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UnitedHealth Group Operating Margin %

: 7.25% (As of Sep. 2021)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. UnitedHealth Group's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $5,209 Mil. UnitedHealth Group's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $71,834 Mil. Therefore, UnitedHealth Group's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 7.25%.

Good Sign:

UnitedHealth Group Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

NYSE:UNH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.58   Med: 7.31   Max: 8.18
Current: 7.21

6.58
8.18

NYSE:UNH's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 18 Companies
in the Healthcare Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. NYSE:UNH: 7.21 )

UnitedHealth Group's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 4.20% per year.

UnitedHealth Group's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $5,209 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $19,990 Mil.


UnitedHealth Group Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for UnitedHealth Group's Operating Margin % 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
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.58 7.09 7.10 7.41 8.18

UnitedHealth Group Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Operating Margin % 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 6.64 4.72 9.01 7.66 7.25

Competitive Comparison

For the Healthcare Plans subindustry, UnitedHealth Group's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution

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

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



UnitedHealth Group Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

UnitedHealth Group's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2020 )
=20903 / 255639
=8.18 %

UnitedHealth Group's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=5209 / 71834
=7.25 %

* 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.


UnitedHealth Group  (NYSE:UNH) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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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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