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eHealth, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/14 -- Third Quarter 2014 Overview

  • Revenue of $41.2 million, a decrease of 2% compared to the third quarter of 2013
  • GAAP operating income of $3.8 million compared to GAAP operating income of $0.4 million for the third quarter of 2013
  • GAAP net income of $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share compared to GAAP net income of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013
  • Non-GAAP net income of $3.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of$1.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013 
  • Total estimated members increased 1% compared to the third quarter of 2013
  • Submitted applications for IFP products decreased 81% from the third quarter of 2013
  • Cash flow from operations was $11.0 million compared to $8.7 million in the third quarter of 2013

eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), the nation's first and largest private health insurance exchange, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Gary Lauer, chief executive officer of eHealth stated, "Our Medicare and ancillary product businesses continued to grow at a strong pace, while revenues in our individual family plan business declined outside of the healthcare reform Open Enrollment Period. During the quarter, we generated operating cash flows of $11.0 million and strong annual growth in net income, reflecting careful expense management and reduced marketing costs in our individual and family plan business."

Third Quarter 2014 Results

Revenue -- Revenue for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $41.2 million, a 2% decrease compared to revenue of$42.0 million for the third quarter of 2013. Commission revenue for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $36.2 million, remaining flat compared to commission revenue of $36.0 million for the third quarter of 2013. Medicare revenue was $9.0 million for the third quarter of 2014, a 33% increase compared to Medicare revenue of $6.7 million for the third quarter of 2013.

Income from Operations -- Operating income for the third quarter of 2014 was $3.8 million, compared to $0.4 million for the third quarter of 2013. Operating margins were 9% and 1% in the third quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2014 was $6.4 million compared to $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating margins were 16% and 6% in the third quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. Non-GAAP operating income and margins in the third quarter of 2014 exclude$2.3 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.4 million of intangible asset amortization expense. Non-GAAP operating income and margins in the third quarter of 2013 exclude $1.9 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.4 million of intangible asset amortization expense.

EBITDA -- EBITDA for the third quarter of 2014 was $7.5 million compared to EBITDA of $3.6 million for the third quarter of 2013. EBITDA is calculated by adding stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization expense, including intangible asset amortization expense, other expense, net and provision for income taxes to GAAP net income.

Pre-tax Income -- Pre-tax income for the third quarter of 2014 was $3.8 million, compared to $0.4 million for the third quarter of 2013.

Net Income -- Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $3.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the third quarter of 2014 exclude $2.3 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.4 million of intangible asset amortization expense, less $1.1 million for related income tax benefit. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013 exclude $1.9 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.4 million of intangible asset amortization expense, less $0.9 million for related income tax benefit.

Membership -- Total estimated membership at September 30, 2014 was 1,158,100 members, a 1% increase over estimated membership of 1,147,100 at September 30, 2013. Estimated individual and family plan membership was 653,700, down from estimated membership of 765,500 at September 30, 2013. EstimatedMedicare membership was 121,300, a 42% increase over estimated membership of 85,300 at September 30, 2013.

Submitted Applications -- Submitted applications for individual and family plan products decreased 81% in the third quarter of 2014 to 23,800 applications, compared to 123,300 applications in the third quarter of 2013. Submitted applications for Medicare products increased 33% in the third quarter of 2014 to 11,500 applications, compared to 8,600 applications in the third quarter of 2013. Submitted applications for Medicare Advantageproducts increased 24% in the third quarter of 2014 to 6,200 applications, compared to 5,000 applications in the third quarter of 2013. Approved members for individual and family plan products decreased 75% in the third quarter of 2014 to 28,100 members, compared to 112,300 members in the third quarter of 2013. Total approved members, including individual and family plan, Medicare plan and other product members, decreased 38% to 130,000 members in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 210,700 in the third quarter of 2013.

Cash Flows -- Cash flows from operations was $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2014 compared to $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2013.

