CVS
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2019
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 6:30:00 AM
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CVS (CVS) reported 3rd Quarter September 2019 earnings of $1.84 per share on revenue of $64.8 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.77 per share on revenue of $63.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.80 per share. Revenue grew 37.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2019 earnings of $6.97 to $7.05 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $6.89 to $7.00 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $6.98 per share for the year ending December 31, 2019.

CVS Health Corp iis an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company has three segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail Pharmacy and Corporate.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.84
Earnings Whisper
$1.80
Consensus Estimate
$1.77
Reported Revenue
$64.81 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$63.17 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

CVS Health Reports Third Quarter Results

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Third Quarter Year-over-Year Highlights:

  • Total revenues increased 36.5% to $64.8 billion
  • GAAP operating income increased 13.8% to $2.9 billion
  • Adjusted operating income (1) increased 48.9% to $3.9 billion
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.17
  • Adjusted EPS (2) of $1.84

Year-to-date Highlights:

  • Generated cash flow from operations of $10.2 billion

2019 Full Year Guidance:

  • Revised GAAP operating income guidance range to $11.77 billion to $11.95 billion from $11.82 billion to $12.02 billion
  • Raised and narrowed adjusted operating income (1) guidance range to $15.22 billion to $15.40 billion from $15.16 billion to $15.36 billion
  • Revised GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations guidance range to $4.90 to $4.98 from $4.93 to $5.04
  • Raised and narrowed Adjusted EPS (2) guidance range to $6.97 to $7.05 from $6.89 to $7.00
  • Confirmed cash flow from operations guidance range of $10.1 billion to $10.6 billion

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo stated, "Our third quarter results build on the positive momentum we have seen across the company since the beginning of the year. All of our core businesses performed in line with or above expectations, reflecting strong operational execution. As a result, we delivered strong growth and generated robust operating cash flow, which enabled us to continue to delever while returning capital to our shareholders."

Merlo continued, "Based on strong year-to-date performance, we are raising and narrowing our full-year 2019 Adjusted EPS guidance range to $6.97 to $7.05. As we approach the first anniversary of the Aetna acquisition, we are increasingly confident in the strength of our broad and differentiated assets as a combined company and our ability to deliver compelling value to our customers and the communities we serve. Looking ahead, we remain focused on successful execution of our strategic priorities and integration plans to unleash the full potential of our consumer-centric health care model and create value for all stakeholders."

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The Company presents both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures in this press release to assist in the comparison of the Company's past financial performance with its current financial performance. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" on pages 11 through 12 and endnotes (1) through (4) on page 27 for explanations of non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. See pages 13 through 17 and 25 through 26 for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Consolidated Third Quarter Results


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts

2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Total revenues

$

64,810


$

47,490


$

17,320


$

189,887


$

140,155


$

49,732

Operating income

2,928


2,574


354


8,950


3,197


5,753

Adjusted operating income (1)

3,947


2,650


1,297


11,573


7,542


4,031

Net income (loss)

1,529


1,390


139


4,887


(175)


5,062

Diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations

$

1.17


$

1.36


$

(0.19)


$

3.75


$

(0.17)


$

3.92

Adjusted EPS (2)

$

1.84


$

1.73


$

0.11


$

5.35


$

4.89


$

0.46

Enterprise prescriptions (5) (6)

686.6


657.0


29.6


2,049.5


1,973.6


75.9

  • Total revenues and adjusted revenues (3) increased 36.5% and 37.1%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year. Revenue growth was primarily driven by the impact of the acquisition (the "Aetna Acquisition") of Aetna Inc. ("Aetna"), which the Company acquired on November 28, 2018 (the "Aetna Acquisition Date"), as well as increased volume and brand name drug price inflation in both the Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The revenue increase was partially offset by continued price compression in the Pharmacy Services segment, reimbursement pressure in the Retail/LTC segment and an increased generic dispensing rate.
  • Operating expenses and adjusted operating expenses (4) increased 72.8% and 61.5%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year. The increase in both operating expenses and adjusted operating expenses was primarily driven by the impact of the Aetna Acquisition. The increase in operating expenses also was due to (i) an increase in intangible asset amortization primarily related to the Aetna Acquisition, (ii) a $205 million pre-tax loss on the sale of the Company's Brazilian subsidiary, Drogaria Onofre Ltda. ("Onofre"), which occurred on July 1, 2019 and (iii) a $96 million store rationalization charge recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2019 primarily related to operating lease right-of-use asset impairment charges in connection with the planned closure of 22 underperforming retail pharmacy stores in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Operating income and adjusted operating income increased 13.8% and 48.9%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year. The increase in both operating income and adjusted operating income was primarily due to the impact of the Aetna Acquisition as well as increased claims volume and improved purchasing economics in the Pharmacy Services segment. These increases were partially offset by continued reimbursement pressure in the Retail/LTC segment and continued price compression in the Pharmacy Services segment. The increase in operating income was also partially offset by (i) an increase in intangible asset amortization primarily related to the Aetna Acquisition, (ii) the $205 million pre-tax loss on the sale of Onofre recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2019, (iii) the $96 million store rationalization charge recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2019 and (iv) the absence of $209 million in interest income on the proceeds from the financing for the Aetna Acquisition recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2018.
  • Net income increased 10.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily due to the higher operating income described above, partially offset by (i) higher interest expense primarily due to the assumption of Aetna's debt as of the Aetna Acquisition Date, (ii) the loss on early extinguishment of debt of $79 million related to the Company's repayment of $4.0 billion of its outstanding senior notes pursuant to its tender offers for such senior notes in August 2019 and (iii) higher income tax expense associated with the increase in pre-tax income.
  • The effective income tax rate was 28.3% for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to 26.8% for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase in the effective income tax rate was primarily due to the impact of the sale of Onofre in the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Pharmacy Services Segment

