EarthLink Inc. (Nasdaq:ELNK) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. EarthLink's fourth quarter results include the transaction-related expenses associated with the December 8, 2010 closing of the acquisition of ITC^Deltacom as well as the financial impact of 24 days of Deltacom's operations.
Highlights for the fourth quarter include:
- Record low consumer churn
- Net income of $5.3 million or $0.05 per share; $0.19 per share excluding acquisition-related costs (a non-GAAP measure)
- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) of $54.2 million
- Free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) of $38.9 million
- Dividend payments to shareholders of $17.4 million
- Ending cash and marketable securities balance of $563.1 million
- Announced full year 2011 Adjusted EBITDA guidance of $250 million to $260 million
EarthLink, Inc. provides Internet access and related value-added services to individual and business customers in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Services and Business Services.
O'Charley's Inc. (Nasdaq:CHUX) reported operating results for the 12-week and 52-week periods ended December 26, 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2010, revenue decreased by 1.4 percent to $183.5 million, from $186.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Same-store sales at O’Charley’s company-operated restaurants declined by 1.4 percent in the quarter, as a 0.8 percent increase in average check was offset by a 2.1 percent decline in guest counts. Same-store sales at Ninety Nine Restaurants increased by 1.3 percent, as a 3.0 percent increase in average check was partially offset by a 1.6 percent decline in guest counts. A same-store sale at Stoney River Legendary Steaks increased by 3.7 percent, as a 10.3 percent increase in guest counts was partially offset by a 6.0 percent decline in average check.
O’Charley’s Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company operates restaurants under the O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine, and Stoney River Legendary Steaks names.
Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (OTCBB:CRWE)
There's some big news coming out of Crown Equity Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:CRWE). The company is expanding as it opened a second office in Pakistan to further its offerings of up-to-date news and world affairs from the Mideast, Far East, and Europe via its online newswires.
CRWE's proprietary network technology allows its publishing department to get its content to millions of readers daily across the world..
"As always, I am thrilled to increase our team of correspondents to offer our readerships a global perspective on top stories." said Kenneth Bosket, President of Crown Equity Holdings Inc. The new office, located in the city of Attock and has added an additional workforce of 25 associates to the CRWE Newswire team.
Like the CRWE Newswire office in Islamabad, is managed by Zeeshan Shabbir.
CRWE has extended its internet footprint internationally to include the following countries; Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. These websites are published in each country's native language. All sites are up and running.
National Health Partners, Inc. (OTC:NHPR)
National Health Partners, Inc., a leading provider of unique discount healthcare membership programs, recently announced that NHPR has achieved positive earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 compared to a loss of $522,542 for the same period last year. Revenues for the 3rd quarter grew 12.3% over the same period last year. NHPR attributes the net earnings to the significant cost-cutting initiatives taken over the past couple of quarters and which is continuing in the 4th quarter.
“I am thrilled to announce that we have finally achieved profitability,” stated David M. Daniels, President and Chief Executive Officer of NHPR. “Due to the fact that our limited medical provider unexpectedly decided to exit the marketplace, we were unable to add any new CARExpress Plus limited medical sales during the 3rd quarter. Yet, despite this temporary setback, we were still able to substantially increase our revenue and reach profitability which is a testament to the underlying strength we have with our core CARExpress health discount programs. Although we achieved positive results in revenues and earnings, we anticipate much better results going forward into 2011.”
We all know that the uninsured pay more for care-and have less-than those with insurance. However when the uninsured can not pay, health care providers adjust those costs to the who can pay-those which passes the buck to those who have insurance policy. This then leads to higher costs for those who buy the insurance on the particular market, as well as individuals who get insurance coverage for themselves and their own families through their job. The need for affordable healthcare alternatives has never been greater.
The access to affordable healthcare in the United States has become a luxury for some, althought still subject to a seemingly arbitrary matrix of things. Government insurance products are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, children from low-incomes, and those with failing kidneys. But how poor do you have to be to be eligible actually varies from state to state and also from year to year.
National Health Partners, Inc. is a national healthcare savings organization that provides discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured and underinsured people through a national healthcare savings network called “CARExpress.” CARExpress is one of the largest networks of hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the country and is comprised of over 1,000,000 medical professionals that belong to such PPOs as CareMark and Aetna. NHPR’s primary target customer group is the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance of any kind. NHPR’s secondary target customer group includes the millions of Americans who lack complete health insurance coverage. NHPR is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CKSW) announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010, total revenues were $18.5 million, up 8% from $17.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $1.6 million, or $0.05 per fully diluted share, compared to net income of $3.8 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, for the same period last year.
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. provides workforce and service management software products and solutions.
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