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UnitedHealth Group Strong Growth in First Half of 2021, What's Next?

Business Acumen: Medical Industry

Since 1974, UnitedHealth Group has been providing quality health management services to its customers. Over the course of its 47 years in business, the company has grown and evolved from a small privately-held health management business, into the world’s eighth largest company by revenue, the second largest in healthcare. However, even the most well established companies like UnitedHealth Group have faced a lot of adversity over the last year, especially one in the healthcare industry! As a whole, the healthcare industry has battled through a global pandemic (a battle they are still fighting), the push to virtual healthcare alternatives, and addressing health equity gaps and challenges. All trends that fit nicely within UnitedHealth Group's top priority, elevating consumer focus to offer a simpler, more intuitive experience for their customers - and from what I can tell, they’ve been doing a great job working to improve in each of these areas!

On Wednesday, September 22 at 11 am (Eastern) Acumen Learning will be hosting a free one-hour webinar, “How to Listen to an Earnings Call - What your CEO Needs You to Know” where one of our Senior Consultants will help you analyze UnitedHealth Group’s 2021 Q2 earnings call. And trust me, there’s definitely a lot to break down… this team has been BUSY! Over the last quarter, UnitedHealth has experienced strong and expanding growth, and they expect to continue that trend through the remainder of the year and beyond. However, there’s still a big unknown surrounding COVID-19 and the impact it will have on the rest of the year. Although patients have started visiting their healthcare providers more regularly over the last couple of months, there’s still a big disparity in elective procedures and non-essential healthcare visits due to COVID. The big question is how this trend will play out heading into the fall and winter months with cold and flu season picking up. That’s not even mentioning the $8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare that UnitedHealth Group is expecting to close this year!

Ok… so you may be asking… this is great, but why does it matter for me? Let me tell you! First, if the last year has shown us anything, it’s that we should ALL care about healthcare companies and what they are doing. That is especially true if you’re an employee, supplier, customer, investor, or even a competitor of UnitedHealth Group. Why? Because if you are involved at all with this company, or in the industry, it’s essential for you to understand this company’s strategy so you can determine how to better work for them, with them, buy from them, or work against them. Ok...but I don’t mean against them in a sinister way…don’t take it like that, I mean compete with them.

Now if you’re like two-thirds of adults worldwide (yes, this is a real statistic, not something I just made up based on the performance of myself and my peers in my college finance courses), you may have a tough time understanding basic financial concepts, and if that’s the case the thought of listening to an earnings call may terrify you. Don’t worry! Our instructor will break this everything down so it’s very easy to understand, and even provide you with actionable insight. At the end of the course you’ll also be given access to a free workbook that will help you analyze future earnings calls with any organization!

So...what are you waiting for? Sign up now!!

If you’d like to do some of your own research prior to the webinar, check out the links below...and if you don't know what some of them are... don't worry, I didn't either!


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