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Western Union Co (NYSE:WU)
Median P/S Value
$22.67 (As of Today)

This valuation method assumes that the stock valuation will revert to its historical mean in terms of Price/Sales Ratio. The reason we use P/S Ratio instead of P/E Ratio or P/B Ratio is because Price/Sales Ratio is independent of profit margin, and can be applied to a broader range of situations.

Median P/S Value is calculated as trailing twelve months (TTM) revenue per share times 10-Year median P/S ratio. Western Union Co's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $10.03. Western Union Co's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 2.26. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $22.67.

As of today, Western Union Co's share price is $17.62. Western Union Co's median P/S value is $22.67. Therefore, Western Union Co's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 0.80.

WU' s 10-Year Price to Median P/S Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.8

0.65
1.97

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Western Union Co was 1.97. The lowest was 0.65. And the median was 1.02.

WU's Price to Median P/S Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WU: 0.80 )

Definition

Western Union Co's Median P/S Value for today is calculated as

Median P/S Value=Total Annual Sales / Shares Outstanding*10-Year Median P/S Ratio
=Revenue per Share (TTM)*10-Year Median P/S Ratio
=10.03*2.26
=22.67

10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 2.26.
Western Union Co's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 2.48 (Jun. 2013 ) + 2.53 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2.56 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2.46 (Mar. 2014 ) = $10.03.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

This valuation method assumes that the stock valuation will revert to its historical mean in terms of Price/Sales Ratio. The reason we use P/S Ratio instead of P/E Ratio or P/B Ratio is because Price/Sales Ratio is independent of profit margin, and can be applied to a broader range of situations.

It also assumes that over time the profit margin is constant. If a company increases its profit margin to a sustainable level, this value might under-estimate its value. If it has permanent declined profit margins, this may over-estimate the company’s value.

Western Union Co's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Median P/S Value=Share Price/Median P/S Value
=17.62/22.67
=0.78

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Intrinsic Value (DCF Projected), Intrinsic Value (DCF), Intrinsic Value (DE), Graham Number, GAVA


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Western Union Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
medpsvalue 0.000.0013.1114.3316.1616.3917.5619.5921.0622.37

Western Union Co Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
medpsvalue 19.5920.2020.5920.8121.0621.2721.6322.0422.3722.67
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