| Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry that enabling consumers 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 network that provides customers one partner to turn to for their domestic and cross-border payment needs. Co. has additional payment capabilities that include automated clearing housetransactions. Co. also provides offerings such as cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting, loyalty and reward programs, processing and open banking. We show 49 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 Mastercard market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Mastercard'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 Mastercard versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Mastercard 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 Mastercard can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Mastercard by allowing them to research the Mastercard market cap history.