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Molina Healthcare

A five-year-old has his blood pressure taken from volunteer student nurse during the Care 4 a Healthy IE day health fair in San Bernardino hosted by Molina
Photograph by Steven Georges — Molina Healthcare

Obamacare gave a booster shot to this insurer, which sells to predominantly low- and middle-income customers, to a 38% enrollment increase in the first quarter.

Company Information

Location Long Beach, CA
Industry Insurance & Managed Care
Sector Health Care
Fortune 500 Rank 301
Fortune 500 Profile http://fortune.com/fortune500/molina-healthcare-301/
Current Streak 1
Years on List 1
CEO Joseph Mario Molina
Website http://www.molinahealthcare.com

Revenue, Net Income

$ millions
Revenue Past Four Quarters 10768
Net Income Past Four Quarters 86

Growth Rates

%
EPS 3 yr Annual Growth Rate 28%
Rev 3 yr Annual Growth Rate 27%
Total Return 3 yr Annual Rate 44%
Beat S&P 3 yr Total Return?

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EPS Growth Rank 85
Revenue Growth Rank 54
Total Return Rank 48
Fortune's Take On Molina Healthcare
  • Anthem to Leave Virginia Health Insurance Marketplace in 2018
    It will also no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada and half of Georgia's counties in 2018.
  • Low-Income Insurer Molina Healthcare Is Cutting About 1,400 Jobs
    The company is pressing Senate to reconsider plans to cut Obamacare and Medicaid programs.
  • Why the Health Industry Is Calm Despite Trump's Obamacare Threats
    They are gaining confidence that their nightmare scenario is more dream than a reality.
  • There's No Excuse for Tracking Tech Spending on Spreadsheets
    IT management tool provider Apptio surges 40% in IPO.
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