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Business Summary
Logo Discover Financial Service
Operates as a bank holding company

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company.

It operates through its subsidiaries, Discover Bank and Discover Home Loans, Inc. The company runs its business through two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services.

The Direct Banking segment includes consumer banking and lending products, specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home loans, prepaid cards and other consumer lending 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.

Discover Financial Services was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.

Number of employees : 15 549 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20152016Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
Direct Banking9,72497.8%10,22797.4% +5.17%
Payment Services278.002.8%270.002.6% -2.88%
Sales per Regions
20152016Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States10,002100.6%10,497100% +4.95%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
David Nelms561998Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Roger Hochschild522004President & Chief Operating Officer
R. Mark Graf522011Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Glenn P. Schneider551993Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
Gregory Case542007Independent Director
Jeffrey S. Aronin, MBA492007Independent Director
Mary K. Bush, MBA682007Independent Director
Larry A. Weinbach772007Lead Independent Director
Michael H. Moskow, PhD792007Independent Director
Thomas Gus Maheras542008Independent Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 561,240,755 376,719,630 67.1% 181,050,010 32.3% 67.1%
Share B 0 575,000 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 25,530,944 6.72%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 18,082,874 4.76%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 16,214,959 4.27%
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc. 15,303,962 4.03%
JPMorgan Investment Management, Inc. 9,326,735 2.45%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 8,940,008 2.35%
Fidelity Management & Research Co. 7,855,501 2.07%
PRIMECAP Management Co. 6,681,700 1.76%
LSV Asset Management 6,368,966 1.68%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 5,258,677 1.38%
Sector
Financials
Banking & Investment Services
 Banking Services
  Consumer Lending
   Consumer Lending - NEC
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Sector Consumer Lending - NEC
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SER..-16.72%22 827
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL-20.13%23 495
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ALLY FINANCIAL INC7.99%9 432
ACOM CO., LTD.2.94%7 543
INDIABULLS HOUSING FIN..71.37%7 252
LIC HOUSING FINANCE LI..38.58%5 898
AEON FINANCIAL SERVICE..14.41%4 809
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL-14.36%4 598
NAVIENT CORP-2.86%4 449
SAMSUNG CARD CO LTD--.--%4 021
PNB HOUSING FINANCE LT..87.75%3 958
CREDIT SAISON CO., LTD..7.13%3 707
SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINA..17.09%3 404
ONEMAIN HOLDINGS INC7.50%3 220
ZENKOKU HOSHO CO LTD27.98%2 985
MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA FI..25.74%2 917
MUTHOOT FINANCE LTD60.78%2 771
FIRSTCASH INC21.49%2 758
SUNDARAM FINANCE LIMIT..37.15%2 715
GENTERA SAB DE CV-15.70%2 584
Sector Consumer Lending - NEC
Discover Financial Service : Connections
The National Bureau of Economic Research
CDW LLC
Brock Capital Group LLC
Principal Life Insurance Co.
Chicago Public Media, Inc.
The Student Loan Corp.
The Japan America Society of Chicago
Metropolitan Family Services
Civic Consulting Alliance
Loretto Hospital Foundation
The Executives Club of Chicago
Chicago Workforce Board
Great Western Products Holdings LLC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
The Financial Services Roundtable
Education Corp. of America
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Bush International LLC
Tegean Capital Management LLC
Aon Re Worldwide, Inc.
Aon Foundation
Bloom Energy Corp.
Economic Club of Chicago
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
Investment Company Institute
The Field Museum of Natural History
Aon UK Ltd.
Private Export Funding Corp.
Hoover Institution
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Yankee Hill Capital Management LLC
American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer
Commonwealth Edison Co.
Paragon Pharmaceuticals Capital LLC
Lafayette College
Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
MATTER Chicago
Illinois Council On Economic Education
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
National Futures Association
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
Northern Institutional Funds
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Edgewater Growth Capital Partners
The Commercial Club of Chicago
Carnegie Hall Society, Inc.
Company contact information
Discover Financial Services
2500 Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Phone : +1.224.405.0900
Web : www.discoverfinancial.com
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