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Now: $41.52
$41.86
50-Day Range
$39.90
MA: $48.41
$66.09
52-Week Range
$20.51
Now: $41.52
$159.41
Volume1.74 million shs
Average Volume1.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.98 billion
P/E Ratio10.70
Dividend Yield2.11%
Beta2.54

Competitors

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Vs. V, MA, FIS, FISV, ADP, and GPN

Should you be buying ADS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "data processing & outsourced services" are considered alternatives and competitors to Alliance Data Systems, including Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), Fiserv (FISV), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and Global Payments (GPN).

Visa (NYSE:V) and Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Visa has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, suggesting that its share price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Visa and Alliance Data Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Visa032402.89
Alliance Data Systems19702.35

Visa currently has a consensus target price of $207.9231, suggesting a potential upside of 7.98%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus target price of $88.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 112.98%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Visa.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Visa and Alliance Data Systems' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Visa$22.98 billion16.29$12.08 billion$5.4435.40
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53

Visa has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Visa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Visa pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Visa pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Visa has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Visa and Alliance Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Visa52.26%43.45%17.61%
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.6% of Visa shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Visa shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Visa beats Alliance Data Systems on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mastercard pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Alliance Data Systems has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Mastercard has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Mastercard shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Mastercard shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Alliance Data Systems and Mastercard, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alliance Data Systems19702.35
Mastercard042602.87

Alliance Data Systems presently has a consensus target price of $88.4286, indicating a potential upside of 112.98%. Mastercard has a consensus target price of $326.4286, indicating a potential upside of 10.40%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Mastercard.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Mastercard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%
Mastercard46.75%149.02%28.77%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Mastercard's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53
Mastercard$16.88 billion17.58$8.12 billion$7.7738.05

Mastercard has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mastercard, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, meaning that its share price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastercard has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mastercard beats Alliance Data Systems on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) and Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.2% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Fidelity National Information Servcs has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Fidelity National Information Servcs pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Fidelity National Information Servcs has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fidelity National Information Servcs and Alliance Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fidelity National Information Servcs042012.88
Alliance Data Systems19702.35

Fidelity National Information Servcs presently has a consensus price target of $154.5217, indicating a potential upside of 13.79%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus price target of $88.4286, indicating a potential upside of 112.98%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Fidelity National Information Servcs.

Profitability

This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and Alliance Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fidelity National Information Servcs1.45%7.89%4.40%
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and Alliance Data Systems' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fidelity National Information Servcs$10.33 billion8.12$298 million$5.6124.20
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53

Fidelity National Information Servcs has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fidelity National Information Servcs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Alliance Data Systems beats Fidelity National Information Servcs on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) and Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Fiserv has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, meaning that its share price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fiserv and Alliance Data Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fiserv052102.81
Alliance Data Systems19702.35

Fiserv presently has a consensus price target of $121.5417, suggesting a potential upside of 26.63%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus price target of $88.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 112.98%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Fiserv.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fiserv and Alliance Data Systems' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fiserv$10.19 billion6.31$893 million$4.0024.00
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53

Fiserv has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fiserv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.0% of Fiserv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Fiserv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Fiserv and Alliance Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fiserv8.51%9.62%4.05%
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%

Summary

Fiserv beats Alliance Data Systems on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) and Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Automatic Data Processing pays an annual dividend of $3.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Automatic Data Processing pays out 66.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Alliance Data Systems has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Automatic Data Processing has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years. Automatic Data Processing is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Automatic Data Processing's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%
Automatic Data Processing17.20%47.51%5.97%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Automatic Data Processing shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Alliance Data Systems and Automatic Data Processing, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alliance Data Systems19702.35
Automatic Data Processing112402.18

Alliance Data Systems presently has a consensus price target of $88.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 112.98%. Automatic Data Processing has a consensus price target of $165.5385, suggesting a potential upside of 12.48%. Given Alliance Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Automatic Data Processing.

Volatility & Risk

Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Automatic Data Processing has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Automatic Data Processing's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53
Automatic Data Processing$14.18 billion4.46$2.29 billion$5.4527.00

Automatic Data Processing has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Automatic Data Processing, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Automatic Data Processing beats Alliance Data Systems on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Global Payments pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Payments pays out 13.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Alliance Data Systems has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Global Payments has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.9% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Global Payments shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Global Payments shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Alliance Data Systems and Global Payments, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alliance Data Systems19702.35
Global Payments122702.87

Alliance Data Systems presently has a consensus price target of $88.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 112.98%. Global Payments has a consensus price target of $195.4828, suggesting a potential upside of 19.08%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Global Payments.

