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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_____________________________________
Form 10-Q
_____________________________________
(Mark One)
    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
or
    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission file number:  001-37576
_____________________________________
Surgery Partners, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
_____________________________________
Delaware 47-3620923
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

310 Seven Springs Way, Suite 500
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(615) 234-5900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
_____________________________________
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareSGRYThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  x  No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes  x No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large accelerated filer o
 
Accelerated filer ☒
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company 
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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes   No  x
As of April 28, 2021, there were 59,890,985 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.



SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
FORM 10-Q
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements
SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$541.9 $317.9 
Accounts receivable
367.0 382.2 
Inventories56.1 56.4 
Prepaid expenses21.1 17.6 
Other current assets31.7 27.4 
Total current assets1,017.8 801.5 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $215.6 and $189.3, respectively
544.3 544.6 
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net3,517.5 3,514.9 
Investments in and advances to affiliates90.4 90.3 
Right-of-use operating lease assets305.4 310.1 
Long-term deferred tax assets127.4 124.8 
Other long-term assets36.2 27.0 
Total assets$5,639.0 $5,413.2 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$96.0 $100.2 
Accrued payroll and benefits67.3 65.4 
Medicare accelerated payments and deferred governmental grants109.0 109.8 
Other current liabilities241.3 217.0 
Current maturities of long-term debt61.2 64.4 
Total current liabilities574.8 556.8 
Long-term debt, less current maturities2,789.5 2,792.4 
Right-of-use operating lease liabilities295.4 300.9 
Other long-term liabilities126.1 139.7 
Non-controlling interests—redeemable308.2 306.8 
Redeemable preferred stock - Series A; shares authorized, issued and outstanding - 310,000; redemption value - $439.7 and $434.5, respectively
439.7 434.5 
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized - 20,000,000; shares issued or outstanding - none
  
Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized - 300,000,000; shares issued and outstanding - 59,898,730 and 50,461,706, respectively
0.6 0.5 
Additional paid-in capital843.3 607.9 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(54.6)(61.0)
Retained deficit(452.8)(431.8)
Total Surgery Partners, Inc. stockholders' equity336.5 115.6 
Non-controlling interests—non-redeemable768.8 766.5 
Total stockholders' equity1,105.3 882.1 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$5,639.0 $5,413.2 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, dollars in millions, except per share amounts, shares in thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenues$512.4 $441.0 
Operating expenses:
Salaries and benefits151.7 140.4 
Supplies147.3 129.3 
Professional and medical fees55.5 46.8 
Lease expense22.8 21.3 
Other operating expenses31.6 28.4 
Cost of revenues408.9 366.2 
General and administrative expenses26.8 22.8 
Depreciation and amortization25.7 21.8 
Income from equity investments(2.6)(2.0)
(Gain) loss on disposals and deconsolidations, net(0.9)3.5 
Transaction and integration costs5.3 5.5 
Grant funds(15.1) 
Litigation settlement 1.2 
Other income (1.5)
Total operating expenses448.1 417.5 
Operating income 64.3 23.5 
Interest expense, net(53.3)(47.1)
Income (loss) before income taxes11.0 (23.6)
Income tax expense (benefit)0.2 (15.2)
Net income (loss)10.8 (8.4)
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(31.8)(19.1)
Net loss attributable to Surgery Partners, Inc.(21.0)(27.5)
Less: Amounts attributable to participating securities(10.3)(9.5)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders$(31.3)$(37.0)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
Basic$(0.57)$(0.76)
Diluted (1)
$(0.57)$(0.76)
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 54,773 48,472 
Diluted (1)
54,773 48,472 
(1) The impact of potentially dilutive securities for all periods presented was not considered because the effect would be anti-dilutive in those periods.

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited, dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Net income (loss)$10.8 $(8.4)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Derivative activity6.4 (25.2)
Comprehensive income (loss)17.2 (33.6)
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests(31.8)(19.1)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Surgery Partners, Inc.$(14.6)$(52.7)
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited, dollars in millions, shares in thousands)
Common StockAdditional
Paid-in Capital
Accumulated Other Comprehensive LossRetained DeficitNon-Controlling Interests—
Non-Redeemable
Total
SharesAmount
Balance at December 31, 201949,299 $0.5 $662.7 $(50.7)$(315.7)$686.6 $983.4 
Net (loss) income— — — — (27.5)13.6 (13.9)
Equity-based compensation1,219 — 2.8 — — — 2.8 
Preferred dividends— — (9.5)— — — (9.5)
Other comprehensive loss— — — (25.2)— — (25.2)
Acquisition and disposal of shares of non-controlling interests, net (1)
— — (0.7)— — 1.4 0.7 
Distributions to non-controlling interests—non-redeemable holders— — — — — (14.9)(14.9)
Balance at March 31, 202050,518 $0.5 $655.3 $(75.9)$(343.2)$686.7 $923.4 
Balance at December 31, 202050,462 $0.5 $607.9 $(61.0)$(431.8)$766.5 $882.1 
Net (loss) income— — — — (21.0)21.1 0.1 
Equity-based compensation812  (2.8)— — — (2.8)
Preferred dividends— — (10.3)— — — (10.3)
Equity offering8,625 0.1 248.2 — — — 248.3 
Other comprehensive loss— — — 6.4 — — 6.4 
Acquisition and disposal of shares of non-controlling interests, net (1)
— — 0.3 — — 2.0 2.3 
Distributions to non-controlling interests—non-redeemable holders— — — — — (20.8)(20.8)
Balance at March 31, 202159,899 $0.6 $843.3 $(54.6)$(452.8)$768.8 $1,105.3 
(1)Includes post acquisition date adjustments.

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)$10.8 $(8.4)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization25.7 21.8 
Non-cash interest expense, net1.6 1.3 
Equity-based compensation expense5.2 3.5 
(Gain) loss on disposals and deconsolidations, net(0.9)3.5 
Deferred income taxes(0.1)(15.5)
Income from equity investments, net of distributions received(0.2)0.5 
Non-cash lease expense9.8 9.4 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and divestitures:
Accounts receivable3.9 15.5 
Medicare accelerated payments and deferred governmental grants(7.2) 
Other operating assets and liabilities1.6 (2.4)
Net cash provided by operating activities50.2 29.2 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment(14.5)(11.8)
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired(2.1)(5.5)
Proceeds from disposals of facilities and other assets2.3 9.4 
Other investing activities 0.2 
Net cash used in investing activities(14.3)(7.7)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Principal payments on long-term debt(16.6)(52.8)
Borrowings of long-term debt0.6 158.4 
Payments of debt issuance costs(1.1) 
Proceeds from equity offering260.9  
Payments of equity offering costs(12.6) 
Payment of preferred dividends(5.1) 
Distributions to non-controlling interest holders(31.3)(24.0)
Receipts (payments) related to ownership transactions with non-controlling interest holders1.0 (0.4)
Other financing activities(8.0)(0.8)
Net cash provided by financing activities187.8 80.4 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash223.7 101.9 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period318.2 93.0 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$541.9 $194.9 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SURGERY PARTNERS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

