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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.88
MA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. MA: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.88

Equity to Asset 0.43
MA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MA: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.43

0.24
0.62
Interest Coverage 106.38
MA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. MA: 106.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 9999.99
Current: 106.38

3.75
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 11.14
M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
12.78%
295.54%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 54.29
MA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. MA: 54.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 53.95
Current: 54.29

-10.71
53.95
Net-margin (%) 39.54
MA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. MA: 39.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.29   Max: 38.18
Current: 39.54

-17.29
38.18
ROE (%) 58.09
MA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. MA: 58.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -75.39   Max: 53.87
Current: 58.09

-75.39
53.87
ROA (%) 25.52
MA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. MA: 25.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.13   Max: 24.46
Current: 25.52

-34.13
24.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 911.53
MA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. MA: 911.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -179.06   Max: 902.4
Current: 911.53

-179.06
902.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.60
MA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MA: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 20.8
Current: 15.6

-0.2
20.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.20
MA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.10 vs. MA: 26.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 115.4
Current: 26.2

0
115.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.50
MA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MA: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 204.6
Current: 27.5

6.3
204.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Griffin 1,675,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 282,009 sh (+5890.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,257,840 sh (+2525.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,437 sh (+365.68%)
Jim Simons 2,934,300 sh (+63.89%)
Steve Mandel 11,766,312 sh (+61.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,849,418 sh (+42.17%)
Bill Nygren 4,380,000 sh (+39.94%)
Andreas Halvorsen 9,820,830 sh (+27.00%)
Jim Chanos 186,250 sh (+11.90%)
Chuck Akre 4,278,795 sh (+7.95%)
Ken Fisher 221,764 sh (+3.16%)
Mario Gabelli 220,200 sh (+1.56%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,062,517 sh (+0.81%)
Tom Russo 9,889,730 sh (+0.63%)
First Eagle Investment 2,859,765 sh (+0.41%)
Westport Asset Management 355,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 143,600 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 365,680 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 49,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,050,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 710 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 80,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 19,350 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 3,440,000 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 629,601 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 5,450,480 sh (-0.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 862,750 sh (-0.46%)
David Winters 734,243 sh (-0.49%)
Pioneer Investments 1,908,673 sh (-8.71%)
Ron Baron 63,635 sh (-9.07%)
Jeff Auxier 72,510 sh (-9.26%)
Murray Stahl 278,011 sh (-18.93%)
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Q3 2014

MA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 5,277 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 165,586 sh (New)
George Soros 200,000 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 7,586,471 sh (+120.54%)
Steven Cohen 252,600 sh (+75.91%)
Andreas Halvorsen 13,056,351 sh (+32.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,967,599 sh (+31.44%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,377,737 sh (+29.67%)
Steve Mandel 15,082,787 sh (+28.19%)
Bill Nygren 5,050,000 sh (+15.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,139,418 sh (+10.18%)
Mario Gabelli 224,830 sh (+2.10%)
First Eagle Investment 2,907,868 sh (+1.68%)
Tom Russo 9,956,963 sh (+0.68%)
Chuck Royce 710 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,675,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,715,400 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,952,895 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 80,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 355,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 5,446,115 sh (-0.08%)
Ken Fisher 221,494 sh (-0.12%)
Chuck Akre 4,273,180 sh (-0.13%)
Ron Baron 63,491 sh (-0.23%)
Jeff Auxier 71,510 sh (-1.38%)
Chris Davis 18,570 sh (-4.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 807,750 sh (-6.37%)
Tweedy Browne 304,305 sh (-16.78%)
Julian Robertson 35,025 sh (-29.39%)
Murray Stahl 192,534 sh (-30.75%)
David Winters 474,944 sh (-35.32%)
Wintergreen Fund 404,321 sh (-35.78%)
Jim Simons 1,726,100 sh (-41.18%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,238 sh (-64.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,661 sh (-88.42%)
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Q4 2014

MA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Heebner 280,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 53,000 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 284,120 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 22,677 sh (+329.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 128,538 sh (+293.55%)
Steve Mandel 20,030,460 sh (+32.80%)
Ron Baron 82,396 sh (+29.78%)
Tom Gayner 93,000 sh (+16.25%)
Warren Buffett 5,399,756 sh (+14.51%)
Pioneer Investments 2,193,780 sh (+12.33%)
Ken Fisher 224,616 sh (+1.41%)
Tom Russo 9,982,281 sh (+0.25%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,381,079 sh (+0.24%)
First Eagle Investment 2,908,095 sh (+0.01%)
Julian Robertson 35,025 sh (unchged)
David Winters 474,944 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 710 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,675,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,050,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 807,750 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 404,321 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 355,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chuck Akre 4,266,670 sh (-0.15%)
Murray Stahl 191,386 sh (-0.60%)
Tweedy Browne 302,450 sh (-0.61%)
Jeff Auxier 71,060 sh (-0.63%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,390,387 sh (-1.02%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,872,296 sh (-3.21%)
Chase Coleman 7,214,060 sh (-4.91%)
Mario Gabelli 206,580 sh (-8.12%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,723,269 sh (-13.26%)
Chris Davis 15,300 sh (-17.61%)
Jim Simons 813,500 sh (-52.87%)
Steven Cohen 118,700 sh (-53.01%)
Louis Moore Bacon 73,604 sh (-55.55%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,304,154 sh (-67.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,786 sh (-69.92%)
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Q1 2015

