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Ontrak Pre-Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results
Mon, March 1, 2021, 5:00 AM·22 min read
Record Quarterly Revenue of $29.3 million in Q4 2020, up 149% year over year and up 22% from Q3 2020
Operating loss of $1.8 million in Q4 2020, a 74% improvement year over year
Record Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA of $2.2 million in Q4 2020, achieving quarterly positive Adjusted EBITDA for the first time
Full Year Revenue of $82.8 million, up 136% Year over Year
2021 Outlook revenue of $100 Million
Raised $44.9 million in Q4 2020, $41.4 million net of related fees, by completing a second offering of Non-Convertible Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock
Acquired LifeDojo Inc. in Q4 2020
Updates Ontrak-A contract status
Company to release full earnings and host conference call at 4:30 pm ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Company Management to present at the Cowen 41st Annual Healthcare conference today, March 1, at 3:20pm ET.
Ontrak, Inc. (NASDAQ: OTRK) ("Ontrak" or the "Company"), a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized healthcare company, today pre-announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 together with an update on its Ontrak-A contract.
"Despite the challenges faced by our health plan customers, we closed out 2020 with a strong financial performance and are confident in our market-leading ability to engage even the most care avoidant populations in our evidence-based care programs in 2021," said Terren Peizer, Ontrak Chairman and CEO. "In the face of the unprecedented health crisis for those struggling with substance use disorders, anxiety and depression, we continue to invest in transformative acquisitions and cutting edge technologies that engage and direct members to appropriate care pathways in anticipation of the increased utilization we expect to see towards the second half of 2021."
Mr. Peizer continued, "After a long process with our largest customer where we believed we were working towards an extended and expanded contract, we were notified after market close on February 26, 2021 that our participation status with this customer will be terminated effective June 26, 2021. We were advised to stop enrollment of new members for this customer and await guidance from the customer on transition plans for the 8,400 members who are currently benefiting from the Ontrak program. We remain fully committed to the health plan and to its members, and will ensure that every member receives quality care through the transition, so that pandemic-related anxiety is not heightened by the change in the member’s care team."
Mr. Peizer added, "The relationship with our Ontrak-A customer was unique, because they evaluated Ontrak on a provider basis, not as a vendor as do all of our other health plan partners. As such, the customer evaluated our performance based on our ability to achieve the lowest possible cost per medical visit, and not on our clinical outcomes data or medical cost savings, which were meaningful and significant. Unlike our other health plan partners, we interacted only with the behavioral health division, with no involvement from the medical division of the plan. We believe that the coaching model which Ontrak has pioneered for over a decade was seen by the customer to be less relevant to their performance metrics. We have consistently found that our care coaches have a tremendously positive impact on member experience and readiness to engage with the healthcare system. This is the reason that many digital healthcare apps are now building care coaching into their products. We have a strategy in place to regain the Ontrak-A business and are currently in late stage discussions with other customers whose metrics align with our value proposition of an integrated approach to whole health that delivers an average ROI of 3.7, average cost savings of 40% to 50%, and durable clinical outcomes with exceptionally high program retention and member experience scores. Collectively, we have a market opportunity of over $30 billion."
Mr. Peizer concluded, "Despite the upcoming loss of this customer, we are proud of the fourth quarter expansions we have made with our other existing health plans and recently signed contract renewals with current customers, which resulted in strong enrollment growth in the fourth quarter. We have significant tailwinds as we enter 2021, such as:
The launch of our Ontrak-CI contract in October 2020 is expected to drive our 2021 growth, and our current enrollment already tops 5,000 members.
Continued momentum in our pipeline and customer expansions in Q1 2021 that will expand our outreach pool.
Ontrak tiered care programs for the full spectrum of Behavioral Health needs from high to low acuity, to meet 100% of the needs of those with undiagnosed and untreated behavioral health conditions.
The 2021 launch of an expanded suite of behavioral health programs including mobile-first depression and anxiety modules that build upon the LifeDojo platform and scale our ability to serve more members in the rapidly growing behavioral health marketplace."
Pre-Announcement of Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
We are providing certain unaudited financial information today in advance of our scheduled earnings call on March 9, 2021. We will host our quarterly earnings conference call at 4:30pm ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. We are also presenting at the Cowen 41st Annual Healthcare conference later today, March 1, 2021 at 3:20pm ET.
Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results Highlights
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $29.3 million, representing a 149% increase compared to the same period in 2019 and a 22% increase from the prior quarter.
Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $(1.8) million, yielding an operating loss margin of (6)% compared to an operating loss of $(7.0) million for the same period in 2019, yielding an operating loss margin of (60)%. Operating loss improved 39% from an operating loss of $(3.0) million in the third quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $2.2 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $(4.6) million for the same period in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA improved sequentially by an average of $1.7 million in each of the quarters in 2020.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $(3.2) million, or a $(0.27) diluted net loss per common share (after deduction for declared and undeclared preferred stock dividends), compared to net loss of $(8.7) million, or a $(0.52) diluted net loss per share for the same period in 2019. Net loss and diluted net loss per common share improved 43% and 25% from net loss of $(5.7) million and $(0.36) diluted net loss per share in the third quarter of 2020, respectively.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.3 million, or a $(0.07) non-GAAP diluted net loss per common share (after deduction for declared and undeclared preferred stock dividends), compared to non-GAAP net loss of $(6.4) million, or a $(0.39) non-GAAP diluted net loss per share for the same period in 2019. Non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP diluted net loss per common share improved 109% and 65% from $(2.9) million non-GAAP net loss and $(0.20) non-GAAP diluted net loss per common share in the third quarter of 2020, respectively.
Unaudited Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results Highlights
Revenue for the full year of 2020 was $82.8 million, representing a 136% increase from prior year.
Operating loss for the full year of 2020 was $(14.9) million, yielding an operating loss margin of (18)% compared to an operating loss of $(20.0) million for the prior year, yielding an operating loss margin of (57)%.
Adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2020 was $(4.3) million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $(12.9) million for the prior year.
Net loss for the full year of 2020 was $(22.7) million, or a $(1.44) diluted net loss per common share (after deduction for declared and undeclared preferred stock dividends), compared to net loss of $(25.7) million, or a $(1.56) diluted net loss per share for the prior year.
Non-GAAP net loss for the full year of 2020 was $(12.0) million, or a $(0.82) non-GAAP diluted net loss per common share (after deduction for declared and undeclared preferred stock dividends), compared to non-GAAP net loss of $(18.9) million, or a $(1.15) non-GAAP diluted net loss per share for the prior year.
Fourth Quarter 2020 and Recent Operating Highlights:
Total enrolled members increased to 15,702 at the end of Q4 2020 and stands at 15,822 as of today.
Effective Outreach Pool of approximately 152,000 at the end of Q4 2020.
Gross enrollment for the two-month period ended February 28, 2021, excluding the Ontrak-A customer, was 2,683, reflecting a 60% annualized enrollment rate.
The Company renewed its contract with one of the nation's leading health insurance providers for its Ontrak-C solution in Texas.
The Company launched Ontrak-CI Program for a national health plan in 13 states for the three-year contract awarded in June, and launched a new partnership with the Veterans Health Administration to transform suicide prevention care in the U.S.
The Company raised $44.9 million ($41.4 million net of underwriting fees and other offering expenses) through the issuance of 1,815,265 of 9.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series A Preferred Stock"). The non-convertible Series A Preferred Stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "OTRKP."
The Company's board of directors appointed Robert I. Newton as its General Counsel and Secretary.
The following outlook is based on information available as of the date of this press release and is subject to change in the future. This outlook solely represents existing and planned enrollment launches, and program expansions with current health plan partners.
For the year ending December 31, 2021, the Company provides the following outlook:
Revenue of $100 Million. Initially, we were going to guide to 100% growth with revenues of $165 million. In light of Ontrak-A, we hopefully are being conservative with our $100 million revenue guidance. Of that number, approximately $88 million is either already under contract or in the signature phase and those health plan partners are already contemplating further expansions. Moreover, we see tremendous upside with large plans in our pipeline.
Given the strength of our pipeline, we anticipate returning to a 100% revenue growth rate in 2022.
Conference Call & Webcast Details
Ontrak’s management is scheduled to present at the Cowen 41st Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties can register to view the event at: https://wsw.com/webcast/cowen81/track/2108073
The Company will issue a full earnings release and also host a conference call/webcast on March 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT. Investors, analysts, employees and the general public can access the call by dialing (833) 519-1269 for U.S. participants or (914) 800-3841 for international participants, and referencing conference ID #4174875. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at https://www.ontrak-inc.com/presentations.html
About Ontrak, Inc.
Ontrak, Inc. (f/k/a Catasys, Inc.) is a leading AI and telehealth enabled, virtualized healthcare company, whose mission is to help improve the health and save the lives of as many people as possible. The company’s PRE™ (Predict-Recommend-Engage) platform predicts people whose chronic disease will improve with behavior change, recommends effective care pathways that people are willing to follow, and engages people who are not getting the care they need. By combining predictive analytics with human engagement, Ontrak delivers improved member health and validated outcomes and savings to healthcare payers.
