Mastercard Incorporated is a credit services business based in the US. Mastercard Incorporated stocks (MA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $369.52 – a decrease of 0.27% over the previous week. Mastercard Incorporated employs 21,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.8 billion.
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- Mastercard Incorporated performance over time
- Is Mastercard Incorporated suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Mastercard Incorporated shares over-valued?
- Mastercard Incorporated's financials
- How volatile are Mastercard Incorporated shares?
- Does Mastercard Incorporated pay a dividend?
- Have Mastercard Incorporated shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Mastercard Incorporated's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mastercard Incorporated's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $366.3, which is 7.26% up on its pre-crash value of $339.7 and 83.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $199.99.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Mastercard Incorporated stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $626.16 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,128.20.
Mastercard Incorporated stock price (NYSE:MA)Use our graph to track the performance of MA stocks over time.
Mastercard Incorporated shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$366.30|
|52-week range||$305.60 - $400.00|
|50-day moving average||$349.70|
|200-day moving average||$360.82|
|Wall St. target price||$429.64|
|Dividend yield||$1.76 (0.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.13|
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Mastercard Incorporated price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-0.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||4.86%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||1.16%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||0.23%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||12.38%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||13.17%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||81.34%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||237.51%|
Is Mastercard Incorporated under- or over-valued?
Valuing Mastercard Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mastercard Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mastercard Incorporated's P/E ratio
Mastercard Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Mastercard Incorporated shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Mastercard Incorporated's PEG ratio
Mastercard Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3493. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mastercard Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Mastercard Incorporated's EBITDA
Mastercard Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mastercard Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Mastercard Incorporated financials
|Revenue TTM||$17.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||53.64%|
|Gross profit TTM||$15.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||17.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.76%|
|Market capitalisation||$365.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Mastercard Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Mastercard Incorporated.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Mastercard Incorporated's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.62
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mastercard Incorporated's overall score of 20.62 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mastercard Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Mastercard Incorporated's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.06/100
Mastercard Incorporated's environmental score of 2.06 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mastercard Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mastercard Incorporated's social score
Social score: 8.68/100
Mastercard Incorporated's social score of 8.68 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mastercard Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Mastercard Incorporated's governance score
Governance score: 9.88/100
Mastercard Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mastercard Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mastercard Incorporated's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mastercard Incorporated scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Mastercard Incorporated has a damaged public profile.
Mastercard Incorporated share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 23.51% of net profits
Recently Mastercard Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 23.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mastercard Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 0.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mastercard Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.
While Mastercard Incorporated's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Mastercard Incorporated is investing more in its future growth.
Mastercard Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 9 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Mastercard Incorporated's shares ever split?
Mastercard Incorporated's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 22 January 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mastercard Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mastercard Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Mastercard Incorporated's share price.
Mastercard Incorporated share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Mastercard Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $305.599 up to $399.9966. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Mastercard Incorporated's is 1.1394. This would suggest that Mastercard Incorporated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Mastercard Incorporated overview
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 payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company offers integrated products and services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations, such as programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with credits to defer payments; payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts; prepaid payment programs and management services; and commercial credit and debit payment products and solutions. It also provides value-added products and services comprising cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting services, loyalty and reward programs, processing and open banking services, and issuer and acquirer processing services. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus. It has a partnership with Bilt Rewards to launch the Bilt Mastercard; and a strategic partnership with Verizon Communications Inc. Mastercard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
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