UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) announced completion of the repurchase of $2 billion of stock in the third quarter and projected an additional $7 billion share repurchase through fourth quarter 2007 and 2008.
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PAYOUT YIELD ANALYSIS
The $7 billion repurchase projection, or $5.6 billion on an annualized basis, would be well ahead of the $2 billion completed in 2005 and 2006. However, with almost $14 billion of cash and investments on the balance sheet, the company will not have a problem stepping up the pace of the stock buyback program.
With 1.32 billion shares outstanding, the $5.6 billion annualized repurchase will return $4.24 per share to shareholders. Combined with an annualized dividend of $0.03 per share, the Total Payout is projected to be $4.27 per share over the next 4 quarters. At a share price of $48, the Total Payout Yield is projected to be 8.9%.
- Payout Yield Staff