Discover Financial Services (DFS): Price and Financial Metrics

Discover Financial Services (DFS): $129.27

2.45 (+1.93%)

POWR Rating

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  • DFS scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 90.13% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for DFS is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 51 weeks.
  • DFS's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 57.7% of US stocks).

DFS Stock Summary

  • DFS has a market capitalization of $37,978,587,561 -- more than approximately 92.73% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Discover Financial Services is reporting a growth rate of 363.28%; that's higher than 93.39% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Discover Financial Services comes in at 83.9%, a number that bests 92.35% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to DFS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AFL, SLF, WBA, ALL, and ITUB.
  • Visit DFS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

DFS Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, DFS's price/earnings ratio is 27.27% lower, now standing at 8.
  • DFS's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.3 over the prior 173 months.
  • Over the past 173 months, DFS's price/earnings ratio has gone down 4.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for DFS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
DFS 2020-12-04 4.4 2.5 25.1 36.7
DFS 2020-02-19 2.9 2.0 8.2 11.2
DFS 2015-11-06 3.5 2.2 11.5 11.1
DFS 2014-12-08 4.1 2.6 11.9 11.0
DFS 2011-09-22 2.7 1.8 8.3 10.2
DFS 2008-04-09 2.1 1.5 14.4 5.3

DFS Growth Metrics

  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -5.01%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 84.41%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 7.7%.
Over the past 49 months, DFS's revenue has gone up $3,693,000,000.

The table below shows DFS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 10,861 5,985 4,780
2021-03-31 8,033 6,024 2,723
2020-12-31 5,954 6,196 1,104
2020-09-30 5,769 6,027 1,009
2020-06-30 5,906 5,550 1,007
2020-03-31 7,355 5,541 2,123

DFS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • DFS has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 60.67% of graded US stocks.
  • DFS's asset turnover comes in at 0.094 -- ranking 50th of 433 Banking stocks.
  • MRLN, SASR, and COF are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with DFS.

The table below shows DFS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.094 1 0.050
2021-03-31 0.069 1 0.028
2020-12-31 0.051 1 0.011
2020-09-30 0.050 1 0.010
2020-06-30 0.052 1 0.010
2020-03-31 0.066 1 0.022

DFS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of DFS, see our DFS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $136.22 Average Broker Recommendation 1.57 (Moderate Buy)

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DFS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $129.27 52-week high $135.69
Prev. close $126.82 52-week low $60.42
Day low $128.47 Volume 1,383,900
Day high $130.61 Avg. volume 2,067,745
50-day MA $127.00 Dividend yield 1.55%
200-day MA $111.92 Market Cap 38.71B

Discover Financial Services (DFS) Company Bio

Discover Financial operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

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Yahoo | October 14, 2021

Is a Beat in Store for Discover Financial (DFS) in Q3 Earnings?

Discover Financial's (DFS) third-quarter results are likely to reflect strong sales volume and new account growth, partly offset by elevated costs.

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Discover (DFS) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

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DFS Price Returns

1-mo 4.00%
3-mo 7.75%
6-mo 29.47%
1-year 101.00%
3-year 82.85%
5-year 165.11%
YTD 44.55%
2020 10.13%
2019 46.94%
2018 -21.80%
2017 8.92%
2016 37.40%

DFS Dividends

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