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Shares of health insurer Anthem — which encompasses several major factions of the sprawling Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance federation — rose 57% over the course of 2017, boosting its value to nearly $60 billion. What drew investors to a company that already had tens of billions in market capitalization and nearly 40 million members at the beginning of the year? A 325,000-member increase and an operating cash flow boost of 28% to $4.2 billion in 2017, to name just a couple of factors (not to mention the Anthem board’s decision to hike its quarterly dividend by 7.1%). On a broader level, the firm had to grapple with the scuttling of its proposed $54 billion purchase of rival insurer Cigna (a deal which quickly soured on both sides and faced regulatory scrutiny) and the departure of CEO Joseph Swedish, who was succeeded by industry veteran Gail Koziara Boudreaux in November.

Company Info

Gail K. Boudreaux
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Health Care
Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
HQ Location
Years on Fortune 500 List24

Anthem Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$90,039.406.1%
Profits ($M)$3,842.8055.6%
Assets ($M)$70,540.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$26,502.90-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$56,182.10-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.3%
Profits as % of Assets5.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity14.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)14.35
EPS % Change (from 2016)55.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)11.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)58.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)32.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)11.2%