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50-Day Range
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MA: $300.43
$313.15
52-Week Range
$199.99
Now: $295.68
$347.25
Volume3.03 million shs
Average Volume3.71 million shs
Market Capitalization$296.79 billion
P/E Ratio37.81
Dividend Yield0.54%
Beta1.08

Competitors

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Vs. V, ACN, SPGI, FIS, FISV, and ADP

Should you be buying MA stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "business services" are considered alternatives and competitors to Mastercard, including Visa (V), Accenture (ACN), S&P Global (SPGI), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), Fiserv (FISV), and Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Visa and Mastercard's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Visa$22.98 billion16.29$12.08 billion$5.4435.40
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05

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.

Profitability

This table compares Visa and Mastercard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Visa52.26%43.45%17.61%
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%

Dividends

Visa pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Visa pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mastercard pays out 20.6% 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. Visa has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Mastercard has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Visa is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.4% of Visa shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.9% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Visa shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Visa has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Visa and Mastercard, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Visa032302.88
Mastercard042602.87

Visa presently has a consensus target price of $207.24, suggesting a potential upside of 7.63%. Mastercard has a consensus target price of $326.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 10.40%. Given Mastercard's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mastercard is more favorable than Visa.

Summary

Mastercard beats Visa on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mastercard and Accenture's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05
Accenture$43.22 billion3.25$4.78 billion$7.3629.93

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

Profitability

This table compares Mastercard and Accenture's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%
Accenture11.11%31.51%15.06%

Dividends

Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Accenture pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Mastercard pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Accenture pays out 43.5% 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. Mastercard has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Accenture has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Accenture is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of Mastercard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Accenture shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Mastercard shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Accenture shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accenture has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mastercard and Accenture, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mastercard042602.87
Accenture171702.64

Mastercard presently has a consensus price target of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. Accenture has a consensus price target of $220.3462, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. Given Mastercard's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mastercard is more favorable than Accenture.

Summary

Mastercard beats Accenture on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mastercard and S&P Global's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05
S&P Global$6.70 billion12.65$2.12 billion$9.5336.92

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

Profitability

This table compares Mastercard and S&P Global's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%
S&P Global34.02%758.90%23.64%

Dividends

Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. S&P Global pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Mastercard pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. S&P Global pays out 28.1% 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. Mastercard has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and S&P Global has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of Mastercard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.8% of S&P Global shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Mastercard shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of S&P Global shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, S&P Global has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mastercard and S&P Global, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mastercard042602.87
S&P Global031112.87

Mastercard presently has a consensus price target of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. S&P Global has a consensus price target of $320.7143, indicating a potential downside of 8.84%. Given Mastercard's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mastercard is more favorable than S&P Global.

Summary

Mastercard beats S&P Global on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Mastercard pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays out 25.0% 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. Mastercard has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Fidelity National Information Servcs has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of Mastercard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.0% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Mastercard shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mastercard and Fidelity National Information Servcs' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05
Fidelity National Information Servcs$10.33 billion8.18$298 million$5.6124.40

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mastercard and Fidelity National Information Servcs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mastercard042602.87
Fidelity National Information Servcs042012.88

Mastercard presently has a consensus price target of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. Fidelity National Information Servcs has a consensus price target of $154.5217, indicating a potential upside of 12.89%. Given Fidelity National Information Servcs' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fidelity National Information Servcs is more favorable than Mastercard.

Profitability

This table compares Mastercard and Fidelity National Information Servcs' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%
Fidelity National Information Servcs1.45%7.89%4.40%

Risk & Volatility

Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fidelity National Information Servcs has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mastercard beats Fidelity National Information Servcs on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.8% of Fiserv shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.9% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Fiserv shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fiserv and Mastercard's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fiserv$10.19 billion6.31$893 million$4.0024.00
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Fiserv and Mastercard, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fiserv052102.81
Mastercard042602.87

Fiserv presently has a consensus price target of $121.5417, indicating a potential upside of 26.63%. Mastercard has a consensus price target of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. Given Fiserv's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fiserv is more favorable than Mastercard.

Profitability

This table compares Fiserv and Mastercard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fiserv8.51%9.62%4.05%
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%

Volatility & Risk

Fiserv has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mastercard beats Fiserv on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

Automatic Data Processing pays an annual dividend of $3.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Automatic Data Processing pays out 66.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mastercard pays out 20.6% 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. Automatic Data Processing has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years and Mastercard has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Automatic Data Processing is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.8% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.9% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Automatic Data Processing and Mastercard's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Automatic Data Processing$14.18 billion4.46$2.29 billion$5.4527.00
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Automatic Data Processing and Mastercard, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Automatic Data Processing112402.18
Mastercard042602.87

Automatic Data Processing presently has a consensus price target of $165.5385, indicating a potential upside of 12.48%. Mastercard has a consensus price target of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. Given Automatic Data Processing's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Automatic Data Processing is more favorable than Mastercard.

Profitability

This table compares Automatic Data Processing and Mastercard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Automatic Data Processing17.20%47.51%5.97%
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%

Volatility & Risk

Automatic Data Processing has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mastercard beats Automatic Data Processing on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Visa logo
V
Visa
2.2$192.55+0.2%$374.22 billion$22.98 billion34.69Analyst Revision
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ACN
Accenture
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S&P Global logo
SPGI
S&P Global
1.7$351.81+0.3%$84.76 billion$6.70 billion36.80
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FIS
Fidelity National Information Servcs
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Fiserv logo
FISV
Fiserv
1.8$95.98+1.2%$64.26 billion$10.19 billion52.74Analyst Downgrade
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ADP
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2.1$147.17+1.0%$63.25 billion$14.18 billion25.24
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SPOT
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TRI
Thomson Reuters
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INFO
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VRSK
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RSG
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FLT
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EFX
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APTV
Aptiv
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TRU
TransUnion
1.7$83.05+0.6%$15.70 billion$2.66 billion45.88
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BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1.8$126.06+1.2%$14.47 billion$4.36 billion35.51
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FDS
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1.1$85.61+3.4%$13.02 billion$592.15 million-199.09
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PAGS
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OMC
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BKI
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BAH
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WU
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G
Genpact
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