This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Nov 9, 2005.
Company Anticipates Strong Future Performance
MINNEAPOLIS (November 8, 2005) UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) will report at the Companys annual investor conference that it expects continued strong financial performance, driven by gains from increasing market share and strong operating margins across each of its business units.
Management will discuss its operating performance and outlook, a view of broad market dynamics and trends and the reasons it expects to capitalize on them, and specific insights into its various business activities during a meeting with institutional analysts and investors in New York City on November 9, 2005, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST. The Company will also sponsor an audio webcast of this meeting and provide supplementary data points regarding future financial performance on its investor information page at www.unitedhealthgroup.com. Slides will not be distributed at the meeting or presented on the webcast.
In conjunction with the meeting, the Company will affirm its previous outlook for 2005 earnings of $2.48 per share, up 26 percent from $1.97 per share earned in 2004. Management will also discuss its 2006 financial outlook, which currently includes revenues of approximately $52 billion and earnings of $2.90 per share, including an estimate of five cents in earnings per share contribution from Medicare Part D but without consideration of any contributions from its pending merger with PacifiCare Health Systems.