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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 0.87
CNC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CNC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.69 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.87
Equity to Asset 0.28
CNC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CNC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.28
0.27
0.64
Interest Coverage 9.03
CNC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. CNC: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.46  Med: 9.05 Max: 16.4
Current: 9.03
3.46
16.4
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.98
M-Score: -1.72
WACC vs ROIC
6.84%
6.70%
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 (%) 2.42
CNC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. CNC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.27  Med: 2.95 Max: 3.91
Current: 2.42
-1.27
3.91
Net-margin (%) 1.12
CNC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CNC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.91  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.12
-1.91
2.51
ROE (%) 10.35
CNC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. CNC: 10.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.86  Med: 15.14 Max: 19.8
Current: 10.35
-12.86
19.8
ROA (%) 2.92
CNC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. CNC: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.58  Med: 5.35 Max: 7.28
Current: 2.92
-5.58
7.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 127.50
CNC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 92.26 vs. CNC: 127.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.39  Med: 70.01 Max: 153.69
Current: 127.5
-12.39
153.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 31.90
CNC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. CNC: 31.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 22.80 Max: 41.6
Current: 31.9
0
41.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 115.10
CNC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. CNC: 115.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 22.40 Max: 171.9
Current: 115.1
0
171.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 454.00
CNC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. CNC: 454.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.90 Max: 454
Current: 454
0
454
» CNC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-28)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CNC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 1,068,000 sh (+107.10%)
FPA Capital Fund Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (-52.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,688 sh (-77.64%)
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Q3 2015

CNC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 170,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 168,458 sh (+359.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,241 sh (+128.69%)
Jim Simons 1,898,400 sh (+77.75%)
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Q4 2015

CNC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 113,800 sh (+369.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,468,400 sh (-22.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 115,569 sh (-31.40%)
Steven Cohen 68,400 sh (-59.84%)
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Q1 2016

CNC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

George Soros 54,697 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 22,931 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 191,101 sh (+65.36%)
Steven Cohen 93,800 sh (+37.13%)
George Soros 70,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 79,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons 973,830 sh (-33.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,638 sh (-88.89%)
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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
Compare:NYSE:CI, NYSE:HUM, NYSE:ANTX, NYSE:HNT, NYSE:WCG » details
Traded in other countries:QEN.Germany,
Centene Corp is a diversified multi-national healthcare enterprise. The Company provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.

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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.58
CNC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
77% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 21.54 vs. CNC: 27.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CNC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 19.55 Max: 107.65
Current: 27.58
8.5
107.65
Forward P/E 12.71
CNC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. CNC: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.46
CNC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 21.54 vs. CNC: 27.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CNC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 20.08 Max: 109.8
Current: 27.46
8.4
109.8
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 12.43
CNC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. CNC: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CNC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.48  Med: 8.12 Max: 44.17
Current: 12.43
3.48
44.17
P/B 1.99
CNC's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. CNC: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.99
1.21
4.93
P/S 0.31
CNC's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CNC: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.31
0.19
1.32
PFCF 11.93
CNC's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. CNC: 11.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.64  Med: 8.44 Max: 50.84
Current: 11.93
3.64
50.84
POCF 9.45
CNC's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. CNC: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 6.40 Max: 25.4
Current: 9.45
2.9
25.4
EV-to-EBIT 17.46
CNC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. CNC: 17.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -172.2  Med: 9.50 Max: 190.2
Current: 17.46
-172.2
190.2
EV-to-EBITDA 14.71
CNC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. CNC: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CNC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.30 Max: 161
Current: 14.71
2.6
161
PEG 0.90
CNC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CNC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CNC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.84 Max: 29.82
Current: 0.9
0.17
29.82
Shiller P/E 56.19
CNC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 28.50 vs. CNC: 56.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.13  Med: 41.85 Max: 81.17
Current: 56.19
20.13
81.17
Current Ratio 0.96
CNC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.96
0.8
1.58
Quick Ratio 0.96
CNC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.96
0.8
1.58
Days Sales Outstanding 37.55
CNC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 29.68 vs. CNC: 37.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 10.97 Max: 20.51
Current: 37.55
9.2
20.51

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.73
CNC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CNC: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.73
0.37
1.35
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.57
CNC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 9 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CNC: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
CNC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CNC: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.10 Max: 8.13
Current: 0.94
0.65
8.13
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.09
CNC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CNC: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CNC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.75 Max: 38.68
Current: 1.09
0.2
38.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.70
CNC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CNC: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 10.20 Max: 31.6
Current: 5.7
0.5
31.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 37.51
CNC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. CNC: 37.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 20.95 Max: 88.3
Current: 37.51
-7.8
88.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $24,582
EPS (TTM) $ 2.24
Beta0.73
Short Percentage of Float3.67%
52-Week Range $47.36 - 83.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)170.47

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 39,809 45,465 49,834
EPS ($) 4.22 4.86 5.31
EPS without NRI ($) 4.22 4.86 5.31
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
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