Visa Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2013 Net Income of $1.3 billion or $1.93 per diluted share and Authorizes New $1.75 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Feb 06, 2013, 16:05 ET from Visa Inc.

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Broad-based net revenue growth of 12%
  • Earnings per share of $1.93 includes a catch-up tax benefit effect of approximately $0.11 per share
  • New share repurchase authorization on top of remainder at December 31, 2012 brings outstanding authorization to about $2.9 billion

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced financial results for the Company's fiscal first quarter 2013 ended December 31, 2012. Net income for the quarter was $1.3 billion, an increase of 26% over the prior year, or $1.93 per share, an increase of 30% over the prior year. These results included a catch-up tax benefit effect resulting from new guidance on apportionment rules from the State of California, are consistent with our full-year tax and earnings per share guidance, and represent about 11 cents of earnings per share for the quarter.  All references to earnings per share assume fully diluted class A share count unless otherwise noted.

Net operating revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.8 billion, an increase of 12% over the prior year, driven by strong growth in service revenues, data processing revenues and international transaction revenues. There was no significant impact on current quarter results related to the strengthening or weakening of the U.S. dollar over the prior year.

"Visa again delivered a strong quarter of revenue and earnings driven by success across our global franchise," said Charlie Scharf, Chief Executive Officer. "Our results include significant continued investments in our core business, accelerating international expansion and the deployment of next-generation payment solutions for the benefit of our financial institution and merchant partners." Added Scharf, "We have been committed to using our capital wisely and that includes returning capital to stockholders through dividends and share repurchases. The board's decision to increase Visa's repurchase authorization continues that commitment, supported by confidence we have in our future."

Fiscal First Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights:

Payments volume growth, on a constant dollar basis, for the three months ended September 30, 2012, on which fiscal first quarter service revenue is recognized, was 6% over the prior year at $1.0 trillion.

Payments volume growth, on a constant dollar basis, for the three months ended December 31, 2012, was 9% over the prior year at $1.1 trillion.

Cross-border volume growth, on a constant dollar basis, was 11% for the three months ended December 31, 2012.

Total processed transactions, which represent transactions processed by VisaNet, for the three months ended December 31, 2012, were 14.2 billion, a 4% increase over the prior year.

Fiscal first quarter 2013 service revenues were $1.3 billion, an increase of 13% versus the prior year, and are recognized based on payments volume in the prior quarter. All other revenue categories are recognized based on current quarter activity. Data processing revenues rose 17% over the prior year to $1.1 billion. International transaction revenues, which are driven by cross-border activity, grew 8% over the prior year to $805 million. Other revenues, which include the Visa Europe licensing fee, were $179 million, a 1% increase over the prior year. Client incentives, which are a contra revenue item, were $553 million and represent 16% of gross revenues.

Total operating expenses were $1.0 billion for the quarter, a 13% increase over the prior year, primarily due to higher personnel and professional fees associated with investments in technology projects to support our growth initiatives.

The effective tax rate was 28.2% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. This rate was positively impacted by a tax benefit recognized during the quarter as a result of new guidance issued by the State of California regarding apportionment rules for years prior to fiscal 2012.

Cash, cash equivalents, and available-for-sale investment securities were $6.1 billion at December 31, 2012.

The weighted-average number of diluted class A common stock outstanding was 669 million.

Notable Events:

Under the terms of the class settlement agreement in the Multidistrict Litigation Proceedings (MDL) 1720, in December 2012, the Company paid approximately $4.0 billion from the litigation escrow account into a settlement fund established pursuant to the definitive class settlement agreement. Additionally, in October 2012, the Company made a payment of $350 million to the individual plaintiffs' settlement fund.

During the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Company repurchased approximately 9 million shares of class A common stock, at an average price of $145.40 per share, using $1.3 billion of cash on hand.

The Company's Board of Directors has authorized a new $1.75 billion class A share repurchase program. The authorization will be in place through January 2014, and is subject to further change at the discretion of the Board.

As announced on January 30, 2013 the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend in the aggregate amount of $0.33 per share of class A common stock (determined in the case of class B and class C common stock on an as-converted basis) payable on March 5, 2013, to all holders of record of the Company's class A, class B and class C common stock as of February 15, 2013.

On January 30, 2013, the Company held its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders during which holders of the Company's class A common stock at the close of business on December 4, 2012 voted on the four proposals enumerated in the Company's proxy statement. All of management's proposals were approved, but the single stockholder proposal failed to pass.

