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Willis Towers Watson is an advisory, broking, and solutions company. The Company's activities are divided into 4 segments. The Human Capital and Benefits segment provides actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans, plan management consulting, and broking. The Corporate Risk and Broking segment provides risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty. The Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment offers capital markets-based products to insurance and reinsurance companies, software and technology, risk and capital management, products and pricing, financial and regulatory reporting, and capital markets and advisory services. The Benefit Delivery and Administration segment provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, outsourcing services to active employees, as well as delivers health savings and flexible spending accounts, and health reimbursement arrangements.
TypePublic
Founded1828
HQ London, GB
Websitewillistowerswatson.com
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)43,300
Job Openings1,304
Revenue (FY, 2018)$8.5 B(+4%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$174.6

Key People/Management at Willis Towers Watson

John Haley

John Haley

CEO
Mike Burwell

Mike Burwell

CFO
Anne Donovan Bodnar

Anne Donovan Bodnar

Chief Human Resources Officer
Matt Furman

Matt Furman

General Counsel
Julie Gebauer

Julie Gebauer

Human Capital and Benefits
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Willis Towers Watson Office Locations

Willis Towers Watson has offices in London, Reading, Aberdeen, Belfast and in 269 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
51 Lime St
Aberdeen, GB
Floor 1, 4 Albyn Terrace
Belfast, GB
2nd Floor, Centrepoint,, 24 Ormeau Avenue
Birmingham, GB
Floor 2, the colmore building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway
Bristol, GB
Temple Quay, 3 Temple Back E
Cardiff, GB
Floor 6, 5 Callaghan Square
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Willis Towers Watson Financials and Metrics

Willis Towers Watson Revenue

Willis Towers Watson's revenue was reported to be $8.51 b in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

8.5b

Net income (FY, 2018)

715.0m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

809.0m

Market capitalization (22-Mar-2019)

22.5b

Closing stock price (22-Mar-2019)

174.6

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

1.0b

EV

25.9b
Willis Towers Watson's current market capitalization is $22.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

3.8b7.9b8.2b8.5b

Revenue growth, %

106%4%

Cost of goods sold

2.3b4.6b4.7b

Gross profit

1.5b3.2b3.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

2.2b1.9b1.8b2.3b2.0b1.9b2.3b2.0b1.9b

Cost of goods sold

1.2b1.2b1.1b1.2b1.1b1.1b1.4b1.3b1.2b

Gross profit

1.0b748.0m658.0m1.1b805.0m707.0m915.0m715.0m621.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

46%38%37%49%41%38%40%36%33%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

532.0m870.0m1.0b1.0b

Accounts Receivable

1.3b2.1b2.2b2.4b

Prepaid Expenses

86.0m131.0m132.0m

Current Assets

12.5b13.8b15.9b16.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

954.0m949.0m767.0m901.0m852.0m912.0m954.0m911.0m931.0m

Accounts Receivable

2.3b2.2b2.0b2.3b2.3b2.2b2.6b2.4b2.1b

Prepaid Expenses

142.0m129.0m126.0m162.0m164.0m

Current Assets

15.6b15.2b14.7b15.8b16.2b15.7b17.6b17.9b16.8b
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

384.0m438.0m592.0m715.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

171.0m769.0m833.0m747.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

244.0m933.0m862.0m1.3b

Purchases of PP&E

(146.0m)(218.0m)(300.0m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

245.0m321.0m290.0m352.0m393.0m339.0m221.0m286.0m332.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

204.0m373.0m575.0m203.0m412.0m610.0m192.0m385.0m566.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

118.0m427.0m608.0m95.0m319.0m515.0m18.0m395.0m716.0m

Purchases of PP&E

(48.0m)(92.0m)(151.0m)(62.0m)(119.0m)(198.0m)(65.0m)(141.0m)(209.0m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

32 x

EV/CFO

20.1 x

Revenue/Employee

196.6k

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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Willis Towers Watson Operating Metrics

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

Countries

120 120 140 140
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Willis Towers Watson Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Brovada Technologies IncorporatedOctober 01, 2015
Towers WatsonJune 30, 2015
Acclaris Holdings May 11, 2015
Gras SavoyeApril 23, 2015
Extend HealthMay 14, 2012$435 m
Acappella Agency Limited
Acappella Capital Limited
Acappella Delegated Authority North America Limited
Acappella Group Holdings Limited
Acappella Services Limited
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Willis Towers Watson Revenue Breakdown

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Willis Towers Watson revenue breakdown by business segment: 9.0% from Benefits Delivery and Administration, 18.9% from Investment, Risk and Reinsurance, 32.7% from Corporate Risk and Broking and 39.4% from Human Capital and Benefits

Willis Towers Watson revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 30.0% from Rest of World, 22.1% from United Kingdom, 46.6% from United States and 1.3% from Other

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Willis Towers Watson News and Updates

Willis Towers Watson appoints new Head of Broking for Global Marine in Corporate Risk and Broking, GB division

LONDON, 14 March, 2019 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) has appointed David Ripton as its Head of Broking, Global Marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking unit. read more

Mark Hiles joins Willis Towers Watson to lead power and utilities business across CEEMEA region

LONDON, 13 March, 2019 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company, has welcomed Mark Hiles into the role of Head of Power and Utilities for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region.read more

Willis Towers Watson Announces Analyst Day

ARLINGTON, Va. and LONDON, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson & Co. (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced it will host an analyst day and an online web simulcast of the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Frida…

Aon bestätigt, dass kein Zusammenschluss mit Willis Towers Watson stattfindet

LONDON, 7. März 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) hat heute folgende Erklärung abgegeben: Gemäß dem von Aon festgelegten Schwerpunkt auf die Rentabilität des investierten Kapitals prüft das Unternehmen regelmäßig potenzielle Möglichkeiten innerhalb der Branche oder in benachbarten...

Aon confirme qu'il ne poursuit pas le regroupement d'entreprises avec Willis Towers Watson

LONDRES, 7 mars 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE : AON) a publié ce jour la déclaration suivante : Conformément à l'accent mis par Aon sur le rendement du capital investi, l'entreprise évalue régulièrement un éventail d'opportunités potentielles au sein et à proximité de son secteur....

Aon bevestigt dat het geen zakelijke combinatie aangaat met Willis Towers Watson

LONDON, 7 maart 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) gaf vandaag de volgende verklaring af: In overeenstemming met de uitgedragen focus van Aon op rendement op geïnvesteerd kapitaal, evalueert het bedrijf regelmatig verscheidene potentiële mogelijkheden binnen en buiten haar branche....
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Willis Towers Watson Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Willis Towers Watson founded?

    Willis Towers Watson was founded in 1828.

  • Who are Willis Towers Watson key executives?

    Willis Towers Watson's key executives are John Haley, Mike Burwell and Anne Donovan Bodnar.

  • How many employees does Willis Towers Watson have?

    Willis Towers Watson has 43,300 employees.

  • What is Willis Towers Watson revenue?

    Latest Willis Towers Watson annual revenue is $8.5 b.

  • What is Willis Towers Watson revenue per employee?

    Latest Willis Towers Watson revenue per employee is $196.6 k.

  • Who are Willis Towers Watson competitors?

    Competitors of Willis Towers Watson include Capco, Arthur J Gallagher and Lockton.

  • Where is Willis Towers Watson headquarters?

    Willis Towers Watson headquarters is located at 51 Lime St, London.

  • Where are Willis Towers Watson offices?

    Willis Towers Watson has offices in London, Reading, Aberdeen, Belfast and in 269 other locations.

  • How many offices does Willis Towers Watson have?

    Willis Towers Watson has 281 offices.