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Despite Medicare Advantage Weakness, Humana Performs Well in Q1 and Boosts 2022 Outlook

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback, CFA |

Even with weak enrollment in its Medicare Advantage (MA) stronghold, narrow-moat Humana turned in better-than-expected profits in the first quarter, and management increased its guidance for 2022. After considering these trends and tweaking our near-term assumptions a bit, we do not anticipate changing our fair value estimate. Humana shares currently trade at a mild discount to our $485 fair value estimate and continue to move closer to intrinsic value after trading in deep 4-star territory when the MA concerns initially emerged in January.

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Humana Inc's Company Profile

Business Description

Humana is one of the largest private health insurers in the U.S. with a focus on administering Medicare Advantage plans. The firm has built a niche specializing in government-sponsored programs, with nearly all its medical membership stemming from individual and group Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and the military's Tricare program. The firm is also a leader in stand-alone prescription drug plans for seniors enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Humana offers employer-based plans primarily for small businesses along with specialty insurance offerings such as dental, vision, and life. Beyond medical insurance, the company provides other healthcare services, including primary-care services, at-home services, and pharmacy benefit management.

500 West Main Street
Louisville, KY, 40202
T +1 502 580-1000
Sector Healthcare
Industry Healthcare Plans
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 95,500

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