FONAR Announces 3rd Quarter and Nine-Month Period Financial Results for Fiscal 2022

  • Total MRI scan volume at the HMCA-managed sites increased 8% to 140,650 scans for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 versus the corresponding period one year earlier

  • Income From Operations increased 37% to $5.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 as compared to the corresponding quarter one year ago. Income From Operations increased 35% to $17.9 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 as compared to the corresponding nine-month period one year ago.

  • Net Income was $3.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and $13.6 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022.

  • Diluted Net Income per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders was $0.32 for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and $1.43 for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022.

  • Total Revenues-Net increased 6% to $24.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 as compared to the corresponding quarter one year ago. Total Revenues-Net increased 12% to $72.8 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022, as compared to the corresponding nine-month period one year ago.

  • Cash and Cash Equivalents were $46.0 million at March 31, 2022 as compared to $44.5 million at June 30, 2021.

  • Net Book Value per Common Share increased 6% to $21.59 at March 31, 2022 as compared to $20.37 at March 31, 2021, one year ago.

Melville, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – May 16, 2022) – FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ: FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, reported today its financial results for the 3rd fiscal 2022 quarter and nine-month period ended March 31, 2022. FONAR’s primary source of income and growth is attributable to its diagnostic imaging management subsidiary, Health Management Company of America (HMCA). In 2009, HMCA managed 9 MRI scanners. Currently, HMCA manages 40 MRI scanners.

Operating Results

Total Revenues-Net for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased 6% to $24.6 million as compared to $23.1 million for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. Total Revenues-Net for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 increased 12% to $72.8 million as compared to $65.2 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021.

Income from Operations for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased 37% to $5.6 million as compared to $4.1 million for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. Income from Operations for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 increased 35% to $17.9 million as compared to $13.3 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021.

The Provision for Income Taxes for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 was $2.5 million as compared to $12 thousand for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. This difference is approximately $2.5 million. The Provision for Income Taxes for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 was $5.3 million as compared to $2.0 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021. This is a difference of approximately $3.3 million. These differences directly impacted Net Income and Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Shareholders while not impacting Income from Operations.

Subsequently, Net Income for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 was $3.3 million as compared to $4.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, a difference of $1.0 million. Net Income for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 was $13.6 million as compared to $11.5 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021. Therefore, Net Income was reduced directly due to the Provision for Income Taxes.

Diluted Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Shareholders was $0.32 for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 as compared to $0.54 for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. Diluted Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Shareholders for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 was $1.43 as compared to $1.35 for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021. The large increase of the Provision for Income Tax significantly impacted Diluted Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Shareholders.

Total Costs and Expenses were $19.0 million for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021. Total Costs and Expenses for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 was $54.9 million and for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021 was $52.0 million.

Balance Sheet Items

Total Cash and Cash Equivalents and Short Term Investments at March 31, 2022 were $46.0 million as compared to the $44.5 million at June 30, 2021.

Total Assets at March 31, 2022 were $195.6 million as compared to $189.5 million at June 30, 2021.

Total Liabilities at March 31, 2022 were $51.4 million as compared to $54.1 million at June 30, 2021.

The ratio of Total Assets / Total Liabilities increased 10% to 3.8 at March 31, 2022 as compared to 3.5 at June 30, 2021.

Total Current Assets at March 31, 2022 were $114.3 million as compared to $108.6 million at June 30, 2021.

Total Current Liabilities at March 31, 2022 were $14.2 million as compared to $20.0 million at June 30, 2021.

Working Capital increased 13% to $100.1 million at March 31, 2022 as compared to $88.5 million at June 30, 2021.

Net Book Value per Common Share increased 6% to $21.59 at March 31, 2022 as compared to $20.37 at March 31, 2021, one year ago.

Cash Flow Statement Item

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities was $10.1 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2022 as compared to $13.1 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2021.

Management Discussion

Timothy Damadian, President and CEO of FONAR, said, “We finished the first nine months of Fiscal 2022 with 140,650 scans, which was 10,086 scans over what we completed in the first nine months of fiscal 2021, a 7.7% increase.

“Even though we are now entering the third year of COVID-19 and its variants, the pandemic continues to negatively impact our business through slowed patient volume, employee sicknesses, quarantine requirements, and staffing shortages. The lack of staff at several sites in New York has resulted in curtailed business hours and consequently reduced scan volumes. On the other hand, the addition of second MRIs, one in White Plains, New York, in July 2021 and another in Pembroke Pines, Florida, in November 2021 have contributed positively to the overall scan volume.

“However, our nine-month scan volume exceeded the first nine-month scan volumes of both pre-COVID Fiscal 2019 (136,321 scans) and pre-COVID Fiscal 2020 (138,941 scans). I am grateful to our HMCA employees and management team for stepping up and getting us back to pre-COVID levels in spite of the continuing effects of the pandemic.

