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Why the PayGroup (ASX:PYG) share price is up 8% on Thursday

The PayGroup Ltd (ASX: PYG) share price is on fire today…
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The PayGroup Ltd (ASX: PYG) share price is on fire today. At the time of writing, PayGroup shares are up a very healthy 8.16% to 53 cents a share. That comes after this payments company closed at 49 cents a share yesterday, and opened at 52 cents this morning.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is also having a pretty decent day today, up 0.7% so far today to 7,360 points. But PayGroup is certainly delivering some very impressive outperformance today. So why is this company hitting its stride so enthusiastically?

Well, it’s almost certainly due to the market update the company released to investors this morning.

This was a quarterly business update, as well as revised guidance for the 2022 financial year (FY2022). Let’s dive in.

Quarterly results, guidance update

So PayGroup reported that the quarter ending 30 June 2021 saw PayGroup record $4.6 million in new contracts, a 53% increase over the prior corresponding period. 28% of these new contracts came from PayGroup’s Global Partner Program, which is a “significant increase” on previous quarters”. Additionally, the company saw a 12% increase in annualised payslips from 6 million at the start of the quarter to 6.7 million by the end.

PayGroup also reported that as of 30 June, the company’s cash balance stood at $12.5 million, with no debts. According to PayGroup, this makes the company “well positioned to capitalise on growth initiatives”.

But let’s talk about PayGroup’s FY2022 guidance. So PyaGroup expects to receive between $35 million and $37 million in annualised recurring revenue (ARR) for FY2022. This is an increase of 29-36% from the company’s ARR of $27.2 million that it recorded at the conclusion of FY21.

Here’s some of what Mark Samlal, founder and managing director of PayGroup, had to say in today’s announcement:

FY22 will be a significant year for PayGroup. The guidance we announce today highlights the exciting
growth profile of the business and our ability to consistently execute on our proven strategy. With the
platform now in place and our technology roadmap underway, we are focused on extracting the significant
embedded value across the Group in the interest of long-term shareholder value creation.

About the PayGroup share price

Although PayGroup shares are up more than 8% today, PayGroup is still down around 14.5% year to date in 2021 so far, and down more than 29% over the past 12 months. It also remains down 30.3% since its IPO back in 2018.

At the current share price, PayGroup has a market capitalisation of $56.35 million.

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