|Bid||14.32 x 900|
|Ask||17.48 x 900|
|Day's Range||14.48 - 15.36|
|52 Week Range||9.52 - 16.23|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.68|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||14.50|
Points International Ltd. (PTS.TO) (PCOM) (Points or the Company), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, is providing a preliminary update on its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results. For the full year, Points expects 2019 gross profit3 to range between $59.2 and $59.6 million, with adjusted EBITDA ranging between $21.1 and $21.5 million, both metrics within the company’s previously issued annual guidance range.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, the investor was stirring, seeking the elusive perfect stocks to bring good cheer for holiday investing. TipRanks, a company that tracks and measures the performance of Wall Street’s market analysts, offers investors an array of tools to make that market search easy.Start with the Stock Screener to find just the right stocking stuffer to bring you the returns you’re looking for. The screener’s filters narrow any search of the markets, taking the unwieldy mass of data from over 6,400 publicly traded companies and distilling it down to the few that meet your criteria.For example, you can look for small to medium-sized companies, with upwards of 10% upside growth potential, and a Strong Buy consensus rating from Wall Street’s analysts. Add in an outperform prediction from the TipRanks Smart Score, and now you’ve got a much more manageable list of possible investments – 126, to be exact. Here are three that have shown excellent growth in the past 12 months and look primed to keep going in 2020.Points International, Ltd. (PCOM)Who doesn’t like a good reward? This is the simple fact behind all sorts of loyalty programs that companies offer as incentives for customers to stay active or expand their purchases. Points International is the leader in the loyalty industry, providing the services its business clients need to offer their customers the best possible reward programs.PCOM’s 53% year-to-date gain clearly shows that the company has found a working niche in the business world. The stock’s most recent quarterly report showed slightly mixed results – but did not disrupt the shares’ price appreciation. Year-over-year, revenues gained 4% to reach $98 million, while EPS slipped from 10 cents to 8 cents. At the same time, the Street showed confidence in PCOM, as the stock gained 7% in the two days following the quarterly release.The optimism in the stock is well explained by RBC analyst Drew McReynolds. In his review of PCOM released after the quarterly results were made public, McReynolds wrote, “Management expects a record Q4/19, reiterated 2019 guidance and 2022 financial targets that continue to sit well above our forecast, and sees an inflection point in the business with a record pipeline.” He added that “…any meaningful progress towards management's 2022 financial targets over the next 12-18 months, driven by new Loyalty Currency Retailing partners and incremental traction from Platform Partners and Points Travel, should translate to upside in the shares,” and reiterated his Buy rating on the stock. McReynolds’ $22 price target suggests an upside of 45%. (To watch McReynolds’ track record, click here)Overall, PCOM’s Strong Buy consensus rating is unanimous, based on 3 Buy recommendations given since the Q3 results. Shares are selling at an affordable $15.19, and the $19.33 average price target suggests an excellent upside of 27%. (See Points International stock analysis at TipRanks) Agilysys, Inc. (AGYS)Hospitality has been one of the bright spots in the general economy in recent years, as rising employment and wages have made leisurely pursuits more affordable. Agilysys is a software company catering to the hospitality industry, offering products to manage properties, workforces, and documents, as well as inventory and procurement, marketing, and analytic solutions.In 2019 alone, AGYS has seen 78% growth. This sort of momentum helps investors overlook a lot of potential flaws – such as the company’s regular net losses in quarterly earnings. Revenues in the most recent quarter, however, grew 19% year-over-year to $40.72 million and came in ahead of the forecast. The revenue was broad-based, coming from the company’s recurring, product, and professional services sources.Fast growing sales numbers with a firm foundation are sure to draw positive attention, and 5-star analyst George Sutton, of Craig-Hallum, was attracted to AGYS stock. He wrote of the shares when he initiated his coverage, “We believe the company is in the early innings of becoming a world class enterprise software provider, and the revenue and EBITDA profile will begin to reflect that over the next few years. As Agilysys continues to accelerate growth and expand its margin profile, we believe it will hit a long-term 40-point profile, which should result in a 6.5x multiple, ultimately resulting in a $50 valuation.”For now, Sutton puts a $32 price target on the stock to back up his Buy rating. This implies a 12-month growth potential of 25%. (To watch Sutton’s track record, click here)AGYS, like PCOM above, has a Strong Buy consensus view based on 3 recent Buy ratings. This stock sells for $25.58, and the average price target suggests 29% potential on the upside. (See Agilysys stock analysis at TipRanks) See also: Battle of the Retailers: Nike vs LululemonFrontline, Ltd. (FRO)From customer loyalty and hospitality, we now take a turn to a heavier industry. Frontline is the world’s largest operator of oil tankers, with its main effort focused on the transport of crude oil. Based in Bermuda, Frontline owns a fleet of 70 tankers that are operated by separate management companies. The company’s ships include 28 ‘Suezmax’ vessels – the largest tankers capable of transiting the vital Suez Canal.The energy industry normally oozes cash, but in the last quarter FRO reported a net loss of $10 million. This translated to 6 cents per share – but it beat the forecast, which had called for an EPS loss of 8 cents. Lower oil prices and higher fuel prices impacted the company. Despite the loss, Frontline still paid out its quarterly dividend, a 10-cent per share reward for patient investors. The dividend, while small in absolute value, represents a 3.4% yield – more than 50% higher than the average yield of S&P-listed companies.One bad quarter did not derail FRO’s share appreciation momentum. The stock is up a whopping 125% in 2019. The growth reflects the constant necessity of oil in the modern economy, despite low crude prices, and Frontline’s leading position in the oil transport system.Jonathan