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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.95
WU's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. WU: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WU' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.91 Max: 10.33
Current: 0.95
0.37
10.33
Equity-to-Asset 0.07
WU's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WU: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WU' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.07
-0.11
0.65
Debt-to-Equity 5.49
WU's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
90% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WU: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WU' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -388.09  Med: 3.55 Max: 456.66
Current: 5.49
-388.09
456.66
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.18
WU's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. WU: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
WU' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 2.27 Max: 5.18
Current: 5.18
2.02
5.18
Interest Coverage 3.04
WU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. WU: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 7.2 Max: 8.12
Current: 3.04
3.04
8.12
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
7.30%
23.93%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 7.72
WU's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.01 vs. WU: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WU' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 24.26 Max: 26.98
Current: 7.72
7.72
26.98
Net Margin % 3.50
WU's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. WU: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WU' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 17.05 Max: 21.22
Current: 3.5
3.5
21.22
ROE % 18.95
WU's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. WU: 18.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WU' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.95  Med: 111.79 Max: 4314.55
Current: 18.95
18.95
4314.55
ROA % 2.01
WU's ROA % is ranked lower than
52% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. WU: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WU' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 11.49 Max: 16.18
Current: 2.01
2.01
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 200.33
WU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. WU: 200.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 200.33  Med: 653.24 Max: 749.95
Current: 200.33
200.33
749.95
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.50
WU's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. WU: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WU' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.6 Max: 13.1
Current: 3.5
0
13.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -14.70
WU's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. WU: -14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WU' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2 Max: 17.7
Current: -14.7
0
17.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -29.10
WU's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WU: -29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WU' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.6 Max: 23
Current: -29.1
0
23
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

WU Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 968,500 sh (+349.21%)
David Dreman 17,140 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 21,608,707 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 201,700 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 234,600 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mairs and Power 5,019,654 sh (-0.61%)
Jeff Auxier 181,634 sh (-10.01%)
John Rogers 6,206,933 sh (-11.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,230,471 sh (-33.57%)
Ray Dalio 241,400 sh (-53.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,697 sh (-54.69%)
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Q4 2016

WU Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,589,900 sh (+64.16%)
David Dreman 20,223 sh (+17.99%)
David Abrams 21,608,707 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 201,700 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 234,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mairs and Power 5,016,881 sh (-0.06%)
John Rogers 5,956,053 sh (-4.04%)
Jeff Auxier 171,822 sh (-5.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,108,871 sh (-9.88%)
Ray Dalio 109,947 sh (-54.45%)
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Q1 2017

WU Guru Trades in Q1 2017

John Hussman 3,400 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 69,328 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,139 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,347,900 sh (+47.68%)
David Dreman 20,223 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 21,608,707 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 234,600 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mairs and Power 4,963,474 sh (-1.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,089,361 sh (-1.76%)
John Rogers 5,147,459 sh (-13.58%)
Jeff Auxier 122,059 sh (-28.96%)
Chuck Royce 109,100 sh (-45.91%)
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Q2 2017

WU Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ray Dalio 191,045 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 164,817 sh (+485.72%)
David Dreman 22,304 sh (+10.29%)
Mairs and Power 4,966,445 sh (+0.06%)
John Hussman 3,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 109,100 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 21,608,707 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 234,600 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 5,103,022 sh (-0.86%)
Jeff Auxier 120,686 sh (-1.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 515,698 sh (-52.66%)
Jim Simons 1,059,600 sh (-54.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,500 sh (-83.41%)
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.86%0.01%$18.78 - $20.35 $ 19.702%5,103,022
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -52.66%0.15%$18.78 - $20.35 $ 19.702%515,698
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Add 10.29%0.02%$18.78 - $20.35 $ 19.702%22,304
John Rogers 2017-03-31 Reduce -13.58%0.21%$19.53 - $22.57 $ 19.70-3%5,147,459
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.76%0.01%$19.53 - $22.57 $ 19.70-3%1,089,361
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Reduce -4.04%0.06%$19.63 - $22.14 $ 19.70-5%5,956,053
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -9.88%0.03%$19.63 - $22.14 $ 19.70-5%1,108,871
David Dreman 2016-12-31 Add 17.99%0.04%$19.63 - $22.14 $ 19.70-5%20,223
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Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services    NAICS: 522320    SIC: 7389
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Traded in other countries:WUNI34.Brazil, W3U.Germany, WU.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
The Western Union Co is a provider of money movement and payment services. The company provides flexible and convenient options for making one-time or recurring payments. Its segments are Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions.

