Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.23
WCG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. WCG: 2.23 )
WCG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.23

Equity to Asset 0.38
WCG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WCG: 0.38 )
WCG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.38

0.2
0.5
Interest Coverage 23.62
WCG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. WCG: 23.62 )
WCG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.98   Max: 9999.99
Current: 23.62

4.98
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.24
M-Score: -1.43
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.95
WCG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. WCG: 2.95 )
WCG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.44   Max: 7.01
Current: 2.95

-2.44
7.01
Net-margin (%) 1.84
WCG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. WCG: 1.84 )
WCG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.44   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.84

-2.44
4.33
ROE (%) 11.55
WCG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. WCG: 11.55 )
WCG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.42   Max: 97.1
Current: 11.55

-6.42
97.1
ROA (%) 5.08
WCG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. WCG: 5.08 )
WCG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.08   Max: 10.62
Current: 5.08

-6.08
10.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 190.71
WCG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 134.04 vs. WCG: 190.71 )
WCG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -94.82   Max: 1074.07
Current: 190.71

-94.82
1074.07
Revenue Growth (%) 19.00
WCG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. WCG: 19.00 )
WCG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.6
Current: 19

0
48.6
» WCG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WCG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 8,431 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,047,500 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 793,989 sh (+2.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,796 sh (-0.05%)
Mariko Gordon 1,104,894 sh (-14.58%)
Richard Pzena 590,445 sh (-24.79%)
» More
Q4 2013

WCG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 44,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (New)
John Hussman 26,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 95,083 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 64,588 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 854,506 sh (+7.62%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,667 sh (-3.4%)
Richard Pzena 529,860 sh (-10.26%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 778,600 sh (-25.67%)
Mariko Gordon 813,216 sh (-26.4%)
» More
Q1 2014

WCG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (+284.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,155 sh (+258.74%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,490,400 sh (+91.42%)
Pioneer Investments 131,138 sh (+37.92%)
Mariko Gordon 1,023,289 sh (+25.83%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,061,500 sh (+24.22%)
Richard Pzena 574,333 sh (+8.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 35,320 sh (-20.09%)
Steven Cohen 47,080 sh (-27.11%)
» More
Q2 2014

WCG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,515 sh (New)
Jim Simons 71,900 sh (+103.57%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,571,155 sh (+5.42%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,061,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 9,802 sh (-25.49%)
Richard Pzena 405,464 sh (-29.4%)
Mariko Gordon 699,275 sh (-31.66%)
Pioneer Investments 87,488 sh (-33.29%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-50%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WCG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2014-06-30 Reduce -31.66%0.82%$62.21 - $77.72 $ 65.86-8%699275
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.24%$62.21 - $77.72 $ 65.86-8%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -25.49%$62.21 - $77.72 $ 65.86-8%9802
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Add 25.83%0.53%$56.64 - $72.71 $ 65.861%1023289
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 284.62%0.36%$56.64 - $72.71 $ 65.861%100000
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-03-31 Add 24.22%0.04%$56.64 - $72.71 $ 65.861%1061500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 258.74%0.01%$56.64 - $72.71 $ 65.861%13155
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.4%0.92%$62.6 - $74.76 $ 65.86-6%813216
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.13%$62.6 - $74.76 $ 65.86-6%26000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$62.6 - $74.76 $ 65.86-6%0
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Reduce -14.58%0.51%$55.77 - $70.96 $ 65.863%1104894
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$55.77 - $70.96 $ 65.863%8431
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
WCG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. WCG: 20.20 )
WCG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 40.93
Current: 20.2

5.53
40.93
P/B 1.85
WCG's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. WCG: 1.85 )
WCG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 6.57
Current: 1.85

0.36
6.57
P/S 0.26
WCG's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WCG: 0.26 )
WCG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.26

0.04
0.95
EV-to-EBIT 10.57
WCG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. WCG: 10.57 )
WCG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.2
Current: 10.57

0.1
15.2
Shiller P/E 28.21
WCG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 34.70 vs. WCG: 28.21 )
WCG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 33.45
Current: 28.21

3.93
33.45
Current Ratio 1.67
WCG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WCG: 1.67 )
WCG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.67

0.99
2.18
Quick Ratio 1.67
WCG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WCG: 1.67 )
WCG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.67

0.99
2.18

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.37
WCG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. WCG: 2.37 )
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 18.58
Current: 2.37

