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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
V's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 94.80 vs. V: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
V' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 6.59  Med: 112.55 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.73
V's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. V: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
V' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.73
-0.11
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
V's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. V: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
V' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 170.50 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
8.2
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 11.06
M-Score: -3.26
WACC vs ROIC
8.70%
23.73%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 61.41
V's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. V: 61.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
V' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -71.62  Med: 22.65 Max: 61.46
Current: 61.41
-71.62
61.46
Net-margin (%) 42.14
V's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. V: 42.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
V' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -44.7  Med: 18.00 Max: 42.81
Current: 42.14
-44.7
42.81
ROE (%) 20.09
V's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. V: 20.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
V' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2624.39  Med: 12.31 Max: 128.35
Current: 20.09
-2624.39
128.35
ROA (%) 14.52
V's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. V: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
V' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.26  Med: 10.00 Max: 15.94
Current: 14.52
-29.26
15.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 438.01
V's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. V: 438.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
V' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -834.5  Med: 287.99 Max: 9011.11
Current: 438.01
-834.5
9011.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
V's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. V: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
V' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 42.6
Current: 15.7
0
42.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
V's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. V: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
V' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 87.1
Current: 16.6
0
87.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.60
V's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. V: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
V' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 109.6
Current: 18.6
0
109.6
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Q2 2014

V Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Griffin 600,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 797,050 sh (+2236.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 115,493 sh (+983.73%)
Bill Nygren 1,410,000 sh (+90.54%)
David Rolfe 947,703 sh (+55.23%)
Warren Buffett 1,799,749 sh (+15.71%)
Jim Chanos 58,458 sh (+15.37%)
Tom Gayner 164,500 sh (+11.53%)
RS Investment Management 21,707 sh (+9.86%)
Ken Fisher 3,587,399 sh (+4.41%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 91,374 sh (+4.00%)
Mario Gabelli 32,710 sh (+3.40%)
Tom Russo 112,151 sh (+1.33%)
Bill Frels 1,954 sh (+0.88%)
First Eagle Investment 1,040,201 sh (+0.40%)
John Keeley 1,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 221,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 284,479 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 570,430 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen 2,744,653 sh (-0.04%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,124,329 sh (-0.14%)
Frank Sands 12,552,426 sh (-0.64%)
Ron Baron 25,824 sh (-0.96%)
Murray Stahl 89,062 sh (-3.36%)
Chris Davis 1,907,010 sh (-5.09%)
Jeff Auxier 11,242 sh (-8.91%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,197,858 sh (-11.10%)
Pioneer Investments 577,556 sh (-14.04%)
Jim Simons 404,800 sh (-19.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 80,337 sh (-56.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,410 sh (-99.19%)
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Q3 2014

V Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 2,213 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,038,807 sh (+30.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 141,215 sh (+22.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 91,550 sh (+13.96%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,035,619 sh (+10.60%)
Tom Gayner 178,500 sh (+8.51%)
David Rolfe 1,011,933 sh (+6.78%)
Bill Nygren 1,470,000 sh (+4.26%)
Bill Frels 2,030 sh (+3.89%)
First Eagle Investment 1,057,613 sh (+1.67%)
Chris Davis 1,931,268 sh (+1.27%)
Frank Sands 12,668,989 sh (+0.93%)
Tom Russo 112,816 sh (+0.59%)
Ken Fisher 3,588,852 sh (+0.04%)
Chuck Akre 570,430 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,500 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 600,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 284,479 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 578,464 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,146,290 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
MS Global Franchise Fund 91,279 sh (-0.10%)
Ron Baron 25,746 sh (-0.30%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,115,595 sh (-0.78%)
Jeff Auxier 11,112 sh (-1.16%)
Mario Gabelli 32,135 sh (-1.76%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,095,730 sh (-3.19%)
Murray Stahl 83,856 sh (-5.85%)
RS Investment Management 15,284 sh (-29.59%)
Jim Simons 193,800 sh (-52.12%)
Steven Cohen 21,700 sh (-90.18%)
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Q4 2014

V Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 82,720 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 105,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,201 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 1,771,519 sh (New)
Frank Sands 12,627,083 sh (+298.68%)
Steven Cohen 63,800 sh (+194.01%)
Jim Simons 374,800 sh (+93.40%)
Warren Buffett 2,509,290 sh (+16.91%)
David Rolfe 1,114,817 sh (+10.17%)
Tom Gayner 190,500 sh (+6.72%)
RS Investment Management 16,078 sh (+5.19%)
Tom Russo 114,624 sh (+1.60%)
Mario Gabelli 32,258 sh (+0.38%)
Chuck Akre 570,810 sh (+0.07%)
Murray Stahl 83,904 sh (+0.06%)
First Eagle Investment 1,057,883 sh (+0.03%)
Ron Baron 25,746 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,470,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,500 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 600,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 2,030 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
MS Global Franchise Fund 91,223 sh (-0.06%)
Chris Davis 1,926,613 sh (-0.24%)
Frank Sands 12,627,083 sh (-0.33%)
Jeff Auxier 11,062 sh (-0.45%)
Ken Fisher 3,556,730 sh (-0.90%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,937,922 sh (-5.10%)
Pioneer Investments 543,886 sh (-5.98%)
Dodge & Cox 1,810 sh (-18.21%)
Ruane Cunniff 858,546 sh (-23.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 797,241 sh (-23.25%)
Chase Coleman 172,479 sh (-39.37%)
Andreas Halvorsen 916,606 sh (-69.80%)
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Q1 2015

V Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 420,812 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 534,640 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 267,117 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,413,000 sh (+453.68%)
Jim Simons 4,281,900 sh (+185.61%)
RS Investment Management 87,056 sh (+35.37%)
Steve Mandel 9,510,268 sh (+34.21%)
Chase Coleman 838,089 sh (+21.48%)
Tom Gayner 808,000 sh (+6.04%)
Ken Fisher 14,316,089 sh (+0.63%)
First Eagle Investment 4,248,614 sh (+0.40%)
Tom Russo 458,760 sh (+0.06%)
Bill Nygren 5,880,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 2,283,240 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 7,240 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 420,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 6,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 2,400,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 102,984 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 129,012 sh (-0.02%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,432,160 sh (-0.06%)
Pioneer Investments 2,169,948 sh (-0.26%)
Frank Sands 50,366,538 sh (-0.28%)
Chris Davis 7,659,271 sh (-0.61%)
Bill Frels 8,052 sh (-0.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,650,208 sh (-0.86%)
David Rolfe 4,416,811 sh (-0.95%)
Murray Stahl 332,183 sh (-1.02%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,144,422 sh (-1.40%)
Warren Buffett 9,885,160 sh (-1.51%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 351,769 sh (-3.60%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (-9.33%)
Jeff Auxier 12,448 sh (-71.87%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Visa Inc

David Rolfe Comments on Visa - Apr 18, 2014

During the quarter, Visa (V) reported strong year-­‐over-­‐year growth with earnings up 14%, as the business continues to operate at a superior level – very much in-­‐line with the past several years. Visa has been a core holding for our clients since October 2008 and rarely has a year gone by without the Company and its partners having to contend with lawsuits and legislation aimed at limiting pricing power and 4 distribution. 2014 is no exception, though most of the news has been favorable, with a ruling for "no change" to Visa's exclusivity for high-­‐value signature transactions. We continue to see Visa's pricing power as being derived from VisaNet's superior value proposition relative to substitutes, particularly paper-­‐ based payments, automated clearinghouse (ACH), and more recently, "cryptocurrencies" (e.g. Bitcoin). While these emerging payment platforms, including PayPal and Square, represent very legitimate substitutes to traditional interchange, in our view they are not quite "good enough," as evidenced by merchant acceptance that is largely sequestered to small businesses. While we have been net sellers of Visa over the past 18 months, it has been solely due to valuation – our primary tool for risk management at Wedgewood. We believe Visa will continue to maintain its superior competitive positioning, as competitors find it difficult to achieve the network-­‐effect benefits that have compounded the value proposition of VisaNet, particularly as acceptance and issuance of the Visa brand continues to expand.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 30.56
V's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. V: 30.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
V' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.8  Med: 26.42 Max: 114.84
Current: 30.56
14.8
114.84
Forward P/E 23.09
V's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. V: 23.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.80
V's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. V: 30.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
V' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.67  Med: 25.44 Max: 113.63
Current: 30.8
14.67
113.63
P/B 5.90
V's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. V: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
V' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.85 Max: 6.03
Current: 5.9
1.44
6.03
P/S 12.88
V's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. V: 12.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
V' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5.85  Med: 10.04 Max: 29.99
Current: 12.88
5.85
29.99
PFCF 15.37
V's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. V: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
V' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.29  Med: 23.54 Max: 370.72
Current: 15.37
14.29
370.72
POCF 14.09
V's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.45 vs. V: 14.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
V' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 13.07  Med: 21.68 Max: 171.1
Current: 14.09
13.07
171.1
EV-to-EBIT 20.22
V's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.06 vs. V: 20.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
V' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -127.3  Med: 16.70 Max: 186.3
Current: 20.22
-127.3
186.3
PEG 2.05
V's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. V: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
V' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 1.59 Max: 4.11
Current: 2.05
1.27
4.11
Shiller P/E 45.20
V's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.35 vs. V: 45.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
V' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.03  Med: 43.40 Max: 52.77
Current: 45.2
29.03
52.77
Current Ratio 1.86
V's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. V: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
V' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.86
0.76
2.87
Quick Ratio 1.86
V's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. V: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
V' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.86
0.76
2.87
Days Sales Outstanding 24.82
V's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.06 vs. V: 24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
V' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.93  Med: 23.52 Max: 25.32
Current: 24.82
19.93
25.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.67
V's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. V: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
V' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.67
0.18
0.79
Dividend Payout 0.20
V's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. V: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
V' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.2
0.09
0.23
Dividend growth (3y) 38.70
V's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. V: 38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
V' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 38.7
Current: 38.7
0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.79
V's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. V: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
V' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 2.71 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.79
0.75
3.29
Share Buyback Rate 3.70
V's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. V: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
V' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 3.7
Current: 3.7
0
3.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 32.65
V's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. V: 32.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
V' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 11.49  Med: 27.11 Max: 779.5
Current: 32.65
11.49
779.5
Price/Projected FCF 1.86
V's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. V: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
V' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 2.21 Max: 3.05
Current: 1.86
1.78
3.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
V's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. V: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
V' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.28
0.61
2.16
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.58
V's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. V: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
V' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.78
Current: 1.58
1.34
3.78
Price/Graham Number 6.61
V's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. V: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
V' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.79  Med: 5.60 Max: 12.98
Current: 6.61
2.79
12.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.93
V's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. V: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
V' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 5.90 Max: 10.9
Current: 4.93
0.5
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.37
V's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. V: 22.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
V' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7  Med: 18.50 Max: 40
Current: 22.37
7
40

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 14,560 16,076
EPS($) 2.63 2.95
EPS without NRI($) 2.63 2.95

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:0QZ0.UK, 3V64.Germany, V.Switzerland, V.Chile, VISA34.Brazil, V.Mexico,
Visa Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in May 2007. It is a payment technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. The Company operates processing networks, VisaNet, offering fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. The Company owns, manages and promotes a portfolio of payment brands, including Visa, Visa Electron, PLUS and Interlink, which it licensed to its clients for use in their payment programs. The Company provides payment solutions that support payment products that issuers can offer to its account holders. These services facilitate transactions on its network among account holders, merchants, financial institutions and governments in mature and emerging markets. It offers a range of branded payments product platforms, which its clients, primarily financial institutions, use to develop and offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash access programs, as well as digital, mobile and e-Commerce platforms for their customers. The Company provides transaction processing and value-added services to its clients through VisaNet, Visa Debit Processing Services and Visa Processing Services and promotes and enforces a common set of operating regulations adhered to by its clients to ensure the efficient and secure functioning of its payments network and the maintenance and promotion of its brands. The Company competes with payment marketplace against all forms of payment which includes: paper-based payments, principally cash and checks, card-based payments, including credit, charge, debit, ATM, prepaid and private-label products, eCommerce and mobile-based payments; and other electronic payments, including wire transfers, electronic benefits transfers, automated clearing house ("ACH"), and electronic data interchange.
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