Financial Outlook:

Visa Inc. updates its financial outlook for the following metric for fiscal 2013:

  • Annual free cash flow: About $6 billion. This increase is attributable to tax benefits to be realized during fiscal 2013 related to non-recurring litigation escrow payments of approximately $4.4 billion made during the fiscal first quarter.

Visa Inc. affirms its financial outlook for the following metrics for fiscal 2013:

  • Annual net revenue growth: Low double digits;
  • Client incentives as a percent of gross revenues: 18% to 18.5% range;
  • Marketing expenses: Under $1 billion
  • Annual operating margin: About 60%;
  • Tax rate: 30% to 32% range;
  • Adjusted annual diluted class A common stock earnings per share growth: High teens; and
  • Capital expenditures: $425 million to $475 million range.

Fiscal First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results Conference Call Details: Visa's executive management team will host a live audio webcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) today to discuss the financial results and business highlights. All interested parties are invited to listen to the live webcast at http://investor.visa.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Visa Investor Relations website for 30 days. Investor information, including supplemental financial information, is available on Visa Inc.'s Investor Relations website at http://investor.visa.com.

About Visa

Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit http://www.corporate.visa.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by the terms "continue," "expect," "will," and similar references to the future. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make about our revenue, earnings per share, incentive payments, expenses, operating margin, tax rate, capital expenditures and free cash flow and the growth of those items.

By their nature, forward-looking statements: (i) speak only as of the date they are made, (ii) are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees of future performance and (iii) are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict or quantify.  Therefore, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those forward-looking statements because of a variety of factors, including the following:

  • the impact of laws, regulations and marketplace barriers, including:
    • rules capping debit interchange reimbursement fees promulgated under the U.S. Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or the Dodd-Frank Act;
    • rules under the Dodd-Frank Act expanding issuers' and merchants' choice among debit payment networks;
    • increased regulation outside the United States and in other product categories;
    • increased government support of national payment networks outside the United States; and
    • rules about consumer privacy and data use and security;
  • developments in litigation and government enforcement, including:
    • those affecting interchange reimbursement fees, antitrust and tax; and
    • our failure to satisfy the conditions necessary to make the multidistrict litigation settlement effective;
  • economic factors, such as:
    • an increase or spread of the current European crisis involving sovereign debt and the euro;
    • the failure to raise the "debt ceiling" in the United States and its repercussions;
    • cross-border activity and currency exchange rates;
    • material changes in our clients' performance compared to our estimates; and
    • other global economic, political and health conditions.
  • industry developments, such as competitive pressure, rapid technological developments, and disintermediation from the payments value stream;
  • system developments, such as:
    • disruption of our transaction processing systems or the inability to process transactions efficiently;
    • account data breaches or increased fraudulent or other illegal activities involving our cards; and
    • issues arising at Visa Europe, including failure to maintain interoperability between our systems;
  • costs and liquidity needs arising if Visa Europe were to exercise its right to require us to acquire all of its outstanding stock;
  • loss of organizational effectiveness or key employees;
  • failure to integrate acquisitions successfully or to effectively launch new products and businesses; and

the other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10−K on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on such statements. Unless required to do so by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward−looking statement, because of new information or future developments or otherwise.

Contacts:

Investor Relations: Jack Carsky or Victoria Hyde-Dunn, 650-432-7644, ir@visa.com

Media Relations: Will Valentine, 650-432-2990, globalmedia@visa.com

  

VISA INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

December 31, 2012

September 30, 2012

(in millions, except par value data)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$             1,334

$               2,074

Restricted cash—litigation escrow

49

4,432

Investment securities

Trading

74

66

Available-for-sale

1,377

677

Income tax receivable

1,341

179

Settlement receivable

859

454

Accounts receivable

801

723

Customer collateral

819

823

Current portion of client incentives

168

209

Deferred tax assets

389

2,027

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

176

122

Total current assets

7,387

11,786

Investment securities, available-for-sale

3,401

3,283

Client incentives

40

58

Property, equipment and technology, net

1,641

1,634

Other assets

306

151

Intangible assets, net

11,403

11,420

Goodwill

11,681

11,681

Total assets

$           35,859

$            40,013

Liabilities

Accounts payable

$                114

$                  152

Settlement payable

1,072

719

Customer collateral

819

823

Accrued compensation and benefits

288

460

Client incentives

871

830

Accrued liabilities

578

584

Accrued litigation

5

4,386

Total current liabilities

3,747

7,954

Deferred tax liabilities

4,057

4,058

Other liabilities

467

371

Total liabilities

8,271

12,383

Equity

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 25 shares authorized and none issued