The Pharmacy Services segment provides a full range of pharmacy benefit management services to employers, health plans, government employee groups and government sponsored programs. The segment results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions

2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Total revenues

$

36,018


$

33,864


$

2,154


$

104,418


$

99,837


$

4,581

Operating income

1,340


1,275


65


3,387


3,268


119

Adjusted operating income (1)

1,439


1,362


77


3,682


3,530


152

Total pharmacy claims processed (6)

509.5


466.3


43.2


1,480.3


1,405.2


75.1

Pharmacy network (7)

430.2


394.5


35.7


1,250.0


1,192.2


57.8

Mail choice (8)

79.3


71.8


7.5


230.3


213.0


17.3

  • Total revenues increased 6.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily due to brand name drug price inflation as well as increased total pharmacy claims volume, partially offset by continued price compression and an increased generic dispensing rate.
  • Total pharmacy claims processed increased 9.3% on a 30-day equivalent basis for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily driven by net new business and the continued adoption of Maintenance Choice® offerings.
  • Operating income and adjusted operating income increased 5.1% and 5.7%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily driven by increased claims volume, the addition of Aetna's mail order and specialty pharmacy operations and improved purchasing economics, partially offset by continued price compression. The increase in operating income also was partially offset by increased intangible asset amortization related to Aetna's mail order and specialty pharmacy operations.

See the supplemental information on page 21 for additional information regarding the performance of the Pharmacy Services segment.

Retail/LTC Segment

The Retail/LTC segment fulfills prescriptions for medications, provides patient care programs, sells a wide-assortment of general merchandise, provides health care services through walk-in clinics and provides services to long-term care facilities. The segment results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions

2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Total revenues

$

21,466


$

20,856


$

610


$

64,028


$

61,960


$

2,068

Operating income

1,095


1,491


(396)


3,884


890


2,994

Adjusted operating income (1)

1,516


1,622


(106)


4,674


5,279


(605)

Prescriptions filled (6)

352.3


331.2


21.1


1,048.2


989.7


58.5

  • Total revenues increased 2.9% for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by increased prescription volume and brand name drug price inflation, partially offset by continued reimbursement pressure and an increased generic dispensing rate.
  • Front store revenues represent approximately 21.5% of total Retail/LTC segment revenues. Front store revenues increased in the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily driven by increases in health and beauty product sales, which benefited from continued strength in cough and cold products.
  • Total prescription volume grew 6.4% on a 30-day equivalent basis for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year. The growth was driven primarily by the continued adoption of patient care programs.
  • Operating income and adjusted operating income decreased 26.6% and 6.5%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019. Operating income and adjusted operating income were both negatively impacted by continued reimbursement pressure, partially offset by increased prescription volume and improved front store margin. The decrease in operating income also was driven by the $205 million pre-tax loss on the sale of Onofre and the $96 million store rationalization charge, each recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2019.

See the supplemental information on page 22 for additional information regarding the performance of the Retail/LTC segment.

Health Care Benefits Segment

The Health Care Benefits segment provides a full range of insured and self-insured ("ASC") medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health products and services. For periods prior to the Aetna Acquisition Date, the Health Care Benefits segment consisted solely of the Company's SilverScript® Medicare Part D prescription drug plan ("PDP") business. The segment results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except percentages

2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Total revenues

$

17,181



$

641


$

16,540


$

52,454



$

2,723


$

49,731

Operating income (loss)

1,036



74


962


3,253



(64)


3,317

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

1,423



75


1,348


4,423



(62)


4,485

Medical benefit ratio ("MBR") (a)

83.3

%


NM




83.7

%


NM



Medical membership as of September 30, 2019







22.8








(a)

The Health Care Benefits segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 consisted solely of the Company's SilverScript PDP business. Accordingly, the MBRs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 are not meaningful ("NM") and are not directly comparable to the MBRs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

  • Total revenues increased $16.5 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the prior year primarily driven by the Aetna Acquisition.
  • Operating income and adjusted operating income increased $962 million and $1.3 billion, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to the prior year primarily driven by the Aetna Acquisition. The increase in operating income was partially offset by an increase in intangible asset amortization related to the Aetna Acquisition.
  • Medical membership as of September 30, 2019 of 22.8 million remained consistent compared with June 30, 2019, reflecting increases in Medicare and Medicaid products, offset by declines in Commercial products.
  • The Health Care Benefits segment experienced favorable development of prior-periods' health care cost estimates in its Commercial and Government businesses, primarily attributable to second quarter 2019 performance.
  • Prior years' health care costs payable estimates developed favorably by $511 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019. This development is reported on a basis consistent with the prior years' development reported in the health care costs payable table in the Company's annual audited financial statements and does not directly correspond to an increase in 2019 operating results.

See the supplemental information on page 23 for additional information regarding the performance of the Health Care Benefits segment.

2019 Full Year Guidance

The Company revised its full year 2019 GAAP operating income guidance range to $11.77 billion to $11.95 billion from $11.82 billion to $12.02 billion and raised and narrowed its guidance range for full year 2019 adjusted operating income to $15.22 billion to $15.40 billion from $15.16 billion to $15.36 billion. The Company revised its full year 2019 GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations guidance range to $4.90 to $4.98 from $4.93 to $5.04, and raised and narrowed its full year 2019 Adjusted EPS guidance range to $6.97 to $7.05 from $6.89 to $7.00.

The adjustments between GAAP operating income and GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations and adjusted operating income and Adjusted EPS include, as applicable, adding back amortization of intangible assets, integration costs related to the Aetna Acquisition, store rationalization charges, gains/losses on divestitures and losses on early extinguishment of debt.

