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Total System Services (commonly referred to as TSYS) is a credit card processor, merchant acquirer, and bank credit card issuer. The Company's services include processing consumer, retail, commercial, and government services, as well as stored value and debit cards. TSYS also offers merchant acquiring services to financial institutions and other organizations. In addition, the Company provides risk management tools and techniques, such as credit evaluation, fraud detection and prevention, and behavior analysis tools; and revenue enhancement tools and customer retention programs, such as loyalty programs and bonus rewards

TypePublic
Founded1983
HQColumbus, US
Websitetsys.com
Employee Ratings3.1
Culture scoreD-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)12,820(+17%)
Job Openings199
Revenue (FY, 2018)$4 B(-18%)
Share Price (Sept 2019)$133.3

Key People/Management at Total System Services

M. Troy Woods

M. Troy Woods

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Paul M. Todd

Paul M. Todd

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Patricia A. Watson

Patricia A. Watson

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Gaylon Jowers

Gaylon Jowers

Senior Executive Vice President & President, Issuer Solutions
Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters

Executive Vice President & President, Merchant Solutions
Kelley C. Knutson

Kelley C. Knutson

Senior Executive Vice President, TSYS & President, Netspend
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Total System Services Office Locations

Total System Services has offices in Columbus, Strovolos, Frankfurt am Main, Noida and in 6 other locations
Strovolos, CY
1st floor, Annex 4
Frankfurt am Main, DE
An der Welle 4
Noida, IN
C- 25, BHA Millenium Rd, C Block, Phase 2, Industrial Area, Sector 62
Kuala Lumpur, MY
Menara Citibank
Toluca de Lerdo, MX
Av. Central Manzana 2, Parque Industrial Toluca 2000
Barneveld, NL
Hoveniersbedrijf en Tuincentrum Nieuw Burgelaar, Thorbeckelaan 99
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Total System Services Financials and Metrics

Total System Services Revenue

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Total System Services's revenue was reported to be $4.03 b in FY, 2018 which is a 18.3% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2019)

1.0b

Net income (Q2, 2019)

162.8m

EBIT (Q2, 2019)

219.1m

Market capitalization (17-Sept-2019)

23.6b

Closing stock price (17-Sept-2019)

133.3

Cash (30-Jun-2019)

458.2m

EV

27.3b
Total System Services's current market capitalization is $23.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

2.8b4.2b4.9b4.0b

Revenue growth, %

14%50%18%(18%)

Cost of goods sold

1.9b3.0b3.6b2.5b

Gross profit

924.4m1.2b1.4b1.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Revenue

739.4m1.2b1.1b1.2b1.2b1.2b987.2m1.0b1.0b1.0b1.0b

Cost of goods sold

484.5m841.9m840.3m861.9m877.9m898.5m613.4m617.8m624.4m632.2m

Gross profit

254.9m309.7m306.6m322.9m344.5m349.1m373.8m389.8m391.0m402.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

34%27%27%27%28%28%38%39%39%39%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

389.3m425.4m450.4m471.2m

Accounts Receivable

314.7m432.8m412.3m452.3m

Prepaid Expenses

38.0m84.2m65.2m48.1m

Inventories

15.1m17.1m17.1m18.1m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Cash

1.9b465.3m446.9m464.7m427.6m413.6m493.2m460.0m484.6m494.6m458.2m

Accounts Receivable

349.3m439.7m413.9m405.7m442.1m(24.6m)420.1m440.9m485.7m490.0m513.7m

Prepaid Expenses

49.8m54.8m55.1m80.6m81.5m69.7m63.8m59.3m43.5m200.2m224.0m

Inventories

15.2m15.8m13.5m15.7m14.0m13.2m17.5m19.3m19.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

369.0m326.0m592.2m577.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

258.3m373.5m405.9m408.6m

Accounts Payable

(4.0m)(12.6m)17.7m2.7m

Cash From Operating Activities

600.2m718.0m856.5m1.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019

Net Income

92.4m164.2m251.6m107.1m223.6m348.3m143.1m285.5m441.5m161.6m324.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

67.6m172.6m271.5m104.2m203.5m303.8m104.4m208.7m310.0m103.7m208.5m

Accounts Payable

(4.2m)(17.5m)(15.1m)6.8m13.2m14.4m2.3m(3.4m)(3.8m)918.0k(9.2m)

Cash From Operating Activities

145.8m339.0m551.0m260.2m400.8m652.0m211.9m470.6m752.5m227.6m395.4m
USDY, 2019

EV/EBIT

124.7 x

EV/CFO

69.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
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Total System Services Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Accounts on File

