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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
TSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. TSS: 0.17 )
TSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17

Equity to Asset 0.44
TSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. TSS: 0.44 )
TSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.44

0.43
0.79
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.50
M-Score: -2.21
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.59
TSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. TSS: 16.59 )
TSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.43   Max: 21.41
Current: 16.59

15.43
21.41
Net-margin (%) 12.13
TSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. TSS: 12.13 )
TSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.09   Max: 14.53
Current: 12.13

11.09
14.53
ROE (%) 17.87
TSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. TSS: 17.87 )
TSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.48   Max: 28.12
Current: 17.87

15.48
28.12
ROA (%) 7.86
TSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. TSS: 7.86 )
TSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.64   Max: 16.14
Current: 7.86

6.64
16.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 99.93
TSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.39 vs. TSS: 99.93 )
TSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 46.17   Max: 107.15
Current: 99.93

46.17
107.15
Revenue Growth (%) 8.70
TSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. TSS: 8.70 )
TSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 30.8
Current: 8.7

-1.9
30.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.10
TSS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. TSS: 9.10 )
TSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 24.7
Current: 9.1

-15.5
24.7
EPS Growth (%) 9.10
TSS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. TSS: 9.10 )
TSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 31.5
Current: 9.1

-5.9
31.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

TSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 199,400 sh (New)
CI Can Am Small Cap 189,700 sh (+37.96%)
James Barrow 5,763,038 sh (+36.39%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Chuck Royce 240,595 sh (-4.11%)
Jim Simons 3,808,800 sh (-16.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 46,168 sh (-16.62%)
John Keeley 12,300 sh (-56.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,842 sh (-88.74%)
Steven Cohen 7,393 sh (-98.66%)
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Q4 2013

TSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 30,704 sh (+315.31%)
Caxton Associates 276,751 sh (+38.79%)
James Barrow 5,947,279 sh (+3.2%)
John Keeley 12,300 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chuck Royce 225,495 sh (-6.28%)
Jim Simons 3,331,100 sh (-12.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,792 sh (-20.55%)
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Q1 2014

TSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 333,060 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 221,900 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 400 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 12,600 sh (New)
James Barrow 6,498,179 sh (+9.26%)
Jim Simons 3,485,691 sh (+4.64%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 189,700 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 12,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 224,495 sh (-0.44%)
Caxton Associates 199,400 sh (-27.95%)
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Q2 2014

TSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 372,400 sh (+67.82%)
First Pacific Advisors 600 sh (+50%)
Caxton Associates 244,500 sh (+22.62%)
John Keeley 15,000 sh (+21.95%)
Ken Fisher 346,666 sh (+4.09%)
James Barrow 6,541,379 sh (+0.66%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce 171,595 sh (-23.56%)
Jim Simons 2,321,465 sh (-33.4%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSS

(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
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $28.7 - $32.7 $ 31.493%0
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 21.95%$28.7 - $32.7 $ 31.493%15000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$28.71 - $33.28 $ 31.492%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$28.71 - $33.28 $ 31.492%12600
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.55%$28.49 - $33.3 $ 31.493%11792
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -88.74%0.12%$24.65 - $29.93 $ 31.4914%14842
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 36.39%0.07%$24.65 - $29.93 $ 31.4914%5763038
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -56.12%0.01%$24.65 - $29.93 $ 31.4914%12300
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 56.98%0.06%$22.62 - $24.94 $ 31.4932%4225400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 41.64%0.04%$22.62 - $24.94 $ 31.4932%131864
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -52.62%0.13%$21.42 - $24.78 $ 31.4934%93099
James Barrow 2013-03-31 New Buy0.12%$21.42 - $24.78 $ 31.4934%2691700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 956.87%0.22%$21.23 - $24.19 $ 31.4941%196503
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 956.87%0.22%$21.23 - $24.19 $ 31.4941%196503
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 56.41%0.01%$22.64 - $24.39 $ 31.4933%18593
Donald Yacktman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.52%$19.4 - $23.18 $ 31.4955%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$19.4 - $23.18 $ 31.4955%11705
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$16.95 - $20.29 $ 31.4963%0
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 36.74%$16.95 - $20.29 $ 31.4963%25680
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.70
TSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. TSS: 20.70 )
TSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.63   Max: 43.39
Current: 20.7

9.63
43.39
P/B 3.70
TSS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. TSS: 3.70 )
TSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 8.33
Current: 3.7

2.17
8.33
P/S 2.50
TSS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TSS: 2.50 )
TSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 5.76
Current: 2.5

1.28
5.76
PFCF 16.25
TSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.30 vs. TSS: 16.25 )
TSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.51   Max: 43.32
Current: 16.25

8.51
43.32
EV-to-EBIT 18.17
TSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.32 vs. TSS: 18.17 )
TSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 31.8
Current: 18.17

6.1
31.8
Shiller P/E 24.55
TSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TSS: 24.55 )
TSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 59.15
Current: 24.55

10.31
59.15
Current Ratio 2.02
TSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. TSS: 2.02 )
TSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 8.24
Current: 2.02

1.43
8.24
Quick Ratio 2.02
TSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. TSS: 2.02 )
TSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 8.24
Current: 2.02

1.43
8.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
TSS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. TSS: 1.30 )
TSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.47
Current: 1.3

0.25
2.47
Dividend Payout 0.32
TSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. TSS: 0.32 )
TSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.32

0.08
0.39
Dividend growth (3y) 12.60
TSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. TSS: 12.60 )
TSS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51.3
Current: 12.6

0
51.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.22
TSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. TSS: 2.22 )
TSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.22
Current: 2.22

0.43
4.22
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
TSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. TSS: 1.20 )
TSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4   Max: -0.9
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.39
TSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. TSS: 1.39 )
TSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.39

0.64
5.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
TSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. TSS: 1.02 )
TSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.73
Current: 1.02

0.63
4.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.09
TSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TSS: 3.09 )
TSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.04
Current: 3.09

0.68
5.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
TSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. TSS: 5.50 )
TSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 16.3
Current: 5.5

3.1
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.39
TSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. TSS: -1.39 )
TSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 27.3
Current: -1.39

-0.7
27.3

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:TTY.Germany
Total System Services, Inc was incorporated in Georgia. The Company is a global payment solutions provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. It provides services through three operating segments: North America Services, International Services, and Merchant Services. The Company currently offers merchant acquiring services to financial institutions and other organizations in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, TSYS Acquiring Solutions, L.L.C. and in Japan through its majority owned subsidiary, GP Network Corporation. It also offers optional value added products and services to support its core processing services. Value added products and services include: risk management tools and techniques, such as credit evaluation, fraud detection and prevention and behavior analysis tools and revenue enhancement tools and customer retention programs, such as loyalty programs and bonus rewards. With respect to the Merchant Services Segment, the Company provides third party processing services to merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations and it is a direct merchant acquirer through TSYS Merchant Solutions. The Company is presently encountering, and in the future anticipates continuing to encounter, substantial competition from data processing, bankcard computer service firms and third-party software vendors within the United States and from certain international processors, in-country providers and third-party software vendors with respect to its International Services segment. The Company faces vigorous competition in providing electronic payment services from several different sources. Its major competitor in the card processing industry is First Data Resources, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation, which provides card processing services. The Company is subject to examination by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, an interagency body comprised primarily of federal banking regulators, and also subject to examination by the various state financial regulatory agencies which supervise and regulate the financial institutions for which it provides electronic payment processing services.
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