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Elevance Health (Elevance Health) ROIC %

: 5.20% (As of Dec. 2023)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. Elevance Health's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 5.20%.

As of today (2024-04-16), Elevance Health's WACC % is 7.32%. Elevance Health's ROIC % is 8.54% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Elevance Health generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Elevance Health ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Elevance Health's ROIC % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Elevance Health Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.74 7.64 8.95 8.03 7.99

Elevance Health Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.62 11.22 10.24 7.53 5.20

Competitive Comparison

For the Healthcare Plans subindustry, Elevance Health's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Elevance Health ROIC % Distribution

For the Healthcare Plans industry and Healthcare sector, Elevance Health's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Elevance Health's ROIC % falls into.



Elevance Health ROIC % Calculation

Elevance Health's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2023 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=EBIT * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=8745 * ( 1 - 22.35% )/( (81994.75 + 87948)/ 2 )
=6790.4925/84971.375
=7.99 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2022 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Balance Sheet Cash And Cash Equivalents - 5% * Revenue )
=102755 - 21203 - ( 7387 - 5% * 156595 )
=81994.75

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2023 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Balance Sheet Cash And Cash Equivalents - 5% * Revenue )
=108928 - 23021 - ( 6526 - 5% * 171340 )
=87948

Elevance Health's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=EBIT * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2023 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=5040 * ( 1 - 16.98% )/( (79542.45 + 81513.35)/ 2 )
=4184.208/80527.9
=5.20 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Sep. 2023 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Balance Sheet Cash And Cash Equivalents - 5% * Revenue )
=110478 - 22159 - ( 10919 - 5% * 42849 )
=79542.45

Invested Capital(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Balance Sheet Cash And Cash Equivalents - 5% * Revenue )
=108928 - 23021 - ( 6526 - 5% * 42647 )
=81513.35

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Elevance Health  (NYSE:ELV) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Elevance Health's WACC % is 7.32%. Elevance Health's ROIC % is 8.54% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Elevance Health generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases. Elevance Health earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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Elevance Health (Elevance Health) Business Description

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Address
220 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 46204
Elevance Health remains one of the leading health insurers in the U.S., providing medical benefits to 48 million medical members as of June 2023. The company offers employer, individual, and government-sponsored coverage plans. Elevance differs from its peers in its unique position as the largest single provider of Blue Cross Blue Shield branded coverage, operating as the licensee for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in 14 states. Through acquisitions, such as the Amerigroup deal in 2012 and MMM in 2021, Elevance's reach expands beyond those states through government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans, too.
Executives
Blair Williams Todt officer: EVP and Chief Legal Officer 8735 HENDERSON ROAD, TAMPA FL 33625
Ronald W Penczek officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Mark Kaye officer: EVP & CFO Designate 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST, NEW YORK NY 10007
Dixon Robert L Jr director 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Gloria M Mccarthy officer: EVP, Office of the CEO WELLPOINT, INC, 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Kendrick Charles Morgan Jr officer: EVP & President, Commercial 220 VIRGINIA AVE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Deanna D Strable-soethout director C/O PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP, 711 HIGH ST., DES MOINES IA 50392
Ramiro G Peru director WELLPOINT, INC, 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46260
Peter D Haytaian officer: EVP & Pres., Govt. Bus. Div. 220 VIRGINIA AVE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Susan D. Devore director C/O PREMIER, INC., 13034 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE, CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Ryan M. Schneider director 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
John E Gallina officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Julie A Hill director WELLPOINT, INC, 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Thomas C Zielinski officer: EVP & General Counsel
Jeffrey D. Alter officer: EVP, IngenioRx & Anthem Health 4330 LA JOLLA VILLAGE DRIVE, SUITE 200, SAN DIEGO CA 92122