The company operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa also provides electronic payment, risk management, and payment security solutions to online merchants; digital goods transactions services in online games, digital media, and social networks; and mobile financial services for mobile network operators and financial institutions in developing economies.

Visa’s global payment brands include Visa, Visa Electron, PLUS, and Interlink. Together they provide payment options through credit, debit, prepaid, and commercial programs in 200 countries and territories. Visa's global network, VisaNet, delivers value-added processing services such as fraud and risk management, dispute resolution, rewards, and other business-enhancing applications. 

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
11,300 (est)
Visa was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Visa

Alfred Kelly

Alfred Kelly

Robb Lewis

Robb Lewis

Sr. Business Leader
Pradnesh Kulkarni

Pradnesh Kulkarni

Director , Digital Payments Product Management
Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards

Director - Global Systems Engineering
Lynne Biggar

Lynne Biggar

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Kelly Mahon Tullier

Kelly Mahon Tullier

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
John Swainson

John Swainson

Lead Director
Vasant Prabhu

Vasant Prabhu

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Visa Office Locations

Visa has offices in San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh City, Auckland, Bellevue and in 44 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
350 Rhode Island Stree

Visa Data and Metrics

Visa Financial Metrics

Visa's revenue was reported to be $15.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 9% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

15.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

6 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

7.9 b

Market capitalization (28-Jun-2017)

222 b

Closing share price (28-Jun-2017)


Cash (30-Sep-2016)

5.6 b


232.2 b
Visa's current market capitalization is $222 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


9.2 b10.4 b11.8 b12.7 b13.9 b15.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Sales and marketing expense

876 m900 m872 m869 m

General and administrative expense

451 m507 m547 m796 m

Operating expense total

4.5 b5 b4.8 b7.2 b


7.2 b7.7 b9.1 b7.9 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

8 m3 m427 m

Pre tax profit

7.3 b7.7 b9 b8 b

Income tax expense

2 b65 m2.3 b2.3 b2.7 b2 b

Net Income

6.3 b5.4 b6.3 b6 b
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.9 b2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b2 b3.5 b5.6 b

Accounts Receivable

761 m822 m847 m1 b


187 m216 m353 m555 m

Current Assets

7.8 b9.6 b10.9 b14.3 b


11.7 b11.8 b11.8 b15.1 b

Total Assets

36 b38.6 b40.2 b64 b

Accounts Payable

184 m147 m127 m203 m

Total Debt

15.9 b

Current Liabilities

4.3 b6 b5.4 b8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

18.9 b18.3 b18.1 b17.4 b

Total Equity

26.9 b27.4 b29.8 b32.9 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.4 x1.3 x1.9 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

6.3 b5.4 b6.3 b6 b

Depreciation and Amortization

397 m435 m494 m502 m

Accounts Receivable

(38 m)(53 m)(19 m)(65 m)

Accounts Payable

40 m(56 m)(13 m)43 m

Cash From Operating Activities

3 b7.2 b6.6 b5.6 b

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.2 b)(941 m)(1.4 b)(10.9 b)

Dividends Paid

(864 m)(1 b)(1.2 b)(1.4 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.7 b)(6.5 b)(3.6 b)7.5 b

Income Taxes Paid

595 m2.7 b2.5 b2.8 b
USDY, 2016


29.5 x


41.7 x


1.3 m


0.5 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.9 x

Visa Market Value History

Visa Online and Social Media Presence

Visa Company Life and Culture

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