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Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 25, 2011 | About:

Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. (CHSI) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. has a market cap of $2.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.91 with a P/E ratio of 26.2 and P/S ratio of 0.7. Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 27.2% over the past 5 years.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns CHSI: Paul Tudor Jones of The Tudor Group, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns CHSI: Pioneer Investments, Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC.

Highlight of Business Operations:

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 30, 2010 was $1,311,024,047 based on the closing price of $34.50 as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Solely for the purposes of this calculation, directors and officers of the registrant are deemed to be affiliates.

We provide our clients access to a contracted, non-exclusive national network of approximately 63,000 pharmacies. Our primary business is to provide our clients and their members with timely and accurate benefit adjudication, while controlling pharmacy spending trends through customized plan designs, clinical programs, physician orientation programs, and member education. We use an electronic point-of-sale system of eligibility verification and plan design information and offer access to rebate arrangements for certain branded pharmaceuticals. When a member of one of our clients presents a prescription or health plan identification card to a retail pharmacist in our network, the system provides the pharmacist with access to online information regarding eligibility, patient history, health plan formulary listings, and contractual reimbursement rates. The member generally pays a co-payment to the retail pharmacy and the pharmacist fills the prescription. We electronically aggregate pharmacy benefit claims, which include prescription costs plus our claims processing fees for consolidated billing and payment. We receive payments from clients, including applicable claims processing fees, and make payments of amounts owed to the retail pharmacies pursuant to our negotiated rates. Total claims processed increased to 70.2 million in 2010 from 56.2 million in 2009. Our revenue increased by approximately 30% to $3.8 billion in 2010 from $2.9 billion in 2009.

Over the past several years, plan designs have increasingly focused on the use of three-tier or four-tier co-payment structures. Co-payments represent that portion of the cost of a prescription paid for by the member at the time the drug is dispensed. The purpose of these tiered designs and the use of drug-specific formulary lists is to create financial incentives for members to utilize generic drugs where available and to select the most cost-effective brand drugs indicated for a specific diagnosis or condition. In general, these plans incorporate the lowest member co-payments for generic drugs, with increases in co-payments for preferred brand drugs and co-payments reaching their highest level for non-preferred brands. For example, under a typical three-tier payment structure, these categories might require member co-payments of $10, $25 and $40, respectively. The use of these tiered plans has increased significantly over the past decade and now applies to more than 90% of employer-sponsored members. In recent years, both the levels of member co-payment and the differential between tiers have continued to increase.

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