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Executive Summary

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Mastercard's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.0%

MA

-2.7%

US IT

-0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

1.2%

MA

20.7%

US IT

19.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: MA underperformed the US IT industry which returned 20.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MA underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MAIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.0%-2.7%-0.4%
30 Day-4.2%-3.3%2.3%
90 Day-2.2%8.6%12.7%
1 Year1.8%1.2%21.9%20.7%22.3%19.5%
3 Year98.1%95.0%84.6%77.6%44.4%34.8%
5 Year286.5%274.6%211.5%189.9%128.7%103.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Mastercard's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Mastercard undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

48.67x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MA ($325.94) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($235.17)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.7x) compared to the US IT industry average (36.9x).

PE vs Market: MA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.7x) compared to the US market (21x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (56.1x) compared to the US IT industry average (4.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Mastercard forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 33 analysts?

18.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MA's forecast earnings growth (18.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: MA's earnings (18.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: MA's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MA's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MA's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (258.1%).


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Past Performance

How has Mastercard performed over the past 5 years?

16.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MA's current net profit margins (43.1%) are higher than last year (42.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MA's earnings have grown by 16.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MA had negative earnings growth (-2.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (4.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst MA's Return on Equity (114.37%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is Mastercard's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MA's short term assets ($18.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($10.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: MA's short term assets ($18.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($15.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MA's debt to equity ratio (200.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 24.4% to 200.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.3%).

Interest Coverage: MA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Mastercard current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.54%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MA's dividend (0.54%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).

High Dividend: MA's dividend (0.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: MA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: MA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Michael Miebach (52 yo)

no data

Tenure

US$5,570,195

Compensation

Mr. Michael Miebach has been President of Mastercard Incorporated since March 1, 2020. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mastercard Incorporated since January 1, 2021. He served as the Ch...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD5.57M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Michael's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ajaypal Banga
Executive Chairmanno dataUS$23.25m0.037%
$ 121.2m
Michael Miebach
CEO, President & Directorno dataUS$5.57m0.0021%
$ 6.8m
Sachin Mehra
Chief Financial Officer1.75yrsUS$4.21m0.00068%
$ 2.2m
Craig Vosburg
Chief Product Officer6.75yrsUS$5.16m0.0033%
$ 10.9m
Michael Froman
Vice Chairman & President of Strategic Growth2.75yrsUS$5.57m0.00045%
$ 1.5m
Edward McLaughlin
President of Operations & Technology3.67yrsno data0.0021%
$ 6.9m
Sandra Arkell
Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer3.75yrsno data0.000090%
$ 292.4k
Warren Kneeshaw
Executive Vice President of Investor Relations4.17yrsno datano data
Timothy Murphy
General Counsel6.75yrsUS$4.47m0.0031%
$ 10.2m
Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President of Healthcareno datano datano data
Michael Fraccaro
Chief People Officer4.5yrsno data0.00032%
$ 1.0m
Carlo Enrico
President of Latin America & Caribbean Regionno datano datano data

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: MA's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ajaypal Banga
Executive Chairmanno dataUS$23.25m0.037%
$ 121.2m
Michael Miebach
CEO, President & Directorno dataUS$5.57m0.0021%
$ 6.8m
Gabrielle Greene-Sulzberger
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$346.31k0.000030%
$ 97.5k
Richard Davis
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$337.56k0.00042%
$ 1.4m
Julius Genachowski
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$337.16k0.00020%
$ 649.9k
Jackson Tai
Independent Director12.33yrsUS$362.56k0.0027%
$ 8.9m
José Octavio Reyes Lagunes
Independent Director13yrsUS$338.81k0.0031%
$ 10.0m
Oki Matsumoto
Independent Director4.58yrsUS$327.56k0.00017%
$ 552.4k
Choon Phong Goh
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$326.31k0.00028%
$ 909.8k
Merit Janow
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$359.00k0.00040%
$ 1.3m
Steven Freiberg
Independent Director14.33yrsUS$375.06k0.00084%
$ 2.7m
Rima Qureshi
Independent Director9.75yrsUS$331.31k0.0018%
$ 5.9m

6.6yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Mastercard Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Mastercard Incorporated
  • Ticker: MA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$324.938b
  • Shares outstanding: 996.93m
  • Website: https://www.mastercard.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Mastercard Incorporated
  • 2000 Purchase Street
  • Purchase
  • New York
  • 10577
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
M4IDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMay 2006
MANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDMay 2006
M4IXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMay 2006
MA *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass A Common StockMXMXNMay 2006
MASWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesClass A Common StockCHCHFMay 2006
0R2ZLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockGBUSDMay 2006
MASTWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockATEURMay 2006
M4IETLX (Eurotlx)YesClass A Common StockITEURMay 2006
MABVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)YesClass A Common StockPEUSDMay 2006
MSCD34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM CL 'A' USD0.0001BRBRLFeb 2012

Biography

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of pay...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/19 23:17
End of Day Share Price2021/01/19 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.