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Mastercard’s Fourth-quarter Total operating expenses increased 2%

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) announced financial results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2020.

The following additional details are provided to aid in understanding Mastercard’s fourth-quarter 2020 results, versus the year-ago period:

Total operating expenses increased 2%. Excluding the impact of Fourth-Quarter Special Items, adjusted operating expenses were flat on both an as adjusted and a currency-neutral basis. This includes 3 percentage points of growth from acquisitions. Excluding acquisitions, expenses decreased 3% primarily related to lower advertising and marketing, travel and professional fee spend.

The following additional details are provided to aid in understanding Mastercard’s full-year 2020 results, versus the year-ago period:

Total operating expenses were flat. Excluding the impact of Full-Year Special Items, adjusted operating expenses decreased 1%, on both an as adjusted and a currency-neutral basis. This decrease includes 4 percentage points of growth from acquisitions. Excluding acquisitions, expenses decreased 5% primarily related to lower advertising and marketing, travel and professional fee spend, partially offset by higher personnel costs to support the company’s continued investment in its strategic initiatives.

Source: investor.mastercard.com

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