UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

 

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2018

 

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-35811   46-1282634

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

15438 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 201

Tampa, Florida

  33613
(Address of principal executive offices)  

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 397-1187

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company [X]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

 

 

   
 

 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On August 1, 2018, Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

The information furnished in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, is not deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. This information will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

No.   Description
     
99.1   Press Release, dated August 1, 2018

 

   
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATIONS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Michael D. Hershberger                                
  Name: Michael D. Hershberger
  Title: Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary

 

Date: August 2, 2018

 

   
 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMPANY CONTACT: Michael Hershberger
August 1, 2018 Chief Financial Officer
  (813) 397-1187
  mhershberger@hiiquote.com

 

 

 

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018

Financial and Operating Results

 

Raises Annual Guidance

Record Revenues of $71.7 million, up 16.0% YOY

Record Policies in Force totaled approximately 389,600, up 8.4% YOY

GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.22, down 37.1% YOY

Record Adjusted Earnings per Share of $0.61, up 32.6% YOY

 

Tampa, FLAugust 1, 2018 — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading cloud-based technology platform and distributor of affordable individual and family health insurance and supplemental plans, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company will host a live conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. EST.

 

Second quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

 

Record revenue was $71.7 million, compared to $61.8 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 16.0%.
   
Record total collections from members (premium equivalents) of $111.2 million compared to $98.9 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 12.4%.
   
Net income was $4.0 million, compared to $7.0 million in the second quarter of 2017, a decrease of 42.9%. Drivers include severance expense payable to the founder and several other employees and higher stock-based compensation in the second quarter of 2018.
   
Record adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) was $14.2 million, compared to $12.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 12.7%.
   
GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.22, compared to $0.35 in the second quarter of 2017, down 37.1% YOY. Drivers include severance expense payable to the founder and several other employees and higher stock-based compensation in the second quarter of 2018.
   
Record adjusted earnings per share, also referred to as adjusted net income per share, or adjusted EPS, was $0.61 compared to $0.46 in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 32.6%.
   
Record policies in force as of June 30, 2018, totaled approximately 389,600, compared to 359,500 in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 8.4%.

 

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Premium equivalents, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures. See the reconciliations of these measures to their respective most directly comparable GAAP measure included within this press release.

 

2018 Full Year Guidance

 

The Company raises its annual guidance of revenue for 2018 to be between $293 million and $303 million or grow approximately 17% to 21% year-over-year, adjusted EBITDA to be between $55 million and $58 million or grow approximately 21% to 27% year-over-year, and adjusted EPS to be between $2.47 and $2.57 or grow approximately 50% to 56% year-over-year. These guidance numbers are based on the Company’s current method of accounting for revenue. As an emerging growth company, it will be adopting the revised revenue recognition standard, known as ASC 606, in the fourth quarter of 2018 for the full year ended December 31, 2018.

 

“Q2 was a strong quarter with record revenue, record earnings and record policies in force. We are pleased to have beaten market expectations and following a strong first half of the year, to be able to raise guidance for the rest of 2018. We look forward to launching the next generation of our technology platform later in the year and we are prepared for the expanding opportunities in our market.” said Gavin Southwell, HIIQ’s Chief Executive Officer and President.

 

Second quarter 2018 Financial Discussion

 

Second quarter revenues of $71.7 million increased 16.0%, compared to the second quarter in 2017, driven by an increase in policies in force, favorable commission margins, and improved discount benefit plan offerings.

 

Total selling, general & administrative expense (“SG&A”) was $19.7 million (27.5% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $14.7 million (23.8% of revenues) in the same period in 2017. Q2 SG&A included cash based severance expense of $3.0 million and $0.8 million of non-cash based severance expense primarily related to the termination of the Company’s founder and several other employees. Core SG&A, defined as total SG&A adjusted for stock-based compensation, transaction costs, indemnity and other related legal costs, severance, restructuring and other costs, and marketing leads and advertising expense, was $10.2 million (14.2% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $11.1 million (18.0% of revenues) in the same period in 2017. A reconciliation of Core SG&A to SG&A is included within this press release.

 

Net income was $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $7.0 million in the same period in 2017, a decrease of 42.9%. Second quarter 2018 included a cash based severance expense of $3.0 million. Additionally, stock-based compensation was $2.6 million higher in the second quarter of 2018 as compared to the prior year period. EBITDA was $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to $10.7 million in the same period in 2017, a decrease of 37.4%.

