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Alliance Data Systems


The Plano, TX-based company operates customer loyalty programs and branded credit cards for businesses like J.Crew and Pottery Barn.

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Edward J. Heffernan

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director


Business Services


Financial Data Services

HQ Location

Plano, Texas

Years on Fortune 500 List




Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$7,7198.1%
Profits ($M)$788.752.9%
Assets ($M)$30,685
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,855
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$11,806
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues10.2%
Profits as % of Assets2.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity42.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)14.10
EPS % Change (from 2016)92.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)16.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)21.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)11.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)12.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.1%
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