Discover Financial Services (DFS)
Financial | Credit Services
CEO: David W. Nelms
Discover Financial Services receives an in our proprietary multi-factor ranking approach that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Discover Financial Services's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 10x, a P/B ratio of 2.2x, a P/S ratio of 2.5x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 9.6x. .
WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Discover Financial Services ranks 110 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors.
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.
Interest coverage of 2.49x, a debt/equity ratio of 238% and a Moat Rank of 156 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 19.34% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 167.
VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.96%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Discover Financial Services ranks 218 among the S&P 500 constituents.
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. Its 7.2% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 4.2% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 12.2% speak to its impressive growth ranking.