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Global Payments Altman Z-Score

: 2.26 (As of Today)
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Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 2.26 is in grey area. The implies that the company is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.8, the company may faces bankrupcy risk.

Global Payments has a Altman Z-Score of 2.26, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Global Payments is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may face bankrupcy risk.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Altman Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Altman Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Altman Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

NYSE:GPN' s Altman Z-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53   Med: 3.64   Max: 12.01
Current: 2.26

1.53
12.01

During the past 13 years, Global Payments's highest Altman Z-Score was 12.01. The lowest was 1.53. And the median was 3.64.


Global Payments Altman Z-Score Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Global Payments Annual Data
May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Altman Z-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.82 1.54 1.73 1.75 2.27

Global Payments Quarterly Data
May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20
Altman Z-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.84 2.09 1.89 2.27 1.89

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Global Payments Altman Z-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Global Payments's Altman Z-Score falls into.



Global Payments Altman Z-Score Calculation

Altman Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

Global Payments's Altman Z-Score for today is calculated with this formula:

Z=1.2*X1+1.4*X2+3.3*X3+0.6*X4+1.0*X5
=1.2*0.0236+1.4*0.0533+3.3*0.0198+0.6*3.2608+1.0*0.1353
=2.26

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency. GuruFocus does not calculate Altman Z-Score when X4 or X5 value is 0.

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2020:
Total Assets was USD 43,850 Mil.
Total Current Assets was USD 4,070 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was USD 3,036 Mil.
Retained Earnings was USD 2,335 Mil.
Pre-Tax Income was 153.841 + 123.186 + 89.108 + 162.286 = USD 528 Mil.
Interest Expense was -92.644 + -84.047 + -96.161 + -65.616 = USD -338 Mil.
Revenue was 1903.598 + 1987.761 + 1105.941 + 935.152 = USD 5,932 Mil.
Market Cap (Today) was USD 53,247 Mil.
Total Liabilities was USD 16,329 Mil.

X1=Working Capital/Total Assets
=(Total Current Assets - Total Current Liabilities)/Total Assets
=(4069.67 - 3036.279)/43849.598
=0.0236

X2=Retained Earnings/Total Assets
=2335.407/43849.598
=0.0533

X3=Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets
=(Pre-Tax Income - Interest Expense)/Total Assets
=(528.421 - -338.468)/43849.598
=0.0198

X4=Market Value Equity/Book Value of Total Liabilities
=Market Cap/Total Liabilities
=53246.800/16329.165
=3.2608

X5=Revenue/Total Assets
=5932.452/43849.598
=0.1353

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Distress Zones - 1.81 < Grey Zones < 2.99 - Safe Zones

Global Payments has a Altman Z-Score of 2.26 indicating it is in Grey Zones.

Study by Altman found that companies that are in Distress Zone have more than 80% of chances of bankruptcy in two years.


Global Payments  (NYSE:GPN) Altman Z-Score Explanation

X1: The Working Capital/Total Assets (WC/TA) ratio is a measure of the net liquid assets of the firm relative to the total capitalization. Working capital is defined as the difference between current assets and current liabilities. Ordinarily, a firm experiencing consistent operating losses will have shrinking current assets in relation to total assets. Altman found this one proved to be the most valuable liquidity ratio comparing with the current ratio and the quick ratio. This is however the least significant of the five factors.

X2: Retained Earnings/Total Assets: the RE/TA ratio measures the leverage of a firm. Retained earnings is the account which reports the total amount of reinvested earnings and/or losses of a firm over its entire life. Those firms with high RE, relative to TA, have financed their assets through retention of profits and have not utilized as much debt.

X3, Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets (EBIT/TA): This ratio is a measure of the true productivity of the firm's assets, independent of any tax or leverage factors. Since a firm's ultimate existence is based on the earning power of its assets, this ratio appears to be particularly appropriate for studies dealing with corporate failure. This ratio continually outperforms other profitability measures, including cash flow.

X4, Market Value of Equity/Book Value of Total Liabilities (MVE/TL): The measure shows how much the firm's assets can decline in value (measured by market value of equity plus debt) before the liabilities exceed the assets and the firm becomes insolvent.

X5, Revenue/Total Assets (S/TA): The capital-turnover ratio is a standard financial ratio illustrating the sales generating ability of the firm's assets.

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Altman Z-Score does not apply to financial companies.


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