First Choice Healthcare Reports Profitable Results for First Quarter 2015

Revenues Rose 12% to $2.51 Million; Notwithstanding Non-Cash Expenses, Income From Operations Climbed to Approximately $767,000; and Net Income Increased 187% to $31,000

MELBOURNE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/18/15 -- First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: FCHS) ("FCHS" or "First Choice"), a diversified holding company focused on delivering clinically superior, patient-centric, multi-specialty care through state-of-the-art medical centers of excellence, today reported its first quarter financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014:

  • Total revenues increased 12% to $2,505,167 from $2,234,753.

    • Net patient service revenues generated by our flagship Medical Center of Excellence, First Choice Medical Group, grew 14% to $2,240,065 -- up from $1,972,830.
    • Rental revenue produced by our real estate subsidiary, Marina Towers, LLC, rose modestly to $265,103 from $261,923.

  • Income from operations climbed 108% to $413,769 from $199,310. Nothwithstanding non-cash expenses totaling $353,669 for stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization; income from operations totaled $767,438 for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $388,078 in the same three month period in 2014 after factoring $188,769 in non-cash stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization.

  • Net income increased 187% to $30,689, or $0.00 earnings per basic and diluted share, from a net loss of $35,099, or $0.00 loss per basic and diluted share.

  • Net cash used in the Company's operating activities improved 46% to $173,931 from $320,305.

As of March 31, 2015, First Choice had cash and restricted cash totaling $497,531; accounts receivable of $2,252,053 and total stockholders' deficit of $2,652,494. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company's lender, Hillar Capital Investments, L.P. converted $680,000 of the $2,320,000 8% original issue discount convertible debenture. As a consequence, the outstanding principal amount and interest of the debenture, as of May 1, 2015, has been reduced to $1.53 million.

Earlier last week, the Company announced that through its newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary, TBC Holdings of Melbourne, Inc., it had expanded its portfolio of Medical Centers of Excellence located in Florida's Space Coast region with the addition of Brevard Orthopaedic Spine & Pain Center, Inc., dba The B.A.C.K. Center, to its medical business-building platform. TBC Holdings will exercise effective control over the business of the practice, and treat it as a variable interest entity, effective as of May 1, 2015. As a result, beginning with the release of First Choice's second quarter 2015 results, the Company will include the financial results of The B.A.C.K. Center in its consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting prinicples as if it was a wholly owned subsidiary.

Christian Romandetti, Chairman, President and CEO of First Choice, stated, "We are very pleased with our Company's strong financial performance in the first quarter of 2015, during which time our Medical Centers of Excellence platform continued to demonstrate that our operations are materially benefitting from key efficiencies that we have continued to implement over the past year. In view of our recent transaction involving The B.A.C.K. Center, which will allow us to book The B.A.C.K. Center's May and June results, we fully expect that our future quarterly growth will be even more pronounced, with our revenues forecasted to increase to more than $4.8 million in the second quarter."

Continuing, Romandetti said, "As we move through 2015, we will look to continue executing other planned expansion strategies, driving stronger cash flow while paying down our higher cost debt. Given the notable progress we achieved in the first quarter and the momentum we are currently experiencing in our medical business-building business, we feel very optimistic that this year will continue to prove to be our best one yet."