Western Union provides domestic and international money transfers through its global network of about 500,000 outside agents. It is the largest money transfer company in the world and one of only two companies with a truly global agent network, with MoneyGram being the other.

Guru Investment Theses on The Western Union Co

Bernard Horn Comments on Infosys - Jul 21, 2017

Western Union (NYSE:WU) dipped approximately 6% on concerns about compliance costs and disruptive competition. The company announced flat revenues, but noted continued growth in its online money transfer transaction and consumer bill payment business. The company returned more than $300 million to shareholder through share buybacks and dividends during the first quarter of 2017.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Polaris Global Value Fund second quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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Top Ranked Articles about The Western Union Co

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Bernard Horn Comments on Infosys Guru stock highlight
Western Union (NYSE:WU) dipped approximately 6% on concerns about compliance costs and disruptive competition. The company announced flat revenues, but noted continued growth in its online money transfer transaction and consumer bill payment business. The company returned more than $300 million to shareholder through share buybacks and dividends during the first quarter of 2017. Read more...
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating The Western Union Company for Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By Its Board of Directors
DEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against The Western Union Company (WU) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline - March 27, 2017

NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against The Western Union Company (“Western Union” or the “Company”) (:WU) and certain of its officers, on behalf of a class who purchased Western Union securities between February 24, 2012 and January 19, 2017, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/wu.
This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Western Union’s fraud prevention efforts did not comply with applicable laws; (2) Western Union knowingly failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program; (3) Western Union aided and abetted wire fraud; (4) for at least five years, Western Union knew of agents structuring transactions designed to avoid the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act; (5) Western Union was not compliant with its regulatory responsibilities; (6) between 2004 and 2012, Western Union violated U.S. laws—the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-fraud statutes—by processing hundreds of thousands of transactions for Western Union agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme; (7) Western Union knew of but failed to take corrective action against Western Union agents involved in or facilitating fraud-related transactions; (8) from January 1, 2004 and August 29, 2015, Western Union received at least 550,928 complaints about fraud-induced money transfers, totaling at least $632,721,044; and (9) consequently, Defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission publicized that Western Union admitted to “aiding and abetting wire fraud” by allowing scammers to process transactions even when Western Union realized its agents were disguising transactions to avoid detection and therefore settled to pay $586 million. Following this news, Western Union stock dropped 3.30% to close at $21.13 per share on January 19, 2017. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/wu or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in Western Union you have until March 27, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff.  Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique.  Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients.  In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm’s expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration.   Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
Contact:
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
Peretz Bronstein or Yael Hurwitz
212-697-6484 | [email protected]

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INVESTOR ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against The Western Union Company and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lundin Law PC, a shareholder rights firm announces a class action lawsuit against The Western Union Company (“Western Union” or the “Company”) (:WU), Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Western Union securities on the open market between February 24, 2012 and January 19, 2017, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"), are advised to contact the firm prior to the March 27, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline.
To participate in this class action lawsuit, click here, or call Brian Lundin, Esquire, of Lundin Law PC, at 888-713-1033, or e-mail him at [email protected]. No class has been certified in the above action yet. Until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. You may choose to take no action and remain a passive class member. On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission disclosed that Western Union admitted to “aiding and abetting wire fraud” by allowing illicit money transfers to benefit human traffickers, money laundering schemes, and otherwise enable the transfer of “dirty money.” Western Union also admitted agents were covering money laundering transactions to avoid getting caught. The Company has agreed on a $586 million settlement. When this information was disclosed to the investing public, the value of Western Union stock fell sharply, causing investors harm. Lundin Law PC was established by Brian Lundin, a securities litigator based in Los Angeles dedicated to upholding shareholders' rights. This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.
Contact:

