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Alliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update For October 2017

DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today provided an update on its Card Services segment.

In conjunction with the release of the Company's Master Trust Monthly Noteholder's Statement, the Company is releasing similar metrics for the overall total managed portfolio. The Master Trust data represents a subset of the Company's total managed portfolio, and the Company believes the information presented below provides a more complete view of the Card Services segment.


For the

month ended

October 31, 2017


For the ten

months ended

October 31, 2017


(dollars in thousands)

Average receivables.................................................................................................

$

16,615,174


$

15,874,068

Year over year change in average receivables....................................................


14%



15%

Net charge-offs.........................................................................................................

$

86,590


$

798,103

Net charge-offs as a percentage of average receivables(1)(2)............................


6.3%



6.0%







(1)       Gross loss rates are tracking slightly better than Management's expectations of an approximate 50 basis point increase for full year 2017 as compared to 2016. In the first half of 2017, gross loss rates increased approximately 75 basis points, which narrowed to essentially flat in the third quarter, and which are expected to improve in the fourth quarter, all as compared to the prior year.


Net loss rates were 6.3% in the first quarter, 6.2% in the second quarter, 5.5% in the third quarter, and are expected to be between 5.5% to 5.7% for the fourth quarter. Net loss rates and the expected impact of the recent hurricanes are consistent with the Company's full year 2017 and 2018 consolidated guidance as provided in the Company's third quarter earnings release issued October 19, 2017.


(2)       Compares to 5.5% and 5.1% for the month and ten months ended October 31, 2016, respectively.

 


As of

October 31, 2017


As of

October 31, 2016


(dollars in thousands)

30 days + delinquencies - principal.......................................................................

$

877,047


$

727,452

Period ended receivables - principal.....................................................................

$

16,727,543


$

14,330,509

Delinquency rate......................................................................................................


5.2%(1)



5.1%







(1)       The delinquency rate as of October 31, 2017 was slightly elevated from Management's expectations due to assistance provided for cardholders in FEMA-designated disaster areas from recent hurricanes. For those accounts impacted, the Company does not re-age the accounts, but rather freezes the affected account payment status. Management expects this negative impact to dissipate in November. In addition, the acquisition of the Signet portfolio in October benefitted the delinquency rate by less than 10 basis points.

 

About Alliance Data

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of 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 emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 17,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data's card services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon® is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant®, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

Investor information about Alliance Data's businesses may be found here.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events and can generally be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "project," "plan," "likely," "may," "should" or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding our expected operating results, future economic conditions including currency exchange rates and the guidance we give with respect to our anticipated financial performance.

We believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements, however, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, and no assurances can be given that our expectations will prove to have been correct. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, which may be updated in Item 1A of, or elsewhere in, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for periods subsequent to such Form 10-K.

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation, other than as required by applicable law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, anticipated or unanticipated circumstances or otherwise.

Contact:

Investors/Analysts 



Tiffany Louder



Alliance Data



214-494-3048



Tiffany.Louder@AllianceData.com

 



Media



Shelley Whiddon



Alliance Data



214-494-3811



Shelley.Whiddon@AllianceData.com


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