The share price of Global Payments Inc. [NYSE: GPN] inclined by $200.42, presently trading at $198.18. The company’s shares saw 55.46% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $127.48 recorded on 02/24/20. The last few days have been tough to the share price as GPN fall by -4.38% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -5.54% compared to -9.07 of all time high it touched on 02/20/20. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 0.32%, while additionally gaining 56.91% during the last 12 months. Global Payments Inc. is said to have a 12-month price target set at $221.89. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 23.71% increase from the current trading price.

Global Payments Inc. [NYSE:GPN]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 127.48 to 209.62. This is compared to its latest closing price of $200.42.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on 04/30/2020.

Fundamental Analysis of Global Payments Inc. [GPN]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Global Payments Inc. [GPN] sitting at +16.11 and its Gross Margin at +57.78, this company’s Net Margin is now 9.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 3.32, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.50%. Its Return on Equity is 2.70, and its Return on Assets is 1.49. These metrics suggest that this Global Payments Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Global Payments Inc. [GPN] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 34.42. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 25.61, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 21.56. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 2.60, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 32.63.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 35.03 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.74. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 14.20, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.22. Global Payments Inc. [GPN] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.97, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 26.13 and P/E Ratio of 84.16. These metrics suggest that this publicly-traded organization will not likely result in investment gains.

Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 2.34 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.17. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Current Ratio is 1.22.

Global Payments Inc. [GPN] has 306.22M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $61.37B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 127.48 to 209.62. At its current price, it has moved down by -5.46% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 55.46% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.01, which indicates that it is 2.23% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 47.22. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Global Payments Inc. [GPN] a Reliable Buy?

Global Payments Inc. [GPN] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.