Analyst Believes Value Of Core Square Seller, Branded Paypal Checkout, FIS Bank Software Assets ‘Undemanding’ – PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL), Fidelity National Info (NYSE:FIS), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Visa (NYSE:V), Block (NYSE:SQ)

by Anusuya Lahiri, Benzinga Editor

September 23, 2022 2:23 PM | 2 min read

  • KeyBancanalyst Josh Beck ran a SoTP analysis across extensive cap FinTech and walked away the most positive onBlock, IncSQ (reiterated Overweight, price target $90),PayPal Holdings, IncPYPL (reiterated Overweight, price target $115), andFidelity National Information Services, IncFIS (reiterated Overweight, price target $115).
  • He believes the value of core Square seller, branded Paypal checkout, and FIS bank software assets are relatively undemanding.
  • At SQ, he ascribes a modest discount across four segments to support his $90 price target, with the majority of the value driven by the Square seller business at 10x EV/GP (versusToast, IncTOST at 11x).
  • For PYPL, he ascribes a mid-teens EV/GP multiple for Venmo and Braintree (versusADYEN NVADYYF at 18x), which implies a ~7.5x EV/GP multiple for key value driver branded PayPal.
  • FIS stands out favorably among the processors, with its price target derived primarily from bank software based on multiples similar to public peers across segments.
  • At a portfolio level, he remains selective within his FinTech sector coverage as he continues to see a narrow path of taming inflation without consumer and 2023 outlook disruption.
  • ForVisa IncV (reiterated Sectorweight, price target NA) andMastercard IncMA (reiterated Sectorweight, price target NA), he looks for macro, regulatory, and new flows & services clarity despite the overall business model and x-border optimism.
  • Price Action:SQ shares traded lower by 0.46% at $55.67 on the last check Friday.

Source: Benzinga

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