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Stock in Focus: Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

-- Saturday, July 4, 2020, 11:31 --

Company Profile:

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The company offers integrated products and services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus brands. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Recent News:

Mastercard Incorporated MA recently expanded its collaboration with EedenBull — a fintech firm based in Norway, Scotland and Singapore. Prior to this deal, both the companies also expanded their alliance in Europe this month.

On June 23, 2020, the company announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a leading North American provider of real-time access to financial data and insights. The purchase price is US$825 million, and Finicity’s existing shareholders have the potential for an earn-out of up to an additional $160 million, if performance targets are met.

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 40 cents per share. The cash dividend will be paid on August 7, 2020 to holders of record of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock as of July 9, 2020.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

MA’s strengths can be seen in its better growth, strong profitability and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue and net income have increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI stands at 53.80 with positive bias. We rate Mastercard Incorporated (MA) a STRONG BUY.

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