Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1996

Headquarters

7500 Dallas Parkway,Suite 700,Plano, TX 75024

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

8,500

Industries

IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Retail & Commercial Banking
Advertising & Marketing

Company Description

Alliance Data Systems Corp. engages in the provision of data-driven and transaction-based marketing and customer loyalty solutions. It operates through the following segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon and Card Services. The LoyaltyOne segment provides coalition and short-term loyalty programs. The Epsilon segment offers end-to-end, integrated marketing solutions. The Card Services offers risk management solutions, account origination, funding, transaction processing, customer care, collections, and marketing services for the company's private label and co-brand credit card programs. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Loyaltyone & Interim Chief Executive Officer, Brandloyalty

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Risk Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

President, Finance

Vice Chairman

General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Board of Directors

President & Chief Operating Officer at Alamo

Chief Executive Officer at Gloria Jeans Corporation

Co-Founder at Calade Partners LLC

Former Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer at Citigroup, Inc.

Strategic Advisor at OCA Venture Partners LLC

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Executive Vice President of Products & Engineering at RingCentral, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Redwood Capital Management focuses on distressed and stressed investments primarily in the fixed income markets. These situations typically involve a redistribution of a security when other market participants are either selling and/or avoiding it due to a company specific or industry related problem.

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Lyrical Asset Management employs a value investment approach. They believe that a portfolio of companies with low valuations relative to their long-term normalized earnings power will outperform the overall market over time. The firm's philosophy is to invest only in businesses that they believe are of high quality. Investments are limited to publicly-traded equity securities and cash equivalents. Clients may impose restrictions on investing in certain securities or types of securities. Each portfolio candidate/stock idea goes through a fundamental research process. This process is designed to develop an understanding of the business, including drivers of growth and profitability, competitive advantages, position and leverage with customers and suppliers, historical and potential business threats/opportunities, and management style, objectives and incentives. Attractive investment ideas are considered for inclusion in the portfolio.

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TCAM’s investment process starts by choosing the right companies. The firm looks for good companies with strong management that driver their intrinsic value higher over time. After choosing the right company, they formulate and maintain a view of each company’s value. They then construct an optimal portfolio which is diversified over almost 25 companies in largely unrelated industries. The size of each holding determined by many factors, the most important being how attractively priced it is.

Recent Transactions
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Nielsen Holdings Plc purchases Precima, Inc. from Alliance Data Systems Corp.

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Publicis Groupe SA purchases Epsilon Data Management LLC from Alliance Data Systems Corp.

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Alliance Data Systems Corp. purchases Blispay, Inc. from TriplePoint Capital LLC, FirstMark Capital LLC, New Enterprise Associates, Camden Partners Private Equity, F-Prime Capital Partners, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Maiden Lane Ventures LLC, Accomplice LLC

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAlliance Data Systems Corp. purchases Conversant LLC (Inactive) resulting in a new company Conversant LLC

Accountant

Advised onAlliance Data Systems Corp., Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe purchase Mutual Energy Service Co LLC from American Electric Power Co., Inc.

Underwriter

Advised onAlliance Data Systems Corp. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onAlliance Data Systems Corp. purchases Conversant LLC (Inactive) resulting in a new company Conversant LLC

Associate

Advised onNielsen Holdings Plc purchases Precima, Inc. from Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Counsel

Advised onNielsen Holdings Plc purchases Precima, Inc. from Alliance Data Systems Corp.

Advisors & Consultants
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Global Segment Leader Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting, Inc.

Advisor

Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company & the Bank at Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Union Square Advisors LLC

