Visa Company Profile (NYSE:V)

About Visa (NYSE:V)

Visa logoVisa Inc. (Visa) is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company operates through payment services segment. The Company enables global commerce through the transfer of value and information among the participants. The Company's transaction processing network facilitates authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions and enables to provide its financial institution and merchant clients a range of products, platforms and value-added services. The Company is a retail electronic payment network based on payments volume, number of transactions and number of cards in circulation. Its products/services include core products, processing infrastructure, transaction processing services, digital products, merchant products, and risk products and payment security initiatives.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • Sub-Industry: Data Processing & Outsourced Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:V
  • CUSIP: 92826C83
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $219.2 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,306,434,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $91.56
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $85.62
  • 52 Week Range: $73.25 - $95.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 47.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.18
  • P/E Growth: 1.65
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $16.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 13.02
  • Book Value: $10.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 8.70
  • Annual Dividend: $0.66
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • EBIDTA: $11.59 billion
  • Net Margins: 38.30%
  • Return on Equity: 26.48%
  • Return on Assets: 11.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.54%
  • Current Ratio: 1.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.42%
  • Average Volume: 7.72 million shs.
  • Beta: 1
  • Short Ratio: 6.32

Frequently Asked Questions for Visa (NYSE:V)

What is Visa's stock symbol?

Visa trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "V."

How often does Visa pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Visa?

Visa announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be given a dividend of $0.165 per share on Tuesday, June 6th. This represents a $0.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 17th. View Visa's Dividend History.

When did Visa's stock split? How did Visa's stock split work?

Visa's stock split on Thursday, March 19th 2015. The 4-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 29th 2015. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, March 18th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Visa stock prior to the split would have 400 shares after the split.

How will Visa's stock buyback program work?

Visa announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Monday, April 24th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 2.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Visa's earnings last quarter?

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 20th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.07. The business earned $4.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.29 billion. Visa had a return on equity of 26.48% and a net margin of 38.30%. The company's revenue was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.68 EPS. View Visa's Earnings History.

When will Visa make its next earnings announcement?

Visa is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Visa.

Where is Visa's stock going? Where will Visa's stock price be in 2017?

29 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Visa's shares. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $106.00. On average, they anticipate Visa's share price to reach $95.28 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Visa.

What are analysts saying about Visa stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Visa stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Visa's strategic acquisitions and alliances, technology upgrades and effective marketing efforts bode well for long-term growth. Its shares have gained 22% year to date outperforming the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry’s gain of 16%. Its inorganic story remains impressive with strategic buyouts. Visa is well poised to gain from the growing electronic payment processing and strong international business. A solid balance sheet position ensures effective capital deployment in pursue growth initiatives. However, higher expenses. forex volatility, increased client incentives,  global economic uncertainty and legal headwinds remain concerns." (5/26/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "We are assuming coverage with an OUTPERFORM rating and $96 price target (25x our FY18E adj. EPS), reflecting the company's attractive business model, growth prospects, and outlook for increasing shareholder returns. We point to a host of growth/scale catalysts, including the disintermediation of cash/checks by electronic payments, networks' increased dominance in the payments eco-system, incremental revenue opportunities from European regulations, incremental catalysts from hyper-growth mobile payments, ACH-based revenue growth opportunities, and positive contributions from the VE combination." (1/20/2017)

Are investors shorting Visa?

Visa saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 47,508,706 shares, an increase of 1.2% from the April 28th total of 48,079,687 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,873,826 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.9 days. Currently, 2.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Visa's key competitors?

Who owns Visa stock?

Visa's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.39%), BlackRock Inc. (4.91%), FMR LLC (3.78%), State Street Corp (3.62%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.85%) and Morgan Stanley (1.34%). Company insiders that own Visa stock include Charles W Scharf, Ellen Richey, James H Hoffmeister, Ryan Mcinerney and William M Sheedy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Visa.

Who sold Visa stock? Who is selling Visa stock?

Visa's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Winslow Capital Management LLC and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. Company insiders that have sold Visa stock in the last year include Charles W Scharf, Ellen Richey, James H Hoffmeister, Ryan Mcinerney and William M Sheedy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Visa.

Who bought Visa stock? Who is buying Visa stock?

Visa's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Egerton Capital UK LLP, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Swiss National Bank, Akre Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Visa.

How do I buy Visa stock?

Shares of Visa can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Visa stock cost?