Teleconference and Webcast

The Company will be holding a conference call today for investors at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern time) to discuss its third quarter results. An audio webcast of the call will be broadcast simultaneously for all interested parties through the Investor Relations section of the CVS Health website at http://investors.cvshealth.com. This webcast will be archived and available on the website for a one-year period following the conference call.

About the Company

CVS Health is the nation's premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has approximately 9,900 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 102 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year and expanding specialty pharmacy services. CVS Health also serves an estimated 38 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offerings and a leading standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. The Company believes its innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of CVS Health Corporation. Statements in this press release that are forward-looking include the information under the heading "2019 Full Year Guidance" and the related endnotes and reconciliations and the information in Mr. Merlo's quoted statement. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements for a number of reasons as described in our Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on CVS Health's forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are and will be based upon management's then-current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. CVS Health does not assume any duty to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, as of any future date.

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CVS HEALTH CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except per share amounts

2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues:








Products

$

47,149


$

46,334


$

136,023


$

136,035

Premiums

15,539


627


47,612


2,684

Services

1,859


308


5,447


951

Net investment income

263


221


805


485

Total revenues

64,810


47,490


189,887


140,155

Operating costs:








Cost of products sold

40,437


39,502


116,654


115,883

Benefit costs

12,850


439


39,396


2,399

Goodwill impairment




3,921

Operating expenses

8,595


4,975


24,887


14,755

Total operating costs

61,882


44,916


180,937


136,958

Operating income

2,928


2,574


8,950


3,197

Interest expense

747


674


2,301


1,886

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

79



79


Other expense (income)

(31)


1


(93)


7

Income before income tax provision

2,133


1,899


6,663


1,304

Income tax provision

604


509


1,776


1,478

Income (loss) from continuing operations

1,529


1,390


4,887


(174)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax




(1)

Net income (loss)

1,529


1,390


4,887


(175)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

1




Net income (loss) attributable to CVS Health

$

1,530


$

1,390


$

4,887


$

(175)









Basic earnings (loss) per share:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health

$

1.17


$

1.36


$

3.76


$

(0.17)

Loss from discontinued operations attributable to CVS Health

$


$


$


$

Net income (loss) attributable to CVS Health

$

1.17


$

1.36


$

3.76


$

(0.17)

  Weighted average basic shares outstanding

1,302


1,020


1,300


1,018

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:








Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health

$

1.17


$

1.36


$

3.75


$

(0.17)

Loss from discontinued operations attributable to CVS Health

$


$


$


$

Net income (loss) attributable to CVS Health

$

1.17


$

1.36


$

3.75


$

(0.17)

  Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

1,305


1,022


1,303


1,018

Dividends declared per share

$

0.50


$

0.50


$

1.50


$

1.50

 

 

CVS HEALTH CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)


In millions

September 30,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,193


$

4,059

Investments

2,334


2,522

Accounts receivable, net

19,789


17,631

Inventories

16,028


16,450

Other current assets

4,841


4,581

Total current assets

48,185


45,243

Long-term investments

17,342


15,732

Property and equipment, net

11,651


11,349

Operating lease right-of-use assets

20,757


Goodwill

79,548


78,678

Intangible assets, net

33,655


36,524

Separate accounts assets

4,590


3,884

Other assets

4,385


5,046

Total assets

$

220,113


$

196,456





Liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

9,442


$

8,925

Pharmacy claims and discounts payable

13,099


11,365

Health care costs payable

7,014


6,147

Policyholders' funds

2,938


2,939

Accrued expenses

11,615


10,711

Other insurance liabilities

1,790


1,937

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

1,798


Short-term debt

1,070


720

Current portion of long-term debt

3,778


1,265

Total current liabilities

52,544


44,009

Long-term operating lease liabilities

18,826


Long-term debt

64,206


71,444

Deferred income taxes

7,279


7,677

Separate accounts liabilities

4,590


3,884

Other long-term insurance liabilities

7,557


8,119

Other long-term liabilities

2,178


2,780

Total liabilities

157,180


137,913





Shareholders' equity:




Preferred stock


Common stock and capital surplus

45,854


45,440

Treasury stock

(28,207)


(28,228)

Retained earnings

44,017


40,911

Accumulated other comprehensive income

950


102

Total CVS Health shareholders' equity

62,614


58,225

Noncontrolling interests

319


318

Total shareholders' equity

62,933


58,543

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

220,113


$

196,456

 

 

CVS HEALTH CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)



Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions

2019


2018

Cash flows from operating activities:




Cash receipts from customers

$

184,519


$

132,275

Cash paid for inventory and prescriptions dispensed by retail network pharmacies

(109,958)


(107,920)

Insurance benefits paid

(38,812)


(2,400)

Cash paid to other suppliers and employees

(21,411)


(12,305)

Interest and investment income received

756


406

Interest paid

(2,675)


(1,759)

Income taxes paid

(2,205)


(1,911)

Net cash provided by operating activities

10,214


6,386





Cash flows from investing activities:




Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments

5,616


43

Purchases of investments

(6,011)


(97)

Purchases of property and equipment

(1,890)


(1,452)

Acquisitions (net of cash acquired)

(361)


(616)

Proceeds from sale of subsidiary


725

Other

16


11

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,630)


(1,386)





Cash flows from financing activities:




Net borrowings (repayments) of short-term debt

350


(1,276)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

3,458


39,376

Repayments of long-term debt

(8,350)


(2,266)

Derivative settlements

(25)


446

Dividends paid

(1,952)


(1,528)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

183


214

Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(85)


(39)

Other

11


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(6,410)


34,927

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

1,174


39,927

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period

4,295


1,900

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period

$

5,469


$

41,827

 

 

CVS HEALTH CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)



Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions

2019


2018

Reconciliation of net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$

4,887


$

(175)

Adjustments required to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

3,275


1,911

Goodwill impairment


3,921

Stock-based compensation

355


172

Loss on sale of subsidiary

205


86

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

79


Deferred income taxes and other noncash items

(38)


210

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:




Accounts receivable, net

(2,312)


(1,725)

Inventories

413


472

Other assets

(374)


(3)

Accounts payable and pharmacy claims and discounts payable

2,330


1,839

Health care costs payable and other insurance liabilities

535


Other liabilities

859


(322)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

10,214


$

6,386

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures to analyze underlying business performance and trends. The Company believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures enhances the Company's and investors' ability to compare the Company's past financial performance with its current performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided as supplemental information to the financial measures presented in this press release that are calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company's definitions of its non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measurements reported by other companies.

