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MA: $108.95
$118.69
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Volume890,394 shs
Average Volume995,354 shs
Market Capitalization$5.46 billion
P/E Ratio15.75
Dividend Yield0.78%
Beta2.58

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 Services (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 superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Visa042202.85
Alliance Data Systems16902.50

Visa currently has a consensus price target of $229.92, indicating a potential upside of 1.55%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus price target of $146.2667, indicating a potential upside of 33.24%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Visa.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.5% of Visa shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Visa shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Visa has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, suggesting that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Visa$21.85 billion20.23$10.87 billion$5.0444.92
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Visa49.74%37.22%14.61%
Alliance Data Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%

Dividends

Visa pays an annual dividend of $1.28 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 0.8%. Visa pays out 25.4% 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 raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

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

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mastercard$16.88 billion22.72$8.12 billion$7.7749.70
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70

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.

Dividends

Mastercard pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Mastercard pays out 22.7% 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. Mastercard has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mastercard43.13%114.80%22.01%
Alliance Data Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.6% of Mastercard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Mastercard 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Mastercard has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mastercard022602.93
Alliance Data Systems16902.50

Mastercard presently has a consensus target price of $368.7241, indicating a potential downside of 4.52%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus target price of $146.2667, indicating a potential upside of 33.24%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Mastercard.

Summary

Mastercard beats Alliance Data Systems on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fidelity National Information Services and Alliance Data Systems' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fidelity National Information Services$10.33 billion9.19$298 million$5.6127.20
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70

Fidelity National Information Services 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 Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Fidelity National Information Services pays an annual dividend of $1.56 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 0.8%. Fidelity National Information Services pays out 27.8% 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 Services has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fidelity National Information Services-0.83%6.88%4.08%
Alliance Data Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.5% of Fidelity National Information Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Fidelity National Information Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Fidelity National Information Services has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Fidelity National Information Services and Alliance Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fidelity National Information Services061712.79
Alliance Data Systems16902.50

Fidelity National Information Services currently has a consensus price target of $159.8333, indicating a potential upside of 4.73%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus price target of $146.2667, indicating a potential upside of 33.24%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Fidelity National Information Services.

Summary

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

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.7% of Fiserv shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Fiserv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alliance Data Systems16902.50
Fiserv032912.94

Alliance Data Systems currently has a consensus price target of $146.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 33.24%. Fiserv has a consensus price target of $129.7188, suggesting a potential upside of 3.70%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Fiserv.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70
Fiserv$10.19 billion8.21$893 million$4.0031.27

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alliance Data Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%
Fiserv6.01%8.75%3.90%

Volatility & Risk

Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiserv has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fiserv beats Alliance Data Systems on 9 of the 15 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 investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.7% 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock 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 Systems16902.50
Automatic Data Processing49502.06

Alliance Data Systems presently has a consensus price target of $146.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 33.24%. Automatic Data Processing has a consensus price target of $169.9375, suggesting a potential downside of 11.92%. Given Alliance Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Automatic Data Processing.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70
Automatic Data Processing$14.59 billion5.66$2.47 billion$5.9232.59

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.

Dividends

Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Automatic Data Processing pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Alliance Data Systems pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Automatic Data Processing pays out 62.8% 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 raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Automatic Data Processing has raised its dividend for 47 consecutive years. Automatic Data Processing is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility & Risk

Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Automatic Data Processing has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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 Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%
Automatic Data Processing17.07%46.13%5.94%

Summary

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

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Global Payments$4.91 billion13.08$430.61 million$5.8637.17
Alliance Data Systems$5.58 billion0.98$278 million$16.396.70

Global Payments has higher earnings, but lower revenue 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.