 

Adjusted EBITDA was $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 12.7% compared to $12.6 million in the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue was 19.8% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to 20.3% in the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by taking EBITDA and adjusting for items such as stock-based compensation and related costs and items that are not part of regular operating activities, including indemnity and other related legal costs, severance, restructuring, and acquisition costs. A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 is included within this press release.

 

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GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2018 was $0.22, compared to $0.35 in the same period in 2017. Second quarter 2018 GAAP diluted EPS was unfavorably impacted by the previously described severance expense. Additionally, the higher stock-based compensation in the second quarter of 2018 had an unfavorable impact on GAAP diluted EPS.

 

Adjusted EPS for the second quarter of 2018 was $0.61, compared to $0.46 in 2017. The increase in Adjusted EPS was driven by higher revenue from greater policies in force, continued scalability as well as a lower pro-forma statutory tax rate of 24%, compared to 38% used in the prior period. A reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income per share is included within this press release.

 

The Company makes advances to distributors based on actual sales. These advanced commissions assist distributors with working capital. The Company recovers advances on an ongoing basis from future commissions on premiums, which are collected over the period in which policies renew. At June 30, 2018, the short- and long-term advanced commission balance was $37.6 million, a $1.9 million decrease from the December 31, 2017 year-end balance of $39.5 million.

 

Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2018 totaled $49.2 million, an increase of $8.3 million from the December 31, 2017 year-end balance. The Company repurchased 115,245 shares of its common stock in the second quarter of 2018 for $3.8 million as part of its previously announced share repurchase program. The company expects to continue to execute on its buyback authorization for the remainder of 2018 and beyond.

 

On June 7, 2018, the Company terminated without cause Michael Kosloske, founder and Chief of Product Innovation. Mr. Kosloske will continue to serve as a director of the Company. Additionally, on June 7, 2018 the Company was informed by Mr. Kosloske that entities controlled by Mr. Kosloske sold an aggregate of 1,300,000 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock.

 

Regulatory Update

 

Today the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued a final rule to help Americans struggling to afford health coverage find new and more affordable options. The rule allows, starting October 1st, 2018, for the sale and renewal of short-term, limited duration plans to cover an initial period of less than 12 months. Additionally, carriers will be able to make these plans renewable for up to 36 months. Previously, the rule limited duration to less than three months. “HIIQ shares the Departments’ concern with respect to the rising cost of health insurance in the individual market and welcomes any measures taken to improve the availability of insurance products that meet consumer demands and needs,” Mr. Gavin Southwell said. “We also believe that this rule change will improve consumer choice and increase competition and affordability in the individual health insurance market.”

 

As previously disclosed, the Company is the subject of a multistate market conduct examination. The Company has been cooperating with all regulatory inquiries and is engaged in ongoing discussions towards resolution.

 

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Conference Call and Webcast

 

The Company will host an earnings conference call on August 2, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. Eastern time. All interested parties can join the call by dialing (877) 407-9039 or (201) 689-8470; the conference ID is 13681866. A webcast of the call may be accessed in the Investor Relations section of Health Insurance Innovations’ website at http://investor.hiiquote.com/events-and-presentations. An archive of the call will be available for 30 days through the same website.

 

About Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ)

 

HIIQ is a market leading cloud-based technology platform and distributor of innovative health insurance products that are affordable and meet the consumer’s needs. HIIQ helps develop insurance products through our relationships with best-in-class insurance companies and markets them via its broad distribution network of third party licensed insurance agents across the nation, its call center network and its unique online capability. Additional information about HIIQ can be found at HiiQuote.com. HIIQ’s Consumer Division includes AgileHealthInsurance.com, a website for researching, comparing and purchasing short-term health insurance products online and HealthPocket.com, a free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans, and uses objective data to publish unbiased health insurance market analyses and other consumer advocacy research.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical fact, and may include statements relating to goals, plans and projections regarding new markets, products, services, growth strategies, anticipated trends in our business and anticipated changes and developments in the United States health insurance system and laws. Forward-looking statements are based on HIIQ’s current assumptions, expectations and beliefs are generally identifiable by use of words “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue,” or similar expressions and involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to maintain relationships and develop new relationships with health insurance carriers and distributors, our ability to retain our members, the demand for products offered through our platform, state regulatory oversight and examinations of us and our carriers and distributors, legal and regulatory compliance by our carriers and distributors, the amount of commissions paid to us or changes in health insurance plan pricing practices, competition, changes and developments in the United States health insurance system and laws, and HIIQ’s ability to adapt to them, the ability to maintain and enhance our name recognition, difficulties arising from acquisitions or other strategic transactions, and our ability to build the necessary infrastructure and processes to maintain effective controls over financial reporting. These and other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements will be discussed in HIIQ’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as other documents that may be filed by HIIQ from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. You should not rely on any forward-looking statement as representing our views in the future. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Information

