H&R Block provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions, and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public. The Company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software online, as well as through third-party retail stores and direct mail; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing.

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TypePublic
Parent CompanyAmeriprise Financial
HQKansas City, US
Founded1955
Size (employees)2,700 (est)
Websitehrblock.com
H&R Block was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kansas City, US
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Key People/Management at H&R Block

Angela N. Archon

Angela N. Archon

Retired Vice President, Operations
Robert A. Gerard

Robert A. Gerard

Chairman of the Board
Richard A. Johnson

Richard A. Johnson

Chief Executive Officer and President
Jeffrey J. Jones

Jeffrey J. Jones

President and Chief Executive Officer
Victoria J. Reich

Victoria J. Reich

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bruce C. Rohde

Bruce C. Rohde

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
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H&R Block Office Locations

H&R Block has an office in Kansas City
Kansas City, US (HQ)
One H&R Block Way
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H&R Block Financials and Metrics

H&R Block Revenue

H&R Block's revenue was reported to be $3.16 b in FY, 2018 which is a 4.1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Net income (Q2, 2019)

(176.3m)

Market capitalization (14-Dec-2018)

5.5b

Closing stock price (14-Dec-2018)

27.0

Cash (31-Oct-2018)

600.8m

EV

6.4b
H&R Block's current market capitalization is $5.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

3.0b3.1b3.0b3.0b3.2b

Revenue growth, %

2%(1%)0%4%

Cost of goods sold

1.7b1.6b1.7b

Gross profit

1.4b1.4b1.4b
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Revenue

134.3m199.8m133.6m134.6m509.1m137.7m128.4m474.5m125.2m131.3m451.9m137.8m140.9m767.1m145.2m

Cost of goods sold

220.9m363.5m211.5m221.7m394.7m213.5m226.4m392.5m211.1m225.7m388.8m227.7m240.0m884.3m221.6m250.8m

Gross profit

(86.5m)(163.8m)(77.9m)(87.1m)114.4m(75.8m)(98.0m)82.0m(85.9m)(94.4m)63.1m(89.9m)(99.2m)(117.3m)(76.4m)

Gross profit Margin, %

(64%)(82%)(58%)(65%)22%(55%)(76%)17%(69%)(72%)14%(65%)(70%)(15%)(53%)
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

2.2b2.0b896.8m1.0b1.5b

Accounts Receivable

146.8m

Prepaid Expenses

69.0m

Inventories

198.3m70.3m67.1m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Cash

790.8m437.4m1.4b627.5m1.3b1.3b360.7m189.5m306.9m232.5m221.2m551.6m181.0m187.4m979.1m600.8m

Accounts Receivable

70.6m

Prepaid Expenses

85.3m

Current Assets

1.2b1.5b2.3b1.5b2.8b2.1b726.7m1.2b608.4m703.5m1.2b833.9m444.6m1.3b1.3b891.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

475.2m473.7m374.3m408.9m613.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

115.6m159.8m115.9m182.2m183.3m

Inventories

2.4m(8.5m)4.3m

Accounts Payable

681.0k16.7m(30.5m)32.6m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Net Income

(112.0m)(36.9m)(99.7m)(145.0m)(81.7m)(123.7m)(146.2m)(104.5m)(130.6m)(284.1m)(529.8m)(152.7m)(328.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

28.4m29.2m27.1m28.4m28.8m27.5m87.0m132.2m43.6m88.4m136.9m40.4m81.9m

Accounts Payable

(99.4m)(33.6m)(66.7m)(85.8m)(36.6m)(99.7m)(120.9m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(492.4m)(1.1b)(381.6m)(627.6m)(1.2b)(378.2m)(602.7m)(1.4b)(475.7m)(725.8m)(1.4b)(409.1m)(648.5m)(1.4b)(375.6m)(627.7m)
USDY, 2018

EV/CFO

-10.3 x

EV/FCF

-9.3 x

Financial Leverage

-71.3 x
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H&R Block Revenue Breakdown

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H&R Block revenue breakdown by business segment: 7.7% from U.S. DIY Tax Preparation Fees, 7.2% from International Revenues, 61.6% from U.S. Assisted Tax Preparation Fees, 7.8% from U.S. Royalties, 5.4% from Revenues from Refund Transfers and 10.3% from Other

