Week 1

Week 1

Financial Statement Review


Link to United Health Group finaincial report:





What is the net income for the current fiscal year? Is it up or down from the prior year? Why would this information be important to investors?

The net income for United Health Group is $36.3 billion as of June 30, 2015.  This is up from $32.6 billion.  An increase of $3.7 billion.  This information would be important for investors to avoid investing on a company that is not making a profit.



What is the ending balance in stockholders' equity? Why would a labor union potentially be interested in this information?

The ending balance in stockholders' equity as of June 30, 2015 is $91,424 million.  Labor unions are shareholders and rely on the financial growth of the company for retirement or pensions.  If there is no fincancial growth, pensions will decrease.


What is the total value of assets? Why would this information be important to a potential creditor?

The total value of assists is $91,423 million.  This information is important for creditors to determine how the financial risk of a company when leanding money.  Creditors will want to ensure that the risk is low and the ability to obtain the money back is high.



What is the total cash flow from operation?

The total cash flow from operations is $2,895 million.



What financial statement user would find this information most important?

The cash flow a company has is most important for investors because it demonstrates the amount of cash on hand.  It identifies the actual amount of cash revenue a company makes and how profitable this can be for an investor.

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