Cigna Corporation (CI) earnings: expect 197% revenue growth

3:16 pm ET, 01 May 2019

Cigna Corporation (CI) is announcing earnings on May 02 before market opening. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $33.94B, which implies 197% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $3.74. If this materializes, EPS will decline -9% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Cigna Corporation (CI) returned +0.12%.

How is the stock valued?

Cigna Corporation (CI) forward P/E ratio is 8.05, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Cigna Corporation (CI) average analyst price target is 52.27% above its current price ($158.84).

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Cigna Corporation (CI) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:10 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Cigna Corporation (CI)? Interested in getting the full scoop on CI, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this CI stock guide, we'll address key questions about CI, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are CI earnings?
2. What is CI dividend?
3. What is CI dividend yield?
4. What is CI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. CI buy or sell? What is CI Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy CI? Why should I buy CI stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell CI? Why should I sell CI stock?
8. What are CI key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are CI earnings?

CI trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $14.04.

2. What is CI dividend?

CI forward dividend is $0.04.

3. What is CI dividend yield?

CI forward dividend yield is 0.02%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is CI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on CI analyst price targets, CI stock forecast is $242.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for CI stock is $242.00. The prediction is based on 17 analyst estimates.

The low price target for CI is $190.00, while the high price target is $270.00.

CI analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

5. CI buy or sell? What is CI Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:100}Our quantitative analysis shows 6 reasons to buy and 0 reasons to sell CI, resulting in Finny Score of 100.

6. What are the reasons to buy CI? Why should I buy CI stock?

Here are the reasons to buy CI stock:

  • We believe Cigna's healthcare insurance line has a sizable membership base, which gives it competitive advantages.
  • The firm is one of the market leaders in the commercial self-funded fee market, which is where most of the growth will originate for the large-group insurance segment.
  • Cigna was able to obtain a highly favorable offer price from Anthem, which will greatly enhance shareholder value if the deal closes.
  • CI stock price ($169.00) is close to the 52-week low ($161.29). Perhaps now is a good time to buy? See CI price chart.
  • CI profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.05 percentage points. See CI profitability chart.
  • CI forward P/E ratio is 8.61, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See CI forward P/E ratio chart.
  • CI Price/Book ratio is 1.37, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See CI forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • CI average analyst rating is Buy. See CI analyst rating chart.
  • CI average analyst price target ($242.00) is above its current price ($169.00). See CI price target chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell CI? Why should I sell CI stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell CI stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • The overhaul of the U.S. healthcare market has built unprecedented uncertainty into the operating environment for Cigna.
  • Increased transparency and competition will pressure pricing and profits for MCOs.
  • Cigna's varied insurance lines are a hindrance, as the lack of synergies among these businesses builds in a good amount of inefficiency.

Key Stats

8. What are CI key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for CI:

Metrics CI
Price $160.49
Average Price Target / Upside $242.00 / 50.79%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.02%
Industry Health Care Plans
Sector Healthcare
Number of Employees 46,000
Market Cap $64.68B
Forward P/E Ratio 8.61
Price/Book Ratio 0.42
Revenue (TTM) $154.63B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 1.20%
Profit Margin 3.40%

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