Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Vantiv

(

VNTV

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Vantiv as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • VNTV has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $88.0 million.
  • VNTV has traded 67,777 shares today.
  • VNTV is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on VNTV:

Vantiv, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. provides payment processing services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. VNTV has a PE ratio of 54. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Vantiv has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.81 and a short float of 4.3% with 3.16 days to cover. Shares are up 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Vantiv as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 18.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 16.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 93.16% to $251.32 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, VANTIV INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -19.80%.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the IT Services industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, VANTIV INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, VNTV's share price has jumped by 30.58%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
  • VANTIV INC's earnings per share declined by 11.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, VANTIV INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.95 versus $0.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.60 versus $0.95).

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