(3) Revenue Cycle Solutions. As the leading national provider of mid-revenue cycle solutions, we understand the need for hospitals, health systems, acute care facilities and large physician practices to generate and preserve revenue. We provide skilled labor solutions for remote medical coding, clinical documentation improvement, case management, and clinical data registry, and also provide auditing and advisory services.

(4) Physician and Advanced Practice Staffing. We provide locum tenens physician staffing services, offering clients thousands of physicians of all specialties, advanced practice and other clinicians. Typically on an independent contractor basis, locum tenens professionals are placed on temporary assignments with all types of healthcare organizations throughout the United States, including hospitals, health systems, medical groups, occupational medical clinics, psychiatric facilities, government institutions and insurance companies. We also offer full-service, permanent physician search across many specialties and modalities, specializing in recruiting and placing top physicians and advanced practitioner talent in jobs across the country.

(5) Interim Leadership Staffing. We provide executive and clinical leadership interim staffing. Practice areas include senior healthcare executives, physician executives, chief nursing officers and other clinical and operational leaders. Interim leaders provide strategic guidance and assist in setting short and long-term goals to offer immediate support, maintain momentum, and contribute leading practices and perspectives. Our interim leaders enjoy the flexibility of a consulting role with the stability of full-time employment.

(6) Executive Search and Academic Leadership. We provide executive leadership search services across the healthcare industry with areas of focus including academic medical centers and children’s hospitals nationwide. This business
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line provides us greater access to the “C-suite” of our clients and prospective clients, which we believe helps improve our visibility as a strategic partner to them and helps provide us with cross-selling opportunities.

Talent Planning & Acquisition
(7) Managed Services Programs. Many of our clients and prospective clients use a number of healthcare staffing agencies to fulfill their healthcare professional needs. We offer a comprehensive managed services program, in which we manage all or a portion of a client’s contingent staffing needs. This service includes both the placement of our own healthcare professionals and the utilization of other staffing agencies to fulfill the client’s contingent staffing needs. We believe an MSP optimizes our clients’ staffing models, increasing efficiencies and often providing cost savings while enhancing the patient experience. We often use our own VMS technology as part of our MSP, which we believe further enhances the value of our service offering. In 2021, we had approximately $3.4 billion in gross billings under management under our MSPs and approximately 56% of our consolidated revenue flowed through MSP relationships, which has steadily increased over the past decade.

(8) Recruitment Solutions. We partner with clients to streamline their permanent workforce planning and recruitment process through one efficient, agile solution. Our recruitment solutions, which many refer to as RPO, are customized to the client’s particular needs, in which we recruit, hire and/or onboard permanent clinical and nonclinical positions on their behalf. We provide technology and data intelligence that enable sustainable, long-term improvement and offer flexible solution options, agile, scalable processes in our pay-for-performance model.

Technology
(9) Language Interpretation. Through our acquisition of Stratus Video, our AMN Language Services division provides healthcare interpretation services via proprietary platforms that enable video remote interpretation, over the phone interpretation, onsite interpretation, and telehealth interoperability, with more than 200 health systems, more than 2,000 hospitals, and thousands of clinics using our solutions. These services are all supported by proprietary technology platforms, which enable real-time routing of video and audio calls, drive client efficiency with an in-person scheduling mobile application, and power interoperability with multiple telehealth platforms.

(10) Vendor Management Systems. Some clients and prospective clients prefer a vendor-neutral VMS technology that allows them to self-manage procurement of contingent clinical labor and their internal float pool. If clients use other staffing companies (associate vendors), our software as a service (“SaaS”)-based VMS technologies help them track and efficiently organize their staffing process. Our current VMS products are ShiftWise, Medefis and b4health. Our VMS technologies provide, among other things, control over a wide variety of tasks via a single system and consolidated reporting. In 2021, we had approximately $4.0 billion in gross billings flow through our VMS programs, for which we typically earn a 4-5% fee.

(11) Scheduling and Staff Planning. We offer Smart Square, healthcare scheduling software that combines demand forecasting (predictive analytics) with robust scheduling functionality, enterprise transparency, patented open shift management, and business intelligence tools all-in-one application. The SaaS platform provides fast implementations and is utilized in acute care, clinics, ancillary, long-term care and senior care settings.

(12) Credentialing. We provide an all-in-one credentialing solution, Silversheet, to help our clients maintain a healthy and compliant facility. This software solution is designed to help facilities credential smarter and faster through automating tedious tasks, preventing errors, and centralized credentialing.

(13) Post Acute and Home Health. Through our acquisition of Synzi, we provide the only comprehensive end-to-end solution that enables regional and community hospitals, multi-practice physician groups, retail and urgent care clinics, and behavioral health practices to deliver virtual care via a single platform. The easy-to-use HIPAA-compliant platform expands our capabilities with a “platform-plus-providers” experience that helps healthcare organizations provide 24/7 patient care (including after hours and weekend support) and remote patient monitoring virtually. The white-labeling feature enables an organization’s brand to be showcased on the virtual care platform, boosting patient awareness and engagement.

We typically experience modest seasonal fluctuations during our fiscal year, and they tend to vary among our business segments. These fluctuations can vary slightly in intensity from year to year.
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Our Healthcare Professionals
The recruitment of a sufficient number of qualified healthcare professionals to work on temporary assignments and for placement at healthcare organizations is critical to the success of our business. Healthcare professionals choose temporary assignments for a variety of reasons that include seeking flexible work opportunities, exploring diverse practice settings, building skills and experience by working at prestigious healthcare facilities, working through life and career transitions, and as a means of access into a permanent staff position.

We recruit our healthcare professionals, depending on the particular service line, under the following brands: American Mobile, Nursefinders, NurseChoice, HealthSource Global Staffing, Onward Healthcare, O’Grady Peyton International, Med Travelers, Club Staffing, Staff Care, B.E. Smith, Merritt Hawkins, AMN Revenue Cycle Solutions and AMN Language Services. Our multi-brand recruiting strategy is supported by innovative and effective marketing programs that focus on lead management, including our digital presence on websites, social media, and mobile applications. Word-of-mouth referrals from the thousands of current and former healthcare professionals we have placed enhance our effectiveness at reaching healthcare professionals.

Our process to attract and retain healthcare professionals for temporary assignments and permanent placement depends on (1) offering a large selection of assignments and placements in a variety of geographies and settings with opportunities for career development, (2) creating competitive compensation packages, (3) developing passionate, knowledgeable recruiters and service professionals who understand the needs of our healthcare professionals and provide a personalized approach, and (4) maintaining a reputation for service excellence. The attractive compensation package that we provide our temporary healthcare professionals includes a competitive wage, professional development opportunities, professional liability insurance, 401(k) plan and health insurance.

Our Geographic Markets and Client Base
During each of the past three years, (1) we generated substantially all of our revenue in the United States and (2) substantially all of our long-lived assets were located in the United States. We typically generate revenue in all 50 states. During 2021, the largest percentages of our revenue were concentrated in California, New York and Texas.

More than half of our temporary and contract healthcare professional assignments occur at acute-care hospitals. In addition to acute-care hospitals, we provide services to sub-acute healthcare facilities, physician groups, rehabilitation centers, schools, home health service providers and ambulatory surgery centers. Our clients include many of the largest and most prestigious and progressive health care systems in the country. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (and its affiliates), to whom we provide clinical managed services, comprised approximately 17% of our consolidated revenue and 20% of our nurse and allied solutions segment revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. No other client healthcare system or single client facility comprised more than 5% of our consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Our Industry
The primary markets in which we compete are U.S. temporary and contract healthcare staffing, workforce solutions and executive search. Staffing Industry Analysts (“SIA”) estimates the size of the healthcare staffing market in 2021 at $24.7 billion, including travel nurse ($11.8 billion), per diem nurse ($4.6 billion), locum tenens ($4.0 billion) and allied healthcare ($4.4 billion). We also operate within the interim leadership, executive search, physician permanent placement, RPO, VMS, revenue cycle solutions, telehealth technology, and workforce optimization and consulting services markets. We estimate the size of these additional markets to be at least $6.0 billion in 2021.
Industry Demand Drivers
Many factors affect the demand for contingent and permanent healthcare talent, which, accordingly, affects the size of the markets in which we primarily operate. Of these many factors, we believe the following serve as some of the most significant drivers of demand.
Economic Environment and Employment Rate. Demand for our services is affected by growth of the U.S. economy, which influences the employment rate. Growth in real U.S. gross domestic product generally drives rising employment rates. Favorable macro drivers typically result in increased demand for our services. Generally, we believe a positive economic environment and growing employment lead to increasing demand for healthcare services. As employment levels rise, healthcare facilities, like employers in many industries, experience higher levels of employee attrition and find it increasingly difficult to obtain and retain permanent staff.
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Supply of Healthcare Professionals. While reports differ on the existence and extent of current and future healthcare professional shortages, many regions of the United States are experiencing a shortage of physicians and nurses that we believe will persist in the future. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the physician shortage is expected to be approximately 139,000 physicians by 2033. In nursing, regional and specialty-based shortages are also expected by 2032, and we believe have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic through nurse burnout, attrition, retirements, and, to a lesser extent, the impact of mandatory vaccination requirements. Demand for our services is positively correlated with activity in the permanent labor market. When nurse vacancy rates increase, temporary nurse staffing orders typically increase as well.
General Demand for Healthcare Services. Changes in demand for healthcare services, particularly at acute healthcare hospitals and other inpatient facilities, like skilled nursing facilities, affect the demand for our services. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured population declined by more than 18 million people between 2010 and 2018. Growth of the insured population contributed to a relatively sharp increase in national healthcare expenditures beginning in 2014. Additionally, the U.S. population continues to age, and medical technology advances are contributing to longer life expectancy. A pronounced shift in U.S. age demographics is expected to boost growth of health expenditures, projected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at a 5.6% annual rate from 2021-2028. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of adults age 65 or older is on pace to grow an estimated 30% between 2020 and 2030. People over 65 are three times more likely to have a hospital stay and twice as likely to visit a physician office compared with the rest of the population. These dynamics could place upward pressure on demand for the services we provide in the coming years. Not only does the age-demographic shift affect healthcare services demand, it also complicates the supply of skilled labor, as an increasing number of clinicians are aging out of the workforce. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in hospitalizations, vaccinations and testing across the country. This additional demand for healthcare services has resulted in an increased demand for our services, especially in our nurse and allied solutions segment. When the pandemic subsides, we expect demand for these services to remain at higher than pre-pandemic levels due to the tight labor market.
Adoption of Workforce Solutions. We believe healthcare organizations increasingly seek sophisticated, innovative and economically beneficial total talent solutions that improve patient experience and outcomes. We believe the prevalence of workforce solutions, such as MSP, VMS, RPO and workforce optimization tools, in the healthcare industry is still underpenetrated in comparison with non-healthcare sectors. During 2021, approximately 56% of our consolidated revenues were generated through MSP relationships, which we estimate is higher than our competitors.
Industry Competition

The healthcare staffing and workforce solutions industry is highly competitive. We compete in national, regional and local markets for healthcare organization clients and healthcare professionals. We believe that our comprehensive suite of total talent solutions, our commitment to quality and service excellence, our execution capabilities, and our national footprint create a compelling value proposition for our existing and prospective clients that give us distinct, scalable advantages over smaller, local and regional competitors and companies whose solution offerings, sales and execution capabilities are not as robust. The breadth of our talent solutions allows us to provide even greater value through a more strategic and consultative approach to our clients. In addition, we believe that our size, scale and sophisticated candidate acquisition processes give us access to a larger pool of available, high quality candidates than most of our competitors, while substantial word-of-mouth referral networks and recognizable brand names enable us to attract, engage, and grow a diverse, high-quality network of healthcare professionals.

