|Bid||200.55 x 900|
|Ask||200.56 x 3000|
|Day's Range||195.52 - 201.26|
|52 Week Range||127.48 - 209.62|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||92.85|
|Earnings Date||Apr 29, 2020 - May 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.78 (0.38%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 11, 2020|
|1y Target Est||221.89|
There are always “bad” stories, even in a bull market, but analysts still love half of the companies with the greatest cuts in sales estimates.
Global Payments topped Q4 profit forecasts early Wednesday but guided low for this year, after a year of major consolidation for payment stocks.
Global Payments Inc. topped expectations with its fourth-quarter results Wednesday and gave an upbeat view of merger synergies, but that wasn’t enough to send shares of the fintech company higher in the session.
Global Payments (GPN) Q4 results reflect higher revenues driven by the acquisition of Total System in the second quarter, partly offset by increase in expenses.
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.
Global Payments (GPN) Q4 earnings are likely to have gained from the recently closed merger with Total System, higher payments processing volumes and merchant services volumes growth.
Parthenon Capital Partners has hired the investment bank FT Partners to handle potential buyers’ interest in the payments company BillingTree, three people familiar with the situation said. BillingTree, of Phoenix, is not technically on the block, they said. BillingTree produces more than $30 million of Ebitda and is growing by double digits, a person said.
Global Payments (GPN) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Fiserv missed fourth-quarter earnings view and guidance was light late Tuesday with shares retreating from fresh highs reached earlier.
S&P Global's (SPGI) fourth-quarter 2019 revenues are likely to have benefited from strength across all segments, namely Ratings, Market Intelligence, Platts and S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Strong segmental performance is expected to have positively impacted Brookfield Business Partners' (BBU) bottom line in the fourth quarter of 2019.
(Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Starboard Value has built a position in Green Dot Corp. and may push for changes including a potential merger at the prepaid debit card company.The New York-based hedge fund, which disclosed a 9.3% stake in Green Dot on Monday, said in a regulatory filing that it may also push for operational changes to improve its performance. The company has a market value of $1.64 billion after its shares have fallen 58% in the past year. It’s searching for a new chief executive officer after its co-founder, Steve Streit, stepped down in December.“Green Dot’s board of directors welcomes transparent, constructive feedback regarding the common goal of enhancing long-term shareholder value,” the Pasadena, California-based firm said in a statement. “The company appreciates all shareholder relationships, and will remain focused on executing its business strategy and maximizing value for all shareholders.”A representative for Starboard didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Starboard has a history of trying to influence companies on the executives they hire. It said it also may have discussions with the board and management about the company’s board composition and corporate structure.Unusual ModelGreen Dot is unusual for financial technology companies, partly because it owns a bank subsidiary, which allows it to provide banking services for its prepaid debit cards without relying on a sponsor bank. Starboard said it also may push the company to sell assets.Some of Green Dot’s competitors have been consolidating. In 2013, rival NetSpend Holdings Inc. was acquired by Total System Services Inc. for about $1.2 billion. Total Systems was subsequently sold to Global Payments Inc. in a $23.4 billion deal last year.In December, Green Dot announced Streit and fellow co-founder and Chief Financial Officer Mark Shifke were stepping down and that Chairman Bill Jacobs would serve as interim CEO.It’s the second time a Green Dot shareholder has pushed the company for changes. In 2016, Harvest Capital won two boards seats in a proxy fight in which Streit narrowly kept his seat.(Updates with Green Dot’s response in third paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Scott Deveau in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Liana Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Worldline SA agreed to buy rival Ingenico Group SA in a 7.8 billion-euro ($8.6 billion) deal the French technology companies say will form one of the largest payment-services providers.The two companies had been circling each other for years, and Worldline Chief Executive Officer Gilles Grapinet said on a conference call Monday that Ingenico’s reorganization last year made it the right time to bid.The takeover – the biggest of the year so far in Europe – continues last year’s spate of payments company mergers, which included a series of major deals