Market Overview

Cigna Delivers Strong Second Quarter 2019 Results, Raises Revenue and Earnings Outlook

Share:
  • Total revenues in the second quarter were $38.8 billion. Adjusted revenues1 were $34.4 billion.
  • Shareholders' net income for the second quarter was $1.41 billion, or $3.70 per share
  • Adjusted income from operations2 for the second quarter was $1.64 billion, or $4.30 per share
  • Adjusted income from operations2,3,4 is now projected to be in the range of $6.34 billion to $6.46 billion in 2019, or $16.60 to $16.90 per share3, which represents per share growth of 17% to 19% over 2018

Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) today reported strong second quarter 2019 results led by the Health Services and Integrated Medical segments.

"As Cigna accelerates our focus on whole person health, our strong second quarter results reflect the value we deliver to customers and clients, and our consistent execution in a dynamic environment," said David M. Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to invest in innovative, customer-centric solutions to improve affordability and personalization for those we serve."

Total revenues for second quarter 2019 were $38.8 billion. Adjusted revenues1 were $34.4 billion and reflect strong contributions from each of Cigna's ongoing businesses.

Shareholders' net income for second quarter 2019 was $1.41 billion, or $3.70 per share, compared with $0.81 billion, or $3.29 per share, for second quarter 2018.

Cigna's adjusted income from operations2 for second quarter 2019 was $1.64 billion, or $4.30 per share, compared with $0.96 billion, or $3.89 per share, for second quarter 2018. This reflects strong earnings contributions led by the Health Services and Integrated Medical segments.

Reconciliations of total revenues to adjusted revenues1 and of shareholders' net income to adjusted income from operations2 are provided on the following page, and on Exhibit 1 of this earnings release.

CONSOLIDATED HIGHLIGHTS

The following table includes highlights of results and reconciliations of total revenues to adjusted revenues1 and shareholders' net income to adjusted income from operations2:

Consolidated Financial Results (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenues

$

38,819

 

$

11,480

 

$

37,946

$

76,765

Net Realized Investment Losses (Gains) from Equity Method Investments1

 

6

 

 

20

 

 

(28)

 

(22)

Special Items and Transitioning Client Contributions1

 

(4,450)

 

 

 

 

 

(4,489)

 

(8,939)

Adjusted Revenues1

$

34,375

 

$

11,500

 

$

33,429

$

67,804

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Earnings, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' Net Income

$

1,408

 

$

806

 

$

1,368

$

2,776

Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses2

 

(13)

 

 

22

 

 

(38)

 

(51)

Amortization of Other Acquired Intangible Assets2

 

572

 

 

18

 

 

564

 

1,136

Special Items and Transitioning Client Contributions1,2

 

(327)

 

 

109

 

 

(396)

 

(723)

Adjusted Income from Operations2

$

1,640

 

$

955

 

$

1,498

$

3,138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' Net Income, per share

$

3.70

 

$

3.29

 

$

3.56

$

7.26

Adjusted Income from Operations2, per share

$

4.30

 

$

3.89

 

$

3.90

$

8.20

 
  • Cigna's second quarter results reflect strong revenue and earnings growth, as we deepened customer relationships, delivered strong medical and pharmacy cost performance, and continued innovation across our businesses. Second quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations2 also included a $45 million benefit from the favorable resolution of a tax matter.
  • Year to date through July 31, 2019, the Company repurchased 6.2 million shares of common stock for approximately $1.1 billion.
  • The debt to capitalization ratio decreased to 47.2% at June 30, 2019, from 50.9% at December 31, 2018.
  • The SG&A expense ratio5 was 9.0% for second quarter 2019, a significant decrease from 23.5% for second quarter 2018, driven by business mix changes resulting from the Express Scripts combination and the health insurance tax suspension.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

The following table summarizes our medical customers and overall customer relationships:

Customer Relationships (in thousands):

 

 

As of the Periods Ended

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

2018

Commercial

 

14,026

 

 

13,850

 

 

14,016

 

13,982

Government

 

1,382

 

 

1,390

 

 

1,405

 

