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Is Vantiv, Inc.(NYSE: VNTV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/22/2012. Vantiv, Inc. is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Vantiv, Inc., is 1542.66, and so far today it has a volume of 1819500. Performance year to date since the 3/22/2012 is 12.95%.

To help you determine whether Vantiv, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 55.56 and forward P/E is 17.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vantiv, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.88. P/S ratio is 3.04 and the P/B ratio is 7.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 50.62 and 18.71 respectively.

At the current price Vantiv, Inc. is trading at, 53.56 (-0.33% today), Vantiv, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.96, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.50% after growing 17.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 66.10%, and 13.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 191.56, and the number of shares float is 155. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 2.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.31. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.60%.

The ability for Vantiv, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 2.73 and total debt/equity is 2.84. In terms of margins, Vantiv, Inc. has a gross margin of 53.10%, with its operating margin at 15.00%, and Vantiv, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.70%.

The 52 week high is -10.16%, with 27.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.83% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.35%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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