Checkfree Corp., which has added whole new lines of business through buyouts this year, faces an uphill battle in trying to sustain earnings while marketing its new capabilities, analysts said.

The Columbus, Ohio-based company, best known for its consumer bill payment services, has spent the last few months absorbing Servantis Systems Inc. of Norcross, Ga., Security APL Inc. of Chicago, and Interactive Solutions Corp. of Portland, Ore.

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