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UnitedHealth Group

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  • Previous Rank6
  • Revenues ($M)$201,159.00
  • Revenue Percent Change8.8%
  • Profits ($M)$10,558.00
  • Profits Percent Change50.5%
  • Assets ($M)$139,058.00
  • Employees260,000
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$207,079.90

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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Company Info

CEO
David S. Wichmann
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Health Care
Industry
Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
HQ Location
Minnetonka, Minn.
Websitehttp://www.unitedhealthgroup.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees260,000

UnitedHealth Group Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$201,159.008.8%
Profits ($M)$10,558.0050.5%
Assets ($M)$139,058.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$47,776.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$207,079.90-

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%