1,407

International Markets

 

1,589

 

 

1,550

 

 

1,572

 

1,572

Total Medical Customers6

 

16,997

 

 

16,790

 

 

16,993

 

16,961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacy6

 

75,171

 

 

8,794

 

 

74,935

 

73,230

Behavioral Care

 

28,577

 

 

27,069

 

 

28,046

 

27,215

Dental

 

17,077

 

 

16,506

 

 

17,122

 

16,544

Medicare Part D

 

3,266

 

 

771

 

 

3,302

 

3,295

International Markets Supplemental Policies6,7

 

12,500

 

 

12,197

 

 

12,576

 

12,569

Group Disability and Life Covered Lives6

 

15,400

 

 

15,300

 

 

15,200

 

14,800

Total Customer Relationships

 

168,988

 

 

97,427

 

 

168,174

 

164,614

  • The total medical customer base6 at second quarter 2019 was 17 million, an organic increase of 36,000 customers year to date and 207,000 over second quarter 2018 driven by growth in the Select and Middle Market segments, partially offset by a decline in National Accounts.
  • The pharmacy customer base6 at second quarter 2019 was 75 million, an organic increase of 1.9 million customers year to date, driven by strong new commercial sales.
  • Pharmacy6 and Medicare Part D customers in the first and second quarter 2019 and fourth quarter 2018 include customers gained through the completion of the Express Scripts combination on December 20, 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEGMENT RESULTS

See Exhibit 1 for a reconciliation of adjusted income (loss) from operations2 to shareholders' net income.

Health Services

This segment includes a broad range of pharmacy services, including benefits management, specialty pharmacy services, clinical solutions, home delivery, and health management services.

Financial Results (dollars in millions):

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Revenues1

$

23,537

 

$

1,113

 

$

22,460

 

$

45,997

 

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

1,162

 

$

77

 

$

994

 

$

2,156

 

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax8

 

4.9%

 

 

6.9%

 

 

4.4%

 

 

4.7%

 

  • Cigna completed the combination with Express Scripts on December 20, 2018. Accordingly, contributions from the Express Scripts business are reflected in the Health Services segment results for the first half of 2019, and are not reflected in second quarter 2018 results.
  • Growth in second quarter 2019 adjusted revenues1 and adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 over second quarter 2018 were driven by the combination with Express Scripts.
  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax8 reflect organic growth in adjusted pharmacy script volumes as well as strong performance in specialty pharmacy care.
  • Health Services fulfilled 294 million adjusted pharmacy scripts9 in second quarter 2019, and 292 million adjusted pharmacy scripts9 in first quarter 2019.

Integrated Medical

This segment includes Cigna's U.S. Commercial and Government businesses that provide comprehensive medical solutions to clients and customers. U.S. Commercial products and services include medical, pharmacy, behavioral health, dental, vision, health advocacy programs and other products and services to insured and self-insured customers. Government solutions include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans for seniors, Medicaid plans, and individual health insurance coverage both on and off the public exchanges.

Financial Results (dollars in millions):

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Revenues1

$

8,968

 

$

8,170

 

$

9,195

 

$

18,163

 

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

990

 

$

915

 

$

1,170

 

$

2,160

 

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax8

 

11.0%

 

 

11.2%

 

 

12.7%

 

 

11.9%

 

  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted revenues1 increased 10% relative to second quarter 2018, driven by Commercial customer growth and deepening of relationships, as well as premium increases consistent with underlying cost trends.
  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax8 reflect strong medical and specialty contributions and continued effective medical cost management.
  • Adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 for second quarter 2019, first quarter 2019, and second quarter 2018 included favorable net prior year reserve development on a pre-tax basis of $28 million, $50 million and $20 million, respectively.
  • The medical care ratio5 ("MCR") of 81.6% for second quarter 2019 reflects continued effective execution in our commercial and government businesses. The second quarter 2019 MCR increased relative to second quarter 2018, as expected, driven by the inclusion of the Express Scripts Medicare Part D business, the pricing effect of the health insurance tax suspension, and a higher MCR in our individual medical business.
  • Integrated Medical net medical costs payable10 was approximately $2.64 billion at June 30, 2019, $2.51 billion at June 30, 2018 and $2.43 billion at December 31, 2018.