Non-GAAP financial measures such as adjusted operating income, adjusted earnings per share (EPS), adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health, adjusted revenues and adjusted operating expenses exclude from the relevant GAAP metrics, as applicable: amortization of intangible assets and other items, if any, that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance.

For the periods covered in this press release, the following items are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures described above, as applicable, because the Company believes they neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance:

  • The Company's acquisition activities have resulted in the recognition of intangible assets as required under the acquisition method of accounting which consist primarily of trademarks, customer contracts/relationships, covenants not to compete, technology, provider networks and value of business acquired. Definite-lived intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are tested for impairment when events indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. The amortization of intangible assets is reflected in the Company's statements of operations in operating expenses within each segment. Although intangible assets contribute to the Company's revenue generation, the amortization of intangible assets does not directly relate to the underwriting of the Company's insurance products, the services performed for the Company's customers or the sale of the Company's products or services. Additionally, intangible asset amortization expense typically fluctuates based on the size and timing of the Company's acquisition activity. Accordingly, the Company believes excluding the amortization of intangible assets enhances the Company's and investors' ability to compare the Company's past financial performance with its current performance and to analyze underlying business performance and trends. Intangible asset amortization excluded from the related non-GAAP financial measure represents the entire amount recorded within the Company's GAAP financial statements and the revenue generated by the associated intangible assets has not been excluded from the related non-GAAP financial measure. Intangible asset amortization is excluded from the related non-GAAP financial measure because the amortization, unlike the related revenue, is not affected by operations of any particular period unless an intangible asset becomes impaired or the estimated useful life of an intangible asset is revised.
  • During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, acquisition-related transaction and integration costs relate to the Aetna Acquisition. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, acquisition-related integration costs also relate to the acquisition of Omnicare, Inc. The acquisition-related transaction and integration costs are reflected in the Company's unaudited GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations in operating expenses primarily within the Corporate/Other segment.
  • During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the store rationalization charges relate to the planned closure of 22 underperforming retail pharmacy stores in the first quarter of 2020. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the store rationalization charges also relate to the planned closure of 46 underperforming retail pharmacy stores in the second quarter of 2019. The store rationalization charges primarily relate to operating lease right-of-use asset impairment charges and are reflected in the Company's unaudited GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations in operating expenses within the Retail/LTC segment.
  • During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the loss on divestiture of subsidiary represents the pre-tax loss on the sale of Onofre, which occurred on July 1, 2019. The loss on divestiture primarily relates to the elimination of the cumulative translation adjustment from accumulated other comprehensive income and is reflected in operating expenses in the Company's unaudited GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations within the Retail/LTC segment. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the loss on divestiture of subsidiary represents the pre-tax loss on the sale of the Company's RxCrossroads subsidiary for $725 million and is reflected in operating expenses in the Company's unaudited GAAP condensed consolidated statements of operations within the Retail/LTC segment.
  • During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the loss on early extinguishment of debt relates to the Company's repayment of $4.0 billion of its outstanding senior notes in August 2019 pursuant to its tender offers for such senior notes.
  • During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the goodwill impairment charge relates to the LTC reporting unit within the Retail/LTC segment.
  • During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recorded interest expense of $436 million and $1.2 billion, respectively, related to bridge financing costs and interest expense on the $40 billion of its unsecured senior notes issued on March 9, 2018 ("2018 Notes"). The interest expense was reduced by related interest income of $209 million and $453 million, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively, on the proceeds of the 2018 Notes. All amounts are for the periods prior to the close of the Aetna Acquisition and were recorded within the Corporate/Other segment.
  • The corresponding tax benefit or expense related to the items excluded from adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and Adjusted EPS above. The nature of each non-GAAP adjustment is evaluated to determine whether a discrete adjustment should be made to the adjusted income tax provision.

See endnotes (1) through (4) for definitions of non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are presented on pages 13 through 17 and 25 through 26.

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to the Most Directly Comparable GAAP Financial Measures


Adjusted Operating Income

(Unaudited)


The following are reconciliations of operating income to adjusted operating income:



Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Operating income (loss) (GAAP measure)

$

1,340


$

1,095


$

1,036


$

(364)


$

(179)


$

2,928

Non-GAAP adjustments:












Amortization of intangible assets

99


120


387


1



607

Acquisition-related integration costs




111



111

Store rationalization charge


96





96

Loss on divestiture of subsidiary


205





205

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

$

1,439


$

1,516


$

1,423


$

(252)


$

(179)


$

3,947




Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Operating income (loss) (GAAP measure)

$

1,275


$

1,491


$

74


$

(70)


$

(196)


$

2,574

Non-GAAP adjustments:












Amortization of intangible assets

87


127


1




215

Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs


4



66



70

Interest income on financing for the Aetna Acquisition




(209)



(209)

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

$

1,362


$

1,622


$

75


$

(213)


$

(196)


$

2,650

 


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Operating income (loss) (GAAP measure)

$

3,387


$

3,884


$

3,253


$

(1,053)


$

(521)


$

8,950

Non-GAAP adjustments:












Amortization of intangible assets

295


354


1,170


3



1,822

Acquisition-related integration costs




365



365

Store rationalization charges


231





231

Loss on divestiture of subsidiary


205





205

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

$

3,682


$

4,674


$

4,423


$

(685)


