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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 1.38
MA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. MA: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 10.85 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.38
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
MA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MA: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.31
0.24
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 0.84
MA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
65% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MA: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
MA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.84
0.01
1.59
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.78
MA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
91% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. MA: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
MA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.01  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.78
-1.01
0.85
Interest Coverage 45.20
MA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. MA: 45.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.35  Med: 83.25 Max: 321.64
Current: 45.2
19.35
321.64
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 10.13
Beneish M-Score: -2.09
WACC vs ROIC
9.17%
138.32%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 54.12
MA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
82% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.01 vs. MA: 54.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.71  Med: 51.11 Max: 54.17
Current: 54.12
-10.71
54.17
Net Margin % 38.70
MA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. MA: 38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.09  Med: 35.33 Max: 39.39
Current: 38.7
-5.09
39.39
ROE % 77.59
MA's ROE % is ranked higher than
99% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. MA: 77.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.25  Med: 43.22 Max: 69.48
Current: 77.59
-10.25
69.48
ROA % 24.24
MA's ROA % is ranked higher than
98% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. MA: 24.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.99  Med: 22.94 Max: 24.46
Current: 24.24
-3.99
24.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 827.01
MA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. MA: 827.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.67  Med: 707.48 Max: 904.61
Current: 827.01
-93.67
904.61
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.70
MA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. MA: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 12.7 Max: 20.8
Current: 12.7
-0.3
20.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 12.20
MA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MA: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 20.3 Max: 126
Current: 12.2
5.8
126
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 13.00
MA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MA: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 22.1 Max: 211.3
Current: 13
6.3
211.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

MA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

PRIMECAP Management 129,800 sh (+139.93%)
Ken Fisher 305,894 sh (+3.37%)
Ron Baron 133,672 sh (+0.77%)
Tom Gayner 151,100 sh (+0.33%)
Pioneer Investments 4,028,973 sh (+0.21%)
First Eagle Investment 1,691,928 sh (+0.06%)
Warren Buffett 4,934,756 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 68,360 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 460,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Griffin 1,678,200 sh (-0.05%)
Jim Simons 5,641,400 sh (-0.05%)
Chuck Akre 4,701,391 sh (-0.12%)
Tweedy Browne 266,340 sh (-0.31%)
Wallace Weitz 790,938 sh (-0.77%)
Tom Russo 9,603,214 sh (-1.76%)
Bill Nygren 3,770,000 sh (-2.58%)
Lee Ainslie 6,170 sh (-3.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,063,577 sh (-3.53%)
Murray Stahl 80,043 sh (-5.29%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,932,805 sh (-5.75%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,006,921 sh (-6.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,928,450 sh (-6.42%)
Mario Gabelli 99,417 sh (-6.98%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (-9.26%)
Steven Cohen 427,600 sh (-10.28%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,304,695 sh (-43.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,030 sh (-44.26%)
Chase Coleman 1,053,341 sh (-44.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,016 sh (-97.85%)
Spiros Segalas 6,509,610 sh (-4.85%)
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Q1 2017

MA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

George Soros 9,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,181,718 sh (+176.36%)
PRIMECAP Management 314,800 sh (+142.53%)
Chuck Akre 5,329,183 sh (+13.35%)
Tom Gayner 159,100 sh (+5.29%)
Pioneer Investments 4,128,538 sh (+2.47%)
First Eagle Investment 1,718,197 sh (+1.55%)
Ken Fisher 310,103 sh (+1.38%)
John Griffin 1,681,000 sh (+0.17%)
Spiros Segalas 7,483,946 sh (+14.97%)
Bill Nygren 3,770,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,934,756 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 1,053,341 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,006,921 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 265,232 sh (-0.42%)
Tom Russo 9,525,546 sh (-0.81%)
Ron Baron 132,299 sh (-1.03%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,835,576 sh (-1.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,033,879 sh (-2.79%)
Lee Ainslie 5,990 sh (-2.92%)
Murray Stahl 75,641 sh (-5.50%)
Mario Gabelli 93,757 sh (-5.69%)
Wallace Weitz 745,144 sh (-5.79%)
Jim Simons 5,252,700 sh (-6.89%)
Jeff Auxier 61,260 sh (-10.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,224,204 sh (-17.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-59.21%)
Andreas Halvorsen 573,321 sh (-86.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,806 sh (-93.76%)
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Q2 2017

