Slm Corp has a market cap of $8.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.23 with a P/E ratio of 8.9 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Slm Corp stocks is 2.5%. Slm Corp had an annual average earning growth of 1.6% over the past 10 years.
Highlight of Business Operations:Core Earnings for the year were $977 million ($1.83 diluted earnings per share) compared to $1.03 billion ($1.92 diluted earnings per share) in 2010. Core Earnings were down due to a decrease in gains on loan sales and debt repurchases from the prior year ($574 million or $.69 per diluted share in 2010). Excluding these gains on loan sales and debt repurchases in 2010, Core Earnings were up $521 million year-over-year due to improvements in net interest income, loan loss provision, expenses and discontinued operations.
For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, net income was $633 million, or $1.18 diluted earnings per common share, and $530 million, or $.94 diluted earnings per common share, respectively. The increase in net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 as compared with the prior year period was primarily due to $660 million of goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges, which were partially non-tax deductible, recorded in the year-ago period, a $124 million decrease in the provisions for loan losses, a $100 million increase in income from discontinued operations and $108 million of lower operating expenses. These improvements were partially offset by a $598 million increase in net losses on derivative and hedging activities, a $279 million decrease in gains on debt repurchases and a $360 million decrease in net gains on loans and investments.
For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, net income was $530 million, or $.94 diluted earnings per common share, and $324 million, or $.38 diluted earnings per common share, respectively. The increase in net income for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared with the prior year was primarily due to a $1.5 billion increase in net interest income after provisions for loan losses and a $243 million decrease in net losses on derivative and hedging activities. These improvements were partially offset by a $660 million goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge in 2010, a $165 million increase in operating expenses, a $219 million decrease in gains on debt repurchases and a decrease in securitization servicing and Residual Interest revenue of $295 million.
Servicing revenue for our Consumer Lending segment primarily includes late fees and forbearance fees. For the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, servicing revenue for our Consumer Lending segment totaled $64 million, $72 million and $70 million, respectively. Included in other income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was a $9 million mark-to-market loss related to classifying our entire $12 million portfolio of non-U.S. dollar-denominated student loans as held-for-sale.
Our Business Services segment earns intercompany loan servicing fees from servicing the FFELP Loans in our FFELP Loans segment. The average balance of this portfolio was $141 billion, $128 billion and $135 billion for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The increase in intercompany loan servicing revenue from the year-ago periods is primarily the result of the acquisition of an existing $25 billion FFELP Loan portfolio on December 31, 2010 partially offset by amortization of the underlying portfolio and FFELP Loans sold to ED as part of EDs Purchase Program in 2010.
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