10-Q 1 v466285_10q.htm 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

xQUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017 or

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _______________ to _______________.

 

Commission file number 001-08789

 

 

 

American Shared Hospital Services

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

  California 94-2918118  
  (State or other jurisdiction of (IRS Employer  
  Incorporation or organization) Identification No.)  

 

  Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 410, San Francisco, California 94111
  (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 788-5300

 

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth” company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large Accelerated Filer ¨ Accelerated Filer ¨ Non-Accelerated Filer ¨ Smaller reporting company x Emerging Growth Company ¨

  

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

 

Indicate by a check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes ¨ No x

 

As of May 5, 2017, there are outstanding 5,707,000 shares of the Registrant’s common stock.

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   (unaudited)     
   March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016 
         
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,403,000   $2,871,000 
Restricted cash   250,000    250,000 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $100,000 at March 31, 2017 and $100,000 at December 31, 2016   4,881,000    4,085,000 
           
Other receivables   249,000    290,000 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   982,000    892,000 
           
Total current assets   8,765,000    8,388,000 
           
Property and equipment:          
Medical equipment and facilities   98,490,000    96,270,000 
Office equipment   537,000    537,000 
Deposits and construction in progress   6,959,000    8,073,000 
    105,986,000    104,880,000 
Accumulated depreciation and amortization   (55,160,000)   (53,549,000)
Net property and equipment   50,826,000    51,331,000 
           
Investment in equity securities   579,000    579,000 
Other assets   263,000    300,000 
           
Total assets  $60,433,000   $60,598,000 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $437,000   $319,000 
Employee compensation and benefits   193,000    184,000 
Other accrued liabilities   1,103,000    1,100,000 
           
Current portion of long-term debt   2,215,000    2,205,000 
Current portion of obligations under capital leases   4,490,000    4,873,000 
           
Total current liabilities   8,438,000    8,681,000 
           
Long-term debt, less current portion   5,597,000    5,106,000 
Long-term capital leases, less current portion   13,691,000    14,852,000 
Deferred revenue, less current portion   583,000    610,000 
           
Deferred income taxes   4,350,000    4,176,000 
           
Shareholders' equity:          
Common stock (10,000,000 authorized; 5,706,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and 5,468,000 at December 31, 2016)   10,711,000    10,596,000 
Additional paid-in capital   5,999,000    5,949,000 
Retained earnings   5,243,000    4,950,000 
Total equity-American Shared Hospital Services   21,953,000    21,495,000 
Non-controlling interest in subsidiary   5,821,000    5,678,000 
Total shareholders' equity   27,774,000    27,173,000 
           
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $60,433,000   $60,598,000 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months ended March 31, 
   2017   2016 
         
Medical services revenue  $4,914,000   $4,238,000 
           
Costs of revenue:          
           
Maintenance and supplies   232,000    244,000 
           
Depreciation and amortization   1,604,000    1,562,000 
           
Other direct operating costs   732,000    699,000 
           
    2,568,000    2,505,000 
           
Gross Margin   2,346,000    1,733,000 
           
Selling and administrative expense   1,139,000    949,000 
           
Interest expense   453,000    285,000 
           
Operating income   754,000    499,000 
           
(Loss) on early extinguishment of debt   -    (108,000)
           
Interest and other income   4,000    5,000 
           
Income before income taxes   758,000    396,000 
           
Income tax expense   216,000    64,000 
           
Net income   542,000    332,000 
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest   (249,000)   (281,000)
           
Net income attributable to American Shared Hospital Services  $293,000   $51,000 
           
Net income per share:          
           
Earnings per common share - basic  $0.05   $0.01 
           
Earnings per common share - diluted  $0.05   $0.01 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

  

 

   YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND THREE MONTH PERIOD MARCH 31, 2017 
                             
           Additional           Non-controlling     
   Common   Common   Paid-in   Retained   Sub-Total   Interests in     
   Shares   Stock   Capital   Earnings   ASHS   Subsidiaries   Total 
                             
