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Western Union (WU) Competitors

$12.34
+0.14 (+1.15%)
(As of 06/21/2024 ET)

WU vs. JKHY, WEX, G, MMS, EXLS, EEFT, PAY, CSGS, EVRI, and CASS

Should you be buying Western Union stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Western Union include Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY), WEX (WEX), Genpact (G), Maximus (MMS), ExlService (EXLS), Euronet Worldwide (EEFT), Paymentus (PAY), CSG Systems International (CSGS), Everi (EVRI), and Cass Information Systems (CASS). These companies are all part of the "data processing & outsourced services" industry.

Western Union vs.

Western Union (NYSE:WU) and Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking and profitability.

91.8% of Western Union shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.8% of Jack Henry & Associates shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Western Union shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Jack Henry & Associates shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Western Union currently has a consensus target price of $13.61, indicating a potential upside of 10.30%. Jack Henry & Associates has a consensus target price of $174.42, indicating a potential upside of 4.60%. Given Western Union's higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Western Union is more favorable than Jack Henry & Associates.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Union
3 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.73
Jack Henry & Associates
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.36

Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. Jack Henry & Associates pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Western Union pays out 55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jack Henry & Associates pays out 42.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Western Union has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jack Henry & Associates has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Jack Henry & Associates had 4 more articles in the media than Western Union. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Jack Henry & Associates and 1 mentions for Western Union. Jack Henry & Associates' average media sentiment score of 1.10 beat Western Union's score of 1.00 indicating that Jack Henry & Associates is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Western Union
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Jack Henry & Associates
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Western Union received 301 more outperform votes than Jack Henry & Associates when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 53.90% of users gave Jack Henry & Associates an outperform vote while only 53.78% of users gave Western Union an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Western UnionOutperform Votes
598
53.78%
Underperform Votes
514
46.22%
Jack Henry & AssociatesOutperform Votes
297
53.90%
Underperform Votes
254
46.10%

Western Union has higher revenue and earnings than Jack Henry & Associates. Western Union is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jack Henry & Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Western Union$4.36B0.96$626M$1.697.30
Jack Henry & Associates$2.08B5.85$366.65M$5.1832.19

Jack Henry & Associates has a net margin of 17.28% compared to Western Union's net margin of 14.12%. Western Union's return on equity of 120.76% beat Jack Henry & Associates' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Union14.12% 120.76% 7.83%
Jack Henry & Associates 17.28%22.18%13.62%

Summary

Jack Henry & Associates beats Western Union on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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WU vs. The Competition

MetricWestern UnionBusiness services IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.13B$17.93B$6.86B$17.84B
Dividend Yield7.70%2.65%2.28%3.62%
P/E Ratio7.3030.0516.0321.75
Price / Sales0.963.071,196.7314.45
Price / Cash5.3622.2424.4019.18
Price / Book9.424.934.324.82
Net Income$626M$497.42M$122.39M$976.34M
7 Day Performance2.32%-0.36%-0.85%0.93%
1 Month Performance-3.52%-5.18%-2.33%-1.78%
1 Year Performance8.72%-0.20%-0.91%9.91%

Western Union Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
4.1246 of 5 stars
$162.21
-1.7%
$174.42
+7.5%
+2.8%$11.83B$2.08B31.317,120Analyst Downgrade
Positive News
WEX
WEX
4.9364 of 5 stars
$169.40
-0.7%
$237.14
+40.0%
+0.5%$7.10B$2.55B27.545,500Positive News
G
Genpact
2.9016 of 5 stars
$31.05
-0.3%
$38.00
+22.4%
-14.1%$5.59B$4.48B8.87129,100
MMS
Maximus
2.9638 of 5 stars
$86.93
-0.3%
$102.00
+17.3%
+3.1%$5.29B$4.90B22.8239,600Positive News
EXLS
ExlService
4.4875 of 5 stars
$29.15
-0.4%
$37.00
+26.9%
+0.1%$4.88B$1.63B26.9454,000News Coverage
Positive News
EEFT
Euronet Worldwide
4.2293 of 5 stars
$105.99
-1.2%
$123.56
+16.6%
-1.9%$4.86B$3.69B18.6610,000Short Interest ↑
PAY
Paymentus
1.2897 of 5 stars
$19.33
-1.6%
$19.06
-1.4%
+69.9%$2.40B$614.49M84.051,273Positive News
CSGS
CSG Systems International
4.1826 of 5 stars
$39.89
-0.5%
$61.67
+54.6%
-19.7%$1.18B$1.17B18.216,000Dividend Announcement
EVRI
Everi
3.9333 of 5 stars
$7.99
-0.4%
$12.60
+57.7%
-45.0%$671.80M$807.82M12.292,200
CASS
Cass Information Systems
4.9839 of 5 stars
$40.90
-0.1%
$51.00
+24.7%
+0.3%$557.88M$197.51M18.681,316Short Interest ↓
Positive News

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This page (NYSE:WU) was last updated on 6/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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