MasterCard (NYSE:MA) announced that it earned $605 million, or $4.86 per share, during its most recent fiscal quarter, up from $19 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue increased by ten percent to $1.9 billion, the fastest it has grown in three quarters. Analysts expected the company to earn $4.81 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
Shares are even in afternoon trading.
Rival Visa (NYSE:V) announces earnings on February 5, with analysts expecting earnings of $1.79 per share.
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