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Discover Financial Services (DFS) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. WMI's 'Discover Financial Services (DFS) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis' report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. WMI strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Discover Financial Services

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Discover Financial Services                                                    Financial Snapshot

                                                                               Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, Illinois,   The company reported revenue of US$8,984 million
Headquarters Address
                                  60015,United States of America               during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                               revenue grew at a CAGR of 6.60% during 2008 -
Telephone                          + 1 224 405 0900
                                                                               2012, with an annual growth of 5.07% over 2011. In
                                                                               2012, the company recorded a net profit margin of
Fax                                + 1 302 655 5049                            26.10% compared to a net profit margin of 26.04% in
                                                                               2011.
Website                           www.discoverfinancial.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     DFS (New York Stock Exchange)                Total Income and Margins

Number of Employees               13,009

Fiscal Year End                   November

Total Income (in US$ million)     8,984




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                         Weaknesses
Broad portfolio of products and
                                  Substantial debts
services

Market recognition

Strong operating performance

Opportunities                     Threats

Launch of new credit card         Fluctuations in interest rates

Strategic partnerships            Fraudulent activities

                                  Merchant defaults




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 6
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ....................................... 8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ............................................................................................................ 10
      2.2.1       Total Income and Net Profit Margin............................................................................................................ 10
      2.2.2       Asset and Liabilities ................................................................................................................................... 11
      2.2.3       Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................................ 12
      2.2.4       Valuation ................................................................................................................................................... 13
    2.3       Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................ 14
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 15
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ..................................................................................................................... 15
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 17
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ............................................................................................................................ 20
    5.2       Strengths ....................................................................................................................................................... 20
    5.3       Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 20
    5.4       Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................. 21
    5.5       Threats .......................................................................................................................................................... 21
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 22
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 27
8     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 30
9     Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 
								
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