International Markets

This segment includes supplemental health, life and accident insurance products and health care coverage in our international markets, as well as health care benefits for globally mobile employees of multinational organizations.

Financial Results (dollars in millions, policies and customers in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Revenues1,7

$

1,389

 

$

1,344

 

$

1,394

 

$

2,783

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

207

 

$

203

 

$

206

 

$

413

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax8

 

14.9%

 

 

15.1%

 

 

14.8%

 

 

14.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of the Periods Ended

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Markets Supplemental Policies6,7

 

12,500

 

 

12,197

 

 

12,576

 

 

12,569

International Markets Medical Customers6

 

1,589

 

 

1,550

 

 

1,572

 

 

1,572

  • Excluding the impact of foreign currency movements, second quarter 2019 adjusted revenues1,7 grew 8% over second quarter 2018 reflecting continued business growth.
  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax8 reflect continued business growth and a favorable loss ratio, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency impacts.

Group Disability and Other Operations

This segment includes Cigna's Group Disability and Life business which offers group long-term and short-term disability, and group life, accident, voluntary and specialty insurance products and services. Additionally, this segment includes Corporate Owned Life Insurance ("COLI") and the Company's run-off operations.

Financial Results (dollars in millions):

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Revenues1

$

1,309

 

$

1,282

 

$

1,296

 

$

2,605

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

149

 

$

161

 

$

84

 

$

233

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax8

 

11.4%

 

12.6%

 

 

6.5%

 

 

8.9%

  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax8 reflect solid disability and life performance as well as the impact of the run-off businesses.

Corporate

Corporate reflects interest expense, as well as amounts not allocated to operating segments and includes intersegment eliminations.

Financial Results (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Loss) from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

(453)

 

$

(80)

 

$

(490)

 

$

(943)

  • Second quarter 2019 adjusted loss from operations, pre-tax2 increased relative to second quarter 2018 as a result of higher interest expense associated with the financing of the combination with Express Scripts.

2019 OUTLOOK

Cigna's outlook for full year 2019 consolidated adjusted income from operations2,3,4 is in the range of $6.34 billion to $6.46 billion, or $16.60 to $16.90 per share. Cigna's outlook excludes the impact of additional prior year reserve development of medical costs and potential effects of any future share repurchase4.

(dollars in millions, except where noted and per share amounts)

 

Projection for Full-Year Ending

 

 

Change from Prior

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Projection

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Consolidated Operating Metrics

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Income from Operations2,3,4

 

$

6,340 to 6,460

$

+ 60 to 100

Adjusted Income from Operations, per share2,3,4

 

$

16.60 to 16.90

$

+ 0.25 to 0.35

Adjusted Revenues1,3

 

$

136,000 to 137,000

$

+ 2,500 to 3,500

SG&A Expense Ratio5

 

 

less than 10%

 

improved > 25 bps at the midpoint

Adjusted Tax Rate11

 

 

23% to 24%

 

- 50 bps

2019 Segment-Level Operating Metrics

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2,3,4

 

 

 

 

 

Health Services

 

$

5,050 to 5,200

 

 

Integrated Medical

 

$

3,780 to 3,850

$

+ 50 to 80

Adjusted Pharmacy Scripts – Health Services9

 

 

1.21 to 1.23 billion

 

+ 40 million

Medical Customer Growth6

~ 200,000 customers

 

- 150,000 customers at the midpoint

Medical Care Ratio5

 

 

80.5% to 81.5%

 

 

Medical Cost Trend12

 

3.5% to 4.5%

 

 

2020 OUTLOOK

Health Services' projected 2020 retention rate for the 2019 selling season for pharmacy services is now in the range of 97% to 98%, an increase of 50 bps from the midpoint of our previous expectations. Health Services' adjusted pharmacy scripts 9 are expected to grow 25 to 35 million scripts organically in 2020.

