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Global Payments, Inc.

Global Payments, Inc. (GPN)

Global Payments Inc., incorporated in September, 2000, is a provider of payment technology services. The Company provides payment and digital commerce solutions. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company's segments primarily provide payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments and check-related services. It target customers in various industries, including financial services, gaming, government, healthcare, professional services, restaurants, retail, universities, not-for-profit organizations and utilities. It provides services across a range of channels to merchants and partners in over 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

The Company's primary business model provides payment services directly to merchants as its customers. The Company performs a series of services, including authorization, electronic draft capture, file transfers to facilitate funds settlement and certain exception-based, back office support services, such as chargeback and retrieval resolution. The Company process funds settlement under two models: a sponsorship model and a direct membership model. Under the sponsorship model, the Company is designated as a merchant service provider by MasterCard and as an independent sales organizations (ISO) by Visa. Under the direct membership model, the Company is a direct member in various payment networks, allowing it to process and fund transactions without third-party sponsorship.

North America

The Company's North America merchant services segment has operations in the United States and Canada. In the United States, the Company sells its services through a direct sales force utilizing referrals from partners of agent banks and trade associations, integrated payment solutions, enterprise software providers and value added reseller (VAR) referral arrangements, ISOs, agents and telesales groups. The Company's direct sales channel receives qualified leads from agent banks and trade association referral partners for a range of mid-sized to large merchants. The Company's integrated payment solutions channel, OpenEdge, sells payment solutions to over 60 vertical markets, gaining market share by signing new enterprise solution providers and new merchants within existing enterprise solution providers that it already supports. ISOs contract with the Company to provide processing and other services depends on the ISOs' requirements. These contracts are multi-year and priced by service on a per transaction basis. As part of its direct merchant service offering, the Company offers a suite of cash access solutions to the gaming vertical market. These solutions include credit and debit card cash advance, both traditional and electronic check cashing and other services. The Company also offers its merchant customers check verification and guarantee services. The majority of check services involve providing check guarantee services for checks received by merchants. In the indirect merchant services channel, the Company provides merchant services to financial institutions and a limited number of ISOs.

Europe

The Company's business in Europe is primarily located in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, the Republic of Malta, the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation. The Company has a direct sales force in the United Kingdom, Spain, the Republic of Malta and the Russian Federation through which it primarily sells its direct merchant acquiring services while leveraging its bank referral relationships. In the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation, the Company also provides indirect merchant acquiring services.

Asia-Pacific

The Company's Asia-Pacific region includes countries and territories, such as Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Company has a direct sales force in the Asia-Pacific region through which it primarily sells its direct merchant acquiring services while leveraging its bank referral relationships.

The Company competes with Bank of America Merchant Services, LLC, Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC, U.S. Bancorp, First Data Corporation, Heartland Payment Systems Inc., Vantiv Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Moneris Solutions Corporation, TD Bank N.A., WorldPay (UK) Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Banco de Sabadell S.A. and Banco Santander S.A.

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Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%
2010 0.0c 0%
2011 0.0c 0%
2012 6.0c 100%
2013 8.0c 33.3%
2014 8.0c 0%
2015 8.0c 0%
2016 4.0c (50.0%)
2017 4.33c 8.3%
2018 4.0c (7.6%)
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
13 Feb 2012 29 Feb 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
15 May 2012 31 May 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
15 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2012 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 2c
14 Nov 2012 30 Nov 2012 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
13 Feb 2013 28 Feb 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
15 May 2013 31 May 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
14 Aug 2013 30 Aug 2013 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 2c
13 Nov 2013 29 Nov 2013 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
12 Feb 2014 28 Feb 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
14 May 2014 30 May 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
13 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 2c
12 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
11 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
13 May 2015 29 May 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 2c
12 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 2c
10 Nov 2015 27 Nov 2015 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
10 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
11 May 2016 27 May 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
10 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 1c
08 Nov 2016 25 Nov 2016 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
08 Feb 2017 24 Feb 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
07 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 1.33c
14 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 1c
14 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
15 Mar 2018 30 Mar 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
14 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
13 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 2018 Final Quarterly Paid 1c
13 Dec 2018 28 Dec 2018 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
14 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
13 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 1c
12 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 2019 Final Quarterly Paid 1c
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