1. Organization and Summary of Accounting Policies
Organization
Surgery Partners, Inc., a Delaware corporation, acting through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a national network of surgical facilities and ancillary services. The surgical facilities, which include ambulatory surgery centers ("ASCs") and surgical hospitals, primarily provide non-emergency surgical procedures across many specialties, including, among others, gastroenterology, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pain management. The Company's surgical hospitals also provide services such as diagnostic imaging, laboratory, obstetrics, oncology, pharmacy, physical therapy and wound care. Ancillary services are comprised of multi-specialty physician practices, urgent care facilities and anesthesia services. Unless the context otherwise indicates, Surgery Partners, Inc. and its subsidiaries are referred to herein as "Surgery Partners," "we," "us," "our" or the "Company."
As of March 31, 2021, the Company owned or operated a portfolio of 127 surgical facilities, comprised of 110 ASCs and 17 surgical hospitals in 30 states. The Company owns these facilities in partnership with physicians and, in some cases, health care systems in the markets and communities it serves. The Company owned a majority interest in 85 of the surgical facilities and consolidated 107 of these facilities for financial reporting purposes.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for fair presentation of the Company's financial position and results of operations have been included. The Company’s fiscal year ends on December 31 and interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year or any other interim period. The information contained in these condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the "2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K").
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, as well as interests in partnerships and limited liability companies controlled by the Company through its ownership of a majority voting interest or other rights granted to the Company by contract to manage and control the affiliate's business. All significant intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes. Examples include, but are not limited to, estimates of accounts receivable allowances, professional and general liabilities and the estimate of deferred tax assets or liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly affected the Company's facilities, employees, patients, communities, business operations and financial performance, as well as the United States economy and financial markets. The impact of COVID-19 on the Company's surgical facilities varies based on the market in which the facility operates, the type of surgical facility and the procedures that are typically performed. Although the Company cannot provide any certainty regarding the length and severity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical case volumes continue to improve as states re-open and allow for non-emergent procedures.
CARES Act
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law to provide stimulus funding for the United States economy. As part of the CARES Act, the United States government announced that it would offer relief to eligible health care providers, including distribution of direct grants to hospitals, ASCs and other health care providers based on how much they bill Medicare. Payments received from these grants are not required to be repaid provided the recipients attest to and comply with certain terms and conditions, including limitations on balance billing and not using funds received from the grants to reimburse expenses or losses that other sources are obligated to reimburse. The Company has received approximately $66 million of the grant funds distributed under the CARES Act and other governmental assistance programs, including approximately $7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The recognition of amounts received is conditioned upon attestation with terms and conditions that funds will be used for COVID-19 related healthcare expenses or lost revenues.
The Company’s assessment of whether the terms and conditions for amounts received are reasonably assured of having been met considers, among other things, the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill, enacted on December 27, 2020, and all frequently asked questions and other interpretive guidance issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), including the Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements issued on January 15, 2021 (the "January 15, 2021 Notice") and frequently asked questions issued by HHS on January 28, 2021 which clarified previously issued guidance, as well as expenses incurred attributable to

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COVID-19 and the Company’s results of operations during such period compared to the Company’s budget. This guidance sets forth the allowable methods for quantifying eligible healthcare related expenses and lost revenues. Only healthcare related expenses attributable to COVID-19 that another source has not reimbursed and is not obligated to reimburse are eligible to be claimed. The January 15, 2021 Notice and frequently asked questions issued by HHS on January 28, 2021 indicated that targeted distribution payments may be allocated or transferred to subsidiaries subject to distinct conditions for such allocations or transfers. There is limited guidance on the allocation of other grants distributed (e.g., not identified as "targeted"). The Company adopted a methodology that considered the allocation or transfer of the Company’s portion of projected unused grants, based on ownership interests, to subsidiaries. The methodology was consistently applied for all grants received. The Company may adjust its methodology in the future if further guidance is issued by HHS. The Company estimates approximately $15.1 million of grant funds received qualified for recognition as a reduction in operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
Amounts received, but not recognized as a reduction to operating expenses as of March 31, 2021, are reflected as a component of Medicare accelerated payments and deferred governmental grants in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2021, and such unrecognized amounts may be recognized as a reduction in operating expenses in future periods if the underlying conditions for recognition are met. HHS’ interpretation of the underlying terms and conditions of grant funds received through the CARES Act and other governmental assistance programs, including auditing and reporting requirements, may evolve. Additional guidance or new and amended interpretations of existing guidance on the terms and conditions of such payments may result in the Company’s inability to recognize certain payments, changes in the estimate of amounts recognized, or the derecognition of amounts previously recognized, which may be material.
As a way to increase cash flow to Medicare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act expanded the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, which allowed for most providers and suppliers, including the Company’s surgical hospitals and ASCs to request an advance payment of anticipated Medicare revenues. Under the current terms of the program, repayment begins one year from the date that payment under the program was received, and all providers will have 29 months from the date of their first program payment to repay the full amount of the accelerated or advance payments they have received. Once the repayment period begins, the offset will be limited to 25% of new claims during the first 11 months of repayment and 50% of new claims during the final 6 months. Any outstanding amounts due at the end of the repayment period are subject to interest at a rate of 4%. The Company received approximately $120 million of accelerated payments during the year ended December 31, 2020. These accelerated payments received were deferred. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the current portion was approximately $104 million and $95 million, respectively, and is included as a component of Medicare accelerated payments and deferred governmental grants in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The long-term portion is included as a component of other long-term liabilities in the consolidate balance sheets. The Company does not expect to receive additional Medicare accelerated payments.
The CARES Act also provided for the deferral of the Company's portion of social security payroll taxes during 2020. Under the CARES Act, half of the deferred amount will have to be paid in each of December 2021 and December 2022. As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had deferred approximately $16.9 million. The current portion is included as a component of accrued payroll and benefits and the long term portion is included as a component of other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The Company is continuing to closely monitor legislative actions and regulatory guidance at the federal, state and local levels with respect to the CARES Act as other governmental assistance might become available to the Company.
Variable Interest Entities
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of variable interest entities ("VIE") in which the Company is the primary beneficiary under the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification 810, "Consolidation". The Company has the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact a VIE's economic performance. Additionally, the Company would absorb the majority of the expected losses from any of these entities should such expected losses occur. As of March 31, 2021, the Company's consolidated VIEs include four surgical facilities and three physician practices.
The total assets (excluding goodwill and intangible assets, net) of the consolidated VIEs included in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were $28.0 million and $27.7 million, respectively, and the total liabilities of the consolidated VIEs were $21.4 million and $21.1 million, respectively.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value of a financial instrument is the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in an orderly transaction between market participants to sell the asset or transfer the liability. The Company uses fair value measurements based on inputs classified into the following hierarchy:
Level 1: Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These may include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, depending on the nature of the item being valued.

