Visa Hits All-Time High After Q1 Results

Q1 earnings results for Visa Inc. beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines.

Visa posted earnings of 86 cents per share on Q1 revenues of $4.5 billion. Analysts’ expectations were for earnings of 78 cents per share on Q1 revenues of 4.278 billion, the higher revenue number reflects a 25% increase on year-on-year basis.

Visa shares have rallied over 3% today to an all-time of 85.40 as payment growth came in at $1.9 trillion, up 47% on a year-on-year basis for the three months ending September 30, 2016.

Looking ahead, Visa affirmed its positive outlook with annual net revenue growth expected in the 16 to 18% range for 2017.