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Alliance Data Reports Record Third-Quarter 2013 Results
-- Revenue Increases 20 Percent to $1.1 billion
-- Core EPS Increases 13 Percent to $2.67
-- Provides Initial 2014 Guidance

DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

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SUMMARY

Quarter Ended September 30,

(in millions, except per share amounts)

2013

2012

% Change





Revenue

$ 1,096

$    911

20%

Net income

$    133

$    120

11%

Net income per diluted share

$   2.01

$   1.84

9%

Diluted shares outstanding

66.0

65.0

2%

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Supplemental Non-GAAP Metrics (a):




  Adjusted EBITDA

$    359

$    319

13%

  Adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs

$    328

$    289

14%

  Core earnings

$    176

$    154

14%

  Core earnings per diluted share

$   2.67

$   2.37

13%


(a) See "Financial Measures" below for a discussion of adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs, adjusted EBITDA margin, core earnings, core earnings per diluted share and other non-GAAP financial measures.

 

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS

Revenue increased 20 percent to $1.10 billion while adjusted EBITDA increased 13 percent to $359 million for the third quarter of 2013. Net income per diluted share (EPS) increased 9 percent to $2.01 and core earnings per diluted share (core EPS) increased 13 percent to $2.67 for the third quarter of 2013, exceeding the Company's guidance of $2.60.

Diluted shares outstanding were 66.0 million for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 1.0 million dilutive shares as compared to the third quarter of 2012. The increase is due to a 3.9 million share increase in convertible debt warrants, which offset a 1.5 million share decrease in 'phantom shares' and share repurchases over the last 12 months.

Ed Heffernan, president and chief executive officer, commented, "Another great quarter for Alliance Data as revenue increased 20 percent, bolstered by organic growth of 9 percent. Core earnings increased 14 percent, while core EPS increased 13 percent, dampened slightly by a higher share count. With the maturity of the first tranche of convertible notes during the third quarter, diluted share count should drop in the fourth-quarter, and again in the second-quarter of 2014, providing earnings per share momentum for the next several quarters."

Heffernan continued, "For LoyaltyOne®, issuances got back on-track during the quarter with growth of over 10 percent. As expected, increased promotional activity in the credit card and gas sectors, combined with the ramp-up of new sponsors, drove the strong results. Excluding headwinds from a weak Canadian dollar, revenue and adjusted EBITDA for LoyaltyOne increased a solid 3 percent and 8 percent, respectively. For Epsilon®, we saw positive revenue momentum in our database and data products with 14 percent and 6 percent growth, respectively. Our email offering continued to underperform, but we expect the launch of the Harmony platform to reverse that trend in 2014. Organically, revenue and adjusted EBITDA increased 16 percent and 6 percent, respectively. For Private Label, the card portfolio continues to grow at rates 5 times other card companies due to our unique offering. The growth is balanced, with high, single-digit increases in organic card spending coupled with growth from the on-boarding of new programs. We achieved excellent flow-through during the quarter, as a 17 percent increase in average card receivables drove a 16 percent increase in revenues and a 17 percent increase in adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs.

"Finally, as is customary for Alliance Data, we are providing our initial guidance for 2014. No surprises here. Consistent with our long-term targets, we're expecting high-single-digit organic growth in revenue and adjusted EBITDA, coupled with double-digit growth for core EPS, demonstrating the benefits of strong organic growth coupled with a declining share count."   

SEGMENT REVIEW

LoyaltyOne: Revenue for the segment decreased $2 million, or 1 percent, to $213 million for the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the effects of unfavorable Canadian exchange rates, revenue increased 3 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA was $62 million, up 3 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, due to favorable operating leverage and a $2 million reduction in losses associated with international expansion efforts. Excluding the effects of unfavorable Canadian exchange rates, adjusted EBITDA increased 8 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012.

AIR MILES® reward miles issued increased 11 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012 due to increased promotional activity in the credit card and gas sectors, and the ramp-up of new sponsors. The Company expects similar promotional activity in the fourth quarter of 2013. AIR MILES reward miles redeemed were flat compared to the third quarter of 2012, as program management muted redemption activity during the quarter. 

During the quarter, LoyaltyOne signed a new multi-year agreement with Old Navy to issue AIR MILES reward miles in all of its retail locations across Canada. On the international expansion front, the dotz coalition loyalty joint venture in Brazil expanded into two new markets during the quarter, entering the state of Santa Catarina and the city of Curitiba, increasing the total market count to seven. In addition, collectors enrolled at quarter-end increased to 9.6 million, up from 4.6 million in September of last year. The program is expected to expand into two additional Brazilian markets by year-end.

