Western Union Dividend yield




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   USD per share 
 Price  18.04
 Dividend  0.76
 Earnings  1.02
 Cash-flow  1.64
 Book value  -1.10
 Equity  0.00

Western Union is part of Financial Services business, which is part of Financials industry. Western Union is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Western Union paid a total dividend of 340 million USD last year, for a market value of 8,064 millions (Market Cap 8,047 millions). Dividend per share of Western Union is 0.76 USD, and his stock market price 18.04 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Western Union has a dividend yield of 4.21%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Western Union dividend yield with other Financial Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Western Union

Western Union Dividend Payout

About the ability of Western Union to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.76 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.21%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Western Union payout on ernings is currently 74.51%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.89% and 45.85% respectively. Both figures show that Western Union can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Western Union is USD 1.64 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.76, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Western Union, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies.

Western Union payout

Western Union Stock performance

Finally, last moth Western Union showed a return of -5.40% compared to a worldwide -7.28% average, and a -5.46% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -9.20% versus a worldwide performance of a -4.98%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Financial Services firms.

Western Union stock and market return

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