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Kindred Healthcare Reports Strong First Quarter Results of $0.55 Per Diluted Share

April 25, 2011

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Reported Results Included Charges Of $0.10 Per Diluted Share Primarily Related To Pending RehabCare Acquisition
Last Year's First Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.38 Included $0.06 of Certain Charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:KND) today announced its operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. All financial and statistical information included in this press release reflects the continuing operations of the Company's businesses for all periods presented unless otherwise indicated.

First Quarter Highlights:

  • Consolidated revenues rose 9% to $1.2 billion

-- Each operating division reported revenue growth compared to last year

  • Excluding certain charges in both periods, diluted earnings per share rose 48% to $0.65 from $0.44 in the first quarter last year
  • Hospital results were bolstered by the recent southern California hospital acquisition and volume growth

-- Reported admissions grew 10% from last year; same-facility admissions grew 3%

-- First quarter operating income grew 14% to $108 million

  • Strong admissions growth and higher Medicare and managed care volumes drove nursing center growth

-- Admissions grew 8% compared to the first quarter last year

-- First quarter operating income rose 24% to $87 million

  • Peoplefirst Rehabilitation reported strong revenue growth and solid results

--Revenues grew 21% to $145 million primarily from new contract growth

-- Division reported $15 million in operating income

  • Operating cash flows grew to $46 million, up $60 million from last year's first quarter
  • Accounts receivable days declined to 49.8 at March 31, 2011 from 50.9 at December 31, 2010 and 54.4 at March 31, 2010
  • Long-term debt pay-down in the quarter totaled $15 million

First Quarter Results

Continuing Operations

Consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 rose 9% to $1.2 billion compared to $1.1 billion in the first quarter last year. Income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2011 totaled $22.3 million or $0.55 per diluted share compared to $15.2 million or $0.38 per diluted share in the first quarter last year.

First quarter 2011 operating results included certain pretax charges of $6.2 million primarily related to the pending acquisition of RehabCare Group, Inc. ("RehabCare") (NYSE:RHB), the effect of which reduced income from continuing operations by $4.0 million or $0.10 per diluted share.

First quarter 2010 operating results included certain charges that reduced income from continuing operations by $2.3 million or $0.06 per diluted share.

Discontinued Operations

During the past few years, the Company has entered into transactions related to the divestiture of unprofitable businesses. For accounting purposes, the historical operating results of these businesses and losses associated with these operations have been classified as discontinued operations in the Company's consolidated statement of operations for all historical periods.

Management Commentary

Paul J. Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, remarked, "We are pleased to report a good start to the year. Each of our three operating divisions reported continued improvements in their quality and clinical outcome measures which helped drive solid volume and revenue growth. The operating results of recently acquired businesses were in line with our expectations and contributed to our earnings growth as well. Our top-line growth was complemented by improved operating efficiencies across the organization, resulting in significant earnings per share growth compared to the first quarter last year."

Commenting on the Company's financial position, Mr. Diaz noted, "In addition to our strong earnings growth in the quarter, we reported a significant increase in operating cash flows. As in the past, these funds will be used to finance our routine and cluster market development capital spending and pay down our debt."

Commenting on the pending RehabCare acquisition, Mr. Diaz noted, "We are looking forward to the completion of the RehabCare acquisition. The level of support and excitement about this strategic opportunity among employees, customers, hospitals and physician partners is growing and we are making progress on our integration and team-building plans. Our first quarter operating results are particularly impressive in light of all the work being done to complete this transaction and reflect the team's continued focus on our core operations and the quality of our services."

Company Suspends 2011 Earnings Guidance

As previously announced, the Company has suspended its fiscal 2011 earnings guidance in connection with the pending RehabCare acquisition.

Pending RehabCare Acquisition

On February 8, 2011, Kindred and RehabCare announced that Kindred had agreed to acquire RehabCare pursuant to which each holder of RehabCare common stock will receive $26.00 per share in cash and 0.471 of a share of Kindred common stock. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2011. The acquisition is subject to certain conditions, including approvals by the stockholders of both companies, consummation of financing in accordance with the terms of the commitment letter obtained by Kindred, and the receipt of certain licensure and regulatory approvals.

As previously announced, the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Improvement Act of 1976 for the RehabCare acquisition was terminated on April 8, 2011.