Balances at January 1, 2016   5,364,000   $10,376,000   $5,734,000   $4,020,000   $20,130,000   $5,050,000   $25,180,000 
                                    
Stock-based compensation expense   4,000    -    215,000    -    215,000    -    215,000 
                                    
Warrants Exercised   100,000    220,000    -    -    220,000    -    220,000 
                                    
Non-controlling interest investment in subsidiaries   -    -    -    -    -    7,000    7,000 
                                    
Cash distributions to non-controlling interests   -    -    -    -    -    (699,000)   (699,000)
                                    
Net income   -    -    -    930,000    930,000    1,320,000    2,250,000 
                                    
Balances at December 31, 2016   5,468,000    10,596,000    5,949,000    4,950,000    21,495,000    5,678,000    27,173,000 
                                    
Stock-based compensation expense   -    -    50,000    -    50,000    -    50,000 
                                    
Restricted stock   162,000    -    -    -    -    -    - 
                                    
Warrants and options exercised   76,000    115,000    -    -    115,000    -    115,000 
                                    
Cash distributions to non-controlling interests   -    -    -    -    -    (106,000)   (106,000)
                                    
Net income   -    -    -    293,000    293,000    249,000    542,000 
                                    
Balances at March 31, 2017   5,706,000   $10,711,000   $5,999,000   $5,243,000   $21,953,000   $5,821,000   $27,774,000 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months ended March 31, 
   2017   2016 
Operating activities:          
Net income  $542,000   $332,000 
           
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:          
           
Depreciation and amortization   1,622,000    1,574,000 
           
(Gain) on sale of assets   -    (1,000)
           
Loss on early extinguishment of debt   -    108,000 
           
Deferred income tax   174,000    64,000 
           
Stock-based compensation expense   50,000    59,000 
           
Net accrued interest on lease financing   (27,000)   - 
           
Other non-cash items   -    4,000 
           
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
           
Receivables   (755,000)   (500,000)
           
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (60,000)   22,000 
           
Customer deposits/deferred revenue   (31,000)   (78,000)
           
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   134,000    136,000 
           
Net cash from operating activities   1,649,000    1,720,000 
           
Investing activities:          
Payment for purchase of property and equipment   (1,106,000)   (333,000)
           
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,106,000)   (333,000)
           
Financing activities:          
Principal payments on long-term debt   (495,000)   (1,439,000)
           
Principal payments on capital leases   (1,517,000)   (1,064,000)
           
Proceeds from long-term debt financing on property and equipment   992,000    - 
           
Capital contributions from non-controlling interests   -    7,000 
           
Distributions to non-controlling interests   (106,000)   (97,000)
           
Proceeds from warrants and options exercised   115,000    - 
           
Proceeds from capital lease financing for reimbursement of payments for acquisition of equipment   -    1,137,000 
           
Net cash used in financing activities   (1,011,000)   (1,456,000)
           
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (468,000)   (69,000)
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   2,871,000    2,209,000 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $2,403,000   $2,140,000 
           
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
           
Interest  $491,000   $515,000 
           
Income taxes  $22,000   $96,000 
           
Schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities          
Acquisition of equipment with capital lease financing  $-   $6,870,000 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1.Basis of Presentation

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) necessary to present fairly American Shared Hospital Services’ consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2017 and the results of its operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, which results are not necessarily indicative of results on an annualized basis. Consolidated balance sheet amounts as of December 31, 2016 have been derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 included in the Company’s 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

These consolidated financial statements include the accounts of American Shared Hospital Services and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) as follows: the Company wholly-owns the subsidiaries American Shared Radiosurgery Services (“ASRS”), PBRT Orlando, LLC (“Orlando”), OR21, Inc. (“OR21”), and MedLeader.com, Inc. (“MedLeader”); the Company is the majority owner of Long Beach Equipment, LLC (“LBE”); ASRS is the majority-owner of GK Financing, LLC (“GKF”) which wholly-owns the subsidiaries Instituto de Gamma Knife del Pacifico S.A.C. (“GKPeru”) and GK Financing U.K., Limited (“GKUK”); GKF is the majority owner of the subsidiaries Albuquerque GK Equipment, LLC (“AGKE”) and Jacksonville GK Equipment, LLC (“JGKE”).