from Fiserv Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. and Global Payments Inc.Ingenico shareholders will receive 123.10 euros a share in cash or a mixture of cash and shares, the companies said Monday. That’s 17% higher than the stock’s last closing price. Worldline is also offering to buy bonds that are convertible into Ingenico shares. Worldline shareholders will own about 65% of the combined company.Ingenico gained as much as 14% in Paris on Monday, rising to 119.9 euros, the biggest intraday move in more than a year. Worldline fell as much as 8.6%.The deal looks “very positive” for Worldline at first glance, giving the company an opportunity to add to its European leadership team and increase its market share, analysts at Bryan Garnier & Co. said in a note Monday. The combined company will also have a more diversified profile than its U.S. peers, they said.Read more about Ingenico’s management shakeup here.The deal comes after a number of challenging years for Ingenico, which provides payments processing services to customers including banks, retailers and e-commerce sites, and is one of the few large firms to remain independent in the rapidly consolidating payments industry in Europe.Ingenico for years has been pushing to refocus from its legacy business -- capturing transactions on behalf of banks or credit card companies using hardware terminals in stores -- toward new services in areas like online shopping.In November 2018, Ingenico CEO Philippe Lazare was removed following a request from the board. Lazare, who led the company for 11 years, had been under increasing pressure over its performance and management struggled to convince investors of the merits of its legacy terminals business.Ingenico has since recovered, its shares more than doubling in the past year after Chief Operating Officer Nicolas Huss took over as CEO in a move many thought could lead to a potential deal. The same month, Natixis SA declined to bid for Ingenico after holding preliminary talks.“Timing is everything,” Grapinet said when asked on a call with analysts why the company didn’t attempt to buy Ingenico last year. “If you look at the stock price, it could’ve been a bargain, but I’m not sure the board of Ingenico would’ve been ready to sell.”Worldline was spun out of French computer-services provider Atos via an initial public offering in 2014, and with a 11 billion-euro market value is now bigger than its previous owner. In 2018 Worldline snapped up SIX Group AG’s payments business for 2.3 billion euros, in one of the first deals that sparked the ongoing wave of consolidation in the industry.“The combination of Worldline and Ingenico offers a unique opportunity to create the undisputed European champion in payments,” Ingenico Chairman Bernard Bourigeaud said in a statement Monday. “This transaction comes at the time of accelerating consolidation of the industry.”French state investor and Ingenico shareholder Bpifrance Financement SA said it “fully supports” the deal and in a statement said it was “committed to contribute its Ingenico shares to Worldline’s public offer and intends to become a long-term reference shareholder of the combined entity.” Bpifrance owns about 5.3% of Ingenico shares according to data compiled by Bloomberg.SIX Group and Atos, Worldline’s largest shareholders, are also in favor of the deal.Payments dealmaking may be set to continue. Worldline will become the “platform of choice for further consolidation in Europe” Grapinet said on the call.Investors have been keen to cash in on alternatives to traditional banking services. Vista Equity Partners is considering selling a stake in Finastra in a deal that could value the company at more than $10 billion including debt, Bloomberg News reported in October.Earlier in January Visa Inc. agreed to pay $5.3 billion for Plaid, a fintech firm that connects popular apps like Venmo to customers’ data in the established banking system.The combined market value of Ingenico and Worldline will be about 19 billion euros as of trading Monday, leapfrogging rival Wirecard AG.(Updates with context throughout, share price, comments from analyst call)\--With assistance from Tara Patel and Thomas Mulier.To contact the reporter on this story: Amy Thomson in London at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Giles Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nate LanxonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Visa (V) fiscal first-quarter 2020 results reflect growth in payments volume, cross-border volume and processed transactions, partly offset by an increase in client incentives.
Investments in small and mid-sized public companies helped several T. Rowe Price Group Inc. mutual funds beat the S&P 500 index last year. Across the board, Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price's U.S. mutual funds brought in large returns during one of the best years for the stock market in recent history.
Mastercard's (MA) Q4 results reflect revenue gains from increase in gross dollar value and cross-border volumes, partly offset by rise in expenses.