Financial Update of Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU)

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Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Western Union Company (The) (WU) reported sales (ttm) of 5.46 Billion, whereas, 17 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 1395.08 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 1425 million and lower end at 1371 million while the year ago reported sale was 1408.69 million.

12 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Feb 7, 2018- Feb 12, 2018, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1319.55 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1343 million and 1280 million respectively.

Western Union Company (The) (WU) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Nov 02 AMC at 0.53, whereas, 19 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.45. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.48 and lower end at 0.42 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.44.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.42 reported by 15 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Dec2017). The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.42 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.46 and 0.36 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.43. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 6.1%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 12 and 3.2.

Valuation Ratios of Western Union Company (The) (WU) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Western Union Company (The) (WU). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Western Union Company (The) (WU) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 42.49 while the company’s industry has 26.9 P/E and the sector P/E is 24.19. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 42.33 and low P/E is 8.06, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 31.92 and 42.6 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 16.72 for the industry and 14.01 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, WU has Beta of 1.03 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.72 and 0.95 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of the company stands at 1.64 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 12.64. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 19.03, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 15.6 and 20.13 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of the company stands at -0.25 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 7.82 and 8.26 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -22.52 and 13.24.

Western Union Company (The) (WU) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 0.67% and closed its last trading session at $19.52. The market capitalization of the company is at $9.09 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $22.70 on 01/09/17 and 52-week Low of $18.39 on 09/07/17. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 2.24% and Monthly Volatility of 1.95%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.02 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.39.