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Market Cap

US$344.9b

Last Updated

2021/04/09 22:09 UTC

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Executive Summary

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.


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Share Price & News

How has UnitedHealth Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: UNH is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UNH's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.5%

UNH

-0.6%

US Healthcare

1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

42.5%

UNH

37.8%

US Healthcare

55.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UNH matched the US Healthcare industry which returned 37.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UNH underperformed the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UNHIndustryMarket
7 Day2.5%-0.6%1.6%
30 Day7.6%3.5%4.1%
90 Day3.6%1.0%5.5%
1 Year44.7%42.5%39.5%37.8%58.1%55.3%
3 Year75.8%67.8%52.5%46.1%63.8%53.3%
5 Year219.6%195.5%87.7%73.7%120.2%95.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is UnitedHealth Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is UnitedHealth Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

46.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UNH ($364.89) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($704.4)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UNH is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UNH is good value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (24.5x).

PE vs Market: UNH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the US market (22.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: UNH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UNH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.3x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (3.5x).


Future Growth

How is UnitedHealth Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?

10.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNH's forecast earnings growth (10.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: UNH's earnings (10.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: UNH's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: UNH's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UNH's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: UNH's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (26.3%)


Past Performance

How has UnitedHealth Group performed over the past 5 years?

20.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UNH has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UNH's current net profit margins (6%) are higher than last year (5.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UNH's earnings have grown significantly by 20.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UNH's earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) is below its 5-year average (20.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UNH earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) underperformed the Healthcare industry 20.5%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: UNH's Return on Equity (22.4%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is UnitedHealth Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UNH's short term assets ($49.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($72.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: UNH's short term assets ($49.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($54.3B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UNH's debt to equity ratio (61.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UNH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 90.2% to 61.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UNH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (51%).

Interest Coverage: UNH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is UnitedHealth Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.33%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UNH's dividend (1.37%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).

High Dividend: UNH's dividend (1.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UNH's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: UNH's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.8%), UNH's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: UNH's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.2% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Andrew Witty (55 yo)

0.17

Tenure

US$16,526,020

Compensation

Sir Andrew Philip Witty has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated since February 4, 2021 and served as its Group President since November 2019 until February 4, 2...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD16.53M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.94M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UNH's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: UNH's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: UNH insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
  • Ticker: UNH
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1977
  • Industry: Managed Health Care
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$344.938b
  • Shares outstanding: 945.32m
  • Website: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
  • UnitedHealth Group Center
  • 9900 Bren Road East
  • Minnetonka
  • Minnesota
  • 55343
  • United States

Listings


Biography

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHe...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/09 22:09
End of Day Share Price2021/04/09 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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