616.70 m723.70 m751.40 m760.40 m732.50 m750.50 m742.10 m738.80 m751.50 m762 m773.60 m797.50 m811.30 m829.30 m823.70 m

Active Cards

3.20 m4.20 m3.90 m3.60 m3.90 m4.90 m4.40 m4.20 m4.30 m5.10 m4.96 m4.90 m5.20 m5.10 m4.90 m

Facilities

57 51 58

Transactions (North America Services)

10.84 b3.31 b4.04 b4.16 b15.77 b3.97 b4.33 b4.36 b17.14 b
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Total System Services Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Cayan Holdings LLC
Cayan LLC
Central Payment Co., LLC
Central Payment Deployment, Inc.
China Unionpay Data Services Company Limited
Columbus Depot Equipment Company
Columbus Productions, Inc.
Infonox Software Private Limited
Merchant Warehouse (NI) Ltd.
NetSpend Corporation
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Total System Services Revenue Breakdown

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Total System Services revenue breakdown by business segment: 33.6% from Merchant Services, 20.0% from Consumer Solutions and 46.4% from Issuer Solutions

Total System Services revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 80.4% from United States, 9.3% from Europe, 8.1% from Canada and 2.2% from Other

Total System Services Online and Social Media Presence

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Total System Services Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D-

    53/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    70/100

  • Compensation

    F

    10/100

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Total System Services News and Updates

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Notice is hereby given that Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Case No. 4:19-cv-00114-CDL, on behalf of shareholders of Total System Services, Inc. ("TSS" or...

InvestorsObserver releases stock and option data on Apple, Clovis Oncology, Fox Corp., Roku, and Total System Services

NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAPL, CLVS, FOXA, ROKU, and TSS. Click a link below then choose between in-depth options trade idea report or a stock score report. Options Report – Ideal trade ideas on up to seven different...

Global Payments Agrees to Buy Total System Services

Global Payments Agrees to Buy Total System Services

Global Payments and Total System Services agree to multibillion-dollar merger: Sources

The announcement could come as soon as Tuesday, sources told CNBC's David Faber.

Global Payments nears deal to acquire Total System Services for roughly $20 billion

If consummated, the deal would mark the latest in a flurry of activity in the payment technology space.

Total System Services stock rises after Bloomberg reports of merger talks with Global Payments

Shares of Total System Services Inc. are up more than 6% in premarket trading Friday after Bloomberg reported that the company has engaged in talks with Global Payments Inc. about a potential merger. The companies also discussed potential joint ventures and other ways they could work together with…
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Total System Services Blogs

Why Every Business Can Benefit From a Point of Sale

There was a time, not long ago, when point-of-sale (POS) systems were almost exclusively for large, well-funded businesses. Large retail operations had the staff and funding to develop or buy such systems, as well as maintain and update them. This meant that the many added feature…

TSYS’ Henry Helgeson Examines Some of the Results from TSYS’ Recent Survey of the Restaurant Sector

In an article featured in QSR Magazine, Helgeson — TSYS' President of Integrated Solutions — is asked about some specific findings highlighted in the company’s whitepaper on the restaurant sector.  

What’s Your Transactions Strategy for 2019?

It almost goes without saying that taking payments has changed a lot in the past two decades. “I sold my first credit card terminal in 1996 … [and] back then we would basically go around and talk to small businesses and you’d have to talk to each one individually,” begins Henry He…

TSYS to Broadcast Fourth-Quarter 2018 Results

COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 27, 2018 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) will issue its fourth-quarter earnings report on January 29, 2019  

Support for Microsoft POSReady 2009 is ending

On April 9, 2019, the popular point-of-sale operating system, Microsoft POSReady 2009, will reach the end of its extended support period with Microsoft.  

Why Do Canadian Consumers Love Their Credit Cards?

In a featured interview with pymnts.com, John Dale Hester takes a look at the numbers from TSYS' 2018 Canadian Payments Study.  
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Total System Services Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Total System Services founded?

    Total System Services was founded in 1983.

  • Who are Total System Services key executives?

    Total System Services's key executives are M. Troy Woods, Paul M. Todd and Patricia A. Watson.

  • How many employees does Total System Services have?

    Total System Services has 12,820 employees.

  • What is Total System Services revenue?

    Latest Total System Services annual revenue is $4 b.

  • What is Total System Services revenue per employee?

    Latest Total System Services revenue per employee is $314.2 k.

  • Who are Total System Services competitors?

    Competitors of Total System Services include Alliance Data Systems, Fiserv and Diebold Nixdorf.

  • Where are Total System Services offices?

    Total System Services has offices in Columbus, Strovolos, Frankfurt am Main, Noida and in 6 other locations.

  • How many offices does Total System Services have?

    Total System Services has 13 offices.