One share of Visa stock can currently be purchased for approximately $95.04.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Visa (NYSE:V) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 26 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.97)
Consensus Price Target: $95.28 (0.25% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Visa (NYSE:V)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$100.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetOutperform$95.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$95.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$103.00 -> $106.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$103.00 -> $105.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$104.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$100.00 -> $105.00LowView Rating Details
4/21/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$97.00 -> $98.00LowView Rating Details
4/14/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$45.00N/AView Rating Details
3/29/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/14/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$103.00LowView Rating Details
3/11/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$104.00N/AView Rating Details
3/8/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightLowView Rating Details
2/14/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$98.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$105.00 -> $93.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017WedbushUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$77.00 -> $96.00N/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingTop Pick$99.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$92.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$66.12 -> $89.00N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingBuy$96.00N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016Drexel HamiltonUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$91.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$95.00N/AView Rating Details
10/14/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperform$99.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Pacific CrestSet Price TargetBuy$92.00N/AView Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $90.00N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$90.00N/AView Rating Details
7/19/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/28/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$92.00N/AView Rating Details
4/20/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
4/9/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetBuy$84.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016Sandler O'NeillLower Price TargetHold$76.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/30/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$85.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositive$85.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
10/22/2015Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
7/28/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeHold$80.00N/AView Rating Details
7/25/2015FBR & CoReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
7/24/2015Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$66.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Visa (NYSE:V)
Earnings by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
Earnings History by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/20/2017Q2 2017$0.79$0.86$4.29 billion$4.48 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q1 2017$0.78$0.86$4.29 billion$4.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q4$0.73$0.78$4.24 billion$4.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q316$0.66$0.69$3.67 billion$3.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q216$0.67$0.68$3.60 billion$3.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q116$0.68$0.69$3.63 billion$3.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q415$0.63$0.62$3.56 billion$3.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q315$0.59$0.74$3.37 billion$3.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q215$0.62$0.63$3.34 billion$3.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q115$2.49$2.53$3.35 billion$3.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q414$2.10$2.18$3.19 billion$3.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q314$2.10$2.17$3.15 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q214$2.18$2.52$3.19 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$2.16$2.20$3.12 billion$3.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$1.85$1.85$3.02 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q3 2013$1.80$1.88$2.89 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$1.81$1.92$2.87 billion$2.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$1.79$1.82$2.82 billion$2.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$1.50$1.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$1.45$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.50$1.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$1.25$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$1.23$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.20$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$1.21$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Visa (NYSE:V)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.23
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.89
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20176$0.75$0.79$0.77
Q2 20177$0.76$0.82$0.78
Q3 20177$0.78$0.82$0.80
Q4 20177$0.81$0.95$0.87
Q1 20183$0.93$0.97$0.95
Q2 20183$0.93$1.02$0.97
Q3 20183$0.95$0.96$0.96
Q4 20183$1.01$1.03$1.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Visa (NYSE:V)
Next Dividend:6/6/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.66
Dividend Yield:0.69%
Dividend Growth:19.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.09% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.58% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
16.79% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)

