- First quarter EPS of $1.49, exceeding prior guidance range
- Full-year EPS raised to $7.55 to $7.75
- First quarter consolidated revenues up 11 percent year-over-year
- Medicare Advantage membership up 16 percent year to date
- Stand-alone PDP membership up 12 percent year to date
- Share repurchase authorization reset to $1 billion
- Cash dividend to stockholders raised to $0.26 per share
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today reported diluted earnings per common share (EPS) for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 (1Q12) of $1.49, compared to $1.86 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 (1Q11). The company had previously anticipated earnings per share in the range of $1.35 to $1.45 for 1Q12. Lower year-over-year earnings in the company’s Retail and Employer Group business segments were partially offset by higher earnings in the company’s Health and Well-Being Services business segment. EPS for 1Q12 and 1Q11 were positively impacted by $0.03 per share and $0.31 per share, respectively, as a result of favorable development of prior-period medical claims reserves.
"Our compelling senior value proposition and favorable demographics have made Humana one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage and PDP companies in the nation," said Michael B. McCallister, Humana’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “This growth trajectory has contributed solidly to our results for the first quarter and our continued confidence in our projected results for the full year."
The company raised EPS guidance for the year ending December 31, 2012 (FY12) to a range of $7.55 to $7.75 versus its previous estimate of $7.50 to $7.70. This increase in FY12 EPS guidance primarily reflects favorable prior-period claims development in the first quarter.
Revenues – 1Q12 consolidated revenues were $10.22 billion, an increase of 11 percent from $9.19 billion in 1Q11, with total premiums and services revenue up 11 percent compared to the prior year’s quarter. The increase in consolidated revenues was primarily due to increases in the Retail and Employer Group segments driven by increases in average membership of the company’s individual and group Medicare Advantage plans.
Benefit expenses – The 1Q12 consolidated benefit ratio (benefit expenses as a percent of premiums) of 85.4 percent increased from 83.8 percent for the prior year’s quarter due primarily to a higher year-over-year benefit ratio for the Retail and Employer Group Segments.
Operating costs – The consolidated operating cost ratio (operating costs as a percent of total revenues less investment income) of 13.7 percent for 1Q12 compares to 13.8 percent in 1Q11. This lower year-over-year ratio primarily reflects improvement in this metric for the Employer Group Segment partially offset by an increase in the Retail Segment operating cost ratio.
Retail Segment Highlights
- Retail Segment pretax income of $115 million in 1Q12 decreased from $217 million in 1Q11. This year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by the combined impact of a 180 basis point increase in this segment’s benefit ratio together with a 40 basis point increase in the Retail Segment’s operating cost ratio.
- Individual Medicare Advantage membership was 1,883,800 at March 31, 2012, an increase of 243,500 members, or 15 percent from 1,640,300 at December 31, 2011 due to a successful enrollment season associated with the 2012 plan year. Membership increased by 289,000, or 18 percent, from 1,594,800 at March 31, 2011. Membership at March 31, 2012 included approximately 62,600 members added at the end of 1Q12 with the acquisition of Arcadian Management Services, Inc. (Arcadian). As previously announced, the company expects to divest approximately 12,600 members acquired with Arcadian effective January 1, 2013 in accordance with the company’s agreement with the United States Department of Justice.
- Membership in the company’s individual stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) totaled 2,863,900 at March 31, 2012, an increase of 323,500, or 13 percent, from 2,540,400 at December 31, 2011. Membership increased by 510,800, or 22 percent, from 2,353,100 at March 31, 2011. This increase resulted primarily from growth in the company’s Humana-Walmart plan offering.
- HumanaOne® medical membership increased to 442,000 at March 31, 2012, an increase of 8,400 or 2 percent, from 433,600 at December 31, 2011 and an increase of 59,100, or 15 percent, from 382,900 at March 31, 2011.
- Membership in individual specialty products (a) of 847,900 at March 31, 2012 increased 8 percent from 782,500 at December 31, 2011 and increased 257,400, or 44 percent, from 590,500 at March 31, 2011. Both the sequential and year-over-year increases were primarily driven by increased sales in dental offerings.
Premiums and services revenue:
- 1Q12 premiums and services revenue for the Retail Segment were $6.04 billion, an increase of 14 percent from $5.31 billion in 1Q11. The increase was primarily the result of year-over-year membership growth for individual Medicare Advantage plans.
- 1Q12 Medicare Advantage premiums per member per month declined to $924 from $947 in 1Q11 primarily driven by higher membership from the quarter-end completion of the Arcadian acquisition and geographic expansion into lower premium counties.