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H&R Block Online and Social Media Presence

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H&R Block News and Updates

H&R Block spotlights its customer-centric advantage in its new advertising campaign for 2019 tax season

H&R Block demonstrates the many ways it helps consumers get their taxes done with expertise and care H&R Block demonstrates the many ways it helps consumers get their taxes done with expertise and care

H&R Block survey reveals online DIY filers think tax reform may impact their tax refund

Enhanced help options will boost DIYers’ filing confidence in tax season 2019 Enhanced help options will boost DIYers’ filing confidence in tax season 2019

H&R Block announces Refund Advance loan of up to $3,000

No-interest loan with no loan fees could provide relief from government-mandated tax refund delay No-interest loan with no loan fees could provide relief from government-mandated tax refund delay

H&R Block Selects eGain for AI-Powered Customer Engagement

Tax preparation giant will use eGain Virtual Assistant for on-demand help Tax preparation giant will use eGain Virtual Assistant for on-demand help

H&R Block Ask a Tax Pro service delivers unlimited, on-demand access to highly-trained, experienced tax experts

DIY Online products, available now for tax season 2019, are enhanced to give clients a better user experience and improved help options at an exceptional value DIY Online products, available now for tax season 2019, are enhanced to give clients a better user experience and improved help options at a…

H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results; Introducing Upfront, Transparent Pricing and Virtual Tax Innovations for the Upcoming Tax Season

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released its financial results for the fiscal 2019 second quarter ended October 31, 2018.  The company normally reports a fiscal second quarter loss due to the seasonality of its tax business.  The fiscal sec…
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H&R Block Blogs

H&R Block Tax Identity Shield® helps protect tax identities

Service eases members’ worry by monitoring, protecting and restoring their tax identity As part of National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) encourages consumers to guard their tax identity. Three ways they can do this include protecting their personal informa…

H&R Block CEO reaffirms commitment to IRS Security Summit

As a co-founding member of the IRS Security Summit, H&R Block is proud of the industry collaboration and shared purpose to partner with the IRS and others to focus on reducing stolen identity refund fraud. Since its inception, the IRS has reported that victims of tax identity theft fell by 70 pe…

H&R Block’s Ask a Tax Pro service delivers unlimited, on-demand access to highly-trained, experienced tax experts

DIY Online products, available now for tax season 2019, are enhanced to give clients a better user experience and improved help options at an exceptional value In a recent H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) survey, Americans who prepare their own tax returns reflected varying emotions and levels of knowledge…

Can I Apply My Refund to Next Year’s Estimated Taxes?

As a U.S. taxpayer, you know that taxes are generally paid throughout the year. When you’ve paid more than you owe, you can typically expect a refund for that year. If that’s the case, you can apply your refund to your estimated taxes for next year. If you choose to use your refund toward your […] T…

BlockStar: Kwame Matthews is a team leader and H&R Block tax expert

Kwame Matthews was outside his New York office one weekday this summer, when a confused client approached him. “Taxes already? The office is already open?” she asked Matthews. Matthews, a senior tax specialist at a Manhattan H&R Block office, told her, “Taxes are every single day.” The seasons o…

Child safety fairs help raise awareness, provide tools for protecting kids

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries, preventable injuries are the number one cause of death in children. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that every year 8,000 families in the U.S. lose a child to a preventable i…
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H&R Block Company Life and Culture

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H&R Block Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was H&R Block founded?

    H&R Block was founded in 1955.

  • Who are H&R Block key executives?

    H&R Block's key executives are Angela N. Archon, Robert A. Gerard and Richard A. Johnson.

  • How many employees does H&R Block have?

    H&R Block has 2,700 employees.

  • What is H&R Block revenue?

    Latest H&R Block annual revenue is $3.2 b.

  • What is H&R Block revenue per employee?

    Latest H&R Block revenue per employee is $1.2 m.

  • Who are H&R Block competitors?

    Competitors of H&R Block include Avalara, Blucora and Wevat.

  • Where is H&R Block headquarters?

    H&R Block headquarters is located at One H&R Block Way, Kansas City.

  • Where are H&R Block offices?

    H&R Block has an office in Kansas City.

  • How many offices does H&R Block have?

    H&R Block has 1 office.