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Cigna
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Earnings Details
Quarter December 2019
Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM
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Summary

Cigna Beats

Cigna (CI) reported Quarter December 2019 earnings of $4.31 per share on revenue of $38.2 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $4.19 per share on revenue of $35.1 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $4.26 per share. Revenue grew 167.4% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2020 earnings of $18.00 to $18.60 per share on revenue of $154.0 billion to $156.0 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $18.62 per share on revenue of $147.46 billion for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Cigna Corp is a health services organization with insurance subsidiaries that are providers of medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance and related products and services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$4.31
Earnings Whisper
$4.26
Consensus Estimate
$4.19
Reported Revenue
$38.25 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$35.10 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Cigna Delivers Strong 2019 Results, Expects Continued Attractive Revenue and Earnings Growth in 2020

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Total revenues were $153.6 billion. Adjusted revenues1 were $140.2 billion in 2019.
  • Shareholders' net income for 2019 was $5.1 billion, or $13.44 per share, representing per share growth of 28% over 2018
  • Adjusted income from operations2 for 2019 was $6.5 billion, or $17.05 per share, representing per share growth of 20% over 2018
  • Adjusted revenues1,3 are projected to be in the range of $154 billion to $156 billion in 2020, representing growth of 10% to 11% over 2019
  • Adjusted income from operations2,3 is projected to be in the range of $6.8 billion to $7.0 billion in 2020, or $18.00 to $18.60 per share3

Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) today reported strong 2019 results driven by focused execution across its businesses.

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"In the first year of our combination, as a result of our focus on execution, partnering, and ongoing innovation, Cigna delivered on our commitments to customers, clients, and shareholders," said David M. Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Our strong momentum going into 2020 positions us for continued growth, and to deliver sustained value for our customers and clients, as we create greater affordability, predictability and simplicity for their benefit."  

Total revenues for 2019 were $153.6 billion.  Adjusted revenues1 were $140.2 billion and reflect strong contributions from each of Cigna's ongoing businesses.   

Shareholders' net income for 2019 was $5.1 billion, or $13.44 per share, compared with $2.6 billion, or $10.54 per share, for 2018.   

Cigna's adjusted income from operations2 for 2019 was $6.5 billion, or $17.05 per share, compared with $3.6 billion, or $14.22 per share, for 2018.  This represents per share growth of 20% and reflects strong earnings contributions led by the Health Services and Integrated Medical segments.  Cigna's cash flow from operations for 2019 was $9.5 billion, compared with $3.8 billion for 2018.

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


Year Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Total Revenues

$

38,245


$

14,300


$

38,556


$

153,566

Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses from Equity Method Investments1


(17)



20



(5)



(44)

Special Items and Transitioning Client Contributions1


(1,690)



(569)



(2,718)



(13,347)

Adjusted Revenues1

$

36,538


$

13,751


$

35,833


$

140,175













Consolidated Earnings, net of taxes












Shareholders' Net Income

$

977


$

144


$

1,351


$

5,104

Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses2


(90)



58



(49)



(190)

Amortization of Other Acquired Intangible Assets2


554



103



558



2,248

Special Items and Transitioning Client Contributions1,2


179



342



(142)



(686)

Adjusted Income from Operations2

$

1,620


$

647


$

1,718


$

6,476













Shareholders' Net Income, per share 

$

2.60


$

0.55


$

3.57


$

13.44

Adjusted Income from Operations2, per share 

$

4.31


$

2.46


$

4.54


$

17.05

 

  • Cigna's 2019 results reflect strong revenue and earnings growth, as we delivered strong medical and pharmacy cost performance, and created meaningful value in the first year of the Cigna and Express Scripts combination.
  • In 2019, the Company repurchased 11.8 million shares of common stock for $2.0 billion. Year to date through February 5, 2020, the Company repurchased 1.2 million shares of common stock for approximately $245 million.
  • The debt to capitalization ratio decreased to 45.2% at December 31, 2019, from 50.9% at December 31, 2018.
  • The SG&A expense ratio4 was 9.3% for full year 2019, a significant decrease from 23.2% for full year 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




