Discover Financial Services (DFS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: February 7, 2013
Pages: 27
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Report type: Company Report
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Discover Financial Services (DFS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Summary

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company. It offers online savings products, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. The company provides a wide range of consumer and business credit cards issued through Discover Bank. DFS also offer private student loans, personal loans, online savings account, certificates of deposit, home loans and money market accounts. Its payment businesses comprises Discover Network; PULSE, one of the leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in over 185 countries and territories.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Discover Financial Services provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better

The profile contains critical company information including:
  • Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.
Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Discover Financial Services - Key Facts
Discover Financial Services - Key Employees
Discover Financial Services - Key Employee Biographies
Discover Financial Services - Major Products and Services
Discover Financial Services - History
Discover Financial Services - Company Statement
Discover Financial Services - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Discover Financial Services - Business Description
Discover Financial Services - Corporate Strategy
Discover Financial Services - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Discover Financial Services - Strengths
Strength - Improved Credit Quality
Strength - Capital Adequacy
Strength - Market Recognition
Discover Financial Services - Weaknesses
Weakness - Segment Contribution
Discover Financial Services - Opportunities
Opportunity - Expanding Payment Services
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions
Opportunity - Home Loans Business
Discover Financial Services - Threats
Threat - Competition
Threat - Turbulent Global Markets
Threat - Card Act
Discover Financial Services - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

SECTION 4 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Discover Financial Services, Key Facts
Discover Financial Services, Key Employees
Discover Financial Services, Key Employee Biographies
Discover Financial Services, Major Products and Services
Discover Financial Services, History
Discover Financial Services, Subsidiaries
Discover Financial Services, Key Competitors
Discover Financial Services, Ratios based on current share price
Discover Financial Services, Annual Ratios
Discover Financial Services, Interim Ratios
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Discover Financial Services, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012)
Discover Financial Services, Ratio Charts

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