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, 2,001,622 shares authorized, 530 and 535 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012, and September 30, 2012, respectively

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, 622 shares authorized, 245 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012, and September 30, 2012 

Class C common stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,097 shares authorized, 29 and 31 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012, and September 30, 2012, respectively

Additional paid-in capital

19,728

19,992

Accumulated income

7,997

7,809

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net

Investment securities, available-for-sale

34

3

Defined benefit pension and other postretirement plans

(184)

(186)

Derivative instruments classified as cash flow hedges

14

13

Foreign currency translation adjustments

(1)

(1)

Total accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

(137)

(171)

Total equity

27,588

27,630

Total liabilities and equity

$           35,859

$            40,013

  

VISA INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended December 31,

2012

2011

(in millions, except per share data)

Operating Revenues

Service revenues

$ 1,300

$ 1,151

Data processing revenues

1,115

951

International transaction revenues

805

748

Other revenues

179

178

Client incentives

(553)

(481)

Total operating revenues

2,846

2,547

Operating Expenses

Personnel

454

389

Marketing

193

190

Network and processing

110

98

Professional fees

88

70

Depreciation and amortization

92

80

General and administrative

106

102

Litigation provision

3

Total operating expenses

1,046

929

Operating income

1,800

1,618

Non-operating income (expense)

1

(1)

Income before income taxes

1,801

1,617

Income tax provision

508

590

Net income including non-controlling interest

1,293

1,027

Loss attributable to non-controlling interest

2

Net income attributable to Visa Inc.

$ 1,293

$ 1,029

Basic earnings per share

Class A common stock

$    1.94

$    1.50

Class B common stock

$    0.82

$    0.73

Class C common stock

$    1.94

$    1.50

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding

Class A common stock

531

520

Class B common stock

245

245

Class C common stock

30

46

Diluted earnings per share

Class A common stock

$    1.93

$    1.49

Class B common stock

$    0.81

$    0.73

Class C common stock

$    1.93

$    1.49

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

Class A common stock

669

690

Class B common stock

245

245

Class C common stock

30

46

  

VISA INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended December 31,

2012

2011

(in millions)

Operating Activities

Net income including non-controlling interest

$ 1,293

$ 1,027

Adjustments to reconcile net income including non-controlling interest to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Amortization of client incentives

553

481

Share-based compensation

48

38

Excess tax benefit for share-based compensation

(50)

(18)

Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment, technology and intangible assets

92

80

Deferred income taxes

1,622

34

Other

12

(37)

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

Income tax receivable

(1,162)

112

Settlement receivable

(405)

(97)

Accounts receivable

(78)

(69)

Client incentives

(453)

(343)

Other assets

(228)

2

Accounts payable

1

(82)

Settlement payable

353

(23)

Accrued and other liabilities

(38)

251

Accrued litigation

(4,384)

(70)

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(2,824)

1,286

Investing Activities

Purchases of property, equipment, technology and intangible assets

(100)

(101)

Proceeds from disposal of property, equipment and technology

2

Investment securities, available-for-sale:

Purchases

(1,184)

(933)

Proceeds from sales and maturities

418

1,224

Net distributions from other investments

1

2

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(865)

194

Financing Activities

Repurchase of class A common stock

(1,253)

(75)

Dividends paid

(220)

(152)

Deposits into litigation escrow account—retrospective responsibility plan

(1,565)

Payments from litigation escrow account—retrospective responsibility plan

4,383

70

Cash proceeds from exercise of stock options

70

44

Restricted stock and performance shares settled in cash for taxes

(64)

Excess tax benefit for share-based compensation

50

18

Payment for earn-out related to PlaySpan acquisition

(12)

Principal payments on capital lease obligations

(5)

(5)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

2,949

(1,665)

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(740)

(185)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

2,074

2,127

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 1,334

$ 1,942

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information

Income taxes paid, net of refunds

$       45

$       57

Amounts included in accounts payable and accrued and other liabilities related to purchases of property, equipment, technology and intangible assets

$       33

$       42

  

VISA INC.