December 31,

September 30




2019



2018



2019


Commercial


14,187



13,982



14,121


Government


1,361



1,407



1,374


International Markets


1,597



1,572



1,576


Total Medical Customers5


17,145



16,961



17,071












Pharmacy5


75,903



73,230



75,663


Behavioral Care


30,361



27,215



28,744


Dental


17,231



16,544



17,079


Medicare Part D 


3,276



3,295



3,269


International Markets Supplemental Policies5,6


12,444



12,569



12,486


Group Disability and Life Covered Lives5


15,400



14,800



15,400


Total Customer Relationships


171,760



164,614



169,712


 

  • The total medical customer base5 at the end of 2019 grew to 17.1 million, an organic increase of 184,000 customers over the end of 2018 driven by growth in the Select and Middle Market segments, partially offset by a decline in National Accounts and U.S. Individual.
  • The pharmacy customer base5 at the end of 2019 grew to 75.9 million, an organic increase of 2.7 million customers compared to year-end 2018, driven by strong new commercial sales.

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


Year Ended


         December 31,


 September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Adjusted Revenues1

$

25,570


$

3,313


$

24,880


$

96,447

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

1,537


$

153


$

1,399


$

5,092

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax7


6.0%



4.6%



5.6%



5.3%

 

  • 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 2019, and are reflected for eleven days of contributions for fourth quarter 2018 results.
  • Growth in full year 2019 adjusted revenues1 and adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 over 2018 was driven by the combination with Express Scripts.
  • Full year 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax7 reflect organic growth in adjusted pharmacy script volumes, strong performance in specialty pharmacy services and effective execution of supply chain initiatives.
  • Health Services fulfilled 1.22 billion adjusted pharmacy scripts8 in full year 2019, with 326 million adjusted pharmacy scripts8 fulfilled in fourth 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


Year Ended


          December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Adjusted Revenues1

$

9,208


$

8,297


$

9,148


$

36,519

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

718


$

643


$

953


$

3,831

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax7


7.8%



7.7%



10.4%



10.5%













 

  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted revenues1 increased 11% relative to fourth quarter 2018, driven by Commercial customer growth and deepening of relationships, as well as premium increases consistent with underlying cost trends.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax7 reflect strong medical and specialty contributions, continued effective medical cost management, as well as investments to drive long-term growth.
  • Adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 for full year 2019 and full year 2018 included favorable net prior year reserve development on a pre-tax basis of $85 million and $97 million, respectively.
  • The medical care ratio4 ("MCR") of 80.8% for full year 2019 and 82.3% for fourth quarter 2019 reflects continued effective execution in our commercial and government businesses. The fourth quarter 2019 MCR increased relative to fourth quarter 2018, as expected, driven by the pricing effect of the health insurance tax suspension and a higher MCR in our individual medical business.
  • Integrated Medical net medical costs payable9 was approximately $2.59 billion at December 31, 2019, $2.73 billion at September 30, 2019, 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 individuals and employees of multinational organizations.

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



Three Months Ended



Year Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Adjusted Revenues1,6

$

1,430


$

1,355


$

1,402


$

5,615

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

155


$

120


$

194


$

762

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax7


10.8%



8.9%



13.8%



13.6%














As of the Periods Ended





December 31,


September 30,





2019



2018


2019















International Markets Supplemental Policies5,6


12,444



12,569


12,486




International Markets Medical Customers5


1,597



1,572


1,576




 

  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted revenues1,6 grew 6% over fourth quarter 2018, reflecting continued business growth.
  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax7 reflect continued business growth and operational efficiency.