$

(521)


$

11,573


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Operating income (loss) (GAAP measure)

$

3,268


$

890


$

(64)


$

(339)


$

(558)


$

3,197

Non-GAAP adjustments:












Amortization of intangible assets

262


375


2




639

Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs


7



145



152

Loss on divestiture of subsidiary


86





86

Goodwill impairment


3,921





3,921

Interest income on financing for the Aetna Acquisition




(453)



(453)

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

$

3,530


$

5,279


$

(62)


$

(647)


$

(558)


$

7,542

 

 

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

(Unaudited)


The following are reconciliations of income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health to adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and calculations of GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS:



Three Months Ended
September 30, 2019


Three Months Ended
September 30, 2018

In millions, except per share amounts

Total
Company


Per
Common
Share


Total
Company


Per
Common
Share

Income from continuing operations (GAAP measure)

$

1,529




$

1,390



Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (GAAP measure)

1






Income allocable to participating securities (GAAP measure)




(1)



Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (GAAP measure)

1,530


$

1.17


1,389


$

1.36

Non-GAAP adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

607


0.46


215


0.21

Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs

111


0.09


70


0.07

Store rationalization charge

96


0.07



Loss on divestiture of subsidiary

205


0.16



Loss on early extinguishment of debt

79


0.06



Net interest expense on financing for the Aetna Acquisition



227


0.22

Income tax benefit

(220)


(0.17)


(132)


(0.13)

Income allocable to participating securities, net of tax (a)

(1)



(1)


Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (2)

$

2,407


$

1.84


$

1,768


$

1.73









Weighted average diluted shares outstanding



1,305




1,022

______________________

(a) 

Represents the corresponding impact to income allocable to participating securities, net of tax, related to the items above excluded from income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health in determining adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and calculating Adjusted EPS above.

 

 


Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2019


Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2018

In millions, except per share amounts

Total
Company


Per
Common
Share


Total
Company


Per
Common
Share

Income (loss) from continuing operations (GAAP measure)

$

4,887





$

(174)




Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (GAAP measure)








Income allocable to participating securities (GAAP measure)

(3)





(3)




Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (GAAP measure)

4,884



$

3.75



(177)



$

(0.17)


Non-GAAP adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

1,822



1.40



639



0.63


Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs

365



0.28



152



0.15


Store rationalization charges

231



0.17






Loss on divestiture of subsidiary

205



0.16



86



0.08


Loss on early extinguishment of debt

79



0.06






Goodwill impairment





3,921



3.84


Net interest expense on financing for the Aetna Acquisition





697



0.68


Income tax benefit

(611)



(0.47)



(320)



(0.31)


Income allocable to participating securities, net of tax (a)

(2)





(7)



(0.01)


Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (2)

$

6,973



$

5.35



$

4,991



$

4.89










Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (GAAP) (2)



1,303





1,018


Adjusted weighted average diluted shares outstanding (non-GAAP) (2)



1,303





1,020


________________________________

(a) 

Represents the corresponding impact to income allocable to participating securities, net of tax, related to the items above excluded from income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health in determining adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and calculating Adjusted EPS above.

 

 

Adjusted Revenues and Adjusted Operating Expenses

(Unaudited)


The following is a reconciliation of total revenues to adjusted revenues:



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions

2019


2018


2019


2018

Total revenues (GAAP measure)

$

64,810


$

47,490


$

189,887


$

140,155

Non-GAAP adjustment:








Interest income on financing for the Aetna Acquisition


(209)



(453)

Adjusted revenues (3)

$

64,810


$

47,281


$

189,887


$

139,702


The following is a reconciliation of operating expenses to adjusted operating expenses:



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,

In millions

2019


2018


2019


2018

Operating expenses (GAAP measure)

$

8,595


$

4,975


$

24,887


$

14,755

Non-GAAP adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

(607)


(215)


(1,822)


(639)

Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs

(111)


(70)


(365)


(152)

Store rationalization charges

(96)



(231)


Loss on divestiture of subsidiary

(205)



(205)


(86)

Adjusted operating expenses (4)

$

7,576


$

4,690


$

22,264


$

13,878

Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)

The Company's segments maintain separate financial information, and the Company's chief operating decision maker (the "CODM") evaluates the segments' operating results on a regular basis in deciding how to allocate resources among the segments and in assessing segment performance. The CODM evaluates the performance of the Company's segments based on adjusted operating income. Effective for the first quarter of 2019, adjusted operating income is defined as operating income  (GAAP measure) excluding the impact of amortization of intangible assets and other items, if any, that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance as further described in endnote (1). Segment financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 has been retrospectively adjusted to conform with the current period presentation. The Company uses adjusted operating income as its principal measure of segment performance as it enhances the Company's ability to compare past financial performance with current performance and analyze underlying business performance and trends.

Effective for the first quarter of 2019, the Company realigned the composition of its segments to correspond with changes to its operating model and reflect how the CODM reviews information and manages the business. As a result of this realignment, the Company's SilverScript PDP moved from the Pharmacy Services segment to the Health Care Benefits segment. In addition, the Company moved Aetna's mail order and specialty pharmacy operations from the Health Care Benefits segment to the Pharmacy Services segment. Segment financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, has been retrospectively adjusted to reflect these changes as shown below:


Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Revenues, as previously reported

$

33,767


$

20,856


$


$

217


$

(7,350)


$

47,490

Adjustments

97



641



(738)


Revenues, as adjusted

$

33,864


$

20,856


$

641


$

217


$

(8,088)


$

47,490













Cost of products sold (a)

$

31,587


$

15,042


$


$


$

(7,127)


$

39,502

Adjustments

651





(651)


Cost of products sold, as adjusted

$

32,238


$

15,042


$


$


$

(7,778)


