Visa Inc (V) DCF Valuation: Is The Stock Undervalued?

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As part of a new series, each week we typically conduct a DCF on one of the companies in our screens. This week we thought we’d take a look at one of the stocks that is not currently in our screens, Visa Inc (V).


Visa is the largest payment processor in the world. In fiscal 2023, it processed almost $15 trillion in total volume. Visa operates in over 200 countries and processes transactions in over 160 currencies. Its systems are capable of processing over 65,000 transactions per second.

Recent Performance

Over the past twelve months the share price is up 22.23%.

Source: Google Finance


  • Discount Rate: 8%
  • Terminal Growth Rate: 2%
  • WACC: 8%

Forecasted Free Cash Flows (FCFs)

Year FCF (billions) PV(billions)
2024 27.32 25.30
2025 29.94 25.67
2026 32.82 26.05
2027 35.97 26.44
2028 39.42 26.83

Terminal Value

Terminal Value = FCF * (1 + g) / (r – g) = 670.14 billion

Present Value of Terminal Value

PV of Terminal Value = Terminal Value / (1 + WACC)^5 = 456.09 billion

Present Value of Free Cash Flows

Present Value of FCFs = ∑ (FCF / (1 + r)^n) = 130.29 billion

Enterprise Value

Enterprise Value = Present Value of FCFs + Present Value of Terminal Value = 586.37 billion

Net Debt

Net Debt = Total Debt – Total Cash = 2.90 billion

Equity Value

Equity Value = Enterprise Value – Net Debt = 583.47 billion

Per-Share DCF Value

Per-Share DCF Value = Enterprise Value / Number of Shares Outstanding = $254.46


DCF Value Current Price Margin of Safety
$254.46 $276.82 -8.79%

Based on the DCF valuation, the stock is overvalued. The DCF value of $254.46 share is lower than the current market price of $276.82. The Margin of Safety is -8.79%.

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