Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Earnings Per Share (Details)

v3.20.2
Earnings Per Share (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, shares in Thousands, $ in Millions
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation        
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 1,206 $ 495 $ 1,252 $ 1,017
Shares used in computing per share amounts:        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in shares) 579,189 413,370 561,623 413,144
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 8,309 6,301 7,936 6,563
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 587,498 419,671 569,559 419,707
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:        
Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 2.08 $ 1.20 $ 2.23 $ 2.46
Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 2.05 $ 1.18 $ 2.20 $ 2.42
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per common share (in shares) 32 1,500 72 1,400