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This statistic highlights Visa’s Revenue By Segment, split across Client Incentives, Data Processing, International Transactions and Service segments, reported on a quarterly basis from Q1 2016 onwards.
Visa Inc. is an America-based multinational company that provides financial services and products like debit cards, credit cards, and prepaid cards. Visa generates its revenues from the following segments:
|Segment||Q2 2020||Q2 2021||YoY Growth||Revenue Share in Q2 2021|
|Data processing revenues||$2.71||$2.99||10.33%||52.27%|
|International transaction revenues||$1.83||$1.48||-19.12%||25.87%|
(All figures in billions, except percentages)
Visa’s total revenue declined from $5.85 billion in Q2 2020 to $5.72 billion in Q2 2021, marking a negative growth of 2.36% on a year-on-year basis. The decline in the revenue was seen as the International Transaction Revenues were affected as spending decreased in the travel, lodging, and restaurants because of lockdown imposed in most parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visa’s revenue from client incentives stood at -$1.99 billion in Q2 2021, marking a decline of 17.05% on a year-on-year basis. In Q2 2021, the Client Incentives segment contributed -34.79% to the company’s total revenue.
Client Incentives is the money paid to financial institutions, banks, retailers, and strategic partners to increase the company’s payments volume, and increase Visa card acceptance in the world.
Data Processing Revenues
Visa’s Data Processing Revenues include revenues earned from services like client’s security, maintenance support, data authorization, network access, clearing, and other similar services.
In Q2 2021, Data Processing Revenues accounted for 52.27% of the company’s total revenues. The revenues from this segment increased from $2.71 billion in Q2 2020 to $2.99 billion in Q2 2021, marking an increase of 10.33% on a year-on-year basis.
International Transaction Revenues
Visa’s International Transaction Revenues witnessed a decline from $1.83 billion in Q2 2020 to $1.48 billion in Q2 2021, marking a negative growth of 19.12% on a year-on-year basis. In Q2 2021, the revenues from this segment contributed 25.87% to the company’s total revenue. Visa’s International Transaction Revenues took a hit because of the lockdown imposed in most parts of the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there was a decrease in spending on international travel, airplane tickets, hotel bookings, etc.
Visa’s International Transaction Revenues involve international transaction processing and currency conversion-related processes. International Transactions occur when the country of origin of the customer is different from the receiver. These revenues are primarily generated by international payments.
Service Revenues are the revenue earned by the company for the services provided to the customers for usage of Visa’s products. Services Revenues are generated from financial institutions and banks like- Citi Bank, Bank Of America, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, etc. Visa’s Services Revenues increased by 8.39% on a year-on-year basis from $2.62 billion in Q2 2020 to $2.84 billion in Q2 2021. In Q2 2021, the services segment contributed 49.65% to the company’s total revenue.
Visa’s Other Revenues segment includes the revenues earned from license fees for using Visa’s products and technology, value-added services, account holder services fees, certification, optional services, and product enhancements. Visa’s Other Revenues stood at $0.39 billion in Q2 2021 and contributed 6.82% to the company’s total revenue.
Visa Inc. was founded in 1958 as Bank AmeriCard Credit Card program by Dee Hock. The company was then renamed Visa in 1978. The company has its main office in Foster City, California, United States. . Visa is not an issuer of cards rather the company provides its products and services to banks and financial institutions and collects fees from them.
Visa faces tough competition from MasterCard, Union Pay International, PayPal, Capital One, American Express, and Discover. Visa has a market share of 60% in the debit and credit cards market in the world. The company uses global payment technology to connect customers, corporates, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries worldwide and enables them to use digital modes of currency. Visa offers various types of cards- Visa Gold, Visa Classic, Visa Platinum, Visa Infinite, Visa Business, and Visa Corporate.
The company uses advanced security technology and tools, authentication solutions, and artificial intelligence to protect the data of its customers. The company is continuously working with its partners and clients to generate new ideas and discover new areas of business development.
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