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The Western Union Company (WU)

Stock Price: $23.03 USD -0.25 (-1.07%)
Updated Jun 23, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

Total Valuation

Western Union has a market cap or net worth of $9.43 billion. The enterprise value is $11.15 billion.

Market Cap 9.43B
Enterprise Value 11.15B

Important Dates

The next estimated earnings date is August 3, 2021, which is a Tuesday.

Estimated Earnings Date Aug 3, 2021
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 15, 2021

Share Statistics

Western Union has 411.70 million shares outstanding. The number of shares has decreased by -0.63% in one year.

Shares Outstanding 411.70M
Share Change (YoY) -0.63%
Share Change (QoQ) -0.15%
Owned by Insiders (%) 0.51%
Owned by Institutions (%) 105.20%
Float 406.81M

Valuation Ratios

The trailing PE ratio is 12.72 and the forward PE ratio is 11.53. Western Union's PEG ratio is 1.28.

PE Ratio 12.72
Forward PE 11.53
PS Ratio 1.94
PB Ratio 43.08
P/FCF Ratio 12.94
PEG Ratio 1.28
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 9.37, with a EV/FCF ratio of 15.32.

EV / Earnings 14.88
EV / Sales 2.30
EV / EBITDA 9.37
EV / EBIT 11.50
EV / FCF 15.32

Financial Position

Current Ratio n/a
Quick Ratio n/a
Debt / Equity 14.76
Debt / EBITDA 2.71
Debt / FCF 4.44

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 216,903.00%, which is very high. The company has ROIC of 12.50%.

Return on Equity (ROE) 216,903.00%
Return on Assets (ROA) 6.95%
Return on Capital (ROIC) 12.50%
Revenue Per Employee $441,364
Profits Per Employee $68,127
Employee Count 11,000
Asset Turnover n/a
Inventory Turnover n/a


In the past 12 months, Western Union has paid $106.70 million in income taxes. This is 2.20% of the company's revenue.

Income Tax 106.70M
Effective Tax Rate 12.46%
Taxes as % of Revenue 2.20%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has increased by +11.26% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 1.02, so Western Union's price volatility has been similar to the market average.

Beta (1Y) 1.02
52-Week Price Change +11.26%
50-Day Moving Average 24.46
200-Day Moving Average 23.66
Average Volume (30 Days) 3,831,647

Short Selling Information

The latest short interest is 36.86 million, so 8.95% of the outstanding shares have been sold short.

Short Interest 36.86M
Short % of Shares Out 8.95%
Short Ratio (days to cover) 7.87

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, Western Union had revenue of $4.86 billion and earned $749.40 million in profits. Earnings per share was $1.81.

Revenue 4.86B
Gross Profit 2.01B
Operating Income 966.90M
Pretax Income 856.10M
Net Income 749.40M
EBIT 970.10M
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $1.81
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $1.50 billion in cash and $3.23 billion in debt, giving a net cash position of -$1.73 billion or -$4.20 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.50B
Total Debt 3.23B
Net Cash -1.73B
Net Cash Per Share -$4.20
Book Value 218.80M
Book Value Per Share 0.53
Working Capital n/a
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $940.90 million and capital expenditures -$212.80 million, giving a free cash flow of $728.10 million.

Operating Cash Flow 940.90M
Capital Expenditures -212.80M
Free Cash Flow 728.10M
FCF Per Share $1.77
Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 41.32%, with operating and profit margins of 19.92% and 15.44%.

Gross Margin 41.32%
Operating Margin 19.92%
Pretax Margin 17.63%
Profit Margin 15.44%
EBITDA Margin 24.53%
EBIT Margin 19.98%
FCF Margin 15.00%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $0.91, which amounts to a dividend yield of 3.95%.

Dividend Per Share $0.91
Dividend Yield 3.95%
Earnings Yield 7.95%
FCF Yield 7.73%
Dividend Growth (YoY) 4.44%
Payout Ratio 50.00%

Stock Splits

This stock does not have any record of stock splits.

Last Split Date n/a
Split Type n/a
Split Ratio n/a