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. Nelnet, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, ranks among the nation's leaders in terms of total student loan assets under management with $26.3 billion in net student loan assets as of March 31, 2008. Nelnet is well positioned to capitalize on industry growth. Its sophisticated technology and software products allow the company to service loans both internally and for third parties. And it facilitates the company's position as a preferred originator and holder of loans for schools and borrowers. APPLY TODAY—We’re always looking for motivated individuals who want something more than “just another job.” We want innovative problem solvers who will put the customer first.

Lincoln, US
Size (employees)
3,700 (est)+9%
Nelnet was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Lincoln, US

Nelnet Office Locations

Nelnet has an office in Lincoln
Lincoln, US (HQ)
121 S 13th St

Nelnet Data and Metrics

Nelnet Financial Metrics

Nelnet's revenue was reported to be $1.2 b in 2016
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

1.2 b

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


Net income (Y, 2016)

257.5 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

359.1 m

Market capitalization (25-May-2017)

1.7 b

Closing share price (25-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

69.7 m
Nelnet's current market capitalization is $1.7 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

429 m452.5 m469.2 m441.5 m


465.5 m469.5 m420.6 m359.1 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

420.6 m398.8 m

Income tax expense

152.4 m141.3 m

Net Income

304.3 m309.3 m268.3 m257.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 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

Total Assets

30.1 b30.5 b27.2 b

Accounts Payable

25.9 m31.5 m45.7 m

Common Stock

348 k325 k306 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

17.3 m420 k

Retained Earnings

1.7 b1.9 b2.1 b

Total Equity

1.7 b1.9 b2.1 b

Financial Leverage

17.4 x16.1 x13.1 x
Numbers are in $, 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

Cash From Operating Activities

387.2 m357.4 m391.4 m325.3 m

Purchases of PP&E

(67.6 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

496.6 m(109.5 m)1.4 b3.3 b

Dividends Paid

(18.6 m)(18.5 m)(19 m)(21.2 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(886.5 m)(180.7 m)(3.6 b)

Interest Paid

191 m210.7 m228.2 m301.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

154.8 m155.8 m147.2 m115.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


365.3 k

Financial Leverage

13.1 x

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