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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.52
DFS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. DFS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DFS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.43 Max: N/A
Current: 0.52
Equity to Asset 0.13
DFS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. DFS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DFS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.13
0.1
0.2
Interest Coverage 2.86
DFS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DFS: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DFS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.44
Current: 2.86
0.52
3.44
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
8.07%
9.41%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 41.33
DFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. DFS: 41.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DFS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 31.85 Max: 49.7
Current: 41.33
10.6
49.7
Net-margin (%) 26.28
DFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. DFS: 26.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DFS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.49  Med: 20.12 Max: 31.52
Current: 26.28
11.49
31.52
ROE (%) 19.99
DFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. DFS: 19.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DFS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.97  Med: 18.76 Max: 29.96
Current: 19.99
8.97
29.96
ROA (%) 2.70
DFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. DFS: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DFS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.92 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.7
1.43
3.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
DFS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. DFS: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DFS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.00 Max: 17.6
Current: 12.1
0
17.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
DFS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. DFS: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DFS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.70 Max: 58.6
Current: 8.3
0
58.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
DFS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. DFS: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DFS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.00 Max: 59.7
Current: 6.5
0
59.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

DFS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 6,604 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 2,270,889 sh (New)
Jim Simons 142,700 sh (+407.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,732 sh (+127.73%)
David Dreman 9,711 sh (+102.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,072,800 sh (+54.79%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 212,145 sh (+47.25%)
Pioneer Investments 3,423,650 sh (+21.49%)
Louis Moore Bacon 600,000 sh (+17.65%)
Jeremy Grantham 125,000 sh (+6.38%)
James Barrow 4,858,626 sh (+0.40%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
John Keeley 106,975 sh (-6.60%)
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Q2 2015

DFS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 13,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,121 sh (+159.25%)
Jim Simons 352,400 sh (+146.95%)
David Dreman 11,856 sh (+22.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,123,800 sh (+2.46%)
James Barrow 4,924,079 sh (+1.35%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 212,400 sh (+0.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
NWQ Managers 2,070,757 sh (-8.81%)
John Keeley 96,045 sh (-10.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 101,000 sh (-19.20%)
Pioneer Investments 1,678,913 sh (-50.96%)
Louis Moore Bacon 90,000 sh (-85.00%)
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Q3 2015

DFS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 471,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 597,700 sh (+69.61%)
David Dreman 15,296 sh (+29.01%)
John Keeley 116,781 sh (+21.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,462,300 sh (+15.94%)
NWQ Managers 2,369,904 sh (+14.45%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (+11.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 18,578 sh (+8.51%)
Chuck Royce 13,900 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
James Barrow 4,919,473 sh (-0.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 32,868 sh (-67.46%)
Pioneer Investments 468,125 sh (-72.12%)
» More
Q4 2015

DFS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Rogers 8,868 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 2,489,500 sh (+1.10%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
James Barrow 4,870,065 sh (-1.00%)
Pioneer Investments 447,657 sh (-4.37%)
NWQ Managers 2,233,196 sh (-5.77%)
John Keeley 101,035 sh (-13.48%)
Chuck Royce 11,100 sh (-20.14%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.10
DFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. DFS: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DFS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.40 Max: 20.69
Current: 9.1
2.5
20.69
Forward P/E 7.36
DFS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. DFS: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.10
DFS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. DFS: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DFS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 9.12 Max: 16.92
Current: 9.1
2.55
16.92
P/B 1.67
DFS's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. DFS: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DFS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.82
Current: 1.67
0.4
2.82
P/S 2.30
DFS's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. DFS: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DFS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.62
Current: 2.3
0.4
3.62
PFCF 5.45
DFS's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. DFS: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DFS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 4.70 Max: 10.03
Current: 5.45
0.59
10.03
POCF 5.19
DFS's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.55 vs. DFS: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DFS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 4.53 Max: 9.44
Current: 5.19
0.57
9.44
EV-to-EBIT 9.57
DFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. DFS: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DFS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: 9.30 Max: 18.4
Current: 9.57
-2.7
18.4
EV-to-EBITDA 8.60
DFS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. DFS: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DFS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 8.60 Max: 16.2
Current: 8.6
-2.3
16.2
PEG 0.43
DFS's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. DFS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DFS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.43
0.41
0.75
Shiller P/E 13.24
DFS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. DFS: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DFS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.86  Med: 15.70 Max: 17.15
Current: 13.24
12.86
17.15

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.52
DFS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. DFS: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DFS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.85
Current: 2.52
0.32
4.85
Dividend Payout 0.21
DFS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. DFS: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DFS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.21
0.02
0.35
Dividend Growth (3y) 66.30
DFS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. DFS: 66.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
DFS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.90 Max: 95.7
Current: 66.3
0
95.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.52
DFS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. DFS: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 28.40
DFS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. DFS: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DFS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 11.00 Max: 54.45
Current: 28.4
3.59
54.45
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.20
DFS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. DFS: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DFS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -901.3  Med: 3.00 Max: 0
Current: 5.2
-901.3
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.76
DFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. DFS: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DFS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.76
0.5
2.9
Price/Projected FCF 0.38
DFS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. DFS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DFS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.38
0.33
0.65
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
DFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. DFS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DFS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.09
0.22
1.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.42
DFS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DFS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DFS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.42
0.43
0.66
Price/Graham Number 0.93
DFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. DFS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DFS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.93
0.26
1.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.40
DFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. DFS: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DFS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 10.10 Max: 4619.3
Current: 10.4
5.4
4619.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 36.57
DFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. DFS: 36.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DFS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.5  Med: 36.70 Max: 49.5
Current: 36.57
30.5
49.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $8739
EPS $ 5.13
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float1.50%
52-Week Range $42.86 - 61.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)427.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 8,884 9,124 9,059
EPS($) 5.56 6.04 6.04
EPS without NRI($) 5.56 6.04 6.04

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Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Discover Financial Services was incorporated in Delaware in 1960. The Company is a direct banking and payment services company. The Company offers credit card loans, private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans and deposit products. It operates the Discover Network, credit card payments network; the PULSE Network, automated teller machine, debit and electronic funds transfer network; and Diners Club International, global payments network. Its business segments are Direct Banking, formerly referred to as U.S. Card, and Payment Services, formerly referred to as Third-Party Payments. Direct Banking segment includes Discover card-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer products and services, including personal loans, student loans, prepaid cards and other consumer lending and deposit products offered through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Payment Services segment includes PULSE, its ATM, debit and electronic funds transfer network; Diners Club, global payments network; and its third-party issuing business, which includes credit, debit and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The PULSE Network is one of the nation's main ATM/debit networks. PULSE links cardholders of more than 6,000 financial institutions with ATMs and point-of-sale terminals located throughout the United States. Its Diners Club business maintains an acceptance network in over 185 countries and territories through its relationships with 80 licensees, which are generally financial institutions. In order to attract and retain customers and merchants, the Company continues to develop new products, features, and benefits and market them through a variety of channels, including mail, phone and online. Targeted offers might include balance transfers, fee products and reinforcement of its Cashback Bonus rewards program. The Company maintains a full-service, in-house direct marketing department charged with delivering integrated communications to foster customer engagement with its products and services in addition to supervising external agencies. Processing services cover four functional areas: card personalization/embossing, print/mail, remittance processing and document processing. As a credit card issuer, it competes for accounts and utilization with cards issued by other financial institutions including American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. Its operations are subject to regulation, supervision and examination under U.S. federal, state and foreign laws and regulations.
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