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Blackbaud (BLKB) Now Boasts PayPal and Venmo Payment Options

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Blackbaud (BLKB - Free Report) recently announced that customers of the Blackbaud Merchant Services will now be able to accept payments through PayPal and Venmo for select Blackbaud products across the United States. The company plans to make these two options available internationally in 2022.

Blackbaud’s Merchant Services is a comprehensive payment processing solution (includes point of sale, donation and credit card processing software for fundraising) designed for social good organizations to help them manage transactions easily.

Blackbaud added that PayPal and Venmo options are available within Blackbaud Online ExpressÔ, Blackbaud Church ManagementÔ Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXTÒ, Blackbaud eTapestryÒ, Blackbaud Luminate OnlineÒ through the integration with Blackbaud Merchant Services.

Blackbaud stated that PayPal integration will help Blackbaud clients to gain access to a wider audience of donors with PayPal's more than 426 million active consumer accounts.

The integrations with PayPal and Venmo will enable social good organizations to create a safe and seamless checkout experience for registration, donations, cart and membership forms, added Blackbaud.

Blackbaud, Inc. Price and Consensus

 

Blackbaud, Inc. Price and Consensus

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Promising Prospects for Blackbaud

Blackbaud provides cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services mainly for social good organizations. The company’s solution includes fundraising, eMarketing, corporate social responsibility ("CSR"), advocacy, constituent relationship management (“CRM”), financial management, payment solutions, analytics and other such vertical-specific solutions.

Blackbaud’s is gaining from strength in recurring revenues and bookings growth led by the rapid migration of enterprises to the cloud amid pandemic-induced digitalization taking place globally. The robust uptick in JustGiving, Raiser's Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT is a tailwind. The expansion of product portfolio, frequent product launches and strategic collaborations bode well.

In January 2022, Blackbaud purchased EVERFI in a cash and stock deal worth $750 million. EVERFI provides Impact-as-a-Service (“IaaS”) solution and digital educational content, which is used by 45 million learners worldwide.

EVERFI expands Blackbaud’s total addressable market or TAM to more than $20 billion. Half of the company’s TAM now represents the lucrative corporate sector, added Blackbaud. The acquisition also provides cross-selling and upselling opportunities with Blackbaud’s YourCause solution

However, Blackbaud’s performance is likely to be affected by evolving coronavirus-situation, which might affect demand across small- and medium-sized businesses. Stiff competition in the cloud space and a leveraged balance sheet are other concerns.

Blackbaud currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Shares of BLKB have lost 15.1% against the industry’s rise of 20.9% in the past year.

Stocks to Consider

Some better-ranked stocks worth considering from the broader technology sector are Broadcom (AVGO - Free Report) , Apple (AAPL - Free Report) and Texas Instruments (TXN - Free Report) . All stocks carry a Zacks Rank of 2 (Buy) at present. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Broadcom’s fiscal 2022 earnings is pegged at $35.49 per share. The long-term earnings growth rate of AVGO is pegged at 14.5%.

Broadcom’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the preceding four quarters, the average being 1.9%. Shares of AVGO have increased 29.8% in the past year.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Apple’s fiscal 2022 earnings is pegged at $6.16 per share. The long-term earnings growth rate is pegged at 12.5%.

Apple’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the last four quarters, the average being 20.3%. Shares of AAPL have rallied 41.1% in the past year.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Texas Instruments’ 2022 earnings is pegged at $9.09 per share. The long-term earnings growth rate is 9.3%.

Texas Instruments’ earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the last four quarters, the average being 12.4%. Shares of TXN are up 0.3% in the past year.