MasterCard Incorporated (MA): Earnings Whisper

MasterCard Incorporated (MA) is scheduled to report its second quarter financial performance before the markets open today. Expectations point towards EPS of $0.85 and revenue of $2.42 billion. That would be $0.04 below the per share profit posted last quarter and $0.05 higher the $0.80 posted in the 2Q/14. Revs are projected to be 1.68% higher than the $2.38 billion posted in the same quarter a year earlier. Meanwhile, reports a whisper number of $0.89 per share.

As a quick remainder, Mastercard reported 1st quarter March/15 EPS of $0.89 per share vs. $0.80 consensus on revenue of $2.23 billion.

On valuation measures, MasterCard Incorporated shares are currently priced at 29.21x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 17.40x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 1.57 and 23.29, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 11.29 while EPS is 3.26. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate MA a ‘Buy’, 7 rate it a ‘Hold’. 1 analyst rates it a ‘Sell’. MA has a median Wall Street price target of $105.00 with a high target of $120.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Sunnyvale, California-based transaction processing provider have traded between a low of $69.64 and a high of $97.76. Shares are up 25.47% year-over-year and 10.15% year-to-date.

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