 

The Company (through ASRS) and Elekta AB, the manufacturer of the Gamma Knife (through its wholly-owned United States subsidiary, GKV Investments, Inc.), entered into an operating agreement and formed GK Financing, LLC. During 2017 GKF provided Gamma Knife units to seventeen medical centers in the United States in the states of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas.

 

The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orlando, provided proton beam radiation therapy (“PBRT”) and related equipment to a customer in the United States. The Company also directly provides radiation therapy and related equipment, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (“IMRT”), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (“IGRT”) and a CT Simulator to the radiation therapy department at an existing Gamma Knife site in Massachusetts.

 

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The Company formed the subsidiaries GKPeru and GKUK for the purposes of expanding its business internationally into Peru and the United Kingdom, respectively; Orlando and LBE to provide proton beam therapy services in Orlando, Florida and Long Beach, California; and AGKE and JGKE to provide Gamma Knife services in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively. AGKE began operations in the second quarter of 2011 and JGKE began operations in the fourth quarter of 2011. Orlando treated its first patient in April 2016. GKPeru is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2017. GKUK is inactive and LBE is not expected to generate revenue within the next two years.

 

The Company continues to develop its design and business model for “The Operating Room for the 21st Century” SM (“OR21” SM), through its 50% owned OR21, LLC (“OR21 LLC”). The remaining 50% is owned by an architectural design company. OR21 is not expected to generate significant revenue within the next two years.

 

MedLeader was formed to provide continuing medical education online and through videos for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. This subsidiary is not operational at this time.

 

All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Based on the guidance provided in accordance with ASC 280 Segment Reporting (“ASC 280”), the Company has analyzed its subsidiaries which are all in the business of leasing radiosurgery and radiation therapy equipment to healthcare providers, and concluded there is one reportable segment, Medical Services Revenue. The Company provides Gamma Knife, PBRT, and IGRT equipment to eighteen hospitals in the United States as of March 31, 2017. These eighteen locations operate under different subsidiaries of the Company, but offer the same service, radiosurgery, and radiation therapy. The operating results of the subsidiaries are reviewed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, who are also deemed the Company’s Chief Operating Decision Makers (“CODMs”) and this is done in conjunction with all of the subsidiaries and locations.

 

In February 2016, the Company used proceeds from the lease financing of its MEVION S250 at UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health (“Orlando Health”) to pay down $1,000,000 in Promissory Notes (the “Notes”) with four members of the Company’s Board of Directors. Based on the guidance provided in accordance with ASC 405 Extinguishment of Liabilities (“ASC 405”) and ASC 470 Debt Modifications and Extinguishments (“ASC 470”), the pay-down of the Notes is considered an extinguishment of debt and, as such, the difference between the net carrying amount of the Notes and the costs of extinguishment was recognized as a loss on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations. During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company recorded a loss on early extinguishment of debt of $108,000. The Notes were issued with common stock warrants with an estimated fair value of $145,000. The unamortized balance of the discount on the Notes, of $80,000, and deferred fees incurred from the issuance of the Note of approximately $28,000, were recorded as a loss on early extinguishment.

 

In July 2016, an existing customer provided notice of its intent to exercise the option to purchase the Gamma Knife unit at its hospital at the end of the lease term for a predetermined purchase price, pursuant to the lease agreement. The lease terminated in April 2017, at which time, the unit was depreciated to the purchase price of the sale. Based on the guidance provided in ASC 360 Property, Plant and Equipment (“ASC 360”), because the Gamma Knife unit was not available for immediate sale, the Company did not classify or measure the asset as held for sale prior to the lease termination.

 

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As of December 31, 2016, the Company had warrants outstanding representing the right to purchase 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $2.20 per share. These warrants were issued with the Notes to four members of the Company’s Board of Directors in a prior year. During the three month period ended March 31, 2017, 100,000 of the warrants were exercised. Of the 100,000 outstanding, 50,000 of the warrants exercised were done so through a cashless exercise issuance, totaling approximately 25,000 shares. There are no warrants outstanding as of March 31, 2017.

