Square: Just 1% Of A $60 Billion Dollar Market

Quick Summary

Square provides small businesses an easy solution for handling electronic payments. Square's core product is a mobile application and simple card-reading device that attaches to a mobile device, allowing it to be turned into an instant point-of-sale terminal, and accept a variety of electronic payments. The firm has since branched out with additional services, including: Cash App, peer-to-peer payment service with ancillary features such as stock investing and crypto-currency trading; Square Capital, a micro-lending service; and various software products including online store builders and expanded point-of-sale (POS) software solutions. 73% of revenues are from transaction fees, where Square takes a percentage cut of every transaction processed through the platform. 25% are from subscriptions and service fees to its various service offerings mentioned above. Finally, 2% of sales are from point-of-sale card swipe hardware rentals. Square is largely a domestic firm, with only 5% of revenues coming from outside the U.S.

Does The Company Have Recurring And/Or Rising Revenues?

YES. Square's growth has been robust, with a 3-year average annual revenue growth rate exceeding 40%. Square continues to see impressive growth across all of its verticals, with gross payment volume and transaction revenue growing at 25%, and services revenues (led by Cash App, now a $1 billion business with 24 million users) growing at over 70%. The market opportunity is enormous. Digital payment processing at large is is massive $60 billion dollar market, growing at nearly 10% annually, and Square has captured only about 1% of it. Peer-to-peer payments is another large sector, expected to reach over $600 billion in volume by 2023 (a growth rate of 23% annually), a small percentage of which is Square's opportunity. The firm has barely begun to expand internationally. On the recurring side, payment processing is a "toll booth" business, with customers paying Square numerous times a day to process payments. Additionally, services like Cash App and store website software are subscription-based, another recurring model. There is not much to complain about here, Square's revenue characteristics are outstanding.

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