SEC Filings

10-12G/A
AMSURG CORP filed this Form 10-12G/A on 05/21/1997
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     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.
 
     Income tax expense increased to $578,000 in 1995 from $26,000 in 1994 as a
result of increased income before income taxes and an increase in AmSurg's
effective income tax rate to 36% from 4%. The increase in the effective income
tax rate resulted from the utilization of prior period net operating loss
carryforwards to eliminate federal income taxes for 1994 and to reduce federal
income taxes in 1995. The difference between the federal statutory income tax
rate of 34% and AmSurg's effective income tax rates in 1995 and 1994 was due
primarily to the utilization of prior period net operating loss carryforwards
and the impact of state income taxes.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
   
     Operating activities for 1996 and the three month period ended March 31,
1997 generated $8,912,000 and $3,281,000, respectively, in cash flow. Investing
activities during 1996 used $16,395,000, including $12,670,000 used to acquire
interests in additional practice-based ambulatory surgery centers and the
interest in the Florida physician practice, and $3,863,000 to acquire property
and equipment for new start-up surgery centers and for new or replacement
property at existing centers. Investing activities during the three month period
ended March 31, 1997 used $7,969,000, including $6,031,000 used to acquire
interests in two additional surgery centers and an interest in the urology
physician practice, and $1,943,000 to acquire property and equipment for new
start-up surgery centers and for new or replacement property at existing
centers. Financing activities for 1996 provided $7,206,000 in cash flow,
primarily as a result of (i) net additions to long-term debt of $3,283,000, (ii)
minority partner capital contributions to AmSurg's partnerships and limited
liability companies of $1,681,000, (iii) $2,366,000 in cash proceeds from the
issuance of common stock, and (iv) net proceeds of $4,960,000 from the issuance
of preferred stock; these financing proceeds were partially offset by $5,084,000
in distributions to surgery center minority partners. Financing activities for
the three month period March 31, 1997 provided $3,949,000 in cash flow,
primarily as a result of (i) net additions to long-term debt of $5,351,000, (ii)
minority partner capital contributions to AmSurg's partnerships and limited
liability companies of $185,000 and (iii) $134,000 in cash proceeds from the
issuance of common stock; these financing proceeds were partially offset by
$1,720,000 in distributions to surgery center minority partners. At March 31,
1997, AmSurg had $4,671,000 in outstanding term loan borrowings under its
amended and restated bank credit agreement which is repayable through June 2000.
AmSurg also had outstanding borrowings of $8,134,000 under a related revolving
credit facility which was amended subsequent to March 31, 1997, and currently
provides up to $15,000,000 in available credit through April 1999 for
acquisition and development projects. Borrowings under the bank credit agreement
and related credit facility bear interest at a rate equal to the prime rate or
1.75% above LIBOR or a combination thereof at AmSurg's option, plus a .35% fee
for unused commitments. At March 31, 1997, AmSurg partnerships and limited
liability companies had unfunded construction and equipment purchase commitments
for centers under development of approximately $5,600,000. Of the $5,600,000,
AmSurg expects that approximately $3,500,000 will be borrowed under AmSurg's
credit facility (and guaranteed on a pro rata basis by the physicians), and that
the remaining amount will be provided by AmSurg and the physician partners in
proportion to their respective ownership interests. AmSurg intends to fund its
portion out of cash flow from operations.
    
 
     On November 20, 1996, AmSurg issued shares of its Series A Preferred Stock
and Series B Preferred Stock to certain unaffiliated institutional investors for
cash proceeds of approximately $4,960,000, after payment of offering expenses.
The purpose of the offering was to fund the acquisition and development of
surgery centers and to provide other working capital as needed prior to being in
position to access capital markets as an independent public company following
the Distribution. The Series A Preferred Stock, with a liquidation value of
$3,000,000, will accrue dividends of 8% per annum on such liquidation value,
commencing on November 21, 1998. The Series A Preferred Stock is subject to
redemption at any time at the option of AmSurg and is subject to redemption at
the option of the holders on November 20, 2002 and upon the occurrence of
certain events, including a public offering yielding at least $20,000,000 in net
proceeds to AmSurg, and/or its stockholders (or $25,000,000 in net proceeds if
the Distribution does not occur) (a
 
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