Chappell, 4-star analyst from Evercore ISI, is bullish on FRO, seeing the company in a strong position to improve cash flow and raise the dividend going forward. He writes, “We believe FRO’s fleet is well positioned to generate material cash flow from the forecasted tanker market upturn, and with its capital structure improving we believe dividend payouts can be more robust going forward. We are raising our payout ratio projection to 60% (from 50%), and thus now estimate a 2020 dividend of $1.42/share.” In line with this estimate, he set a price target of $14 per share, implying a 13% upside, and maintained his Buy rating. (To watch Chappell’s track record, click here)Taking an even more bullish view is BTIG analyst Gregory Lewis, who is optimistic about the tanker industry as a whole. He sees FRO as the leader in its niche, and to back up his Buy rating he raised his price target from $12 to $18. This implies an impressive 45% upside to the stock. (To watch Lewis’ track record, click here)Frontline stock backs its Strong Buy consensus rating with 4 recent Buy reviews from the analysts. The average price target, $14.75, suggests an upside potential of 18% from the current trading price. (See Frontline stock analysis at TipRanks)
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Points (PTS.TO) (PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, today announced a long term renewal of its contract with Southwest Airlines (LUV) beginning January 1, 2020. Through a single integration with Points’ Loyalty Commerce Platform, Southwest Airlines will continue to leverage a full suite of loyalty solutions designed to drive both increased revenue and member engagement. Like Southwest Airlines, they focus on how to improve the Customer Experience.
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TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2019 -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, has extended its existing relationship with the AIR MILES Reward.
TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2019 -- Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) (Points or the Company), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, has been invited to.
Points International Ltd. (PTS.TO) (PCOM) (Points or the Company), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has accepted its notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid to repurchase up to 679,034 of its common shares (the “Repurchase”), representing approximately 5% of its 13,580,692 common shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2019. Points has entered into an automatic share purchase plan with a broker in order to facilitate the Repurchase. The primary purpose of the Repurchase is purchases for cancellation.
- Reports Record Quarterly Revenue, Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA -- Progress Across Numerous Long Term Strategic Initiatives - TORONTO, Aug. 01, 2019 -- Points.
TORONTO, July 18, 2019 -- Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) (Points), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, will hold a conference call on Thursday,.
Points (PTS.TO) (PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, today announced a multi-year partnership with Home Chef, one of the largest meal kit delivery companies in the U.S. United Airlines’ MileagePlus members will now earn frequent flyer miles when they sign up and make their first Home Chef purchase. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Points and United as our launch program,” said Rich DeNardis, Chief Revenue Officer, Home Chef. When members sign up for Home Chef’s weekly deliveries of fresh, perfectly-portioned ingredients, they combine incredible home cooking with earning more of their chosen loyalty program points or miles, starting with United Airlines’ MileagePlus.
The Toronto-based company said it had profit of 12 cents per share. The provider of technology for loyalty programs posted revenue of $95.9 million in the period. Points International shares have increased ...
- Reaffirms Full Year Guidance -- Highlights Progress On All Three Business Segments - TORONTO, May 09, 2019 -- Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) (Points or.
Points (PTS.TO) (PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, has been ranked #9 on this year’s Best Workplaces™ in Canada list by Great Place to Work® Institute. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Points has received the honour and follows its recent recognition as one of the Best Workplaces™ Women and one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc for 2019. Presented by Great Place to Work® Institute, the award identifies organizations that foster exceptional work environments and cultures that value the growth and development of their team members.
TORONTO, April 24, 2019 -- Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) (Points), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, will hold a conference call on.
Points International Ltd. (PTS.TO) (PCOM) (Points or the Company), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, is pleased to announce that it has nominated two new directors, Leontine Atkins and Jane Skoblo, for election to its board of directors at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 9, 2019. Ms. Atkins, a former Partner at KPMG, has a wealth of experience in corporate strategy and transaction advisory. Ms. Skoblo, Vice President of Digital Operations at Rogers Communications, has extensive financial and business experience having acted in various senior financial positions throughout her career, as well as experience in the loyalty industry.
Points (PTS.TO) (PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, today announced that has again been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Points has received the honour and follows its recent recognition as one of the Best Workplaces™ Women for 2019. Now in its 6th year, Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation's best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies.
TORONTO, March 13, 2019 -- Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) (Points), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, will hold an investor event on March.
Points.com, the reseller of airlines and hotels points, reported gains in revenue and profit in 2018 thanks to resilient economies in its key markets. Last year Points revenue rose to $376.2 million, up 8 percent, year-over-year. Net income rose 130 percent, to $7.79 million, year-over-year. Yet the growth came primarily from the Toronto-based company’s legacy, […] The post Points.com Hums Along With Growth Despite a Narrow Business Base appeared first on Skift.