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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.36
WCG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. WCG: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WCG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 8.48 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.36
Equity to Asset 0.35
WCG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WCG: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WCG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.35
0.2
0.5
Interest Coverage 6.98
WCG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.35 vs. WCG: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WCG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.76  Med: 25.28 Max: 72.29
Current: 6.98
3.76
72.29
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.46
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
7.15%
10.23%
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.54
WCG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. WCG: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WCG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.34  Med: 3.48 Max: 7.01
Current: 2.54
-1.34
7.01
Net-margin (%) 0.82
WCG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WCG: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WCG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.98  Med: 2.17 Max: 4.33
Current: 0.82
-0.98
4.33
ROE (%) 6.94
WCG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.89 vs. WCG: 6.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WCG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.23  Med: 13.32 Max: 32.16
Current: 6.94
-6.23
32.16
ROA (%) 2.40
WCG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. WCG: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WCG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.45  Med: 5.65 Max: 11.54
Current: 2.4
-2.45
11.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 88.23
WCG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 86.38 vs. WCG: 88.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WCG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.78  Med: 208.10 Max: 656.3
Current: 88.23
-104.78
656.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 27.70
WCG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. WCG: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WCG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.10 Max: 49
Current: 27.7
0
49
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.60
WCG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. WCG: -15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WCG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -17.40 Max: 46.6
Current: -15.6
0
46.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.20
WCG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. WCG: -38.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WCG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -35.00 Max: 70.7
Current: -38.2
0
70.7
» WCG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-09)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WCG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 326,200 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 93,179 sh (+3.80%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 3,958 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 916,941 sh (-3.37%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,314,729 sh (-5.11%)
Alan Fournier 2,824,874 sh (-9.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,543 sh (-19.93%)
Richard Pzena 426,966 sh (-44.48%)
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Q2 2015

WCG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 15,600 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 2,925,574 sh (+3.56%)
Pioneer Investments 95,532 sh (+2.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,958 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,288,324 sh (-2.01%)
Jim Simons 277,500 sh (-14.93%)
Mariko Gordon 736,988 sh (-19.63%)
Richard Pzena 99,706 sh (-76.65%)
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Q3 2015

WCG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,241 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 41,890 sh (+958.36%)
Pioneer Investments 140,232 sh (+46.79%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Alan Fournier 2,731,124 sh (-6.65%)
Jim Simons 245,400 sh (-11.57%)
Mariko Gordon 590,225 sh (-19.91%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 438,200 sh (-65.99%)
Richard Pzena 14,300 sh (-85.66%)
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Q4 2015

WCG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.95
WCG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
78% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. WCG: 27.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WCG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53  Med: 21.64 Max: 112.11
Current: 27.95
5.53
112.11
Forward P/E 14.62
WCG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. WCG: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.95
WCG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
78% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. WCG: 27.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WCG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53  Med: 21.62 Max: 111.57
Current: 27.95
5.53
111.57
P/B 1.83
WCG's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. WCG: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WCG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.07 Max: 6.57
Current: 1.83
0.36
6.57
P/S 0.22
WCG's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WCG: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WCG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.22
0.04
0.96
PFCF 13.52
WCG's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. WCG: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WCG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 11.17 Max: 51.98
Current: 13.52
1.36
51.98
POCF 8.86
WCG's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. WCG: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WCG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 9.60 Max: 1685.25
Current: 8.86
1.28
1685.25
EV-to-EBIT 6.73
WCG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. WCG: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WCG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 5.40 Max: 17.6
Current: 6.73
-15
17.6
EV-to-EBITDA 5.75
WCG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. WCG: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WCG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.6  Med: 5.00 Max: 36.1
Current: 5.75
-30.6
36.1
Shiller P/E 26.37
WCG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 25.84 vs. WCG: 26.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WCG' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.43  Med: 27.12 Max: 36.37
Current: 26.37
20.43
36.37
Current Ratio 1.81
WCG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WCG: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WCG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.81
1.24
2.18
Quick Ratio 1.81
WCG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WCG: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WCG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.81
1.24
2.18
Days Sales Outstanding 55.71
WCG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 26.96 vs. WCG: 55.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WCG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.47  Med: 21.42 Max: 51.61
Current: 55.71
11.47
51.61
Days Payable 0.75
WCG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
100% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 49.48 vs. WCG: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WCG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.75
0.24
2.59

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.04
WCG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 7 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. WCG: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
WCG' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 4.15 Max: 20.41
Current: 4.04
1.53
20.41
Price/Tangible Book 2.31
WCG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. WCG: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WCG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.61 Max: 18.58
Current: 2.31
0.73
18.58
Price/Projected FCF 1.04
WCG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WCG: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WCG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.04
0.14
2.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
WCG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. WCG: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WCG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.82
Current: 0.74
0.23
2.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.27
WCG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WCG: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WCG' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.7
Current: 2.27
0.34
1.7
Price/Graham Number 1.69
WCG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. WCG: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WCG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.95
Current: 1.69
0.8
3.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.87
WCG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WCG: 14.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WCG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 15.10 Max: 1635.6
Current: 14.87
5.7
1635.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 55.10
WCG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 16.97 vs. WCG: 55.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WCG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 10.80 Max: 116.9
Current: 55.1
1.6
116.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $13808
EPS $ 2.56
Beta0.84
Short Percentage of Float5.90%
52-Week Range $69.77 - 98.79
Shares Outstanding(Mil)44.11

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 13,922 14,960 16,204
EPS($) 3.32 4.77 5.90
EPS without NRI($) 3.32 4.77 5.90

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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
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WellCare Health Plans Inc was formed as a Delaware limited liability company in May 2002. In July 2004, immediately prior to the closing of our initial public offering, they merged the limited liability company into a Delaware corporation and changed their name to WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The Company provides managed care services exclusively to government-sponsored health care programs. The Company operated Medicaid health plans in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio and South Carolina. In connection with its acquisitions of Medicaid plans in South Carolina and Missouri , its Medicaid operations in those states began in February 2013 and April 2013, respectively. The Company recognize the cost of medical benefits in the period in which services are provided, including an estimate of the cost of medical benefits incurred but not reported ("IBNR"). Medical benefits expense includes direct medical expenses and certain medically-related administrative costs. The Company bear underwriting and reserving risks associated with its HMO and insurance subsidiaries. They retain certain of these risks through our wholly-owned, captive insurance subsidiary. They reduce exposure to large catastrophic losses by insuring levels of coverage for losses in excess of what they retain internally with highly-rated, unaffiliated insurance companies. The Company's health care operations are highly regulated by both state and federal government agencies.
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