Western Union Co

Credit Services
Financial Services

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$4.42 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$4.36 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$1.85 billion
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Company Profile

Western Union Co had its IPO on 2006-10-02 under the ticker symbol WU.

The company operates in the Financial Services sector and Credit Services industry. Western Union Co has a staff strength of 8,900 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Western Union Co opened at $11.66 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-06-03.

The stocks traded within a range of $11.6 - $11.87, and closed at $11.81.

This is a +2.34% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 6,104,300 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Western Union Co have increased by +0.17%.

Western Union Co's Key Ratios

Western Union Co has a market cap of $4.42 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 10.314 and a price to sales ratio of 1.1382.

In the last 12-months Western Union Co’s revenue was $4.36 billion with a gross profit of $1.85 billion and an EBITDA of $1.01 billion. The EBITDA ratio measures Western Union Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Western Union Co’s operating margin was 18.97% while its return on assets stood at 6.18% with a return of equity of 169.85%.

In Q1, Western Union Co’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -45.9% while revenue growth was a negative 10.3%.

Western Union Co’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $2.05 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 8.9847 and a PEG multiple of 11.1306. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Western Union Co’s profitability.

Western Union Co stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 1.4745 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 5.4676. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 1.1382.

Western Union Co stock pays annual dividends of $0.94 per share, indicating a yield of 8.15% and a payout ratio of 55.95%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$8.23 billion
Total Liabilities
$1.15 billion
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$57.40 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Western Union Co ended 2023 with $8.23 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $8.23 billion while shareholder equity stood at $552.80 million.

Western Union Co ended 2023 with $162.70 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $1.15 billion in other current liabilities, 3700000.00 in common stock, $-296800000.00 in retained earnings and $2.03 billion in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $1.23 billion and cash and short-term investments were $1.23 billion. The company’s total short-term debt was $2,462,700,000 while long-term debt stood at $2.46 billion.

Western Union Co’s total current assets stands at $1.48 billion while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $0 compared to accounts payable of $409.40 million and inventory worth $0.

In 2023, Western Union Co's operating cash flow was $-36400000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $57.40 million.

Comparatively, Western Union Co paid $0.56 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Western Union Co stock is currently trading at $11.81 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $16.7641 and a 52-week low of $16.7641. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $12.21.

Its 50-day moving average was $11.4 and 200-day moving average was $12.86 The short ratio stood at 2.95 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 38.3% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 10376.3% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Western Union Co

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Western Union Co is WU

The IPO of Western Union Co took place on 2006-10-02

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The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers for international cross-border and intra-country transfers, primarily through a network of retail agent locations, as well as through websites and mobile devices. The Business Solutions segment provides payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises, other organizations, and individuals; and foreign currency forward and option contracts. It also offers bill payment services that facilitates payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, as well as offers money order and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


7001 East Belleview Avenue, Denver, CO, United States, 80237