Pediatrix Medical focuses on efficiency and margin stabilization

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. has released its operational updates for 2024, revealing a continued focus on operating efficiency and the stabilization of its margin profile. The company is on track to complete its previously announced portfolio optimization by the end of 2024, which includes exiting a significant number of office-based practices and its primary and urgent care business.

The annualized adjusted EBITDA impact of the portfolio optimization plans is estimated to be approximately $30 million, based on actual 2023 results. Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. has reiterated its anticipated 2024 adjusted EBITDA range of $200 million to $220 million, which includes the in-year impact of the portfolio optimization plans.

It's worth noting that adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and transformational and restructuring related expenses.

This update indicates that the company is making strategic changes to its operations, aiming to enhance its efficiency and financial performance. The specific figure of $30 million and the range of $200 million to $220 million provide clear insights into the expected financial impact of these operational changes. As a result of these announcements, the company's shares have moved 5.5% on the market, and are now trading at a price of $7.66. For more information, read the company's full 8-K submission here.

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