- The report contains detailed information about Discover Financial Services that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Discover Financial Services. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The Discover Financial Services financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes Discover Financial Services competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Discover Financial Services business.
About Discover Financial Services
Discover Financial Services, LLC operates as a credit card issuing and electronic payment servicing company. The company offers credit cards, personal and student loans, and deposit products. It operates the Discover Network, its credit card payments network; the PULSE Network (PULSE), its automated teller machine (ATM), debit and electronic funds transfer network; and Diners Club International (Diners Club), its global payments network.
The companys segments include Direct Banking and Payment Services.
Direct Banking segment includes discover card-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer products and services, including personal loans, student loans, prepaid cards, and other consumer lending and deposit products offered through its Discover Bank subsidiary.
The company offers credit cards to consumers and small businesses. It also offers various products and services in connection with its credit card business, such as Payment Protection, Identity Theft Protection, Wallet Protection, Credit ScoreTracker and other fee-based products. Payment protection services are also available to its personal loan customers. The companys credit card customers transactions are processed over the Discover Network.
Installment Loans: In addition to credit cards, the company offers installment loans, including personal loans and student loans. It offers its installment loans to new and existing customers online, by phone and by mail.
The companys personal loans are unsecured loans with fixed interest rates, fixed terms and fixed payments, and are primarily intended to help customers consolidate existing debt, and they can be used for any reason. It markets its personal loan products to its credit card customers. Its student loans include federal and private loans that help students and parents finance the costs of attending post-secondary educational institutions.
Deposit Products: The companys offers deposit products, including certificates of deposit, money market accounts, online savings accounts and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) certificates of deposit, to customers through two channels, including directly through direct mail, Internet origination and affinity relationships (direct-to-consumer deposits); and indirectly through contractual arrangements with brokerage firms (brokered deposits). The company maintains a deposit products call center and an Internet site to allow prospective and existing customers to apply for, fund and service their accounts.
Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club and its third-party issuing business, which includes credit, debit and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties.
PULSE Network: The PULSE Network offers various optional products and services that produce income for the network, including signature debit processing, prepaid card processing, and connections to other regional and national electronic funds transfer networks.
Diners Club: The companys Diners Club business maintains an acceptance network in approximately 185 countries and territories through its relationships with 79 licensees, which are generally financial institutions. Diners Club offers licensees a centralized service center and Internet services.
Third-Party Issuing Business: The company has agreements related to issuing credit, debit and prepaid cards with various other financial institutions for issuance of card products on the discover network.
Credit Risk Management Lending Products
Fee Products: The company markets various fee-based products to its customers, including identity theft protection, payment protection, wallet protection, and credit scoretracker.
Identity Theft Protection: The company offers an initial credit report, credit bureau report monitoring, prompt alerts that help customers spot possible identity theft quickly, and access to knowledgeable professionals who can provide information about identity theft issues or credit reports.
Payment Protection: This service allows customers to suspend t
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1. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES SWOT ANALYSIS
4. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Discover Financial Services Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Discover Financial Services and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Discover Financial Services and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Discover Financial Services Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Financial Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Discover Financial Services Industry Position Analysis
6. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Discover Financial Services Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Discover Financial Services Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Discover Financial Services Major Shareholders
Discover Financial Services History
Discover Financial Services Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Discover Financial Services Offices and Representations
Discover Financial Services SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Discover Financial Services Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Discover Financial Services Capital Market Snapshot
Discover Financial Services Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Services Industry Statistics
Discover Financial Services Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Discover Financial Services Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Discover Financial Services Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Discover Financial Services 1-year Stock Charts
Discover Financial Services 5-year Stock Charts
Discover Financial Services vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Discover Financial Services vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Discover Financial Services Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?