Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS)
Services | Business Services
CEO: Edward J. Heffernan
Alliance Data Systems Corp receives a in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Alliance Data Systems Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 26.4x, a P/B ratio of 9.8x, a P/S ratio of 1.8x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 12.9x. .
WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Alliance Data Systems Corp ranks 414 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors.
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.
Alliance Data Systems Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 5 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 2.8x, a debt/equity ratio of 914% and a Moat Rank of 180 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 17.13% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 185.
VALUE + YIELD
Unfortunately we do not have enough data to provide a dividend ranking for Alliance Data Systems Corp.
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. Its 6.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 17.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 52.3% speak to its impressive growth ranking.