About Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Card Services. The company offers a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services, and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. It also focuses on facilitating and managing interactions between its clients and their customers through various consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. The company captures and analyzes data created during each customer interaction, leveraging the insight derived from that data to enable clients to identify and acquire new customers and to enhance customer loyalty. It serves clients across various end-markets, including financial services, specialty retail, grocery and drugstore chains, petroleum retail, automotive, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare. Alliance Data Systems Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
Trailing P/E Ratio12.71
Forward P/E Ratio10.89
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$7.72 billion
Price / Sales1.67
Cash Flow$28.2984 per share
Price / Cash8.21
Book Value$33.58 per share
Price / Book6.92
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$18.28
Net Income$788.70 million
Return on Equity61.30%
Return on Assets3.71%
Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Alliance Data Systems' stock symbol?
Alliance Data Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ADS."
How often does Alliance Data Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Alliance Data Systems?
Alliance Data Systems announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 19th. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $0.57 per share on Tuesday, June 19th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. View Alliance Data Systems' Dividend History.
How will Alliance Data Systems' stock buyback program work?
Alliance Data Systems announced that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, July 27th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter?
Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 19th. The business services provider reported $4.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.98 by $0.46. The business services provider had revenue of $1.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a return on equity of 61.30% and a net margin of 10.44%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $3.91 EPS. View Alliance Data Systems' Earnings History.
When is Alliance Data Systems' next earnings date?
What guidance has Alliance Data Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?
Alliance Data Systems issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $22.50-23.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $22.53. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.24 billion.
What price target have analysts set for ADS?
20 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Alliance Data Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $206.00 to $313.00. On average, they anticipate Alliance Data Systems' stock price to reach $264.8235 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems.
Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Alliance Data Systems include eBay (EBAY), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), NetEase (NTES), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), First Data (FDC), Global Payments (GPN), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Total System Services (TSS), Msci (MSCI), Worldpay (WP), CoStar Group (CSGP), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), Mercadolibre (MELI) and Zillow Group Inc Class C (Z).
Who are Alliance Data Systems' key executives?
Alliance Data Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Edward J. Heffernan, Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director (Age 55)
- Mr. Charles L. Horn, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
- Mr. Bryan A. Pearson, Exec. VP, Pres of Loyaltyone and Chief Exec. Officer of Loyaltyone (Age 54)
- Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy, Exec. VP and Pres of Epsilon (Age 49)
- Ms. Melisa A. Miller, Exec. VP and Pres of Card Services (Age 59)
Has Alliance Data Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about ADS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.61 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.
Who are Alliance Data Systems' major shareholders?
Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.62%), Edgewood Management LLC (4.42%), Northern Trust Corp (1.99%), Boston Partners (1.76%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.75%) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (1.46%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bryan A Pearson, Bryan J Kennedy, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Laura Santillan, Melisa A Miller, Roger H Ballou and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alliance Data Systems.
Which major investors are selling Alliance Data Systems stock?
ADS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assetmark Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Edgewood Management LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, King Luther Capital Management Corp and Atlantic Trust Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan and Melisa A Miller. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems.
Which major investors are buying Alliance Data Systems stock?
ADS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Boston Partners, Millennium Management LLC, Check Capital Management Inc. CA, Mackay Shields LLC, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Handelsbanken Fonder AB and Chicago Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought Alliance Data Systems stock in the last two years include Bryan J Kennedy, Holdings LP Valueact and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems.
How do I buy shares of Alliance Data Systems?
Shares of ADS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Alliance Data Systems' stock price today?
One share of ADS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $232.33.
How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems?
Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $12.87 billion and generates $7.72 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $788.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $18.28 on an earnings per share basis. Alliance Data Systems employs 20,000 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Alliance Data Systems?
Alliance Data Systems' mailing address is 7500 DALLAS PARKWAY SUITE 700, PLANO TX, 75024. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 214-494-3000 or via email at [email protected]
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