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The Western Union Competitors

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Volume200,304 shs
Average Volume4.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.30 billion
P/E Ratio17.31
Dividend Yield3.73%
Beta0.88

Competitors

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Vs. V, MA, FIS, FISV, ADP, and GPN

Should you be buying WU stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "data processing & outsourced services" are considered alternatives and competitors to The Western Union, including Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Fiserv (FISV), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and Global Payments (GPN).

Visa (NYSE:V) and The Western Union (NYSE:WU) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Visa pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Visa pays out 25.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Western Union pays out 54.3% 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. Visa has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years and The Western Union has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Visa and The Western Union's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Visa49.74%37.22%14.61%
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Visa and The Western Union's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Visa$21.85 billion19.80$10.87 billion$5.0443.96
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51

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

Risk and Volatility

Visa has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Visa and The Western Union, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Visa042202.85
The Western Union57502.00

Visa currently has a consensus price target of $229.92, suggesting a potential upside of 3.77%. The Western Union has a consensus price target of $23.7667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.31%. Given Visa's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Visa is more favorable than The Western Union.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.5% of Visa shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Visa shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of The Western Union shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Visa beats The Western Union on 15 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares The Western Union and Mastercard's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51
Mastercard$16.88 billion22.35$8.12 billion$7.7748.90

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.6% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of The Western Union shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares The Western Union and Mastercard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%
Mastercard43.13%114.80%22.01%

Dividends

The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. The Western Union pays out 54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mastercard pays out 22.7% 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. The Western Union has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Mastercard has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Western Union and Mastercard, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Western Union57502.00
Mastercard032602.90

The Western Union currently has a consensus price target of $23.7667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.31%. Mastercard has a consensus price target of $368.7241, suggesting a potential downside of 2.95%. Given Mastercard's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mastercard is more favorable than The Western Union.

Summary

Mastercard beats The Western Union on 15 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS) and The Western Union (NYSE:WU) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fidelity National Information Services and The Western Union's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fidelity National Information Services$10.33 billion9.02$298 million$5.6126.75
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51

The Western Union has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Fidelity National Information Services. The Western Union is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fidelity National Information Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Fidelity National Information Services and The Western Union's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fidelity National Information Services-0.83%6.88%4.08%
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%

Dividends

Fidelity National Information Services pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Fidelity National Information Services pays out 27.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Western Union pays out 54.3% 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. Fidelity National Information Services has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The Western Union has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Fidelity National Information Services and The Western Union, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fidelity National Information Services061912.81
The Western Union57502.00

Fidelity National Information Services currently has a consensus price target of $159.0385, indicating a potential upside of 5.98%. The Western Union has a consensus price target of $23.7667, indicating a potential downside of 5.31%. Given Fidelity National Information Services' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Fidelity National Information Services is more favorable than The Western Union.

Risk and Volatility

Fidelity National Information Services has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.5% of Fidelity National Information Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Fidelity National Information Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of The Western Union shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fidelity National Information Services beats The Western Union on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) and Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Fiserv shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of The Western Union shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Fiserv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for The Western Union and Fiserv, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Western Union57502.00
Fiserv032912.94

The Western Union presently has a consensus target price of $23.7667, indicating a potential downside of 5.31%. Fiserv has a consensus target price of $129.7188, indicating a potential upside of 4.47%. Given Fiserv's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fiserv is more favorable than The Western Union.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Western Union and Fiserv's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51
Fiserv$10.19 billion8.15$893 million$4.0031.04

The Western Union has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Fiserv. The Western Union is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fiserv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares The Western Union and Fiserv's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%
Fiserv6.01%8.75%3.90%

Volatility and Risk

The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiserv has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fiserv beats The Western Union on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) and The Western Union (NYSE:WU) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Automatic Data Processing has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Automatic Data Processing and The Western Union's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Automatic Data Processing$14.59 billion5.57$2.47 billion$5.9232.05
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51

Automatic Data Processing has higher revenue and earnings than The Western Union. The Western Union is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Automatic Data Processing, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.7% of Automatic Data Processing shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Automatic Data Processing shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of The Western Union shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Automatic Data Processing pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Automatic Data Processing pays out 62.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Western Union pays out 54.3% 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. Automatic Data Processing has increased its dividend for 47 consecutive years and The Western Union has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. The Western Union is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Automatic Data Processing and The Western Union, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Automatic Data Processing49502.06
The Western Union57502.00

Automatic Data Processing presently has a consensus price target of $169.9375, indicating a potential downside of 10.44%. The Western Union has a consensus price target of $23.7667, indicating a potential downside of 5.31%. Given The Western Union's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Western Union is more favorable than Automatic Data Processing.