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board “(FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), ("ASU 2014-09"), which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) when it becomes effective. In December 2016, FASB issued ASU 2016-20 Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, (“ASU 2016-20”), which affects some narrow aspects of ASU 2014-09. The new standard is effective for the Company for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim reporting periods therein. Early application is permitted for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company has a project team in place to analyze the impact of ASU 2014-09 to its revenue stream. This includes performing a review of current policies to identify potential differences that would result from applying ASU 2014-09. The Company believes it is following an appropriate timeline to allow for proper recognition, presentation, and disclosure upon adoption. The Company intends to adopt the standard at the date required for public companies, but has not yet selected a transition method.

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01 Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (“ASU 2016-01”) which requires equity investments, except those accounted for under the equity method of accounting or those that result in consolidation of the investee, to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income. The new guidance is effective for the Company on January 1, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The standard permits the use of cumulative-effect transition method. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-01 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (“ASU 2016-02”), which requires lessees to recognize, for all leases, at the commencement date, a lease liability, and a right-of-use asset. Under the new guidance, lessor accounting is largely unchanged. The new guidance is effective for the Company on January 1, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-02 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

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In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09 Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718) (“ASU 2016-09”) which changes five aspects of accounting for share-based payment award transactions including 1) accounting for income taxes; 2) classification of excess tax benefits on the statement of cash flows; 3) forfeitures; 4) minimum statutory tax withholding requirements; and 5) classification of employee taxes paid on the statement of cash flows when an employer withholds shares for tax-withholding purposes. The new guidance is effective for the Company for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 on January 1, 2017. The Company elected to estimate the impact of forfeitures. There was no material impact on the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (“ASU 2016-13”), which requires measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held. The new guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-13 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15 Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) – Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (“ASU 2016-15”), which provides guidance on eight specific cash flow issues: debt prepayment or extinguishment costs; settlement of zero-coupon or other debt instruments with coupon interest rates that are insignificant in relation to the effective interest rate of the borrowing; contingent consideration payments made after a business combination; proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims; proceeds from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies; distributions received from equity method investees; beneficial interests in securitization transactions; and separately identifiable cash flows and application of the Predominance Principle. The new guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-15 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-18 Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) – Restricted Cash (“ASU 2016-18”), which requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in total cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. Amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents should be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-18 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

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Note 2.Per Share Amounts

 

Per share information has been computed based on the weighted average number of common shares and dilutive common share equivalents outstanding. The computation for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 excluded approximately 0 and 617,000, respectively, of the Company’s stock options because the exercise price of the options was higher than the average market price during the period.

 

Based on the guidance provided in accordance with ASC 260 Earnings Per Share (“ASC 260”), the weighted average common shares for basic earnings per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2017, excluded the weighted average impact of the performance share awards, discussed below. These awards are legally outstanding but are not deemed participating securities and therefore are excluded from the calculation of basic earnings per share. These shares are also excluded from the denominator for diluted earnings per share because they are considered contingent shares as of March 31, 2017.

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

   Three Months ended March 31, 
   2017   2016 
Net income attributable to American Shared Hospital Services  $293,000   $51,000 
           
Weighted average common shares for basic earnings per share   5,685,000    5,541,000 
Diluted effect of stock options and restricted stock   199,000    - 
Weighted average common shares for diluted earnings per share   5,884,000    5,541,000 
           
Basic earnings per share  $0.05   $0.01 
Diluted earnings per share  $0.05   $0.01 

 

Note 3.Stock-based Compensation

 

In June 2010 shareholders approved an amendment and restatement of the Company’s stock incentive plan, renaming it the Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Plan”), and among other things, increasing the number of shares of the Company’s common stock reserved for issuance under the Plan to 1,630,000. The Plan provides that the shares reserved under the Plan are available for issuance to officers of the Company, other key employees, non-employee directors, and advisors. The Plan is a successor to the Company’s previous plans, and any shares awarded and outstanding under those plans were transferred to the Plan. No further grants or share issuances will be made under the previous plans. On June 16, 2015, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment and restatement of the Plan in order to extend the term of the Plan by two years. The Company’s shareholders will vote to approve the amendment and restatement of the Plan by an additional two years at the annual shareholder meeting to be held on June 27, 2017.

