MOH Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2018 Results
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MOLINA HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2018 RESULTS AND
PROVIDES FISCAL YEAR 2019 GUIDANCE
Net income per diluted share on a GAAP basis was $3.01 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and $10.61 for the year ended December 31, 2018
Fourth quarter 2018 results include a net charge of $0.81 per diluted share, and 2018 results include a net charge of $0.22 per diluted share, for non-run-rate items
The overall medical care ratio in the fourth quarter improved to 84.6% from 86.4%, sequentially, when excluding non-run rate items
After-tax margin was 4.3% in the fourth quarter and 3.7% for the full-year 2018
The Company issued 2019 guidance of $9.25 - $9.75 net income per diluted share on a GAAP basis, which does not include any prior-period reserve development
Long Beach, California (February 11, 2019) - Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, and provided its guidance for fiscal year 2019.
“We have accomplished much over the last year as we executed the first phase of our margin recovery and sustainability plan,” said Joe Zubretsky, president and CEO. “Our full year results are a capstone to a very successful beginning of this margin turnaround and growth story.
“Our guidance for 2019 reflects continued strength as we sustain our margins while beginning to execute the growth phase of our strategy.”
Fourth Quarter of 2018 Compared With Third Quarter of 2018
Net income increased to $201 million, from $197 million in the third quarter of 2018. Net income per diluted share increased to $3.01, from $2.90 in the third quarter of 2018.
Premium revenue increased $101 million, or 2%, in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was mainly in Medicaid and was attributed to a lower non-run rate reduction in revenues for retroactive California Medicaid Expansion risk corridor adjustments and favorable rate changes in other programs that include retroactivity back to earlier periods in 2018.
Overall, the medical care ratio (“MCR”) decreased to 85.1%, from 87.4% in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the $24 million retroactive California Medicaid Expansion risk corridor adjustment, related mainly to the 2017-18 state fiscal period, the MCR would have been 84.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018. Excluding the $57 million retroactive California Medicaid Expansion risk corridor adjustment related to the 2016-17 state fiscal period and a small benefit from the 2017 Marketplace cost sharing reduction (“CSR”), the MCR would have been 86.4% in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential improvement in the overall underlying MCR was due to decreases in the Medicaid, Medicare and Marketplace MCRs as follows:
The following information was filed by Molina Healthcare Inc (MOH) on Monday, February 11, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.