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WellPoint Inc (NYSE:WLP)
Total Assets
$61,686 Mil (As of Mar. 2014)

WellPoint Inc's total assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was $61,686 Mil.

Warning Sign:

If a company builds asset at 20.7% a year, faster than its revenue growth rate of 14.9% over the past 5 years, it means that the company may be getting less efficent.

During the past 12 months, WellPoint Inc's average Total Assets Growth Rate was 49.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 23.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 20.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 5.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, WellPoint Inc's highest 3-Year average Total Assets Growth Rate was 70.00%. The lowest was -14.30%. And the median was 22.70%.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). WellPoint Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 4.56%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. WellPoint Inc's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.29.


Definition

Total assets are all the assets a company owns.

From the capital sources of the assets, some of the assets are funded through shareholder’s paid in capital and retained earnings of the business. Others are funded through borrowed money.

WellPoint Inc's Total Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=0+(1801.5+25358.2+32414.8)
=59,575

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (A: Dec. 2013 )+Total Liabilities (A: Dec. 2013 )
=24765.2+34809.3
=59,575

WellPoint Inc's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=0+(1811.7+25304+34569.8)
=61,686

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (Q: Mar. 2014 )+Total Liabilities (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=24345.3+37340.2
=61,686

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets.

WellPoint Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Return on Assets (ROA)=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=2804/61685.5
=4.56 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2014) net income data.

In the article Joining The Dark Side: Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers, James Montier reported that In their US sample covering the period 1968-2003, Cooper et al find that firms with low asset growth outperformed firms with high asset growth by an astounding 20% p.a. equally weighted. Even when controlling for market, size and style, low asset growth firms outperformed high asset growth firms by 13% p.a. Therefore a company with fast asset growth may underperform.

Total Assets is linked to total revenue through Asset Turnover.

WellPoint Inc's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is

Asset Turnover=Total Sales/Total Assets
=Revenue (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=17859.4/61685.5
=0.29

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Therefore, if a company grows its assets faster than its sales, the asset turnover will decline. This might be a warning sign for the business.


Related Terms

Return on Assets, Assets Turnover, Net Income, Revenue, Total Current Assets, Net PPE, Intangibles, Other Long-Term Assets, Total Shareholder’s Equity, Total Liability


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

WellPoint Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Total Assets 39,73851,40551,57552,06048,40352,12550,16752,16358,95559,575

WellPoint Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Total Assets 52,16352,49754,53555,81858,95559,40959,61260,26459,57561,686
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