The foregoing statements represent the Company's current estimates of Cigna's 2019 consolidated and segment adjusted income from operations2,3,4 and other key metrics as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially depending on a number of factors. Investors are urged to read the Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in this release. Management does not assume any obligation to update these estimates.

This quarterly earnings release and the Quarterly Financial Supplement are available on Cigna's website in the Investor Relations section (http://www.cigna.com/aboutcigna/investors). Management will be hosting a conference call to review second quarter 2019 results and discuss full year 2019 outlook beginning today at 8:30 a.m. ET. A link to the conference call is available in the Investor Relations section of Cigna's website located at https://www.cigna.com/aboutcigna/investors/events/index.page.

The call-in numbers for the conference call are as follows:

Live Call

(888) 324-7575 (Domestic)

(210) 234-0013 (International)

Passcode: 8012019

Replay

(800) 272-5965 (Domestic)

(402) 220-9721 (International)

It is strongly suggested you dial in to the conference call by 8:15 a.m. ET.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates, and Life Insurance Company of North America. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance.

Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 165 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

Notes:

1.

At the consolidated level, the measure "adjusted revenues" is not determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and should not be viewed as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure, "total revenues." We define adjusted revenues as total revenues excluding revenue contributions from transitioning pharmacy benefit management clients, Anthem Inc. and Coventry Health Care, Inc. (the "transitioning clients"), net realized investment results from equity method investments, and special items. We exclude these items from this measure because they are not indicative of past or future underlying performance of the business. See Exhibit 1 for a reconciliation of consolidated adjusted revenues to total revenues.

 

 

2.

Adjusted income (loss) from operations is defined as shareholders' net income (loss) excluding the following adjustments: earnings contributions from transitioning clients, net realized investment results, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and special items. Special items are identified in Exhibit 1 of this earnings release. Adjusted income (loss) from operations is measured on an after-tax basis for consolidated results and on a pre-tax basis for segment results.

 

 

 

Adjusted income (loss) from operations is a measure of profitability used by Cigna's management because it presents the underlying results of operations of Cigna's businesses and permits analysis of trends in underlying revenue, expenses and shareholders' net income. This consolidated measure is not determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure, shareholders' net income. See Exhibit 1 for a reconciliation of adjusted income from operations to shareholders' net income.

 

 

 

Effective in the fourth quarter of 2018, Cigna updated its segments. Refer to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 23, 2019 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 for additional information and prior period results on the historic and new segment bases.

 

 

3.

Management is not able to provide a reconciliation of adjusted income from operations to shareholders' net income (loss) or adjusted revenues to total revenues on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to predict, without unreasonable effort, certain components thereof including (i) future net realized investment results (from equity method investments with respect to adjusted revenues) and (ii) future special items. These items are inherently uncertain and depend on various factors, many of which are beyond our control. As such, any associated estimate and its impact on shareholders' net income could vary materially.

 

 

4.

The Company's outlook excludes the potential effects of any share repurchases or business combinations that may occur after the date of this earnings release.

 

 

5.

Operating ratios are defined as follows:

 

  • Medical care ratio represents medical costs as a percentage of premiums for all U.S. commercial risk products, including medical, pharmacy, dental, stop loss and behavioral products provided through guaranteed cost or experience-rated funding arrangements, as well as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplement, Medicaid, and individual on and off-exchange products, within our Integrated Medical segment.
  • SG&A expense ratio represents enterprise selling, general and administrative expenses excluding special items and expenses from transitioning clients, as a percentage of adjusted revenue at a consolidated level.

 

 

6.

Customer relationships are defined as follows:

 

  • Total medical customers includes individuals in our Integrated Medical and International Markets segments who meet any one of the following criteria: are covered under a medical insurance policy, managed care arrangement, or service agreement issued by Cigna; have access to Cigna's provider network for covered services under their medical plan; or have medical claims and services that are administered by Cigna.
  • Pharmacy customer relationships excludes transitioning clients.
  • International Markets policies exclude International Markets medical customers included in total medical customers.
  • Group Disability and Life covered lives are estimated.

