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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.76
NAS:SLM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NAS:SLM: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:SLM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.76
Equity to Asset 0.13
NAS:SLM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NAS:SLM: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:SLM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.13
0.01
0.16
Interest Coverage 2.69
NAS:SLM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.45 vs. NAS:SLM: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:SLM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.95 Max: 4.68
Current: 2.69
0.27
4.68
F-Score: 2
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
10.90%
13.50%
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 46.19
NAS:SLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.21 vs. NAS:SLM: 46.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:SLM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.1  Med: 36.88 Max: 54.99
Current: 46.19
-23.1
54.99
Net-margin (%) 27.97
NAS:SLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. NAS:SLM: 27.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:SLM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.99  Med: 22.92 Max: 34.05
Current: 27.97
-42.99
34.05
ROE (%) 11.65
NAS:SLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. NAS:SLM: 11.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:SLM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.48  Med: 8.61 Max: 27.51
Current: 11.65
-19.48
27.51
ROA (%) 1.72
NAS:SLM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. NAS:SLM: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:SLM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.66  Med: 0.28 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.72
-0.66
1.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
NAS:SLM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NAS:SLM: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:SLM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 35.9
Current: 13.6
-43.1
35.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
NAS:SLM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NAS:SLM: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:SLM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 1.4 Max: 62.2
Current: 11.4
-36.3
62.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
NAS:SLM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NAS:SLM: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:SLM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.4  Med: -0.3 Max: 74.5
Current: 9.4
-31.4
74.5
» NAS:SLM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

SLM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 19,077 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,887,100 sh (+179.38%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 6,467,477 sh (+9.28%)
Mario Gabelli 208,500 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 35,918,545 sh (-1.74%)
Kahn Brothers 53,600 sh (-10.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,683,422 sh (-46.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 48,669 sh (-69.86%)
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Q1 2016

SLM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,342,911 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,609 sh (+144.32%)
Mario Gabelli 208,500 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 35,368,466 sh (-1.53%)
Kahn Brothers 52,650 sh (-1.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,230,012 sh (-3.09%)
Jim Simons 3,883,200 sh (-34.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,300 sh (-58.29%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 22,910 sh (-99.65%)
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Q2 2016

SLM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 2,963 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,400 sh (+182.76%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,191,711 sh (+63.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 48,944 sh (+5.01%)
Mario Gabelli 208,500 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 52,650 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 34,633,036 sh (-2.08%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,573,898 sh (-25.69%)
Jim Simons 554,900 sh (-85.71%)
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Q3 2016

SLM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,682,981 sh (+22.41%)
Mario Gabelli 208,500 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 2,963 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 52,650 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 541,100 sh (-2.49%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 33,625,269 sh (-2.91%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,270,442 sh (-12.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,296 sh (-46.27%)
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Preferred stocks of SLM Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
SLMBP53.514.51Floating-Rate NonCumulative Preferred Stock, Series B
SLMAP49.906.986.97% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Series A

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:SM1.Germany,
SLM Corp is engaged in saving, planning and paying for education company. It provides funding, delivery & servicing support for education loans in the United States through its private education loan programs.

SLM Corp was formed in 1972. It is a holding company that operates through a number of subsidiaries. The Company was formed as the Student Loan Marketing Association a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise ("GSE"), with the goal of furthering access to higher education by providing liquidity to the education loan marketplace. The Company commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the saving, planning and paying for education company. It provides products to help families, whether college is a long way off or right around the corner. The Company promotes responsible financial habits that help its customers dream, invest and succeed. The Company's main business is to originate, service and collect loans made to students or their parents to finance the cost of their education. It provides funding, delivery and servicing support for education loans in the United States through its participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program, as a service of loans for the Department of Education and through its non-federally guaranteed Private Education Loan programs. The Company's Private Education Loan market includes banks such as Wells Fargo Bank NA, Discover Bank, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and PNC Bank NA, as well as a number of smaller specialty finance companies. It competes with the Private Education Loan market with banks and other consumer lending institutions, many with consumer brand name recognition and greater financial resources. Many others aspects of the Company's businesses are subject to regulation by federal and state regulation and administrative oversight.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.28
SLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. SLM: 18.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SLM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 8.78 Max: 50.58
Current: 18.28
1.97
50.58
Forward P/E 15.20
SLM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. SLM: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.28
SLM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.38 vs. SLM: 18.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SLM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 8 Max: 38.59
Current: 18.28
1.64
38.59
P/B 2.67
SLM's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SLM: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SLM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.67
0.17
3.54
P/S 4.73
SLM's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SLM: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SLM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 2.14 Max: 11.55
Current: 4.73
0.26
11.55
EV-to-EBIT 12.50
SLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.44 vs. SLM: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SLM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6040.8  Med: 48.35 Max: 3727.6
Current: 12.5
-6040.8
3727.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.21
SLM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. SLM: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SLM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9082.7  Med: 48.35 Max: 3727.6
Current: 12.21
-9082.7
3727.6
Shiller P/E 115.80
SLM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.32 vs. SLM: 115.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SLM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 4.65 Max: 120.31
Current: 115.8
0.79
120.31

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
SLM's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
88% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SLM: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SLM' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.6 Max: 45.1
Current: -100
0
45.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.23
SLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SLM: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SLM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 5.19 Max: 9.22
Current: 2.23
1.45
9.22
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
SLM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. SLM: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SLM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: 2 Max: 6.6
Current: 2
-5.7
6.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.66
SLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. SLM: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SLM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 2.88 Max: 4.66
Current: 2.66
0.41
4.66
Price/Projected FCF 0.51
SLM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. SLM: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SLM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.91 Max: 95.67
Current: 0.51
0.25
95.67
Price/Median PS Value 2.21
SLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SLM: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SLM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.64
Current: 2.21
0.18
4.64
Price/Graham Number 1.47
SLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SLM: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SLM' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.47
0.23
2.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.97
SLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SLM: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SLM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.6 Max: 58.2
Current: 7.97
0.2
58.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.95
SLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. SLM: -14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SLM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.7  Med: -15 Max: 42
Current: -14.95
-28.7
42

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $965.2
EPS (TTM) $ 0.58
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float4.76%
52-Week Range $5.09 - 10.51
Shares Outstanding (Mil)428.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 962 1,168 1,402
EPS ($) 0.52 0.68 0.84
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.52 0.68 0.84
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
3.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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