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Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Alliance Data Systems Corp provides marketing, loyalty, and credit solutions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The business activity of the group is functioned through LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Card service segment. Alliance Data Systems Corp has a market cap of $9.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $174.50 with a P/E ratio of 9.96 and P/S ratio of 1.23. The dividend yield of Alliance Data Systems Corp stocks is 1.35%. Alliance Data Systems Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 17.30% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Alliance Data Systems Corp the business predictability rank of 5-star.


For the last quarter Alliance Data Systems Corp reported a revenue of $2.1 billion, compared with the revenue of $2.1 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $7.8 billion, an increase of 0.9% from last year. For the last five years Alliance Data Systems Corp had an average revenue growth rate of 12.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $17.49 for the year, an increase of 24% from previous year. Over the last five years Alliance Data Systems Corp had an EPS growth rate of 18.2% a year. The Alliance Data Systems Corp enjoyed an operating margin of 24.31%, compared with the operating margin of 21.32% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Alliance Data Systems Corp is 21.93%. The profitability rank of the company is 9 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Alliance Data Systems Corp has the cash and cash equivalents of $3.9 billion, compared with $4.2 billion in the previous year. The long term debt was $13.4 billion, compared with $13.4 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 2.8, which is not a favorable level. Alliance Data Systems Corp has a financial strength rank of 4 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $174.50, Alliance Data Systems Corp is traded at 35.8% discount to its historical median P/S valuation band of $271.74. The P/S ratio of the stock is 1.23, while the historical median P/S ratio is 1.92. The intrinsic value of the stock is $431.23 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock lost 27.99% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of ADS, click here.

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