- The 1Q12 benefit ratio for the Retail Segment was 87.6 percent, an increase of 180 basis points from 85.8 percent in 1Q11. The increase was primarily driven by the planned increase associated with positioning for Health Care Reform medical loss ratio requirements, the seasonal impact of an extra day’s claims from leap year in 1Q12 and a year-over-year increase in clinicians and other health care quality expenditures given the company’s continuing growth in membership.
- Retail Segment benefit expenses included the beneficial impact of favorable prior-period medical claims reserve development of $33 million in 1Q12 and $40 million in 1Q11.
- The Retail Segment’s operating cost ratio of 10.4 percent in 1Q12 increased 40 basis points from 10.0 percent in 1Q11 reflecting higher year-over-year clinical, provider and technological infrastructure spending and increased membership in the company’s stand-alone PDP products which carry a higher operating cost ratio than individual Medicare Advantage products.
Employer Group Segment Highlights
- Employer Group Segment pretax income of $121 million in 1Q12 compares to $139 million in 1Q11. This decrease was primarily due to a 290 basis point increase in this segment’s benefit ratio partially offset by a 200 basis point decline in the Employer Group Segment’s operating cost ratio.
- Group Medicare Advantage membership was 385,800 at March 31, 2012, an increase of 67,600 members, or 21 percent, from 318,200 at December 31, 2011 primarily due to the January 2012 addition of a large group Medicare Advantage account. Membership increased 77,200, or 25 percent, from 308,600 at March 31, 2011.
- Group fully-insured commercial medical membership of 1,182,800 at March 31, 2012, increased slightly from 1,180,200 at December 31, 2011 and 1,178,500 at March 31, 2011.
- Group ASO commercial medical membership declined to 1,236,600 at March 31, 2012, a decrease of 55,700 or 4 percent, from 1,292,300 at December 31, 2011 and a decrease of 82,700, or 6 percent, from 1,319,300 at March 31, 2011. This decline reflected a continuation of pricing discipline in a highly competitive environment for self-funded accounts.
- Membership in Employer Group specialty products (a) of 6,849,300 at March 31, 2012 increased 5 percent from 6,532,600 at December 31, 2011 and increased 212,500, or 3 percent, from 6,636,800 at March 31, 2011, as continued cross-selling of these products to employer groups more than offset the loss of a large dental ASO account.
Premiums and services revenue:
- 1Q12 premiums and services revenue for the Employer Group Segment were $2.62 billion, an increase of 13 percent from $2.32 billion in 1Q11. The increase was primarily the result of increased group Medicare Advantage membership year over year.
- 1Q12 benefit ratio for the Employer Group Segment was 81.6 percent, an increase of 290 basis points from 78.7 percent in 1Q11. This increase was primarily due to the change in impact of prior-period medical claims reserve development, an increase in group Medicare Advantage membership, and the seasonal impact of an extra day’s claims from leap year in 1Q12, partially offset by a reduction in prior-year premium rebate estimates.
- The Employer Group Segment’s benefit expenses for 1Q12 included the negative impact of $30 million in unfavorable prior-period medical claims reserve development versus $41 million in favorable prior-period medical claims reserve development in 1Q11. The unfavorable prior-period reserve development experienced during 1Q12 resulted from various items, primarily the timing of certain claims processing changes and a plan design change for one employer group Medicare Advantage account. These same factors are not anticipated to have a material impact on future results.
- The Employer Group Segment’s operating cost ratio of 16.3 percent in 1Q12 decreased 200 basis points from 18.3 percent in 1Q11 reflecting increased year-over-year membership in the company’s group Medicare Advantage products which generally carry a lower operating cost ratio than the company’s fully-insured commercial group products and continued savings from operating cost reduction initiatives.
Health and Well-Being Services Segment Highlights
- Health and Well-Being Services Segment pretax income of $132 million in 1Q12 rose $35 million, or 36 percent, compared to $97 million in 1Q11 reflecting growth in the company’s pharmacy solutions business, including higher utilization of the company’s RightSourceRx® mail-order pharmacy by the company’s members.
- Script volumes for the Retail and Employer Group Segments’ membership increased to approximately 58 million in 1Q12, up 19 percent, versus 1Q11 scripts of approximately 49 million. The year-over-year increase primarily reflects growth associated with higher average medical membership for 1Q12 than in 1Q11.
- Services revenue of $3.31 billion in 1Q12 for the Health and Well-Being Services Segment increased from $2.77 billion in 1Q11. This increase was primarily driven by growth in the company’s Medicare Advantage membership and related member utilization of the company’s pharmacy benefit management services and RightSourceRx mail-order pharmacy.
