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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.20
CNC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CNC: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CNC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.65 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.2
Equity-to-Asset 0.28
CNC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CNC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CNC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.28
0.27
0.64
Interest Coverage 6.02
CNC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. CNC: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 8.6 Max: 16.4
Current: 6.02
3.54
16.4
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 3.10
Beneish M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
12.27%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.26
CNC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. CNC: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CNC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 3.1 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.26
1.33
3.91
Net Margin % 1.58
CNC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. CNC: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CNC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.65
Current: 1.58
0.02
2.65
ROE % 12.60
CNC's ROE % is ranked lower than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.42 vs. CNC: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CNC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.14 Max: 19.8
Current: 12.6
0.21
19.8
ROA % 3.61
CNC's ROA % is ranked lower than
60% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. CNC: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CNC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 5.35 Max: 7.28
Current: 3.61
0.08
7.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 226.95
CNC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 89.82 vs. CNC: 226.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CNC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.42  Med: 76.26 Max: 226.95
Current: 226.95
39.42
226.95
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 36.90
CNC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. CNC: 36.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CNC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 26.35 Max: 40.5
Current: 36.9
0
40.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 46.20
CNC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. CNC: 46.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CNC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 22.6 Max: 171.9
Current: 46.2
0
171.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 33.60
CNC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CNC: 33.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CNC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 19.3 Max: 51.6
Current: 33.6
0
51.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

CNC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Columbia Wanger 888,393 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 489,301 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 203,100 sh (+116.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros 38,795 sh (-29.07%)
Jim Simons 200,203 sh (-79.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,115 sh (-97.32%)
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Q3 2016

CNC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,239 sh (+178.38%)
Andreas Halvorsen 816,672 sh (+66.91%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 702,187 sh (-20.96%)
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Q4 2016

CNC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 456,716 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 1,399,062 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 290,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 83,785 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,393 sh (New)
Richard Snow 384,091 sh (New)
David Tepper 785,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,653,652 sh (+102.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,449 sh (+57.66%)
Columbia Wanger 766,756 sh (+9.20%)
John Hussman Sold Out
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Q1 2017

CNC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Vanguard Health Care Fund 668,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,369,670 sh (+1534.74%)
Richard Snow 840,445 sh (+118.81%)
Jim Simons 812,616 sh (+77.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,538 sh (+70.49%)
David Tepper 1,174,597 sh (+49.63%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,280,256 sh (+37.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,335 sh (+12.86%)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 558,022 sh (-27.22%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (-65.55%)
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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans    NAICS: 524114    SIC: 6324
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Traded in other countries:QEN.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Centene Corp offers healthcare plans to United States government sponsored healthcare programs. The company primarily focuses on uninsured individuals and helps them access care facilities, and social services through government subsidized programs.

Centene offers healthcare plans to United States government sponsored healthcare programs, with a focus on uninsured individuals. It helps members access care, coordinates referrals to health and social services, and provides education and outreach programs to help its members select healthcare services. The firm has a decentralized, regional approach. Centene's managed care segment provides health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. The specialty services segment consists of specialty companies offering healthcare services and products to state programs, correctional facilities, healthcare organizations, and other commercial organizations. The managed care segment contributes the vast majority of the firm's overall revenue.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 20.42
CNC's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 21.18 vs. CNC: 20.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CNC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.49  Med: 18.97 Max: 2302
Current: 20.42
8.49
2302
Forward PE Ratio 17.95
CNC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CNC: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.52
CNC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 21.18 vs. CNC: 20.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CNC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.31  Med: 18.91 Max: 70.84
Current: 20.52
8.31
70.84
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 5.58
CNC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
88% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. CNC: 5.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CNC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.73  Med: 8.3 Max: 123.64
Current: 5.58
3.73
123.64
PB Ratio 2.40
CNC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CNC: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CNC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.17 Max: 4.93
Current: 2.4
1.21
4.93
PS Ratio 0.33
CNC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. CNC: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CNC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.33
0.19
0.57
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 5.89
CNC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. CNC: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CNC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 7.65 Max: 42.12
Current: 5.89
3.63
42.12
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.18
CNC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. CNC: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CNC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 5.91 Max: 59.41
Current: 5.18
2.89
59.41
EV-to-EBIT 8.45
CNC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. CNC: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -172.2  Med: 9.1 Max: 190.2
Current: 8.45
-172.2
190.2
EV-to-EBITDA 7.03
CNC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
71% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. CNC: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CNC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 7.9 Max: 161
Current: 7.03
2.5
161
PEG Ratio 0.55
CNC's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CNC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CNC' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.8 Max: 213.4
Current: 0.55
0.17
213.4
Shiller PE Ratio 53.85
CNC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 27.81 vs. CNC: 53.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CNC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.43  Med: 43.59 Max: 81.17
Current: 53.85
20.43
81.17
Current Ratio 1.02
CNC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CNC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.02
0.8
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.02
CNC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CNC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.02
0.8
1.58
Days Sales Outstanding 25.10
CNC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 25.28 vs. CNC: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 11.25 Max: 27.85
Current: 25.1
9.2
27.85

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.90
CNC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. CNC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CNC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.80
CNC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CNC: -15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CNC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.1  Med: -4.75 Max: 0
Current: -15.8
-129.1
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.87
CNC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CNC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CNC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.87
0.37
1.35
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.92
CNC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
60% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CNC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.02
CNC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CNC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CNC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.11 Max: 8.49
Current: 1.02
0.67
8.49
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.82
CNC's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CNC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CNC' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.73 Max: 38.68
Current: 0.82
0.2
38.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.83
CNC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. CNC: 11.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CNC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 10.5 Max: 32.1
Current: 11.83
-1.9
32.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 53.98
CNC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
93% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. CNC: 53.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CNC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 25.75 Max: 88.1
Current: 53.98
-8
88.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $45,378.00
EPS (TTM) $ 4.15
Beta1.02
Short Percentage of Float1.86%
52-Week Range $50.00 - 86.02
Shares Outstanding (Mil)172.28

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 46,875 50,356 53,055
EPS ($) 4.68 5.28 5.52
EPS without NRI ($) 4.68 5.28 5.52
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Centene Partners With Schnucks And People's Health Centers To Open Ferguson Clinic Jul 19 2017 
Centene at Its 1-Year High Jul 12 2017 
Centene's Mississippi Subsidiary Selected for MississippiCAN Contract Jun 20 2017 
Centene Announces 2018 Exchange Participation Jun 13 2017 
Final Reminder Re: Centene Corporation's June 16, 2017 Investor Day In New York City Jun 07 2017 
Centene To Present At Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan Conference May 31 2017 
Centene's Washington Subsidiary Selected For Fully Integrated Managed Care Contract May 25 2017 
Centurion Selected To Expand Comprehensive Correctional Healthcare In Florida May 11 2017 
Centene's Innovative Member Programs Recognized By Decision Health For Eighth Consecutive Year May 08 2017 
Centene To Present At Two Healthcare Conferences In May May 02 2017 

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