UNITEDHEALTH GROUP (NYSE:UNH) is a leading diversified managed health care company serving 75 million individuals and operating through two segments: UnitedHealth care, and Optum. The UniteHealthcare segment serves employers and individuals, communities, states, Medicare and retirement. The Optum service businesses include Optum Health, Optum Insight and Optum RX. Overall company revenues in 2013 exceeded $109 billion with earnings from operations of $8.9 billion and earnings per share of $5.50.
The UnitedHealth care Segment has the #1 market position in several areas including: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Medicaid and are #2 in commercial insurance. Furthermore, the company’s geographic and product diversity serve to reduce business risk.
The Optum segment of UnitedHealth Group is a health services business serving the broad health care marketplace, including payers, care providers, employers, government, life sciences companies and consumers. Using advanced data, analytics and technology, Optum helps improve overall experience and care provider performance. Revenues for the Optum Segments in 2013 were $37 billion with earnings from operations of $2.3 billion. Of the three segments, Optum Insight is a leader in healthcare data analytics and generated earnings from operations of $603 million, representing a 19% margin. The company is projecting 2014 revenues exceeding $128 billion and earnings from operations between $9.9 - $10.3 billion.