“We recently relocated the uptown Manhattan, New York facility to midtown Manhattan and added a second MRI in April, 2022. Looking ahead, we expect to be managing a new site in the Bronx, New York, sometime in the last quarter of Fiscal 2022, and a new site in Central Florida in the early part of Fiscal 2023.

“While It is impossible to predict what the effects of inflation, a shrinking economy, a diminished labor pool, the lingering COVID pandemic, or possibly another of its variants will have on our business, I am confident that we will do all that can be done to meet these challenges and to grow and to remain profitable.”

“I am pleased that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us and normalcy is returning,” said Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors of FONAR Corporation. “Now we can continue the progress of growing our Company. Our Company was founded as the first Company in the MRI industry and we have been a leading MRI Company in the industry. Limiting our strategy to only selling MRI scanners was a very cyclic business and the Company had fiscal quarters it made money and some where it lost money. However, that changed when my son, Timothy, became a consultant to the Company in 2010 and became President and CEO in 2016. When he joined the Company he began the strategy of managing MRI centers. He and his team came up with a very unique and successful model. Since then, the Company has continually prospered. Their dynamic strategy and careful planning was a brilliant success and the Company has had 12 straight years of profitable quarters with a combined net income of over $175 million.”

“In addition to his great management team,” continued Dr. Damadian, “patients love our UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI scanner, which contributes to steady patient throughput! Patients who are claustrophobic are very happy to be placed in the seated position and watch TV while they get their MRIs. For these patients, it can be a huge relief. In addition, more and more physicians recognize the diagnostic value of scanning patients in fully weight-bearing positions, particularly those patients getting MRIs of the spine.”

“The Company’s research is to unleash the power of the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI to completely visualize ALL the anatomy components under their full weight load that are giving rise to the patient’s pain, which the conventional recumbent MRI cannot do. This assures that the surgical procedure chosen for his/her treatment will be the optimal treatment for the patient and achieve optimal outcome. Most importantly, FONAR’s latest findings from its quantitative UPRIGHT® MRI are measurements of cerebrospinal fluid flow that constitute a revolutionary new medical frontier with strong prospects of being able to bring substantial medical benefit to patients suffering from Multiple Schlerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophis Lateral Schlerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Autism (the neurodegenerative diseases) that currently are impaired by the limited prospects of enduring solutions for these ailments,” concluded Dr. Damadian.

About FONAR

FONAR, the Inventor of MR Scanning™, located in Melville, NY, was incorporated in 1978, and is the first, oldest and most experienced MRI company in the industry. FONAR introduced the world’s first commercial MRI in 1980, and went public in 1981. FONAR’s signature product is the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI (also known as the STAND-UP® MRI), the only whole-body MRI that performs Position™ Imaging (pMRI™) and scans patients in numerous weight-bearing positions, i.e. standing, sitting, in flexion and extension, as well as the conventional lie-down position. The FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI often detects patient problems that other MRI scanners cannot because they are lie-down, “weightless-only” scanners. The patient-friendly UPRIGHT® MRI has a near-zero patient claustrophobic rejection rate. As a FONAR customer states, “If the patient is claustrophobic in this scanner, they’ll be claustrophobic in my parking lot.” Approximately 85% of patients are scanned sitting while watching TV.

FONAR has new works-in-progress technology for visualizing and quantifying the cerebral hydraulics of the central nervous system, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which circulates throughout the brain and vertebral column at the rate of 32 quarts per day. This imaging and quantifying of the dynamics of this vital life-sustaining physiology of the body’s neurologic system has been made possible first by FONAR’s introduction of the MRI and now by this latest works-in-progress method for quantifying CSF in all the normal positions of the body, particularly in its upright flow against gravity. Patients with whiplash or other neck injuries are among those who will benefit from this new understanding.

FONAR’s primary source of income and growth is attributable to its wholly-owned diagnostic imaging management subsidiary, Health Management Company of America (HMCA) www.hmca.com.

FONAR’s substantial list of patents includes recent patents for its technology enabling full weight-bearing MRI imaging of all the gravity sensitive regions of the human anatomy, especially the brain, extremities and spine. It includes its newest technology for measuring the Upright cerebral hydraulics of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of the central nervous system. FONAR’s UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI is the only scanner licensed under these patents.

UPRIGHT® and STAND-UP® are registered trademarks. The Inventor of MR Scanning™, CSP™, Multi-Position™, UPRIGHT RADIOLOGY™, The Proof is in the Picture™, pMRI™, CSF Videography™, and Dynamic™ are trademarks of FONAR Corporation.