 

To supplement HIIQ’s financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, HIIQ presents certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including premium equivalents, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EPS, and Core SG&A. These non-GAAP financial measures, which are defined below, should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies.

 

HIIQ is presenting these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing HIIQ’s operating results through the eyes of management and because HIIQ believes that these measures provide a useful tool for investors to use in assessing HIIQ’s operating performance against prior period operating results and against business objectives. HIIQ uses the non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes.

 

The accompanying tables provide more detail on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures described above and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

 

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HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

($ in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
   (unaudited)     
Assets          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $49,220   $40,907 
Restricted cash   15,554    14,920 
Accounts receivable, net, prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,692    2,227 
Advanced commissions, net   34,844    39,549 
Income taxes receivable   1,766     
Total current assets   103,076    97,603 
Long-term advanced commissions   2,773     
Property and equipment, net   5,396    5,408 
Goodwill   41,076    41,076 
Intangible assets, net   5,015    5,942 
Deferred tax assets   25,445    14,960 
Other assets   92    96 
Total assets  $182,873   $165,085 
           
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $37,173   $39,725 
Deferred revenue   239    662 
Income taxes payable       787 
Due to member   2,337    1,775 
Other current liabilities   8    5 
Total current liabilities   39,757    42,954 
Due to member   25,085    15,096 
Other liabilities   23    34 
Total liabilities   64,865    58,084 
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders’ equity:          
Class A common stock (par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 14,242,049 and 12,731,758 shares issued as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively; 13,707,715 and 12,350,981 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)   14    13 
Class B common stock (par value $0.001 per share, 20,000,000 shares authorized; 2,541,667 and 3,841,667 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)   3    4 
Preferred stock (par value $0.001 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017)        
Additional paid-in capital   87,469    71,770 
Treasury stock, at cost (534,334 and 380,777 shares as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)   (11,998)   (6,887)
Retained earnings   26,317    19,305 
Total Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. stockholders’ equity   101,805    84,205 
Noncontrolling interests   16,203    22,796 
Total stockholders’ equity   118,008    107,001 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $182,873   $165,085 

 

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HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

($ in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,    Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Revenues (premium equivalents of $111,159 and $98,896 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively and $216,135 and $189,836 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively)  $71,724   $61,783   $139,474   $117,651 
Operating expenses:                    
Third-party commissions   43,885    35,108    85,097    66,543 
Credit card and ACH fees   1,371    1,232    2,748    2,415 
Selling, general and administrative   19,724    14,697    35,937    29,954 
Depreciation and amortization   1,220    992    2,385    1,930 
Total operating expenses   66,200    52,029    126,167    100,842 
Income from operations   5,524    9,754    13,307    16,809 
                     
Other (income) expense:                    
Interest (income) expense   (28)   1    (54)    
Other expense   31    1    59    4 
Net income before income taxes   5,521    9,752    13,302    16,805 
Provision for income taxes   1,495    2,800    3,291    1,331 
Net income   4,026    6,952    10,011    15,474 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   1,160    2,569    2,999    5,257 
Net income attributable to Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.  $2,866   $4,383   $7,012   $10,217 
                     
Per share data:                    
Net income per share attributable to Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.                    
Basic  $0.24   $0.38   $0.60   $1.00 
Diluted  $0.22   $0.35   $0.54   $0.91 
Weighted average Class A common shares outstanding                    
Basic   11,934,760    11,550,204    11,763,221    10,228,564 
Diluted   13,175,814    12,365,914    12,917,999    11,220,687 

 

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HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