Larger firms, such as us, also generally have a deeper, more comprehensive infrastructure with a more established operating model and processes that provide the long-term stability and foundation for quality standards recognition, such as the Joint Commission staffing agency certification and National Committee for Quality Assurance Credentials Verification Organization certification. HRO Today named AMN Healthcare to the number one position among all MSP providers based on size of deals, and we also were honored in the Baker’s Dozen for quality of services, breadth of services and overall MSP capabilities. Once again, in 2021, Staffing Industry Analysts recognized AMN’s U.S. industry leadership naming us as the largest temporary healthcare staffing firm.

We are the largest provider of nurse and allied healthcare staffing in the United States. In the nurse and allied healthcare staffing business, we compete with a few national competitors together with numerous smaller, regional and local companies. We believe we are the third largest provider of locum tenens staffing services in the United States. The locum tenens staffing market consists of many small- to mid-sized companies with only a relatively small number of national competitors of which we are one. The healthcare interim leadership staffing, healthcare executive search services, and physician permanent placement services markets, where we believe we hold leading positions, are also highly fragmented and consist of many small- to mid-sized companies that do not have a national footprint. We also believe we have a market-leading share in managed services solutions, including VMS and MSP, and healthcare language interpretation services, which is the fastest growing market segment, after our acquisition of Stratus Video. Our leading competitors vary by segment and include CHG Healthcare
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Services, Aya Healthcare, Jackson Healthcare, Medical Solutions, Maxim Healthcare Services, RightSourcing, Cross Country Healthcare, Favorite Healthcare Staffing, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, and WittKieffer. When recruiting for healthcare professionals, in addition to other executive search and staffing firms, we also compete with hospital systems that have developed their own recruitment departments.

Licensure For Our Business
Some states require state licensure for businesses that employ, assign and/or place healthcare professionals. We believe we are currently licensed in all states that require such licenses and take measures to ensure compliance with all state licensure requirements. In addition, the healthcare professionals who we employ or independently contract with are required to be individually licensed or certified under applicable state laws. We believe we take appropriate and reasonable steps to validate that our healthcare professionals possess all necessary licenses and certifications. We design our internal processes to ensure that the healthcare professionals that we directly place with clients have the appropriate experience, credentials and skills. Our nurse, allied healthcare and locum tenens staffing divisions have received Joint Commission certification. We have also obtained our Credentials Verification Organization certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Government Regulation
We are subject to the laws of the United States and certain foreign jurisdictions in which we operate and the rules and regulations of various governing bodies, which may differ among jurisdictions. Compliance with these laws, rules and regulation has not had, and is not expected to have, a material effect on our capital expenditures, results of operations, or competitive position.

Additional Information
We maintain a corporate website at www.amnhealthcare.com. We make available our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to these reports, as well as proxy statements and other information free of charge through our website as soon as reasonably practicable after being filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Such reports, proxy statements and other information are also available on the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov. The information found on our website and the SEC’s website is not part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K or any other report we file with or furnish to the SEC.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Annual Report on Form 10-K, including the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” contains, and certain oral statements made by management from time to time, may contain, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are subject to safe harbors under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. We base these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events and the industry in which we operate. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “project,” “may,” “could,” variations of such words and other similar expressions. In addition, statements that refer to projections of financial items; anticipated growth; future growth and revenue; future economic conditions and performance; plans, objectives and strategies for future operations; and other characterizations of future events or circumstances, are forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are described under the caption “Risk Factors” below, elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the SEC. Stockholders, potential investors, and other readers are urged to consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors

You should carefully read the following risk factors in connection with evaluating us and the forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any of the following risks could materially adversely affect our business or our consolidated operating results, financial condition or cash flows, which, in turn, could cause the price of our common stock to decline. The risk factors described below and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks we face. Factors we currently do not know, factors that we currently consider immaterial or factors that are not specific to us, such as
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general economic conditions, may also materially adversely affect our business or our consolidated operating results, financial condition or cash flows. The risk factors described below qualify all forward-looking statements we make, including forward-looking statements within this section entitled “Risk Factors.”

To develop and prioritize the following risk factors, we review risks to our business that are informed by our formal Enterprise Risk Management program, industry trends, the external market and financial environment as well as dialogue with leaders throughout our organization. Our risk factor descriptions are intended to convey our assessment of each applicable risk and such assessments are integrated into our strategic and operational planning.
 
Risk Factors that May Affect the Demand for Our Services 
The widespread outbreak of illness or other public health crisis could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We could be negatively affected by the widespread outbreak of an illness or any other public health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy and created significant volatility and disruption of financial markets.

Demand for our staffing services and workforce technology solutions has fluctuated significantly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for non-essential and elective healthcare was initially negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and during 2020, many hospitals and other healthcare entities significantly decreased their utilization of certain temporary healthcare professionals, interpreters, coders and permanent recruitment and placement services, which resulted in decreased demand for many of our service offerings and utilization of our workforce technology platforms. We expect that any decreased demand resulting from decreased healthcare utilization will have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. During 2021, demand for nurse and allied healthcare professionals reached record highs and demand for most other types of healthcare professionals we work with returned to and has recently been above pre-pandemic levels. However, with new variants emerging and varying levels of voluntary and involuntary stay-at-home and other restrictions, demand may again decrease. Additionally, as infection levels rise, individuals may forgo non-essential and elective healthcare even without restrictions which could negatively impact healthcare utilization and demand for our services. When the pandemic subsides, we expect that demand and bill rates, especially in our nurse and allied solutions businesses, will decrease from the historic levels seen during the pandemic. We expect this decrease in demand will have a negative impact on our revenue, financial condition, and results of operations. However, we are unable to predict the duration and extent to which demand for our services could be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or could be negatively impacted when the pandemic subsides.
In addition, the significant level of individuals who left the workforce, changed jobs and/or entered the “gig workforce” over the last two years may cause an increase in under- and uninsured patients, which generally results in a reduction in overall healthcare utilization and a decrease in demand for our services. We are unable to predict the duration and extent to which our businesses could be negatively impacted by this shift in the labor market.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and any other outbreak of illness or other public health crises, may also disrupt our operations due to the unavailability of our corporate team members or healthcare professionals due to illness, risk of illness, quarantines, travel restrictions, vaccine mandates or other factors that limit our existing or potential workforce and pool of candidates. In addition, we may experience negative financial effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic due to higher workers’ compensation and health insurance costs, for which we are largely self-insured and payroll costs associated with quarantine of our healthcare professionals. We may also be subject to claims regarding the health and safety of our healthcare professionals and our corporate team members.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the financial condition of many hospitals and healthcare systems. We may be subject to claims from these clients relating to the ability to provide services under terms and conditions that they believe are fair and reasonable.

The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance will depend on future developments, including the duration and spread of COVID-19. Additionally, outbreaks of illness or public health crises other than COVID-19 could occur and may have similar or even more significant impact on our business.

Economic downturns, inflation and slow recoveries could result in less demand from clients and pricing pressure that could negatively impact our financial condition.
Demand for staffing services is sensitive to changes in economic activity. Many healthcare facilities utilize temporary healthcare professionals to accommodate an increase in hospital admissions. Conversely, when hospital admissions decrease in
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economic downturns or periods of high inflation, due to reduced consumer spending, the demand for our temporary healthcare professionals typically declines.
As economic activity slows, hospitals and other healthcare entities typically experience decreased attrition and reduce their use of temporary employees before undertaking layoffs of their regular employees, which results in decreased demand for many of our service offerings. In times of economic downturn and inflation, permanent full-time and part-time healthcare facility staff are generally inclined to work more hours and overtime, resulting in fewer available vacancies and less demand for our services. Fewer placement opportunities for our temporary clinicians, physicians and leaders also impairs our ability to recruit and place them both on a temporary and permanent basis. This may have an even greater negative effect on demand for physicians in certain specialties such as surgery, radiology and anesthesiology. In addition, we may experience pricing pressure during periods of decreased patient occupancy and hospital admissions, negatively affecting our revenue and profitability.

During challenging economic times, our clients, in particular those that rely on state government funding, may face issues gaining access to sufficient credit, which could result in an impairment of their ability to make payments to us, timely or otherwise, for services rendered. If that were to occur, we may increase our allowance for doubtful accounts and our days sales outstanding would be negatively affected.

If we are unable to anticipate and quickly respond to changing marketplace conditions, such as alternative modes of healthcare delivery, reimbursement and client needs, we may not remain competitive.
Patient delivery settings continue to evolve, giving rise to alternative modes of healthcare delivery, such as retail medicine, telemedicine and home health. In addition, changes in reimbursement models and government mandates are also impacting the healthcare environments.

Our success depends upon our ability to develop innovative workforce solutions, quickly adapt to changing marketplace conditions, such as reimbursement changes, and evolving client needs, comply with new federal or state regulations and differentiate our services and abilities from those of our competitors. The markets in which we compete are highly competitive, and our competitors may respond more quickly to new or emerging client needs and marketplace conditions. The development of new service lines and business models requires close attention to emerging trends and proposed federal and state legislation related to the healthcare industry. If we are unable to anticipate changing marketplace conditions, adapt our current business model to adequately meet changing conditions in the healthcare industry and develop and successfully implement innovative services, we may not remain competitive.

Consolidation of healthcare delivery organizations could negatively affect pricing of our services and increase our concentration risk.
 
Healthcare delivery organizations are consolidating, providing them with greater leverage in negotiating pricing for services. Consolidations may also result in us losing our ability to work with certain clients because the party acquiring or consolidating with our client may have a previously established service provider they elect to maintain. In addition, our clients may increase their use of intermediaries such as vendor management service companies and group purchasing organizations that may enhance their bargaining power or clients with a larger network of healthcare professionals may develop their own temporary staffing models. These dynamics each separately or together could negatively affect pricing for our services and our ability to maintain certain clients.

Hospital concentration coupled with our success in winning managed services contracts means our revenues from some larger health systems have grown and may continue to grow substantially relative to our other revenue sources. For example, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (and its affiliates) (collectively, “Kaiser”) comprised approximately 17% of our consolidated revenue in 2021. If we were to lose Kaiser as a client or were unable to provide a significant amount of services to Kaiser, whether directly or as a subcontractor, such loss may have a material adverse effect on our revenue, results of operations and cash flows.
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Intermediary organizations may impede our ability to secure new and profitable contracts with our clients.
 
Our business depends upon our ability to maintain our existing contracts and secure new, profitable contracts. Outside of our managed services contracts, our client contracts are not typically exclusive and our clients are generally free to offer temporary staffing assignments to our competitors. Additionally, our clients may choose to purchase these services through intermediaries such as group purchasing organizations or competitors offering MSP services, with whom we establish relationships in order to continue to provide our staffing services to certain healthcare facilities. These intermediaries may negatively affect our ability to obtain new clients and maintain our existing client relationships by impeding our ability to access and contract directly with clients and may also negatively affect the profitability of these client relationships. In addition, our inability to establish relationships with these intermediaries may result in us losing our ability to work with certain healthcare facilities.
 
The ability of our clients to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their staffing management and recruiting efforts may affect the demand for our services that could negatively affect our business.
 
If our clients are able to increase the effectiveness of their staffing and recruitment functions through analytics, automation or otherwise, their need for our services may decline. With the advent of technology and more sophisticated staffing management and recruitment processes, including internal “travel” and other healthcare staffing models, clients may be able to successfully increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their internal staffing management and recruiting efforts, through more effective planning and analytic tools, internet- or social media-based recruiting or otherwise. Such new technologies and processes could reduce the demand for our services, which could negatively affect our business.

The repeal or significant erosion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) without a corresponding replacement may negatively affect the demand for our services.

In 2010, the adoption of the ACA brought significant reforms to the health care system that included, among other things, a requirement that all individuals have health insurance (with limited exceptions). As a result of the ACA, the uninsured population has declined significantly. If there is a rollback of aspects of the ACA, such as Medicaid expansion, it may lead to a reduction in demand for healthcare services and the demand for our services may decline.