Epsilon: Revenue for the segment increased $115 million, or 48 percent, to $356 million for the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the HMI acquisition completed November 30, 2012, revenue growth was approximately 16 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012. By major product offering, technology revenue increased 10 percent to $116 million for the third quarter of 2013, driven by a 14 percent increase in database revenue, partially offset by a 5 percent decrease in email revenue due to lower volumes. Data revenue increased 6 percent to $54 million for the third quarter of 2013, primarily due to strength in the Abacus catalog offering. Agency revenue increased 121 percent to $187 million for the third quarter of 2013, boosted by the HMI acquisition. Excluding HMI, agency revenue growth was approximately 29 percent, driven by strength in the auto and telecom verticals.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $14 million, or 22 percent, to $78 million for the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the HMI acquisition, adjusted EBITDA increased 6 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 22 percent for the third quarter of 2013, down from 27 percent in the prior year quarter. Excluding HMI, adjusted EBITDA margin was 24 percent, down from last year due to integration costs and personnel costs incurred to support the on-boarding of new clients.

During the quarter, Epsilon signed a new multi-year agreement with the National Football League to provide database and email marketing services. In addition, Epsilon announced a multi-year renewal with Marriott International, whereby Epsilon will continue to support email deployment, strategy and creative for its loyalty program.

Private Label Services and Credit: Revenue for the segment increased $75 million, or 16 percent, to $531 million for the third quarter of 2013. Net finance charge income increased $73 million, or 17 percent, driven by a 17 percent increase in average credit card receivables, while transaction revenue increased $2 million, or 10 percent, due to higher ancillary revenue. Gross yield for the third quarter of 2013 was 28.4 percent, consistent with the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs, increased 17 percent to $216 million for the third quarter of 2013, boosted by strong revenue growth and lower portfolio funding rates. Principal loss rates were consistent between years at 4.3 percent, while the provision for loan loss expense increased $10 million to $91 million, or 12 percent, driven by the increase in credit card receivables. Portfolio funding costs were $30 million for the third quarter of 2013; essentially flat with last year, but down approximately 30 basis points to 1.7 percent, expressed as a percentage of average credit card receivables. 

Credit sales increased 15 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, driven by an 8 percent increase in core cardholder spending and new programs added over the last 12 months. Credit card receivables were $7.5 billion at September 30, 2013, up 14 percent compared to September 30, 2012. The allowance for loan loss reserve was $462 million, or 6.2 percent of ending receivables, at September 30, 2013 compared to $449 million, or 6.8 percent of ending receivables, at September 30, 2012. Delinquency rates were 4.5 percent of principal receivables at September 30, 2013, up 30 basis points from the same time last year.

During the quarter, Private Label signed a multi-year agreement with Coldwater Creek, a leading multi-channel retailer, to provide co-brand and private label card services and to acquire the existing co-brand credit card portfolio. The launch and conversion of the existing portfolio is expected by the second quarter of 2014. In addition, Private Label announced new long term relationships with The Geddes Group and Credo Mobile to provide co-brand credit card programs, and PayPal, an eBay Inc. subsidiary, to become the issuer for Bill Me Later® credit products.

2013 Full Year Outlook

The Company is raising 2013 guidance for revenue from $4.275 billion to $4.3 billion, an 18 percent increase compared to 2012. Organic revenue growth for 2013 is expected to approximate 8 percent. The Company is also raising guidance for core EPS from $9.85 to $9.90, a 14 percent increase compared to 2012. Diluted share count is expected to be approximately 66.6 million shares, up 4 percent compared to 2012, due to incremental dilution attributable to outstanding convertible notes.

2014 Initial Guidance

The Company's initial guidance for 2014 is based on current market trends and excludes any benefit from potentially significant acquisitions. Guidance will be refined as necessary as 2014 unfolds. Initial consolidated guidance for 2014:

  • Revenue up 8 percent to $4.64 billion;
  • Adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs up 10 percent to $1.37 billion;
  • EPS up 31 percent to $9.64;
  • Core EPS up 21 percent to $12.00; and
  • Diluted share count of 61.5 million.

Financial Measures

In addition to the results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company presents financial measures that are non-GAAP measures, such as constant currency financial measures, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA net of funding costs, core earnings and core earnings per diluted share (core EPS). The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of the Company's reported GAAP results, provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's performance and overall results of operations. These metrics are an integral part of the Company's internal reporting to measure the performance of reportable segments and the overall effectiveness of senior management. Reconciliations to comparable GAAP financial measures are available in the accompanying schedules and on the Company's website. The financial measures presented are consistent with the Company's historical financial reporting practices. Core earnings and core earnings per diluted share represent performance measures and are not intended to represent liquidity measures. The non-GAAP financial measures presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies, and are not identical to corresponding measures used in other various agreements or public filings.

