Cash provided by operating activities was $264 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared with $155 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Higher medical claims and benefits payable at our Texas health plan was the primary reason for the increase, followed by an increase in deferred revenue. The increases in medical claims and benefits payable and deferred revenue were offset by the decline in year to date net income.
At September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and investments of $1.1 billion, and the parent company had cash and investments of $41 million.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP (1) to GAAP Financial Measures
| Three Months Ended
| Nine Months Ended
|Net income (loss)||$||3,364||$||18,950||$||(15,853||)||$||53,778|
Depreciation and amortization reported in the consolidated statements of cash flows
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(492||)||10,236||(15,228||)||30,832|
(1) GAAP stands for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.(2) EBITDA is not prepared in conformity with GAAP because it excludes depreciation and amortization, as well as interest expense and the provision for income taxes. This non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered as an alternative to the GAAP measures of net income, operating income, operating margin, or cash provided by operating activities, nor should EBITDA be considered in isolation from these GAAP measures of operating performance. Management uses EBITDA as a supplemental metric in evaluating the Company’s financial performance, in evaluating financing and business development decisions, and in forecasting and analyzing future periods. For these reasons, management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance and the performance of other companies in the Company’s industry. Conference Call The Company’s management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The number to call for the interactive teleconference is (212) 231-2900. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, through 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, by dialing (800) 633-8284 and entering confirmation number 21602734. A live broadcast of Molina Healthcare’s conference call will be available on the Company’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com, or at www.earnings.com. A 30-day online replay will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast. About Molina Healthcare Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality and cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company’s licensed health plans in California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.8 million members, and its subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides business processing and information technology administrative services to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West Virginia, and drug rebate administration services in Florida.