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An In-depth look at Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) (Guest Post)

An In-depth look at Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) (Guest Post)

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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1386  followers.

Today, let us take an in-depth look at its direct competitor, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Just like Visa, Mastercard Incorporated is also in the business of connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, digital partners, businesses and other organizations worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment through their family of well-known brands, including Mastercard, Maestro, and Cirrus.

Currently, the company’s payment network spans more than 150 currencies, and in over 210 countries and territories.

Their core products include:

(i) Consumer Credit – where there are a number of programs available to provide consumers with credit that allow them to defer payment

(ii) Consumer Debit – which can be used to make purchases, as well as obtain cash in bank branches, at ATMs, and also at the point of sales

(iii) Prepaid – a type of electronic payment that allows consumers to pay in advance, regardless of whether they have a bank account or credit history

(iv) Commercial – provides payment products and solutions that help large corporations, midsize companies, small businesses. and government entities

In the remainder of this post, you will read about the NYSE-listed company’s historical financial performance, debt profile, as well as dividend payout over a 5-year period (between FY2015 and FY2019 – the company has a financial year-end every 31 December), its current-year results so far (compared against the previous year), and finally, a look at whether the current share price is deemed to be cheap or expensive.

Let’s begin…

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