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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 117.57
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Credit Services
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 115.69  –  118.40
  • Year Range 87.64  –  129.12
  • Market Cap 31.3912 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 2.4 Mil /  2.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.45
  • Price / Book 2.15
  • Forward Div Yield 2.36%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.96%

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Discover Ends 2022 With Impressive Q4 Results, but Credit Costs Set to Rise Further in 2023

Michael Miller Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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Narrow-moat-rated Discover Financial reported good fourth-quarter results, though strong interest income growth was offset by higher credit provisioning. Net revenue increased 27% year over year and 7.3% sequentially to $3.73 billion. Earnings per share rose 4% from last year to $3.77, which translates to a return on equity of 28%. As we incorporate these results, we are maintaining our $146 fair value estimate. While we do see the shares as currently undervalued, we note that Discover is materially exposed to uncertain macroeconomic conditions, and its near-term results will be affected by factors outside its control.

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Business Description

Discover Financial Services is a bank operating in two distinct segments: direct banking and payment services. The company issues credit and debit cards and provides other consumer banking products including deposit accounts, students loans, and other personal loans. It also operates the Discover, Pulse, and Diners Club networks. The Discover network is the fourth-largest payment network in the United States as ranked by overall purchase volume, and Pulse is one of the largest ATM networks in the country.

2500 Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, IL, 60015
Industry Credit Services
Employees 16,700

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FAQs for Discover Financial Services Stock

Yes. DFS has a forward dividend yield of 2.36%. See DFS’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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DFS’s market cap is 31.39 Bil.
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DFS’s stock style is Mid Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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DFS’s price/sales is 2.45.
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DFS’s price/forward earnings is 7.14.
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DFS’s price/book is 2.15.
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DFS’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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