Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $18.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $18.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.80 billion.Alliance Data Systems Corporation also updated its FY18 guidance to $21.50 EPS.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating and issued a $235.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. KeyCorp reissued a hold rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Argus reissued a buy rating and set a $290.00 target price (down previously from $309.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $300.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $252.33.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) opened at 223.00 on Thursday. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 52 week low of $197.69 and a 52 week high of $266.25. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $221.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $239.38. The company has a market capitalization of $12.37 billion, a PE ratio of 25.43 and a beta of 1.75.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $5.02 by $0.33. The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.74 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 23.69%.

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

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A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating and issued a $235.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. KeyCorp reissued a hold rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Argus reissued a buy rating and set a $290.00 target price (down previously from $309.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $300.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $252.33.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) opened at 223.00 on Thursday. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 52 week low of $197.69 and a 52 week high of $266.25. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $221.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $239.38. The company has a market capitalization of $12.37 billion, a PE ratio of 25.43 and a beta of 1.75.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $5.02 by $0.33. The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.74 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 23.69%.

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

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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.

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