This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Oct 14, 2005.
THIRD QUARTER NET EARNINGS OF $0.64 PER SHARE
MINNEAPOLIS (October 14, 2005) UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) achieved record results in the third quarter of 2005, reported Chairman and CEO William W. McGuire, M.D. Third quarter results were driven by strong and diverse growth coupled with consistent operating performance across the spectrum of UnitedHealth Group businesses. Every reporting segment produced year-over-year and sequential quarterly advances in operating earnings, and our businesses in the aggregate brought services to yet another half a million Americans in the past three months.