Anticipates Results to be at the High-End of its Previously Provided Financial Guidance
Anticipates Reporting Record Fourth Quarter Operating Cash Flow of Approximately $50 Million
NEW YORK, Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progyny, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNY) (“Progyny” or the “Company”), a leading benefits management company specializing in fertility and family building benefits solutions, today announced that the Company is participating in the 41st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, where it expects to discuss its expectations for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022.
“We’re extremely pleased to see 2022 concluding on a strong note, with healthy utilization across our book of business, including those clients who launched their Progyny benefit in the latter part of the year. Accordingly, we now expect that our fourth quarter and full year 2022 revenue, net income and Adjusted EBITDA will be at or near the high-end of the financial guidance that we provided in our press release on November 28, 2022. In addition, we also expect to report record fourth quarter operating cash flow of approximately $50 million, or approximately $79 million for the full year, reflecting the high capital efficiency in our model,” said Pete Anevski, Progyny’s Chief Executive Officer.
“As we look into 2023, substantially all of the new clients and covered lives that we expect for this year have now already launched, and we continue to expect that our more than 370 clients will reflect 5.4 million covered lives. We also expect that our 2023 selling season activities will begin, as usual, around March, but the early activity we’re seeing from prospective clients is very encouraging and maintains our momentum from the 2022 season, where we won a record number of new clients and more than a quarter of our existing clients made the decision to expand their relationship with Progyny, even against the backdrop of the current macroeconomic environment. Taken together, we believe this reinforces our strong conviction that family building benefits continue to be a top priority for employers in 2023, and that Progyny is the brand of choice for employers looking to provide these benefits.”
Mr. Anevski will present at the 41st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8:15 A.M. Pacific Time / 11:15 A.M. Eastern Time. Following the presentation, Michael Sturmer, Progyny’s President, and Mark Livingston, Progyny’s Chief Financial Officer, will join Mr. Anevski for a breakout session.
A live audiocast and replay of both the presentation and the breakout session will be available from the Events and Presentations section of Progyny’s website at http://investors.progyny.com.
Progyny (Nasdaq: PGNY) is a leading fertility benefits management company. We are redefining fertility and family building benefits, proving that a comprehensive and inclusive solution can simultaneously benefit employers, patients, and physicians.
Our benefits solution empowers patients with education and guidance from a dedicated Patient Care Advocate (PCA), provides access to a premier network of fertility specialists using the latest science and technologies, reduces healthcare costs for the nation’s leading employers, and drives optimal clinical outcomes. We envision a world where anyone who wants to have a child can do so.
Headquartered in New York City, Progyny has been recognized for its leadership and growth by CNBC Disruptor 50, Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Financial Times, INC. 5000, and Crain’s Fast 50 for NYC. For more information, visit www.progyny.com.
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We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as net income, adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense; other income, net; interest income, net; and benefit for income taxes.
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