- The Health and Well-Being Services Segment’s operating cost ratio of 95.4 percent in 1Q12 declined 40 basis points from 95.8 percent in 1Q11 reflecting scale efficiencies associated with growth in the company’s pharmacy solutions business.
- At March 31, 2012, the company had cash, cash equivalents, and investment securities of $13.25 billion, up 22 percent from $10.83 billion at December 31, 2011 primarily due to the early receipt of the April CMS premium payment.
- Parent company cash and investments of $225 million at March 31, 2012 decreased $269 million from $494 million at December 31, 2011, primarily reflecting the acquisition of Arcadian, share repurchases, and the payment of a cash dividend to stockholders during the quarter.
- Days in claims payable were 50.1 at March 31, 2012, down 2.4 days from 52.5 at December 31, 2011. This reduction primarily reflects the impact of the sequential increase in Medicare Advantage HMO membership, for which a significant portion of the medical services provided are covered by capitation payments versus the establishment of medical claims reserves, combined with the payout of certain risk-sharing settlements during 1Q12 that related to prior-year dates of service.
- Debt-to-total capitalization at March 31, 2012 was 16.4 percent, down 70 basis points compared to 17.1 percent at December 31, 2011 primarily driven by higher capitalization associated with first quarter earnings.
Cash Flows from Operations
Cash flows provided by operations for 1Q12 totaled $2.35 billion compared to cash flows provided by operations of $796 million in 1Q11. The company also evaluates operating cash flows on a non-GAAP(c) basis:
|Net cash provided by operating activities
|Timing of premium payment from CMS (b)||(2,015)||
The year over year decrease in the non-GAAP(c) cash flows from operations is due to the effect on cash flows of changes in working capital accounts.
Share Repurchase Program and Cash Dividend
- During 1Q12, the company repurchased 1,150,000 of its outstanding shares at an average price per share of $86.95 in connection with a share repurchase authorization for up to $1 billion approved by the company’s Board of Directors in April 2011. In April 2012, the company’s Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $1 billion, replacing its previous share repurchase authorization. Under this share repurchase authorization, shares could be purchased from time to time at prevailing prices in the open market, by block purchases, or in privately negotiated transactions. The new share repurchase authorization expires June 30, 2014.
- A cash dividend payment of approximately $41 million, or $0.25 per share, for stockholders of record as of March 30, 2012, was paid on April 27, 2012 as approved by the company’s Board of Directors in accordance with its quarterly cash dividend policy. In April 2012, the company’s Board of Directors increased the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.26 per share for stockholders of record as of June 29, 2012 payable on July 27, 2012.
|The company provides a full range of insured specialty products including dental, vision and other supplemental products. Members included in these products may not be unique to each product since members have the ability to enroll in multiple products. Other supplemental benefits include life, disability, and fixed benefit products including cancer and critical illness policies.|
|Generally, when the first day of a month falls on a weekend or holiday, with the exception of January 1 (New Year’s Day), the company receives this payment at the end of the previous month. Therefore 1Q12 included four monthly Medicare payments compared to only three monthly Medicare payments in 1Q11.|
|The Company has included certain financial measures that are not in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in its summary of financial results within this earnings press release. The company believes that these non-GAAP measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful to both management and its investors in analyzing the company's ongoing business and operating performance. Internally, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as indicators of business performance, as well as for operational planning and decision making purposes. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.|
Conference Call & Virtual Slide Presentation
Humana will host a conference call, as well as a virtual slide presentation, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time today to discuss its financial results for the quarter and the company’s expectations for future earnings. A live virtual presentation (audio with slides) may be accessed via Humana’s Investor Relations page at www.humana.com. The company suggests web participants sign on at least 15 minutes in advance of the call. The company also suggests web participants visit the site well in advance of the call to run a system test and to download any free software needed to view the presentation.
All parties interested in the audio-only portion of the conference call are invited to dial 888-625-7430. No password is required. The company suggests participants dial in at least ten minutes in advance of the call. For those unable to participate in the live event, the virtual presentation archive may be accessed via the Historical Webcasts & Presentations section of the Investor Relations page at www.humana.com.
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in investor presentations, press releases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, and in oral statements made by or with the approval of one of Humana’s executive officers, the words or phrases like “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “likely will result,” “estimates,” “projects” or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, among other things, information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the company’s SEC filings, a summary of which includes but is not limited to the following:
- If Humana does not design and price its products properly and competitively, if the premiums Humana charges are insufficient to cover the cost of health care services delivered to its members, or if its estimates of benefit expenses are inadequate, Humana’s profitability could be materially adversely affected. Humana estimates the costs of its benefit expense payments, and designs and prices its products accordingly, using actuarial methods and assumptions based upon, among other relevant factors, claim payment patterns, medical cost inflation, and historical developments such as claim inventory levels and claim receipt patterns. These estimates, however, involve extensive judgment, and have considerable inherent variability that is extremely sensitive to payment patterns and medical cost trends.