MA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 2,316 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 165,200 sh (New)
John Rogers 7,461 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,300 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 4,641,369 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,932 sh (+213.50%)
Lee Ainslie 14,170 sh (+136.56%)
PRIMECAP Management 743,800 sh (+136.28%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (+100.00%)
First Eagle Investment 2,164,957 sh (+26.00%)
Tom Gayner 172,100 sh (+8.17%)
Pioneer Investments 4,268,477 sh (+3.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,061,408 sh (+2.66%)
Ken Fisher 313,975 sh (+1.25%)
Tom Russo 9,558,705 sh (+0.35%)
Chuck Akre 5,345,399 sh (+0.30%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 1,053,341 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,934,756 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 61,260 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,006,921 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ron Baron 132,067 sh (-0.18%)
Wallace Weitz 743,634 sh (-0.20%)
Mario Gabelli 93,530 sh (-0.24%)
Tweedy Browne 263,287 sh (-0.73%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,779,519 sh (-1.16%)
Murray Stahl 74,614 sh (-1.36%)
Steven Cohen 1,155,847 sh (-2.19%)
Bill Nygren 3,320,000 sh (-11.94%)
Jim Simons 4,403,900 sh (-16.16%)
John Griffin 882,600 sh (-47.50%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,610,506 sh (-50.05%)
Andreas Halvorsen 208,496 sh (-63.63%)
Spiros Segalas 6,811,054 sh (-8.99%)
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Q3 2017

MA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ray Dalio 54,677 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,150,301 sh (+931.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,083 sh (+464.90%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,562 sh (+105.85%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,119,800 sh (+50.55%)
Lee Ainslie 16,450 sh (+16.09%)
Tom Gayner 182,100 sh (+5.81%)
Ken Fisher 321,219 sh (+2.31%)
John Rogers 7,461 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 1,053,341 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 165,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,934,756 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 24,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Akre 5,325,084 sh (-0.38%)
Tweedy Browne 262,263 sh (-0.39%)
Tom Russo 9,501,788 sh (-0.60%)
Mario Gabelli 92,660 sh (-0.93%)
Jeff Auxier 60,260 sh (-1.63%)
Murray Stahl 72,871 sh (-2.34%)
Ron Baron 127,915 sh (-3.14%)
Steve Mandel 4,487,369 sh (-3.32%)
Wallace Weitz 709,644 sh (-4.57%)
Charles de Vaulx 953,068 sh (-5.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,000,034 sh (-5.78%)
Bill Nygren 3,120,000 sh (-6.02%)
Pioneer Investments 4,011,065 sh (-6.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,479,698 sh (-8.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,051,345 sh (-15.24%)
First Eagle Investment 1,763,444 sh (-18.55%)
John Griffin 678,170 sh (-23.16%)
Robert Olstein 37,615 sh (-23.23%)
Jim Simons 2,500,100 sh (-43.23%)
Steven Cohen 354,295 sh (-69.35%)
Spiros Segalas 6,476,577 sh (-4.91%)
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Latest Guru Trades with MA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.38%0.04%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%5,325,084
Steve Mandel 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.32%0.1%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%4,487,369
Ruane Cunniff 2017-09-30 Reduce -15.24%0.82%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%4,051,345
Bill Nygren 2017-09-30 Reduce -6.02%0.14%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%3,120,000
First Eagle Investment 2017-09-30 Reduce -18.55%0.12%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%1,763,444
Wallace Weitz 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.57%0.18%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%709,644
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 2.31%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%321,219
Tweedy Browne 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.39%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%262,263
Tom Gayner 2017-09-30 Add 5.81%0.03%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%182,100
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.14%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%127,915
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.93%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%92,660
Robert Olstein 2017-09-30 Reduce -23.23%0.18%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%37,615
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 105.85%0.03%$120.78 - $142.49 $ 153.4016%24,562
Chuck Akre 2017-06-30 Add 0.30%0.03%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%5,345,399
Ruane Cunniff 2017-06-30 Reduce -1.16%0.06%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%4,779,519
Steve Mandel 2017-06-30 New Buy2.87%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%4,641,369
Bill Nygren 2017-06-30 Reduce -11.94%0.31%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%3,320,000
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 26.00%0.13%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%2,164,957
Wallace Weitz 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.20%0.01%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%743,634
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Add 1.25%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%313,975
Tweedy Browne 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.73%0.01%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%263,287
Tom Gayner 2017-06-30 Add 8.17%0.03%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%172,100
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.18%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%132,067
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.24%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%93,530
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 213.50%0.01%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%11,932
John Rogers 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%7,461
George Soros 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$111.22 - $125.9 $ 153.4029%0
Chuck Akre 2017-03-31 Add 13.35%1.16%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%5,329,183
Ruane Cunniff 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.97%0.09%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%4,835,576
First Eagle Investment 2017-03-31 Add 1.55%0.01%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%1,718,197
Wallace Weitz 2017-03-31 Reduce -5.79%0.19%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%745,144
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Add 1.38%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%310,103
Tweedy Browne 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.42%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%265,232
Tom Gayner 2017-03-31 Add 5.29%0.02%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%159,100
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.03%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%132,299
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -5.69%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%93,757
George Soros 2017-03-31 New Buy0.03%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%9,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -93.76%0.08%$105 - $112.83 $ 153.4040%3,806
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.75%0.29%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%4,932,805
Chuck Akre 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.12%0.01%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%4,701,391
Bill Nygren 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.58%0.07%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%3,770,000
First Eagle Investment 2016-12-31 Add 0.06%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%1,691,928
Wallace Weitz 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.77%0.02%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%790,938
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Add 3.37%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%305,894
Tweedy Browne 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.31%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%266,340
Tom Gayner 2016-12-31 Add 0.33%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%151,100
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Add 0.77%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%133,672
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -6.98%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%99,417
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -44.26%0.07%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%61,030
Robert Olstein 2016-12-31 Reduce -9.26%0.07%$100.18 - $107.02 $ 153.4048%49,000
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Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services    NAICS: 522320    SIC: 7389
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Headquarter Location:USA
Mastercard Inc is a technology company that generates revenue by charging fees to its customers based on both the dollar volume of card activity and the number of transactions processed through the network.