MA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 6,800 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 347,200 sh (+192.50%)
Jim Simons 2,185,800 sh (+168.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 146,949 sh (+99.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,272 sh (+94.82%)
Andreas Halvorsen 8,264,648 sh (+92.02%)
Ron Baron 139,864 sh (+69.75%)
Robert Olstein 67,000 sh (+26.42%)
Pioneer Investments 2,720,629 sh (+24.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 952,750 sh (+17.95%)
Tom Gayner 106,000 sh (+13.98%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,214,749 sh (+11.92%)
Wallace Weitz 304,820 sh (+7.29%)
Chuck Akre 4,317,827 sh (+1.20%)
Ken Fisher 226,588 sh (+0.88%)
Tom Russo 10,020,489 sh (+0.38%)
First Eagle Investment 2,919,287 sh (+0.38%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,395,235 sh (+0.09%)
Westport Asset Management 355,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,381,079 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,050,000 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 35,025 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 15,300 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,675,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Winters Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 300,390 sh (-0.68%)
Mario Gabelli 204,020 sh (-1.24%)
Chase Coleman 7,111,093 sh (-1.43%)
Murray Stahl 188,499 sh (-1.51%)
Warren Buffett 5,229,756 sh (-3.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,604,081 sh (-4.38%)
Ken Heebner 260,000 sh (-7.14%)
Steve Mandel 12,973,653 sh (-35.23%)
Jeff Auxier 9,510 sh (-86.62%)
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Guru Investment Theses on MasterCard Inc

Westport Fund Comments on MasterCard Inc - Jul 28, 2014

The largest detractor among the Fund’s holdings was MasterCard, Inc., Class A shares (MA), at minus 45 basis points from a 12% decline in its share price. After an excellent performance in 2013 where earnings growth outpaced expectations and the stock price responded accordingly, 2014 has seen continued earnings growth but a reduction in the price/earnings multiple iii attached to those earnings. The imposition of financial sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea raised questions about MasterCard Inc.’s long term presence in Russia and its earnings growth. However, the outlook is positive as transactions in many countries will continue to move from paper based systems for commerce to electronic transactions.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Chuck Akre Comments on MasterCard Corporation - Jul 23, 2014

MasterCard Corporation (“MasterCard”) (NYSE: MA)

Market cap: $85.8 billion (as of 6/30/14)

Company overview:

MasterCard (MA) is a payment technology and network company, operating the world’s second largest payment network connecting banks, consumers, and merchants in over 210 countries. MasterCard was collectively owned by its member banks until it became a public, stand-alone company in 2006, from which point through 2012 it grew revenue 14% compounded annually and free cash flow per share over 34% compounded annually as operating margins expanded from 20% to over 53%.

Akre Focus Fund Investment:

Our investment in MasterCard began in February 2010 under the cloud of uncertainty presented by the Durbin Amendment (part of Dodd-Frank) and its potential impact on MasterCard’s debit business. Through appreciation and subsequent opportunistic purchases, as of June 2014 MasterCard represented 7.6% of the portfolio.

Investment thesis:

Approximately 85% of the world’s purchase transactions today are done using cash and checks. This presents an enormous market opportunity for MasterCard - perhaps the largest imaginable if one thinks of Gross Domestic Product as the summation of all the purchase transactions in an economy. In MasterCard, we believe we own a business with increasing odds of being involved and potentially profiting from the growth and secular movement of those purchase transactions to electronic means of payment, earning a small piece on the trillions of dollars transacted over its network. This ongoing shift continued to be aided by the growth of ecommerce, new acceptance locations/categories (taxis, toll roads), the increasing inclusion via prepaid cards of 2.5 billion unbanked consumers worldwide, mobile commerce (given the lack of wireline infrastructure in many countries), and governments moving payment disbursement programs (e.g. Social Security, Veterans benefits) from paper checks to electronic payments. Furthermore, MasterCard has no debt, a nearly 40% free cash flow margin, pricing power, and the company is able to repurchase billions of dollars annually of its stock while reinvesting in what it calls “the war on cash.”

The examples of specific discrete investments are included merely to illustrate Akre Capital Management’s investment process and strategy, and a portfolio will typically contain a much larger number of positions than the examples set forth herein. Accordingly, the examples are not intended to indicate overall portfolio performance that may be expected to be achieved.

From Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio)’s 2014 Q2 Fund Pitchbook .

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Baron Funds Comments on MasterCard - May 29, 2014

After rising 70% last year, shares of credit card company MasterCard, Inc. fell 11% in the first quarter on lower than expected fourth quarter earnings and forward guidance, due to higher incentive payments to card issuers and the loss of a large bank customer. In addition, a recent court decision reduced the likelihood that MasterCard would take market share from Visa in signature debit processing. We retain conviction based on high barriers to entry and a long runway for growth in electronic payments, particularly outside the U.S., where MasterCard generates most of its revenue.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Westport Asset Management Comments on MasterCard Inc. - Apr 16, 2014

The greatest disappointment in the quarter was from MasterCard, Inc. (MA) whose stock price declined 10.6% and negatively impacted performance in the quarter by 37 basis points. This negative performance is attributable to results for the fourth quarter of 2013 coming in below estimates. The company decided to invest additional money in support of new customers which reduced earnings. The outlook for MasterCard, Inc. and Visa Inc. is positive as the volume of business increases when countries move from paper based systems for commerce to electronic ones.





From Westport Funds First Quarter 2014 investor letter.





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Sequoia Fund's Discussion of MasterCard - Mar 07, 2014

MasterCard’s 2013 earnings per share increased nearly 20%, driven by the continued trend toward electronic payments globally. As we believe this trend should continue for years to come, MasterCard’s long-term prospects strike us as excellent. The company’s business model is essentially a royalty on global consumption growth, supplemented by the transition away from cash as a payment medium. MasterCard is set up to produce natural expense leverage over time and requires little capital. Processing costs are highly fixed, making for high incremental margins and high returns on capital.





Source: Sequoia Fund's 2013 Annual Report - Management's Discussion of Fund Performance



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.40
MA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. MA: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.07   Max: 310.24
Current: 28.4

15.07
310.24
Forward P/E 22.32
MA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. MA: 22.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.40
MA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. MA: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.9   Max: 369.87
Current: 28.4

14.9
369.87
P/B 16.90
MA's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MA: 16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 18.6
Current: 16.9

2.8
18.6
P/S 11.23
MA's P/S is ranked lower than
96% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. MA: 11.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 12.15
Current: 11.23

1.98
12.15
PFCF 31.40
MA's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. MA: 31.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.28   Max: 85.53
Current: 31.4

15.28
85.53
POCF 28.70
MA's POCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. MA: 28.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 12.85   Max: 53.84
Current: 28.7

12.85
53.84
EV-to-EBIT 19.61
MA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. MA: 19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -188.1   Max: 66.9
Current: 19.61

-188.1
66.9
PEG 1.39
MA's PEG is ranked lower than
71% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. MA: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.39

1.17
1.48
Shiller P/E 42.70
MA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. MA: 42.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 35.38   Max: 187.65
Current: 42.7

35.38
187.65
Current Ratio 1.74
MA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. MA: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.74

1.33
2.24
Quick Ratio 1.74
MA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. MA: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.74

1.33
2.24
Days Sales Outstanding 41.07
MA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.17 vs. MA: 41.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.37   Max: 84.29
Current: 41.07

38.37
84.29

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.59
MA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. MA: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.59

0.09
0.62
Dividend Payout 0.17
MA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MA: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.17

0.03
1
Dividend growth (3y) 101.40
MA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. MA: 101.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 101.4
Current: 101.4

0
101.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.83
MA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MA: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 6.03
Current: 5.83

0.88
6.03
Share Buyback Rate 3.00
MA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. MA: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3   Max: -16.1
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 25.20
MA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MA: 25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 21.81
Current: 25.2

6.92
21.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
MA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 6.4
Current: 2.5

2.01
6.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
MA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MA: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.7

0.33
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
MA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MA: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.4

0.1
1.36
Price/Graham Number 5.60
MA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MA: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 10.75
Current: 5.6

2.11
10.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
MA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MA: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 11.9
Current: 5.1

1.5
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.07
MA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. MA: 23.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 24.8
Current: 23.07

1
24.8

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:M4I.Germany, MSCD34.Brazil, MA.Mexico,
MasterCard Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in May 2001. The Company is a technology company in the payments industry that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing and settlement, and deliver related products and services. It makes payments easier and more efficient by creating payment solutions and services using its family of brands, including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus. The Company also provides value-added offerings such as loyalty and reward programs, information services and consulting. Its network is designed to ensure safety and security for the payments system. The Company operates the MasterCard Network and proprietary payments network that links issuers and acquirers around the globe to facilitate the processing of transactions, permitting MasterCard cardholders to use their cards and other payment devices at millions of merchants. Its network facilitates an efficient and secure means for merchants to receive payments, and a convenient, quick and secure payment method for consumers and businesses that is accepted. It processes transactions through its network for its issuer customers in more than 150 currencies in more than 210 countries and territories.
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