Why Mastercard’s Net Revenues Rose
Mastercard (MA) witnessed a substantial rise in its net revenues in 1H17 compared to 1H16. It reported net revenues of $5.1 billion in 1H16 and $5.8 billion in 1H17, reflecting a rise of 13.0%. That substantial rise was mainly due to strong growth in transaction processing revenues in 1H17 compared to 1H16.
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In 1H16, Mastercard reported transaction processing revenues of $2.4 billion. In 1H17, it reported transaction processing revenues of $2.8 billion, which is a rise of 17.0%. The company also saw strong growth in its cross-border volume fees in 1H17 compared to 1H16. In 1H16, its cross-border volume fees were $1.7 billion, and in 1H17, they were $1.9 billion, which is a rise of 14.0%. In 1H17, Mastercard’s other revenues amounted to ~$1.3 billion.
Mastercard has seen a substantial rise of 22.0% for its rebates and incentives in 1H17 compared to 1H16. In 1H16, it reported rebates and incentives of $2.2 billion, and in 1H17, they were $2.8f billion.
In this series, we’ll be looking at Mastercard’s total operating expenses, its net income, its assets and liabilities, and its valuations. Finally, we’ll get some insights into Mastercard’s dividends and how analysts are viewing the company.