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HMS Holdings Corp. Announces Q4 And Full Year 2012 Results

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, revenue increased 33.5% to $133.1 million, compared to $99.7 million for the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $20.0 million or $0.23 per diluted common share compared to net income of $11.1 million or $0.13 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago, an increase of 79.6%. Fully diluted GAAP earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter increased 76.9% y/y to $0.23 and adjusted EPS increased 58.8% y/y to $0.27.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, revenue increased 30.2% to $473.7 million, compared to $363.8 million for the same period a year ago. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $50.5 million or $0.57 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $47.8 million or $0.55 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago, an increase of 5.7%. Fully diluted GAAP EPS for the full year increased 3.6% y/y to $0.57 and adjusted EPS increased 30.3% y/y to $0.86.

“Although 2012 was a challenging year for HMS, not least because of the health insurance industry's struggle to fully implement new claim transaction formats, the Company achieved a revenue increase in excess of 30%, with both acquisitions and organic growth contributing. And importantly, our results demonstrate a steady momentum in all three of our major markets — Medicaid, Medicare and commercial. From a strategic perspective, we enter the post-election year with much better visibility into the future shape of healthcare reform and the role we will play in implementing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act,” commented Bill Lucia, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“So we begin 2013 not only with a strong core business, but also with significant early stage opportunities across the company, including implementing our Medicaid RAC contracts; expanding our footprint in the fraud, waste, and abuse and analytics market; and taking our eligibility verification services to the States and their new  health insurance exchanges,” added Lucia. “These initiatives, together with our leadership in both Medicaid and Medicare, and a steadily growing presence in the commercial market, position us well for delivering sustainable growth in 2013 and for years beyond.”

Q4 2012 Conference Call

HMS will report its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial and operating results at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, February 22, 2013. Individuals can access the webcast at or listen to the call at (877) 303-7208. International participants can listen to the call at (224) 357-2389.

The webcast will be archived on the website at Individuals can listen to the replay at (855) 859-2056. International participants can listen to the replay at (404) 537-3406. The passcode is 94674069. The replay will be available at Noon ET on February 22 through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2013.

The HMS Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 will be filed and available on our website at on or about March 1, 2013, and will contain additional information about our results of operations for the fiscal year-to-date. This press release and the interim financial statements herein will be available at for at least a 12-month period. Shareholders and interested investors are welcome to contact Investor Relations at 212-857-5986.

About HMS Holdings Corp.

HMS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers. HMS's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and more than 150 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the company's services, clients recovered $3.2 billion in 2012, and saved billions more through the prevention of erroneous payments.

Use of Non-GAAP Financials

This press release includes presentations of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense. EBITDA is a measure commonly used by the capital markets to value enterprises. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and is reconciled to income before income taxes, which the Company's management believes to be the most comparable generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") measure. Adjusted EBITDA results are calculated by adjusting GAAP income before income taxes to exclude the effects of depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and net interest expense.

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