Webcast of Conference Call

As previously announced, investors and the general public can access a live webcast of the first quarter 2011 conference call through a link on the Company's website at www.kindredhealthcare.com. The conference call will be held April 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 26 by dialing (719) 457-0820, access code: 8089971. The replay will be available through May 3.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding the Company's expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, budgets, capital expenditures, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management and statements containing the words such as "anticipate," "approximate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "project," "could," "should," "will," "intend," "may" and other similar expressions, are forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and stockholders and other potential investors must recognize that actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, those discussed below. Such forward-looking statements are based upon management's current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which the Company is unable to predict or control, that may cause the Company's actual results or performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed below and detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

In addition to the factors set forth above, other factors that may affect the Company's plans or results include, without limitation, (a) the Company's ability to integrate the operations of the acquired hospitals and rehabilitation services operations and realize the anticipated revenues, economies of scale, cost synergies and productivity gains in connection with the RehabCare acquisition and any other acquisitions that may be undertaken during 2011, as and when planned, including the potential for unanticipated issues, expenses and liabilities associated with those acquisitions and the risk that RehabCare fails to meet its expected financial and operating targets, (b) the receipt of all required licensure and regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the RehabCare acquisition, including approval of the pending transaction by the stockholders of the respective companies, and the Company's ability to complete the required financing as contemplated by the commitment letter, (c) the potential for diversion of management time and resources in seeking to complete the RehabCare acquisition and integrate its operations, (d) the potential failure to retain key employees of RehabCare, (e) the impact of the Company's significantly increased levels of indebtedness as a result of the RehabCare acquisition on the Company's funding costs, operating flexibility and ability to fund ongoing operations, development capital expenditures or other strategic acquisitions with additional borrowings, particularly in light of ongoing volatility in the credit and capital markets, (f) the potential for dilution to the Company's stockholders as a result of the RehabCare acquisition, (g) the impact of pending or future litigation relating to the RehabCare acquisition, (h) the impact of healthcare reform, which will initiate significant reforms to the United States healthcare system, including potential material changes to the delivery of healthcare services and the reimbursement paid for such services by the government or other third party payors. Healthcare reform will impact each of the Company's businesses in some manner. Due to the substantial regulatory changes that will need to be implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others, and the numerous processes required to implement these reforms, the Company cannot predict which healthcare initiatives will be implemented at the federal or state level, the timing of any such reforms, or the effect such reforms or any other future legislation or regulation will have on the Company's business, financial position, results of operations and liquidity, (i) changes in the reimbursement rates or the methods or timing of payment from third party payors, including commercial payors and the Medicare and Medicaid programs, changes arising from and related to the Medicare prospective payment system for long-term acute care ("LTAC") hospitals, including potential changes in the Medicare payment rules, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, and changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements for nursing centers, and the expiration of the Medicare Part B therapy cap exception process, (j) the effects of additional legislative changes and government regulations, interpretation of regulations and changes in the nature and enforcement of regulations governing the healthcare industry, (k) the Company's ability to successfully pursue its development activities, including through acquisitions, and successfully integrate new operations, including the realization of anticipated revenues, economies of scale, cost savings and productivity gains associated with such operations, (l) the impact of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (the "SCHIP Extension Act"), including the ability of the Company's hospitals to adjust to potential LTAC certification, medical necessity reviews and the moratorium on future hospital development, (m) the impact of the expiration of several moratoriums under the SCHIP Extension Act which could impact the short stay rules, the budget neutrality adjustment as well as implement the policy known as the "25 Percent Rule," which would limit certain patient admissions, (n) failure of the Company's facilities to meet applicable licensure and certification requirements, (o) the further consolidation and cost containment efforts of managed care organizations and other third party payors, (p) the Company's ability to meet its rental and debt service obligations, (q) the Company's ability to operate pursuant to the terms of its debt obligations, including the Company's obligations under financings undertaken to complete the RehabCare acquisition, and the Company's ability to operate pursuant to its master lease agreements with Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), (r) the condition of the financial markets, including volatility and weakness in the equity, capital and credit markets, which could limit the availability and terms of debt and equity financing sources to fund the requirements of the Company's businesses, or which could negatively impact the Company's investment portfolio, (s) national and regional economic, financial, business and political conditions, including their effect on the availability and cost of labor, credit, materials and other services, (t) the Company's ability to control costs, particularly labor and employee benefit costs, (u) increased operating costs due to shortages in qualified nurses, therapists and other healthcare personnel, (v) the Company's ability to attract and retain key executives and other healthcare personnel, (w) the increase in the costs of defending and insuring against alleged professional liability and other claims and the ability to predict the estimated costs related to such claims, including the impact of differences in actuarial assumptions and estimates compared to eventual outcomes, (x) the Company's ability to successfully reduce (by divestiture of operations or otherwise) its exposure to professional liability and other claims, (y) the Company's ability to successfully dispose of unprofitable facilities, (z) events or circumstances which could result in the impairment of an asset or other charges, (aa) changes in generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") or practices, and changes in tax accounting or tax laws (or authoritative interpretations relating to any of these matters), and (ab) the Company's ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by the Company are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

