SEC Filings

10-12G/A
AMSURG CORP filed this Form 10-12G/A on 05/09/1997
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majority interest in the Florida physician practice as of January 31, 1996 and
an increase of 14% in same-center revenues at the fifteen centers in operation
since January 1, 1995.
    
 
   
     Salaries and benefits expense increased by $5,370,000, or 86%, while other
operating expenses increased by $3,984,000, or 53%, for 1996 from 1995. These
increases resulted primarily from the acquisition of the interest in the Florida
physician practice, additional centers in operation and an increase in corporate
staff primarily to support growth in the number of centers in operation and
anticipated future growth. Salaries and benefits expense and other operating
expenses represented in the aggregate approximately 66% of revenues for 1996 as
compared to approximately 61% of revenues for 1995. Physician group practices
generally have lower operating margins than ambulatory surgery centers. Because
the Florida physician practice has both greater revenues and greater operating
expenses as a percentage of revenues than any single center, its acquisition had
a disproportionately large impact on operating margins.
    
 
     Depreciation and amortization expense increased $603,000, or 25%, in 1996
over 1995, primarily due to the acquisition of majority interests in additional
surgery centers, the acquisition of the interest in the Florida physician
practice and new start-up surgery centers placed in operation. The increase of
$225,000, or 31%, in interest expense for 1996 over 1995 is primarily
attributable to debt assumed or incurred in connection with additional
acquisitions of interests in surgery centers and the Florida physician practice
plus the interest expense associated with newly opened start-up surgery centers
financed partially with bank debt.
 
     Minority partners' interest in center earnings for 1996 rose to $5,434,000
from $3,938,000 for 1995, an increase of 38%, primarily as a result of minority
partners' interest in earnings at surgery centers added to operations and from
increased same-center profitability.
 
     Income tax expense increased 70% in 1996 to $985,000 as a result of
increased income before income taxes and an increase in AmSurg's effective
income tax rate to 40% from 36%. The increase in the effective income tax rate
resulted from the utilization of prior period net operating loss carryforwards
during 1995. The difference between the federal statutory income tax rate of 34%
and AmSurg's effective income tax rates was due primarily to the utilization of
prior period net operating loss carryforwards in 1995 and the impact of state
income taxes.
 
  Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1995 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended December 31,
1994
 
     Revenues for 1995 were $22,489,000, an increase of $8,663,000, or 63%, over
1994. The increase in revenues resulted primarily from the growth in the number
of surgery centers in operation and from an increase of 9% in same-center
revenues at six centers in operation since January 1, 1994.
 
     Salaries and benefits expense grew by $2,151,000, or 53%, while other
operating expenses grew by $2,472,000, or 49%, from 1994 to 1995. The increases
in salaries and benefits expense and in other operating expenses resulted
primarily from an increased number of centers in operation and from an increase
in corporate staff to support additional centers in operation and anticipated
future growth. Salaries and benefits expense and other operating expenses
represented in the aggregate approximately 61% of revenues in 1995 as compared
to approximately 66% of revenues in 1994 as a result of the margin contribution
of additional centers in operation.
 
     Depreciation and amortization expense increased by $1,088,000, or 83%, for
1995 over 1994, due primarily to the acquisition of majority interests in
additional practice-based ambulatory surgery centers and from new start-up
centers placed in operation. The increase in interest expense from $193,000 in
1994 to $722,000 in 1995 was primarily attributable to debt assumed or incurred
in connection with additional acquisitions of interests in centers plus the
interest expense associated with newly opened start-up centers financed
partially with bank debt.
 
     Minority partners' interest in center earnings for 1995 rose to $3,938,000
from $2,468,000 in 1994, an increase of 60%, primarily as a result of minority
partners' interest in earnings at surgery centers added to operations and from
increased same-center profitability.
 
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