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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
HPY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HPY: 0.13 )
HPY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.18
HPY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HPY: 0.18 )
HPY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.11   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.18

-1.11
0.55
Interest Coverage 10.19
HPY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.13 vs. HPY: 10.19 )
HPY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 76.14
Current: 10.19

5.53
76.14
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.84
M-Score: -2.40
WACC vs ROIC
6.44%
8.74%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.55
HPY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. HPY: 3.55 )
HPY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.35   Max: 5.91
Current: 3.55

-4.35
5.91
Net-margin (%) 1.47
HPY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. HPY: 1.47 )
HPY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.14   Max: 4.77
Current: 1.47

-6.14
4.77
ROE (%) 13.36
HPY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.29 vs. HPY: 13.36 )
HPY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.53   Max: 44.33
Current: 13.36

-33.53
44.33
ROA (%) 3.09
HPY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. HPY: 3.09 )
HPY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 24.21
Current: 3.09

-10.1
24.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.19
HPY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.51 vs. HPY: 53.19 )
HPY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 37.27   Max: 92.58
Current: 53.19

37.27
92.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
HPY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HPY: 8.00 )
HPY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 28
Current: 8

0.4
28
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
HPY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. HPY: -1.80 )
HPY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 64.3
Current: -1.8

-1.8
64.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
HPY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. HPY: -5.30 )
HPY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 85.9
Current: -5.3

-5.3
85.9
» HPY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HPY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 1,748,920 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 41,187 sh (+423.21%)
RS Investment Management 853,491 sh (+34.15%)
Jim Simons 132,819 sh (-36.69%)
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Q2 2014

HPY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 211,117 sh (+412.58%)
Ken Fisher 1,804,204 sh (+3.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 25,900 sh (-80.50%)
RS Investment Management 58,022 sh (-93.20%)
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Q3 2014

HPY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 1,141,832 sh (+1867.93%)
Ken Fisher 1,862,181 sh (+3.21%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

HPY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 1,839,141 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 1,839,141 sh (-1.24%)
RS Investment Management 984,097 sh (-13.81%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 56.00
HPY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.20 vs. HPY: 56.00 )
HPY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.07   Max: 65.83
Current: 56

5.07
65.83
Forward P/E 16.34
HPY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 16.34 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 55.60
HPY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.10 vs. HPY: 55.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 88.87
Current: 55.6

5.06
88.87
P/B 7.50
HPY's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. HPY: 7.50 )
HPY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.58
Current: 7.5

0.87
12.58
P/S 0.83
HPY's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. HPY: 0.83 )
HPY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.26
Current: 0.83

0.1
1.26
PFCF 50.90
HPY's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.52 vs. HPY: 50.90 )
HPY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 366
Current: 50.9

4.08
366
POCF 20.16
HPY's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.49 vs. HPY: 20.16 )
HPY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 126.95
Current: 20.16

2.14
126.95
EV-to-EBIT 28.39
HPY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. HPY: 28.39 )
HPY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 37.8
Current: 28.39

2.6
37.8
Shiller P/E 58.60
HPY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 58.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 31.08   Max: 63.1
Current: 58.6

31.08
63.1
Current Ratio 1.03
HPY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. HPY: 1.03 )
HPY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.03

0.77
1.82
Quick Ratio 1.01
HPY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. HPY: 1.01 )
HPY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.01

0.75
1.8
Days Inventory 2.04
HPY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 2.04 )
HPY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.04

0.37
2.53
Days Sales Outstanding 36.97
HPY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 79.71 vs. HPY: 36.97 )
HPY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.32   Max: 40.99
Current: 36.97

32.32
40.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.69
HPY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. HPY: 0.69 )
HPY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 7.32
Current: 0.69

0.09
7.32
Dividend Payout 0.37
HPY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 0.37 )
HPY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37

0.05
0.37
Dividend growth (3y) 28.60
HPY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. HPY: 28.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 91.3
Current: 28.6

0
91.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.28
HPY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HPY: 6.28 )
HPY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 65.7
Current: 6.28

0.81
65.7
Share Buyback Rate 2.60
HPY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. HPY: 2.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6   Max: -34.3
Current: 2.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
HPY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 2.80 )
HPY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.8

1.74
3.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
HPY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. HPY: 1.30 )
HPY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.3

0.47
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.60
HPY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HPY: 2.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.6

1.22
3.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
HPY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. HPY: 3.50 )
HPY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 38.5
Current: 3.5

2.6
38.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.60
HPY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. HPY: 24.60 )
HPY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 34.4
Current: 24.6

0.4
34.4

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:H5I.Germany,
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware on June 2000. The Company provides Card Payment Processing services to merchants in the United States which involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants. For this the Company undertakes merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization and electronic draft capture, clearing and settlement, merchant accounting, merchant assistance and support, and risk management. The Company sells and rents point-of-sale devices. The Company's customers fall into two categories: small and mid-sized merchants, or SME merchants and Network Services merchants, which are predominately petroleum industry merchants of all sizes. Further, the Company provides additional services such as Heartland School Solutions, Heartland Ovation Payroll, Campus Solutions, Micropayments, and Heartland Marketing Solutions. As of December 31, 2013, the Company provided card payment processing services to 166,697 active SME merchants located across the United States. In addition to settling card transactions, Network Services processes a wide range of payment transactions for its predominantly petroleum customer base, including providing 2.3 billion transaction authorizations through its front-end card processing systems in 2013. The Card Payment Processing revenue from SME merchants and Network Services merchants is recurring in nature. The Company enters into three year service contracts with its SME merchants and three to five year agreements with Network Services merchants. The Company's merchant base include restaurants, brick and mortar retailers, hotel and lodgings, automotive sales and repair shops, convenience and liquor stores, professional service providers and gas stations. As of December 31, 2013 the Company served 42,069 independent restaurants and had partner agreements with approximatley 250 trade associations. The Company has developed number of payment processing systems to increase the operating efficiencies such as HPS Exchange, VAPS and NWS and Passport. The Company undertakes procedures such as Merchant Monitoring, Investigation and Loss Prevention, Underwriting and Collateral to minimize the transaction fraud. The Company's marketing efforts are focused on industries in which its direct sales model is effective on merchants who are typically on location, interact with customers, value a local sales presence, and consult with trade associations and other civic groups to make purchasing decisions.

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