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The carrying amounts reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, restricted invested assets and accounts payable approximate their fair values under Level 3 calculations.
A summary of the carrying amounts and estimated fair values of the Company's long-term debt follows (in millions):
Carrying AmountFair Value
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Senior secured term loan$1,535.7 $1,539.4 $1,522.2 $1,533.4 
6.750% senior unsecured notes due 2025
$370.0 $370.0 $376.0 $376.0 
10.000% senior unsecured notes due 2027
$545.0 $545.0 $598.8 $596.8 
The fair values in the table above were based on Level 2 inputs using quoted prices for identical liabilities in inactive markets. The carrying amounts related to the Company's other long-term debt obligations, including finance lease obligations, approximate their fair values based on Level 3 inputs.
The Company has entered into certain interest rate swap agreements (see Note 6. "Derivatives and Hedging Activities"). The fair value of these derivative instruments was $54.6 million and $61.0 million at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and was included in other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The fair value of these derivative financial instruments was based on a quoted market price, or Level 2 inputs.
Revenues
The Company's revenues generally relate to contracts with patients in which the performance obligations are to provide health care services. The Company recognizes revenues in the period in which its obligations to provide health care services are satisfied and reports the amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to receive. The contractual relationships with patients, in most cases, also involve a third-party payor (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance organizations, including plans offered through the health insurance exchanges) and the transaction prices for the services provided are dependent upon the terms provided by or negotiated with the third-party payors. The payment arrangements with third-party payors for the services provided to the related patients typically specify payments at amounts less than the Company's standard charges. The Company continually reviews the contractual estimation process to consider and incorporate updates to laws and regulations and the frequent changes in managed care contractual terms resulting from contract renegotiations and renewals.
A summary of revenues by service type as a percentage of total revenues follows:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Patient service revenues:
   Surgical facilities revenues95.5 %94.7 %
   Ancillary services revenues3.2 %3.9 %
Total patient service revenues98.7 %98.6 %
Other service revenues1.3 %1.4 %
Total revenues100.0 %100.0 %
Patient service revenues. This revenue is related to charging facility fees in exchange for providing patient care. The fee charged for health care procedures performed in surgical facilities varies depending on the type of service provided, but usually includes all charges for usage of an operating room, a recovery room, special equipment, medical supplies, nursing staff and medications. The fee does not normally include professional fees charged by the patient’s surgeon, anesthesiologist or other attending physician, which are billed directly by such physicians to the patient or third-party payor. However, in several surgical facilities, the Company charges for anesthesia services. Ancillary service revenues include fees for patient visits to the Company's physician practices, pharmacy services and diagnostic tests ordered by physicians.
Patient service revenues are recognized as performance obligations are satisfied. Performance obligations are based on the nature of services provided. Typically, the Company recognizes revenue at a point in time in which services are rendered and the Company has no obligation to provide further patient services. As the Company primarily performs outpatient procedures, performance obligations are generally satisfied same day and revenue is recognized on the date of service.
The Company determines the transaction price based on gross charges for services provided, net of estimated contractual adjustments and discounts from third-party payors. The Company estimates its contractual adjustments and discounts based on contractual agreements,

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its discount policies and historical experience. Changes in estimated contractual adjustments and discounts are recorded in the period of change.
Other service revenues. Other service revenues include management and administrative service fees derived from the non-consolidated facilities that the Company accounts for under the equity method, management of surgical facilities in which it does not own an interest, and management services provided to physician practices for which the Company is not required to provide capital or additional assets. These agreements typically require the Company to provide recurring management services over a multi-year period, which are billed and collected on a monthly basis. The fees derived from these management arrangements are based on a predetermined percentage of the revenues of each facility or practice and are recognized in the period in which management services are rendered and billed. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, other service revenues also includes optical service revenues, which consisted of handling charges billed to the members of the Company's optical products purchasing organization. The Company sold its optical products purchasing organization on December 31, 2020.
The following table sets forth patient service revenues by type of payor and as a percentage of total patient service revenues for the Company's consolidated surgical facilities (dollars in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Amount%Amount%
Patient service revenues:
Private insurance$246.1 48.7 %$226.0 52.0 %
Government226.4 44.8 %175.8 40.5 %
Self-pay13.2 2.6 %12.8 2.9 %
Other (1)
20.0 3.9 %20.0 4.6 %
Total patient service revenues505.7 100.0 %434.6 100.0 %
Other service revenues6.7 6.4 
Total revenues$512.4 $441.0 
(1)Other is comprised of anesthesia service agreements, automobile liability, letters of protection and other payor types.
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains its cash and cash equivalent balances at high credit quality financial institutions.
At December 31, 2020, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows includes $0.3 million of restricted investments, which are reflected in other long-term assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. These restricted investments represented restricted cash held in accordance with the provisions of a long-term operating lease agreement held as security for performance under the Company's covenants and obligations within the agreement. The restrictions were released during the three months ended March 31, 2021.
Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable from third-party payors are recorded net of estimated implicit price concessions, which are estimated based on the historical trend of the Company's surgical hospitals’ cash collections and contractual write-offs, and for the Company's surgical facilities in general, established fee schedules, relationships with payors and procedure statistics. While changes in estimated reimbursement from third-party payors remain a possibility, the Company expects that any such changes would be minimal and, therefore, would not have a material effect on its financial condition or results of operations.
Accounts receivable consists of receivables from federal and state agencies (under the Medicare and Medicaid programs), private insurance organizations, employers and patients. Management recognizes that revenues and receivables from government agencies are significant to the Company's operations, but it does not believe that there is significant credit risk associated with these government agencies. Concentration of credit risk with respect to other payors is limited because of the large number of such payors.
The Company recognizes that final reimbursement of accounts receivable is subject to final approval by each third-party payor. However, because the Company has contracts with its third-party payors and also verifies insurance coverage of the patient before medical services are rendered, the amounts that are pending approval from third-party payors are not considered significant. Amounts are classified outside of self-pay if the Company has an agreement with the third-party payor or has verified a patient’s coverage prior to services rendered. The Company's policy is to collect co-payments and deductibles prior to providing medical services. Patient services of the Company are primarily non-emergency, which allows the surgical facilities to control the procedures for which third-party reimbursement is sought and obtained. The Company does not require collateral from self-pay patients.
The Company's collection policies and procedures are based on the type of payor, size of claim and estimated collection percentage for each patient account. The Company analyzes accounts receivable at each of its surgical facilities to ensure the proper collection and aged

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category. Collection efforts include direct contact with third-party payors or patients, written correspondence and the use of legal or collection agency assistance, as required.
Goodwill
Goodwill represents the fair value of the consideration provided in an acquisition over the fair value of net assets acquired and is not amortized. Additions to goodwill include amounts resulting from new business combinations and incremental ownership purchases in the Company's subsidiaries. A summary of the Company's acquisitions and dispositions for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is included in Note 2. "Acquisitions."

A summary of activity related to goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is as follows (in millions):
Balance at December 31, 2020$3,468.0 
Acquisitions, including post acquisition adjustments2.0 
Balance at March 31, 2021$3,470.0 
A detailed evaluation of potential impairment indicators was performed as of March 31, 2021, which specifically considered the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the basis of available evidence as of March 31, 2021, no indicators of impairment were identified. Future estimates of fair value could be adversely affected if the actual outcome of one or more of the Company's assumptions changes materially in the future, including a decline in the Company’s stock price and the fair value of its long-term debt, lower than expected surgical case volumes, higher market interest rates or increased operating costs. Such changes impacting the calculation of fair value, the risks of which are amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, could result in a material impairment charge in the future.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company records all derivatives on the balance sheet at fair value. The accounting for changes in the fair value of derivatives depends on the intended use of the derivative, whether the Company has elected to designate a derivative in a hedging relationship and apply hedge accounting and whether the hedging relationship has satisfied the criteria necessary to apply hedge accounting. Hedge accounting generally provides for the matching of the timing of gain or loss recognition on the hedging instrument with the recognition of the changes in the fair value of the hedged asset or liability that are attributable to the hedged risk in a fair value hedge or the earnings effect of the hedged forecasted transactions in a cash flow hedge. The Company may enter into derivative contracts that are intended to economically hedge certain of its risk, even though hedge accounting does not apply or the Company elects not to apply hedge accounting.
The Company made an accounting policy election to measure the credit risk of its derivative financial instruments that are subject to master netting agreements on a net basis by counterparty portfolio.
Non-Controlling Interests—Redeemable
Each partnership and limited liability company through which the Company owns and operates its surgical facilities is governed by a partnership or operating agreement, respectively. In certain circumstances, the applicable partnership or operating agreements for the Company's surgical facilities provide that the facilities will purchase all of the physician limited partners’ or physician minority members’, as applicable, ownership if certain adverse regulatory events occur, such as it becoming illegal for the physician(s) to own an interest in a surgical facility, refer patients to a surgical facility or receive cash distributions from a surgical facility. The non-controlling interestsredeemable are reported outside of stockholders' equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
A summary of activity related to non-controlling interests—redeemable for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 is as follows (in millions):
20212020
Balance at beginning of period$306.8 $321.0 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests—redeemable10.7 5.5 
Acquisition and disposal of shares of non-controlling interests, net—redeemable1.2 (1.6)
Distributions to non-controlling interest—redeemable holders(10.5)(9.1)
Balance at end of period$308.2 $315.8 
Income Taxes
The Company uses the asset and liability method to account for income taxes. Under this method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected

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to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. If a carryforward exists, the Company makes a determination as to whether the carryforward will be utilized in the future. A valuation allowance is established for certain carryforwards when their recoverability is deemed to be uncertain. The carrying value of the net deferred tax assets assumes that the Company will be able to generate sufficient future taxable income in certain tax jurisdictions, based on estimates and assumptions. If our expectations for future operating results on a consolidated basis or at the state jurisdiction level vary from actual results due to changes in health care regulations, general economic conditions, or other factors, we may need to adjust the valuation allowance, for all or a portion of our deferred tax assets. Our income tax expense in future periods will be reduced or increased to the extent of offsetting decreases or increases, respectively, in our valuation allowance in the period when the change in circumstances occurs. These changes could have a significant impact on our future earnings.
The Company and certain of its subsidiaries file a consolidated federal income tax return. The partnerships, limited liability companies, and certain non-consolidated physician practice corporations also file separate income tax returns. The Company's allocable portion of each partnership's and limited liability company's income or loss is included in taxable income of the Company. The remaining income or loss of each partnership and limited liability company is allocated to the other owners.
The Company's effective tax rate was 1.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to 64.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the effective tax rate differed from 21% due to tax benefits of $2.2 million related to the vesting of restricted stock awards. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the effective tax rate differed from 21% due to tax benefits of $11.9 million attributable to (a) the release of federal and state valuation allowances on the Company’s Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j) interest carryforwards as a result of the increase in deductible interest expense allowed under the CARES Act, and (b) the Settlement Agreement, as defined in Note 9. "Commitments and Contingencies." Based upon the application of interim accounting guidance, the tax rate as a percentage of net income after income attributable to non-controlling interests will vary based upon the relative net income from period to period.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. The ASU provides optional guidance for a limited period of time to ease the potential burden in accounting for or recognizing the effects of reference rate reform on financial reporting and applies only to contracts, hedging relationships, and other transactions that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued because of reference rate reform. The ASU is effective as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. Entities may adopt ASU 2020-04 as of any date from the beginning of an interim period that includes or is subsequent to March 12, 2020 or prospectively from a date within an interim period that includes or is subsequent to March 12, 2020, up to the date that the financial statements are available to be issued. The Company is evaluating the impact of this ASU on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
2. Acquisitions
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company acquired two surgical facilities in existing markets that were merged into existing facilities for cash consideration of $2.1 million, net of cash acquired. The cash consideration was funded through cash from operations. The total consideration was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based upon the respective acquisition date fair values, with $1.6 million allocated to goodwill. The fair values assigned to certain assets acquired and liabilities assumed by the Company have been estimated on a preliminary basis and are subject to change as new facts and circumstances emerge that were present at the date of acquisition. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, no significant changes were made to the purchase price allocation of assets and liabilities, existing at the date of acquisition, related to individual acquisitions completed in 2020. The goodwill acquired was allocated to the Company's Surgical Facility services reportable segment. The results of operations of the acquisitions were included in the Company’s results of operations beginning on the dates of acquisition and were not considered significant for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

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3. Long-Term Debt
A summary of long-term debt follows (in millions):
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Senior secured term loan (1)
$1,535.7 $1,539.4 
6.750% senior unsecured notes due 2025
370.0 370.0 
10.000% senior unsecured notes due 2027
545.0 545.0 
Notes payable and other secured loans131.2 137.5 
Finance lease obligations284.5 281.2 
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs, discount and premium, net(15.7)(16.3)
Total debt2,850.7 2,856.8 
Less: Current maturities61.2 64.4 
Total long-term debt$2,789.5 $2,792.4 
(1)Includes unamortized fair value discount of $3.4 million and $3.7 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
Revolving Credit Facility
On January 27, 2021, the Company entered into an amendment to the credit agreement governing its revolving credit facility (the "Revolver"), dated as of January 27, 2021, which amended and supplemented the credit agreement, dated as of August 31, 2017, to provide for an extension of the maturity date of the Revolver to February 1, 2026 and a $50.0 million increase in the outstanding commitments under the Revolver. The maturity extension and the additional commitments became operative on February 1, 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the Company's availability on the Revolver was $162.5 million (including outstanding letters of credit of $7.5 million). There were no outstanding borrowings under the Revolver as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
4. Leases
The Company's operating leases are primarily for real estate, including medical office buildings, and corporate and other administrative offices. The Company's finance leases are primarily for medical equipment and information technology and telecommunications assets.
The following table presents the components of the Company's lease expense and their classification in the condensed consolidated statement of operations (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Operating lease costs$18.6 $18.2 
Finance lease costs:
Amortization of leased assets7.1 5.9 
Interest on lease liabilities6.3 5.4 
Total finance lease costs13.4 11.3 
Variable and short-term lease costs5.2 4.0 
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The following table presents supplemental cash flow information (dollars in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
Operating cash outflows from operating leases $18.2 $17.5 
Operating cash outflows from finance leases$5.7 $4.5 
Financing cash outflows from finance leases$5.0 $4.5 
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations:
Operating leases$6.3 $7.6 
Finance leases$1.4 $6.3 
5. Redeemable Preferred Stock
On August 31, 2017, the Company issued 310,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock to Bain Capital Private Equity, L.P. ("Bain Capital") at a purchase price of $1,000 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $310.0 million.
A summary of activity related to the Series A Preferred Stock follows (in millions):
Balance at December 31, 2019$434.5 
Dividends accrued10.3 
Dividends declared(5.1)
Balance at March 31, 2021$439.7 
There were no unpaid cash dividends declared at both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The aggregate and per share amounts of unpaid cumulative preferred dividends as of March 31, 2021 was $114.1 million and $368.20, respectively.
On April 20, 2021, the Company announced that it sent notice to Bain Capital of its intent to convert all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock into shares of common stock of the Company on May 17, 2021. See Note 11. "Subsequent Events" for further discussion.
6. Derivatives and Hedging Activities
The Company’s objectives in using interest rate derivatives are to add stability to interest expense and to manage its exposure to interest rate movements. To accomplish this objective, the Company primarily uses interest rate swaps as part of its interest rate risk management strategy. During 2020 and 2021, such derivatives have been used to hedge the variable cash flows associated with existing variable-rate debt.
For derivatives designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges of interest rate risk, the gain or loss on the derivative is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income ("OCI") and subsequently reclassified into interest expense in the same period(s) during which the hedged transaction affects earnings, as documented at hedge inception in accordance with the Company’s accounting policy election. Amounts reported in accumulated OCI related to derivatives will be reclassified to interest expense as interest payments are made on the Company’s variable-rate debt. Over the next 12 months, the Company estimates that an additional $21.9 million will be reclassified as an increase to interest expense.
As of March 31, 2021, the Company had four interest rate swaps with a notional amount of $1.2 billion and a termination date of November 30, 2023. The derivatives are recorded at fair value (see Note 1. "Organization and Summary of Accounting Policies") and classified as a long-term liability included in other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The following table presents the pre-tax effect of the interest rate swaps on the Company's accumulated OCI and condensed consolidated statement of operations (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships:
(Gain) loss recognized in OCI (effective portion)$(0.9)$28.6 
Loss reclassified from accumulated OCI to interest expense (effective portion)$5.5 $3.4 

