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MasterCard Inc (NYSE:MA)
Book Value Per Share
$5.57 (As of Sep. 2015)

MasterCard Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $5.57.

During the past 12 months, MasterCard Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 13.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 23.00% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the book value growth rate using book value per share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of MasterCard Inc was 49.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 21.40% per year.

MasterCard Inc's current price is $80.65. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $5.57. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of MasterCard Inc is 14.48.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of MasterCard Inc was 18.60. The lowest was 2.80. And the median was 8.18.

Good Sign:

MasterCard Inc stock P/B Ratio (=15.41) is close to 1-year low of 14.79


Definition

MasterCard Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(6,790-0)/1,153
=5.89

MasterCard Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(6,267-0)/1,124
=5.57

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Theoretically it is what the shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets less total liabilities of the company.

Book value may include intangible items which may come from the company’s past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.


Explanation

Usually a company’s book value and Tangible Book Value per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.

For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.


Related Terms

Total Equity, Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding (EOP), Tangible Book Value per Share,P/B Ratio, Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

MasterCard Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Book Value Per Share 1.752.311.903.134.214.805.826.275.895.37

MasterCard Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Book Value Per Share 6.596.275.595.415.635.895.515.655.575.37
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