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How to buy Visa (V) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Visa shares.

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Visa Inc. Class A is a credit services business with stocks listed in the US. Visa shares (V) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$268.45 – an increase of 1.13% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Visa

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Visa. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: V. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Visa reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$268.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Visa, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Visa. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Visa stock price (NYSE:V)

Use our graph to track the performance of V stocks over time.

Have Visa's shares ever split?

Visa's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 18 March 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Visa shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Visa shares which in turn could have impacted Visa's share price.

Visa shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
52-week rangeUS$225.9297 - US$290.4225
50-day moving average US$272.6202
200-day moving average US$264.5982
Target priceUS$309.87
PE ratio 29.3352
Dividend yield US$2.01 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.95

Visa share growth calculator


Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Visa price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $268.45

1 week (2024-07-09) 1.13%
1 month (2024-06-14) -0.82%
3 months (2024-04-16) -1.07%
6 months (2024-01-16) 1.21%
1 year (2023-07-14) 10.40%
2 years (2022-07-15) 27.81%
3 years (2021-07-16) 8.19%
5 years (2019-07-16) 49.71%

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Is it a good time to buy Visa stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is Visa under- or over-valued?

Valuing Visa stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Visa's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Visa's P/E ratio

Visa's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Visa shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Visa's PEG ratio

Visa's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7083. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Visa's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Visa's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$23.9 billion (£18.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Visa's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Visa share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Visa's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$225.9297 up to US$290.4225. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

V.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Visa's is 0.953. This would suggest that Visa's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Visa financials

Revenue TTM US$34.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 66.56%
Gross profit TTM US$31.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.02%
Return on equity TTM 46.53%
Profit margin 53.87%
Book value 19.452
Market capitalisation US$537.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Visa share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.36% of net profits

Recently Visa has paid out, on average, around 21.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Visa shareholders could enjoy a 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Visa's case, that would currently equate to about $2.01 per share.

While Visa's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Visa is investing more in its future growth.

Visa's most recent dividend payout was on 2 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Visa's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Visa.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Visa's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.36

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Visa's overall score of 17.36 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Visa is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Visa's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.61/100

Visa's environmental score of 2.61 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa's social score

Social score: 11.33/100

Visa's social score of 11.33 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Visa's governance score

Governance score: 8.93/100

Visa's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Visa is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Visa scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Visa hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Visa Inc. Class A was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.36
Total ESG percentile 14.2
Environmental score 2.61
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.33
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.93
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Visa overview

Visa Inc. operates as a payment technology company in the United States and internationally. The company operates VisaNet, a transaction processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions. It also offers credit, debit, and prepaid card products; tap to pay, tokenization, and click to pay services; Visa Direct, a solution that facilitates the delivery of funds to eligible cards, deposit accounts, and digital wallets; Visa B2B Connect, a multilateral business-to-business cross-border payments network; Visa Cross-Border Solution, a cross-border consumer payments solution; and Visa DPS that provides a range of value-added services, including fraud mitigation, dispute management, data analytics, campaign management, a suite of digital solutions, and contact center services. The company also provides acceptance solutions, which include Cybersource that provides modular and value-added services for connecting merchants to payment processing; risk and identity solutions, such as Visa Advanced Authorization, Visa Secure, Visa Risk and Decision Manager, Visa Consumer Authentication Service, and payment-decisioning solutions for fraud prevention; and Visa Consulting and Analytics, a payment consulting advisory services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, V PAY, and PLUS brand names. The company serves merchants, financial institutions, and government entities. Visa Inc. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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