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  • Rank
    14
  • Previous Rank
    17
  • CEO
    Stephen J. Hemsley
  • Address
    9900 Bren Rd. E., Minnetonka, MN 55343
  • Website
    www.unitedhealthgroup.com

UnitedHealth may have been among the medical insurers who feared the rising medical care costs and increased liability expected from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but the nation’s largest insurer cited “sales to individuals and smaller employer groups” as a contributor to its enrollment growth at the end of 2013. The company added 4.5 million customers in total last year and its revenues increased 10.7% with help from a 26% revenue bump for Optum — UnitedHealth’s technology services arm. In what might be an unintentional boost from the ACA, Optum runs the unit that was brought in to help repair HealthCare.gov in the wake of the government insurance site’s disastrous rollout.

Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Revenues122,48910.7
Profits
5625
1.8
Total Assets81,882-
Total Shareholder Equity32,149-
Market Value (on March 31, 2014)81,103-
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Profit as a % of

Sales4.6
Assets6.9
Stockholders' Equity17.5

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share ($)5.5
EPS % Change (from 2012)4.2
EPS % Change (5 year)18
EPS % Change (10 year)14

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors41.1
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)24.5
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
10.6