H&R Block is an American tax preparation company. The Company develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software. It offers a comprehensive range of DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice, and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, error checking and electronic filing. In addition to the tax services and products, H&R Block also offers U.S. clients a number of additional services, including refund transfers, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit, H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, RAs and, for Canadian clients, an Instant Cash Back refund option.

Company Growth (employees)
Parent Company
Ameriprise Financial
Kansas City, US
Size (employees)
2,300 (est)-4%
H&R Block was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kansas City, US

H&R Block Office Locations

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

H&R Block Data and Metrics

H&R Block Financial Metrics

H&R Block's revenue was reported to be $3 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

3 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

1.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

408.9 m

Market capitalization (19-Sep-2017)

5.4 b

Cash (30-Apr-2017)

1 b


5.9 b
H&R Block's current market capitalization is $5.4 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


3 b3.1 b3 b3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.7 b1.6 b

Gross profit

1.4 b1.4 b
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


134.6 m509.1 m137.7 m128.4 m474.5 m125.2 m131.3 m451.9 m

Cost of goods sold

221.7 m394.7 m213.5 m226.4 m392.5 m211.1 m225.7 m388.8 m

Gross profit

(87.1 m)114.4 m(75.8 m)(98 m)82 m(85.9 m)(94.4 m)63.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


2.2 b2 b896.8 m1 b


198.3 m70.3 m67.1 m

Current Assets

3.1 b3 b1.2 b1.3 b


436.1 m441.8 m470.8 m491.2 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


1.4 b627.5 m1.3 b1.3 b360.7 m189.5 m306.9 m232.5 m221.2 m

Current Assets

2.3 b1.5 b2.8 b2.1 b726.7 m1.2 b608.4 m703.5 m1.2 b


478.8 m464.2 m443 m454.4 m442.1 m443.4 m470.9 m477.4 m483.3 m

Total Assets

3.9 b3.1 b4.4 b3.6 b2.3 b2.9 b2.2 b2.1 b2.6 b
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

475.2 m473.7 m374.3 m408.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

115.6 m159.8 m115.9 m119.8 m


2.4 m(8.5 m)4.3 m

Accounts Payable

681 k16.7 m(30.5 m)
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

(112 m)(36.9 m)(99.7 m)(145 m)(81.7 m)(123.7 m)(146.2 m)(104.5 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

28.4 m29.2 m27.1 m28.4 m28.8 m27.5 m87 m132.2 m

Accounts Payable

(99.4 m)(33.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(381.6 m)(627.6 m)(1.2 b)(378.2 m)(602.7 m)(1.4 b)(475.7 m)(725.8 m)(1.4 b)
USDY, 2017


10.8 x


12.9 x


1.3 m


-24.5 x


0.6 x

Financial Leverage

-44.3 x
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H&R Block News and Updates

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The price of a 30 second ad for this year's Super Bowl cost advertisers upwards of $5 million, that's $166,667 per second. We used a subjective determination of taste and a non-scientific measurement of social media enthusiasm to rank the ads we saw during this year's big ga…

IBM Gives Watson a New Challenge: Your Tax Return

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