Visa is an American multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world. The Company operates the 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. 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)
Foster City, US
Size (employees)
14,200 (est)
Visa was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Foster City, US

Key People/Management at Visa

Alfred Kelly

Alfred Kelly

Chief Executive Officer
Ryan McInerney

Ryan McInerney

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Executive Vice President and Group Executive, Asia Pacific
Charlotte Hogg

Charlotte Hogg

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe
Oliver Jenkyn

Oliver Jenkyn

Executive Vice President and Group Executive, North America
Vasant Prabhu

Vasant Prabhu

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ellen Richey

Ellen Richey

Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer
Michael Ross

Michael Ross

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Bill Sheedy

Bill Sheedy

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, M&A, and Government Relations
Rajat Taneja

Rajat Taneja

Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations
Kelly Tullier

Kelly Tullier

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Visa Office Locations

Visa has offices in Foster City, Ho Chi Minh City, Auckland, Bellevue and in 43 other locations
Foster City, US (HQ)
900 Metro Center Blvd.
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Visa Financials and Metrics

Visa Financials

Visa's revenue was reported to be $18.4 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

18.4 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

6.7 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

12.1 b

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

269.9 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

9.9 b


276.6 b
Visa's current market capitalization is $269.9 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


9.2 b10.4 b11.8 b12.7 b13.9 b15.1 b18.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Sales and marketing expense

876 m900 m872 m869 m922 m

General and administrative expense

451 m507 m547 m796 m1.1 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


3.2 b3.2 b3.2 b3.4 b3.4 b3.5 b3.6 b3.6 b3.6 b4.5 b4.5 b4.6 b

Sales and marketing expense

186 m245 m228 m205 m190 m224 m194 m186 m189 m218 m193 m221 m

General and administrative expense

108 m120 m126 m126 m141 m137 m156 m164 m246 m186 m406 m230 m

Operating expense total

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b1.2 b3.2 b1.4 b1.7 b1.5 b
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


3.9 b2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b2 b3.5 b5.6 b9.9 b

Accounts Receivable

761 m822 m847 m1 b1.1 b


187 m216 m353 m555 m550 m

Current Assets

7.8 b9.6 b10.9 b14.3 b19 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


2.1 b1.8 b2.1 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b12.8 b15.9 b5.9 b5.8 b6.4 b7.4 b

Accounts Receivable

840 m832 m824 m900 m896 m892 m922 m944 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Current Assets

7.8 b8.5 b9 b9.9 b10.1 b10.1 b25.5 b24.3 b14.4 b14.7 b15.5 b15.7 b


11.7 b11.7 b11.7 b11.8 b11.8 b11.8 b11.8 b11.8 b15 b14.9 b14.8 b15 b
    USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

    Net Income

    6.3 b5.4 b6.3 b6 b6.7 b

    Depreciation and Amortization

    397 m435 m494 m502 m556 m

    Accounts Receivable

    (38 m)(53 m)(19 m)(65 m)1.1 b


    550 m
    USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

    Net Income

    1.4 b3 b4.4 b1.6 b3.1 b4.8 b1.9 b3.6 b4.1 b2.1 b2.5 b4.6 b

    Depreciation and Amortization

    109 m120 m125 m130 m120 m121 m120 m146 m131 m

    Accounts Receivable

    (79 m)(71 m)(55 m)(78 m)(74 m)(64 m)(75 m)(97 m)(92 m)(89 m)(40 m)(34 m)

    Accounts Payable

    (80 m)(68 m)(86 m)10 m(44 m)(52 m)(10 m)(34 m)(35 m)(102 m)(83 m)(71 m)
      USDY, 2017


      22.8 x


      30 m x


      1.4 m


      0.5 x


      0.2 x

      Financial Leverage

      2.1 x
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      Visa Operating Metrics

      FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017



      Clients (Financial Institutions)

      14 k14 k16.8 k


      64.99 b70.97 b83.16 b

      Active Cards

      2.2 b2.4 b3.01 b
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      Visa Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

      Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
      CyberSourceApril 22, 2010$2 b

      Visa Market Value History

      Visa's Web-traffic and Trends

      Visa Online and Social Media Presence

      Visa Company Life and Culture

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