SLM Corporation (SLM): Price and Financial Metrics

SLM Corporation (SLM): $16.17

0.22 (+1.38%)

POWR Rating

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  • SLM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 81.14% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SLM is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • SLM's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 29.05% of US stocks).

SLM Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 4.51, SLM Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 5.24% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • For SLM, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 92.32% of US equities we're observing.
  • SLM's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 95.63% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to SLM Corp are VBTX, CHUY, LAMR, BKU, and EAT.
  • 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 income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 149.89%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 193.54%.
  • The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -14.84%.
Over the past 70 months, SLM's revenue has gone up $1,232,835,000.

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
2021-12-31 2,060.172 -49.522 1,155.777
2021-09-30 2,208.593 -68.642 1,281.655
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

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 67.55% of graded US stocks.
  • SLM's asset turnover comes in at 0.074 -- ranking 59th of 428 Banking stocks.
  • GDOT, FBC, and NNI 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
2021-09-30 0.074 1 0.056
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

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 $16.17 52-week high $20.88
Prev. close $15.95 52-week low $14.60
Day low $15.91 Volume 962,000
Day high $16.18 Avg. volume 2,697,764
50-day MA $16.50 Dividend yield 2.72%
200-day MA $17.89 Market Cap 4.06B

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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Navient declares first quarter common stock dividend

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI), a leader in education loan management and business processing solutions, announced that its board of directors approved a 2022 first quarter dividend of $0.16 per share on the company's common stock. The first quarter 2022 dividend will be paid on March 18, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2022. About NavientNavient (Nasdaq: NAVI) is a leading provider of education loan management and

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Navient Private Education Loan Trust 2016-A -- Moody's affirms 41 notes from 17 Navient private student loans transactions

Rating Action: Moody's affirms 41 notes from 17 Navient private student loans transactionsGlobal Credit Research - 23 Feb 2022Approximately $3.44 billon of asset-backed securities affectedNew York, February 23, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has affirmed the ratings on 41 classes of notes in 17 private student loan securitizations sponsored, administered, and serviced by Navient Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navient Corporation ("Navient", Ba3 stable) following the company's recent announcement of a settlement with state attorneys general to resolve previously disclosed multistate litigation and investigations. The collateral underlying the transactions consists of private student loans, which are loans the U.S. government does not guarantee. As part of t...

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Sallie Mae Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders

NEWARK, Del., February 22, 2022--Sallie Mae® (Nasdaq: SLM) formally SLM Corporation, today announced its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders will take place on June 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET. The annual meeting will be held virtually and will be open to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 22, 2022.

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Sallie Mae Chief Financial Officer to Present at 2022 RBC Capital Markets Global Financial Institutions Conference

NEWARK, Del., February 22, 2022--Sallie Mae® (Nasdaq: SLM) today announced CFO Steven McGarry will speak at the 2022 RBC Capital Markets Global Financial Institutions Conference on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. ET.

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

SLM Corporation (SLM) Presents at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Financial Services Forum- Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by SLM Corporation in conjunction with this event....

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 21, 2022

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SLM Price Returns

1-mo 2.67%
3-mo -4.16%
6-mo -19.74%
1-year -12.18%
3-year 115.29%
5-year 62.91%
YTD -16.84%
2021 60.54%
2020 40.89%
2019 8.60%
2018 -26.46%
2017 2.54%

SLM Dividends

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Continue Researching SLM

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