Discover Financial Services

Discover is one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. We’re a direct banking and payment services company built on a legacy of innovation and customer service. We're building our company by listening to consumers and developing products and programs that help them get the most for their money. Beyond credit cards, our banking and payments businesses offer rewarding products backed by that same commitment to high-quality service that we have had from the start.

Company Growth (employees)
Riverwoods, US
Size (employees)
15,549 (est)
Discover Financial Services was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, US

Key People at Discover Financial Services

David W. Nelms

David W. Nelms

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Discover Financial Services Office Locations

Discover Financial Services has offices in Riverwoods, Houston, Albany, New Albany and in 2 other locations
Riverwoods, US (HQ)
2500 Lake Cook Rd

Discover Financial Services Data and Metrics

Discover Financial Services Financial Metrics

Discover Financial Services's revenue was reported to be $10.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

10.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

9.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

2.4 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

5.4 b

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

22.7 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

11.9 b


36.3 b
Discover Financial Services's current market capitalization is $22.7 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


9.4 b9.6 b10 b10.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.4 b

Gross profit

8.2 b8.5 b8.7 b9.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %



4.8 b5 b5.2 b5.4 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

5.9 b6.5 b6.7 b7.2 b

Pre tax profit

3.9 b3.7 b3.6 b3.7 b

Net Income

2.5 b2.3 b2.3 b2.4 b
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.6 b7.3 b9.6 b11.9 b

Accounts Receivable

65.8 b70 b72.4 b77.3 b


654 m670 m693 m734 m


284 m257 m255 m255 m

Total Assets

79.3 b83.1 b86.9 b92.3 b

Total Debt

20.6 b22.7 b24.7 b25.4 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

3.7 b3.8 b3.9 b4 b

Retained Earnings

9.6 b11.5 b13.3 b15.1 b

Total Equity

10.8 b11.1 b11.3 b11.3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.9 x2 x2.2 x2.2 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

7.3 x7.5 x7.7 x8.2 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

2.5 b2.3 b2.3 b2.4 b

Accounts Payable

(269 m)73 m162 m234 m

Cash From Operating Activities

3.5 b3.8 b3.9 b4.4 b

Purchases of PP&E

(231 m)(145 m)(168 m)(179 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(3.2 b)(4.2 b)(2.9 b)(4.9 b)

Short-term Borrowings

(231 m)(27 m)(113 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(3.6 b)(4.7 b)(3.6 b)(3.4 b)

Dividends Paid

(399 m)(467 m)(515 m)(514 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

3.6 b1.1 b1.3 b2.8 b

Interest Paid

975 m933 m1.1 b1.2 b

Income Taxes Paid

1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b1.3 b
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


6.8 x


8.2 x


686.4 k


2.2 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

8.2 x

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