BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Mar 15, 2019 • 09:00 am ET
Greetings and welcome to the Bioscrip and Option Care Merger Transaction call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the call over to Kathryn Stalmack, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Bioscrip. Please go ahead.
Kathryn M. Stalmack
Good morning, and thank you for joining us today. Earlier this morning, Bioscrip jointly announced a definitive merger agreement with Option Care, and announced the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results. Copies of both press releases along with an investor presentation summering highlights of the definitive merger agreement with Option Care can be found in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.bioscrip.com. Within two hours of this call's completion, an audio replay will also be available in the Investor Relations section of Bioscrip's website. Please note that today's presentation is neither an offering of securities nor solicitation of a proxy vote. The information discussed today is qualified in its entirety by the registration statement and joint proxy statement, that Bioscrip and Option Care will be filing with the SEC in the future. Before I get started, I'd like to remind everyone that our comments may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and there could be no assurance that the results contemplated in these statements will be realized. Please refer to our press releases, our reports filed with the SEC, where you will find factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Bioscrip today and the Company assumes no obligation to update statements as circumstances change. During this presentation, we will refer to adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. Reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP-financial measure is contained in our press release issued this morning. Now with me here today, President and chief executive officer, Dan Greenleaf of Bioscrip, who will begin the call with opening remarks about the transaction announced this morning. And then Steve Deitsch, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bioscrip, will provide a brief recap of Bioscrip's fourth quarter and full year financial results. Then John Rademacher, Chief Executive Officer of Option Care and Mike Shapiro, Chief Financial Officer of Option Care will provide their remarks on the transaction, and we will leave enough time for Q&A. All four members of the management will be available to answer your questions. And now I'd like to turn the call over to Dan Greenleaf. Dan?