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How to buy Visa (V) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Visa stocks.

Visa is a credit services business based in the US. Visa stocks (V.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $199.99 – an increase of 3.1% over the previous week. Visa employs 21,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $26.9 billion.

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Visa stock price (NYSE:V)

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Visa shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-15.
Latest market close$199.99
52-week range$186.31 - $250.99
50-day moving average $210.85
200-day moving average $218.11
Wall St. target price$268.92
PE ratio 31.3353
Dividend yield $1.445 (0.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.36

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Is it a good time to buy Visa stock?

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Visa price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $199.99 from 2022-05-18

1 week (2022-05-12) 3.10%
1 month (2022-04-19) -7.28%
3 months (2022-02-18) -10.19%
6 months (2021-11-19) -0.43%
1 year (2021-05-19) -10.95%
2 years (2020-05-19) 5.61%
3 years (2019-05-17) 21.88%
5 years (2017-05-19) 116.25%

Is Visa under- or over-valued?

Valuing Visa stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Visa's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Visa's P/E ratio

Visa's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Visa shares trade at around 31x 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.

Visa's PEG ratio

Visa's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5977. 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 Visa's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Visa's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $19 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Visa's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Visa financials

Revenue TTM $26.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 67.6%
Gross profit TTM $23.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.05%
Return on equity TTM 37.36%
Profit margin 51.1%
Book value $15.83
Market capitalisation $428.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Visa'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 Visa.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Visa's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.36

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Visa's overall score of 17.36 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Visa 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.).

Visa's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.61/100

Visa's environmental score of 2.61 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa's social score

Social score: 11.33/100

Visa's social score of 11.33 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Visa's governance score

Governance score: 8.93/100

Visa's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Visa scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Visa hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Visa share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.54% of net profits

Recently Visa has paid out, on average, around 21.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Visa shareholders could enjoy a 0.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Visa's case, that would currently equate to about $1.445 per share.

While Visa's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Visa is investing more in its future growth.

Visa's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Visa's shares ever split?

Visa's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 19 March 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Visa shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Visa shares which in turn could have impacted Visa's share price.

Visa share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Visa's shares have ranged in value from as little as $186.3142 up to $250.9941. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

V.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Visa's is 0.9216. This would suggest that Visa's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Visa overview

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates digital payments among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a transaction processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions. In addition, the company offers card products, platforms, and value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, VPAY, and PLUS brands. Visa Inc.

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