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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.61
CNC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CNC: 1.61 )
CNC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.61

Equity to Asset 0.27
CNC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CNC: 0.27 )
CNC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.27

0.27
0.64
Interest Coverage 13.26
CNC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.92 vs. CNC: 13.26 )
CNC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 702.36
Current: 13.26

3.54
702.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.20
M-Score: -2.23
WACC vs ROIC
3.33%
31.71%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.87
CNC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CNC: 2.87 )
CNC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.28   Max: 6.85
Current: 2.87

-3.28
6.85
Net-margin (%) 1.65
CNC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. CNC: 1.65 )
CNC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.67   Max: 5.55
Current: 1.65

-4.67
5.55
ROE (%) 18.58
CNC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. CNC: 18.58 )
CNC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.86   Max: 46.67
Current: 18.58

-12.86
46.67
ROA (%) 5.55
CNC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. CNC: 5.55 )
CNC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.22   Max: 15
Current: 5.55

-19.22
15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 121.29
CNC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 121.29 vs. CNC: 121.29 )
CNC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 1665.23
Current: 121.29

-32.5
1665.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 39.30
CNC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. CNC: 39.30 )
CNC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 39.3
Current: 39.3

0
39.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.90
CNC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. CNC: 25.90 )
CNC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 172.7
Current: 25.9

0
172.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.10
CNC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CNC: 28.10 )
CNC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.3
Current: 28.1

0
31.3
» CNC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CNC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 708,677 sh (New)
FPA Capital Fund 234,900 sh (+69.97%)
First Pacific Advisors 469,100 sh (+62.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 127,813 sh (+13.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,100 sh (-2.41%)
Jim Simons 186,400 sh (-6.15%)
Mariko Gordon 701,480 sh (-30.30%)
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Q3 2014

CNC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 135,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,603,973 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 40,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,300 sh (+27.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 486,700 sh (+3.75%)
FPA Capital Fund 234,900 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 121,741 sh (-4.75%)
Jim Simons 29,800 sh (-84.01%)
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Q4 2014

CNC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 121,800 sh (+308.72%)
Steven Cohen 85,900 sh (+111.06%)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 93,161 sh (-23.48%)
First Pacific Advisors 339,100 sh (-30.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,159 sh (-30.50%)
FPA Capital Fund 160,300 sh (-31.76%)
Louis Moore Bacon 60,000 sh (-55.56%)
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Q1 2015

CNC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

FPA Capital Fund 121,200 sh (-62.20%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.80
CNC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 30.50 vs. CNC: 25.80 )
CNC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 107.62
Current: 25.8

8.5
107.62
Forward P/E 20.62
CNC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. CNC: 20.62 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.40
CNC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 30.50 vs. CNC: 26.40 )
CNC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 109.78
Current: 26.4

8.4
109.78
P/B 4.20
CNC's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. CNC: 4.20 )
CNC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.18
Current: 4.2

1.21
5.18
P/S 0.40
CNC's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. CNC: 0.40 )
CNC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.4

0.19
1.48
PFCF 8.60
CNC's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. CNC: 8.60 )
CNC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 50.29
Current: 8.6

3.62
50.29
POCF 7.74
CNC's POCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.69 vs. CNC: 7.74 )
CNC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 26.06
Current: 7.74

2.89
26.06
EV-to-EBIT 13.21
CNC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 18.87 vs. CNC: 13.21 )
CNC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 252.4
Current: 13.21

-53.8
252.4
PEG 3.30
CNC's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. CNC: 3.30 )
CNC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 70.29
Current: 3.3

0.17
70.29
Shiller P/E 56.50
CNC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 42.44 vs. CNC: 56.50 )
CNC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.07   Max: 65.19
Current: 56.5

15.07
65.19
Current Ratio 1.07
CNC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CNC: 1.07 )
CNC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.07

0.8
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.07
CNC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CNC: 1.07 )
CNC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.07

0.8
1.58
Days Sales Outstanding 24.93
CNC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 28.86 vs. CNC: 24.93 )
CNC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 25.62
Current: 24.93

7.86
25.62

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 8.20
CNC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 49.30 vs. CNC: 8.20 )
CNC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 7.5
Current: 8.2

2.58
7.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
CNC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CNC: 1.20 )
CNC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.31
Current: 1.2

0.37
5.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
CNC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNC: 1.20 )
CNC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 4.83
Current: 1.2

0.59
4.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
CNC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNC: 1.80 )
CNC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 38.68
Current: 1.8

0.2
38.68
Price/Graham Number 3.10
CNC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNC: 3.10 )
CNC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.75
Current: 3.1

1.02
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
CNC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CNC: 7.60 )
CNC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 27.5
Current: 7.6

0.4
27.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.32
CNC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 17.23 vs. CNC: 19.32 )
CNC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 95.9
Current: 19.32

-14.3
95.9

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
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Centene Corp was organized in Wisconsin in 1993 as a holding company and reincorporated in Delaware in 2001. The Company is a diversified, multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. It provides member-focused services through locally based staff by assisting in accessing care, coordinating referrals to related health and social services and addressing member concerns and questions. It also provide education and outreach programs to inform and assist members in accessing quality, appropriate healthcare services. The Company also provides education and outreach programs to inform and assist members in accessing quality, appropriate healthcare services. The Company operates in two segments namely Medicaid Managed Care and Specialty Services. Its Medicaid Managed Care segment provides Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, long-term care, Foster Care, dual eligible individuals in Medicare Special Needs Plans and the Supplemental Security Income Program, also known as the Aged, Blind or Disabled Program. The Company's Specialty Services segment offers products for behavioral health, care management software, health insurance exchanges, individual health insurance, life and health management, LTC programs, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups and other commercial organizations, as well as to its subsidiaries. The Company continues to face varying and increasing levels of competition as it expands in its existing service areas or enter new markets, as federal regulations require at least two competitors in each service area. Healthcare reform proposals may cause a number of commercial managed care organizations to decide to enter or exit the Medicaid market. It's Medicaid, Medicare and Specialty operations are regulated at both state and federal levels.
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