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First Data Continues to Be a Burden for Private-Equity Giant KKR

Payment technology company First Data (FDC) may be processing millions of transactions, but it isn't making money for private-equity giant KKR (KKR - Get Report) .

Bear in mind that First Data is the largest price-to-earnings holding for KKR, and the 19% stock decline in the debt-laden firm has brought mark-to-market losses for the firm, which has also been hurt by Walgreens Boots Alliance, reinsurer WMIH and several under-performing energy investments.

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Is KKR expecting too much, making First Data an under-appreciated buy? Let's look at whether First Data belongs in investors' growth portfolios.

In another quarter as a public company, First Data has turned in an impressive performance of 3% year-over-year revenue gains. Although the company's global business solutions sales were down, global financial...