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


Year Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Adjusted Revenues1

$

1,293


$

1,246


$

1,284


$

5,182

Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

125


$

109


$

143


$

501

Adjusted Margin, Pre-Tax7


9.7%



8.7%



11.1%



9.7%

 

  • Fourth quarter 2019 adjusted income from operations, pre-tax2 and adjusted margin, pre-tax7 reflect claims favorability in our Life business.
  • On December 18, 2019, we announced a definitive agreement whereby New York Life will acquire Cigna's Group Disability and Life business for $6.3 billion. We expect the transaction to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to applicable regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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


Year Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2019













Adjusted (Loss) from Operations, Pre-Tax2

$

(439)


$

(148)


$

(442)


$

(1,824)













 

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

2020 OUTLOOK

Cigna's outlook for full year 2020 consolidated adjusted income from operations2,3 is in the range of $6.8 billion to $7.0 billion, or $18.00 to $18.60 per share.  Cigna's outlook excludes the impact of prior year reserve development of medical costs and potential effects of any future share repurchase3.  Also, while we continue to expect to close the sale of Cigna's Group Disability and Life business in the third quarter of 2020, Cigna's outlook assumes a full year of contributions from the Group Disability and Life business. 

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


Projection for Full-Year Ending



December 31, 2020





2020 Consolidated Metrics




Adjusted Revenues1,3


$

154,000 to 156,000

Adjusted Income from Operations2,3


$

6,800 to 7,000

Adjusted Income from Operations, per share2,3


$

18.00 to 18.60

SG&A Expense Ratio3,4



8.6% to 9.1%

Adjusted Tax Rate3,10



23% to 24%

Interest Expense


$

~1,600

Adjusted Margin, After-Tax3,7



4.4% to 4.5%

Cash Flow from Operations3


$

>7,500

Debt Repayment3


$

4,500 to 5,000

Capital Expenditures3


$

~1,000

2020 Health Services Segment Metrics




Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2,3


$

5,300 to 5,450

Adjusted Pharmacy Scripts – Health Services3,8



1.47 to 1.50 billion

2020 Integrated Medical Segment Metrics




Adjusted Income from Operations, Pre-Tax2,3


$

4,000 to 4,100

Medical Care Ratio4



80.2% to 81.2%

Medical Cost Trend11



3.5% to 4.5%

Global Medical Customer Growth (lives)




Commercial



180,000 to 230,000

Government




     Medicare Advantage



60,000 to 70,000

     U.S. Individual5



(40,000)

     Medicaid



(50,000)

     Medicare Supplement



(20,000) to 0

International Markets



20,000 to 40,000

Total Global Medical Customer Growth5



150,000 to 250,000

The foregoing statements represent the Company's current estimates of Cigna's 2020 consolidated and segment adjusted income from operations2,3 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 fourth quarter 2019 results and discuss full year 2020 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: 2062020

            Replay
            (800) 867-1930   (Domestic)
            (203) 369-3371   (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 170 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 consolidated 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.

Certain adjusted metrics presented for 2019 exclude contributions from transitioning clients. As previously disclosed, beginning in 2020, Cigna will no longer exclude contributions from transitioning clients from its adjusted metrics, as the transition for those clients was substantially complete as of December 31, 2019




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 and total revenues could vary materially. 




The Company's outlook excludes the impact of prior year reserve development of medical costs and the potential effects of any share repurchases or business combinations that may occur after the date of this earnings release.  Additionally, the Company's outlook assumes a full year of contributions from Cigna's Disability and Life business.



4.

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.

5.

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. 
  • U.S. Individual includes on-exchange Patient Protection and Affordable Care and Education Reconciliation Act ("ACA") business, off-exchange ACA business and off-exchange non-ACA business.
  • Pharmacy customer relationships excludes transitioning clients.
  • International Markets supplemental policies exclude International Markets medical customers included in total medical customers.
  • Group Disability and Life covered lives are estimated.




6.

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.



7.

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




Adjusted margin, after-tax, is calculated by dividing consolidated adjusted income (loss) from operations by consolidated adjusted revenues.  Adjusted income (loss) from operations is measured on an after-tax basis for consolidated results.



8.

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. 



9.

Medical costs payable within the Integrated Medical segment are presented net of reinsurance and other recoverables.  The gross medical costs payable balance was $2.89 billion as of December 31, 2019, $3.06 billion as of September 30, 2019, and $2.70 billion as of December 31, 2018.    



10.

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.



11.

