AGP Reports 2Q Results

Revenues of $2.23 Billion, a 45.8% Increase Year-Over-Year Net Income of $32.0 Million or $0.63 per Diluted Share

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (August 1, 2012) – Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) today announced that net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $32.0 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, versus $44.3 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011 and compared to $33.1 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012.  Total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 increased 45.8% to $2.23 billion compared with $1.53 billion in the second quarter of 2011.  Sequentially, total revenues increased $459 million, or 26.0%, from the first quarter of 2012.

In July, the Company received approval of its rate increase in New York, which is retroactive to April 1, 2012.  The Company expects to recognize premium revenue of approximately $5.4 million, or $0.06 earnings per diluted share including the impact of premium tax, in the third quarter of 2012 for the retroactive portion of the rate increase associated with the second quarter.  

On July 9, 2012, Amerigroup announced the execution of a definitive agreement pursuant to which WellPoint, Inc. will acquire Amerigroup.  As previously announced, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.

Highlights include:

  • Membership increased 512,000 members, or 23.6%, to approximately 2.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2012. 
  • Health benefits expense was 86.9% of premium revenue for the second quarter of 2012. 
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were 7.7% of total revenues for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Cash flow from operations was $72.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $103 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012.
  • Unregulated cash and investments were $427 million as of June 30, 2012 compared to $824 million as of March 31, 2012.
  • Medical claims payable as of June 30, 2012 totaled $686 million compared to $618 million as of March 31, 2012.
  • On May 1, 2012, Amerigroup closed the previously announced acquisition of Health Plus in New York.
  • On June 1, 2012, Amerigroup began serving members in the third of three regions in Louisiana. 
  • In June 2012, Amerigroup announced that it expects to begin operations in the state of Kansas during the first quarter of 2013 following a successful competitive bid.
  • On July 1, 2012, Amerigroup began serving members in its 13th state, Washington.  

“We are pleased with our growth in the quarter as a result of closing the Health Plus transaction and going live in the last of the three regions in Louisiana,” said James G. Carlson, Amerigroup’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Premium Revenue

Premium revenue for the second quarter of 2012 increased 45.7% to $2.22 billion versus $1.52 billion in the second quarter of 2011.  Sequentially, premium revenue increased $458 million, or 26.0%.  

The sequential increase in premium revenue primarily reflects increased membership due to the May 1 closing of the Health Plus acquisition in New York, a full quarter of premiums related to the expanded benefits and geographic presence in Texas, and the entry into the second and third of three regions in Louisiana.  

Investment Income and Other Revenues

Second quarter investment income and other revenues were $8.0 million versus $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2011, and compared to $7.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.  

Health Benefits

Health benefits expense, as a percent of premium revenue, was 86.9% for the second quarter of 2012 versus 84.1% in the second quarter of 2011, and compared to 85.3% in the first quarter of 2012.  

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses were 7.7% of total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 versus 8.0% in the second quarter of 2011, and compared to 8.4% for the first quarter of 2012.  

Premium Taxes

Second quarter 2012 premium taxes were $51.8 million versus $40.4 million for the second quarter of 2011, and compared to $43.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.  

Balance Sheet Highlights

Cash and investments at June 30, 2012 totaled $2.02 billion of which $427 million was unregulated compared to $824 million of unregulated cash and investments at March 31, 2012.  The sequential decrease in unregulated cash and investments was primarily due to the $260 million paid in satisfaction of the Company’s 2.0% convertible notes in May 2012 and payment of the $85 million transaction price for the Health Plus acquisition.  

The debt-to-total capital ratio decreased to 25.7% as of June 30, 2012 from 35.5% at March 31, 2012 as a result of the satisfaction of the Company’s obligations with respect to its 2.0% convertible senior notes.

Medical claims payable as of June 30, 2012 totaled $686 million compared to $618 million as of March 31, 2012.

Included on page 10 is a table presenting the components of the change in medical claims payable for each of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.   

Cash Flow Highlights

Cash flow from operations totaled $72.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $31.1 million in the second quarter of 2011.  Cash flow in the quarter was positively impacted by a net favorable change in working capital accounts.  
 

Proposed Merger

On July 9, 2012, Amerigroup and WellPoint announced that they entered into a definitive agreement through which WellPoint will acquire Amerigroup.  Under the terms of the agreement, WellPoint will pay $92.00 per share in cash to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Amerigroup for a transaction value of approximately $4.9 billion.

The transaction is subject to certain state regulatory approvals and standard closing conditions and customary approvals required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and the approval of Amerigroup's stockholders.  

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.
 

Second Quarter Earnings Call and Outlook

Due to the definitive agreement with WellPoint, the Company will no longer be hosting a conference call regarding second quarter results. In addition, the Company will not be revising or updating previously issued full-year 2012 outlook parameters.

About Amerigroup Corporation

Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup expects to expand operations to Kansas as a result of a previously awarded state contract. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release is intended to be disclosure through methods reasonably designed to provide broad, non-exclusionary distribution to the public in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Fair Disclosure Regulation. This release contains certain ''forward-looking'' statements, including those with respect to our growth plans, the pending transaction with WellPoint and expansion into the state of Kansas, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the failure to receive, on a timely basis or otherwise, the required approvals by Amerigroup’s stockholders and government or regulatory agencies; the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied; Amerigroup’s and WellPoint’s ability to consummate the Merger; the failure by WellPoint to obtain the necessary debt financing arrangements set forth in the commitment letter received in connection with the Merger; operating costs and business disruption may be greater than expected; the ability of Amerigroup to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with providers or other business partners pending the consummation of the transaction; our inability to manage medical costs; our inability to operate new products and markets at expected levels, including, but not limited to, profitability, membership and targeted service standards; local, state and national economic conditions, including their effect on the periodic premium rate change process and timing of payments; the effect of laws and regulations  governing the health care industry, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and any regulations enacted there under; changes in Medicaid and Medicare payment levels and methodologies; increased use of services, increased cost of individual services, pandemics, epidemics, the introduction of new or costly treatments and technology, new mandated benefits, insured population characteristics and seasonal changes in the level of health care use; our ability to maintain and increase membership levels; our ability to enter into new markets or remain in existing markets; changes in market interest rates or any disruptions in the credit markets; our ability to maintain compliance with all minimum capital requirements; liabilities and other claims asserted against us; demographic changes; the competitive environment in which we operate; the availability and terms of capital to fund acquisitions, capital improvements and maintain capitalization levels required by regulatory agencies; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the unfavorable resolution of new or pending litigation; and catastrophes, including acts of terrorism or severe weather.

Investors should also refer to our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with or furnished to the SEC, for a discussion of certain known risk factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our current estimates. Given these risks and uncertainties, we can give no assurances that any forward-looking statements will, in fact, transpire and, therefore, caution investors not to place undue reliance on them. We specifically disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.