Financial Market for Merchant Services & Processing Analytical Essay by Paramount

Financial Market for Merchant Services & Processing
A study of the electronic payment processing industry through an analysis of the company, Midwest Payment Systems.
# 8961 | 2,990 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the rapidly growing company, Midwest Payment Systems and provides financial status and future projections. It investigates the electronic payment industry using substantial research data, which was analyzed over the past two years. The paper looks at emerging technologies, expanding markets and potential geographic expansion of the company. The paper includes graphs and statistics.

Table of Contents:

Industry Definition
Competitive Positioning Analysis
Sustainability Analysis
Strategic Issues Ahead of MPS
Sustainability Analysis: Current Industry Position

From the Paper:

"Overview: Midwest Payment Systems (MPS) delivered an Operating Income of $ 372 million in 2001, contributing 21% to Fifth Third Bank's Total Operating Income of $ 1797 million. MPS's contribution to Fifth Third's Income has been steadily increasing over the years (15% [1999]; 18% [2000]; 21% [2001]). Within MPS, Merchant Services Revenue grew by 32% in 2001 and 30% in 2000, while EFT Services saw growth figures of 44% in 2001 and 38% in 2000 . MPS has also an enviable 23 consecutive years of record performance, given which, it is not surprising that Electronic Payment Processing (MPS) is considered as one of Fifth Third's four primary businesses."

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