Regulatory and Legal Risk Factors
Investigations, claims and legal proceedings alleging medical malpractice, anti-competitive conduct, violations of employment, privacy and wage regulations and other theories of liability asserted against us could subject us to substantial liabilities.

Like all employers, we must also comply with various laws and regulations relating to employment and pay practices and from time to time may be subject to individual and class action lawsuits related to alleged wage and hour violations under California and Federal law. We are subject to possible claims alleging discrimination, sexual harassment and other similar activities in which we or our hospital and healthcare facility clients and their agents have allegedly engaged. We are also subject to examination of our payroll practices from various federal and state taxation authorities from time to time. While we believe that our employment and pay practices materially comply with relevant laws and regulations, interpretations of these laws may change. Because of the nature of our business, the impact of these employment and payroll laws and regulations may have a more pronounced effect on our business. There is a risk that we could be subject to payment of significant additional wages, insurance and employment, and payroll-related taxes and sizeable statutory penalties negatively impacting our financial position, results of operations and cash flows. These laws and regulations may also impede our ability to grow the size and profitability of our operations. In addition, our involvement in these matters and any related adverse rulings may result in increased costs and expenses, cause us from time to time to significantly increase our legal accruals and/or modify our pay practices, all of which would likely have an adverse impact on our financial performance and profitability.

We, along with our clients and healthcare professionals, are subject to investigations, claims and legal actions alleging malpractice or related legal theories. At times, plaintiffs name us in these lawsuits and actions regardless of our contractual obligations, the competency of the healthcare professionals, the standard of care provided by the healthcare professionals, the quality of service that we provided or our actions. In certain instances, we are contractually required to indemnify our clients against some or all of these potential legal actions.

The size and nature of our business requires us to collect substantial personal information of healthcare professionals and other team members that is subject to a myriad of privacy-related laws from multiple jurisdictions that regulate the use and disclosure of such information. In addition, many of our healthcare professionals have access to client proprietary information
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systems and patient confidential information. We may be required to incur significant costs to comply with mandatory privacy and security standards and protocols imposed by law, regulation, industry standards or contractual obligations with our clients. In addition, an inherent risk of the collection and access to such information includes possible claims from unintentional or intentional misuse, disclosure or use of this information. Such claims may result in negative publicity, injunctive relief, criminal investigations or charges, civil litigation, payment by us of monetary damages or fines, or other adverse effects on our business, which may be material.

We are also subject to certain laws and regulations applicable to recruitment and employment placement agencies with which we must comply in order to continue to conduct business in that specific state.

As we grow and increase our leadership position, we are at greater risk for anti-competitive conduct claims and investigations, such as violation of federal and state antitrust laws, unfair business practices and “price-gouging.” An environment of high-demand for healthcare staffing support coupled with the healthcare labor shortage, especially with respect to nurse and allied healthcare professionals, has led and may continue to lead to higher wages for healthcare professionals and higher costs to our clients for healthcare staffing. This may lead to claims and investigations into pricing and competitive conduct in the healthcare staffing industry. While we believe that our business practices, including pricing and competitive conduct, comply with all applicable laws and regulations, we may nonetheless be subject to inquiries, claims or investigations which could negatively impact our reputation and business.

We maintain various types of insurance coverage for many types of claims, including professional liability, errors and omissions, employment practices and cyber, through commercial insurance carriers and a wholly-owned captive insurance company and for other claims such as wage and hour practices and competition actions, we are uninsured. The cost of defending such claims, even if groundless, could be substantial and the associated negative publicity could adversely affect our ability to attract, retain and place qualified employees and healthcare professionals in the future. We may also experience increased insurance premiums and retention and deductible accruals that we may not be able to pass on to our clients, thereby reducing our profitability. Moreover, our insurance coverage and reserve accruals may not be sufficient to cover all claims against us.

We are subject to federal and state healthcare industry regulation including conduct of operations, costs and payment for services and payment for referrals as well as laws regarding government contracting.

The healthcare industry is subject to extensive and complex federal and state laws and regulations related to conduct of operations, costs and payment for services and payment for referrals. We provide talent solutions and technologies on a contract basis to our clients, who pay us directly. Accordingly, Medicare, Medicaid and insurance reimbursement policy changes generally do not directly impact us. Nevertheless, reimbursement changes in government programs, particularly Medicare and Medicaid, can and do indirectly affect the demand and the prices paid for our services. For example, our clients could receive reduced or no reimbursements because of a change in the rates or conditions set by federal or state governments that would negatively affect the demand and the prices for our services. Moreover, our hospital, healthcare facility and physician practice group clients could suffer civil and criminal penalties, and be excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare programs for failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations that may negatively affect our profitability.

A portion of our hospital and healthcare facility clients are state and federal government agencies, where our ability to compete for new contracts and orders, and the profitability of these contracts and orders, may be affected by government legislation, regulation or policy. Additionally, in providing services to state and federal government clients and to clients who participate in state and federal programs, we are also subject to specific laws and regulations, which government agencies have broad latitude to enforce. If we were to be excluded from participation in these programs or should there be regulatory or policy changes or modification of application of existing regulations adverse to us, it would likely materially adversely affect our brand, business, results of operations and cash flows.

We are also subject to certain state laws and regulations applicable to “nursing pools” with which we must comply in order to continue to conduct business in that particular state and state laws that impose caps or other limitations on amounts that may be charged to clients for certain types of healthcare staffing, which in turn impacts the wages paid to healthcare professionals and may impact our ability to attract healthcare professionals to assignments in these states. In addition, it is generally our practice to pass along the increased costs associated with higher wages for healthcare professionals on to our clients. If new or additional caps or other price limitations were imposed that prevented us from passing these increased costs on or if the amount that we were able to pass on to our clients, it would likely have an adverse impact on our financial performance and profitability.
 
The challenge to the classification of certain of our healthcare professionals as independent contractors could adversely affect our profitability.
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Historically, we have treated our locum tenens, which include physicians and certain advanced practitioners, such as certified nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as independent contractors. Certain state laws regarding classification of independent contractors have been modified in the past few years and as a result, we have altered our classification of certain locum tenens providers in certain instances. Other states and/or the Federal government may choose to adopt similar restrictions that may require us to expand our employee classifications for locum tenens. If this occurs, it could increase our employee costs and expenses and could negatively impact our profitability.

In addition, Federal or state taxing authorities may take the position that locum tenens are employees exposing us to additional wage and insurance claims and employment and payroll-related taxes. A reclassification of our locum tenens to employees from independent contractors could result in liability that would have a significant negative impact on our profitability for the period in which such reclassification was implemented, and would require changes to our payroll and related business processes, which could be costly. In addition, many states have laws that prohibit non-physician owned companies from employing physicians, referred to as the “corporate practice of medicine.” If our independent contractor physicians were classified as employees in states that prohibit the corporate practice of medicine, we may be prohibited from conducting our locum tenens staffing business in those states under our current business model, which may have a substantial negative effect on our revenue, results of operations and profitability.

Risk Factors Related to Our Operations, Personnel and Information Systems
 
If we do not continue to recruit and retain sufficient quality healthcare professionals at reasonable costs, it could increase our operating costs and negatively affect our business and our profitability.
We rely significantly on our ability to recruit and retain a sufficient number of healthcare professionals who possess the skills, experience and licenses necessary to meet the requirements of our clients. With rising clinician burnout rates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, an ongoing shortage of certain qualified nurses and physicians in many areas of the United States and low unemployment rates for nurses and physicians, competition for the hiring of these professionals remains intense. Our ability to recruit temporary and permanent healthcare professionals may be exacerbated by continued low levels of unemployment.
We compete with healthcare staffing companies, recruitment and placement agencies, including online staffing and recruitment agencies, and with hospitals, healthcare facilities and physician practice groups to attract healthcare professionals based on the quantity, diversity and quality of assignments offered, compensation packages, the benefits that we provide and speed and quality of our service. We rely on our human capital intensive, relationship-oriented approach and national infrastructure to enable us to compete in all aspects of our business. We must continually evaluate and expand our healthcare professional network to serve the needs of our clients.

The costs of recruitment of quality healthcare professionals and providing them with competitive compensation packages may be higher than we anticipate, or we may be unable to pass these costs on to our hospital and healthcare facility clients, which may reduce our profitability. Moreover, if we are unable to recruit temporary and permanent healthcare professionals, our service execution may deteriorate and, as a result, we could lose clients or not meet our service level agreements with these clients that have negative financial repercussions.

Our inability to implement new infrastructure and technology systems and technology disruptions may adversely affect our operating results and ability to manage our business effectively.

We have technology, operations and human capital infrastructures to support our existing business. Our ability to deliver services to our clients and to manage our commercial technologies, internal systems and data depends largely upon our access to and the performance of our management information and communications systems, including our SaaS-based solutions, client relationship management systems and client/healthcare professional-facing self-service websites. These technology systems also maintain accounting and financial information upon which we depend to fulfill our financial reporting obligations. We must continue to invest in this infrastructure to support our growth, enhance our management and utilization of data and improve our efficiency.

Upgrading current systems and implementing new systems is costly and involves inherent risks, including loss of information, disruption to our normal operations, changes in accounting procedures and internal control over financial reporting, as well as problems achieving accuracy in the conversion of electronic data. Failure to properly or adequately address these issues could result in increased costs, loss of clients, healthcare professionals and talent, the diversion of management’s and employees’ attention and resources and could materially adversely affect our growth, financial and operating results, internal controls over financial reporting and ability to manage our business effectively.
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Additionally, the current legacy systems are subject to other non-environmental risks, including technological obsolescence for which there may not be sufficient redundancy or backup. These systems, and our access to these systems, are not impervious to floods, fire, storms, or other natural disasters, or service interruptions. There also is a potential for intentional and deliberate attacks to our systems, including ransomware, that may lead to service interruptions, data corruption, data theft or data unavailability. If our current or planned systems do not adequately support our operations, are damaged or disrupted or if we are unable to replace, repair, maintain or expand them, it may adversely affect our business operations and our profitability.

Our business could be harmed if we fail to further develop and evolve our current talent solutions technology offerings and capabilities.

To achieve our strategic objectives and to remain competitive, we must continue to develop and enhance our talent solutions technology offerings and capabilities. This may require the acquisition of equipment and software and the development of new proprietary software and capabilities, either internally or through independent consultants, which may require significant investment of capital. If we are unable to design, develop, acquire, implement and utilize, in a cost-effective manner, technology and information systems that provide the capabilities necessary for us to compete effectively, or for any reason any interruption or loss of our information processing capabilities occurs, this could harm our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Disruption to or failures of our SaaS-based or technology-enabled services, or our inability to adequately protect our intellectual property rights with respect to such technologies, could reduce client satisfaction, harm our reputation and negatively affect our business.

The performance, reliability and security of our technology-enabled services, including our language interpretation services and SaaS-based technologies, such as AMN Language Services, ShiftWise, Medefis, b4health, Avantas Smart Square, Silversheet and Synzi are critical to such offerings’ operations, reputation and ability to attract new clients. Some of our clients rely on our SaaS-based technologies to perform certain of their operational functions. Accordingly, any degradation, errors, defects, disruptions or other performance problems with our SaaS-based technologies could damage our or our clients’ operations and reputations and negatively affect our business. If any of these problems occur, our clients may, among other things, terminate their agreements with us or make indemnification or other claims against us, which may also negatively affect us.

Additionally, if we fail to protect our intellectual property rights adequately with respect to our SaaS-based technologies, our competitors might gain access to it, and our business might be harmed. Moreover, if any of our intellectual property rights associated with our SaaS-based technologies are challenged by others or invalidated through litigation, defending our intellectual property rights might also entail significant expense. Accordingly, despite our efforts, we may be unable to prevent third parties from using or infringing upon or misappropriating our intellectual property with respect to our SaaS-based technologies, which may negatively affect our business as it relates to our SaaS-based and technology-enabled service offerings.