- If Humana fails to effectively implement its operational and strategic initiatives, including its Medicare initiatives, the company’s business may be materially adversely affected, which is of particular importance given the concentration of the company’s revenues in the Medicare business.
- If Humana fails to properly maintain the integrity of its data, to strategically implement new information systems, to protect Humana’s proprietary rights to its systems, or to defend against cyber-security attacks, the company’s business may be materially adversely affected.
- Humana’s business may be materially adversely impacted by CMS’s adoption of the new coding set for diagnoses.
- Humana is involved in various legal actions and governmental and internal investigations, including without limitation, an ongoing internal investigation and litigation and government requests for information related to certain aspects of its Florida subsidiary operations, any of which, if resolved unfavorably to the company, could result in substantial monetary damages. Increased litigation and negative publicity could increase the company’s cost of doing business.
- As a government contractor, Humana is exposed to risks that may materially adversely affect its business or its willingness or ability to participate in government health care programs.
- Recently enacted health insurance reform, including The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, could have a material adverse effect on Humana’s results of operations, including restricting revenue, enrollment and premium growth in certain products and market segments, restricting the company’s ability to expand into new markets, increasing the company's medical and operating costs by, among other things, requiring a minimum benefit ratio on insured products (and particularly how the ratio may apply to Medicare plans), lowering the company’s Medicare payment rates and increasing the company’s expenses associated with a non-deductible federal premium tax and other assessments; financial position, including the company's ability to maintain the value of its goodwill; and cash flows. In addition, if the new non-deductible federal premium tax and other assessments, including a three-year commercial reinsurance fee, were imposed as enacted, and if Humana is unable to adjust its business model to address these new taxes and assessments, such as through the reduction of the company’s operating costs, there can be no assurance that the non-deductible federal premium tax and other assessments would not have a material adverse effect on the company’s results of operations, financial position, and cash flows.
- Humana’s business activities are subject to substantial government regulation. New laws or regulations, or changes in existing laws or regulations or their manner of application could increase the company’s cost of doing business and may adversely affect the company’s business, profitability and cash flows.
- Any failure to manage administrative costs could hamper Humana’s profitability.
- Any failure by Humana to manage acquisitions and other significant transactions successfully may have a material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial position, and cash flows.
- If Humana fails to develop and maintain satisfactory relationships with the providers of care to its members, the company’s business may be adversely affected.
- Humana’s pharmacy business is highly competitive and subjects it to regulations in addition to those the company faces with its core health benefits businesses.
- Changes in the prescription drug industry pricing benchmarks may adversely affect Humana’s financial performance.
- If Humana does not continue to earn and retain purchase discounts and volume rebates from pharmaceutical manufacturers at current levels, Humana’s gross margins may decline.
- Humana’s ability to obtain funds from its subsidiaries is restricted by state insurance regulations.
- Downgrades in Humana’s debt ratings, should they occur, may adversely affect its business, results of operations, and financial condition.
- Changes in economic conditions could adversely affect Humana’s business and results of operations.
- The securities and credit markets may experience volatility and disruption, which may adversely affect Humana’s business.
- Given the current economic climate, Humana’s stock and the stock of other companies in the insurance industry may be increasingly subject to stock price and trading volume volatility.
In making forward-looking statements, Humana is not undertaking to address or update them in future filings or communications regarding its business or results. In light of these risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed herein may or may not occur. There also may be other risks that the company is unable to predict at this time. Any of these risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.