($ in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2018   2017 
Operating activities:          
Net income  $10,011   $15,474 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Stock-based compensation   6,160    1,755 
Depreciation and amortization   2,385    1,930 
Deferred income taxes   632    762 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Decrease in accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other assets   556    218 
Decrease in advanced commissions   1,932    6,295 
Increase in income taxes receivable   (1,766)   (1,282)
Decrease in income taxes payable   (787)   (2,121)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities   (2,560)   297 
Decrease in deferred revenue   (423)   (132)
Net cash provided by operating activities   16,140    23,196 
Investing activities:          
Capitalized internal-use software   (880)   (1,410)
Purchases of property and equipment   (223)   (47)
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,103)   (1,457)
Financing activities:          
Payments for noncompete obligation       (96)
Payments related to tax withholding for share-based compensation   (1,310)   (185)
Issuances of Class A common stock under equity compensation plans   4    20 
Purchases of Class A common stock pursuant to share repurchase plan   (3,801)    
Distributions to member   (983)   (4,494)
Net cash used in financing activities   (6,090)   (4,755)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash   8,947    16,984 
Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period   55,827    25,370 
Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period  $64,774   $42,354 
           
Supplemental cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Income taxes, net  $5,321   $3,988 
Interest   6    10 
Non-cash investing activities:          
Capitalized stock-based compensation  $343   $ 
Non-cash financing activities:          
Change in due to member related to Exchange Agreement  $9,989   $18,619 
Change in deferred tax asset related to Exchange Agreement   (11,118)   (20,732)
Issuance of Class A common stock in a private offering related to Exchange Agreement   9,175    16,487 
Exchange of Class B membership interests related to Exchange Agreement   (8,047)   (14,374)
Declared but unpaid distribution to member of Health Plan Intermediaries, LLC   1,200     

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(unaudited)

($ in thousands)

 

  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

Six Months Ended

June 30, 

 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Net income  $4,026   $6,952   $10,011   $15,474 
Interest (income) expense   (28)   1    (54)    
Depreciation and amortization   1,220    992    2,385    1,930 
Provision for income taxes   1,495    2,800    3,291    1,331 
EBITDA (1)   6,713    10,745    15,633    18,735 
Stock-based compensation and related costs (2)   3,601    1,031    6,265    2,143 
Transaction costs   163    450    219    756 
Indemnity and other related legal costs   745    360    1,033    648 
Severance, restructuring and other charges   2,952    3    2,952    248 
Adjusted EBITDA (3)  $14,174   $12,589   $26,102   $22,530 

 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income per Share

(unaudited)

($ in thousands except per share data)

 

  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Net income  $4,026   $6,952   $10,011   $15,474 
Interest (income) expense   (28)   1    (54)    
Amortization   464    512    927    1,023 
Provision for income taxes   1,495    2,800    3,291    1,331 
Stock-based compensation and related costs   3,601    1,031    6,265    2,143 
Transaction costs   163    450    219    756 
Indemnity and other related legal costs   745    360    1,033    648 
Severance, restructuring and other charges   2,952    3    2,952    248 
Adjusted pre-tax income   13,418    12,109    24,644    21,623 
Pro forma income taxes   (3,220)   (4,601)   (5,915)   (8,217)
Adjusted net income (4)  $10,198   $7,508   $18,729   $13,406 
Total weighted average diluted share count   16,675    16,208    16,587    16,156 
Adjusted net income per share (5)  $0.61   $0.46   $1.13   $0.83 

 

(1) EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. We have included EBITDA in this report because it is key measure used by our management and Board of Directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. However, EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered as, an alternative to net income or cash flows from operations, each as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Other companies may calculate EBITDA differently than we do. EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.
   
(2) During the 3 months ended June 30, 2018, the Company began including in adjusted EBITDA, the payments related to employer taxes for vesting and exercises of stock-based compensation. For period-over-period comparability, the Company has included these amounts in 2017 previously reported numbers. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the impact on adjusted EBITDA was an approximate increase of $66,700 and $359,600, respectively. This resulted in no change to adjusted net income per share for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and a $0.01 increase in adjusted net income per share for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

 

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(3) To calculate adjusted EBITDA, we calculate EBITDA, which is then further adjusted for items such as stock-based compensation and related costs and items that are not part of regular operating activities, including tax receivable adjustments, severance, restructuring, indemnity and other related legal costs, and acquisition costs. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered as, an alternative to net income or cash flows from operations, each as determined in accordance with GAAP. We have presented adjusted EBITDA because we consider it an important supplemental measure of our performance and believe that it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies. Other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently than we do. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.
   
