$WU (The Western Union Company)

$WU {{ '2015-10-07T20:01:31+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

As of June 30, 2015, $WU had cash and cash equivalents of $1.6Bil, of which about $1Bil was held by its foreign entities. Investment securities were $1.4Bil as of June 30, 2015 and consist primarily of highly-rated state and municipal debt securities, including fixed rate term notes and variable rate demand notes.

$WU {{ '2018-01-04T18:27:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU's subsidiary Western Union Financial Services, Inc. agreed to a consent order with the New York Department of Financial Services. This agreement resolves an investigation by NYDFS into deficiencies in compliance programs during 2004-2012. Under the terms, WUFSI will pay a total of $60MM to NYDFS to resolve violations of New York law.

$WU {{ '2017-12-07T18:00:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per common share. The dividend is payable on Dec. 29, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 18, 2017.

$WU {{ '2017-12-05T18:09:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU announced that Française des Jeux (FDJ), the fourth largest national lottery in the world, will offer Western Union money transfers across the globe through a digital service using the Western Union mobile app and over 31,000 FDJ terminals across France.

$WU {{ '2017-11-02T21:59:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $WU expects a low single digit increase in its revenue, with operating margin of about 17% and adjusted operating margin of about 20%. Diluted EPS is now expected in the range of  $1.50-1.60, up from the earlier guidance of  $1.46 to $1.56. Adjusted EPS is expected to be at $1.75-1.85, up from the earlier guidance of $1.70-1.80.

$WU {{ '2017-11-02T21:52:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Financial services and communications company $WU posted a 9% jump in its 3Q17 earnings, driven by strong digital growth. Net income increased to $235.6MM or $0.51 per share from $216.9MM or $0.44 per share a year earlier. Revenue notched up 2% to $1.4Bil, while increased 3% in constant currency. Adjusted EPS jumped 13% to $0.53 per share.

$WU {{ '2017-11-02T21:24:19+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$WU The Western Union Company Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$WU {{ '2017-08-14T12:51:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU said it will continue its longstanding relationship with Pay-O-Matic, the largest check casher and financial services provider in the New York metropolitan area. The renewed relationship includes Western Union Money Transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services.

$WU {{ '2017-07-12T18:36:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per common share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 29, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 15, 2017.

$WU {{ '2017-06-12T12:14:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Payment services provider $WU and the Arizona Attorney General said Western Union has successfully completed the secondary recommendations for the Southwest Border program, aimed at combating money laundering. The Superior Court of Arizona accepted the conclusions of an independent monitor’s final report in this regard.

$WU {{ '2017-05-11T19:30:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $WU declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per common share. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 16, 2017.

$WU {{ '2017-05-11T19:19:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU elected Jeffrey Joerres as the company’s Non-executive Chairman of the BoD. Joerres succeeds Jack Greenberg, who after serving as Non-executive Chairman since 2006, has announced his retirement.

$WU {{ '2017-05-02T23:36:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WU said the Europe, CIS revenue growth in 1Q17 was consistent with 4Q16. The company had the same level of constant currency growth, 4%, in both quarters. The transaction growth was largely from the Russian market which is at a relatively lower revenue per transaction. This might not continue for 2017 due to some restrictions.

$WU {{ '2017-05-02T23:03:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WU expects to see some benefits from cost savings initiatives going through 2017. Most of this benefit will be seen in 2H17. The company believes the FX impact will be less in 2H17. $WU had a marketing benefit in 1Q17 but expects to be back to its normal averages for marketing spend. This leads to roughly 20% adjusted margin for 2017.

$WU {{ '2017-05-02T20:22:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU still sees flat to low single-digit decrease in FY17 revenue with an operating profit margin of 18%, generating GAAP EPS in a range of $1.48 to $1.60 and adjusted EPS of $1.63-1.75. Cash flow from operating activities is touted to be about $200MM for the year.

$WU {{ '2017-05-02T20:18:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $WU's cash flow from operating activities totaled $86MM, with an effective tax rate of 24.1%. Operating margin in the quarter was 18.4%, offset by the negative impact of forex and unfavorable customer and funding mix in C2B, partially offset by timing of marketing spend.

$WU {{ '2017-05-02T20:15:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU's revenue was almost flat at $1.3Bil in 1Q17, as the overseas money sender's net income fell 13% to $161.7MM from late year's $185.7MM. Earnings were down 11% to $0.33 per diluted share, as operating incomes of Consumer-to-Consumer fell 2% to $227.6MM and Consumer-to-Business slid 10% to $20.5MM.

$WU {{ '2017-04-05T12:47:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WU said U.S. customers using its mobile app can now pay with $AAPL Pay when sending money transfers originating in the U.S. to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, including domestic bill payments. The capability to pay with Apple Pay for sending money transfers through the $WU app in the U.K. is planned for later this year.

$WU {{ '2017-03-07T13:26:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

A shareholder rights firm Lundin Law PC announced a class action lawsuit against $WU. Investors, who purchased or otherwise acquired $WU securities on the open market between Feb. 24, 2012 and Jan. 19, 2017, both dates inclusive, are advised to contact the firm prior to the March 27, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline.

$WU {{ '2017-02-09T23:08:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the Asia Pacific region, $WU's revenue was down 7% or 5% constant currency, while transactions fell 9%. India was the main driver of the weaker trends in the region due to the government's currency demonetization program that began in early Nov. 2016 and impacted cash availability in the country. In India, revenue decreased about 25% in 4Q16.

$WU {{ '2017-02-09T23:03:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In $WU's C-to-C segment, constant currency benefited from strong growth in Westernunion.com, while geographically results were led by the North America and Latin America regions. Regionally, North America reported strong growth with revenue growth of 7% or 8% on a constant currency basis, while transactions rose 7%.

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