Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Earnings Per Share

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Earnings Per Share
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]  
Earnings Per Share Earnings Per Share
The following table sets forth the calculation of basic and diluted net earnings per common share ($ in millions, except per share data in dollars and shares in thousands):
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Earnings (loss) attributable to Centene Corporation $ (535) $ 1,206  $ 164  $ 1,252 
Shares used in computing per share amounts:  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 582,804  579,189  582,331  561,623 
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) —  8,309  7,468  7,936 
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding 582,804  587,498  589,799  569,559 
   
Net earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.92) $ 2.08  $ 0.28  $ 2.23 
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.92) $ 2.05  $ 0.28  $ 2.20 

The calculation of diluted loss per common share for the three months ended June 30, 2021 excludes 8 million shares related to stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units as their effect would have been anti-dilutive due to the net loss for the quarter. The three months ended June 30, 2020 excludes the impact of 32 thousand shares related to anti-dilutive stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units.

The calculation of diluted earnings per common share for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 excludes the impact of 32 thousand and 72 thousand shares, respectively, related to anti-dilutive stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units.