Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) is set to release its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, January 25th. Analysts expect Alliance Data Systems to post earnings of $5.02 per share for the quarter.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.80 by $0.55. The company had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a return on equity of 62.95% and a net margin of 7.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $4.74 EPS. On average, analysts expect Alliance Data Systems to post $17 EPS for the current fiscal year and $21 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) opened at $258.26 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.53, a current ratio of 2.11 and a quick ratio of 2.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,270.00, a P/E ratio of 27.39, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.79. Alliance Data Systems has a 52 week low of $209.00 and a 52 week high of $278.33.

Several research firms recently weighed in on ADS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Alliance Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $298.00 target price (up from $278.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a $218.00 target price (up from $193.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $270.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $293.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Alliance Data Systems has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $270.18.

In other news, CFO Charles L. Horn sold 2,128 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total value of $500,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Alliance Data Systems

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 (NYSE:ADS)

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