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7. Earnings Per Share
Basic and diluted earnings per share are calculated based on the weighted-average number of shares outstanding in each period and dilutive stock options, unvested shares and warrants, to the extent such securities exist and have a dilutive effect on earnings per share. The Company computes basic and diluted earnings per share using the two-class method. The two-class method of computing earnings per share is an earnings allocation method that determines earnings per share for common shares and participating securities according to their participation rights in dividends and undistributed earnings.
A reconciliation of the numerator and denominator of basic and diluted earnings per share follows (dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Numerator:
Net loss attributable to Surgery Partners, Inc.$(21.0)$(27.5)
Less: amounts allocated to participating securities (1)
(10.3)(9.5)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders$(31.3)$(37.0)
Denominator:
Weighted average shares outstanding- basic and diluted (2)
54,773 48,472 
Loss per share:
Basic and diluted (2)
$(0.57)$(0.76)
Dilutive securities outstanding not included in the computation of loss per share as their effect is antidilutive:
Stock options1,728 72 
Restricted shares1,410 298 
(1)Includes dividends accrued during all periods for the Series A Preferred Stock. The Series A Preferred Stock does not participate in undistributed losses.
(2)The impact of potentially dilutive securities for all periods presented was not considered because the effect would be anti-dilutive in each period.
On January 27, 2021, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement relating to a public offering of 7,500,000 shares (the “Firm Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share, at a price to the public of $30.25 per share. In addition, the Company granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,125,000 shares of common stock at the same price per share as the Firm Shares. On February 1, 2021, the Company completed the public offering pursuant to which the Company sold 8,625,000 shares of common stock (including the Firm Shares and the option shares), resulting in gross proceeds of $260.9 million. In connection with the offering, the Company incurred underwriting discounts, commissions and other related costs of $12.6 million, which were recognized as a direct reduction of proceeds received.
8. Other Current Liabilities
A summary of other current liabilities is as follows (in millions):
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Right-of-use operating lease liabilities$39.6 $39.2 
Accrued legal settlement (1)
32.2 32.2 
Interest payable31.5 24.5 
Tax receivable agreement liability21.2 21.2 
Amounts due to patients and payors22.4 20.9 
Cost report liabilities21.7 16.9 
Accrued expenses and other72.7 62.1 
Total$241.3 $217.0 
(1)See Note 10. "Commitments and Contingencies" for further discussion.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
9. Commitments and Contingencies
Professional, General and Workers' Compensation Liability Risks
The Company is subject to claims and legal actions in the ordinary course of business, including claims relating to patient treatment, employment practices and personal injuries. The Company maintains professional, general and workers' compensation liability insurance in excess of self-insured retentions, through third party commercial insurance carriers. Although management believes the coverage is sufficient for the Company's operations, some claims may potentially exceed the scope of coverage in effect. Plaintiffs in these matters may request punitive or other damages that may not be covered by insurance. The Company is not aware of any such proceedings that are reasonably possible to have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial position, results of operations or liquidity. Total professional, general and workers' compensation claim liabilities as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were $22.1 million and $21.4 million, respectively. Expected insurance recoveries of $10.5 million as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, are included as a component of other current assets and other long-term assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Laws and Regulations
Laws and regulations governing the Company's business, including those relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, are complex and subject to interpretation. These laws and regulations govern every aspect of how the Company's surgical facilities conduct their operations, from licensing requirements to how and whether the Company's facilities may receive payments pursuant to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Compliance with such laws and regulations can be subject to future government agency review and interpretation as well as legislative changes to such laws. Noncompliance with such laws and regulations may subject the Company to significant regulatory sanctions including fines, penalties, and exclusion from the Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs. From time to time, governmental regulatory agencies will conduct inquiries of the Company's practices, including, but not limited to, the Company's compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, billing practices and relationships with physicians.
Government Settlement
On April 14, 2020, Logan Laboratories, LLC ("Logan Labs"), a toxicology laboratory based in Tampa, Florida, that provides urine testing services and Tampa Pain Relief Centers, Inc. ("Tampa Pain" and, together with Logan Labs, the "Companies"), a pain management medical practice based in Tampa, Florida, both indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company, entered into a settlement agreement (the "Settlement Agreement") with the United States of America, acting through the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and on behalf of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services ("OIG"), the Defense Health Agency, acting on behalf of the TRICARE Program, the Office of Personnel Management, as the administrator of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Office of Workers Compensation Programs of the United States Department of Labor, which administers federal workers compensation claims for federal employees, including the United States Postal Service, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (collectively, the "U.S. Parties") and certain other parties to resolve the pending DOJ investigation.
Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Companies were required to pay $30.7 million plus accrued interest on April 1, 2021. The Company previously recorded a litigation-related charge of $46.0 million relating to an anticipated resolution of the DOJ investigation on the consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded an additional litigation-related charge of $1.2 million relating to the resolution of the Covered Conduct included in litigation settlement on the condensed consolidated statement of operations.
Acquired Facilities
The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries or controlled partnerships and limited liability companies, has acquired and will continue to acquire surgical facilities with prior operating histories. Such facilities may have unknown or contingent liabilities, including liabilities for failure to comply with health care laws and regulations, such as billing and reimbursement laws and regulations, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the FCA, and similar fraud and abuse laws. Although the Company attempts to assure that no such liabilities exist, obtain indemnification from prospective sellers covering such matters and institute policies designed to conform centers to its standards following completion of acquisitions, there can be no assurance that the Company will not become liable for past activities that may later be asserted to be improper by private plaintiffs or government agencies. There can be no assurance that any such matter will be covered by indemnification or, if covered, that the liability sustained will not exceed contractual limits or the financial capacity of the indemnifying party.
The Company cannot predict whether federal or state statutory or regulatory provisions will be enacted that would prohibit or otherwise regulate relationships which the Company has established or may establish with other health care providers or have materially adverse effects on its business or revenues arising from such future actions. Management believes, however, that it will be able to adjust the Company's operations so as to be in compliance with any statutory or regulatory provision as may be applicable.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
Potential Physician Investor Liability
A majority of the physician investors in the partnerships and limited liability companies which operate the Company's surgical facilities carry general and professional liability insurance on a claims-made basis. Each partnership or limited liability company may, however, be liable for damages to persons or property arising from occurrences at the surgical facilities. Although the various physician investors and other surgeons generally are required to obtain general and professional liability insurance with tail coverage that extends beyond the period of any claims-made policies, such individuals may not be able to obtain coverage in amounts sufficient to cover all potential liability. Since most insurance policies contain exclusions, the physician investors will not be insured against all possible occurrences. In the event of an uninsured or underinsured loss, the value of an investment in the partnership interests or limited liability company membership units and the amount of distributions could be adversely affected.
Tax Receivable Agreement
On May 9, 2017, the Company entered into an agreement to amend that certain Income Tax Receivable Agreement, dated September 30, 2015 (as amended, the "TRA"), by and between the Company, and the other parties referred to therein, which amendment became effective on August 31, 2017. Pursuant to the amendment to the TRA, the Company agreed to make payments to H.I.G., the Company's former controlling shareholder, in its capacity as the stockholders representative pursuant to a fixed payment schedule. The amounts payable under the TRA are calculated as the product of (i) an annual base amount and (ii) the maximum corporate federal income tax rate for the applicable year plus three percent. The amounts payable under the TRA are related to the Company’s projected realized tax savings over the next five years and are not dependent on the Company’s actual tax savings over such period. The calculation of amounts payable pursuant to the TRA is thus dependent on the maximum corporate federal income tax rate. To the extent that the Company is unable to make payments under the TRA, such payments will be deferred and will accrue interest at a rate of the LIBOR plus 500 basis points until paid. If the terms of credit agreements and other debt documents cause the Company to be unable to make payments under the TRA and such terms are not materially more restrictive than those existing as of September 30, 2015, such payments will be deferred and will accrue interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 300 basis points until paid.
Assuming the Company's tax rate is 24%, calculated as the maximum corporate federal tax rate plus three percent, throughout the remaining term of the TRA, the Company estimates the total remaining amounts payable under the TRA was approximately $43.2 million as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. As a result of the amendment to the TRA, the Company was required to value the liability under the TRA by discounting the fixed payment schedule using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. The carrying value of the liability under the TRA, reflecting the discount, was $37.9 million and $37.0 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The current portion of the liability was $21.2 million as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and is included as a component of other current liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The long-term portion is included as a component of other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
10. Segment Reporting
The Company currently operates in two major lines of business that are also the Company's reportable operating segments - the operation of surgical facilities and the operation of ancillary services. The Surgical Facility Services segment consists of the operation of ASCs and surgical hospitals and includes anesthesia services. The Ancillary Services segment consists of multi-specialty physician practices and a diagnostic laboratory, which was closed during the third quarter of 2020. The Optical Services segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 reflected in the table below consisted of an optical products group purchasing organization, which was sold on December 31, 2020. "All other" primarily consists of the Company's corporate general and administrative functions.
The following tables present financial information for each reportable segment (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenues:
Surgical Facility Services$495.8 $423.2 
Ancillary Services16.6 17.0 
Optical Services 0.8 
Total$512.4 $441.0 
Adjusted EBITDA:
Surgical Facility Services$95.0 $67.2 
Ancillary Services(0.9)(2.0)
Optical Services 0.4 
All other(21.2)(19.1)
Total$72.9 $46.5 
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:
Income (loss) before income taxes$11.0 $(23.6)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(31.8)(19.1)
Depreciation and amortization25.7 21.8 
Interest expense, net53.3 47.1 
Equity-based compensation expense5.2 3.5 
Transaction, integration and acquisition costs (1)
9.4 12.6 
(Gain) loss on disposals and deconsolidations, net(0.9)3.5 
Litigation settlement and other litigation costs (2)
1.0 1.5 
Gain on escrow release (3)
 (0.8)
Adjusted EBITDA$72.9 $46.5 
(1)This amount includes transaction and integration costs of $5.3 million and $5.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. This amount further includes start-up costs related to a de novo surgical hospital of $4.1 million and $7.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(2)This amount includes other litigation costs of $1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. This amount includes litigation settlement costs of $1.2 million and other litigation costs of $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
(3)Included in other income in the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020, with no comparable gain in the same 2021 period.
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Assets:
Surgical Facility Services$4,966.3 $4,962.4 
Ancillary Services34.7 35.0 
All other638.0 415.8 
Total assets$5,639.0 $5,413.2 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash purchases of property and equipment:
Surgical Facility Services$14.2 $11.0 
Ancillary Services0.1 0.1 
All other0.2 0.7 
Total cash purchases of property and equipment$14.5 $11.8 
11. Subsequent Events
Pursuant to the Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of 10.00% Series A Convertible Perpetual Participating Preferred Stock of Surgery Partners, Inc. (the “Certificate of Designation”), the Company may require the conversion of all, but not less than all, of the Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Certificate of Designation, after the second anniversary of the date of issuance, if the volume weighted average closing price of the Common Stock for any twenty out of thirty consecutive trading days prior to such date, equals or exceeds $42.00 per share. In accordance with such provision, on April 20, 2021, the Company announced that it sent notice to Bain Capital of its intent to convert all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock into approximately 22.609 million shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company on May 17, 2021. Following the conversion, no shares of Series A Preferred Stock will remain outstanding.
On May 3, 2021, SP Holdco I, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), and Surgery Center Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”) and certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto from time to time, entered into a sixth amendment to credit agreement, dated as of May 3, 2021 (the “Sixth Amendment”), with Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the other financial institutions and lenders party thereto, which amended the credit agreement, originally dated as of August 31, 2017, by and among the Borrower, Holdings, certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto from time to time, Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the other financial institutions party thereto from time to time (as amended prior to May 3, 2021) (the “Credit Agreement”). The Sixth Amendment provides for, among other things, a new tranche of term loans under the Credit Agreement in an aggregate original principal amount of approximately $1.545 billion (the “New Term Loans”), which New Term Loans replace or refinance in full all of the existing term loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement (as in effect immediately prior to the Sixth Amendment), all as further set forth in the Sixth Amendment. The New Term Loans mature on August 31, 2026 (or, if at least $185 million of the Borrower’s 6.750% senior unsecured notes due 2025 shall have not either been repaid, repurchased or redeemed or refinanced with indebtedness having a maturity date not earlier than 91 days after August 31, 2026 by no later than April 1, 2025, then April 1, 2025). The New Term Loans shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to (x) LIBOR plus a margin of 3.75% per annum (LIBOR with respect to the New Term Loans shall be subject to a floor of 0.75%) or (y) an alternate base rate (which will be the highest of (i) the prime rate, (ii) 0.5% per annum above the federal funds effective rate and (iii) one-month LIBOR plus 1.00% per annum (the alternate base rate with respect to the New Term Loans shall be subject to a floor of 1.75%)) plus a margin of 2.75% per annum. The New Term Loans are subject to quarterly amortization in an aggregate original principal amount of approximately 1.0% per annum. Voluntary prepayments of the New Term Loan are permitted, in whole or in part, with prior notice, without premium or penalty (except LIBOR breakage costs and a call premium in the case of certain repricing events within a specified period of time after May 3, 2021, as further set forth in the Sixth Amendment).

