Earnings Preview - United Health Group (UNH)
By:NewsyStocks   Wednesday, January 18, 2022 1:55 PM

United Health Group is expected to report earnings on Jan 19th.

In the last four quarters ended Sep 2011, the company's reported quarterly EPS exceeded analysts' consensus estimates. Of the 2 analysts making forecasts, 2 raised and none lowered their forecast for the fiscal quarter ending December 2011.

I think, for the fourth quarter of 2011 (December 2011), the company is likely to report revenues of $25.7 billion, an increase of 7 percent over the same quarter a year ago. The company is expected to have increased enrollment in every major product category the fourth quarter of 2011.

Segment-wise, revenues at United Healthcare, which provides network-based health care benefits, should have grown 8.5 percent, driven by an increase in people served with medical benefit products in the past year. Diversified growth continues across Health Benefits businesses. Medicare & Retirement revenues are expected to top $9 billion (included enrollment growth across the Medicare Advantage,

Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription drug programs). However, growth in revenues could be offset by a reduction in operating margins due to changes in business mix and internal business and service realignments. The decline in margin is primarily due to an increase in the medical care ratio, which was caused by premium rate obligations -- rebate obligations, and modestly higher medical utilization trends as compared to 2010. Net on net, the company is likely to report EPS of $1.03, compared to $1.05 in the same quarter in the previous fiscal year.