0.73
18.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.78
WCG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WCG: 1.78 )
WCG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.78

0.14
2.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
WCG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WCG: 0.79 )
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.61
Current: 0.79

0.21
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.46
WCG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WCG: 1.46 )
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.03
Current: 1.46

0.8
4.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.50
WCG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. WCG: 9.50 )
WCG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 1108.7
Current: 9.5

6.6
1108.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.29
WCG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. WCG: 3.29 )
WCG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 99.4
Current: 3.29

1.7
99.4

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
Compare:UNH, ESRX, WLP, HUM, AET » details
Traded in other countries:UWQ.Germany
Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., a Delaware corporation was formed in May 2002. The Company provides managed care services to government-sponsored health care programs focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. It offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. As of December 31, 2012, the Company serves approximately 2.7 million members nationwide. The Company has three reportable operating segments namely Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans, which are within its two main business lines: Medicaid and Medicare. It operates Medicaid health plans in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York and Ohio, its Medicare Advantage (MA)coordinated care plans (CCP) in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas and its stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Medicaid was established to provide medical assistance to low-income and disabled persons. It is state operated and implemented, although it is funded and regulated by both the state and federal governments. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides eligible persons age 65 and over, and some disabled persons, a variety of hospital, medical and prescription drug benefits. The Medicare Advantage segment consists of MA plans which comprise of CCPs. MA is Medicare's managed care alternative to original Medicare, which provides individuals standard Medicare benefits directly through CMS. Prescription Drug Plans offers stand-alone Medicare Part D coverage to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries through its PDP segment. The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is supported by risk sharing with the federal government through risk corridors designed to limit the losses and gains of the drug plans and by reinsurance for catastrophic drug costs. The Company's health care operations are highly regulated by both state and federal government agencies.
» More Articles for WCG

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
WEEKLY CFO SELLS HIGHLIGHT: LMT, WCG, GRPN, IART, CNK Aug 26 2013 
comment on WCG Aug 08 2012 
Best Ideas for 2010, and for 2011 Jan 06 2011 
WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) COO Rex M Adams sells 5,837 Shares Aug 17 2010 
Stocks Berkowitz Kept On Selling: Sears Holdings Corp., WellCare Health Plans Inc., TAL Internationa Jun 22 2010 
View on WCG. down 12% Feb 18 2010 
Bruce Berkowitz Health Care Plays: Humana Inc., WellPoint Inc., WellCare Health Plans Inc., Pfizer I Dec 02 2009 
WellCare Health Plans Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2009 
WellCare Files 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K Jan 26 2009 
Mohnish Pabrai, Berkowitzand AlexG ouch! Nov 13 2008 

More From Other Websites
NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Aug 29 2014
[$$] Big Profits, On Sale: WellCare, Molina, Centene Aug 19 2014
Will This Downgrade Hurt WellCare Health Plans (WCG) Stock Today? Aug 18 2014
Morning Movers: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Jumps on Upgrade; Dollar General Bids for Family Dollar Aug 18 2014
CFO Moves: Tesero, WellCare, Newell Rubbermaid, Zoetis, Energizer Aug 15 2014
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure Aug 14 2014
WellCare To Appoint Andrew Asher As Senior Vice President; Appointment As Chief Financial Officer... Aug 14 2014
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. Financials Aug 13 2014
How Will WellCare Health Plans (WCG) Stock React To This Lowered Price Target? Aug 08 2014
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report Aug 06 2014
5 Affordable Care Act Stock Winners to Buy Now Aug 05 2014
A.M. Best Removes Ratings of Sterling Life Insurance Company From Under Review Jul 31 2014
WellCare Offers New Over-The-Counter Benefit To Its South Carolina Medicaid Members Jul 31 2014
Aetna Earnings Beat But Rising Medical Costs A Worry Jul 29 2014
WellCare And NCQA Partner To Provide Discount To Georgia Health Care Practices Seeking... Jul 29 2014
UPDATE: Sterne Agee Upgrades WellCare Health Plans Jul 28 2014
Analysts upgrade WellCare after weak earnings, but stock stays put Jul 28 2014
Will This Upgrade Help WellCare Health Plans (WCG) Stock Today? Jul 28 2014
Amazon, Pandora sink on results; El Pollo Loco leaps Jul 25 2014
Visa and Amazon are big market movers Jul 25 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK