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Last €54.07 EUR
Change Today +0.55 / 1.03%
Volume 0.0
As of 10:09 AM 05/22/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

discover financial services (DC7) Snapshot

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discover financial services (DC7) Details

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home loans, home equity loans, prepaid cards, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates the Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

14,676 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1960

discover financial services (DC7) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $625.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Pay...
Total Annual Compensation: $650.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

discover financial services (DC7) Key Developments

Discover Financial Services Announces Executive Changes

On April 29, 2015, Harit Talwar provided notice of his resignation as executive vice president and president U.S. Cards of Discover Financial Services, effective May 8, 2015, to pursue a new opportunity. He has been with the company for 15 years. Julie A. Loeger was appointed as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for its U.S. Cards business, effective immediately. Loeger will oversee sales and loan growth for the card business and will play a role in driving the overall company strategy as a member of the company's executive committee. She will report directly to Roger Hochschild, president and chief operating officer for Discover. Loeger most recently served as senior vice president of brand and new cardmember acquisition for Discover. Throughout her 24-year career with the company, she has been involved in the development of numerous large-scale innovations, many of which she has led, including the launch of the product, Discover it; the 5% cashback bonus program; free FICO scores, and the new Freeze It feature. Prior to joining Discover, Loeger held various marketing positions at Anheuser Busch Inc. Loeger will assume her new responsibilities effective immediately.

Discover Financial Services Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Discover Financial Services reported unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net interest income of $1,629 million against $1,563 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $908 million against $1,022 million a year ago. Net income was $586 million against $631 million a year ago. Net income allocated to common stockholders was $573 million against $618 million a year ago. Book value per share was $25.22 against $23.53 per share a year ago. Earnings per share diluted were $1.28 against $1.31 per share a year ago. Return on equity for the first quarter of 2015 was 21%.

Discover Financial Services Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Preferred Stock, Payable on June 1, 2015; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock, Payable on May 21, 2015

Discover Financial Services announced an increased in the quarterly common stock dividend from $0.24 to $0.28 per share of common stock payable on May 21, 2015, to holders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2015. The company’s Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend on its Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, in the amount of $16.25 per share. The dividend equals $0.40625 per depositary share, each representing 1/40th interest in a share of the Series B Preferred Stock. The dividend will be payable on June 1, 2015, to the holders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2015.


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