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How to buy Global Payments (GPN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Global Payments shares.

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Global Payments Inc (GPN) is a leading specialty business services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$135.2 after a previous close of US$136.29. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD134.85 to a high of USD137.15. The latest price was USD135.18 (25 minute delay). Global Payments is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Global Payments

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Global Payments. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GPN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Global Payments reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$136.29, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Global Payments, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Global Payments. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Global Payments stock price (NYSE:GPN)

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Global Payments shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous closeUS$136.29
Change US$-1.11
Change % -0.8144%
Volume 1,293,230
Information last updated 2022-06-23.
52-week rangeUS$105.52 - US$195.441
50-day moving average US$126.0566
200-day moving average US$137.6338
Target priceUS$177.3
PE ratio 32.2571
Dividend yield US$1 (0.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.5

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Is it a good time to buy Global Payments stock?

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Global Payments price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $135.18

1 week (2022-06-21) 21.22%
1 month (2022-05-27) 2.22%
6 months (2021-12-28) 0.02%
1 year (2021-06-28) -28.71%
2 years (2020-06-26) -17.03%
3 years (2019-06-28) -15.58%
5 years (2017-06-28) 47.13%

Is Global Payments under- or over-valued?

Valuing Global Payments stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Global Payments's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Global Payments's P/E ratio

Global Payments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Global Payments shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Global Payments's PEG ratio

Global Payments's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6862. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Global Payments's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Global Payments's EBITDA

Global Payments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.5 billion (£2.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Global Payments's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Global Payments financials

Revenue TTM US$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.9%
Gross profit TTM US$4.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.53%
Return on equity TTM 3.98%
Profit margin 11.66%
Book value 89.398
Market capitalisation US$31.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Global Payments's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Global Payments.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Global Payments's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Global Payments's overall score of 22.95 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Global Payments is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Global Payments's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.16/100

Global Payments's environmental score of 4.16 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Global Payments's social score

Social score: 15.45/100

Global Payments's social score of 15.45 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Global Payments's governance score

Governance score: 12.34/100

Global Payments's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Global Payments's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Global Payments scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Global Payments has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Global Payments Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.95
Total ESG percentile 20.92
Environmental score 4.16
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.45
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.34
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Global Payments share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 11.88% of net profits

Recently Global Payments has paid out, on average, around 11.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Global Payments shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Payments's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Global Payments's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Global Payments is investing more in its future growth.

Global Payments's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Global Payments's shares ever split?

Global Payments's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 November 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Global Payments shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Global Payments shares which in turn could have impacted Global Payments's share price.

Global Payments share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Payments's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$105.52 up to US$195.441. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPN.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Global Payments's is 0.9932. This would suggest that Global Payments's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Global Payments overview

Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for card, electronic, check, and digital-based payments in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Business and Consumer Solutions. The Merchant Solutions segment offers authorization services, settlement and funding services, customer support and help-desk functions, chargeback resolution, terminal rental, sales and deployment, payment security services, consolidated billing and statements, and on-line reporting services. This segment also provides an array of enterprise software solutions that streamline business operations of its customers in various vertical markets; and value-added services, such as point-of-sale solutions, and analytic and engagement tools, as well as payroll and human capital management services. The Issuer Solutions segment offers solutions that enable financial institutions and retailers to manage their card portfolios through a platform; and commercial payments and ePayables solutions for businesses and governments. The Business and Consumer Solutions segment provides general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers, and businesses under the Netspend brand. It markets its products and services through direct sales force, trade associations, agent and enterprise software providers, referral arrangements with value-added resellers, and independent sales organizations. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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