DA Davidson analyst Christopher Brendler initiated coverage of Shift4 Payments Inc. with a Buy rating and $70 price target (39.8 percent upside).
The shift in market sentiment amid the Fed and geopolitical uncertainty has created “rare buying opportunities” in “compelling” growth stories, Brendler contended.
Shift4 Payments “fits the bill” of his preferred payments platforms with leverage to the recovery and an “amazing underlying growth story” likely to improve upon the normalization of its core hospitality vertical.
Earlier this month, the company posted a Q4 FY21 revenue growth of 89 percent year-on-year as the end-to-end payment volume climbed 97 percent Y/Y.
Shift4 also agreed to acquire Finaro, a cross-border eCommerce payments provider, and The Giving Block, specializing in cryptocurrency fundraising, likely to contribute over $15 billion of end-to-end payment volume in 2023.
By Anusuya Lahiri
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