H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 650 million tax returns since 1955. There are approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, Canada, Australia, and India, and on U.S. military bases around the world. An H&R Block branded retail office is located within five miles of most Americans. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had revenues over $3.1 billion and prepared 24.2 million tax returns worldwide. Serving taxpayers with more than 12,000 retail offices worldwide and digital tax solutions

  • H&R Block employs approximately 9,000 bilingual tax professionals and client service professionals
  • H&R Block clients prepared more than 6.9 million tax returns through our digital solutions in FY 2015
  • H&R Block’s digital business has been serving do-it-yourself clients for more than 15 years
  • In 2015, H&R Block helped clients claim more than $50 billion in tax refunds, credits and other government benefits Employing 80,000 highly trained tax professionals nationwide
  • Our tax professionals have access to The Tax Institute at H&R Block, staffed primarily by CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax attorneys and former IRS agents
  • A typical client is served by an H&R Block tax professional with more than 8 years of experience and over 450 hours of training
  • Our tax professionals progress through a 14-level certification program, culminating in master tax advisor status and must complete at least 15 hours of continuing education annually Serving the military
  • H&R Block has tax offices on over 100 U.S. military bases around the world and continues to grow History of excellence H&R Block hasn’t forgotten its Main Street roots as it’s grown from a hometown company to a the leading consumer tax company, bringing tax and related solutions to clients year round.
Company Growth (employees)
Parent Company
Ameriprise Financial
Kansas City, US
Size (employees)
2,400 (est)
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 which is a 0% decrease from the previous period.

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 (21-Jul-2017)

6.5 b

Cash (30-Apr-2017)

1 b


6.9 b
H&R Block's current market capitalization is $6.5 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

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

808.2 m

General and administrative expense

676 m

Operating expense total

2.4 b2.3 b

Pre tax profit

569.5 m629.3 m

Income tax expense

185.9 m208.4 m

Net Income

475.2 m473.7 m374.3 m408.9 m
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

Total Assets

4.7 b4.5 b2.9 b2.7 b

Accounts Payable

231.3 m259.6 m217 m

Total Debt

906.5 m506.1 m1.5 b1.5 b

Current Liabilities

2.3 b1.9 b1 b939.3 m

Total Liabilities

2.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

766.7 m783.8 m758.2 m754.9 m

Retained Earnings

1.6 b1.8 b40.3 m(48.2 m)

Total Equity

1.6 b1.8 b23.1 m(60.9 m)

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x0.3 x65 x-24.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.1 x0.5 x0.6 x

Financial Leverage

3 x2.5 x123.7 x-44.3 x
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)

Cash From Operating Activities

809.6 m626.6 m532.4 m550.1 m

Capital Expenditures

(147 m)(123.2 m)(99.9 m)(89.3 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

10.7 m(148.9 m)329.5 m99.3 m

Long-term Borrowings

(400 m)

Dividends Paid

(219 m)(220 m)(201.7 m)(187.1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(364.9 m)(645.8 m)(2 b)(530.4 m)

Free Cash Flow

956.6 m749.8 m632.3 m460.8 m
USDY, 2017


12.6 x


15.1 x


1.3 m


-24.5 x


0.6 x

Financial Leverage

-44.3 x

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