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Humana Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results, Issues 2013 Guidance, And Announces CEO Transition And Recent Strategic Transactions

Share Repurchase Program

  • During 3Q12, the company executed share repurchases of $234.3 million, or approximately 3,523,900 of its outstanding shares, at an average price per share of $66.50. As of November 5, 2012, approximately $640 million of the $1 billion April 2012 share repurchase authorization remained, with an expiration date of June 30, 2014.

Footnotes

(a)   The company provides a full range of insured specialty products including dental, vision and other supplemental health and financial protection products. Members included in these products may not be unique to each product since members have the ability to enroll in multiple products. Other supplemental benefits include life, disability, and fixed benefit products including cancer and critical illness policies.
 
(b) Generally, when the first day of a month falls on a weekend or holiday, with the exception of January 1 (New Year’s Day), the company receives this payment at the end of the previous month. Therefore the year-to-date 2012 period included nine monthly Medicare payments compared to ten monthly Medicare payments during the 2011 period.
 
(c) The Company has included certain financial measures that are not in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in its summary of financial results within this earnings press release. The company believes that these non-GAAP measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful to both management and its investors in analyzing the company's ongoing business and operating performance. Internally, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as indicators of business performance, as well as for operational planning and decision making purposes. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
 

Conference Call & Virtual Slide Presentation

Humana will host a conference call, as well as a virtual slide presentation, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time today to discuss its financial results for the quarter and the company’s expectations for future earnings. A live virtual presentation (audio with slides) may be accessed via Humana’s Investor Relations page at www.humana.com. The company suggests web participants sign on at least 15 minutes in advance of the call. The company also suggests web participants visit the site well in advance of the call to run a system test and to download any free software needed to view the presentation.

All parties interested in the audio-only portion of the conference call are invited to dial 888-625-7430. No password is required. The company suggests participants dial in at least ten minutes in advance of the call. For those unable to participate in the live event, the virtual presentation archive may be accessed via the Historical Webcasts & Presentations section of the Investor Relations page at www.humana.com.

Biennial Investor Meeting

Humana plans to host its biennial Investor Meeting on November 13, 2012 beginning at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. That meeting will be available to the media and general public via webcast. The company anticipates publishing a detailed agenda for the Investor Meeting no later than November 12, 2012.

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