Clients

Bank of America Corp. is a bank and financial holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and nonbank financial services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and All Other. The Consumer Banking segment offers credit, banking, and investment products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Global Wealth and Investment Management provides client experience through a network of financial advisors focused on to meet their needs through a full set of investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products. The Global Banking segment deals with lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions to clients, and underwriting and advisory services. The Global Markets segment includes sales and trading services, as well as research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. The All Other segment consists of asset and liability management activities, equity investments, non-core mortgage loans and servicing activities, the net impact of periodic revisions to the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) valuation model for both core and non-core MSRs, other liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE engages in the manufacture of luxury goods. It operates through the following business segments: Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, Selective Retailing, and Other Activities & Eliminations. The Wines & Spirits segment produces and sells high quality champagne wines and sparkling wines. It also distributes vodka and white liquor. The Fashion & Leather Goods segment engages in the manufacture of luggage items, bags, accessories, shoes and clothes. The Perfumes & Cosmetics segment engages in the production and distribution of make-up, perfume and skin care products. The Watches & Jewelry segment manufactures luxury watches and accessories form men and women. It specializes in the field of chronographs and ultimate precision. The Selective Retailing segment is organized to promote an environment that is appropriate to the image and status of the luxury brands. It engages in the sale of luxury products to international travelers and on board cruise ships. This segment also manages beauty stores that combine direct access and customer assistance to customers. The Other Activities & Eliminations segment includes media division. It publishes newspapers and magazines, manages business and financial websites and holds radio stations. This segment also engages in the real estate industry and builds luxury yachts. The company was founded on January 1, 1987 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

L Brands, Inc. engages in the retail of women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty, and home fragrance products. It operates through the following segments: Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. The Victoria’s Secret segment sells women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care, and beauty products under the Victoria’s Secret and PINK brand names. The Bath & Body Works segment offers body care, home fragrance products, soaps, and sanitizers under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, C.O. Bigelow, and other brand names. The Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International segment includes the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works stores located outside of the U.S. and Canada, as well as the online business in Greater China. The company was founded by Leslie Herbert Wexner in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$3.56B
Total Enterprise Value
$23.7B
Earnings Per Share
$-4.88
Revenue
$5.58B
Net Profit
$-241M
EBITDA
$1.7B
EBITDAMargin
30.39%
Total Debt
$22.6B
Total Equity
$1.59B
Enterprise Value / Sales
4.24x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.78x
TEVNet Income
-98.3x
Debt TEV
0.95x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-7.87%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$2,500 - $4,999
2018
Political Donations
$2,000
2005
Investors
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Co-Founder at Highland Capital Partners LLC

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Investor at Rent the Runway, Inc.

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Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) focuses its investment activity in two target industries: technology and healthcare. Since its founding in 1979, WCAS has organized 16 limited partnerships with total capital of over $22 billion. WCAS has a current portfolio of approximately twenty companies. WCAS’s strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and build value for its investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.

Suppliers
Franklin Street Properties Corp. Trusts & Funds | Wakefield, MA

Franklin Street Properties Corp. is an investment company, which specializes and focuses on the asset class of real estate. It operates through real estate operations segment, which involves in real estate rental operations, leasing, secured financing of real estate and services provided for asset management, property management, property acquisitions, dispositions and development. Franklin Street Properties was founded by George J. Carter in January 1997 and is headquartered in Wakefield, MA.

Visa, Inc. Consumer Finance | Foster City, CA

Visa, Inc. engages in the provision of digital payment services. It also facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among global network of consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It offers debit card, credit card, prepaid products, commercial payment solutions, and global ATM. The company was founded by Dee Hock in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

MasterCard, Inc. Consumer Finance | Purchase, New York

MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all. Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of our innovative products and solutions which, simply put, are designed to make life easier

Competitors
PayPal Holdings, Inc. IT Consulting & Services - San Jose, California

PayPal Holdings, Inc. engages in the development of technology platform for digital payments. Its solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products. The firm manages a two-sided proprietary global technology platform that links customers, which consist of both merchants and consumers, to facilitate the processing of payment transactions. It allows its customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw funds. The firm also enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using funding sources, which include bank account, PayPal account balance, PayPal Credit account, credit and debit card or other stored value products. It offers consumers person-to-person payment solutions through its PayPal Website and mobile application, Venmo and Xoom. The company was founded in December 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Synchrony Financial Consumer Finance - Stamford, Connecticut

Synchrony Financial engages in the provision of consumer financial services. It operates through three sales platforms: Retail Card, Payment Solutions, and CareCredit. The Retail Card platform is a provider of private label credit cards, and also provides Dual Cards and small-and medium-sized business credit products. The Payment Solutions platform is a provider of promotional financing for major consumer purchases, offering private label credit cards and instalment loans. The CareCredit platform is a provider of promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision and audiology. The company was founded on September 12, 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Regions Financial Corporation Retail & Commercial Banking - Birmingham, AL

Regions Financial Corporation, with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,600 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs.

Awards & Honors
Rank #404
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #404
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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