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The Western Union Company (WU)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$27.23 USD

27.23
3,868,520

+0.18 (0.67%)

Updated Dec 13, 2019 03:56 PM ET

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S&P
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500
24.63%
17.80%
9.42%
5.10%
2.04%
10.70%

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for The Western Union Company falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 973 838 878 1,316 1,783
Receivables 3,814 4,189 3,749 3,309 3,314
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Total Current Assets 4,787 5,027 4,627 4,625 5,097
Net Property & Equipment 270 214 221 232 206
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 3,323 3,314 3,826 3,869 3,917
Deposits & Other Assets 616 676 746 734 670
Total Assets 8,997 9,231 9,420 9,459 9,890
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 565 719 1,130 607 600
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 1,054 1,252 407 212 166
Other Current Liabilities 3,814 4,189 3,749 3,309 3,314
Total Current Liabilities 5,433 6,159 5,286 4,127 4,080
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 161 173 86 273 305
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 3,434 3,034 2,786 3,226 3,720
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 279 357 359 429 484
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 9,307 9,723 8,517 8,054 8,590
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 4 5 5 5 5
Capital Surplus 756 698 641 567 445
Retained Earnings -839 -966 419 977 969
Other Equity -231 -228 -163 -144 -119
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity -310 -491 902 1,405 1,300
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 8,997 9,231 9,420 9,459 9,890
Total Common Equity -310 -491 902 1,405 1,300
Shares Outstanding 442.80 459.20 484.80 505.20 522.60
Book Value Per Share -0.70 -1.07 1.86 2.78 2.49

Fiscal Year End for The Western Union Company falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 1,391 1,210 833 973 768
Receivables 3,297 3,728 3,498 3,814 4,019
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Total Current Assets 4,688 4,939 4,331 4,787 4,786
Net Property & Equipment 212 224 229 270 267
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 3,081 3,102 3,131 3,323 3,330
Deposits & Other Assets 822 779 1,741 616 607
Total Assets 8,804 9,043 9,432 8,997 8,990
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 575 467 471 565 593
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 1,008 1,076 1,085 1,054 1,077
Other Current Liabilities 3,297 3,728 3,498 3,814 4,019
Total Current Liabilities 4,880 5,272 5,054 5,433 5,689
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 161 166 165 161 156
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 3,248 3,080 3,370 3,434 3,295
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 534 1,217 279 265
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 8,823 9,013 9,806 9,307 9,405
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 4 4 4 4 4
Capital Surplus 819 801 771 756 744
Retained Earnings -659 -570 -938 -839 -917
Other Equity -183 -206 -212 -231 -247
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity -20 30 -374 -310 -415
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 8,804 9,043 9,432 8,997 8,990
Total Common Equity -20 30 -374 -310 -415
Shares Outstanding 419.20 423.80 436.10 442.80 442.80
Book Value Per Share -0.05 0.07 -0.86 -0.70 -0.94