FISCAL 2013 AND 2012 QUARTERLY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

Fiscal 2013 Quarter Ended

Fiscal 2012 Quarter Ended

December 31, 2012

September 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

March 31, 2012

December 31, 2011

(in millions)

Operating Revenues

Service revenues

$                       1,300

$              1,264

$   1,216

$     1,241

$             1,151

Data processing revenues

1,115

1,062

1,040

922

951

International transaction revenues

805

796

748

733

748

Other revenues

179

172

175

179

178

Client incentives

(553)

(563)

(614)

(497)

(481)

Total operating revenues

2,846

2,731

2,565

2,578

2,547

Operating Expenses

Personnel

454

471

435

431

389

Marketing

193

271

242

170

190

Network and processing

110

111

102

103

98

Professional fees

88

134

99

82

70

Depreciation and amortization

92

89

84

80

80

General and administrative

106

131

112

106

102

Litigation provision

3

2

4,098

Total operating expenses

1,046

1,209

5,172

972

929

Operating income (loss)

1,800

1,522

(2,607)

1,606

1,618

Non-operating income (expense)

1

66

3

(1)

Income (loss) before income taxes

1,801

1,588

(2,607)

1,609

1,617

Income tax provision (benefit)

508

(74)

(768)

317

590

Net income (loss) including non-controlling interest

1,293

1,662

(1,839)

1,292

1,027

Loss attributable to non-controlling interest

2

Net income (loss) attributable to Visa Inc.

$                       1,293

$              1,662

$ (1,839)

$     1,292

$             1,029

 

Operational Performance Data

The tables below provide information regarding the available operational results for the 3 months ended December 31, 2012, as well as the prior four quarterly reporting periods and the 12 months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, for cards carrying the Visa, Visa Electron and Interlink brands.  Also included is a table with information on the number of billable transactions processed on Visa Inc.'s CyberSource network. 

1. Branded Volume and Transactions

The tables present total volume, payments volume, and cash volume, and the number of payments transactions, cash transactions, accounts and cards for cards carrying the Visa, Visa Electron and Interlink brands. Card counts include PLUS proprietary cards. Nominal and constant dollar growth rates over prior years are provided for volume-based data.

For the 3 Months Ended December 31, 2012

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$458

11.9%

11.5%

$313

13.4%

12.5%

3,269

$145

8.8%

9.2%

764

Canada

66

10.3%

6.5%

62

11.0%

7.1%

559

5

2.2%

-1.3%

11

CEMEA

265

20.1%

21.6%

52

34.1%

36.7%

930

213

17.1%

18.4%

1,164

LAC

256

-2.7%

4.9%

104

11.7%

21.8%

2,393

152

-10.6%

-4.2%

973

US         

652

2.7%

2.7%

544

2.8%

2.8%

10,630

108

2.2%

2.2%

861

Visa Inc.

1,697

6.9%

8.1%

1,075

8.2%

8.7%

17,781

623

4.6%

7.0%

3,772

Visa Credit Programs

US

$274

10.4%

10.4%

$262

10.7%

10.7%

3,124

$12

4.4%

4.4%

16

Rest of World

478

11.0%

11.2%

425

12.2%

12.6%

4,862

53

2.3%

1.0%

201

Visa Inc.

752

10.8%

10.9%

687

11.6%

11.9%

7,985

64

2.7%

1.6%

217

Visa Debit Programs

US

$378

-2.3%

-2.3%

$282

-3.6%

-3.6%

7,506

$97

1.9%

1.9%

845

Rest of World

568

8.6%

12.3%

106

24.7%

29.1%

2,290

462

5.5%

9.0%

2,710

Visa Inc.

946

4.0%

6.0%

388

2.8%

3.6%

9,796

558

4.8%

7.7%

3,555

 

For the 3 Months Ended September 30, 2012

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

Accounts (millions)

Cards (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$429

6.7%

9.2%

$290

6.5%

8.2%

3,115

$139

7.3%

11.5%

693

558

659

Canada

62

2.3%

3.7%

57

2.8%

4.3%

528

5

-3.7%

-2.3%

11

27

35

CEMEA

238

11.9%

18.9%

47

27.0%

35.6%

805

191

8.8%

15.4%

1,070

264

265

LAC

239

-4.1%

9.8%

92

3.5%

19.8%

2,165

147

-8.3%

4.2%

909

395

424

US         

632

1.0%

1.0%

521

0.8%

0.8%

10,320

111

1.7%

1.7%

886

540

698

Visa Inc.