Year-to-Date Results

Revenue -- Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $134.7 million, a 8% increase compared to revenue of $125.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Commission revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $120.3 million, a 10% increase compared to commission revenue of $109.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013Medicare revenue was $31.0 millionfor the nine months ended September 30, 2014, a 36% increase compared to Medicare revenue of $22.7 millionfor the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Income from Operations -- Operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $7.0 million, compared to operating income of $6.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Operating margins were 5% for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014, compared to 5% for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013.

EBITDA -- EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $17.8 million compared to EBITDA of$15.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. EBITDA is calculated by adding stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization expense, including intangible asset amortization expense, other expense, net and provision for income taxes to GAAP net income.

Pre-tax Income -- Pre-tax income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $6.9 million, compared to $6.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Net Income -- Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $3.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Non-GAAP net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $7.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 exclude $6.6 million of stock-based compensation expense and $1.1 millionof intangible asset amortization expense, less $3.1 million for related income tax benefit. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 exclude $5.4 millionof stock-based compensation expense and $1.1 million of intangible asset amortization expense, less $2.6 million for related income tax benefit.

Cash Flows -- Cash flows from operations was $5.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014compared to $14.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Cash Balance -- Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2014 totaled $58.1 million, compared to$107.1 million as of December 31, 2013. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents reflects $50.0 million used to repurchase common stock, $3.3 million used to purchase property and equipment, $4.5 million to purchase intangible assets and $3.5 million to net-share settle equity awards, partially offset by $5.9 million provided by operating activities, $2.6 million of excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation and $3.9 millionprovided by financing activities from the exercise of common stock options. The intangible asset purchased during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was the Internet domain name www.Medicare.com.

2014 Guidance

eHealth is reaffirming guidance for the full year ending December 31, 2014 based on information available as ofOctober 30, 2014. These expectations are forward-looking statements and eHealth assumes no obligation to update these statements. Results may be materially different and are affected by the risk factors and uncertainties identified in this release and in eHealth's annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $185 million to $194 million
  • Stock-based compensation expense is expected to be in the range of $8.0 million to $9.5 million
  • EBITDA* is expected to be in the range of $13.5 million to $18.5 million
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share** is expected to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.43 per share

* EBITDA is calculated by adding stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, including intangible asset amortization expense, other expense, net and provision for income taxes to GAAP net income.

** Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, intangible asset amortization expense and the estimated tax benefit relating to these expenses.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
A Webcast and conference call will be held today, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The Webcast will be available live on the Investor Relations section on eHealth's website athttp://ir.ehealthinsurance.com. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 877 280.4956 for domestic callers and 857 244.7313 for international callers. The participant passcode is 99188009. A telephone replay will be available two hours following the conclusion of the call for a period of 30 days and can be accessed by dialing 888 286.8010 for domestic callers and 617 801.6888 for international callers. The call ID for the replay is 44776704. The live and archived webcast of the call will also be available on eHealth's website at http://www.ehealthinsurance.com under the Investor Relations section.

About eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) operates eHealthInsurance.com, the nation's first and largest private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage online. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of ColumbiaeHealth, Inc. also provides powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help Medicarebeneficiaries navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com), eHealthMedicare.com (www.eHealthMedicare.com) and Medicare.com (www.Medicare.com).

For more health insurance news and information, visit the eHealthInsurance consumer blog: Get Smart - Get Covered or visit eHealth's Affordable Care Act Resource Center at www.eHealth.com/affordable-care-act

Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding future events; future performance; the utility to our investors of the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this release; our guidance for total revenue, stock-based compensation expense, EBITDA and non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the year ending December 31, 2014 and our membership estimates. These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including risks associated with the impact of healthcare reform and medical loss ratio requirements; changes in consumer behaviors and their selection of individual and family health insurance products, including the selection of products for which we receive lower commissions; changes in competitive landscape and product offerings among carriers and the resulting impact on eHealth's commission revenue; increased competition from state and federal insurance exchanges; the impact of increased health insurance costs on demand; eHealth's ability to retain existing members and limit member turnover; eHealth's ability to attract new members and to convert online visitors into paying members; eHealth's ability to timely receive and accurately predict the amount of commission payments from health insurance carriers; variability in timing of commission payments from health insurance carriers; changes in member conversion rates; eHealth's ability to sell qualified health insurance plans to subsidy-eligible individuals; eHealth's ability to align its expenses with its revenue; the impact of annual enrollment periods for the purchase of individual and family health insurance and its timing on eHealth's recognition of revenue; eHealth's ability to accurately estimate membership; the evolving nature of Affordable Care Act implementation; eHealth's ability to enter into and maintain relationships with health insurance carriers; eHealth's success in marketing and selling health insurance plans; eHealth's ability to hire, train and retain licensed health insurance agents; the need for health insurance carrier and regulatory approvals in connection with the marketing of Medicare-related insurance products; costs of acquiring new members; lack of membership growth and retention rates; changes in products offered on eHealth's ecommerce platform; changes in commission rates; maintaining and enhancing eHealth's brand identity; eHealth's ability to derive desired benefits from its investments in its business, including its membership growth initiatives and development of private exchange capabilities; system failures, capacity constraints, data loss or online commerce security risks; dependence on acceptance of the Internet as a marketplace for the purchase and sale of health insurance; dependence upon Internet search engines; reliance on marketing partners; timing of receipt and accuracy of commission reports; payment practices of health insurance carriers; competition; dependence on our operations in China; success of eHealth's sponsorship and advertising business; protection of intellectual property and defense against intellectual property rights claims; legal liability and regulatory penalties; changes in our management and key employees; seasonality; maintenance of relationships with business development partners; maintenance of proper and effective internal controls; impact of provisions for income taxes; changes in laws and regulations, including in connection with healthcare reform and/or with respect to the marketing and sale of Medicare plans; compliance with insurance and other laws and regulations; exposure to security risks; and the performance, reliability and availability of eHealth's ecommerce platform and underlying network infrastructure. Other factors that could cause operating, financial and other results to differ are described in eHealth's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the investor relations page of eHealth's website at http://www.ehealthinsurance.com and on theSecurities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov. eHealth does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in expectations.

Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release includes financial measures that are not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). To supplement eHealth's condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, eHealth presents investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income; non-GAAP operating margins; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA); non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share.

  • Non-GAAP operating income consists of GAAP operating income excluding the following items:

▪  the effects of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, and
▪  intangible asset amortization expense.

  • Non-GAAP operating margins are calculated by dividing non-GAAP operating income by GAAP total revenue.
  • EBITDA is calculated by adding stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization expense, including intangible asset amortization expense, other expense, net and provision for income taxes to GAAP net income.
  • Non-GAAP net income consists of GAAP net income excluding the following items:

▪  the effects of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718,
▪  intangible asset amortization expense, and
▪  the related income tax benefits of these excluded expenses. 

  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by GAAP weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

eHealth believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to eHealth's financial condition and results of operations. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability with eHealth's past financial reports. Management also believes that the items described above provides an additional measure of eHealth's operating results and facilitates comparisons of eHealth's core operating performance against prior periods and business model objectives. This information is provided to investors in order to facilitate additional analyses of past, present and future operating performance and as a supplemental means to evaluate eHealth's ongoing operations. eHealth believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in their assessment of eHealth's operating performance.

Non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margins, EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, and should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the revenue and costs associated with the operations of eHealth's business and do not reflect income tax as determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of eHealth's results as reported under GAAP. eHealth expects to continue to incur the stock-based compensation costs and purchased intangible asset amortization costs described above, and exclusion of these costs, and their related income tax benefits, from non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual or infrequent. eHealth compensates for these limitations by prominently disclosing GAAP operating income, GAAP operating margins, GAAP net income and GAAP net income per diluted share and providing investors with reconciliations from eHealth's GAAP operating results to the non-GAAP financial measures for the relevant periods.

The accompanying tables provide more details 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.

