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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
GPN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GPN: 0.29 )
GPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29

Equity to Asset 0.22
GPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. GPN: 0.22 )
GPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.22

0.22
0.8
Interest Coverage 9.70
GPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. GPN: 9.70 )
GPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 40.17
Current: 9.7

8.6
40.17
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.29
M-Score: -2.33
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.07
GPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. GPN: 16.07 )
GPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.95   Max: 22.14
Current: 16.07

13.95
22.14
Net-margin (%) 9.74
GPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. GPN: 9.74 )
GPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 13.82
Current: 9.74

2.55
13.82
ROE (%) 24.50
GPN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. GPN: 24.50 )
GPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 26.6
Current: 24.5

4.15
26.6
ROA (%) 6.63
GPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. GPN: 6.63 )
GPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 13.41
Current: 6.63

2.38
13.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.62
GPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.23 vs. GPN: 71.62 )
GPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 72.72   Max: 193.42
Current: 71.62

72.72
193.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
GPN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. GPN: 15.00 )
GPN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2   Max: 17.8
Current: 15

2
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
GPN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GPN: 12.20 )
GPN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 25.8
Current: 12.2

3.4
25.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.90
GPN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GPN: 8.90 )
GPN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 29.8
Current: 8.9

3.1
29.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GPN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 71,661 sh (+403.84%)
Columbia Wanger 1,930,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 5,846 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Larry Robbins 1,343,180 sh (-10.28%)
RS Investment Management 2,355,067 sh (-15.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,592 sh (-19.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 40,525 sh (-43.92%)
Steven Cohen 11,910 sh (-93.97%)
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Q1 2014

GPN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 40,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 324,797 sh (+2627.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 148,715 sh (+504.73%)
Larry Robbins 1,450,280 sh (+7.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,948 sh (+5.98%)
Columbia Wanger 1,930,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 5,546 sh (-5.13%)
RS Investment Management 1,659,879 sh (-29.52%)
John Rogers 24,801 sh (-65.39%)
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Q2 2014

GPN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 333,600 sh (New)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (+275%)
Larry Robbins 2,291,905 sh (+58.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 54,919 sh (+27.87%)
Columbia Wanger 1,930,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 18,100 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,146 sh (-25.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 92,815 sh (-37.59%)
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Q3 2014

GPN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 90,700 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 28,300 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 2,291,905 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,886,000 sh (-2.28%)
Chuck Royce 2,346 sh (-43.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 164,000 sh (-50.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,800 sh (-92.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GPN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$67.97 - $73.95 $ 81.314%0
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Add 275%0.62%$65.25 - $72.52 $ 81.318%150000
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$65.25 - $72.52 $ 81.318%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 27.87%0.01%$65.25 - $72.52 $ 81.318%54919
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.21%$63.61 - $73 $ 81.319%40000
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Reduce -65.39%0.04%$63.61 - $73 $ 81.319%24801
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 403.84%0.05%$53.74 - $64.48 $ 81.334%71661
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.92%0.05%$53.74 - $64.48 $ 81.334%40525
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 37.02%0.03%$45.89 - $50.49 $ 81.368%72263
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$45.89 - $50.49 $ 81.368%14223
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 228.76%0.07%$44.44 - $49.14 $ 81.374%52740
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -64.53%0.08%$45.3 - $51 $ 81.367%16042
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -38.6%0.08%$41.4 - $45.68 $ 81.387%45222
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$39.89 - $44.6 $ 81.390%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 1178.18%0.2%$40.42 - $46.53 $ 81.387%68140
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$46.36 - $53.48 $ 81.370%5331
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$39.33 - $47.53 $ 81.383%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$39.33 - $47.53 $ 81.383%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.09%$39.96 - $52.24 $ 81.378%13793
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$39.96 - $52.24 $ 81.378%94015
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0029%$39.96 - $52.24 $ 81.378%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2011-09-30 Add 23.44%$39.96 - $52.24 $ 81.378%55300
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
GPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. GPN: 22.60 )
GPN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.09   Max: 114.48
Current: 22.6

14.09
114.48
P/B 5.84
GPN's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. GPN: 5.84 )
GPN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 6.2
Current: 5.84

2.45
6.2
P/S 2.21
GPN's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. GPN: 2.21 )
GPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.98
Current: 2.21

1.42
4.98
PFCF 95.65
GPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.58 vs. GPN: 95.65 )
GPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 101.6
Current: 95.65

3.57
101.6
EV-to-EBIT 16.81
GPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.22 vs. GPN: 16.81 )
GPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 22.6
Current: 16.81

7
22.6
PEG 2.11
GPN's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPN: 2.11 )
GPN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.49
Current: 2.11

0.76
3.49
Shiller P/E 32.74
GPN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPN: 32.74 )
GPN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.37   Max: 48.67
Current: 32.74

19.37
48.67
Current Ratio 1.27
GPN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. GPN: 1.27 )
GPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.27

0.63
3.13
Quick Ratio 1.27
GPN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. GPN: 1.27 )
GPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.27

0.63
3.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.10
GPN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. GPN: 0.10 )
GPN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.1

0.09
0.38
Dividend Payout 0.02
GPN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPN: 0.02 )
GPN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.02

0.02
1.82
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
GPN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
97% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GPN: 0.10 )
GPN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.1

0.09
0.38
Share Buyback Rate 3.30
GPN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. GPN: 3.30 )
GPN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3   Max: -12.6
Current: 3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.51
GPN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. GPN: 1.51 )
GPN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.51

0.65
2.2
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
GPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GPN: 0.95 )
GPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.1
Current: 0.95

0.63
2.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.19
GPN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPN: 2.19 )
GPN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.19

0.82
3.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
GPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GPN: 5.90 )
GPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 14.3
Current: 5.9

4.4
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.05
GPN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. GPN: 11.05 )
GPN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11   Max: 31.3
Current: 11.05

11
31.3

Analyst Estimate

May15 May16
Revenue(Mil) 2,773 2,972
EPS($) 4.69 5.11
EPS without NRI($) 4.69 5.11

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Global Payments Inc was incorporated in Georgia in September 2000. The Company is a provider of electronic payments transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations ('ISO's), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Republic of Malta, the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company serves as an intermediary to facilitate electronic payment transactions and operate in two business segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. The Companys two merchant services segments target customers in many vertical industries including financial institutions, gaming, government, health care, professional services, restaurants, retail, universities, nonprofit organizations and utilities. The Companys competitors within the United Kingdom are the Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. The Russian Federation payments market is highly fragmented and its competition is made up of various financial institutions, including Sberbank and Russian Standard Bank. In the Czech Republic, its competitors for processing are First Data, SiNSYS, and Euronet. In the Asia-Pacific region, its main competition is from financial institutions that offer merchant acquiring services as well as Merchant Solutions, which is a joint venture between First Data and Standard Chartered PLC. It is subject to various United States federal, state and foreign laws and regulations governing money transmission and the sale of payment instruments, such as official checks and money orders.
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