1,600

3.2%

6.9%

1,008

3.8%

5.9%

16,932

592

2.3%

8.7%

3,569

1,783

2,081

Visa Credit Programs

US

$261

8.2%

8.2%

$250

9.2%

9.2%

2,976

$11

-10.1%

-10.1%

16

213

273

Rest of World

441

4.9%

8.9%

392

6.2%

10.1%

4,593

49

-3.9%

0.1%

190

455

515

Visa Inc.

703

6.1%

8.6%

642

7.3%

9.7%

7,570

61

-5.1%

-2.0%

206

669

788

Visa Debit Programs

US

$371

-3.6%

-3.6%

$271

-5.8%

-5.8%

7,344

$99

3.3%

3.3%

870

327

425

Rest of World

526

4.6%

13.2%

95

11.4%

20.2%

2,019

432

3.2%

11.8%

2,493

788

868

Visa Inc.

897

1.1%

5.6%

366

-1.9%

-0.2%

9,363

531

3.2%

10.1%

3,363

1,114

1,293

 

For the 3 Months Ended June 30, 2012

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

Accounts (millions)

Cards (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$413

8.8%

11.2%

$277

11.5%

13.0%

3,001

$136

3.6%

7.6%

651

537

645

Canada

61

1.8%

6.3%

56

1.9%

6.4%

513

5

0.8%

5.2%

11

25

33

CEMEA

234

14.4%

23.4%

45

28.4%

39.2%

751

189

11.5%

20.2%

1,088

256

258

LAC

244

-0.3%

15.4%

88

3.2%

19.9%

2,055

155

-2.1%

13.0%

961

385

415

US         

619

-0.7%

-0.7%

512

-1.1%

-1.1%

10,007

107

1.5%

1.5%

861

528

687

Visa Inc.

1,570

3.9%

8.1%

978

3.9%

6.2%

16,327

592

3.9%

11.5%

3,572

1,731

2,037

Visa Credit Programs

US

$256

9.2%

9.2%

$246

9.7%

9.7%

2,880

$11

-0.4%

-0.4%

15

209

265

Rest of World

426

6.7%

11.2%

378

8.5%

12.9%

4,437

49

-5.6%

0.0%

192

451

511

Visa Inc.

683

7.6%

10.5%

623

9.0%

11.6%

7,317

59

-4.7%

-0.1%

207

660

776

Visa Debit Programs

US

$363

-6.6%

-6.6%

$267

-9.3%

-9.3%

7,127

$96

1.7%

1.7%

846

320

421

Rest of World

525

7.5%

17.7%

88

16.9%

28.3%

1,883

437

5.8%

15.8%

2,519

752

839

Visa Inc.

888

1.2%

6.4%

355

-4.0%

-2.2%

9,011

533

5.0%

13.0%

3,364

1,071

1,261

 

For the 3 Months Ended March 31, 2012

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

Accounts (millions)

Cards (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$408

16.0%

14.2%

$269

16.6%

14.0%

2,874

$139

14.7%

14.8%

637

530

631

Canada

56

6.8%

8.8%

51

6.9%

8.9%

463

5

5.6%

7.5%

10

24

32

CEMEA

211

19.1%

24.1%

40

33.3%

39.7%

665

171

16.1%

20.9%

1,015

250

251

LAC

251

13.2%

18.9%

90

16.9%

22.8%

2,016

161

11.2%

16.8%

953

391

420

US         

616

7.0%

7.0%

508

6.5%

6.5%

10,118

108

9.3%

9.3%

880

536

680

Visa Inc.

1,541

11.8%

12.9%

958

11.1%

11.2%

16,137

584

13.0%

15.9%

3,495

1,731

2,013

Visa Credit Programs

US

$234

11.8%

11.8%

$223

12.1%

12.1%

2,599

$10

5.5%

5.5%

15

205

265

Rest of World

411

13.1%

12.9%

365

14.9%

14.4%

4,229

47

0.8%

2.4%

182

453

513

Visa Inc.

645

12.6%

12.5%

588

13.8%

13.5%

6,828

57

1.6%

2.9%

197

658

778

Visa Debit Programs

US

$382

4.2%

4.2%

$284

2.4%

2.4%

7,519

$97

9.7%

9.7%

865

330

414

Rest of World

515

17.1%

21.0%

85

26.0%

29.5%

1,790

429

15.5%

19.4%

2,433

742

820

Visa Inc.

