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How to buy Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares (ADS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alliance Data Systems Corporation employs 6,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.7 billion.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock price (NYSE: ADS)

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-29.
Latest market close$49.80
52-week range$53.30 - $74.80
50-day moving average $61.74
200-day moving average $78.79
Wall St. target price$86.50
PE ratio 3.5434
Dividend yield $0.84 (1.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $16.03

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.8 from 2022-05-16

1 week (2023-01-20) N/A
1 month (2022-12-27) N/A
3 months (2022-10-27) N/A
6 months (2022-07-27) N/A
1 year (2022-01-31) -27.87%
2 years (2021-01-29) -26.39%
3 years (2020-01-31) 102.734
5 years (2018-01-30) 254.4514

Is Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alliance Data Systems Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's P/E ratio

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's PEG ratio

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5317. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Alliance Data Systems Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's EBITDA

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alliance Data Systems Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.56%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.95%
Return on equity TTM 44.18%
Profit margin 21.92%
Book value $41.80
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alliance Data Systems Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.19

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alliance Data Systems Corporation's overall score of 16.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alliance Data Systems Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.12/100

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's environmental score of 3.12 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's social score

Social score: 14.21/100

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's social score of 14.21 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.37/100

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Alliance Data Systems Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.19
Total ESG percentile 14.32
Environmental score 3.12
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 14.21
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 6.37
Governance score percentile 4

Alliance Data Systems Corporation share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 7.2% of net profits

Recently Alliance Data Systems Corporation has paid out, on average, around 7.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alliance Data Systems Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alliance Data Systems Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

While Alliance Data Systems Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alliance Data Systems Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Alliance Data Systems Corporation's shares ever split?

Alliance Data Systems Corporation's shares were split on a 1253:1000 basis on 7 November 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1253 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Alliance Data Systems Corporation's share price.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alliance Data Systems Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.3 up to $74.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADS.US volatility(beta: 2.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Alliance Data Systems Corporation's is 2.1564. This would suggest that Alliance Data Systems Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation overview

Bread Financial Holdings Inc. provides tech-forward payment and lending solutions to customers and consumer-based industries in North America. It offers credit card and other loans financing services, including risk management solutions, account origination, and funding services for approximately 130 private label and co-brand credit card programs, as well as through Bread partnerships to approximately 500 small-and medium-sized businesses merchants; and Comenity-branded general purpose cash-back credit. The company also manages and services the loans it originates for private label, co-brand, and general-purpose credit card programs and Bread BNPL (installment loans, split-pay) products; and provides marketing, and data and analytics services. In addition, it offers an enhanced digital suite that includes a unified software development kit, which provides access to its suite of products, as well as promotes credit payment options earlier in the shopping experience. Further, the company through Bread, a digital payments platform and robust suite of application programming interfaces allows merchants and partners to integrate online point-of-sale financing and other digital payment products, including installment and split-pay solutions. The company was formerly known as Alliance Data Systems Corporation and changed its name to Bread Financial Holdings Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Alliance Data Systems Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.669% of Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares are held by insiders and 94.043% by institutions.
How many people work for Alliance Data Systems Corporation?
Latest data suggests 6,000 work at Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Alliance Data Systems Corporation?
Alliance Data Systems Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Alliance Data Systems Corporation based?
Alliance Data Systems Corporation's address is: 3095 Loyalty Circle, Columbus, OH, United States, 43219
What is Alliance Data Systems Corporation's ISIN number?
Alliance Data Systems Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0185811082
What is Alliance Data Systems Corporation's CUSIP number?
Alliance Data Systems Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 018581108

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