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Insights into Mastercard’s Total Assets and Total Liabilities

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Sep. 27 2017, Updated 7:41 a.m. ET

Rise in assets and liabilities

Mastercard (MA) reported total assets of $19.8 billion as of June 30, 2017, and $18.7 billion as of December 31, 2016. The rise seems to be due to a rise in the company’s accounts receivable balances and investments. As of December 31, 2016, it reported accounts receivable of $1.4 billion. As of June 30, 2017, its accounts receivable balance was $1.7 billion.

As of December 31, 2016, Mastercard has made investments of $1.6 billion, and as of June 30, 2017, its investments were $1.8 billion. The company posted total current assets of $13.2 billion as of December 31, 2016, and $12.5 billion as of June 30, 2017.

As of December 31, 2016, Mastercard reported cash and cash equivalents of $6.7 billion compared to $5.1 billion as of June 30, 2017.

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Mastercard has reported total liabilities (excluding redeemable non-controlling interests and stockholders’ equity) of $13.0 billion as of December 31, 2016, and $13.9 billion as of June 30, 2017. The rise is probably due to the increase in the company’s long-term debt. As of December 31, 2016, the company reported long-term debt of $5.2 billion. As of June 30, 2017, its long-term debt was $5.3 billion.

Mastercard has posted total current liabilities of $7.2 billion as of December 31, 2016, and $7.6 billion as of June 30, 2017.

Return on equity

Mastercard (MA) generated a return of 74.1% on equity on a trailing 12-month (or TTM) basis. Other consumer financial companies (XLF) have generated the following returns on equity on a TTM basis:

  • PayPal Holdings (PYPL): 10.5%
  • Total System Services (TSS): 18.0%
  • Capital One Financial (COF): 7.5%
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