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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.50
UNH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. UNH: 0.50 )
UNH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.46   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.5

Equity to Asset 0.39
UNH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UNH: 0.39 )
UNH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.39

0.29
0.81
Interest Coverage 13.59
UNH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. UNH: 13.59 )
UNH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.24   Max: 1007.45
Current: 13.59

8.24
1007.45
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.19
M-Score: -2.21
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.86
UNH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. UNH: 7.86 )
UNH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 11.84
Current: 7.86

-0.24
11.84
Net-margin (%) 4.59
UNH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. UNH: 4.59 )
UNH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.96   Max: 7.27
Current: 4.59

-0.96
7.27
ROE (%) 17.50
UNH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. UNH: 17.50 )
UNH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.11   Max: 35.59
Current: 17.5

-4.11
35.59
ROA (%) 6.87
UNH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. UNH: 6.87 )
UNH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.71   Max: 10.35
Current: 6.87

-1.71
10.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 239.98
UNH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 134.04 vs. UNH: 239.98 )
UNH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.29   Max: 672.2
Current: 239.98

-14.29
672.2
Revenue Growth (%) 12.90
UNH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. UNH: 12.90 )
UNH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 41.8
Current: 12.9

8.5
41.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.90
UNH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. UNH: 10.90 )
UNH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 149.6
Current: 10.9

-38.7
149.6
EPS Growth (%) 10.30
UNH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. UNH: 10.30 )
UNH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 37.8
Current: 10.3

1.3
37.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UNH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

NWQ Managers 3,154 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 6,200,700 sh (+474.26%)
Sarah Ketterer 941,734 sh (+27.6%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,609,403 sh (+17.49%)
Pioneer Investments 229,965 sh (+10.25%)
Steven Cohen 18,575 sh (+4.03%)
Jeff Auxier 130,405 sh (+2.76%)
Tom Gayner 576,300 sh (+1.14%)
Chris Davis 14,880,244 sh (+0.88%)
John Burbank 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 41,284 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,460,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 1,224,933 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,737,924 sh (-0.94%)
Mario Gabelli 383,191 sh (-1.69%)
RS Investment Management 1,036,471 sh (-3.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,119 sh (-4.09%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 19,001,100 sh (-4.81%)
Bill Frels 21,204 sh (-5.23%)
James Barrow 5,876,768 sh (-5.26%)
Alan Fournier 1,198,352 sh (-23.93%)
Ray Dalio 168,069 sh (-25.56%)
David Dreman 4,800 sh (-38.88%)
Lee Ainslie 1,279,314 sh (-48.57%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,984 sh (-94.39%)
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Q4 2013

UNH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,500 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,960 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 77,908 sh (+319.42%)
Dodge & Cox 11,322,985 sh (+82.61%)
NWQ Managers 4,205 sh (+33.32%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,233,818 sh (+31.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,664,565 sh (+15.96%)
Leon Cooperman 1,352,033 sh (+10.38%)
Jeff Auxier 139,495 sh (+6.97%)
Tom Gayner 606,900 sh (+5.31%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 19,992,000 sh (+5.21%)
Chris Davis 15,589,667 sh (+4.77%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,932,574 sh (+3.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,201 sh (+2.63%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,986 sh (+0.04%)
Bill Frels 21,204 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 4,800 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 41,284 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,460,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 378,838 sh (-1.14%)
James Barrow 5,744,256 sh (-2.25%)
RS Investment Management 742,030 sh (-28.41%)
Pioneer Investments 106,872 sh (-53.53%)
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Q1 2014

UNH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 103,748 sh (New)
George Soros 196,400 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 46,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,692,631 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 67,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 16,083 sh (+402.44%)
David Dreman 7,768 sh (+61.83%)
Pioneer Investments 140,954 sh (+31.89%)
Dodge & Cox 13,078,536 sh (+15.5%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,609 sh (+12.49%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,385,240 sh (+12.27%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,607,426 sh (+11.38%)
NWQ Managers 4,525 sh (+7.61%)
Bernard Horn 42,384 sh (+2.66%)
Bill Frels 21,454 sh (+1.18%)
Leon Cooperman 1,362,333 sh (+0.76%)
Bill Nygren 3,460,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 139,445 sh (-0.04%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 19,766,300 sh (-1.13%)
Tom Gayner 598,000 sh (-1.47%)
Ken Fisher 2,857 sh (-3.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,348,107 sh (-4.13%)
Chris Davis 14,450,329 sh (-7.31%)
Mario Gabelli 345,200 sh (-8.88%)
James Barrow 5,206,990 sh (-9.35%)
RS Investment Management 453,530 sh (-38.88%)
Steven Cohen 8,451 sh (-89.15%)
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Q2 2014

