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MasterCard (MA) Reports Q4 Earnings: What Key Metrics Have to Say

MasterCard (MA) reported $5.82 billion in revenue for the quarter ended December 2022, representing a year-over-year increase of 11.5%. EPS of $2.65 for the same period compares to $2.35 a year ago.

The reported revenue represents a surprise of +0.89% over the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5.77 billion. With the consensus EPS estimate being $2.56, the EPS surprise was +3.52%.

While investors scrutinize revenue and earnings changes year-over-year and how they compare with Wall Street expectations to determine their next move, some key metrics always offer a more accurate picture of a company's financial health.

As these metrics influence top- and bottom-line performance, comparing them to the year-ago numbers and what analysts estimated helps investors project a stock's price performance more accurately.

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Here is how MasterCard performed in the just reported quarter in terms of the metrics most widely monitored and projected by Wall Street analysts:

  • Switched transactions: 33959 million versus the four-analyst average estimate of 34614.95 million.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-United States: $699 billion versus $710.2 billion estimated by three analysts on average.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Canada: $63 billion versus the three-analyst average estimate of $64.4 billion.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Europe: $648 billion compared to the $667 billion average estimate based on three analysts.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Asia Pacific / Middle East / Africa: $554 billion compared to the $579.5 billion average estimate based on three analysts.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Latin America: $169 billion versus the three-analyst average estimate of $161.8 billion.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Total: $2133 billion compared to the $2182.8 billion average estimate based on three analysts.

  • Gross dollar volume-All MasterCard Branded Programs-Worldwide less United States [$B]: $1434 billion versus the three-analyst average estimate of $1472.6 billion.

View all Key Company Metrics for MasterCard here>>>

Shares of MasterCard have returned +11.8% over the past month versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite's +4.6% change. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), indicating that it could perform in line with the broader market in the near term.

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