UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) issued financial guidance ahead of its annual Investor Conference which takes place on November 30, beginning at 8 a.m. ET.
UnitedHealth Group revenues for 2021 are expected to be approximately $287 billion, with net earnings of $17.80 to $17.95 per share and adjusted net earnings of $18.75 to $18.90 per share. Adjusted net earnings only excludes the after-tax non-cash amortization expense pertaining to acquisition-related intangible assets.
UnitedHealth Group will also introduce its 2022 outlook, which includes revenues of $317 billion to $320 billion, net earnings of $20.20 to $20.70 per share, and adjusted net earnings of $21.10 to $21.60 per share. Cash flows from operations are expected to range from $23 billion to $24 billion in 2022.
The Company will stream the presentation and management question-and-answer portion of this meeting on its Investor Relations page at www.unitedhealthgroup.com. Meeting materials and a replay of the conference will be available on the Investor Relations page.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This news release presents non-GAAP financial information provided as a complement to the results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Adjusted net earnings exclude amortization expense of approximately $1.25 and $1.20 per share and the related tax impacts of $0.30 per share for years ending December 31, 2021 and 2022, respectively, pertaining to acquisition-related intangible assets.
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