Security breaches and cybersecurity incidents could compromise our information and systems adversely affecting our business operations and reputation subject us to substantial liabilities.
Security breaches, including cyber incidents can result from deliberate attacks or unintentional events. These incidents can include, but are not limited to, gaining unauthorized access to digital systems for purposes of misappropriating assets or sensitive information, corrupting data, or causing operational disruption. In the ordinary course of our business, we collect and store sensitive data, such as our proprietary business information and that of our clients as well as personally identifiable information of our healthcare professionals and team members, including full names, social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and payroll-related information, in our data centers, on our networks and in hosted SaaS-based solutions provided by third parties. Our employees and third-party vendors may also have access to, receive and use personal health information in the ordinary course of our business. The secure access to, processing, maintenance and transmission of this information is critical to our operations.

Despite our security measures and business controls, our information technology and infrastructure, including the third party SaaS-based technology in which we store personally identifiable information and other sensitive information of our healthcare professionals may be vulnerable to attacks by hackers, breached due to third-party vendor and/or employee error, malfeasance or other disruptions such as ransomware or subject to the inadvertent or intentional unauthorized release of information. Because the techniques used to obtain unauthorized access, disable or degrade service, or sabotage systems change frequently and may not immediately produce signs of intrusion, we may be unable to anticipate these incidents or techniques,
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timely discover them, or implement adequate preventative measures. Our information technology and other security protocols may not provide sufficient protection, and as a result a security reach could compromise our networks and significant information about us, our employees, healthcare professionals, patients or clients may be accessed, disclosed, lost or stolen. In a situation such as ransomware attack, our access to critical business information and ability to conduct business may be interrupted or impaired.

Any such access, disclosure or other loss of information could (1) result in legal claims or proceedings, liability under laws that protect the privacy of personal information and regulatory penalties, (2) disrupt our operations and the services we provide to our clients and (3) damage our reputation, any of which could adversely affect our profitability, revenue and competitive position.
 
The inability to quickly and properly credential and match quality healthcare professionals with suitable placements may negatively affect demand for our services.
 
Our success depends on the quality of our healthcare professionals and our ability to quickly and efficiently assist in obtaining licenses and privileges for our healthcare professionals. The speed with which our healthcare professionals can obtain the appropriate licenses, and we can credential them depends in part, on state licensing laws. Roughly 35 states are part of the Enhanced Nurse Compact and over 20 states are part of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact and Interstate Medical Compact Acts. A decline or change in interstate compact laws can impact our business.

Our ability to ensure the quality of our healthcare professionals also relies heavily on the effectiveness of our data and communication systems as well as properly trained and competent team members that credential and match healthcare professionals in suitable placements and third-party vendors that provide ancillary services. An inability to properly credential, match, and monitor healthcare professionals for acceptable credentials, experience and performance may cause clients to lose confidence in our services that may damage our brand and reputation and result in clients opting to utilize competitors’ services or rely on their own internal resources. The costs and speed with which we provide these credentialing services impact the revenue and profitability of our business.
 
Our operations may deteriorate if we are unable to continue to attract, develop and retain our sales and operations team members.
 
Our success depends heavily upon the recruitment, performance and retention of diverse sales and operations team members who share our values, passion and commitment to customer focus. The number of individuals who meet our qualifications for these positions is limited, and we may experience difficulty in attracting qualified candidates, especially as we diversify our offerings and our business becomes more complex. In addition, we commit substantial resources to the training, development and support of our team members. Competition for qualified sales and operational team members in the line of business in which we operate is strong, and we may not be able to retain a sufficient number of team members after we have expended the time and expense to recruit and train them. In addition, these team members may leave to establish competing businesses.
 
We are increasingly dependent on third parties for the execution of certain critical functions.
We have outsourced and offshored certain critical applications or business processes to external providers, including cloud-based, credentialing and data processing services. We exercise care in the selection and oversight of these providers. However, the failure or inability to perform or adhere to law, regulation and our policies on the part of one or more of these critical suppliers or perform the services in a timely manner could cause significant disruptions and increased costs to our business as well as reputational damage.

The loss of key officers and management personnel could adversely affect our business and operating results.
 
We believe that the success of our business strategy and our ability to maintain our recent levels of profitability depends on the continued employment of our senior executive team. We have an employment agreement with Susan R. Salka, our President and Chief Executive Officer, through May 4, 2023, which is renewable on an annual basis. Other executive members of the management team are employees at will with standard severance agreements. If members of our executive team become unable or unwilling to continue in their present positions, our business and financial results could be adversely affected.
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Our inability to maintain our positive brand awareness and identity may adversely affect our results of operations.
 
We have invested substantial amounts in acquiring, developing and maintaining our brands, and our success depends on our ability to maintain positive brand awareness across business lines and effectively build up or consolidate our brand awareness and image for new services. We cannot assure that additional expenditures, our continuing commitment to marketing and improving our brands and executing on our brand and marketing strategies will have the desired effect on our brands’ value and may adversely affect our results of operations and also result in an impairment of the fair market value of intangible assets associated with acquired tradenames. In addition, our brands may suffer reputational damage that could negatively affect our short- and long-term financial results. The poor performance, reputation or negative conduct of competitors may have a spillover effect adversely affecting the industry and our brand.

Our inability to consummate and effectively incorporate acquisitions into our business operations may adversely affect our long-term growth and our results of operations.
We invest time and resources in carefully assessing opportunities for acquisitions, and acquisitions are a key component of our growth strategy. We have made acquisitions in the past several years to broaden the scope and depth of our talent solutions. If we are unable to consummate additional acquisitions, we may not achieve our long-term growth goals.
Despite diligence and integration planning, acquisitions still present certain risks, including the time and economic costs of integrating an acquisition’s technology, control and financial systems, unforeseen liabilities, and the difficulties in bringing together different work cultures and personnel. Difficulties in integrating our acquisitions, including attracting and retaining talent to grow and manage these acquired businesses, may adversely affect our results of operations.

Businesses we acquire may have liabilities or adverse operating issues which could harm our operating results.

Businesses we acquire may have liabilities or adverse operating issues, or both, that we either fail to discover through due diligence or underestimate prior to the consummation of the acquisition. These liabilities and/or issues may include the acquired business’ failure to comply with, or other violations of, applicable laws, rules, or regulations or contractual or other obligations or liabilities. As the successor owner, we may be financially responsible for, and may suffer harm to our reputation or otherwise be adversely affected by, such liabilities and/or issues. These and any other costs, liabilities, issues, and/or disruptions associated with any past or future acquisitions could harm our reputation and operating results.

In addition, future acquisitions are accompanied by the risk that the obligations and liabilities of an acquired company may not be adequately reflected in the historical financial statements of that company and the risk that those historical financial statements may be based on assumptions that are incorrect or inconsistent with our assumptions or approach to accounting policies. Any of these material obligations, liabilities or incorrect or inconsistent assumptions could adversely impact our results of operations and financial condition.

As we develop new services and clients, enter new lines of business, and focus more of our business on providing a full range of talent solutions, the demands on our business and our operating risks may increase.
    
As part of our strategy, we plan to extend our services to new healthcare settings, clients, and new lines of business. As we focus on developing new services, capabilities, clients, practice areas and lines of business, and engage in business in new geographic locations, our operations may be exposed to additional as well as enhanced risks.

In particular, our growth efforts place substantial additional demands on our management and other team members, as well as on our information, financial, administrative, compliance and operational systems. We may not be able to manage these demands successfully. Growth may require increased recruiting efforts, increased regulatory and compliance efforts, increased business development, selling, marketing and other actions that are expensive and entail increased risk. We may need to invest more in our people and systems, controls, compliance efforts, policies and procedures than we anticipate. As our business continues to evolve and we provide a wider range of services, we will become increasingly dependent upon our employees, particularly those operating in business environments less familiar to us. Failure to identify, hire, train and retain talented employees who share our values could have a negative effect on our reputation and our business.

The demands that our current and future growth place on our people and systems, controls, compliance efforts, policies and procedures may exceed the benefits of such growth, and our operating results may suffer, at least in the short-term, and perhaps in the long-term.

The expansion of social media platforms presents new risks and challenges that can cause damage to our brand and reputation.

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There has been an increase in the use of social media platforms, including blogs, social media websites and other forms of internet-communication in our industry that allows access to a broad audience of interested parties. The inappropriate and/or unauthorized use of certain media vehicles by our clients, vendors, employees and contractors could increase costs, cause damage to our brand, or result in information leakage that could lead to legal implications, including improper collection and/or dissemination of personally identifiable information of candidates and clients. In addition, negative or inaccurate posts or comments about us on any social networking website could damage our reputation, brand image and goodwill.

We maintain a substantial amount of goodwill and intangible assets on our balance sheet that may decrease our earnings or increase our losses if we recognize an impairment to goodwill or intangible assets.
 
We maintain goodwill on our balance sheet, which represents the excess of the total purchase price of our acquisitions over the fair value of the net assets and intangible assets we acquired. We evaluate goodwill and intangible assets for impairment annually or when evidence of potential impairment exists, respectively. If we identify an impairment, we record a charge to earnings. An impairment charge to goodwill or intangible assets would decrease our earnings or increase our losses, as the case may be.
 
Risk Factors Related to Our Indebtedness and Other Liabilities
 
Our indebtedness could adversely affect our ability to raise additional capital to fund our operations, limit our ability to react to changes in the economy or our industry, and expose us to interest rate risk to the extent of any variable rate debt.
As of December 31, 2021, our total indebtedness, net of unamortized fees and premium, equaled $842.3 million. Our amount of indebtedness could increase our vulnerability to adverse economic, industry or competitive developments, including:

requiring a portion of our cash flows from operations to be dedicated to the payment of our indebtedness, therefore reducing our ability to use our cash flows to fund operations, capital expenditures and future business opportunities,
making it more difficult for us to satisfy our obligations with respect to our indebtedness,
restricting us from making strategic acquisitions or causing us to make non-strategic divestitures,
limiting our ability to obtain additional financing for working capital, capital expenditures, product and service development, debt service requirements, acquisitions, and general corporate or other purposes, and
limiting our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business or market conditions and placing us at a competitive disadvantage compared to our competitors who are less leveraged and who, therefore, may be able to take advantage of opportunities that our indebtedness may prevent us from pursuing.

Our ability to service our indebtedness will depend on our ability to generate cash in the future. We cannot provide assurance that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available in an amount sufficient to enable us to service our indebtedness or to fund other liquidity needs. Additionally, if we are not in compliance with the covenants and obligations under our debt instruments, we would be in default, and the lenders could call the debt, which would have a material adverse effect on our business. And in certain instances, our debt instruments may limit our ability to redeem or prepay some or all of the outstanding principal amount prior to maturity, or in other instances, require the payment of premium in excess of the principal amount.

The terms of our debt instruments impose restrictions on us that may affect our ability to successfully operate our business.
Our debt instruments contain various covenants that could adversely affect our ability to finance our future operations or capital needs and to engage in other business activities that may be in our best interest. These covenants limit our ability to, among other things:
incur or guarantee additional indebtedness or issue certain preferred equity,
pay dividends on, redeem, repurchase, or make distributions in respect of our capital stock, prepay, redeem, or repurchase certain debt or make other restricted payments,
make certain investments,
create, or permit to exist, certain liens,
sell assets,
enter into sale/leaseback transactions,
enter into agreements restricting restricted subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends or make other payments,
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consolidate, merge, sell, or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of our assets,
enter into certain transactions with affiliates, and
designate restricted subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries.

