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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

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Current Valuation Ratios

UnitedHealth Group Inc., current price multiples

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UnitedHealth Group Inc. Abbott Laboratories Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Cigna Corp. CVS Health Corp. Danaher Corp. Elevance Health Inc. Humana Inc. Intuitive Surgical Inc. Medtronic PLC Health Care Equipment & Services Health Care
Selected Financial Data
Current share price (P)
No. shares of common stock outstanding
Growth rate (g)
 
Earnings per share (EPS)
Next year expected EPS
Operating profit per share
Sales per share
Book value per share (BVPS)
Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to next year expected earnings
Price-earnings-growth (PEG)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31).

If the company price multiple is lower then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively undervalued.
Otherwise, if the company price multiple is higher then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively overvalued.


Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., historical price multiples

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/E ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/OP ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 but then increased from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/S ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company required rate of return and its actual rate of return. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/BV ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 but then increased from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., historical P/E calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
Abbott Laboratories
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cigna Corp.
CVS Health Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Elevance Health Inc.
Humana Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
P/E Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/E Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2021 Calculation
EPS = Net earnings attributable to UnitedHealth Group common shareholders ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of UnitedHealth Group Inc. Annual Report.

4 2021 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/E ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., historical P/OP calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Earnings from operations (in millions)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Abbott Laboratories
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cigna Corp.
CVS Health Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Elevance Health Inc.
Humana Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
P/OP Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/OP Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2021 Calculation
Operating profit per share = Earnings from operations ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of UnitedHealth Group Inc. Annual Report.

4 2021 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/OP ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 but then increased from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., historical P/S calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Revenues, unaffiliated customers (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Abbott Laboratories
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cigna Corp.
CVS Health Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Elevance Health Inc.
Humana Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
P/S Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/S Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2021 Calculation
Sales per share = Revenues, unaffiliated customers ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of UnitedHealth Group Inc. Annual Report.

4 2021 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/S ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

UnitedHealth Group Inc., historical P/BV calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Shareholders’ equity attributable to UnitedHealth Group (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Abbott Laboratories
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cigna Corp.
CVS Health Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Elevance Health Inc.
Humana Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
P/BV Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/BV Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2021 Calculation
BVPS = Shareholders’ equity attributable to UnitedHealth Group ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of UnitedHealth Group Inc. Annual Report.

4 2021 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company required rate of return and its actual rate of return. UnitedHealth Group Inc. P/BV ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 but then increased from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.