Humana advises investors to read the following documents as filed by the company with the SEC for further discussion both of the risks it faces and its historical performance:
- Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011;
- Form 8-Ks filed during 2012.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
- Corporate Governance information
Humana Inc. – Earnings Guidance Points as of April 30, 2012
(in accordance with Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles)
|For the year ending December 31, 2012||
(excludes impact of pending SeniorBridge
|Diluted earnings per common share||Full year 2012: $7.55 to $7.75||Full year 2012 includes expected $0.05 per|
|(EPS)||share negative impact associated with|
|Second quarter 2012: $2.15 to $2.25||transaction and integration costs of Arcadian|
|Projections exclude the impact of future share|
|Projections anticipate weighted average|
|shares outstanding of 166 million|
|Revenues||Consolidated revenues: $39.0 billion to $39.5 billion||
Includes expected investment income in the
range of $375 million to $395 million
Retail Segment: $24.5 billion to $25.0 billion
Employer Group Segment: $10.5 billion to $11.0 billion
Segment-level revenues include intersegment
Health and Well-Being Services Segment: $13.25 billion to $13.75
amounts that eliminate in consolidation
Other Businesses: $2.50 billion to $2.75 billion
|Ending medical membership versus||Retail Segment:||Retail Medicare Advantage includes|
|prior year end||Medicare Advantage: Up 255,000 to 265,000||approximately 63,000 members related to|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs: Up 500,000 to 600,000||the Arcadian acquisition|
|HumanaOne: Up 35,000 to 45,000|
|Medicare Supplement: Up 30,000 to 40,000|
|Employer Group Segment:|
|Medicare Advantage: Up approximately 75,000|
|Commercial Fully Insured: Up 20,000 to 30,000|
|Commercial ASO: Down 40,000 to 50,000|
|Benefit ratios||Retail Segment: 83.5% to 84.5%||Benefit expenses as a percent of premiums|
|Employer Group Segment: 85.0% to 86.0%|
|Operating cost ratios||Consolidated: 14.25% to 14.75%||
Consolidated operating costs as a percent of
|Health & Well-Being Services Segment: 95.75% to 96.25%||
total revenues excluding investment income
|Consolidated depreciation and||$325 million to $345 million||Approximately $40 million is expected to be|
|amortization (cash flows)||included in benefits expense on the income|
|Consolidated interest expense||Approximately $105 million|
|Detailed pretax results||Segment-level pretax results and margins|
Retail Segment: $1.30 billion to $1.35 billion; 5.2% to 5.4% pretax
|include the impact of net investment income|
|Retail Segment margin expectation includes 20|
|basis points of negative impact associated|
|with transaction and integration costs of|
|Employer Group Segment: $125 million to $175 million; 1.3% to 1.5%||Arcadian|
|Health and Well-Being Services Segment: $425 million to $475 million;|
|3.0% to 3.5% pretax margin|
|Effective Tax Rate||Approximately 36.5%|
|Cash flows from operations||$1.8 billion to $2.0 billion|
|Capital expenditures||Approximately $350 million|
1Q12 Earnings Release
|Statistical Schedules and Supplementary Information|
|1Q12 Earnings Release|
|S-3||Consolidated Statements of Income|
|S-4||1Q12 Segment Financial Information|
|S-5||1Q11 Segment Financial Information|
|S-6||Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|S-7||Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|S-8||Key Income Statement Ratios and Segment Operating Results|
|S-11||Premiums and Services Revenue Detail|
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|In millions, except per common share results|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Depreciation and amortization||70||66||4||6.1||%|
|Total operating expenses||9,803||8,667||1,136||13.1||%|
|Income from operations||416||524||(108||)||-20.6||%|
|Income before income taxes||390||497||(107||)||-21.5||%|
|Provision for income taxes||142||182||(40||)||-22.0||%|
|Basic earnings per common share||$||1.51||$||1.88||$||(0.37||)||-19.7||%|
|Diluted earnings per common share||$||1.49||$||1.86||$||(0.37||)||-19.9||%|
|Shares used in computing basic earnings per common share (000's)||163,717||167,271|
|Shares used in computing diluted earnings per common share (000's)||166,088||169,534|
|1Q12 Segment Financial Information|
|Revenues - external customers|
|Medicare stand-alone PDP||660||2||-||66||-||728|
|Medicaid and other (A)||-||-||-||252||-||252|
|ASO and other (B)||6||89||-||18||-||113|
|Total services revenue||6||89||237||18||-||350|
|Total revenues - external customers||6,041||2,618||237||1,229||-||10,125|
|Total intersegment revenues||-||4||3,070||-||(3,074||)||-|
|Depreciation and amortization||30||20||21||4||(5||)||70|
|Total operating expenses||5,945||2,511||3,175||1,226||(3,054||)||9,803|
|Income from operations||115||121||132||17||31||416|
|Income before income taxes||$||115||$||121||$||132||$||17||$||5||$||390|
|Operating cost ratio (c)||10.4||%||16.3||%||95.4||%||9.4||%||13.7||%|
|1Q11 Segment Financial Information|
|Revenues - external customers|
|Medicare stand-alone PDP||557||2||-||76||-||635|
|Medicaid and other (A)||-||-||-||232||-||232|
|ASO and other (B)||3||93||-||22||-||118|
|Total services revenue||3||93||217||22||-||335|
