NYSE:ADS - Alliance Data Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$238.03 +3.04 (+1.29 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$238.03
Today's Range$232.84 - $238.43
52-Week Range$192.02 - $278.33
Volume308,750 shs
Average Volume615,672 shs
Market Capitalization$12.54 billion
P/E Ratio13.02
Dividend Yield0.99%
Beta1.72
Alliance Data Systems logoAlliance 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:ADS
CUSIP01858110
Phone214-494-3000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.25
Current Ratio2.14
Quick Ratio2.12

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio13.02
Forward P/E Ratio11.02
P/E Growth0.89

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.72 billion
Price / Sales1.69
Cash Flow$29.5323 per share
Price / Cash8.06
Book Value$33.58 per share
Price / Book7.09

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$18.28
Net Income$788.70 million
Net Margins11.35%
Return on Equity59.18%
Return on Assets3.83%

Miscellaneous

Employees20,000
Outstanding Shares54,940,000
Market Cap$12.54 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.57 per share on Wednesday, September 19th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 13th. 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 stock repurchase program on Monday, July 30th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter?

Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The business services provider reported $5.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.64 by $0.37. The business services provider earned $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a net margin of 11.35% and a return on equity of 59.18%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $3.84 earnings per share. View Alliance Data Systems' Earnings History.

When is Alliance Data Systems' next earnings date?

Alliance Data Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems.

What guidance has Alliance Data Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Alliance Data Systems updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 19th. The company provided EPS guidance of $22.50-23.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $22.58. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.18 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ADS?

20 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Alliance Data Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $206.00 to $313.00. On average, they anticipate Alliance Data Systems' share price to reach $263.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alliance Data Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alliance Data Systems?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alliance Data Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems.

Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors?

Who are Alliance Data Systems' key executives?

Alliance Data Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Edward J. Heffernan, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Charles L. Horn, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Bryan A. Pearson, Exec. VP & Pres of LoyaltyOne (Age 54)
  • Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy, Exec. VP (Age 49)
  • Ms. Melisa A. Miller, Exec. VP & Pres of Card Services (Age 59)

Has Alliance Data Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ADS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 44.63 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Alliance Data Systems.

Who are Alliance Data Systems' major shareholders?

Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include ValueAct Holdings L.P. (11.07%), BlackRock Inc. (5.71%), FMR LLC (4.69%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.25%), Boston Partners (1.63%) and OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp (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 Millennium Management LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., United Services Automobile Association, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Boston Partners, Ruffer LLP, Bridgewater Associates LP and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Bryan A Pearson, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Parnassus Investments CA, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc., ValueAct Holdings L.P., Bank of Montreal Can, Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC and Schroder Investment Management Group. 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 $238.03.

How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems?

Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $12.54 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE ADS)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  569 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  496 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,065
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This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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