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Mastercard's Earnings Outlook

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On Thursday, July 30, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's preview of the company's release.

Earnings and Revenue

Wall Street analysts see Mastercard reporting earnings of $1.16 per share on sales of $3.23 billion. Mastercard reported a per-share profit of $1.890 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $4.11 billion. If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, earnings would be down 38.62%. Revenue would be down 18.64% on a year-over-year basis. The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019 Q2 2019
EPS Estimate 1.73 1.87 2.01 1.82
EPS Actual 1.83 1.96 2.15 1.89
Revenue Estimate 3.97 B 4.40 B 4.42 B 4.08 B
Revenue Actual 4.01 B 4.41 B 4.47 B 4.11 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Mastercard were trading at $306.5 as of July 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 12.1%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably happy going into this earnings release.

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Mastercard is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Finvestor.mastercard.com%2Fevents-and-presentations%2Fdefault.aspx&eventid=2396239&sessionid=1&key=0D5B98AE38AF316106EFB83D80CA2663&regTag=&sourcepage=register

 

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