(4) To calculate adjusted net income, we calculate net income then add back amortization (but not depreciation), interest, tax expense, stock-based compensation and related costs, and other items that are not part of regular operating activities, including, tax receivable adjustments, severance, restructuring, indemnity and other related legal costs, and acquisition costs. From adjusted pre-tax net income we apply a pro-forma tax expense calculated at an assumed rate of 24% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 38% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. We believe that when measuring Company and executive performance against the adjusted net income measure, applying a pro forma tax rate better reflects the performance of the Company without regard to the Company’s organizational tax structure. We have included adjusted net income in this report because it is a key performance measure used by our management to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends and because we believe it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of our company. Other companies may calculate this measure differently than we do. Adjusted net income has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or substitution for earnings per share as reported under GAAP.
   
(5) Adjusted net income per share is computed by dividing adjusted net income by the total number of diluted Class A and Class B shares of our common stock for each period. We have included adjusted net income per share in this report because it is a key measure used by our management to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends and because we believe it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies. Other companies may calculate this measure differently than we do. Adjusted net income per share has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for earnings per share as reported under GAAP.

 

Reconciliation of Premium Equivalents to Revenues

(unaudited)

($ in thousands)

 

  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Premium equivalents (1)  $111,159   $98,896   $216,135   $189,836 
Less risk premium   37,570    35,502    73,116    69,043 
Less amounts earned by third party obligors   1,865    1,611    3,545    3,142 
Revenues  $71,724   $61,783   $139,474   $117,651 

 

(1) Premium equivalents is defined as our total collections, including the combination of premiums, fees for discount benefit plans, third-party commissions and referral fees. All amounts not paid out as risk premium to carriers or paid out to other third-party obligors are considered to be revenues for financial reporting purposes. We have included premium equivalents in this report because it is a key measure used by our management to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget, and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. In particular, the inclusion of premium equivalents can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. This financial measurement is considered a non-GAAP financial measure and is not recognized under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and should not be used as, and is not an alternative to, revenues as a measure of our operating performance.

 

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Summary of Selected Metrics

(unaudited)

($ in thousands)

 

  

Submitted Applications

during the Three Months

Ended June 30,

     
   2018   2017   Change 
IFP   92,100    95,900    (4.0)%
Supplemental products   64,600    66,900    (3.4)%
Total (1)   156,700    162,800    (3.7)%

 

   Policies in Force as of June 30,     
   2018   2017   Change  
IFP   196,800    185,900    5.9%
Supplemental products   192,800    173,600    11.1%
Total   389,600    359,500    8.4%

 

   Submitted IFP Applications by Channel 
   Q2’17   Q3’17   Q4’17   Q1’18   Q2’18 
eCommerce   13,500    20,600    27,200    18,900    18,700 
All Others (1)   82,400    72,500    98,600    73,100    73,400 
Total   95,900    93,100    125,800    92,000    92,100 

 

   Core SG&A as a Percentage of Revenue 
   Q2’17   Q3’17   Q4’17   Q1’18   Q2’18 
Total SG&A  $14,697   $15,503   $18,989   $16,213   $19,724 
Less: Stock-based compensation and related costs   1,031    2,782    2,993    2,633    3,601 
Less (add): Transaction costs   450    5    (16)   56    163 
Less: Indemnity and other related legal costs   360    238    672    287    745 
Less: Severance, restructuring and other charges   3                2,952 
Less: Marketing and Advertising   1,800    2,249    3,657    2,232    2,071 
Core SG&A (2)  $11,053   $10,229   $11,683   $11,005   $10,192 
% of Revenue   17.9%   16.2%   16.8%   16.2%   14.2%

 

(1) During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company entered into a servicing agreement for the member billing, premium collections, and customer support.
   
(2) Core SG&A is defined as total SG&A adjusted for stock-based compensation and related costs, transaction costs, severance, indemnity and other related legal costs, restructuring and other costs, and marketing leads and advertising expense.

 

Contacts:

 

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.:

Michael Hershberger

Chief Financial Officer

(813) 397-1187

mhershberger@hiiquote.com

 

Investor Contact:

John Evans

PIR Communications

(415) 309-0230

IR@hiiquote.com

 

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