Unitedhealth Earnings Estimate

UNH
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USD 548.32  3.10  0.57%   

Many public companies, such as Unitedhealth, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing Unitedhealth's earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across Unitedhealth's analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
Unitedhealth is projected to generate 18.84 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2021. Unitedhealth earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected Unitedhealth Group EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Also, please take a look at World Market Map.
  
The current Gross Profit is estimated to increase to about 42.1 B, while Profit Margin is projected to decrease to 5.26.

Unitedhealth Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of Unitedhealth Group is based on official Zacks consensus of 7 analysts regarding Unitedhealth future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 90.77%, the future earnings per share of Unitedhealth is estimated to be 18.84 with the lowest and highest values of 18.79 and 18.92, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Unitedhealth Group is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
  Current EPS 16.11
18.79
Lowest
Expected EPS 18.84
18.92
Highest

Unitedhealth Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of Unitedhealth's value are higher than the current market price of the Unitedhealth stock. In this case, investors may conclude that Unitedhealth is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and Unitedhealth's stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2021

7

90.77%

16.11

18.84

Unitedhealth Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of Unitedhealth refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering Unitedhealth Group predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of Unitedhealth, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

Unitedhealth Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as Unitedhealth, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of Unitedhealth should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

Unitedhealth Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact Unitedhealth's stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2022-07-15
2022-06-305.25.570.37
2022-04-14
2022-03-315.385.490.11
2022-01-19
2021-12-314.314.480.17
2021-10-14
2021-09-304.414.520.11
2021-07-15
2021-06-304.434.70.27
2021-04-15
2021-03-314.385.310.9321 
2021-01-20
2020-12-312.412.520.11
2020-10-14
2020-09-303.093.510.4213 
2020-07-15
2020-06-305.287.121.8434 
2020-04-15
2020-03-313.633.720.09
2020-01-15
2019-12-313.773.90.13
2019-10-15
2019-09-303.753.880.13
2019-07-18
2019-06-303.453.60.15
2019-04-16
2019-03-313.63.730.13
2019-01-15
2018-12-313.213.280.07
2018-10-16
2018-09-303.293.410.12
2018-07-17
2018-06-303.043.140.1
2018-04-17
2018-03-312.893.040.15
2018-01-16
2017-12-312.522.590.07
2017-10-17
2017-09-302.562.660.1
2017-07-18
2017-06-302.382.460.08
2017-04-18
2017-03-312.172.370.2
2017-01-17
2016-12-312.072.110.04
2016-10-18
2016-09-302.082.170.09
2016-07-19
2016-06-301.891.960.07
2016-04-19
2016-03-311.721.810.09
2016-01-19
2015-12-311.381.40.02
2015-10-15
2015-09-301.641.650.01
2015-07-16
2015-06-301.591.640.05
2015-04-16
2015-03-311.351.460.11
2015-01-21
2014-12-311.51.550.05
2014-10-16
2014-09-301.531.630.1
2014-07-17
2014-06-301.261.420.1612 
2014-04-17
2014-03-311.091.10.01
2014-01-16
2013-12-311.41.410.01
2013-10-17
2013-09-301.531.530
2013-07-18
2013-06-301.251.40.1512 
2013-04-18
2013-03-311.141.160.02
2013-01-17
2012-12-311.191.20.01
2012-10-16
2012-09-301.351.50.1511 
2012-07-19
2012-06-301.191.270.08
2012-04-19
2012-03-311.171.310.1411 
2012-01-19
2011-12-311.041.170.1312 
2011-10-18
2011-09-301.121.170.05
2011-07-19
2011-06-300.941.160.2223 
2011-04-21
2011-03-310.891.220.3337 
2011-01-20
2010-12-310.841.050.2125 
2010-10-19
2010-09-300.841.140.335 
2010-07-20
2010-06-300.750.990.2432 
2010-04-20
2010-03-310.691.030.3449 
2010-01-21
2009-12-310.730.810.0810 
2009-10-20
2009-09-300.760.890.1317 
2009-07-21
2009-06-300.70.730.03
2009-04-21
2009-03-310.680.810.1319 
2009-01-22
2008-12-310.780.780
2008-10-16
2008-09-300.730.730
2008-07-22
2008-06-300.640.670.03
2008-04-22
2008-03-310.80.78-0.02
2008-01-22
2007-12-310.920.920
2007-10-18
2007-09-300.920.950.03
2007-07-19
2007-06-300.810.870.06
2007-04-19
2007-03-310.710.740.03
2007-01-18
2006-12-310.850.860.01
2006-10-19
2006-09-300.760.790.03
2006-07-19
2006-06-300.680.70.02
2006-04-18
2006-03-310.640.63-0.01
2006-01-19
2005-12-310.660.65-0.01
2005-10-14
2005-09-300.630.640.01
2005-07-14
2005-06-300.60.610.01
2005-04-14
2005-03-310.560.580.02
2005-01-20
2004-12-310.540.550.01
2004-10-14
2004-09-300.50.520.02
2004-07-15
2004-06-300.460.470.01
2004-04-15
2004-03-310.430.440.01
2004-01-22
2003-12-310.40.420.02
2003-10-16
2003-09-300.370.390.02
2003-07-17
2003-06-300.330.360.03
2003-04-16
2003-03-310.310.320.01
2003-01-23
2002-12-310.290.30.01
2002-10-17
2002-09-300.260.280.02
2002-07-18
2002-06-300.240.250.01
2002-04-18
2002-03-310.210.230.02
2002-01-24
2001-12-310.180.190.01
2001-10-26
2001-09-300.170.180.01
2001-07-27
2001-06-300.160.170.01
2001-04-27
2001-03-310.150.160.01
2001-02-02
2000-12-310.140.140
2000-10-27
2000-09-300.120.140.0216 
2000-08-04
2000-06-300.120.130.01
2000-05-04
2000-03-310.110.120.01
2000-02-10
1999-12-310.10.110.0110 
1999-11-03
1999-09-300.10.10
1999-08-05
1999-06-300.090.10.0111 
1999-05-06
1999-03-310.090.090
1999-02-18
1998-12-310.080.080
1998-11-05
1998-09-300.080.080
1998-08-06
1998-06-300.080.080
1998-05-07
1998-03-310.080.080
1998-02-12
1997-12-310.070.070
1997-11-06
1997-09-300.070.070
1997-08-07
1997-06-300.070.070
1997-05-08
1997-03-310.070.070
1997-02-13
1996-12-310.060.060
1996-11-07
1996-09-300.060.060
1996-08-08
1996-06-300.050.050
1996-05-07
1996-03-310.080.080

About Unitedhealth Earnings Estimate

The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of Unitedhealth earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current Unitedhealth estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as Unitedhealth fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Is Unitedhealth's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Unitedhealth. If investors know Unitedhealth will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Unitedhealth listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.2
Market Capitalization
511.2 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.13
Return On Assets
0.0719
Return On Equity
0.24
The market value of Unitedhealth Group is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Unitedhealth that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Unitedhealth's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Unitedhealth's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Unitedhealth's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Unitedhealth's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Unitedhealth's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Unitedhealth value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Unitedhealth's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.