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HEALTHSOUTH CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Results of Operations and Financial Condition

July 28, 2014

ITEM 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition. The information contained herein is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8­K, "Results of Operations and Financial Condition," and Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, "Regulation FD Disclosure." This information shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "Securities Act") or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. On July 28, 2014, HealthSouth Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release reporting the financial results of the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. ITEM 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure. See Item 2.02, "Results of Operations and Financial Condition," above. In addition, a copy of the supplemental slides which will be discussed during the Company's earnings call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference. The information in this report shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. Note Regarding Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The financial data contained in the press release and supplemental slides include non-GAAP financial measures, including the Company's leverage ratio and Adjusted EBITDA. The leverage ratio referenced therein is defined as the ratio of consolidated total debt to Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing four quarters. The Company believes its leverage ratio and Adjusted EBITDA are measures of its ability to service its debt and its ability to make capital expenditures. Additionally, the leverage ratio is a standard measurement used by investors to gauge the creditworthiness of an institution. The Company's credit agreement also includes a maximum leverage ratio financial covenant which allows the Company to deduct up to $75 million of cash on hand from consolidated total debt. The Company reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 and the supplemental slides attached as Exhibit 99.2 and to net cash provided by operating activities in the supplemental slides attached as Exhibit 99.2 and below. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA on a consolidated basis as a liquidity measure. The Company believes this financial measure on a consolidated basis is important in analyzing its liquidity because it is the key component of certain material covenants contained within the Company's credit agreement, which is discussed in more detail in Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, "Liquidity and Capital Resources," and Note 8, Long-term Debt, to the consolidated financial statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10­K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (the "2013 Form 10­K"). These covenants are material terms of the credit agreement. Noncompliance with these financial covenants under the credit agreement-its interest coverage ratio and its leverage ratio-could result in the Company's lenders requiring the Company to immediately repay all amounts borrowed. If the Company anticipated a potential covenant violation, it would seek relief from its lenders, which would have some cost to the Company, and such relief might not be on terms favorable to those in the Company's existing credit agreement. In addition, if the Company cannot satisfy these financial covenants, it would be prohibited under the credit agreement from engaging in certain activities, such as incurring additional indebtedness, paying common stock dividends, making certain payments, and acquiring and disposing of assets. Consequently, Adjusted EBITDA is critical to the Company's assessment of its liquidity. In general terms, the credit agreement definition of Adjusted EBITDA, referred to as "Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA" there, allows the Company to add back to consolidated net income interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization and then add back to consolidated net income (1) all unusual or nonrecurring items reducing consolidated net income (of which only up to $10 million in a year may be cash expenditures), (2) any losses from discontinued operations and closed locations, (3) costs and expenses, including legal fees and expert witness fees, incurred with respect to litigation associated with stockholder derivative litigation, including the matters related to Ernst & Young LLP and Richard Scrushy discussed in Note 18, Contingencies and Other Commitments, to the consolidated financial statements accompanying the 2013 Form 10-K and Note 10, Contingencies and Other Commitments, to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in Part I, Item 1, Financial Statements (Unaudited), of the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014 (the "June 2014 Form 10-Q"), when filed, and (4) share-based compensation expense. The Company also subtracts from consolidated net income all unusual or nonrecurring items to the extent they increase consolidated net income. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Under the credit agreement, the Adjusted EBITDA calculation does not include net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and includes (1) gain or loss on disposal of assets, (2) professional fees unrelated to the stockholder derivative litigation, and (3) unusual or nonrecurring cash expenditures in excess of $10 million. These items may not be indicative of the Company's ongoing performance, so the Adjusted EBITDA calculation presented here includes adjustments for them. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for net income or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with GAAP and is thus susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Revenues and expenses are measured in accordance with the policies and procedures described in Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, to the consolidated financial statements accompanying the 2013 Form 10-K. The Company also uses adjusted free cash flow as an analytical indicator to assess its performance. Management believes the presentation of adjusted free cash flow provides investors an efficient means by which they can evaluate the Company's capacity to reduce debt, pursue development activities, and return capital to its common stockholders. The calculation of adjusted free cash flow and a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to adjusted free cash flow are included in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 and the supplemental slides attached as Exhibit 99.2. This measure is not a defined measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities. The Company's definition of adjusted free cash flow is limited and does not represent residual cash flows available for discretionary spending. Because this measure is not determined in accordance with GAAP and is susceptible to varying calculations, it may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures presented by other companies. See the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows included in the June 2014 Form 10-Q, when filed, and in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 for the GAAP measures of cash flows from operating, investing, and financing activities. Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Adjusted EBITDA Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 Year Ended December 31, 2014 2013 2014 2013 2013 2012 (In Millions) Net cash provided by operating activities $ 128.0$ 105.4 $



235.1 $ 226.8$ 470.3$ 411.5 Provision for doubtful accounts (9.3 )

(7.0 ) (16.8 ) (14.4 ) (26.0 ) (27.0 ) Professional fees-accounting, tax, and legal 2.0 2.2 3.6 3.6 9.5 16.1 Interest expense and amortization of debt discounts and fees 27.8 24.4 55.7 48.6 100.4 94.1 Equity in net income of nonconsolidated affiliates 2.6 3.3 6.9 6.2 11.2 12.7 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in continuing operations (14.8 ) (13.8 ) (29.6 ) (28.4 ) (57.8 ) (50.9 ) Amortization of debt discounts and fees (3.2 ) (1.0 ) (6.3 ) (2.0 ) (5.0 ) (3.7 ) Distributions from nonconsolidated affiliates (3.1 ) (1.6 ) (6.5 ) (5.0 ) (11.4 ) (11.0 ) Current portion of income tax expense (benefit) 3.0 (1.3 ) 6.6 0.5 6.3 5.9 Change in assets and liabilities 17.6 23.2 44.5 36.2 48.9 58.1 Premium paid on bond redemption - - - - 1.7 1.9 Net cash used in (provided by) operating activities of discontinued operations 1.0 (0.5 ) 1.2 0.2 1.9 (2.0 ) Other 1.1 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.6 0.2 Adjusted EBITDA $ 152.7$ 134.5$ 296.8$ 273.8$ 551.6$ 505.9

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forward-Looking Statements The information contained in this report, the press release, and supplemental slides includes certain estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information that involve known and unknown risks and relate to, among other things, future events, the Company's business strategy, financial plans, dividend strategies, plans to repurchase its debt or equity securities, future financial performance, projected business results, projected capital expenditures, or leverage ratio. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "predict," "project," "target," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information are based on assumptions the Company believes, as of the date hereof, are reasonable. Inevitably, there will be differences between such estimates and actual results, and those differences may be material. There can be no assurance that any estimates, projections, or forward-looking information will be realized. All such estimates, projections, and forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise that information. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the estimates, projections, and other forward-looking information in this report, the press release, and supplemental slides as they are based on current expectations and general assumptions and are subject to various risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including those set forth in the attached press release and in the 2013 Form 10-K, the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014, when filed, and March 31, 2014, and in other documents the Company previously filed with the SEC, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These factors may cause actual results to differ materially from the views, beliefs, and estimates expressed herein. ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (d) Exhibits. Exhibit Number Description Press release of HealthSouth Corporation, dated July 28, 99.1 2014. 99.2 Supplemental slides provided in connection with the second quarter 2014 earnings call of HealthSouth Corporation.



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