Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors
Motley Fool CAPS
, the Fool's free investing community, credit card giant
) has earned a respected
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at
's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock
||San Francisco (1958)
||Data processing and outsourced services
Chairman/CEO Joseph Saunders
CFO Byron Pollitt
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$3.8 billion / $35 million
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and
Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 4,870 members who have rated Visa believe
the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These
and "All-Star" pick compiler AllStarPortfolio, who is ranked in the
top 15% of our community.
Just last week, kpoeppel listed several of Visa's positives:
Cash? What's that? Strong global brand that will
probably outlive me. Acts as a toll road. Low capital costs. Growth
at a very reasonable price.
Over the past three years, in fact, Visa has grown its top line
at a brisk rate of 17% annually. That's much faster than that of
rivals American Express (6%), Discover (9%), and MasterCard
CAPS member AllStarPortfolio, using a pick and pitch from
HarryCarysGhost, elaborates on the bull case:
Basically this stock has been beaten down by the government.
Yes there is uncertainty on how far they will go. But I highly
doubt that this bill will take Visa down. So the shares look
under priced to me right now. ...
Yes their earnings will drop slightly in the short term. But if
you take a long term view this is a cash cow.
As we move forward into a cashless society, I think Visa will
remain a leader in all monetary transactions.
I've said this before and I'll say it again -- When you buy Visa
your getting a brand with a huge moat. No one says they have to
pay off their credit card bill. They say they have to pay their
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