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Global Payments (GPN) Q4 Earnings Beat, Guides For 2018


Have you been eager to see how Global Payments Inc. GPN performed in Q4 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this company’s earnings release this morning.

An Earnings Beat

Global Payments came out with adjusted earnings per share of $1.07 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.01 per share and grew 23% year over year

Better-than-expected earnings were primarily due to higher revenues across its markets.

Revenue Miss But Grow YoY

Global payments posted revenues of $939 million which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $942 million but grew 23% year over year.

Key Stats to Note

Total operating expense of $904.7 million increased 4% year over year led by an increase in cost of service.

Adjusted operating margin improved 580 basis points to 14.2%.

Long term debt as of Dec 31, 2017 was $4.6 billion up 7% year over year.

Guidance Update

For 2018 the company expects adjusted earnings to a range of $4.95 to $5.15 per share and adjusted net revenues to lie between $3.88 billion to $3.97 billion. Annual adjusted operating margin for 2018 is expected to be 31.5%.

What Zacks Rank Says

Global Payments carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. (You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here).

Check back later for our full write up on this Global Payments earnings report!

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