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Fundamental analysis: FISERV, Inc (#FISV)

Fiserv, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 multinational based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, providing financial technology and financial services. The firm's clients include banks, savings companies, credit unions, brokers, leasing companies, finance companies, and merchants.

Fiserv (#FISV) after the long series of new partnerships announced in the first half of 2021, we expect it will finally benefit from an increase in prices.

The positive balance sheet results combined with the renewed buy ratings make Fiserv an interesting opportunity for the medium term.

⚡️ Growth factors:

  • Q2 2021: : Fiserv has raised expectations for the current year, expecting growth between 24% -27%

  • The expected revenue growth, coupled with the synergies achieved by the acquisition of First Data, should translate into a significant increase in operating margins and higher profits.

  • Fiserv launched EnteractSM, a new cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform for financial institutions. Enteract provides financial institutions with insight into customer data and actions, simplifying customer service processes and onboarding.

  • Fiserv and Deutsche Bank confirmed a joint venture in June 2021 with the aim of improving the offer for merchants: integrating Clover technology to process payments to the existing banking services offer. Deutsche Bank, along with the Postbank and Fyrst brands, have around 800,000 small and medium-sized businesses as customers.

  • Fiserv can benefit from cooperation with the CAIXA network. The agreement between CAIXA and Fiserv is valid until 2040 and will allow card transactions via POS terminals (Clover technology): CAIXA is the largest distribution platform for financial products in Brazil, present in 99% of the country's municipalities.

  • Fiserv will expand research and development in Nena, Ireland, adding 200 jobs over the next three years.

  • Republic Bank #FRBK has selected Fiserv as a new strategic technological partner for the main data processing, payment and digital services solutions.

  • After Visa and MasterCard, Fiserv is among the largest payment processing companies in the United States.

  • Following a partnership with NYDIG, Fiserv has extended the range of "open banking technology" products, giving its customers the opportunity to support the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies: among the first customers, First Foundation (#FFWM)

📖 Financial indicators:

  • Revenues: $ 7.41 billion (+ 11%) in the first six months of 2021 compared to the previous year periods.

  • EPS: 1.37% (+ 47%)

  • Internal revenue growth: + 11% in the first six months of 2021, driven by 23% growth in the Acceptance segment and 4% in each of the Fintech and Payments segments

  • Operating margin: 440 points (+ 32.7%) in the first six months of 2021 compared to the previous year.

  • Free Cash Flow: $ 1.72 billion (+ 4%) in the first six months of 2021 compared to $ 1.66 billion in the prior year period.

  • Debt reduction: The FISV debt / equity ratio has risen from 165.8% to 62.1% in the last 5 years.

  • Interest coverage: FISV interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage)

  • Short-Term Liabilities: The FISV's short-term assets ($ 16.4 billion) outweigh its short-term liabilities ($ 15.9 billion).

  • Long-Term Liabilities: The FISV's short-term assets ($ 16.4 billion) do not cover its long-term liabilities ($ 26.1 billion)

Entry range USD 110.00 - 113.00

Target 1 125.00

Target 2 140.00

Stop loss 99.00

OTB Global Investments

29 July 2021

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