In addition to the results provided in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided a non-GAAP measurement which presents operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 before certain charges or on a core basis. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measurement to the GAAP operating results is included in this press release.

As noted above, the Company's earnings release includes a financial measure referred to as operating income, or earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent. The Company's management uses operating income as a meaningful measure of operational performance in addition to other measures. The Company uses operating income to assess the relative performance of its operating divisions as well as the employees that operate these businesses. In addition, the Company believes this measurement is important because securities analysts and investors use this measurement to compare the Company's performance to other companies in the healthcare industry. The Company believes that income from continuing operations is the most comparable GAAP measure. Readers of the Company's financial information should consider income from continuing operations as an important measure of the Company's financial performance because it provides the most complete measure of its performance. Operating income should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures based upon GAAP as an indicator of operating performance. A reconciliation of operating income to income from continuing operations provided in the Condensed Business Segment Data is included in this press release.

As noted in this earnings release, the Company presents the financial measure of free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses. The Company recognizes that free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses is a non-GAAP measurement and is not intended to replace the presentation of the Company's cash flows in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that this non-GAAP measurement provides important information to investors related to the amount of discretionary cash flows that are available for other investing and other financing activities. In addition, management uses free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses in making decisions related to acquisitions, development capital expenditures, long-term debt repayments and other uses.

Additional Information About the RehabCare Transaction

In connection with the pending transaction with RehabCare, Kindred has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (commission file number 333-173050) that includes a joint proxy statement of Kindred and RehabCare that also constitutes a prospectus of Kindred. Kindred and RehabCare will mail the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders after the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PENDING TRANSACTION WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other related documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and the other documents filed by Kindred and RehabCare with the SEC may also be obtained for free by accessing Kindred's website at www.kindredhealthcare.com and clicking on the "Investors" link and then clicking on the link for "SEC Filings" or by accessing RehabCare's website at www.rehabcare.com and clicking on the "Investor Information" link and then clicking on the link for "SEC Filings".

Participants in the RehabCare Transaction

Kindred, RehabCare and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from their respective stockholders in favor of the pending transaction. You can find information about Kindred's executive officers and directors in Kindred's joint proxy statement/prospectus. You can find information about RehabCare's executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 23, 2010. You can obtain a free copy of these documents from Kindred or RehabCare, respectively, using the contact information above.

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.3 billion and approximately 56,700 employees in 40 states. At March 31, 2011, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 706 locations, including 89 long-term acute care hospitals, 224 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, Peoplefirst rehabilitation services, which served 393 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies for three years in a row, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.

KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Financial Summary
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended
March 31,
2011 2010
Revenues $ 1,192,421 $ 1,089,837
Income from continuing operations $ 22,276 $ 15,155
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
Loss from operations (179 ) (154 )
Loss on divestiture of operations - (137 )
Net income $ 22,097 $ 14,864
Earnings per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.56 $ 0.38
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations - -
Loss on divestiture of operations - -
Net income $ 0.56 $ 0.38
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.55 $ 0.38
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations - -
Loss on divestiture of operations - -
Net income $ 0.55 $ 0.38

Shares used in computing earnings per common share:

Basic 39,035 38,626
Diluted 39,543 38,859
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended
March 31,
2011 2010
Revenues $ 1,192,421 $ 1,089,837
Salaries, wages and benefits 678,695 627,175
Supplies 90,022 85,886
Rent 91,453 88,319
Other operating expenses 259,369 234,204
Other income (2,785 ) (3,084 )
Depreciation and amortization 32,549 31,121
Interest expense 5,728 1,307
Investment income (495 ) (877 )
1,154,536 1,064,051
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 37,885 25,786
Provision for income taxes 15,609 10,631
Income from continuing operations 22,276 15,155
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
Loss from operations (179 ) (154 )
Loss on divestiture of operations - (137 )
Net income $ 22,097 $ 14,864
Earnings per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.56 $ 0.38
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations - -
Loss on divestiture of operations - -
Net income $ 0.56 $ 0.38
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.55 $ 0.38
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations - -
Loss on divestiture of operations - -
Net income $ 0.55 $ 0.38

