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Relatively High Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of SLM in the Consumer Finance Industry (SLM, COF, ECPG, DFS, FCFS)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Consumer Finance industry with the highest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

SLM ranks highest with a projected earnings growth of 30.2%. Capital One Financial is next with a projected earnings growth of 15.1%. Encore Capital Group ranks third highest with a projected earnings growth of 11.7%.

Discover Financial Services follows with a projected earnings growth of 7.3%, and First Cash Financial Services rounds out the top five with a projected earnings growth of 4.5%.

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Keywords: highest projected earnings growth capital one financial encore capital group discover financial services first cash financial services

Ticker(s): SLM COF ECPG DFS FCFS