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report and our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Unless the context otherwise indicates, the terms "Surgery Partners," "we," "us," "our" or the "Company," as used herein, refer to Surgery Partners, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Unless the context implies otherwise, the term “affiliates” means direct and indirect subsidiaries of Surgery Partners, Inc. and partnerships and joint ventures in which such subsidiaries are partners. The terms “facilities” or “hospitals” refer to entities owned and operated by affiliates of Surgery Partners, Inc. and the term “employees” refers to employees of affiliates of Surgery Partners, Inc.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report contains forward-looking statements, which are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions about future events. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this report are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, budgets, effective tax rate, projected costs and plans and objectives of management for future operations. The words "projections," "believe," "continue," "drive," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "will," "could," "would" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from the expectations expressed in the statements. Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. These factors include, without limitation, the duration and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and the regions in which we operate; the impact to the state and local economies of prolonged restrictive orders and the pandemic generally; our ability to respond nimbly to challenging economic conditions; the unpredictability of our case volume both in the current environment and as restrictions are eased; our ability to preserve or raise sufficient funds to continue operations throughout this period of uncertainty; the impact of our cost-cutting measures on our future performance; our ability to cause distributions from our subsidiaries; the responsiveness of our payors, including Medicaid and Medicare, to the challenging operating conditions, including their willingness and ability to continue paying in a timely manner and to advance payments in a timely manner, if at all; the impact of COVID-19 related stimulus programs, including the CARES Act, and uncertainty in how these programs may be administered, monitored and modified in the future; our ability to execute on our operational and strategic initiatives; the timing and impact of our portfolio optimization efforts; our ability to continue to improve same-facility volume and revenue growth on the timeline anticipated, if at all; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; the anticipated impact and timing of our ongoing efficiency efforts; the impact of adverse weather conditions and other events outside of our control; and the risks and uncertainties set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K and discussed from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC.
Considering these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this report may not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. When you consider these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risk factors and other cautionary statements in this report.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.
Executive Overview
Total revenues for the first quarter of 2021 increased 16.2% to $512.4 million from $441.0 million for the first quarter of 2020. Same-facility revenues for the first quarter of 2021 increased 15.3% from the same period last year, with a 7.6% increase in revenue per case and a 7.1% increase in same-facility cases. The increase in same-facility revenues is attributable to the Company's recovery from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. For the first quarter of 2021, the Company’s net loss attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted EBITDA was $31.3 million and $72.9 million, respectively, compared to $37.0 million and $46.5 million for the same period last year. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures appears below under "Certain Non-GAAP Metrics." The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to the Company's recovery from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020.
We had cash and cash equivalents of $541.9 million and $162.5 million of borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility at March 31, 2021. Operating cash flows were $50.2 million in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $21.0 million as compared to the prior year period, primarily driven by an overall increase in net income. Net operating cash inflows, including operating cash flows less distributions to non-controlling interests, were $18.9 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $5.2 million for the first quarter of 2020.
Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly affected our facilities, employees, patients, communities, business operations and financial performance, as well as the U.S. economy and financial markets. The COVID-19 pandemic materially impacted our financial performance for the year ending December 31, 2020, and has continued to impact our financial performance during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The length and severity of the pandemic continues to be difficult to predict and is dependent on factors beyond our control. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our surgical facilities varies based on the market in which the facility operates, the type of surgical facility and the procedures typically performed. Although we cannot provide any certainty regarding the length and severity of

