Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, October 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $5.24 per share for the quarter. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has set its FY18 guidance at $21.50 EPS.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $3.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.47 by $0.37. The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $3.68 EPS. On average, analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to post $18.07 EPS for the current fiscal year and $21.41 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at 228.77 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $221.23 and its 200-day moving average price is $239.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.03 and a beta of 1.76. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 12-month low of $197.69 and a 12-month high of $266.25.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s payout ratio is 23.69%.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, July 27th that allows the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on ADS. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $300.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $280.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $302.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $252.33.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation Company Profile

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a range of industries. The Company offers a portfolio of integrat

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $3.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.47 by $0.37. The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $3.68 EPS. On average, analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to post $18.07 EPS for the current fiscal year and $21.41 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at 228.77 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $221.23 and its 200-day moving average price is $239.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.03 and a beta of 1.76. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 12-month low of $197.69 and a 12-month high of $266.25.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s payout ratio is 23.69%.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, July 27th that allows the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on ADS. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $300.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $280.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $302.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $252.33.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation Company Profile

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a range of industries. 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.

Earnings History for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)

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