Shares used in computing earnings per common share:

Basic 39,035 38,626
Diluted 39,543 38,859
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
March 31, December 31,
2011 2010
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,500 $ 17,168
Cash - restricted 5,456 5,494
Insurance subsidiary investments 62,414 76,753
Accounts receivable less allowance for loss 662,687 631,877
Inventories 24,662 24,327
Deferred tax assets 12,981 13,439
Income taxes 1,492 42,118
Other 29,935 24,862
818,127 836,038
Property and equipment 1,791,356 1,754,170
Accumulated depreciation (885,254 ) (857,623 )
906,102 896,547
Goodwill 242,420 242,420
Intangible assets less accumulated amortization 92,399 92,883
Assets held for sale 7,082 7,167
Insurance subsidiary investments 106,501 101,210
Deferred tax assets 89,713 88,816
Other 71,264 72,334
$ 2,333,608 $ 2,337,415
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 161,258 $ 174,495
Salaries, wages and other compensation 289,550 291,116
Due to third party payors 24,093 27,115
Professional liability risks 40,145 41,555
Other accrued liabilities 85,841 87,012
Long-term debt due within one year 92 91
600,979 621,384
Long-term debt 350,533 365,556
Professional liability risks 214,791 207,669
Deferred credits and other liabilities 111,435 111,047
Stockholders' equity:

Common stock, $0.25 par value; authorized 175,000 shares; issued 39,979 shares - March 31, 2011 and 39,495 shares - December 31, 2010

9,995 9,874
Capital in excess of par value 830,657 828,593
Accumulated other comprehensive income 393 135
Retained earnings 214,825 193,157
1,055,870 1,031,759
$ 2,333,608 $ 2,337,415
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Three months ended
March 31,
2011 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 22,097 $ 14,864

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 32,549 31,121
Amortization of stock-based compensation costs 2,644 2,775
Provision for doubtful accounts 5,830 6,431
Deferred income taxes (730 ) (7,463 )
Loss on divestiture of discontinued operations - 137
Other 370 (163 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (36,640 ) (59,126 )
Inventories and other assets (3,525 ) (11,245 )
Accounts payable (12,348 ) (7,582 )
Income taxes 40,623 29,286
Due to third party payors (3,022 ) (1,894 )
Other accrued liabilities (1,412 ) (11,137 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 46,436 (13,996 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Routine capital expenditures (24,718 ) (14,815 )
Development capital expenditures (11,109 ) (7,567 )
Acquisitions (8,027 ) (47,696 )
Sale of assets 1,714 -
Purchase of insurance subsidiary investments (7,817 ) (14,278 )
Sale of insurance subsidiary investments 18,656 53,211
Net change in insurance subsidiary cash and cash equivalents (1,300 ) (5,575 )
Change in other investments 1,000 -
Other 132 (28 )
Net cash used in investing activities (31,469 ) (36,748 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit 445,200 389,600
Repayment of borrowings under revolving credit (460,200 ) (340,600 )
Payment of deferred financing costs (417 ) (22 )
Issuance of common stock 1,415 35
Other 367 103
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (13,635 ) 49,116
Change in cash and cash equivalents 1,332 (1,628 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 17,168 16,303
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 18,500 $ 14,675
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Supplemental Cash Flow Data
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Three months ended
March 31,
2011 2010

Reconciliation of net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities to free cash flows:

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 46,436 ($13,996 )
Less routine capital expenditures (24,718 ) (14,815 )

Free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses

$ 21,718 ($28,811 )

Routine capital expenditures represent expenditures necessary to maintain existing facilities that generally do not increase capacity or add services. As disclosed in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, the Company also expends discretionary capital for the development of new facilities or the expansion of services at existing facilities. Due to the discretionary nature of these capital expenditures, they are excluded from the computation of free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses.

