- Cano Health, a primary care giant, mulls over selling operational assets due to cash reserve depletion.
- A workforce reduction of 17% (700 employees) follows as the company grapples with financial challenges.
- Interim CEO Mark Kent leads operational efficiency drive and comprehensive business review.
Cano Health, a prominent player in the primary care sector, is actively considering the sale of its operational assets as a solution to its depleting cash reserves. The company’s financial hardships have led to a significant workforce reduction, resulting in the layoff of 700 employees, which constitutes approximately 17% of its staff.
During the recent second-quarter earnings call, interim CEO Mark Kent informed investors that the company is collaborating with advisors to explore potential options for the sale of some or all operational assets. He highlighted the progress made so far but noted that there is no fixed timeline for finalizing any potential deal.
The company’s stock witnessed a sharp decline of 50.90% to 75 cents per share in after-hours trading following this announcement, underscoring investor concerns about the company’s financial health.
Kent, who assumed the role of interim CEO in June, has been focused on enhancing operational efficiency and managing medical costs more effectively. He emphasized that while Cano Health’s mission and vision remain unchanged, achieving profitability requires a renewed strategic approach.
This move isn’t the first time Cano Health has explored a potential sale. In the past, CVS Health was reportedly interested in acquiring the company, but negotiations fell through. Cano Health’s management is dedicated to navigating these challenges and reshaping its operations for a sustainable future.