What Corporate Tax Cuts Could Mean for the US Healthcare Industry
The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.
In 1Q17, WellCare Health Plans’ (WCG) Medicare Health Plans business reported revenues close to $1.1 billion, which represents year-over-year growth of ~12.4%.
WellCare Health Plans has updated its earnings per share guidance from the previously estimated range of $6.00–$6.25 to the new range of $6.55–$6.80.
In 1Q17, WellCare Health Plans (WCG) reported revenues of ~$3.9 billion, which totals year-over-year growth of around 11.7%.
In 1Q17, WellCare Health Plans’ (WCG) Medicaid business reported revenues close to $2.6 billion, which equals year-over-year growth of ~11.8%.
On April 28, 2017, WellCare Health Plans (WCG) completed the acquisition of Universal American Corp. This deal added 119,000 Medicare Advantage members from several major markets
Pfizer’s (PFE) revenues have been driven by growth in the sales of key products including Lyrica, Ibrance, Xalkori, and Xeljanz.
Merck and Co. (MRK) will release its 1Q17 earnings on May 2, 2017. Analysts’ estimates show EPS of $0.83 on revenues of $9.25 billion for 1Q17.
For full-year 2017, Anthem (ANTM) has projected the medical cost trend for its local group business to fall in the range of 6.5%–7.0%. To learn more about medical cost trends,…
Based on the company’s performance in 1Q17, Anthem (ANTM) has increased its 2017 revenue guidance by around $1.5 billion.
In 1Q17, Anthem (ANTM) witnessed an increase of around 70,000 members in its government business on a quarter-over-quarter (or QoQ) basis.
In 1Q17, Anthem (ANTM) reported revenues of around $22.3 billion, which is a year-over-year (or YoY) decline of around 9.9%.
At the end of 1Q17, Centene (CNC) had about 1.2 million members enrolled in plans offered on health insurance marketplaces.
In 1Q17, Centene (CNC) witnessed an increase in revenues of about $4.8 billion on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis.
In 1Q17, around 12.1 million members were enrolled in Centene’s (CNC) various healthcare plans, which is a year-over-year (or YoY) rise of around 600,000 beneficiaries.
Centene (CNC) has projected its health benefit ratio (or HBR) for the full year 2017 to fall in the range of 87.0% to 87.5%.
For 1Q17, Centene (CNC) reported revenues of about $11.7 billion, which is a year-over-year (or YoY) growth of ~70%.
In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) Optum business reported $21.2 billion in revenues, which represents year-over-year growth of around 7.9%.
In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) UnitedHealthcare business witnessed a 2.5 million year-over-year increase in customers.
In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) witnessed a year-over-year increase of 70 basis points in its medical care ratio.