Foundation Health said Monday that its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose 12%, thanks to one-time gains from the sale of two independent-practice associations and lower taxes.
The Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based operator of managed-health-care plans said that for the three months ended June 30, net income rose to $43.6 million, or 74 cents a share, from $38.8 million, or 68 cents, a year ago. However, 12 cents of the per-share earnings came from the sale of doctor practice associations in Arizona and Florida, so operating earnings were well under the 74 cents Wall Street analysts had predicted.
For the year, Foundation Health reported net income of $166.4 million, or $2.86 cents a share, up from $49.4 million, or 90 cents, a year earlier.
Foundation, which operates in 10 Western and Southern states, serves 3.1 million members, twice as many as a year ago, largely because of contracts to care for the families of military personnel.
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