First Data

First Data is a provider of eCommerce payment solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers. Its product portfolio includes merchant transaction processing services, credit, debit, private-label, gift, payroll and other prepaid card issuing and processing, fraud protection and authentication solutions, electronic check acceptance services through TeleCheck, as well as internet commerce and mobile payment solutions. 

Employee Rating

2.9More
StateClosed
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyFiserv
HQBrookfield, WI, US
Founded1971
Websitefirstdata.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
First Data was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Brookfield, WI, US

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Key People/Management at First Data

Frank Bisignano

Frank Bisignano

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cindy Armine-Klein

Cindy Armine-Klein

Chief Control Officer
Leigh Asher

Leigh Asher

Chief Marketing Officer
Guy Chiarello

Guy Chiarello

Chief Administrative Officer
Ivo Distelbrink

Ivo Distelbrink

Head of Asia Pacific Region
John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Head of EMEA Region
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First Data Office Locations

First Data has offices in Brookfield, Atlanta, Chandler, Chesapeake and in 16 other locations
Brookfield, WI, US (HQ)
255 Fiserv Dr
Atlanta, GA, US
5565 Glenridge Con #2000
Chandler, AZ, US
240 N Roosevelt Ave
Chesapeake, VA, US
1449 Kristina Way
Coral Springs, FL, US
3975 NW 120th Ave
Greenwood Village, CO, US
5775 DTC Blvd
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First Data Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1971

Total Funding

$3.5 b

Investors

In total, First Data had raised $3.5 b. First Data is a subsidiary of Fiserv

First Data Revenue

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First Data's revenue was reported to be $9.5 b in FY, 2018 which is a 21.2% decrease from the previous period.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

11.6b12.1b9.5b

Revenue growth, %

1%4%(21%)

Cost of goods sold

6.9b7.0b3.0b

Gross profit

4.6b5.0b6.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Revenue

2.8b3.0b3.1b2.3b2.4b2.4b2.3b2.5b

Cost of goods sold

1.7b1.8b1.8b977.0m955.0m952.0m757.0m757.0m

Gross profit

1.1b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.5b1.4b1.6b1.7b

Gross profit Margin, %

39%41%42%57%61%60%67%70%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

385.0m498.0m555.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.9b2.2b2.2b

Prepaid Expenses

360.0m335.0m319.0m

Current Assets

17.4b23.4b14.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Cash

503.0m493.0m502.0m586.0m544.0m601.0m619.0m544.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.8b1.8b1.9b2.1b2.2b2.1b2.1b2.2b

Prepaid Expenses

418.0m317.0m335.0m295.0m475.0m310.0m321.0m323.0m

Current Assets

12.1b12.6b17.9b20.5b20.2b23.7b25.4b27.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

660.0m1.7b1.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.1b1.1b1.1b

Accounts Payable

35.0m(82.0m)(284.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.1b2.0b2.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Net Income

79.0m322.0m662.0m134.0m536.0m984.0m217.0m551.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

258.0m526.0m806.0m271.0m546.0m816.0m261.0m525.0m

Accounts Payable

(170.0m)(165.0m)(186.0m)(128.0m)(139.0m)(163.0m)(137.0m)(123.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

421.0m1.0b1.6b534.0m1.1b1.8b615.0m1.3b
USDFY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

482.7k

Debt/Equity

4.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

9.8 x
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First Data Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017May, 2018Dec, 2018FY, 2018

Gross Payment Volume

$1.7 t$1.7 t$1.9 t$2.1 t$2.4 t$2.4 t$2.6 t

Transactions per Second

2.5 k2.8 k3 k3 k3 k3 k

Transactions

74 b79 b88 b93 b

Partners

4 k4 k4 k4 k4 k3.7 k
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First Data Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Software ExpressMarch 13, 2019
BluepayDecember 01, 2017
CardConnectMay 30, 2017$750 m
AcculynkMarch 21, 2017
Clover NetworkOctober 09, 2013
Merchant Solutions International IncJune 10, 2013
Deecal InternationalOctober 18, 2007
First Data Polska S.A.August 01, 2007
FundsXpressApril 16, 2007
PaySys International Pty. Ltd.April 30, 2001
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First Data Revenue Breakdown

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First Data revenue breakdown by business segment: 15.7% from Network & Security Solutions, 16.8% from Global Financial Solutions, 58.8% from Global Business Solutions and 8.6% from Reimbursable Debit Network Fees, Postage, and Other

First Data Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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First Data Online and Social Media Presence

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First Data Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    63/100

  • CEO Rating

    D-

    60/100

  • Compensation

    D

    56/100

  • Diversity

    C

    76/100

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First Data agrees $40m FTC settlement

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First Data Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Data founded?

    First Data was founded in 1971.

  • Who are First Data key executives?

    First Data's key executives are Frank Bisignano, Cindy Armine-Klein and Leigh Asher.

  • How many employees does First Data have?

    First Data has 15,296 employees.

  • What is First Data revenue?

    Latest First Data annual revenue is $9.5 b.

  • What is First Data revenue per employee?

    Latest First Data revenue per employee is $620.9 k.

  • Who are First Data competitors?

    Competitors of First Data include NCR Corporation, Green Dot and Heartland Payment Systems.

  • Where is First Data headquarters?

    First Data headquarters is located at 255 Fiserv Dr, Brookfield.

  • Where are First Data offices?

    First Data has offices in Brookfield, Atlanta, Chandler, Chesapeake and in 16 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Data have?

    First Data has 23 offices.