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Centene Focusing on Value Creation Plan but Faces Some Intermediate-Term Headwinds

Julie Utterback Senior Equity Analyst

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Centene aims to be the top provider of government-sponsored health plans. Although it has grown at a solid clip organically, Centene also has made significant acquisitions--most notably the 2020 WellCare merger--to meet that goal. Technology investments to boost efficiency have helped Centene prosper in this relatively low-margin managed care sector, as well.

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Centene is a managed-care organization focused on government-sponsored healthcare plans, including Medicaid, Medicare, and the individual exchanges. Centene served 23 million medical members as of September 2022, mostly in Medicaid (70% of membership), the individual exchanges (9%), Medicare Advantage (7%), and the balance in Tricare (West region), correctional facility, and commercial plans. The company also serves 4 million users through the Medicare Part D pharmaceutical program.

7700 Forsyth Boulevard, Centene Plaza
St. Louis, MO, 63105
Industry Healthcare Plans
Employees 72,500

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CNC’s price/sales is 0.36.
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CNC’s price/forward earnings is 13.62.
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CNC’s price/book is 1.95.
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