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Last $21.18 USD
Change Today -0.07 / -0.33%
Volume 4.8M
As of 8:04 PM 05/4/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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western union co (WU) Details

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 Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. This segment provides various options for sending and receiving funds, including walk-in and telephone money transfer, online money transfer, and account based money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which give consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, principally cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2014, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 2006

western union co (WU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $565.4K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $509.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Ame...
Total Annual Compensation: $793.2K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $708.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

western union co (WU) Key Developments

Western Union Company Signs 3 Year Renewal Agreement with Hong Leong Bank Berhad

Western Union announced it has signed a 3 year renewal agreement with Hong Leong Bank Berhad (HLBB) to extend its offering of money transfer services throughout its 283 bank locations in Malaysia. Outward and inward remittances have been growing in Malaysia. Western Union's renewal of the agreement with HLBB will support this growth. This will enable HLBB's customers to continue to use Western Union's fast, reliable and convenient money transfer services.

The Western Union Company Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2015

The Western Union Company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company announced total revenues of $1,320.9 million compared to $1,350.8 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $272.3 million compared to $272.0 million for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $232.6 million compared to $227.4 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was $203.9 million compared to $203.0 million for the same period a year ago. Earnings per share, basic and diluted were $0.39 compared to $0.37 for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $211.8 million compared to $196.8 million for the same period a year ago. Capitalization of purchased and developed software was $12.8 million compared to $10.8 million for the same period a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $14.4 million compared to $18.2 million for the same period a year ago. EBITDA was $336.2 million compared to $339.2 million for the same period a year ago. The company affirmed earnings guidance for the full year of fiscal 2015. For the full year, revenue expected to be low single digit constant currency revenue increase and low to mid-single digit GAAP revenue decrease. Operating profit margin of approximately 21%. EPS in a range of approximately $1.58 to $1.65. Cash flow from operating activities of approximately $1 billion. The cash flow outlook excludes $100 million of anticipated final tax payments relating to the agreement announced with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in December 2011. Some or all of these payments may occur in 2015.

Western Union Renews Contract with U.S. Bank

Western Union announced the company has renewed its contract with U.S. Bank. With this renewal, U.S. Bank customers will continue to have access to Western Union Money Transfer® services via the bank’s branches, online banking website and mobile banking application. Under the terms of the agreement, U.S. Bank customers throughout the country will be able to send money throughout the Western Union network.


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