Acquisitions, Financial Results, and New Launches - Research Report on Alliance Data, HMS, Verisk, FleetCor, and Vantiv Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire NEW YORK, November 13, 2013 NEW YORK, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY), Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK), FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), and Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Alliance Data Systems Corporation Research Report On November 5, 2013, Alliance Data Systems Corporation (Alliance Data) announced that it has reached an agreement under which its LoyaltyOne business will acquire 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty (data-driven loyalty marketers outside of the Americas) for approximately $360 million, and the amount can be increased through an earn-out payment based on 2014 actual results. The Company stated that under the agreement it would also be able to acquire the remaining 40% ownership stake in BrandLoyalty over a four-year period, based upon a predetermined valuation multiple if specified annual earnings targets are met. Bryan Pearson, President of LoyaltyOne said, "This transaction provides LoyaltyOne a significant opportunity to expand its footprint beyond the Americas and into the European and Asian markets. Additionally, BrandLoyalty's market leadership and broad depth of campaign-driven promotional loyalty programs for leading European and Asian grocery retailers aligns nicely with LoyaltyOne's focused strategy to create lasting consumer engagement." The Full Research Report on Alliance Data Systems Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/bf7b_ADS] -- HMS Holdings Corp. Research Report On November 8, 2013, HMS Holdings Corp. (HMS) reported Q3 2013 financial results. The Company reported revenues of $127.8 million for the quarter, up 12.8% YoY. Net income and comprehensive income was at $11.5 million, or $0.13 per fully diluted share, for Q3 2013, compared with $10.5 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, in Q3 2012. Bill Lucia, CEO of HMS, said, "Our third quarter results demonstrate a continued resumption of growth across our products and markets as we and our clients prepare for full implementation of the ACA in 2014. While this translates to year over year improvements in our performance, it is clear that our full year growth will not be as strong as we had anticipated. As a result, we are tightening 2013 revenue guidance to the lower end of our original guidance of $495.0 to $525.0 million to a range of $495.0 to $510.0 million. Due to lower than anticipated revenues and certain one-time charges in the quarter, we are also revising fully diluted GAAP EPS to $0.44-$0.51 from $0.57-$0.63 and adjusted EPS to $0.75- $0.82 from $0.89-$0.95." The Full Research Report on HMS Holdings Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c3b2_HMSY] -- Verisk Analytics, Inc. Research Report On November 5, 2013, Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Verisk) reported Q3 2013 financial results. The Company's total revenue increased 10.0% YoY to $438.6 million. Net income stood at $96.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared with $82.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in Q3 2012. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of Verisk said, "We were pleased to achieve several innovation milestones in the third quarter including initial customer use of our anti-fraud, pooled data platform in the healthcare space, our first provision of Roof Insight reports using aerial imagery, and the first sale of our new supply chain platform." The Full Research Report on Verisk Analytics, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/54f1_VRSK] -- FleetCor Technologies, Inc. Research Report On October 30, 2013, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FleetCor) reported Q3 2013 financial results with total revenues increased 20.4% YoY to $225.2 million. Net income was at $78.6 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, compared with $59.6 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in Q3 2012. Eric Dey, CEO of FleetCor said, "Given the strong performance in the third quarter and recently completed acquisitions, we are raising our 2013 full year adjusted net income per share guidance by $0.12 from $3.90 to $4.02 at the midpoint. Our full year guidance includes the impact of the acquisitions just announced, net of deal and integration expenses that we expect to incur in the fourth quarter, and a one-time tax benefit of $0.05 recorded in the third quarter related to a reduction in the U.K. corporate tax rate." For full-year 2013 FleetCor anticipates revenues to be between $875 million and $880 million. The Full Research Report on FleetCor Technologies, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b123_FLT] -- Vantiv, Inc. Research Report On November 6, 2013, Vantiv, Inc. (Vantiv) announced that its subsidiary Litle & Co. (Litle) has added Recurring Engine to its portfolio of ecommerce services. The Company stated that this addition enables card-not-present (CNP) merchants to streamline their subscription and recurring billing processes while providing the flexibility to test new marketing initiatives. Bill Weingart, Chief Product Officer of Vantiv said, "Recurring Engine completes what is now a one-stop payments solution for subscription billers. Merchants can now transition to Litle all the key aspects of recurring billing - initiation, approval optimization, and settlement - and focus solely on selling new subscriptions, creating great products, and providing superior customer service." The Full Research Report on Vantiv, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d900_VNTV] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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Acquisitions, Financial Results, and New Launches - Research Report on Alliance Data, HMS, Verisk, FleetCor, and Vantiv
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