  

Stock-based compensation expense associated with the Company’s stock-based options to employees is calculated using the Black-Scholes valuation model. The Company’s stock-based awards have characteristics significantly different from those of traded options, and changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimates. The estimated fair value of the Company’s option grants is estimated using assumptions for expected life, volatility, dividend yield, and risk-free interest rate which are specific to each award. The estimated fair value of the Company’s options is amortized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award (requisite service period), usually the vesting period. Accordingly, stock-based compensation cost before income tax effect for the Company’s options and restricted stock units in the amount of $50,000 and $59,000 is reflected in net income for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. At March 31, 2017, there was approximately $356,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the Plan, excluding unrecognized compensation cost associated with the performance share awards, discussed below. This cost is expected to be recognized over a period of approximately three years.

 

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On January 4, 2017, the Company entered into a Performance Share Award Agreement (the “Agreements”) with three executive officers of the Company for 161,766 restricted stock awards which vest upon the achievement of certain performance metrics. The agreements expire on March 31, 2020. Based on the guidance in ASC 718 Stock Compensation (“ASC 718”), the Company concluded these were performance based awards with vesting criteria tied to performance metrics and that as of March 31, 2017 it is not probable that any of the required metrics for vesting will be achieved. As a result, the Company has not recognized any stock-based compensation expense associated with these awards for the three month period ended March 31, 2017. The unrecognized stock-based compensation expense for these awards was approximately $542,000 as of March 31, 2017. If and when the Company determines that the performance metrics’ achievement becomes probable, the Company will record a cumulative catch-up stock-based compensation amount and the remaining unrecognized amount will be recorded over the remaining requisite service period of the awards.

 

The following table summarizes unvested restricted stock awards, consisting primarily of annual automatic grants and deferred compensation to non-employee directors, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2017:

 

   Restricted
Stock
Units
   Grant Date
Weighted-
Average
Fair Value
   Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2017   4,000   $2.25   $- 
Granted   18,000   $3.40   $- 
Vested   (4,000)  $3.40   $- 
Forfeited   -   $-   $- 
Outstanding at March 31, 2017   18,000   $3.21   $20,000 

 

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The following table summarizes stock option activity for the three month period ended March 31, 2017:

 

   Stock
Options
   Grant Date
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life (in
Years)
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2017   625,000   $2.85    4.25 
Granted   -   $-    - 
Exercised   (2,000)  $2.81    - 
Forfeited   -   $-    - 
Outstanding at March 31, 2017   623,000   $2.85    4.02 
Exercisable at March 31, 2017   304,000   $2.83    3.80 

 

Note 4.Investment in Equity Securities

 

As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 the Company had a $579,000 investment in the common stock of Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. (“Mevion”) formerly Still River Systems, representing an approximate 0.46% interest in Mevion. The Company accounts for this investment under the cost method. The Company carries its investment in Mevion at cost and reviews it for impairment on a quarterly basis, or as events or circumstances might indicate that the carrying value of the investment may not be recoverable.

 

The Company reviewed this investment at March 31, 2017 in light of both current market conditions and the current operations of Mevion as they continue to grow their PBRT business. Based on its analysis, the Company determined no impairment needed to be recognized as of March 31, 2017.

