The share price of Fiserv, Inc. [NASDAQ: FISV] inclined by $89.77, presently trading at $88.66. The company’s shares saw 29.53% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $68.45 recorded on 13/06/2019. The last few days have been tough to the share price as FISV fall by -0.84% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -2.98% compared to -0.75 of all time high it touched on 06/11/19. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 4.97%, while additionally gaining 16.89% during the last 12 months. Fiserv, Inc. is said to have a 12-month price target set at $97.67. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 9.01% increase from the current trading price.
Fiserv, Inc. [NASDAQ:FISV]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Fiserv, Inc. [FISV], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give FISV an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.45 to 91.38. This is compared to its latest closing price of $89.77.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] is sitting at 1.86. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.84.
For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] generated $1.5 billion in sales. That’s 1.14% lower than the average estimate of $1.52 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.
Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Tue 30 Jul (In 46 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of Fiserv, Inc. [FISV]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] sitting at +26.19 and its Gross Margin at +45.46, this company’s Net Margin is now 16.80%. These measurements indicate that Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 19.20, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 16.70%. Its Return on Equity is 47.25, and its Return on Assets is 11.02. These metrics all suggest that Fiserv, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 259.88. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 72.21, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 52.91. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 259.70, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 72.16. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 19.59 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.86. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 6.93, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.17. Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] has a Price to Book Ratio of 12.58, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 19.59 and P/E Ratio of 36.58. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] earns $242,625 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 3.99 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.54. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.11 and its Current Ratio is 1.11. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.
Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] has 391.70M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $34.73B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.45 to 91.38. At its current price, it has moved down by -2.98% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 29.53% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.79, which indicates that it is 2.12% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 53.64. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is Fiserv, Inc. [FISV] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of Fiserv, Inc. [FISV], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.