Profitability

This table compares Automatic Data Processing and The Western Union's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Automatic Data Processing17.07%46.13%5.94%
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%

Summary

Automatic Data Processing beats The Western Union on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Global Payments pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. The Western Union pays out 54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Payments pays out 13.3% 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. The Western Union has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Global Payments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for The Western Union and Global Payments, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Western Union57502.00
Global Payments042502.86

The Western Union presently has a consensus target price of $23.7667, indicating a potential downside of 5.31%. Global Payments has a consensus target price of $211.2143, indicating a potential downside of 1.47%. Given Global Payments' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Global Payments is more favorable than The Western Union.

Volatility and Risk

The Western Union has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Payments has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.7% of Global Payments shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of The Western Union shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Global Payments shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares The Western Union and Global Payments' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Western Union12.38%-1,029.12%8.39%
Global Payments6.75%6.46%4.06%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares The Western Union and Global Payments' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Western Union$5.29 billion1.95$1.06 billion$1.7314.51
Global Payments$4.91 billion12.88$430.61 million$5.8636.58

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

Summary

Global Payments beats The Western Union on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


The Western Union Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Visa logo
V
Visa
2.6$221.56-0.4%$434.43 billion$21.85 billion45.40Analyst Report
Mastercard logo
MA
Mastercard
2.1$379.92-0.0%$377.56 billion$16.88 billion56.96Analyst Revision
Fidelity National Information Services logo
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
2.1$150.06-0.1%$93.13 billion$10.33 billion-833.67Insider Selling
Fiserv logo
FISV
Fiserv
1.5$124.17-0.1%$83.14 billion$10.19 billion94.07
Automatic Data Processing logo
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
2.4$189.75-0.2%$81.07 billion$14.59 billion32.94Dividend Announcement
Global Payments logo
GPN
Global Payments
2.1$214.37-0.5%$62.94 billion$4.91 billion127.60
Paychex logo
PAYX
Paychex
1.5$95.84-0.5%$34.75 billion$4.04 billion32.71Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
FLEETCOR Technologies logo
FLT
FLEETCOR Technologies
1.7$286.81-0.1%$23.89 billion$2.65 billion34.60
Broadridge Financial Solutions logo
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1.8$155.91-0.1%$18.06 billion$4.53 billion38.50
Jack Henry & Associates logo
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
1.9$155.66-0.0%$11.85 billion$1.70 billion40.02News Coverage
WEX logo
WEX
WEX
1.6$222.62-1.5%$9.69 billion$1.72 billion77.84Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Genpact logo
G
Genpact
1.9$44.68-0.5%$8.32 billion$3.52 billion27.75
Euronet Worldwide logo
EEFT
Euronet Worldwide
1.6$148.51-0.1%$7.85 billion$2.75 billion280.21
CoreLogic logo
CLGX
CoreLogic
1.9$79.65-0.2%$5.84 billion$1.76 billion27.37
Maximus logo
MMS
Maximus
2.0$93.39-0.7%$5.78 billion$3.46 billion27.47
Alliance Data Systems logo
ADS
Alliance Data Systems
2.6$111.77-1.8%$5.46 billion$5.58 billion16.04
TTEC logo
TTEC
TTEC
1.6$107.96-2.4%$4.92 billion$1.64 billion49.52Analyst Report
ExlService logo
EXLS
ExlService
1.3$93.17-0.4%$3.11 billion$991.35 million41.04
Cardtronics logo
CATM
Cardtronics
1.1$38.80-0.1%$1.75 billion$1.35 billion77.60
Sykes Enterprises logo
SYKE
Sykes Enterprises
1.4$44.27-0.5%$1.75 billion$1.61 billion33.54
CSG Systems International logo
CSGS
CSG Systems International
1.9$46.56-0.2%$1.54 billion$996.81 million22.17
Everi logo
EVRI
Everi
1.9$14.25-2.5%$1.27 billion$533.23 million-13.97
Cass Information Systems logo
CASS
Cass Information Systems
0.9$45.65-0.0%$657.08 million$157.24 million26.54
MoneyGram International logo
MGI
MoneyGram International
1.4$6.47-0.3%$503.48 million$1.29 billion-17.03
OneSmart International Education Group logo
ONE
OneSmart International Education Group
0.8$2.25-11.1%$402.69 million$502.22 million-4.17Gap Up
INOD
Innodata
0.4$6.94-3.6%$185.93 million$55.86 million-347.00Gap Up
Steel Connect logo
STCN
Steel Connect
0.6$1.84-3.3%$119.70 million$782.81 million-7.08Gap Up
This page was last updated on 4/12/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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