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Aetna

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For Aetna, 2017 was a tale of two (very different) mergers. The year began with the death of the health insurer’s proposed $37 billion corporate marriage with smaller rival Humana; it ended with a far more tantalizing M&A, a $69 billion deal to be acquired by retail pharmacy giant CVS. The latter, cross-sector purchase has the potential to upend the health industry in a number of ways, according to a spate of industry analysts and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, including the potential to better control drug costs and provide primary care services outside of pricey hospital settings.

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CEO

Mark T. Bertolini

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Health Care

Industry

Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care

HQ Location

Hartford, Conn.

Years on Fortune 500 List

18

Employees

47,950

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$60,535-4.1%
Profits ($M)$1,904.0-16.2%
Assets ($M)$55,151
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$15,580
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$55,229
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues3.1%
Profits as % of Assets3.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity12.2%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)5.68
EPS % Change (from 2016)-11.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)3.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.1%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)47.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)32.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.1%
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