StockCall Research on Applied Materials and Verifone: Business Equippers Continue to Adapt

   StockCall Research on Applied Materials and Verifone: Business Equippers
                              Continue to Adapt

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 23, 2013

LONDON, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The ongoing transition away from paper is both challenging and creating
opportunities for companies within the business equipment industry. Mailing
giants like Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) and payment processors such as
Verifone Systems Inc. (NYSE: PAY) are adapting to this trend in different
ways. StockCall analysts have initiated coverage on Applied Materials and
Verifone Systems. Sign up now to access the free reports on these companies at

On the mail equipment market, Pitney's approximate 80% share of the domestic
postal meter market still impresses but falling demand for physical mail has
forced the company to think differently. It continues to grow its software
segment but it still represents a relatively small percentage of its total
revenues. StockCall posted a technical report on Pitney Bowes, register for
free to access it at 

For its most recent quarter, the company's Enterprise Business Solutions
segment sales dropped to $614 million, which is a 5% decline in
year-over-year. This shortfall was a result of a 19% fall in Software revenue,
a 6% decrease in Management Services, a 4% drop in Marketing services and a 1%
decline in management services. A 12% growth in its Worldwide Production Mail
moderately helped counteract the negative, however. Pitney Bowes will be
posting its earnings on January 31 ^st .

On the payment processing side, the increasingly crowded space has made it
challenging for the likes of Verifone Systems Inc. [ Free Report on PAY ] ^[
^(1) ^] to grow its presence. However, the shift to mobile device aided
transactions is accelerating, creating a tremendous opportunity to grow. The
challenge for companies like Verifone now becomes striking a balance within
its pricing model between competitive and profitable without swaying too far
to one side.

For the first quarter of 2013, VeriFone anticipates net revenues in the range
of $495 million and $500 million.


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