This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Jan 18, 2007.
Future Outlook and Comment
The Company sees expanding market opportunities and growth in 2007 and coming years, and affirms projected 2007 net income in the range of $4.7 billion to $4.75 billion including net income of $980 million to $1 billion in the first quarter of 2007 subject to potential adjustments for non-cash and cash expenses related to stock options matters. The Company does not yet have an estimated timeline for resolution of these matters.
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Future Outlook and Comment Continued
Stephen J. Hemsley, president and chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group, said, We concluded 2006 with a strong earnings performance and are pleased to reaffirm our positive outlook for growth in 2007. UnitedHealth Group, importantly, is a highly adaptive enterprise well-positioned for the future and the changes in the health care environment that are ahead. We are strengthening our organization, shifting investments in technology, and enhancing our service offerings to directly address critical unmet needs in health care. These needs include advancing the role of consumers in health care broadly, participating in public-private partnerships and providing critical information services, systems and financial resources in the commercial business-to-business market.
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