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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 17  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on WebMD Health Corp (WBMD). Look at the Dec. '14 $45.00 covered call for a net debit in the $42.98 area. This trade has a duration of 94 days....
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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 4  Comment 
WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) was selected by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s trade-picking algorithms today after trading between $47.86 and $48.54 on Wednesday before closing at $48.00. A diagonal spread using a long position in the Jan. '16 $20.00...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 2  Comment 
By Chris Ciovacco: More M&A Could Be Coming When cash begins to pile up on balance sheets, mergers and/or acquisitions become viable options to gain a competitive advantage or improve efficiency. Technology companies have a fair amount of...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
By Alpha Gen Capital: Webmd (NASDAQ:WBMD) is a dot.com survivor story with several health-related websites directed at both consumer and professional medical education. The shares are up 25% year-to-date and over 44% over the last year. Meanwhile,...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 11  Comment 
WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) was selected by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s trade-picking algorithms today after trading between $48.10 and $48.89 on Friday before closing at $48.37. A diagonal spread using a long position in the Jan. '16 $20.00...
DailyFinance  Aug 7  Comment 
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- The Fuisz-Kundu Group LLP announced today that it has filed an application for appearance on behalf of MyMedicalRecords, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), at a Markman...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 6  Comment 
WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 5 2014 4:45 PM ET Executives Risa Fisher - Vice President, Investor Relations Marty Wygod - Chairman David Schlanger - Chief Executive Officer Pete...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 5  Comment 
The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on August 05, 2014 at 16:45 PM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion. Listen now Complete Story »
Wall Street Journal  Aug 5  Comment 
WebMD Health said its second-quarter profit more than tripled as the health-information provider reported stronger advertising and sponsorship revenue and attracted more users to its website.




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WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) owns websites that gives its visitors information on a wide variety of medical conditions, overviews of available treatment options, and general information on lifestyle and preventative care. WebMD provides most of its services for free and makes money by charging other companies, particularly pharmaceutical companies, to advertise on its sites. The company earned $439 million in revenue and $117 million in net income in 2009.[1]

Healthcare costs have increased an average of 7.6% a year since 2000.[2] This has resulted in a growing effort by employers and healthcare plans to manage medical expense growth by encouraging plan members to take a greater share of responsibility for managing their own health. For these corporate clients WebMD creates a private version of its web portal. WebMD then stores a detailed health record for each employee and offers customized content on preventative care based on the employee's health profile. It also uses this information to match the employee with the best healthcare plan. WebMD charges both setup and monthly fees for its corporate services.

While the company has benefited from growing corporate demand for its products, it also faces growing competition in this area. Both Google (GOOG) [3] and Microsoft (MSFT) [4] have launched their own health services with a particular focus on the corporate market. The companies are targeting health insurance companies in the hopes that the insurance companies offer their own clients medical information and records services.

Company Overview

WebMD has three primary revenue streams: online advertising at its public network of sites, its licensing of private portals and it's small but growing print and publishing group.[5]

Public Network of Sites:

WebMD's public network includes WebMD.com, rxlist.com, emedicine.com, emedicinehealth.com, and others. These sites offer a variety of health information on diagnosing illnesses, treatment, and wellness advice.

Private Portal licensing

WebMD licenses its service to over 82 partners. These portals are licensed to corporations and health insurance providers helping employees and health plan members make more informed decisions about optimal health plans and physician choice. Employees or health insurance customers submit electronic health records into the system and WebMd’s portal will help the user find the optimum health plan, treatment, and physicians for their needs. The portals also help users estimate health care costs for retirement.

Publishing

WebMD publishes The Little Blue Book , WebMD The Magazine and a variety of other offerings sent to doctors offices targeting both the consumer and professional health care markets. Publishing is the fastest growing part of WebMD's business.

Business Growth

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References

  1. Kaiser data on the growth in Healthcare from 2000-2005
  2. Google Health Launch
  3. Pharmaceutical Ad Spending
  4. WBMD 2009 10-K pg. 3-14
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