Our ability to comply with these covenants may be affected by events beyond our control, such as prevailing economic conditions and changes in regulations, and if such events occur, we cannot be sure that we will be able to comply. A breach of these covenants could result in a default under our debt instruments and, in the case of our senior credit facility under our credit agreement, permit the lenders thereunder to cease making loans to us. If there were an event of default under any of our debt instruments, holders of such defaulted debt could cause all amounts borrowed under the applicable instrument to be due and payable immediately. Our assets or cash flow may not be sufficient to repay borrowings under our outstanding debt instruments in the event of a default thereunder.
In addition, the restrictive covenants in our credit agreement require us to maintain specified financial ratios and satisfy other financial condition tests. Although we were in compliance with the financial ratios and financial condition tests set forth in our credit agreement on December 31, 2021, we cannot provide assurance that we will continue to be. Our ability to meet those financial ratios and tests will depend on our ongoing financial and operating performance, which, in turn, will be subject to economic conditions and to financial, market, and competitive factors, many of which are beyond our control. A breach of any of these covenants could result in a default under our credit agreement (and our other debt instruments to the extent the default triggers a cross default provision) and, in the case of the revolver under our credit agreement, permit the lenders thereunder to cease making loans to us. Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the credit agreement, the lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding thereunder to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit. Such action by the lenders could cause cross-defaults under our other debt instruments.
Variable rate indebtedness subjects us to interest rate risk, which could cause our debt service obligations to increase significantly.

Borrowings under our credit agreement are at variable rates of interest and expose us to interest rate risk. If interest rates increase, our debt service obligations on certain of our variable rate indebtedness will increase even though the amount borrowed remains the same. In addition, on March 5, 2021, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that 1-week and 2-week USD LIBOR will cease publication after December 31, 2021, and that 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 1-year USD LIBOR will cease publication after June 30, 2023. Borrowing arrangements under our credit agreement provide for alternative base rates, but such alternative base rates may not be desirable or may not be available in a similar manner or frequency as LIBOR. As a result, such changes, reforms or replacements relating to LIBOR could have an adverse impact on the market for or value of any LIBOR-linked securities, loans, derivatives or other financial instruments or extensions of credit held by us, which could affect our overall results of operations and financial condition.

We have substantial insurance-related accruals and legal accruals on our balance sheet, and any significant adverse adjustments may decrease our earnings or increase our losses and negatively impact our cash flows.
 
We maintain accruals related to legal matters, our captive insurance company and self-insured retentions for various lines of insurance coverage, including professional liability, employment practices, health insurance and workers compensation on our balance sheet. We determine the adequacy of our accruals by evaluating legal matters, our historical experience and trends, related to both insurance claims and payments, information provided to us by our insurance brokers, attorneys, third-party administrators and actuarial firms as well as industry experience and trends. If such information collectively indicates that our accruals are understated, we provide for additional accruals; a significant increase to these accruals would decrease our earnings.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments
 
None.
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Item 2.    Properties
 
We lease all of our properties, which consist of office-type facilities. We believe that our leased space is adequate for our current needs and that we can obtain adequate space to meet our foreseeable business needs. We have pledged substantially all of our leasehold interests to our lenders under our credit agreement to secure our obligations thereunder. We set forth below our principal leased office spaces as of December 31, 2021 together with our business segments that utilize them:
LocationSquare Feet
San Diego, California (all segments)175,672 
Dallas, Texas (all segments)108,502 
 
See additional information in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (5), Leases.”

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings
Information with respect to this item may be found in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (12), Commitments and Contingencies,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures
 
Not applicable.
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PART II
 
Item 5.    Market For Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “AMN.” As of February 22, 2022, there were 18 stockholders of record of our common stock, one of which was Cede & Co., a nominee for The Depository Trust Company. All of our common stock held by brokerage firms, banks and other financial institutions as nominees for beneficial owners are considered to be held of record by Cede & Co., which is considered to be one stockholder of record. A substantially greater number of holders of our common stock are “street name” or beneficial holders, whose shares are held of record by banks, brokers and other financial institutions. Because such shares are held on behalf of stockholders, and not by the stockholders directly, and because a stockholder can have multiple positions with different brokerage firms, banks and other financial institutions, we are unable to determine the total number of stockholders we have without undue burden and expense.

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, we did not sell any equity securities that were not registered under the Securities Act.

From time to time, we may repurchase our common stock in the open market pursuant to programs approved by our board of directors (the “Board”). We may repurchase our common stock for a variety of reasons, such as acquiring shares to offset dilution related to equity-based incentives and optimizing our capital structure. On November 1, 2016, the Board authorized us to repurchase up to $150.0 million of our outstanding common stock in the open market. On November 10, 2021, we announced an increase to the repurchase program under which we may repurchase an additional $150.0 million of our outstanding common stock. Under the repurchase program announced on November 1, 2016 and the increase announced on November 10, 2021 (collectively, the “Company Repurchase Program”), share purchases may be made from time to time, depending on prevailing market conditions and other considerations. The Company Repurchase Program has no expiration date and may be discontinued or suspended at any time. Additionally, we or our affiliates may, at any time and from time to time, seek to retire or purchase our outstanding debt through cash purchases and/or exchanges for equity or debt, in open-market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. Such repurchases or exchanges, if any, will be upon such terms and at such prices as we may determine, and will depend on prevailing market conditions, our liquidity requirements, contractual restrictions and other factors. The amounts involved may be material.

As of December 31, 2021, we have repurchased 2,586 thousand shares of our common stock at an average price of $47.08 per share excluding broker’s fees, resulting in an aggregate purchase price of $121.8 million, since 2016. During 2021, we purchased 25 thousand shares of common stock at an average price of $108.97 per share excluding broker’s fees, resulting an aggregate purchase price of $2.7 million. See “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (10)(b), Capital Stock—Treasury Stock.” The following table presents the detail of shares repurchased during 2021. All share repurchases to date were made under the Company Repurchase Program, which is the only repurchase program of the Company currently in effect.

Period
Total
Number of
Shares (or
Units)
Purchased
Average
Price Paid
per Share
(or Unit)
Total Number of
Shares (or Units)
Purchased as Part of
Publicly Announced
Program
Maximum Dollar
Value of Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under the Program
November 1 - 30, 202110,242 $108.1010,242 $179,749,785 
December 1 - 31, 202114,424 $109.5814,424 $178,168,737 
Total24,666 $108.9724,666 $178,168,737 

We have not paid any dividends on our common stock in the past and currently do not expect to pay cash dividends or make any other distributions on common stock in the future. We expect to retain our future earnings, if any, for use in the operation and expansion of our business, to pay down debt and potentially for share repurchases. Any future determination to pay dividends on common stock will be at the discretion of the Board and will depend upon our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements and such other factors as the Board deems relevant. In addition, our ability to declare and pay dividends on our common stock is subject to covenants restricting such actions in the instruments governing our debt. See “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” and “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (8), Notes Payable and Credit Agreement.”
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The information required by Item 201(d) of Regulation S-K is incorporated by reference to the table set forth in Item 12 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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Performance Graph
 
This performance graph shall not be deemed “filed” with the SEC or subject to Section 18 of the Exchange Act, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any of our filings under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act.
 The graph below compares the total return on our common stock with the total return of (i) the NYSE Composite Index, and (ii) the Dow Jones US Business Training & Employment Agencies Index (“BTEA”), assuming an investment of $100 on December 31, 2016 in our common stock, the stocks comprising the NYSE Composite Index, and the stocks comprising the BTEA.
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AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.100.00 128.09 147.36 162.05 177.50 318.15 
NYSE Composite100.00 118.73 108.10 135.68 145.16 175.18 
BTEA100.00 133.11 99.31 125.42 132.71 181.58 

Item 6.    [Reserved]

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Item 7.     Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
You should read the following discussion in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto and other financial information included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” are “forward-looking statements.” See “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” under Item 1, “Business.” We intend this MD&A section to provide you with a narrative from the perspective of our management on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity and certain other factors that may affect our future results. The following sections comprise this MD&A:
Overview of Our Business
Operating Metrics
Recent Trends
Results of Operations
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Overview of Our Business
 
We provide healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. As an innovative total talent solutions partner, our managed services programs, or “MSP,” vendor management systems, or “VMS,” workforce consulting services, predictive modeling, staff scheduling, telehealth services, credentialing services, revenue cycle solutions, language interpretation services and the placement of physicians, nurses, allied healthcare professionals and healthcare leaders into temporary and permanent positions enable our clients to successfully reduce staffing complexity, increase efficiency and lead their organizations within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
For the year ended December 31, 2021, we recorded revenue of $3,984.2 million, as compared to $2,393.7 million for 2020. We recorded net income of $327.4 million for 2021, as compared to $70.7 million for 2020. Nurse and allied solutions segment revenue comprised 75% and 71% of total consolidated revenue for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Physician and leadership solutions segment revenue comprised 15% and 19% of total consolidated revenue for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Technology and workforce solutions segment revenue comprised 10% of total consolidated revenue for both of the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020. For a description of the services we provide under each of our business segments, please see, “Item 1. Business—Our Services.”
We believe we are recognized as the market-leading innovator in providing healthcare talent solutions in the United States. We seek to advance our market-leading position through a number of strategies that focus on market penetration, expansion of our talent solutions, increasing operational efficiency and scalability and increasing our supply of qualified healthcare professionals. Our market growth strategy continues to focus on broadening and investing, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, in service and technology offerings beyond our traditional temporary staffing and permanent placement services, to include more strategic and recurring revenue sources from innovative talent solutions offerings such as MSP, VMS, credentialing, workforce optimization service, and other technology-enabled services. We also seek strategic opportunities to expand into complementary service offerings to our staffing businesses that leverage our core capabilities of recruiting and credentialing healthcare professionals.
As part of our long-term growth strategy to add value for our clients, healthcare professionals, and stockholders, on April 7, 2021, February 14, 2020, December 19, 2019, June 14, 2019, January 30, 2019, we acquired Synzi (including its wholly-owned subsidiary SnapMD), Stratus Video (which we have since rebranded as AMN Language Services), b4health, Advanced (which we have since rebranded as American Mobile and Med Travelers for the travel nurse staffing and allied staffing divisions, respectively), and Silversheet, respectively. Synzi and SnapMD offer virtual care technology platforms; Synzi focuses on the care management and home health markets and primarily serves as a patient communication and engagement platform, while SnapMD focuses on the outpatient market and primarily serves as a clinical communication and documentation platform. See additional information in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (2), Acquisitions.”

Operationally, our strategic initiatives focus on investing in and further developing our processes and systems to achieve market leading efficiency and scalability, which we believe will provide operating leverage as our revenue grows. From a healthcare professional supply perspective, we continue to invest in new candidate recruitment and engagement initiatives and
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technologies to access and effectively utilize our network of qualified healthcare professionals to capitalize on the demand growth we are experiencing, which we expect to continue in the future due to the combined effects of healthcare reform, the aging population and labor shortages within certain regions and disciplines.
Over the last several years, we have worked to execute on our management strategies and intend to continue to do so in the future. Over the past five years, we have grown our business both organically and as a result of a number of acquisitions.
We typically experience modest seasonal fluctuations during our fiscal year and they tend to vary among our business segments. These fluctuations can vary slightly in intensity from year to year. Over the past five years, these quarterly fluctuations have been muted in our consolidated results.
Operating Metrics
In addition to our consolidated and segment financial results, we monitor the following key metrics to help us evaluate our results of operations and financial condition and make strategic decisions. We believe this information is useful in understanding our operational performance and trends affecting our businesses.
average travelers on assignment represents the average number of nurse and allied healthcare professionals on assignment during the period, which is used by management as a measure of volume in our nurse and allied solutions segment;
bill rates represent the hourly straight-time rates that we bill to clients, which are an indicator of labor market trends within our nurse and allied solutions segment;
billable hours represent hours worked by our healthcare professionals that we are able to bill on client engagements, which is used by management as a measure of volume in our nurse and allied solutions segment;
days filled is calculated by dividing total locum tenens hours filled during the period by eight hours, which is used by management as a measure of volume in our locum tenens business within our physician and leadership solutions segment; and
revenue per day filled is calculated by dividing revenue of our locum tenens business by days filled for the period, which is an indicator of labor market trends in our locum tenens business within our physician and leadership solutions segment.