$

39,502













Benefit costs (a)

$

439


$


$


$


$


$

439

Adjustments

(439)



439




Benefit costs, as adjusted

$


$


$

439


$


$


$

439













Operating expenses, as previously reported

$

392


$

4,323


$


$

287


$

(27)


$

4,975

Adjustments

(41)



128



(87)


Operating expenses, as adjusted

$

351


$

4,323


$

128


$

287


$

(114)


$

4,975













Operating income (loss), as previously reported

$

1,349


$

1,491


$


$

(70)


$

(196)


$

2,574

Adjustments

(74)



74




Operating income (loss), as adjusted

1,275


1,491


74


(70)


(196)


2,574

Segment measure adjustments

87


131


1


(143)



76

Adjusted operating income (loss)

$

1,362


$

1,622


$

75


$

(213)


$

(196)


$

2,650



________________________

(a) 

The total of cost of products sold and benefit costs previously were reported as cost of revenues.

 


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

In millions

Pharmacy

Services


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations


Consolidated

Totals

Revenues, as previously reported

$

99,238


$

61,960


$


$

475


$

(21,518)


$

140,155

Adjustments

599



2,723



(3,322)


Revenues, as adjusted

$

99,837


$

61,960


$

2,723


$

475


$

(24,840)


$

140,155













Cost of products sold (a)

$

92,459


$

44,318


$


$


$

(20,894)


$

115,883

Adjustments

3,059





(3,059)


Cost of products sold, as adjusted

$

95,518


$

44,318


$


$


$

(23,953)


$

115,883













Benefit costs (a)

$

2,399


$


$


$


$


$

2,399

Adjustments

(2,399)



2,399




Benefit costs, as adjusted

$


$


$

2,399


$


$


$

2,399













Operating expenses, as previously reported

$

1,176


$

12,831


$


$

814


$

(66)


$

14,755

Adjustments

(125)



388



(263)


Operating expenses, as adjusted

$

1,051


$

12,831


$

388


$

814


$

(329)


$

14,755













Operating income (loss), as previously reported

$

3,204


$

890


$


$

(339)


$

(558)


$

3,197

Adjustments

64



(64)




Operating income (loss), as adjusted

3,268


890


(64)


(339)


(558)


3,197

Segment measure adjustments

262


4,389


2


(308)



4,345

Adjusted operating income (loss)

$

3,530


$

5,279


$

(62)


$

(647)


$

(558)


$

7,542



(a) 

The total of cost of products sold and benefit costs previously were reported as cost of revenues.

 

The following is a reconciliation of financial measures of the Company's segments to the consolidated totals:


In millions

Pharmacy 

Services (a)


Retail/

LTC


Health Care

Benefits


Corporate/

Other


Intersegment

Eliminations (b)


Consolidated

Totals

Three Months Ended












September 30, 2019












Total revenues

$

36,018


$

21,466


$

17,181


$

152


$

(10,007)


$

64,810

Operating income (loss)

1,340


1,095


1,036


(364)


(179)


2,928

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

1,439


1,516


1,423


(252)


(179)


3,947

September 30, 2018












Total revenues

33,864


20,856


641


217


(8,088)


47,490

Operating income (loss)

1,275


1,491


74


(70)


(196)


2,574

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

1,362


1,622


75


(213)


(196)


2,650













Nine Months Ended












September 30, 2019












Total revenues

$

104,418


$

64,028


$

52,454


$

423


$

(31,436)


$

189,887

Operating income (loss)

3,387


3,884


3,253


(1,053)


(521)


8,950

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

3,682


4,674


4,423


(685)


(521)


11,573

September 30, 2018












Total revenues

99,837


61,960


2,723


475


(24,840)


140,155

Operating income (loss)

3,268


890


(64)


(339)


(558)


3,197

Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

3,530


5,279


(62)


(647)


(558)


7,542



(a)

Total revenues of the Pharmacy Services segment include approximately $2.7 billion of retail co-payments for each of the three-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, and $8.9 billion and $8.8 billion of retail co-payments for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

(b)

Intersegment eliminations relate to intersegment revenue generating activities that occur between the Pharmacy Services segment, the Retail/LTC segment and/or the Health Care Benefits segment.

 

 

Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)


Pharmacy Services Segment


The following table summarizes the Pharmacy Services segment's performance for the respective periods:



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except percentages

2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues:








Products

$

35,883



$

33,746



$

104,056



$

99,493


Services

135



118



362



344


Total revenues

36,018



33,864



104,418



99,837


Cost of products sold

34,300



32,238



99,918



95,518


Operating expenses

378



351



1,113



1,051


Operating expenses as a % of total revenues

1.0

%


1.0

%


1.1

%


1.1

%

Operating income

$

1,340



$

1,275



$

3,387



$

3,268


Operating income as a % of total revenues

3.7

%


3.8

%


3.2

%


3.3

%

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

1,439



$

1,362



$

3,682



$

3,530


Adjusted operating income as a % of total revenues

4.0

%


4.0

%


3.5

%


3.5

%

Revenues (by distribution channel):








Pharmacy network (7)

$

22,469



$

21,921



$

66,071



$

64,625


Mail choice (8)

13,403



11,812



37,912



34,807


Other

146



131



435



405


Pharmacy claims processed: (6)








Total

509.5



466.3



1,480.3



1,405.2


Pharmacy network (7)

430.2



394.5



1,250.0



1,192.2


Mail choice (8)

79.3



71.8



230.3



213.0


Generic dispensing rate: (6)








Total

88.1

%


87.2

%


88.3

%


87.5

%

Pharmacy network (7)

88.7

%


87.8

%


88.9

%


88.1

%

Mail choice (8)

85.3

%


83.9

%


85.1

%


84.0

%

Mail choice penetration rate (6) (8)