March 31, December 31,
2015 2014
Current assets
Cash $ 112,794 $ 279,087
Cash-restricted 384,737 318,259
Accounts receivable, net 2,252,053 1,804,636
Prepaid and other current assets 127,221 153,296
Capitalized financing costs, current portion 68,370 68,370
Total current assets 2,945,175 2,623,648
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,602,845 and $2,472,111 8,171,848 8,294,298
Other assets
Capitalized financing costs, long term portion 17,089 37,775
Patient list, net of accumulated amortization of $60,000 and $55,000 240,000 245,000
Patents, net of amortization of $23,875 and $19,100 262,625 267,400
Deposits 2,571 2,571
Total other assets 522,285 552,746
Total assets $ 11,639,308 $ 11,470,692
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 1,360,890 $ 1,457,275
Stock based payable 220,000 537,750
Advances 298,000 224,000
Line of credit, short term 1,377,000 1,237,000
Convertible note payable, short term portion 2,192,099 2,148,835
Notes payable, current portion 684,904 732,791
Unearned revenue 51,639 38,763
Total current liabilities 6,184,532 6,376,414
Long term debt:
Deposits held 72,901 72,901
Notes payable, long term portion 8,034,369 8,184,560
Total long term debt 8,107,270 8,257,461
Total liabilities 14,291,802 14,633,875
Stockholders' deficit
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, Nil issued and outstanding - -
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 18,432,055 and 17,951,055 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 18,432 17,951
Additional paid in capital 13,151,461 12,671,942
Accumulated deficit (15,822,387 ) (15,853,076 )
Total stockholders' deficit (2,652,494 ) (3,163,183 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $ 11,639,308 $ 11,470,692
Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
Patient service revenue $ 2,285,288 $ 2,010,974
Provision for bad debts (45,224 ) (38,144 )
Net patient service revenue less provision for bad debts 2,240,064 1,972,830
Rental Revenue 265,103 261,923
Total Revenue 2,505,167 2,234,753
Operating expenses:
Salaries and benefits 946,120 1,065,521
Other operating expenses 451,485 429,291
General and administrative 553,284 405,912
Depreciation and amortization 140,509 134,719
Total operating expenses 2,091,398 2,035,443
Net income from operations 413,769 199,310
Other income (expense):
Miscellaneous income 750 750
Amortization financing costs (20,686 ) (15,906 )
Interest expense, net (363,144 ) (219,253 )
Total other expense (383,080 ) (234,409 )
Net income (loss) before provision for income taxes 30,689 (35,099 )
Income taxes (benefit) - -
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 30,689 $ (35,099 )
Net Income (loss) per common share, basic $ 0.00 $ (0.00 )
Net Income (loss) per common share, diluted $ 0.00 $ (0.00 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic 18,062,466 16,756,648
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, diluted 22,090,565 16,756,648
Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
Net Income (loss) $ 30,689 $ (35,099 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 140,509 129,940
Amortization of financing costs 20,686 20,685
Bad debt expense 45,224 38,144
Common stock issued in connection with loan extension 99,000 -
Stock-based compensation 48,250 -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (492,641 ) (512,989 )
Prepaid expenses and other 26,075 (12,579 )
Restricted funds (66,478 ) (47,526 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (38,121 ) 124,299
Unearned income 12,876 (25,180 )
Net cash used in operating activities (173,931 ) (320,305 )
Purchase of equipment (8,284 ) (10,998 )
Net cash used in investing activities (8,284 ) (10,998 )
Proceeds from advances 74,000 -
Proceeds from lines of credit 140,000 100,000
Net payments on notes payable (198,078 ) (197,238 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 15,922 (97,238 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (67,293 ) (428,541 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 279,087 739,158
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 112,794 $ 310,617
Cash paid during the period for interest $ 264,144 $ 310,617
Cash paid during the period for taxes $ - $ -
Supplemental Disclosure on non-cash investing and financing activities:
Common stock issued in settlement of accrued expenses $ 15,000 $ 22,240

About First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, First Choice Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) is actively engaged in developing a network of multi-specialty medical centers of excellence throughout the southeastern U.S., which are distinguished as premier destinations for clinically superior, patient-centric care. Through its wholly owned subsidiary FCID Medical, Inc., the Company currently operates First Choice Medical Group of Brevard (FCMG), First Choice's flagship Medical Center of Excellence which specializes in the delivery of neurological and musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitative care; and through its wholly owned subsidiary TBC Holdings of Melbourne, Inc., it operates Brevard Orthopaedic Spine & Pain Center, Inc., dba The B.A.C.K. Center, which focuses on orthopaedic spine and pain medicine. FCHS' commercial real estate interests, which houses FCMG, are managed by its wholly owned subsidiary, FCID Holdings, Inc. For more information, please visit, and

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