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Earnings Outlook: Visa and Mastercard earnings: Will the card networks get back on the same path?

April 24, 2018


For years, Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. were viewed as somewhat indistinguishable, both benefiting from the same gradual shift toward card-based payments. Recently, however, they’ve started to move apart.

Mastercard MA, +0.81% shares are up 54% over the past 12 months, while Visa V, +0.33% shares are up 36%. And while analysts expect Mastercard to post revenue growth of 20% for its latest quarter, they predict that Visa’s revenue rose by just 7.5%.

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