MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC), the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share to shareholders of record on June 28, 2019 and payable on August 30, 2019. This represents a 4.0% increase over last quarter’s regular common dividend.

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National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC), the nation’s oldest publicly traded senior health care company, announced today net operating revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 totaled $248,285,000 compared to $242,961,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 2.2%.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the reported GAAP net income attributable to NHC was $21,269,000 compared to a GAAP net loss attributable to NHC of $2,791,000 for the first quarter of 2018. Excluding the unrealized gains and losses in our marketable equity securities portfolio and other non-GAAP adjustments, adjusted net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $16,951,000 compared to $16,362,000 for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 3.6% (*). For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the reported GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.39 compared to a GAAP diluted loss per share of $0.18 for the first quarter of 2018. The adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.11 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to $1.08 for the first quarter of 2018 (*).

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