The company’s integrated, technology-enabled Ontrak™ programs, a critical component of the PRE platform, are designed to provide healthcare solutions to members with behavioral conditions that cause or exacerbate chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, COPD, and congestive heart failure, which result in high medical costs.
Ontrak has a unique ability to engage these members, who do not otherwise seek behavioral healthcare, leveraging proprietary enrollment capabilities built on deep insights into the drivers of care avoidance.
Ontrak integrates evidence-based psychosocial and medical interventions delivered either in-person or via telehealth, along with care coaching and in-market Community Care Coordinators who address the social and environmental determinants of health, including loneliness. The company’s programs improve member health and deliver validated cost savings to healthcare payers of between 40 and 50 percent for enrolled members. Ontrak solutions are available to members of leading national and regional health plans in 30 states and in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at www.ontrak-inc.com
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements may include for example statements regarding: the impact of our care coaches; our strategy to regain the Ontrak-A business; market opportunity; significant tailwinds, including statements of our expectations for the launch of our Ontrak-CI contract and its driving 2021 growth, momentum in our pipeline and customer expansions, related expectations for expansion in our outreach pool and our Ontrak tiered programs and their ability to meet the needs of 100% of those with undiagnosed and untreated behavioral health conditions; the 2021 launch of an expanded suite of behavioral health programs and their scalability to serve more members; and regarding revenue growth in 2021 and 2022. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, changes in regulations or issuance of new regulations or interpretations; limited operating history; our inability to execute our business plan; increase our revenue and achieve profitability; lower than anticipated eligible members under our contracts; our inability to recognize revenue; lack of outcomes and statistically significant formal research studies; difficulty enrolling new members and maintaining existing members in our programs; the risk that the treatment programs might not be effective; difficulty in developing, exploiting and protecting proprietary technologies; intense competition and substantial regulation in the health care industry; business disruption and related risks resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019; high customer concentration; dependence on key personnel and the ability to recruit, retain and develop a large and diverse workforce; the risks associated with the adequacy of our existing cash resources and our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to raise additional capital when needed and our liquidity; and risks related to our ability to realize the potential benefits of and to effectively integrate acquisitions. You are urged to consider statements that include the words "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "potential," "expects," "plan," "anticipates," "intends," "continues," "forecast," "designed," "goal," or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward looking statements may include statements regarding potential additional spending on behavioral health, our path towards profitability, our momentum, anticipation of 2020 headwinds becoming 2021 tailwinds, surging demand for "telemental" health services, revenue from new launches, nationwide contracts upon which to expand, significant progress towards contracting with our increasing pipeline of potential partners, our confidence in our growth strategy for 2021 and beyond, and our outlook for future revenues and Adjusted EBITDA. For a further list and description of the risks and uncertainties we face, please refer to our most recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings which are available on its website at http://www.sec.gov
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company has provided in this press release and the quarterly conference call held on the date hereof certain non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures presented include EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Non-GAAP net loss, and Non-GAAP net loss per common share, which are not U.S. GAAP financial measures, and clarifies and enhances an understanding of our past performance. We believe that the presentation of these financial measures enhances an investor’s understanding of our financial performance. We further believe that these financial measures are useful financial metrics to assess our operating performance from period-to-period by excluding certain items that we believe are not representative of our core business.
EBITDA consists of net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, acquisition related costs, (gain) loss on change in fair value of warrant liability and write-off of debt issuance costs. We believe that making such adjustments provides investors meaningful information to understand our results of operations and the ability to analyze our financial and business trends on a period-to-period basis.
Non-GAAP net loss consists of net loss adjusted for stock-based compensation, acquisition related costs, (gain) loss on change in fair value of warrant liability and write-off of debt issuance costs. Non-GAAP net loss per common share consists of loss per share adjusted for non-GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders. We believe that making such adjustments provides investors meaningful information to understand our results of operations and the ability to analyze our financial and business trends on a period-to-period basis.
We believe the above non-GAAP financial measures are commonly used by investors to evaluate our performance and that of our competitors. However, our use of the term EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Non-GAAP net loss and Non-GAAP net loss per common share may vary from that of others in our industry. Neither EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Non-GAAP net loss nor Non-GAAP net loss per common share should be considered as an alternative to net loss before taxes, net loss, net loss per common share or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP as measures of performance.