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Global Payments Earnings: An Early Look

Dan Caplinger
April 1, 2013

The new earnings season is about to begin, but a few laggards are still getting around to reporting their quarterly results. Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) is about to release its quarterly earnings report. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarterly reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed, kneejerk reaction that turns out to be exactly the wrong move in light of the news.

The way people pay each other has changed dramatically in just the past few years, and Global Payments is on the cutting edge of trying to transform the electronic-payments industry in an era of smartphones and other mobile devices. Let's take an early look at what's been happening with Global Payments over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report on Tuesday.

Stats on Global Payments

Analyst EPS Estimate


Change From Year-Ago EPS


Revenue Estimate

$580.3 million

Change From Year-Ago Revenue


Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters