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)
Type
Public
Parent Company
Ameriprise Financial
HQ
Kansas City, US
Founded
1955
Size (employees)
2,400 (est)+10%
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 Metrics

H&R Block Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$3 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %

(1%)

Gross profit

$1.4 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %

45%

Net income (2016)

$374.3 m

Cash (30-Apr-2016)

$896.8 m
H&R Block's revenue was reported to be $3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1.3% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

$3 b$3.1 b$3 b

Revenue growth, %

2%(1%)

Cost of goods sold

$1.7 b

Gross profit

$1.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %

45%

Operating expense total

$2.4 b

Pre tax profit

$569.5 m

Income tax expense

$185.9 m

Net Income

$475.2 m$473.7 m$374.3 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

$2.2 b$2 b$896.8 m

Accounts Receivable

Inventories

$198.3 m$70.3 m$67.1 m

Current Assets

$3.1 b$3 b$1.2 b

Goodwill

$436.1 m$441.8 m$470.8 m

Total Assets

$4.7 b$4.5 b$2.9 b

Accounts Payable

$231.3 m$259.6 m

Total Debt

$906.5 m$506.1 m$1.5 b

Current Liabilities

$2.3 b$1.9 b$1 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$766.7 m$783.8 m$758.2 m

Retained Earnings

$1.6 b$1.8 b$40.3 m

Total Equity

$1.6 b$1.8 b$23.1 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x0.3 x65 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.1 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3 x2.5 x123.7 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$475.2 m$473.7 m$374.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$115.6 m$159.8 m$115.9 m

Accounts Receivable

Inventories

$2.4 m($8.5 m)$4.3 m

Accounts Payable

$681 k$16.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$809.6 m$626.6 m$532.4 m

Capital Expenditures

($147 m)($123.2 m)($99.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

$10.7 m($148.9 m)$329.5 m

Long-term Borrowings

($400 m)

Dividends Paid

($219 m)($220 m)($201.7 m)

Free Cash Flow

$956.6 m$749.8 m$632.3 m

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