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Oct 20, 2021
Third quarter GAAP net income was $6.13 per share, including net negative adjustment items of $0.66 per share. Adjusted net income was $6.79* per share. Operating revenue grew by 16.0% over the prior year quarter to $35.5 billion, or 17.5% adjusted for the repeal of the health insurance tax. Medical enrollment increased by 2.4 million members year over year and 730 thousand members in the third quarter to 45.1 million members. Fourth quarter 2021 dividend of $1.13 per share declared to shareholders. Raising full year adjusted net income outlook from greater than $25.50* per share to greater than $25.85* per share. October 20, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time INDIANAPOLIS--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) reported third quarter 2021 results reflecting strong financial performance. "Our deep connection to the communities we serve, commitment to advancing a digital platform for health and our differentiated approach to addressing the whole health of the people we serve has underpinned our strong performance despite the challenging environment due to COVID," said Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO. "The strong growth we saw across all of our benefits business in the third quarter demonstrates that our core offerings, as well as additional innovative products and services continue to resonate in the market. We believe the momentum we are seeing and our ability to deliver on our strategy will be further accelerated by recent changes in our leadership." *Refer to GAAP reconciliation tables. CONSOLIDATED HIGHLIGHTS Earnings Per Share: GAAP net income was $6.13 per share in the third quarter, including net negative adjustment items of $0.66 per share. Adjusted net income was $6.79* per share. *Please refer to the GAAP reconciliation tables. Membership: Medical enrollment totaled approximately 45.1 million members at September 30, 2021, an increase of 2.4 million lives, or 5.7 percent from the prior year quarter. Government Business enrollment increased by 2.3 million lives compared to the prior year quarter, primarily driven by organic growth in the Medicaid business, aided by the temporary suspension of eligibility recertification efforts in our markets, the acquisition of MMM, the launch of HealthyBlue in North Carolina, and organic growth in our Medicare Advantage business. Commercial & Specialty Business enrollment increased by 162 thousand lives compared to the prior year quarter primarily driven by strong risk-based membership growth, partially offset by in-group attrition in the group fee-based business as a result of the economic environment. During the third quarter of 2021, medical enrollment increased sequentially by 730 thousand lives, driven by the launch of HealthyBlue in North Carolina, incremental growth in the Medicaid business, and sales in excess of lapses in our Commercial risk-based businesses, partially offset by in-group attrition in the group fee-based business. Operating Revenue: Operating revenue was $35.5 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $4.9 billion, or 16.0 percent, from the prior year quarter and 17.5 percent after adjusting for the repeal of the health insurance tax in 2021. The increase was driven by higher premium revenue due to growth in Medicaid and Medicare and growth in pharmacy product revenue related to IngenioRx, partially offset by the repeal of the health insurance tax. Benefit Expense Ratio: The benefit expense ratio was 87.7 percent in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 90 basis points versus the prior year quarter and a decrease of 50 basis points after adjusting for the repeal of the health insurance tax in 2021. Excluding the impact of the repeal of the health insurance tax, the decrease was primarily driven by unfavorable rate adjustments in our Medicaid business in the third quarter of 2020. Medical claims reserves established at December 31, 2020 developed better than the Company’s expectations during the third quarter of 2021, with the majority offset by rebates, risk-corridors and other related mechanisms. Days in Claims Payable: Days in Claims Payable was 46.8 days as of September 30, 2021, a decrease of 1.3 days from June 30, 2021 and an increase of 5.7 days as compared to September 30, 2020. The timing of the acquisitions of MMM and myNEXUS increased Days in Claims Payable at June 30, 2021. Normalizing for timing impacts associated with these acquisitions, Days in Claims payable would have increased by 0.2 days sequentially. SG&A Expense Ratio: The SG&A expense ratio was 11.1 percent in the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of 620 basis points from 17.3 percent in the third quarter of 2020, primarily driven by the absence of charges related to business optimization and the BCBSA litigation settlement taken in the third quarter of 2020, growth in operating revenue, and the repeal of the health insurance tax in 2021, partially offset by increased spend to support growth. Operating Cash Flow: Operating cash flow was $2.5 billion, or 1.7 times net income in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of $3.7 billion as compared to the prior year quarter. The year-on-year increase was primarily driven by outflows in the third quarter of 2020 which did not repeat in 2021, principally the payment of the health insurance tax as well as estimated Federal income tax payments which were deferred from the second quarter of 2020, as was permitted by the IRS. Share Repurchase Program: During the third quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 1.2 million shares of its common stock for $450 million, at a weighted average price of $378.85. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $4.7 billion of Board-approved share repurchase authorization remaining. Cash Dividend: During the third quarter of 2021, the Company paid a quarterly dividend of $1.13 per share, representing a distribution of cash totaling $276 million. On October 19, 2021, the Audit Committee declared a fourth quarter 2021 dividend to shareholders of $1.13 per share. On an annualized basis, this equates to a dividend of $4.52 per share. The fourth quarter dividend is payable on December 21, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2021. Investment Portfolio & Capital Position: During the third quarter of 2021, the Company recorded net realized losses of $61 million. During the third quarter of 2020, the Company recorded net realized gains of $229 million. These amounts are excluded from adjusted earnings per share. As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s net unrealized gain position in the investment portfolio was $878 million, consisting primarily of fixed maturity securities. As of September 30, 2021 cash and investments at the parent company totaled approximately $1.4 billion. REPORTABLE SEGMENTS Anthem, Inc. has four reportable segments: Commercial & Specialty Business (comprised of Individual, Group risk-based, Group fee-based, and BlueCard businesses); Government Business (comprised of the Medicaid, Medicare, and Federal Health Products & Services businesses); IngenioRx, and Other (comprised of the Diversified Business Group and corporate expenses not allocated to our other reportable segments).