Mastercard manages several payment brands and an "open loop" global payment network, which allows it to provide authorization, clearing, and settlement of electronic payment transactions. Mastercard generates revenue by charging fees to its customers (issuers and acquirers) based on both the dollar volume of card activity and the number of transactions processed through the network.

Guru Investment Theses on Mastercard Inc

GAMCO Growth Fund Comments on MasterCard - Nov 14, 2017

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) (3.9%) (MA – $141.20 – NYSE) is a technology company in the global payments industry that operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient.



From GAMCO Growth Fund third quarter 2017 commentary.



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Jeff Auxier Comments on Mastercard - Aug 03, 2017

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) delivered net revenue gains of 12% as the labor markets continued to improve domestically and global retail spending improved as well. Mastercard is investing $170 million towards their E-wallet service Masterpass and partnering with PayPal Holdings to boost their mobile payment initiatives. Mastercard has delivered exceptional returns since our purchase at $22.14, compared to the current market of $128.



From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s second-quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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Weitz Funds Comments on Mastercard - Nov 11, 2016

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) operates the world’s second-largest payment network and one of the best known global brands. During the quarter, shares rose as investors applauded continued payment volume growth and a slightly improved economic global outlook. Mastercard is among the most attractive businesses we own. Its network is well entrenched within the plumbing of payment systems across the globe. The transition from cash to digital forms of payment provide growth opportunities, while the core business produces healthy doses of excess cash flow with modest reinvestment requirements.



  • From Weitz Balanced Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.


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Tom Russo Comments on MasterCard - Sep 26, 2016

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) shares have suffered during the first half of 2016 in part as a reaction against all the global disruption ongoing in financial markets and global political corridors. Terrorist bombings throughout Europe slow travel and slow cross-border transactions, the growth of which had over the past decades fueled growth in interconnect revenues. Decline in consumer confidence also pressures revenues and growth in gross dollar volumes billed.



Finally, MasterCard and other domestic payment networks suffer from concern over the overturning of an agreed settlement with retailers over alleged anticompetitive pricing activities. The repeal of the settlement in the United States coupled with a judicial loss in the United Kingdom in a law suit alleging anticompetitive pricing has triggered concerns over regulatory and legal environment, now weighing on MasterCard’s share price.



I believe that current turbulence impacting MasterCard’s share price will abate as travel patterns return, consumer confidence restores, and payment networks reach reasonable ways in which to be paid for the benefits that payment systems offer merchants. The growth of mobile platforms will only further drive the migration globally from cash payment (cash payments represent currently over 80 percent of commerce throughout the world beyond the United States) to digital payment. MasterCard has massive capacity to reinvest mature industry cash flows to exploit new marketing opportunities for using credit, for increased consumer spending, for assisting government distribution of social benefits in secure manner, etc.



From Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio)'s Semper Vic Partners second quarter 2016 shareholder letter.



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Wallace Weitz Comments on MasterCard - Apr 22, 2016

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) is the world’s second-largest payment network and one of the best known global brands. MasterCard is among the most attractive businesses we own. Its network is well entrenched within the plumbing of payment systems across the global. The transition from cash to digital forms of payment provides growth opportunities over and above underlying economic expansion, and its core business produces healthy doses of excess cash flow with modest reinvestment requirements.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Weitz Partners Value Fund 1st quarter 2016 commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on MasterCard - Apr 14, 2016

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) ($95 per share) is basically a royalty on global consumer spending. Regardless of near-term economic growth rates, MasterCard is likely to be able to produce 10-15% annual earnings per share growth over the next several years. Its stock price is also near our appraised value, but if earnings grow at 10-15% per year, they will double in 5-7 years. Even if the P/E paid by investors shrinks a bit, our total return should be very attractive.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s First Quarter Value Matters.

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GAMCO Global Growth Fund Comments on MasterCard Inc. - Feb 22, 2016

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) (1.9%) (MA – $97.36 – NYSE) is a technology company in the global payments industry that operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.



From the GAMCO Global Growth Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 35.67
MA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. MA: 35.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.09  Med: 27.07 Max: 308.33
Current: 35.67
15.09
308.33
Forward PE Ratio 28.74
MA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. MA: 28.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 35.67
MA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
76% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. MA: 35.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.12  Med: 27.04 Max: 370
Current: 35.67
15.12
370
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 50.68
MA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
78% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. MA: 50.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.69  Med: 30.44 Max: 135.05
Current: 50.68
13.69
135.05
PB Ratio 25.24
MA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MA: 25.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.18  Med: 9.92 Max: 25.13
Current: 25.24
5.18
25.13
PS Ratio 13.85
MA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. MA: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 7.95 Max: 13.79
Current: 13.85
3.27
13.79
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 38.12
MA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
89% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. MA: 38.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.66  Med: 26.95 Max: 88.32
Current: 38.12
16.66
88.32
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 34.88
MA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
81% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MA: 34.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.61  Med: 24.32 Max: 53.6
Current: 34.88
15.61
53.6
EV-to-EBIT 24.71
MA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. MA: 24.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.8  Med: 16.6 Max: 75.7
Current: 24.71
-94.8
75.7
EV-to-EBITDA 23.23
MA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
63% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. MA: 23.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.9  Med: 15.55 Max: 62.4
Current: 23.23
-154.9
62.4
EV-to-Revenue 13.43
MA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
76% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. MA: 13.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 7.15 Max: 13.5
Current: 13.43
2.8
13.5
PEG Ratio 2.05
MA's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MA: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.53
Current: 2.05
0.62
2.53
Shiller PE Ratio 64.81
MA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. MA: 64.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.87  Med: 63.82 Max: 81.71
Current: 64.81
47.87
81.71
Current Ratio 1.66
MA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MA: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.66
1.33
2.24
Quick Ratio 1.66
MA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. MA: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.66
1.33
2.24
Days Sales Outstanding 56.79
MA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. MA: 56.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.74  Med: 46.74 Max: 84.29
Current: 56.79
40.74
84.29

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.57
MA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. MA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.57
0.14
0.82
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.21
MA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MA: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.21
0.04
0.21
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 39.70
MA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MA: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.2 Max: 101.4
Current: 39.7
0
101.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.65
MA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
89% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. MA: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.24
MA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
82% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. MA: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 4.69 Max: 11.64
Current: 8.24
1.99
11.64
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.30
MA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. MA: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 6.1
Current: 3.3
-16.1
6.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 71.32
MA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MA: 71.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.96  Med: 12.57 Max: 65.9
Current: 71.32
3.96
65.9
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.79
MA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MA: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.58 Max: 7.86
Current: 2.79
1.88
7.86
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.74
MA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MA: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.74
0.25
1.59
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.55
MA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MA: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
MA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.55
0.1
2.33
Price-to-Graham-Number 10.64
MA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
97% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MA: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.89 Max: 11.16
Current: 10.64
2.2
11.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.05
MA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. MA: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 5.75 Max: 11.7
Current: 4.05
-2.4
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.19
MA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. MA: 16.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.6 Max: 76.8
Current: 16.19
1
76.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $11,941.00
EPS (TTM) $ 4.30
Beta1.17
Short Percentage of Float0.73%
52-Week Range $99.51 - 154.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,058.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,352 13,869 15,513
EPS ($) 4.52 5.33 6.20
EPS without NRI ($) 4.52 5.33 6.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.01%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.88 0.88

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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