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NVDA   776.86 (+15.14%)
NIO   5.75 (-3.69%)
AMD   180.23 (+9.70%)
BABA   75.52 (-0.08%)
T   16.61 (-2.29%)
F   12.21 (+0.58%)
MU   85.39 (+4.79%)
CGC   3.42 (-0.58%)
GE   151.79 (+1.82%)
DIS   108.13 (+0.43%)
AMC   4.58 (+0.22%)
PFE   27.27 (-1.45%)
PYPL   57.54 (+0.10%)
XOM   104.38 (-0.45%)

Mastercard (MA) Competitors

$467.05
+8.00 (+1.74%)
(As of 10:27 AM ET)

MA vs. V, ACN, SPGI, ARM, FI, FIS, GPN, BR, FLT, and WEX

Should you be buying Mastercard stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Mastercard include Visa (V), Accenture (ACN), S&P Global (SPGI), ARM (ARM), Fiserv (FI), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Global Payments (GPN), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), FLEETCOR Technologies (FLT), and WEX (WEX). These companies are all part of the "business services" sector.

Mastercard vs.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Visa (NYSE:V) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, media sentiment, dividends and valuation.

Visa has a net margin of 53.92% compared to Mastercard's net margin of 44.60%. Mastercard's return on equity of 191.22% beat Visa's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mastercard44.60% 191.22% 29.00%
Visa 53.92%50.02%20.83%

Visa has higher revenue and earnings than Mastercard. Visa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mastercard, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mastercard$25.10B17.45$11.20B$11.8339.48
Visa$33.35B15.51$17.27B$8.6932.42

Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Visa has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Visa received 832 more outperform votes than Mastercard when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 80.27% of users gave Visa an outperform vote while only 72.45% of users gave Mastercard an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MastercardOutperform Votes
1483
72.45%
Underperform Votes
564
27.55%
VisaOutperform Votes
2315
80.27%
Underperform Votes
569
19.73%

Mastercard presently has a consensus target price of $471.85, suggesting a potential upside of 1.07%. Visa has a consensus target price of $290.55, suggesting a potential upside of 3.55%. Given Visa's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Visa is more favorable than Mastercard.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mastercard
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
19 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.95
Visa
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
16 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.80

In the previous week, Mastercard had 15 more articles in the media than Visa. MarketBeat recorded 46 mentions for Mastercard and 31 mentions for Visa. Visa's average media sentiment score of 0.75 beat Mastercard's score of 0.48 indicating that Visa is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Mastercard
18 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Visa
21 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Visa pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Mastercard pays out 22.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Visa pays out 23.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

74.9% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of Visa shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Visa shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Mastercard beats Visa on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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MA vs. The Competition

MetricMastercardBusiness services IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$437.99B$17.98B$6.56B$17.37B
Dividend Yield0.58%3.14%3.14%3.57%
P/E Ratio39.4814.1627.6021.20
Price / Sales17.453.511,571.335.35
Price / Cash30.2020.1018.4317.89
Price / Book62.786.474.926.35
Net Income$11.20B$247.13M$82.17M$869.26M
7 Day Performance-0.93%-1.64%0.13%-0.80%
1 Month Performance6.22%4.61%5.01%1.99%
1 Year Performance31.57%-0.35%3.12%76.71%

Mastercard Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
V
Visa
4.5012 of 5 stars
$275.15
-1.2%
$290.55
+5.6%
+25.4%$505.32B$32.65B31.6628,800
ACN
Accenture
4.6541 of 5 stars
$363.19
-1.7%
$365.63
+0.7%
+34.1%$227.83B$64.11B33.66733,000Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
SPGI
S&P Global
4.5306 of 5 stars
$426.01
+0.6%
$446.25
+4.8%
+21.0%$133.81B$12.50B51.7640,450Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
ARM
ARM
0 of 5 stars
121.77
-5.1%
N/AN/A$125.19B$2.70B0.005,963Gap Down
FI
Fiserv
4.3674 of 5 stars
$147.88
-0.1%
$153.04
+3.5%
+29.7%$88.76B$19.09B29.5841,000
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
4.2498 of 5 stars
$62.96
-1.1%
$66.00
+4.8%
-5.4%$37.30B$14.53B-1.5469,000Upcoming Earnings
GPN
Global Payments
4.751 of 5 stars
$130.74
-2.6%
$151.15
+15.6%
+17.1%$33.73B$9.65B34.5927,000Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
4.3252 of 5 stars
$195.15
-1.4%
$203.17
+4.1%
+37.7%$22.98B$6.06B34.0014,700Dividend Announcement
FLT
FLEETCOR Technologies
4.5162 of 5 stars
$273.02
+0.5%
$298.67
+9.4%
+30.8%$19.71B$3.76B20.689,900
WEX
WEX
4.066 of 5 stars
$220.38
-0.4%
$227.08
+3.0%
+17.1%$9.42B$2.55B35.784,900Insider Selling

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This page (NYSE:MA) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff