Nelnet, Inc. (NNI): Price and Financial Metrics

Nelnet, Inc. (NNI): $88.02

-1.43 (-1.60%)

POWR Rating

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  • Stability is the dimension where NNI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 73.84% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NNI is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 161 days.
  • NNI ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 2nd percentile.

NNI Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Nelnet Inc is higher than it is for about 97.1% of US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, NNI has reported earnings growth of 222.84%, putting it ahead of 90.4% of US stocks in our set.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for NNI comes in at 20.42% -- higher than that of 90.4% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Nelnet Inc are RC, BPMP, DXF, NYCB, and CFFN.
  • Visit NNI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NNI Valuation Summary

  • NNI's price/earnings ratio is 5.9; this is 46.36% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • NNI's price/sales ratio has moved down 2.3 over the prior 215 months.
  • NNI's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 351.6 over the prior 215 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NNI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NNI 2020-03-31 1.7 0.8 12.7 119.1
NNI 2012-03-14 1.7 1.2 6.1 77.6
NNI 2011-03-01 1.4 1.3 6.6 107.2
NNI 2009-09-28 1.2 1.0 7.4 188.1
NNI 2007-01-11 2.2 2.0 11.7 131.2
NNI 2004-07-02 3.2 2.9 34.1 279.5

NNI Growth Metrics

    The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 18.92%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -13.92%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 15.06%.
NNI's revenue has moved up $624,751,000 over the prior 67 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 1,480.922 429.473 495.594
2021-06-30 1,512.73 506.027 513.959
2021-03-31 1,524.698 405.928 516.574
2020-12-31 1,336.609 212.815 352.443
2020-09-30 1,071.828 329.032 159.833
2020-06-30 1,034.762 211.149 121.542

NNI'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.
  • NNI has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 52.1% of graded US stocks.
  • NNI's asset turnover comes in at 0.067 -- ranking 65th of 430 Banking stocks.
  • GDOT, SLM, and ALLY are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NNI.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.067 0.931 0.016
2021-03-31 0.068 0.932 0.016
2020-12-31 0.059 0.921 0.011
2020-09-30 0.047 0.902 0.005
2020-06-30 0.044 0.899 0.004
2020-03-31 0.040 0.890 0.002

NNI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NNI, see our NNI 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 $83.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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NNI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $88.02 52-week high $99.79
Prev. close $89.45 52-week low $67.93
Day low $87.97 Volume 62,930
Day high $90.81 Avg. volume 55,048
50-day MA $92.61 Dividend yield 1.07%
200-day MA $81.37 Market Cap 3.37B

Nelnet, Inc. (NNI) Company Bio

Nelnet Inc. provides educational services in loan servicing, payment processing, education planning, and asset management in the United States. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Below are the latest news stories about Nelnet Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NNI as an investment opportunity.

Got $100? Here's 1 Great Stock To Buy and Hold

Nelnet is known (if it's known at all) for its huge student-loan book, although it operates several businesses that all together make it a financial-services heavyweight. Nelnet is more like a conglomerate than a single company, running several different businesses, some of which feed off of each other and others that are distinct. It operates four main divisions: asset generation and management (AGM), which is mostly its student-loan book but also its investment branch; loan servicing and systems (Nelnet diversified services, or NDS), which offers various services related to loan origination and technology; education-technology services and payment processing (Nelnet business services, or NBS), which offers a wide array of services such as payment solutions and management solutions f...

Yahoo | January 13, 2022

Investing in Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) five years ago would have delivered you a 99% gain

When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. Furthermore...

Yahoo | January 11, 2022

Why Nelnet's Stock Price Rose 13.3% in December

Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) posted a 13.3% increase in December, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The student loan servicer beat the S&P 500, which returned roughly 5.6% in December. Nelnet is currently trading at about $97 per share.

Yahoo | January 5, 2022

Student loans: ‘It is time we get back to a new normal’ of repayment, BPC director says

Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the extension of the pandemic-era federal student loan repayment pause and whether or not the government should forgive student debt.

Yahoo | December 27, 2021

Morgan Stanley Raises Stock Holdings in Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE:NNI)

Morgan Stanley grew its stake in Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE:NNI) by 20.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,556 shares of the credit services providers stock after buying an additional 8,028 shares during the quarter. Morgan Stanleys []

Dakota Financial News | December 12, 2021

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NNI Price Returns

1-mo -9.28%
3-mo 4.97%
6-mo 20.78%
1-year 24.96%
3-year 68.10%
5-year 86.97%
YTD -9.89%
2021 38.71%
2020 24.01%
2019 12.66%
2018 -3.32%
2017 9.27%

NNI Dividends

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