Recent Trends
 
Demand for our temporary and permanent placement staffing services is driven in part by U.S. economic and labor trends, and since early 2020 through present, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted demand. When the imposition of “shelter-in-place” orders and the suspension of elective and “non-essential” healthcare services occurred in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, demand for many of our businesses declined significantly. With these orders and suspensions lifted, general utilization of healthcare has continued to improve and has generally returned to pre-COVID-19 levels. Since late 2020, we have been experiencing historically high demand for nurses and certain allied healthcare professionals. In addition, recently, demand across all segments and business lines has been above pre-COVID-19 levels.

In our nurse and allied solutions segment, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to recruit enough nurses to meet the then-current demand levels was impacted by the tight labor market and modest bill rate increases. At the peak of the pandemic, demand for nurses was most concentrated in specialties including ICU and telemetry nurses. Now, the current historic demand levels are dispersed across many specialties. Our clients are faced with increased labor shortages resulting from nurse burnout, attrition, retirements and, to a lesser extent, the impact of mandatory vaccination requirements. The bill rates we charge our clients and wages for these nurses have continued to remain well above prior year levels due to the significantly higher demand and our clients’ need to frequently fill positions quickly. Although the number of nurses on travel assignments has increased since July 2020, our ability to adequately meet the high client demand is constrained by the tight labor market.

The overall demand in our allied staffing division reached all-time highs in the third quarter, which declined in the fourth quarter but remains higher compared to prior year. We have recently seen strong demand in our imaging, respiratory, and laboratory specialties, driven by COVID-19 hospitalizations, testing, and vaccination support, as well as our therapy specialties. Demand in other modalities were driven by the continued surge in elective procedures as more of the population has become comfortable re-entering physician offices and outpatient centers. The return to in-person learning and additional federal funding has driven our school modality to strong year-over-year increases in all healthcare specialties.

In our physician and leadership solutions segment, demand has recovered and now exceeds pre-pandemic levels. We are seeing strong demand for locum tenens and interim leadership as well as for permanent physicians and leaders. In our locum tenens division, we have seen particularly high demand for certain specialties, such as anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and advanced practice clinicians. Longer term, we expect continued strong core demand resulting from an increased level of burnout and turnover of healthcare leadership roles.
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In our technology and workforce solutions segment, our VMS technologies experienced increased utilization and revenue growth this year due to increased demand levels and elevated bill rates.

The utilization of our language services business continued to grow as healthcare utilization returned to a more normal level and with the increased need and importance of these services during the pandemic.

The demand for our recruitment process outsourcing increased in the second half of the year as clients look for solutions to help address the increased labor shortages and the need to address vacancies in their permanent roles. We expect this increased demand to continue in the current constrained labor market.

As our businesses have continued to grow, we have increased our sales and operations workforce to support our clients and healthcare professionals. We have also increased spending to support our current team members and retain talent.

Results of Operations
 
The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain statements of operations data as a percentage of revenue. Our results of operations include three reportable segments: (1) nurse and allied solutions, (2) physician and leadership solutions, and (3) technology and workforce solutions. The acquisitions during 2021, 2020 and 2019 impact the comparability of the results between the years presented. See additional information in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (2), Acquisitions.” Our historical results are not necessarily indicative of our results of operations to be expected in the future.
 
 Years Ended December 31,
 202120202019
Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Revenue100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of revenue67.1 66.9 66.5 
Gross profit32.9 33.1 33.5 
Selling, general and administrative18.3 23.0 22.9 
Depreciation and amortization2.6 3.9 2.6 
Income from operations12.0 6.2 8.0 
Interest expense, net, and other0.9 2.4 1.3 
Income before income taxes11.1 3.8 6.7 
Income tax expense 2.9 0.8 1.6 
Net income8.2 %3.0 %5.1 %
 
Comparison of Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2021 to the Year Ended December 31, 2020
 
Revenue. Revenue increased 66% to $3,984.2 million for 2021 from $2,393.7 million for 2020, primarily attributable to higher organic revenue across our segments along with additional revenue of $23.4 million from our Stratus Video, Synzi and SnapMD acquisitions.

Nurse and allied solutions segment revenue increased 76% to $2,990.1 million for 2021 from $1,699.3 million for 2020. The $1,290.8 million increase was primarily attributable to an approximately 31% increase in the average bill rate, a 28% increase in the average number of travelers on assignment, a 2% increase in billable hours, and an approximately $103.0 million increase in labor disruption revenue during the year ended December 31, 2021.
Physician and leadership solutions segment revenue increased 27% to $594.2 million for 2021 from $466.6 million for 2020. The $127.6 million increase was attributable to growth across businesses within the segment. Revenue in our locum tenens business grew approximately 27% during 2021 due to a 20% increase in the number of days filled and a 6% increase in the revenue per day filled. This growth was driven by a return in core demand and volume as well as COVID-19 project work. Our interim leadership business experienced an approximately 30% growth, while our physician permanent placement and executive search businesses grew 22% during 2021.
Technology and workforce solutions segment revenue increased 76% to $399.9 million for 2021 from $227.8 million for 2020. The $172.1 million increase was primarily attributable to organic growth within our VMS, language services, and outsourced solutions businesses along with additional revenue of $23.4 million from our Stratus Video, Synzi and SnapMD
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acquisitions during 2021. Revenue growth for our language services and VMS businesses was 56% and 113%, respectively, during 2021.
For 2021 and 2020, revenue under our MSP arrangements comprised approximately 56% and 50% of our consolidated revenue, 71% and 65% for nurse and allied solutions segment revenue, 15% and 17% for physician and leadership solutions segment revenue, and 2% and less than 1% of our technology and workforce solutions segment revenue, respectively.

Gross Profit. Gross profit increased 65% to $1,309.6 million for 2021 from $791.8 million for 2020, representing gross margins of 32.9% and 33.1%, respectively. The decline in in consolidated gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2021 was primarily due to (1) a change in sales mix resulting from higher revenue in our nurse and allied solutions segment, which was partially offset by higher revenue in our technology and workforce solutions segment, and (2) a lower margin in our physician and leadership solutions segment driven by a change in sales mix within the segment due to higher revenue in our locum tenens and interim leadership businesses. Gross margin by reportable segment for 2021 and 2020 was 27.4% and 27.4% for nurse and allied solutions, 35.8% and 36.7% for physician and leadership solutions, and 69.4% and 67.9% for technology and workforce solutions, respectively.
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $730.5 million, representing 18.3% of revenue, for 2021, as compared to $549.7 million, representing 23.0% of revenue, for 2020. The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to higher employee compensation and benefits and other expenses associated with our revenue growth. The overall increase was partially offset by a $30.5 million decrease related to acquisition, integration, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities from acquisitions, restructuring, and certain legal expenses, which was primarily due to a $20.0 million increase in legal accruals during the fourth quarter of 2020. SG&A expenses broken down among the reportable segments, unallocated corporate overhead, and share-based compensation are as follows:
 (In Thousands)
Years Ended
December 31,
 20212020
Nurse and allied solutions$358,092 $233,564 
Physician and leadership solutions131,228 109,117 
Technology and workforce solutions92,498 62,959 
Unallocated corporate overhead123,416 123,642 
Share-based compensation25,217 20,465 
$730,451 $549,747 
Depreciation and Amortization Expenses. Amortization expense decreased 1% to $63.0 million for 2021 from $63.8 million for 2020, primarily attributable to the reduction of useful lives of certain tradename intangible assets during the third quarter of 2020, which was partially offset by additional amortization expenses related to the intangible assets acquired in the Stratus Video, Synzi and SnapMD acquisitions. Depreciation expense (exclusive of depreciation included in cost of revenue) increased 32% to $38.1 million for 2021 from $28.9 million for 2020, primarily attributable to an increase in purchased and developed hardware and software placed in service for our ongoing information technology investments to support our total talent solutions initiatives and to optimize our internal systems. Additionally, $2.5 million and $1.4 million of depreciation expense for our language services business is included in cost of revenue for 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Interest Expense, Net, and Other. Interest expense, net, and other, was $34.1 million for 2021 as compared to $57.7 million for 2020. The decrease is primarily due to (1) a $8.3 million premium payment associated with the redemption of the 5.125% senior notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”) in the fourth quarter of 2020, (2) a $6.7 million gain related to the change in fair value of an equity investment during 2021, (3) $5.0 million of write-offs of unamortized financing fees during 2020, and (4) a lower average debt outstanding balance during 2021, which resulted from repayments of the Credit Facilities (as defined below in this Item 7). The overall decrease was partially offset by a higher weighted average interest rate during 2021, which was primarily due to the issuances of higher interest bearing senior notes during the third and fourth quarters of 2020.
Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense was $116.5 million for 2021 as compared to $20.9 million for 2020, reflecting effective income tax rates of 26.3% and 22.8% for these periods, respectively. The increase in the effective income tax rate was primarily attributable to the recognition of discrete tax benefits of $3.4 million and $4.7 million in relation to income before income taxes of $443.9 million and $91.5 million for 2021 and 2020, respectively. See additional information in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (7), Income Taxes, and Note (1), Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”
 
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Comparison of Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2020 to the Year Ended December 31, 2019
We describe in detail the comparison of results for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Results of Operations—Comparison of Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2020 to the Year Ended December 31, 2019” of our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
In summary, our cash flows were:
 
 Years Ended December 31,
 202120202019
 (in thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities$305,356 $256,826 $224,862 
Net cash used in investing activities(107,402)(538,172)(291,824)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(34,895)211,486 136,599 
Historically, our primary liquidity requirements have been for acquisitions, working capital requirements, and debt service under our credit facilities and senior notes. We have funded these requirements through internally generated cash flow and funds borrowed under our credit facilities and senior notes.
At December 31, 2021, (1) no amount was drawn with $378.6 million of available credit under the Senior Credit Facility (as defined below), (2) the aggregate principal amount of our 2027 Notes (as defined below) outstanding equaled $500.0 million, and (3) the aggregate principal amount of our 2029 Notes (as defined below) outstanding equaled $350.0 million. We describe in further detail our Amended Credit Agreement (as defined below), under which our Senior Credit Facility is governed, the 2027 Notes, and the 2029 Notes in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (8), Notes Payable and Credit Agreement.”
At December 31, 2021, the total of our contractual obligations under operating leases with initial terms in excess of one year was $25.7 million. We describe in further detail our operating lease arrangements in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (5), Leases.” We also have various obligations and working capital requirements, such as certain tax and legal matters, contingent consideration and other liabilities, that are recorded on our consolidated balance sheets. See additional information in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (3), Fair Value Measurement, Note (6), Balance Sheet Details, Note (7), Income Taxes, and Note (12), Commitments and Contingencies.”
In addition to our cash requirements, we have a share repurchase program authorized by our board of directors, which does not require the purchase of any minimum number of shares and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. See additional information in “Item 5. Market For Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities” and “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (10)(b), Capital Stock—Treasury Stock.”
We believe that cash generated from operations and available borrowings under our Senior Credit Facility will be sufficient to fund our operations and liquidity requirements, including expected capital expenditures, for the next 12 months and beyond. We intend to finance potential future acquisitions with cash provided from operations, borrowings under our Senior Credit Facility, or other borrowings under our Amended Credit Agreement, bank loans, debt or equity offerings, or some combination of the foregoing. The following discussion provides further details of our liquidity and capital resources.
 
