Trade-Ideas: Vantiv (VNTV) Is Today's New Lifetime High Stock - TheStreet

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 $54.6 million.
  • VNTV has traded 19,647 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 53. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.71 and a short float of 6.2% with 5.55 days to cover. Shares are up 53.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 27.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 17.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 35.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 60.17% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. 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 has improved earnings per share by 35.0% 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 reported lower earnings of $0.72 versus $0.88 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.22 versus $0.72).
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. 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.
  • 45.22% is the gross profit margin for VANTIV INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of VNTV's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, VNTV's net profit margin of 5.08% is significantly lower than the industry average.

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