First Data Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:FDC)

About First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)

First Data Corporation logoFirst Data Corporation is a provider of commerce-enabling technology and solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers. The Company's segments are Global Business Solutions (GBS), Global Financial Solutions (GFS), Network & Security Solutions (NSS), and Corporate. The GBS segment provides businesses of all sizes and types with a range of solutions at the point of sale, including merchant acquiring, e-commerce, mobile commerce, point-of-sale, and other business solutions. The GFS segment provides financial institutions, which include bank and non-bank issuers, such as retailers with card portfolios, with a range of solutions that enable them to offer financial products and solutions to their customers. The NSS segment provides a range of network solutions and security, risk and fraud management solutions to business and financial institution clients in its GBS and GFS segments, and to financial institutions, businesses, governments, processors and other clients.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Transaction & Payment Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:FDC
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $17.0391 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 919,045,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.36
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $16.42
  • 52 Week Range: $11.91 - $19.01
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.52
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.17
  • P/E Growth: 1.02
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $7.85 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.17
  • Book Value: $1.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 12.46
  • EBIDTA: $2.75 billion
  • Net Margins: 4.41%
  • Return on Equity: 26.15%
  • Return on Assets: 2.93%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.24%
  • Current Ratio: 1.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
  • Average Volume: 3.60 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.77
  • Short Ratio: 8.2
Frequently Asked Questions for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)

What is First Data Corporation's stock symbol?

First Data Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FDC."

How were First Data Corporation's earnings last quarter?

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.07. The company earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.78 billion. First Data Corporation had a return on equity of 26.15% and a net margin of 4.41%. First Data Corporation's quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. View First Data Corporation's Earnings History.

Where is First Data Corporation's stock going? Where will First Data Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

27 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for First Data Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate First Data Corporation's stock price to reach $18.26 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for First Data Corporation.

What are analysts saying about First Data Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about First Data Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "First Data Corporation  is a commerce-enabling technology and solutions company. The company's first-quarter 2017 earnings matched the Zacks Consensus Estimate. First Data’s focus on globalizing its offerings and strategic partnerships along with a healthy business around large and small banks are positives. However, the company is subject to seasonality and foreign exchange risk and has no intention of paying cash dividend at present. Over the last one year, the company has outperformed the Zacks Business Services industry. " (7/21/2017)
  • 2. BTIG Research analysts commented, "for $15/Share; Deal Could Help FDC to Reduce Churn First Data Corporation (FDC) management during the past few quarters has focused on its North America Global Business Solutions (GBS) unit as the last area within the company in which its turnaround had not fully taken hold. In particular, FDC management has been working to stem churn at the direct small- and medium-sized business (SMB) segment that represents about 20% of North America GBS.   We believe it was with the intention to reduce churn and drive growth at the SMB segment that FDC last evening announced that it had agreed to acquire CardConnect (CCN, Buy, $17 PT) for $15 in cash, which represented a premium of 9.9% over CCN’s Friday closing price of $13.65. CCN differentiates itself by providing small- and medium- sized businesses with a bundle comprised of its proprietary payment gateway and its capabilities as one of the largest non-bank merchant acquirers." (6/1/2017)
  • 3. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "While we don't expect a material miss from FDC this quarter, we are somewhat negative into results for three key reasons. First and foremost is valuation. Although the stock is still by far the cheapest in the group on EPS, the recent rally has the stock now trading a half-point premium to TSS despite similar growth prospects and much higher leverage. Second, we continue to be concerned about FDC's domestic acquiring business as relatively high attrition may limit its ability to support revenue growth with pricing. Finally, we note that FCF can be volatile and our model suggests timing differences and seasonality may result in a shortfall this quarter. As a result, while we're still attracted to the longer-term deleveraging story, we continue to wait for a more compelling entry point and/or material progress in turning around merchant acquiring." (1/30/2017)
  • 4. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We initiate coverage of First Data Corporation (FDC) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $15, offering 6% downside currently. Our Neutral rating is based on the company's lower than industry growth rate and heavy leverage. FDC is the largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. with a strong position in purchase transaction processing and a solid footprint globally. We would like to see growth move closer to industry average and significant progress on deleveraging before getting constructive on the name." (1/26/2017)

Who are some of First Data Corporation's key competitors?

Who are First Data Corporation's key executives?

First Data Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Frank J. Bisignano, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Guy Chiarello, President
  • Joseph J. Plumeri II, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Himanshu A. Patel, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Christine Elizabeth Larsen, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Thomas Joseph Higgins, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Adam L. Rosman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Cynthia A. Armine-Klein, Executive Vice President, Chief Control Officer
  • Daniel J. Charron, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Business Solutions
  • Ivo M. Distelbrink, Executive Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific Region

Who owns First Data Corporation stock?