 

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Note 5.Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company’s disclosures of the fair value of financial instruments is based on a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs to the valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three levels. Level 1 inputs are unadjusted quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date. Level 2 inputs are inputs other than quoted prices within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for assets or liabilities, and reflect the Company’s own assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The estimated fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 were as follows (in thousands):

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total   Carrying Value 
March 31, 2017                         
                          
Assets:                         
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash  $2,653   $-   $-   $2,653   $2,653 
Investment in equity securities   -    -    579    579    579 
Total  $2,653   $-   $579   $3,232   $3,232 
                          
Liabilities                         
Debt obligations  $-   $-   $7,040   $7,040   $7,812 
Total  $-   $-   $7,040   $7,040   $7,812 
                          
December 31, 2016                         
                          
Assets:                         
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash  $3,121   $-   $-   $3,121   $3,121 
Investment in equity securities   -    -    579    579    579 
Total  $3,121   $-   $579   $3,700   $3,700 
                          
Liabilities                         
Debt obligations  $-   $-   $7,354   $7,354   $7,311 
Total  $-   $-   $7,354   $7,354   $7,311 

 

Note 6.Repurchase of Common Stock

 

In 1999 and 2001, the Board of Directors approved resolutions authorizing the Company to repurchase up to a total of 1,000,000 shares of its own stock on the open market, which the Board of Directors reaffirmed in 2008. There were no shares repurchased during the three month period ended March 31, 2017 or 2016. There are approximately 72,000 shares remaining under this repurchase authorization as of March 31, 2017.

 

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Note 7.Income Taxes

 

We generally calculate our effective income tax rate at the end of an interim period using an estimate of the annualized effective income tax rate expected to be applicable for the full fiscal year. However, when a reliable estimate of the annualized effective income tax rate cannot be made, we compute our provision for income taxes using the actual effective income tax rate for the results of operations reported within the year-to-date periods. Our effective income tax rate is highly influenced by relative income or losses reported and the amount of the nondeductible stock-based compensation associated with grants of our common stock options and historically from the results of foreign operations. A small change in estimated annual pretax income (loss) can produce a significant variance in the annualized effective income tax rate given the expected amount of these items. As a result, we have computed our provision for income taxes for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 by applying the actual effective tax rates to income reported within the condensed consolidated financial statements through those periods.

 

Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

This quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission may be deemed to contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and future plans of American Shared Hospital Services, which involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks of the Gamma Knife and radiation therapy businesses, the risks of developing The Operating Room for the 21st CenturySM program, and the risks of investing in Mevion. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial condition, results of operations and future plans of American Shared Hospital Services is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and the definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 27, 2017.

 

The Company had seventeen Gamma Knife units, one PBRT system and one IGRT machine in operation at March 31, 2017, and seventeen Gamma Knife units and one IGRT machine in operation at March 31, 2016. Two of the Company’s customer contracts are through subsidiaries where GKF or its subsidiary is the majority owner and managing partner. Ten of the Company’s seventeen current Gamma Knife customers are under fee-per-use contracts, and seven customers are under retail arrangements. The Company’s contracts to provide radiation therapy and related equipment services to an existing Gamma Knife customer and the Company’s new PBRT system at Orlando Health are also considered retail arrangements. Retail arrangements are further classified as either turn-key or revenue sharing. Revenue from fee per use contracts is determined by each hospital’s contracted rate. Revenue is recognized at the time procedures are performed, based on each hospital’s contracted rate. Under revenue sharing arrangements, the Company receives a contracted percentage of the reimbursement received by the hospital. The amount the Company expects to receive is recorded as revenue and estimated based on historical experience. Revenue estimates are reviewed periodically and adjusted as necessary. Under turn-key arrangements, the Company receives payment from the hospital in the amount of the hospital’s reimbursement from third party payors, and the Company is responsible for paying all the operating costs of the equipment. Operating costs are determined primarily based on historical treatment protocols and cost schedules with the hospital. The Company records an estimate of operating costs which are reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted as necessary to more accurately reflect the actual operating costs. For turn-key sites, the Company also shares a percentage of net operating profit. The Company records an estimate of net operating profit based on estimated revenues, less estimated operating costs. The operating costs and estimated net operating profit are recorded as other direct operating costs in the consolidated statement of operations.

 

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Effective January 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) established a Comprehensive Ambulatory Payment Classification for single session radiosurgery treatments. CMS has established a 2017 total reimbursement rate of approximately $9,000 ($8,800 in 2016) for a Medicare Gamma Knife treatment. The approximate CMS reimbursement rates for delivery of proton therapy for a simple treatment without compensation will be $494 ($506 in 2016) and $994 ($1,150 in 2016) for simple with compensation, intermediate and complex treatments, respectively.