|Total revenues - external customers||5,312||2,320||217||1,253||-||9,102|
|Total intersegment revenues||-||3||2,556||-||(2,559||)||-|
|Depreciation and amortization||27||20||20||2||(3||)||66|
|Total operating expenses||5,114||2,196||2,676||1,230||(2,549||)||8,667|
|Income from operations||217||139||97||35||36||524|
|Income before income taxes||$||217||$||139||$||97||$||35||$||9||$||497|
|Operating cost ratio (c)||10.0||%||18.3||%||95.8||%||9.5||%||13.8||%|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Dollars in millions, except share amounts|
|March 31,||December 31,||Sequential Change|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||3,656||$||1,377|
|Total current assets||14,056||11,181||$||2,875||25.7||%|
|Property and equipment, net||939||912|
|Long-term investment securities||1,704||1,710|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses||2,123||1,783|
|Total current liabilities||8,823||6,056||$||2,767||45.7||%|
|Future policy benefits payable||1,690||1,663|
|Other long-term liabilities||332||267|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $1 par; 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued||-||-|
Common stock, $0.16 2/3 par; 300,000,000 shares authorized; 194,119,768 issued at March 31, 2012
|Capital in excess of par value||2,043||1,938|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||313||303|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 30,940,528 shares at March 31, 2012||(1,186||)||(1,035||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||8,234||8,063||$||171||2.1||%|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||20,700||$||17,708||$||2,992||16.9||%|
|Debt-to-total capitalization ratio||16.4||%||17.1||%|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Dollars in millions|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
|Depreciation and amortization||78||76|
|Net realized capital gains||(4||)||(4||)|
|(Benefit from) provision for deferred income taxes||(9||)||27|
Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effects of acquisitions:
|Net cash provided by operating activities||2,346||796||$||1,550||194.7||%|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Acquisitions, net of cash acquired||(56||)||(5||)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(86||)||(71||)|
|Purchases of investment securities||(714||)||(1,187||)|
|Proceeds from maturities of investment securities||424||418|
|Proceeds from sales of investment securities||242||154|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(190||)||(691||)||$||501||72.5||%|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Receipts (withdrawals) from contract deposits, net||298||183|
|Repayment of long-term debt||(36||)||-|
|Change in book overdraft||(12||)||(157||)|
|Common stock repurchases||(151||)||(89||)|
|Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation||20||5|
|Proceeds from stock option exercises and other||45||36|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||123||(22||)||$||145||659.1||%|
|Increase in cash and cash equivalents||2,279||83|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||1,377||1,673|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||3,656||$||1,756|
|Key Income Statement Ratios and Segment Operating Results|
|Dollars in millions|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Operating cost ratio (C)|
|Health and Well-Being Services||95.4%||95.8%||-0.4%|
|Detail of pretax income|
|Health and Well-Being Services||$132||$97||$35||36.1%|
|Script volume in thousands|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Generic Dispense Rate|
|Total Employer Group||74.0%||70.2%||3.8%|
|Total Employer Group||6,295||6,181||114||1.8%|
|Total Retail and Employer Group||58,435||49,068||9,367||19.1%|
|Ending||Year-over-year Change||Ending||Sequential Change|
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011||Amount||Percent||December 31, 2011||Amount||Percent|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||2,863.9||2,844.8||2,353.1||510.8||21.7||%||2,540.4||323.5||12.7||%|
|Medicare Advantage ASO||28.1||28.1||27.9||0.2||0.7||%||27.6||0.5||1.8||%|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||4.2||4.2||4.1||0.1||2.4||%||4.2||-||0.0||%|
|Fully-insured medical commercial||1,182.8||1,184.9||1,178.5||4.3||0.4||%||1,180.2||2.6||0.2||%|
|Total Employer Group||2,809.4||2,813.8||2,810.5||(1.1||)||0.0||%||2,794.9||14.5||0.5||%|
|Medicaid and other||602.8||600.7||619.3||(16.5||)||-2.7||%||614.2||(11.4||)||-1.9||%|
|Total Other Businesses||3,701.2||3,696.6||3,730.7||(29.5||)||-0.8||%||3,715.8||(14.6||)||-0.4||%|
|Total Medical Membership||11,767.6||11,697.9||10,921.9||845.7||7.7||%||11,184.6||583.0||5.2||%|
|Dental - fully-insured||626.0||606.5||444.4||181.6||40.9||%||579.6||46.4||8.0||%|
|Other supplemental benefits (E)||131.7||127.3||84.9||46.8||55.1||%||119.1||12.6||10.6||%|
|Dental - fully-insured||2,386.2||2,390.7||2,252.5||133.7||5.9||%||2,283.9||102.3||4.5||%|
|Dental - ASO||852.4||853.2||1,229.8||(377.4||)||-30.7||%||869.9||(17.5||)||-2.0||%|
|Other supplemental benefits (E)||1,192.4||1,188.0||960.4||232.0||24.2||%||1,049.2||143.2||13.6||%|
|Total Employer Group||6,849.3||6,854.7||6,636.8||212.5||3.2||%||6,532.6||316.7||4.8||%|