 
EHEALTH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, unaudited)
 
  December 31, 2013     September 30, 2014  
Assets (1)     (unaudited)  
Current assets:          
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 107,055     $ 58,080  
  Accounts receivable   4,586       5,878  
  Deferred income taxes   4,459       1,574  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   8,364       6,745  
Total current assets   124,464       72,277  
Property and equipment, net   10,283       10,526  
Deferred income taxes   4,569       6,197  
Other assets   5,518       6,019  
Intangible assets, net   7,496       11,241  
Goodwill   14,096       14,096  
Total assets $ 166,426     $ 120,356  
               
               
Liabilities and stockholders' equity              
Current liabilities:              
  Accounts payable $ 4,381     $ 2,768  
  Accrued compensation and benefits   10,291       8,131  
  Accrued marketing expenses   8,227       2,464  
  Deferred revenue   1,784       2,267  
  Other current liabilities   2,561       2,846  
Total current liabilities   27,244       18,476  
Non-current liabilities   6,165       6,195  
               
Stockholders' equity:              
  Common stock   28       29  
  Additional paid-in capital   252,361       262,016  
  Treasury stock, at cost   (149,998 )     (199,998 )
  Retained earnings   30,466       33,460  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income   160       178  
Total stockholders' equity   133,017       95,685  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 166,426     $ 120,356  
  1. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2013 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.
 
EHEALTH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 
  Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2013     2014     2013     2014  
                       
Revenue                      
  Commission $ 36,000     $ 36,164     $ 109,193     $ 120,267  
  Other   6,008       5,004       15,822       14,435  
Total revenue   42,008       41,168       125,015       134,702  
Operating costs and expenses:                              
  Cost of revenue   806       745       4,441       3,750  
  Marketing and advertising (1)   14,852       9,228       43,448       41,946  
  Customer care and enrollment (1)   8,936       9,695       23,914       28,392  
  Technology and content (1)   9,117       10,303       23,585       30,320  
  General and administrative (1)   7,540       7,077       22,191       22,228  
  Amortization of intangible assets   354       354       1,061       1,062  
Total operating costs and expenses   41,605       37,402       118,640       127,698  
Income from operations   403       3,766       6,375       7,004  
Other expense, net   (22 )     (13 )     (68 )     (81 )
Income before provision for income taxes   381       3,753       6,307       6,923  
Provision for income taxes   207       2,229       2,626       3,929  
Net income $ 174     $ 1,524     $ 3,681     $ 2,994  
                               
Net income per share:                              
  Basic $ 0.01     $ 0.09     $ 0.19     $ 0.16  
  Diluted $ 0.01     $ 0.08     $ 0.18     $ 0.15  
                               
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share amounts:                              
  Basic   18,436       17,836       19,310       18,551  
  Diluted   19,096       18,394       19,912       19,341  
                               
(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:                              
  Marketing and advertising $ 517     $ 721     $ 1,446     $ 1,957  
  Customer care and enrollment   92       116       261       283  
  Technology and content   425       559       1,129       1,550  
  General and administrative   911       894       2,525       2,795  
Total $ 1,945     $ 2,290     $ 5,361     $ 6,585  
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands, unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
  2013     2014     2013     2014  
Operating activities                      
Net income $ 174     $ 1,524     $ 3,681     $ 2,994  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                              
  Deferred income taxes   (502 )     3,384       (3,951 )     1,349  
  Depreciation and amortization   900       1,050       2,290       3,111  
  Amortization of book-of-business consideration   274       104       2,822       1,909  
  Amortization of intangible assets   354       354       1,061       1,062  
  Stock-based compensation expense   1,945       2,290       5,361       6,585  
  Deferred rent   90       35       917       69  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                              
    Accounts receivable   (1,265 )     985       (2,131 )     (1,292 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets   324       1       (852 )     (1,072 )
    Accounts payable   (354 )     (1,385 )     (1,895 )     (1,612 )
    Accrued compensation and benefits   3,034       896       2,504       (2,155 )
    Accrued marketing expenses   379       323       (196 )     (5,763 )
    Deferred revenue   2,907       1,023       3,794       420  
    Other current liabilities   418       377       1,370       254  
Net cash provided by operating activities   8,678       10,961       14,775       5,859  
                               