UNH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,928 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,900 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 22,565 sh (+398.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,563 sh (+183.3%)
Dodge & Cox 16,538,560 sh (+26.46%)
Ray Dalio 82,200 sh (+21.06%)
Ken Fisher 3,279 sh (+14.77%)
Robert Olstein 51,000 sh (+10.87%)
Mario Gabelli 371,500 sh (+7.62%)
Tom Gayner 627,000 sh (+4.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,900,939 sh (+4.44%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,444,440 sh (+4.27%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 20,115,900 sh (+1.77%)
Bill Nygren 3,520,000 sh (+1.73%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,612 sh (+0.05%)
Bernard Horn 42,384 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 52,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
RS Investment Management 452,030 sh (-0.33%)
Bill Frels 21,266 sh (-0.88%)
Jeff Auxier 137,995 sh (-1.04%)
David Dreman 7,685 sh (-1.07%)
Chris Davis 13,522,334 sh (-6.42%)
James Barrow 4,738,801 sh (-8.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,420,403 sh (-12.63%)
Leon Cooperman 652,699 sh (-52.09%)
Pioneer Investments 25,470 sh (-81.93%)
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Latest Guru Trades with UNH

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Reduce -52.09%0.78%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%652699
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.63%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%100000
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 26.46%0.27%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%16538560
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.16%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 183.3%0.03%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%45563
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 21.06%0.01%$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%82200
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$74.95 - $82.34 $ 86.3410%2928
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.54%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.16%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%196400
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Add 15.5%0.15%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%13078536
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%67900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 402.44%0.02%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%16083
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 61.83%0.02%$69.74 - $81.62 $ 86.3415%7768
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.2%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.54%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%100000
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Add 82.61%0.4%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%11322985
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 Add 5.21%0.23%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%19992000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Add 10.38%0.13%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%1352033
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$66.94 - $75.19 $ 86.3420%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.57%1.07%$65.27 - $75.18 $ 86.3420%1279314
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Add 474.26%0.41%$65.27 - $75.18 $ 86.3420%6200700
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.81%0.23%$65.27 - $75.18 $ 86.3420%19001100
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -25.56%0.03%$65.27 - $75.18 $ 86.3420%168069
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -38.88%0.01%$65.27 - $75.18 $ 86.3420%4800
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Guru Investment Theses on UnitedHealth Group Inc

Chris Davis Comments on UnitedHealth Group - Jun 24, 2014

UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the largest health care insurance company in the United States, is an example of a headline risk or contrarian holding in the Portfolio. The company focuses solely on its core health care business and has a diversified product line in most major segments including underwriting health insurance plans for large employers, administering plans on a non-risk basis, and offering Medicare Advantage as an alternative to traditional Medicare. In addition the company has successfully built an array of less regulated health care related noninsurance businesses, including the third largest pharmacy benefit management company, and also offers consulting and other services in the area of health care information technology. We view UnitedHealth Group as a well-managed and durable franchise with good growth potential that is overshadowed by current political debates.



From Chris Davis' Davis New York Venture Fund First Quarter 2014 Update.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on UnitedHealth Group Inc. - Jun 09, 2014

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (0.2%) (UNH)(UNH - $81.99 - NYSE) is the largest and most diverse health insurance company in the United States. UnitedHealth is actually much more than just an insurance company, with its Optum division providing $40 billion worth of technology, pharmacy benefits management, and other care services to its customers annually. The company has successfully navigated the changes required by the Affordable Care Act and is cautiously participating in the new insurance exchanges. UnitedHealth is also finding new growth internationally, especially in Brazil where the company serves almost 5 million people.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Asset Fund's first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on UnitedHealth Group - Mar 21, 2014

UNITEDHEALTH GROUP (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.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on UnitedHealth Group Inc - Oct 24, 2012

Health care insurance provider UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UNH) declined in response to concerns of increasing health care utilization levels following low absolute levels since the 2008-2009 recession. Higher levels of utilization will likely impact the industry's, and UnitedHealth's, profitability. Investors have started to recognize those risks.

From Diamond Hill Capital's third quarter Select Fund Commentary.


