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UnitedHealth Group ROA %

: 7.72% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. UnitedHealth Group's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $16,344 Mil. UnitedHealth Group's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $211,669 Mil. Therefore, UnitedHealth Group's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 7.72%.

The historical rank and industry rank for UnitedHealth Group's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:UNH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.88   Med: 7.64   Max: 8.49
Current: 7.59

5.88
8.49

During the past 13 years, UnitedHealth Group's highest ROA % was 8.49%. The lowest was 5.88%. And the median was 7.64%.

NYSE:UNH's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Healthcare Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. NYSE:UNH: 7.59 )

UnitedHealth Group ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for UnitedHealth Group's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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UnitedHealth Group Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 8.06 8.23 8.49 8.30

UnitedHealth Group Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.62 4.56 9.66 8.21 7.72

Competitive Comparison

For the Healthcare Plans subindustry, UnitedHealth Group's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

UnitedHealth Group ROA % Distribution

For the Healthcare Plans industry and Healthcare sector, UnitedHealth Group's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where UnitedHealth Group's ROA % falls into.



UnitedHealth Group ROA % Calculation

UnitedHealth Group's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=15403/( (173889+197289)/ 2 )
=15403/185589
=8.30 %

UnitedHealth Group's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=16344/( (210292+213045)/ 2 )
=16344/211668.5
=7.72 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


UnitedHealth Group  (NYSE:UNH) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=16344/211668.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(16344 / 287336)*(287336 / 211668.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=5.69 %*1.3575
=7.72 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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UnitedHealth Group Business Description

UnitedHealth Group logo
Industry
Healthcare » Healthcare Plans NAICS : 524114 SIC : 6324
Address
9900 Bren Road East, UnitedHealth Group Center, Minnetonka, MN, USA, 55343
UnitedHealth Group is the largest private health insurance provider in the United States, providing medical benefits to 48 million members across its U.S. and international businesses at the end of 2020. As a leader in employer-sponsored, self-directed, and government-backed insurance plans, UnitedHealth has obtained massive scale in managed care. Along with its insurance assets, UnitedHealth's continued investments in its Optum franchises have created a healthcare services colossus that spans everything from medical and pharmaceutical benefits to providing outpatient care and analytics to both affiliated and third-party customers.
Executives
Renwick Glenn M director 6300 WILSON MILLS ROAD MAYFIELD VILLAGE OH 44143
Flynn Timothy Patrick director JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 270 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
Wilensky Gail R director C/O QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 500 PLAZA DRIVE SECAUCUS NJ 07094
Hooper Michele J director C/O PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. ONE PPG PLACE PITTSBURGH PA 15272
Montgomery Rice Valerie Md director C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Hemsley Stephen J director 200 WASHINGTON AVE N SUITE 200 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55401
Burke Richard T director 3962 TOMAHAWK TRAIL MEDINA MN 55340
Mcnabb Frederick William Iii director C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN-008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Noseworthy John H director 2000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD KENILWORTH NJ 07033
Rex John F officer: EVP Chief Financial Officer C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Lewis Patricia L officer: EVP and Chief HR Officer C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Mcmahon Dirk C officer: Chief Executive Officer, UHC C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Roos Thomas E officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MN008-T502 MINNETONKA MN 55343
Short Marianne D officer: EVP & Chief Legal Officer C/O UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 9900 BREN ROAD EAST MINNETONKA MN 55343
Wichmann David S director, officer: Chief Executive Officer UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 9900 BREN RD E MINNETONKA MN 55343

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