UnitedHealth Group Affirms FY22 Outlook; Q4 Results Top Estimates - Quick Facts

While reporting financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2021 on Wednesday, diversified health care company UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UNH) affirmed its earnings and revenue outlook for the full-year 2022.

For fiscal 2022, UnitedHealth Group continues to project net earnings in the range of $20.20 to $20.70 per share and adjusted net earnings in the range of $21.10 to $21.60 per share on revenues between $317 billion and $320 billion.

On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $21.65 per share on revenues of $317.27 billion for the year. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

For the fourth quarter, net earnings attributable to common shareholders almost doubled to $4.07 billion or $4.26 per share from $2.21 billion or $2.30 per share in the prior-year quarter.

Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $4.48 per share, compared to $2.52 per share in the year-ago quarter.

Revenues for the quarter grew to $73.74 billion from $65.46 billion in the same quarter last year.

The Street was looking for earnings of $4.31 per share on revenues of $72.75 billion for the quarter.

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