Investing activities                              
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,914 )     (995 )     (6,735 )     (3,335 )
Purchase of intangible asset   -       -       -       (4,500 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (2,914 )     (995 )     (6,735 )     (7,835 )
                               
Financing activities                              
Net proceeds from exercise of common stock options   2,101       658       4,650       3,902  
Cash used to net-share settle equity awards   (98 )     (151 )     (940 )     (3,506 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation   291       (1,015 )     4,217       2,648  
Repurchase of common stock   -       (21,744 )     (59,007 )     (50,000 )
Principle payments in connection with capital leases   (15 )     (17 )     (41 )     (57 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   2,279       (22,269 )     (51,121 )     (47,013 )
                               
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (5 )     1       (17 )     14  
                               
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   8,038       (12,302 )     (43,098 )     (48,975 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   89,713       70,382       140,849       107,055  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 97,751     $ 58,080     $ 97,751     $ 58,080  
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
SUMMARY OF SELECTED METRICS
(Unaudited)
 
Key Metrics: Three Months Ended September 30, 2013     Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
           
Operating cash flows (1) $ 8,678,000     $ 10,961,000  
               
IFP submitted applications (2)   123,300       23,800  
               
IFP approved members (3)   112,300       28,100  
Total approved members (4)   210,700       130,000  
               
Commission revenue (5) $ 36,000,000     $ 36,164,000  
Commission revenue per estimated member for the period (6) $ 32.39     $ 30.05  
               
               
    As of September 30, 2013       As of September 30, 2014  
               
IFP estimated membership (7)   765,500       653,700  
Medicare estimated membership (8)   85,300       121,300  
Other estimated membership (9)   296,300       383,100  
Total estimated membership (10)   1,147,100       1,158,100  
               
               
Other Metrics:   Three Months Ended September 30, 2013       Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
               
Source of IFP submitted applications (as a percentage of total IFP applications for the period):              
  Direct (11)   51 %     70 %
  Marketing partners (12)   33 %     23 %
  Online advertising (13)   16 %     7 %
Total   100 %     100 %

Notes:

   
(1) Net cash used in operating activities for the period from the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.
(2) IFP applications submitted on eHealth's website during the period. Applications are counted as submitted when the applicant completes the application, provides a method for payment and clicks the submit button on our website and submits the application to us. The applicant generally has additional actions to take before the application will be reviewed by the insurance carrier, such as providing additional information and providing an electronic signature. In addition, an applicant may submit more than one application. We include applications for IFP products for which we receive commissions as well as other forms of payment. We define our "IFP" offerings as major medical individual and family health insurance plans, which does not include small business, short-term major medical, stand-alone dental, life, student or Medicare-related health insurance plans.
(3) New IFP members reported to eHealth as approved during the period. Some members that are approved by a carrier do not accept the approval and therefore do not become paying members.
(4) New members for all products reported to eHealth as approved during the period. Some members that are approved by a carrier do not accept the approval and therefore do not become paying members.
(5) Commission revenue (from all sources) recognized during the period from the condensed consolidated statements of income.
(6) Calculated as commission revenue recognized during the period (see note (5) above) divided by average estimated membership for the period (calculated as beginning and ending estimated membership for all products for the period, divided by two). See the note below and our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 - Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Summary of Selected Metricsfor additional information regarding our calculation of estimated membership.
(7) Estimated number of members active on IFP insurance policies as of the date indicated. See the note below and our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 - Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Summary of Selected Metrics for additional information regarding our calculation of estimated membership.
(8) Estimated number of members active on Medicare insurance policies as of the date indicated. See our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 - Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Summary of Selected Metrics for additional information regarding our calculation of estimated membership.
(9) Estimated number of members active on insurance policies other than IFP and Medicare policies as of the date indicated. See ourForm 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 - Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Summary of Selected Metrics for additional information regarding our calculation of estimated membership.
(10) Estimated number of members active on all insurance policies as of the date indicated. See the note below and our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 - Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Summary of Selected Metrics for additional information regarding our calculation of estimated membership.
(11) Percentage of IFP submitted applications from applicants who came directly to the eHealth website through algorithmic search engine results or otherwise. See note (2) above for further information as to what constitutes a submitted application.
(12) Percentage of IFP submitted applications from applicants sourced through eHealth's network of marketing partners. See note (2) above for further information as to what constitutes a submitted application.
(13) Percentage of IFP submitted applications from applicants sourced through paid search and other online advertising activities. See note (2) above for further information as to what constitutes a submitted application.
   