 

Medical services revenue increased by $676,000 to $4,914,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $4,238,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s PBRT system at Orlando Health treated its first patient in April 2016. For the three month period ended March 31, 2017, revenues generated from this system were $1,155,000, compared to $0 in the same period prior year. Gamma Knife revenue decreased $506,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 to $3,619,000 from $4,125,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The decrease in Gamma Knife revenue was due to lower volumes and an increase in volumes at sites with a lower reimbursement rate compared to the Company’s historical average. Revenue from the Company’s radiation therapy contract increased for the three month period by $27,000, to $140,000 from $113,000 for the same period in the prior year.

 

The number of Gamma Knife procedures decreased by 25 to 456 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from 481 in the same quarter in the prior year. The decrease was primarily due to two customer sites experiencing downtime in order to perform a Cobalt-60 reload.

 

Total costs of revenue increased by $63,000 to $2,568,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $2,505,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. Maintenance and supplies decreased by $12,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. Depreciation and amortization increased by $42,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase was due to depreciation incurred on the PBRT system. Other direct operating costs increased by $33,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase was due to marketing costs incurred for the PBRT system.

 

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Selling and administrative costs increased by $190,000 to $1,139,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $949,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. This increase was primarily due to increased legal fees, severance expense, and building rent. The Company moved offices on August 13th, 2016. Prior to the move, the Company subleased a portion of its existing office space. The sublease income offset total rent expense over the term of the sublease, which ended May 2016.

 

Interest expense increased by $168,000 to $453,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $285,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The increase was due to interest incurred on PBRT lease financing. This was offset by a lower average principal base on the Company’s Gamma Knife debt in the first quarter of 2017, compared to prior year, effectively reducing interest expense.

 

The Company incurred a loss on early extinguishment of debt of $0 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017, compared to $108,000 in the same period prior year. In February 2016, the Company used a portion of the proceeds from the lease financing for its first MEVION S250 to pay down the $1,000,000 Notes pursuant to a note agreement with four members of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Note agreements permit for early payment without penalty to the Company. The Notes were issued with common stock warrants with an estimated fair value of $145,000. The unamortized balance of the discount on the Notes, of $80,000, and deferred fees incurred from the issuance of the Note of approximately $28,000, were recorded as a loss on early extinguishment of debt on the Company’s condensed consolidated Statement of Operations as of December 31, 2016.

 

Interest and other income decreased by $1,000 to $4,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $5,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. Interest and other income is generated from interest earned on the Company’s investments.

 

The Company had income tax expense of $216,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 compared to income tax expense of $64,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The increase in income tax expense is primarily due to taxable income attributable to GKF and PBRT Orlando operations.

 

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest decreased by $32,000 to $249,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 from $281,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. Net income attributable to non-controlling interests represents net income earned by the 19% non-controlling interest in GKF, and net income of the non-controlling interests in various subsidiaries controlled by GKF. The decrease or increase in net income attributable to non-controlling interests reflects the relative profitability of GKF.

 

The Company had net income of $293,000, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 compared to net income of $51,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, in the same period in the prior year. The increase in net income was primarily due to PBRT Orlando operations, offset by an increase in selling and administrative costs.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $2,403,000 at March 31, 2017 compared to $2,871,000 at December 31, 2016. The Company’s cash position decreased by $468,000 primarily due to an increase in accounts receivable of 755,000, offset by net cash from accounts payable of $134,000.

 

The Company has scheduled interest and principal payments under its debt obligations of approximately $2,696,000 and scheduled capital lease payments of approximately $6,068,000 during the next 12 months. The Company believes that its cash flow from cash on hand, operations, and other cash resources are adequate to meet its scheduled debt and capital lease obligations during the next 12 months. See additional discussion below related to commitments.

 

The Company as of March 31, 2017 had shareholders’ equity of $27,774,000, working capital of $327,000 and total assets of $60,433,000.

