| Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, digital partners, businesses and other organizations worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. Co. provides a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, including Mastercard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. Co. operates a multi-rail payments network that provides choice and flexibility for consumers and merchants. Co. has additional payment capabilities that include automated clearing house transactions (both batch and real-time account-based payments). We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MA shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MA market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MA market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MA's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of MA versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MA market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like MA can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MA by allowing them to research the MA market cap history.