This release may include forward-looking statements from the company that may or may not materialize. Additional information on factors that could potentially affect the company’s financial results may be found in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

ASSETS

March 31,
2022
June 30,
2021
Current Assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 46,010 $ 44,460
    Short term investments 32 32
    Accounts receivable – net 3,943 4,526
    Accounts receivable – related party 30 12
    Medical receivable – net 19,548 17,901
    Management and other fees receivable – net 32,804 30,948
    Management and other fees receivable – related medical practices – net 8,489 7,814
    Contract assets 15
    Inventories 2,368 1,663
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,095 1,227  
        Total Current Assets 114,334 108,583  
   
    Accounts receivable – long term 2,066 2,880
    Deferred income tax asset 12,475 15,959
    Property and equipment – net 22,441 21,850
    Right-of-use Asset – operating lease 34,792 30,133
    Right-of-use Asset – financing lease 978 1,127
    Goodwill 4,269 4,269
    Other intangible assets – net 3,770 4,038
    Other assets   524 667
        Total Assets $ 195,649 $ 189,506

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

March 31,
2022
  June 30,
2021
 
Current Liabilities:
    Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases $ 40 $ 173
    Accounts payable 1,011 1,866
    Other current liabilities 4,916 9,162
    Unearned revenue on service contracts 3,869 4,366
    Unearned revenue on service contracts – related party 28
    Contract liabilities 15
    Operating lease liability – current portion 3,733 3,533
    Financing lease liability – current portion 208 203
    Customer deposits 361 731
      
Total Current Liabilities 14,166 20,049
       
Long-Term Liabilities:    
    Unearned revenue on service contracts 2,035 2,801
    Deferred income tax liability 238 238
    Due to related medical practices 93 93
    Operating lease liability – net of current portion 33,659 28,975
    Financing lease liability – net of current portion 892 1,049
    Long-term debt and capital leases, less current portion 169 760
    Other liabilities 123 171
   
Total Long-Term Liabilities 37,209 34,087
    Total Liabilities 51,375 54,136

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (Continued)

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:     March 31,
2022
  June 30,
2021
 
    Class A non-voting preferred stock $.0001 par value; 453 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, 313 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021   $ $
    Preferred stock $.001 par value; 567 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, issued and outstanding – none  
    Common Stock $.0001 par value; 8,500 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, 6,566 issued at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, 6,554 outstanding at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021   1 1
    Class B Common Stock (10 votes per share) $.0001 par value; 227 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021; .146 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021  
    Class C Common Stock (25 votes per share) $.0001 par value; 567 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, 383 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021  
    Paid-in capital in excess of par value   184,531 185,101
    Accumulated deficit   (35,810 ) (46,008 )
    Treasury stock, at cost – 12 shares of common stock at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021   (675 ) (675 )
    Total Fonar Corporation’s Stockholders’ Equity   148,047 138,419
    Noncontrolling interests   (3,773 ) (3,049 )
        Total Stockholders’ Equity   144,274 135,370
        Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 195,649 $ 189,506
       

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

    FOR THE THREE MONTHS
ENDED MARCH 31,
 
REVENUES 2022   2021  
    Patient fee revenue – net of contractual allowances and discounts $ 7,641 $ 6,043
    Product sales – net 135 503
    Service and repair fees – net 1,876 1,914
    Service and repair fees – related parties – net 28 28
    Management and other fees – net 11,904 11,808
    Management and other fees – related medical practices – net 2,987 2,794
        Total Revenues – Net 24,571 23,090
COSTS AND EXPENSES    
    Costs related to patient fee revenue 3,306 2,828
    Costs related to product sales 53 152
    Costs related to service and repair fees 747 627
    Costs related to service and repair fees – related parties 11 9
    Costs related to management and other fees 6,696 7,073
    Costs related to management and other fees – related medical practices 1,698 1,746
    Research and development 354 419
    Selling, general and administrative 6,068 6,114
        Total Costs and Expenses 18,933 18,968
    Income From Operations 5,638 4,122
    Other Income 144
    Interest Expense 31 (19 )
    Investment Income 58 64
    Income Before Provision for Income Taxes and Noncontrolling Interests 5,727 4,311
    Provision for Income Taxes (2,465 ) (12 )
    Net Income 3,262 4,299
    Net Income – Noncontrolling Interests (971 ) (431 )
    Net Income – Attributable to FONAR $ 2,291 $ 3,868
    Net Income Available to Common Stockholders $ 2,153 $ 3,634
    Net Income Available to Class A Non-Voting Preferred Stockholders $ 103 $ 174
    Net Income Available to Class C Common Stockholders $ 35 $ 60
    Basic Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders $ 0.33 $ 0.55
    Diluted Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders $ 0.32 $ 0.54
    Basic and Diluted Income Per Share – Class C Common $ 0.09 $ 0.16
    Weighted Average Basic Shares Outstanding – Common Stockholders 6,554 6,554
    Weighted Average Diluted Shares Outstanding – Common Stockholders 6,682 6,682
    Weighted Average Basic and Diluted Shares Outstanding – Class C Common 383 383