The Company recognizes that free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses is a non-GAAP measurement and is not intended to replace the presentation of the Company's cash flows in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that this non-GAAP measurement provides important information to investors related to the amount of discretionary cash flows that are available for other investing and other financing activities. In addition, management uses free cash flows available for investment and other capital uses in making decisions related to acquisitions, development capital expenditures, long-term debt repayments and other uses.

KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
First
2010 Quarters Quarter
First Second Third Fourth Year 2011
Revenues $ 1,089,837 $ 1,081,364 $ 1,053,012 $ 1,135,484 $ 4,359,697 $ 1,192,421
Salaries, wages and benefits 627,175 612,205 613,607 652,703 2,505,690 678,695
Supplies 85,886 85,455 83,753 87,103 342,197 90,022
Rent 88,319 88,981 89,295 90,777 357,372 91,453
Other operating expenses 234,204 238,687 234,968 240,750 948,609 259,369
Other income (3,084 ) (2,857 ) (2,794 ) (2,687 ) (11,422 ) (2,785 )
Depreciation and amortization 31,121 29,852 29,167 31,412 121,552 32,549
Interest expense 1,307 1,298 1,642 2,843 7,090 5,728
Investment (income) loss (877 ) 377 (403 ) (342 ) (1,245 ) (495 )
1,064,051 1,053,998 1,049,235 1,102,559 4,269,843 1,154,536

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

25,786 27,366 3,777 32,925 89,854 37,885
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 10,631 11,230 (1,323 ) 13,170 33,708 15,609
Income from continuing operations 15,155 16,136 5,100 19,755 56,146 22,276
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
Income (loss) from operations (154 ) 87 (260 ) 1,125 798 (179 )
Gain (loss) on divestiture of operations (137 ) 54 86 (456 ) (453 ) -
Net income $ 14,864 $ 16,277 $ 4,926 $ 20,424 $ 56,491 $ 22,097
Earnings per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.38 $ 0.41 $ 0.13 $ 0.50 $ 1.42 $ 0.56
Discontinued operations:
Income (loss) from operations - - (0.01 ) 0.03 0.02 -
Gain (loss) on divestiture of operations - - - (0.01 ) (0.01 ) -
Net income $ 0.38 $ 0.41 $ 0.12 $ 0.52 $ 1.43 $ 0.56
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.38 $ 0.41 $ 0.13 $ 0.50 $ 1.42 $ 0.55
Discontinued operations:
Income (loss) from operations - - (0.01 ) 0.03 0.02 -
Gain (loss) on divestiture of operations - - - (0.01 ) (0.01 ) -
Net income $ 0.38 $ 0.41 $ 0.12 $ 0.52 $ 1.43 $ 0.55

Shares used in computing earnings per common share:

Basic 38,626 38,756 38,778 38,790 38,738 39,035
Diluted 38,859 38,914 38,838 39,089 38,954 39,543
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Business Segment Data
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
First
2010 Quarters Quarter
First Second Third Fourth Year 2011
Revenues:
Hospital division $ 507,062 $ 493,401 $ 465,198 $ 507,660 $ 1,973,321 $ 558,974
Nursing center division 539,321 542,215 539,914 566,435 2,187,885 567,472
Rehabilitation division 120,144 122,061 124,243 138,507 504,955 145,146
1,166,527 1,157,677 1,129,355 1,212,602 4,666,161 1,271,592
Eliminations (76,690) (76,313) (76,343) (77,118) (306,464) (79,171)
$ 1,089,837 $ 1,081,364 $ 1,053,012 $ 1,135,484 $ 4,359,697 $ 1,192,421
Income from continuing operations:
Operating income (loss):
Hospital division $ 95,440 $ 91,790 $ 75,784 $ 97,343 $ 360,357 $ 108,385
Nursing center division 70,614 76,529 69,363 86,912 303,418 87,350
Rehabilitation division 14,683 14,100 14,214 9,609 52,606 14,481
Corporate:
Overhead (33,831) (32,799) (34,329) (33,002) (133,961) (38,315)
Insurance subsidiary (480) (791) (783) (1,099) (3,153) (602)
(34,311) (33,590) (35,112) (34,101) (137,114) (38,917)
Transaction costs (a) (770) (955) (771) (2,148) (4,644) (4,179)
Operating income 145,656 147,874 123,478 157,615 574,623 167,120
Rent (88,319) (88,981) (89,295) (90,777) (357,372) (91,453)
Depreciation and amortization (31,121) (29,852) (29,167) (31,412) (121,552) (32,549)
Interest, net (430) (1,675) (1,239) (2,501) (5,845) (5,233) (b)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

