Momentum Stock Watch: Global Payments Inc. (GPN)

Company Profile:

Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, and check-related services. It offers authorization services, settlement and funding services, customer support and help-desk functions, chargeback resolution, terminal rental, sales and deployment, payment security services, consolidated billing and statements, online reporting, industry compliance, and payment card industry security services. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with customers and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

Recent News:

On May 29, 2018, the company announced that Winnie Smith has joined the company as Vice President, Investor Relations reporting to Cameron Bready, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, the company reported GAAP revenues were $795.0 million, compared to $919.8 million in the first quarter of 2017; diluted earnings per share were $0.57 compared to $0.32 in the prior year.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

GPN’s strengths can be seen in its better profitablity and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic Oscillator, RSI (14) stands at 52.79 with positive bias and MACD is trying to cross back up. We rate Global Payments Inc. (GPN) a STRONG BUY.

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