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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)

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Current Valuation Ratios

UnitedHealth Group Inc., current price multiples

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UnitedHealth Group Inc. Becton, Dickinson & Co. Boston Scientific Corp. Danaher Corp. Intuitive Surgical Inc. Medtronic PLC Stryker Corp. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 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 (filing date: 2020-02-14).

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, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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 (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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-09).

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.’s P/E ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
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.’s P/OP ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
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.’s P/S ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s P/BV ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

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

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
P/E Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/E Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-09).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2019 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.’s Annual Report.

4 2019 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.’s P/E ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

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

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
P/OP Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/OP Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-09).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2019 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.’s Annual Report.

4 2019 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.’s P/OP ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Price to Sales (P/S)

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

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Revenues (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
P/S Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/S Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-09).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2019 Calculation
Sales per share = Revenues ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

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

4 2019 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.’s P/S ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

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

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
P/BV Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
P/BV Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-09).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 2019 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.’s Annual Report.

4 2019 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’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s P/BV ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.