Lundin Law PC
Brian Lundin, Esq.
Telephone: 888-713-1033
Facsimile: 888-713-1125
[email protected]

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WU SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving The Western Union Company and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 27, 2017
NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased The Western Union Company (:WU) securities between February 24, 2012 and January 19, 2017.
Click here to learn about the case: http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/the-western-union-company. There is no cost or obligation to you.According to the complaint, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company’s fraud prevention efforts did not comply with applicable laws; (2) Western Union knowingly failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program; (3) Western Union aided and abetted wire fraud; (4) for at least five years, Western Union knew of agents structuring transactions designed to avoid the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act; (5) Western Union was not compliant with its regulatory responsibilities; (6) between 2004 and 2012, Western Union violated U.S. laws by processing transactions for its agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme; and (7) Western Union knew of but failed to take corrective action against its agents involved in or facilitating fraud-related transactions.If you suffered a loss in Western Union you have until March 27, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. To obtain additional information, contact Vincent Wong, Esq. either via email [email protected], by telephone at 212.425.1140, or visit http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/the-western-union-company.Vincent Wong, Esq. is an experienced attorney that has represented investors in securities litigations involving financial fraud and violations of shareholder rights.  Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:
Vincent Wong, Esq.
39 East Broadway
Suite 304
New York, NY 10002
Tel. 212.425.1140
Fax. 866.699.3880
E-Mail: [email protected]

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INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of The Western Union Company of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 27, 2017 – WU

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:
To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of The Western Union Company (“Western Union”) (:WU) between February 24, 2012 and January 19, 2017. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York. To get more information go to: http://www.zlk.com/pslra/the-western-union-company or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that, among other allegations, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company’s fraud prevention efforts did not comply with applicable laws; (2) Western Union knowingly failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program; (3) Western Union aided and abetted wire fraud; (4) for at least five years, Western Union knew of agents structuring transactions designed to avoid the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act; (5) Western Union was not compliant with its regulatory responsibilities; (6) between 2004 and 2012, Western Union violated U.S. laws by processing transactions for its agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme; and (7) Western Union knew of but failed to take corrective action against its agents involved in or facilitating fraud-related transactions. If you suffered a loss in Western Union you have until March 27, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation involving financial fraud, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171
www.zlk.com

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT:  Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in The Western Union Company of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – WU

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against The Western Union Company (“Western Union” or the “Company”) (:WU) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, District of Colorado, and docketed under 17-cv-00474, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Western Union securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants’ violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Western Union securities between February 24, 2012 and January 19, 2017, both dates inclusive, you have until March 27, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com.   To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased. [Click here to join this class action] The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) Western Union’s fraud prevention efforts did not comply with applicable laws; (ii) Western Union willfully failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program; (iii) Western Union aided and abetted wire fraud; (iv) for at least five years, Western Union knew of agents structuring transactions designed to avoid the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act; (v) Western Union was not compliant with its regulatory responsibilities; (vi) between 2004 and 2012, Western Union violated U.S. laws—the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-fraud statutes—by processing hundreds of thousands of transactions for Western Union agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme; (vii) Western Union knew of but failed to take corrective action against Western Union agents involved in or facilitating fraud-related transactions; (viii) between January 1, 2004 and August 29, 2015, Western Union received at least 550,928 complaints about fraud-induced money transfers, totaling at least $632,721,044; and (ix) as a result of the foregoing, Western Union’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission announced that Western Union had agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to “aiding and abetting wire fraud” by allowing scammers to process transactions even when the Company realized that its agents were disguising transactions to avoid detection. On this news, Western Union’s share price fell $0.87, or 3.9%, over two trading days, to close at $20.98 on January 20, 2017. The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.
CONTACT:
Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
[email protected]

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WU ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds The Western Union Company Investors of Important Deadline in First Filed Action - WU

