Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services

Overview
Date Founded

1960

Headquarters

2500 LAKE COOK ROAD, RIVERWOODS, IL, 60015

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

17.6K

Industries

Consumer Finance

Company Description

Discover Financial Services is a holding company, which engages in the provision of direct banking and payment services. It operates through the Direct Banking and Payment Services segments. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network; and consumer banking products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club, and the company's network partners business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Director, Chief Executive Officer & President

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Secretary, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Chief Credit Risk Officer

Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

President, Consumer Banking & Operations

Board of Directors

Managing Member at Tegean Capital Management LLC

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Aon Plc

Director, Chief Executive Officer & President at Discover Financial Services

Former Vice President & Head, International Finance at Fannie Mae

Vice Chairman & Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Former Director & Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

Chairman, Co-Founder at Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals LLC

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Director & Chief Executive Officer, Global Connect at Nielsen Holdings Plc

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MIMBT maintains a flexible strategy designed to conform with various clients’ individual investment objectives, whether such objectives are growth, total return, current income, tax-exempt income, asset allocation, international or global, or stability of principal. In addition, a portfolio manager will generally consider the composition of the relevant benchmark index, as well as the composition of portfolios within a competitive peer group when constructing the portfolio for a fund. This method is designed to minimize both excessive volatility within the portfolio and wide divergence in performance versus the market in a given investment style or mandate, while seeking to produce consistently above average long-term performance. MIMBT manages separate client-focused equity, debt, and balanced portfolios. They invest in the public equity and debt markets of the US, non-US, and other emerging economies. They invest in growth-oriented value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap and large-cap companies. The firm selects countries by utilizing a top-down approach and selects using fundamental analysis with a bottom-up approach.

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TWP uses a long-only investment strategy, investing almost exclusively in publicly traded equities (or equivalents). Their investment advisory services are focused on publicly traded equities (or their equivalents). The partnership pursues a long-only investment strategy and does not engage in short sales or other forms of hedging. It also does not employ the use of leverage.

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DZ PRIVATBANK is a value-based, long-term oriented manager which provides tailored investment and asset management services where client assets are invested in a broadly diversified portfolio of bonds and equities, which accounts for about 70 percent of the total investment and provides a basic yield with sufficient stability. The firm’s experienced portfolio specialists and analysts monitor a wide range of material bond issuers, equities and commodities, as well as currencies in major economies around the world, providing a solid foundation for the value of client assets.

Recent Transactions
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Cornèr Banca SA purchases Discover Financial Services /Subs (2) from Discover Financial Services

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Discover Financial Services purchases EMVCo, LLC. from American Express Co., MasterCard, Inc., Visa, Inc., JCB Co., Ltd., China Unionpay Merchant Services Co., Ltd.

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Discover Financial Services, Discover Financial Services (UK) Ltd. purchase Diners Club Italia SRL from Findale Enterprises Ltd.

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised on purchases Discover Financial Services from Morgan Stanley

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Advised onDiscover Financial Services purchases The Student Loan Corp. from Citigroup, Inc.

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Advised on purchases Discover Financial Services from Morgan Stanley

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Advised onDiscover Financial Services purchases The Student Loan Corp. from Citigroup, Inc.

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Advised onMorgan Stanley, Discover Financial Services purchase PULSE EFT Association LP

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Co-Founder at The Speyer Legacy School

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Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$29.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$49B
Earnings Per Share
$3.6
Revenue
$13B
Total Equity
$10.9B
Total Debt
$21.2B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.9%
Enterprise Value / Sales
3.78x
TEVNet Income
43.14x
Debt TEV
0.43x
Net Profit
$1.14B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$1,500
2014
$1,000
2014
$1,000
2013
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Buzz Points, Inc. operates as a holding company. It provides online banking software for community banks and credit unions. Its service includes localized banking rewards program. The company was founded by Jay Valanju in September 25, 2009 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Danal, Inc. provides mobile payments solutions for e-commerce purchases. Its product BilltoMobile, is an alternate payment technology providing mobile subscribers with the ability to charge online purchases from approved merchants to their mobile phone bill. The company was founded by Paul Kim in 2006 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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SecureKey Technologies, Inc. provides identity and authentication solutions for organizations that deliver online consumer services. It enables the use of contactless cards or mobile phones as a factor to implement strong online authentication. The firm's customers include the banking and financial institutions, government, payments, and telecoms and utilities industries. The company was founded by Gregory Howard Wolfond and Pierre Antoine Roberge in 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Cardtronics Inc. Accounting & Financial Services | Houston, Texas

Cardtronics, Inc. engages in the provision of convenient automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines and multi-function financial services kiosks. It operates through the following segments: North America; Europe and Africa; and Australia and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Cardtronics Plc Retail & Commercial Banking | Houston, TX

Cardtronics plc engages in the provision of automated consumer financial services through automated teller machines and multi-function financial services kiosks. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America, Europe & Africa, and Australia & New Zealand. The North America segment represents automated teller machine (ATM) operations in the Unites States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The Europe & Africa segment caters the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, and South Africa. The Australia & New Zealand segment includes ATM operations in Australia and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Competitors
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Retail & Commercial Banking - New York, NY

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets, and as of 2012, it ranks as the second largest bank in the world by assets with total assets of $2.509 trillion. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co

Bank of America Corp. Retail & Commercial Banking - Charlotte, NC

Bank of America Corp. is a bank and financial holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and nonbank financial services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and All Other. The Consumer Banking segment offers credit, banking, and investment products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Global Wealth and Investment Management provides client experience through a network of financial advisors focused on to meet their needs through a full set of investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products. The Global Banking segment deals with lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions to clients, and underwriting and advisory services. The Global Markets segment includes sales and trading services, as well as research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. The All Other segment consists of asset and liability management activities, equity investments, non-core mortgage loans and servicing activities, the net impact of periodic revisions to the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) valuation model for both core and non-core MSRs, other liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other.

Citigroup, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services - New York, NY

Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products. They strive to create the best outcomes for their clients and customers with financial ingenuity that leads to solutions that are simple, creative and responsible.

Awards & Honors
Rank #283
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #283
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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