PRTH Stock: Why It Significantly Increased Today

By Amit Chowdhry ● Sep 17, 2021
  • The stock price of Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH) increased by over 32% today. This is why it happened.

The stock price of Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH) – a leading payments technology company helping customers collect, store and send money – increased by over 32% today. Investors are responding positively to the company announcing that it has completed the acquisition of Finxera Holdings, which is a pioneer in the fintech industry that launched and operated one of the first Banking as a Service (BaaS) platforms.

Finxera shareholders – including funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC and members of the Finxera management team – will retain meaningful equity positions in Priority. And Sanj Goyle, Finxera’s Founder and CEO and Praveer Kumar, Finxera’s Co-Founder and CTO, will be assuming prominent roles with Priority. 

Based on the forecasted 2021 financial results of Priority and Finxera, the pro forma full year 2021 results of the combined company, before synergies, are expected to be:

— Revenue of $547 to $570 million

— Adjusted EBITDA of $131 to $136 million

— Free cash flow (adjusted EBITDA less cash outflows for interest, taxes, capital expenditures, and dividends) of $62 to $65 million

— Net leverage ratio below 4.25x


“With the completion of the Finxera acquisition, we now have the premier platform to collect, store and send money with a full breadth of payment and virtual banking capabilities. The Priority suite of services is truly unique and differentiated as Priority becomes one of a handful of companies with nationwide money transmitter licensing that allows us to act as a fully licensed custodian of funds for consumers and enterprises. The adoption of banking and payments across our diverse revenue divisions has already begun. Our complete offering of payment authorization, settlement, account ledgering and disbursement of funds sets us apart from traditional merchant acquirers and delivers on our customers’ increasing demands for one-stop payment and banking solutions. Backed by the industry’s premier payments and BaaS platform, Priority is extremely well positioned to compete and drive long-term value for our shareholders.”

“Sanj and Praveer’s strong leadership and Stone Point’s ongoing support of Priority provides meaningful depth to our organization as we continue to execute on our strategy to be a major force in powering payments.”

— Tom Priore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Priority

“We’ve been working closely together for well over a year and we’re quite far along in the process of becoming one company. Our teams share a combined desire to become the world’s premier partner for payments and banking services and are excited to leverage our combined assets into new and exciting verticals.” 

— Sanj Goyle, Finxera’s Founder

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