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the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical case volumes continue to improve as states re-open and allow for non-emergent procedures. We cannot predict if or when utilization may return to pre-pandemic levels.
The Company is continuing to monitor legislative actions at federal and state levels, including the impact of the CARES Act and other governmental assistance that might be available.
Revenues
Our revenues consist of patient service revenues and other service revenues. Patient service revenues consist of revenue from our surgical facility services and ancillary services segments. Specifically, patient service revenues include fees for surgical or diagnostic procedures performed at surgical facilities that we consolidate for financial reporting purposes, as well as for patient visits to our physician practices, anesthesia services, pharmacy services and diagnostic screens ordered by our physicians. Other service revenues include management and administrative service fees derived from our non-consolidated facilities that we account for under the equity method, management of surgical facilities and physician practices in which we do not own an interest and management services we provide to physician practices for which we are not required to provide capital or additional assets. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, other service revenues also includes optical service revenues, which consisted of handling charges billed to the members of our optical products purchasing organization, which was sold on December 31, 2020.
The following table summarizes our revenues by service type as a percentage of total revenues for the periods indicated:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Patient service revenues:
Surgical facilities revenues95.5 %94.7 %
Ancillary services revenues3.2 %3.9 %
Total patient service revenues98.7 %98.6 %
Other service revenues1.3 %1.4 %
Total revenues100.0 %100.0 %
Payor Mix
The following table sets forth by type of payor the percentage of our patient service revenues generated at the surgical facilities which we consolidate for financial reporting purposes in the periods indicated:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Private insurance payors48.7 %52.0 %
Government payors44.8 %40.5 %
Self-pay payors2.6 %2.9 %
Other payors (1)
3.9 %4.6 %
Total100.0 %100.0 %
(1)Other is comprised of anesthesia service agreements, automobile liability, letters of protection and other payor types.
Surgical Case Mix
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The following table sets forth the percentage of cases in each specialty performed at the surgical facilities which we consolidate for financial reporting purposes for the periods indicated:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Orthopedic and pain management37.5 %38.7 %
Ophthalmology25.4 %25.8 %
Gastrointestinal21.4 %20.0 %
General surgery3.0 %3.1 %
Other12.7 %12.4 %
Total100.0 %100.0 %
Critical Accounting Policies
A summary of significant accounting policies is disclosed in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption “Critical Accounting Policies” in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section. There have been no material changes in the nature of our critical accounting policies or the application of those policies since December 31, 2020.
Results of Operations
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
The following table summarizes certain results from the statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenues$512.4 $441.0 
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenues408.9 366.2 
General and administrative expenses26.8 22.8 
Depreciation and amortization25.7 21.8 
Income from equity investments(2.6)(2.0)
(Gain) loss on disposals and deconsolidations, net(0.9)3.5 
Transaction and integration costs5.3 5.5 
Grant funds(15.1)— 
Litigation settlement— 1.2 
Other income— (1.5)
Total operating expenses448.1 417.5 
Operating income64.3 23.5 
Interest expense, net(53.3)(47.1)
Income (loss) before income taxes 11.0 (23.6)
Income tax expense (benefit)0.2 (15.2)
Net income (loss)10.8 (8.4)
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(31.8)(19.1)
Net loss attributable to Surgery Partners, Inc.$(21.0)$(27.5)
Overview. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, our revenues increased 16.2% to $512.4 million compared to $441.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. We incurred a net loss attributable to Surgery Partners, Inc. of $21.0 million for the 2021 period, compared to $27.5 million for the 2020 period. The increase in revenues was primarily attributable to increases in surgical case volumes as the Company continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic that began in the first quarter of 2020 and acquisitions completed in 2020.

