Visa: Still Too Pricey For My Liking


  • Visa is a dominant player in the payment processing industry with impressive financial growth and innovative offerings.
  • Despite high quality and growth, shares of Visa are pricey, making it a challenging investment for value investors.
  • Management’s commitment to innovation and strong financial performance make Visa a solid long-term investment, but shares remain expensive.
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With a market capitalization as of this writing of $552.9 billion, Visa (NYSE:V) is not just a behemoth in the payment processing space. It’s a behemoth in the market in general. The company is a massive global player that dominates

Company Price / Earnings Price / Operating Cash Flow EV / EBITDA
Visa 28.7 26.2 22.2
Mastercard 36.1 36.5 27.5
American Express 18.9 6.9 N/A

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