|Total Specialty Membership||7,697.2||7,675.8||7,227.3||469.9||6.5||%||7,315.1||382.1||5.2||%|
|Premiums and Services Revenue Detail|
|Dollars in millions, except per member per month|
|Per Member per Month (F)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,||Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Premiums and Services Revenue|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||660||557||103||18.5||%||$||77||$||80|
|ASO & other services (B)||6||3||3||100.0||%|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||2||2||-||0.0||%|
|Fully-insured medical commercial||1,242||1,199||43||3.6||%||$||349||$||340|
|ASO & other services (B)||93||96||(3||)||-3.1||%|
|Total Employer Group||2,622||2,323||299||12.9||%|
|Health and Well-Being Services:|
|Primary care services||281||255||26||10.2||%|
|Home care services||36||16||20||125.0||%|
|Integrated wellness services||57||45||12||26.7||%|
|Total Health and Well-Being Services||3,307||2,773||534||19.3||%|
|Military services (G)||906||942||(36||)||-3.8||%||$||174||$||176|
|Medicaid and other (H)||257||235||22||9.4||%||$||140||$||125|
|Total Other Businesses||1,229||1,253||(24||)||-1.9||%|
|Premiums in millions|
|Membership in thousands|
|Per Member per Month (F)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,||Year-over-year Change||Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||728||635||93||14.6||%||$||83||$||87|
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011||Amount||Percent|
|Medicare stand-alone PDPs||2,944.8||2,455.7||489.1||19.9||%|
|Humana Inc.||Fair value|
|Dollars in millions|
|Cash & cash equivalents||$3,656||$1,377|
|Total investment portfolio||$13,249||$10,830|
|Average Credit Rating||AA-||AA-|
|Investment Portfolio Detail:|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$3,656||$1,377|
|U.S. Government and agency obligations|
|U.S. Treasury and agency obligations||550||725|
|U.S. Government residential mortgage-backed||1,725||1,751|
|U.S. Government commercial mortgage-backed||33||33|
|Total U.S. Government and agency obligations||2,308||2,509|
|Tax-exempt municipal securities|
|Auction rate securities||15||16|
|Total tax-exempt municipal securities||2,892||2,856|
|Prime residential mortgages||38||41|
|Alt-A residential mortgages||2||2|
|Sub-prime residential mortgages||1||1|
|Total residential mortgage-backed||41||44|
|Total corporate securities||3,841||3,580|
|Redeemable preferred stocks||-||-|
|Total investment portfolio||$13,249||$10,830|
|Detail of Benefits Payable Balance and Year-to-Date Changes|
|Dollars in millions|
|March 31,||March 31,||December 31,|
|Detail of benefits payable|
|IBNR and other benefits payable (J)||$2,918||$2,770||$2,759|
|Unprocessed claim inventories (K)||376||482||280|
|Processed claim inventories (L)||262||226||209|
|Payable to pharmacy benefit administrator (M)||199||161||167|
|Benefits payable, excluding military services||3,755||3,639||3,415|
|Military services benefits payable (N)||353||301||339|
|Total Benefits Payable||$4,108||$3,940||$3,754|
|Three Months Ended||Three Months Ended||Year Ended|
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011||December 31, 2011|
Year-to-date changes in benefits payable, excluding military services (O)
|Balances at January 1||$3,415||$3,214||$3,214|
|Incurred related to:|
|Prior years (P)||(141)||(251)||(372)|
|Paid related to:|
|Balances at end of period||$3,755||$3,639||$3,415|
|Three Months Ended||Three Months Ended||Year Ended|
|March 31, 2012||March 31, 2011||December 31, 2011|
|Summary of Consolidated Benefit Expense:|
|Total benefit expense incurred, per above||$7,509||$6,480||$25,449|
|Military services benefit expense||813||826||3,247|
|Future policy benefit expense (Q)||28||39||127|
|Consolidated Benefit Expense||$8,350||$7,345||$28,823|
|Benefits Payable Statistics (R)|
|Receipt Cycle Time (S)|
|1st Quarter Average||13.0||13.8||(0.8)||-5.8%|
|2nd Quarter Average||13.8||n/a||n/a|
|3rd Quarter Average||13.6||n/a||n/a|
|4th Quarter Average||14.0||n/a||n/a|
|Full Year Average||13.0||13.8||(0.8)||-5.8%|
|Unprocessed Claims Inventories|
Claim Item Counts
Number of Days
|Benefits Payable Statistics (Continued) (R)|
|Days in Claims Payable (T)|
Days in Claims
Change Last 4
|Year-to-Date Change in Days in Claims Payable (U)|
|DCP - beginning of period||52.5||53.5|
|Components of change in DCP:|
|Change in unprocessed claims inventories||(0.4)||(2.3)|
|Change in processed claims inventories||0.6||1.4|
|Change in pharmacy payment cutoff||0.1||0.6|
|Change in capitation/Medicare HMO member growth||(2.5)||(0.7)|
|DCP - end of period||50.1||52.5|
Footnotes to Statistical Schedules and Supplementary Information
1Q12 Earnings Release
|(A) The Medicaid and other category includes the company’s Medicaid business as well as the closed block of long-term care.|
|(B) The ASO and other category is primarily comprised of ASO fees and other ancillary services fees.|
|(C) The operating cost ratio is defined as operating costs as a percent of total revenues excluding investment income.|
(D) LI-NET is the CMS Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition program, operated by Humana, to provide Part D prescription drug coverage for all uncovered Full Duals and SSI-only
beneficiaries on a retroactive basis and all uncovered LIS eligible beneficiaries on a current basis.
