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Jack Henry & Associates updates their FY EPS forecast

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Despite falling, the stock of Jack Henry & Associates Inc. still beats the market.

Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) 

Despite missing the $5.10 Wall Street expectation, Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) has reiterated its fiscal year profits guidance of $5.05 to $5.09 per share.

Compared to the consensus expectation of $1.47, the provider of payment processing services anticipates Q1 EPS in the range of $1.36 to $1.38.

New Acquisition

Additionally, the business has finished its previously announced acquisition of Payrailz, a provider of digital payment systems; the deal’s financial terms were not made public. Payrailz’s acquisition complements Jack Henry’s technology modernization strategy, which enables financial institutions to compete effectively with market disruptors, innovate more quickly, and satisfy the changing needs of consumer and business account holders. 

This acquisition also strengthens Jack Henry’s payments-as-a-service (PaaS) strategy, which is a logical extension of its dedication to open banking and capacity to support embedded finance and embedded fintech while reiterating the company’s mission to strengthen relationships between individuals and financial institutions by utilizing technology and services that lower barriers to financial health.

Payrailz offers consumer and business digital payment solutions and experiences that are cloud-native, API-first, and AI-enabled, allowing money to be moved when it is needed.

The payments-as-a-service approach of Jack Henry (JKHY) will be strengthened by this acquisition. The deal’s anticipated effects will be revealed along with the company’s first-quarter earnings for FY23.

In order to forward its modernization strategy, Jack Henry (JKHY) also announced a cooperation with Google Cloud. Google Cloud will enable Jack Henry’s cloud-first services for banks and credit unions as a result of this partnership.

Early week performance

This was the stock’s seventh straight day of declines as of Wednesday. The closing price of Jack Henry & Associates Inc. was $20.42 less than the $216.62 52-week high the business reached on August 10.

A financial technology company called Jack Henry works to improve ties between financial institutions and the clients they serve.

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