Note: Historically, to calculate the estimated number of members active on individual and family plan insurance policies, we have taken the sum of (i) the number of IFP members for whom we have received or applied a commission payment for the month that is six months prior to the date of estimation after reducing that number using historical experience (for which the experience for the period from March 1 to September 30, 2013 was used for the calculation of membership as of September 30, 2014) for assumed member cancellations over the six-month period and (ii) the number of approved members over the six-month period prior to the date of estimation after reducing that number using historical experience for an assumed number of members who do not accept their approved policy and for estimated member cancellations through the date of the estimate. Historically, the percentage of our members who did not accept their approved policy remained at a relatively constant rate. However, we observed an increase in the number of members who ultimately did not accept their approved policies, compared to our historical experience, beginning with policies that were submitted in the quarter ended March 31, 2014. This lower acceptance rate was used to estimate the assumed number of members who did not accept their approved policy for the six months ended September 30, 2014. As a result, for the purpose of estimating the number of members active on individual and family plan insurance policies as of September 30, 2014, we have assumed and applied a higher percentage of members who do not accept their approved policy as compared to the assumption used in prior years.

After we have estimated membership for a period, we may receive information from health insurance carriers that would have impacted the estimate if we had received the information prior to the date of estimation. We may receive commission payments or other information that indicates that a member who was not included in our estimates for a prior period was in fact an active member at that time, or that a member who was included in our estimates was in fact not an active member of ours. For instance, we reconcile information carriers provide to us and may determine that we were not historically paid commissions owed to us, which would cause us to have underestimated membership. Conversely, carriers may require us to return commission payments paid in a prior period due to policy cancellations for members we previously estimated as being active. We do not updated our estimated membership numbers reported in previous periods. Instead, we reflect updated information regarding our membership in the membership estimate for the period we receive such updated information, if applicable. As a result of the delay in our receipt of information from insurance carriers, actual trends in our membership are most discernible over periods longer than from one quarter to the next. In addition, and as a result of the delay we experience in receiving information about our membership, it is difficult for us to determine with any certainty the impact of current conditions such as health care reform implementation on our membership retention. Health care reform and other factors could cause the assumptions and estimates that we make in connection with estimating our membership to be inaccurate, which would cause our membership estimates to be inaccurate.

 
EHEALTH, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 
Statement of Income Reconciliation
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
  GAAP Reported   GAAP Percent of Total Revenue   Adjustments   Non-GAAP Results   Non-GAAP Percent of Total Revenue  
                     
Revenue:                    
  Commission $ 36,164   88 % $ -   $ 36,164   88 %
  Other   5,004   12     -     5,004   12  
Total revenue   41,168   100     -     41,168   100  
  Operating costs and expenses:                          
  Cost of revenue   745   2     -     745   2  
  Marketing and advertising (1)   9,228   22     (721 )   8,507   21  
  Customer care and enrollment (1)   9,695   24     (116 )   9,579   23  
  Technology and content (1)   10,303   25     (559 )   9,744   24  
  General and administrative (1)   7,077   17     (894 )   6,183   15  
  Amortization of intangible assets (2)   354   1     (354 )   -   -  
Total operating costs and expenses   37,402   91     (2,644 )   34,758   84  
Income from operations   3,766   9     2,644     6,410   16  
Other expense, net   (13 ) -     -     (13 ) -  
Income before provision for income taxes   3,753   9     2,644     6,397   16  
Provision for income taxes (3)   2,229   5     1,060     3,289   8  
Net income (4) $ 1,524   4 % $ 1,584   $ 3,108   8 %
                           