25,786 27,366 3,777 32,925 89,854 37,885
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 10,631 11,230 (1,323) 13,170 33,708 15,609
$ 15,155 $ 16,136 $ 5,100 $ 19,755 $ 56,146 $ 22,276
(a) Transaction costs for the 2010 periods have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation.
(b) Includes $2.0 million of financing costs related to the pending transaction with RehabCare.
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
First Quarter 2010 First Quarter 2011
Nursing Nursing
Hospital center Rehabilitation Transaction Hospital center Rehabilitation Transaction
division division division Corporate costs Eliminations Consolidated division division division Corporate costs Eliminations Consolidated
Revenues $ 507,062 $ 539,321 $ 120,144 $ - $ - $ (76,690 ) $ 1,089,837 $ 558,974 $ 567,472 $ 145,146 $ - $ - $ (79,171 ) $ 1,192,421
Salaries, wages and benefits 227,641 273,242 100,512 25,780 - - 627,175 253,062 273,170 124,831 27,666 - (34 ) 678,695
Supplies 57,934 27,128 687 137 - - 85,886 61,847 27,125 907 143 - - 90,022
Rent 37,415 49,392 1,475 37 - - 88,319 40,299 49,384 1,726 44 - - 91,453
Other operating expenses 126,047 168,337 4,262 11,478 770 (76,690 ) 234,204 135,680 179,827 4,927 13,893 4,179 (79,137 ) 259,369
Other income - - - (3,084 ) - - (3,084 ) - - - (2,785 ) - - (2,785 )
Depreciation and amortization 13,014 12,113 585 5,409 - - 31,121 14,278 11,793 856 5,622 - - 32,549
Interest expense 2 31 - 1,274 - - 1,307 - 29 - 3,700 1,999 - 5,728
Investment income (1 ) (18 ) (1 ) (857 ) - - (877 ) (1 ) (20 ) (1 ) (473 ) - - (495 )
462,052 530,225 107,520 40,174 770 (76,690 ) 1,064,051 505,165 541,308 133,246 47,810 6,178 (79,171 ) 1,154,536

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$ 45,010 $ 9,096 $ 12,624 $ (40,174 ) $ (770 ) $ - 25,786 $ 53,809 $ 26,164 $ 11,900 $ (47,810 ) $ (6,178 ) $ - 37,885
Provision for income taxes 10,631 15,609
Income from continuing operations $ 15,155 $ 22,276

Capital expenditures, excluding acquisitions (including discontinued operations):

Routine $ 6,065 $ 4,049 $ 267 $ 4,434 $ - $ - $ 14,815 $ 12,144 $ 8,155 $ 280 $ 4,139 $ - $ - $ 24,718
Development 5,774 1,793 - - - - 7,567 7,777 3,322 10 - - - 11,109
$ 11,839 $ 5,842 $ 267 $ 4,434 $ - $ - $ 22,382 $ 19,921 $ 11,477 $ 290 $ 4,139 $ - $ - $ 35,827
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Business Segment Data (Continued)
(Unaudited)
First
2010 Quarters Quarter
First Second Third Fourth Year 2011
Hospital data:
End of period data:
Number of hospitals 83 83 83 89 89
Number of licensed beds 6,580 6,576 6,563 6,887 6,889
Revenue mix %:
Medicare 56 56 55 58 56 60
Medicaid 9 9 9 9 9 8
Medicare Advantage 10 10 10 9 10 10
Commercial insurance and other 25 25 26 24 25 22
Admissions:
Medicare 7,432 7,125 6,769 7,640 28,966 8,504
Medicaid 997 990 1,022 1,034 4,043 1,085
Medicare Advantage 1,129 1,106 936 1,071 4,242 1,172
Commercial insurance and other 2,262 2,048 1,978 2,020 8,308 2,282
11,820 11,269 10,705 11,765 45,559 13,043
Admissions mix %:
Medicare 63 63 63 65 64 65
Medicaid 8 9 10 9 9 8
Medicare Advantage 10 10 9 9 9 9
Commercial insurance and other 19 18 18 17 18 18
Patient days:
Medicare 202,882 195,964 179,324 198,129 776,299 219,213
Medicaid 47,813 45,952 48,514 46,596 188,875 45,650
Medicare Advantage 34,524 36,000 31,186 32,868 134,578 35,639
Commercial insurance and other 75,483 70,651 70,198 69,585 285,917 70,522
360,702 348,567 329,222 347,178 1,385,669 371,024
Average length of stay:
Medicare 27.3 27.5 26.5 25.9 26.8 25.8
Medicaid 48.0 46.4 47.5 45.1 46.7 42.1
Medicare Advantage 30.6 32.5 33.3 30.7 31.7 30.4
Commercial insurance and other 33.4 34.5 35.5 34.4 34.4 30.9
Weighted average 30.5 30.9 30.8 29.5 30.4 28.4
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Business Segment Data (Continued)
(Unaudited)
First
2010 Quarters Quarter
First Second Third Fourth Year 2011
Hospital data (continued):
Revenues per admission:
Medicare $ 38,078 $ 38,938 $ 37,675 $ 38,368 $ 38,272 $ 39,439
Medicaid 45,738 42,774 42,910 41,704 43,266 42,432
Medicare Advantage 45,187 46,169 48,122 44,744 45,979 46,217
Commercial insurance and other 56,344 59,842 61,314 61,131 59,553 54,065
Weighted average 42,899 43,784 43,456 43,150 43,313 42,856
Revenues per patient day:
Medicare $ 1,395 $ 1,416 $ 1,422 $ 1,479 $ 1,428 $ 1,530
Medicaid 954 922 904 925 926 1,009
Medicare Advantage 1,478 1,418 1,444 1,458 1,449 1,520
Commercial insurance and other 1,688 1,735 1,728 1,775 1,730 1,749
Weighted average 1,406 1,416 1,413 1,462 1,424 1,507

