Have you been eager to see how Global Payments Inc. (GPN - Free Report) 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.
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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