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About IFS International Holdings Inc.
IFS International Holdings Inc (the company), a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in Delaware in 1986. The company is engaged in the business of developing, marketing and supporting software products for electronic funds transfer, retail, e-commerce and retail banking markets. The Company's two wholly owned subsidiaries, IFS International Inc., referred to as "IFS" or the "IFS Subsidiary" and Network Controls International, Inc (NCI or the NCI Subsidiary).
The company is a software company, which develops, markets and supports proprietary infra structure software solutions in the area of electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment card systems and retail branch banking. The companys products facilitate electronic funds transfer Internet Banking and customer relationship management solutions, and enable these systems to adapt to or migrate to smart card and wireless payment services.
All of IFS' products are designed as open architecture or the ability to operate its software on a wide variety of computers including IBM, Sun, Compaq and ICL. IFS products are designed primarily to be utilized with newer financial systems software that are replacing the old legacy systems. NCI's products are designed to provide the old legacy systems with the ability to perform new functions or utilize additional hardware and systems. This process is called migration.
An EFT system of a bank or other financial institution permits the processing of transactions involving magnetic stripe or chip (smart card) credit cards and debit cards (e.g., ATM cards). EFT systems typically consist of one or more of the facilities in various configurations: automatic teller machines or point of sale terminals, a host computer of the financial institution and regional, national and international networks, such as MasterCard/CIRRUS, NYCE, American Express, JCB, EUROPAY or Visa/PLUS.
The IFS Subsidiary's main product is TPII and its family of open architecture software. TPII software products are EFT systems managers. These products primarily manage the acquiring terminals, route and authorize the processing of transactions through an EFT system, thereby enabling the system to interface or communicate with other systems and networks, as well as to provide other functions.
The Products Support operations for magnetic stripe and Chip payment and non-payment cards, Stored Value Card reloads, and utilize a rational data base management systems, or Oracle technology to meet customers' business requirements. TPII software is also capable of managing EFT Systems that involve the "loading" of value on smart cards. A smart card is a plastic card with an electronic chip that acts as a small computer, which can enable the holder to "load" a fixed amount of purchasing power or cash equivalent on the card as authorized.
TPII software is offered in separate modules which perform different functions, including interfacing with ATMs (Automated Teller Machines), POS terminals, a financial institution's host computer and financial networks, updating credit and debit card information, providing stand-in authorization for transactions when the financial institution's host computer is not operating, computing fees for processed transactions, generating reports, and processing smart card transactions.
The TPII software products are typically installed at the financial institution's main processing facility but can be installed at a branch or data processing center. TPII software products permit 7-day, 24-hour remote banking by storing customer balance files and communicating with the customers' in-house computer(s) or data center(s) on a continuous (real time) or batch (delayed) basis with no changes required to existing host application software. Additionally TPII has been designed to be totally extendible with regard to the devices it can support. This has been accomplished by insulating the CORE business logic from the device specific protocol.
TPII software products generally can be configured to act as a front-end to a financial institution's host computer, perform as a switch connected to multiple financial institutions' host compu
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1. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. IFS International Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of IFS International Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of IFS International Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. IFS International Holdings Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Software and Technology Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. IFS International Holdings Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. IFS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
IFS International Holdings Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
IFS International Holdings Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
IFS International Holdings Inc. Major Shareholders
IFS International Holdings Inc. History
IFS International Holdings Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
IFS International Holdings Inc. Offices and Representations
IFS International Holdings Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
IFS International Holdings Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
IFS International Holdings Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
IFS International Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Software and Technology Services Industry Statistics
IFS International Holdings Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
IFS International Holdings Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
IFS International Holdings Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
IFS International Holdings Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
IFS International Holdings Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
IFS International Holdings Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
IFS International Holdings Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
IFS International Holdings Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?