The Western Union Company Earnings: Margins Rise with Revenues, Net Income Rises
The Western Union Company (WU) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 26, 2011. Let's take a closer look at the company's industry, financials, and commentary and see what steps you can take next.
Earnings and Revenue:
Investors cheered The Western Union Company's latest numbers as the company reported EPS and revenues that topped predictions. The company reported EPS of adjusted net income of 42 cents/share versus the 37 cents/share estimate and revenues of $1.37 billion versus the $1.33 billion estimate. EPS rose 24.2% while revenue climbed 7.3% from the same period last year.
The company has now seen three quarters in a row of rising net income. For the past five quarters, The Western Union Company has averaged revenue decreases of 1.2% year over year. The Western Union Company's revenue rose last quarter after falling the quarter before. Revenue dropped 19% to $998 million in the first quarter from the year earlier.
For the year, The Western Union Company reported net income of $1.51 per share. The company trumped analyst projections of $1.41 by 7.1%. According to the reported number, the company's income rose 19.1% from last year's levels.
The conference call for second quarter earnings can be accessed here.
The construction services company's industry is currently enjoying price/earnings growth of 1.1%. The company's EPS lags behind the industry average by 59.7%.
What to Do Next:
Now that you've gotten a round up of The Western Union Company's latest numbers, you can make a better-informed decision about whether to buy, sell or hold those shares. Whatever you do, be sure to visit us before the company's next earnings release for a full preview.