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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 1.53
WCG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WCG: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WCG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.44   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.53

Equity to Asset 0.35
WCG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. WCG: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WCG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.35

0.2
0.5
Interest Coverage 3.76
WCG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. WCG: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WCG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.76

3.76
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.49
M-Score: -1.81
WACC vs ROIC
11.22%
2.05%
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 (%) 1.23
WCG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WCG: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.44   Max: 7.01
Current: 1.23

-2.44
7.01
Net-margin (%) 0.28
WCG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WCG: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.44   Max: 4.33
Current: 0.28

-2.44
4.33
ROE (%) 2.34
WCG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. WCG: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.23   Max: 287.97
Current: 2.34

-6.23
287.97
ROA (%) 0.85
WCG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. WCG: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.45   Max: 11.54
Current: 0.85

-2.45
11.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 67.96
WCG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 76.39 vs. WCG: 67.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -105.11   Max: 1915.9
Current: 67.96

-105.11
1915.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 27.70
WCG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 25 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 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49
Current: 27.7

0
49
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.60
WCG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 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 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.9
Current: -15.6

0
38.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.20
WCG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WCG: -38.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WCG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70.6
Current: -38.2

0
70.6
» WCG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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 (-29.40%)
Mariko Gordon 699,275 sh (-31.66%)
Pioneer Investments 87,488 sh (-33.29%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q3 2014

WCG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Alan Fournier 2,572,335 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 955,450 sh (+135.64%)
Mariko Gordon 1,079,901 sh (+54.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,600 sh (+16.65%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (+12.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,300 sh (+5.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,576,274 sh (+0.33%)
Pioneer Investments 105,817 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

WCG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,168 sh (+73.26%)
Alan Fournier 3,107,335 sh (+20.80%)
Alan Fournier 3,062,335 sh (+19.05%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,189,900 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,385,524 sh (-12.10%)
Mariko Gordon 948,938 sh (-12.13%)
Pioneer Investments 89,765 sh (-15.17%)
Richard Pzena 769,004 sh (-19.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,958 sh (-61.57%)
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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)
Joel Greenblatt 3,958 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 3,107,335 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 99.30
WCG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
161% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WCG: 99.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WCG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 112.11
Current: 99.3

5.53
112.11
Forward P/E 16.89
WCG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
147% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WCG: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 98.90
WCG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
100% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 29.10 vs. WCG: 98.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WCG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 111.57
Current: 98.9

5.53
111.57
P/B 2.30
WCG's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WCG: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WCG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 6.57
Current: 2.3

0.36
6.57
P/S 0.30
WCG's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WCG: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WCG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.3

0.04
0.96
PFCF 32.00
WCG's PFCF is ranked lower than
141% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. WCG: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WCG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 83.07
Current: 32

1.36
83.07
POCF 17.30
WCG's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. WCG: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WCG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 1685.25
Current: 17.3

1.28
1685.25
EV-to-EBIT 19.21
WCG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.42 vs. WCG: 19.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WCG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 23.1
Current: 19.21

-14.9
23.1
Shiller P/E 28.90
WCG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WCG: 28.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WCG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 34.79
Current: 28.9

3.93
34.79
Current Ratio 1.78
WCG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WCG: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WCG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.78

1.24
2.18
Quick Ratio 1.78
WCG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WCG: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WCG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.78

1.24
2.18
Days Sales Outstanding 54.63
WCG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
82% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 24.93 vs. WCG: 54.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WCG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.14   Max: 51.61
Current: 54.63

9.14
51.61

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.90
WCG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WCG: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 8.54
Current: 2.9

0.78
8.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
WCG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
95% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WCG: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
WCG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.4

0.14
2.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
WCG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WCG: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.73
Current: 0.8

0.22
2.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.60
WCG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
143% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WCG: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.7
Current: 2.6

0.6
1.7
Price/Graham Number 3.60
WCG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WCG: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WCG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.96
Current: 3.6

0.8
3.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
WCG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. WCG: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
WCG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 1638.5
Current: 5.3

4.3
1638.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 54.19
WCG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. WCG: 54.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
WCG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 116.1
Current: 54.19

1.6
116.1

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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