Conference Call

Alliance Data will host a conference call on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's third-quarter 2013 results. The conference call will be available via the Internet at www.alliancedata.com. There will be several slides accompanying the webcast. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary software. The recorded webcast will also be available on the Company's website.

If you are unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and enter "69585428". The replay will be available from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on October 31, 2013.

About Alliance Data

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 11,000 associates at more than 70 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site, www.alliancedata.com, or you can follow us on Twitter via @AllianceData.

Alliance Data's Safe Harbor Statement/Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements may use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "predict," "project," "would" and similar expressions as they relate to us or our management. When we make forward-looking statements, we are basing them on our management's beliefs and assumptions, using information currently available to us. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from what we projected. Any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We have no intention, and disclaim any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise, except as required by law.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this presentation regarding Alliance Data Systems Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. Risk factors may be updated in Item 1A in each of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for each quarterly period subsequent to the Company's most recent Form 10-K.

 

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended

September 30,



Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2013


2012



2013


2012











Revenue

$

1,096.4

$

911.5


$

3,178.0

$

2,669.5

Operating expenses:










       Cost of operations


662.1


524.0



1,952.5


1,608.9

       Provision for loan loss


91.0


81.3



215.4


183.1

       Depreciation and amortization


54.5


41.7



160.9


119.9

Total operating expenses


807.6


647.0



2,328.8


1,911.9

Operating income


288.8


264.5



849.2


757.6

Interest expense, net:










       Securitization funding costs


22.9


23.3



72.1


68.1

       Interest expense on deposits


7.3


6.8



21.3


18.7

       Interest expense on long-term and other debt, net


43.8


44.3



146.6


126.2

Total interest expense, net


74.0


74.4



240.0


213.0

Income before income taxes


214.8


190.1



609.2


544.6

Income tax expense


81.9


70.6



230.9


206.0

Net income

$

132.9

$

119.5


$

378.3

$

338.6











Per share data:










Basic – Net income

$

2.73

$

2.39


$

7.69

$

6.76











Diluted – Net income

$

2.01

$

1.84


$

5.63

$

5.33











Weighted average shares outstanding – basic


48.7


49.9



49.2


50.1

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted


66.0


65.0



67.2


63.5

 

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


(In millions)


(Unaudited)






As of

September 30, 2013


As of

December 31, 2012


ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

784.0

$

893.4


Credit card receivables, net


7,046.3


6,967.7


Redemption settlement assets


545.9


492.7


Intangible assets, net


489.6


582.9


Goodwill


1,742.0


1,751.1


Other assets


1,356.9


1,312.3


     Total assets

$

11,964.7

$

12,000.1








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Deferred revenue

$

1,180.3

$

1,249.1


Deposits


2,310.5


2,228.4


Asset-backed securities debt – owed to securitization investors


3,981.9


4,131.0


Debt


2,683.3


2,854.8


Other liabilities


1,097.3


1,008.3


     Total liabilities


11,253.3


11,471.6


     Stockholders' equity


711.4


528.5


     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

11,964.7

$

12,000.1


 


ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2013


2012






CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:





Net income

$

378.3

$

338.6

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





       Depreciation and amortization


160.9


119.9

       Deferred income taxes


4.7


76.4

       Provision for loan loss


215.4


183.1

       Non-cash stock compensation


43.4


37.6

       Amortization of discount on debt


57.9


60.9

Change in operating assets and liabilities


(12.9)


83.7

Originations of loan receivables held for sale


(350.6)


Sales of loan receivables held for sale


310.2


Other


(8.5)


(38.1)

       Net cash provided by operating activities


798.8


862.1






CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:





Change in redemption settlement assets


(73.8)


41.9

Change in cash collateral, restricted


32.4


101.5

Change in restricted cash


39.8


(43.9)

Change in credit card receivables


(220.6)


(418.5)

Purchase of credit card receivables


(37.1)


(780.2)

Capital expenditures


(91.8)


(77.3)

Other


(23.2)


(12.1)

       Net cash used in investing activities


(374.3)


(1,188.6)






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:





Borrowings under debt agreements


1,747.0


699.5

Repayments of borrowings


(1,171.5)


(500.4)

Proceeds from convertible note hedge counterparties


1,056.3


Repayments of convertible note borrowings


(1,861.2)


Issuances of deposits


1,278.7


1,185.0

Repayments of deposits


(1,196.6)


(703.1)

Borrowings from asset-backed securities


1,633.4


1,673.0

Repayments/maturities of asset-backed securities


(1,782.3)


(1,418.2)

Purchase of treasury shares


(231.1)


(65.4)

Other


(1.5)


(0.6)

       Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(528.8)


869.8

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(5.1)


6.8

Change in cash and cash equivalents


(109.4)


550.1

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


893.4


216.2

       Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

784.0

$

766.3

 

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION




SUMMARY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS




(In millions)




(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended






Nine Months Ended






September 30,






September 30,






2013


2012


Change




2013


2012


Change


Segment Revenue:
















LoyaltyOne

$

213.3

$

215.7


(1)

%


$

674.4

$

703.0


(4)

%

Epsilon


356.0


240.8


48

%



1,005.8


704.2


43

%

Private Label Services and Credit


531.1


455.9


16

%



1,508.3


1,265.8


19

%

Corporate/Other



0.1


nm





0.3


nm


Intersegment Eliminations


(4.0)


(1.0)


nm




(10.5)


(3.8)


nm



$

1,096.4

$

911.5


20

%


$

3,178.0

$

2,669.5


19

%

















Segment Adjusted EBITDA:
















LoyaltyOne

$

62.2

$

60.3


3

%


$

191.0

$

179.3


7

%

Epsilon


78.5


64.2


22

%



196.4


152.8


29

%

Private Label Services and Credit


246.2


214.5


15

%



736.3


645.0


14

%

Corporate/Other


(28.2)


(20.4)


38

%



(70.2)


(62.0)


13

%


$

358.7

$

318.6


13

%


$

1,053.5

$

915.1


15

%

















































Key Performance Indicators:
















Private Label statements generated


47.7


43.1


11

%



141.6


119.0


19

%

Average receivables 

$

7,155.0

$

6,121.4


17

%


$

7,027.8

$

5,636.8


25

%

Credit sales

$

3,628.4

$

3,149.4


15

%


$

10,415.8

$

8,363.0


25

%

AIR MILES reward miles issued


1,341.5


1,212.5


11

%



3,784.8


3,758.7


1

%

AIR MILES reward miles redeemed


887.2


885.6


%



2,925.5


3,160.2


(7)

%

















nm-not meaningful




 

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




 

Three Months Ended



 

Nine Months Ended



September 30,



September 30,

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs:


2013


2012



2013


2012

Net income

$

132.9

$

119.5


$

378.3

$

338.6

Income tax expense


81.9


70.6



230.9


206.0

Total interest expense, net


74.0


74.4



240.0


213.0

Depreciation and other amortization


21.4


18.7



61.4


54.9

Amortization of purchased intangibles


33.1


23.0



99.5


65.0

EBITDA


343.3


306.2



1,010.1


877.5

Stock compensation expense


15.4


12.4



43.4


37.6

Adjusted EBITDA

$

358.7

$

318.6


$

1,053.5

$

915.1

Less: funding costs (1)


(30.2)


(30.1)



(93.4)


(86.8)

Adjusted EBITDA, net of funding costs

$

328.5

$

288.5


$

960.1

$

828.3











Core Earnings:










Net income

$

132.9

$

119.5


$

378.3

$

338.6

Add back non-cash non-operating items:










Stock compensation expense


15.4


12.4



43.4


37.6

Amortization of purchased intangibles


33.1


23.0



99.5


65.0

Non-cash interest expense (2)


19.2


25.4



74.5


72.4

Non-cash mark-to-market gain on interest rate derivatives



(7.5)



(8.5)


(22.7)

Income tax effect (3)


(24.5)


(18.6)



(75.3)


(54.2)

Core earnings

$

176.1

$

154.2


$

511.9

$

436.7











Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted


66.0


65.0



67.2


63.5

Core earnings per share – diluted

$

2.67

$

2.37


$

7.62

$

6.87

_______________










(1) Represents interest expense on deposits and securitization funding costs.

(2) Represents amortization of imputed interest expense associated with our convertible debt and amortization of debt issuance costs.

(3) Represents the tax effect for the related non-GAAP measure adjustments (tax deductible stock compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangibles, non-cash interest expense) using the Company's effective tax rate for each respective period. 