15.6

%


15.4

%


15.6

%


15.2

%

 

 

Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)


Retail/LTC Segment


The following table summarizes the Retail/LTC segment's performance for the respective periods:



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except percentages

2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues:








Products

$

21,273



$

20,676



$

63,403



$

61,382


Services

193



180



625



578


Total revenues

21,466



20,856



64,028



61,960


Cost of products sold

15,656



15,042



46,504



44,318


Goodwill impairment







3,921


Operating expenses

4,715



4,323



13,640



12,831


Operating expenses as a % of total revenues

22.0

%


20.7

%


21.3

%


20.7

%

Operating income

$

1,095



$

1,491



$

3,884



$

890


Operating income as a % of total revenues

5.1

%


7.1

%


6.1

%


1.4

%

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

1,516



$

1,622



$

4,674



$

5,279


Adjusted operating income as a % of total revenues

7.1

%


7.8

%


7.3

%


8.5

%

Revenues (by major goods/service lines):








Pharmacy

$

16,687



$

16,123



$

49,197



$

47,428


Front Store

4,614



4,557



14,288



13,990


Other

165



176



543



542


Prescriptions filled (6)

352.3



331.2



1,048.2



989.7


Revenues increase:








Total

2.9

%


6.4

%


3.3

%


5.9

%

Pharmacy

3.5

%


8.4

%


3.7

%


8.0

%

Front Store

1.3

%


2.0

%


2.1

%


1.5

%

Total prescription volume increase (6)

6.4

%


8.9

%


5.9

%


8.9

%

Same store sales increase: (9)








Total

3.6

%


6.7

%


3.9

%


6.2

%

Pharmacy

4.5

%


8.7

%


4.7

%


8.1

%

Front Store

0.6

%


0.8

%


1.3

%


0.5

%

Prescription volume (6)

7.8

%


9.2

%


7.3

%


9.1

%

Generic dispensing rate (6)

88.2

%


87.3

%


88.7

%


87.8

%

 

 

Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)


Health Care Benefits Segment


The following table summarizes the Health Care Benefits segment's performance for the respective periods:



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,

In millions, except percentages

2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues:








Premiums

$

15,507



$

627



$

47,543



$

2,684


Services

1,528



10



4,453



29


Net investment income

146



4



458



10


Total revenues

17,181



641



52,454



2,723


Benefit costs

12,914



439



39,815



2,399


MBR (Benefit costs as a % of premium revenues) (a)

83.3

%


NM



83.7

%


NM


Operating expenses

$

3,231



$

128



$

9,386



$

388


Operating expenses as a % of total revenues

18.8

%


20.0

%


17.9

%


14.2

%

Operating income (loss)

$

1,036



$

74



$

3,253



$

(64)


Operating income (loss) as a % of total revenues (b)

6.0

%


11.5

%


6.2

%


NM


Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

$

1,423



$

75



$

4,423



$

(62)


Adjusted operating income (loss) as a % of total revenues (b)

8.3

%


11.7

%


8.4

%


NM


__________________________

(a)

The Health Care Benefits segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 consisted solely of the Company's SilverScript PDP business. Accordingly, the MBRs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 are not meaningful ("NM") and are not directly comparable to the MBRs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

(b)

Percentages for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 are not meaningful.

 

The following table summarizes the Health Care Benefits segment's medical membership for the respective periods:



September 30, 2019


June 30, 2019


December 31, 2018

In thousands

Insured


ASC


Total


Insured


ASC


Total


Insured


ASC


Total

Medical membership:


















Commercial

3,560


14,159


17,719


3,571


14,276


17,847


3,871


13,888


17,759

Medicare Advantage

2,304



2,304


2,264



2,264


1,758



1,758

Medicare Supplement

842



842


819



819


793



793

Medicaid

1,382


562


1,944


1,344


562


1,906


1,128


663


1,791

Total medical membership

8,088


14,721


22,809


7,998


14,838


22,836


7,550


14,551


22,101



















Supplemental membership information:















Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (standalone) (a)


5,998






6,004






6,134

____________________________

(a)

Represents the Company's SilverScript PDP membership only. Excludes 2.5 million, 2.5 million and 2.3 million members as of September 30, 2019, June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, related to Aetna's standalone PDPs that were sold effective December 31, 2018. The Company will retain the financial results of the divested plans through 2019 through a reinsurance agreement.

 

 

Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)


The following table shows the components of the change in health care costs payable during the nine months ended September 30, 2019:


In millions


Health care costs payable, beginning of period

$

6,147

Less: Reinsurance recoverables

4

Health care costs payable, beginning of period, net

6,143

Add: Components of incurred health care costs


Current year

39,657

Prior years (a)

(511)

Total incurred health care costs (b)

39,146

Less: Claims paid


Current year

33,032

Prior years

5,253

Total claims paid

38,285

Add: Premium deficiency reserve

6

Health care costs payable, end of period, net

7,010

Add: Reinsurance recoverables

4

Health care costs payable, end of period

$

7,014

____________________________

(a) 

Negative amounts reported for incurred health care costs related to prior years result from claims being settled for amounts less than originally estimated.

(b) 

Total incurred health care costs during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 in the table above exclude (i) $6 million related to a premium deficiency reserve for the 2019 coverage year related to the Company's Medicaid products, (ii) $31 million of benefit costs recorded in the Health Care Benefits segment that are included in other insurance liabilities on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet and (iii) $213 million of benefit costs recorded in the Corporate/Other segment that are included in other insurance liabilities on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

Days Claims Payable (Unaudited)








September 30, 2019


June 30, 2019


March 31, 2019

Days Claims Payable (a)

51


48


45







______________________

(a) 

Days claims payable is calculated by dividing the health care costs payable at the end of each quarter by the average health care costs per day during each respective quarter. Days claims payable is not directly comparable to the legacy Aetna metric due to the addition of approximately 6.0 million SilverScript standalone Medicare PDP members to the Health Care Benefits segment in each period presented as a result of the segment realignment in the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Operating Income Guidance
(Unaudited)

The following reconciliation of projected operating income to projected adjusted operating income contains forward-looking information. All forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking information for a number of reasons as described in our SEC filings, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. See the discussion at "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release and endnote (1) later in this press release for more information on how we calculate adjusted operating income.


