Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Releases FY19 Earnings Guidance

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $19.50-19.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $19.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.80 billion.Alliance Data Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $19.50-19.75 EPS.

Shares of NYSE:ADS opened at $151.56 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $7.94 billion, a PE ratio of 7.57, a PEG ratio of 0.50 and a beta of 1.63. Alliance Data Systems has a 1 year low of $133.56 and a 1 year high of $250.27. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $142.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.38, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 2.53.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 18th. The business services provider reported $3.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.08 by ($0.42). The business had revenue of $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a return on equity of 46.72% and a net margin of 13.01%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $5.01 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Alliance Data Systems will post 18.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 3rd. Alliance Data Systems’s dividend payout ratio is 11.69%.

Alliance Data Systems announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, July 9th that permits the company to buyback $1.10 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the business services provider to purchase up to 14.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research firms have issued reports on ADS. Oppenheimer began coverage on shares of Pareteum in a report on Friday, April 26th. They set an outperform rating and a $7.00 price target for the company. SunTrust Banks decreased their price target on shares of Broadcom to $307.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday, June 14th. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on shares of Rockwell Automation from $173.00 to $186.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Stephens restated a hold rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Allegiance Bancshares in a report on Monday, April 29th. Finally, William Blair restated a buy rating on shares of Albireo Pharma in a report on Monday, July 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $218.92.

Alliance Data Systems Company Profile

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.

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