MasterCard (MA) Tops Q4 EPS by 2c

January 30, 2015 8:01 AM EST

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) reported Q4 EPS of $0.69, $0.02 better than the analyst estimate of $0.67. Revenue for the quarter came in at $2.42 billion versus the consensus estimate of $2.4 billion.

Net revenue growth was driven by the impact of the following:

  • An increase in cross-border volumes of 19%;
  • A 13% increase in gross dollar volume, on a local currency basis, to $1.2 trillion; and
  • An increase in processed transactions of 11%, to 11.6 billion.

These factors were partially offset by an increase in rebates and incentives. Acquisitions contributed 3 percentage points to total net revenue growth.

Worldwide purchase volume during the quarter was up 12% on a local currency basis versus the fourth quarter of 2013, to $858 billion. As of December 31, 2014, the company’s customers had issued 2.1 billion MasterCard and Maestro-branded cards.

“Despite a mixed global economy, we delivered solid results for the quarter and for the full year in 2014,” said Ajay Banga, president and CEO, MasterCard. “This year is off to a good start with several new wins, as well as renewals of some important customer agreements, with more in the pipeline. Looking ahead, we will continue to be at the forefront of our industry by driving payment innovation with solutions such as MasterPass, and by increasing electronic payments usage globally as demonstrated by our significant expanded acceptance footprint across Africa.”

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