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Operating Activities
 
Net cash provided by operating activities for 2021, 2020 and 2019 was $305.4 million, $256.8 million and $224.9 million, respectively. The increase in net cash provided by operating activities for 2021 from 2020 was primarily attributable to (1) an increase in net income excluding non-cash expenses of $259.2 million primarily due to improved operating results in our nurse and allied solutions and technology and workforce solutions segments, (2) an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses between periods of $250.6 million primarily due to an increase in associate vendor usage and timing of payments, (3) an increase in accrued compensation and benefits between periods of $103.4 million primarily due to increases in pay rates, billable hours, and the average number of travelers on assignment in our nurse and allied solutions segment and increased employee compensation and benefits, and (4) an increase in other liabilities between periods of $81.0 million primarily due to an increase of client deposits related to labor disruption services, which was partially offset by (a) our election in the prior year to defer employer payroll taxes in accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) of which half was paid during the fourth quarter of 2021, (b) the payment of a lease termination fee during the third quarter of 2021, and (c) an increase in accruals established in connection with a legal matter during 2020. The overall increase in net cash provided by operating activities was partially offset by (1) an increase in accounts receivable and subcontractor receivables between periods of $576.7 million due to a higher average receivables balance in the current year, which was due to increases in revenue and associate vendor usage along with timing of collections and (2) increases in prepaid expenses and other current assets between periods of $57.4 million and $24.3 million, respectively, primarily due to prepayments and refunds owed to us by third-party vendors related to labor disruption services. Our Days Sales Outstanding was 53 and 55 days at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
 
Investing Activities
 
Net cash used in investing activities for 2021, 2020 and 2019 was $107.4 million, $538.2 million and $291.8 million, respectively. The year-over-year decrease from 2020 to 2021 in net cash used in investing activities was primarily attributable to (1) $41.3 million used for acquisitions in 2021 as compared to $476.5 million in 2020 and (2) a net purchase of restricted investments of $3.1 million during 2021 as compared to a net purchase of $15.5 million during 2020. In addition, capital expenditures were $53.6 million, $37.7 million and $35.2 million for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Our capital expenditures in recent years were primarily related to information technology investments to support our total talent solutions initiatives and efforts to optimize our internal systems.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities for 2021, 2020 and 2019 was $(34.9) million, $211.5 million and $136.6 million, respectively. Net cash used in financing activities for 2021 was primarily due to (1) repayments of $70.0 million under the Senior Credit Facility and $21.9 million under the Additional Term Loan, (2) $7.2 million in cash paid for shares withheld for payroll taxes resulting from the vesting of employee equity awards, and (3) $3.1 million of acquisition earn-out payments, partially offset by borrowings of $70.0 million under the Senior Credit Facility. Net cash provided by financing activities for 2020 was primarily due to (1) gross proceeds received in connection with the issuances of the New 2027 Notes (as defined below) and the 2029 Notes (as defined below) of $552.0 million and (2) borrowings of $245.0 million under the Senior Credit Facility (as defined below) and $250.0 million under the Additional Term Loan (as defined below), partially offset by (1) the repayments of $245.0 million under the Senior Credit Facility and $228.1 million under the Additional Term Loan, (2) $333.3 million of payments related to the redemption of the 2024 Notes, (3) $11.5 million of financing costs paid in connection with the Amended Credit Agreement (as defined below) and the issuances of the 2027 Notes and the 2029 Notes, (4) $10.6 million of acquisition earn-out payments, and (5) $6.9 million in cash paid for shares withheld for payroll taxes resulting from the vesting of employee equity awards.
 
Amended Credit Agreement
On February 9, 2018, we entered into a credit agreement (the “New Credit Agreement”) with several lenders to provide for a $400.0 million secured revolving credit facility (the “Senior Credit Facility”) to replace our then-existing credit agreement. On June 14, 2019, we entered into the first amendment to the New Credit Agreement (the “First Amendment”) to provide for, among other things, a $150.0 million secured term loan credit facility (the “Term Loan”). In connection with our issuance of the Existing 2027 Notes (as defined below), we used a portion of the proceeds to repay our entire indebtedness under the Term Loan during the fourth quarter of 2019.
On February 14, 2020, we entered into the second amendment to the New Credit Agreement (the “Second Amendment”) to provide for, among other things, a $250.0 million secured term loan credit facility (the “Additional Term Loan” and, together with the Senior Credit Facility, the “Credit Facilities”). The Second Amendment (together with the New Credit Agreement and the First Amendment, collectively, the “Amended Credit Agreement”) extended the maturity date of the Senior Credit Facility
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to be coterminous with the Additional Term Loan. The Senior Credit Facility includes a $75.0 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $75.0 million sublimit for swingline loans. Our obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all of our assets. During the first quarter of 2021, we paid off the remaining balance of our Additional Term Loan. The terms of the Amended Credit Agreement, including maturity dates, payment and interest terms, are described in further detail in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note (8), Notes Payable and Credit Agreement.”

4.625% Senior Notes Due 2027

On August 13, 2020, AMN Healthcare, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the issuance of an additional $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% senior notes due 2027 (the “New 2027 Notes”), which were issued at a price of 101.000% of the aggregate principal amount. The New 2027 Notes were issued pursuant to the existing indenture, dated as of October 1, 2019, under which we previously issued $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% senior notes due 2027 (the “Existing 2027 Notes” and together with the New 2027 Notes, the “2027 Notes”). The New 2027 Notes will be treated as a single series with the Existing 2027 Notes and will have the same terms (other than issue price, issue date and the date from which interest accrues) as those of the Existing 2027 Notes. The 2027 Notes will mature on October 1, 2027. Interest on the 2027 Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year, commencing October 1, 2020 with respect to the New 2027 Notes. The 2027 Notes are fully and unconditionally and jointly guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by us and all of our subsidiaries that guarantee the Amended Credit Agreement.

On and after October 1, 2022, we may redeem all or a portion of the 2027 Notes upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice, at the redemption prices (expressed in percentages of principal amount on the redemption date) set forth below, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the redemption date, if redeemed during the twelve month period commencing on October 1 of the years set forth below:
PeriodRedemption
Price
2022 102.313 %
2023 101.156 %
2024 and thereafter 100.000 %
Prior to October 1, 2022, we may also redeem 2027 Notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2027 Notes issued, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) of 104.625% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the applicable redemption date.
In addition, we may redeem some or all of the 2027 Notes prior to October 1, 2022 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2027 Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to (but excluding) the applicable redemption date, plus a “make-whole” premium based on the applicable treasury rate plus 50 basis points.
Upon the occurrence of specified change of control events as defined in the indenture governing the 2027 Notes, we must offer to repurchase the 2027 Notes at 101% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the purchase date.
The indenture governing the 2027 Notes contains covenants that, among other things, restrict our ability to:
sell assets,
pay dividends or make other distributions on capital stock, make payments in respect of subordinated indebtedness or make other restricted payments,
make certain investments,
incur or guarantee additional indebtedness or issue preferred stock,
create certain liens,
enter into agreements that restrict dividends or other payments from our restricted subsidiaries,
consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of our assets,
engage in transactions with affiliates, and
create unrestricted subsidiaries.
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These covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications. The indenture governing the 2027 Notes contains affirmative covenants and events of default that are customary for indentures governing high yield securities. The 2027 Notes and the guarantees are not subject to any registration rights agreement.
We used the proceeds from the issuance and sale of the Existing 2027 Notes to (1) repay $149.1 million of our indebtedness under the Term Loan, (2) repay $146.0 million under our Senior Credit Facility, and (3) pay fees and expenses related to the transaction during the fourth quarter of 2019. We used the proceeds from the issuance of the New 2027 Notes to repay $200.0 million of our indebtedness under the Additional Term Loan during the third quarter of 2020.
4.000% Senior Notes Due 2029

On October 20, 2020, AMN Healthcare, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the issuance of $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”). The 2029 Notes will mature on April 15, 2029. Interest on the 2029 Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing April 15, 2021.

At any time and from time to time on and after April 15, 2024, we will be entitled at our option to redeem all or a portion of the 2029 Notes upon not less than 10 nor more than 60 days’ notice, at the redemption prices (expressed in percentages of principal amount on the redemption date) set forth below, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the redemption date (subject to the right of holders of record of the 2029 Notes on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), if redeemed during the twelve month period commencing on April 15 of the years set forth below:
PeriodRedemption
Price
2024102.000 %
2025101.000 %
2026 and thereafter100.000 %


At any time and from time to time prior to April 15, 2024, we may also redeem 2029 Notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2029 Notes issued, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) of 104.000% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the applicable redemption date.

In addition, we may redeem some or all of the 2029 Notes at any time and from time to time prior to April 15, 2024 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2029 Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to (but excluding) the applicable redemption date, plus a “make-whole” premium based on the applicable treasury rate plus 50 basis points.

Upon the occurrence of specified change of control events as defined in the indenture governing the 2029 Notes, we must offer to repurchase the 2029 Notes at 101% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to (but excluding) the purchase date.

The indenture governing the 2029 Notes contains covenants that, among other things, restricts our ability to:

sell assets;
pay dividends or make other distributions on capital stock, make payments in respect of subordinated indebtedness or make other restricted payments;
make certain investments;
incur or guarantee additional indebtedness or issue preferred stock;
create certain liens;
enter into agreements that restrict dividends or other payments from our restricted subsidiaries to us;
consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of their assets;
enter into transactions with affiliates; and
create unrestricted subsidiaries.

These covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications. The indenture governing the 2029 Notes contains affirmative covenants and events of default that are customary for indentures governing high yield securities. The 2029 Notes and the guarantees are not subject to any registration rights agreement.
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We used the proceeds from the issuance of the 2029 Notes, along with cash generated from operations, to (1) redeem all of our outstanding $325.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2024 Notes on November 4, 2020, (2) pay the associated redemption premium and all accrued and unpaid interest on the 2024 Notes, (3) repay $40.0 million under the Senior Credit Facility, and (4) pay fees and expenses related to the transaction during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Letters of Credit
 
At December 31, 2021, we maintained outstanding standby letters of credit totaling $23.6 million as collateral in relation to our workers compensation insurance agreements and a corporate office lease agreement. Of the $23.6 million of outstanding letters of credit, we have collateralized $2.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and the remaining $21.4 million is collateralized by the Senior Credit Facility. Outstanding standby letters of credit at December 31, 2020 totaled $24.1 million.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
 
Our critical accounting policies are described in Note (1) to our audited consolidated financial statements contained in Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Critical accounting policies are those that we believe are both important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results and require our most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect our reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and base them on the information that is currently available to us and on various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could vary from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We believe that the following critical accounting policies affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:
 
Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

Our business acquisitions typically result in the recording of goodwill and other intangible assets. The determination of the fair value of such intangible assets involves the use of appropriate valuation techniques and requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect our consolidated financial statements. Significant judgments required to estimate the fair values include estimated future cash flows, growth rates, customer attrition rates, brand awareness and discount rates. Changes in these estimates and assumptions could materially affect the determination of fair value for each intangible asset. Management may engage independent third-party specialists to assist in determining the fair values. For intangible assets purchased in a business acquisition, the estimated fair values of the assets received are used to establish their recorded values, which may become impaired in the future.

In accordance with accounting guidance on goodwill and other intangible assets, we perform annual impairment analysis to assess the recoverability of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. We assess the impairment of goodwill of our reporting units and indefinite-lived intangible assets annually, or more often if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. We may first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, after assessing the totality of events and circumstances, we determine that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is greater than its carrying amount, the quantitative impairment test is unnecessary. If the reporting unit does not pass the qualitative assessment, then the reporting unit’s carrying value is compared to its fair value. The fair values of the reporting units are estimated using market and discounted cash flow approaches. Goodwill is considered impaired if the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value. Application of the goodwill impairment test requires judgment, including the identification of reporting units, assignment of assets and liabilities to reporting units, assignment of goodwill to reporting units, and determination of the fair value of each reporting unit. Valuation techniques consistent with the market approach and income approach are used to measure the fair value of each reporting unit. Significant judgments are required to estimate the fair value of reporting units including estimating future cash flows, and determining appropriate discount rates, growth rates, company control premium and other assumptions. Changes in these estimates and assumptions could materially affect the determination of fair value for each reporting unit. We perform our annual impairment test on October 31 of each year.

Intangible assets with estimable useful lives are required to be amortized over their respective estimated useful lives and reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment evaluation is based on an undiscounted cash flow analysis at the lowest level at which cash flows of the long-lived assets are largely independent of other groups of assets and liabilities. We assess potential impairments to intangible assets when there is evidence that events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset or
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asset group may not be recovered. Our judgments regarding the existence of impairment indicators and future cash flows related to intangible assets are based on operational performance of our businesses, market conditions and other factors. Although there are inherent uncertainties in this assessment process, the estimates and assumptions we use, including estimates of future cash flows, volumes, market penetration and discount rates, are consistent with our internal planning. If these estimates or their related assumptions change in the future, we may be required to record an impairment charge on all or a portion of our long-lived intangible assets. Furthermore, we cannot predict the occurrence of future impairment-triggering events nor the impact such events might have on our reported asset values. Future events could cause us to conclude that impairment indicators exist and that long-lived intangible assets associated with our acquired businesses are impaired.

Professional Liability Reserve
 
We determine the adequacy of our accrual for professional liability by evaluating our historical experience and trends, loss reserves established by our insurance carriers, management and third-party administrators, and our independent actuarial studies. We obtain actuarial studies on a semi-annual basis to assist us in determining the adequacy of our accrual. For periods between the actuarial studies, we record accruals based on loss rates provided in the most recent actuarial study and management’s review of loss history. Our accrual for professional liability includes provisions for estimated losses incurred but not yet reported (“IBNR”), as well as provisions for known claims. We determine the amount of estimated losses IBNR by following a detailed actuarial process that involves the use of assumptions that are primarily based upon historical loss experience, industry data and other actuarial assumptions. The ultimate settlements of our professional liability claims may vary significantly from our estimates if future changes in claim frequency or severity differ from historical trends and actuarial assumptions, which could have a material effect on our consolidated financial condition or results of operations.

Contingent Liabilities
 
We are involved in various lawsuits, claims, investigations, and proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. These matters typically relate to professional liability, tax, compensation, contract, competitor disputes and employee-related matters and include individual and class action lawsuits, as well as inquiries and investigations by governmental agencies regarding the Company’s employment and compensation practices. Additionally, some of our clients may also become subject to claims, governmental inquiries and investigations and legal actions relating to services provided by our healthcare professionals. From time to time, and depending upon the particular facts and circumstances, we may be subject to indemnification obligations under our contracts with such clients relating to these matters.

Certain of the above-referenced matters may include speculative claims for substantial or indeterminate amounts of damages. We record a liability when we believe that it is both probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount can be reasonably estimated. In assessing the probability of loss and the estimated amount, we consider the following factors, among others: (a) the nature of the matter and any related facts, circumstances and data; (b) the progress of the case; (c) the opinions or views of legal counsel and other advisers; (d) our experience, and the experience of other entities, in similar cases; (e) how we intend to respond to the matter; and (f) reasonable settlement values based on the foregoing factors. Significant judgment is required to determine both probability and the estimated amount. Where a range of loss can be reasonably estimated with no best estimate in the range, we record the minimum estimated liability. We review these provisions at least quarterly and adjust these provisions accordingly to reflect the impact of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel, and updated information. We believe that the amount or estimable range of reasonably possible loss beyond the accruals that we have established, will not, either individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows with respect to loss contingencies for legal and other contingencies as of December 31, 2021. However, the outcome of litigation is inherently uncertain. Therefore, if one or more of these legal matters were resolved against us for amounts in excess of management’s expectations, our results of operations and financial condition, including in a particular reporting period, could be materially adversely affected.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-08, “Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers.” The new guidance will require companies to apply the definition of a performance obligation under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, to recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities, such as deferred revenue, relating to contracts with customers that are acquired in a business combination. Under existing guidance, an acquirer generally recognizes assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination, including contract assets and contract liabilities arising from revenue contracts with customers, at their acquisition-date fair values in accordance with ASC Subtopic 820-10, Fair Value Measurements—Overall. Generally, this new guidance will result in the acquirer recognizing acquired contract assets and liabilities on the same basis that would have been recorded by the acquiree prior to the acquisition under ASC Topic 606. This standard is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2022, with
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early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting this standard on our consolidated financial statements.
There have been no other new accounting pronouncements issued but not yet adopted that are expected to materially affect our consolidated financial condition or results of operations.

Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
Market risk is the risk of loss arising from adverse changes in market rates and prices, such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices. During 2021, our primary exposure to market risk was interest rate risk associated with our variable interest debt instruments. A 100 basis point increase in interest rates on our variable rate debt would not have resulted in a material effect on our consolidated financial statements for 2021. During 2021, we generated substantially all of our revenue in the United States. Accordingly, we believe that our foreign currency risk is immaterial.
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Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
To the Stockholders and Board of Directors
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.:
 
Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the three‑year period ended December 31, 2021, and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated financial statements). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three‑year period ended December 31, 2021, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021, based on criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, and our report dated February 24, 2022 expressed an unqualified opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
Basis for Opinion
These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
Critical Audit Matter
The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the consolidated financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the consolidated financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of a critical audit matter does not alter in any way our opinion on the consolidated financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing a separate opinion on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which it relates.
Professional Liability Reserve
As discussed in Note 1(j) and 6 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company determines their professional liability accrual by evaluating historical experience, trends, loss reserves, and actuarial studies. As of December 31, 2021, the Company recorded professional liability reserves totaling $41,671 thousand.
We identified the evaluation of the professional liability reserve as a critical audit matter. A high degree of complex and subjective auditor judgment, including the involvement of actuarial professionals with specialized skills and knowledge, was required in evaluating the Company’s actuarial estimates and assumptions, specifically estimates for incurred but not reported claims. Changes in the actuarial estimates or assumptions could have a significant impact on the liability recognized.
The following are the primary procedures we performed to address this critical audit matter. We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of certain internal controls related to the process to estimate the professional liability reserve. This included a control related to the selection of expected loss rates used in the estimates for incurred but not reported claims. We tested the key inputs to determine the incurred but not reported estimate. This included
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testing data used by the Company’s actuarial specialist to determine the expected loss rates, specifically claims history used in the actuarial models, for consistency with the actual claims incurred and paid by the Company. We also involved actuarial professionals with specialized skills and knowledge, who assisted in evaluating the Company’s actuarial estimates and assumptions, specifically expected loss rates, by comparing them to the Company’s historical data, and industry and regulatory trends.
 
/s/ KPMG LLP
 
We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2000.

San Diego, California
February 24, 2022
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AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except par value)
 
December 31,
20212020
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$180,928 $29,213 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $6,838 and $7,043 at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively
789,131 376,099 
Accounts receivable, subcontractor239,719 73,985 
Prepaid expenses72,460 13,629 
Other current assets66,830 40,809 
Total current assets1,349,068 533,735 
Restricted cash, cash equivalents and investments64,482 61,347 
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $189,954 and $161,752 at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively
127,114 116,174 
Operating lease right-of-use assets27,771 77,735 
Other assets156,670 135,120 
Goodwill892,341 864,485 
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $278,249 and $215,234 at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively
514,460 564,911 
Total assets$3,131,906 $2,353,507 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$425,257 $167,881 
Accrued compensation and benefits354,381 213,414 
Current portion of notes payable 4,688 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities11,383 15,032 
Deferred revenue15,950 11,004 
Other current liabilities162,419 10,938 
Total current liabilities969,390 422,957 
Notes payable, net of unamortized fees and premium842,322 857,961 
Deferred income taxes, net47,814 67,205 
Operating lease liabilities13,364 77,800 
Other long-term liabilities96,989 107,907 
Total liabilities1,969,879 1,533,830 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 2020
  
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000 shares authorized; 49,849 issued and 47,263 outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 49,614 issued and 47,053 outstanding at December 31, 2020
498 496 
Additional paid-in capital486,709 468,726 
Treasury stock, at cost; 2,586 and 2,561 shares at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively
(121,831)(119,143)
Retained earnings796,946 469,558 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(295)40 
Total stockholders’ equity1,162,027 819,677 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$3,131,906 $2,353,507 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 Years Ended December 31,
 202120202019
Revenue$3,984,235 $2,393,714 $2,222,107 
Cost of revenue2,674,634 1,601,936 1,478,642 
Gross profit1,309,601 791,778 743,465 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative730,451 549,747 508,030 
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of depreciation included in cost of revenue)101,152 92,766 58,520 
Total operating expenses831,603 642,513 566,550 
Income from operations477,998 149,265 176,915 
Interest expense, net, and other34,077 57,742 28,427 
Income before income taxes443,921 91,523 148,488 
Income tax expense 116,533 20,858 34,500 
Net income$327,388 $70,665 $113,988 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation and other(335)(112)1 
Other comprehensive income (loss)(335)(112)1 
Comprehensive income$327,053 $70,553 $113,989 
Net income per common share:
Basic$6.87 $1.49 $2.44 
Diluted$6.81 $1.48 $2.40 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic47,685 47,424 46,704 
Diluted48,045 47,690 47,593 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Years Ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019
(in thousands)
 
 Common StockAdditional
Paid-in
Capital
Treasury StockRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Total
 SharesAmountSharesAmount
Balance, December 31, 201848,809 $488 $452,730 (2,166)$(100,438)$286,059 $151 $638,990 
Repurchase of common stock into treasury— — — (395)(18,705)— — (18,705)
Equity awards vested and exercised, net of shares withheld for payroll taxes474 5 (13,778)— — — — (13,773)
Share-based compensation— — 16,241 — — — — 16,241 
Comprehensive income— — — — — 113,988 1 113,989 
Balance, December 31, 201949,283 $493 $455,193 (2,561)$(119,143)$400,047 $152 $736,742 
Equity awards vested and exercised, net of shares withheld for payroll taxes331 3 (6,932)— — — — (6,929)
Cumulative-effect adjustment from adoption of the credit loss standard, net of tax— — — — — (1,154)— (1,154)
Share-based compensation— — 20,465 — — — — 20,465 
Comprehensive income (loss)— — — — — 70,665 (112)70,553 
Balance, December 31, 202049,614 $496 $468,726 (2,561)$(119,143)$469,558 $40 $819,677 
Repurchase of common stock into treasury— — — (25)(2,688)— — (2,688)
Equity awards vested and exercised, net of shares withheld for payroll taxes235 2 (7,234)— — — — (7,232)
Share-based compensation— — 25,217 — — — — 25,217 
Comprehensive income (loss)— — — — — 327,388 (335)327,053 
Balance, December 31, 202149,849 $498 $486,709 (2,586)$(121,831)$796,946 $(295)$1,162,027 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
 
 Years Ended December 31,
 202120202019
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$327,388 $70,665 $113,988 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization (inclusive of depreciation included in cost of revenue)103,697 94,187 58,520 
Non-cash interest expense and other(4,067)4,349 1,984 
Write-off of fees on credit facilities and senior notes158 4,956 594 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 4,900 7,178 
Increase in allowance for credit losses and sales credits6,263 6,535 6,275 
Provision for deferred income taxes(16,287)(21,628)913 
Share-based compensation25,217 20,465 16,241 
Net loss on deferred compensation balances20 1,646  
Loss on disposal or sale of fixed assets2,707 4,322 484 
Amortization of discount on investments(52)(109)(298)
Non-cash lease expense3,806 (589)5 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Accounts receivable(419,533)(7,338)28,278 
Accounts receivable, subcontractor(165,734)(1,271)(22,571)
Income taxes receivable6,591 (412)(4,464)
Prepaid expenses(58,788)(1,342)774 
Other current assets(21,999)2,322 2,847 
Other assets3,262 3,220 (12,751)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses256,118 5,562 1,925 
Accrued compensation and benefits129,235 25,856 32,758 
Other liabilities122,685 41,640 (6,090)
Deferred revenue4,320 (1,119)(1,806)
Restricted investments balance349 9 78 
Net cash provided by operating activities305,356 256,826 224,862 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase and development of fixed assets(53,573)(37,702)(35,218)
Purchase of investments(60,719)(48,311)(