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The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. This segment provides various options for sending and receiving funds, including walk-in and telephone money transfer, online money transfer, account based money transfer, direct to bank, and mobile money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which give consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, Western Union Payments, and Equity Accelerator. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and the Internet, as well as through its agent networks and select company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, principally cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2013, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/14
Founded in 2006

western union co (WU*) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $405.0K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

western union co (WU*) Key Developments

The Western Union Company Launches New Mobile Money Transfer Service in the Ivory Coast in Conjunction with the MTN Group

The Western Union Company has announced the launch of a new mobile money transfer service in the Ivory Coast in conjunction with the MTN Group. The new service, which builds upon the existing mobile money collaboration between the companies in Uganda, llows consumers in Ivory Coast who use MTN's Mobile Money service to receive a Western Union money transfer transaction directly on their mobile phones. The new offering increases the breadth of Western Union's payout options in Ivory Coast. In addition to the new mobile service with MTN, consumers can receive funds at nearly 900 Western Union Agent locations throughout the country.

The Western Union Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Affirms Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

The Western Union Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $1,405.6 million compared to $1,385.9 million a year ago. Operating income was $278.3 million compared to $276.8 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $232.1 million compared to $232.2 million a year ago. Net income was $193.8 million or $0.36 per basic and diluted share compared to $198.6 million or $0.36 per diluted share a year ago. For the six months period, the company reported total revenues of $2,756.4 million compared to $2,711.3 million a year ago. Operating income was $550.3 million compared to $573.7 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $459.5 million compared to $482.4 million a year ago. Net income was $396.8 million or $0.73 per basic and diluted share compared to $410.6 million or $0.73 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $450.1 million compared to $477.5 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $34.3 million compared to $35.8 million a year ago. The company affirmed earnings guidance for the year 2014. Flat to low single digit GAAP revenue growth, which reflects expected negative currency impact from certain emerging market countries. GAAP operating margin in a range of approximately 19.5% to 20% compared to 19% to 20% as previously guided. GAAP EPS in a range of $1.45 to $1.50 compared to $1.40 to $1.50 as previously guided. Cash flow from operating activities of approximately $1 billion compared to previous outlook of approximately $900 million.

The Western Union Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on September 30, 2014

The Western Union Company board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per common share, payable September 30, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2014.


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