NYSE:ADS - Alliance Data Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $171.92 +0.14 (+0.08 %) (As of 03/20/2019 06:06 AM ET)Previous Close$171.78Today's Range$171.25 - $175.6652-Week Range$142.58 - $250.27Volume415,472 shsAverage Volume541,680 shsMarket Capitalization$9.11 billionP/E Ratio7.97Dividend Yield1.47%Beta1.78 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive ADS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ADS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:ADS Previous Symbol CUSIP01858110 CIK1101215 Webwww.alliancedata.com Phone214-494-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.77 Current Ratio2.15 Quick Ratio2.13Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.97 Forward P/E Ratio8.35 P/E Growth0.85 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.79 billion Price / Sales1.17 Cash Flow$31.6611 per share Price / Cash Flow5.43 Book Value$42.81 per share Price / Book4.02Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$21.56 Net Income$963.10 million Net Margins12.36% Return on Equity54.62% Return on Assets4.03%Miscellaneous Employees20,000 Outstanding Shares53,000,000Market Cap$9.11 billion Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share on Tuesday, March 19th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 20th. This is a boost from Alliance Data Systems's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. View Alliance Data Systems' Dividend History. How will Alliance Data Systems' stock buyback program work? Alliance Data Systems announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, July 30th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter? Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The business services provider reported $7.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $6.78 by $0.26. The business services provider earned $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.13 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a net margin of 12.36% and a return on equity of 54.62%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $6.26 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, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems. What guidance has Alliance Data Systems issued on next quarter's earnings? Alliance Data Systems issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $22.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $24.64. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$8.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.25 billion.Alliance Data Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $22.00-22.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ADS? 20 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Alliance Data Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $171.00 to $313.00. On average, they expect Alliance Data Systems' stock price to reach $237.8824 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 38.4% 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 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems. Has Alliance Data Systems been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about ADS stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Alliance Data Systems include Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), eBay (EBAY), NetEase (NTES), Worldpay (WP), Pinduoduo (PDD), First Data (FDC), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), Mercadolibre (MELI), Global Payments (GPN), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), CoStar Group (CSGP), Total System Services (TSS), Msci (MSCI), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM). What other stocks do shareholders of Alliance Data Systems own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Alliance Data Systems investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), CA (CA), Allergan (AGN), Boeing (BA), Celgene (CELG), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Biogen (BIIB), BlackRock (BLK), Booking (BKNG) and Netflix (NFLX). Who are Alliance Data Systems' key executives? Alliance Data Systems' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Edward J. Heffernan, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)Mr. Charles L. Horn, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Bryan A. Pearson, Exec. VP & Pres of LoyaltyOne (Age 55)Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy, Exec. VP (Age 50)Ms. Melisa A. Miller, Exec. VP & Pres of Card Services (Age 60) Who are Alliance Data Systems' major shareholders? Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include ValueAct Holdings L.P. (9.56%), FMR LLC (6.03%), BlackRock Inc. (5.99%), Boston Partners (2.36%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.30%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.84%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Melisa A Miller 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 ValueAct Holdings L.P., Sustainable Growth Advisers LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, United Services Automobile Association, Bank of Montreal Can, Millennium Management LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Holdings LP Valueact and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems. Which major investors are buying Alliance Data Systems stock? ADS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Norges Bank, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Prudential PLC and Squarepoint Ops LLC. Company insiders that have bought Alliance Data Systems stock in the last two years include 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 $171.92. How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems? Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $9.11 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $963.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $21.56 on an earnings per share basis. Alliance Data Systems employs 20,000 workers across the globe. What is Alliance Data Systems' official website? The official website for Alliance Data Systems is http://www.alliancedata.com. 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: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 615 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 596 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,211MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Alliance Data Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ADS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ADS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is a lock-up period needed for an IPO?