SLM Corporation (SLM): Price and Financial Metrics

SLM Corporation (SLM): $17.42

-0.12 (-0.68%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where SLM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.13% of US stocks.
  • SLM's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 51 weeks.
  • SLM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 7th percentile.

SLM Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 3.89, SLM Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about just 3.25% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 12.5 for SLM Corp; that's greater than it is for 94.99% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for SLM Corp comes in at 81.44%, a number that bests 91.9% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SLM Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be CHUY, MCB, CWST, EOLS, and MFIN.
  • Visit SLM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SLM Valuation Summary

  • SLM's price/sales ratio is 2.4; this is 25% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SLM's price/sales ratio has gone down 5.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, SLM's price/sales ratio has gone down 5.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SLM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SLM 2019-10-28 2.7 1.1 6.4 5.9
SLM 2015-05-07 6.5 2.4 24.9 10.4
SLM 2014-10-28 2.2 2.2 6.6 2.5
SLM 2009-11-25 6.1 1.1 -16.6 -480.1
SLM 2008-09-25 -44.9 1.2 -3.6 -88.6
SLM 2004-08-05 5.9 6.0 11.7 38.4

SLM Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 163.15%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 40.01%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 149.89%.
SLM's revenue has moved up $1,558,401,000 over the prior 67 months.

The table below shows SLM'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 2,353.438 -300.457 1,378.951
2021-03-31 2,057.665 -281.331 1,152.253
2020-12-31 1,718.309 -182.669 870.956
2020-09-30 1,352.165 -147.391 577.457
2020-06-30 1,297.111 -14.742 532.792
2020-03-31 1,594.313 112.058 766.427

SLM'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.
  • SLM has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 72.71% of graded US stocks.
  • SLM's asset turnover comes in at 0.078 -- ranking 58th of 433 Banking stocks.
  • ALLY, CBAN, and VBFC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SLM.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.078 1 0.060
2021-03-31 0.067 1 0.050
2020-12-31 0.056 1 0.038
2020-09-30 0.043 1 0.025
2020-06-30 0.041 1 0.023
2020-03-31 0.051 1 0.033

SLM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SLM, see our SLM 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 $23.52 Average Broker Recommendation 1.38 (Strong Buy)

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SLM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $17.42 52-week high $21.40
Prev. close $17.54 52-week low $8.90
Day low $17.40 Volume 1,339,100
Day high $17.85 Avg. volume 4,183,205
50-day MA $18.08 Dividend yield 0.69%
200-day MA $17.86 Market Cap 5.33B

SLM Corporation (SLM) Company Bio

SLM Corporation offers private education loans to students and their families. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Newark, Delaware.

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

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Apply for The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students

NEWARK, Del., October 15, 2021--Less than two weeks remain for graduate students to apply for The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students. The application window closes on Oct. 25, 2021, at 12 p.m. ET.

Yahoo | October 15, 2021

SLM Corp (SLM) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?

SLM Corp (SLM) has been struggling lately, but the selling pressure may be coming to an end soon.

Yahoo | October 15, 2021

Analysts Estimate Sallie Mae (SLM) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

Sallie Mae (SLM) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | October 13, 2021

The Sallie Mae Fund Recognized as Extraordinary Philanthropic Partner by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

NEWARK, Del., October 13, 2021--The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the nation’s leading voice for Hispanic higher education and Hispanic-Serving Institutions, has named The Sallie Mae Fund it’s Extraordinary Philanthropic Partner for 2021. The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, was recognized for efforts to address critical issues that affect college access and completion for minority and underserved students, many of whom attend Hispanic Serving Insti

Yahoo | October 13, 2021

Navient named Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women

Navient celebrated as one of 27 companies in Greater Philadelphia paving the way for gender equityWILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI), a leader in education loan management and business processing solutions, has been recognized as a Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women, the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier women’s organization. The Forum of Executive Women annually honors the top public companies in the Philadelphia region with 3

Yahoo | October 11, 2021

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SLM Price Returns

1-mo -2.52%
3-mo -12.54%
6-mo -10.16%
1-year 86.55%
3-year 69.35%
5-year 150.25%
YTD 41.31%
2020 40.89%
2019 8.60%
2018 -26.46%
2017 2.54%
2016 69.02%

SLM Dividends

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