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HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Net income attributable to HCA Holdings, Inc. totaled $314 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $1.935 billion, or $4.25 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Results for the fourth quarter of 2012 include pretax legal claim costs of $175 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, and pretax gains on sales of facilities of $11 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. Results for the fourth quarter of 2011 include a pretax gain on the acquisition of a controlling interest in an equity investment of $1.522 billion, or $3.13 per diluted share, and pretax gains on sales of facilities of $145 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. The Company’s effective tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 was favorably impacted by the majority of the gain associated with the acquisition of the controlling interest in the equity investment being nontaxable.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, Adjusted EBITDA totaled $1.606 billion, compared to $1.639 billion in the previous year. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A table providing supplemental information on Adjusted EBITDA and reconciling net income attributable to HCA Holdings, Inc. to Adjusted EBITDA is included in this release.

Year Ended December 31, 2012

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 totaled $33.013 billion compared to $29.682 billion in 2011. Net income attributable to HCA Holdings, Inc. in 2012 was $1.605 billion, or $3.49 per diluted share, compared to $2.465 billion, or $4.97 per diluted share, in 2011. Results for the year ended December 31, 2012 include a net favorable Medicare settlement of $188 million to revenues, $170 million to Adjusted EBITDA and $0.22 per diluted share and pretax legal claim costs of $175 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. Results also include pretax gains on sales of facilities of $15 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. Results for the year ended December 31, 2011 include a pretax gain on the acquisition of a controlling interest in an equity investment of $1.522 billion, or $2.87 per diluted share, pretax gains on sales of facilities of $142 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, pretax losses on the retirement of debt of $481 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, and a pretax charge for termination of management agreement of $181 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA for 2012 totaled $6.531 billion compared to $6.061 billion in 2011.

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