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WU Western Union dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Western Union's most recent quarterly dividend of $0.235 per share was on Sep 15, 2022 (ex-date). At an annualized rate of $0.94 per share, the stock yields 6.79%.

Key dates

  • WU last dividend date: Sep 15, 2022
  • WU next dividend date: Not announced
WU dividend stats
DPS
$0.94
Dividend yield
6.51%
Payout ratio
42%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
2.89%
Payout ratio
30.2%

Dividend yield

What is Western Union current dividend yield

Western Union's dividend yield of 6.79% is higher than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 2.89%, Western Union's dividend yield is 135% higher. The historical 5-year average of WU's dividend yield is 4.2%, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is WU dividend payout history and dates

Western Union has a history of paying dividends since 2006. Our records of WU show that the company has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has increased by 1.1% for the last twelve months. And since the stock price has gone down by 33% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 50%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Sep 15, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 Jul 19, 2022 $0.235 normal
Jun 15, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 May 19, 2022 $0.235 normal
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Feb 10, 2022 $0.235 normal
Dec 16, 2021 Dec 31, 2021 Dec 7, 2021 $0.235 normal
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jul 22, 2021 $0.235 normal
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 May 14, 2021 $0.235 normal
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Feb 10, 2021 $0.235 normal
Dec 18, 2020 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 11, 2020 $0.225 normal
Sep 15, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jul 15, 2020 $0.225 normal
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 May 14, 2020 $0.225 normal
Mar 16, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 $0.225 normal
Dec 16, 2019 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 4, 2019 $0.2 normal
Sep 13, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jul 18, 2019 $0.2 normal
Jun 13, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 May 17, 2019 $0.2 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 $0.2 normal
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 6, 2018 $0.19 normal
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Jul 19, 2018 $0.19 normal
Jun 14, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 May 18, 2018 $0.19 normal
Mar 15, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Feb 13, 2018 $0.19 normal
Dec 15, 2017 Dec 29, 2017 Dec 7, 2017 $0.175 normal
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jul 12, 2017 $0.175 normal
Jun 14, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 May 11, 2017 $0.175 normal
Mar 15, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 $0.175 normal
Dec 15, 2016 Dec 30, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 $0.16 normal
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 14, 2016 $0.16 normal
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 May 12, 2016 $0.16 normal
Mar 15, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 $0.16 normal
Dec 15, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Nov 24, 2015 $0.155 normal
Sep 14, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jul 16, 2015 $0.155 normal

Western Union dividend payout ratio

What is Western Union dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Western Union's payout ratio of 42% is above the Financial Services sector and the industry average. If we compare it with its Financial Services sector average of 30.2%, Western Union's payout ratio is 39% higher.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

WU dividend vs peer dividends

How does WU dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
WU Western Union CO 6.51% $0.94 42%
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc 2.26% $1.8 128.6%
EBAY Ebay Inc 2.17% $0.84 137.7%
GPN Global Payments Inc 0.86% $1 500%
V Visa Inc 0.81% $1.5 22.1%
MA Mastercard Inc 0.63% $1.91 19.3%

Frequently asked questions

Does Western Union pay a dividend?

Yes, Western Union has paid four dividends in the last twelve months. WU has been paying dividends since 2006.

When is Western Union's next dividend?

WU hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, but if we take into consideration its recent dividend schedule, it is likely that its next dividend will be in December 2022.

When was WU's last dividend?

Western Union's last regular dividend was on Sep 15, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.235 per share.

How much dividend does Western Union pay (per share)?

WU has paid dividend of $0.94 per share in the last year.

What is Western Union's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Western Union is 6.79%.

How often does Western Union pay dividends?

Western Union has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Western Union's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Western Union is 42%.

Does Western Union pay a good dividend?

Western Union's dividend yield is higher than the Financial Services sector average.