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Alliance Data Systems is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. It operates in two segments: LoyaltyOne and Card Services. The LoyaltyOne segment operates the AIR MILES Reward Program, a full service outsourced coalition loyalty program for sponsors, and BrandLoyalty that designs, implements, conducts and evaluates loyalty programs for grocers. The Card Services segment provides risk management solutions, account origination, processing, funding, and marketing services.
TypePublic
Founded1996
HQColumbus, OH, US
Websitealliancedata.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)8,000(-5%)
Job Openings297
Revenue (FY, 2020)$4.5 B(-18%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)$117.5
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Alliance Data Systems

Ralph J. Andretta

Ralph J. Andretta

President and CEO, Director
Joseph L. Motes

Joseph L. Motes

Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
Charles Horn

Charles Horn

Executive VP & Senior Advisor
Laura Santillan

Laura Santillan

Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
Tim King

Tim King

Executive VP & CFO
Jeff Chesnut

Jeff Chesnut

Senior VP & Treasurer
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Alliance Data Systems Office Locations

Alliance Data Systems has offices in Columbus and Plano
Columbus, OH, US (HQ)
3075 Loyalty Cir
Plano, TX, US
7500 Dallas Pkwy #700
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Alliance Data Systems Financials and Metrics

Alliance Data Systems Revenue

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Alliance Data Systems's revenue was reported to be $4.52 b in FY, 2020 which is a 19% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2021)

1.1b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

587.4m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

54.1%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

286.2m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

503.1m

Market capitalization (7-Jun-2021)

5.8b

Closing stock price (7-Jun-2021)

117.5

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

2.9b

EV

9.9b
Alliance Data Systems's current market capitalization is $5.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

7.8b5.6b4.5b

Revenue growth, %

(28%)(19%)

Cost of goods sold

4.2b2.7b2.1b

Gross profit

3.6b2.9b2.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b979.3m1.1b1.1b

Cost of goods sold

640.5m654.8m687.5m499.2m492.8m482.7m497.5m

Gross profit

693.7m693.7m750.1m882.6m486.5m567.8m587.4m

Gross profit Margin, %

52%51%52%64%50%54%54%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

3.9b3.9b3.1b

Accounts Receivable

923.9m451.1m383.8m

Inventories

251.9m218.0m164.3m

Current Assets

24.7b24.1b19.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

3.7b4.0b4.5b4.5b5.0b3.1b2.9b

Accounts Receivable

354.2m427.1m450.8m359.4m428.5m376.9m351.9m

Inventories

242.3m243.9m250.4m189.1m194.0m202.8m146.0m

Current Assets

27.0b28.3b24.8b21.7b20.6b18.7b18.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

963.1m278.0m213.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

487.3m249.3m183.8m

Accounts Payable

(93.7m)255.0m62.1m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.8b1.2b1.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

149.1m288.1m180.5m30.0m68.4m201.7m286.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

118.9m161.5m206.4m38.8m80.1m120.3m34.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

610.8m1.1b1.5b572.5m1.1b1.5b517.2m

Capital Expenditures

(38.7m)(92.2m)(119.2m)(15.7m)(26.1m)(37.9m)(12.2m)
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

9.3 x

EV/CFO

6.4 x

EV/FCF

6.9 x

Revenue/Employee

389.6k

Debt/Equity

5.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

13 x

P/E Ratio

8.6
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Alliance Data Systems Operating Metrics

Alliance Data Systems's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 900 in FY, 2020.
FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Active Accounts

41.7 m40.5 m40.2 m

Enterprise Customers

2.2 k400900

Locations

1105045

Sponsors

140140135
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Alliance Data Systems Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
BreadDecember 04, 2020$450 m
BlispayMay 22, 2019
ConversantSeptember 11, 2014$2.3 b
AdvecorDecember 31, 2012
DoubleClick Email SolutionsApril 06, 2006$91.1 m
ICOM Information & CommunicationsFebruary 10, 2006$36.1 m
Atrana SolutionsMay 20, 2005
Capstone Consulting PartnersNovember 22, 2004$11.4 m
EpsilonOctober 12, 2004$300 m
Orcom SolutionsDecember 04, 2003
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Alliance Data Systems Revenue Breakdown

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Alliance Data Systems revenue breakdown by business segment: 83.1% from Card Services, 16.9% from LoyaltyOne and 0.0% from Other

Alliance Data Systems revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.3% from Canada, 7.4% from Europe, Middle East and Africa, 83.3% from United States and 3.0% from Other

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Alliance Data Systems Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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Alliance Data Systems Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Alliance Data Systems Online and Social Media Presence

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Alliance Data Systems Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    76/100

  • Compensation

    B

    72/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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Alliance Data Systems News and Updates

INVESTOR ALERT: Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigates Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s Directors and Officers for Breach of Fiduciary Duties – ADS

NEW YORK, March 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), an international securities and consumer rights litigation firm, is investigating certain directors and officers of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (“ADS”) (NYSE: ADS) for breaching their fiduciary dut…

Alliance Data Systems closes Bread acquisition

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Lon Inc., a technology-driven digital payments company operating under the trademark Bread, offering an omnichannel solution …

Alliance Data Systems Stock Has Growth Potential Once Consumer Spending Recovers

We believe that Alliance Data Systems stock has an upside potential of 60% over the next 1-2 years, when the user transaction volumes return to the pre-crisis levels. ADS trades near $52 currently and it has lost 54% in value year-to-date. It traded at a pre-Covid high of $101 in February...

Is Alliance Data Systems A Good Bet Now?

While down nearly 50% this year, Alliance Data Systems’ stock jumped more than 13% in the last 5 trading days. This loyalty and marketing services company relies on transaction data. As transactions declined amid Covid-19, so did the stock. So what really happened during the last week?...

Alliance Data Systems Corporation Announces Proposed Offering of $600 Million of Senior Notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) ("Alliance Data") announced today that it proposes to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2024 (the "Notes"). The...

Alliance Data Systems board approves share buyback of $1.1 billion

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Tuesday its board has approved a share buyback program of up to $1.1 billion. The data-driven marketing company said the buybacks will be financed with free cash flow, including proceeds of the recent sale of Epsilon. Shares were slightly higher premarket, but have …
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Alliance Data Systems Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Alliance Data Systems founded?

    Alliance Data Systems was founded in 1996.

  • Who are Alliance Data Systems key executives?

    Alliance Data Systems's key executives are Ralph J. Andretta, Joseph L. Motes and Charles Horn.

  • How many employees does Alliance Data Systems have?

    Alliance Data Systems has 8,000 employees.

  • What is Alliance Data Systems revenue?

    Latest Alliance Data Systems annual revenue is $4.5 b.

  • What is Alliance Data Systems revenue per employee?

    Latest Alliance Data Systems revenue per employee is $565.2 k.

  • Who are Alliance Data Systems competitors?

    Competitors of Alliance Data Systems include Synchrony Financial, Total System Services and Western Union.

  • Where is Alliance Data Systems headquarters?

    Alliance Data Systems headquarters is located at 3075 Loyalty Cir, Columbus.

  • Where are Alliance Data Systems offices?

    Alliance Data Systems has offices in Columbus and Plano.

  • How many offices does Alliance Data Systems have?

    Alliance Data Systems has 2 offices.