Net income per share: (4)                          
  Basic - common stock $ 0.09       $ 0.09   $ 0.17      
  Diluted - common stock $ 0.08       $ 0.09   $ 0.17      
                           
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share amounts:                          
  Basic - common stock   17,836         17,836     17,836      
  Diluted - common stock   18,394         18,394     18,394      

Explanation of adjustments

(1) Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.
(2) Non-GAAP results exclude intangible asset amortization expense.
(3) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes excludes the estimated income tax benefits related to stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above and intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above.
(4) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share excludes stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above, intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above, less the estimated income tax benefit listed in note (3) above.
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 
Statement of Income Reconciliation
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2013  
  GAAP Reported   GAAP Percent of Total Revenue   Adjustments   Non-GAAP Results   Non-GAAP Percent of Total Revenue  
                     
Revenue:                    
  Commission $ 36,000   86 % $ -   $ 36,000   86 %
  Other   6,008   14     -     6,008   14  
Total revenue   42,008   100     -     42,008   100  
  Operating costs and expenses:                          
  Cost of revenue   806   2     -     806   2  
  Marketing and advertising (1)   14,852   35     (517 )   14,335   34  
  Customer care and enrollment (1)   8,936   21     (92 )   8,844   21  
  Technology and content (1)   9,117   22     (425 )   8,692   21  
  General and administrative (1)   7,540   18     (911 )   6,629   16  
  Amortization of intangible assets (2)   354   1     (354 )   -   -  
Total operating costs and expenses   41,605   99     (2,299 )   39,306   94  
Income from operations   403   1     2,299     2,702   6  
Other expense, net   (22 ) -     -     (22 ) -  
Income before provision for income taxes   381   1     2,299     2,680   6  
Provision for income taxes (3)   207   -     922     1,129   3  
Net income (4) $ 174   - % $ 1,377   $ 1,551   4 %
                           
Net income per share: (4)                          
  Basic - common stock $ 0.01       $ 0.07   $ 0.08      
  Diluted - common stock $ 0.01       $ 0.07   $ 0.08      
                           
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share amounts:                          
  Basic - common stock   18,436         18,436     18,436      
  Diluted - common stock   19,096         19,096     19,096      

Explanation of adjustments

(1) Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.
(2) Non-GAAP results exclude intangible asset amortization expense.
(3) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes excludes the estimated income tax benefits related to stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above and intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above.
(4) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share exclude stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above, intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above, less the estimated income tax benefit listed in note (3) above.
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 
Statement of Income Reconciliation
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014  
  GAAP Reported   GAAP Percent of Total Revenue   Adjustments   Non-GAAP Results   Non-GAAP Percent of Total Revenue  
                     
Revenue:                    
  Commission $ 120,267   89 % $ -   $ 120,267   89 %
  Other   14,435   11     -     14,435   11  
Total revenue   134,702   100     -     134,702   100  
  Operating costs and expenses:                          
  Cost of revenue-sharing   3,750   3     -     3,750   3  
  Marketing and advertising (1)   41,946   31     (1,957 )   39,989   30  
  Customer care and enrollment (1)   28,392   21     (283 )   28,109   21  
  Technology and content (1)   30,320   23     (1,550 )   28,770   21  
  General and administrative (1)   22,228   17     (2,795 )   19,433   14  
  Amortization of intangible assets (2)   1,062   1     (1,062 )   -   -  
Total operating costs and expenses   127,698   95     (7,647 )   120,051   89  
Income from operations   7,004   5     7,647     14,651   11  
Other expense, net   (81 ) -     -     (81 ) -  
Income before provision for income taxes   6,923   5     7,647     14,570   11  
Provision for income taxes (3)   3,929   3     3,072     7,001   5  
Net income (4) $ 2,994   2 % $ 4,575   $ 7,569   6 %
                           