|(E) Other supplemental benefits include life, disability, and fixed benefit products including cancer and critical illness policies.|
|(F) Computed based on average membership for the period (i.e., monthly ending membership during the period divided by the number of months in the period).|
|(G) Military services revenues are generally not contracted on a per-member basis.|
|(H) Includes premiums associated with Medicaid and the closed block of long-term care as well as services revenue.|
|(I) Duration is the time-weighted average of the present value of the fixed income portfolio cash flows.|
(J) IBNR represents an estimate of benefit expenses payable for claims incurred but not reported (IBNR) at the balance sheet date. The level of IBNR is primarily impacted by membership
levels, benefit claim trends and the receipt cycle time, which represents the length of time between when a claim is initially incurred and when the claim form is received (i.e. a shorter time
span results in lower reserves for claims IBNR). Other benefits payable includes amounts payable to providers under capitation arrangements.
|(K) Unprocessed claim inventories represent the estimated valuation of claims received but not yet fully processed.|
(L) Processed claim inventories represent the estimated valuation of processed claims that are in the post-claim-adjudication process, which consists of administrative functions such as audit
and check batching and handling.
(M) The balance due to the company's pharmacy benefit administrator fluctuates as a result of the number of business days in the last payment cycle of the month. Payment cycles are every 8
days (8(th), 16(th), and 24th of month) and the last day of the month.
|(N) Military services benefits payable primarily consist of IBNR and to a lesser extent risk share payables to the Department of Defense and liabilities to subcontractors.|
|(O) The table excludes activity associated with military services benefits payable because the federal government bears a substantial portion of the risk associated with financing the cost of health|
|benefits. More specifically, the risk-sharing provisions of the military services contracts with the federal government and with subcontractors effectively limit profits and losses when actual claim|
|experience varies from the targeted claim amount negotiated annually. As a result of these contract provisions, the impact of changes in estimates for prior year military services benefits payable are|
|substantially offset by the associated changes in estimates of revenue from health care services reimbursements. As such, any impact on the company's results of operations is reduced substantially,|
|whether positive or negative.|
|(P) Amounts incurred related to prior years vary from previously estimated liabilities as the claims ultimately are settled. Negative amounts reported for incurred related to prior years result from|
|claims being ultimately settled for amounts less than originally estimated (favorable development). There were no changes in the approach used to determine the company's estimate of claim reserves|
|during the quarter.|
|(Q) Future policy benefit expense has a related liability classified as a long-term liability on the balance sheet.|
|(R) Benefits reserves statistics represents fully-insured medical claims data and excludes military services claims data and specialty benefits.|
|(S) The receipt cycle time measures the average length of time between when a claim was initially incurred and when the claim form was received. Receipt cycle time data for the company's largest claim|
|processing platforms represent approximately 93% of the company's fully-insured medical claims volume. Pharmacy and specialty claims, including dental, vision and other supplemental benefits, are excluded|
|from this measurement.|
|(T) A common metric for monitoring benefits payable levels relative to the benefit expense is days in claims payable, or DCP, which represents the benefits payable at the end of the period divided by|
|average benefit expenses per day in the quarterly period.|
|(U) DCP fluctuates due to a number of issues, the more significant of which are detailed in this rollforward. Growth in certain product lines can also impact DCP for the quarter since a provision for|
|claims would not have been recorded for members that had not yet enrolled earlier in the quarter, yet those members would have a provision and corresponding reserve recorded upon enrollment later in the|
|quarter. This analysis excludes the impact of military services and Medicare stand-alone PDPs upon DCP.|
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