Medicare case mix index (discharged patients only)

1.21 1.21 1.19 1.17 1.19 1.21
Average daily census 4,008 3,830 3,579 3,774 3,796 4,122
Occupancy % 68.2 66.1 62.0 64.0 65.1 68.7
Annualized employee turnover % 21.8 22.6 22.3 22.0 21.2
Nursing and rehabilitation center data:
End of period data:
Number of facilities:
Nursing and rehabilitation centers:
Owned or leased 218 219 222 222 220
Managed 4 4 4 4 4
Assisted living facilities 6 7 7 7 6
228 230 233 233 230
Number of licensed beds:
Nursing and rehabilitation centers:
Owned or leased 26,711 26,760 27,030 26,957 26,767
Managed 485 485 485 485 485
Assisted living facilities 327 463 463 463 413
27,523 27,708 27,978 27,905 27,665
Revenue mix %:
Medicare 35 34 33 36 35 38
Medicaid 41 41 41 39 40 37
Medicare Advantage 6 7 7 7 7 7
Private and other 18 18 19 18 18 18
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Condensed Business Segment Data (Continued)
(Unaudited)
First
2010 Quarters Quarter
First Second Third Fourth Year 2011
Nursing and rehabilitation center data (continued):
Patient days (excludes managed facilities):
Medicare 369,102 363,149 346,837 344,018 1,423,106 370,395
Medicaid 1,312,517 1,292,246 1,289,643 1,287,739 5,182,145 1,232,620
Medicare Advantage 87,692 92,051 91,643 94,336 365,722 97,460
Private and other 397,550 415,921 437,413 453,357 1,704,241 425,414
2,166,861 2,163,367 2,165,536 2,179,450 8,675,214 2,125,889
Patient day mix %:
Medicare 17 17 16 16 16 17
Medicaid 61 60 60 59 60 58
Medicare Advantage 4 4 4 4 4 5
Private and other 18 19 20 21 20 20
Revenues per patient day:
Medicare Part A $ 470 $ 469 $ 468 $ 534 $ 485 $ 537
Total Medicare (including Part B) 513 515 519 587 533 579
Medicaid 168 171 171 171 170 172
Medicare Advantage 398 400 405 432 409 416
Private and other 238 234 232 228 233 235
Weighted average 249 250 249 260 252 267
Average daily census 24,076 23,773 23,538 23,690 23,768 23,621
Admissions (excludes managed facilities) 19,026 18,924 19,383 19,118 76,451 20,619
Occupancy % 89.0 87.3 86.8 86.4 87.4 86.9
Medicare average length of stay 33.7 35.2 34.3 33.0 34.0 32.9
Annualized employee turnover % 36.7 38.8 39.8 39.6 37.8
Rehabilitation data:
Revenue mix %:
Company-operated 64 63 61 56 61 55
Non-affiliated 36 37 39 44 39 45
Sites of service (at end of period) 619 633 650 696 705
Revenue per site $ 194,094 $ 192,829 $ 191,142 $ 199,004 $ 777,069 $ 205,881
Therapist productivity % 83.8 84.2 82.1 78.6 82.0 80.6
Annualized employee turnover % 12.6 14.2 15.4 14.4 14.5
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Earnings Per Common Share Reconciliation (a)
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended March 31,
2011 2010
Basic Diluted Basic Diluted
Earnings:
Income from continuing operations:
As reported in Statement of Operations $ 22,276 $ 22,276 $ 15,155 $ 15,155

