Enhabit Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Enhabit, Inc. (NYSE: EHAB), a leading home health and hospice care provider, today reported its results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“Our momentum exiting 2023 and through the first quarter of 2024 instills confidence and excitement in our strategy and team,” said Enhabit’s President and Chief Executive Officer Barb Jacobsmeyer. “Our strong start to 2024 is a result of our team’s continued focus on our operational strategies. Additional frontline clinicians, more and better home health payor contracts and controlling general and administrative expenses were the key drivers of our performance in the first quarter and resulted in sustained consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $25.3 million in both the first quarter of 2024 and 2023. We are confident we are taking the right steps to drive future growth.”


  • Net service revenue of $262.4 million
  • Net income attributable to Enhabit, Inc. of $0.2 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $25.3 million
  • Earnings per share of $0.01
  • Adjusted earnings per share of $0.07


  • Strong growth in home health Medicare Advantage admissions with non-Medicare admissions up 25.2%, driving total admission growth of 5.3% year over year38% of non-Medicare visits are now in payor innovation contracts at improved rates
  • Continued recruiting success adding 151 net new full-time nursing hires in the first quarter
  • 30-day hospitalization readmission rate in home health is 20.5% better than the national average
  • 5.6% sequential growth in hospice admissions
  • 53.2% better than the national average for hospice patient visits in last days of life
  • General and administrative expense declined year over year
  • Opened two hospice de novo locations in Texas in March 



The strategy to increase admissions in payor innovation contracts lessened the impact of mix shift contributing to sustained consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $25.3 million in both periods presented. The shift to more non-Medicare admissions in home health impacted consolidated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA by approximately $6 million partially offset by approximately $4 million in pricing improvement.


Home Health

Revenue declined year over year primarily due to the payor mix shift to more non-Medicare admissions(approximately $6 million) partially offset by improved pricing (approximately $4 million).

Adjusted EBITDA decreased year over year primarily due to the payor mix shift to more non-Medicare admissions and increased cost of service, offset by a reduction in general and administrative expenses. Cost per visit increased 2.3% year over year primarily due to merit and market rate increases. General and administrative expenses declined year over year primarily due to a new organizational structure implemented in the first quarter of 2023 to align the Company’s sales and operations teams.


Net service revenue decreased year over year as increased Medicare reimbursement rates were offset by adecrease in patient days.

Adjusted EBITDA increased year over year primarily due to a decrease in general and administrative expenses.Cost per day increased 2.6% year over year primarily due to a decrease in patient days. General andadministrative expenses declined year over year primarily due to the restructuring of hospice back office staffingin the third quarter of 2023.


The Company reaffirmed its full-year 2024 guidance as follows: 

For additional considerations regarding the Company’s 2024 guidance ranges, see the supplemental information posted on the Company’s website at http://investors.ehab.com.


The Company will host an investor conference call at 10 a.m. EDT on May 9, 2024, to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2024. To access the live call by phone, dial toll-free (888) 660-6150 or international (929) 203-0843; the conference ID is 5248158. A simultaneous webcast of the call, along with supplemental information, may be accessed by visiting https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/834974223. Following the call, a replay will be available on the Company’s website at http://investors.ehab.com.


Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (Enhabit, Inc.) is a leading national home health and hospice provider working to expand what’s possible for patient care in the home. Enhabit’s team of clinicians supports patients and their families where they are most comfortable, with a nationwide footprint spanning 255 home health locations and 112 hospice locations across 34 states. Enhabit leverages advanced technology and compassionate teams to deliver extraordinary patient care. For more information, visit ehab.com.


Note regarding presentation and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures

The financial data contained in this press release and supplemental information includes non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)) financial measures as defined in Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EPS, and Adjusted free cash flow. See “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, our Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2024, provide further information regarding “unusual or nonrecurring items that are not typical of ongoing operations,” are conciliation item in our Adjusted EBITDA calculation. Such non-GAAP financial measures exclude significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance and should therefore not be considered superior to, as a substitute for or alternative to the GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. Thenon-GAAP financial measures in the press release may differ from similar measures used by other companies.

The Company is unable to reconcile the guidance for Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS to their corresponding GAAP measures without unreasonable effort due to the inherent difficulty in predicting, with reasonable certainty, the future impact of items that are outside the control of the Company or otherwise non-indicative of its ongoing operating performance. Accordingly, the Company relies on the exception provided by Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K. Such items include, but are not limited to, gains or losses related to hedging instruments; loss on early extinguishment of debt; adjustments to its income tax provision (such as valuation allowance adjustments and settlements of income tax claims); and items related to corporate and facility restructurings. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information.

Note regarding presentation of same-store comparisons

The Company uses “same-store” comparisons to explain the changes in certain performance metrics and line items within its financial statements. Same-store comparisons are calculated based on home health and hospice locations open throughout both the full current period and the immediately prior period presented. These comparisons include the financial results of market consolidation transactions in existing markets, as it is difficult to determine, with precision, the incremental impact of these transactions on the Company’s results of operations. 


Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts, such as those relating to future events, projections, financial guidance, legislative or regulatory developments, strategy or growth opportunities, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such estimates, projections and forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof, and Enhabit undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. While it is impossible to identify all such factors, factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those estimated by Enhabit include, but are not limited to, our ability to execute on our strategic plans; regulatory and other developments impacting the markets for our services; changes in reimbursement rates; general economic conditions; changes in the episodic versus non-episodic mix of our payors, the case mix of our patients, and payment methodologies; our ability to attract and retain key management personnel and health care professionals; potential disruptions or breaches of our or our vendors’,payors’, and other contract counterparties’ information systems; the outcome of litigation; our ability to successfully complete and integrate de novo locations, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures; our ability to successfully integrate technology in our operations; our ability to control costs, particularly labor and employee benefit costs; and impacts resulting from the announcement of the conclusion of the strategic review process. Additional information regarding risks and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement in this press release are described in reports filed with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are available on the Company’s website at http://investors.ehab.com.


Investor relations contact

Crissy Carlisle [email protected] 469-860-6061

Media contact

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