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Paymentus, Flywire - >>> Buy These 3 New Stocks Before They Jump Over 40%, Says Goldman Sachs

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June 22, 2021

The IPO activity this year continues a heavy momentum built up last year – when despite the corona crisis and the economic dislocations, the market saw record breaking IPO activity, with 407 new public offerings. It’s an example of the stock market’s dynamism, and the confidence of both company managers and investors that stocks are the place to find returns.

This brings us to Goldman Sachs. The banking firm’s stock analysts have been looking for the equities primed to gain in current conditions. And just this week, they’ve tapped three stocks new to the public markets as likely to jump 40% or more in coming months – a solid return that investors should note. We ran them through TipRanks database to see what other Wall Street’s analysts have to say about them.

Paymentus Holdings (PAY)

We’ll start with Paymentus Holdings, a cloud-computing service in the online bill payment niche. The company offers a platform that is widely used in North America – boasting tens of millions of customers, more than 1,300 business clients on the billing end, and nearly 200 million payment transactions last year.

Paymentus provides payment services for billers across a wide range of industries, including utilities, insurance, telecom, healthcare, and government. The company’s IPN, or instant payment network, links the platform to business partners, and allows consumers to handle their bills through a greater range of options: Amazon’s Alex; the PayPal app, in person at Walmart, or even through online banking.

With the growing share of online billing in the world of commerce, Paymentus had to consider upping its profile - and an IPO was a natural move. IPOs by their nature both increase a company’s public visibility and bring in new capital for expansion. Paymentus priced its initial offering at $21 per share, put 10 million shares on the market, and gave the underwriters an option on an additional 1.5 million shares. In the actual event, on May 26, the company sold the offered shares – and easily raised the initially estimated $210 million.

Among the bulls is Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew O’Neill, who is impressed by Paymentus’ application of modern cloud software organization to the complex business of consumer bill-paying.

“Paymentus believes that it has a best-in-class product and can take share from legacy software and processes for billers. Paymentus currently has penetrated less than 1% of the $4.6tn U.S. Bill Payment TAM. We expect Paymentus to gain further share in this market through its tech stack, particularly with its Paypal/Venmo integration and other attractive features for its clients," O’Neill noted.

The analyst added, “Paymentus currently operates across non-discretionary verticals, but there is an opportunity for it to expand into new channels and verticals where there are consistent recurring payments for essential services. The company believes that its modern configurable tech solutions allow it to cost-effectively expand its offerings.”

In line with these comments, O’Neill rates PAY a Buy along with a $54 price target, suggesting ~64% upside potential for the year ahead. (To watch O’Neill’s track record, click here)

Overall, PAY has received 8 recent analyst reviews, breaking down to 6 Buys versus 2 Holds and making the analyst consensus rating a Strong Buy. The stock has current trading price of $32.35 and an average price target of $31.22, indicating ~14% upside potential for the next 12 months. (See PAY stock analysis on TipRanks)

Flywire Corporation (FLYW)

Let’s stick with online payments. Flywire got its start as an online payment service specializing in the educational industry, but it has since branched out to the healthcare and travel sectors, as well. The company’s payment platform offers secure processing for customers around the world, offering both improved collections and localized payment options. The Boston-based company operates on a truly global scale, with over 2,250 client businesses who operate in 240 countries and 130 different currencies.

Flywire moved into the public arena on May 26, in an IPO that saw 10.44 million shares go on the market. The underwriters of the offering had an option on an additional 1.566 million shares. The new stock started trading on the NASDAQ, and the company’s initial pricing put it at $24 per share. The share sale brought in over $366 million on the first day, well above the $250 million the company was aiming for.

"We see opportunity for Flywire to expand within its existing education and healthcare verticals, which have large TAMs. Currently, Flywire has penetrated less than 15% of the cross-border tuition market, and with the addition of domestic payments processing, we believe there is ample runway in education. Flywire is also active in healthcare and travel, with additional opportunity in B2B payments," O’Neill opined.

The analyst added, "We expect Flywire to continue to grow within its verticals due to its software-driven strategy, which strengthens its competitive moat in cross-border payments by delivering convenience and ease of use to clients and their customers."

This company, while new to the public markets, has already made its mark with Wall Street’s analysts – they’ve given FLYW shares a unanimous Strong Buy consensus, based on 9 positive reviews set since the IPO. The shares are priced at $35.52 and the $42.63 average price target indicates room for ~20% share price growth this year. (See FLYW stock analysis on TipRanks)


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