 

Commitments

 

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had commitments to purchase two MEVION S250 PBRT systems for $25,800,000 and the Company had $2,000,000 in non-refundable deposits toward the purchase of these two PBRT systems from Mevion. The non-refundable deposits are recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as deposits and construction in progress.

 

The Company and Mevion have not agreed on construction and delivery timetables for the second and third PBRT units for which the Company has purchase commitments. The Company is actively seeking sites for these units but to date has not entered into agreements with any party for either placement of a PBRT unit or the related financing. In the past, the Company and Mevion have established construction and delivery timetables, and therefore progress payment dates, only after the Company has notified Mevion that there is a proposed site for the unit. Accordingly, the timing of the required payments for the remaining $25,800,000 of the Company’s purchase commitments remains uncertain. The Company’s position is that these payments should not commence until a site is available for a PBRT unit and the related financing is in place.

 

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had commitments to purchase one Gamma Knife Perfexion system and is scheduled to install one Gamma Knife Model 4C system, which the Company previously financed and owns. Total Gamma Knife commitments as of March 31, 2017 were $2,350,000. The Model 4C unit is installed at the Company’s new customer site in Peru and is expected to begin patient treatments in the third quarter of this year. There are cash requirements for the Peru commitment in the next 12 months of approximately $200,000. The Company believes that cash flow from cash on hand and operations will be sufficient to cover this payment. The Perfexion unit is for a new site the Company expects to start treating patients in the latter half of 2017. The Company has secured financing for this unit. There are no other significant cash requirements in the next 12 months. There can be no assurance that financing will be available for the Company’s current or future projects, or at terms that are acceptable to the Company.

 

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The Company estimates the following commitments for each of the equipment systems with expected timing of payments as follows as of March 31, 2017:

 

   2017   Thereafter   Total 
             
Proton Beam Units  $-   $25,800,000   $25,800,000 
                
Gamma Knife Units   2,350,000    -    2,350,000 
                
Total  $2,350,000   $25,800,000   $28,150,000 

 

Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

The Company does not hold or issue derivative instruments for trading purposes and is not a party to any instruments with leverage or prepayment features. The Company does not have affiliation with partnerships, trust or other entities whose purpose is to facilitate off-balance sheet financial transactions or similar arrangements, and therefore has no exposure to the financing, liquidity, market or credit risks associated with such entities. At March 31, 2017, the Company had no significant long-term, market-sensitive investments.

 

Item 4.Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These controls and procedures are designed to ensure that material information relating to the company and its subsidiaries is communicated to the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2017, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer, and recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended March 31, 2017 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.   Legal Proceedings.
    None.
     
Item 1A.   Risk Factors
    There are no changes from those listed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.
     
Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
    None.
     
Item 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
    None.
     
Item 4.   Mine Safety Disclosures
    Not applicable.
     
Item 5.   Other Information.
    None.
     
Item 6.   Exhibit Index

 

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        Incorporated by reference herein
Exhibit                
Number   Description   Form   Exhibit   Date
                 
3.1 * Articles of Incorporation of the Company, as amended.            
3.2 * By-laws of the Company, as amended and restated dated as of June 21, 2016.            
10.1 * Addendum Four to Lease Agreement for a Gamma Knife Unit dated as of April 25, 2016 between The Community Hospital Group, Inc., dba JFK Medical Center and GK Financing, LLC.            
31.1 * Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/15d-14a, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002            
31.2 * Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/15d-14a, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002            
32.1

ǂ

Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002            
101.INS * XBRL Instance Document            
101.SCH * XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document            
101.CAL * XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document            
101.DEF * XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document            
101.LAB * XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document            
101.PRE * XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document            
                 
  * Filed herewith.            
  ǂ Furnished herewith.            

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES

Registrant

 

Date: May 15, 2017 /s/ Ernest A. Bates, M.D.
    Ernest A. Bates, M.D.
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
   
Date: May 15, 2017 /s/ Craig K. Tagawa
    Craig K. Tagawa
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Operating and Financial Officer

 

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