Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health saw revenues and operating income increase in the six months ended June 30, according to recently released unaudited financial documents.
Here are four things to know:
1. The health system reported operating revenues of $6.3 billion in the first six months of 2018, up 6.5 percent from revenues of $5.9 billion in the same period a year earlier. Sutter said the increase was primarily attributable to higher patient service revenues and premium revenues, which climbed 5.3 percent and 11.3 percent year over year, respectively.
2. Sutter’s operating expenses climbed 4.3 percent year over year to $6.1 billion in the six months ended June 30.
3. Sutter ended the first half of 2018 with operating income of $145 million, up 806 percent from $16 million in the same period of 2017. The health system’s operating margin increased from 0.3 percent in the first half of 2017 to 2.3 percent in the first six months of 2018.
4. After factoring in investment income, which declined due to a drop in value of certain securities and debt extinguishment, Sutter’s net income was $174 million in the first six months of this year, compared to $350 million in the same period a year earlier.