Risk and Volatility

Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.54, suggesting that its share price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Payments has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Global Payments' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alliance Data Systems3.41%40.98%2.48%
Global Payments7.79%6.46%3.83%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alliance Data Systems and Global Payments' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.35$278 million$16.392.53
Global Payments$4.91 billion10.00$430.61 million$5.8628.01

Global Payments has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alliance Data Systems. Alliance Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Payments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Alliance Data Systems beats Global Payments on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Visa logo
V
Visa
2.2$192.55+0.2%$379.12 billion$22.98 billion34.69Analyst Report
Mastercard logo
MA
Mastercard
2.2$295.68+0.4%$295.69 billion$16.88 billion37.81Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Fidelity National Information Servcs logo
FIS
Fidelity National Information Servcs
2.1$135.79+0.7%$83.90 billion$10.33 billion261.14Analyst Revision
Fiserv logo
FISV
Fiserv
1.8$95.98+1.2%$63.48 billion$10.19 billion52.74Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Automatic Data Processing logo
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
2.1$147.17+1.0%$62.63 billion$14.18 billion25.24Decrease in Short Interest
Global Payments logo
GPN
Global Payments
2.1$164.16+2.6%$49.10 billion$4.91 billion77.07Unusual Options Activity
Paychex logo
PAYX
Paychex
1.4$73.30+0.6%$26.14 billion$4.04 billion24.11Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
FleetCor Technologies logo
FLT
FleetCor Technologies
1.6$253.01+0.1%$21.64 billion$2.65 billion26.19Analyst Upgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Heavy News Reporting
Broadridge Financial Solutions logo
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1.8$126.06+1.2%$14.65 billion$4.36 billion35.51Insider Selling
Heavy News Reporting
Jack Henry & Associates logo
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
1.8$182.30+0.2%$13.97 billion$1.55 billion47.35Analyst Downgrade
The Western Union logo
WU
The Western Union
2.2$20.73+1.6%$8.52 billion$5.29 billion8.36Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
WEX logo
WEX
WEX
1.8$154.37+0.1%$6.88 billion$1.72 billion101.56Increase in Short Interest
Genpact logo
G
Genpact
2.2$35.07+1.6%$6.68 billion$3.52 billion20.75
Corelogic logo
CLGX
Corelogic
1.5$67.17+0.6%$5.36 billion$1.76 billion66.51Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Euronet Worldwide logo
EEFT
Euronet Worldwide
1.8$91.95+1.1%$4.75 billion$2.75 billion16.25
MAXIMUS logo
MMS
MAXIMUS
1.9$71.51+0.6%$4.41 billion$2.89 billion22.07Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
TTEC logo
TTEC
TTEC
1.6$45.52+1.6%$2.11 billion$1.64 billion26.78Analyst Upgrade
ExlService logo
EXLS
ExlService
1.3$59.96+1.9%$2.02 billion$991.35 million27.50Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
CSG Systems International logo
CSGS
CSG Systems International
2.4$40.50+5.2%$1.27 billion$996.81 million15.46Decrease in Short Interest
Sykes Enterprises logo
SYKE
Sykes Enterprises
1.7$25.31+2.4%$1.05 billion$1.61 billion15.72
Cardtronics logo
CATM
Cardtronics
2.4$21.41+5.3%$901.27 million$1.35 billion19.64Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
OneSmart International Edun Gr logo
ONE
OneSmart International Edun Gr
1.4$4.02+0.2%$654.86 million$558.25 million0.00
Cass Information Systems logo
CASS
Cass Information Systems
1.3$36.61+3.0%$512.11 million$157.24 million18.03Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Everi logo
EVRI
Everi
1.5$5.98+22.1%$397.60 million$533.23 million-299.00Analyst Upgrade
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
Heavy News Reporting
Moneygram International logo
MGI
Moneygram International
0.7$3.11+5.5%$197.29 million$1.29 billion-3.27High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
Heavy News Reporting
PRGX Global logo
PRGX
PRGX Global
1.8$4.48+1.8%$105.69 million$169.76 million-7.86Increase in Short Interest
INOD
Innodata
0.4$1.41+0.4%$34.49 million$55.86 million-23.50High Trading Volume
Steel Connect logo
STCN
Steel Connect
0.8$0.54+0.4%$33.44 million$819.83 million-0.71
Black Knight InfoServ logo
LPS
Black Knight InfoServ
0.5N/AN/A$0.00N/A0.00High Trading Volume
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