Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, credit card giant MasterCard (NYSE: MA ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MasterCard's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Purchase, N.Y. (1966)
||Data processing and outsourced services
||CEO Ajaypal Banga (since 2010)
CFO Martina Hund-Mejean (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$5.0 billion / $0
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 3,173 members who have rated MasterCard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, dgfsoccer, summed up the MasterCard bull case for our community:
The world is leaving cash behind (eventually) and way less transactions use credit cards today around the globe than most people think. Lots of room to grow and [MasterCard] is a powerhouse with their debt under control and a great foolish flow ratio and consistently increasing annual revenue.
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