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of The Western Union Company securities (:WU) from February 24, 2012 through January 19, 2017, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important March 27, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline in the first filed class action by Rosen Law Firm. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Western Union investors under the federal securities laws. To join the Western Union class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-1032.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action. NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Western Union’s fraud prevention efforts did not comply with applicable laws; (2) Western Union willfully failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program; (3) Western Union aided and abetted wire fraud; (4) for at least five years, Western Union knew of agents structuring transactions designed to avoid the reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act; (5) Western Union was not compliant with its regulatory responsibilities; (6) between 2004 and 2012, Western Union violated U.S. laws—the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-fraud statutes—by processing hundreds of thousands of transactions for Western Union agents and others involved in an international consumer fraud scheme; (7) Western Union knew of but failed to take corrective action against Western Union agents involved in or facilitating fraud-related transactions; (8) between January 1, 2004 and August 29, 2015, Western Union received at least 550,928 complaints about fraud-induced money transfers, totaling at least $632,721,044; and (9) as a result, Defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 27, 2017. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-1032.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim or Kevin Chan of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm. Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.  Attorney Advertising.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  

Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
Kevin Chan, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.rosenlegal.com


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 49.25
WU's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. WU: 49.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WU' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95  Med: 12.58 Max: 49.48
Current: 49.25
5.95
49.48
Forward PE Ratio 10.71
WU's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. WU: 10.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 49.25
WU's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
82% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. WU: 49.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WU' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95  Med: 12.58 Max: 49.48
Current: 49.25
5.95
49.48
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 28.89
WU's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
68% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. WU: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WU' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.18  Med: 11.7 Max: 29.02
Current: 28.89
7.18
29.02
PB Ratio 13.83
WU's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WU: 13.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WU' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95  Med: 10.84 Max: 2364
Current: 13.83
5.95
2364
PS Ratio 1.75
WU's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. WU: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WU' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 1.96 Max: 4.15
Current: 1.75
1.3
4.15
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.10
WU's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
78% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. WU: 29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WU' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.64  Med: 12.05 Max: 29.23
Current: 29.1
6.64
29.23
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.21
WU's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. WU: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WU' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.85  Med: 9.83 Max: 18.3
Current: 18.21
5.85
18.3
EV-to-EBIT 21.32
WU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. WU: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 9.1 Max: 23.6
Current: 21.32
5
23.6
EV-to-EBITDA 13.31
WU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. WU: 13.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 7.7 Max: 15.4
Current: 13.31
4.3
15.4
EV-to-Revenue 1.72
WU's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
86% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. WU: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WU' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2 Max: 4.5
Current: 1.72
1.2
4.5
Shiller PE Ratio 13.24
WU's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. WU: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WU' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.01  Med: 12.14 Max: 15.57
Current: 13.24
9.01
15.57
Current Ratio 0.91
WU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. WU: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.91
0.78
2.03
Quick Ratio 0.91
WU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. WU: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.91
0.78
2.03
Days Sales Outstanding 84.69
WU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. WU: 84.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 65.54 Max: 89.34
Current: 84.69
0.87
89.34

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.49
WU's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
64% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. WU: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WU' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.73
Current: 3.49
0.04
3.73
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.63
WU's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. WU: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WU' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.63
0.03
1.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 8.60
WU's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WU: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WU' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.4 Max: 97.9
Current: 8.6
0
97.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.54
WU's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WU: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.90
WU's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
78% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. WU: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WU' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 3.93 Max: 7.37
Current: 6.9
0.08
7.37
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.30
WU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. WU: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 4.3 Max: 0
Current: 4.3
-0.5
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.16
WU's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WU: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WU' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.16
0.65
2.1
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 4.60
WU's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. WU: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
WU' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 4.05 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.6
3.98
4.45
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
WU's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WU: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WU' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.89
0.74
1.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.69
WU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. WU: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 11 Max: 19.8
Current: 4.69
4.2
19.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 0.02
WU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. WU: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 11.2 Max: 23.2
Current: 0.02
0.02
23.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,430.80
EPS (TTM) $ 0.40
Beta1.00
Short Percentage of Float11.91%
52-Week Range $18.39 - 22.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)463.99

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 5,442 5,554 5,680
EPS ($) 1.78 1.84 1.92
EPS without NRI ($) 1.78 1.84 1.92
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
6.83%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.68 0.69 0.70

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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