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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.42
AET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AET: 0.42 )
AET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 10.26
Current: 0.42

0.42
10.26
Equity to Asset 0.28
AET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. AET: 0.28 )
AET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.28

0.06
0.28
Interest Coverage 10.20
AET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AET: 10.20 )
AET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 20.98
Current: 10.2

0.84
20.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -1.59
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.19
AET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. AET: 7.19 )
AET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.94   Max: 11.45
Current: 7.19

-0.94
11.45
Net-margin (%) 4.05
AET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. AET: 4.05 )
AET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.85   Max: 11.28
Current: 4.05

-12.85
11.28
ROE (%) 13.64
AET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. AET: 13.64 )
AET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.18   Max: 24.72
Current: 13.64

-36.18
24.72
ROA (%) 3.84
AET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. AET: 3.84 )
AET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.37   Max: 5.33
Current: 3.84

-6.37
5.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 471.37
AET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 134.04 vs. AET: 471.37 )
AET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -72.14   Max: 944.32
Current: 471.37

-72.14
944.32
Revenue Growth (%) 17.60
AET's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. AET: 17.60 )
AET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 20.5
Current: 17.6

-15.7
20.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.60
AET's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. AET: 10.60 )
AET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 202.7
Current: 10.6

0
202.7
EPS Growth (%) 8.40
AET's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. AET: 8.40 )
AET' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 63.9
Current: 8.4

-12.9
63.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 1,284,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,080,800 sh (+297.22%)
Richard Pzena 1,953,905 sh (+153.01%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,675,200 sh (+90.82%)
John Paulson 6,500,000 sh (+44.44%)
Steven Cohen 1,141,982 sh (+18.13%)
Jeremy Grantham 333,923 sh (+2.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 40,241 sh (+0.22%)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 6,508,215 sh (unchged)
Mark Hillman Sold Out
John Buckingham 98,612 sh (-0.01%)
Pioneer Investments 2,289,596 sh (-5.8%)
David Dreman 53,243 sh (-9.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,100 sh (-19.8%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-20%)
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Q2 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mark Hillman 17,213 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (New)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 30,577 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 112,000 sh (+1282.72%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 6,239,883 sh (+33.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 426,705 sh (+27.79%)
Pioneer Investments 2,426,397 sh (+5.97%)
Richard Pzena 2,037,266 sh (+4.27%)
David Einhorn 6,728,940 sh (+3.39%)
John Paulson 6,506,600 sh (+0.1%)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Buckingham 98,482 sh (-0.13%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,838,123 sh (-7.88%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,060,000 sh (-17.45%)
David Dreman 39,735 sh (-25.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,008 sh (-77.61%)
Steven Cohen 171,812 sh (-84.95%)
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Q3 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 7,793 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 419,646 sh (+144.25%)
Ray Dalio 74,177 sh (+142.59%)
John Paulson 7,997,107 sh (+22.91%)
Pioneer Investments 2,898,551 sh (+19.46%)
John Buckingham 111,903 sh (+13.63%)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,936,383 sh (-4.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 389,908 sh (-8.62%)
David Einhorn 5,550,040 sh (-17.52%)
Mark Hillman 13,306 sh (-22.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,058 sh (-54.95%)
Richard Pzena 754,946 sh (-62.94%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 747,800 sh (-73.65%)
Andreas Halvorsen 160,076 sh (-84.9%)
David Dreman 5,135 sh (-87.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (-90.36%)
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Q4 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Larry Robbins 1,815,441 sh (New)
Jim Simons 121,990 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,515 sh (+7.4%)
Ray Dalio 78,219 sh (+5.45%)
John Buckingham 112,084 sh (+0.16%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,936,383 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
Mark Hillman 13,306 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Paulson 7,995,606 sh (-0.02%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 736,600 sh (-1.5%)
Richard Pzena 733,946 sh (-2.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 372,054 sh (-4.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,800 sh (-9.26%)
Pioneer Investments 2,587,711 sh (-10.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,566 sh (-12.12%)
Steven Cohen 344,413 sh (-17.93%)
David Einhorn 4,293,940 sh (-22.63%)
John Hussman 270,000 sh (-32.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AET