Net income per share: (4)                          
  Basic - common stock $ 0.16       $ 0.25   $ 0.41      
  Diluted - common stock $ 0.15       $ 0.24   $ 0.39      
                           
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share amounts:                          
  Basic - common stock   18,551         18,551     18,551      
  Diluted - common stock   19,341         19,341     19,341      

Explanation of adjustments

(1) Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.
(2) Non-GAAP results exclude intangible asset amortization expense.
(3) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes excludes the estimated income tax benefits related to stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above and intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above.
(4) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share excludes stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above, intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above, less the estimated income tax benefit listed in note (3) above.
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 
Statement of Income Reconciliation
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013  
  GAAP Reported   GAAP Percent of Total Revenue   Adjustments   Non-GAAP Results   Non-GAAP Percent of Total Revenue  
                     
Revenue:                    
  Commission $ 109,193   87 % $ -   $ 109,193   87 %
  Other   15,822   13     -     15,822   13  
Total revenue   125,015   100     -     125,015   100  
  Operating costs and expenses:                          
  Cost of revenue-sharing   4,441   4     -     4,441   4  
  Marketing and advertising (1)   43,448   35     (1,446 )   42,002   34  
  Customer care and enrollment (1)   23,914   19     (261 )   23,653   19  
  Technology and content (1)   23,585   19     (1,129 )   22,456   18  
  General and administrative (1)   22,191   18     (2,525 )   19,666   16  
  Amortization of intangible assets (2)   1,061   1     (1,061 )   -   -  
Total operating costs and expenses   118,640   95     (6,422 )   112,218   90  
Income from operations   6,375   5     6,422     12,797   10  
Other expense, net   (68 ) -     -     (68 ) -  
Income before provision for income taxes   6,307   5     6,422     12,729   10  
Provision for income taxes (3)   2,626   2     2,577     5,203   4  
Net income (4) $ 3,681   3 % $ 3,845   $ 7,526   6 %
                           
Net income per share: (4)                          
  Basic - common stock $ 0.19       $ 0.20   $ 0.39      
  Diluted - common stock $ 0.18       $ 0.19   $ 0.38      
                           
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share amounts:                          
  Basic - common stock   19,310         19,310     19,310      
  Diluted - common stock   19,912         19,912     19,912      

Explanation of adjustments

(1) Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.
(2) Non-GAAP results exclude intangible asset amortization expense.
(3) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes excludes the estimated income tax benefits related to stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above and intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above.
(4) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share exclude stock-based compensation expense listed in note (1) above, intangible asset amortization expense listed in note (2) above, less the estimated income tax benefit listed in note (3) above.
 
 
EHEALTH, INC.
GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP EBITDA RECONCILIATION
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND 2014
 (In thousands, unaudited)
 
EBITDA Reconciliation              
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2013   2014   2013   2014
Net income $ 174   $ 1,524   $ 3,681   $ 2,994
Stock-based compensation expense (1)   1,945     2,290     5,361     6,585
Depreciation and amortization (2)   900     1,050     2,290     3,111
Amortization of intangible assets (2)   354     354     1,061     1,062
Other expense, net (3)   22     13     68     81
Provision for income taxes (4)   207     2,229     2,626     3,929
EBITDA $ 3,602   $ 7,460   $ 15,087   $ 17,762

Explanation of adjustments

(1) Non-GAAP EBITDA excludes the effect of expensing stock-based compensation related to stock options and restricted stock units in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.
(2) Non-GAAP EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization expense, including intangible asset amortization expense.
(3) Non-GAAP EBITDA excludes other expense, net.
(4) Non-GAAP EBITDA excludes income tax expense.

Investor Relations Contact:
Kate Sidorovich CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations
440 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 210-3111
kate.sidorovich@ehealth.com
http://ir.ehealthinsurance.com

Media Contact:
Brian Mast
Vice President Communications
440 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 210-3149
brian.mast@ehealth.com
http://www.ehealthinsurance.com

Source: eHealth, Inc.