January 11, 2021

HealthEquity Announces Year-End Sales Outlook, Presentation at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

DRAPER, Utah, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY) (“HealthEquity” or the “Company”), the nation’s largest independent health savings account (“HSA") custodian, today announced it will provide final sales results for its fiscal year 2021, on February 8, 2021, while providing estimates of HSA members, HSA assets and Total Accounts for its fiscal year ending on January 31, 2021, and raised its outlook for HSA cash yield for fiscal year 2022. HealthEquity also announced its JP Morgan Health Conference virtual presentation time and access.

  • Estimated HSA members are expected to be in a range between 5.7 million to 5.8 million by January 31, 2021, up from 5.3 million a year earlier.
  • HSA assets are expected to be in a range of $13.6 billion to $13.8 billion, up from $11.5 billion at the end of the prior year.
  • HSA cash is expected to be in a range of $9.6 billion to $9.7 billion by January 31, 2021, up from $8.7 billion a year earlier.
  • HSA investments are expected to be in a range of $4.0 billion to $4.1 billion, excluding the potential impact from market volatility for the remainder of the month of January 2021, compared to $2.8 billion at the end of fiscal year 2020.
  • HealthEquity estimates it will close fiscal year 2021 with Total Accounts in the range of 12.8 to 13.0 million, not including ~0.6 million commuter accounts in suspense due to the pandemic, compared to 12.8 million at the end of the prior year.

The Company estimates that it will end its fiscal 2021 year with approximately 100,000 employer clients and 174 network partners consisting of integrated health and retirement plan partners, brokers and benefit advisors.

The Company further announced that with a large part of HSA cash now placed and based upon current indications provided by its bank depository partners, it now expects the yield on HSA cash with yield to be between 1.75% to 1.80% for fiscal year 2022.

Commenting on the results, Jon Kessler, President and CEO said, “The team made the most of its opportunities during fiscal year 2021 and we expect to grow HSAs, HSA assets and Total Accounts on par with or ahead of fiscal year 2020 as a result of their efforts. The uptake of our total solution for HSA and other consumer directed benefit administration, and the pipeline of prospects that deferred change during the pandemic leave us excited for the sales growth HealthEquity can achieve in the year ahead.”

HealthEquity will discuss these results and estimates during its virtual presentation at the 39th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Jon Kessler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Darcy Mott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tyson Murdock, Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer will discuss HealthEquity in a presentation scheduled to begin at 5:20 PM Eastern Time and will be available for virtual one-on-one meetings throughout the conference.

A live audio webcast of the presentation along with a copy of the presentation slides will be available and archived on HealthEquity’s investor relations website at http://ir.healthequity.com.

About HealthEquity
HealthEquity administers Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and other consumer-directed benefits for our more than 12 million accounts in partnership with employers, benefits advisors, and health and retirement plan providers who share our mission to connect health and wealth and value our culture of remarkable “Purple” service. For more information, visit www.healthequity.com.

Forward-looking statements

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Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give you no assurance these expectations will prove to be correct. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, risks related to the following:

  • the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the Company, its operations and its financial results;
  • our ability to realize the anticipated financial and other benefits from combining the operations of WageWorks with our business in an efficient and effective manner;
  • our ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving healthcare and benefits administration industry;
  • our dependence on the continued availability and benefits of tax-advantaged health savings accounts and other consumer-directed benefits;
  • our ability to successfully identify, acquire and integrate additional portfolio purchases or acquisition targets;
  • the significant competition we face and may face in the future, including from those with greater resources than us;
  • our reliance on the availability and performance of our technology and communications systems;
  • recent and potential future cybersecurity breaches of our technology and communications systems and other data interruptions, including resulting costs and liabilities, reputational damage and loss of business;
  • the current uncertain healthcare environment, including changes in healthcare programs and expenditures and related regulations;
  • our ability to comply with current and future privacy, healthcare, tax, ERISA, investment adviser and other laws applicable to our business;
  • our reliance on partners and third-party vendors for distribution and important services;
  • our ability to develop and implement updated features for our technology and communications systems and successfully manage our growth;
  • our ability to protect our brand and other intellectual property rights; and
  • our reliance on our management team and key team members.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2020, as updated by our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2020, and subsequent periodic and current reports. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. We undertake no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Investor Relations Contact:
Richard Putnam

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Source: HealthEquity, Inc.