 

 

7.

Cigna owns a 50% noncontrolling interest in its China joint venture. Cigna's 50% share of the joint venture's earnings is reported in Fees and Other Revenues using the equity method of accounting under GAAP. As such, the adjusted revenues and policy counts for the International Markets segment do not include the China joint venture.

 

 

8.

Adjusted margin, pre-tax, is calculated by dividing adjusted income (loss) from operations, pre-tax by adjusted revenues for each segment.

 

 

9.

For Health Services adjusted pharmacy scripts, non-specialty network scripts filled through 90-day programs and home delivery scripts are multiplied by three. All other network and specialty scripts are counted as one script. Adjusted pharmacy scripts guidance does not include script volumes associated with transitioning clients. Outlook for organic adjusted pharmacy script growth of 25 to 35 million scripts in 2020 excludes volumes expected to be insourced from OptumRx under the terms of the transition services agreement.

 

 

10.

Medical costs payable within the Integrated Medical segment are presented net of reinsurance and other recoverables. The gross medical costs payable balance was $2.88 billion as of June 30, 2019, $2.70 billion as of December 31, 2018, and $2.75 billion as of June 30, 2018. The Integrated Medical days claims payable was 40.1 days at June 30, 2019, 40.7 days at December 31, 2018 and 43.4 days at June 30, 2018.

 

 

11.

The measure "adjusted tax rate" is not determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measure, "consolidated effective tax rate." We define adjusted tax rate as the consolidated income tax rate applicable to the Company's pre-tax income excluding net realized investment results, amortization of acquired intangible assets, special items, and transitioning clients. Management is not able to provide a reconciliation to the consolidated effective tax rate on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to predict, without unreasonable effort, certain components thereof including (i) future net realized investment results and (ii) future special items.

 

 

12.

Medical cost trend includes all U.S. commercial employer funding arrangements.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release, and oral statements made with respect to information contained in this release, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on Cigna's current expectations and projections about future trends, events and uncertainties. These statements are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may include, among others, statements concerning our projected adjusted income (loss) from operations outlook for 2019, on a consolidated, per share, and segment basis; projected adjusted revenue outlook for 2019; projected global medical customer growth over year end 2018; projected client retention; projected growth beyond 2019; statements concerning our long-term projected adjusted income (loss) from operations outlook; projected medical care and SG&A expense ratios and medical cost trends; projected adjusted pharmacy scripts; our projected consolidated adjusted tax rate; projected debt to capitalization ratio; projected cash flow from operations; future financial or operating performance, including our ability to deliver affordable, personalized and innovative solutions for our customers and clients; future growth, business strategy, strategic or operational initiatives; economic, regulatory or competitive environments, particularly with respect to the pace and extent of change in these areas; financing or capital deployment plans and amounts available for future deployment; our prospects for growth in the coming years; the merger (the "Merger") with Express Scripts Holding Company ("Express Scripts") and other statements regarding Cigna's future beliefs, expectations, plans, intentions, financial condition or performance. You may identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "may," "should," "will" or other words or expressions of similar meaning, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our ability to achieve our financial, strategic and operational plans or initiatives; our ability to predict and manage medical and pharmacy costs and price effectively; our ability to adapt to changes or trends in an evolving and rapidly changing industry; our ability to effectively differentiate our products and services from those of our competitors and maintain or increase market share; our ability to develop and maintain good relationships with physicians, hospitals, other health care providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers; changes in drug pricing; the impact of modifications to our operations and processes; our ability to identify potential strategic acquisitions or transactions and realize the expected benefits (including anticipated synergies) of such transactions in full or within the anticipated time frame, including with respect to the Merger, as well as our ability to integrate operations, resources and systems; the substantial level of government regulation over our business and the potential effects of new laws or regulations or changes in existing laws or regulations; the outcome of litigation, regulatory audits, investigations, actions and/or guaranty fund assessments; uncertainties surrounding participation in government-sponsored programs such as Medicare; the effectiveness and security of our information technology and other business systems; the impact of our debt service obligations on the availability of funds for other business purposes; unfavorable industry, economic or political conditions, including foreign currency movements; acts of war, terrorism, natural disasters or pandemics; as well as more specific risks and uncertainties discussed in our most recent report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K available on the Investor Relations section of www.cigna.com. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made, are not guarantees of future performance or results, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict or quantify. Cigna undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

