Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stock: EPS estimates from a range of analysts

The closing price of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) was $368.50 for the day, down -1.40% from the previous closing price of $373.75. In other words, the price has decreased by -$5.25 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2654422 shares were traded. MA stock price reached its highest trading level at $369.61 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $365.58.

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Our analysis of MA’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 50.95 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 43.26. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.20 and its Current Ratio is at 1.20. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.92 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.87.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 18 when Malhotra Raghuvir sold 1,536 shares for $390.00 per share. The transaction valued at 599,040 led to the insider holds 9,465 shares of the business.

Mastercard Foundation sold 125,816 shares of MA for $48,019,249 on May 17. The 10% Owner now owns 99,556,565 shares after completing the transaction at $381.66 per share. On May 16, another insider, Mastercard Foundation, who serves as the 10% Owner of the company, sold 125,816 shares for $379.30 each. As a result, the insider received 47,721,380 and left with 99,682,381 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, MA now has a Market Capitalization of 360.21B and an Enterprise Value of 368.81B. As of this moment, Mastercard’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 36.81, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 25.27. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.81. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 15.56 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 65.92. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 16.16 whereas that against EBITDA is 28.25.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for MA is 1.10, which has changed by 5.32% over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 1.41% over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, MA has reached a high of $392.20, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $276.87. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 369.53, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 347.80.

Shares Statistics:

MA traded an average of 2.66M shares per day over the past three months and 2.75M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 953.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 850.48M. Insiders hold about 10.70% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 78.50% stake in the company. Shares short for MA as of Apr 27, 2023 were 4.93M with a Short Ratio of 4.93M, compared to 4.95M on Mar 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 0.52% and a Short% of Float of 0.59%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 2.12, MA has a forward annual dividend rate of 2.28. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.57%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.61%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.50. The current Payout Ratio is 20.30% for MA, which recently paid a dividend on May 08, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Apr 04, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jan 21, 2014 when the company split stock in a 10:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 29 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.99 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $3.1 and a low estimate of $2.81, while EPS last year was $2.56. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $3.24, with high estimates of $3.42 and low estimates of $3.12.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $12.7 and $11.94 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $12.28. EPS for the following year is $14.58, with 36 analysts recommending between $15.32 and $13.68.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 26 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $6.31B to a low estimate of $6.08B. As of the current estimate, Mastercard Incorporated’s year-ago sales were $5.49B, an estimated increase of 12.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 26 analysts are estimating revenue of $6.57B, an increase of 16.40% over than the figure of $12.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $6.78B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $6.45B.

A total of 34 analysts have provided revenue estimates for MA’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $25.59B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $24.68B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $25.2B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $22.24B, up 13.30% from the average estimate. Based on 34 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $28.65B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $30.62B and the low estimate is $27.56B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 13.70% from the average revenue estimate for this year.