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.5%0.46%$60.75 - $68.93 $ 69.877%270000
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Add 22.91%0.62%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 69.879%7997107
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -87.08%0.06%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 69.879%5135
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 142.59%0.02%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 69.879%74177
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -54.95%0.01%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 69.879%4058
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy1.2%$52.38 - $63.59 $ 69.8719%400000
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Add 33.47%0.38%$52.38 - $63.59 $ 69.8719%6239883
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -77.61%0.08%$52.38 - $63.59 $ 69.8719%9008
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -25.37%0.02%$52.38 - $63.59 $ 69.8719%39735
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.02%$52.38 - $63.59 $ 69.8719%30577
John Paulson 2013-03-31 Add 44.44%0.58%$44.38 - $51.46 $ 69.8744%6500000
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-03-31 Add 90.82%0.45%$44.38 - $51.46 $ 69.8744%4675200
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.10
AET's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. AET: 13.10 )
AET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.41   Max: 20.07
Current: 13.1

5.41
20.07
P/B 1.90
AET's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AET: 1.90 )
AET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.9

0.88
2.94
P/S 0.53
AET's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. AET: 0.53 )
AET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.53

0.29
1.4
PFCF 14.30
AET's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.23 vs. AET: 14.30 )
AET' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 81.26
Current: 14.3

4.49
81.26
EV-to-EBIT 8.80
AET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. AET: 8.80 )
AET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11.1
Current: 8.8

0.2
11.1
PEG 0.80
AET's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AET: 0.80 )
AET' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 5.15
Current: 0.8

0.22
5.15
Shiller P/E 16.20
AET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. AET: 16.20 )
AET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.78   Max: 145.8
Current: 16.2

5.78
145.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.22
AET's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. AET: 1.22 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.22

0.03
1.77
Dividend Payout 0.15
AET's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. AET: 0.15 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.15
Current: 0.15

0
0.15
Dividend growth (3y) 171.40
AET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. AET: 171.40 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.4
Current: 171.4

0
171.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 100.43
AET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. AET: 100.43 )
AET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 148.13
Current: 100.43

2.51
148.13
Share Buyback Rate 5.30
AET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. AET: 5.30 )
AET' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.4   Max: -25.2
Current: 5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 15.10
AET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. AET: 15.10 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 14.78
Current: 15.1

0.88
14.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
AET's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AET: 0.70 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.7

0.36
2.14
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
AET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AET: 1.00 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.35
Current: 1

0.43
2.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
AET's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AET: 0.80 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.8

0.53
1.87
Price/Graham Number 3.00
AET's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. AET: 3.00 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 2.94
Current: 3

0.82
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.30
AET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. AET: 11.30 )
AET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 9   Max: 5139.1
Current: 11.3

9
5139.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.42
AET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. AET: 20.42 )
AET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 58.5
Current: 20.42

-17.1
58.5

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
Compare:UNH, ESRX, WLP, HUM, CI » details
Traded in other countries:HE8.Germany
Aetna Inc. was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1982 under the name of United States Health Care Systems, Inc. The Company is one of the nation's health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. It offers a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information exchange technology services. Its customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. The Company's operations are conducted in three business segments: Health Care, Group Insurance and Large Case Pensions. Health Care products consist of medical, pharmacy benefits management, dental, behavioral health and vision plans offered on both an insured basis and an employer-funded, or administrative, basis. Medical products include point of service (POS), preferred provider organization (PPO), health maintenance organization (HMO) and indemnity benefit (Indemnity) plans. Medical products also include health savings accounts (HSAs) and Aetna HealthFund, consumer-directed health plans that combine traditional POS or PPO and/or dental coverage, subject to a deductible, with an accumulating benefit account. Large Case Pensions manages a variety of retirement products (including pension and annuity products) mainly for tax-qualified pension plans. Contracts provide non-guaranteed, experience-rated and guaranteed investment options through general and separate account products. Group Insurance products consist of Life Insurance Products, Disability Insurance Products, and Long-Term Care Insurance Products. It owns the trademarks Aetna, We Want You To Know and CareEngine, together with the corresponding Aetna design logo. The Company competes for health information technology ("HIT") business with other large health plans and commercial health care benefit insurance companies as well as information technology companies and companies that specialize in HIT.

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