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21. UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 21 (Previous rank: 25)
Compare tool: UnitedHealth Group vs. Top 10
CEO: Stephen J. Hemsley
Address: 9900 Bren Rd. E.
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Phone: 952-936-1300
Website: www.unitedhealthgroup.com
The nation's largest health insurer fell under the sharp glare of Andrew Cuomo last year - the New York Attorney General argued that a UnitedHealth subsidiary, Ingenix, had systematically shortchanged its New York State customers. UnitedHealth has agreed to transition an Ingenix data base to an independent university to run in the future.

It's hard to know how UnitedHealth will fare if the Obama administration ultimately imposes more healthcare regulation. But the company's nearly $5 billion in cash flow gives it the heft to consolidate its weaker rivals and stay on top. --Michael V. Copeland

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 81,186.0 7.6
Profits 2,977.0 -36.0
Assets 55,815.0
Stockholders' equity 20,780.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 25,625.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.7
Assets 5.3
Stockholders' equity 14.3
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 2.40
% change from 2007 -29.8
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -54.3
1998-2008 annual rate 17.4
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 UnitedHealth Group 21 81,186.0
2 WellPoint 32 61,251.1
3 Aetna 77 30,950.7
4 Humana 85 28,946.4
5 Cigna 132 19,101.0
6 Health Net 165 15,366.6
7 Coventry Health Care 226 11,913.6
8 WellCare Health Plans 381 6,521.9
9 Universal American 494 4,659.2
10 Amerigroup 509 4,516.0
11 Centene 609 3,515.2
12 Molina Healthcare 673 3,112.4
13 Medical Mutual of Ohio 806 2,387.1
14 HealthSpring 849 2,188.3
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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