Year Ending

December 31, 2019

In millions

Low


High

Operating income (GAAP measure)

$

11,774


$

11,954

Non-GAAP adjustments:




Amortization of intangible assets

2,460


2,460

Acquisition-related integration costs

550


550

Store rationalization charges

231


231

Loss on divestiture of subsidiary

205


205

Adjusted operating income (1)

$

15,220


$

15,400

 

Adjusted Earnings Per Share Guidance
(Unaudited)

The following reconciliations of projected income from continuing operations to projected adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and calculation of projected GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations and projected Adjusted EPS contain forward-looking information. All forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking information for a number of reasons as described in our SEC filings, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. See the discussion at "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release and endnote (2) later in this press release for more information on how we calculate Adjusted EPS.


Year Ending December 31, 2019


Low


High

In millions, except per share amounts

Total
Company


Per
Common
Share


Total
Company


Per
Common
Share

Income from continuing operations (GAAP measure)

$

6,405




$

6,510



Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (GAAP measure)

(10)




(10)



Income allocable to participating securities (GAAP measure)

(5)




(5)



Income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (GAAP measure)

6,390


$

4.90


6,495


$

4.98

Non-GAAP adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

2,460


1.89


2,460


1.89

Acquisition-related integration costs

550


0.42


550


0.42

Store rationalization charges

231


0.17


231


0.17

Loss on divestiture of subsidiary

205


0.15


205


0.15

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

79


0.06


79


0.06

Income tax benefit

(815)


(0.62)


(815)


(0.62)

Income allocable to participating securities, net of tax (a)




Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (2)

$

9,100


$

6.97


$

9,205


$

7.05









Weighted average diluted shares outstanding



1,305




1,305

___________________________

(a)

Represents the corresponding impact to income allocable to participating securities, net of tax, related to the items above excluded from income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health in determining adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and calculating Adjusted EPS above.

Endnotes

(1)  The Company defines adjusted operating income as operating income (GAAP measure) excluding the impact of amortization of intangible assets and other items, if any, that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance, such as acquisition-related transaction and integration costs, store rationalization charges, gains/losses on divestitures, goodwill impairments, interest income on financings associated with proposed acquisitions (for periods prior to the acquisition), and any other items specifically identified herein. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release for additional information regarding the items excluded from operating income.

(2)  The Company defines adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health as income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health (GAAP measure) excluding the impact of amortization of intangible assets and other items, if any, that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance, such as acquisition-related transaction and integration costs, store rationalization charges, gains/losses on divestitures, losses on early extinguishment of debt, goodwill impairments, net interest expense on financings associated with proposed acquisitions (for periods prior to the acquisition), the corresponding income tax benefit or expense related to the items excluded from adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health, the corresponding impact to income allocable to participating securities, net of tax, related to the items excluded from income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health in determining adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health, and any other items specifically identified herein. GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS, respectively, are calculated by dividing income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health by the Company's weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Adjusted EPS for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 is calculated utilizing adjusted weighted average diluted shares outstanding, which includes 2 million potential common equivalent shares, as the impact of these shares was dilutive.  The potential common equivalent shares were excluded from the calculation of GAAP loss per share from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as these shares would have had an anti-dilutive effect as a result of the GAAP net loss incurred. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release for additional information regarding the items excluded from income from continuing operations attributable to CVS Health and GAAP diluted EPS.

(3)  The Company defines adjusted revenues as total revenues (GAAP measure) excluding the impact of certain items that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance, such as interest income on financings associated with proposed acquisitions (for periods prior to the acquisition) and any other items specifically identified herein. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release for additional information regarding the items excluded from total revenues.

(4)  The Company defines adjusted operating expenses as operating expenses (GAAP measure) excluding the impact of amortization of intangible assets and other items, if any, that neither relate to the ordinary course of the Company's business nor reflect the Company's underlying business performance, such as acquisition-related transaction and integration costs, store rationalization charges, gains/losses on divestitures and any other items specifically identified herein. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" earlier in this press release for additional information regarding the items excluded from operating expenses.

(5)  Enterprise prescriptions include prescriptions dispensed through the Company's retail pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies, and mail order pharmacies as well as prescription claims managed through our pharmacy benefit manager, with an elimination for managed prescription claims filled through CVS Health dispensing channels.

(6)  Includes an adjustment to convert 90-day prescriptions to the equivalent of three 30-day prescriptions. This adjustment reflects the fact that these prescriptions include approximately three times the amount of product days supplied compared to a normal prescription.

(7)  Pharmacy network revenues, pharmacy claims processed and generic dispensing rate do not include Maintenance Choice® activity, which is included within the mail choice category. Pharmacy network is defined as claims filled at retail and specialty retail pharmacies, including the Company's retail pharmacies and long-term care pharmacies, but excluding Maintenance Choice activity. Maintenance Choice permits eligible client plan members to fill their maintenance prescriptions through mail order delivery or at a CVS Pharmacy retail store for the same price as mail order.

(8)  Mail choice is defined as claims filled at a Pharmacy Services mail order facility, which includes specialty mail claims inclusive of Specialty Connect® claims picked up at a retail pharmacy, as well as prescriptions filled at the Company's retail pharmacies under the Maintenance Choice program.

(9)  Same store sales and prescription volume exclude revenues from MinuteClinic, and revenues and prescriptions from stores in Brazil and LTC operations.

 

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