UnitedHealth Group Inc.Find Ratings Reports
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.60 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.48% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||55188.0||48723.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||2836.0||2172.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||22041.0||19352.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||155569.0||137157.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||35585.0||33901.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.81||22.51|
|Return on Assets||7.21||5.52|
|Return on Equity||23.59||18.08|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||962.0||965.0|
|Div / share||0.75||0.63|
|Book value / share||49.43||43.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3023407.0||3794476.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 43.03 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.10 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.25 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.53. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.
|UNH 22.19||Peers 43.03||UNH 15.70||Peers 14.45|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UNH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
UNH is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|UNH 17.61||Peers 16.43||UNH 1.27||Peers 0.90|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
UNH is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
UNH trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|UNH 5.10||Peers 3.53||UNH 45.32||Peers 52.24|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
UNH is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, UNH is expected to trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|UNH 1.17||Peers 0.98||UNH 9.83||Peers 6.26|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
UNH is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
UNH has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.