MasterCard has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 reporting net income of $684 million, up 13%, and earnings per diluted share of $0.57 up 16%, versus the year-ago period. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $2.1 billion, a 12% increase versus the same period in 2012. Adjusted for currency, net revenue increased 11%.
“We are very pleased with our performance this quarter and our full-year 2013 results reflect the overall strength of our global business,” said Ajay Banga, MasterCard president and CEO.
“In addition to signing several significant deals last quarter, we made new investments in processing and person-to person payments while expanding our MasterPass digital platform - all supporting safe and seamless payment experiences."
Worldwide purchase volume during the quarter was up 12% on a local currency basis versus the fourth quarter of 2012, to $805 billion. As of December 31, 2013, the company’s customers had issued almost 2 billion MasterCard and Maestro-branded cards.