CIGNA CORPORATION Exhibit 1
COMPARATIVE SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS (unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended Three Months Ended
June 30, June 30, March 31,

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

2019

 
REVENUES
 
Pharmacy revenues

$

26,288

$

758

$

51,467

$

1,475

$

25,179

Premiums

9,803

9,012

19,774

18,011

9,971

Fees and other revenues

2,388

1,358

4,838

2,726

2,450

Net investment income including special items

340

352

686

681

346

Total revenues

38,819

11,480

76,765

22,893

37,946

Revenue contributions from transitioning clients

(4,450)

-

(8,939)

-

(4,489)

Net realized investment (gains) losses from equity method subsidiaries

6

20

(22)

22

(28)

Adjusted revenues (1)

$

34,375

$

11,500

$

67,804

$

22,915

$

33,429

 
SHAREHOLDERS' NET INCOME
 
Shareholders' net income

$

1,408

$

806

$

2,776

$

1,721

$

1,368

After-tax adjustments to reconcile to adjusted income from operations:
Adjustment for transitioning clients

(506)

-

(1,010)

-

(504)

Net realized investment (gains) losses

(13)

22

(51)

47

(38)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

572

18

1,136

38

564

Special items
Integration and transaction-related costs

115

109

223

159

108

Charges associated with litigation matters

64

-

64

-

-

Adjusted income from operations (2)

$

1,640

$

955

$

3,138

$

1,965

$

1,498

 
Pre-tax adjusted income (loss) from operations by segment
Health Services

$

1,162

$

77

$

2,156

$

160

$

994

Integrated Medical

990

915

2,160

1,927

1,170

International Markets

207

203

413

420

206

Group Disability and Other

149

161

233

277

84

Corporate

(453)

(80)

(943)

(172)

(490)

Consolidated pre-tax adjusted income from operations (2)

2,055

1,276

4,019

2,612

1,964

Income tax expense

(415)

(321)

(881)

(647)

(466)

Consolidated after-tax adjusted income from operations (2)

$

1,640

$

955

$

3,138

$

1,965

$

1,498

 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
Shareholders' net income

$

3.70

$

3.29

$

7.26

$

7.01

$

3.56

After-tax adjustments to reconcile to adjusted income from operations:
Adjustment for transitioning clients

(1.33)

-

(2.64)

-

(1.31)

Net realized investment (gains) losses

(0.03)

0.09

(0.13)

0.19

(0.10)

Amortization of other acquired intangible assets

1.49

0.07

2.96

0.15

1.47

Special items
Integration and transaction-related costs

0.30

0.44

0.58

0.65

0.28

Charges associated with litigation matters

0.17

-

0.17

-

-

Adjusted income from operations (2)

$

4.30

$

3.89

$

8.20

$

8.00

$

3.90

Weighted average shares (in thousands)

380,969

245,339

382,496

245,564

384,024

Common shares outstanding (in thousands)

377,883

243,340

380,270

 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY at June 30,

$

43,815

$

14,743

 
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY PER SHARE at June 30,

$

115.95

$

60.59

 
 
(1) Adjusted revenues is defined as total revenues excluding the following adjustments: revenue contributions from transitioning clients, special items and Cigna's share of certain realized investment results of its joint ventures reported using the equity method. These items are excluded because they are not indicative of past or future underlying performance of our businesses.
(2) Adjusted income (loss) from operations is defined as shareholders' net income (loss) excluding the following after-tax adjustments: realized investment results, amortization of acquired intangible assets, special items and earnings contributions from transitioning clients.

 

View Comments and Join the Discussion!
 
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Trading Daily
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Daily Analyst Rating
A summary of each day’s top rating changes from sell-side analysts on the street.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com