Dividends

Global Payments pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Alliance Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Global Payments pays out 13.3% 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. Global Payments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Alliance Data Systems has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Alliance Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Global Payments and Alliance Data Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Global Payments042502.86
Alliance Data Systems16902.50

Global Payments presently has a consensus target price of $211.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 3.02%. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus target price of $146.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 33.24%. Given Alliance Data Systems' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Data Systems is more favorable than Global Payments.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Global Payments6.75%6.46%4.06%
Alliance Data Systems6.82%36.63%1.99%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.7% of Global Payments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of Alliance Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Global Payments 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Global Payments has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance Data Systems has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alliance Data Systems beats Global Payments on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Alliance Data Systems Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Visa logo
V
Visa
2.4$226.41+0.1%$442.02 billion$21.85 billion46.40Analyst Revision
Mastercard logo
MA
Mastercard
2.1$386.17+0.1%$383.61 billion$16.88 billion57.90Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Fidelity National Information Services logo
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
2.1$152.62+0.1%$94.95 billion$10.33 billion-847.89Analyst Report
News Coverage
Fiserv logo
FISV
Fiserv
1.5$125.09+0.4%$83.67 billion$10.19 billion94.77Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Automatic Data Processing logo
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
2.4$192.94+0.5%$82.57 billion$14.59 billion33.50
Global Payments logo
GPN
Global Payments
2.1$217.80+0.1%$64.27 billion$4.91 billion129.64Insider Selling
News Coverage
Paychex logo
PAYX
Paychex
1.5$97.50+1.2%$35.14 billion$4.04 billion33.28Analyst Report
Insider Selling
FLEETCOR Technologies logo
FLT
FLEETCOR Technologies
1.7$291.46+0.1%$24.31 billion$2.65 billion35.16Analyst Revision
Broadridge Financial Solutions logo
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1.8$157.00+0.9%$18.18 billion$4.53 billion38.77
Jack Henry & Associates logo
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
1.9$158.84+1.5%$12.08 billion$1.70 billion40.83
The Western Union logo
WU
The Western Union
1.9$25.89+0.5%$10.62 billion$5.29 billion17.86
WEX logo
WEX
WEX
1.6$229.02+0.4%$10.12 billion$1.72 billion80.08Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Genpact logo
G
Genpact
1.9$44.73+0.4%$8.37 billion$3.52 billion27.78
Euronet Worldwide logo
EEFT
Euronet Worldwide
1.6$148.97+1.2%$7.86 billion$2.75 billion281.08
CoreLogic logo
CLGX
CoreLogic
1.9$79.88+0.1%$5.84 billion$1.76 billion27.45
Maximus logo
MMS
Maximus
2.0$94.89+0.0%$5.83 billion$3.46 billion27.91Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
TTEC logo
TTEC
TTEC
1.6$109.68+0.9%$5.13 billion$1.64 billion50.31
ExlService logo
EXLS
ExlService
1.3$95.70+1.2%$3.20 billion$991.35 million42.16Insider Selling
News Coverage
Sykes Enterprises logo
SYKE
Sykes Enterprises
1.4$45.19+0.4%$1.79 billion$1.61 billion34.24
Cardtronics logo
CATM
Cardtronics
1.1$38.80+0.1%$1.75 billion$1.35 billion77.60News Coverage
CSG Systems International logo
CSGS
CSG Systems International
1.9$46.99+0.2%$1.55 billion$996.81 million22.38
Everi logo
EVRI
Everi
1.7$14.36+0.3%$1.25 billion$533.23 million-14.08Unusual Options Activity
Cass Information Systems logo
CASS
Cass Information Systems
0.9$46.35+0.3%$667.30 million$157.24 million26.95Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
MoneyGram International logo
MGI
MoneyGram International
1.4$7.00+3.1%$543.05 million$1.29 billion-18.42Gap Up
OneSmart International Education Group logo
ONE
OneSmart International Education Group
0.8$2.28+2.6%$367.25 million$502.22 million-4.22
INOD
Innodata
0.4$6.97+1.0%$180.24 million$55.86 million-348.50Increase in Short Interest
Steel Connect logo
STCN
Steel Connect
0.6$1.81+0.0%$114.03 million$782.81 million-6.96Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
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