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UnitedHealth Group

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In a year dominated by proposed cross-sector health care mega-mergers like the CVS-Aetna deal, UnitedHealth Group flew somewhat under the radar. But America’s largest health insurer was far from idle. The prolific dealmaker continued to feed its multi-purpose Optum unit—which manages pharmacy benefits, provides health services, and conducts data analytics—including through Optum’s proposed acquisition of DaVita Medical Group and its nearly 300 doctor clinics, adding to an already 30,000-strong physician network. UnitedHealth’s 2017 revenues spiked 9% compared with 2016 to $201 billion. That was mirrored by a 9.1% year-over-year boost in Optum’s revenues, which grew to $91.2 billion.

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CEO

David S. Wichmann

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Health Care

Industry

Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care

HQ Location

Minnetonka, Minn.

Years on Fortune 500 List

24

Employees

260,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$201,1598.8%
Profits ($M)$10,558.050.5%
Assets ($M)$139,058
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$47,776
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$207,080
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues5.2%
Profits as % of Assets7.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity22.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)10.72
EPS % Change (from 2016)47.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)15.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)12.1%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)39.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)34.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.6%
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