 

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA

(In millions)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended September 30, 2013



Operating

Income


Depreciation

and

Amortization


Stock

 Compensation

Expense


Adjusted

EBITDA (1)

LoyaltyOne

$

54.7

$

4.8

$

2.7

$

62.2

Epsilon


38.9


34.9


4.7


78.5

Private Label Services and Credit


230.6


13.2


2.4


246.2

Corporate/Other


(35.4)


1.6


5.6


(28.2)


$

288.8

$

54.5

$

15.4

$

358.7

 



Three Months Ended September 30, 2012



Operating

Income


Depreciation

and

Amortization


Stock

Compensation

Expense


Adjusted

EBITDA (1)

LoyaltyOne

$

53.1

$

4.8

$

2.4

$

60.3

Epsilon


35.9


24.8


3.5


64.2

Private Label Services and Credit


200.8


11.3


2.4


214.5

Corporate/Other


(25.3)


0.8


4.1


(20.4)


$

264.5

$

41.7

$

12.4

$

318.6



Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013



Operating

Income


Depreciation 

and

Amortization


Stock

Compensation

Expense


Adjusted

EBITDA (1)

LoyaltyOne

$

169.7

$

13.4

$

7.9

$

191.0

Epsilon


79.2


103.8


13.4


196.4

Private Label Services and Credit


688.6


39.7


8.0


736.3

Corporate/Other


(88.3)


4.0


14.1


(70.2)


$

849.2

$

160.9

$

43.4

$

1,053.5




Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012



Operating

Income


Depreciation 

and

Amortization


Stock

Compensation

Expense


Adjusted

EBITDA (1)

LoyaltyOne

$

157.6

$

14.9

$

6.8

$

179.3

Epsilon


68.2


74.0


10.6


152.8

Private Label Services and Credit


609.9


28.6


6.5


645.0

Corporate/Other


(78.1)


2.4


13.7


(62.0)


$

757.6

$

119.9

$

37.6

$

915.1

_______________

(1) Represents segment adjusted EBITDA and is equal to operating income plus depreciation, amortization and stock compensation expense.

 

SOURCE Alliance Data Systems Corporation

Investors/Analysts - Tiffany Louder, Alliance Data, 214-494-3786, Tiffany.Louder@alliancedata.com, or Media - Shelley Whiddon, Alliance Data, 214-494-3811, Shelley.Whiddon@alliancedata.com

 
ABOUT ALLIANCE DATA
We're a leading provider of marketing, loyalty, and credit solutions that uses the power of data to achieve results for our clients. Together, our three lines of business manage more than 100 MILLION consumer relationships for some of the world's leading brands.
  • Know more. Sell more. is our commitment - we deliver branded credit programs that drive sales and customer loyalty for our partners.
    26M
    More than 26 million cardholder customers.
    25+
    Over 25 years experience in driving sales for our partners.
    120M
    Managing more than 100 credit
    programs for leading brands.
    3100 Easton Square Place Columbus / OH 43219
  • LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics and loyalty management solutions.
    2/3
    of Canadian households with active AIR MILES accounts.
    20+
    years of global coalition loyalty leadership.
    120M
    120 million customer relationships influenced.
    438 University Avenue / Toronto ON M5G 2L1
  • 1-800-309-0505 /info@epsilon.com
    Epsilon is the global leader in delivering direct-to-customer connections that drive business performance.
    42B
    Over 42 billion permission-based emails annually.
    #1
    Ad Age's 2012 top-ranked U.S. agency from all disciplines.
    180M
    180 million loyalty members worldwide.
    4401 Regent Boulevard / Irving, TX 75063
  • OUR BUSINESSES
    valuedcustomers
    Alliance Data is made up of three successful businesses:
    Alliance Data Retail Services, LoyaltyOne, and Epsilon.
LoyaltyOne:
Privacy, Profit And The New Paradigm
OUR LEADERSHIP
ED HEFFERNAN
Ed's contrarian approach and bold moves has helped Alliance Data rank in the top 1% of companies in terms of shareholder return.
ADS
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NYSE.
$4.3B
Stellar performance
led to record revenue
in 2013.
12,000
Our 12,000 associates
are the reasons for our
ongoing success.
OUR
RESPONSIBILITIES
CorpResponsibility
Being a good corporate citizen.
It's about doing the right thing - for our clients, our community, and our associates. Our commitment to corporate responsibility is part of our DNA. It's ingrained in our culture. It defines everything we do. How we treat associates. How we support our communities and the environment. And how we protect and manage consumer data.

All for good. Good for all.


Want to become an Alliance Data supplier?
LOCATION
Alliance Data Corporate headquarters
7500 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700
Plano, TX 75024
214-494-3000
MEDIA CONTACT
Shelley Whiddon
Sr. Director, External communications
214-494-3811
shelley.whiddon@alliancedata.com
INVESTOR RELATIONS
CONTACT
Tiffany Louder
Investor Relations
Alliance Data
214-494-3048
InvestorRelations@alliancedata.com
Julie Prozeller
FTI Consulting
(212) 850-5721
alliancedata@fticonsulting.com