Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)’s Financial Results Comparing With Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL)

This is a contrast between Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) and Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) based on their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Business Services and they also compete with each other.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 7.79B 1.12 963.10M 16.97 10.16
Hill International Inc. 428.68M 0.36 30.60M -0.55 0.00

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 12.36% 44.1% 3.3%
Hill International Inc. -7.14% -32.5% -11.8%

Volatility and Risk

Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s current beta is 1.78 and it happens to be 78.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Hill International Inc.’s 8.00% volatility makes it more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.08 beta.


2.2 and 2.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Its rival Hill International Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.7 and 1.7 respectively. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Hill International Inc.


Alliance Data Systems Corporation pays out an annual dividend of $2.28 per share while its dividend yield is 1.26%. Hill International Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Alliance Data Systems Corporation and Hill International Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 1 3 3 2.43
Hill International Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s average price target is $253.2, while its potential upside is 54.35%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 97.1% of Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 61.7% of Hill International Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 1.2% of Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 1.7% of Hill International Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation -1.09% -2.93% -13.62% -28.44% -26.75% 14.87%
Hill International Inc. 0.61% -2.07% 3.44% -22.12% -39.82% 7.47%

For the past year Alliance Data Systems Corporation was more bullish than Hill International Inc.


Alliance Data Systems Corporation beats on 13 of the 13 factors Hill International Inc.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. It facilitates and manages interactions between its clients and their customers through consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. The companyÂ’s LoyaltyOne segment owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty program that are coalition and short-term loyalty programs. This segment also offers loyalty consulting, customer analytics, creative services, and mobile solutions. The companyÂ’s Epsilon segment provides direct marketing solutions that leverage transactional data to help clients acquire and build relationships with their customers. Its services include strategic consulting, customer database technologies, omnichannel marketing, loyalty management, proprietary data, predictive modeling, permission-based email marketing, personalized digital marketing, and direct and digital agency services. This segmentÂ’s marketing services comprise agency, marketing technology, data, strategy and insights, traditional and digital marketing, and affiliate marketing services. The companyÂ’s Card Services segment offers credit card processing, billing and payment processing, customer care, and collections services for private label retailers, as well as private label and co-brand retail credit card, and loan receivables financing, such as securitization of the credit card receivables that it underwrites from its private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. This segment also designs and implements strategies that help its clients in acquiring, retaining, and managing repeat customers. The company serves financial services, specialty retail, grocery and drugstore chains, petroleum retail, automotive, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare markets. Alliance Data Systems Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. The company offers program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labor agreement consulting, commissioning, estimating and cost management, and labor compliance and facilities management services. It also manages various phases of the construction process for construction owners, which include cost and budget controls, scheduling, estimating, expediting, inspection, contract administration, and management of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. The company primarily serves the United States and other national governments, state and local governments, foreign governments, and the private sector customers. Hill International, Inc. operates in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.