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Bill Nygren Comments on UnitedHealth Group - Oct 08, 2012

UnitedHealth Group (UNH-$55)(UNH)
UnitedHealth is the nation's largest provider of managed-care services. The managed-care business has strong economies of scale, so UNH is also arguably the most efficient provider. In 2005, when UNH earned $2.48 per share, its stock reached a high of $65, for a P/E ratio of 26x. UNH is expected to earn just over $5 per share this year, more than double its earnings from seven years ago, yet the stock price is now lower. The result is that UNH sells at only 10x expected 2013 earnings. Managed-care companies have fallen to below-average multiples because investors fear that health care reform will hurt these businesses significantly. We believe that fear is misplaced. We think the government needs companies like UNH because using the existing managed-care networks is far less expensive than building a new one, and UNH's breadth should allow it to thrive in most scenarios. UNH revenues grow with medical costs, supplemented by market share gains and an aging population that requires more spending on health care. Further, the share base has fallen every year since 2005 as a result of management using excess cash generation for repurchases. Shares outstanding have been reduced by about 4% per year, a trend we expect will continue. We believe that purchasing UNH at a below-average P/E ratio, combined with its moderate revenue growth, its shrinking share base and its moderate dividend, is likely to produce an above-average rate of return.

From Oakmark Funds' third-quarter letter.

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Chris Davis Comments on UnitedHealth Group
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.90
UNH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. UNH: 15.90 )
UNH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 28.39
Current: 15.9

6.3
28.39
P/B 2.60
UNH's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UNH: 2.60 )
UNH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 7.09
Current: 2.6

1.02
7.09
P/S 0.70
UNH's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UNH: 0.70 )
UNH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.7

0.26
1.87
PFCF 16.00
UNH's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. UNH: 16.00 )
UNH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 28.05
Current: 16

5.04
28.05
EV-to-EBIT 9.62
UNH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. UNH: 9.62 )
UNH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 16.1
Current: 9.62

4.4
16.1
PEG 1.10
UNH's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. UNH: 1.10 )
UNH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.1

0.31
1.48
Shiller P/E 18.40
UNH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 34.70 vs. UNH: 18.40 )
UNH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.75   Max: 47.69
Current: 18.4

6.75
47.69
Current Ratio 0.74
UNH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. UNH: 0.74 )
UNH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.74

0.62
2.87
Quick Ratio 0.74
UNH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. UNH: 0.74 )
UNH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.74

0.62
2.87

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.40
UNH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UNH: 1.40 )
UNH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.4

0.03
1.59
Dividend Payout 0.22
UNH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNH: 0.22 )
UNH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.22

0.03
0.26
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
UNH's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 7 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 37.50 vs. UNH: 37.50 )
UNH' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 198.8
Current: 37.5

0
198.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 69.09
UNH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. UNH: 69.09 )
UNH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 78.46
Current: 69.09

1.48
78.46
Share Buyback Rate 3.30
UNH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. UNH: 3.30 )
UNH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -4.3
Current: 3.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
UNH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UNH: 0.80 )
UNH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.8

0.32
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
UNH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UNH: 1.13 )
UNH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.13

0.51
4.33
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
UNH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. UNH: 1.20 )
UNH' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.2

0.38
1.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.40
UNH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. UNH: 10.40 )
UNH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 22.6
Current: 10.4

6.2
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.31
UNH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. UNH: 18.31 )
UNH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.8   Max: 47.4
Current: 18.31

14.8
47.4

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
Compare:ESRX, WLP, HUM, AET, CI » details
Traded in other countries:UNH.Germany
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a Minnesota corporation incorporated in January 1977. It is a health and well-being company helps people live healthier lives and help make health care work better. The Company is helping individual's access quality care at an affordable cost; simplifying health care administration and delivery; strengthening the physician/patient relationship; promoting evidence-based care; and empowering physicians, health care professionals, consumers, employers and other participants in the health system with actionable data to make better, more informed decisions. UnitedHealthcare serves the health benefits needs of individuals across life's stages through three businesses. UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual serves individual consumers and employers. The unique health needs of seniors are served by UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. UnitedHealthcare Community & State serves the public health marketplace, offering states innovative Medicaid solutions. The Company's revenues are derived from premiums on risk-based products; fees from management, administrative, technology and consulting services; sales of a wide variety of products and services related to the broad health and well-being industry; and investment and other income. The Company's two business platforms have four reportable segments: UnitedHealthcare, which includes UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement and UnitedHealthcare Community & State; OptumHealth; OptumInsight; and OptumRx. The Company's competitors include managed health care companies, insurance companies, HMOs, TPAs and business services outsourcing companies, health care professionals. For its UnitedHealthcare businesses, competitors include Aetna Inc., Cigna Corporation, Coventry Health Care, Inc., Health Net, Inc., Humana Inc., Kaiser Permanente, WellPoint, Inc., For its OptumRx businesses, competitors include Medco Health Solutions, Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation and Express Scripts, Inc. The Company is subject to various levels of federal regulation.
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