897

11.2%

13.2%

370

7.0%

7.6%

9,309

527

14.4%

17.5%

3,299

1,073

1,235

 

For the 3 Months Ended December 31, 2011

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

Accounts (millions)

Cards (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$409

13.2%

11.2%

$276

15.0%

12.0%

2,948

$133

9.5%

9.6%

621

519

613

Canada

60

4.1%

5.6%

56

4.7%

6.2%

500

5

-2.2%

-0.8%

10

27

36

CEMEA

221

20.1%

25.1%

39

29.1%

37.0%

643

182

18.3%

22.8%

1,066

241

243

LAC

263

13.0%

19.0%

93

14.7%

20.9%

2,068

169

12.1%

17.9%

998

383

414

US         

635

7.4%

7.4%

529

7.3%

7.3%

10,612

106

8.2%

8.2%

879

531

670

Visa Inc.

1,588

11.3%

12.3%

993

10.6%

10.5%

16,771

595

12.4%

15.3%

3,574

1,701

1,977

Visa Credit Programs

US

$248

9.7%

9.7%

$237

9.7%

9.7%

2,808

$11

10.4%

10.4%

16

203

263

Rest of World

430

12.8%

12.1%

379

13.5%

12.6%

4,366

51

7.7%

8.8%

189

456

516

Visa Inc.

678

11.6%

11.2%

616

12.0%

11.4%

7,174

63

8.2%

9.0%

205

659

779

Visa Debit Programs

US

$387

6.0%

6.0%

$292

5.4%

5.4%

7,803

$95

7.9%

7.9%

863

328

407

Rest of World

523

15.1%

19.1%

85

20.3%

24.6%

1,793

438

14.1%

18.1%

2,506

714

791

Visa Inc.

910

11.0%

13.1%

377

8.4%

9.1%

9,597

532

13.0%

16.1%

3,369

1,042

1,198

 

For the 12 Months Ended December 31, 2012

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant

USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$1,707

10.7%

11.5%

$1,149

11.8%

11.8%

12,260

$559

8.5%

10.7%

2,744

Canada

246

5.2%

6.2%

226

5.6%

6.6%

2,063

20

1.1%

2.2%

43

CEMEA

948

16.3%

21.9%

184

30.7%

37.7%

3,151

764

13.3%

18.6%

4,337

LAC

989

1.2%

11.9%

375

8.6%

21.1%

8,629

615

-2.9%

7.0%

3,795

US         

2,519

2.4%

2.4%

2,085

2.2%

2.2%

41,076

434

3.5%

3.5%

3,488

Visa Inc.

6,409

6.3%

8.9%

4,018

6.7%

7.9%

67,178

2,391

5.8%

10.6%

14,408

Visa Credit Programs

US

$1,025

9.9%

9.9%

$981

10.4%

10.4%

11,579

$44

-0.7%

-0.7%

62

Rest of World

1,757

8.8%

11.0%

1,559

10.3%

12.4%

18,121

197

-1.7%

0.8%

764

Visa Inc.

2,782

9.2%

10.6%

2,540

10.3%

11.6%

29,700

242

-1.5%

0.6%

827

Visa Debit Programs

US

$1,494

-2.2%

-2.2%

$1,104

-4.2%

-4.2%

29,497

$389

4.1%

4.1%

3,426

Rest of World

2,134

9.2%

15.8%

374

19.5%

26.6%

7,981

1,760

7.2%

13.8%

10,155

Visa Inc.

3,627

4.2%

7.7%

1,478

0.9%

2.1%

37,478

2,149

6.6%

11.9%

13,581

 

For the 12 Months Ended December 31, 2011

Total Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

 Payments Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Payments Transactions (millions)

Cash Volume ($ billions)

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

Cash Transactions (millions)

Accounts (millions)

Cards (millions)

All Visa Credit & Debit

Asia Pacific

$1,542

19.2%

12.8%

$1,027

21.5%

14.1%

11,222

$515

14.7%

10.2%

2,424

519

613

Canada

234

11.0%

7.0%

214

11.0%

7.1%

1,881

20

10.0%

6.0%

40

27

36

CEMEA

815

26.9%

26.0%

141

35.6%

35.2%

2,227

674

25.2%

24.2%

3,963

241

243

LAC

978

22.8%

19.7%

345

27.6%

24.4%

7,530

633

20.3%

17.3%

3,699

383

414

US         

2,460

9.4%

9.4%

2,041

9.5%

9.5%

41,105

419

8.7%

8.7%

3,527

531

670

Visa Inc.