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Revenues. Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 were as follows (dollars in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Patient service revenues$505.7 $434.6 
Other service revenues6.7 6.4 
Total revenues$512.4 $441.0 
Patient service revenues increased 16.4% to $505.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $434.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of 16.4% was driven by a 7.6% increase in same-facility revenue per case and a 7.1% increase in same-facility case volume primarily driven by case count and case mix recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that the Company began experiencing in the first quarter of 2020.
Cost of Revenues. Cost of revenues were $408.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $366.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in costs was primarily attributable to acquisitions completed in 2020 and 2019 and an increase in supply costs associated with higher acuity surgical case volumes. As a percentage of revenues, cost of revenues decreased to 79.8% for the 2021 period compared to 83.0% for the 2020 period, as lower acuity procedures with lower cost of sales returned from COVID-19 related lows experienced in the first quarter of 2020.
General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses were $26.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $22.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. As a percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses remained flat at 5.2% for both the 2021 and 2020 periods.
Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization was $25.7 million and $21.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The increase is primarily due to acquisitions completed in 2020. As a percentage of revenues, depreciation and amortization expenses was 5.0% for the 2021 period compared to 4.9% for the 2020 period.
(Gain) Loss on Disposals and Deconsolidations, Net. The net gain on disposals and deconsolidations was $0.9 million for the 2021 period, related to disposals of long-lived assets. The net loss on disposals and deconsolidations was $3.5 million for the 2020 period, including a net loss of $3.1 million on the sale of interests in surgical facilities and $0.4 million on disposals of other long-lived assets.
Transaction and Integration Costs. We incurred $5.3 million of transaction and integration costs for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $5.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
Grant Funds. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company received approximately $7 million of additional grants from HHS. Based on guidance from HHS and other authorities, the Company updated its estimate of the amount of grant funds received that qualify for recognition, resulting in the recognition of $15.1 million. For further discussion, see Note 1. "Organization and Summary of Accounting Polices - COVID-19 Pandemic" to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report. There were no grant funds received for the 2020 period.
Litigation Settlement. Litigation settlement costs were $1.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 related to the resolution of the government investigation, as discussed in Note 9. "Commitments and Contingencies" to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report. There were no litigation settlements for the 2021 period.
Interest Expense, Net. Interest expense, net, increased to $53.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $47.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase primarily relates to the 2020 Incremental Term Loans, which were fully drawn on April 22, 2020 and the issuance of additional 2027 Unsecured Notes in the amount of $115.0 million effective July 30, 2020. As a percentage of revenues, interest expense, net was 10.4% for the 2021 period compared to 10.7% for the 2020 period.
Income Tax Expense (Benefit).  The income tax expense was $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to an income tax benefit of $15.2 million for the 2020 period. The effective tax rate was 1.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to 64.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the effective tax rate differed from 21% due to tax benefits of $2.2 million related to the vesting of restricted stock awards. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the effective tax rate differed from 21% due to tax benefits of $11.9 million attributable to (a) the release of federal and state valuation allowances on the Company’s Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j) interest carryforwards as a result of the increase in deductible interest expense allowed under the CARES Act, and (b) the Settlement Agreement, discussed in Note 9. "Commitments and Contingencies" to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report. Based upon the application of interim accounting guidance, the tax rate as a percentage of net income after income attributable to non-controlling interests will vary based upon the relative net income from period to period.
Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interests. Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $31.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $19.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. As a percentage of revenues, net income attributable to non-controlling interests was 6.2% for the 2021 period and 4.3% for the 2020 period.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources
Operating Activities
The primary source of our operating cash flow is the collection of accounts receivable from federal and state agencies (under the Medicare and Medicaid programs), private insurance companies and individuals. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, our cash flow provided by operating activities was $50.2 million compared to $29.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020 primarily due to the timing of certain payroll and trade payable payments.
Investing Activities
Net cash used in investing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021, was $14.3 million, which included $14.5 million related to purchases of property and equipment. We paid $2.1 million in cash for acquisitions (net of cash acquired), which included two surgical facilities in existing markets that were merged into existing facilities. Additionally, we received cash proceeds of $2.3 million related to the disposal of certain long-lived assets.
Net cash used in investing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $7.7 million, which included $11.8 million related to purchases of property and equipment. We paid $5.5 million in cash for acquisitions (net of cash acquired), which included a surgical facility in a new market and a surgical facility that was merged into an existing facility. Additionally, we received cash proceeds of $9.4 million related to the sale of our interests in two surgery centers, one of which was previously accounted for as an equity method investment.
Financing Activities
Net cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $187.8 million. During this period, we received gross proceeds of $260.9 million from an equity offering which was partially offset by equity offering costs paid of $12.6 million. We made distributions to non-controlling interest holders of $31.3 million and received proceeds related to ownership transactions with consolidated affiliates of $1.0 million. We made repayments on our long-term debt of $16.6 million, which was offset by borrowings of $0.6 million. We also paid a cash dividend of $5.1 million related to the Series A preferred stock.
Net cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $80.4 million. During this period, we made distributions to non-controlling interest holders of $24.0 million and payments related to ownership transactions with consolidated affiliates of $0.4 million. Additionally, we made repayments on our long-term debt of $52.8 million, which was offset by borrowings of $158.4 million.
On April 20, 2021, we announced that we sent notice to Bain Capital of our intent to convert all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock into shares of common stock of the Company on May 17, 2021. Following the conversion, no shares of Series A Preferred Stock will remain outstanding. Additionally, on May 3, 2021, the Company entered into a sixth amendment to credit agreement, dated as of May 3, 2021 (the “Sixth Amendment”), which amended the credit agreement, originally dated as of August 31, 2017 (the “Credit Agreement”). The Sixth Amendment provides for, among other things, a new tranche of term loans under the Credit Agreement in an aggregate original principal amount of approximately $1.545 billion (the “New Term Loans”), which New Term Loans replace or refinance in full all of the existing term loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement (as in effect immediately prior to the Sixth Amendment), all as further set forth in the Sixth Amendment. See Note 11. "Subsequent Events" for further discussion.
Debt
As of March 31, 2021, the carrying value of our total indebtedness was $2.851 billion, which includes unamortized fair value discount of $3.4 million and unamortized deferred financing costs, issuance discount and premium of $15.7 million.
Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility
As of March 31, 2021, we had term loan borrowings with a carrying value of $1.536 billion, consisting of outstanding aggregate principal of $1.532 billion and unamortized fair value discount of $3.4 million (the "Term Loan"). The Term Loan matures on August 31, 2024. The Term Loan amortizes in equal quarterly installments of 0.25% of the aggregate original principal amount of the Term Loan.
On January 27, 2021, the Company entered into an amendment to the credit agreement governing its revolving credit facility (the "Revolver"), dated as of January 27, 2021, which amended and supplemented the credit agreement, dated as of August 31, 2017, to provide for an extension of the maturity date of the Revolver to February 1, 2026 and an increase in the outstanding commitments under the Revolver in an amount equal to $50.0 million. The maturity extension and the additional commitments became operative on February 1, 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the Company's availability on the Revolver was $162.5 million (including outstanding letters of credit of $7.5 million).
The Revolver may be utilized for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes. Subject to certain conditions and requirements set forth in the credit agreement, we may request one or more additional incremental term loan facilities or one or more increases in the commitments on the Revolver.
The Revolver and the Term Loan, together the "Senior Secured Credit Facilities" bear interest at a rate per annum equal to (x) LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 3.00% to 3.25% per annum, depending on our first lien net leverage ratio or (y) an alternate base rate (which will be the highest of (i) the prime rate, (ii) 0.5% per annum above the federal funds effective rate and (iii) one-month LIBOR plus 1.00%

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per annum (solely with respect to the Term Loan, the alternate base rate shall not be less than 2.00% per annum)) plus a margin ranging from 2.00% to 2.25% per annum. In addition, we are required to pay a commitment fee of 0.50% per annum in respect of unused commitments on the Revolver.
Senior Unsecured Notes
We have $545.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2027 (the "2027 Unsecured Notes"). The 2027 Unsecured Notes bear interest at the rate of 10.000% per year, payable semi-annually on April 15 and October 15 of each year.