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Western Union (WU) earnings: expect -3% revenue decline

5:16 pm ET, 06 May 2019

Western Union Company (WU) is announcing earnings on May 07, after the market closes. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $1B, which implies -3% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.42. If this materializes, EPS will decline -7% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Western Union Company  (WU) returned +6.03%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Western Union Company  (WU) average analyst price target is -0.57% below its current price ($19.44).

For the latest price and information on Western Union Company, please visit Finstead and ask for "WU", "WU analysis" or "WU news".

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Western Union Company (The) (WU) Stock Guide

Updated at: 8:43 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for WU stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "WU quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on WU stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "WU". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "WU news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Western Union Company (The) (WU)? Interested in getting the full scoop on WU, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this WU stock guide, we'll address key questions about WU, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are WU earnings?
2. What is WU dividend?
3. What is WU dividend yield?
4. WU buy or sell? What is WU Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy WU? Why should I buy WU stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell WU? Why should I sell WU stock?
7. What are WU key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are WU earnings?

WU trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $1.44.

2. What is WU dividend?

WU forward dividend is $0.90.

3. What is WU dividend yield?

WU forward dividend yield is 3.82%.

Analysis

4. WU buy or sell? What is WU Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:63}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell WU, resulting in Finny Score of 63.

5. What are the reasons to buy WU? Why should I buy WU stock?

Here are the reasons to buy WU stock:

  • The demographic factor that has historically driven industry growth--namely, the differential between population growth in developing and developed countries--remains in place for the foreseeable future.
  • Western Union didn't see a major drop-off during the recession, highlighting the stability of the business.
  • While the motives for immigrants to relocate to wealthier countries are well understood, developed countries also have incentive to open their borders, as negligible native population growth makes im
  • WU profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 25.32 percentage points. See WU profitability chart.
  • WU forward dividend yield is 3.82%, higher than the industry (0.48%) and sector (1.11%) forward dividend yields. See WU forward dividend chart.
  • WU forward P/E ratio is 11.86, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See WU forward P/E ratio chart.
  • WU Price/Sales ratio is 1.97, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See WU forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • WU cash to debt ratio is 0.36, higher than the average industry (0.14) and sector (0.18) cash to debt ratio. See WU cash to debt chart.

6. What are the reasons to sell WU? Why should I sell WU stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell WU stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • A weak global economy could limit immigrants' employment opportunities and damp money transfer volume, and conditions in Europe are a headwind.
  • Alternative channels for sending money, such as cell phones, could cut out money transfer companies like Western Union.
  • Euronet has put in a bid to acquire MoneyGram, and the combination of these franchises could create a more formidable competitor.
  • WU quarterly revenue growth was -16.80%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.72% and 1.27%, respectively). See WU revenue growth chart.
  • WU short share of float is 15.83%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WU short share of float chart.
  • WU short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 8.45. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WU short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

7. What are WU key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for WU:

Metrics WU
Price $20.91
Average Price Target / Upside $23.81 / 13.90%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 4.16%
Industry Credit Services
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 12,000
Market Cap $8.98B
Forward P/E Ratio 10.98
Price/Book Ratio 1.83
Revenue (TTM) $4.92B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -16.80%
Profit Margin 12.38%

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