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Vantiv Inc is an integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. The Company operates as a single integrated business and its segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services.
Vantiv Inc is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated on March 25, 2009. The Company is an payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Its distribution includes multiple sales channels, such as its direct and indirect sales forces and referral partner relationships, which provides it with a growing and diverse client base of merchants and financial institutions. The Company offers a suite of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider, including in omni-channel environments that span point-of-sale, ecommerce and mobile devices. It enables merchants of all sizes to accept and process credit, debit and prepaid payments and provide them supporting value-added services, such as security solutions and fraud management, information solutions, and interchange management. It also provides mission critical payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, ATM driving and network gateway and switching services that utilize its proprietary Jeanie PIN debit payment network. The Company has a diversified merchant client base including 800,000 merchant locations across the United States. It provides merchants with credit, debit and prepaid payment processing services. It gives the ability to accept and process Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PIN debit network card transactions originated at the point of sale as well as for ecommerce and mobile transactions. This service includes all aspects of card processing, including authorization & settlement, customer service, chargeback and retrieval processing & network fee and interchange management. It also offers value-added services that help its clients operate and manage their businesses including omni-channel acceptance, prepaid services and gift card solutions. It also provides security solutions such as point-to-point encryption and tokenization both at the point of sale and for ecommerce transactions. The Company's financial institution client base is also generally well diversified and includes 1,400 financial institutions, including regional banks, community banks, credit unions and regional PIN debit networks. It provides integrated card issuer processing, payment network processing and value-added services to its financial institutions clients. It process and service credit, debit, ATM and prepaid transactions. It process and provides statement production, collections and inbound/outbound call centers. Its card processing solution includes processing and other services such as card portfolio analytics, program and support, fraud and security management and chargeback and dispute services. It also offers processing for specialized accounts, such as business cards, home equity lines of credit and health savings accounts. It provides authorization support in
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Baron Funds Comments on Vantiv Inc. - Jun 01, 2016
Further down the payments value chain sit merchant acquirers and processors, who act as the “sales and distribution” arm of the payments industry. Acquirers enable merchants to accept credit and debit card payments by connecting them to the various networks. Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) is a leading merchant acquirer and payment processor in the U.S. that directly benefits from growth in consumer spending and the secular shift from cash to electronic payments. The company is gaining share due to investments in integrated payments technology and e-commerce capabilities. A significant industry shift toward chip-based, EMV cards should drive continued strong organic growth, in our view.
From Baron Funds' May 2016 Baron Insight: Investing in Financials.
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Baron Funds Comments on Vantiv Inc. - Apr 26, 2016
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) is a leading domestic payment processor. Its core systems enable merchants to accept and process credit and debit card payments. Vantiv operated as a business unit within Fifth Third Bancorp until it was spun off as a separate company in 2009 and went public in 2012. The company is the second-largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. with 19 billion processed transactions across 800,000 merchant locations in 2015. Vantiv’s diverse merchant base is weighted toward non-discretionary everyday spend categories, such as grocery and pharmacy, and it includes ten of the top 25 national retailers by revenue.
Vantiv also provides its merchant clients value-added services, such as solutions to enhance their security standards and solutions that enable the acceptance of cards in e-commerce applications. Vantiv also provides payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing and payment network processing.
Vantiv directly benefits from growth in consumer spending and the secular shift from cash and checks to electronic payments. In 2015, Vantiv earned just $0.07 per transaction across 23 billion transactions without taking consumer credit risk. Vantiv’s integrated technology platform is differentiated from competitors’ multi-platform architectures, and it enables the company to quickly deploy new services while providing significant economies of scale and superior margins. We believe that Vantiv is gaining market share because of its investments in integrated payments technology and higher-growth distribution channels, which should also promote better retention rates and cross-sales of its value-added services.
We believe that a meaningful industry shift toward chip-based, EMV-compliant payment cards should help drive continued strong organic growth. The company generates significant free cash flow, which is being used for accretive acquisitions, share repurchases, and purchases of tax receivable agreements from pre-IPO shareholders that effectively reduce its cash tax rate. We believe that Vantiv enjoys significant competitive advantages from its single technology platform, large entrenched customer base, and unique exposure to the integrated payment market.
From Baron Asset Funds' first quarter 2016 commentary.
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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Vantiv Inc - Mar 17, 2015
We also initiated a position in Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV
) as the company’s shares traded lower after a mild third quarter disappointment in the financial institution segment of its business. The shares then rebounded during the fourth quarter as investors focused on the long-term growth story and attractive valuation. We believe Vantiv has an attractive growth profile and should continue to generate high single digit organic revenue growth and mid-teens earnings per share growth.
From Diamond Hill Capital
)’s Select Fund Q4 2014 Commentary
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