Allocation to participating unvested restricted stockholders

(428 ) (423 ) (277 ) (275 )
Available to common stockholders $ 21,848 $ 21,853 $ 14,878 $ 14,880
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
Loss from operations:
As reported in Statement of Operations $ (179 ) $ (179 ) $ (154 ) $ (154 )

Allocation to participating unvested restricted stockholders

3 3 3 3
Available to common stockholders $ (176 ) $ (176 ) $ (151 ) $ (151 )
Loss on divestiture of operations:
As reported in Statement of Operations $ - $ - $ (137 ) $ (137 )

Allocation to participating unvested restricted stockholders

- - 2 2
Available to common stockholders $ - $ - $ (135 ) $ (135 )
Net income:
As reported in Statement of Operations $ 22,097 $ 22,097 $ 14,864 $ 14,864

Allocation to participating unvested restricted stockholders

(425 ) (420 ) (272 ) (270 )
Available to common stockholders $ 21,672 $ 21,677 $ 14,592 $ 14,594
Shares used in the computation:
Weighted average shares outstanding -
basic computation 39,035 39,035 38,626 38,626
Dilutive effect of employee stock options 508 233
Adjusted weighted average shares
outstanding - diluted computation 39,543 38,859
Earnings per common share:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.56 $ 0.55 $ 0.38 $ 0.38
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations - - - -
Loss on divestiture of operations - - - -
Net income $ 0.56 $ 0.55 $ 0.38 $ 0.38
(a)

Earnings per common share are based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the respective periods. The diluted calculation of earnings per common share includes the dilutive effect of stock options. The Company follows the provisions of the authoritative guidance for determining whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities, which requires that certain unvested restricted stock be included as a participating security in the basic and diluted earnings per common share calculation pursuant to the two-class method.

KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts and statistics)

In addition to the results provided in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided a non-GAAP measurement which presents operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 before certain charges or on a core basis. The charges that were excluded from core operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 relate to transaction and financing costs. The charges that were excluded from core operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2010 relate to transaction, severance and retirement costs.

This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of the Company's financial results in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that the presentation of core operating results provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison between periods by excluding certain charges for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 that the Company believes are not representative of its ongoing operations due to the materiality and nature of the charges. The Company's core operating results also represent a key performance measure for the purposes of evaluating performance internally.

Three months ended
March 31,
2011 2010
Detail of charges excluded from core operating results:
Transaction costs ($4,179 ) ($770 )
Financing costs (in connection with pending RehabCare acquisition) (1,999 ) -
Severance and retirement costs - (2,906 )
(6,178 ) (3,676 )
Income tax benefit 2,223 1,415
Charges net of income taxes (3,955 ) (2,261 )
Allocation to participating unvested restricted stockholders 75 42
Available to common stockholders ($3,880 ) ($2,219 )
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 39,543 38,859
Diluted loss per common share related to charges ($0.10 ) ($0.06 )
Reconciliation of income from continuing operations before charges:
Income from continuing operations before charges $ 26,231 $ 17,416
Charges (3,955 ) (2,261 )
Reported income from continuing operations $ 22,276 $ 15,155
Reconciliation of diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations before charges:
Diluted earnings per common share before charges $ 0.65 $ 0.44
Charges (0.10 ) (0.06 )
Reported diluted earnings per common share $ 0.55 $ 0.38
Reconciliation of effective income tax rate before charges:
Effective income tax rate before charges 40.5 % 40.9 %
Impact on effective income tax rate as a result of charges 0.7 % 0.3 %
Reported effective income tax rate 41.2 % 41.2 %

SOURCE: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Richard A. Lechleiter, 502-596-7734
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer