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Mastercard (NYSE:MA) GF Value Rank

: 7 (As of Today)
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Mastercard has the GF Value Rank of 7.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, Mastercard's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Mastercard GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, Mastercard's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Mastercard's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Business Description

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2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY, USA, 10577
Mastercard is the second-largest payment processor in the world, having processed close to over $8 trillion in transactions during 2022. Mastercard operates in over 200 countries and processes transactions in over 150 currencies.
Raghuvir Malhotra officer: Co-President, Intl Markets 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Hai Ling officer: Co-President, Intl Markets 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Harit Talwar director 2500 LAKE COOK ROAD, RIVERWOODS IL 60015
Candido Bracher director 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Richard R. Verma officer: General Counsel 100 E. PRATT STREET, BALTIMORE MD 21202
Linda Pistecchia Kirkpatrick officer: President, North America 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Raj Seshadri officer: President, Data & Services 880 CARILLON PARKWAY, ST. PETERSBURG FL 33716
Youngme E Moon director 75 NETWORK DRIVE, BURLINGTON MA 01803
Venkata R Madabhushi officer: Chief Marketing Officer WELLPOINT, INC., 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Kevin Stanton officer: Chief Services Officer 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Ajay Bhalla officer: President Cyber & Intelligence 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Froman Michael B. G. officer: V Chair & Pres Strategic Grwth 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
J. Mehra Sachin officer: Chief Financial Officer HESS CORPORATION, 1185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Michael Miebach officer: Chief Product Officer 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577