Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, July 20th. Analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to post earnings of $3.73 per share for the quarter. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has set its FY17 guidance at approx $18.50 EPS.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 20th. The business services provider reported $3.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.64 by $0.27. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a net margin of 6.88% and a return on equity of 57.03%. The business had revenue of $1.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.81 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $3.84 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to post $18.54 EPS for the current fiscal year and $21.39 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at 262.07 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $246.61 and a 200 day moving average of $241.75. The company has a market capitalization of $14.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.78 and a beta of 1.77. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 52-week low of $193.67 and a 52-week high of $266.25.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th were issued a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 11th. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.55%.
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Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $185.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG set a $278.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $255.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $248.79.
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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