Western Union Co. (WU): Price and Financial Metrics

Western Union Co. (WU): $16.47

-0.10 (-0.60%)

POWR Rating

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WU POWR Grades

  • WU scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 70.89% of US stocks.
  • WU's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • WU ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 32nd percentile.

WU Stock Summary

  • Western Union CO's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 98.04% of US listed stocks.
  • WU's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 98.72% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for WU comes in at 16.63% -- higher than that of 89.79% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Western Union CO, a group of peers worth examining would be LEE, SBH, ALTG, WHR, and PAG.
  • WU's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Western Union CO's official web site, go to www.westernunion.com.

WU Valuation Summary

  • WU's EV/EBIT ratio is 10.4; this is 20.93% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • WU's price/earnings ratio has moved down 5.8 over the prior 181 months.
  • WU's price/sales ratio has moved down 1.9 over the prior 181 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WU 2020-05-06 1.6 -53.4 7.5 6.9
WU 2015-02-19 1.8 8.5 12.5 10.9
WU 2009-09-25 2.6 46.9 14.5 10.5
WU 2008-08-27 4.0 806.3 22.9 15.5
WU 2008-05-19 3.5 2375.9 20.2 13.4
WU 2007-08-17 3.1 -168.3 16.6 11.4

WU Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -26.55%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at -5.78%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 19.49%.
Over the past 70 months, WU's revenue has gone down $389,700,000.

The table below shows WU's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 5,070.8 1,045.3 805.8
2021-09-30 5,057.8 977.9 814.1
2021-06-30 5,030 879.2 810
2021-03-31 4,855 940.9 749.4
2020-12-31 4,835 877.5 744.3
2020-09-30 4,870.9 834.9 702.6

WU's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WU has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 30.91% of graded US stocks.
  • WU's asset turnover comes in at 0.55 -- ranking 290th of 561 Business Services stocks.
  • ARC, III, and TZOO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WU.

The table below shows WU's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.550 0.415 0.132
2021-03-31 0.535 0.413 0.125
2020-12-31 0.546 0.415 0.128
2020-09-30 0.562 0.420 0.131
2020-06-30 0.568 0.416 0.119
2020-03-31 0.589 0.420 0.193

WU Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WU, see our WU price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $26.40 Average Broker Recommendation 1.97 (Hold)

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WU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.47 52-week high $23.68
Prev. close $16.57 52-week low $15.30
Day low $16.25 Volume 2,983,400
Day high $16.69 Avg. volume 4,869,652
50-day MA $17.32 Dividend yield 5.71%
200-day MA $18.33 Market Cap 6.36B

Western Union Co. (WU) Company Bio

Western Union provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

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Below are the latest news stories about Western Union CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WU as an investment opportunity.

Western Union to Present at the Wolfe FinTech Forum

DENVER, February 24, 2022--Western Union will present at the Wolfe FinTech Forum on March 10, 2022, with comments from CEO and CFO.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

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Western Union to Present at the Evercore ISI Payments & Fintech Innovators Forum

DENVER, February 18, 2022--Western Union will present at the 6th Annual Evercore ISI Payments & Fintech Innovators Forum on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

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The Street | February 17, 2022

Western Union Partners with Travel Wallet for Expansion in South Korea

One of the world’s leading cross-border payment companies, Western Union (WU) has recently announced its expansion in South Korea through a collaboration with Travel Wallet, a financial technology …

Finance Magnates | February 16, 2022

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WU Price Returns

1-mo -6.55%
3-mo -12.15%
6-mo -5.07%
1-year -24.70%
3-year -7.26%
5-year 6.09%
YTD -5.07%
2021 -15.11%
2020 -14.72%
2019 62.85%
2018 -6.73%
2017 -9.27%

WU Dividends

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