First Data Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dudley & Shanley LLC (0.14%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.02%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.02%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.01%), Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.01%) and Buffington Mohr McNeal (0.01%). Company insiders that own First Data Corporation stock include Barry C Mccarthy, Frank Bisignano, Heidi Miller, James E Nevels, Joseph J Plumeri, Leon G Cooperman, Matthew Cagwin, Michael K Neborak and Scott C Nuttall. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Data Corporation.

Who sold First Data Corporation stock? Who is selling First Data Corporation stock?

First Data Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC, Creative Planning, US Bancorp DE and Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Data Corporation.

Who bought First Data Corporation stock? Who is buying First Data Corporation stock?

First Data Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., CenturyLink Investment Management Co, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Crow Point Partners LLC, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Dudley & Shanley LLC and Buffington Mohr McNeal. Company insiders that have bought First Data Corporation stock in the last two years include Barry C Mccarthy, Frank Bisignano, Heidi Miller, James E Nevels, Joseph J Plumeri, Michael K Neborak and Scott C Nuttall. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Data Corporation.

How do I buy First Data Corporation stock?

Shares of First Data Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is First Data Corporation's stock price today?

One share of First Data Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.57.

MarketBeat Community Rating for First Data Corporation (NYSE FDC)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  245 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  163 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  408
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Data Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 19 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.70)
Consensus Price Target: $18.26 (1.67% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/13/2017Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$19.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
6/28/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $19.00HighView Rating Details
6/19/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$18.00 -> $23.00LowView Rating Details
6/6/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$15.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
6/1/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$20.00HighView Rating Details
5/19/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$18.00LowView Rating Details
5/18/2017FIXInitiated CoveragePositive -> Outperform$18.00LowView Rating Details
5/10/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$18.00 -> $19.00LowView Rating Details
5/10/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$19.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
5/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$18.00 -> $19.00LowView Rating Details
5/9/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetNeutral$16.00 -> $17.00LowView Rating Details
5/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$18.00 -> $19.00MediumView Rating Details
4/12/2017Atlantic SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$17.00LowView Rating Details
4/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
2/14/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$17.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2017Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageNeutral$15.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2017StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/19/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$17.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$18.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$17.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageOverweight$17.00N/AView Rating Details
12/12/2016Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral$14.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/30/2016Craig HallumInitiated CoverageBuy$12.30 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$15.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$13.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$12.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$11.10N/AView Rating Details
12/30/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
11/13/2015Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$18.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$21.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2015Tigress FinancialInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/20/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoveragePositive$19.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Earnings by Quarter for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Earnings History by Quarter for First Data Corporation (NYSE FDC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/8/2017Q1 2017$0.21$0.28$2.78 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2017Q416$0.36$0.39$1.85 billion$1.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.34$0.34$1.83 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2016Q216$0.34$0.35$1.81 billion$1.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.22$0.24$1.71 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.25
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.26
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.19$0.22$0.21
Q2 20175$0.33$0.36$0.34
Q3 20175$0.36$0.37$0.36
Q4 20175$0.13$0.40$0.34
Q1 20182$0.25$0.29$0.27
Q2 20182$0.31$0.40$0.36
Q3 20182$0.29$0.30$0.30
Q4 20182$0.32$0.35$0.34
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 36.48%
