Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR) vs. Its Peers: A Comparison

Shift4 Payments Inc (NYSE: FOUR) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.01x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for FOUR is 1.57. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for FOUR is 55.50M and currently, short sellers hold a 12.14% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of FOUR on April 03, 2024 was 1.41M shares.

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FOUR) stock’s latest price update

Shift4 Payments Inc (NYSE: FOUR)’s stock price has gone rise by 3.48 in comparison to its previous close of 64.85, however, the company has experienced a -2.98% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-03-30 that FY23 witnessed significant growth in end-to-end payment volume, subscription revenue, and total revenue, driven by increased merchant adoption in new verticals, strategic acquisitions, and the next-gen SkyTab POS system. Shift4 achieved impressive growth in gross profit and gross margin, outpacing revenue growth, and thus, profitability. Continued margin improvements are anticipated in FY24. Shift4’s current premium valuation is justified by its demonstrated self-sustainability, superior growth trajectory, and improving margins.

FOUR’s Market Performance

Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR) has seen a -2.98% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -19.67% decline in the past month and a -9.73% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 4.73%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.41% for FOUR. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -10.38% for FOUR’s stock, with a simple moving average of 3.12% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of FOUR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FOUR stocks, with The Benchmark Company repeating the rating for FOUR by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for FOUR in the upcoming period, according to The Benchmark Company is $95 based on the research report published on February 13, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Keefe Bruyette, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FOUR reach a price target of $95. The rating they have provided for FOUR stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on January 16th, 2024.

Seaport Research Partners gave a rating of “Buy” to FOUR, setting the target price at $85 in the report published on December 14th of the previous year.

FOUR Trading at -11.23% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FOUR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -27.29% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.41%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.73%, as shares sank -17.17% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.77% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FOUR fell by -2.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +3.17% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $74.18. In addition, Shift4 Payments Inc saw -9.73% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FOUR starting from Lauber David Taylor, who sale 15,000 shares at the price of $80.15 back on Mar 05 ’24. After this action, Lauber David Taylor now owns 243,880 shares of Shift4 Payments Inc, valued at $1,202,182 using the latest closing price.

Disman Nancy, the Chief Financial Officer of Shift4 Payments Inc, sale 10,000 shares at $74.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 05 ’24, which means that Disman Nancy is holding 263,170 shares at $740,040 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FOUR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.06 for the present operating margin
  • 0.25 for the gross margin

The net margin for Shift4 Payments Inc stands at 0.04. The total capital return value is set at 0.06. Equity return is now at value 17.23, with 2.90 for asset returns.

Based on Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR), the company’s capital structure generated 0.73 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.22. The debt to equity ratio resting at 2.69. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 5.12.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 399.4 million with net debt to EBITDA at 3.03. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.64. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.99for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.76. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.64.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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