Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) shares traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.23% on 06/09/21. The shares fell to a low of $191.82 before closing at $191.95. Intraday shares traded counted 1.28 million, which was 8.49% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.40M. GPN’s previous close was $191.50 while the outstanding shares total 296.43M. The firm has a beta of 1.19, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 90.20, and a growth ratio of 4.71. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 37.02, with weekly volatility at 1.39% and ATR at 3.58. The GPN stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $153.33 and a $220.81 high.
Investors have identified the Specialty Business Services company Global Payments Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $56.44 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For GPN, the company has in raw cash 2.08 billion on their books with 64.53 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 4.88 billion total, with 4.12 billion as their total liabilities.
GPN were able to record 513.25 million as free cash flow during the 08/05/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 112.3 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 599.41 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Global Payments Inc. (GPN)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 08/05/2021 quarter of the year, Global Payments Inc. recorded a total of 1.99 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 4.34% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 08/05/2021 quarter increasing by 3.01%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 925.25 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 1.06 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 296.43M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.67 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analystâ€™s prediction for their 08/05/2021 (1.72 cents a share).
Having a look at the companyâ€™s valuation, the company is expected to record 8.92 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on GPN sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of GPN attractive?
In related news, Director, JOHNSON JOIA M bought 500 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a transaction that recorded on May 21. The purchase was performed at an average price of 196.90, for a total value of 98,450. As the purchase deal closes, the Director, JACOBS WILLIAM I now sold 500 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 98,685. Also, Director, JACOBS WILLIAM I sold 500 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a deal that was recorded on Apr 15. The shares were cost at an average price of 215.21 per share, with a total market value of 107,605. Following this completion of disposal, the Director, JACOBS WILLIAM I now holds 500 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 107,105. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.40%.
24 out of 36 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 8 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Global Payments Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the GPN stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the companyâ€™s shares has been set at $231.06.