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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, credit card giant Visa (NYSE: V ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Visa's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Francisco (1958)|
|Market Cap||$82.4 billion|
|Industry||Data processing and outsourced services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$9.8 billion|
Chairman/CEO Joseph Saunders
CFO Byron Pollitt
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.0 billion / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 5,052 members who have rated Visa believe that the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I keep cash on hand to get in skins when I golf and to tip when I go out to eat. Outside of that, it is all cards. Visa and MasterCard are ready to capitalize.
Tremendous Revenue Growth paired nicely with great EPS growth as well. Not the greatest entry point here, but still only a 14.5 [price-to-free cash flow] which isn't bad for a company that has grown revenues for 12 consecutive quarters now.
Respectable and growing dividend and debt free for almost a year now. Set up for a great run long into the future
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