Western Union

The Western Union Company promotes global economic opportunity and growth by bridging gaps in the financial services sector. Our growing product portfolio includes business solutions, consumer-to-consumer money transfer, bill-payment services and stored-value options such as prepaid cards. Online, by phone, from more than 100,000 ATMs and through more than 500,000 Agent locations worldwide, Western Union aims to move money anytime, anywhere and any way our customers choose, helping consumers and businesses grow.
Company Growth (employees)
Englewood, US
Size (employees)
10,000 (est)-6%
Western Union is headquartered in Englewood, US

Key People at Western Union

Hikmet Ersek

Hikmet Ersek

President, CEO and Director
Scott Coad

Scott Coad

Raj Agrawal

Raj Agrawal

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Khalid Fellahi

Khalid Fellahi

SVP & GM, Western Union Digital
Kerry Agiasotis

Kerry Agiasotis

SVP, President, Western Union Business Solutions
Odilon Almeida

Odilon Almeida

EVP and President, Americas and European Union
Jean Farah

Jean Farah

EVP and President, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & CIS
John Dye

John Dye

EVP, General Counsel and Secretary
David Thompson

David Thompson

EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO

Western Union Office Locations

Western Union has offices in Englewood, Vilnius, Gothenburg, San Jose and in 59 other locations
Englewood, US (HQ)
12500 East Belford Avenue

Western Union Data and Metrics

Western Union Financial Metrics

Western Union's revenue was reported to be $5.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

2.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

253.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

483.7 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

9 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

877.5 m


10.9 b
Western Union's current market capitalization is $9 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.2 b5.5 b5.7 b5.5 b5.6 b5.5 b5.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.2 b3.3 b3.2 b3.3 b

Gross profit

2.3 b2.3 b2.3 b2.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

4.4 b4.7 b4.4 b4.9 b


1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b483.7 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

195.6 m176.6 m167.9 m152.5 m

Interest income

9.4 m11.5 m10.9 m3.5 m

Pre tax profit

926.9 m968.2 m941.8 m341.7 m

Income tax expense

142.9 m128.5 m115.8 m104 m88.5 m

Net Income

798.4 m852.4 m837.8 m253.2 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.7 b2.2 b1.4 b1.8 b2.1 b1.8 b1.3 b877.5 m


209.9 m206.4 m231.8 m220.5 m


3.2 b3.2 b3.2 b3.2 b

Total Assets

10.1 b9.9 b9.5 b9.4 b

Total Debt

4.2 b3.7 b3.2 b2.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

390.9 m445.4 m566.5 m640.9 m

Retained Earnings

877.3 m968.7 m977.3 m419.3 m

Total Equity

1.1 b1.3 b1.4 b902.2 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

3.8 x2.9 x2.3 x3.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

9.2 x7.6 x6.7 x10.4 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

798.4 m852.4 m837.8 m253.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 b1 b1.1 b1 b

Purchases of PP&E

(80.2 m)(67.8 m)(94.4 m)(68.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(341.3 m)(89.4 m)(286.4 m)(271.1 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(300 m)(500 m)(500 m)(1 b)

Dividends Paid

(277.2 m)(265.2 m)(316.5 m)(312.2 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(450.7 m)(1.2 b)(1.3 b)(1.2 b)

Interest Paid

193.7 m170.8 m161.8 m159 m

Income Taxes Paid

158 m179.4 m92.8 m68.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


22.5 x


10.5 x


506.8 k


3.1 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

10.4 x

Western Union Market Value History

Western Union Job Categories

Western Union Median Salaries

Source: 161 public H-1B filings from Western Union

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