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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., profitability ratios

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s ROE improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

UnitedHealth Group Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Operating Profit Margin

UnitedHealth Group Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Earnings from operations
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Earnings from operations ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Net Profit Margin

UnitedHealth Group Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders
Shareholders’ equity attributable to UnitedHealth Group
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
ROE, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
ROE, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders ÷ Shareholders’ equity attributable to UnitedHealth Group
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s ROE improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
ROA, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
ROA, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.