6,028

16.1%

13.6%

3,768

15.0%

12.5%

63,966

2,261

18.0%

15.6%

13,652

1,701

1,977

Visa Credit Programs

US

$933

9.5%

9.5%

$889

9.8%

9.8%

10,327

$45

4.9%

4.9%

65

203

263

Rest of World

1,614

20.0%

14.0%

1,414

20.4%

14.2%

16,450

201

17.2%

12.6%

713

456

516

Visa Inc.

2,548

16.0%

12.3%

2,302

16.1%

12.4%

26,777

245

14.7%

11.1%

778

659

779

Visa Debit Programs

US

$1,527

9.3%

9.3%

$1,152

9.3%

9.3%

30,778

$374

9.2%

9.2%

3,462

328

407

Rest of World

1,954

22.3%

19.5%

313

31.5%

27.8%

6,411

1,641

20.7%

18.0%

9,413

714

791

Visa Inc.

3,481

16.2%

14.6%

1,465

13.4%

12.7%

37,189

2,015

18.4%

16.2%

12,874

1,042

1,198

Footnote

The preceding tables present regional total volume, payments volume and cash volume, and the number of payments transactions, cash transactions, accounts and cards for cards carrying the Visa, Visa Electron and Interlink brands. Card counts include PLUS proprietary cards. Nominal and constant dollar growth rates over prior years are provided for volume-based data.

Payments volume represents the aggregate dollar amount of purchases made with cards carrying the Visa, Visa Electron and Interlink brands for the relevant period; and cash volume represents the aggregate dollar amount of cash disbursements obtained with these cards for the relevant period and includes the impact of balance transfers and convenience checks; but excludes proprietary PLUS volume.  Total volume represents payments volume plus cash volume.

Visa payment products are comprised of credit and debit programs, and data relating to each program is included in the tables. Debit programs include Visa's signature based and Interlink (PIN) debit programs.

The data presented is reported quarterly by Visa's members on their operating certificates and is subject to verification by Visa.  On occasion, members may update previously submitted information.

Visa's CEMEA region is comprised of countries in Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Several European Union countries in Central Europe, Israel and Turkey are not included in CEMEA. LAC is comprised of countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Rest of World includes Asia Pacific, Canada, CEMEA and LAC.

Information denominated in U.S. dollars is calculated by applying an established U.S. dollar/local currency exchange rate for each local currency in which Visa Inc. volumes are reported ("Nominal USD").  These exchange rates are calculated on a quarterly basis using the established exchange rate for each quarter.  To eliminate the impact of foreign currency fluctuations against the U.S. dollar in measuring performance, Visa Inc. also reports year-over-year growth in total volume, payments volume and cash volume on the basis of local currency information ("Constant USD"). This presentation represents Visa's historical methodology which may be subject to review and refinement.

2. Cross Border Volume

The table below represents cross border volume growth for cards carrying the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Cross border volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different from the merchant country.

Period

Growth (Nominal USD)

Growth (Constant USD)

3 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

11%

11%

Sep 30, 2012

7%

10%

Jun 30, 2012

10%

14%

Mar 31, 2012

15%

16%

Dec 31, 2011

12%

13%

12 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

10%

13%

Dec 31, 2011

17%

14%

 

3. Visa Processed Transactions

The table below represents transactions involving Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS cards processed on Visa's networks. CyberSource transactions are not included in this table, and are reported in the next section.

Period

Processed Transactions (millions)

Growth

3 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

14,159

4%

Sep 30, 2012

13,573

2%

Jun 30, 2012

13,113

1%

Mar 31, 2012

13,038

8%

Dec 31, 2011

13,600

8%

12 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

53,883

4%

Dec 31, 2011

51,941

10%

 

4. CyberSource Transactions

The table below represents billable transactions processed on Visa Inc.'s CyberSource network.

Period

Billable Transactions (millions)

Growth

3 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

1,581

28%

Sep 30, 2012

1,363

25%

Jun 30, 2012

1,303

25%

Mar 31, 2012

1,281

26%

Dec 31, 2011

1,235

25%

12 Months Ended

Dec 31, 2012

5,527

26%

Dec 31, 2011

4,385

32%

 

SOURCE Visa Inc.



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