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Earnings Highlights and Summary

During Q4 FY17, SLM's total interest income grew to $399.50 million from $300.01 million in Q4 FY16. Total interest expense was $90.31 million in the reported quarter compared to $54.58 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's net interest income after provisions for credit losses also increased to $253.87 million in Q4 FY17 from $202.21 million in the year ago same quarter. Due to the effect of the lower tax rate, the Company reported non-interest loss in Q4 FY17 of $22.01 million versus non-interest income of $9.35 million in Q4 FY16.

The Newark, Delaware-based Company reported net income attributable to SLM of $43.87 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, in Q4 FY17 versus $64.74 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, in Q4 FY16. Meanwhile, Wall Street had also expected net income of $0.10 per diluted share.

In full year FY17, SLM's net interest income after provisions for credit losses increased to $943.46 million from $731.93 million in FY16. The Company's net income attributable to SLM also rose during FY17 to $273.22 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, from $229.12 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the previous year.

Earnings Metrics

During the reported quarter, the Company's return on assets was 0.9% versus 1.5% in the prior year's comparable quarter. SLM's non-GAAP operating efficiency ratio by new method was 41.2% in Q4 FY17 compared to 37.9% in Q4 FY16. Average yield on the private education loan portfolio was 8.61% in Q4 FY17, up 53 basis points from 8.08% in Q4 FY16. Additionally, net interest margin for the reported quarter improved 45 basis points to 6.00% from 5.55% in Q4 FY16.

As on December 31, 2017, the Company's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio stood at 12.0% compared to 12.6% as at end of last year's fourth quarter. During Q4 FY17, Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets ratio was 13.3% versus 13.8% as on December 31, 2016. The Company's Tier 1 Capital assets to average ratio came in at 11.2% compared to 11.1% in the year ago same quarter.

Balance Sheet Analyzed

In Q4 FY17, total interest-bearing liabilities surged to $18.54 billion from $15.47 billion in the previous year's corresponding quarter. Net Private education loan portfolio grew 22% to $17.24 billion as on December 31, 2017, from $14.11 billion as on December 31, 2016. Furthermore, SLM's net total loan portfolio surged to $18.57 billion during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, from $15.14 billion in Q4 FY16.

Stock Performance Snapshot

January 19, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, SLM's stock slightly dropped 0.62%, ending the trading session at $11.16.

Volume traded for the day: 8.54 million shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 3.48 million shares.

Stock performance in the last six-month period – up 1.64%

After last Friday's close, SLM's market cap was at $4.82 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 16.61.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the Credit Services industry. This sector was up 0.6% at the end of the session.

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