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  • Previous Rank13
  • Revenues ($M)$201,159
  • Revenue Percent Change8.8%
  • Profits ($M)$10,558.00
  • Profits Percent Change50.5%
  • Assets ($M)$139,058.00
  • Employees260,000

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 Information

David S. Wichmann
Health Care
Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
HQ Location
Minnetonka, Minn.
Years on Global 500 List22

UnitedHealth Group Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$201,1598.8%
Profits ($M)$10,558.0050.5%
Assets ($M)$139,058.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$47,776.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.2%
Profits as % of Assets7.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity22.1%