Dividend History by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Visa (NYSE:V)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.14%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.14%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/25/2017Ellen RicheyVice ChairmanSell31,260$91.94$2,874,044.40View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017James H HoffmeisterSVPSell11,139$85.95$957,397.05View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017William M SheedyEVPSell125,372$85.74$10,749,395.28View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Ryan McinerneyPresidentSell18,500$82.92$1,534,020.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2016Charles W ScharfInsiderSell772,912$82.65$63,881,176.80View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Ellen RicheyInsiderSell39,348$70.00$2,754,360.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015William M. SheedyEVPSell60,930$79.47$4,842,107.10View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Ellen RicheyInsiderSell4,785$277.00$1,325,445.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Ellen RicheyInsiderSell7,966$267.41$2,130,188.06View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Antonio LucioEVPSell3,438$255.89$879,749.82View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell14,545$215.07$3,128,193.15View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell7,304$210.88$1,540,267.52View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Byron Pollitt, Jr.CFOSell79,518$210.00$16,698,780.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Alfred Kelly, Jr.DirectorBuy1,575$222.70$350,752.50View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Elizabeth BuseEVPSell6,159$225.89$1,391,256.51View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell7,163$221.50$1,586,604.50View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Francisco Fernandez-CarbajalDirectorSell40,600$201.69$8,188,614.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell4,405$205.92$907,077.60View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell7,648$199.37$1,524,781.76View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013William M SheedyInsiderSell8,500$197.81$1,681,385.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell17,562$177.03$3,109,000.86View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Joshua FloumGeneral CounselSell23,133$183.95$4,255,315.35View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Ellen RicheyInsiderSell25,432$188.56$4,795,457.92View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Antonio LucioInsiderSell9,537$180.54$1,721,809.98View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Mary B CranstonDirectorSell1,000$179.10$179,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2013Antonio LucioInsiderSell23,906$155.80$3,724,554.80View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Visa (NYSE:V)
Latest Headlines for Visa (NYSE:V)
DateHeadline logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Visa Inc (V) to Hold - May 26 at 10:59 AM logoAre Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Visa Inc (V) in Trouble With Apple Pay Lawsuit? - May 25 at 11:27 AM logoVisa's Rewards Primed to Continue - May 25 at 6:07 AM logoVisa supports Samsung Pay in Hong Kong - May 25 at 6:07 AM logoCiti backs Visa at all-time high - May 24 at 1:57 PM logoVisa (V) Up 1.5% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - May 23 at 7:55 PM logoApple and Visa sued by USR over alleged violation of electronic payment patents - May 22 at 7:32 PM logoApple, Visa Face Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Apple Pay - May 22 at 7:32 PM logoNewton company sues Apple, Visa over mobile payment tech - May 22 at 7:32 PM logoUniversal Secure Registry Files Complaint Against Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. for Patent Infringement - PR Newswire (press release) - May 22 at 8:20 AM logoBuy Visa For Growth - Seeking Alpha - May 22 at 8:20 AM logoSalesforce's Sell-Side Earnings Roundup - May 21 at 2:10 PM logoT-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) Gain on Latest Merger Chatter - May 19 at 1:32 PM logoVisa Inc. (V) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 17, 2017 - Nasdaq - May 18 at 11:01 AM logoCHARLES & KEITH increases sales conversion and enhances customer experience with CyberSource payment management services - May 18 at 11:01 AM logoVisa (V) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Results, Recent Deals - May 16 at 9:39 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Healthcare Services Group, Visa and United Technologies - May 15 at 7:39 PM logoBRIEF-Soros Fund Management takes share stake in Twitter, Visa Inc - May 15 at 7:39 PM logo2 Credit Cards for Costco Members to Consider - May 14 at 10:23 AM logo[$$] Trump administration hails US-China trade deal - May 13 at 2:33 AM logoVisa Target of Unusually High Options Trading (V) - May 12 at 5:22 PM logoJeff Auxier Comments on Visa - May 11 at 2:58 AM logoVisa and Cambia Health Solutions Collaborate to Accelerate Patient Health Care Payments with Visa Direct - May 11 at 2:58 AM logoKushner family stands to gain from Visa rules in Trump’s first major law - May 9 at 11:25 AM logoETFs with exposure to Visa, Inc. : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 8:01 PM logoTechnical Reports on Credit Services Stocks -- Visa, PayPal, LendingClub, and Synchrony Financial - May 8 at 9:18 AM logo$4.35 Billion in Sales Expected for Visa Inc (V) This Quarter - May 6 at 9:46 AM logoVisa: New $110 Fair Value - Seeking Alpha - May 6 at 8:08 AM logoVisa: Still Worth It - Seeking Alpha - May 6 at 8:08 AM logoVisa Inc (V) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - May 5 at 2:28 PM logoVisa Announces New Ways for Financial Institutions to Enhance Digital Card Management Experiences for Customers - May 5 at 3:07 AM logoWhy Visa Is Prime Play On Global Expansion - May 4 at 4:01 PM logoVisa's Strong Quarter Highlights Future International Opportunities - May 4 at 9:56 AM logoThematic ETFs Rush to Exploit Trump's Agenda - May 4 at 9:56 AM logoVisa's Strong Quarter Highlights Future International Opportunities - May 4 at 9:56 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Visa Inc (V) Will Post Earnings of $0.80 Per Share - May 4 at 8:46 AM logoVisa and ACTIVE Network Form Multi-Year Strategic Alliance - PR Newswire (press release) - May 3 at 6:48 PM logo'V' For Victory - Regardless Of Bulls Or Bears - Seeking Alpha - May 3 at 6:48 PM logoVisa Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences - May 3 at 6:48 PM logoInfosys to Hire 10,000 Workers Amid Visa Crackdown - May 3 at 9:58 AM logoAlaska Airlines offers new perk to land Visa mileage card customers - May 2 at 6:33 PM logoVisa and ACTIVE Network Form Multi-Year Strategic Alliance - May 2 at 6:33 PM logoMasterCard Sees Double-Digit Gains in Q1 Earnings - May 2 at 6:33 PM logoVisa Crushes Consensus Estimates in Q2 - May 2 at 6:33 PM logoVisa (V) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.05 - May 2 at 2:40 PM logoThe E2 Visa Lawyer Discusses New Zealand's Push To Join The E-2 Visa Program - May 1 at 10:26 AM logoExiger Launches Immigration, Citizenship & Visa (ICV) Due Diligence Practice with the Acquisition of the Canadian Subsidiary of IPSA - May 1 at 10:26 AM logoU.S. Bank Woos Customers Who Live Life "On the Go" with New U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Credit Card - May 1 at 10:26 AM logoVetr Inc. Upgrades Visa Inc (V) to "Buy" - April 30 at 10:51 AM logoVisa (V) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 29 at 11:35 AM



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