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April 25, 2014
11:37 EDTMA, VVisa falls after revenue miss, analysts remain upbeat
Shares of Visa (V) are sinking after the company reported higher than expected second quarter profit but slightly lower than expected revenue. A number of analysts, however, remained optimistic about the stock. WHAT'S NEW: Visa reported second quarter earnings per share, excluding certain items, of $2.20, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of $2.18. The credit card network's revenue came in at $3.16B, versus the consensus estimate of $3.19B. "Softer net revenue growth was impacted by a strengthening U.S. dollar and difficult year-over-year comparisons due to non-recurring items," said Visa CEO Charlie Scharf. These negative factors will have a slightly greater impact in Visa's third quarter before easing in the fourth quarter, the CEO added. Visa guided to fiscal year EPS growth in a mid-to-high teen percentage and said it expects low double-digit constant revenue growth in the 10-11% range, with an expectation of two percentage points of negative foreign currency impact. Consensus for Visa's EPS and revenue for FY14 were $8.88 and $12.93B, respectively, prior to the update. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Stifel analyst Christopher Brendler wrote that the company's revenue miss was mostly caused by macro economic and foreign exchange issues. Visa's cost control efforts more than offset the impact of these issues, the analyst added. Moreover, the company's underlying trends are strong and it should outperform beginning in fiscal 2015, Brendler stated. He kept a $289 price target and Buy rating on the shares. Similarly, Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck wrote that Visa's results were hurt by "a series of idiosyncratic events." Visa's growth should accelerate in the second half of 2014 and it can benefit from the proliferation of digital payments, the analyst stated. He kept a $241 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Visa fell 4% to $200. Visa's top competitor, MasterCard (MA), fell 3.6% to $72. MasterCard is scheduled to report its results on May 1.
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January 29, 2016
09:31 EDTMAMasterCard slips lower
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09:29 EDTMAMasterCard sees 2016 results at low end of three-year objectives due to forex
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09:25 EDTMAMasterCard CFO says most business drivers 'a bit higher or similar' so far in Q1
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08:03 EDTMAMasterCard reports Q4 worldwide purchase volume up 12% on local currency basis
MasterCard reports worldwide purchase volume during the quarter was up 12% on a local currency basis versus the fourth quarter of 2014, to $883B. As of December 31, 2015, the company's customers had issued 2.3B MasterCard and Maestro-branded cards. Total operating expenses increased 1%, or 4% when adjusted for currency, to $1.4B during the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.
08:01 EDTMAMasterCard reports Q4 gross dollar volume up 12%
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08:00 EDTMAMasterCard reports Q4 EPS 79c, consensus 69c
Reports Q4 revenue $2.52B, consensus $2.55B.
January 28, 2016
19:09 EDTVOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Gigamon (GIMO), up 15.2%... QLogic (QLGC), up 11%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 9.2%... ShoreTel (SHOR), up 5.7%... Skyworks (SWKS), up 3.6%... Flextronics (FLEX), up 4.6%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.6%... Proofpoint (PFPT), up 3.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) is up 1.1% and FireEye (FEYE) is up 1.6% after Fortinet reported quarterly results. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Amazon.com (AMZN), down 13.2%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 3.8%... Electronic Arts (EA), down 8%... Quality Systems (QSII), down 9%... Visa (V), down 1.2%. ALSO LOWER: Facebook (FB) is down 1.2%, Netflix (NFLX) is down 2.7%, and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) is down 1.5% and 1.7%, respectively, after Amazon reported quarterly results.
16:14 EDTVVisa up 3.8% after reporting Q1 results
16:13 EDTVVisa sees FY16 adjusted EPS growth of low-end of the mid-teens range
While Visa is not changing its financial outlook for the fiscal full-year, continued moderating cross-border volume growth and subdued domestic activity across our geographies could ultimately affect its results. Sees annual net revenue growth of high single-digit to low double-digit range on a constant dollar basis, with an expectation of about three percentage points of negative foreign currency impact. Sees client incentives as a percent of gross revenues of 17.5%-18.5%. Sees FY16 annual free cash flow of about $7B. The financial outlook for fiscal full-year 2016 does not include any impact from the Visa Europe transaction, including interest expense from the $16.0B issuance of fixed-rate senior notes of about $125M per quarter.
16:09 EDTVVisa reports Q1 constant dollar basis payments volume growth up 11% to $1.3T
Cross-border volume growth, on a constant dollar basis, was 4% for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Total processed transactions, which represent transactions processed by VisaNet, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, were 19.0B, an 8% increase over the prior year.
16:07 EDTVVisa reports Q1 service revenue $1.65B
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16:06 EDTVVisa reports Q1 adjusted EPS 69c, consensus 68c
Reports Q1 revenue $3.6B, consensus $3.62B. Reports Q1 GAAP EPS 80c.
14:29 EDTMANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:29 EDTVNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Microsoft (MSFT), consensus 71c... Amazon (AMZN), consensus $1.56... Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.29... Electronic Arts (EA), consensus $1.81... Skyworks (SWKS), consensus $1.58... Western Digital (WDC), consensus $1.54... Visa (V), consensus 68c... Flextronics (FLEX), consensus 31c... NetSuite (N), consensus 4c... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 18c... Synaptics (SYNA), consensus $1.58... Proofpoint (PFPT), consensus (11c).
14:27 EDTVVisa January weekly 70 straddle priced for 5.5% movement into Q1
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14:13 EDTMA, VEarnings Watch: Visa to report after co-brand wins, Visa Europe deal
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14:00 EDTVVisa technical notes before earnings
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12:50 EDTMAMasterCard technical preview ahead of earnings news
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06:44 EDTMAMasterCard volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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January 27, 2016
09:56 EDTVVisa volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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