Visa Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Visa shares (V.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $202.02 – an increase of 0.21% over the previous week. Visa employs 20,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $21.8 billion.
|Latest market close||$202.02|
|52-week range||$133.304 - $220.39|
|50-day moving average||$209.8294|
|200-day moving average||$203.0008|
|Wall St. target price||$238.06|
|Dividend yield||$1.28 (0.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.888|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||0.21%|
|1 month (2020-12-24)||-3.20%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||2.03%|
|6 months (2020-07-24)||3.52%|
|1 year (2020-01-24)||-1.45%|
|2 years (2019-01-25)||45.68%|
|3 years (2018-01-25)||61.33%|
|5 years (2016-01-25)||181.60%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Visa shares trade at around 41x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7389. 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 a whopping $14.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Visa's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$21.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||64.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$21.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$445.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 30.5 million Visa shares held short by investors – that's known as Visa's "short interest". This figure is 16.1% up from 26.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Visa shares can be evaluated.
Visa's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Visa shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Visa shares traded daily (recently around 8.1 million). Visa's SIR currently stands at 3.77. In other words for every 100,000 Visa shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3770 shares are currently held short.
However Visa's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Visa shares, or, against the total number of tradable Visa shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Visa's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Visa shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Visa shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Visa.
Find out more about how you can short Visa stock.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
|Total ESG score||17.36|
|Total ESG percentile||14.2|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 24.25% of net profits
Recently Visa has paid out, on average, around 24.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% 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 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Visa's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 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 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, Visa's shares have ranged in value from as little as $133.304 up to $220.39. 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 Visa's is 0.9564. This would suggest that Visa's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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