Nelnet is one of the leading education and finance companies in the United States. The Company provides quality student loan products and services to students, as well as a full range of student-lending services and technology-based products to schools nationwide. This includes student loan origination and lending, holding, student loan and guarantee servicing and software solutions. Each of its business segments serves different customers, from students and parents to K-12 schools or colleges, to lenders and government.

Company Growth (employees)
Lincoln, US
Size (employees)
3,700 (est)
Nelnet was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Lincoln, US

Nelnet Office Locations

Nelnet has offices in Lincoln, North Platte, Burleson, Highlands Ranch and in 5 other locations
Lincoln, US (HQ)
121 S 13th St
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Nelnet Financials and Metrics

Nelnet Financials

Nelnet's revenue was reported to be $1.2 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

274.9 m

Net income (Q2, 2017)

24.7 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

77.8 m

Market capitalization (16-Feb-2018)

2.2 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

69.2 m
Nelnet's current market capitalization is $2.2 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Revenue growth, %



469.5 m420.6 m359.1 m

EBIT margin, %

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


301.9 m277.1 m276.9 m244.7 m341.3 m299.6 m274.9 m

Sales and marketing expense

58.8 m63.2 m63.2 m60.9 m63.7 m71.9 m74.6 m

Operating expense total

115.8 m120.9 m111.5 m107.4 m106.8 m115 m119 m


102.9 m109 m99.1 m90.2 m93.8 m75.9 m77.8 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


130.5 m63.5 m69.7 m

Accounts Receivable

50.6 m51.3 m44 m


45.9 m80.5 m123.8 m


126.2 m146 m147.3 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


182.3 m114.5 m51 m59.3 m67.2 m108.2 m69.2 m

Accounts Receivable

60.9 m64.6 m45.5 m42 m53.4 m45.9 m60.2 m


48 m46.7 m88.7 m96.1 m107.5 m143.1 m181.1 m


126.2 m126.2 m147.3 m147.3 m147.3 m147.3 m147.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

304.3 m309.3 m268.3 m257.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

26.3 m33.9 m

Accounts Receivable

7.6 m6.7 m1.1 m7.5 m

Accounts Payable

433 k
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

233.3 m74.3 m150 m235.4 m64.8 m135.8 m184.7 m48 m74.2 m158.6 m47.9 m72.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

6.5 m7 m7.6 m8.2 m9 m8.6 m

Accounts Receivable

687 k(5.8 m)(695 k)(1.9 m)(5.4 m)(10.3 m)(14.1 m)6 m3.7 m2 m(2 m)(16.3 m)

Accounts Payable

(552 k)613 k
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

11.9 x
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Nelnet Operating Metrics

Nelnet's Borrowers was reported to be 5.8 m in Q2, 2017. Nelnet's Total Loans was reported to be $23.2 b in Q2, 2017
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Nelnet Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
PaymentSpringJanuary 10, 2017

Nelnet Market Value History

Nelnet Revenue Breakdown

Nelnet's Web-traffic and Trends

Nelnet Online and Social Media Presence

Nelnet Company Life and Culture

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