January 30, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Aetna Reports Qtrly Adj EPS of $1.25

Jan 30 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc:

* AETNA REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2017 RESULTS

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.74

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.20 — THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

* QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE WAS $14,853 MILLION VERSUS $15,727 MILLION

* Q4 REVENUE VIEW $14.83 BILLION — THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

* CVS HEALTH TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN SECOND HALF OF 2018

* MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP TOTALED 22.2 MILLION AT DECEMBER 31, 2017 VERSUS 22.2 MILLION REPORTED AT SEPT 30, 2017

* QTRLY TOTAL HEALTH CARE MEDICAL BENEFIT RATIOS 84.3 PERCENT VERSUS 82.1 PERCENT

* ESTIMATES TCJA WILL INCREASE GROSS 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS BY ABOUT $800 MILLION

* PROJECTS SUSPENSION OF HIF FOR 2019, WILL DECREASE 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS AS PRESENTED IN CO’S MANAGEMENT PROJECTIONS BY ABOUT $30 MILLION TO $50 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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