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017Matthew CagwinInsiderSell8,195$16.42$134,561.90View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016James E NevelsDirectorBuy100$13.88$1,388.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016James E NevelsDirectorBuy350$12.41$4,343.50View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Joseph J PlumeriDirectorBuy250,000$12.44$3,110,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Joseph J PlumeriDirectorBuy250,000$12.30$3,075,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Scott C NuttallDirectorBuy100,000$10.62$1,062,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Michael K NeborakInsiderBuy6,200$10.61$65,782.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Frank BisignanoCEOBuy115,990$10.31$1,195,856.90View SEC Filing  
1/20/2016Michael K NeborakInsiderBuy400$14.26$5,704.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015Leon G CoopermanMajor ShareholderSell1,500,000$15.77$23,655,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2015Barry C MccarthyInsiderBuy5,000$16.00$80,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2015Heidi MillerDirectorBuy16,000$16.00$256,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
Latest Headlines for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)
DateHeadline logoFirst Data's $750 Million Attempt to Jumpstart Growth - July 22 at 6:55 PM logoFirst Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - July 21 at 1:08 PM logoFirst Data Corporation to Post FY2017 Earnings of $1.26 Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts (FDC) - July 21 at 10:58 AM logo$1.84 Billion in Sales Expected for First Data Corporation (FDC) This Quarter - July 20 at 1:10 PM logoFirst Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - July 18 at 6:56 PM logoCritical Analysis: First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) vs. CardConnect Corp. (CCN) - July 18 at 1:16 PM logoFirst Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Price Target Raised to $20.00 - July 13 at 6:02 PM logoFirst Data to Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - July 10 at 6:30 PM logoETFs with exposure to First Data Corp. : July 10, 2017 - July 10 at 6:30 PM logoFirst Data Buys CardConnect, Boosts Distribution Footprint - Nasdaq - July 8 at 6:29 PM logoFirst Data Completes Acquisition of CardConnect - July 6 at 7:52 PM logoWith 'sticky' customers, more payments processors may combine for growth - July 5 at 7:17 PM logoVantiv's $10 Billion Purchase of Worldpay Could Trigger More Global Pay-Tech Deals - July 5 at 7:17 PM logoMorgan Stanley Downgrades First Data Corporation (FDC) to Equalweight - June 28 at 11:18 PM logoMorgan Stanley Downgrades First Data Corporation (FDC) to Equalweight - - June 28 at 6:16 PM logoFirst Data Corporation (FDC) Downgraded by Morgan Stanley - June 28 at 8:19 AM logoAlibaba's Alipay Expands Into South Africa | Investopedia - Investopedia - June 27 at 10:31 PM logoETFs with exposure to First Data Corp. : June 27, 2017 - June 27 at 5:27 PM logoFirst Data Corp. :FDC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 26, 2017 - June 26 at 6:18 PM logoFirst Data Introduces Local Payments Solution to Power Cross-Border Global Commerce - June 26 at 6:18 PM logoFirst Data Corporation (FDC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - June 23 at 5:08 PM logo Brokerages Expect First Data Corporation (FDC) to Announce $0.34 Earnings Per Share - June 22 at 7:42 AM logoFirst Data Corporation (FDC) Expected to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.48 Per Share - June 21 at 1:00 PM logoWedbush Research Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for First Data Corporation (FDC) - June 20 at 7:44 AM logoFirst Data Corporation (FDC) PT Raised to $23 at BTIG; Reiterates Buy - - June 19 at 11:17 PM logoFirst Data Corporation's (FDC) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at BTIG Research - June 19 at 5:04 PM logoGilbarco Announces First US Fuel Dispenser EMV “Chip” Transaction - June 15 at 7:18 PM logoSunTrust Banks Research Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for First Data Corporation (FDC) - June 15 at 8:24 AM logoFirst Data CEO: We're in the "first third of the game" in the payment processing space - June 14 at 11:21 PM logoFirst Data Refinances Term Loans Due in 2021 and 2022 - June 14 at 11:21 PM logoThe payments processing revolution has only begun, First Data says - June 14 at 8:16 AM logoWhy Is First Data (FDC) Up 10.7% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - June 12 at 6:01 PM logoWhy Is First Data (FDC) Up 10.7% Since the Last Earnings Report? - June 12 at 6:01 PM logoFirst Data Corp's (FDC) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush - June 6 at 11:38 PM logoShould tech companies do more to help government fight extremism online? - June 5 at 11:16 AM logoFirst Data Corp (FDC) Cut to Buy at ValuEngine - June 4 at 5:34 PM logoBlog Coverage Global Payment Processor First Data Acquires its Smaller Rival CardConnect - June 2 at 6:29 PM logoStifel Starts First Data Corporation (FDC) at Buy - - - June 1 at 10:55 PM logoFirst Data Launches New Merchant Solution to Prevent Fraud Across All Commerce Channels - June 1 at 5:54 PM logoStifel Nicolaus Begins Coverage on First Data Corp (FDC) - June 1 at 9:18 AM logoFirst Data Corp (FDC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BTIG Research - June 1 at 7:18 AM logoFirst Data to Develop Cryptocurrency Technology: CEO - Investopedia - May 31 at 5:08 PM logoFirst Data to Develop Cryptocurrency Technology: CEO - May 31 at 5:08 PM logoFirst Data and the State of Rhode Island to Partner to Create a Smart Government Innovation Center - May 31 at 5:08 PM logo Brokerages Expect First Data Corp (FDC) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.84 Billion - May 31 at 3:36 PM logoLight investor applause from investors over First Data acquisition - Seeking Alpha - May 31 at 9:24 AM logoFirst Data to acquire CardConnect - Seeking Alpha - May 31 at 9:24 AM logoTrade of the Day: First Data Corp (FDC) Stock Is Looking Bullish - - May 31 at 9:24 AM logoTrade of the Day: First Data Corp (FDC) Stock Is Looking Bullish - May 31 at 8:19 AM logoPayments firm First Data to acquire CardConnect for $750 mln -companies - May 30 at 10:07 PM



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