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Visa operates a global electronic payments network, allowing customers to use credit cards instead of cash.
Great margins, great ROE and ROA, little or no debt, no credit risk, earnings adjust automatically to inflation, regular share buybacks, long growth runway in the 80+% of transactions still in cash. What's not to love?
Being a well-known name and a member of the S&P 500 doesn't justify it's current price. I can see this dropping to $150 or further. I wouldn't pay more than $125 for it.
Visa is critical (along with MA and AXP) to making the world a cashless society. Big growth ahead.
I do not own shares in this stock.
I expect at least a point a week from this stock, for the next five years.
As its description within Yahoo! Finance indicates:Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide.Although there are a few similar companies in the industry; Visa only has one main competitor (MasterCard). Visa holds a large market share and works to remain competitive within its industry through continuous innovations in their payment processing technology systems. Stock price has appreciated over 15% within the last year. The company started paying dividends in 2008 and is currently at 0.80% yield.
still making good business
Profitability and growth potential.
JUST KEEPS ON GOING
owns everything retail and online, why not buy this stock?
Less bullish on V compared to MA due to 1) its larger size and greater market share and 2) bigger focus on the slower-growth U.S. market, but I still think we will see strong growth in the e-payments industry for a long time, and V is well-positioned to benefit for many of the same reasons as MA.
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Despite incredible growth and growth potential, P/E ratio remains low.
Visa will continue to capitalize on the cash to credit card movement for decades. Mobile payments will further Visa's growth adoption as payments will ride the same Visa/Mastercard rails they do now. I don't see paypal or bitcoin disrupting either payment network not just now but well into the future. If there is any disruption coming we have not seen it yet and visa/mc could end up buying that or leveraging it anyway.
See MA above. I don't know, credit cards seem to be pretty cool ... Worldwide expansion -- Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Alabama (just kidding, Roll Tide).
It's been a constant up.
Their moat is undeniable. Visa is a powerhouse, and with 85% of the world still paying with cash, the opportunity is incredible. Long term outperform. HOLD FOR 5+ YEARS and reexamine the market opportunity and Visa's role in it.
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