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Envision Healthcare Corp Affirms Guidance For Q4 Earnings

Thursday, 4 Jan 2018

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Envision Healthcare Corp ::ENVISION HEALTHCARE PROVIDES BUSINESS & GOVERNANCE UPDATE.- AFFIRMS GUIDANCE FOR Q4 2017 EARNINGS.- BOARD APPOINTS JAMES D. SHELTON LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR.ENVISION HEALTHCARE - J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES, EVERCORE AND GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES ADVISING BOARD IN REVIEW OF STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES.ENVISION HEALTHCARE - WILL PROPOSE CHARTER AND BYLAW AMENDMENTS FOR ANNUAL DIRECTOR ELECTIONS AND ADOPTION OF PROXY ACCESS.ENVISION HEALTHCARE - CURRENTLY ESTIMATES THAT CO WILL REALIZE NET PROCEEDS OF ABOUT $2.1 BILLION AS A RESULT OF LOWER EFFECTIVE TAX RATE FOR 2018.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.49, REVENUE VIEW $1.96 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.ENVISION HEALTHCARE - ANTICIPATES REDUCED OVERHEAD EXPENSES WILL REALIZE ABOUT 50 BASIS POINTS OF IMPROVEMENT IN OPERATING MARGIN FOR 2018.

Pihlajalinna to Release Information On Its New Structure In Early 2018

Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017

Dec 27 (Reuters) - PIHLAJALINNA OYJ ::PIHLAJALINNA WILL RELEASE INFORMATION ON ITS NEW STRUCTURE IN EARLY 2018.SAYS ‍AFTER CHANGE OF CEO, PLANNING REQUIRES MORE TIME​.

UnitedHealth's Optum To Buy Davita Medical Group For About $4.9 Bln In Cash

Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017

Dec 6 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP TO JOIN OPTUM.OPTUM - ‍AGREEMENT, ENTERED INTO ON DECEMBER 5, 2017, CALLS FOR OPTUM TO ACQUIRE DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP FOR APPROXIMATELY $4.9 BILLION IN CASH​.OPTUM - FOLLOWING TRANSACTION, DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP WILL BECOME PART OF OPTUM'S OPTUMCARE DIVISION.OPTUM - ‍DAVITA PLANS TO USE PROCEEDS FROM DEAL FOR SIGNIFICANT STOCK REPURCHASES OVER 1 TO 2 YRS AFTER CLOSE OF DEAL, AS WELL AS TO REPAY DEBT​, OTHERS.OPTUM - ‍JOE MELLO, COO OF DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP, WILL CONTINUE IN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN COMBINED ENTITY, AS WILL DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM​.

Tenet Q3 adjusted loss per share $0.17 from continuing operations

Monday, 6 Nov 2017

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp ::Tenet reports results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.Q3 adjusted loss per share $0.17 from continuing operations.Q3 loss per share $3.63 from continuing operations.Q3 earnings per share view $-0.38 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Sees FY 2017 adjusted earnings per share $0.59 to $0.74 from continuing operations.Sees Q4 2017 adjusted earnings per share $1.20 to $1.35 from continuing operations.Tenet Healthcare Corp - qtrly net operating revenues $ 4,586 million versus $4,849 million last year.Tenet Healthcare Corp - ‍Tenet's same-hospital exchange admissions were 4,856 in Q3 of 2017, down 6.8 percent from Q3 of 2016​.Tenet Healthcare Corp - ‍same-hospital exchange outpatient visits were 49,089 in Q3 of 2017, up 4.3 percent from Q3 of 2016​.Tenet Healthcare sees ‍Q4 revenue of $4.8 billion to $5.0 billion, excluding about $10 million of revenue from co's health plans​.Tenet - Q3 ‍net loss from continuing operations attributable to shareholders included $329 million pre-tax impairment and restructuring charge​.Tenet - Q3 ‍net loss from continuing operations attributable to shareholders included $104 million pre-tax gain on sale of former Houston​ assets.Tenet - Q3 ‍net loss from continuing operations attributable to shareholders also included $138 million pre-tax loss from early extinguishment of debt​ assets.Tenet - special ‍items collectively lowered lowered diluted earnings per share by approximately $3.46​ in quarter.

HCP reports transactions to further reduce Brookdale portfolio concentration

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

Nov 2 (Reuters) - HCP Inc ::HCP announces transactions to further reduce Brookdale portfolio concentration.HCP Inc - ‍ agreed to sell its remaining investments in ridea ii senior housing joint venture to an investor group led by CPA for $332 million​.HCP - ‍ intends to use proceeds from dispositions primarily to repay debt and for general corporate purposes​.HCP - ‍ Ridea ii joint venture owns 49 communities, of which 46 are managed by Brookdale senior living​.

Envision Healthcare posts Q3 adj. earnings $0.73/shr

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Envision Healthcare Corp :Envision Healthcare reports 2017 third quarter financial results.Q3 adjusted earnings per share $0.73 from continuing operations.Q3 earnings per share $0.33 from continuing operations.Q3 revenue $1.99 billion versus I/B/E/S view $1.99 billion.Q3 earnings per share view $0.88 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Envision Healthcare Corp - ‍for Q4 of 2017, envision expects to generate revenue of $1.88 billion to $2.02 billion​.Envision Healthcare Corp - ‍for Q4 of 2017, Envision expects adjusted EPS of $0.44 to $0.54​.Q4 revenue view $2.07 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Envision Healthcare - board of directors unanimously decided to initiate full review of broad range of alternatives to "enhance" shareholder value​.Envision Healthcare Corp says "‍board believes that a review at this time - with all options on table - is in best interests of Envision shareholders"​.

Pacific Smiles Group proposes restructure of Pacific Smiles Dental Centre ​

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Pacific Smiles Group Ltd :Proposes restructure of Pacific Smiles Dental Centre located in Sydney's west​.‍Proposed changes will result in a one-off EBITDA impact of $2.6 million in current period​.‍Announces acquisition of 100 percent of everything dentures​.Does not expect proposed restructure & acquisition to materially impact underlying performance of business in FY2018​.

Mediclinic implements cost savings programmes in S. Africa, Switzerland

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mediclinic International Plc ::FY MARGIN EXPECTATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS (NOT FOR COMPANY) REMAIN IN LINE WITH PREVIOUS GUIDANCE, BROADLY STABLE ON PRIOR YEAR, AT AROUND 21%​.TEAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA, SWITZERLAND IMPLEMENTED COST SAVINGS PROGRAMMES, PRODUCTIVITY INITIATIVES TO HELP MARGINS DURING H2.

Brookdale ‍says about 20 of co's California communities being affected by wildfires​

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Brookdale Senior Living Inc : :Brookdale provides update on the impact of natural disasters; announces leadership change.Brookdale Senior Living Inc - ‍provided an update on impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Northern California wildfires​.Brookdale Senior Living Inc - ‍approximately 20 of company's California communities are being affected by wildfires​.Brookdale Senior Living Inc - ‍expects a negative impact from hurricanes to adjusted EBITDA of about $12 million to $13 million for 2017​.Brookdale Senior Living Inc - ‍so far, none of communities have suffered major damage from wildfires​.Brookdale Senior Living Inc - estimates that to incur additional about $13 million to $14 million of capitalized costs for physical plant remediation.Brookdale - estimates to incur about $5 million to $6 million of physical plant remediation costs during Q4 of 2017 & remainder in 2018​.

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