The Western Union (NYSE:WU)- Outshines Stocks with Rosy Profitability Scores: Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC)

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) kept active in profitability ratio analysis, on current situation shares price are increasing -0.90% to $22.12. The total volume of 4.45 Million shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 3950.42 shares.

The Western Union Company (WU) reported that Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, and Raj Agrawal, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host a webcast and conference call to discuss 2016 fourth quarter and full year results on February 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. A press release highlighting the financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern time the same day.

Efficiency Evaluation in Focus

Entering into profitability analysis, the co has noticeable returns on equity ratio of 61.40%, which discloses how corporation’s management efficiently generates profit from shareholders invested money. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at 21.80%, when it lies in positive figure than security is feasible for investment or goes for higher ROI stocks. To see the other side of picture, profit margin of WU stands at positive 15.10%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The 8.70% returns on assets presents notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.

To find out the technical position of WU, it holds price to book ratio of 7.83 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 12.91, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 13.56. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.98. WU is presenting price to cash flow of 8.49 and free cash flow concluded as 17.06.

To stick with focus on profitability valuation, Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) also listed in significant eye catching mover, MFC attains returns on investment ratio of 7%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI.

To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 4.40%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 7.10%. Turns back to returns ratios, the co’s returns on assets calculated as 7%; that gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Finally yet importantly, returns on equity stands at 7.70%.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -41.50%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 17%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.73 and price to earning ration of 16.53 attracting passive investors.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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