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

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release, and oral statements made in connection with 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 2020, on a consolidated, per share, and segment basis; projected adjusted revenue outlook for 2020; projected adjusted margin outlook for 2020; projected global medical customer growth over year end 2019; projected client retention; projected growth beyond 2020; 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; projected interest expense; 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; strategic transactions, including the merger (the "Merger") with Express Scripts Holding Company ("Express Scripts") and the sale of our Group Disability and Life business; 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, producers, consultants, and pharmaceutical manufacturers; changes in the pharmacy provider marketplace or pharmacy networks; changes in drug pricing; the impact of modifications to our operations and processes; our ability to identify potential strategic 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 and the sale of our Group Disability and Life business, as well as our ability to integrate or separate 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 and those of our key suppliers or other third parties; 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 civil unrest, war, terrorism, natural disasters or pandemics; reinsurance credit risk; 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


Year Ended 

Three Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,

September 30,



2019


2018


2019


2018

2019












REVENUES






















    Pharmacy revenues

$

25,645

$

3,257

$

103,099

$

5,479

$

25,987

    Premiums


10,005


9,108


39,714


36,113


9,935

    Fees and other revenues


2,240


1,491


9,363


5,578


2,285

    Net investment income 


355


444


1,390


1,480


349

         Total revenues


38,245


14,300


153,566


48,650


38,556

         Revenue contributions from transitioning clients


(1,690)


(459)


(13,347)


(459)


(2,718)

         Net realized investment results from certain equity method subsidiaries

(17)


20


(44)


43


(5)

         Special items included in integration and transaction-related costs


-


(110)


-


(123)


-

         Adjusted revenues(1)

$

36,538

$

13,751

$

140,175

$

48,111

$

35,833












SHAREHOLDERS' NET INCOME






















Shareholders' net income

$

977

$

144

$

5,104

$

2,637

$

1,351

After-tax adjustments to reconcile to adjusted income from operations:











   Adjustment for transitioning clients


(99)


(47)


(1,316)


(47)


(207)

   Net realized investment (gains) losses


(90)


58


(190)


104


(49)

   Amortization of acquired intangible assets


554


103


2,248


177


558

   Special items











Integration and transaction-related costs


116


402


427


669


88

Charge for organizational efficiency plan


162


-


162


-


-

Charges associated with litigation matters


-


(16)


41


19


(23)

U.S. tax reform


-


3


-


(2)


-












Adjusted income from operations(2)

$

1,620

$

647

$

6,476

$

3,557

$

1,718












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











Health Services

$

1,537

$

153

$

5,092

$

380

$

1,399

Integrated Medical


718


643


3,831


3,502


953

International Markets


155


120


762


735


194

Group Disability and Other


125


109


501


529


143

Corporate


(439)


(148)


(1,824)


(403)


(442)

Consolidated pre-tax adjusted income from operations(2)


2,096


877


8,362


4,743


2,247

Adjusted income tax expense


(476)


(230)


(1,886)


(1,186)


(529)

Consolidated after-tax adjusted income from operations(2)

$

1,620

$

647

$

6,476

$

3,557

$

1,718












DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE






















Shareholders' net income

$

2.60

$

0.55

$

13.44

$

10.54

$

3.57

After-tax adjustments to reconcile to adjusted income from operations:











Adjustment for transitioning clients


(0.26)


(0.18)


(3.46)


(0.19)


(0.55)

Net realized investment (gains) losses


(0.24)


0.22


(0.50)


0.42


(0.13)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets


1.47


0.39


5.92


0.71


1.47

Special items











Integration and transaction-related costs


0.31


1.53


1.11


2.67


0.24

Charge for organizational efficiency plan


0.43


-


0.43


-


-

Charges associated with litigation matters


-


(0.06)


0.11


0.08


(0.06)

U.S. tax reform


-


0.01


-


(0.01)


-

Adjusted income from operations(2)

$

4.31

$

2.46

$

17.05

$

14.22

$

4.54

Weighted average shares(in thousands)


376,045


263,521


379,817


250,225


378,321

Common shares outstanding (in thousands)






372,531


380,924


373,978












SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY at December 31,





$

45,338

$

41,028

























SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY PER SHARE at December 31,





$

121.70

$

107.71





(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.  

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