Is Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) Good For Your Portfolio?

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE:FIS) saw an upside of 0.97% to $116.99 after adding $1.12 on Tuesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,272,111 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $122.99 in the past week. An average of 2,906,343 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,677,803.

FIS’s 1-month performance is -6.40% or -$6.50 on its low of $114.82 reached on 10/12/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $115.77 and high of $155.96, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/29/21. YTD, FIS has lost -18.09% or -$24.18. However, the current price is down -24.99%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jun 09, 125 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS). Stallings James B JR (Director) most recently sold 17,800 shares at $144.95 per share on Jun 09. This transaction cost the insider $2,580,095. CEVP, Chief Legal Officer, Mayo Marc M, sold 27,409 shares at a price of $150.00 on Apr 08. Then, on Mar 10, Chairman and CEO Norcross Gary sold 25,360 shares at a price of $143.75 per share. This transaction amounted to $3,645,593.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 1947.00 and a low of 20.92. FIS stock has a beta of 0.81. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.47 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.48, with the price to cash flow ratio at 20.81.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.33% and the payout ratio is 961.90%. FIS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 24, when it paid $0.39 a share compared with prior rate of $0.39, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.04 reported on Monday February 1 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 20.69% yearly.

It is projected that Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 13-Dec. FIS is expected to distribute $0.39 as its next dividend.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.80 meaning that FIS stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.33, while the total debt to equity was 0.40. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 35.90%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 41.91% while for the period ending June 29; Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s operating margin was 6.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $4.2 billion against revenue of $12.55 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 14.76% to $3.48 billion, while revenue of $3.22 billion was 7.25% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected FIS to announce $1.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.61, representing a 3.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.34 billion. FIS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 33.88 billion, with total debt at $19.42 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $617.69 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 33.71% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.13%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $119.12, reflecting a -2.54% or -$3.05 change from its current price. FIS is currently trading -4.97% above its 20-day SMA, -21.72% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -15.70% and -16.70% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 17.85% and 27.23% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.73. The RSI (14) points at 35.17%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 25.03% with the period’s ATR at 2.70. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -2.49 and -3.43 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS), Truist downgraded it to a Hold rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for FIS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate FIS as a “sell,”, while 8 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 21 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is FIS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $136.00 and a high of $190.00, with their median price target at $170.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) stock is $166.74.


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