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

    FOR THE NINE MONTHS
ENDED MARCH 31,
 
REVENUES 2022   2021  
    Patient fee revenue – net of contractual allowances and discounts $ 21,935 $ 16,372
    Product sales – net 481 534
    Service and repair fees – net 5,720 5,702
    Service and repair fees – related parties – net 83 83
    Management and other fees – net 35,985 34,362
    Management and other fees – related medical practices – net 8,576 8,181
        Total Revenues – Net 72,780 65,234
COSTS AND EXPENSES    
    Costs related to patient fee revenue 9,785 7,997
    Costs related to product sales 352 477
    Costs related to service and repair fees 2,190 1,861
    Costs related to service and repair fees – related parties 32 27
    Costs related to management and other fees 20,497 18,861
    Costs related to management and other fees – related medical practices 5,024 4,696
    Research and development 1,109 1,243
    Selling, general and administrative 15,928 16,818
        Total Costs and Expenses 54,917 51,980
    Income From Operations 17,863 13,254
    Other Income/(Expense) 858 4
    Interest Expense (9 ) (57 )
    Investment Income 180 251
    Income Before Provision for Income Taxes and Noncontrolling Interests 18,892 13,452
    Provision for Income Taxes (5,311 ) (1,974 )
    Net Income 13,581 11,478
    Net Income – Noncontrolling Interests (3,383 ) (1,991 )
    Net Income – Attributable to FONAR $ 10,198 $ 9,487
    Net Income Available to Common Stockholders $ 9,583 $ 8,915
    Net Income Available to Class A Non-Voting Preferred Stockholders $ 458 $ 426
    Net Income Available to Class C Common Stockholders $ 157 $ 146
    Basic Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders $ 1.46 $ 1.37
    Diluted Net Income Per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders $ 1.43 $ 1.35
    Basic and Diluted Income Per Share – Class C Common $ 0.41 $ 0.38
    Weighted Average Basic Shares Outstanding – Common Stockholders 6,554 6,489
    Weighted Average Diluted Shares Outstanding – Common Stockholders 6,682 6,617
    Weighted Average Basic and Diluted Shares Outstanding – Class C Common 383 383

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)

     FOR THE NINE MONTHS
ENDED MARCH 31,
 
2022   2021  
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
        Net income $ 13,581 $ 11,478
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
        Depreciation and amortization 3,543 3,100
        Amortization on right-of-use assets 2,633 1,543
        Provision for bad debts 2,150 5,103
        Deferred income tax – net 3,484 1,712
        Compensatory element of stock issuances 83
        Stock issued for costs and expenses 1,941
        Abandoned patents 1
        Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan (701 )
    (Increase) decrease in operating assets, net:    
        Accounts, medical and management fee receivable(s) (4,950 ) (9,551 )
        Notes receivable 32 36
        Contract assets (15 ) (65 )
        Inventories (705 ) (323 )
        Income tax receivable 671
        Prepaid expenses and other current assets 112 424
        Other assets 132 (1 )
    Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities, net:    
        Accounts payable (855 ) (189 )
        Other current liabilities (5,480 ) (1,827 )
        Operating lease liabilities (2,259 ) (1,168 )
        Financing lease liabilities (151 ) (25 )
        Customer deposits (370 ) 183
        Contract assets (15 )
        Other liabilities (49 ) 14
    Net cash provided by operating activities 10,117 13,140
    Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
        Purchases of property and equipment (3,807 ) (2,942 )
        Purchase of noncontrolling interests (546 )
        Purchases of imaging facility (1,123 )
        Cost of patents (60 ) (108 )
        Net cash used in investing activities (4,413 ) (4,173 )
    Cash Flows from Financing Activities:    
        Repayment of borrowings and capital lease obligations (23 ) (73 )
        Proceeds from debt 63
        Distributions to noncontrolling interests (4,131 ) (4,950 )
    Net cash used in financing activities (4,154 ) (4,960 )
    Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents 1,550 4,007
    Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of Period 44,460 36,802
    Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of Period $ 46,010 $ 40,809

 

Contact: Daniel Culver
Director of Communications
E-mail: [email protected]
www.fonar.com

Fonar Corporation
The Inventor of MR Scanning™
An ISO 9001 Company
Melville, New York 11747
Phone: (631) 694-2929
Fax: (631) 390-1772

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