Here’s Why Visa (V) Slipped in Q2

L1 Capital, an investment management firm, released its “L1 Capital International Fund” second quarter 2024 investor letter. A copy of the letter can be downloaded here. A copy of the letter can be downloaded here. In the June quarter, the fund returned -3.0% (net of fees) compared to 0.3% return for the Benchmark (all in Australian dollars). The Australian dollar appreciated 1.8% against the U.S. dollar in the quarter and 2.7% against the Euro, decreasing the Fund and Benchmark Australian dollar reported quarterly returns. The Fund returned 22.2% (net of fees) outperforming the Benchmark return of 19.8% (all in Australian dollars) for the year ended 30 June 2024. The Australian dollar appreciated 0.3% against the U.S. dollar and 2.0% against the Euro, thus currency had a limited impact on Australian dollar returns of the Fund and Benchmark over the past 12 months. Please check the fund’s top five holdings to know its best picks in 2024.

L1 Capital International Fund highlighted stocks like Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), in the second quarter 2024 investor letter. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a payment technology company. The one-month return of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was -3.26%, and its shares gained 7.97% of their value over the last 52 weeks. On July 9, 2024, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) stock closed at $265.44 per share with a market capitalization of $533.807 billion.

L1 Capital International Fund stated the following regarding Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) in its Q2 2024 investor letter:

“The share prices of Mastercard and Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), both long term Fund investments, have both drifted down over recent months. There have been no dramatic developments, but there has been a general slight softening in the rate of growth of consumer spending in the U.S. and globally, a court decision rejecting Mastercard and Visa’s proposed settlement of a long-lasting dispute with U.S. merchants as well as other modest adverse regulatory developments. We continue to view Mastercard and Visa as two of the highest quality businesses in the world, and both are well placed to continue to deliver attractive, risk adjusted returns to shareholders over time.”

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A customer making a purchase at a modern retail store terminal, showing the ubiquity of the company’s payment solutions.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is in 6th position on our list of 31 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 166 hedge fund portfolios held Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) at the end of the first quarter which was 162 in the previous quarter. For the second quarter of fiscal 2024, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) reported net revenue of $8.8 billion, an increase of 10%; GAAP EPS increased by 12%; and non-GAAP EPS increased by 20%. While we acknowledge the potential of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) as an investment, our conviction lies in the belief that AI stocks hold greater promise for delivering higher returns, and doing so within a shorter timeframe. If you are looking for an AI stock that is as promising as NVIDIA but that trades at less than 5 times its earnings, check out our report about the cheapest AI stock.

We discussed Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) in another article and shared Artisan Developing World Fund’s views on the company. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q2 2024 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.

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